Super Tuesday: Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel tops four-way deal for $50K (5-2-17)

It's fair to say that Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel lives the dream. He's been grinding away in the poker ex-pat community of Rosarito, Mexico, for the last six years. During that time he's booked more than $1.5 million in PokerStars multi-table tournament winnings, including a $245K SCOOP 2016 win, around his regular schedule of playing hundreds of hyper-turbos a day. Today he played 847 of them, by his count. Then he polished off the day by coming to the final table of the Super Tuesday as chip leader, making a deal four-handed, and closing out the win.

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The top 47 of this week's 345-player field cashed for at least $2,379.32, starting with Team Pro's Jason "jcarverpoker" Somerville. He was the first to collect that payday, starting the process that ended when 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson's K♣ J♥ couldn't top WCOOP 2014 winner lipe piv's Q♣ Q♠.

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Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson, this week's final table bubble boy

Jacobson fell in 10th place, setting up these eight players to fight against the hyper-turbo reg with the chip lead:

Seat 1: Andrey_pok21 (600,112 in chips)
Seat 2: Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel (1,868,405 in chips)
Seat 3: taltabro (853,275 in chips)
Seat 4: Boootsy (1,046,039 in chips)
Seat 5: Fiilismies (617,399 in chips)
Seat 6: lipe piv (1,595,065 in chips)
Seat 7: TiltMeBig (731,974 in chips)
Seat 8: BUCHAREST77 (512,766 in chips)
Seat 9: MaltLiquor40 (799,965 in chips)

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It took 25 minutes before the first major collision of the final table came along. Two-time past Super Tuesday finalist TiltMeBig opened the action for 77K on the button. BUCHAREST77 called in the big blind with 7♠ 7♥, and then again for 590K after MaltLiquor40 jammed in the big blind and TiltMeBig folded. WCOOP 2014 Main Event finalist MaltLiquor40's A♣ Q♠ caught an ace on the flop for the double to 1.28M, and BUCHAREST77 was left with 156K. The Romanian ended up all-in again on the following hand, again with [d] 7♠, but this time taltabro was on the other side with 8♦ 8♠. The board fell 9♣ 6♥ 9♥ 5♦ K♦ and BUCHAREST77 left in ninth.

Finland's Fiilismies, who finished runner-up for $36K in the Sunday Grand in late February, doubled a few hands later after catching a king on the river to beat slayerv1fan's A♥ Q♣ and double to 806K. TiltMeBig was on the other end of a similar situation two hands later, jamming from the big blind after Andrey_pok21 limped from middle position and lipe piv came along from the small blind. Only lipe piv called, holding A♣ T♣. That trailed TiltMeBig's A♦ J♣ only until the 8♠ T♦ 6♦ flop. Running fours on the turn and river offered no help to TiltMeBig, who tilted right out in eighth.

Instead of being left with less than three big blinds' worth of chips, lipe piv now sat in second place with 1.73 million. Andrey_pok21, who had already improved on bubbling the Super Tuesday final in April, pulled into a tie for second three hands later. The Romanian player picked up A♦ A♥ on the button when short-stacked taltabro had A♠ 9♥ in the big blind. A small raise prompted a 790K-chip all-in bet from taltabro, who exited in seventh after Andrey_pok21 called and the board came K♥ K♣ 8♥ 6♥ 3♥.

The rest of the hour was good for lipe piv. The Brazilian defended the big blind against Andrey_pok21's 168K-chip opener and then check-raised all-in on the 2♥ 4♥ 2♦ flop. Andrey_pok21 folded and left the 278K continuation bet out there, giving lipe piv a 1.15M-chip pot and the lead as the midnight ET hour came to its end.


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On the first hand of 25K/50K/5K play after coming back from the break, slayerv1fan opened for 105K, holding A♥ T♠. He called when Fiilismies shoved for 523K on the button with A♣ J♠ and caught a break when the flop was T♦ 8♥ K♥. Fiilismies's gutshot draw came to nothing on the 6♥ turn and A♠ river, and the Finn left in sixth.

Andrey_pok21 looked set to double through lipe piv a few hands later after min-raising with A♣ Q♦ and calling all-in for 1M chips when the Brazilian moved all-in with A♦ 5♥. Then the board fell 3♠ 2♣ 5♠ 4♦ 6♦, giving both players a six-high straight and half the pot. Two hands later the Romanian player called all-in again, this time in the big blind with K♠ Q♥ after MaltLiquor40 jammed for 3,856 chips less in the small blind with T♥ T♠. The coin flip turned into a set versus ace-high when the board came T♦ 7♣ 3♣ 6♣ A♦ and MaltLiquor40 doubled to 2.04M chips. Andrey_pok21 was forced in with 6♣ 4♣ in the small blind on the next hand and lost out to lipe piv's 8♥ 8♣, finishing in fifth place.

Spreading the love to all

With half the field gone in just over an hour, the remaining four players were still stacked relatively deep. Boootsy was the shortest with 24 big blinds, while MaltLiquor40, slayerv1fan, and lipe priv all hand in excess of 40 big blinds each. After exchanging mutual "gg" in the chat box they looked at the ICM numbers, slayerv1fan wanted a little extra:

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lipe piv brought things back to earth, though:

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Even though he didn't get more from the deal, slayerv1fan left happy with the biggest share - plus the chance to potentially get some rest a bit earlier after a very long day:

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With the deal in the book the players all wanted to speed up the blinds, but that wasn't possible. Instead they toiled along on the 30K/60K level until MaltLiquor40 defended the big blind with Q♥ 6♥ against Boootsy's 130K-chip button raise. MaltLiquor40 check-called 157K on the 4♣ 3♠ 5♦ before making a six-high straight on the 2♥ turn and leading for 251K. Boootsy called there and then again for 810K on the 4♦ river, mucking with 185K left when MaltLiquor showed down the winner.

Three hands later Boootsy open-shoved in the small blind with A♥ 9♦. lipe piv called with 6♣ 3♥ and made queens and sixes on the Q♥ 6♠ Q♠ 7♣ 5♠ board, sending Boootsy to the rail in fourth.

The other three players remained clustered together within six big blinds of one another until a hand where lipe piv opened for 154K on the button. slayerv1fan jammed for 2.86M in the big blind with 3♥ 3♠ and lipe piv called with A♥ Q♣. A loss would have left slayerv1fan with about three big blinds' worth of chips, but the treys held up on the 8♦ 7♠ 8♥ K♥ 6♥ board to bust lipe piv in third.

Three hands later a final coin flip would end the tournament. slayerv1fan shoved with K♠ Q♣ and MaltLiquor40 called with 8♦ 8♥. MaltLiquor40 was still ahead after the 3♠ 9♦ T♦ flop but the J♥ turn made a king-high straight for slayerv1fan. The K♦ river sealed the deal on this week's Super Tuesday.

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This week's Super Tuesday champion, Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel

MaltLiquor40's $40K share of the deal is a top-10 career score at PokerStars - not bad for someone with more than $3.5 million in cashes here. And the extra cash on the table meant Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel's day ended with a cash worth $50,080.46, the fifth-best score of his PokerStars career. Congrats to both players, and to lipe piv and Boootsy for sharing in the four-way deal atop this week's Super Tuesday!

5/2/17 Super Tuesday ($1,050 NL Hold'em) results
Entrants: 345
Total prize pool: $345,000
Places paid: 47

1. Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel (Mexico) $50,080.46*
2. MaltLiquor40 (Canada) $40,592.62*
3. lipe piv (Brazil) $44,519.33*
4. Boootsy (Canada) $36,501.87*
5. Andrey_pok21 (Romania) $18,728.22
6. Fiilismies (Finland) $13,759.46
7. taltabro (Panama) $10,108.94
8. TiltMeBig (Sweden) $7,426.98
9. BUCHAREST77 (Romania) $5,456.52
* - denotes results of a four-way deal that left $5,000 for the winner


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Jason Kirk is a Freelance Contributor to PokerStars Blog.

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