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Just 2 games left in season 6 of the Gauntlet, and in game 23 we saw more people retire. 12 in total came to play, which is actually more than I had thought would show up, and we had a lot of donking around. 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.

The players that went all-in for the last time this game included biondino (efil4elbmow), Bender50, and Shifubowa. After this game, there would now be 10 people with at least all 12 games played. There should however still be some action for the final game of the season because there are still 6-7 people with 11 games, and many others with 9-10 who want to squeeze in one final victory. Let’s have a look at the leaderboard and any changes prior to game 23:

FTR Name – GP – Points / Change
Jimmy Mac – 12 – 811.15 / 0
spin_md – 12 – 693.36 / +1
givememyleg – 12 – 637.11 / -1
ackthecat – 12 – 593.15 / -1
kmind – 9 – 550.26 / +2
Isop – 10 – 533.99 / +5
Fimanoid – 12 – 529.45 / -2
Bender50 – 11 – 517.03 / +1
Shifubowa – 11 – 514.28 / -3
I Like Pie – 11 – 513.54 / 0

There was still plenty of movement around the leaderboard, as was expected the last few games. Spin went out with a bang, winning his final game and took over 2nd place. (that luckbox!) Kmind and Isop also have had a pretty impressive season thus far, being in 5th – 6th place with only 9 and 10 games, respectively. They both were playing today, along with courtiebee and a few other regulars. Let’s see how these 13 players can move the chips!

Saying the action started out fast would be an understatement. Just the second hand into the tournament and we already had our first all-in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: raises 40 to 60
toddanderson said, “only 12 players =(”
hershy253: calls 60
DCMirage: folds
Bender50: calls 50
toddanderson: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [3c Jc 7h]
Bender50: bets 120
toddanderson: folds
Shifubowa: raises 300 to 420
hershy253: folds
Bender50: raises 300 to 720
Shifubowa: raises 720 to 1440 and is all-in
Bender50: calls 700 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [3c Jc 7h] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [3c Jc 7h 2h] [Kh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Bender50: shows [Qs Qh] (a pair of Queens)
Shifubowa: shows [Ah Ad] (a pair of Aces)
toddanderson said, “gg”
Shifubowa collected 3080 from pot

Very bad luck for Bender there! QQ against AA is a pretty big cooler, especially on that flop. I bet Bender had other plans for his last game of the season, but alas, he went out just the second hand in, in 12th place. If you thought the action was done there, you were wrong. Moving to the other table, just the 3rd hand in, Curtom caught the crazy Jishu (reidak) with his pants around his ankles:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
efil4elbmow: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
Curtom: raises 40 to 60
Isopbc: folds
reidak: raises 80 to 140
Curtom: calls 80
*** FLOP *** [Th Qc Ad]
reidak: checks
Curtom: bets 60
reidak: raises 60 to 120
Curtom: raises 60 to 180
reidak: calls 60
*** TURN *** [Th Qc Ad] [3s]
reidak: checks
Curtom: bets 160
reidak: calls 160
*** RIVER *** [Th Qc Ad 3s] [8s]
reidak: bets 1050 and is all-in
Curtom: calls 960 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [7d Ks] (high card Ace)
Curtom: shows [Kh Jd] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Curtom collected 2890 from pot

Pretty nice when you flop the nuts and have someone else raising! This left Jishu with 90 chips and an “oops” feeling in his stomach. However, would you be surprised if I told you he wasn’t the next one out? Well, just ONE hand later, we had some more Shifubowa action:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: raises 60 to 80
hershy253: folds
DCMirage: raises 60 to 140
Shifubowa: raises 2884 to 3024 and is all-in
DCMirage: calls 1350 and is all-in
toddanderson said, “dcccccccccccc”
*** FLOP *** [Ks 2d 5h]
*** TURN *** [Ks 2d 5h] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 2d 5h 5c] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DCMirage: shows [Js Jc] (two pair, Jacks and Fives)
Shifubowa: shows [Ac Qc] (two pair, Queens and Fives)
Shifubowa collected 2990 from pot
toddanderson said, “wow”

Wow indeed! Just 5 hands in and Shifubowa had already eliminated two people. He already had over 4500 chips! That Q on the river sent DC out in 11th place. However, he has one final game left this season, so I hope to see him for game 24! Back to the other table, the mega short stack Jishu would start pushing every hand with his 90 chips, and would seem to go on a small heater:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
efil4elbmow: folds
reidak said, “i has to go shovel :(”
reidak said, “lol”
Tchrsmth: folds
Curtom: folds
Isopbc: folds
reidak: raises 20 to 40
geno9: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [Ac 6d 7s]
reidak: bets 20
geno9: raises 40 to 60
reidak: calls 30 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Ac 6d 7s] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [Ac 6d 7s 2s] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [Qd Ah] (a pair of Aces)
geno9: shows [4c Kd] (high card Ace)
reidak collected 180 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: raises 160 to 180 and is all-in
geno9: folds
efil4elbmow: folds
Tchrsmth: calls 180
Curtom: folds
Isopbc: folds
*** FLOP *** [8c 9c 3c]
reidak said, “2 live”
*** TURN *** [8c 9c 3c] [6d]
reidak said, “nice flop”
*** RIVER *** [8c 9c 3c 6d] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [8s 9h] (two pair, Nines and Eights)
Tchrsmth: shows [2h 2d] (a pair of Deuces)
reidak collected 390 from pot

Up to around 400 chips from 90 isn’t too bad! Meanwhile, kmind (toddanderson) came to play, and so did Gauntlet newcomer Hershy:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “really?…what about wed.?”
toddanderson: raises 46 to 66
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: calls 66
hershy253: calls 56
efil4elbmow: folds
*** FLOP *** [9s 6s 4d]
hershy253: checks
toddanderson: bets 144
Shifubowa: folds
hershy253: calls 144
*** TURN *** [9s 6s 4d] [6h]
courtiebee said, “night time for north america is more appealing than early afternoon when football is on”
hershy253: checks
toddanderson: bets 266
hershy253: calls 266
*** RIVER *** [9s 6s 4d 6h] [Qs]
hershy253: bets 200
toddanderson said, “gay river but i have to call”
toddanderson: calls 200
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hershy253: shows [9h As] (two pair, Nines and Sixes)
toddanderson: shows [Ah 6d] (three of a kind, Sixes)
toddanderson collected 1438 from pot

Hershy didn’t bet enough to get kmind to fold (doubt that donk can fold anyway!) and kmind won a nice pot early on. Shif was just dominating the game early on, and was winning every pot he was involved in. It was just then that hershy had to make a point that he wouldn’t be pushed around:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: raises 80 to 100
hershy253: calls 90
efil4elbmow: folds
*** FLOP *** [2c 8s 2h]
hershy253: checks
Shifubowa: bets 200
hershy253: raises 644 to 844 and is all-in
Shifubowa: folds
hershy253 collected 620 from pot
hershy253: doesn’t show hand

We switch to table 2 to see geno looking down at KK. But one thing players learn early on is that kings are an ace magnet, much to his dismay:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
reidak: folds
geno9: raises 40 to 60
Tchrsmth: folds
Curtom: folds
Isopbc: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [2d Ad Jh]
Isopbc: bets 100
geno9: calls 100
*** TURN *** [2d Ad Jh] [Js]
Isopbc: checks
geno9: checks
*** RIVER *** [2d Ad Jh Js] [Th]
Isopbc: bets 100
geno9: raises 200 to 300
Isopbc: calls 200
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [Kh Kc] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
Isopbc: shows [Ac 6h] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Isopbc collected 930 from pot

Isop didn’t believe the raise and called with his ace. Back to the other table, we see that Shif wasn’t going anywhere, and likes flopping the nuts:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
efil4elbmow: folds
toddanderson: raises 46 to 66
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: calls 56
hershy253: calls 46
*** FLOP *** [2d 7d 9d]
Shifubowa: checks
hershy253: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [2d 7d 9d] [8h]
Shifubowa: checks
hershy253: bets 40
toddanderson: calls 40
Shifubowa: calls 40
*** RIVER *** [2d 7d 9d 8h] [4s]
Shifubowa: bets 260
hershy253: folds
toddanderson: calls 260
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Shifubowa: shows [Ad Td] (a flush, Ace high)
toddanderson: shows [8c 7h] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
toddanderson said, “nh”
Shifubowa collected 838 from pot

Another big pot and he was off to a dashing start as the chip leader. The donk who was second in chips, kmind, was also at the same table, and he played a hand with courtie who tried to get cute:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
hershy253: folds
efil4elbmow: folds
courtiebee said, “nhnh”
toddanderson: raises 36 to 66
toddanderson said, “thanks nf”
courtiebee: calls 51
Shifubowa: folds
*** FLOP *** [Qh Ad 4c]
courtiebee: checks
toddanderson: bets 122
courtiebee: calls 122
*** TURN *** [Qh Ad 4c] [5s]
courtiebee: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [Qh Ad 4c 5s] [8d]
courtiebee: checks
toddanderson said, “q? nh”
toddanderson: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [Kh Ks] (a pair of Kings)
toddanderson: shows [Jh Js] (a pair of Jacks)
courtiebee collected 406 from pot
toddanderson said, “haha”

If she re-raises preflop she might make more! Shif was running well, but then he just started to get crazy:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 58 to 88
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: calls 88
hershy253: folds
efil4elbmow: folds
*** FLOP *** [7c 5s As]
toddanderson: checks
toddanderson said, “did i check?”
Shifubowa: checks
*** TURN *** [7c 5s As] [Ac]
toddanderson: checks
Shifubowa: checks
*** RIVER *** [7c 5s As Ac] [7h]
toddanderson: bets 144
Shifubowa said, “for fun/info only…….”
Shifubowa: calls 144
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Jc Ah] (a full house, Aces full of Sevens)
Shifubowa: mucks hand
toddanderson collected 509 from pot

Shif mucked JACK high there, quite the gift for kmind! Shif also wasn’t done there, he wanted to give a little more money to kmind:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Shifubowa: raises 90 to 120
hershy253: folds
efil4elbmow: folds
toddanderson: raises 191 to 311
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: calls 191
*** FLOP *** [Js 3d 8s]
toddanderson: bets 1963 and is all-in
Shifubowa: calls 1963
*** TURN *** [Js 3d 8s] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [Js 3d 8s Ah] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Ad As] (three of a kind, Aces)
Shifubowa: shows [9s Tc] (high card Ace)
toddanderson collected 4578 from pot
courtiebee said, “you’re such a card rack”

Kmind is a card rack, but he is lucky that Shif felt like putting in 2000 more chips with nothing but an oesd with a flush draw on the board! I was surprised when he didn’t hit, and now kmind was your chip leader. We were still down to 10, on the final table bubble, and Jishu was still short stacked:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Curtom: folds
Isopbc: folds
reidak: raises 310 to 340 and is all-in
geno9: calls 325
Tchrsmth: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ks 6c Js]
*** TURN *** [Ks 6c Js] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 6c Js 7d] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [8d 8c] (a pair of Eights)
reidak: shows [6s Ad] (a pair of Sixes)
geno9 collected 710 from pot

That ended it for him, in 10th place. We now had our final table, however at the same time that this hand took place, we saw another big all-in at the other table between Ms. Bee and Mr. Donk:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
hershy253: folds
efil4elbmow: folds
courtiebee said, “nh”
toddanderson said, “i run so ****ing good”
toddanderson: raises 58 to 88
toddanderson said, “no don’t nh me”
courtiebee: raises 137 to 225
Shifubowa: folds
toddanderson said, “i hate me”
courtiebee said, “LEVELING”
toddanderson said, “courtie i can push”
courtiebee said, “DO IT”
courtiebee said, “i’ll fold even”
toddanderson said, “you show if i fold?”
courtiebee said, “gogogo”
courtiebee said, “wait”
toddanderson said, “go on”
toddanderson said, “30 seconds to tell me what to do”
courtiebee said, “ahh i don’t know it’s so tough!”
courtiebee said, “18”
courtiebee said, “17”
courtiebee said, “14”
toddanderson said, “i love being in the spotlight”
courtiebee said, “STALLER”
toddanderson: raises 4353 to 4578 and is all-in
efil4elbmow has returned
courtiebee: calls 1466 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [8c Qd Ac]
courtiebee said, “oh NOOOO”
*** TURN *** [8c Qd Ac] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [8c Qd Ac Qh] [9h]
toddanderson said, “nooooooo”
courtiebee said, “yesss”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [Kh Qc] (three of a kind, Queens)
toddanderson: shows [5c Ah] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
courtiebee collected 3412 from pot
geno9 said, “lol”

Sick, and courtie doubles up just as the final table is brought together! There wasn’t much to talk about chip wise since there was only 12 players when we started, but here were the chip counts when it began:

Seat 1: geno9 (1945 in chips)
Seat 2: Isopbc (2060 in chips)
Seat 3: hershy253 (1008 in chips)
Seat 4: efil4elbmow (1200 in chips)
Seat 5: Tchrsmth (1195 in chips)
Seat 6: toddanderson (2887 in chips)
Seat 7: courtiebee (3412 in chips)
Seat 8: Curtom (2330 in chips)
Seat 9: Shifubowa (1963 in chips)

Courtie was now the chip leader, with kmind in second. The bottom stacks were hershy and biondino, who had been sitting out for the first 30 minutes. However, he arrived late and now was ready to play. With the blinds only at 25/50 no one was in harms way yet, but just one hand later, we saw a clash of some big hands:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
Curtom: calls 50
Shifubowa: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: raises 100 to 150
hershy253: folds
efil4elbmow: folds
Curtom: raises 300 to 450
Isopbc: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [Ac 4s 4d]
Curtom: checks
Isopbc: bets 500
Curtom: raises 1380 to 1880 and is all-in
Isopbc: calls 1035 and is all-in
toddanderson said, “i like the sitting out until FT strat, bio”
*** TURN *** [Ac 4s 4d] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Ac 4s 4d 5c] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Curtom: shows [Ks Kc] (two pair, Kings and Fours)
Isopbc: shows [Qs Ad] (two pair, Aces and Fours)
Isopbc collected 4045 from pot

Curtom put his tournament life on the thought of Isop not having an ace, but he did and was now down to just 300 chips. Just a couple hands later and kmind would end up finishing him off:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
efil4elbmow said, “thanks todd”
Curtom said, “nh”
efil4elbmow said, “my internet is fuxored”
toddanderson: raises 105 to 155
courtiebee: folds
Curtom: raises 190 to 345 and is all-in
Shifubowa: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: folds
hershy253 has returned
efil4elbmow: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
toddanderson: calls 190
efil4elbmow said, “I’m stealing someone else’s right now”
*** FLOP *** [Qc 5s Ad]
*** TURN *** [Qc 5s Ad] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 5s Ad 8d] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Kh Ah] (a pair of Aces)
Curtom: shows [Qs Jc] (a pair of Queens)
Curtom said, “figures”
toddanderson collected 765 from pot
toddanderson said, “i run so bad ****”
courtiebee said, “wtf aks too”

I guess he does “run bad” by finishing Curtom in 9th place. Speaking of running bad, kmind found himself in another pot where he was behind, then hit a miracle turn card:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: calls 50
efil4elbmow: folds
Tchrsmth: calls 25
toddanderson said, “sorry man gg”
courtiebee said, “gg”
toddanderson: checks
*** FLOP *** [6d Ac 2s]
Tchrsmth: checks
toddanderson: bets 122
Isopbc said, “gg”
hershy253: folds
Tchrsmth: calls 122
*** TURN *** [6d Ac 2s] [7d]
Tchrsmth: checks
toddanderson: bets 266
Tchrsmth: raises 266 to 532
toddanderson: raises 2678 to 3210 and is all-in
Tchrsmth: calls 441 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [6d Ac 2s 7d] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Tchrsmth: shows [8c Ad] (a pair of Aces)
toddanderson: shows [6h 7h] (two pair, Sevens and Sixes)
toddanderson collected 2340 from pot
courtiebee said, “woww!”
courtiebee said, “gg”

This time the victim was Tchrsmth, who couldn’t get much going this game and was done in 8th place. There was a lot of action so far in this game, but it was different than other final tables. Mainly it was just coolers or coinflips, not much preflop action or resteals. Speaking of flipping coins, here is someone who has been very bad at it all season long:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Shifubowa: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
courtiebee said, “wjhat”
courtiebee said, “‘s”
hershy253: raises 608 to 658 and is all-in
efil4elbmow: raises 542 to 1200 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
courtiebee said, “your real name”
*** FLOP *** [4c 7d Tc]
toddanderson said, “casey”
*** TURN *** [4c 7d Tc] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [4c 7d Tc Js] [5h]
courtiebee said, “or should we just call you kmind”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hershy253: shows [Ts Ad] (a pair of Tens)
efil4elbmow: shows [8d 8h] (a pair of Eights)
toddanderson said, “we’re friends on facebook!”
hershy253 collected 1391 from pot
efil4elbmow said, “boo”
courtiebee said, “oh really”

Biondino showed up 30 mins late, played one hand, and now found himself being the short stack. With less than 500 chips left, he shoved it in, but guess who woke up with a hand?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: folds
efil4elbmow said, “and I guess he didn’t mind splitting when he called with his AA”
courtiebee said, “wow that would be impressive”
efil4elbmow: raises 367 to 467 and is all-in
toddanderson: raises 4174 to 4641 and is all-in
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: folds
*** FLOP *** [9s 9d 5d]
courtiebee said, “oooo”
courtiebee said, “lol”
*** TURN *** [9s 9d 5d] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [9s 9d 5d 5c] [7s]
courtiebee said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
efil4elbmow: shows [4d Kd] (two pair, Nines and Fives)
toddanderson: shows [Ad Qd] (two pair, Nines and Fives – Ace kicker)
toddanderson said, “gg”
toddanderson collected 1084 from pot

Of course kmind would have it! Binodino finished in 7th place, and wins the award for “the worst player who played all 12 games.” We were down to shorthanded play, and were just 45 mins in. Here were the chip counts:

Seat 1: geno9 (2220 in chips)
Seat 2: Isopbc (3570 in chips)
Seat 3: hershy253 (991 in chips)
Seat 6: toddanderson (5258 in chips)
Seat 7: courtiebee (3712 in chips)
Seat 9: Shifubowa (2249 in chips)

Kmind was the chip leader, with courtie and Isop very close in 2nd – 3rd. Hershy was the only one who really had to panic at this point, and anything could still happen. However, courtie came to play this game, as she showed by making a sick sick call against Mr Shif:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee: raises 150 to 250
Shifubowa: calls 250
toddanderson said, “gay”
geno9: folds
Isopbc: calls 250
hershy253: folds
toddanderson: folds
*** FLOP *** [5s Tc 9d]
courtiebee said, “no one ever lets me steal your blind”
courtiebee: bets 500
Shifubowa: raises 1599 to 2099 and is all-in
Isopbc: folds
courtiebee: calls 1599
toddanderson said, “nc”
*** TURN *** [5s Tc 9d] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [5s Tc 9d 3s] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [8h 8s] (a pair of Eights)
Shifubowa: shows [Qs Js] (high card Ace)
courtiebee collected 5098 from pot
courtiebee said, “wowww i dodged millions of outs”

What a call! She did dodge nearly a million outs, any 8 J Q K or spade would have won it for Shif, but her sick call held up and Shif was done in 6th place. Some other people must have taken crazy pills as well, including kmind:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “she came to play”
courtiebee said, “gg”
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: folds
Isopbc said, “gg”
courtiebee said, “!!!”
toddanderson said, “can i call in your blind?”
courtiebee said, “lol i’ll report you”
toddanderson: calls 50
courtiebee: raises 200 to 300
courtiebee said, “**** you!!!”
toddanderson said, “courtiegaywadbee ****”
toddanderson: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [4c 6c Jc]
toddanderson: checks
courtiebee said, “i’m crazzzzy”
courtiebee: checks
*** TURN *** [4c 6c Jc] [7h]
courtiebee said, “no idea lol”
toddanderson said, “what if i push?”
courtiebee said, “GO”
courtiebee said, “PUSH”
toddanderson: bets 5152 and is all-in
courtiebee: folds
courtiebee said, “i’ll still have chips if i lose”
toddanderson collected 600 from pot
courtiebee said, “god i hate you”

Overbet city! However, courtie would battle back, and it ended up being kmind v courtie for most of the action:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: folds
toddanderson said, “i love gmml”
toddanderson: raises 155 to 255
courtiebee said, “next time if i say no, will you fold?”
toddanderson said, “i had a very good hand obv”
courtiebee: raises 395 to 650
geno9: folds
toddanderson said, “****er”
toddanderson: calls 395
*** FLOP *** [Tc 7h 2c]
courtiebee said, “wtf”
toddanderson said, “calling station”
courtiebee: bets 700
toddanderson said, “you crazy”
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee collected 1400 from pot
courtiebee: doesn’t show hand
courtiebee said, “oh damn i thought you were gonna raise”

Toddanderson loves me apparently, but he’s a donk. At the first break, not too much had changed except courtie had taken over the chip lead:

Seat 1: geno9 (2614 in chips)
Seat 2: Isopbc (2670 in chips)
Seat 3: hershy253 (997 in chips)
Seat 6: toddanderson (4858 in chips)
Seat 7: courtiebee (6861 in chips)

Courtie was on a roll, and right after the break saw an opportunity to knock off another player, and found she had hershy right where she wanted him:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9 said, “her SHY is pretty shy no?”
geno9: folds
Isopbc: calls 150
hershy253: calls 150
toddanderson: calls 75
toddanderson said, “say whaaa?”
courtiebee: raises 650 to 800
geno9 said, “look to your right”
geno9 said, “mute”
toddanderson said, “haha”
Isopbc said, “How did I know you were gonna do that”
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: raises 222 to 1022 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: calls 222
*** FLOP *** [Qs 6c Th]
*** TURN *** [Qs 6c Th] [Qh]
courtiebee said, “you’re psychic!”
*** RIVER *** [Qs 6c Th Qh] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [As Jh] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
hershy253: shows [5d Ad] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
toddanderson said, “yay”
courtiebee collected 1172 from pot
hershy253 collected 1172 from pot
courtiebee said, “ew”

Chop chop! Hershy had new life, and pushed a few hands later, only to be called again by courtie:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: raises 647 to 797 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: calls 647
*** FLOP *** [6c 7h 8d]
*** TURN *** [6c 7h 8d] [8h]
courtiebee said, “777”
*** RIVER *** [6c 7h 8d 8h] [9c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [7s Kd] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
hershy253: shows [Js Jh] (two pair, Jacks and Eights)
hershy253 collected 1669 from pot

This time courtie found herself dominated and hershy got a needed double up. In fact, he started going on a small roll, and played a nice pot with kdonk:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: calls 75
toddanderson: checks
*** FLOP *** [Js 4d Th]
hershy253: checks
toddanderson: bets 211
hershy253: calls 211
*** TURN *** [Js 4d Th] [Tc]
hershy253: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [Js 4d Th Tc] [Ah]
hershy253: bets 300
toddanderson: calls 300
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hershy253: shows [Ts 8c] (three of a kind, Tens)
toddanderson: mucks hand
hershy253 collected 1322 from pot
toddanderson said, “nice turn”

He was now sitting on a comfortable stack. Isop hadn’t been doing much since early in the tournament, but he kept going back and forth losing, winning, and losing chips:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
hershy253: folds
toddanderson: raises 261 to 411
courtiebee: folds
geno9: folds
Isopbc: calls 261
*** FLOP *** [6d Tc Qc]
Isopbc: bets 450
toddanderson: raises 3411 to 3861 and is all-in
Isopbc: folds
toddanderson collected 1797 from pot
courtiebee said, “vn”
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “ty”
toddanderson said, “luckbox”
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: raises 250 to 400
geno9: folds
Isopbc: raises 934 to 1334 and is all-in
hershy253: folds
courtiebee: calls 934
*** FLOP *** [Jd 8d 7s]
*** TURN *** [Jd 8d 7s] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [Jd 8d 7s Kd] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Isopbc: shows [Js Th] (a pair of Jacks)
courtiebee: shows [Qc 8c] (a pair of Eights)
Isopbc collected 2818 from pot
toddanderson said, “wow nh”

Back to the war, courtie and kmind started to fight again:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: raises 150 to 300
toddanderson: raises 699 to 999
courtiebee: raises 4181 to 5180 and is all-in
hershy253: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee collected 2298 from pot
courtiebee: doesn’t show hand
toddanderson said, “wow never talking to you again”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “thanks gmml”
courtiebee: raises 250 to 400
geno9: folds
Isopbc: folds
hershy253: folds
toddanderson: calls 250
*** FLOP *** [3d 4c Qs]
toddanderson: checks
courtiebee: bets 450
toddanderson: calls 450
*** TURN *** [3d 4c Qs] [2h]
toddanderson: checks
courtiebee: checks
*** RIVER *** [3d 4c Qs 2h] [4h]
toddanderson: checks
courtiebee: bets 1000
toddanderson: calls 1000
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [Kh 4s] (three of a kind, Fours)
toddanderson: mucks hand
courtiebee collected 3775 from pot
toddanderson said, “oh my”

This time around courtie was getting the best of kmind, the last hand with a sick river! Last time we checked in on Isop he was going back and forth, and this time he just started going down:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee said, “really???”
courtiebee: folds
geno9: folds
courtiebee said, “thx isop”
Isopbc: raises 400 to 600
hershy253: raises 991 to 1591 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
Isopbc: calls 991
*** FLOP *** [Th Qd 4h]
Isopbc said, “Ofcofc”
toddanderson said, “i had a king”
*** TURN *** [Th Qd 4h] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [Th Qd 4h Kh] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hershy253: shows [Td Ks] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
Isopbc: shows [Ad 9d] (a pair of Queens)
toddanderson said, “doesn’t matter”
hershy253 collected 3382 from pot
Isopbc said, “nh”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: raises 400 to 600
Isopbc: raises 1152 to 1752 and is all-in
hershy253: folds
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee: folds
geno9: calls 1114 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [4c Qs 8d]
toddanderson said, “someone lose please”
*** TURN *** [4c Qs 8d] [2s]
courtiebee said, “haha”
*** RIVER *** [4c Qs 8d 2s] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [Kh Ks] (a pair of Kings)
Isopbc: shows [Jc Ah] (high card Ace)
geno9 collected 3728 from pot
Isopbc said, “gg”

He now had an all time low 38 chips left and it didn’t look too good for him. He ended up winning a triple up with his short stack, but the next hand he was dead:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
courtiebee said, “**** it!!!”
courtiebee: folds
geno9: raises 300 to 500
toddanderson said, “****!!”
Isopbc: calls 14 and is all-in
hershy253 is disconnected
hershy253 is connected
hershy253: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [4h 6s 5c]
hershy253: checks
geno9: checks
*** TURN *** [4h 6s 5c] [7h]
hershy253: checks
geno9: checks
*** RIVER *** [4h 6s 5c 7h] [8h]
hershy253: bets 800
geno9: folds
Isopbc said, “You were + 30 odd chips there. Go K9!”
toddanderson said, “****”
toddanderson said, “****”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
hershy253: shows [9d Ts] (a straight, Six to Ten)
toddanderson said, “ADSFADS”
toddanderson said, “FSDA”
toddanderson said, “FA”
toddanderson said, “DF”
toddanderson said, “ADSF”
hershy253 collected 772 from side pot
Isopbc: shows [9s Ks] (a straight, Five to Nine)
hershy253 collected 342 from main pot
toddanderson said, “i fodled straight fluish”

Kmind claims he folded 5h6h here, which would have been a sf, sick! Nevertheless, Isop finished in 5th place. From this point on down to 4 way, people started to tighten up and we were seeing a lot of raise/fold poker. There wasn’t very many resteals, and about 20 hands went uncontested. However, court and kmind had to make sure to get some reshoves in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “haha”
hershy253: folds
toddanderson: raises 275 to 475
courtiebee: raises 7129 to 7604 and is all-in
geno9: folds
toddanderson: folds
geno9 said, “if that was the case, id def bubble, guaranteed”
courtiebee collected 1150 from pot
courtiebee: doesn’t show hand
toddanderson said, “i hate you and you”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee: folds
geno9: raises 301 to 501
hershy253: calls 401
toddanderson: raises 2371 to 2872 and is all-in
geno9: folds
hershy253: folds
toddanderson said, “****”
geno9 said, “didnt see that comin”
toddanderson collected 1603 from pot
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand

We were still down to 4 way action and blinds were now 100/200/25. Here were the chip counts:

Seat 1: geno9 (4548 in chips)
Seat 3: hershy253 (2174 in chips)
Seat 6: toddanderson (3974 in chips)
Seat 7: courtiebee (7304 in chips)

Court had a nice lead, with geno in second. Kmind sat in third, however, would you believe it if I told you in just 5 hands the game would be over? Well watch the insane donk luckbox that is kmind:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
hershy253: raises 200 to 400
toddanderson: raises 3549 to 3949 and is all-in
courtiebee: folds
hershy253: calls 1749 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Kh 7s 3h]
courtiebee said, “i had an ace too”
*** TURN *** [Kh 7s 3h] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 7s 3h 9h] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [7d Ah] (a flush, Ace high)
hershy253: shows [Td As] (high card Ace)
toddanderson collected 4598 from pot
courtiebee said, “gg”
geno9 said, “overkill”
toddanderson said, “gg sorry”

Goodbye Hershy, in 4th place.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9 said, “gg”
toddanderson said, “i had kings that last hand btw”
toddanderson said, “3rd time”
toddanderson: raises 299 to 499
geno9 said, “QJ”
geno9 said, “no good”
courtiebee: raises 901 to 1400
geno9 said, “well actually it woulda been good”
geno9: folds
toddanderson: raises 4973 to 6373 and is all-in
courtiebee: folds
toddanderson collected 3075 from pot
courtiebee said, “nh”
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand

Big pot, making kmind now the chip leader.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
toddanderson: calls 100
courtiebee: checks
*** FLOP *** [8h Tc 7c]
toddanderson: bets 333
courtiebee: raises 517 to 850
toddanderson: calls 517
*** TURN *** [8h Tc 7c] [2h]
toddanderson: bets 1600
courtiebee: calls 1600
*** RIVER *** [8h Tc 7c 2h] [Kh]
toddanderson: bets 5148 and is all-in
courtiebee: calls 2954 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [6d 9d] (a straight, Six to Ten)
courtiebee: shows [Ts Qh] (a pair of Tens)
toddanderson collected 11283 from pot
geno9 said, “gg”
toddanderson said, “gg”

Courtie was now done in 3rd place after a sick flop. Well that was 3 hands, so if you can add you will realize HU doesn’t last very long. Just for giggles, here was the chip stacks when it started:

Seat 1: geno9 (4523 in chips)
Seat 6: toddanderson (13477 in chips)

And here was the only hand played:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 300 to 500
geno9: raises 900 to 1400
toddanderson: raises 12052 to 13452 and is all-in
geno9: calls 3098 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [2h Js Kh]
*** TURN *** [2h Js Kh] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [2h Js Kh 6s] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [4h As] (high card Ace)
toddanderson: shows [5c 5s] (a pair of Fives)
geno9 said, “gg”
toddanderson collected 9046 from pot

And that was all she wrote! The crazy kmind took it down in just 5 hands with 4 people left and won game 23. Congrats to him and everyone else, and here are the hands of the night:

lol cooleraments

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee: folds
Shifubowa: raises 40 to 60
toddanderson said, “only 12 players =(”
hershy253: calls 60
DCMirage: folds
Bender50: calls 50
toddanderson: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [3c Jc 7h]
Bender50: bets 120
toddanderson: folds
Shifubowa: raises 300 to 420
hershy253: folds
Bender50: raises 300 to 720
Shifubowa: raises 720 to 1440 and is all-in
Bender50: calls 700 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [3c Jc 7h] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [3c Jc 7h 2h] [Kh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Bender50: shows [Qs Qh] (a pair of Queens)
Shifubowa: shows [Ah Ad] (a pair of Aces)
toddanderson said, “gg”
Shifubowa collected 3080 from pot

Second hand in, not exactly what Bender had in mind for his last game!

WTF was he Thinking?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
efil4elbmow: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
Curtom: raises 40 to 60
Isopbc: folds
reidak: raises 80 to 140
Curtom: calls 80
*** FLOP *** [Th Qc Ad]
reidak: checks
Curtom: bets 60
reidak: raises 60 to 120
Curtom: raises 60 to 180
reidak: calls 60
*** TURN *** [Th Qc Ad] [3s]
reidak: checks
Curtom: bets 160
reidak: calls 160
*** RIVER *** [Th Qc Ad 3s] [8s]
reidak: bets 1050 and is all-in
Curtom: calls 960 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
reidak: shows [7d Ks] (high card Ace)
Curtom: shows [Kh Jd] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Curtom collected 2890 from pot

This is called a bluff gone bad, Jishu style.

Beat of the Night

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
hershy253: raises 200 to 400
toddanderson: raises 3549 to 3949 and is all-in
courtiebee: folds
hershy253: calls 1749 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Kh 7s 3h]
courtiebee said, “i had an ace too”
*** TURN *** [Kh 7s 3h] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 7s 3h 9h] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [7d Ah] (a flush, Ace high)
hershy253: shows [Td As] (high card Ace)
toddanderson collected 4598 from pot
courtiebee said, “gg”
geno9 said, “overkill”
toddanderson said, “gg sorry”

I picked this hand because it is what started the insane kmind heater that ended up winning him the tournament.  DONK!

There is ONE game left for the season! The final game of the Gauntlet VI is Wednesday night at 10:00 PM EST, if you haven’t played all 12 games yet be sure to show up!