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A smallish version of the Pokerstars Super Tuesday still brought out plenty of stars, including a 2008 WSOP bracelet winner, but when the action wrapped for the night it was “AceBonG” with the $71,750 triumph. The event drew 306 runners this week, including Blair “blur5f6” Hinkle. Just missing out on the final table were online poker regulars Stephan “delegator” Kjaerstad in 11th ($5,600), Tim “Tmay420” West in 12th ($5,600), Matt “All_in_at420” Stout in 13th ($4,725), Ronald “ronaldgrauer” Grauer in 14th ($4,725) and Jim “BreakRibs” Kilarjian in 18th ($3,850). These were the chip counts to start the final table:

JoeGall — 287,663
Blair “blur5f6” Hinkle — 124,643
ricestud — 87,435
prearei — 86,437
mandrake5 — 75,499
Matt “papamat25” Iles — 68,930
AceBonG — 65,951
Todd “koolkeith13” Lewis — 62,706
Jeff “jeff710” Hakim — 58,736

Blair Hinkle got things started by busting Jeff “jeff710” Hakim during the 1,500/3,000/300 level. Hakim opened to 7,500 in the hijack and Hinkle raised all in from the small blind, having Hakim covered. Hakim called all in for 50,636 with {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and was racing against Hinkle’s {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}. The board came {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{6-Hearts} as Hakim was gone in ninth place for $6,125. Todd “koolkeith13” Lewis lost a coin flip in that level, too. He held {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} against AceBonG’s {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, but a third ten hit the flop. Lewis took eighth place for $8,750. Matt “papamat25” Iles met a similar fate, exiting when his {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} missed against AceBonG’s {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, as both remaining sixes found the table. Iles finished in seventh place for $12,250.

Prearei’s tournament ended at 2,000/4,000/400. Hinkle raised to 9,189 in the cutoff and prearei shoved for 41,072 out of the small blind. Hinkle called with {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and was dominating prearei’s {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades} as prearei headed for the exit in sixth place for $15,750. Hinkle, though, was the next to be felted. AceBonG called from the small blind and Hinkle popped it to 16,000 from the big blind. AceBonG then shoved with the bigger stack and Hinkle called all in for 103,255 with {J-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}, leading AceBonG’s {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. However, the board ran out {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Spades}{A-Hearts} as AceBonG made a full house to eliminate Hinkle in fifth place for $20,650.

The 3,000/6,000/600 level was ricestud’s last. First to act, ricestud went all in for 82,638 holding {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, but AceBonG woke up with AdAs in the big blind and called. The 4c landed on the flop to put ricestud in the lead, but the {A-Clubs} fell on the river and sent ricestud to the rail in fourth place for $29,750. JoeGall bowed out in third place after clashing with AceBonG. On the button, JoeGall raised to 14,775 and AceBonG shoved from the big blind with the big stack. After a moment JoeGall called with {A-Clubs}{8-Spades}, which trailed AceBonG’s {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. The board rolled out {K-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{9-Spades}{J-Hearts}{5-Clubs} as AceBonG recovered after the flop to bust JoeGall in third place for $39,550. Heads-up play began with the following chip counts:

AceBonG — 684,350
mandrake5 — 233,650

AceBonG sealed the win at 4,000/8,000/800. The action started with mandrake5’s raise to 24,000 on the button. AceBonG shoved from the big blind and mandrake5 called with {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}, in the lead against AceBonG’s {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. The board ran out {10-Spades}{3-Spades}{J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} as AceBonG spiked an eight to win the tournament and the $71,750 first-place payday, with mandrake5 collecting $52,500 as the runner-up.

Final Results:

1. AceBonG — $71,750
2. mandrake5 — $52,500
3. JoeGall — $39,550
4. ricestud — $29,750
5. Blair “blur5f6” Hinkle — 20,650
6. prearei — $15,750
7. Matt “papamat25” Iles — $12,250
8. Todd “koolkeith13” Lewis — $8,750
9. Jeff “jeff710” Hakim — $6,125

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