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Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman Finishes Fourth in the PokerStars Super Tuesday

Posted at 09:15 2013-02-14 by Matthew Pitt

Not content with finishing second in last week’s Super Tuesday – a result that netted him $76,580.00 – Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman went and reached back-to-back final tables the following week! The second edition of the Wakeman show saw him finish fourth for a score of $45,353.00. Amazing!

A total of 589 players bought into the PokerStars $1,050 Super Tuesday, just eight players less than the largest-ever attendance for this event. After eight-and-a-half hours of intense poker action the final table was set, with the players lining up as shown in the table below.

SeatPlayerChips
1Fishenzon788,996
2NeoForastero120,331
3Illini213338,352
44rebmun372,169
5jedi900097,931
6bagoch522,896
7mjw006127,758
8BetrThanPhil405,448
9KatePkrPro171,119

The first player to be eliminated was 4rebmun who made an ill-timed four-bet shove witu a pair of black nines. Any other time and he may have won a substantial pot without the need to showdown his hand, but on this particular occasion he picked up two callers in the shape of Illini213 with {A-Hearts}{k-Clubs} and jedi9000 with {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}! The board ran out {2-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}[{3-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and 4rebmun was eliminated.

NeoForastero was the next to fall, followed by Illini213 and then BetrThanPhil. The latter busted at the hands of Wakeman when he shoved with {3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Wakeman called with {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}. The {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} board sealing BetrThanPhil’s fate.

Jedi9000 was the fifth place finisher and then it was Wakeman’s turn to run into a better hand to end his tournament. With blinds of 9,000/18,000/2,250a Fishenzon opened to 36,000 on the button, bagoch three-bet to 75,595 in the small blind and Wakeman made a play for his 337,485 stack with what turned out to be {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Unfortunately for Wakeman, bagoch called wirh a dominating {A-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and when neither player improved on a {5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} board it was game over for Wakeman.

The very next hand Fishenzon sent KatePkrPro to the rail when his {A-Clubs}{J-Spades} spiked an ace on the flop to beat the {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} of KatePkrPro. This sent the tournament into the heads-up stages, Fishenzon trailing bagoch by 1,058,361 to 1,886,639 chips.

The duo attempted to strike a deal but after disagreeing on who should receive what, they decided to complete the tournament as per the standard payouts. This worked out perfectly for bagoch who ran out the eventual champion after opening to 40,000 preflop then instantly calling the 328,333 shove from his opponent. The reason for such an instantaneous call was the fact bagoch had been dealt {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}. This hand was massively in front of the {J-Hearts}{4-Hearts} of Fishenzon and it stayed that was as the board fell {9-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}.

Another superb effort by Wakeman. Can he make it three consecutive final tables in the Super Tueday? Only time will tell!

PositionPlayerPrize
1bagoch$111,321.00
2Fishenzon$81,586.50
3KatePkrPro$60,078.00
4mjw006$45,353.00
5jedi9000$31,806.00
6BetrThanPhil$31,806.00
7Illini213$19,142.50
8NeoForastero$13,252.50
94rebmun$9,011.70

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