Time for another session of the popular Super Tuesday tournament on PokerStars, as a field of 433 players easily smashed the recently raised $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. The final 54 players earned a piece of the $433,000 prize pool. This week's winner would come from Australia, as a five-way deal was negotiated at the final table as Dave "Dave798111" Allan earned all the chips to walk away the champion.
Only one member of Team PokerStars was able to share in the Super Tuesday spoils as Ana Marquez (below) finished in 44th place, earning $2,381.50. Lex Veldhuis, Liv Boeree, Pius Heinz, Pat Pezzin and Team PokerStars Online player Shane "Shaniac" Schleger were not as fortunate to make the money this week.
The final table bubble loomed in the eighth hour of the tournament with the blinds at 2,000/4,000 with an ante of 500. All in 2526 opened from the button with a raise to 8,800 chips with 9♦9♥ as danidindani re-raised all-in with A♠K♦. All in 2526 decided to call all-in for just under 100,000 chips. The first three cards were the J♣T♦6♠, giving danidindani ten outs twice to bust all in 2526. The turn brought the 3♣, but the Q♠ on the river was like a gutshot to all in 2526's plan to make the final table, likely unhappy to finish tenth for $5,629.00 setting up this final table lineup:
Seat 1: danidindani (280,772 in chips)
Seat 2: yosef12 (226,452 in chips)
Seat 3: Tudlenudle (404,121 in chips)
Seat 4: Ami "UhhMee" Barer (41,612 in chips)
Seat 5: Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey (244,430 in chips)
Seat 6: PiS.ToTo (73,358 in chips)
Seat 7: Renato "leguito" Almeida (503,135 in chips)
Seat 8: Se7enTr3y (93,194 in chips)
Seat 9: Dave "dave798111" Allan (297,926 in chips)
The final table started with blinds at 2,400/4,8000 with an ante of 600. During the first ten hands not much happened, but that changed as a pair of eliminations happened in just four hands. PiS.Toto was the first to fall, earning $7,187.80. Tudlenudle opened the action with a min-raise to 9,600. PiS.ToTo re-raised from the small blind all in for 54,758 as Tudlenudle called. PiS.ToTo turned over J♣J♥ as Tudlenudle was behind with A♣T♥. PiS.ToTo stayed in front on the K♦4♠2♥ flop. The turn brought the 3♠, giving Tudlenudle seven outs to win the hand, and it was the 5♥ to make a straight, sending PiS.Toto straight to the rail.
Ari "UhhMee" Barer has won millions online, and was looking to add another five-figure score to their long list of results. Unfortunately, Barer was short-stacked coming into the final table, eliminated just after PiS.ToTo in eighth place, cashing for $9,742.50. Left with 26,012 chips, Barer shoved from UTG with K♥9♦. Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey quickly called with A♦9♠ as the other players folded. The board ran out Q♣5♥2♠4♥6♠, leaving seven players in contention.
Play slowed down for a few minutes with no extreme short stacks remaining as the blinds increased to 3,200/6,400 with each player anteing 800. Tudlenudle started the final table second in chips, but a decision to get into a raising battle with yosef12 came at an inopportune time for the biggest pot of the final table:
Two hands later, yosef12 picked up the rest of Tudlenudle's chips. The hand started with danidindani min-raising to 12,800 as yosef12 called. Tudlenudle jammed for 154,466 chips as danidindani folded as yosef12 called. Once again yosef12 was ahead, this time they held T♥T♠ as Tudlenudle held a smaller pair: 9♣9♠. The board runs out A♥8♣6♥7♦A♦, giving yosef12 the checkmark, sending Tudlenudle out in seventh. The player from the Czech Republic earned a payday of $14,072.50, much smaller than they expected when the final table commenced.
Another player likely disappointed in their finishing position was yosef12, earning $18,402.50 in sixth place. It becomes even more discouraging for the player from Israel when you realize they were chip leader with six players left. The first blow was when danidindani doubled through with A-K against pocket eights to double up. Next to receive a double-up was twirlpro when their A-K dominated yosef12's A-Q. Se7enTr3y scooped up the last of the former chip leader's stack. The blinds were now at 4,500/9,000 with an ante of 1,125. Yosef12 shoved for 55,384 as Se7enTr3y called from the big blind. Yosef12 was flipping for their tournament life with A♣8♣ as Se7enTr3y held 2♦2♠. Chances of doubling up greatly decreased on the Q♠Q♦2♥ flop, giving Se7enTr3y a full house. The 3♥ on the turn meant yosef12 was drawing dead as the 6♣ completing the hand, leaving a field of five.
A lengthy discussion of a deal followed, with the PokerStars host-provided deal figures turned down. However, some players decided to move around some money and all players would agree to the following figures with $6,000 going to the eventual winner:
Se7enTr3y: 652,111 - $58,467.48
dave79811: 505,745 - $50,686.81
danidindani: 457,221 - $47,993.49
leguito: 313,790 - $45,000.00
twirlpro: 236,133 - $41,000.42
Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey was dispatched in fifth place on the first hand after agreeing to a deal. Dave798111 opened with a raise to 18,000 as twirlpro moved in for 235,008 chips with 7♦7♠. Dave79811 called with A♠K♦ and the race was on. Turmezey was still ahead on the Q♥4♥3♠ flop. The lead was short-lived as the K♣ on the turn and A♥ on the river left twirlpro spinning, pocketing a $41,000.42 score.
Renato "leguito" Almeida finished in fourth for $45,000.00 as dave798111 came out on top of another coinflip. Blinds are now at 5,000/10,000 with an ante of 1,250 as dave798111 raised to 20,000. Leguito moved in for 271,145 chips with K♣Q♠ as dave798111 called with 8♣8♠. The board ran out 6♥4♣2♠2♥ T♦, leaving a trio of hopefuls.
Over thirty minutes of three-handed play moved dave798111 further in front, putting Se7enTr3y and danidindani under pressure to catch up, and it was Se7enTr3y running out of chips as danidindani was the beneficiary. The blinds moved up to 7,000/14,000 with an ante of 1,850 as Se7enTr3y raised to 28,000 with 9♠9♥. Danidindani re-raised to 70,000 with K♦K♥ and Se7enTr3y shipped their remaining 259,086 chips into the center as Se7enTr3y called. The two-outer needed by Se7enTr3y wasn't coming as the virtual dealer dealt the following five cards: A♣J♣2♣8♥ 3♠, placing Se7enTr3y the biggest payday - $58,467.48 for their third place finish.
Heads-up play started with Dave798111 holding a nearly two to one edge over danidindani that was never threatened over the twenty minutes the duel lasted. The only hand featuring an all-in and call was the final hand as the blinds now stood at 8,000/16,000 with an ante of 2,000. Here's how that hand played out:
Dave "dave798111" Allan's straight on the river gives him the win for this week's Super Tuesday, earning $56,686.11. Danidindani sees a boost to their bankroll on PokerStars by $47,993.49.
2/21/12 Super Tuesday Final Table Results:
* Payouts reflect a deal made five-handed:
*1st: Dave "dave798111" Allan - $56,686.81
*2nd: danidindani - $47,993.49
*3rd: Se7enTr3y - $58,467.48
*4th: Renato "leguito" Almeida $45,000.00
*5th: Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey - $41,000.42
6th: yosef12 - $18,402.50
7th: Tudlenudle - $14,072.50
8th: Ami "UhhMee" Barer - $9,742.50
9th: PiS.ToTo - $7,187.80
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