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Game 22 of the gauntlet said goodbye to 4 more players, and hello to quite a few as well. Why they decide to start playing with 3 games left I don’t know, but there was definitely a lot more action than usual in this game! 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.

Yes it was farewell to 4 people today; the amazing Jimmy Mac, the Big Spender, the spinning spin_md, and Mr Adam Swiggidy. In addition to these superstars, the Gauntlet got a lot of action tonight as the crazy twins Massimo (IMSUPERCREAL) and IowaSkinsFan (heybude) decided to donk around. 22 in total came to play for game 22 (coincidence?), which was the most since game 6! Some other FTR regulars were spotted as well, Sauce123, Flomo, KDonk, and Warpe just to name a few. Before I get into all the spewing, here was the leaderboard prior to game 22 and any changes in position from last game:

FTR Name – GP – Points / Change
Jimmy Mac – 11 – 739.16 / 0
givememyleg – 12 – 637.11 / 0
ackthecat – 12 – 593.15 / +2
spin_md – 11 – 568.68 / -1
Fimanoid – 12 – 529.45 / -1
Shifubowa – 11 – 514.28 / +1
kmind – 8 – 508.70 / +2
Alexos – 10 – 501.98 / +3
Bender50 – 10 – 490.45 /-2
I Like Pie – 10 – 474.11 / +3

There was a lot of jumping around again as you can see, especially at the bottom. Kmind is the only person still in the top 10 without being in double digits, which is pretty impressive (for a donk). Some other notable players in this game are two that are so bad they couldn’t even make the leaderboard with 1 game left to play:

swiggidy – 11 – 456.00
bigspenda73 – 11 – 454.30

The reason I mention them is because it is both their final games, and they have a prop bet as to who finishes higher this season. Swigg has a meaningless 1.7 point lead, so they are essentially tied. Whoever finishes higher tonight will win the bet, but more importantly, the pride ldo. Let’s see how tight they play while trying to out fold each other!

This game started off fast for most, and for some not so well. The very first hand Sauce threw some chips away, which is something he found easy to do this game:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
Bender50: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
Sauce123: raises 40 to 60
kemikar: folds
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: raises 40 to 100
Sauce123 said, “siiick minraise”
Sauce123 said, “i call”
Sauce123: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [Qs Jh Ah]
Sauce123 said, “action flop”
Tchrsmth: bets 100
pfsbulldawg is connected
Sauce123: calls 100
*** TURN *** [Qs Jh Ah] [5s]
Sauce123 said, “action turn”
Tchrsmth: checks
Sauce123: checks
*** RIVER *** [Qs Jh Ah 5s] [2c]
Sauce123 said, “action river”
Tchrsmth: bets 100
Sauce123: folds
kemikar said, “good fold”
Tchrsmth collected 410 from pot
Tchrsmth: shows [Kh Kd] (a pair of Kings)

You will see that it only gets worse for him. Also, like mentioned earlier, the twins decided to play tonight, and it wasn’t long before they were involved in a pot with each other:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
heybude: raises 40 to 60
kingnat: folds
will641: folds
IMSUPERCREAL said, “dude shutting up would be good for your range”
IMSUPERCREAL: calls 60
LolTrappedU: folds
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [7d 3d 2s]
IMSUPERCREAL said, “twin battles!”
heybude said, “im felting btw”
LolTrappedU said, “PWNED”
heybude: bets 100
IMSUPERCREAL: calls 100
*** TURN *** [7d 3d 2s] [Td]
heybude: checks
IMSUPERCREAL: checks
*** RIVER *** [7d 3d 2s Td] [8d]
LolTrappedU said, “floatadoodles”
will641 said, “heybit.ch will you pick me up a taylor jersey before you go back to iowa for me?”
LolTrappedU said, “wow”
LolTrappedU said, “uh not cool”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “i’m nsapping nay bet”
heybude said, “yeah if u pay me back”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “snap snap snap”
heybude said, “hey max if i check will u bet?”
will641 said, “yeah i will”
LolTrappedU said, “lol”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “idk”
heybude: checks
IMSUPERCREAL: checks
LolTrappedU said, “um COLLUSION”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heybude: shows [Ad 4s] (a flush, Ace high)
heybude said, “****”
IMSUPERCREAL: mucks hand
heybude collected 350 from pot

ISF (heybude) was going for the ole river check/raise, but Massimo (IMSUPERCREAL) wasn’t going to fall for it. (Unless of course he was just check/calling?) Back to table 1 (there were actually 3 tables tonight!), the first all-in and call was only 5 minutes into the game, and of course, kmind was involved:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kemikar: folds
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: raises 46 to 66
Bender50: calls 66
C2Knuckles: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Sauce123: folds
*** FLOP *** [Kc 4h Ad]
toddanderson: bets 122
Bender50: calls 122
*** TURN *** [Kc 4h Ad] [Jh]
toddanderson: checks
Bender50: bets 100
toddanderson: calls 100
*** RIVER *** [Kc 4h Ad Jh] [Qc]
toddanderson: bets 333
Bender50: raises 333 to 666
toddanderson: raises 546 to 1212 and is all-in
Bender50: calls 516 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Ts Kh] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Bender50: shows [Kd Qs] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
toddanderson collected 2970 from pot

Interesting that Bender decided to pay off a 4 card straight there, but must have felt he was committed. That double up sent kmind as the very early chip leader and made Bender the first out, in 22nd place. However we will see him back again, as he still has one game left this season. Meanwhile, let’s check up on swiggidy and spenda:

LolTrappedU: folds
swiggidy: folds

Yep they’re folding pretty well. In other news, let’s see some hot drunk flomo action:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Curtom: folds
Isopbc: folds
swiggidy: folds
reidak: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
flomosapien: calls 10
SandbaggerJO: checks
*** FLOP *** [4s 7c Qc]
flomosapien: bets 60
SandbaggerJO: calls 60
*** TURN *** [4s 7c Qc] [Jd]
flomosapien: bets 120
SandbaggerJO: calls 120
*** RIVER *** [4s 7c Qc Jd] [Td]
flomosapien: checks
SandbaggerJO: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
flomosapien: shows [Ac 2c] (high card Ace)
SandbaggerJO: mucks hand
flomosapien collected 400 from pot

Ace high ftw! The drunk chef misses his flush but still finds a way to scoop. Back to some brotherly love:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: folds
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
heybude: raises 40 to 60
kingnat: folds
will641: folds
IMSUPERCREAL: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [6d As 7c]
IMSUPERCREAL: checks
heybude: checks
*** TURN *** [6d As 7c] [Kd]
IMSUPERCREAL: checks
heybude: bets 80
IMSUPERCREAL: calls 80
*** RIVER *** [6d As 7c Kd] [Th]
IMSUPERCREAL: checks
heybude: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
IMSUPERCREAL: shows [7d 3h] (a pair of Sevens)
heybude: mucks hand
IMSUPERCREAL collected 290 from pot

After the hand Massimo made sure to let ISF know he wasn’t going to be bluffed:

IMSUPERCREAL said, “nice check”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “i was calling any bet”

The next hand after this, Max just couldn’t help himself and had to keep getting involved in pots. This time it was against will641, and this hand would spark a feud between the two:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
heybude said, “no calling/folding is fine king”
heybude: folds
LolTrappedU said, “hi kingnat”
heybude said, “i just thought u had AK/KQ”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “LOL”
kingnat said, “why would I give away all my monies… to u”
kingnat: folds
will641: raises 40 to 60
IMSUPERCREAL: calls 50
LolTrappedU: folds
*** FLOP *** [Jd 2h 8d]
kingnat said, “I prolly woulda rr with those hands.”
heybude said, “whats lol about max?”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “i’m just a station today”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “lol”
IMSUPERCREAL: bets 80
will641: calls 80
*** TURN *** [Jd 2h 8d] [Qc]
IMSUPERCREAL: checks
LolTrappedU said, “shipship”
will641: bets 200
IMSUPERCREAL: calls 200
*** RIVER *** [Jd 2h 8d Qc] [8c]
IMSUPERCREAL: checks
will641: bets 460
IMSUPERCREAL said, “…”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “annoying”
IMSUPERCREAL: folds
will641 collected 700 from pot
will641: doesn’t show hand

Perhaps tilted from that hand, the very next hand we saw a huge fourbet, which could have been a squeeze, and it left spenda not knowing what to do:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “flush drizzle dizzle?”
spinswell: folds
heybude: raises 40 to 60
will641 said, “nizzle”
kingnat: folds
will641: calls 60
IMSUPERCREAL: raises 340 to 400
LolTrappedU: raises 820 to 1220 and is all-in
Warpe: folds
heybude: folds
will641: folds
IMSUPERCREAL: folds
LolTrappedU collected 940 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand
IMSUPERCREAL said, “i wanna play a little more!”
heybude said, “dude max ur essentially commited”

However he decided to risk the prop bet and just shove it in there. I was chatting to him on aim at the time and he seemed pained:

Sportfan73 (10:16:29 PM): omg
Sportfan73 (10:16:31 PM): AK

Right after he said that he shoved in his pile. I couldn’t believe he was actually thinking about folding AK against the aggressive Massimo, but his bet had something to do with it:

Sportfan73 (10:17:51 PM): i mean
Sportfan73 (10:17:53 PM): with no last longer
Sportfan73 (10:17:54 PM): it’s easy

That pot gave spenda a little cushion and about a 600 chip lead over swiggidy, who was still sticking to his plan:

swiggidy: folds

After those few hands, Massimo was now the tournament short stack, and reshoved after a 3bet from his brother, who snap called:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kingnat: folds
will641: folds
IMSUPERCREAL: raises 60 to 90
LolTrappedU: folds
Warpe: folds
LolTrappedU said, “whatd you fold mass?”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “Q4o”
spinswell: calls 75
heybude: raises 240 to 330
IMSUPERCREAL: raises 500 to 830 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
heybude: calls 500
LolTrappedU said, “nhnh”
*** FLOP *** [9d 3d 2d]
will641 said, “lol”
heybude said, “lol”
LolTrappedU said, “shipship”
*** TURN *** [9d 3d 2d] [Kc]
IMSUPERCREAL said, “run it”
Warpe said, “ow”
*** RIVER *** [9d 3d 2d Kc] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heybude: shows [4s Ac] (high card Ace)
IMSUPERCREAL: shows [Kd Jd] (a flush, King high)
LolTrappedU said, “run it twice”
LolTrappedU said, “?”
IMSUPERCREAL collected 1750 from pot

It was a good flop for him and now he was sitting on a decent stack. All the action was at this table with the twins, spenda, and who could forget old man Warpe:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “yea”
LolTrappedU: folds
Warpe: raises 60 to 90
spinswell: folds
heybude: raises 180 to 270
kingnat: folds
LolTrappedU said, “3betadoodles”
will641: folds
LolTrappedU said, “like 3x and stuff too”
IMSUPERCREAL: folds
Warpe: calls 180
*** FLOP *** [8h 7c 6h]
Warpe: bets 860 and is all-in
heybude: calls 690 and is all-in
LolTrappedU said, “does that math just come naturally?”
LolTrappedU said, “flip!”
*** TURN *** [8h 7c 6h] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [8h 7c 6h 2d] [Td]
LolTrappedU said, “flip!”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [Ah 4h] (high card Ace)
heybude: shows [9h 9s] (a straight, Six to Ten)
LolTrappedU said, “oh noes”
heybude collected 1965 from pot
Warpe said, “lolz”

Somehow, ISF’s 9s held and Warpe was left with only 200 chips. However, we have learned from a few weeks ago to never count anyone out:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe: raises 140 to 170 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
heybude: raises 190 to 360
kingnat: folds
will641: folds
IMSUPERCREAL: folds
LolTrappedU: folds
*** FLOP *** [3h Kd 5c]
heybude said, “pwned”
*** TURN *** [3h Kd 5c] [Th]
IMSUPERCREAL said, “FINISH HIM”
Warpe said, “sick”
*** RIVER *** [3h Kd 5c Th] [9c]
heybude said, “lol”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [Qh Js] (a straight, Nine to King)
heybude: shows [Qs Qc] (a pair of Queens)
heybude said, “LOL”
IMSUPERCREAL said, “LOL”
Warpe collected 385 from pot
heybude said, “lol”
will641 said, “wow”
heybude said, “nice”

It took runner runner, but Warpe did it and doubled up! It didn’t end there between them:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “justice!!”
heybude said, “awesome”
spinswell: folds
heybude: raises 60 to 90
kingnat: folds
will641: folds
heybude said, “hey gmml”
IMSUPERCREAL: folds
LolTrappedU: folds
Warpe: raises 295 to 385 and is all-in
heybude: calls 295
*** FLOP *** [Qc Ad Qs]
heybude said, “i noticed u didnt put me in the gauntlet summaries”
LolTrappedU said, “zomg”
*** TURN *** [Qc Ad Qs] [Jh]
LolTrappedU said, “hold”
heybude said, “and im really offened”
*** RIVER *** [Qc Ad Qs Jh] [Ac]
will641 said, “ya done son”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [As 6s] (a full house, Aces full of Queens)
heybude: shows [Kd 7d] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
Warpe collected 785 from pot

Back to table one, we find someone running hot, while the other is pretty cold:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: raises 58 to 88
C2Knuckles: calls 88
pfsbulldawg: folds
Sauce123: folds
kemikar: folds
*** FLOP *** [9s 8h 2h]
toddanderson: bets 144
C2Knuckles: raises 233 to 377
toddanderson: raises 2548 to 2925 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 833 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [9s 8h 2h] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [9s 8h 2h Kc] [7h]
toddanderson said, “that sucks”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Qc Qd] (a pair of Queens)
C2Knuckles: shows [Kh Kd] (three of a kind, Kings)
toddanderson said, “nh”
C2Knuckles collected 2641 from pot

Cooooooooler! It would be sinful for kmind to get away from that hand. Now of all the tables thus far, table 3 had to be the biggest bunch of nits I have ever seen. This was the table JM and swiggidy were on, and NOTHING was happening. Isop must have sensed this and took down two nice back to back pots:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
flomosapien: raises 90 to 120
SandbaggerJO: folds
Curtom: calls 120
Isopbc: raises 380 to 500
swiggidy: folds
flomosapien: folds
Curtom: folds
swiggidy said, “BALLA”
Isopbc collected 390 from pot
Isopbc: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
swiggidy: folds
reidak: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
flomosapien said, “give me some cards and i’ll bust him”
flomosapien: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Curtom: calls 15
Isopbc: raises 60 to 90
Curtom: raises 150 to 240
Isopbc: calls 150
*** FLOP *** [8d 7s 8h]
Curtom: checks
Isopbc: bets 300
swiggidy said, “nice bruff jimmy”
Curtom: folds
Isopbc collected 480 from pot
Isopbc: doesn’t show hand

Let’s get back to the Warpe v ISF war:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
IMSUPERCREAL: folds
LolTrappedU: folds
Warpe: raises 60 to 90
spinswell: calls 90
heybude: raises 330 to 420
kingnat: folds
will641: folds
Warpe: calls 330
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [Js 7s 4c]
Warpe: bets 1225 and is all-in
heybude: folds
Warpe collected 975 from pot
Warpe: shows [Ks Ts] (high card King)

Warpe was definitely getting the better of them, and ISF was dwindling down since that big pot. From one twin to the other:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “zomg”
LolTrappedU: folds
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
heybude: folds
LolTrappedU said, “warpe just pwning”
LolTrappedU said, “unreal pwnage”
heybude said, “u were winning”
heybude said, “should’ve check called”
kingnat: folds
will641: raises 60 to 90
LolTrappedU said, “im not even mad…im impressed”
IMSUPERCREAL: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [7s 9d 4d]
will641: bets 120
IMSUPERCREAL: calls 120
*** TURN *** [7s 9d 4d] [As]
will641: bets 300
IMSUPERCREAL: raises 500 to 800 and is all-in
will641: calls 500
*** RIVER *** [7s 9d 4d As] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
will641: shows [6d Kd] (a flush, King high)
IMSUPERCREAL: shows [Js Ks] (high card Ace)
will641 said, “**** it”
heybude said, “lol”
LolTrappedU said, “lol”
LolTrappedU said, “wow”
will641 collected 2020 from pot

Will showed us the patented “semi bluff call with air” and ended up sucking out. Crazy hand, and Massimo was done in 21st place. Back to table 1, let’s see who was getting the better of Sauce this time:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Sauce123: calls 30
kemikar: folds
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: calls 30
C2Knuckles: folds
pfsbulldawg: checks
*** FLOP *** [3d Js 4c]
pfsbulldawg said, “brb”
pfsbulldawg: folds
pfsbulldawg is sitting out
toddanderson said, “good fold”
Sauce123: checks
toddanderson: bets 77
Sauce123: calls 77
*** TURN *** [3d Js 4c] [Kd]
Sauce123: checks
kemikar said, “ok deal”
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [3d Js 4c Kd] [Jc]
Sauce123: checks
toddanderson: bets 1563 and is all-in
Sauce123: folds
kemikar said, “hey ill give someone $2 to double me up”
toddanderson collected 259 from pot
kemikar said, “anyone?”
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand
Sauce123 said, “cant mess with my strategy”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kemikar: folds
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson said, “your strat is awesome”
toddanderson: folds
C2Knuckles: calls 30
pfsbulldawg: folds
toddanderson said, “teach me”
Sauce123 said, “i could hit a str8 or flush”
Sauce123: checks
*** FLOP *** [7s 7c Jc]
Sauce123: checks
C2Knuckles: checks
*** TURN *** [7s 7c Jc] [Js]
Sauce123: checks
C2Knuckles: bets 50
toddanderson said, “5d6d?”
Sauce123: raises 100 to 150
C2Knuckles: calls 100
*** RIVER *** [7s 7c Jc Js] [Jd]
Sauce123: bets 360 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 360
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Sauce123: shows [2d 7d] (a full house, Jacks full of Sevens)
C2Knuckles: shows [7h Th] (a full house, Jacks full of Sevens)
Sauce123 collected 548 from pot
C2Knuckles collected 547 from pot

Luckily for him on that last hand it went chop chop! Just a few hands later and we see a very large pot, and we end up with a tilting Deanglow (Stars kemikar):

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: calls 30
toddanderson: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Sauce123: calls 15
kemikar: raises 120 to 150
Tchrsmth: calls 120
Sauce123: folds
*** FLOP *** [Th 9h Ks]
kemikar: bets 240
Tchrsmth: raises 240 to 480
kemikar: raises 805 to 1285 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: calls 699 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Th 9h Ks] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [Th 9h Ks Qc] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kemikar: shows [Ts Td] (three of a kind, Tens)
Tchrsmth: shows [Kh Jd] (a straight, Nine to King)
geno9 said, “wow”
Tchrsmth collected 2688 from pot
toddanderson said, “hmmm”
kemikar said, “wow u post on FTR?”

This left him with just over 100 chips and on full blown tilt. Flop sets, get outdrawn; isn’t that the saying? He would eventually be laid to rest by kmind in 20th place, who is the biggest luckbox ever:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
C2Knuckles: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Sauce123: folds
kemikar: raises 106 to 136 and is all-in
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: calls 106
*** FLOP *** [8d Jh Ah]
*** TURN *** [8d Jh Ah] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [8d Jh Ah 6h] [3h]
geno9 said, “haha”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [7h 6c] (a flush, Ace high)
kemikar: shows [Ts Td] (a pair of Tens)
toddanderson collected 287 from pot

Let’s see more of Sauce getting owned because it’s fun to watch!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
pfsbulldawg: folds
toddanderson said, “that will make me look good in the writeup”
Sauce123: raises 30 to 60
Sauce123 said, “dont shove will be tuff decision”
geno9: calls 60
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson said, “haha gay”
toddanderson: folds
C2Knuckles: calls 30
*** FLOP *** [Jd Qh Qc]
C2Knuckles: checks
Sauce123: bets 115
geno9: folds
toddanderson said, “gmml why aren’t you playing this round?”
C2Knuckles: raises 284 to 399
Sauce123 said, “ummmm”
Sauce123 said, “this is chopper right”
toddanderson said, “oh really? that’s weird…how’d you lose then?”
Sauce123: folds
C2Knuckles collected 425 from pot
C2Knuckles: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “your strat is sweet though for finishing in the top 20 at least”
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 127 to 157
pfsbulldawg: folds
pfsbulldawg has returned
Sauce123: raises 173 to 330
pfsbulldawg said, “all right…what did i miss?”
C2Knuckles: calls 173
*** FLOP *** [4h 7c Td]
Sauce123: checks
C2Knuckles: checks
*** TURN *** [4h 7c Td] [Qc]
Sauce123 said, “check it down”
toddanderson said, “i pwned”
Sauce123: checks
pfsbulldawg said, “whered dean go?”
C2Knuckles: checks
*** RIVER *** [4h 7c Td Qc] [6c]
Sauce123: bets 13 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 13
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Sauce123: shows [5s Ad] (high card Ace)
C2Knuckles: shows [Th Kh] (a pair of Tens)
toddanderson said, “i had him dominated”
Sauce123 said, “nooooo”
C2Knuckles collected 701 from pot

And that was the end of him, I don’t think he won one pot the whole tournament (minus his chopped hand) and he took 19th place. After folding more than he ever has in his life, spenda finally found another hand to play, and someone to play with:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
heybude: folds
kingnat: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
will641: raises 100 to 150
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 350 to 500
kingnat said, “tks for the $.10 Dean… i look forward to the other $9.90”
pfsbulldawg: folds
will641: raises 1476 to 1976 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 1045 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [8h Qc Ks]
will641 said, “cheater”
*** TURN *** [8h Qc Ks] [7s]
kingnat said, “tarped”
toddanderson said, “hearts!!!!”
*** RIVER *** [8h Qc Ks 7s] [8s]
LolTrappedU said, “spade?”
toddanderson said, “heart”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [As Kd] (two pair, Kings and Eights)
will641: shows [Ah Kc] (two pair, Kings and Eights)
toddanderson said, “so close”
LolTrappedU said, “SPADE”
LolTrappedU collected 1570 from pot
will641 collected 1570 from pot

CHOP CHOP! The bet was still on, and swigg was still folding.

swiggidy said, “my nittiness will prevail”

We shall see. What we do see right now though, is the current Gauntlet dominator showing he will not be pushed around:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 75 to 125
flomosapien said, “nh geno”
flomosapien: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Curtom: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: raises 175 to 300
swiggidy: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
swiggidy said, “my nittiness will provail”
flomosapien said, “jishu would have given his chips to jimmy”
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 1518 to 1818 and is all-in
Isopbc: folds
xxJimmyMacxx collected 675 from pot
xxJimmyMacxx: doesn’t show hand

With Sauce’s elimination we now had new 2 full tables, and with that brought some new action. Kmind learned quite quickly how ISF plays:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kingnat said, “i had king high”
kingnat: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
will641: folds
toddanderson: raises 105 to 155
LolTrappedU: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
heybude: calls 105
*** FLOP *** [5d 9s 2s]
heybude: bets 200
will641 said, “but did you have the Ks?”
toddanderson: raises 378 to 578
heybude: raises 1544 to 2122 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
heybude said, “next time im leaving one chip so i can chat”
heybude collected 1491 from pot

Kmind later said he folded 66 which was a pretty gross spot, but if I was going to raise I would just shove over. Oh this just in, swiggidy actually raised a hand! Must be AA, let’s have a look!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
swiggidy: raises 73 to 123
C2Knuckles: folds
reidak: folds
Curtom said, “thanks for the welcome dude”
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
flomosapien: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Curtom: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: calls 73
*** FLOP *** [Ks Qh 5d]
SandbaggerJO said, “hey”
Isopbc: checks
SandbaggerJO said, “what up”
SandbaggerJO said, “welcome back”
swiggidy: bets 199
Isopbc: raises 199 to 398
swiggidy: folds
Isopbc collected 669 from pot
Isopbc: shows [5h 5s] (three of a kind, Fives)

He got pwned. Swigg was now down to around 900 chips while spenda was around 1600. With the table redraw, Warpe and ISF still kept their spots, so that means their war was still on. However, Warpe was the one who got to write the final chapter:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
heybude said, “god damnit, i know i asked but i was about to take a 10 to 1 bet”
heybude: raises 100 to 150
kingnat: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
will641: folds
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: calls 150
pfsbulldawg: calls 150
Warpe: calls 125
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [2d Kc Qh]
Warpe: checks
kingnat said, “nope.. definitely clubs.. go ahead and ask him”
heybude: bets 550
LolTrappedU: folds
kingnat said, “he probably won’t tell you the truth though .. because he’s probably thinking on some odd integer level”
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: raises 1258 to 1808 and is all-in
heybude: calls 1258
*** TURN *** [2d Kc Qh] [7h]
kingnat said, “that Tchrsmth is tricky”
*** RIVER *** [2d Kc Qh 7h] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [2s 2c] (three of a kind, Deuces)
heybude: shows [Jd Td] (high card King)
Warpe collected 4266 from pot

Hit set held and ISF was left with just 200 chips. The very next hand, Warpe had to finish the dead:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe said, “wwot”
kingnat: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
will641: folds
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Tchrsmth said, “Actually the word of the year w00t”
Warpe: raises 150 to 200
spinswell: folds
heybude: raises 27 to 227 and is all-in
Warpe: calls 27
*** FLOP *** [Qc 3s 5d]
heybude said, “warpe i need ur spirit”
LolTrappedU said, “hit!”
*** TURN *** [Qc 3s 5d] [7s]
kingnat said, “i thought it was Boo-yah… i’m bringing it back”
LolTrappedU said, “hit!”
*** RIVER *** [Qc 3s 5d 7s] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
heybude: shows [8h 4h] (high card Queen)
Warpe: shows [Th As] (high card Ace)
heybude said, “damn”
heybude said, “gg”
Warpe collected 479 from pot
Warpe said, “gg”

ISF was your next casualty, in 18th place. With that, this sent Warpe on an insane heater, let’s see some lemonparty action!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: raises 200 to 300
spinswell: folds
kingnat: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
will641: raises 932 to 1232 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
Warpe: calls 932
kingnat said, “I just leveled isf.. that’s the bomb”
*** FLOP *** [5d Ac 6h]
will641 said, “damnit”
*** TURN *** [5d Ac 6h] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [5d Ac 6h Kh] [Ah]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
will641: shows [8c 8h] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
Warpe: shows [Jd Jh] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Warpe collected 2564 from pot
kingnat said, “wow.. some hand reading..”
LolTrappedU said, “zomg”
Warpe said, “gg”
LolTrappedU said, “warpe is sickness”

The table said goodbye to Will in 17th place. Back to the table of nits, there is not many who are nittier than Geno, so when he is in, he usually has it:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
xxJimmyMacxx said, “:D”
Curtom: raises 515 to 615 and is all-in
geno9: calls 615
Isopbc: folds
swiggidy: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
*** FLOP *** [5h 7s 6c]
*** TURN *** [5h 7s 6c] [5d]
flomosapien said, “isf called warpes push”
*** RIVER *** [5h 7s 6c 5d] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Curtom: shows [8d 8h] (a full house, Eights full of Fives)
geno9: shows [Kd As] (a pair of Fives)
Curtom collected 1380 from pot

But alas, his AK could not pair and Curtom got a needed double up. Let’s get back to Warpe:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: folds
reidak: folds
kingnat: raises 169 to 269
Tchrsmth: calls 269
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: calls 169
*** FLOP *** [As Qs Jh]
Warpe: bets 1500
kingnat: calls 1349 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: folds
*** TURN *** [As Qs Jh] [Tc]
kingnat said, “ew”
*** RIVER *** [As Qs Jh Tc] [6d]
kingnat said, “J”
kingnat said, “LOL”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [Js Ks] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
kingnat: shows [Qd Jd] (two pair, Queens and Jacks)
Warpe collected 3555 from pot

Cya kingnat! Now both swigg and spenda were sweating as they were losing chips by being total nits, when at just about the same time, they reshoved over a raise, aaaaaand….

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
kingnat: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: raises 133 to 233
LolTrappedU: raises 1112 to 1345 and is all-in
pfsbulldawg: folds
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU collected 566 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
swiggidy said, “sigh”
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
Isopbc said, “u2 nat”
flomosapien: folds
swiggidy said, “I shoulda pushed there”
SandbaggerJO: raises 200 to 300
swiggidy said, “I hate SnGs”
Curtom: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc said, “I woulda called”
Isopbc: folds
swiggidy said, “push please”
swiggidy: raises 868 to 1168 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
swiggidy collected 700 from pot
swiggidy: doesn’t show hand
swiggidy said, “sick”

No one would gamble! But just then, Isop opened and swigg looked down at AQ:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: folds
SandbaggerJO said, “you had smll PP?”
SandbaggerJO: folds
Curtom: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: raises 200 to 300
swiggidy: raises 1268 to 1568 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
Isopbc: calls 1268
C2Knuckles said, “i don’t get it”
*** FLOP *** [8c 3h Ks]
swiggidy said, “barf”
*** TURN *** [8c 3h Ks] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [8c 3h Ks 6d] [Kc]
flomosapien said, “i get nothing”
C2Knuckles said, “but then again i don’t read well”
swiggidy said, “of course”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Isopbc: shows [Kd Ac] (three of a kind, Kings)
swiggidy: shows [Ad Qc] (a pair of Kings)
Isopbc said, “gg swiggs”
Isopbc collected 3286 from pot
C2Knuckles said, “gg”

And that was the end of swiggidy, in 15th place! Cheers were heard from the Big Spender Seventy Three as he won the prop bet and can now relive this moment whenever he is feeling down, or feels like being an ass to swiggidy. Lee Jones must have thought the table needed some laughs, so we get to see a big pair v big pair, only…

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
reidak: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: raises 740 to 840 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: folds
pfsbulldawg: calls 740
*** FLOP *** [2s 4s Ah]
toddanderson said, “hearts”
*** TURN *** [2s 4s Ah] [8d]
pfsbulldawg said, “jesus christ”
*** RIVER *** [2s 4s Ah 8d] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pfsbulldawg: shows [Js Jc] (a pair of Jacks)
toddanderson: shows [Jh Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
toddanderson said, “nh”
pfsbulldawg collected 865 from pot
toddanderson collected 865 from pot
pfsbulldawg said, “lol”

… it was Jacks v Jacks! Usually once the blinds hit 50/100 you don’t see too many postflop action, but there was an interesting pot between Chopper (pfsbulldawg) and Borgib (Tchrsmth):

*** HOLE CARDS ***
pfsbulldawg said, “nh, LAG”
spinswell: folds
reidak: folds
Tchrsmth: raises 300 to 400
toddanderson said, “you too LAG”
toddanderson: folds
Warpe said, “wish u guys would stop ****ing around”
LolTrappedU: folds
pfsbulldawg: raises 600 to 1000
Warpe: folds
toddanderson said, “time to get serious”
Tchrsmth: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [4s Kd Kh]
pfsbulldawg: bets 500
Tchrsmth: raises 800 to 1300
pfsbulldawg: folds
Tchrsmth collected 3100 from pot
Tchrsmth: doesn’t show hand

Pretty sick, wonder what both had! After this hand we reached the first break of the tournament and there were still 14 left. Sitting on top of the leaders was none other than Warpe with 6700, Tchrsmth in 2nd with 5900, and Isop was comfortable with 3800. The shorties included kmind with 865 and Jishu who forgot to show up with 450. He had pre-registered but never showed up to play and was set to be blinded out in just a couple rounds. Once break was over, we saw a whole mess full of all-ins, but no one could get eliminated:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
reidak: folds
Tchrsmth: raises 300 to 450
toddanderson: raises 415 to 865 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: calls 415
*** FLOP *** [Th 7s 8c]
*** TURN *** [Th 7s 8c] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [Th 7s 8c Ac] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Tchrsmth: shows [5h As] (a pair of Aces)
toddanderson: shows [Tc 8s] (two pair, Tens and Eights)
toddanderson collected 1730 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: folds
pfsbulldawg: raises 895 to 1045 and is all-in
Warpe: raises 5812 to 6857 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [3c 6s 4c]
*** TURN *** [3c 6s 4c] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [3c 6s 4c Td] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [Kd Js] (high card King)
pfsbulldawg: shows [Ah 7h] (high card Ace)
pfsbulldawg collected 2240 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 1641 to 1791 and is all-in
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: calls 1641
*** FLOP *** [5c 4s 6d]
toddanderson said, “ah”
Warpe said, “lol”
*** TURN *** [5c 4s 6d] [9c]
LolTrappedU said, “chopchop”
*** RIVER *** [5c 4s 6d 9c] [Kd]
LolTrappedU said, “club!”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [Tc Ad] (high card Ace)
LolTrappedU: shows [Ts Ah] (high card Ace)
Warpe collected 1829 from pot
LolTrappedU collected 1828 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “instacalls”
LolTrappedU said, “fish”
LolTrappedU said, “noob”

However, just a couple of hands later we see the sickest hand thus far of the tourney!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “wait”
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 1678 to 1828 and is all-in
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: raises 3722 to 5550 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 1995 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: folds
LolTrappedU said, “omb”
*** FLOP *** [9h Td 8h]
toddanderson said, “wow”
LolTrappedU said, “omg”
*** TURN *** [9h Td 8h] [Kc]
LolTrappedU said, “76”
*** RIVER *** [9h Td 8h Kc] [8d]
toddanderson said, “ADFAFDA”
LolTrappedU said, “7”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ks Kd] (a full house, Kings full of Eights)
Warpe: shows [As Ah] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
spinswell collected 484 from side pot
LolTrappedU: shows [6c 6h] (two pair, Eights and Sixes)
toddanderson said, “wowowowow”
toddanderson said, “gmml”
Warpe said, “;jhsa;fdjhsafjhs”
spinswell collected 5634 from main pot

Spenda makes a standard open shove with this stack, right into Warpe who has AA, then spinswell comes along and ends up having KK! Warpe is looking to eliminate both and become a MASSIVE chip leader, when BOOM, the turn drops a King! Instead, spenda was gone in 13th place, spins tripled up, and Warpe was left feeling like “;jhsa;fdjhsafjhs”

Ever since that first hand flomo couldn’t get anything going, and found out never to go against JM in the gauntlet, he runs like a GOD!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 250 to 400
flomosapien: raises 495 to 895 and is all-in
SandbaggerJO: folds
Curtom: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: calls 495
*** FLOP *** [5d Jd Th]
*** TURN *** [5d Jd Th] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [5d Jd Th Kh] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
xxJimmyMacxx: shows [Ks Jc] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
flomosapien: shows [Ah 5s] (a pair of Fives)
xxJimmyMacxx collected 2015 from pot
xxJimmyMacxx said, “gg”

Flomo was forced to leave in 12th place. Speaking of not getting much going, the nit geno couldn’t find anything all tournament, and he found a very similar fate as flomo:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Isopbc: folds
Isopbc said, “gg”
C2Knuckles: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 250 to 400
Curtom: folds
geno9: raises 1101 to 1501 and is all-in
SandbaggerJO: calls 1101
*** FLOP *** [4d Qs 8h]
*** TURN *** [4d Qs 8h] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [4d Qs 8h Ad] [2s]
geno9 said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [Kd Jd] (high card Ace)
SandbaggerJO: shows [As 4c] (two pair, Aces and Fours)
SandbaggerJO collected 3077 from pot

Geno was done in 11th place. We were now on the FT bubble and everyone started to get crazy, this included JM:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SandbaggerJO: folds
Curtom: folds
Isopbc: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 271 to 421
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 2617 to 3038 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 1725 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [3c 2d 7s]
xxJimmyMacxx said, “oops”
*** TURN *** [3c 2d 7s] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [3c 2d 7s 4s] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
C2Knuckles: shows [Qs Ks] (high card King)
xxJimmyMacxx: shows [2h Jc] (a pair of Deuces)
Isopbc said, “pattern said yes!”
xxJimmyMacxx collected 4292 from pot

So that’s how he does it! Too bad for I Like Pie, he was the bubble boy and we now had our final table! Here were the chip counts as it got started:

Seat 1: Curtom (2030 in chips)
Seat 2: SandbaggerJO (3335 in chips)
Seat 3: Tchrsmth (4203 in chips)
Seat 4: Isopbc (4080 in chips)
Seat 5: toddanderson (2555 in chips)
Seat 6: xxJimmyMacxx (5184 in chips)
Seat 7: pfsbulldawg (1715 in chips)
Seat 8: Warpe (3630 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (6268 in chips)

Spinswell had the lead over all, and JM donked his way to second. Just two hands in and we would already have a cooler, against kmind again:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
Curtom: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: raises 400 to 600
Isopbc: folds
toddanderson: raises 1755 to 2355 and is all-in
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
Tchrsmth: calls 1755
*** FLOP *** [2h Kh 9h]
*** TURN *** [2h Kh 9h] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [2h Kh 9h Ts] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Ad Kc] (a pair of Kings)
Tchrsmth: shows [Ks Kd] (three of a kind, Kings)
toddanderson said, “always have it”
Tchrsmth collected 4910 from pot
spinswell said, “gg”

He ran pretty bad this game, having QQ v KK and now AK v KK and was done in 9th place. Spinswell was still the chip leader, and he wanted to make it clear he would not be pushed around:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [Kh Js]
xxJimmyMacxx said, “<B”
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: folds
spinswell: raises 400 to 600
Curtom: folds
Isopbc said, “Ah, AK vs KK”
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: calls 500
Isopbc said, “That stinks”
Isopbc: folds
*** FLOP *** [6s 3c Kd]
Tchrsmth: bets 800
spinswell: raises 1200 to 2000
Tchrsmth: raises 3658 to 5658 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
spinswell said, “layin down big hand”
Tchrsmth collected 5400 from pot
Tchrsmth: doesn’t show hand

But you have to know when to fold ’em. Pretty tight fold, but we will see if it pays off later on. However, spins would rebound fairly quickly, and would find himself in a coinflip with his AKs:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [Kd Ad]
Curtom: raises 600 to 800
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
Isopbc: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: folds
spinswell: raises 2868 to 3668 and is all-in
Curtom: calls 1005 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [9s Ah 2d]
*** TURN *** [9s Ah 2d] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [9s Ah 2d 8c] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Kd Ad] (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
Curtom: shows [Qs Qc] (two pair, Queens and Deuces)
spinswell collected 3710 from pot
xxJimmyMacxx said, “gg dude”

He flips well, and Curtom could take some lessons. He finished in 8th place. Later, Chopper would find aces just when he needed them:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [Qd 2h]
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
spinswell said, “i think you folding before I even clicked raise”
pfsbulldawg: raises 1040 to 1240 and is all-in
Warpe: folds
spinswell: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
Isopbc: calls 1040
Isopbc said, “lol”
*** FLOP *** [Jd 3c 9c]
Isopbc said, “ouch”
*** TURN *** [Jd 3c 9c] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [Jd 3c 9c Th] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Isopbc: shows [3d 3h] (three of a kind, Threes)
pfsbulldawg: shows [Ac Ah] (a pair of Aces)
Isopbc collected 2580 from pot
Isopbc said, “I figured it’d be a race”
SandbaggerJO said, “wow that sux”

But he couldn’t hold and finished in 7th! Just that quickly we were now down to shorthanded 6 way action, and here is how the chips started to move:

Seat 2: SandbaggerJO (4285 in chips)
Seat 3: Tchrsmth (8458 in chips)
Seat 4: Isopbc (4820 in chips)
Seat 6: xxJimmyMacxx (7884 in chips)
Seat 8: Warpe (2080 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (5473 in chips)

Tchr was holding his own at the top, and JM was not far behind. I haven’t showed all the hands, but JM had been playing very very aggressive, raising every other pot. It was then that Warpe saw a double up in his eyes:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [Kd Ts]
spinswell: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
Isopbc: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 4367 to 4567
Warpe: calls 1880 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Qc Th 5s]
*** TURN *** [Qc Th 5s] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [Qc Th 5s Jc] [As]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
xxJimmyMacxx: shows [9s Kh] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Warpe: shows [Ks Qh] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
xxJimmyMacxx collected 2080 from pot
Warpe collected 2080 from pot

But it was another chop! There sure was a lot of them this game:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [8c 5c]
Isopbc: folds
SandbaggerJO said, “unhuh”
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 300 to 500
Warpe: raises 1455 to 1955 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: calls 1755
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
*** FLOP *** [5h 4d Tc]
*** TURN *** [5h 4d Tc] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [5h 4d Tc 2s] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Tchrsmth: shows [9h Ad] (a straight, Ace to Five)
Warpe: shows [Th Ac] (a straight, Ace to Five)
Tchrsmth collected 2330 from pot
Warpe collected 2330 from pot

See what I mean? This final table sure was different than last games, as there was hardly any 3 betting or re-steals. Last week you couldn’t open without someone shoving over. Most hands were going raise/fold. Just then, Warpe reshoved over a JM raise, only to run right smack into spin:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [Ks As]
Tchrsmth: folds
Isopbc: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 300 to 500
Warpe: raises 1855 to 2355 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 2255
SandbaggerJO: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
Warpe said, “woops”
*** FLOP *** [Jh Kc Kd]
*** TURN *** [Jh Kc Kd] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [Jh Kc Kd 7h] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ks As] (three of a kind, Kings)
Warpe: shows [Qd Jc] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
spinswell collected 5560 from pot
xxJimmyMacxx said, “bad timing”

He couldn’t find the runner runner this time, and was finally sent home, in 6th place. Not too bad considering he was down to 200 chips with 20 left! I wish I could show more hands, but quite literaly almost all of them were just raise, fold fold fold preflop. There was hardly any postflop action, and if someone wanted to play it was usually for all their chips preflop. Spins was running very well playing like this, and he found AK yet AGAIN:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [Ks Ah]
spinswell said, “why you like my blinds so much?”
Isopbc: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
xxJimmyMacxx said, “:D”
spinswell: raises 400 to 600
SandbaggerJO: raises 3410 to 4010 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: folds
spinswell: calls 3410
*** FLOP *** [7s Kc 3c]
SandbaggerJO said, “ouch”
*** TURN *** [7s Kc 3c] [6h]
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
*** RIVER *** [7s Kc 3c 6h] [Qc]
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
SandbaggerJO said, “j”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [Js Kd] (a pair of Kings)
spinswell: shows [Ks Ah] (a pair of Kings – Ace kicker)
SandbaggerJO said, “jgg”
xxJimmyMacxx said, “gg”
spinswell collected 8345 from pot
Isopbc said, “gg sandbagger”
spinswell said, “gg”

The J would never come for Sandbagger, and he was out in 5th place. Now with the blinds being 100/200/25 and the shortest stack having 4000 chips we had to eventually see some postflop pwning, and Isop delivered:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [8h 7c]
spinswell: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
Isopbc: calls 100
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 500 to 700
Isopbc: calls 500
*** FLOP *** [9s 9h 7s]
Isopbc: bets 1200
xxJimmyMacxx said, “instacall”
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
xxJimmyMacxx said, “fishy”
Isopbc collected 1500 from pot
Isopbc: shows [8s Ks] (a pair of Nines)
xxJimmyMacxx said, “lol”

However he did have a flush draw! Fold fold fold fold was what you saw for the next 15 hands, until we saw just how good Tchr was running:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [7h 2c]
xxJimmyMacxx: folds
spinswell: folds
Tchrsmth: raises 800 to 1200
Isopbc: raises 3220 to 4420 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: calls 3220
*** FLOP *** [As Th 3h]
Isopbc said, “can I do it again?”
*** TURN *** [As Th 3h] [3d]
Isopbc said, “no[e”
*** RIVER *** [As Th 3h 3d] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Tchrsmth: shows [Qh Qc] (two pair, Queens and Threes)
Isopbc: shows [5d 5c] (two pair, Fives and Threes)
Isopbc said, “nh, gg”
Tchrsmth collected 8940 from pot
xxJimmyMacxx said, “gg dude”
Tchrsmth said, “gg”
spinswell said, “gg”

That was 4th place for Isop, and we were now down to 3 way action! Here is how the chips looked:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (11678 in chips)
Seat 6: xxJimmyMacxx (7934 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (13388 in chips)

The blinds had also gone up to 200/400/25, but there was still some room for picking your spots. Spins even made a comment on how the table had been playing:

spinswell said, “fold, raise, fold, raise”

A few hands later, spins opened like always, and the aggressive JM reshipped his entire stack:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (10553 in chips)
Seat 6: xxJimmyMacxx (9709 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (12738 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
xxJimmyMacxx: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
Tchrsmth: posts small blind 200
xxJimmyMacxx: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [9h Ad]
spinswell: raises 800 to 1200
Tchrsmth: folds
xxJimmyMacxx: raises 8484 to 9684 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 8484
*** FLOP *** [2h 5c 8s]
*** TURN *** [2h 5c 8s] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [2h 5c 8s 9s] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
xxJimmyMacxx: shows [Ks 7s] (high card King)
spinswell: shows [9h Ad] (a pair of Nines)
xxJimmyMacxx said, “gc”
xxJimmyMacxx said, “gg”
spinswell collected 19643 from pot

It was a very good call, and I bet it had a lot to do with Jimmy’s image. Very tough call, yet it was correct! With that huge pot, JM was done in 3rd and were now heads up with spins having over a 2:1 lead on Tchr:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (10328 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (22672 in chips)

Because of his stack (and sometimes cuz of the cards!), spins definitely started out as the aggressor:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (11978 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (21022 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
Tchrsmth: posts small blind 200
spinswell: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [Ks 7d]
Tchrsmth: calls 200
spinswell: checks
*** FLOP *** [Kd 3d 7h]
spinswell: checks
Tchrsmth: checks
*** TURN *** [Kd 3d 7h] [6s]
spinswell: bets 600
Tchrsmth: folds
spinswell collected 850 from pot
spinswell: doesn’t show hand

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (11978 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (21022 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
Tchrsmth: posts small blind 200
spinswell: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [As Qd]
Tchrsmth: raises 1200 to 1600
spinswell: raises 3400 to 5000
Tchrsmth: folds
spinswell collected 3250 from pot
spinswell: doesn’t show hand

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (10353 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (22647 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts small blind 200
Tchrsmth: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [Ad 9c]
spinswell: raises 800 to 1200
Tchrsmth: calls 800
*** FLOP *** [Td 2c 8s]
Tchrsmth: checks
spinswell: bets 2000
Tchrsmth: folds
spinswell collected 2450 from pot
spinswell: doesn’t show hand

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (9128 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (23872 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
Tchrsmth: posts small blind 200
spinswell: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [3c 4d]
Tchrsmth: calls 200
spinswell: checks
*** FLOP *** [9h 6h 6d]
spinswell: bets 550
Tchrsmth: calls 550
*** TURN *** [9h 6h 6d] [Qs]
spinswell: bets 1500
Tchrsmth: folds
spinswell collected 1950 from pot
spinswell: doesn’t show hand

Just 15 hands in, both players found a spot to shove it all-in:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (8578 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (24422 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
Tchrsmth: posts small blind 200
spinswell: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [5c 5d]
Tchrsmth: calls 200
spinswell: raises 2100 to 2500
Tchrsmth: raises 6053 to 8553 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 6053
*** FLOP *** [Qc Th 2h]
*** TURN *** [Qc Th 2h] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [Qc Th 2h 8s] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [5c 5d] (a pair of Fives)
Tchrsmth: shows [8c 7h] (a pair of Eights)
Tchrsmth collected 17156 from pot

Tchr ended up winning the coinflip and had taken away the chip lead. It was however still close and still anyones game:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (17156 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (15844 in chips)

They both came to play, as you can see by this hand:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (18381 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (14619 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
Tchrsmth: posts small blind 200
spinswell: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [2s 6c]
Tchrsmth: calls 200
spinswell: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ks 7d 9h]
spinswell: bets 500
Tchrsmth: calls 500
*** TURN *** [Ks 7d 9h] [2c]
spinswell: bets 1200
Tchrsmth: calls 1200
*** RIVER *** [Ks 7d 9h 2c] [9d]
spinswell: bets 3000
Tchrsmth: calls 3000
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [2s 6c] (two pair, Nines and Deuces)
Tchrsmth: shows [Ts 2h] (two pair, Nines and Deuces)
spinswell collected 5125 from pot
Tchrsmth collected 5125 from pot

What a sick bet and sicker call from Tchr on the river. It seemed as if the tides may have changed, and Tchr started to pull away, until they found themselves flipping coins again:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (19206 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (13794 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
Tchrsmth: posts small blind 200
spinswell: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [4d 4s]
Tchrsmth: raises 1200 to 1600
spinswell: raises 12169 to 13769 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: calls 12169
*** FLOP *** [2d Jh 5s]
*** TURN *** [2d Jh 5s] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [2d Jh 5s Ah] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [4d 4s] (two pair, Jacks and Fours)
Tchrsmth: shows [Qs Ts] (a pair of Jacks)
spinswell collected 27588 from pot

This time spins would win and now had over a 5:1 lead. Just a few hands later, the rest of Tchr’s stack would end up in the middle:

Seat 3: Tchrsmth (5637 in chips)
Seat 9: spinswell (27363 in chips)
Tchrsmth: posts the ante 25
spinswell: posts the ante 25
Tchrsmth: posts small blind 200
spinswell: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to spinswell [As 6h]
Tchrsmth: raises 5212 to 5612 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 5212
*** FLOP *** [2d 6s 7d]
*** TURN *** [2d 6s 7d] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [2d 6s 7d 5c] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [As 6h] (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
Tchrsmth: shows [6c Qd] (two pair, Sevens and Sixes – lower kicker)
spinswell collected 11274 from pot

And spinds_md was your Game 22 champ! With this win, on his final game of his season, he passed givememyleg on the leaderboard and is now sitting in second place! Also, what an ending for Jimmy Mac’s unreal season, another 3rd place! Congrats to everyone, and now for the hands of the night:

lol cooleraments

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “wait”
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 1678 to 1828 and is all-in
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: raises 3722 to 5550 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 1995 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: folds
LolTrappedU said, “omb”
*** FLOP *** [9h Td 8h]
toddanderson said, “wow”
LolTrappedU said, “omg”
*** TURN *** [9h Td 8h] [Kc]
LolTrappedU said, “76″
*** RIVER *** [9h Td 8h Kc] [8d]
toddanderson said, “ADFAFDA”
LolTrappedU said, “7″
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ks Kd] (a full house, Kings full of Eights)
Warpe: shows [As Ah] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
spinswell collected 484 from side pot
LolTrappedU: shows [6c 6h] (two pair, Eights and Sixes)
toddanderson said, “wowowowow”
toddanderson said, “gmml”
Warpe said, “;jhsa;fdjhsafjhs”
spinswell collected 5634 from main pot

Definitely the sickest hand and biggest cooler of the tourn! (Maybe even the worst beat!)

WTF was he Thinking?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kemikar: folds
geno9: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: raises 46 to 66
Bender50: calls 66
C2Knuckles: folds
pfsbulldawg: folds
Sauce123: folds
*** FLOP *** [Kc 4h Ad]
toddanderson: bets 122
Bender50: calls 122
*** TURN *** [Kc 4h Ad] [Jh]
toddanderson: checks
Bender50: bets 100
toddanderson: calls 100
*** RIVER *** [Kc 4h Ad Jh] [Qc]
toddanderson: bets 333
Bender50: raises 333 to 666
toddanderson: raises 546 to 1212 and is all-in
Bender50: calls 516 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Ts Kh] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Bender50: shows [Kd Qs] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
toddanderson collected 2970 from pot

I guess he felt committed, but I guarantee after that last bet kmind has the straight here 100% of the time.

Beat of the Night

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “wait”
toddanderson: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 1678 to 1828 and is all-in
pfsbulldawg: folds
Warpe: raises 3722 to 5550 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 1995 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: folds
LolTrappedU said, “omb”
*** FLOP *** [9h Td 8h]
toddanderson said, “wow”
LolTrappedU said, “omg”
*** TURN *** [9h Td 8h] [Kc]
LolTrappedU said, “76″
*** RIVER *** [9h Td 8h Kc] [8d]
toddanderson said, “ADFAFDA”
LolTrappedU said, “7″
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ks Kd] (a full house, Kings full of Eights)
Warpe: shows [As Ah] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
spinswell collected 484 from side pot
LolTrappedU: shows [6c 6h] (two pair, Eights and Sixes)
toddanderson said, “wowowowow”
toddanderson said, “gmml”
Warpe said, “;jhsa;fdjhsafjhs”
spinswell collected 5634 from main pot

Yes, the hand qualifies twice. Spinswell ended up going on to win the game, and it was all because of this suckout!

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