Pretty impressive news coming out of the Bahamas, the site of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The weekend’s Sunday Supersonic on PokerStars brought out $1,238 entrants. The prize pool of the $215 buy-in tournament swelled to $291,000 and, when the smoke cleared, PocketFiver Carter cswidler Swidler (pictured) finished fourth for $21,000.
While taking fourth in the Supersonic isn’t a mind-numbing feat on its own, consider the fact that Swidler was playing the $10,300 buy-in PCA Main Event at the same time.
He told PokerNews, “I don’t ever do that, but I set my alarm for 6:25 to play the Supersonic knowing that it would take a really short amount of time. I somehow ran up a stack. It looked really strong when I was opening because I was playing on my phone and all the guys at my table were watching me play for $50K. Every time I raised it got through.”
Swidler parlayed his image into a 32nd place finish in the PCA Main Event for $31,000, or $10,000 more than his Supersonic hit. On his final hand of the live event, he 3bet all-in before the flop with A-Q and, after 10 seconds, Uwe Ritter called with A-K. Swidler, according to PokerNews, flamed the slow-roll, saying “Are you kidding me?” and “Took you that long?” Ritter’s hand held and Swidler went busto.
Swidler is nearing $4 million in online tournament cashes, the largest of which came in 2012 by virtue of a PokerStars WCOOP Second Chance victory for $115,000. He won the Supersonic last year for $51,000 and has seven online MTT cashes of at least $50,000 to his name.
Congrats to Swidler on his successful multitasking.