Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe steps up, wins 6/23/15 Super Tuesday, $82K

This week's Super Tuesday saw another guarantee-busting field come out as 430 took part in the $1,050 buy-in no-limit hold'em event, meaning the $430,000 prize pool bested the $400K guarantee.

They were a few minutes shy of the six-hour mark when the money bubble burst, and with 54 players left it was Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe out in front at the top of the counts. And about five hours after that Deppe would be the one collecting the last of the chips, too, to win the tournament and an $82,517 first prize.


Less than 90 minutes after the bubble burst they had already played down to the final two tables, with Deppe still above the average and soulmekki sitting with the most chips among the final 18.

Pavel "Taska85" Kellner (18th), AB_Poker_12 (17th), and Killer_ooooo (16th) were the next three to go, each taking away $3,870 for their finishes. Ben "bennybunny18" Richardson (15th), iMeloody (14th), and Rob "batoelrob" Hollink (13th) followed, making $4,730 apiece. Then Simon "pokerbrat13" Charette (12th), T-Macha (11th), and soulmekki (10th) each were knocked out, their finishes each worth $5,590.

With the tournament having been going about eight hours and 15 minutes and Tudor "a.S.e High" Purice -- second-place finisher in the Super Tuesday just a month ago -- the new leader, the final table was underway.


Seat 1: marlin5555 (Canada) -- 146,299
Seat 2: Machiavelli3 (Sweden) -- 213,515
Seat 3: nnhheeoo (Germany) -- 72,161
Seat 4: knutante (Germany) -- 324,836
Seat 5: robbydoooo (Great Britain) -- 266,370
Seat 6: DannStarr (Japan) -- 158,643
Seat 7: Tudor "a.S.e High" Purice (Romania) -- 466,264
Seat 8: Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe (Canada) -- 254,246
Seat 9: grinder1992 (Bulgaria) -- 247,666

A little over a half-hour after the final table began, the blinds were 3,600/7,200 when a short-stacked Machiavelli3 pushed all in for 18,756 from middle position and was called by robbydoooo in the cutoff. Then Tudor "a.S.e High" Purice reraised to almost 49,000 from the small blind, and it folded back to robbydoooo who showed the A♣ before stepping aside.

Machiavelli3 had T♣9♣ and needed help versus Purice's J♥J♠. But the board unhelpfully rolled out 3♣4♦2♣2♥A♥, and Machiavelli3 was sent off in ninth.

They played about a half-hour more, then with the blinds at 4,500/9,000, Tudor "a.S.e High" Purice -- now slipped back to the middle of the pack -- opened for 19,350 from the button, grinder1992 three-bet to almost 50,000 from the big blind, Purice shoved all in for about 246,000 total, and grinder1992 called.

Purice had K♥T♣ while grinder1992 had been dealt A♠K♠. The community cards came 7♠3♣4♣T♠A♦, and Purice had to settle for an eighth-place finish.


Tudor "a.S.e High" Purice

Just a few hands later knutante had become the new chip leader when opening with a 2x raise to 18,000 from the hijack seat. robbydoooo reraised to 38,700 from a seat over, and it folded back to knutante who made it 83,550 to go. robbydoooo then shoved for just over 300,000 and knutante called.

robbydoooo showed Q♥Q♦ and was racing against knutante's A♠K♦. The flop came J♦5♣A♥ to pair knutante's ace, and after the T♥ turn and 5♠ river, robbydoooo was done in seventh.

A half-dozen hands later marlin5555 raised to 19,555 from UTG, Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe reraised to 53,665 from the small blind, marlin5555 shoved for 155,750, and Deppe called.

Deppe had J♦J♣ while marlin5555 showed A♣K♠, and after the board came eight-high -- 8♦2♣7♥5♠2♦ -- marlin5555 had been eliminated in sixth.

The remaining five all made it to the break that came at the 10-hour mark, then with the blinds at 7,000/14,000 a hand arose that saw chip leader knutante open-shove from the small blind and DannStarr call all in from the big blind for just over 155,000.

DannStarr had A♠4♣ while knutante turned over K♦K♥, and the 3♥9♥7♥T♣Q♦ runout sent DannStarr railward in fifth.

About 15 minutes after that Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe raised to nearly 40,000 (almost 2.5x) from the button with K♦J♥, nnhheeoo reraised all in for just over 170,000 with 2♠2♣, and Deppe called. The flop was A♦5♥3♣ and the deuces were still good, but the K♥ fell on the turn to put Deppe ahead. The river was the 6♣, and nnhheeoo was knocked out in fourth.

They continued onward, pushing toward the 11-hour mark as Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe moved back into the chip lead. Deppe was looking to earn a prize rivaling the $97K he took away for winning one of the last SCOOP events last month, the $109 NLHE Turbo Wrap-Up.

Then with the blinds at 10,000/20,000, Deppe open-shoved his leading stack from the small blind and grinder1992 called all in for about 182,000 from the big blind. Deppe had K♣9♣ and grinder1992 J♠T♥. The community cards came K♥Q♠8♣A♣Q♣, adding up to a turned straight for grinder1992 but a rivered flush for Deppe, ending grinder1992's tournament run in third.

That hand furthered Deppe's lead, giving him just over 1.67 million to begin heads-up play versus knutante who had about 475,000.

They played seven hands during which knutante was ground down to about 250,000, then split a pot after getting all of knutante's chips in before the flop yet both players held ace-trey.

On the next hand after that, Deppe shoved again and knutante called, the latter showing A♠6♥ while Deppe ahd T♠6♠. The flop hit Deppe's hand, coming 5♣2♠T♣, and when the T♦ turn made him trips that made the 7♣ river no matter. Just shy of 11 hours after the tournament had started, Deppe had won.

Congratulations to Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe who adds a Super Tuesday title to that SCOOP win from the spring and a nice $82K-plus addition to his PokerStars account.

6/23/15 Super Tuesday ($1,050 No-Limit Hold'em) results
Entrants: 430
Prize pool: $430,000.00
Places paid: 54

1. Robert "Little Kraut" Deppe (Canada) -- $82,517.00
2. knutante (Germany) -- $61,275.00
3. grinder1992 (Bulgaria) -- $45,150.00
4. nnhheeoo (Germany) -- $34,400.00
5. DannStarr (Japan) -- $24,080.00
6. marlin5555 (Canada) -- $18,275.00
7. robbydoooo (Great Britain) -- $13,975.00
8. Tudor "a.S.e High" Purice (Romania) -- $9,675.00
9. Machiavelli3 (Sweden) -- $7,138.00

Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

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