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It was the last game of the season on Wednesday night, and there were still 14 people who had yet finished going all-in. There isn’t much excitement position wise, because JM has been the winner for the past few weeks, but there was still some interesting turn abouts in tonights 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.

It was all she wrote for everyone tonight, as it was the final game! 14 people had showed up just for the fun of it trying to get every point possible in hopes to move up to the top 10 leaderboard. At the end of every season, the top 10 from every past season are invited to compete in the private Gauntlet Tournament of Champions. This seasons TOC VI will take place on Sunday, 6 January 2008, at 3:00pm ET. If you placed in the top 10 during this or any of the past Gauntlet series, you can play! Speaking of top 10, lets have a look at the leaderbroad prior to the final game:

FTR Name – GP – Points / Change
Jimmy Mac – 12 – 811.15 / 0
spin_md – 12 – 693.36 / 0
kmind – 10 – 642.34 / +2
givememyleg – 12 – 637.11 / -1
ackthecat – 12 – 593.15 / -1
Isop – 11 – 575.17 / 0
geno9 – 11 – 574.40 / +5
Shifubowa – 12 – 551.87 / +1
Bender50 – 12 – 543.61 / -1
Fimanoid – 12 – 529.45 / -3

The mega donk kmind ended up stealing 3rd place from me, and I hate his guts for that. There is no way to catch up to Jimmy Mac for him since he can only play 11 games, but with a nice showing tonight he could pass up spin_md for second. Also, courtiebee made a silly prop bet with swiggidy at the beginning of the season, however she can only get 10 games in versus swigg’s 12. She had to concede prior to the start because there was only 14 players registered making it impossible for her to win. Warpe had also placed a $20 bounty on his own head for the final game, which was awesome! I was upset at kmind so put 100 cents over his head as well, so let’s see who can score some extra money and possibly move up in position.

When flomo is playing, you can expect some very fast play, however even I was surprised to see the first all-in only just a few hands into the tournament:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee: folds
pedroabm: folds
flomosapien: calls 20
AvatarKava: raises 80 to 100
Sauce123: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
flomosapien: raises 220 to 320
AvatarKava: calls 220
*** FLOP *** [4h 2d 8d]
flomosapien: bets 1270 and is all-in
AvatarKava: folds
AvatarKava said, “i gotta post this fold later … lol”
flomosapien collected 670 from pot
flomosapien: doesn’t show hand

The ole’ limp re-raise got some respect and he took down the first big pot. Kmind (toddanderson) was having a lot of trouble early on, much going to the rare Gauntlet appearance by pankfish:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
badgers_uk: folds
DCMirage: folds
Warpe: folds
toddanderson is disconnected
toddanderson is connected
toddanderson: raises 46 to 66
pankfish: calls 56
C2Knuckles: folds
*** FLOP *** [Qh 6s 6c]
pankfish: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [Qh 6s 6c] [9s]
pankfish: bets 100
toddanderson: calls 100
*** RIVER *** [Qh 6s 6c 9s] [5s]
pankfish: checks
toddanderson: bets 222
pankfish: calls 222
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Td Th] (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
pankfish: shows [Ah Qd] (two pair, Queens and Sixes)
pankfish collected 796 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish: calls 20
C2Knuckles: folds
geno9: folds
badgers_uk: folds
DCMirage: calls 20
Warpe: calls 10
toddanderson: checks
*** FLOP *** [6s Qh Kd]
Warpe: checks
toddanderson: checks
pankfish: checks
DCMirage: checks
*** TURN *** [6s Qh Kd] [Th]
Warpe: checks
toddanderson is connected
toddanderson: bets 66
pankfish: calls 66
DCMirage: calls 66
Warpe: folds
*** RIVER *** [6s Qh Kd Th] [Js]
toddanderson: checks
pankfish: checks
DCMirage: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [6c Ts] (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
pankfish: shows [Td Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
DCMirage: mucks hand
pankfish collected 278 from pot

Pank definitely missed a bet there as I’m sure kmind was calling anything. More people decided to join in on the kmind owning also, this time it was I Like Pie (C2Knuckles):

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
badgers_uk: folds
DCMirage: folds
Warpe: folds
toddanderson: raises 46 to 66
pankfish said, “writing a shopping list”
pankfish: folds
C2Knuckles: calls 46
*** FLOP *** [As Js 6h]
C2Knuckles: checks
toddanderson: bets 99
C2Knuckles: raises 221 to 320
badgers_uk said, “notes on me from gauntlet”
toddanderson: calls 221
*** TURN *** [As Js 6h] [Kh]
C2Knuckles: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [As Js 6h Kh] [8h]
badgers_uk said, “mad spewtard when drunk”
C2Knuckles: bets 320
badgers_uk said, “insufferable nit when sober”
badgers_uk said, “am i right?”
toddanderson said, “i don’t like pie anymore”
toddanderson: folds
C2Knuckles collected 782 from pot

The next hand after we saw two huge hands collide between badgers and Pie:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “stack going down”
DCMirage: folds
Warpe: folds
toddanderson: folds
pankfish: folds
C2Knuckles said, “that was a bluff!”
C2Knuckles: raises 60 to 90
geno9: folds
toddanderson said, “i need to finish 3rd ****ers let me”
pankfish said, “it’s just my dream to make teh final table”
badgers_uk: raises 180 to 270
C2Knuckles: raises 396 to 666
badgers_uk: raises 556 to 1222 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 556
*** FLOP *** [Js Kc Jc]
Warpe said, “dreams aren’t real”
*** TURN *** [Js Kc Jc] [6c]
pankfish said, “SOOTED!”
geno9 said, “clubs”
*** RIVER *** [Js Kc Jc 6c] [Td]
toddanderson said, “awww”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
badgers_uk: shows [Kd Ac] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
C2Knuckles: shows [As Ks] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
badgers_uk collected 1230 from pot
C2Knuckles collected 1229 from pot

The club couldn’t drop on the river and it went chop chop! Meanwhile, at the other table Sauce started off nearly as well as he did last game:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Sauce123 said, “and dont want to tip ppl off”
flomosapien: folds
AvatarKava: folds
Sauce123: raises 40 to 60
SandbaggerJO: calls 60
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
pedroabm: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [2c Qh 6c]
pedroabm: checks
Sauce123: bets 135
Sauce123 said, “i dutifully bet”
SandbaggerJO: folds
pedroabm: calls 135
*** TURN *** [2c Qh 6c] [Jh]
pedroabm: checks
Sauce123: bets 315
pedroabm: calls 315
*** RIVER *** [2c Qh 6c Jh] [8s]
pedroabm: checks
Sauce123 said, “u give me rope i hang myself”
Sauce123: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pedroabm: shows [Qs 5s] (a pair of Queens)
Sauce123: mucks hand
Sauce123 said, “sigh”
pedroabm collected 1090 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Sauce123 said, “ya”
Sauce123 said, “on film by godard”
Sauce123: raises 20 to 40
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
courtiebee said, “it’s almost xmas”
pedroabm: folds
flomosapien: folds
AvatarKava: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [9d Th 7s]
AvatarKava: checks
courtiebee said, “shouldn’t u be done that ****”
Sauce123: bets 65
AvatarKava: raises 135 to 200
Sauce123 said, “i know my the powers that be hate happiness”
Sauce123 said, “the”
Sauce123: calls 135
*** TURN *** [9d Th 7s] [4d]
Sauce123 said, “i call cause confused”
AvatarKava: bets 300
Sauce123: folds
Sauce123 said, “siigh”
AvatarKava collected 490 from pot
AvatarKava: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
AvatarKava said, “omg value bet”
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
pedroabm: calls 30
flomosapien: folds
AvatarKava: calls 15
Sauce123: checks
*** FLOP *** [2d 6d Qc]
AvatarKava: checks
Sauce123: bets 55
pedroabm: calls 55
AvatarKava: folds
*** TURN *** [2d 6d Qc] [Jc]
Sauce123: checks
pedroabm: checks
*** RIVER *** [2d 6d Qc Jc] [5d]
Sauce123: bets 145
pedroabm: raises 145 to 290
Sauce123: folds
Sauce123 said, “gross”
pedroabm collected 490 from pot

No love for Sauce so far! He hadn’t even won one hand and was down to just 600 chips very early. He had to do something, and found a big pair to go with:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: folds
AvatarKava: raises 60 to 90
Sauce123: raises 485 to 575 and is all-in
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
pedroabm: folds
AvatarKava: calls 485
Sauce123 said, “awww in”
*** FLOP *** [Qc 9s 7h]
Sauce123 said, “classic race yo”
*** TURN *** [Qc 9s 7h] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 9s 7h Ks] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
AvatarKava: shows [Kh As] (a pair of Kings)
Sauce123: shows [Qh Qd] (three of a kind, Queens)
Sauce123 collected 1195 from pot

He won the big race and now could start over fresh. I know early on the saying “tight is right” usually applies, however DCMirage takes that to a whole new level:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
pankfish: folds
C2Knuckles: calls 30
geno9: folds
badgers_uk: folds
DCMirage: calls 15
Warpe: checks
*** FLOP *** [3c Qd 4c]
DCMirage: bets 30
Warpe: calls 30
C2Knuckles: raises 58 to 88
DCMirage: calls 58
Warpe: calls 58
*** TURN *** [3c Qd 4c] [6h]
DCMirage: checks
Warpe: checks
C2Knuckles: checks
*** RIVER *** [3c Qd 4c 6h] [Ah]
DCMirage: checks
Warpe: checks
C2Knuckles: bets 100
DCMirage: calls 100
Warpe: folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
C2Knuckles: shows [Qc Td] (a pair of Queens)
DCMirage: shows [Ac Kc] (a pair of Aces)
DCMirage collected 554 from pot

He missed a ton of value here! However he still won the pot and was looking good so far in the final game. Courtie definitely came to play today, and found a victim in the bb, Pedroabm, who played his first and only game of the season at game 24!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: folds
AvatarKava: folds
Sauce123: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: raises 60 to 90
pedroabm: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [Qd 3s 6d]
courtiebee: bets 100
pedroabm: calls 100
*** TURN *** [Qd 3s 6d] [4d]
courtiebee: bets 225
pedroabm: calls 225
*** RIVER *** [Qd 3s 6d 4d] [3h]
courtiebee: bets 950 and is all-in
pedroabm: calls 950
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [Ad 3d] (a flush, Ace high)
pedroabm: shows [9h Qh] (two pair, Queens and Threes)
courtiebee collected 2730 from pot

That put a hurt on his stack and courtie was now the chip leader. However, ped would bounce back, the very next hand:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
AvatarKava: folds
Sauce123: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
pedroabm: calls 15
Sauce123 said, “oh nh courtie”
flomosapien: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ks 7c Tc]
Sauce123 said, “was writing about film so didnt see”
pedroabm: checks
flomosapien: bets 120
pedroabm: calls 120
*** TURN *** [Ks 7c Tc] [3s]
pedroabm: checks
courtiebee said, “you missed my shining moment”
flomosapien: bets 780
courtiebee said, “i’m sad now”
pedroabm: calls 732 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [Ks 7c Tc 3s] [9h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pedroabm: shows [Kh 3d] (two pair, Kings and Threes)
flomosapien: shows [Kd Jh] (a pair of Kings)
pedroabm collected 1764 from pot

Kmind who was going down down down, finally found himself being all-in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
badgers_uk: folds
DCMirage: folds
Warpe: folds
toddanderson: raises 58 to 88
pankfish: calls 88
C2Knuckles: folds
geno9: folds
*** FLOP *** [8h Th 5d]
toddanderson: checks
pankfish: bets 120
toddanderson: raises 346 to 466 and is all-in
pankfish: calls 346
*** TURN *** [8h Th 5d] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [8h Th 5d Jh] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Ac 8d] (a pair of Eights)
pankfish: shows [6d 6s] (a pair of Sixes)
toddanderson collected 1153 from pot

Luckily for him pankfish did not like folding and he now had some more to work with.

30 minutes in, courtie was the dominating chip leader with 2730, DCM was in second with 1860, and the shorties were AvatarKava and Flomo, both with around 750. The blinds were now 25/50 and there were a ton of smallish pots being played, with nothing much happening. However, this is what it’s like when shorties collide:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Sauce123: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
SandbaggerJO said, “I have a russian buddy here in KC that just goes broke over and over”
pedroabm: folds
flomosapien: raises 628 to 678 and is all-in
AvatarKava: calls 576 and is all-in
Sauce123 said, “russians always play so weird”
*** FLOP *** [Kd 6d 5s]
flomosapien said, “ddrink made”
Sauce123 said, “it seems”
SandbaggerJO said, “He always looks surprised?”
*** TURN *** [Kd 6d 5s] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 6d 5s Td] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
flomosapien: shows [Js Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
AvatarKava: shows [6c 6s] (three of a kind, Sixes)
Sauce123 said, “ohhh man”
AvatarKava collected 1252 from pot

Sick suckout there, which left poor flomo with 50 chips and a bad taste in his mouth. He would find one small double up, then be done in by Ms. Bee:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Sauce123 said, “oh man decision for all chips cold sweat”
pedroabm: folds
flomosapien: raises 129 to 179 and is all-in
AvatarKava: folds
Sauce123: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: calls 129
*** FLOP *** [7c As 9d]
*** TURN *** [7c As 9d] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [7c As 9d 2d] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [Ah 6c] (a pair of Aces)
flomosapien: shows [Ks Jc] (high card Ace)
courtiebee collected 383 from pot

Flomo was the first gone, in 14th place. Warpe had put a $20 bounty on himself, and wasn’t getting involved in much of the action early on. However, he picked his spot and found the short stack Pie had to take his shot at a double up:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe: raises 100 to 150
toddanderson: folds
pankfish: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 325 to 475
geno9: folds
toddanderson said, “i love you flomo!”
badgers_uk: folds
DCMirage: folds
Warpe said, “uh oh”
Warpe: raises 1112 to 1587 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 300 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Ts 5h As]
*** TURN *** [Ts 5h As] [Th]
Warpe said, “jkjkjkj”
*** RIVER *** [Ts 5h As Th] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [Jc Kd] (a pair of Tens)
C2Knuckles: shows [4d 4h] (two pair, Tens and Fours)
toddanderson said, “nh”
C2Knuckles collected 1625 from pot

Pie won the flip and now Warpe was everyone’s target. Eventually, both players would find each other in another pot together where all the chips went in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe said, “plenty of chips left”
pankfish: folds
C2Knuckles said, “got it”
C2Knuckles: raises 75 to 125
geno9: folds
badgers_uk: folds
DCMirage: folds
Warpe: calls 100
toddanderson: folds
*** FLOP *** [5d 4s Jd]
Warpe: bets 637 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 637
toddanderson said, “blinds”
*** TURN *** [5d 4s Jd] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [5d 4s Jd 6d] [Js]
geno9 said, “woah”
toddanderson said, “what a call”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [3h 3d] (two pair, Jacks and Threes)
C2Knuckles: shows [6s 8s] (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
pankfish said, “sick”
C2Knuckles collected 1574 from pot
badgers_uk said, “lol”
C2Knuckles said, “sweet!”

I have NO idea what Pie was doing there! At best he would have a gssd and a backdoor flush draw, but I guess he took his chance. He hit a 6 on the turn and eliminated Warpe in 13th place, earning himself the bounty in the sickest way possible. Pie showed with this hand that he was willing to gamble with almost anything, and a few hands later badgers would also feel his wraith:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
badgers_uk: raises 200 to 300
DCMirage: folds
pankfish said, “well the bounty is worth as much as the tourney”
toddanderson: folds
pankfish: folds
badgers_uk said, “bounty ev>tourney ev?”
C2Knuckles: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [Qd 8c Ac]
C2Knuckles said, “that’s why i called”
C2Knuckles: checks
badgers_uk: checks
*** TURN *** [Qd 8c Ac] [Kd]
toddanderson said, “gg warpe”
C2Knuckles: bets 400
badgers_uk: raises 963 to 1363 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 963
C2Knuckles said, “plus i have to go to bed so i don’t really care”
*** RIVER *** [Qd 8c Ac Kd] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
C2Knuckles: shows [8d 6d] (a flush, Ace high)
badgers_uk: shows [Qc Ks] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
toddanderson said, “wow”
geno9 said, “wow”
C2Knuckles collected 3376 from pot

Wow is right! Pie was in the mood to take a chance tonight and it had been paying off so far, this time eliminating badgers in 12th place. Silly String (SandbaggerJO) had been pretty quiet so far, but found a perfect spot to re-raise the aggressive Sauce:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
pedroabm: folds
AvatarKava: folds
Sauce123: raises 144 to 244
SandbaggerJO: raises 356 to 600
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
Sauce123 said, “sigh”
Sauce123: raises 700 to 1300 and is all-in
SandbaggerJO: calls 700
Sauce123 said, “gotta put it in”
*** FLOP *** [5d Qh Js]
Sauce123 said, “later”
*** TURN *** [5d Qh Js] [9h]
Sauce123 said, “gg”
*** RIVER *** [5d Qh Js 9h] [5s]
Sauce123 said, “all”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Sauce123: shows [6c 6d] (two pair, Sixes and Fives)
SandbaggerJO: shows [Qd As] (two pair, Queens and Fives)
SandbaggerJO collected 2750 from pot
SandbaggerJO said, “gg bro”

He won the flip and took out Sauce in 11th place. We were now in the final table bubble and everyone had their eye on the shorties. Kmind found a hand to push, and DCM found a hand to call:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “my god”
pankfish said, “nh”
DCMirage: calls 100
toddanderson: raises 687 to 787 and is all-in
pankfish: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
geno9: folds
DCMirage: calls 687
*** FLOP *** [Tc Qc Qs]
toddanderson said, “clubs”
toddanderson said, “yes”
geno9 said, “uh oh”
*** TURN *** [Tc Qc Qs] [Ks]
toddanderson said, “no”
*** RIVER *** [Tc Qc Qs Ks] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DCMirage: shows [Jd As] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
toddanderson: shows [Jc Ac] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
toddanderson said, “****”
DCMirage collected 862 from pot
toddanderson collected 862 from pot
toddanderson said, “royal ftw”
geno9 said, “almost”

He had a royal flush draw freeroll, but couldn’t hit. What a sick flop! Remember how I said Pie was gambling tonight? He didn’t stop anytime soon:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 200 to 300
geno9: folds
DCMirage: folds
toddanderson: raises 412 to 712 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 412
*** FLOP *** [Ts 7h 6c]
*** TURN *** [Ts 7h 6c] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [Ts 7h 6c Tc] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Jh Qd] (a pair of Tens)
C2Knuckles: shows [6h 9h] (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
toddanderson said, “come on”
C2Knuckles collected 1474 from pot

That was the end of kmind’s season as the bubble boy, finishing 10th. Pie could do nothing wrong it seemed, and we were now at the final table. Here were the counts as things got going:

Seat 1: pankfish (1629 in chips)
Seat 2: courtiebee (2832 in chips)
Seat 3: pedroabm (569 in chips)
Seat 4: geno9 (1625 in chips)
Seat 5: C2Knuckles (5562 in chips)
Seat 6: AvatarKava (1877 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (1684 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (4205 in chips)
Seat 9: Tchrsmth (1017 in chips)

I Like Pie (C2Knuckles) was the dominating stack, and Silly String (SandbaggerJO) was not too far behind. Pedroabm was a massive short stack with only 569 chips, and Tchrsmth also didn’t have much to choose from. Just the first hand of the FT and we saw more shorty on shorty action:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
AvatarKava: folds
DCMirage: folds
courtiebee said, “WHAT i don’t get to bust kmind”
courtiebee said, “this sucks”
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: raises 200 to 300
courtiebee: folds
courtiebee said, “who busted warpe”
pedroabm: raises 200 to 500
Tchrsmth: raises 517 to 1017 and is all-in
pedroabm: calls 69 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Kh Qh Ts]
C2Knuckles said, “i gots the bounty monies”
geno9 said, “the tourney password”
*** TURN *** [Kh Qh Ts] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [Kh Qh Ts 2d] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pedroabm: shows [8d As] (high card Ace)
Tchrsmth: shows [Ks Ac] (a pair of Kings)
Tchrsmth collected 1188 from pot

That sent ped out in 9th place, and he was the first casualty. I hope he comes around more and plays next season! It didn’t take long to see the second all-in, and AvatarKava found himself all-in and behind after he flopped a pair and a draw:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
pankfish: folds
courtiebee: folds
geno9: raises 188 to 288
C2Knuckles: folds
AvatarKava: calls 188
*** FLOP *** [Td 3h 6d]
AvatarKava: checks
geno9: bets 501
AvatarKava: raises 1088 to 1589 and is all-in
geno9: calls 786 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Td 3h 6d] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Td 3h 6d 4s] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
AvatarKava: shows [7d 3d] (two pair, Tens and Threes)
geno9: shows [Ad Ah] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
geno9 collected 3200 from pot

Geno’s aces held and Ava was now down to under 200 chips. Just a couple hands later and he would finally hit the rail in 8th, due to Silly String:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Tchrsmth: folds
geno9 said, “now i feel closer courtie”
pankfish: folds
geno9 said, “no seat = better”
courtiebee: folds
geno9: raises 188 to 288
C2Knuckles: folds
courtiebee said, “yes!”
AvatarKava: calls 252 and is all-in
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 612 to 900
geno9: folds
*** FLOP *** [9d 7h 9s]
*** TURN *** [9d 7h 9s] [8d]
courtiebee said, “i knew i would be calling for 3’s somehow”
*** RIVER *** [9d 7h 9s 8d] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [Kd Ks] (two pair, Kings and Nines)
geno9 said, “****”
SandbaggerJO collected 72 from side pot
AvatarKava: shows [5c 3c] (a pair of Nines)
SandbaggerJO collected 806 from main pot
geno9 said, “thx i try”
courtiebee said, “gg <23”

We were now down to 7 and this was a pretty aggressive bunch. No one would let the others steal, and we started to see a pattern of 3bets with everyone taking their own turn:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 200 to 300
Tchrsmth: folds
pankfish: raises 500 to 800
courtiebee: folds
pankfish said, “Why wouldn’t you let me fold?”
C2Knuckles said, “slowplaying KK = sexy”
SandbaggerJO: folds
geno9 said, “yes”
pankfish collected 700 from pot
pankfish: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
pankfish: folds
courtiebee: folds
courtiebee said, “ty flomosapien”
geno9: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 300 to 450
DCMirage: raises 450 to 900
C2Knuckles: folds
DCMirage collected 900 from pot
DCMirage: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish: folds
courtiebee: folds
geno9: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 277 to 427
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 623 to 1050
Tchrsmth: folds
C2Knuckles: folds
SandbaggerJO collected 1004 from pot
SandbaggerJO: doesn’t show hand

With all the raising, people started to call, and we saw some nice postflop action from Pie and pankfish, which would leave one dismantled:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
SandbaggerJO said, “haha”
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
pankfish: raises 300 to 450
courtiebee: folds
geno9: folds
C2Knuckles: calls 375
DCMirage: folds
*** FLOP *** [3h Js Jc]
C2Knuckles: checks
pankfish: bets 600
C2Knuckles: calls 600
*** TURN *** [3h Js Jc] [Ac]
C2Knuckles: checks
pankfish: checks
*** RIVER *** [3h Js Jc Ac] [2d]
C2Knuckles: bets 2999
pankfish: calls 1279 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
C2Knuckles: shows [3s 3c] (a full house, Threes full of Jacks)
pankfish: shows [9h Ah] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
pankfish said, “dang”
C2Knuckles collected 4808 from pot
courtiebee said, “wow nh”
SandbaggerJO said, “dang, big pot to Pie”

That sent pank out in 7th place, and gave Pie a huge boost to his stack. We were now shorthanded with just 6 people left that quickly, and here were the chip stacks:

Seat 2: courtiebee (2157 in chips)
Seat 4: geno9 (2512 in chips)
Seat 5: C2Knuckles (7614 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (1759 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (5472 in chips)
Seat 9: Tchrsmth (1486 in chips)

Pie was the leader, but Silly String wasn’t too far behind. From here on we would see them battle back and forth many times, with SS getting the better at the start:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
SandbaggerJO said, “nh”
C2Knuckles said, “gg”
geno9: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 264 to 414
courtiebee said, “gg”
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 636 to 1050
C2Knuckles: calls 636
*** FLOP *** [Th Td 8d]
SandbaggerJO: bets 1350
C2Knuckles: calls 1350
*** TURN *** [Th Td 8d] [5s]
SandbaggerJO: bets 3072 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: folds
SandbaggerJO said, “chip lead is mine”
SandbaggerJO collected 4875 from pot
SandbaggerJO: doesn’t show hand

He stole the chip lead just one hand later. With Pie raising so many pots he starts to get less respect from everyone. However, that still doesn’t mean he doesn’t have it, which is a tough lesson Tchrsmth would learn:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
courtiebee: folds
geno9: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 264 to 414
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: raises 336 to 750
C2Knuckles: raises 336 to 1086
Tchrsmth: raises 336 to 1422
C2Knuckles: raises 336 to 1758
Tchrsmth: calls 64 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Ac Kd Qc]
*** TURN *** [Ac Kd Qc] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [Ac Kd Qc 9d] [Jh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Tchrsmth: shows [Kh Qh] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
C2Knuckles: shows [Ad Ah] (three of a kind, Aces)
courtiebee said, “what a flop”
C2Knuckles collected 3047 from pot

That sent him out in 6th place and added back to Pie’s stack. Silly String then went on a nice little heater, picking on the table and knocked down Pie again:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
C2Knuckles said, “it’s rigged”
courtiebee: folds
geno9 said, “totally”
geno9: raises 272 to 422
C2Knuckles: folds
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO said, “rigged”
SandbaggerJO: raises 7450 to 7872 and is all-in
geno9: folds
SandbaggerJO collected 919 from pot
SandbaggerJO: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
geno9: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 275 to 425
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: calls 350
courtiebee: folds
*** FLOP *** [8s 4s Ad]
geno9 said, “tuche”
SandbaggerJO: checks
C2Knuckles: bets 750
SandbaggerJO: calls 750
*** TURN *** [8s 4s Ad] [Qc]
SandbaggerJO: checks
C2Knuckles: bets 1600
SandbaggerJO: calls 1600
*** RIVER *** [8s 4s Ad Qc] [9d]
SandbaggerJO: checks
C2Knuckles: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [Th Ah] (a pair of Aces)
C2Knuckles: mucks hand
SandbaggerJO collected 5700 from pot

Silly String now started to take over the bully position and was raising a lot of pots. Courtie can’t handle her blinds being stolen and eventually had to reshove over one of his raises:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
C2Knuckles: folds
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 300 to 450
courtiebee: raises 1482 to 1932 and is all-in
geno9: folds
SandbaggerJO: calls 1482
*** FLOP *** [Td Jh 7d]
*** TURN *** [Td Jh 7d] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [Td Jh 7d 6c] [Jd]
C2Knuckles said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
courtiebee: shows [Ah 9h] (a pair of Jacks)
SandbaggerJO: shows [Js Ac] (three of a kind, Jacks)
SandbaggerJO collected 4014 from pot
geno9 said, “gg courtie”

But she was dominated and couldn’t find a way out. Silly String added to his already massive chip lead and courtie hit the rail in 5th place. Silly String now took over the previous roll I Like Pie had, the “do anything and have everything work out” strategy:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 300 to 450
geno9: raises 941 to 1391 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: folds
SandbaggerJO: calls 941
*** FLOP *** [4h 2h 5h]
*** TURN *** [4h 2h 5h] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [4h 2h 5h Js] [5s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
geno9: shows [Ad 4c] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
SandbaggerJO: shows [Td 5d] (three of a kind, Fives)
C2Knuckles said, “gg”
SandbaggerJO said, “better than I thought”
geno9 said, “gg”
SandbaggerJO collected 2932 from pot
SandbaggerJO said, “gg man”

His T5 sooooted scored him another elimination, geno in 4th place. We were now down to 3, and it was clear who the favorite was:

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (4849 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (1459 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (14692 in chips)

However, we have seen blow ups before, and I wouldn’t count anyone out. This was one of the fastest final tables to date, as it hadn’t even been 15 mins since the start and we were already down to 3! The action was very fast, and we would see a lot of pots, most of these coming directly from the Silly String bank account:

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (4849 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (1609 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (14542 in chips)
SandbaggerJO: posts small blind 75
C2Knuckles: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 300 to 450
C2Knuckles: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [4s 3h 5s]
SandbaggerJO: bets 750
C2Knuckles: raises 1149 to 1899
SandbaggerJO: calls 1149
*** TURN *** [4s 3h 5s] [7h]
SandbaggerJO: bets 3150
C2Knuckles: calls 2500 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [4s 3h 5s 7h] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [Ac 5d] (a pair of Fives)
C2Knuckles: shows [Ts 6s] (a straight, Three to Seven)
C2Knuckles collected 9698 from pot
SandbaggerJO said, “horrible turn”

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (9898 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (1409 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (9693 in chips)
DCMirage: posts small blind 100
SandbaggerJO: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
C2Knuckles: folds
DCMirage: raises 1209 to 1409 and is all-in
SandbaggerJO: calls 1209
*** FLOP *** [Qs 8s Ah]
*** TURN *** [Qs 8s Ah] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [Qs 8s Ah 7h] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DCMirage: shows [Ad 3c] (a pair of Aces)
SandbaggerJO: shows [Ks 9h] (high card Ace)
DCMirage collected 2818 from pot

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (10198 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (2818 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (7984 in chips)
SandbaggerJO: posts small blind 100
C2Knuckles: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: calls 200
SandbaggerJO: calls 100
C2Knuckles: checks
*** FLOP *** [8c 6c 5h]
SandbaggerJO: bets 400
C2Knuckles: calls 400
DCMirage: raises 2218 to 2618 and is all-in
SandbaggerJO: raises 2582 to 5200
C2Knuckles: folds
*** TURN *** [8c 6c 5h] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [8c 6c 5h Jh] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [3c 4c] (a pair of Fours)
DCMirage: shows [Kc 8s] (a pair of Eights)
DCMirage collected 6236 from pot
C2Knuckles said, “nh”

In just three big hands Silly String now found himself the short stack:
Seat 5: C2Knuckles (9598 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (6236 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (5166 in chips)

At this point Pie was now going crazy, raising almost every single hand. He was definitely using his chip stack very effectively, and also playing postflop well:

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (10498 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (5636 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (4866 in chips)
C2Knuckles: posts small blind 100
DCMirage: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
SandbaggerJO: raises 400 to 600
C2Knuckles: calls 500
DCMirage: folds
*** FLOP *** [4h 9h Jd]
C2Knuckles: checks
SandbaggerJO: checks
*** TURN *** [4h 9h Jd] [Qs]
C2Knuckles: bets 798
SandbaggerJO: folds
C2Knuckles collected 1400 from pot
C2Knuckles: doesn’t show hand

It seemed it was in Pie’s grasp, but Silly String wouldn’t go out quietly:

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (10998 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (5536 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (4466 in chips)
SandbaggerJO: posts small blind 100
C2Knuckles: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 400 to 600
C2Knuckles: raises 1198 to 1798
SandbaggerJO: raises 2668 to 4466 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 2668
*** FLOP *** [6d 4s 3h]
C2Knuckles said, “nh”
*** TURN *** [6d 4s 3h] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [6d 4s 3h Kc] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [Qh Ah] (high card Ace)
C2Knuckles: shows [As Td] (high card Ace – lower kicker)
SandbaggerJO collected 8932 from pot
SandbaggerJO said, “ty”

Neither would DCMirage:

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (6232 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (5536 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (9232 in chips)
C2Knuckles: posts small blind 100
DCMirage: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
SandbaggerJO: folds
C2Knuckles: raises 382 to 582
DCMirage: calls 382
*** FLOP *** [8s Kh 9d]
C2Knuckles: bets 650
DCMirage: raises 4304 to 4954 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: folds
DCMirage collected 2464 from pot
DCMirage: doesn’t show hand

Pie was now repeating what SS had just done, dwindling away:

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (6500 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (6068 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (8432 in chips)
SandbaggerJO: posts small blind 100
C2Knuckles: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: calls 100
C2Knuckles: checks
*** FLOP *** [Jc 2h 3h]
SandbaggerJO: checks
C2Knuckles: checks
*** TURN *** [Jc 2h 3h] [9d]
SandbaggerJO: bets 400
C2Knuckles: calls 400
*** RIVER *** [Jc 2h 3h 9d] [5h]
SandbaggerJO: bets 600
C2Knuckles: calls 600
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [2c 3c] (two pair, Threes and Deuces)
C2Knuckles: mucks hand
SandbaggerJO collected 2400 from pot

The tides had changed and String was now again the chip leader, and Pie found himself on the short stack. String was now dominating by raising relentlessly, and had won himself the next 12/18 pots uncontested. He had really built a big stack and a bad image, and someone with a bad image and a good hand is a very bad combo:

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (4450 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (5268 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (11282 in chips)
C2Knuckles: posts the ante 25
DCMirage: posts the ante 25
SandbaggerJO: posts the ante 25
SandbaggerJO: posts small blind 100
C2Knuckles: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 400 to 600
C2Knuckles: raises 1325 to 1925
SandbaggerJO: raises 9332 to 11257 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 2500 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Js 8d Tc]
*** TURN *** [Js 8d Tc] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Js 8d Tc 4s] [5s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [Ad As] (a pair of Aces)
C2Knuckles: shows [9d 9h] (a pair of Nines)
C2Knuckles said, “gg”
SandbaggerJO said, “gg”
SandbaggerJO collected 8925 from pot

Pie had to say goodbye in 3rd place after he ran his 9s right into Strings Aces. We were not heads up and it had been a crazy 3 way game with everyone flipping around chip stacks. Here were the stacks as we began:

Seat 7: DCMirage (5243 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (15757 in chips)

DC had a lot of work to do being a 3:1 dog. However, just 3 hands into the HU match, both players would wake up with a monster:

Seat 7: DCMirage (5318 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (15682 in chips)
DCMirage: posts the ante 25
SandbaggerJO: posts the ante 25
DCMirage: posts small blind 100
SandbaggerJO: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: raises 200 to 400
SandbaggerJO: raises 800 to 1200
DCMirage: raises 1200 to 2400
SandbaggerJO: raises 13257 to 15657 and is all-in
DCMirage: calls 2893 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [6h 4h Td]
SandbaggerJO said, “race for the win”
*** TURN *** [6h 4h Td] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [6h 4h Td 9s] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [Js Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
DCMirage: shows [Kc Qc] (high card King)
DCMirage said, “gg”
SandbaggerJO said, “gg man”
SandbaggerJO collected 10636 from pot

Sandbagger/Silly String would win the flip and would win the final game of season 6 of the Gauntlet! It was a very crazy and fast final table, with many changes in chip counts. Congrats to him and everyone else this game, and I hope everyone had a blast with Season VI of the FTR Gauntlet! Here are the hands of the night:

lol cooleraments

Seat 5: C2Knuckles (4450 in chips)
Seat 7: DCMirage (5268 in chips)
Seat 8: SandbaggerJO (11282 in chips)
C2Knuckles: posts the ante 25
DCMirage: posts the ante 25
SandbaggerJO: posts the ante 25
SandbaggerJO: posts small blind 100
C2Knuckles: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DCMirage: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 400 to 600
C2Knuckles: raises 1325 to 1925
SandbaggerJO: raises 9332 to 11257 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 2500 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [Js 8d Tc]
*** TURN *** [Js 8d Tc] [4s]
*** RIVER *** [Js 8d Tc 4s] [5s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
SandbaggerJO: shows [Ad As] (a pair of Aces)
C2Knuckles: shows [9d 9h] (a pair of Nines)
C2Knuckles said, “gg”
SandbaggerJO said, “gg”
SandbaggerJO collected 8925 from pot

With String’s image, this is a very big cooler 3 handed.

WTF was he Thinking?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe said, “plenty of chips left”
pankfish: folds
C2Knuckles said, “got it”
C2Knuckles: raises 75 to 125
geno9: folds
badgers_uk: folds
DCMirage: folds
Warpe: calls 100
toddanderson: folds
*** FLOP *** [5d 4s Jd]
Warpe: bets 637 and is all-in
C2Knuckles: calls 637
toddanderson said, “blinds”
*** TURN *** [5d 4s Jd] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [5d 4s Jd 6d] [Js]
geno9 said, “woah”
toddanderson said, “what a call”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Warpe: shows [3h 3d] (two pair, Jacks and Threes)
C2Knuckles: shows [6s 8s] (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
pankfish said, “sick”
C2Knuckles collected 1574 from pot
badgers_uk said, “lol”
C2Knuckles said, “sweet!”

I guess the bounty may have influenced this call?

Beat of the Night

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Sauce123: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
Tchrsmth: folds
courtiebee: folds
SandbaggerJO said, “I have a russian buddy here in KC that just goes broke over and over”
pedroabm: folds
flomosapien: raises 628 to 678 and is all-in
AvatarKava: calls 576 and is all-in
Sauce123 said, “russians always play so weird”
*** FLOP *** [Kd 6d 5s]
flomosapien said, “ddrink made”
Sauce123 said, “it seems”
SandbaggerJO said, “He always looks surprised?”
*** TURN *** [Kd 6d 5s] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 6d 5s Td] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
flomosapien: shows [Js Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
AvatarKava: shows [6c 6s] (three of a kind, Sixes)
Sauce123 said, “ohhh man”
AvatarKava collected 1252 from pot

Poor flomo!

I sure hope everyone enjoyed the tears, and the cheers that was season 6. I sure had a lot of fun documenting every game, and hope to continue next season whenever it may be. I will write up one more summary of the entire season in the next few days, with the final leaderboard and announce the winners. Remember that if you finished in the top 10 of this or any season, you are invited to play in the Gauntlet VI TOC on Sunday, 6 January 2008, at 3:00pm ET. I hope to see you at that gane, and will be back next season!