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Matt “mjw006” Wakeman Finishes Second In Super Tuesday

Posted at 13:30 2013-02-07 by Matthew Pitt

The Super Tuesday is a $1,050 buy-in tournament that is held on PokerStars, well, every Tuesday night. Due to the size of the buy-in, the tournament attracts the cream of the crop, the best players in the online poker world and Australia’s Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman almost went all the way and took it down.

Despite the huge buy-in, 547 players bought in, this meant a massive $547,000 prize pool. The top 63 finishers each received a slice of the prize pool with the eventual champion taking home $103,930 for their efforts.

The final table took nine hours to reach and when the final nine were decided, they lined up as follows:

SeatPlayerChips
1mjw006157,298
2hunter_az533236,480
3yurasov1990130,451
4olimasi77137,250
5oncommand395,080
6lilholdem954776,826
7psjebemvas280,447
8Speedpokah350,929
9Greenstone25270,149

The first elimination saw mjw006 crack the aces of yurasov1990 with a set of sixes that hit on the river. Mjw006 had three-bet shoved and yurasov1990 cold-called that shove. In addition to climbing up a payout level, mjw006 was now armed with almost 320,000 chips and had more breathing room.

Next to go was Brandon “oncommand” Meyers and he was followed to the virtual rail by alimasi77; Greenstone25 and Chad “lilholdem954” Batista. Serbia’s psjebemvas finished in fourth place and shortly after he busted, talk of a deal ensued. However, those talks broke down quickly when mjw006 initially said he wanted to play the tournament out, then changed his mind and discussed a deal only to change his mind again when hunter_az533 demanded $70,000.

Ironically, hunter_az533 was the next player to bust out when his {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} stayed behind the {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} of mjw006 who even spiked another set on the river.

This penultimate elimination left mjw006 and Speedpokah to battle it out heads-up for the title. Mjw006 held a 1,933,767 to 801,233 chip lead over his opponent but that was soon reversed when his {A-Hearts}{10-Spades} paid off the {6-Hearts}{5-Spades} on a {4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts} board. Mjw006 fought back but he never managed to get back in front.

His final hand saw his {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} all-in and at risk against the {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and when the board ran out {6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} it was all over for mjw006, a result worth $76,580.

PositionPlayerPrize
1Speedpokah$103,930.00
2mjw006$76,580.00
3hunter_az533$56,067.50
4psjebemvas$42,666.00
5lilholdem954$30085.00
6Greenstone25$23,247.50
7olimsi77$17,777.50
8oncommand$12,307.50
9yurasov1990$9,080.20

Data from the PokerStars Blog was used in creating this article.

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