This week the PokerStars Super Tuesday set a new record, as 711 players bought in for $1050 each and a prize pool of $711 was created. 81 of those who participated cashed in, but the final nine were the ones that took home the biggest slices. Marty “TheLipoFund” Mathis from Mexico emerged victorious, but not before striking a deal with Milana Jones from Russia. The latter actually got $2,000 more than the winner because at the time the chop took place, he had more chips than Marty.
With so many players involved, it took a bit over 9 hours for the final table to be set and three players made it this far with more than 500k chips. Xibummmmm was the chip leader with a slight advantage over Nicolas “niccc” Chouity while Marty Mathis came in third. Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen is leading the GPI player of the year chase for 2014 ahead of Negreanu, so despite his short stack he was never underestimated.
“Agentul05” from Romania made the final table with a little less than 500,000 chips but crosses the threshold within the first orbit. This small achievement proved to be very important as he played and won the first big hand at the final table. Nicolas Chouity and Keven Stammen were the most prominent players left in the race, so their opponents were extra careful when playing against them. Chouity also had the advantage of a sizeable stack so he was regarded as particularly dangerous.
When “Agentul05” was dealt pocket Queens and the aforesaid players shoved with A-K, he didn’t hesitate for a second and went all in himself. The board was kind to him as another queen spiked on the flop to give him trips that held all the way to the river. He became the new chip leader, with a significant lead over the runner-up, while Keven Stammen was sent to the rail. Nicolas followed him the next hand and rounded up his bankroll by $16k, while Keven was awarded a bit over $10,000.
From that point onward, “Agentul05” bled chips but his commanding lead kept him alive long enough for three more players to be eliminated. He was eventually sent packing by “Xibummmmm” who didn’t get to savour his triumph as he ran into Milana’s pocket Aces and had to settle for the third place. The remaining two players decided to split all the money and when play resumed, they were simply playing for the TLB points and glory.
Marty “TheLipoFund” Mathis triumphed in the end, followed by these 8 players: