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Well, it’s the start of the next season of the FTR Gauntlet and everyone seemed excited. Game 1 started off with a bang, and a total of 40 players came out to spew chips left and right. If you aren’t sure what the Gauntlet is at this point, then why are you reading this? But for the uninformed – The Gauntlet is FTR’s private poker league which has been running since 2004. It is now in the 7th season, and is bigger than ever. Each game has an $11 buy-in and you earn points every game based on how you finish. For information on registering for the Gauntlet, visit the Gauntlet Forum!

During the course of the season, players compete for more than just bragging rights as FlopTurnRiver adds some nice extra prizes. Even though felting your arch-rival forum member is loads of fun, it’s even more thrilling to win loads of cash! Play well and run good and you’ll work your way up the leaderboard. At the end of the season, 3rd place wins free FTR gear and $75, 2nd place receives FTR gear and $150, but everyone is shooting for 1st place which gets the FTR gear and $300, plus the beautiful and coveted FTR Gauntlet crystal trophy! That’s not all. Randomly, during the Gauntlet games, there will be special bonus or bounty prizes announced, so make sure you show up for your full 16 games!

Some changes from season 6:
– There are now 32 total games, and you can play 16 of them opposed to 12!
– There will be mixed games instead of just no-limit hold’em! These include 6-Max NLH, Heads-Up NLH, and Pot-Limit Omaha 8.
– Givememyleg has received god mode from Xianti – stay out of his way.

Just like last season, 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, and “beat of the night” which will be the worst beat.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the game 1 action! We saw a lot of familiar faces, including past champions Fimanoid, and WildbobAA. Some other FTR veterans that showed up were drmbcoy, sicko nutsinho, the colorful Triptanes, mcatdog, dwarfman, the handsome givememyleg, Alexos, Deanglow, TLR, donkeythorne, mrhappy333, among others. There were also a lot of newcomers; will641, ecruse, Keilah, and Tiresman just to name a few. Bigspenda and swiggidy didn’t register as they had a little date of their own.

As things got started and people took their virtual seat, Xianti showed up to announce some special bonuses! Anyone who had AA cracked at anytime throughout the tournament would win $10 (which happened, but we will get to that later), and put a free FTR money clip bounty on the head of givememyleg. Why me? I don’t know.

As I said earlier, 40 people entered and sat across 5 tables. Getting started, there was mainly only a few small pots, and on the very first hand givememyleg stole half of mcatdog’s stack with a non-standard play with TPTK:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Js As]
mcatdog said, “but gotta get ready for cost arica”
givememyleg: raises 40 to 60
reidak said, “promise :)”
ProZachNatio said, “Im hungover and capt crunching”
mcatdog: calls 60
Triptanes: folds
reidak said, “damn you gmml”
sbedvek: folds
baaard: folds
reidak: calls 60
fimanoid: folds
ProZachNatio said, “guys comon limps please”
ProZachNatio: folds
*** FLOP *** [Jd 6s 4d]
givememyleg: bets 155
mcatdog: calls 155
reidak: folds
*** TURN *** [Jd 6s 4d] [4h]
givememyleg: checks
reidak said, “im looking forward to the HU matches”
mcatdog: checks
*** RIVER *** [Jd 6s 4d 4h] [9h]
givememyleg: checks
mcatdog: bets 400
givememyleg: calls 400
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Kc Jc] (two pair, Jacks and Fours)
givememyleg: shows [Js As] (two pair, Jacks and Fours – Ace kicker)
givememyleg collected 1320 from pot

Just 10 minutes in, we saw the first all-in. It was between two Gauntlet virgin’s, rowey and will:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Br4vo: folds
will641: raises 40 to 60
Shifubowa: folds
ackthecat: folds
jimcr: folds
WildBob182: folds
TwoSmeets: raises 140 to 200
rowey123: raises 1270 to 1470 and is all-in
will641: calls 930 and is all-in
TwoSmeets: folds
Uncalled bet (480) returned to rowey123
*** FLOP *** [4s Tc 6s]
*** TURN *** [4s Tc 6s] [5d]
will641 said, “wheee donkaments”
*** RIVER *** [4s Tc 6s 5d] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rowey123: shows [Ks Kh] (a pair of Kings)
will641: shows [As Qd] (high card Ace)
rowey123 collected 2180 from pot

Will won the title of the first casualty of the Gauntlet VII season finishing in 40th place! No one can ever win this title except him, congratulations! Most of the action was coming from table 4, and to no surprise, there sat nutsinho. This was much to the dismay of spinswell who is no stranger to the crazy Gauntlet action:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
mrhappy333: folds
SGTChuck: folds
Phew72: folds
ge00: raises 40 to 60
Lunchbox0420: calls 60
nutsinho: raises 160 to 220
VinceSincere: folds
spinswell: calls 200
ge00: folds
mrhappy333 said, “wtf?”
Lunchbox0420: calls 160
*** FLOP *** [9h Jh Ah]
spinswell: bets 500
Lunchbox0420: folds
nutsinho: raises 670 to 1170 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 670
nutsinho said, “i am the best and greatest player in the world”
*** TURN *** [9h Jh Ah] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [9h Jh Ah Qh] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Js Jd] (three of a kind, Jacks)
nutsinho: shows [6h 3h] (a flush, Ace high)
spinswell said, “nh”
nutsinho collected 3070 from pot

With this hand nutsinho grabbed the early chip lead, which is something you don’t want him to have. 63s ftw! Back to table 1, we find Doctor Mc Boy (Stars cuthbertt) who decided to change his limit strategy from last season. Instead, he played it like unlimited hold them should be played, awwin:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
nmheat: folds
kemikar: folds
dthorne04: folds
Forty2u: folds
alexos888: folds
Avi_Tristan: raises 40 to 60
cuthbertt: calls 50
tiresman: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [9s Ts Qc]
cuthbertt: checks
tiresman: checks
Avi_Tristan: bets 100
cuthbertt: raises 250 to 350
tiresman: folds
Avi_Tristan: raises 1030 to 1380 and is all-in
cuthbertt: calls 1030
*** TURN *** [9s Ts Qc] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [9s Ts Qc 7c] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [Ah Jd] (high card Ace)
Avi_Tristan: shows [Ks Qd] (a pair of Queens)
cuthbertt said, “rigged”
Avi_Tristan collected 2940 from pot

This left him with just over 200 chips and gave Jack Sawyer (Avi_Tristan) a pretty decent stack to work with. A couple hands later the doc had to push with his flush draw:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Avi_Tristan said, “ty”
kemikar: folds
cuthbertt said, “fold that crap fish”
dthorne04: raises 35 to 55
Forty2u: folds
alexos888: folds
Avi_Tristan: folds
cuthbertt: calls 55
kemikar said, “OH SNAP”
tiresman: folds
nmheat: folds
*** FLOP *** [Qd Js 6d]
dthorne04: bets 1370 and is all-in
cuthbertt: calls 165 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1205) returned to dthorne04
dthorne04 said, “DAMMIT”
*** TURN *** [Qd Js 6d] [8c]
dthorne04 said, “22222222222222”
dthorne04 said, “OH GOD”
*** RIVER *** [Qd Js 6d 8c] [9c]
alexos888 said, “hmm 1st prize is a lot of mobnies nowadays”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dthorne04: shows [2h 2d] (a pair of Deuces)
cuthbertt: shows [5d 7d] (a straight, Five to Nine)
dthorne04 said, “DIAGF”
cuthbertt said, “booom”
cuthbertt collected 470 from pot

Good thing for him he was only against donkey thorne who held a pair of ducks and had a billion outs. We will get back to the doc later, but for now let’s head over to table 2 where we see last year vet Shifubowa doing what he does best:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
WildBob182: folds
TwoSmeets: folds
rowey123: folds
Br4vo: folds
Shifubowa: raises 42 to 62
ackthecat: folds
jimcr: raises 78 to 140
Shifubowa: raises 1634 to 1774 and is all-in
jimcr: calls 1512 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (122) returned to Shifubowa
*** FLOP *** [4s 5s 7d]
*** TURN *** [4s 5s 7d] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [4s 5s 7d 4d] [Qc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jimcr: shows [Kc Ad] (a pair of Fours)
Shifubowa: shows [7c 6h] (two pair, Sevens and Fours)
Shifubowa collected 3314 from pot

Shif hasn’t changed a bit, and good thing for him because he just got a nice double up! Poor Gauntlet rookie ecruse (jimcr) didn’t even see what hit him. Moving to table 4, newcomer dozer (PokerStars ge00) started his downfall in just a few hands:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho said, “lol”
mrhappy333 said, “lol”
nutsinho: folds
VinceSincere: folds
spinswell: folds
mrhappy333: folds
Phew72: raises 60 to 90
nutsinho said, “i knew if i flopped a flush i would stack someone”
ge00: raises 150 to 240
Lunchbox0420: folds
Phew72: calls 150
*** FLOP *** [Ts 5h 9h]
ge00: checks
Phew72: checks
*** TURN *** [Ts 5h 9h] [9s]
ge00: bets 330
Phew72: calls 330
*** RIVER *** [Ts 5h 9h 9s] [Kd]
ge00: checks
Phew72: bets 600
ge00: folds
Uncalled bet (600) returned to Phew72
Phew72 collected 1170 from pot
Phew72: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
VinceSincere: folds
spinswell: folds
mrhappy333: folds
Phew72: folds
ge00: raises 60 to 90
Lunchbox0420: folds
nutsinho: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [2d 9d 2c]
nutsinho: checks
ge00: checks
*** TURN *** [2d 9d 2c] [Td]
nutsinho: bets 90
ge00: calls 90
*** RIVER *** [2d 9d 2c Td] [Qc]
nutsinho: checks
ge00: bets 240
nutsinho: raises 2650 to 2890 and is all-in
ge00: folds
Uncalled bet (2650) returned to nutsinho
nutsinho said, “ship”
nutsinho collected 855 from pot
ge00 said, “I’m kinda bad eh?”

He may be bad, but wasn’t quite out yet. And with that last hand nutsinho kept adding to his chip lead. The always creative Deanglow (PokerStars kemikar) was getting involved in his fair share of pots, this one against Tiresman:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cuthbertt: folds
tiresman: raises 60 to 90
nmheat: folds
Avi_Tristan said, “lol, good url”
kemikar: calls 90
dthorne04: folds
Forty2u: folds
alexos888: folds
Avi_Tristan: folds
*** FLOP *** [Td Qd Qs]
tiresman: checks
kemikar: bets 120
tiresman: raises 240 to 360
kemikar: raises 554 to 914 and is all-in
tiresman: folds
Uncalled bet (554) returned to kemikar
kemikar collected 945 from pot
kemikar: doesn’t show hand

However, he never did say what he had. Up to this point, we hadn’t posted anything too crazy. We had some beats and fun hands, but nothing compares to the power of mrhappy333:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
mrhappy333: calls 30
mrhappy333 said, “standare”
Phew72: raises 90 to 120
ge00: folds
mrhappy333 said, “standard”
mrhappy333 said, “here”
Lunchbox0420: folds
nutsinho: folds
VinceSincere: folds
spinswell: folds
mrhappy333: calls 90
*** FLOP *** [9h As Ad]
mrhappy333: bets 210
Phew72: raises 300 to 510
mrhappy333: raises 915 to 1425 and is all-in
Phew72: calls 915
*** TURN *** [9h As Ad] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [9h As Ad 5s] [6s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mrhappy333: shows [8s 9s] (a flush, Ace high)
Phew72: shows [Ac Qs] (three of a kind, Aces)
nutsinho said, “ahahahha”
nutsinho said, “haha”
mrhappy333 collected 3135 from pot
nutsinho said, “ahahaah”

And that’s how you do it when you’re 4% to win! Sick sick beat for Phew72! Back to my table, table 3, the players had shifted around a bit, but rediak was still there, and he loves to squeeze:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Jd Jc]
mcatdog: folds
mcatdog said, “ok”
Triptanes: raises 69 to 99
mcatdog said, “if anyone brings it up”
mcatdog said, “chat off”
sbedvek: raises 201 to 300
baaard: folds
reidak: raises 1122 to 1422
fimanoid: folds
sbedvek said, “only kidding mcat”
ProZachNatio: folds
reidak said, “you have fe on the flop”
givememyleg said, “i hate jishu”
givememyleg said, “i do?”
givememyleg said, “i see”
reidak said, “good thing im reidak..”
givememyleg: folds
Triptanes: folds
sbedvek said, “i wanna call so bad”
mcatdog said, “please do”
reidak said, “i know u have TT”
reidak said, “[x] TT”
sbedvek: folds
Uncalled bet (1122) returned to reidak
givememyleg said, “i was gonna push too”
reidak collected 744 from pot
reidak: doesn’t show hand
reidak said, “TcTh”

I folded jacks there and if there was anyone I would call, it would be him. Nonetheless, I folded as did Triptanes and kevster (sbedvek). Speaking of sick hands, myhappy333 found himself in another one, however it didn’t have the same result:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phew72 said, “oooooh – I thought you’d get the str8”
ge00: folds
Lunchbox0420: raises 60 to 90
nutsinho: calls 90
VinceSincere: folds
spinswell: folds
mrhappy333: calls 75
Phew72: folds
*** FLOP *** [Th 4d 2s]
mrhappy333: checks
Lunchbox0420: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** TURN *** [Th 4d 2s] [8d]
mrhappy333: bets 180
Lunchbox0420: folds
nutsinho: raises 380 to 560
mrhappy333: raises 380 to 940
nutsinho: calls 380
*** RIVER *** [Th 4d 2s 8d] [9s]
mrhappy333: bets 1230
nutsinho: raises 855 to 2085 and is all-in
mrhappy333: calls 855
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Td Ts] (three of a kind, Tens)
mrhappy333: shows [8s 8h] (three of a kind, Eights)
nutsinho collected 6350 from pot
nutsinho said, “gg”

Very unlucky turn card for myhappy333 there and became nuts’ next victim. He would get it in the next hand with his 80 chips left and finish in 37th place.

30 minutes in game 1 and there was only 4 people out. 36 remained and on top sat nutsinho with 6230, Shifubowa with 3638, and Jack Sawyer with 3075. If you thought the action so far had been good, you haven’t seen anything yet. Right around this time is when Badgers started to catch some cards and eliminate people left and right:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
VinceSincere: folds
AvatarKava: folds
arkana: raises 150 to 200
badgers_uk: calls 200
Roco415: folds
mitra.mule: raises 1635 to 1835 and is all-in
dwarfman1990: folds
Nicovelz: folds
meeloche: folds
arkana: folds
badgers_uk: calls 1455 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (180) returned to mitra.mule
*** FLOP *** [3c Th 5s]
Roco415 said, “whoa”
*** TURN *** [3c Th 5s] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [3c Th 5s 7s] [4s]
meeloche said, “ohh you sneaky boy”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
badgers_uk: shows [Ac Ad] (a pair of Aces)
mitra.mule: shows [Jh Ah] (high card Ace)
badgers_uk collected 3585 from pot

Right after badgers doubled up, we saw a civil war between dwarfy and arkana:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz: folds
meeloche: folds
VinceSincere: folds
AvatarKava: folds
arkana: raises 150 to 200
badgers_uk: folds
Roco415: folds
dwarfman1990: raises 400 to 600
dwarfman1990 said, “CIVIL WAR”
arkana: raises 925 to 1525 and is all-in
dwarfman1990: calls 585 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (340) returned to arkana
*** FLOP *** [6c Qc 4s]
*** TURN *** [6c Qc 4s] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [6c Qc 4s 7c] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dwarfman1990: shows [Jd Jh] (a pair of Jacks)
arkana: shows [Ks 8s] (a straight, Four to Eight)
dwarfman1990 said, “nh :-(”
arkana collected 2395 from pot
Roco415 said, “lol”
arkana said, “sry”
AvatarKava said, “oh hard way”

Later on arkana said “I only pushed because it was dwarfman.” Just as that hand was going on, we see the crazy side of Triptanes, and he decided to play, well, you’ll see:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [9h 3c]
fimanoid: folds
ProZachNatio: calls 50
givememyleg: folds
givememyleg said, “lol im in for 15 rebuys in the $3 and have a 7k stack yay”
mcatdog: raises 655 to 705 and is all-in
Triptanes: raises 1743 to 2448 and is all-in
sbedvek: folds
baaard: folds
Phew72: folds
reidak: folds
ProZachNatio: calls 1083 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1315) returned to Triptanes
*** FLOP *** [5d 9d Qd]
*** TURN *** [5d 9d Qd] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [5d 9d Qd 3d] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ProZachNatio: shows [Jd Jc] (a flush, Queen high)
Triptanes: shows [7h Th] (high card Ace)
ProZachNatio said, “g****ingg”
givememyleg said, “hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMM”
ProZachNatio collected 856 from side pot
mcatdog: shows [Td Ad] (a flush, Ace high)
reidak said, “chip dump?”
mcatdog collected 2190 from main pot
givememyleg said, “lolllllllllllll”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ks 3d]
givememyleg: folds
mcatdog: folds
Triptanes: raises 1490 to 1540 and is all-in
sbedvek: folds
baaard: folds
Phew72: calls 410 and is all-in
reidak: folds
fimanoid: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
Uncalled bet (1130) returned to Triptanes
*** FLOP *** [2c 4h Qc]
sbedvek said, “oh man…..”
*** TURN *** [2c 4h Qc] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [2c 4h Qc Tc] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Triptanes: shows [6h 6s] (a pair of Sixes)
Phew72: shows [Kd 8s] (high card King)
Triptanes collected 895 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [5h 9d]
mcatdog: folds
Triptanes: raises 1975 to 2025 and is all-in
sbedvek: folds
baaard: folds
reidak: calls 1762 and is all-in
fimanoid: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
givememyleg: folds
Uncalled bet (263) returned to Triptanes
sbedvek said, “wow”
*** FLOP *** [9s 5s 5d]
*** TURN *** [9s 5s 5d] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [9s 5s 5d 5c] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Triptanes: shows [4c 4h] (a full house, Fives full of Fours)
reidak: shows [7s Ad] (three of a kind, Fives)
Triptanes said, “THATS A BOAT”
Triptanes collected 3599 from pot

After pushing 3 consecutive hands, Triptanes now sat near the top of the leaderboard. Perhaps he should have just continued pushing every hand? Well, I woke up with AK and was just praying he would:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [As Kc]
fimanoid: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
sbedvek said, “wow, i feel like a big man”
givememyleg: raises 100 to 150
mcatdog: folds
Triptanes: raises 2947 to 3097 and is all-in
sbedvek: folds
baaard: folds
givememyleg: calls 1381 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1566) returned to Triptanes
mcatdog said, “bounty!”
*** FLOP *** [4d 5s 7c]
Triptanes said, “HAMMEr”
Triptanes said, “HAMMEr”
givememyleg said, “cool”
*** TURN *** [4d 5s 7c] [2h]
Triptanes said, “THE HAMMEr”
givememyleg said, “very cool”
*** RIVER *** [4d 5s 7c 2h] [3s]
Triptanes said, “THE GAMMER”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [As Kc] (a straight, Ace to Five)
Triptanes: shows [2c 7h] (two pair, Sevens and Deuces)
Triptanes said, “WTf”
Triptanes said, “******”
givememyleg collected 3137 from pot

It looked as if his insane all-in mode was going to knock me out with a sick beat, until the beautiful 3 on the river. After pushing all-in with 72, A9s looked like gold:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [5c Js]
ProZachNatio said, “it does”
sbedvek: folds
baaard: folds
cuthbertt: folds
nmheat: raises 235 to 335 and is all-in
fimanoid: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
givememyleg: folds
mcatdog: raises 1755 to 2090 and is all-in
Triptanes: calls 835 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1155) returned to mcatdog
*** FLOP *** [7d 8s Kd]
Triptanes said, “nigggg”
*** TURN *** [7d 8s Kd] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [7d 8s Kd 2h] [Qc]
cuthbertt said, “weeeeeeeee”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [3c Ah] (high card Ace)
Triptanes: shows [9h Ad] (high card Ace – King+Queen+Nine kicker)
Triptanes collected 1200 from side pot
nmheat: shows [Td 9d] (high card King)
Triptanes collected 1005 from main pot

In a complete roller coaster ride, Triptanes was at about the same stack before he went mental. Enter ProZachNation. Now here is someone who turned their luckbox on max before he registered:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [3s Kc]
baaard: folds
Triptanes said, “sweet iso”
cuthbertt: folds
fimanoid: folds
ProZachNatio: raises 300 to 400
givememyleg: folds
mcatdog: folds
Triptanes: folds
mcatdog said, “you crack me up trip”
sbedvek: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [7c 5s Ts]
sbedvek: bets 400
mcatdog said, “give me crap every single i time i make a standard play and lose”
ProZachNatio: raises 737 to 1137 and is all-in
sbedvek: calls 737
givememyleg said, “hes a VERMILLIONAIRE he no care”
ProZachNatio said, “*****”
*** TURN *** [7c 5s Ts] [Jd]
*** RIVER *** [7c 5s Ts Jd] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sbedvek: shows [5c 5d] (three of a kind, Fives)
ProZachNatio: shows [Qd As] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
ProZachNatio said, “ha”
sbedvek said, “sick”
givememyleg said, “iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii”
ProZachNatio collected 3124 from pot

This won’t be the only suckout you see from ProZach. A bit later, drmc found a purr and shoved, but fimanoid found one right behind him:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ts 6d]
givememyleg: folds
mcatdog: folds
Triptanes: raises 233 to 333
baaard: folds
cuthbertt: raises 1474 to 1807 and is all-in
fimanoid: calls 1432 and is all-in
ProZachNatio: folds
Triptanes: folds
Uncalled bet (325) returned to cuthbertt
*** FLOP *** [7d 4c 2d]
mcatdog said, “bink”
*** TURN *** [7d 4c 2d] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [7d 4c 2d Jh] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
fimanoid: shows [Kc Kd] (two pair, Kings and Deuces)
cuthbertt: shows [7s 7h] (a full house, Sevens full of Deuces)
cuthbertt said, “booom”
cuthbertt collected 3397 from pot
mcatdog said, “flopturnbeats”
givememyleg said, “boooooooooooooom shaka laka”

Unlucky for fim, he went out in 23rd. What’s better than having AK on the button? Having AK on the button while crazy Trip is in the bb:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kd As]
baaard: folds
cuthbertt said, “they couldn’t fold at other table either”
cuthbertt: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
TwoSmeets is connected
givememyleg: raises 199 to 299
mcatdog: folds
Triptanes: raises 700 to 999
givememyleg: raises 1000 to 1999
cuthbertt said, “OMG CALL”
Triptanes: calls 823 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (177) returned to givememyleg
*** FLOP *** [8d 5s 7d]
Triptanes said, “HEARTs”
Triptanes said, “DIAMONDS”
*** TURN *** [8d 5s 7d] [4c]
*** RIVER *** [8d 5s 7d 4c] [Th]
Triptanes said, “6”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Triptanes: shows [Ac Kh] (high card Ace)
givememyleg: shows [Kd As] (high card Ace)
givememyleg said, “HE HEHEHEH”
Triptanes collected 1847 from pot
givememyleg collected 1847 from pot

CHOP CHOP. Speaking of AK, it was all over the place:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kemikar: folds
Shifubowa: raises 215 to 315
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: folds
rowey123: folds
ge00: raises 975 to 1290 and is all-in
Br4vo: raises 504 to 1794 and is all-in
Shifubowa: calls 1479
*** FLOP *** [5d Jd Kc]
*** TURN *** [5d Jd Kc] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [5d Jd Kc 6s] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Br4vo: shows [Tc Th] (two pair, Tens and Fives)
Shifubowa: shows [As Ks] (two pair, Kings and Fives)
Shifubowa collected 1008 from side pot
ge00: shows [Ad Kh] (two pair, Kings and Fives)
ge00 collected 1935 from main pot
Shifubowa collected 1935 from main pot

This 3 way all-in ended up with Shif and ge00 splitting up the remaining chips of Gauntlet rookie nickeless (Br4vo). Not too far after, someone else woke up with the aces, and the next victim was the biggest donkey remaining:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
dthorne04 said, “pens defense has been amazing”
WildBob182: folds
Avi_Tristan: folds
arkana: folds
badgers_uk: folds
dthorne04: raises 1160 to 1260 and is all-in
alexos888: folds
tiresman: calls 1160
*** FLOP *** [4s 2c Ks]
dthorne04 said, “i heard there was an amber alert for danny briere as he went missing”
dthorne04 said, “HEARTS”
dthorne04 said, “DAMMIT”
dthorne04 said, “CARL WINS”
*** TURN *** [4s 2c Ks] [4d]
dthorne04 said, “klasj;df;jklasdf”
*** RIVER *** [4s 2c Ks 4d] [3d]
dthorne04 said, “WAI”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
tiresman: shows [As Ad] (two pair, Aces and Fours)
dthorne04: shows [Ah 9h] (a pair of Fours)
tiresman collected 2570 from pot

Dthorne finished in 20th, and shipped me the last longer bet (easy monies).

As the players were approaching the first break, we were down to 2 tables. With 18 remaining, the top 3 were badgers (8200), kemikar (6000), and nutsinho (5200). The bottom three sat WildBob (1400), spinswell (750), and baaard (675) who has better things to do because he was sitting out the entire time. With blinds at 75/150, the bottom stacks didn’t have much time to wait. But before we get to the short stacks, let’s get to a sick pot with nutsinho and drmcboy:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
baaard: folds
rowey123: folds
ge00: folds
Triptanes: folds
kemikar: folds
Shifubowa: folds
nutsinho: raises 150 to 300
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: calls 150
*** FLOP *** [8c 7c 8d]
cuthbertt: checks
kemikar said, “i hope u bust this hand”
nutsinho: bets 300
cuthbertt: raises 1200 to 1500
nutsinho: calls 1200
*** TURN *** [8c 7c 8d] [6c]
cuthbertt: checks
nutsinho: bets 2400
cuthbertt: calls 2022 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (378) returned to nutsinho
*** RIVER *** [8c 7c 8d 6c] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [4c 5c] (a straight flush, Four to Eight)
nutsinho: shows [Qh Td] (a pair of Eights)
Triptanes said, “kik”
nutsinho said, “so gay”
cuthbertt collected 7719 from pot
Triptanes said, “trepd”
Triptanes said, “TARPED”

Tarped it right. A little oppsie daisy there, and nutsinho ran into the straight flush of drmc. Let’s get to some bad beats, shall we? Let’s start with my favorite!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Qc Kc]
badgers_uk said, “lol”
badgers_uk: folds
WildBob182 said, “you’re annoying”
TwoSmeets: folds
ProZachNatio said, “sosyourface”
alexos888: raises 205 to 355
WildBob182: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
Avi_Tristan: folds
givememyleg: raises 1970 to 2325 and is all-in
arkana: folds
alexos888: calls 1970
*** FLOP *** [8c 3c 5c]
givememyleg said, “oic”
alexos888 said, “oh”
*** TURN *** [8c 3c 5c] [9s]
*** RIVER *** [8c 3c 5c 9s] [Ad]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Qc Kc] (a flush, King high)
alexos888: shows [Ks Ac] (a pair of Aces)
givememyleg collected 4800 from pot

Sorry Alexos, should have folded AK. More beats:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: folds
kemikar said, “nuts”
cuthbertt: folds
baaard: folds
rowey123: folds
ge00: folds
nutsinho said, “yo”
kemikar said, “dont try to justify”
Triptanes: folds
kemikar said, “your **** plays”
kemikar: folds
Shifubowa: raises 150 to 300
Triptanes said, “ha!”
nutsinho: raises 1382 to 1682 and is all-in
Shifubowa: calls 1382
*** FLOP *** [As 8s 6c]
Triptanes said, “a”
Triptanes said, “a”
Triptanes said, “a”
Triptanes said, “a”
Triptanes said, “a”
Triptanes said, “a”
nutsinho said, “lame”
Triptanes said, “a”
Triptanes said, “aYE”
kemikar said, “like that one”
Triptanes said, “sYES”
*** TURN *** [As 8s 6c] [9s]
nutsinho said, “gg”
*** RIVER *** [As 8s 6c 9s] [7c]
nutsinho said, “gg”
Triptanes said, “VIDICAITION”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Shifubowa: shows [Ks Kc] (a pair of Kings)
nutsinho: shows [Ah Jd] (a pair of Aces)
Triptanes said, “VINDDICOAITON”
nutsinho collected 3364 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kh 8c]
alexos888 said, “ya gmml, NICE PLAY IMO”
alexos888 said, “:)”
ProZachNatio: folds
Avi_Tristan: folds
givememyleg said, “no opinions”
givememyleg: folds
arkana: folds
arkana said, “whos up for some 1c/2c omahahaha”
badgers_uk: raises 239 to 389
TwoSmeets: folds
arkana said, “to fight the boredom”
TwoSmeets said, “eh”
alexos888: raises 212 to 601 and is all-in
WildBob182: folds
badgers_uk: calls 212
TwoSmeets said, “anyone wanna play CoD4 on xbox instead?”
*** FLOP *** [2s 4h 2c]
*** TURN *** [2s 4h 2c] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [2s 4h 2c 6d] [Th]
arkana said, “sorry ps3 here”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
alexos888: shows [2d As] (three of a kind, Deuces)
badgers_uk: shows [Ac Tc] (two pair, Tens and Deuces)
alexos888 collected 1352 from pot
givememyleg said, “TEN”

Now I have to include this hand, just to show Trip’s conviction to calling the cards, unfortunately for himself, he was right:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kemikar: folds
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: raises 758 to 908 and is all-in
cuthbertt: folds
rowey123: folds
ge00: folds
Triptanes: calls 758
*** FLOP *** [5d Qc Ts]
Triptanes said, “thats y he did it!”
nutsinho said, “HE KNOWS I KNOW”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “55”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “55”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
*** TURN *** [5d Qc Ts] [As]
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
*** RIVER *** [5d Qc Ts As] [Qh]
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Triptanes: shows [Ac 9d] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
spinswell: shows [5s 5h] (a full house, Fives full of Queens)
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5”
Triptanes said, “5555555555555555555555555”
spinswell collected 1891 from pot

Back to ProZach, remember how I said his luckbox was on today?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [6d 5s]
Avi_Tristan: folds
givememyleg: folds
arkana: folds
badgers_uk: folds
TwoSmeets: folds
WildBob182: calls 75
ProZachNatio: raises 450 to 600
WildBob182: raises 1947 to 2547 and is all-in
ProZachNatio: calls 1947
*** FLOP *** [3h 3c Kh]
*** TURN *** [3h 3c Kh] [Kd]
*** RIVER *** [3h 3c Kh Kd] [9d]
badgers_uk said, “wot a nit”
WildBob182 said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
WildBob182: shows [Ah Ad] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
ProZachNatio: shows [Qh Kc] (a full house, Kings full of Threes)
ProZachNatio collected 5094 from pot

Sick! But don’t feel too bad for bob, he did win the $10 bonus prize for having AA cracked. Speaking of AA, we saw them everywhere:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cuthbertt: folds
rowey123: folds
ge00: folds
kemikar: raises 1980 to 2180 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: calls 1691 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (289) returned to kemikar
*** FLOP *** [4c 4s 5s]
kemikar said, “oh wtf”
*** TURN *** [4c 4s 5s] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [4c 4s 5s Tc] [9c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ad Ac] (two pair, Aces and Fours)
kemikar: shows [Qc Ks] (a pair of Fours)
spinswell collected 3882 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [3s 2s]
TwoSmeets: folds
ProZachNatio: raises 400 to 600
Avi_Tristan: folds
givememyleg: folds
Avi_Tristan said, “washington?”
arkana: raises 800 to 1400
badgers_uk: folds
ProZachNatio: calls 800
*** FLOP *** [3c 5s 9s]
arkana: bets 1920 and is all-in
ProZachNatio: calls 1920
*** TURN *** [3c 5s 9s] [3h]
*** RIVER *** [3c 5s 9s 3h] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
arkana: shows [Ac Ad] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
ProZachNatio: shows [8h 8s] (two pair, Eights and Threes)
arkana collected 6840 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cuthbertt: folds
rowey123: raises 350 to 600
ge00: folds
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: raises 1543 to 2143 and is all-in
rowey123: calls 1543
*** FLOP *** [5d Jh 2c]
*** TURN *** [5d Jh 2c] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [5d Jh 2c 4h] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ad Ac] (a pair of Aces)
rowey123: shows [As Kh] (a pair of Kings)
cuthbertt said, “nit on nit violence”
spinswell collected 4536 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8s Qs]
badgers_uk: folds
TwoSmeets: raises 350 to 600
Avi_Tristan said, “**** sngs”
ProZachNatio: raises 900 to 1500
Avi_Tristan: calls 1500
givememyleg: folds
arkana: folds
TwoSmeets said, “what”
TwoSmeets said, “the”
TwoSmeets said, “eff”
arkana said, “here we go”
TwoSmeets said, “who minraises then who flats”
Avi_Tristan said, “prozach then avi_tristan obv”
givememyleg said, “THEY DO”
TwoSmeets said, “you guys are ghey”
ProZachNatio said, “not a min raise donk”
TwoSmeets: folds
*** FLOP *** [Tc Qd Td]
ProZachNatio: bets 2792 and is all-in
Avi_Tristan: calls 2792
*** TURN *** [Tc Qd Td] [5h]
ProZachNatio said, “4 AA tonight!”
TwoSmeets said, “i’m 100% donk ;[”
*** RIVER *** [Tc Qd Td 5h] [9c]
badgers_uk said, “gf”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ProZachNatio: shows [9s 9d] (a full house, Nines full of Tens)
Avi_Tristan: shows [Ah Ad] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
givememyleg said, “kjerbngtikgherguhdwre”
ProZachNatio said, “RAPED”
ProZachNatio collected 9709 from pot

So sick, ProZach was the Aces killer. Another AA bounty was paid out, and ProZach went from big stack, to short stack, back to big stack. It wasn’t long before we were down to 10, and it seemed to last forever, but finally we had the final casualty:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [9d 6d]
ProZachNatio: folds
Avi_Tristan: raises 862 to 1112 and is all-in
givememyleg: folds
arkana: folds
TwoSmeets: calls 862
*** FLOP *** [4s 4c 6s]
TwoSmeets said, “gl”
*** TURN *** [4s 4c 6s] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [4s 4c 6s Ts] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TwoSmeets: shows [Kc Tc] (two pair, Tens and Fours)
Avi_Tristan: shows [3c Ah] (a pair of Fours)
Avi_Tristan said, “gg”
TwoSmeets said, “gg”
arkana said, “gg”
TwoSmeets collected 2474 from pot

Goodbye Jack Sawyer! As the final table started, nutsinho sat with 12k, ProZach with 9k, and drmcboy had 8k. The short stack was yours truly, givememyleg, sitting with just 2k. The other 5 all had around 5k-6k and it was pretty even. Just a few hands in, I had to get all my chips in, thankfully for me drmc was on a steal:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ac Kh]
arkana: folds
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: raises 450 to 700
badgers_uk: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
ge00: folds
givememyleg: raises 1043 to 1743 and is all-in
TwoSmeets: folds
cuthbertt: calls 1043
*** FLOP *** [Ad 8c Js]
*** TURN *** [Ad 8c Js] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [Ad 8c Js 2d] [Ks]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Ac Kh] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
cuthbertt: shows [7h 5s] (high card Ace)
givememyleg collected 3961 from pot

After this hand, drmc kept the chip spewing show going:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [5c Ad]
ProZachNatio: folds
ge00: folds
givememyleg: folds
TwoSmeets: folds
arkana: folds
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: calls 125
badgers_uk: raises 500 to 750
spinswell said, “the pens are totally running over the flyers”
cuthbertt: raises 900 to 1650
badgers_uk: raises 5841 to 7491 and is all-in
cuthbertt: folds
Uncalled bet (5841) returned to badgers_uk
badgers_uk collected 3525 from pot
badgers_uk: doesn’t show hand

The first person out learned a valuable lesson, don’t flip coins with nutsinho:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Js 7c]
ProZachNatio: folds
ge00: raises 300 to 600
givememyleg: folds
TwoSmeets: folds
arkana: folds
nutsinho: raises 1066 to 1666
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
badgers_uk: folds
ge00: raises 3394 to 5060 and is all-in
nutsinho: calls 3394
cuthbertt said, “66 imo”
*** FLOP *** [7s 5h 5d]
*** TURN *** [7s 5h 5d] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [7s 5h 5d Ah] [Jh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ge00: shows [4s 4c] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
nutsinho: shows [Qh Ac] (two pair, Aces and Fives)
ge00 said, “gg”
nutsinho collected 10795 from pot
givememyleg said, “gg”

Dozer finished in 9th place, not bad for his first Gauntlet game; hope to see him back again! Soon after, we were at the 2nd break and nutsinho sat with over 21k in chips. The blinds were raised to 200/400/25, so now there wasn’t as much time for a lot of players. The first hand back from the break, givememyleg “woke up” with K2s and shipped it allin:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [2h Kh]
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
badgers_uk: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
cuthbertt said, “i run so bad”
givememyleg: raises 4186 to 4586 and is all-in
TwoSmeets: calls 3284 and is all-in
arkana: folds
Uncalled bet (1102) returned to givememyleg
TwoSmeets said, “gl”
cuthbertt said, “no straight flushes last 50 hands”
*** FLOP *** [4s 7c Kd]
givememyleg said, “not fo ryou”
TwoSmeets said, “skfsadksdag”
givememyleg said, “i want the luck”
*** TURN *** [4s 7c Kd] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [4s 7c Kd Ks] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
TwoSmeets: shows [Ac Td] (a pair of Kings)
givememyleg: shows [2h Kh] (three of a kind, Kings)
TwoSmeets said, “chit”
givememyleg collected 7768 from pot

Unlucky for Keilah (TwoSmeets) and he finished in 8th place; again not bad for his first Gauntlet either. With 7 remaining, and these large blinds, it became a push fest, and badgers ran into some bad luck:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [4h Jc]
ProZachNatio: folds
givememyleg: folds
arkana: folds
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: folds
givememyleg said, “remember, i represent ftr”
cuthbertt: raises 2917 to 3317 and is all-in
badgers_uk: calls 2917
givememyleg said, “xianti gives me hacks”
*** FLOP *** [5c 9d 6c]
*** TURN *** [5c 9d 6c] [9c]
givememyleg said, “oo fun hand”
*** RIVER *** [5c 9d 6c 9c] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [8c Kc] (a flush, King high)
badgers_uk: shows [Ad 7s] (a pair of Nines)
cuthbertt collected 6984 from pot
badgers_uk said, “lameness”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ks Kc]
arkana: folds
ProZachNatio said, “Im hungover and I slept on my hand last night and it doesnt work good no more”
nutsinho: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
badgers_uk: raises 4213 to 4613 and is all-in
ProZachNatio: folds
givememyleg: calls 4213
*** FLOP *** [9h Jh 5c]
*** TURN *** [9h Jh 5c] [4h]
badgers_uk said, “a plz”
*** RIVER *** [9h Jh 5c 4h] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Ks Kc] (three of a kind, Kings)
badgers_uk: shows [9s Ac] (a pair of Nines)
givememyleg collected 9776 from pot

In just 2 hands, badgers went from 2nd in chips to out in 7th place. Everyone was now in the money, but that’s not why everyone registered; they wanted the points! The untouchable nutsinho, finally found himself at a spot where he had to say “fk”:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [9d 6s]
ProZachNatio: folds
givememyleg: folds
arkana said, “lol called cause it was you”
arkana said, “cant fold vs you”
arkana: folds
givememyleg said, “lolz”
nutsinho: raises 666 to 1066
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: raises 3757 to 4823 and is all-in
nutsinho: calls 3757
*** FLOP *** [Th 5c Tc]
cuthbertt said, “69666”
nutsinho said, “nooooo”
*** TURN *** [Th 5c Tc] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [Th 5c Tc 7c] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [5s Ad] (two pair, Tens and Fives)
nutsinho: shows [Ah 8d] (a pair of Tens)
cuthbertt said, “or that”
givememyleg said, “!!!!”
nutsinho said, “triple fistpump”
cuthbertt collected 10146 from pot
givememyleg said, “!iii!I!i!I1i1II!II!I!”
nutsinho said, “so fk gay”

Meanwhile, I was being my usual card rack self:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [As Ad]
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
givememyleg: raises 1066 to 1666
arkana: raises 5332 to 6998 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
givememyleg: calls 5332
*** FLOP *** [2c 5c 7d]
arkana said, “ouch”
arkana said, “gg”
*** TURN *** [2c 5c 7d] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [2c 5c 7d 7c] [Qh]
cuthbertt said, “ooh”
givememyleg said, “!!”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
arkana: shows [Ac Jd] (a pair of Sevens)
givememyleg: shows [As Ad] (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
givememyleg collected 14896 from pot

Too bad for arkana, and he was out in 6th place. Not too long after, nuts showed he can predict the future:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kc 4s]
cuthbertt: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
givememyleg: folds
nutsinho: raises 4800 to 5400
spinswell: calls 3761 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1039) returned to nutsinho
*** FLOP *** [Tc Ts Qd]
nutsinho said, “gg”
*** TURN *** [Tc Ts Qd] [6s]
givememyleg said, “stupid opinions”
*** RIVER *** [Tc Ts Qd 6s] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [8d 7s] (two pair, Tens and Eights)
spinswell: shows [6h Ah] (two pair, Tens and Sixes)
nutsinho collected 8972 from pot

He knew the 8 was coming, and spins went out in 5th place. Down to 4 way, nutsinho and givememyleg had about 80% of the chips in play:

Seat 3: nutsinho (24943 in chips)
Seat 5: cuthbertt (5346 in chips)
Seat 7: ProZachNatio (9518 in chips)
Seat 9: givememyleg (20193 in chips)

Once the blinds hit 300/600/50, ProZach had to push, but his luckbox ran out:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Th 3s]
ProZachNatio: raises 1200 to 1800
givememyleg: folds
nutsinho: raises 21793 to 23593 and is all-in
cuthbertt: folds
ProZachNatio: calls 6968 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (14825) returned to nutsinho
cuthbertt said, “aj”
givememyleg said, “damnit super is ready and im hungry”
*** FLOP *** [Qd Kc 6c]
givememyleg said, “oooo”
nutsinho said, “gg”
ProZachNatio said, “T”
cuthbertt said, “woot”
*** TURN *** [Qd Kc 6c] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [Qd Kc 6c 6s] [Kh]
ProZachNatio said, “J”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Qh As] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
ProZachNatio: shows [Tc Ah] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
givememyleg said, “nh gg”
nutsinho collected 18336 from pot

3 way action, and all eyes were on the short stack drmcboy (cuthbertt). There was still room for some play between the 2 big stacks, and they played some pots:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [3c Ah]
cuthbertt: folds
givememyleg: calls 400
nutsinho: checks
*** FLOP *** [2h 3d 7c]
cuthbertt said, “tourney donlks dont fold pair”
cuthbertt said, “s”
givememyleg: checks
nutsinho: bets 1600
givememyleg: raises 3288 to 4888
nutsinho: raises 31050 to 35938 and is all-in
givememyleg: folds
Uncalled bet (31050) returned to nutsinho
nutsinho collected 11601 from pot
nutsinho said, “muahahahaha”
givememyleg said, “i dont wanna talk about it”

Nuts later showed he had a slow played QQ. Speaking of slow playing, he continued tarping:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7c 3d]
givememyleg: folds
nutsinho: calls 400
cuthbertt: raises 4571 to 5371 and is all-in
nutsinho: calls 4571
*** FLOP *** [2c 8s 9d]
*** TURN *** [2c 8s 9d] [4d]
*** RIVER *** [2c 8s 9d 4d] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Td Th] (a pair of Tens)
cuthbertt: shows [8c As] (a pair of Eights)
givememyleg said, “gg”
nutsinho collected 10967 from pot

Drmc couldn’t suck out and took 3rd for $60. Not too bad for being down to just 200 chips early on! When heads up play started, nutsinho had a 4:1 chip lead:

Seat 3: nutsinho (48172 in chips)
Seat 9: givememyleg (11828 in chips)

It looked like it could be over quick, as just the second hand in we had an all-in and call:

Seat 3: nutsinho (47297 in chips)
Seat 9: givememyleg (12703 in chips)
nutsinho: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts small blind 400
nutsinho: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ac 4s]
givememyleg: raises 11828 to 12628 and is all-in
nutsinho: calls 11828
nutsinho said, “fk”
*** FLOP *** [5c 6d Qc]
nutsinho said, “hit”
*** TURN *** [5c 6d Qc] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [5c 6d Qc Ad] [9c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Js Kd] (high card Ace)
givememyleg: shows [Ac 4s] (a pair of Aces)
givememyleg collected 25406 from pot

Somehow my A4 held up and we now had a game, nuts 35k, leg 25k. The blinds were 400/800/75, so we had some room to play. Here were some pots:

Seat 3: nutsinho (35469 in chips)
Seat 9: givememyleg (24531 in chips)
nutsinho: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts small blind 400
nutsinho: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ts 6c]
givememyleg said, “who cares”
givememyleg: calls 400
nutsinho: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ac 8h Td]
nutsinho: checks
givememyleg: checks
*** TURN *** [Ac 8h Td] [Ah]
nutsinho: checks
givememyleg: bets 1556
nutsinho: raises 3343 to 4899
givememyleg: calls 3343
*** RIVER *** [Ac 8h Td Ah] [Jh]
nutsinho: bets 29695 and is all-in
givememyleg: folds
Uncalled bet (29695) returned to nutsinho
givememyleg said, “nh”
nutsinho collected 11548 from pot

Nuts later showed he had AJ, so I’m glad I found a laydown here. After the river it was a pretty easy fold, but nuts can play pretty sick. After this, I did what I do best, make bad calls:

Seat 3: nutsinho (42118 in chips)
Seat 9: givememyleg (17882 in chips)
nutsinho: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts small blind 400
nutsinho: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [3d Ad]
givememyleg: raises 1422 to 2222
nutsinho: raises 39821 to 42043 and is all-in
givememyleg: calls 15585 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (24236) returned to nutsinho
*** FLOP *** [Jh 8s 8h]
givememyleg said, “fk”
*** TURN *** [Jh 8s 8h] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Jh 8s 8h 5c] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Tc Ah] (two pair, Eights and Fives)
givememyleg: shows [3d Ad] (two pair, Eights and Fives)
nutsinho collected 17882 from pot
givememyleg collected 17882 from pot
givememyleg said, “lol ops”

Luckily for me, chop chop chop. There was a lot of limping on the button going on, so I decided to limp and shove if nuts raised:

Seat 3: nutsinho (40443 in chips)
Seat 9: givememyleg (19557 in chips)
nutsinho: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts small blind 400
nutsinho: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ks Qs]
givememyleg: calls 400
nutsinho: raises 2400 to 3200
givememyleg: raises 16282 to 19482 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
Uncalled bet (16282) returned to givememyleg
givememyleg collected 6550 from pot

The next hand was definitely an interesting one:

Seat 3: nutsinho (37168 in chips)
Seat 9: givememyleg (22832 in chips)
nutsinho: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts the ante 75
nutsinho: posts small blind 400
givememyleg: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8d Td]
nutsinho: calls 400
givememyleg: checks
*** FLOP *** [6h 3d As]
givememyleg: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** TURN *** [6h 3d As] [Tc]
givememyleg: checks
nutsinho: bets 3500
givememyleg: calls 3500
*** RIVER *** [6h 3d As Tc] [Jd]
givememyleg: checks
nutsinho: bets 10400
givememyleg: calls 10400
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [8h Jh] (a pair of Jacks)
givememyleg: shows [8d Td] (a pair of Tens)
nutsinho collected 29550 from pot
givememyleg said, “lol damn”
givememyleg said, “nh”

Bad call on the river, and I was down to just 8k. The very next hand I shoved, and was called:

Seat 3: nutsinho (51943 in chips)
Seat 9: givememyleg (8057 in chips)
nutsinho: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts the ante 75
givememyleg: posts small blind 400
nutsinho: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Jh 2c]
givememyleg: raises 7182 to 7982 and is all-in
nutsinho: calls 7182
*** FLOP *** [2d Ac Th]
givememyleg said, “gg”
*** TURN *** [2d Ac Th] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [2d Ac Th 5c] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Ad 8c] (two pair, Aces and Eights)
givememyleg: shows [Jh 2c] (a pair of Deuces)
nutsinho said, “yes”
nutsinho collected 16114 from pot

So that did it, I took 2nd for $100 and nutsinho finished 1st in the first game of the Gauntlet VII! He won $148, but more importantly a huge 210 points and a great start for the season! Congratulations to him and I hope everyone enjoyed the first game of the Gauntlet! Now for the hands:

lol cooleraments

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Phew72 said, “oooooh – I thought you’d get the str8″
ge00: folds
Lunchbox0420: raises 60 to 90
nutsinho: calls 90
VinceSincere: folds
spinswell: folds
mrhappy333: calls 75
Phew72: folds
*** FLOP *** [Th 4d 2s]
mrhappy333: checks
Lunchbox0420: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** TURN *** [Th 4d 2s] [8d]
mrhappy333: bets 180
Lunchbox0420: folds
nutsinho: raises 380 to 560
mrhappy333: raises 380 to 940
nutsinho: calls 380
*** RIVER *** [Th 4d 2s 8d] [9s]
mrhappy333: bets 1230
nutsinho: raises 855 to 2085 and is all-in
mrhappy333: calls 855
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Td Ts] (three of a kind, Tens)
mrhappy333: shows [8s 8h] (three of a kind, Eights)
nutsinho collected 6350 from pot
nutsinho said, “gg”

Set over set…. ouch.

WTF was he Thinking?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [9h 3c]
fimanoid: folds
ProZachNatio: calls 50
givememyleg: folds
givememyleg said, “lol im in for 15 rebuys in the $3 and have a 7k stack yay”
mcatdog: raises 655 to 705 and is all-in
Triptanes: raises 1743 to 2448 and is all-in
sbedvek: folds
baaard: folds
Phew72: folds
reidak: folds
ProZachNatio: calls 1083 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1315) returned to Triptanes
*** FLOP *** [5d 9d Qd]
*** TURN *** [5d 9d Qd] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [5d 9d Qd 3d] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ProZachNatio: shows [Jd Jc] (a flush, Queen high)
Triptanes: shows [7h Th] (high card Ace)
ProZachNatio said, “g****ingg”
givememyleg said, “hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMM”
ProZachNatio collected 856 from side pot
mcatdog: shows [Td Ad] (a flush, Ace high)
reidak said, “chip dump?”
mcatdog collected 2190 from main pot
givememyleg said, “lolllllllllllll”

How could I give this award to anyone but Triptanes?

Beat of the Night

*** HOLE CARDS ***
mrhappy333: calls 30
mrhappy333 said, “standare”
Phew72: raises 90 to 120
ge00: folds
mrhappy333 said, “standard”
mrhappy333 said, “here”
Lunchbox0420: folds
nutsinho: folds
VinceSincere: folds
spinswell: folds
mrhappy333: calls 90
*** FLOP *** [9h As Ad]
mrhappy333: bets 210
Phew72: raises 300 to 510
mrhappy333: raises 915 to 1425 and is all-in
Phew72: calls 915
*** TURN *** [9h As Ad] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [9h As Ad 5s] [6s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mrhappy333: shows [8s 9s] (a flush, Ace high)
Phew72: shows [Ac Qs] (three of a kind, Aces)
nutsinho said, “ahahahha”
nutsinho said, “haha”
mrhappy333 collected 3135 from pot
nutsinho said, “ahahaah”

There was definitely a few that I could have chose from, but this was sick sick!

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