After a long hard-fought day of poker, H-83: $10,300 Super Tuesday at the GG Spring Festival has come to an end. Standing tall at the end were Mike Watson and Mark Radoja, who agreed to a deal once they reached heads up.
Watson is no stranger to poker accolades. The Canadian pro already has both a World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour title under his belt — with live cashes totaling $12,410,292. His efforts today will add ~$360,000 to his bankroll.
Today's event attracted 98 unique entrants and, due to unlimited re-entry, the total number of entries ended up being 182 – swelling the prize pool from a guaranteed $1 million to $1,820,000.
GG Spring Festival H-15: $10,300 Super Tuesday Final Table Results
|3||David Peters||United States||$223,398|
|6||Nick Petrangelo||United States||$94,206|
|7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$70,644|
GGPoker Spring Festival H-83: $10,300 Super Tuesday Action of the Day
98 unique entrants had filled the field with no shortage of notables, as can be expected of a $10K. Among those who cashed, but fell short of the final table, are Stephen O'Dwyer (24th place), Daniel Dvoress (20th place), Isaac Haxton (18th place), Sam Greenwood (17th place), Fedor Holz (13th place), and Kristen Bicknell (11th place), who was among one of the last people to late reg. She fell just short of the final table when her ace-six suited fell to Watson's ace-queen.
The money bubble burst when Sam Kelopuro's ace-four suited couldn't hold against Stephen Chidwick's jack-eight suited.
Peters started the final table with a commanding chip lead relative to the other players. His 8 million in chips dwarfed the next biggest stack of 2.5 million owned by of "illywilly97". Ami Barer, Andrii Derzhypilskyi, Stephen Chidwick, and Nick Petrangelo fell one by one, with Petrangelo losing a race with king-jack suited against Peters' pocket tens.
Watson started his ascension to the top after winning ace-jack versus the pocket sixes of Timothy Adams. The Canadian, well-known under his alias "SirWatts" in the online realm, spiked the ace on the river to send Adams out in fifth. Watson also knocked out "illywilly97" in fourth in a blind-on-blind battle to leave the field with him, Peters, and Radoja.
Peters, the overwhelming chip leader at the start of the final table, dwindled down steadily throughout and ultimately parked his queen-jack suited into Watson's king-queen to be eliminated in 3rd place. A few hands into the heads-up, Watson and Radoja agreed to a deal to end the tournament on the spot, with Watson taking home the title and slightly more money than Radoja.
This concludes today's coverage of Event H-83: $10,300 Super Tuesday. However, with several more days of GG Spring Festival action to come — be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you all the action from the virtual felt!