Ben Vinson Helps the UK Dominate the PokerStars Super Tuesday in Back-to-Back Weeks
For the past two weeks, Great Britain has dominated the PokerStars Super Tuesday.
Last week, Scottish poker pro, Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich won the $1,050 buy-in event in his typically hyper-aggressive style, bringing home $129,532. This is by far Geilich's biggest score, although he is well known through the United Kingdom to play for big bucks in both cash games and tournaments with his best live score coming in the European Poker Tour London Main Event in October 2013 for £193,340 ($313,482). His tournament win last week brought his combined live and online cashes over the $1 million milestone.
England's Ben "vindog03" Vinson made sure the Super Tuesday title stayed on the island with an impressive win for $108,297 this week. He outlasted 573 of the best online poker tournament grinders on his way to victory.
Vinson faced a final table jam packed with star-studded players including Patrick "pmahoney22" Mahoney, Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey, Brandon "oncommand" Meyers, and Martin "susie00" Malone.
With five players left, Vinson took out each of his opponents on his way to victory. Here is a look at some of the action.
Vinson first sent Turmezey to the rail to collect $30,942 when his out-flipped his opponent's . Vinson then brought the game to three-handed play by ending the run of "MistheMan" with the , which easily surpassed his opponent's on the flop. "MistheMan" collected $44,121 for his efforts.
The domination continued when Vinson took out poker superstar Mahoney in third place for $58,446 by dominating him preflop with the versus the .
Vinson started the heads-up battle against "Harel82" with a 2-1 chip lead. However, he quickly saw it evaporate after getting the chips in with the against his opponent's .
The comeback by "Harel82" ended there, though, with the final hand of the tournament pitting Vinson's against the for "Harel82." "Harel82" was almost drawing dead on a flop and was awarded a hefty $79,760 consolation prize.
Vinson has truly been on fire, as this win just eclipses his fourth-place finish in last week's Sunday Million for a haul of $80,740, meaning he has won over $181,000 in the span of three days.