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With only 5 games left, many people have reached the end of their Gauntlet VI tournaments. Game 20 said goodbye to one more and said hello to a few others. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own private league where we donk around and have fun. You will see in a lot of the hand histories there is some bashing/talking, and that’s because we all know each other and have a good time. If you haven’t already, register and play with us next game. After reading the summary, make sure to see who won this games award for “lol cooleraments” which will be the cooler of the night, “wtf was he thinking” which will be the questionable play of the night, along with “beat of the night” which will be the worst beat.

Game 20 was the final game for yours truly, givememyleg, and I hoped to go out with a bang. I knew that it was nearly impossible to win the league, but still would be nice to finish strong. It was also Fimanoid’s last game for the season last week at game 19, and he almost took it down placing second; would be nice to repeat what he did! As for new people saying hello to, newcomers Jishu (Poker Stars reidak), and philly and the phanatics (Stars b0bbybythelb) played their first games of the season. A total of 18 came out, including the return of the mega donk kmind (Stars toddanderson), the wheeeeeeing chardrian, the always donkalicious kingnat, the drunk flomo, the donator Miffed22001, and FTR’s lady friend courtiebee (who desperately is trying to beat her crush swiggidy). Before we go any further, here is the leaderboard prior to the start of Game 20:

FTR Name – GP – Points / Change
Jimmy Mac – 10 – 691.24 / 0
givememyleg – 11 – 610.53 / 0
Fimanoid – 12 – 529.45 / +3
spin_md – 9 – 499.14 / -1
ackthecat – 11 – 497.31 / -1
Bender50 – 10 – 490.45 / +2
Shifubowa – 10 – 485.38 / -2
bigspenda73 – 11 – 454.30 / +1
geno9 – 8 – 439.14 / -2
Isop – 8 – 435.42 / +2

As we are nearing the end of the season we see that there are many small changes from places 3-10. A lot of people are now in the double digits for games played, and many are nearing their final game. Fimanoid moved up to third place with this final game of the season, finishing 2nd. Bender, Spenda, and Isop also had a couple spots moved up from decent finishes last week. It will be interesting to see who finishes above who in the final 5 games!

Unlike previous Gauntlet’s, game 20 started off fast. There were many big pots early on, and people just kept seeming to get the best of me:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7d 7s]
chardrian: folds
toddanderson: folds
givememyleg: raises 40 to 60
BeeJall: folds
swiggidy: folds
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: calls 60
pankfish: calls 50
reidak: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ks 2s Tc]
pankfish: bets 180
givememyleg: folds
b0bbybythelb: raises 340 to 520
pankfish: calls 340
*** TURN *** [Ks 2s Tc] [9d]
pankfish: checks
b0bbybythelb: bets 440
pankfish: folds
b0bbybythelb collected 1240 from pot
b0bbybythelb: doesn’t show hand

I’m not sure what either of them had in that hand, as they would not say, but pankfish finally decided it wasn’t worth his tournament life 3 hands in. It also did not take long for the first all-in, and would you be surprised if I told you kingnat was involved?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SandbaggerJO: folds
Miffed22001: folds
alexos888: raises 40 to 60
DaChicagoKid: folds
kingnat: raises 109 to 169
flomosapien: folds
geno9: folds
DCMirage: raises 211 to 380
courtiebee: folds
Miffed22001 said, “LOL”
alexos888: folds
kingnat said, “wtf”
kingnat: calls 211
*** FLOP *** [7h 8s Ad]
courtiebee said, “uh oh!”
DCMirage: bets 1030 and is all-in
kingnat: calls 1010 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [7h 8s Ad] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [7h 8s Ad 6d] [9h]
kingnat said, “lol”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DCMirage: shows [Kd As] (a pair of Aces)
kingnat: shows [9s Ts] (a straight, Six to Ten)
kingnat collected 2860 from pot
courtiebee said, “wowww”
SandbaggerJO said, “oooooooooooooo”

Kingnat is my hero! That beat he put on DC left him with just 20 chips and made kingnat the early chip leader, which is something he is very dangerous with. Next up we have a lesson on how to own givememyleg:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Qc Qs]
chardrian: folds
toddanderson: folds
givememyleg: raises 40 to 60
BeeJall: folds
BeeJall is sitting out
swiggidy: folds
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
pankfish: folds
reidak: raises 60 to 120
givememyleg: raises 260 to 380
reidak: calls 260
*** FLOP *** [Ks Kh Th]
reidak: checks
givememyleg: checks
*** TURN *** [Ks Kh Th] [9h]
reidak: bets 80
givememyleg: calls 80
*** RIVER *** [Ks Kh Th 9h] [3h]
reidak said, “ssidfmisadf”
reidak: bets 500
givememyleg: folds
reidak collected 930 from pot
reidak: shows [7d Qd] (a pair of Kings)

For starters let’s take a moment to laugh at me getting owned. Done? Well, for starters I had no idea who reidak was (later I find out he is FTR’s Jishu), and he just played the hand like a donk would with a monster. I could have bet the flop to see if I really was up against AA or AK (or even the rare KK), but decided to check behind. The weak turn lead just confused the hell out of me and I got pwned on the river when I folded with no heart, and Jishu showed queen high. Nice play sir. This started my downfall, next up to own gmml would be swiggidy:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7c 8c]
toddanderson: folds
givememyleg: calls 20
BeeJall: folds
swiggidy: raises 80 to 100
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
pankfish: folds
reidak: folds
chardrian: folds
BeeJall has returned
givememyleg: calls 80
*** FLOP *** [3h 2c 8d]
givememyleg: checks
swiggidy: checks
*** TURN *** [3h 2c 8d] [Ac]
givememyleg: checks
swiggidy: bets 156
swiggidy said, “fold nit”
givememyleg: calls 156
*** RIVER *** [3h 2c 8d Ac] [2h]
givememyleg: checks
swiggidy: bets 680
givememyleg said, “**** you in the ****ing throat”
givememyleg: folds
swiggidy collected 542 from pot
swiggidy: doesn’t show hand

Honestly with my stack size and his raise I probably should have just folded preflop, but after being shown a hige bluff with queen high I was in no mood to fold. My initial plan was to c/r the flop allin, but he didn’t let me. I hated the ace on the turn, but it gave me a fd so I called. On the river I almost called the rest of my chips because it was an ace or nothing, but decided to wait for a better spot. FU swigg. I then went on life tilt shoving every hand I wanted to play, and eventually you will see why kmind is a donk:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ac 8c]
swiggidy said, “I expected you to call”
givememyleg: raises 604 to 624 and is all-in
BeeJall: folds
swiggidy: folds
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
pankfish: folds
reidak: folds
chardrian: folds
toddanderson: folds
toddanderson said, “gay”
givememyleg collected 50 from pot
givememyleg: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Qd Kh]
BeeJall: folds
swiggidy: folds
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
pankfish: calls 20
reidak: folds
chardrian: calls 20
toddanderson: folds
givememyleg: raises 634 to 654 and is all-in
pankfish: folds
chardrian: folds
givememyleg collected 70 from pot
givememyleg: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ac Jh]
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
pankfish: folds
reidak: folds
chardrian: folds
toddanderson: raises 60 to 90
givememyleg: raises 599 to 689 and is all-in
BeeJall: folds
swiggidy: folds
toddanderson: calls 599
chardrian said, “gmml are u giving a summary of the ft tourney too?”
*** FLOP *** [Kh 6h 5d]
*** TURN *** [Kh 6h 5d] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 6h 5d 2h] [Td]
givememyleg said, “we89rhg9-872h43gu9iwqrehg”
givememyleg said, “ewqh”
givememyleg said, “‘425”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Ad Ts] (a pair of Tens)
givememyleg: shows [Ac Jh] (high card Ace)
givememyleg said, “‘uy”
givememyleg said, “34ju”
givememyleg said, “536”
givememyleg said, “ij”
givememyleg said, “56”
givememyleg said, “i5”
givememyleg said, “6i”
toddanderson said, “weeeee”
givememyleg said, “45”
givememyleg said, “i56”
givememyleg said, “i”
givememyleg said, “56”
givememyleg said, “ui”
givememyleg said, “536u”
givememyleg said, “j56”
givememyleg said, “ui j”
givememyleg said, “56e”
givememyleg said, “Iju5”
givememyleg said, “6eiju”
givememyleg said, “56”
givememyleg said, “uij”
givememyleg said, “56uij”
givememyleg said, “56e”
toddanderson collected 1423 from pot
swiggidy said, “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”
toddanderson said, “easy monies”

Easy monies indeed, you stupid calling station donk idiot. With that sick 2 outer on the river, I was your 18th place finisher; dead last. Not exactly how I had planned to go out, but what can ya do I guess. DC even lasted longer than me with just his 20 chips! I promised kmind I would ruin his name, and that I will. Not too long after me, DC would finally be laid to rest, by the dangerous Alexos:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage said, “Im not impressed”
SandbaggerJO: folds
Miffed22001: calls 30
alexos888: raises 111 to 141
DaChicagoKid: folds
kingnat: folds
flomosapien: folds
geno9: folds
DCMirage: calls 40 and is all-in
courtiebee: folds
Miffed22001: calls 111
*** FLOP *** [7s Js 4c]
Miffed22001: checks
alexos888: bets 222
Miffed22001: calls 222
*** TURN *** [7s Js 4c] [9h]
Miffed22001: checks
alexos888: checks
*** RIVER *** [7s Js 4c 9h] [Jc]
Miffed22001: checks
alexos888: bets 1147 and is all-in
Miffed22001: folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
alexos888: shows [9s 9c] (a full house, Nines full of Jacks)
kingnat said, “DC are u seriously pissed?.. you sure sound like it man…”
alexos888 collected 616 from side pot
DCMirage: shows [2c 3h] (a pair of Jacks)
alexos888 collected 195 from main pot

It looked like it could have been a team effort, but Alexos shoved got Miffed to fold and he eliminated DC in 17th place. Now so far we have already had a lot of questionable plays, folds and calls, but I really do not know what to say about this one:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
chardrian: raises 60 to 90
toddanderson: folds
BeeJall: folds
swiggidy: folds
spinswell: calls 90
b0bbybythelb: calls 90
pankfish: folds
reidak: folds
*** FLOP *** [5d Kc 4s]
chardrian: checks
spinswell: checks
b0bbybythelb: bets 150
chardrian: calls 150
spinswell: folds
*** TURN *** [5d Kc 4s] [3h]
chardrian: checks
b0bbybythelb: bets 300
chardrian: raises 910 to 1210 and is all-in
b0bbybythelb: calls 910
*** RIVER *** [5d Kc 4s 3h] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
chardrian: shows [Js As] (high card Ace)
b0bbybythelb: shows [Qh Ac] (high card Ace – King+Queen kicker)
b0bbybythelb collected 3035 from pot
toddanderson said, “wow”

Chardrian makes what looks like would be a good play to fold out a better ace, but somehow b0bby finds a way to call with Ace Queen high; and it was the right call. This ridiculously sick call sent the table crazy and chardrian out in 16th place. Later b0bby said he put him squarely on AT-AJ which is a mega soul read! As chardrian exited he said “I still can’t figure out if that was a really good or really bad call,” to which b0bby answered, “Probably really bad.”

Back to the other table, it seemed things had calmed down a bit as people were playing very friendly poker:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9 said, “only 90% of the time its J10”
SandbaggerJO: calls 30
Miffed22001: folds
alexos888: folds
DaChicagoKid: calls 30
kingnat: folds
flomosapien: calls 30
geno9: calls 15
courtiebee: checks
*** FLOP *** [6s 7c 4d]
geno9: checks
courtiebee: checks
SandbaggerJO: checks
DaChicagoKid: bets 90
flomosapien: calls 90
geno9: calls 90
courtiebee: calls 90
SandbaggerJO: folds
*** TURN *** [6s 7c 4d] [Kd]
geno9: checks
courtiebee: checks
DaChicagoKid: checks
flomosapien: checks
*** RIVER *** [6s 7c 4d Kd] [7d]
geno9: checks
courtiebee: checks
DaChicagoKid: checks
flomosapien: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [5s 9d] (a pair of Sevens)
courtiebee: shows [As 8s] (a pair of Sevens – Ace kicker)
DaChicagoKid: mucks hand
flomosapien: mucks hand
courtiebee collected 510 from pot
courtiebee said, “LOL”

Check, check, check, check, and ace high takes down the 500 chip pot. Nice play courtie!

With the blinds now at 25/50, the early chip leaders started taking advantage of their stacks. Of this included the luckiest donk of the whole Gauntlet, kmind:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
b0bbybythelb: folds
pankfish: folds
reidak: raises 100 to 150
toddanderson: calls 150
BeeJall: folds
swiggidy: calls 125
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [Kh 5h 4h]
swiggidy: checks
reidak: checks
toddanderson: bets 355
swiggidy: raises 845 to 1200
reidak: folds
reidak is sitting out
toddanderson: raises 1053 to 2253 and is all-in
swiggidy: calls 381 and is all-in
swiggidy said, “oops”
*** TURN *** [Kh 5h 4h] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 5h 4h 4s] [3c]
toddanderson said, “bounty”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
swiggidy: shows [Jd Kd] (two pair, Kings and Fours)
toddanderson: shows [8h 7h] (a flush, King high)
toddanderson collected 3662 from pot

Whoop-dee-doo, he took down another big pot, this time worth 3662 and eliminated swiggidy in 15th place. This was good news for spenda and courtie, as they both have prop bets against him. I’m still not impressed kmind, learn to win without coolering or sucking out okay? Oh forgot to add, without people giving you chips:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
BeeJall: folds
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
pankfish: raises 150 to 200
reidak: folds
alexos888: folds
toddanderson: calls 150
*** FLOP *** [Qd 9s 8c]
toddanderson: checks
pankfish: bets 350
toddanderson: raises 3651 to 4001 and is all-in
pankfish: calls 545 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Qd 9s 8c] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [Qd 9s 8c 5s] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [9h Qh] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
pankfish: shows [Kc 6c] (a pair of Sixes)
toddanderson collected 2215 from pot

Pankfish, I have no comment. Chip dumping? I wouldn’t be surprised as that is the only way kmind has a chance in hell to win one of these things. It seemed everyone had taken crazy pills before this game, including Ms. Gee:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SandbaggerJO: folds
Miffed22001: folds
Miffed22001 said, “LOL IM DEEEEEP IN A GAUNTLET GAMWE!!!!!!!!”
kingnat said, “kmind is kkinda in the lead”
DaChicagoKid: folds
kingnat: folds
flomosapien: folds
geno9: raises 100 to 150
courtiebee: raises 300 to 450
geno9: raises 723 to 1173 and is all-in
courtiebee: calls 723
kingnat said, “where is the table change?… 7hnaded vs. 5 handed WTF”
*** FLOP *** [6d 2h 9d]
courtiebee said, “hehehhe”
geno9 said, “lol”
kingnat said, “wow…”
*** TURN *** [6d 2h 9d] [5h]
Miffed22001 said, “LOL”
kingnat said, “tha’ts sick”
*** RIVER *** [6d 2h 9d 5h] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [Qc Qd] (a pair of Queens)
courtiebee: shows [8s 7h] (a straight, Five to Nine)
courtiebee collected 2346 from pot
kingnat said, “show that to DC”
SandbaggerJO said, “ooooooooooo”

Again, I have no comment! I don’t know how courtie can go from folding JJ last game to calling with 87o this game, but maybe finals make people go nuts? Either way, nice hand court, and tough luck geno; as this sent him home in 12th place. Speaking of eliminations, just the very next hand kingnat’s crazy image worked out for him here:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee said, “sorry”
SandbaggerJO said, “wowowowowo”
courtiebee said, “after i raised i was like, oops”
DaChicagoKid: raises 100 to 150
Miffed22001 said, “BACK TO 100NL FOR COUTIR-NIT”
kingnat: calls 150
flomosapien: folds
courtiebee said, “and decided to call if he shoved”
courtiebee said, “wooo”
courtiebee: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Miffed22001: folds
*** FLOP *** [9c 7c 4s]
Miffed22001 said, “:)”
SandbaggerJO said, “holy schnikees”
SandbaggerJO said, “nice catch”
DaChicagoKid: bets 250
kingnat: calls 250
*** TURN *** [9c 7c 4s] [2s]
DaChicagoKid: bets 760 and is all-in
kingnat: calls 760
*** RIVER *** [9c 7c 4s 2s] [Jc]
DaChicagoKid said, “h”
kingnat said, “yeah”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DaChicagoKid: shows [8h 8d] (a pair of Eights)
kingnat: shows [Jd Js] (three of a kind, Jacks)
kingnat collected 2395 from pot

Who could have put kingnat on jacks? Not DaChicagoKid and he was forced to leave in 11th place. We were now on the final table bubble and were only 40 minutes in. This has been one of the fastest gauntlets to date and with players so deep we could actually see some postflop play between two of the chip leaders:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “it’s a tough road ahead of me”
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
reidak: raises 71 to 121
alexos888: folds
toddanderson: calls 71
*** FLOP *** [2c 9h 3c]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: bets 121
toddanderson: calls 121
*** TURN *** [2c 9h 3c] [3d]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** RIVER *** [2c 9h 3c 3d] [4d]
toddanderson: bets 333
alexos888 said, “dude, play 2 table sit and goes instead”
reidak: calls 333
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Qh Kh] (a pair of Threes)
reidak: shows [9s 7h] (two pair, Nines and Threes)
reidak collected 1175 from pot
alexos888 said, “ure obv killin them”
toddanderson said, “nh”

Nice bluff you donk, you’re repping pretty much a busted flush draw and nothing else. Back at the other table they were also playing postflop:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
b0bbybythelb: folds
reidak: folds
alexos888: raises 71 to 121
reidak said, “thanks”
toddanderson said, “shut it!”
alexos888 said, “sng donk”
toddanderson: folds
spinswell: calls 71
*** FLOP *** [8c 2d 2s]
toddanderson said, “no i want my cards back”
spinswell: bets 140
alexos888: raises 171 to 311
spinswell: raises 171 to 482
alexos888: raises 975 to 1457 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
reidak said, “i caught a sick heater 4 or 5 handed”
alexos888 collected 1231 from pot
alexos888: doesn’t show hand

And when there is postflop involved, Alexos probably has an advantage. It is pretty rare to see a 3bet bluff on the flop, unless spinswell put Alexos on a really big hand here and folded 33-77 or a weak 8. Regardless it was still fun to see all the postflop action rather than just shoving preflop. However, shortly after when the blinds reach 50/100, some players had little choice:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kingnat: folds
flomosapien: folds
courtiebee: raises 200 to 300
SandbaggerJO: raises 1097 to 1397 and is all-in
Miffed22001: folds
courtiebee: calls 1097
*** FLOP *** [6s 8h 4h]
*** TURN *** [6s 8h 4h] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [6s 8h 4h Th] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [5d 5h] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
courtiebee: shows [Td Ad] (two pair, Tens and Fours)
courtiebee collected 2894 from pot

Courtiebee won the flop and SandbaggerJO was your bubble boy, in 10th place. We were now at the final table and here were the chip stacks:

Seat 1: toddanderson (6458 in chips)
Seat 2: courtiebee (3215 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (2964 in chips)
Seat 4: kingnat (3975 in chips)
Seat 5: spinswell (782 in chips)
Seat 6: b0bbybythelb (3558 in chips)
Seat 7: Miffed22001 (1507 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (2174 in chips)
Seat 9: alexos888 (2367 in chips)

The donk of all donks kmind still had the chip lead with 6500, kingnat in second with 4000, and b0bby was chillin’ with 3600. Spinswell was the only one who was in real bad shape after that pot with Alexos, with only 782. As expected basing off how this tournament had ran so far, it only took a couple hands for their to be action:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak said, “can i get GL gatorgirl”
b0bbybythelb said, “go noles?”
reidak: folds
alexos888: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: raises 200 to 300
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: calls 300
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
toddanderson said, “let’s all target kingnat”
Miffed22001: raises 1207 to 1507 and is all-in
courtiebee: folds
kingnat: calls 1207
kingnat said, “WTF? hmmm….”
*** FLOP *** [2d 6s 2s]
kingnat said, “wee”
kingnat said, “gogog”
*** TURN *** [2d 6s 2s] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [2d 6s 2s Kh] [4c]
kingnat said, “boo”
flomosapien said, “i’m folding for the points”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Miffed22001: shows [Ah Kd] (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
kingnat: shows [Js Jc] (two pair, Jacks and Deuces)
kingnat said, “nh”
Miffed22001 collected 3364 from pot

Everyone including Miffed was shocked to see him at the final table, and now that he won this coinflip he had a nice chance to go deeeeeep into the Gauntlet. Now judging by the previous hands shown down by Jishu (reidak) we were in for a show. It started with courtie:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “about targetting you”
alexos888: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: raises 200 to 300
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: folds
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
Miffed22001: folds
courtiebee said, “haha”
Miffed22001 said, “YEY I WON A FLIP”
reidak: raises 200 to 500
toddanderson said, “where’s tera, miffed?”
kingnat said, “or sure ya say that NOW…. call off the dogs already!!! JEEBUS!”
courtiebee: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [Js Qs 6c]
reidak: checks
courtiebee: checks
*** TURN *** [Js Qs 6c] [2h]
reidak: bets 500
courtiebee: folds
reidak collected 1050 from pot
reidak: shows [Jc 3s] (a pair of Jacks)

It seems he loves to min re-raise preflop with very bad hands, make a note of it everyone. However, courtiebee would not be easily bullied, and she would eventualy push back:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: folds
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: raises 105 to 205
reidak said, “attack courtie”
alexos888: raises 372 to 577
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: raises 1838 to 2415 and is all-in
reidak: folds
alexos888: folds
kingnat said, “don’t bully the table captain”
courtiebee collected 1409 from pot
courtiebee: doesn’t show hand

However, that was only a chink in Jishu’s armor, and would soon learn to flip coins very well:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: raises 125 to 225
alexos888: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: folds
spinswell: raises 557 to 782 and is all-in
b0bbybythelb: folds
reidak: calls 557
*** FLOP *** [7h 4d 7d]
courtiebee said, “nice”
*** TURN *** [7h 4d 7d] [3c]
spinswell said, “lol”
toddanderson said, “a”
*** RIVER *** [7h 4d 7d 3c] [Th]
toddanderson said, “a”
reidak said, “what a bad flop”
toddanderson said, “a”
toddanderson said, “a”
toddanderson said, “a”
toddanderson said, “a”
toddanderson said, “a”
toddanderson said, “a”
toddanderson said, “a”
toddanderson said, “a”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Jh Ac] (a pair of Sevens)
reidak: shows [7s 7c] (four of a kind, Sevens)
reidak collected 1664 from pot
courtiebee said, “gg”
reidak said, “run so bad”
Miffed22001 said, “KLOL”
toddanderson said, “so close after that flop!”

Not sure why kmind was calling for an ace, because that flop had spins drawing dead after Jishu flopped quads! Talk about knowing how to flip a coin! After not getting much going, Spinswell was the first gone, in 9th place. Don’t think Jishu was done there, not even close:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
alexos888: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
flomosapien: folds
reidak said, “i used up all my luck on that hand”
reidak said, “****”
kingnat: raises 200 to 300
b0bbybythelb: folds
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [7d Qs 6c]
reidak: checks
b0bbybythelb said, “i was about to call the bet and would have had the nut flush draw”
b0bbybythelb said, “thank god i didnt”
courtiebee said, “yay break”
kingnat: bets 375
courtiebee said, “that’s 5 min of physiology”
reidak: calls 375
*** TURN *** [7d Qs 6c] [2s]
reidak: bets 2676 and is all-in
kingnat: folds
toddanderson said, “5 min of pyschology”
reidak collected 1400 from pot
reidak: shows [Jd Ts] (high card Queen)

Jishu now has my crowning of the sickest player in a Gauntlet Game so far! This guy loves to bluff, even when he could be drawing dead. After this hand it was the first break and Mr Donk was still your chip leader with 7301, Jishu had worked his way up to second with 4076, and Miffed was in third with 3414. Only a couple hands after break, Alexos found a good ace and went with it, only to run face first into b0bby’s AK:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: folds
b0bbybythelb: raises 300 to 450
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: folds
alexos888: raises 1010 to 1460 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
b0bbybythelb: calls 1010
*** FLOP *** [6d 4d Qd]
*** TURN *** [6d 4d Qd] [Kc]
alexos888 said, “SPADE!”
*** RIVER *** [6d 4d Qd Kc] [5d]
toddanderson said, “jadfadfad”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
b0bbybythelb: shows [Ah Kd] (a flush, King high)
alexos888: shows [Js Ac] (high card Ace)
alexos888 said, “:)”
alexos888 said, “gg”
b0bbybythelb collected 3145 from pot
toddanderson said, “gg”
courtiebee said, “gg”

With not much chips he had to go for it there, and too bad for him because he took 8th place. With 7 left we now got to see more postflop action, but it was pretty boring when it got checked through:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee said, “ty”
kingnat: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
Miffed22001: raises 300 to 450
reidak: folds
toddanderson: calls 450
courtiebee: folds
flomosapien: folds
*** FLOP *** [4s 6s Qs]
courtiebee said, “hello sexy, i’m good”
Miffed22001: checks
courtiebee said, “you?”
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [4s 6s Qs] [Kh]
Miffed22001: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [4s 6s Qs Kh] [5s]
Miffed22001: checks
courtiebee said, “obv”
toddanderson: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Miffed22001: shows [Ad Tc] (high card Ace)
toddanderson: shows [Kc 9d] (a pair of Kings)
toddanderson collected 1125 from pot

Also one thing I noticed was the amount of re-raises happening at this table. The final table as a whole was one of the most agro one’s in a long time, and hardly any pot would go uncontested:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: calls 150
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: raises 250 to 400
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
courtiebee said, “very very small”
Miffed22001: raises 3014 to 3414 and is all-in
reidak: folds
courtiebee: folds
Miffed22001 collected 1025 from pot
Miffed22001: doesn’t show hand
courtiebee said, “why do you raise so big :(”

Going back to the sicko Jishu, I’m still trying to figure out if this was for value or a bluff:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
b0bbybythelb said, “nh miffed”
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: folds
b0bbybythelb: raises 300 to 450
Miffed22001: folds
Miffed22001 said, “BCOZ IM 2 TABLING 5DRAW OFC”
reidak: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [3c 6s 8c]
reidak: checks
b0bbybythelb: bets 600
reidak: raises 2801 to 3401 and is all-in
b0bbybythelb: calls 2801
*** TURN *** [3c 6s 8c] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [3c 6s 8c Ad] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [3s Ts] (a pair of Threes)
b0bbybythelb: shows [3d 9d] (a pair of Threes – lower kicker)
toddanderson said, “wtf”
courtiebee said, “what”
reidak collected 7777 from pot
toddanderson said, “so sick”

I again have no idea what to say about b0bby’s call here. Again he was check raised allin and made the call with not much of a hand. Jishu was probably sick when he say the call, but when he say what he was up against he was very happy and became the new chip leader. B0bby had shown he didn’t like to give up pots, so it was a sick play from Jishu.

Again, kingnat was able to use his image to his advantage and score a double up:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: raises 250 to 400
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: calls 325
b0bbybythelb: folds
*** FLOP *** [8d 7h Qs]
kingnat: bets 1360 and is all-in
courtiebee: calls 1360
*** TURN *** [8d 7h Qs] [6s]
courtiebee said, “oh”
*** RIVER *** [8d 7h Qs 6s] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kingnat: shows [Ad Ah] (a pair of Aces)
courtiebee: shows [Qc As] (a pair of Queens)
kingnat collected 3670 from pot
reidak said, “ATTACK COURTIE”
courtiebee said, “i was like, NO STOP N GO FOR YOU”

Or it could have been because courtie had TPTK? Bad flop for her and this left her with just 700 chips. With such a short stack, she got a pair and pushed, only to be called in 2 spots:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “hi king nh”
reidak: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: raises 540 to 690 and is all-in
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: folds
b0bbybythelb: raises 302 to 992 and is all-in
Miffed22001: calls 842
toddanderson said, “i folded a decent hand just now someone call”
kingnat said, “i thought it would look like that”
*** FLOP *** [Qc Js Tc]
courtiebee said, “now that is bad”
*** TURN *** [Qc Js Tc] [3c]
*** RIVER *** [Qc Js Tc 3c] [Ac]
toddanderson said, “noooooooooo”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
b0bbybythelb: shows [Th 9d] (a pair of Tens)
Miffed22001: shows [8d 8h] (a pair of Eights)
b0bbybythelb collected 604 from side pot
courtiebee: shows [6c 6h] (a flush, Ace high)
reidak said, “WEEEEE”
courtiebee collected 2070 from main pot
toddanderson said, “i would have crushed”

“WEEEE” is right, her lone pair of 6s looked crushed on the flop, but it came runner runner clubs for her to triple up to 2100 chips. Also, b0bby’s pair of tens were good for the side pot, but he was only left with 604 chips. Needing something to happen, he shoved the next hand:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
b0bbybythelb said, “wtf”
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
flomosapien: folds
Miffed22001 said, “SUPER GAYNESS”
courtiebee said, “yeah …”
kingnat: folds
b0bbybythelb: raises 454 to 604 and is all-in
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: calls 454
*** FLOP *** [3d 6h 9c]
*** TURN *** [3d 6h 9c] [Kc]
reidak said, “riv K”
*** RIVER *** [3d 6h 9c Kc] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [4s Ks] (a pair of Kings)
b0bbybythelb: shows [6c Jc] (a flush, Ace high)
Miffed22001 said, “LOL”
toddanderson said, “hahaha”
b0bbybythelb collected 1283 from pot
toddanderson said, “clubs”
b0bbybythelb said, “sweet”
courtiebee said, “wow this game is so stupid”

Clubs have been kind the last couple hands, and it seemed as if no one could be eliminated! However, just a couple of hands later kingnat took it upon himself to get the game rolling:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: raises 300 to 450
b0bbybythelb: raises 833 to 1283 and is all-in
kingnat: calls 833
*** FLOP *** [Th 2c 4h]
toddanderson said, “haha”
*** TURN *** [Th 2c 4h] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [Th 2c 4h 5h] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kingnat: shows [Tc Qc] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
b0bbybythelb: shows [7c Jh] (high card Queen)
toddanderson said, “close”
courtiebee said, “oh i thought it was coming”
kingnat collected 2566 from pot
courtiebee said, “gg”

This sent philly and the phanatics (Poker Stars b0bbybythelb) out in 7th place. All of this happened in just the first 15 minutes of the final table, and this was definitely the most action we have seen at a FT in a long time. With just 6 remaining, here is how the chips were distributed:

Seat 1: toddanderson (6718 in chips)
Seat 2: courtiebee (2070 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (2364 in chips)
Seat 4: kingnat (4803 in chips)
Seat 7: Miffed22001 (3797 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (7248 in chips)

Jishu had some nice hands and was now the chip leader with 7248, followed by the worst player I’ve ever known kmind with 6718, and kingnat was holding his own with 4803. Courtie and flomo would have to work something out as the blinds were not 100/200 and they had just 10 bbs to work with.

It seemed once this level has been hit the action had be lifted, or maybe peoples crazy pills have worn off. There were now a lot of preflop raise or pushing without anything else. Raise fold poker started to fall upon the table until this crazy 5 way limped pot:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: folds
toddanderson said, “bring back towlie in january please flomo”
kingnat: calls 200
Miffed22001: calls 200
flomosapien said, “you got it”
reidak: calls 200
toddanderson: calls 100
toddanderson said, “tanky”
courtiebee: checks
*** FLOP *** [7c Ks Kh]
toddanderson: checks
courtiebee: checks
kingnat: checks
Miffed22001: checks
reidak: checks
*** TURN *** [7c Ks Kh] [8d]
toddanderson: checks
flomosapien said, “you need a new one kmind”
courtiebee said, “flomo can i come to one of your dinner parties”
courtiebee: checks
flomosapien said, “sure”
kingnat: checks
Miffed22001: checks
reidak: bets 400
kingnat said, “i’m thinking of a card!!!”
reidak said, “yeah me too”
toddanderson: calls 400
reidak said, “**** looks awesome man”
reidak said, “i drool when i see those pics”
courtiebee: raises 1770 to 2170 and is all-in
kingnat: folds
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: raises 5078 to 7248 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
*** RIVER *** [7c Ks Kh 8d] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [6h 9h] (a pair of Kings)
reidak: shows [Kd Th] (three of a kind, Kings)
flomosapien said, “boost will be the one to visit soon”
reidak collected 5740 from pot
flomosapien said, “gg”

Jishu decided to slow play his trips and it worked against courtie who turned an oesd. She knew how active Jishu had been and thought she had a lot of fold equity, however she missed the river and was eliminated in 6th place. During her elimination people started talking about flomo’s dinner parties and he invited everyone over (we will hold you to it drunk chef!) Speaking of flomo, he was now the next target being the short stack, but that didn’t stop him from playing back with the short stacks ultimate weapon; the all-in.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Miffed22001: folds
reidak said, “way to have my heart”
reidak: raises 300 to 500
toddanderson: folds
toddanderson said, “nh”
reidak said, “<3”
flomosapien: raises 2164 to 2664 and is all-in
kingnat: folds
reidak: folds
toddanderson said, “gg courtie”
flomosapien collected 1200 from pot
flomosapien: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
flomosapien: raises 400 to 600
toddanderson said, “wheeee that was for you”
kingnat: folds
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: raises 550 to 1150
toddanderson said, “<3”
flomosapien: raises 2214 to 3364 and is all-in
reidak: folds
flomosapien collected 2400 from pot
flomosapien: doesn’t show hand
reidak said, “yeah my hand was that bad”

Kmind who had been quite for the past few revolutions finally got involved in a pot with kingnat, and they were both pretty deep:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Miffed22001: folds
flomosapien said, “no i’m not you arre”
reidak: folds
toddanderson: raises 255 to 455
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: calls 255
*** FLOP *** [Ac Jd 6h]
kingnat: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [Ac Jd 6h] [Td]
kingnat: checks
toddanderson: bets 666
kingnat: calls 666
*** RIVER *** [Ac Jd 6h Td] [4s]
kingnat: checks
toddanderson: bets 1333
kingnat: folds
toddanderson collected 2342 from pot
flomosapien said, “always”
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand

After flomo’s pushes and a few other small pots he was no longer the short stack, that now belonged to Miffed. In a blind vs blind battle, he picked up a nice hand and pushed into Jishu:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
flomosapien: folds
reidak said, “support would laugh at us”
kingnat: folds
Miffed22001: raises 2242 to 2442 and is all-in
reidak: calls 2242
*** FLOP *** [5s 4h 5c]
*** TURN *** [5s 4h 5c] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [5s 4h 5c 6h] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Miffed22001: shows [Kd Qc] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
reidak: shows [Ac 6c] (two pair, Sixes and Fives)
Miffed22001 said, “NH”
reidak collected 4884 from pot
toddanderson said, “gg”

However Jishu can not miss! Miffed was done in 5th place and now we were down to 4. No one was really dominating between them (Jishu, kingnat, kmind, flomo) and they were all regularly stealing. However Jishu had to make sure to get some bluffs in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kingnat: folds
reidak: raises 300 to 500
toddanderson: calls 400
flomosapien: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [8c 9s Jc]
toddanderson: checks
flomosapien: checks
reidak: checks
*** TURN *** [8c 9s Jc] [9h]
toddanderson: checks
flomosapien: checks
reidak: bets 600
toddanderson: calls 600
flomosapien: folds
*** RIVER *** [8c 9s Jc 9h] [Ac]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: bets 2600
toddanderson: folds
reidak collected 2700 from pot
reidak: shows [3h 7d] (a pair of Nines)

Sick, sick man. So sick, that he likes to open fold:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: raises 400 to 600
kingnat: folds
reidak: calls 500
toddanderson: folds
*** FLOP *** [9h 3d 7h]
reidak: folds
toddanderson said, “wtf”
flomosapien collected 1500 from pot
flomosapien: doesn’t show hand
toddanderson said, “**** that”

Wtf indeed! His hand must have been that bad, either that or he is a super user. It seemed like Jishu could do nothing wrong, but kmind finally got a pot off of him:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kingnat: folds
reidak said, “;)”
reidak: raises 300 to 500
flomosapien said, “super user”
toddanderson: calls 400
flomosapien: folds
*** FLOP *** [As 2h 2c]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** TURN *** [As 2h 2c] [Th]
toddanderson: bets 999
reidak: calls 999
*** RIVER *** [As 2h 2c Th] [Jh]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [2d Kd] (three of a kind, Deuces)
reidak: shows [Ad 4c] (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
toddanderson collected 3298 from pot
toddanderson said, “bet that river”

Kmind missed an opportunity at a nice pot here and should have bet the river, but he finally took a pot from the chip leader. Speaking of sick, flomo is definitely a sick player as kingnat would find out:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kingnat: raises 300 to 500
reidak: folds
toddanderson: folds
flomosapien: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [4d 5h Ad]
flomosapien: checks
kingnat: bets 1682 and is all-in
flomosapien: calls 1682
*** TURN *** [4d 5h Ad] [Qc]
toddanderson said, “nh”
kingnat said, “nh”
*** RIVER *** [4d 5h Ad Qc] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
flomosapien: shows [2d 3d] (a straight, Ace to Five)
kingnat: shows [6s 6h] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
flomosapien collected 4564 from pot
toddanderson said, “so sick”

Sick sick indeed, 32s is the nuts! Kingnat was the money bubble boy in 4th place, too bad for him! Now we were down to three way action and I expected things to heat up as no one was really too short:

Seat 1: toddanderson (8560 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (6951 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (11489 in chips)

The blinds were only 100/200/25 so anything could happen. My assumption was correct, and of course it was Jishu who was the one pushing the action:

Seat 1: toddanderson (7833 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (7176 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (11991 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
flomosapien: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
toddanderson: posts small blind 100
flomosapien: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: folds
toddanderson: raises 300 to 500
flomosapien: raises 500 to 1000
toddanderson: calls 500
*** FLOP *** [5c Jc 7d]
toddanderson: bets 1444
flomosapien: raises 4356 to 5800
toddanderson said, “really?”
toddanderson said, “i push you fold right?”
toddanderson: folds
flomosapien collected 4963 from pot
flomosapien: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: toddanderson (5339 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (9545 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (12116 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
flomosapien: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts small blind 100
toddanderson: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien said, “if you bet bigger i fold”
toddanderson said, “nh towlie”
flomosapien: raises 400 to 600
reidak: calls 500
toddanderson said, “what’d you have”
toddanderson: calls 400
*** FLOP *** [Ks 8h 9h]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
flomosapien: checks
*** TURN *** [Ks 8h 9h] [Th]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
flomosapien: bets 400
flomosapien said, “nothing”
toddanderson said, “what high though”
reidak: raises 1800 to 2200
toddanderson: folds
flomosapien said, “a”
toddanderson said, “nh”
flomosapien: folds
reidak collected 2675 from pot
reidak: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: toddanderson (6664 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (7045 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (13291 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
flomosapien: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
toddanderson: posts small blind 200
flomosapien: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: raises 600 to 1000
toddanderson: calls 800
flomosapien: folds
*** FLOP *** [9s 8s 3d]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: bets 400
toddanderson: calls 400
*** TURN *** [9s 8s 3d] [Ad]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: bets 400
toddanderson: calls 400
*** RIVER *** [9s 8s 3d Ad] [9c]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: bets 400
toddanderson: folds
reidak collected 4075 from pot

Nothing was working for flomo it seemed, and even the donk kmind started playing back at him:

Seat 1: toddanderson (4839 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (6620 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (15541 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
flomosapien: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
flomosapien: posts small blind 200
reidak: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 600 to 1000
flomosapien: calls 800
reidak: folds
*** FLOP *** [Js Jc 9d]
flomosapien: bets 1200
toddanderson: raises 2614 to 3814 and is all-in
flomosapien: folds
flomosapien said, “nh”
toddanderson collected 4875 from pot
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand
toddanderson said, “ty”

He was getting bullied everywhere, and remember, Jishu never has it:

Seat 1: toddanderson (7489 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (4395 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (15116 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
flomosapien: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts small blind 200
toddanderson: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: raises 800 to 1200
reidak: calls 1000
toddanderson: folds
*** FLOP *** [2d 6h 9h]
reidak: bets 13891 and is all-in
flomosapien: folds
reidak collected 2875 from pot
reidak: shows [4d Kd] (high card King)

Eventually flomo had to take a stand at some point, but found out the bad news that he was dominated:

Seat 1: toddanderson (7064 in chips)
Seat 3: flomosapien (3170 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (16766 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
flomosapien: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
toddanderson: posts small blind 200
flomosapien: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: folds
toddanderson: raises 600 to 1000
flomosapien: raises 2145 to 3145 and is all-in
toddanderson: calls 2145
*** FLOP *** [7d 6c 8c]
*** TURN *** [7d 6c 8c] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [7d 6c 8c 7c] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Ac 9d] (three of a kind, Sevens)
flomosapien: shows [Ad 4c] (three of a kind, Sevens – lower kicker)
toddanderson collected 6365 from pot
toddanderson said, “gg”

It was a tough run for flomo when it got down to three way, and he finished in 3rd. We were now down to heads up, and Jishu (reidak) had a 3:2 chip lead over kmind (toddanderson):

Seat 1: toddanderson (10259 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (16741 in chips)

With the action I had seem out of these players, and larger blinds (200/400/25) I expected this to be another one of the quick heads up battles. However, it turned out to be a very good match, with hands going both ways:

Seat 1: toddanderson (10259 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (16741 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
toddanderson: posts small blind 200
reidak: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 600 to 1000
reidak said, “hu pokah”
reidak: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [Tc Td 2d]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [Tc Td 2d] [5d]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [Tc Td 2d 5d] [9c]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [9d 6d] (a flush, Ten high)
toddanderson: mucks hand
reidak collected 2050 from pot
toddanderson said, “haha”
toddanderson said, “nh”

The ole check/raise didn’t work there for Jishu, and kmind is lucky he didn’t stab! Kmind wasn’t going to go down quietly, as he started to push back:

Seat 1: toddanderson (9459 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (17541 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
toddanderson: posts small blind 200
reidak: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 600 to 1000
reidak: raises 1400 to 2400
toddanderson: raises 2800 to 5200
reidak: folds
toddanderson collected 4850 from pot
reidak said, “nice raise”

Seat 1: toddanderson (11884 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (15116 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts small blind 200
toddanderson: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “ty”
reidak: calls 200
toddanderson: checks
*** FLOP *** [Jh 6c Kh]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** TURN *** [Jh 6c Kh] [Qh]
toddanderson: bets 666
reidak: calls 666
*** RIVER *** [Jh 6c Kh Qh] [3d]
toddanderson: bets 1666
reidak: calls 1666
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [2s Td] (high card King)
reidak: shows [3c 6d] (two pair, Sixes and Threes)
reidak collected 5514 from pot

But it just seemed as if Jishu was getting the best of him. With information being such a key part of heads up, Jishu started making calls just because he was curious:

Seat 1: toddanderson (10218 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (16782 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts small blind 200
toddanderson: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak said, “QJ :p”
reidak: calls 200
toddanderson said, “haha nh”
toddanderson: checks
*** FLOP *** [5s 8h 2d]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** TURN *** [5s 8h 2d] [7c]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** RIVER *** [5s 8h 2d 7c] [6s]
toddanderson: bets 666
reidak said, “why”
reidak said, “it makes no sense”
reidak said, “worst call ever”
reidak said, “im just curious”
reidak: calls 666
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [9s 4h] (a straight, Five to Nine)
reidak: shows [2c Jc] (a pair of Deuces)
toddanderson collected 2182 from pot

Back and forth this heads up match kept going, which both players winning small pots:

Seat 1: toddanderson (11084 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (15916 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts small blind 200
toddanderson: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: raises 800 to 1200
toddanderson: calls 800
*** FLOP *** [8s 7d 8h]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** TURN *** [8s 7d 8h] [7s]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** RIVER *** [8s 7d 8h 7s] [5h]
toddanderson: checks
reidak: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [As 3c] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
reidak: mucks hand
toddanderson said, “betttt”
toddanderson collected 2450 from pot

Seat 1: toddanderson (12309 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (14691 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
toddanderson: posts small blind 200
reidak: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 600 to 1000
reidak: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [3c Ac 9h]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: bets 1444
reidak: calls 1444
*** TURN *** [3c Ac 9h] [As]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [3c Ac 9h As] [Ah]
reidak: checks
toddanderson said, “nh”
toddanderson: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [Td Th] (a full house, Aces full of Tens)
toddanderson: mucks hand
reidak collected 4938 from pot
reidak said, “balaaaahh”

Seat 1: toddanderson (10065 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (16935 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
toddanderson: posts small blind 200
reidak: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: calls 200
reidak: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ks Tc Kh]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: bets 666
reidak: calls 666
*** TURN *** [Ks Tc Kh] [Jd]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [Ks Tc Kh Jd] [6d]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [Kc 9d] (three of a kind, Kings)
toddanderson: mucks hand
reidak collected 2182 from pot
toddanderson said, “nh”
reidak said, “goddamn im so bad”

About 20 hands in, it finally happened where all the chips went into the middle:

Seat 1: toddanderson (8974 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (18026 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts the ante 25
reidak: posts small blind 200
toddanderson: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: calls 200
toddanderson: raises 933 to 1333
reidak said, “pretty good heads up match”
reidak said, “im getting better hands however”
toddanderson said, “yes suh”
toddanderson said, “nah”
reidak: calls 933
*** FLOP *** [Td 9d 7s]
toddanderson said, “good playing”
toddanderson: bets 2222
reidak: raises 10178 to 12400
toddanderson: calls 5394 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Td 9d 7s] [5c]
toddanderson said, “haha”
*** RIVER *** [Td 9d 7s 5c] [8s]
toddanderson said, “nh”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Kh 9h] (a pair of Nines)
reidak: shows [9s Ks] (a pair of Nines)
toddanderson collected 8974 from pot
reidak collected 8974 from pot

Chop chop! After 25 hands, it was still virtually the same as when it had started:

Seat 1: toddanderson (11224 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (15776 in chips)

Heads up play continued, and Jishu seemed to up the aggression once again:

Seat 1: toddanderson (9924 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (17076 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 50
reidak: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts small blind 300
reidak: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 955 to 1555
reidak: raises 955 to 2510
toddanderson: folds
reidak collected 3210 from pot
reidak: shows [7c 3d] (high card Seven)

But kmind kept fighting back:

Seat 1: toddanderson (8669 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (18331 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 50
reidak: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts small blind 300
reidak: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 955 to 1555
reidak: raises 955 to 2510
toddanderson: calls 955
*** FLOP *** [Js 6c 2h]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [Js 6c 2h] [Ks]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: bets 6109 and is all-in
reidak: folds
reidak said, “yawn”
toddanderson collected 5120 from pot
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand

It was a very interesting and even heads up match, but Jishu seemed to have a slight edge on the cards he was getting. Eventually a big pot was played, and kmind was asking for information:

Seat 1: toddanderson (9379 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (17621 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 50
reidak: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts small blind 300
reidak: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 955 to 1555
reidak: calls 955
*** FLOP *** [Ac 2s 4c]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [Ac 2s 4c] [8c]
reidak: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [Ac 2s 4c 8c] [4d]
reidak: bets 1200
toddanderson said, “you have an ace”
reidak said, “no”
toddanderson: calls 1200
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [Qc 6c] (a flush, Ace high)
toddanderson: mucks hand
reidak collected 5610 from pot
toddanderson said, “yep flush or ace ahh”
toddanderson said, “nh”

With kmind losing that pot, he now only had around 12 bbs, and he found a pair and pushed:

Seat 1: toddanderson (7224 in chips)
Seat 8: reidak (19776 in chips)
toddanderson: posts the ante 50
reidak: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts small blind 300
reidak: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 955 to 1555
reidak: raises 4445 to 6000
toddanderson: raises 1174 to 7174 and is all-in
reidak: calls 1174
*** FLOP *** [Js 7c Qh]
*** TURN *** [Js 7c Qh] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [Js 7c Qh Ac] [9s]
reidak said, “gg”
toddanderson said, “wow”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [Kh Th] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
toddanderson: shows [3s 3d] (a pair of Threes)
toddanderson said, “nh”
reidak collected 14448 from pot

But Jishu won the coinflip and became the Gauntlet VI Game 20 champion! It was a very nice even heads up match and was fun to watch. Congrats to both players, and special shoutout to kmind, I bashed him throughout this summary, but he’s a good player and I knew he could take it. (However I will seek my revenge in blinds man bluff later!) Now for the hands of the night:

lol cooleraments

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Miffed22001: folds
reidak: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: raises 250 to 400
flomosapien: folds
kingnat: calls 325
b0bbybythelb: folds
*** FLOP *** [8d 7h Qs]
kingnat: bets 1360 and is all-in
courtiebee: calls 1360
*** TURN *** [8d 7h Qs] [6s]
courtiebee said, “oh”
*** RIVER *** [8d 7h Qs 6s] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kingnat: shows [Ad Ah] (a pair of Aces)
courtiebee: shows [Qc As] (a pair of Queens)
kingnat collected 3670 from pot
reidak said, “ATTACK COURTIE”
courtiebee said, “i was like, NO STOP N GO FOR YOU”

There is no way anyone can get away from AQ here, tough break courtie.

WTF was he Thinking?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
BeeJall: folds
spinswell: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
pankfish: raises 150 to 200
reidak: folds
alexos888: folds
toddanderson: calls 150
*** FLOP *** [Qd 9s 8c]
toddanderson: checks
pankfish: bets 350
toddanderson: raises 3651 to 4001 and is all-in
pankfish: calls 545 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Qd 9s 8c] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [Qd 9s 8c 5s] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [9h Qh] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
pankfish: shows [Kc 6c] (a pair of Sixes)
toddanderson collected 2215 from pot

I guess he was pot committed with no pair no draw?

Beat of the Night

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SandbaggerJO: folds
Miffed22001: folds
Miffed22001 said, “LOL IM DEEEEEP IN A Gauntlet GAMWE!!!!!!!!”
kingnat said, “kmind is kkinda in the lead”
DaChicagoKid: folds
kingnat: folds
flomosapien: folds
geno9: raises 100 to 150
courtiebee: raises 300 to 450
geno9: raises 723 to 1173 and is all-in
courtiebee: calls 723
kingnat said, “where is the table change?… 7hnaded vs. 5 handed WTF”
*** FLOP *** [6d 2h 9d]
courtiebee said, “hehehhe”
geno9 said, “lol”
kingnat said, “wow…”
*** TURN *** [6d 2h 9d] [5h]
Miffed22001 said, “LOL”
kingnat said, “tha’ts sick”
*** RIVER *** [6d 2h 9d 5h] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [Qc Qd] (a pair of Queens)
courtiebee: shows [8s 7h] (a straight, Five to Nine)
courtiebee collected 2346 from pot
kingnat said, “show that to DC”
SandbaggerJO said, “ooooooooooo”

Geno, sick way to go out!  Those finance finals make courtie crazy….

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