The number of players continues to decrease heavily in the big tournaments at PokerStars ever since Black Friday. This time, it was the Super Tuesday losing a large portion of its usual field. The field produced 198 total players, almost half of the amount last week, but brought in a cool $198,000 prize pool, split amongst the final 27 players.
As usual the Team PokerStars pros were out in full force, including the biggest name Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom, who would finish just outside the money in 31st place. The players that would cash were Jose Ignacio “nachobabero” Barbero in 22nd, Matthias “mattidm” de Meulder in 17th and Pat Pezzin in 11th, which proved to be the top finish of them all.
The remaining players would be relieved once it got to the final nine when wizowizo’s pocket sevens were no match vs. Aelistas1987′s pocket kings to finish 10th.
Seat 1: gerd85 113,622 in chips
Seat 2: Mr Nikabrik 15,014 in chips
Seat 3: Gregory “gregior” Howard 32,494 in chips
Seat 4: BriDge2PaiN 270,156 in chips
Seat 5: jektiss 69,034 in chips
Seat 6: B4d3m3!st3r 179,990 in chips
Seat 7: AELISTAS1987 237,097 in chips
Seat 8: Catafract80 40,106 in chips
Seat 9: Achiles12 32,487 in chips
After a few all-ins and eliminations, the play was finally three handed when gerd85 went out in 4th for $17,325. At this point, B4d3m3!st3r, BriDge2PaiN and AELISTAS1987 were the only ones left with AELISTAS1987 the short stack. That would soon change as he would double up a few times. Now it was BriDge2PaiN’s turn to be the shallow stack, but his hope of doubling up seemed to fail. He finally called a shove with As7h vs. AELISTAS1987′s pocket fours and wouldn’t catch up. He earned $23,265 for his efforts.
Heads-up between AELISTAS1987 and B4d3m3!st3r wasn’t even close. AELISTAS1987 ended up winning every hand but two in the match. The final hand occurred when AELISTAS1987′s Kc9s managed to hit trips all-in preflop vs. B4d3m3!st3r’s AdJh. This gave AELISTAS1987 the first place prize and $42,570.
Final Table Results for April 19, 2011:
1st: AELISTAS1987 $42,570.00
2nd: B4d3m3!st3r $30,690.00
3rd: “Marko “BriDge2PaiN” Neumann $23,265.00
4th: gerd85 $17,325.00
5th: jektiss $11,880.00
6th: Catafract80 $9,900.00
7th: Achiles12 $7,920.00
8th: Mr Nikabrik $5,940.00
9th: Gregory “gregior” Howard $3,960.00