Early-week online poker action featured both "sharing" and "underdog" tales. The final five players in the PokerStars Super Tuesday struck a deal. When all the cards were dealt and the dust settled, Norin22 took home the biggest share of the prize money, along with the tournament leader points and bragging rights that come with the title. While over at the Full Tilt $1K Monday, paigowpro staged his own poker revival, coming to the final table as the shortest stack and fighting back to take down the title and the six-figure prize money.
PokerStars Super Tuesday
The PokerStars Super Tuesday drew 395 entrants with first place offering $77,025. Notables falling shy of the final table included Chris "Bushman" Bush in 10th place ($5,330), ladyluck00 in 11th ($5,330), Greg "gregior" Howard in 12th ($5,330), David "malicous222" Randall in 13th ($4,740), Nick "FU_15" Maimone in 15th ($4,740), and Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey in 16th ($3,950). The starting chip counts at the final table were as follows:
goleafsgo41 — 271,076
Alex "mahoney3" Todd — 199,347
Norin22 — 195,666
ze_caiçara — 124,950
Daniel "dw2006" Woolson — 105,856
Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro — 97,018
jack clumpas — 71,408
Dani "supernova9" Stern — 66,417
Ozenc "ozenc" Demir — 53,262
Ozenc "ozenc" Demir was the first to be eliminated, during the 2,000/4,000/400 level. In the cutoff, goleafsgo41 made it 10,000 to go and Demir went all in from the small blind for 48,462 with . Unfortunately for Demir, goleafsgo41 called and tabled . The board ran out and Demir was out in ninth for $6,912.50. Later in the level, jack clumpas busted. Under the gun, jack clumpas raised to 12,000 and goleafsgo41 re-raised all in from the big blind. Jack clumpas called all in for 45,408 with and was racing against goleafsgo41's . The board rolled out and jack clumpas' tournament was over in eighth place for $9,875.
At 3,000/6,000/600, Dani "supernova9" Stern headed for the exit. Stern shoved from the button for 57,417 with , and was called by Daniel "dw2006" Woolson in the big blind holding . The board fell as Stern collected $13,825 for his efforts. Out next was ze_caiçara, after running into Daniel Woolson's . No help came for ze_caiçara, who pocketed $17,775 for the sixth-place showing.
The remaining five players discussed a deal and after some tweaking to the numbers, an agreement was reached. Each was guaranteed the following:
Norin22 — $62,974.69
Daniel "dw2006" Woolson — $51,806.30
goleafsgo41 — $46,949.46
Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro — $38,760.88
Alex "mahoney3" Todd — $34,162.13
With just tournament leader board points on the line, the next few eliminations came within a few minutes of the deal. Left to battle it out for first place were Daniel "dw2006" Woolson and Norin22. On the final hand, the chips went in preflop with Woolson holding to Norin22's . The board ran out as Norin22 won it with the flush. Woolson collected $51,806.30, with Norin22 collecting $62,974.69 for winning the PokerStars Super Tuesday.
1. Norin22 — $62,974.69
2. Daniel "dw2006" Woolson — $51,806.30
3. goleafsgo41 — $46,949.46
4. Nicolas "PKaiser" Fierro — $38,760.88
5. Alex "mahoney3" Todd — $34,162.13
6. ze_caiçara — $17,775
7. Dani "supernova9" Stern — $13,825
8. jack clumpas — $9,875
9. Ozenc "ozenc" Demir — $6,912.50
Full Tilt $1K Monday
The Full Tilt $1K Monday attracted 418 players with first place set at a three-figure payday of $104,500. Notable finishers short of the final included Scott "mastrblastr" Seiver in 10th ($4,807), Alex "princetendee" Smith in 11th ($4,807), Shaun "tedsfishfry" Deeb in 15th ($3,762), Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy in 16th ($2,926), Isaac "luvtheWNBA" Haxton in 17th ($2,926), Nick "agriffrod" Mitchell in 22nd ($2,090), Soren Kongsgaard in 26th ($2,090), and Jonathan Delong in 30th ($1,672). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:
SaulHudson1 — 478,755
Taylor "ElMastermind" McFarland — 295,136
Corey "Comandr_Cool" Burbick — 259,678
CharlieDV — 244,324
Ryan "ryanbluf" Karp — 240,552
USCswimmer — 233,030
Christian "da_professional" Iacobellis — 156,452
Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman — 121,694
paigowpro — 60,379
Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman was the first to exit the final, during the 4,000/8,000/1,000 level. Down to 22,492, Luman made a stand with and found action from CharlieDV with . The board fell and Luman was out in ninth place for $8,360. Corey "Comandr_Cool" Burbick went out next. On the button he min-raised to 16,000 and USCswimmer shoved from the big blind with the bigger stack. Burbick called all in for 198,178 with and was racing against USCswimmer's . The board rolled out and Burbick was sent home in eighth place for $10,450.
Ryan "ryanbluf" Karp busted at 5,000/10,000/1,000. He went all in on the button for 111,805 with , and was called by Christian "da_professional" Iacobellis, who in the big blind held . The board ran out and Karp was down to less than a big blind. He was sent home the next hand in seventh place for $13,585. Taylor "ElMastermind" McFarland met his end by way of paigowpro. After beginning the final table on the short stack, paigowpro managed a few double-ups to become a threat. On the button, paigowpro raised to 26,500 and McFarland went all in for 247,919 with . Unfortunately for McFarland, paigowpro snap-called and tabled . The board rolled out and McFarland was eliminated in sixth place for $20,900.
Christian "da_professional" Iacobellis exited at 6,000/12,000/1,500. He shoved from the button for 139,404 and was called by CharlieDV in the big blind with , having Iacobellis' dominated. The community cards came and Iacobellis' tournament was over in fifth place for $28,215. USCswimmer busted the next hand after making a button raise to 28,225. CharlieDV called in the small blind and the flop came . Both players checked and the hit the turn. CharlieDV put in a min-checkraise after USCswimmer bet 38,775. After some thought USCswimmer called and the river was the . CharlieDV shoved with the bigger stack and USCswimmer called all in for 322,315, but mucked when CharlieDV tabled for the full house. USCswimmer pocketed $37,620 for the fourth-place finish.
SaulHudson1 played a tight game at the final table and became the short stack before falling in third place. At 8,000/16,000/2,000 SaulHudson1 shoved for 53,305 with from the small blind and paigowpro called in the big blind with . The board rolled out and SaulHudson1 pocketed $48,070 for his run.
CharlieDV began heads-up play with just more than a 2-to-1 chip lead over paigowpro, but paigowpro stayed hot and eventually took the lead and win. On the final hand, CharlieDV limped in and paigowpro popped it up to 48,000. CharlieDV called and the flop came . Paigowpro led out 48,000 and CharlieDV min-raised to 96,000. Paigowpro bumped it up to 288,000 before CharlieDV went all in for 716,240. After some thought, paigowpro called with and was ahead of CharlieDV's . The turn and river came and to give paigowpro the win. CharlieDV collected $64,790 for finishing second. Paigowpro's win in the Full Tilt $1K Monday was worth $104,500.
1. paigowpro — $104,500
2. CharlieDV — $64,790
3. SaulHudson1 — $48,070
4. USCswimmer — $37,630
5. Christian "da_professional" Iacobellis — $28,215
6. Taylor "ElMastermind" McFarland — $20,900
7. Ryan "ryanbluf" Karp — $13,585
8. Corey "Comandr_Cool" Burbick — $10,450
9. Shawn "phat_cat1" Luman — $8,360