Last night saw the completion of one of the last PokerStars Super Tuesday events for 2012, with it again attracting a 500 plus field which yet again smashed the $300k guaranteed prize pool with a total that was actually $514,000.
This meant that just the top 63 players would be receiving a slice of that amount with the largest amount of $97,660 going to the winner.
That winner on this occasion was “caipsa” who had an excellent event which saw him not only negotiate that field, but also overcome a tough final table that included the noted British pro Sam Grafton. The event lasted nearly six hours before that field had been whittled down to those paying places.
At that point in the event it was “Ballertimes” who was leading the field and he was in fact the only player that had managed to break the 100k chips marker thus far. It then took a further three hours before those 63 to be reduced to the final nine to play out on the final table.
Notable players that got paid but were not quite good enough to secure a place on the final tale included Darren Elias, the former chip leader “Ballertimes”, Luke Schwartz, Adam Sherman and the ever aggressive Paul Foltyn.
The Final Table!
Once there it was already the eventual winner “caipsa” who was leading as he held 589,504, with his closest competitor being the British Pro Sam “SamSquid” Grafton with a total of 465,460. A little further back was “cooltwister” with 384,755, with the rest of the players all with decent enough stacks to still pose a threat.
It only took four hands before we lost the first player, with it being “colonia1199” to hit the rail in 9th after running into the pocket aces of “caipsa”. Then just one full orbit later we saw the elimination of “Remislovas” when he was out flopped by “APD0290”
The player who finished in 7th place was “reru1983” after Grafton made a set of jacks on the river to send him to the rail. It was in fact Grafton who was then next to head for the exit signs as his ace did not connect on the board, meaning he lost to the pocket sixes of “APD0290”.
After a few more eliminations it came down to a heads up match between “APD0290” and “caipsa” which lasted a good hour before a winner was revealed. The final hand saw both go all in with the Qh-5h and As-Tc respectively, neither of them improved on a board of 3d-9h-4s-7d-Jh and “caipsa” had taken the title.
How It Finished!
caipsa — $97,660.00
APD0290 — $71,960.00
Carter “cswilder” Widler — $52,685.00
Aleh “cooltwister” Plauski — $40,092.00
singslim — $28,270.00
Sam “SamSquid” Grafton — $21,845.00
reru1983 — $16,705.00
Remislovas — $11,565.00
colonia1199 — $8,532.40