A lengthy discussion and a four-way chop for nearly even paydays marked the conclusion of the Stars Super Tuesday, with a secondary chop for remaining prize funds and a final win by SSSSORRY wrapping the night's biggest online event. The largest payday among the early-week majors, however, went to John "JRD312" Dolan, who took down $94,500 for capturing the Full Tilt $1K on Monday night. Here are highlights from the action:
PokerStars Super Tuesday
The PokerStars Super Tuesday drew a field of 419 entrants, with first place worth $80,657.50. Falling just shy of the final table were Geoff "GeoffRas22" Rasmussen in 10th ($5,447), Dan "WiLDmAn75" Buzgon in 12th ($5,447), Jon "PearlJammer" Turner in 17th ($3,771), Jared "TheWacoKidd" Hamby in 20th ($2,723.50) and Matt "ch0ppy" Kay in 25th ($2,723.50). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:
Joe "ender555" Ebanks - 313,510
mcatdog - 167,090
SSSSORRY - 151,777
GotURead - 122,330
Fischer80 - 115,409
CamoJr - 108,929
Al Carmo - 107,843
trainwrecks - 103,943
ZEMBALOUIE - 66,169
Fischer80 was the first player eliminated from the final, falling during the 2,000/4,000/400 level. Most of Fischer80's stack went to SSSSORRY when the two tangled preflop and went to the races and SSSSORRY's got the best of Fischer80's when the board ran out . Fischer80 exited three hands later and took ninth place for $7,123. CamoJr hit the rail next. Al Carmo opened to 12,000 in middle position and CamoJr went all in from the small blind for 86,129 with . Al Carmo called with and won the hand when the board rolled out . CamoJr earned $9,846.50 for eighth place.
The next to depart, at 3,000/6,000/600, was trainwrecks. Joe "ender555" Ebanks opened to 16,000 from middle position and trainwrecks shipped it in for 98,998 in the big blind with . Ebanks called with and won on the river as the board came . For finishing in seventh place trainwrecks collected $14,036.50. A few hands later Al Carmo raised to 18,000 in the cutoff, and mcatdog shoved from the big blind for 134,441. Al Carmo called with and led mcatdog's . The board ran out and mcatdog collected $18,226.50 for sixth.
ZEMBALOUIE got it in good at 4,000/8,000/800, but wound up on the losing end. GotURead raised to 20,000 in the cutoff and ZEMBALOUIE went all in for 52,126 on the button. Joe "ender555" Ebanks re-shoved from the big blind and isolated the action with . He trailed ZEMBALOUIE's , but the board came and ZEMBALOUIE had $23,464 for fifth. The remaining players spent the next half hour hammering out a deal that guaranteed each the following, while leaving $8,000 for the winner:
Joe "ender555" Ebanks: $62,462.92
Al Carmo: $46,492.15
At 5,000/10,000/1,000, Joe "ender555" Ebanks went out in fourth. After losing a race, Ebanks got it in with against Al Carmo's on a board. The turn gave Ebanks the lead, but the river was the and Ebanks took down $62,462.92. GotURead busted in third place toward the end of the level. He shoved from the small blind for 221,030 with and SSSSORRY called in the big blind with . No five found the table and GotURead was out in third place for $54,134.42. SSSSORRY and Al Carmo agreed to chop the remaining $8,000 and played for bragging rights, and SSSSORRY took the chip lead and went on to win the tournament at 6,000/12,000/1,200. Al Carmo held and needed help to overtake SSSSORRY's . The board ran out and Al Carmo finished in second place for $50,492.15. SSSSORRY official win in the Stars Super Tuesday was worth $51,000.
1. SSSSORRY - $51,000
2. Al Carmo - $50,492.15
3. GotURead - $54,134.42
4. Joe "ender555" Ebanks - $62,462.92
5. ZEMBALOUIE - $23,464
6. mcatdog - $18,226.50
7. trainwrecks - $14,036.50
8. CamoJr - $9,846.50
9. Fischer80 - $7,123
Full Tilt Monday $1K
The Full Tilt $1K Monday attracted 378 entrants this week with first place set at $94,500. Among the best finishes short of the final were those of Mark "The Omaholic" Roland in 11th place ($4,725), Kenny "Kenny Rap" Weinstein in 12th ($4,725), Chris "MoormanI" Moorman in 14th ($3,780), Wasaki Coke in 16th ($2,835), Wade "soggy dogg" Woelfel in 21st ($2,079) and Alex "TheAssassinato" Fitzgerald in 26th ($2,079). The chip counts at the start of the final table:
Evan "NEONPILS99" Parkes - 451,020
Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek - 396,346
David "GhettoFabolous" Randall - 291,098
ilovemypuppy - 232,878
LEADBOOTS - 146,918
woltas - 119,791
ashpee33 - 111,773
John "JRD312" Dolan - 80,484
jonstermonster - 59,692
The first to depart the final table was ashpee33, during the 2,500/5,000/600 level. LEADBOOTS opened to 13,750 in early position and ashpee33 went all in for 109,294 from middle position. Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek then re-shoved for 430,000 and isolated the action. His led ashpee33's and when the flop came , Jarzabek took control of the hand. The turn and river came , leaving ashpee33's trip queens second best to Jarzabek's full house. The ninth-place finish gave ashpee33 $7,560. A few hands later LEADBOOTS opened to 13,250 under the gun and was reraised all in by woltas from the small blind. LEADBOOTS called all in for 67,976 holding and was up against woltas' . The flop came to provide a more outs for LEADBOOTS, but the turn and river were blanks as LEADBOOTS took eighth place for $9,450.
Woltas was the next to exit, at 3,000/6,000/750. After running pocket queens into ilovemypuppy's pocket aces, woltas was all in for 18,753 with and Casey Jarzabek was the opponent, holding . The board ran out and woltas had seventh place for $12,285. David "GhettoFabolous" Randall busted the next hand. Casey Jarzabek opened to 14,785 in middle position and Randall shoved from the cutoff for 109,183. John "JRD312" Dolan re-raised all in from the big blind and Jarzabek got out of the way. Dolan tabled and had Randall's in trouble. The board rolled out and David Randall departed in sixth for $18,900. Dolan eliminated jonstermonster next. It was for jonstermonster against Dolan's and the flop all but won the hand for Dolan. The turn and river came and and jonstermonster headed for the exit in fifth for $26,460.
Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek was sent to the rail by Evan "NEONPILS99" Parkes in fourth place. Parkes raised to 14,775 in the cutoff and Jarzabek re-raised to 45,000 in the big blind. A quick call from Parkes led to a flop. Jarzabek led out 50,000 and Parkes min-raised to 100,000, which Casey called. The hit the turn and Jarzabek check-called all in for 306,348 with , but it trailed Parkes' . The river was the and Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek was eliminated in fourth place for $34,965.
At 5,000/10,000/1,000 ilovemypuppy was felted in third place. On the button ilovemypuppy opened to 24,500, and John "JRD312" Dolan went all in with the big stack from the big blind. Ilovemypuppy called all in for 243,125 with and led Dolan's . However, the board ran out and ilovemypuppy fell on the river to finish in third place for $45,360. Dolan began heads-up play with a 3:1 chip lead over Evan "NEONPILS99" Parkes and closed it out at 8,000/16,000/2,000. Dolan opened to 39,999 and Parkes went all in for 343,548 with . Dolan called with and took it down when the board ran out . Evan "NEONPILS99" Parkes earned $60,480 for the runner-up showing, as the winner of the Monday $1K was John "JRD312" Dolan, who cashed for $94,500.
1. John "JRD312" Dolan - $94,500
2. Evan "NEONPILS99" Parkes - $60,480
3. ilovemypuppy - $45,360
4. Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek - $34,965
5. jonstermonster - $26,460
6. David "GhettoFabolous" Randall - $18,900
7. woltas - $12,285
8. LEADBOOTS - $9,450
9. ashpee33 - $7,560