Poker King Logo
Friday, October 24, 2014
Poker King Blog Website Linkpoker bonus king


FRONT PAGE
POKER TWEETS
ONLINE PLAYERS
PLAYER PROFILES
SHOWDOWN
DICTIONARY
"durrrr" CHALLENGE
ARTICLE ARCHIVE
ANSWERS
POKER BONUS CODES
POKER FOR THE MAC
KING PROMOS
BEGINNERS
INTERNATIONAL
PRIVACY
RSS FEED











November 5th, 2012 2:40 am EST

Daniel Cates Takes Home $550,000 With Win



The King is reporting on the Pokerstars All Star Showdown latest

Daniel "wooki3z." Cates beat Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky earlier today to take down the first ever All-Star Showdown on Pokerstars. Cates took home $550,000 for his victory, while "Sauce123" walked away with $250,000 for his second place finish.

The final match between Cates and Sulsky took 3,179 hands to complete. The final hand of the match saw the two players get all-in pre-flop holding pocket Nines (Sulsky) and pocket Jacks (Cates). The better hand ended up holding up, and Cates took down the All-Star Showdown and the $550,000 first place prize.

The "All-Star Showdown" matched up eight of the best poker players in the world in a single knockout, heads-up tournament. The eight players were:

Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky
Ben "Ben86" Tollerence
Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond
Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates
Tobias "KTPOTP" Kuder
Alexander "Kanu7" Millar
Alexander "Sussie Smith" Roumeliotis
Isaac "Ike Haxton" Haxton

Each player put up $100,000 of their own money. The winner of the event received $550,000, while the runner-up took home $250,000.

Here is how the matches ended up playing out:

Round 1

"Sauce123" defeated "KTPOKP"
"Ike Haxton" defeated "Kanu7"
"w00ki3z." defeated "Sussie Smith"
"mrSweets28" defeated "ben86"

Round 2

"Sauce123" defeated "Ike Haxton"
"w00ki3z." defeated "mrSweets28"

Final

"w00ki3z." defeated "Sauce123"

--

The rules of the contest called for players to start each match with a fixed bankroll amount. The bankroll was divided over four tables, and the winner would be the player who managed to win every last dollar from his opponent. The rules called for the blinds to double after 3,000 hands, and double again after 5,000.

This format resulted in some very long matches. The "Sauce123"/"Ike Haxton" match, for instance, lasted nearly 19 hours.

--

All in all, the players seemed to enjoy the "All-Star Showdown", as did the thousands of fans who watched the matches. Let's hope that Pokerstars hosts a similar challenge next year.


Filed Under: Tournament Results| Online Poker Rooms




Most Recent Articles

The King is reporting on the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame - Class of 2014 - Daniel Negreanu and Jack McClelland
Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 11:11 pm EST
Daniel Negreanu, Jack McClelland To Be Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame
Full Tilt Poker - Logo - Gif format - Red on White
Posted on: October 21st, 2014 5:57 pm EST
Viktor Blom, Gus Hansen Out at Full Tilt Poker
The King next to the High Stakes Poker and Full Tilt Poker logos - Discussion about the latest news from the two companies
Posted on: October 19th, 2014 9:26 pm EST
Rumors: High Stakes Poker Returning, Gus and Viktor Axed From Full Tilt Poker?
European Poker Tour - London 2014
Posted on: October 17th, 2014 9:39 pm EST
Sebastian Pauli Leads EPT11 London Main Event Heading Into Final Table
Oldford Group Limited, Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker logos
Posted on: October 15th, 2014 10:23 pm EST
Oldford Group, Owner of Pokerstars/Full Tilt Poker, Reported Revenues of $567.9 Million USD In First Half of 2014








2665

TOP POKER ROOM REVIEWS & BONUSES

Bet365€1000
William Hill$2000
Pokerstars$600
Party Poker$500
Titan Poker$2000





poker bonus codes



POKER KING PROMOTIONS

Skybet Promo Code

William Hill Promotional Code

Bet365 Bonus Code





ANSWERS

How Rich is Tony G?

What Are The Terms of the Phil Ivey/Daniel Negreanu World Series of Poker Bracelet Bet?

When Did Pokerstars Buy Full Tilt Poker?

When is Rounders 2 Coming Out?

Which Poker Player Has The Biggest Twitter Following?

What is Daniel Negreanu's Net Worth?

What is Viktor Blom's Net Worth?

What Was the Largest Prize Pool In the History of Poker?

What Happened to Jamie Gold?

Who Is The All-Time Tournament Money Winner in Poker?




POKER DICTIONARY

Protect Your Hand

One-Gap

Edge Sorting

Crap Shoot

Cowboys

NJCOP

Broadway

Even Money

Toke

Action




INTERNATIONAL CONTENT

Bet365 Bónusz Kód

Bonus Vervekode Fra Bet365

Bet365 獎金 推薦號碼

Bet365 Bonus Kod Polecający

Código de Bono William Hill

Codice Promozionale William Hill

Código de Bónus Bet365

Bonuscode PartyPoker




ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Cash Games (257)

Tournament Results (388)

Poker Scandals (66)

Online Poker Rooms (442)

UIGEA (70)

Players In The News (69)

Poker on Television (62)

The World Series of Poker (334)

Poker Legal Issues (115)

Other Poker News (166)

Miscellaneous King Articles (87)







Poker-King.com - Copyright 2003-2014, All Rights Reserved