Poeira4 supreme in 1/28/14 Super Tuesday for six-figure win
It was a Super Tuesday final table that had a bit of everything. There were a few coolers, some big clashes, the odd suck out, and the chip leader entering the final table was the first to be eliminated. There were moments of lull and then a couple of rapid-fire eliminations to keep everyone on their toes, and in the end it was Poeira4 who was the one left standing. The player from Portugal overcame every obstacle to take down the Super Tuesday crown and an enormous six-figure pay day.
The weekly $1,050 Super Tuesday brought together a field of 571 to produce a prize pool of $571,000. The top 72 players would finish in the money with a min-cash worth $1,884.30.
Team PokerStars Pros Max Lykov and Christian de León were early casualties, while Johnny Lodden and Nacho Barbero narrowly missed the money. However they weren't as close to the cash as the UK's scott2811 who was our bubble in 73rd place.
With $1,884.30 locked up, the remaining players surged towards the final table. Team Online's Mickey Petersen bowed out in 19th when he lost a race with A♣K♦ against pocket sevens. Petersen caught an ace on the flop but a devastating two-outer seven-ball on the turn sent Petersen home with $3,426 in prize money.
Petersen didn't quite win the last longer with Brazilian Andre Akkari making a deep run at the Super Tuesday crown. Akkari would get down to around ten big blinds which he committed on a steal with K♥5♣. apostolis20 made the call with A♥7♠, and despite Akkari spiking a king on the turn, it wasn't enough when an ace from space landed on the river to eliminate Akkari in 15th place for $5,710.
It would take almost nine and a half hours of grinding, and a prolonged final table bubble before our final nine were decided. apostolis20 was the short stack but managed to double up with ten players left, before AaronBeen shoved ace-jack into TaiwanStyle's pocket queens. The board brought no help, leaving AaronBeen on the rail in 10th place as our final table was formed:
Final Table Line up
Seat 1: TaiwanStyle (472,551 in chips)
Seat 2: HeroCall123 (229,438 in chips)
Seat 3: Poeira4 (455,847 in chips)
Seat 4: apostolis20 (132,048 in chips)
Seat 5: kleath (410,109 in chips)
Seat 6: gnetaren (172,558 in chips)
Seat 7: shermanash (548,216 in chips)
Seat 8: soprano1989 (215,638 in chips)
Seat 9: deuces85 (218,595 in chips)
The final table blinds kicked off at 4,000/8,000/1,000 so there was plenty of game time ahead for our final tablists. apostolis20 was on the short stack with shermanash holding the chip lead, however that quickly changed when a huge pot erupted between shermanash and kleath.
shermanash raised under the gun before kleath three-bet. shermanash moved all in and kleath made the call with pocket queens. shermanash tabled ace-king but couldn't connect with the board to see the chip lead pass hands.
kleath was running hot, cracking the million chip mark with a flush against Poeira4, while the fall from grace continued for shermanash. After deuces85 opened with a raise, shermanash moved all in with A♥Q♦ with deuces85 making the call with J♣J♠. The board of J♥K♦7♦K♣9♦ brought a boat for deuces85 to see the one-time chip leader in shermanash sail away in 9th place for $8,736.30.
kleath's reign at the top was brought to an abrupt halt when Poeira4 doubled through with pocket aces against kleath's pocket tens, but kleath was able to get some chips back with the rather fortunate elimination of gnetaren:
gnetaren looked like doubling up but kleath got lucky to see gnetaren out in 8th place for $12,847.50 in prize money.
apostolis20 was blinding out trying to find a hand and was eventually committed from the big blind. Poeira4 raised the small blind with 5♦2♦ as apostolis20 was all in from the big blind with A♣K♦ only to watch in horror as the board landed 4♣8♦6♥3♣3♦. Poeira4 made a straight to eliminate apostolis20 in 7th place for $18,557.50.
Two hands later and soprano1989 had blinded down to virtually nothing. From the small blind, soprano1989 tossed in what was left against both deuces85 and Poeira4. The two live players checked down the board of J♥8♦3♠6♥9♠ with Poeira4's A♠8♣ pipping deuces85's Q♣8♥ as soprano1989's cards went straight into the muck. soprano1989 picked up $24,267.50 for 6th place.
The carnage continued the very next hand as HeroCall123 made a move at the exact wrong time. In a battle of the blinds, HeroCall123 three-bet jammed J♥T♥ but ran smack-bang into TaiwanStyle's A♠A♥. The board of 4♠2♦9♣6♥2♠ brought no surprises, leaving HeroCall123 to take home a very tidy $30,834 for 5th place.
kleath and Poeira4 were out in front as the four players took a moment to catch their breath following the previous rapid-fire eliminations.
The chips were passed around for several orbits before TaiwanStyle clashed with Poeira4. TaiwanStyle squeezed all in with 6♣6♥ but couldn't get Poeira4 off 7♦7♠. The interesting board of A♥A♦Q♥Q♦2♦ counterfeited both players, and with the brick on the river, Poeira4's seven kicker was enough to take the pot. TaiwanStyle headed home with $43,967 for 4th place.
Poeira4 was out in front, but kleath closed the gap after removing deuces85 from the equation over two consecutive hands. The first would see kleath double through with a pair of sixes holding against deuces85 overcards and flush draw, before deuces85 moved all in next hand with 3♦3♥. kleath showed 6♣6♠ and there were no two-outers on the board of K♣2♥5♥9♣J♥. A great run by deuces85 ended in 3rd place for a $58,242 score.
Heads-up Chip Counts
Seat 3: Poeira4 (2,019,737 in chips)
Seat 5: kleath (835,263 in chips)
Poeira4 had a strong lead over kleath when heads-up play commenced but kleath was able to chip away at the deficit in the early stages. However the first major clash between the two players would also be the last.
After a single preflop raise, the action unfolded on a flop of 5♠4♠3♦ with a series of raises committing all of the chips into the middle. kleath held 6♦5♦ for top pair and a straight draw but that trailed the A♣2♠ of Poeira4 who had flopped the wheel! The turn was the K♣ and the river was the 6♥ but two pair wasn't enough for kleath who would have to be content with finishing runner-up for $79,083.50. Congratulations to Poeira4 who collects $107,919 and the title of Super Tuesday champion!
Super Tuesday 28th Jan 2014 Final Table Results
Prize pool: $571,000.00
Place paid: 72
1. Poeira4 (Portugal) $107,919.00
2. kleath (Malta) $79.083.50
3. deuces85 (Canada) $58,242.00
4. TaiwanStyle (Taiwan) $43,967.00
5. HeroCall123 (Denmark) $30,834.00
6. soprano1989 (Belgium) $24.267.50
7. apostolis20 (Greece) $18,557.00
8. gnetaren (Sweden) $12,847.50
9. shermanash (Canada) $8,736.30
Heath "TassieDevil" Chick is a Freelance Contributor for the PokerStars Blog.