David Soede wins Poker Down Under Final
Written by David Soede   
Sunday, 06 January 2013

I play in a local $100 Friday night game at Settlers every week run by Poker Down Under which is affiliated with Ultimate Poker Tour . At the end of the year they get the top 10 from each venue on the Coast and play in a final. It is held over 2 days. I played on Friday night 4th January at Settlers and got through to Day 2 held at Duttons (Gosford), then was fortunate to ship it on Saturday 5th. The win paid $2,000 which wasn't bad for the $30 addon (to double starting stack - everyone took it) I paid :) 2nd was $1,000 and 3rd was $500, 4th $300 and 5th $200 and remaining places $150 to $120 so I went hard for the win from the beginning and it paid off. I had the usual bad beats but also (for a change!) got lucky when 4-handed on the final table, I only had 10 x BB's so I jammed A5s from SB into the BB chip leader - he snap-called with QQ and I flopped a 5 and rivered trips to take the chip lead and dodge a bullet. I was then able to grind away and get HeadsUp with Kerry who I had been a bit confused about, watching her play through the tourney she was quite aggressive with river overbets and no showdowns so I wasn't sure what she was doing, but I finally worked it out when HU and turned my 1.1 million versus 2.2 million chip disadvantage into a 2:1 advantage my way. We got it all in with my 88 vs her AKo and the flop was AK8 to give me a set and almost the win, but the river was an Ace to give her a bigger boat :) A few hands later I cracked her Aces with 65s when I flopped a flush draw on 7s7h2s and it came 8h on the turn and 9d on the river for a straight and the win :)

 

Heads Up with Kerry in the PDU End of Season all venue final
Heads Up with Kerry in the PDU End of Season all venue final
Winner of the PDU End of Season all venue final
Winner of the PDU End of Season all venue final

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 February 2013 )