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It was Wednesday, which meant game 4 of the Gauntlet VII. Players were looking forward to this more than usual because game 3, which was PLO8, had been canceled due to low turnout (I guess 9 players is the minimum). But game 4 had more than enough people and the action started quickly! If you are unsure what the Gauntlet is, check out the end of this article for information on how to register. You can play against FTR’s biggest players, for free!

Like I mentioned earlier, this is game 4, but only 2 games have been played by anyone due to game 3 being canceled. So after game 2 there was a bit of movement on the leaderboard, and since now players will be changing positions each week I added the Change column, which shows your jump from the last game:

FTR Name – GP – Points / Change
nutsinho – 2 – 268.07 / 0
givememyleg – 2 182.64 / 0
GatorJH – 1 – 182.24 / +8
spin_md – 2 – 158.54 / +1
Shifubowa – 2 – 156.26 / +6
reDZill4 – 1 – 128.86 / +5
drmcboy – 1 – 121.50 / -4
badgers – 2 – 113.98 / -1
d0zer – 2 – 105.89 / 0
ProZachNation – 1 – 105.22 / -6

There were a lot of people playing their first game who did well so skyrocketed up to the top, like GatorJH and reDZill4. Nutsinho and givememyleg are still in the top 2 spots, with nuts having an 86 point lead above leg. Also, Gator is only behind leg by .4 points who has an extra game played, so has the advantage over him. There are also many other good players who just haven’t ran the best in the first 2 games who will get on the leaderboard eventually. I’m pretty sure that there will be a lot of flopping around for the first few weeks, with people getting their first games in.

When it hit 10:00, there were 28 players registered spread across 4 tables, which was 12 less than game one. However this is pretty normal as the opening game is usually huge then the player count levels off. We need to get more consistent players so we have a large field every game, so remind others whenever you remember. Also, if you tend to forget make sure to sign up for the Gauntlet Game Reminders! With 28 players 6 places were paid, with 1st being $103 and a possible 176 points to the winner. Who would that winner be?

Just the 2nd hand in we saw nutsinho and drmcboy (cuthbertt) battle, with nuts going for some thin value:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
I_Lie_2_U: folds
WildBob182: folds
FeltOnTable: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: raises 40 to 60
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [4s 2h Jd]
cuthbertt: checks
nutsinho: bets 90
cuthbertt: calls 90
*** TURN *** [4s 2h Jd] [3s]
cuthbertt: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** RIVER *** [4s 2h Jd 3s] [9d]
cuthbertt: checks
nutsinho: bets 300
cuthbertt: calls 300
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [9h Ad] (a pair of Nines)
cuthbertt: shows [Jc Td] (a pair of Jacks)
cuthbertt collected 910 from pot

But drmcboy wouldn’t be bluffed off his top pair. Also, we have a new record in game 4, the fastest elimination!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: folds
rowey123: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
Nicovelz: folds
ChrisBCriter: folds
ge00: raises 50 to 70
triplej74: calls 50
*** FLOP *** [Qs Td 6d]
Nicovelz is connected
Nicovelz has returned
ge00: bets 100
triplej74: calls 100
*** TURN *** [Qs Td 6d] [Ah]
ge00: checks
triplej74: bets 300
ge00: raises 400 to 700
triplej74: raises 630 to 1330 and is all-in
ge00: calls 630
*** RIVER *** [Qs Td 6d Ah] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ge00: shows [Qc Qh] (three of a kind, Queens)
triplej74: shows [Js Kc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
triplej74 collected 3000 from pot

This left dozer (PokerStars ge00) with just 60 chips and was eliminated the next hand by rowey who held AK. In just 3 minutes we had our first man out, dozer in 28th place. This will be a pretty hard record to break, so dozer may hold onto it for a while. Now let’s get to the first hand I played that started my tilting:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [As Ah]
Bbickes said, “lawlaments”
GatorJH: folds
triplej74: folds
mike4066: calls 20
pankfish: folds
SandbaggerJO: calls 20
cobere32: folds
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg: raises 80 to 100
pankfish said, “I’m pretty sure he had quad aces”
mike4066: calls 80
givememyleg said, “maybe”
SandbaggerJO: folds
*** FLOP *** [4c 4d 5d]
givememyleg: bets 140
mike4066: calls 140
*** TURN *** [4c 4d 5d] [6d]
cobere32 said, “ok Ms. Tilly”
givememyleg: bets 280
mike4066: calls 280
*** RIVER *** [4c 4d 5d 6d] [7s]
givememyleg: checks
mike4066: bets 420
mike4066 said, “gross isn’t it?”
givememyleg: folds
Uncalled bet (420) returned to mike4066
mike4066 collected 1070 from pot

I can’t think of a sicker river, and I don’t know mike very much (well 10 hands in I didn’t). Yes it was gross and I took the weak/tight route and folded. He never would tell me what he had, so Mike if you read this, curious minds want to know. So we move along to table 2, where Spenda (LolTrappedU) claims to make a fold:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
will641 said, “tru”
sucout: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 40 to 60
will641: calls 60
Warpe: calls 60
toddanderson: calls 60
Wedge7: folds
LolTrappedU said, “LAWL”
fimanoid: folds
LolTrappedU said, “you guys suck”
alexos888: calls 50
rowey123: folds
*** FLOP *** [6d 8s 5h]
toddanderson said, “rockets”
alexos888: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
will641 said, “LolAboutToStackU”
will641: checks
Warpe: bets 160
toddanderson: folds
alexos888: folds
LolTrappedU said, “if everyone could see what I’m folding”
LolTrappedU: folds
will641: folds
Uncalled bet (160) returned to Warpe
will641 said, “ducks?”
Warpe collected 320 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “todd get on AIM”
Warpe: doesn’t show hand
LolTrappedU said, “QQ”
LolTrappedU said, “actually”

So let me get this straight. He raises preflop with QQ, gets called in 4 spots (lol), and decides to just check/fold a 685 rainbow flop? Something just doesn’t sound right. Back to table 2, we see an interesting preflop call turn into a dream flop:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
ChrisBCriter said, “ezy squezz”
I_Lie_2_U: folds
WildBob182: folds
FeltOnTable: raises 40 to 60
BjsAust: calls 60
nutsinho: folds
ChrisBCriter: folds
I_Lie_2_U said, “nah”
Nicovelz: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [3d 3s 3h]
Nicovelz: checks
I_Lie_2_U said, “you didnt show”
FeltOnTable: bets 140
ChrisBCriter said, “Oh, I missed that…”
BjsAust: folds
Nicovelz: calls 140
*** TURN *** [3d 3s 3h] [9h]
Nicovelz: checks
FeltOnTable: bets 300
Nicovelz: calls 300
*** RIVER *** [3d 3s 3h 9h] [8d]
Nicovelz: bets 550 and is all-in
FeltOnTable: calls 550
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Nicovelz: shows [9d 3c] (four of a kind, Threes)
FeltOnTable: shows [Jd Jc] (a full house, Threes full of Jacks)
Nicovelz collected 2170 from pot

Ahh the power of 93 off. FeltOnTable just can’t win with jacks, as he was also eliminated last week when his JJ was sucked out by 99. Back to my table, mike got himself involved with another pot, and makes me wonder about my laydown earlier:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8c Ac]
pankfish: folds
SandbaggerJO: raises 40 to 60
cobere32: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg: folds
GatorJH: folds
triplej74: calls 50
mike4066: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [6s 5d 3d]
triplej74: checks
mike4066: checks
SandbaggerJO: checks
*** TURN *** [6s 5d 3d] [Qs]
pankfish said, “too much preflop raising at this table”
triplej74: checks
mike4066: bets 100
SandbaggerJO: raises 180 to 280
triplej74: folds
mike4066: calls 180
*** RIVER *** [6s 5d 3d Qs] [Js]
mike4066: checks
cobere32 said, “its not like its a $11 tourney”
SandbaggerJO: bets 200
cobere32 said, “wait, wat?”
mike4066: raises 600 to 800
SandbaggerJO said, “knew I shoulda checked behind”
b0bbybythelb said, “lol”
SandbaggerJO: folds
Uncalled bet (600) returned to mike4066
triplej74 said, “i was thinking that as well”
mike4066 said, “yes you should have.”
mike4066 collected 1140 from pot
mike4066: shows [4d 3c] (a pair of Threes)

He bluffed Silly String (SandbaggerJO) with his sick river check/raise, although maybe it was for value? There was a lot of postflop action going on as well, and I thought it would be nice to post some of those hands rather than just a bunch if all-ins and eliminations. We can see a lot of sick bluffs this way:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: folds
will641: folds
Warpe: raises 40 to 60
toddanderson: folds
Wedge7: folds
fimanoid: folds
alexos888: raises 120 to 180
rowey123: folds
sucout: folds
Warpe: calls 120
*** FLOP *** [9d Js 9h]
Warpe: checks
alexos888: checks
*** TURN *** [9d Js 9h] [4h]
Warpe: checks
alexos888: checks
*** RIVER *** [9d Js 9h 4h] [Ks]
Warpe: bets 220
will641 said, “i like warpes avatar”
will641 said, “it reminds of magic the gathering”
alexos888: raises 395 to 615
Warpe: folds
Uncalled bet (395) returned to alexos888
alexos888 collected 830 from pot
alexos888: shows [7h Tc] (a pair of Nines)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
ChrisBCriter said, “Awesome PF call!”
I_Lie_2_U: folds
WildBob182: folds
FeltOnTable: folds
BjsAust said, “good fold ben. Thanks.”
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: folds
ChrisBCriter: raises 60 to 80
Nicovelz: folds
nutsinho said, “speculative at best!”
spinswell: calls 70
cuthbertt: folds
*** FLOP *** [3d Jh 9d]
spinswell: checks
ChrisBCriter: bets 120
spinswell: raises 180 to 300
ChrisBCriter said, “hmmm”
ChrisBCriter: calls 180
*** TURN *** [3d Jh 9d] [Qc]
spinswell: bets 450
ChrisBCriter said, “FD or better than 1 pair?”
ChrisBCriter said, “Only thing I’m worried bout is 99”
ChrisBCriter said, “ok, your tourney”
ChrisBCriter: raises 895 to 1345 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
Uncalled bet (895) returned to ChrisBCriter
ChrisBCriter collected 1680 from pot
ChrisBCriter: doesn’t show hand

In those we see Alexos owning Warpe, and ChrisBCriter getting the best of bjsaust. Remembering talking about how jacks weren’t very kind to people the last few tournaments? Well, they haven’t changed:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe: folds
toddanderson: folds
Wedge7: folds
fimanoid: folds
alexos888 said, “disagree!”
alexos888: folds
rowey123: raises 60 to 90
sucout: folds
LolTrappedU: calls 75
will641: raises 880 to 970 and is all-in
rowey123: folds
LolTrappedU: calls 880
LolTrappedU said, “sigh”
*** FLOP *** [Ks 6c 8s]
will641 said, “bwahahaha”
*** TURN *** [Ks 6c 8s] [9s]
LolTrappedU said, “everytime”
will641 said, “****”
*** RIVER *** [Ks 6c 8s 9s] [2d]
LolTrappedU said, “oohhhhhhh”
alexos888 said, “uh”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [9d 9h] (three of a kind, Nines)
will641: shows [Jc Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
LolTrappedU said, “wow”
LolTrappedU said, “so sick”
LolTrappedU collected 2030 from pot

So sick indeed and Spenda sucks out on will, knocking him out in 27th place. Now at this point I was down to just 750 chips and was on tilt, so when cobere opened from MP and I saw QTs, I had to resteal:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Qs Ts]
givememyleg said, “already had ot fold AA and AK”
mike4066: folds
pankfish said, “he put him on a decision for some of his chips”
givememyleg said, “and im getting ****ing **** on”
givememyleg said, “**** you all”
givememyleg said, “fucl all of you”
pankfish: folds
SandbaggerJO: folds
givememyleg said, “go to fuciing hell”
cobere32 said, “push fold will work at 25/50 prolly”
cobere32: raises 60 to 90
b0bbybythelb: folds
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg said, “**** you”
cobere32 said, “hehehe”
givememyleg: raises 656 to 746 and is all-in
GatorJH: folds
triplej74: folds
cobere32: calls 656
GatorJH said, “that was just bad timing to run up against AQs in the BB”
*** FLOP *** [9s 9d Qc]
givememyleg said, “god damnit”
*** TURN *** [9s 9d Qc] [6d]
cobere32 said, “ewwwww”
*** RIVER *** [9s 9d Qc 6d] [7c]
triplej74 said, “aj, phew lol”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cobere32: shows [Jh Jc] (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
givememyleg: shows [Qs Ts] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
givememyleg collected 1537 from pot
givememyleg said, “ok i got a restart”

Whoopsie daisy, but I got a restart by sucking out. That hand sent me back up to the starting stack and knocked cobere down to 800 chips. So far for Wildbob, he hasn’t been able to get much going getting 2 bad beats in his first 2 games, and then this cooler in game 4:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cuthbertt: raises 70 to 100
I_Lie_2_U: folds
WildBob182: calls 100
FeltOnTable: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: folds
ChrisBCriter: folds
Nicovelz: calls 85
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [3s 9d 7h]
Nicovelz: checks
cuthbertt: bets 250
WildBob182: raises 1120 to 1370 and is all-in
Nicovelz: folds
cuthbertt: calls 1120
WildBob182 said, “nh”
*** TURN *** [3s 9d 7h] [8s]
ChrisBCriter said, “oops”
*** RIVER *** [3s 9d 7h 8s] [9c]
WildBob182 said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [Ac Ad] (two pair, Aces and Nines)
WildBob182: shows [Qd Qc] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
cuthbertt said, “gg”
WildBob182 said, “oops?”
cuthbertt collected 3070 from pot

Bob went out in 26th and drmc added more to his stack. Remember how Spenda won his stack by sucking out? Well it was only a matter of time before he spewed it away:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “nh”
sucout: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 60 to 90
Warpe: folds
toddanderson: folds
Wedge7: folds
fimanoid: folds
alexos888: folds
LolTrappedU said, “alexos wants that $10 bounty”
rowey123: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [9d Ac Tc]
LolTrappedU said, “I can tell”
rowey123: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 155
rowey123: calls 155
*** TURN *** [9d Ac Tc] [Ad]
alexos888 said, “its a perpetual bounty”
rowey123: checks
alexos888 said, “dont need the 10$:P”
LolTrappedU: bets 465
rowey123: calls 465
*** RIVER *** [9d Ac Tc Ad] [5h]
rowey123: checks
LolTrappedU said, “god this sucks”
LolTrappedU: bets 777
alexos888 said, “i mean.. to take him out”
rowey123: calls 777
alexos888 said, “i do need the 10$… :D”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [6h 3h] (a pair of Aces)
rowey123: shows [Ah Jd] (three of a kind, Aces)
rowey123 collected 2989 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “wheeeeeeeeeee”

He was bluffing into the trips of newcomer rowey, who is playing in his 2nd ever Gauntlet game. This sent Spenda on tilt saying, “I mean wtf, I open UTG and fire 3 barrels. God that call down is tilting me.” However, it did the complete opposite for rowey, as he found himself in another big pot:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Wedge7: folds
toddanderson said, “AK was doomed”
fimanoid: folds
alexos888: folds
rowey123: raises 60 to 90
alexos888 said, “nice”
rowey123 said, “to chop ;)”
alexos888 said, “he had diamonds”
sucout: raises 180 to 270
LolTrappedU: folds
toddanderson said, “sick”
Warpe: folds
toddanderson: folds
rowey123: raises 4003 to 4273 and is all-in
sucout: calls 532 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3471) returned to rowey123
*** FLOP *** [7d 2h Tc]
alexos888 said, “jeez”
*** TURN *** [7d 2h Tc] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [7d 2h Tc 5d] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rowey123: shows [Kd Ac] (high card Ace)
sucout: shows [Kc Kh] (a pair of Kings)
rowey123 said, “nh”
sucout collected 1649 from pot

This table seemed to really pick it up, and the very next hand there was another all-in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
rowey123: folds
sucout: folds
LolTrappedU: folds
Warpe: folds
toddanderson: raises 58 to 88
Wedge7: folds
fimanoid: folds
alexos888: raises 112 to 200
toddanderson: raises 506 to 706 and is all-in
alexos888: calls 506
*** FLOP *** [Ks 5c 3d]
*** TURN *** [Ks 5c 3d] [4c]
LolTrappedU said, “I folded KK”
*** RIVER *** [Ks 5c 3d 4c] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
alexos888: shows [As 9d] (high card Ace)
toddanderson: shows [5s 5h] (three of a kind, Fives)
toddanderson collected 1427 from pot
alexos888 said, “nh”

Kmind (toddanderson) obviously had been working on his set flopping skills and Alexos should have practiced avoidance. The table continued it’s aggressive play, and a few hands later, another all-in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
fimanoid: folds
alexos888: folds
rowey123: folds
sucout: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 85 to 135
Warpe: raises 1629 to 1764 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
Wedge7: calls 1370 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: folds
Uncalled bet (344) returned to Warpe
*** FLOP *** [7d 9s Qh]
LolTrappedU said, “hahaha”
*** TURN *** [7d 9s Qh] [Ah]
LolTrappedU said, “folded Q9”
*** RIVER *** [7d 9s Qh Ah] [Qc]
Warpe said, “OW”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Wedge7: shows [Ac Ad] (a full house, Aces full of Queens)
Warpe: shows [Td Ts] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
LolTrappedU said, “oh yea”
Wedge7 collected 3000 from pot

Warpe found himself with TT against Tycho’s (Wedge7) AA, and couldn’t suckout, leaving him with just 400 chips. Meanwhile, we see drmcboy showing that his coin flipping skills aren’t what they used to be:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
ChrisBCriter said, “Anybody able to connect to FTR right now?”
cuthbertt: raises 100 to 150
I_Lie_2_U: folds
FeltOnTable: folds
BjsAust: raises 300 to 450
nutsinho: folds
ChrisBCriter: folds
cuthbertt said, “ack”
spinswell said, “yes”
cuthbertt: raises 4015 to 4465 and is all-in
BjsAust: calls 945 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3070) returned to cuthbertt
*** FLOP *** [9s 6c 5d]
ChrisBCriter said, “not cached pages? new pages?”
*** TURN *** [9s 6c 5d] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [9s 6c 5d 8c] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [As Qh] (high card Ace)
BjsAust: shows [8d 8s] (three of a kind, Eights)
BjsAust collected 2865 from pot

We’ll get back to that later. Mike was still playing a lot of hands, and playing them differently. However this one made him call himself a donkey:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7s Ks]
b0bbybythelb: folds
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg said, “very bottom of calling range imo”
givememyleg: folds
GatorJH: folds
Bbickes said, “stars hates my net obv”
SandbaggerJO said, “any two overs had me”
mike4066: raises 100 to 150
Bbickes said, “im lagging all over the place”
pankfish: calls 150
SandbaggerJO: folds
cobere32: folds
*** FLOP *** [Kd 8s 6c]
mike4066: bets 265
pankfish: raises 827 to 1092 and is all-in
mike4066: calls 827
*** TURN *** [Kd 8s 6c] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 8s 6c 5c] [Js]
mike4066 said, “btw, i’m a donkey”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mike4066: shows [Ah 6d] (a pair of Sixes)
pankfish: shows [Ad As] (a pair of Aces)
pankfish collected 2559 from pot

Pankfish was loving it, and got a much needed double up. When the blinds had hit 25/50, Silly String (SandbaggerJO) was excited because he was able to push/fold. Well, he didn’t exactly do that this hand, but got it in against philly and the phanatics (b0bbybythelb):

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Qs 2h]
givememyleg: folds
GatorJH: folds
mike4066: folds
mike4066 said, “nah, i just don’t fold :)”
pankfish: folds
GatorJH said, “I think somebody stole my luckbox”
SandbaggerJO: raises 50 to 100
cobere32: folds
b0bbybythelb: calls 75
Bbickes: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ah Jc 8h]
b0bbybythelb: checks
SandbaggerJO: bets 150
b0bbybythelb: raises 300 to 450
SandbaggerJO: raises 390 to 840 and is all-in
b0bbybythelb: calls 390
*** TURN *** [Ah Jc 8h] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [Ah Jc 8h 9c] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
b0bbybythelb: shows [7c Ac] (a pair of Aces)
SandbaggerJO: shows [Th 7h] (a straight, Seven to Jack)
cobere32 said, “whoah”
SandbaggerJO collected 1930 from pot

His gutshot hit and now was out of push/fold mode for the time being. Remember how I said drmcboy can’t flip coins?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: raises 75 to 125
ChrisBCriter said, “darn… had a runner-runner possible there…”
cuthbertt: raises 300 to 425
I_Lie_2_U: folds
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: folds
ChrisBCriter: folds
Nicovelz: folds
triplej74 said, “a double backdoor?”
BjsAust said, “he’s raising the nits!”
spinswell: raises 440 to 865 and is all-in
cuthbertt: calls 440
*** FLOP *** [Td 2h 9s]
*** TURN *** [Td 2h 9s] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [Td 2h 9s 8s] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [7s 7c] (a pair of Sevens)
cuthbertt: shows [Ac Kd] (high card Ace)
spinswell collected 1805 from pot

However, he had an idea after the hand that might just work:

cuthbertt: i am moving up
cuthbertt: to where they respect raises

Back to table 2, and jacks still can not win, cobere must not have gotten the memo:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8s 6c]
b0bbybythelb: folds
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg: folds
GatorJH: folds
mike4066: folds
pankfish: raises 77 to 127
SandbaggerJO: folds
cobere32: raises 662 to 789 and is all-in
pankfish: calls 662
*** FLOP *** [Ad 4d 6h]
givememyleg said, “rtimging tell fails”
pankfish said, “9”
pankfish said, “9”
pankfish said, “9”
pankfish said, “9”
pankfish said, “9”
*** TURN *** [Ad 4d 6h] [9c]
pankfish said, “9”
*** RIVER *** [Ad 4d 6h 9c] [Tc]
pankfish said, “weeeee”
givememyleg said, “sick”
GatorJH said, “WOW”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cobere32: shows [Jh Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
pankfish: shows [9d 9h] (three of a kind, Nines)
cobere32 said, “ewwww”
pankfish collected 1603 from pot

Cobere took 2 bad beats and just like that, was out. Later there was a 3 way limped pot where Gator show’s his folding skillz:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ts Qs]
mike4066: folds
pankfish: calls 50
SandbaggerJO: folds
b0bbybythelb: folds
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg: calls 25
GatorJH: checks
*** FLOP *** [2s Js Jc]
givememyleg: checks
GatorJH: bets 111
pankfish: calls 111
b0bbybythelb is sitting out
givememyleg: calls 111
*** TURN *** [2s Js Jc] [5s]
b0bbybythelb has returned
givememyleg: checks
GatorJH: checks
pankfish: checks
*** RIVER *** [2s Js Jc 5s] [Td]
givememyleg: bets 225
GatorJH said, “value town?”
GatorJH said, “you driving?”
givememyleg said, “idk i just hit buttons”
GatorJH: folds
pankfish said, “i know I should have been thinking while the last guy was thinking”
pankfish said, “I’m gonna look like the biggest fish in the world if I call and am wrong”
pankfish: calls 225
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Ts Qs] (a flush, Queen high)
SandbaggerJO said, “HERO”
pankfish: mucks hand
givememyleg collected 933 from pot

I should have lead the turn or bet more on the river, but Gator made a hero fold with a jack. Thankfully for me pankfish wanted to look like a donk as he said. I then said to Gator “I bet you $1.23 you never ever had a jack there,” to which he posted the hand history. I then shipped him his reward. After Spenda’s big hand against rowey, he had been playing very tight and waiting for a hand that wouldn’t come. It was then that he saw a good time to push after an utg limp, but was snap called:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
Wedge7: calls 100
fimanoid: folds
alexos888: folds
rowey123: folds
sucout: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 690 to 790 and is all-in
Wedge7: calls 690
*** FLOP *** [Qc Ah 8s]
*** TURN *** [Qc Ah 8s] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Qc Ah 8s 5c] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [7c Kc] (high card Ace)
Wedge7: shows [Jc As] (a pair of Aces)
toddanderson said, “close”
Wedge7 collected 1630 from pot
sucout said, “later spenda”

He couldn’t get there and would finish in 22nd place (ship the last longer bet to givememyleg, thanks). Wedge then went on a huge roll, and gametight (sucout) was his next victim:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
fimanoid: folds
alexos888: folds
rowey123: folds
Wedge7 said, “Thanks, was nervous at the end”
sucout: raises 155 to 255
toddanderson: folds
nutsinho is connected
Wedge7: calls 155
*** FLOP *** [6h 6c 9c]
Wedge7: checks
sucout: checks
*** TURN *** [6h 6c 9c] [Kh]
Wedge7: checks
sucout: checks
*** RIVER *** [6h 6c 9c Kh] [6s]
toddanderson said, “yes fish to the right again, i run good”
Wedge7: bets 600
alexos888 said, “shortstackers die!”
toddanderson said, “hah”
nutsinho said, “:(”
sucout: raises 800 to 1400
Wedge7: raises 800 to 2200
sucout: raises 189 to 2389 and is all-in
Wedge7: calls 189
alexos888 said, “imo quads”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [Kc 7s] (a full house, Sixes full of Kings)
Wedge7: shows [7d 6d] (four of a kind, Sixes)
Wedge7 collected 5338 from pot
Wedge7 said, “lol sorry”
toddanderson said, “slowroll”

I guess he was slow to call on the river, but must have been making sure there was no straight flush possible or else he might have folded. A few hands later ChrisBCritter found himself with an “oops” moment against Gauntlet rookie Outlaw (triplej74):

*** HOLE CARDS ***
BjsAust: folds
ChrisBCriter: raises 200 to 300
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
I_Lie_2_U: folds
triplej74: calls 200
*** FLOP *** [Kd Kh 3h]
triplej74: checks
ChrisBCriter: bets 880 and is all-in
triplej74: calls 880
ChrisBCriter said, “oops”
*** TURN *** [Kd Kh 3h] [7s]
ChrisBCriter said, “gg”
*** RIVER *** [Kd Kh 3h 7s] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
triplej74: shows [Kc 7c] (a full house, Kings full of Sevens)
ChrisBCriter: shows [As Qh] (a pair of Kings)
triplej74 said, “gg”
triplej74 collected 2410 from pot

This table now seemed to catch the all-in bug, and the next war was between bjsaust and Galapogos (I_Lie_2_U):

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
I_Lie_2_U: raises 640 to 740 and is all-in
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: calls 640
*** FLOP *** [Kc Ks Jd]
*** TURN *** [Kc Ks Jd] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [Kc Ks Jd 6d] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BjsAust: shows [4d 4c] (two pair, Kings and Fours)
I_Lie_2_U: shows [4h Jh] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
I_Lie_2_U collected 1530 from pot

Gala got the best of him there, but the 2 hands later found himself in the exact same situation:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cuthbertt: folds
I_Lie_2_U: raises 1430 to 1530 and is all-in
triplej74: folds
fimanoid is connected
nutsinho is connected
rowey123 is connected
BjsAust: raises 195 to 1725 and is all-in
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
Uncalled bet (195) returned to BjsAust
*** FLOP *** [Ac As 9s]
I_Lie_2_U said, “haha”
*** TURN *** [Ac As 9s] [3d]
I_Lie_2_U said, “9”
triplej74 said, “same situation”
I_Lie_2_U said, “9”
*** RIVER *** [Ac As 9s 3d] [8s]
I_Lie_2_U said, “9”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
I_Lie_2_U: shows [7d 6d] (a pair of Aces)
BjsAust: shows [6s 6h] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
BjsAust collected 3210 from pot

This time he couldn’t find the 3 outer and was eliminated in 18th place. At about the same time these 2 hands happened, Alexos found himself in 2 bad situations:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
rowey123: folds
nutsinho: folds
toddanderson: raises 133 to 233
Wedge7: folds
fimanoid: folds
alexos888: raises 1308 to 1541 and is all-in
toddanderson: calls 967 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (341) returned to alexos888
*** FLOP *** [Qs 3h 5d]
alexos888 said, “hold”
*** TURN *** [Qs 3h 5d] [5c]
alexos888 said, “no”
nutsinho said, “3”
alexos888 said, “aa”
*** RIVER *** [Qs 3h 5d 5c] [Ad]
alexos888 said, “a”
alexos888 said, “a”
alexos888 said, “a”
alexos888 said, “aa”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
alexos888: shows [2h 2d] (two pair, Fives and Deuces)
toddanderson: shows [Kh Ah] (two pair, Aces and Fives)
alexos888 said, “a”
alexos888 said, “a”
alexos888 said, “a”
alexos888 said, “a”
toddanderson collected 2450 from pot
toddanderson said, “ty alexos!”
alexos888 said, “there”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Wedge7 said, “I wanted you to lose, that face sorta bothers me”
toddanderson: folds
Wedge7: folds
nutsinho said, “walk it out”
nutsinho said, “imo”
nutsinho said, “walk”
fimanoid: folds
nutsinho said, “walk”
nutsinho said, “walk”
nutsinho said, “walllllkkkkkakakaak”
alexos888: raises 582 to 682 and is all-in
rowey123: calls 632
nutsinho: folds
*** FLOP *** [Th Kh Td]
toddanderson said, “goot walk”
toddanderson said, “K”
*** TURN *** [Th Kh Td] [Qh]
toddanderson said, “K”
toddanderson said, “K”
*** RIVER *** [Th Kh Td Qh] [3d]
toddanderson said, “K”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rowey123: shows [Kd Kc] (a full house, Kings full of Tens)
alexos888: shows [8s 9c] (a pair of Tens)
alexos888 said, “22”
nutsinho said, “damnit j9”
alexos888 said, “2”
alexos888 said, “2”
alexos888 said, “hold”
rowey123 collected 1464 from pot

For one, you never go all-in with kmind since he is the luckiest human being ever, and 2 well, it sucks pushing into kings! Nutsinho had nothing really going for him so far, and was very short stacked. He then got it in as a favorite:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: raises 430 to 530 and is all-in
rowey123: folds
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
fimanoid: folds
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: calls 430
*** FLOP *** [8c Jc 6d]
triplej74 said, “dont cry wolf, you aint out yet”
nutsinho said, “winnnnn”
*** TURN *** [8c Jc 6d] [7d]
nutsinho said, “winnnnn”
*** RIVER *** [8c Jc 6d 7d] [2s]
nutsinho said, “winnnnn”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BjsAust: shows [4s Ah] (high card Ace)
nutsinho: shows [Ac 9h] (high card Ace – Jack+Nine kicker)
nutsinho said, “yes”
nutsinho collected 1110 from pot

He got a nice double up, but was still very short. After this hand we were at the first break. There were 16 people left out of the original 28, and at the top was Tycho (aka Wedge7) with 6,887, followed by Outlaw (aka triplej74) with 5,410, and in 3rd sat rowey123 with 4,697. The bottom of the food chain was fimanoid 1,012, philly and the phanatics 1,020, and spinswell 1,030. The blinds were about to hit 75/150, so there would start to be a lot of pushing. However, the shorties couldn’t lose:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
rowey123: folds
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: raises 250 to 400
fimanoid: raises 612 to 1012 and is all-in
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: folds
cuthbertt: calls 612
*** FLOP *** [6d Ad Kd]
*** TURN *** [6d Ad Kd] [7c]
*** RIVER *** [6d Ad Kd 7c] [Qh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [9s As] (a pair of Aces)
fimanoid: shows [Jc Ac] (a pair of Aces – King+Queen+Jack kicker)
fimanoid collected 2249 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
fimanoid: folds
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: raises 735 to 885 and is all-in
rowey123: raises 3662 to 4547 and is all-in
Nicovelz: folds
Uncalled bet (3662) returned to rowey123
spinswell said, “dont be hatin”
*** FLOP *** [Tc Jc 9h]
*** TURN *** [Tc Jc 9h] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Tc Jc 9h Ks] [5c]
triplej74 said, “jackpot”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rowey123: shows [8s Ad] (high card Ace)
nutsinho: shows [Kc Qh] (a straight, Nine to King)
nutsinho collected 1920 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cuthbertt: folds
nutsinho said, “thats how u pray poka”
fimanoid: raises 300 to 450
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: raises 1470 to 1920 and is all-in
rowey123: folds
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
fimanoid: calls 1470
*** FLOP *** [Jh 6s 6h]
*** TURN *** [Jh 6s 6h] [9h]
nutsinho said, “hold imo”
*** RIVER *** [Jh 6s 6h 9h] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
fimanoid: shows [Qs Ac] (a pair of Sixes)
nutsinho: shows [Ts Th] (a full house, Tens full of Sixes)
nutsinho collected 4065 from pot
nutsinho said, “ship”

Until the demise of fimanoid:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
BjsAust said, “lol”
fimanoid: raises 179 to 329 and is all-in
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: folds
rowey123: folds
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: calls 179
*** FLOP *** [Ac 4h 2h]
*** TURN *** [Ac 4h 2h] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [Ac 4h 2h 6h] [8h]
cuthbertt said, “rigged”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [4s Ah] (a flush, Ace high)
fimanoid: shows [Jd Js] (a pair of Jacks)
cuthbertt collected 733 from pot

A few hands later, philly and the phanatics (b0bbybythelb – man this guy has a lot of weird names) found himself bluffing off the rest of his stack to Wedge, who doesn’t like folding:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ks 2s]
givememyleg: folds
GatorJH: folds
toddanderson: folds
mike4066: folds
pankfish said, “new deck please”
pankfish: folds
Wedge7: calls 150
b0bbybythelb: calls 75
Bbickes: checks
*** FLOP *** [5s 3c Th]
b0bbybythelb: bets 450
Bbickes: folds
Wedge7: calls 450
*** TURN *** [5s 3c Th] [8h]
toddanderson said, “b.f”
toddanderson said, “b/f*”
b0bbybythelb: bets 720 and is all-in
Wedge7: calls 720
*** RIVER *** [5s 3c Th 8h] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
b0bbybythelb: shows [As 3s] (a pair of Threes)
Wedge7: shows [Jd Td] (a pair of Tens)
Wedge7 collected 2790 from pot

Up until this point, rowey123 had been cruising along winning almost every pot he played, until he confronted nutsinho:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
rowey123: raises 250 to 400
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: calls 250
*** FLOP *** [2d Jc 5h]
nutsinho: checks
rowey123: bets 500
nutsinho: calls 500
*** TURN *** [2d Jc 5h] [Tc]
nutsinho: checks
rowey123: checks
*** RIVER *** [2d Jc 5h Tc] [5c]
nutsinho: bets 3165 and is all-in
rowey123: folds
Uncalled bet (3165) returned to nutsinho
nutsinho collected 1875 from pot

At the other table, I had been waiting, but found a hand against the chip leader and we were off to the races:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kd Ad]
GatorJH: folds
toddanderson: folds
mike4066: folds
pankfish: folds
Wedge7: raises 150 to 300
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg: raises 1380 to 1680 and is all-in
Wedge7: calls 1380
*** FLOP *** [6s As Th]
*** TURN *** [6s As Th] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [6s As Th 6c] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Kd Ad] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
Wedge7: shows [Qs Qc] (two pair, Queens and Sixes)
givememyleg collected 3435 from pot

This time I won the AKs v QQ battle, and got a nice double up. But triplej couldn’t say the same for himself:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: folds
rowey123: folds
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: raises 880 to 1030 and is all-in
cuthbertt: folds
triplej74: calls 880
*** FLOP *** [Qs 2h 4c]
*** TURN *** [Qs 2h 4c] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [Qs 2h 4c 6c] [9s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
triplej74: shows [As Ks] (high card Ace)
spinswell: shows [Qh 9d] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
spinswell collected 2135 from pot

Since nutsinho had his rush, he had been winning a lot of pots, but the biggest was about to come:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: raises 271 to 421
rowey123: folds
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
triplej74: folds
BjsAust: calls 271
*** FLOP *** [4c 4s 5h]
BjsAust: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** TURN *** [4c 4s 5h] [2d]
BjsAust: bets 650
nutsinho: calls 650
*** RIVER *** [4c 4s 5h 2d] [9d]
BjsAust: checks
nutsinho: bets 4119 and is all-in
BjsAust: calls 1979 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (2140) returned to nutsinho
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Ad Ah] (two pair, Aces and Fours)
BjsAust: shows [6h 5s] (two pair, Fives and Fours)
nutsinho collected 6175 from pot

Bj didn’t believe him, but it cost his life. When the 1st break was over, nutsinho had just over 1100 chips, and now was the chip leader with 8,500. Back to drmcboy, he was still trying to flip coins:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: raises 400 to 600
triplej74: folds
nutsinho: folds
rowey123: raises 2012 to 2612 and is all-in
Nicovelz: folds
cuthbertt: calls 1697 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (315) returned to rowey123
*** FLOP *** [7c As 9h]
*** TURN *** [7c As 9h] [Qh]
cuthbertt said, “one time”
*** RIVER *** [7c As 9h Qh] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rowey123: shows [8c 8s] (a pair of Eights)
cuthbertt: shows [Qs Ah] (two pair, Aces and Queens)
cuthbertt collected 4794 from pot

But this time it came heads and rowey was out in 13th place. Kmind was moved to my table and we had to play a pot eventually:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Qh Jd]
GatorJH: folds
toddanderson: raises 211 to 411
mike4066: folds
Wedge7: folds
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg: calls 211
*** FLOP *** [Ks Ah 6c]
givememyleg: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [Ks Ah 6c] [3d]
givememyleg: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [Ks Ah 6c 3d] [Ad]
givememyleg: checks
toddanderson: bets 422
givememyleg: raises 1023 to 1445
toddanderson: calls 1023
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Qh Jd] (a pair of Aces)
toddanderson: shows [Kd Qc] (two pair, Aces and Kings)
toddanderson collected 3812 from pot
givememyleg said, “gc donk”

I was hoping to c/r any street, but too bad he did have a king (ez call for him). Perhaps I should have c/r more. After this hand, I was slightly tilting again and the blinds hit 100/200, so I had to get all my chips in when BBickes pushed from the button:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Tc Ac]
mike4066 said, “omg”
toddanderson said, “weeeeeeee”
toddanderson: folds
mike4066: folds
Wedge7: folds
Bbickes: raises 1230 to 1430 and is all-in
givememyleg: raises 349 to 1779 and is all-in
GatorJH: folds
Uncalled bet (349) returned to givememyleg
mike4066 said, “soul read”
Bbickes said, “one timeeee leeee”
*** FLOP *** [Th Ts 2s]
Bbickes said, “oh wut”
toddanderson said, “GOD”
*** TURN *** [Th Ts 2s] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [Th Ts 2s Kh] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Tc Ac] (a full house, Tens full of Deuces)
Bbickes: shows [7s 7h] (two pair, Tens and Sevens)
givememyleg collected 3060 from pot

Nothing cures tilt more than doubling up. Bbickes finished in 11th place and we were now on the final table bubble. Nutsinho and drmcboy started battling again, and this time nuts would win a hand against him:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cuthbertt: raises 400 to 600
pankfish: folds
nutsinho: calls 600
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [8d 6h Jh]
cuthbertt: checks
nutsinho: bets 400
cuthbertt: calls 400
*** TURN *** [8d 6h Jh] [5d]
cuthbertt: checks
nutsinho: bets 800
cuthbertt: folds
Uncalled bet (800) returned to nutsinho
nutsinho collected 2300 from pot
nutsinho: shows [Ts Ks] (high card King)

Pankfish would be the next victim of the coinflips:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: raises 1935 to 2135 and is all-in
cuthbertt: folds
pankfish: raises 1214 to 3349 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
Uncalled bet (1214) returned to pankfish
*** FLOP *** [3c 7h 5s]
*** TURN *** [3c 7h 5s] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [3c 7h 5s Td] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pankfish: shows [Qc Kd] (high card King)
spinswell: shows [4d 4c] (a pair of Fours)
spinswell collected 4470 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho said, “i knew if u had it ud c/r on turn”
nutsinho: folds
Nicovelz: folds
spinswell: raises 300 to 500
cuthbertt: folds
pankfish: raises 714 to 1214 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 714
*** FLOP *** [Tc Jh Kd]
*** TURN *** [Tc Jh Kd] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [Tc Jh Kd 5c] [8d]
pankfish said, “wow”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pankfish: shows [Jc Ks] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
spinswell: shows [Qd As] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
cuthbertt said, “weee”
spinswell collected 2528 from pot

Spinswell really got the best of pankfish there, and he was the final elimination before the FT. When the final 9 were formed, here were the chip stacks:

Seat 1: mike4066 (2392 in chips)
Seat 2: cuthbertt (4208 in chips)
Seat 3: spinswell (5784 in chips)
Seat 4: Wedge7 (6417 in chips)
Seat 5: Nicovelz (2080 in chips)
Seat 6: nutsinho (12305 in chips)
Seat 7: givememyleg (1759 in chips)
Seat 8: GatorJH (1406 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (5649 in chips)

Nutsinho was the big chip leader with over 12k, and I was the short stack under 1,800. The first hand, Wedge started off by showing his strange play, open shoving 32 bbs:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kd 6d]
toddanderson: folds
mike4066: folds
cuthbertt: folds
spinswell: folds
Wedge7: raises 6217 to 6417 and is all-in
givememyleg: folds
GatorJH: folds
Uncalled bet (6217) returned to Wedge7
Wedge7 collected 500 from pot
Wedge7: doesn’t show hand

Since I was a short, I had to push when it folded to me, but was called off by mike:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8d Kd]
cuthbertt: folds
spinswell: folds
Wedge7: folds
Nicovelz: folds
nutsinho: folds
cuthbertt said, “nits”
givememyleg: raises 1459 to 1659 and is all-in
GatorJH: folds
toddanderson: folds
mike4066: calls 1459
*** FLOP *** [Ks 9s Jd]
toddanderson said, “diamonds!”
toddanderson said, “GOD”
GatorJH said, “ultra nit to you”
*** TURN *** [Ks 9s Jd] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 9s Jd 2d] [Js]
toddanderson said, “YES”
mike4066 said, “i suck so bad”
toddanderson said, “NO”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mike4066: shows [6d Ad] (a pair of Jacks)
givememyleg: shows [8d Kd] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
givememyleg collected 3418 from pot

Thanks for the support kmind! After mike took that beat, he got his chips in a few hands later against Wedge, who can’t lose a pot:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [3h Kd]
Wedge7: raises 200 to 400
Nicovelz: folds
nutsinho: folds
givememyleg: folds
mike4066 said, “i hate pokers.”
GatorJH: folds
toddanderson: folds
mike4066: raises 233 to 633 and is all-in
cuthbertt: folds
spinswell: folds
Wedge7: calls 233
mike4066 said, “night guys”
*** FLOP *** [8h 9d 5d]
toddanderson said, “haha”
*** TURN *** [8h 9d 5d] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [8h 9d 5d Th] [5h]
mike4066 said, “see :)”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Wedge7: shows [Jd Td] (two pair, Tens and Fives)
mike4066: shows [7h Ac] (a pair of Fives)
nutsinho said, “n flopp”
Wedge7 collected 1566 from pot

Then I began to turn on my luckbox (remember I said Xianti granted me with god mode), this time against Gator:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ah Jc]
nutsinho: folds
givememyleg: raises 335 to 535
GatorJH: raises 571 to 1106 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
cuthbertt: folds
spinswell: folds
Wedge7: folds
Nicovelz: folds
givememyleg: calls 571
*** FLOP *** [4h Jd 6c]
*** TURN *** [4h Jd 6c] [Kc]
GatorJH said, “WTF”
*** RIVER *** [4h Jd 6c Kc] [6h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Ah Jc] (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
GatorJH: shows [Ac Qh] (a pair of Sixes)
givememyleg said, “gg”
givememyleg collected 2512 from pot

Next, kmind and Wedge play a pot, and they both play it, well, weird:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8s 6d]
cuthbertt said, “legamnents”
toddanderson said, “sick”
givememyleg: folds
cuthbertt said, “i have played this tourney befoire”
givememyleg said, “hi guys”
toddanderson: raises 311 to 511
cuthbertt: folds
spinswell: folds
Wedge7: calls 511
Nicovelz: folds
nutsinho: folds
*** FLOP *** [4c 5d 4s]
toddanderson: checks
Wedge7: checks
*** TURN *** [4c 5d 4s] [Kh]
toddanderson: checks
Wedge7: checks
*** RIVER *** [4c 5d 4s Kh] [Ad]
toddanderson: checks
Wedge7: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [7h 7s] (two pair, Sevens and Fours)
Wedge7: shows [Ks 3c] (two pair, Kings and Fours)
Wedge7 collected 1322 from pot

The call with K3o and the flop check by kmind, I just don’t understand it. Drmcboy would get involved in a blind battle with spinswell, and drmc just couldn’t win an all-in to save himself today:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [9h Qd]
Wedge7: folds
Nicovelz: folds
nutsinho: folds
givememyleg: folds
toddanderson: folds
cuthbertt: raises 1000 to 1250
spinswell: raises 5609 to 6859 and is all-in
cuthbertt: calls 2608 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3001) returned to spinswell
*** FLOP *** [Js Kh 9s]
*** TURN *** [Js Kh 9s] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [Js Kh 9s 5h] [Jd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [Qh Ah] (a pair of Jacks)
spinswell: shows [Kc Th] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
cuthbertt said, “gl”
givememyleg said, “gg”
spinswell collected 7891 from pot

He would finish in 7th place, and the remaining 6 were now in the money. Every was guaranteed at least a huge $15.40! Nutsinho still sat on top, and here were the chip counts:

Seat 3: spinswell (10892 in chips)
Seat 4: Wedge7 (6012 in chips)
Seat 5: Nicovelz (1680 in chips)
Seat 6: nutsinho (11880 in chips)
Seat 7: givememyleg (4899 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (6637 in chips)

Nicovelz was the mega short stack and needed to do something to survive. But before we get to him, we see another, weird play between kmind and Wedge:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Qh 5d]
nutsinho: folds
givememyleg: folds
toddanderson said, “nutsinho – 0/0/0”
toddanderson: raises 375 to 625
spinswell: folds
Wedge7: calls 500
Nicovelz: folds
*** FLOP *** [4h 5s Ah]
Wedge7: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [4h 5s Ah] [Ts]
Wedge7: checks
toddanderson: bets 1111
Wedge7: calls 1111
*** RIVER *** [4h 5s Ah Ts] [4s]
Wedge7: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Wedge7: shows [7c 6s] (a pair of Fours)
toddanderson: shows [9c Kc] (a pair of Fours – Ace+King kicker)
toddanderson collected 3872 from pot
givememyleg said, “..”

King high is good! Wedge and kmind would continue to battle, that is until Wedge dumped his entire stack to seat 9:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ts Kc]
nutsinho: folds
givememyleg: folds
toddanderson: raises 375 to 625
spinswell: folds
nutsinho said, “is there a bounty in this *****”
Wedge7: calls 500
Nicovelz: folds
*** FLOP *** [9c 2c 7c]
Wedge7: bets 4276 and is all-in
toddanderson: calls 4276
*** TURN *** [9c 2c 7c] [5s]
*** RIVER *** [9c 2c 7c 5s] [7h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Wedge7: shows [7d 8d] (three of a kind, Sevens)
toddanderson: shows [9s 9h] (a full house, Nines full of Sevens)
toddanderson said, “gg”
toddanderson collected 10202 from pot

Wedge, who had led most of the tournament, was now out in 6th place. A few hands later, I picked up the Aces and hoped to get something out of it:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [As Ac]
spinswell: folds
Nicovelz: folds
nutsinho: calls 250
givememyleg: calls 125
toddanderson: checks
*** FLOP *** [2h Qd 5h]
givememyleg: checks
toddanderson: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** TURN *** [2h Qd 5h] [3s]
givememyleg: bets 675
toddanderson: folds
nutsinho: raises 675 to 1350
givememyleg: raises 3374 to 4724 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
Uncalled bet (3374) returned to givememyleg
nutsinho said, “lol”
givememyleg collected 3575 from pot
nutsinho said, “damn”

I wonder if nuts believed me when I told him I had the aces. Since Nicovelz was heavily short stacked, he would have to get it in soon, and would do so against nuts:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Js 8d]
nutsinho: raises 500 to 750
givememyleg: folds
toddanderson: folds
spinswell: folds
Nicovelz: raises 500 to 1250
nutsinho: calls 500
*** FLOP *** [4d 8c Ah]
Nicovelz: bets 55 and is all-in
nutsinho: calls 55
*** TURN *** [4d 8c Ah] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [4d 8c Ah Qh] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Nicovelz: shows [Jh As] (three of a kind, Aces)
nutsinho: shows [Td Ks] (a pair of Aces)
Nicovelz collected 2860 from pot

But he would survive. However, the blinds just hit 150/300/25 and he found himself short again, having to push:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Td Ac]
toddanderson: folds
spinswell: folds
Nicovelz: raises 2400 to 2700 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
givememyleg: calls 2400
*** FLOP *** [Qs Jd Qc]
*** TURN *** [Qs Jd Qc] [6c]
toddanderson said, “k”
*** RIVER *** [Qs Jd Qc 6c] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Td Ac] (a pair of Queens)
Nicovelz: shows [As 9h] (a pair of Queens – lower kicker)
toddanderson said, “nh”
givememyleg said, “gg”
givememyleg collected 5675 from pot

This time he was dominated and couldn’t suck out, taking 5th place for $21. Kmind and nuts began fighting a 3 bet war, with nuts getting way the best of it:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [4c 8c]
spinswell said, “get your horny bet away from me”
givememyleg: folds
givememyleg said, “imo”
toddanderson said, “you know you want it”
givememyleg said, “oh hi gator”
toddanderson: raises 369 to 669
spinswell: folds
nutsinho: raises 1208 to 1877
spinswell said, “me = spinmd”
givememyleg said, “how mcuh do i owe u gator”
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (1208) returned to nutsinho
nutsinho collected 1588 from pot
nutsinho: shows [3c 9d] (high card Nine)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7d Kd]
spinswell: folds
nutsinho: raises 465 to 765
givememyleg: folds
toddanderson: raises 1346 to 2111
nutsinho: raises 9651 to 11762 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (9651) returned to nutsinho
nutsinho collected 4472 from pot

After those hands, we hit the 2nd break and nutsinho was still the chip leader. The blinds just went up to 200/400/50, and I was the shortstack sitting with 8k. Right after play resumed, kmind and spinswell would end up playing the biggest pot of the tournament up until this point:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [2h Ts]
toddanderson said, “clapclapclap”
givememyleg: folds
toddanderson: raises 599 to 999
spinswell: raises 1445 to 2444
nutsinho: folds
toddanderson: raises 9098 to 11542 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 7280 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1818) returned to toddanderson
*** FLOP *** [Qd 4d Qh]
givememyleg said, “oo”
*** TURN *** [Qd 4d Qh] [7s]
*** RIVER *** [Qd 4d Qh 7s] [5s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Kd Kh] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
toddanderson: shows [Ad Jd] (a pair of Queens)
toddanderson said, “so close”
givememyleg said, “sweaaaaaaat”
nutsinho said, “wow nh”
spinswell collected 20048 from pot

I have no idea how the luckbox of kmind could miss all his outs twice, but he did and spinswell took the chip lead with over 20k. I had dwindled to around 6k and found a hand to shove with:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Jc Ac]
givememyleg: raises 5660 to 6060
toddanderson: folds
spinswell: raises 13388 to 19448 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
givememyleg: calls 1 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (13387) returned to spinswell
toddanderson said, “FE?”
*** FLOP *** [Qc 9c Qd]
toddanderson said, “diamonds”
*** TURN *** [Qc 9c Qd] [Ts]
toddanderson said, “god”
*** RIVER *** [Qc 9c Qd Ts] [8h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ad Jh] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
givememyleg: shows [Jc Ac] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
givememyleg said, “damn”
spinswell collected 6361 from pot
givememyleg collected 6361 from pot

Now I was the one who missed a big draw twice, freeroll baby! With kmind being so short, he had to get it in, and this time would be called:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [9d 4c]
spinswell said, “booooo”
toddanderson: raises 3736 to 4136 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
nutsinho: raises 7519 to 11655 and is all-in
givememyleg: folds
Uncalled bet (7519) returned to nutsinho
*** FLOP *** [Jh Ah Kc]
nutsinho said, “damnit”
nutsinho said, “damnit”
*** TURN *** [Jh Ah Kc] [Ts]
nutsinho said, “damnt”
*** RIVER *** [Jh Ah Kc Ts] [4s]
nutsinho said, “damnit”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [As 7s] (a pair of Aces)
toddanderson: shows [Qd Ad] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
toddanderson collected 8872 from pot

It seemed no one could be eliminated. I took note of this, and shoved again, and nuts’ bad luck continued:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kh 9h]
givememyleg: raises 4961 to 5361 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
spinswell: folds
nutsinho: calls 4961
*** FLOP *** [Ac Kc 8c]
nutsinho said, “run good”
*** TURN *** [Ac Kc 8c] [Kd]
nutsinho said, “not bad”
*** RIVER *** [Ac Kc 8c Kd] [Qd]
nutsinho said, “good”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [7s 7d] (two pair, Kings and Sevens)
givememyleg: shows [Kh 9h] (three of a kind, Kings)
givememyleg collected 11122 from pot

I couldn’t seem to lose a race, and nutsinho was now the short stack. Just a few hands later, he would get the rest of his stack in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7h Ks]
nutsinho: raises 759 to 1159 and is all-in
givememyleg: folds
toddanderson: calls 959
spinswell: calls 759
*** FLOP *** [8h 6h 5c]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: checks
*** TURN *** [8h 6h 5c] [8d]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: checks
*** RIVER *** [8h 6h 5c 8d] [Js]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [As 9s] (a pair of Eights)
spinswell: shows [Ad Jh] (two pair, Jacks and Eights)
nutsinho: mucks hand
givememyleg said, “gg”
spinswell collected 3677 from pot

Nutsinho finished in 3rd place for $28, but more importantly he added another 88 points to his lead on the year. Down to 3 way, here is how the chips looked:

Seat 3: spinswell (22116 in chips)
Seat 7: givememyleg (13438 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (6446 in chips)

I had to keep doing what I do best, which is make bad calls:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8c 7c]
spinswell said, “gg”
toddanderson: folds
toddanderson said, “gg”
spinswell: calls 200
givememyleg: checks
*** FLOP *** [7s 3h Qs]
spinswell: bets 400
givememyleg: calls 400
*** TURN *** [7s 3h Qs] [Jh]
spinswell: bets 900
givememyleg: calls 900
*** RIVER *** [7s 3h Qs Jh] [4h]
spinswell: bets 1200
givememyleg: calls 1200
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [4c Qc] (two pair, Queens and Fours)
givememyleg: mucks hand
givememyleg said, “nh”
spinswell collected 5950 from pot

The blinds would hit 300/600/50, and in an attempt to steal kmind’s blind, I walked into a monster:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [5d 6h]
spinswell: folds
givememyleg: raises 8288 to 8888 and is all-in
toddanderson: calls 4996 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3292) returned to givememyleg
spinswell said, “i thought you were calling AK for me”
*** FLOP *** [Js Kd Tc]
givememyleg said, “oic”
*** TURN *** [Js Kd Tc] [Kc]
*** RIVER *** [Js Kd Tc Kc] [Qs]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [5d 6h] (a pair of Kings)
toddanderson: shows [Qd Qc] (a full house, Queens full of Kings)
toddanderson collected 11342 from pot
toddanderson said, “ty”

You’re welcome jerk. I now had just over 3k, 3,642 to be exact, so made it 3,641 and hoped for the best.

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [9h Jc]
spinswell: folds
givememyleg: raises 2991 to 3591
toddanderson: calls 2991
*** FLOP *** [Js 8c Qc]
givememyleg said, “no”
givememyleg: checks
toddanderson said, “oesd”
toddanderson: checks
*** TURN *** [Js 8c Qc] [Ah]
toddanderson said, “hit it”
toddanderson said, “nuts”
givememyleg said, “**** u”
givememyleg: checks
toddanderson: checks
*** RIVER *** [Js 8c Qc Ah] [Qs]
givememyleg: checks
toddanderson: bets 600
givememyleg said, “lol”
givememyleg: folds
Uncalled bet (600) returned to toddanderson
toddanderson collected 7332 from pot
toddanderson: shows [Th Kh] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
spinswell said, “good fold”

I had to fold, he had the nuts! I was now left with 1 chip, chip and a chair? Well, maybe:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7d Jh]
toddanderson: raises 600 to 1200
spinswell: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [4h 4d 6s]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: checks
*** TURN *** [4h 4d 6s] [Qd]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: bets 1300
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (1300) returned to spinswell
givememyleg said, “lol gg”
*** RIVER *** [4h 4d 6s Qd] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Jd 8c] (a pair of Fours)
spinswell collected 2498 from side pot
givememyleg: shows [7d Jh] (a pair of Fours)
spinswell collected 2 from main pot
givememyleg collected 1 from main pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [2c Qd]
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (300) returned to spinswell
*** FLOP *** [7h Kd 6c]
*** TURN *** [7h Kd 6c] [Kc]
givememyleg said, “lol”
*** RIVER *** [7h Kd 6c Kc] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [5s 3d] (a pair of Kings)
spinswell collected 98 from side pot
givememyleg: shows [2c Qd] (a pair of Kings – Queen kicker)
toddanderson said, “wow”
givememyleg collected 3 from main pot

Up to 3 baby!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Js Ac]
spinswell: calls 600
toddanderson: checks
*** FLOP *** [7h Jd 4h]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: bets 600
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (600) returned to spinswell
*** TURN *** [7h Jd 4h] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [7h Jd 4h Ad] [4c]
toddanderson said, “hahaha”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Qc Qd] (two pair, Queens and Fours)
givememyleg said, “IM GONNA COME BAKCK BABY”
spinswell collected 1294 from side pot
givememyleg: shows [Js Ac] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
toddanderson said, “GO GMML”
givememyleg collected 9 from main pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kc 4s]
toddanderson: calls 300
spinswell: checks
*** FLOP *** [5h 3s 6s]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: checks
*** TURN *** [5h 3s 6s] [3h]
toddanderson: bets 754
spinswell: folds
Uncalled bet (754) returned to toddanderson
*** RIVER *** [5h 3s 6s 3h] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [2h 8h] (a pair of Threes)
givememyleg said, “lol”
toddanderson said, “nh”
toddanderson collected 1282 from side pot
givememyleg: shows [Kc 4s] (a pair of Threes – King kicker)
givememyleg collected 27 from main pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [5c Kc]
toddanderson: raises 1144 to 1444
spinswell: folds
Uncalled bet (1144) returned to toddanderson
spinswell said, “now hes dangerous”
*** FLOP *** [4h Kd 7s]
toddanderson said, “god”
*** TURN *** [4h Kd 7s] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [4h Kd 7s 2s] [3h]
toddanderson said, “nh”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Th Jh] (high card King)
toddanderson collected 646 from side pot
givememyleg: shows [5c Kc] (a pair of Kings)
givememyleg collected 81 from main pot

81 now!

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7c 8h]
spinswell: raises 900 to 1500
toddanderson: calls 900
*** FLOP *** [Jc 2s 3c]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: bets 1750
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (1750) returned to spinswell
givememyleg said, “gg”
*** TURN *** [Jc 2s 3c] [Td]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 2s 3c Td] [9h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ks 4c] (high card King)
toddanderson said, “LADFA”
spinswell collected 2938 from side pot
givememyleg: shows [7c 8h] (a straight, Seven to Jack)
givememyleg said, “lollllllllll”
spinswell said, “lol”
toddanderson said, “are you serious”
givememyleg collected 243 from main pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kh 9c]
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (157) returned to spinswell
*** FLOP *** [Tc 9s 8c]
toddanderson said, “god”
spinswell said, “what no chips went to GMML?”
givememyleg said, “hm”
*** TURN *** [Tc 9s 8c] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 9s 8c 7h] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [2d 7c] (a pair of Sevens)
givememyleg: shows [Kh 9c] (a pair of Nines)
toddanderson said, “wow”
givememyleg said, “haha”
givememyleg collected 436 from pot

Wheeee, after winning 7 double ups in a row, I now had 463 chips. The rail was going crazy, could I really come back from 1 chip? Next hand I was on the button with 72o, so decided to fold (I would have made a straight!), and had to go with my next hand:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [3c 2c]
spinswell: raises 900 to 1500
givememyleg: calls 86 and is all-in
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (900) returned to spinswell
*** FLOP *** [Jd 9s Qh]
givememyleg said, “damnit”
*** TURN *** [Jd 9s Qh] [7c]
toddanderson said, “folded a 3”
*** RIVER *** [Jd 9s Qh 7c] [Td]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [7d Ac] (a pair of Sevens)
givememyleg said, “lol gg”
toddanderson said, “gg”
spinswell collected 428 from side pot
givememyleg: shows [3c 2c] (high card Queen)
givememyleg said, “lol gg”
spinswell said, “gg”
spinswell collected 1308 from main pot

But sadly, it ended there, and I was out in 3rd place for $42 and 101 points. When heads up play started, spins had a 3:1 lead over kmind:

Seat 3: spinswell (31289 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (10711 in chips)

It started as pretty much a back and forth match, and here were some hands:

Seat 3: spinswell (31639 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (10361 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts the ante 50
spinswell: posts small blind 300
toddanderson: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: calls 300
toddanderson: raises 600 to 1200
spinswell: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [2d 7h 6h]
toddanderson: bets 1777
spinswell: raises 2223 to 4000
toddanderson said, “yay misclicks”
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (2223) returned to spinswell
spinswell collected 6054 from pot
spinswell: doesn’t show hand

Seat 3: spinswell (34016 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (7984 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts the ante 50
spinswell: posts small blind 300
toddanderson: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: raises 750 to 1350
toddanderson: raises 6584 to 7934 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
Uncalled bet (6584) returned to toddanderson
toddanderson collected 2800 from pot
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand

Seat 3: spinswell (32316 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (9684 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts small blind 300
spinswell: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: calls 300
spinswell: checks
*** FLOP *** [3h 3d 4h]
spinswell: bets 750
toddanderson: calls 750
*** TURN *** [3h 3d 4h] [5c]
spinswell: checks
toddanderson said, “GATOR!!”
toddanderson: bets 1888
spinswell: calls 1888
*** RIVER *** [3h 3d 4h 5c] [5h]
toddanderson said, “”toddanderson” from dead poets”
spinswell: bets 2500
toddanderson said, “sick river”
toddanderson: calls 2500
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Qd 2c] (two pair, Fives and Threes)
toddanderson: shows [3s Kh] (a full house, Threes full of Fives)
toddanderson collected 11576 from pot

Seat 3: spinswell (27178 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (14822 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts the ante 50
toddanderson: posts small blind 300
spinswell: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “everyone thinks it’s me”
toddanderson: raises 844 to 1444
toddanderson said, “nope not that gay”
spinswell: raises 1556 to 3000
toddanderson said, “no poet”
toddanderson: calls 1556
*** FLOP *** [8h 6h Ah]
spinswell: bets 3600
toddanderson said, “my real name isn’t todd anderson”
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (3600) returned to spinswell
spinswell collected 6100 from pot
spinswell: doesn’t show hand

However, kmind started to edge out and win some big hands:

Seat 3: spinswell (30228 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (11772 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 75
toddanderson: posts the ante 75
spinswell: posts small blind 400
toddanderson: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell said, “dont you prefer toddie?”
spinswell: raises 800 to 1600
toddanderson said, “guys don’t make fun”
toddanderson said, “!!”
toddanderson: raises 10097 to 11697 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
Uncalled bet (10097) returned to toddanderson
toddanderson collected 3350 from pot

Seat 3: spinswell (27678 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (14322 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 75
toddanderson: posts the ante 75
spinswell: posts small blind 400
toddanderson: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “Toddmeister plz”
toddanderson said, “yes nuts”
spinswell: calls 400
toddanderson: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ks 9d Jc]
toddanderson: bets 1233
spinswell: calls 1233
*** TURN *** [Ks 9d Jc] [4s]
toddanderson: bets 2888
spinswell: raises 3512 to 6400
toddanderson: raises 5814 to 12214 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
Uncalled bet (5814) returned to toddanderson
toddanderson collected 17016 from pot
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand

Seat 3: spinswell (19170 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (22830 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 75
toddanderson: posts the ante 75
toddanderson: posts small blind 400
spinswell: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 1088 to 1888
spinswell: raises 2912 to 4800
toddanderson: raises 17955 to 22755 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
Uncalled bet (17955) returned to toddanderson
toddanderson collected 9750 from pot
toddanderson: doesn’t show hand

Just like that, kmind was now the chip leader, 28k to spins’ 14k. At this point, spinswell was getting hammered by the rail for playing too tight, but obviously he was just waiting for aces:

Seat 3: spinswell (12545 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (29455 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 75
toddanderson: posts the ante 75
spinswell: posts small blind 400
toddanderson: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: raises 1000 to 1800
toddanderson: calls 1000
*** FLOP *** [2h 3c 6s]
toddanderson: checks
spinswell: bets 2000
toddanderson: raises 25580 to 27580 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 8670 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (16910) returned to toddanderson
*** TURN *** [2h 3c 6s] [3h]
spinswell said, “waiting for aces”
*** RIVER *** [2h 3c 6s 3h] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [8d Kd] (a pair of Threes)
spinswell: shows [Ad As] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
spinswell collected 25090 from pot

Seat 3: spinswell (25090 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (16910 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 75
toddanderson: posts the ante 75
toddanderson: posts small blind 400
spinswell: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 1088 to 1888
spinswell: raises 4512 to 6400
spinswell said, “exactly”
spinswell said, “i cant play alnything else”
toddanderson: folds
Uncalled bet (4512) returned to spinswell
spinswell collected 3926 from pot
spinswell: doesn’t show hand

Now they flipped positions, spins with 24k and kmind 15k. Eventually, kmind was all-in again:

Seat 3: spinswell (29253 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (12747 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 75
toddanderson: posts the ante 75
spinswell: posts small blind 400
toddanderson: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: raises 1000 to 1800
toddanderson: raises 2311 to 4111
spinswell: raises 25067 to 29178 and is all-in
toddanderson: calls 8561 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (16506) returned to spinswell
*** FLOP *** [Ks 5h Js]
*** TURN *** [Ks 5h Js] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 5h Js 7d] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Jh Ts] (two pair, Jacks and Fives)
spinswell: shows [6h 7h] (two pair, Sevens and Fives)
toddanderson collected 25494 from pot

Again they flipped positions. It seemed that neither or them could lose, and this was looking to be one the longest heads up matches the Gauntlet has seen. They were nearly dead even, spinswell 21,277 to kmind’s 20,773, and the blinds had hit 500/1000/100. With all the re-stealing going on, they eventually would have the last confrontation:

Seat 3: spinswell (21227 in chips)
Seat 9: toddanderson (20773 in chips)
spinswell: posts the ante 100
toddanderson: posts the ante 100
toddanderson: posts small blind 500
spinswell: posts big blind 1000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: raises 1888 to 2888
spinswell: raises 4112 to 7000
toddanderson: raises 13673 to 20673 and is all-in
spinswell: calls 13673
*** FLOP *** [5c 9h 2h]
toddanderson said, “well”
*** TURN *** [5c 9h 2h] [Ts]
toddanderson said, “gg”
*** RIVER *** [5c 9h 2h Ts] [Qd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
spinswell: shows [Ad 9c] (a pair of Nines)
toddanderson: shows [6c Ac] (high card Ace)
spinswell collected 41546 from pot

Kmind couldn’t find a suckout being dominated, and spinswell (spin_md on FTR) was your Gauntlet VII Game 4 champ, earning $103 and 176 points. Kmind collected $70 and 124 points for his runner up finish. Now for the hands of the night.

lol cooleraments

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cuthbertt: raises 70 to 100
I_Lie_2_U: folds
WildBob182: calls 100
FeltOnTable: folds
BjsAust: folds
nutsinho: folds
ChrisBCriter: folds
Nicovelz: calls 85
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [3s 9d 7h]
Nicovelz: checks
cuthbertt: bets 250
WildBob182: raises 1120 to 1370 and is all-in
Nicovelz: folds
cuthbertt: calls 1120
WildBob182 said, “nh”
*** TURN *** [3s 9d 7h] [8s]
ChrisBCriter said, “oops”
*** RIVER *** [3s 9d 7h 8s] [9c]
WildBob182 said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cuthbertt: shows [Ac Ad] (two pair, Aces and Nines)
WildBob182: shows [Qd Qc] (two pair, Queens and Nines)
cuthbertt said, “gg”
WildBob182 said, “oops?”
cuthbertt collected 3070 from pot

Maybe one day Bob’s luck will reverse.

WTF was he Thinking?*** HOLE CARDS ***
will641 said, “tru”
sucout: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 40 to 60
will641: calls 60
Warpe: calls 60
toddanderson: calls 60
Wedge7: folds
LolTrappedU said, “LAWL”
fimanoid: folds
LolTrappedU said, “you guys suck”
alexos888: calls 50
rowey123: folds
*** FLOP *** [6d 8s 5h]
toddanderson said, “rockets”
alexos888: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
will641 said, “LolAboutToStackU”
will641: checks
Warpe: bets 160
toddanderson: folds
alexos888: folds
LolTrappedU said, “if everyone could see what I’m folding”
LolTrappedU: folds
will641: folds
Uncalled bet (160) returned to Warpe
will641 said, “ducks?”
Warpe collected 320 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “todd get on AIM”
Warpe: doesn’t show hand
LolTrappedU said, “QQ”
LolTrappedU said, “actually”

I’ve awarding this to Spenda because he swore he had QQ. Although it isn’t proven, he still wins the award.

Beat of the Night

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: folds
cuthbertt: folds
ChrisBCriter said, “ezy squezz”
I_Lie_2_U: folds
WildBob182: folds
FeltOnTable: raises 40 to 60
BjsAust: calls 60
nutsinho: folds
ChrisBCriter: folds
I_Lie_2_U said, “nah”
Nicovelz: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [3d 3s 3h]
Nicovelz: checks
I_Lie_2_U said, “you didnt show”
FeltOnTable: bets 140
ChrisBCriter said, “Oh, I missed that…”
BjsAust: folds
Nicovelz: calls 140
*** TURN *** [3d 3s 3h] [9h]
Nicovelz: checks
FeltOnTable: bets 300
Nicovelz: calls 300
*** RIVER *** [3d 3s 3h 9h] [8d]
Nicovelz: bets 550 and is all-in
FeltOnTable: calls 550
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Nicovelz: shows [9d 3c] (four of a kind, Threes)
FeltOnTable: shows [Jd Jc] (a full house, Threes full of Jacks)
Nicovelz collected 2170 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Warpe: folds
toddanderson: folds
Wedge7: folds
fimanoid: folds
alexos888 said, “disagree!”
alexos888: folds
rowey123: raises 60 to 90
sucout: folds
LolTrappedU: calls 75
will641: raises 880 to 970 and is all-in
rowey123: folds
LolTrappedU: calls 880
LolTrappedU said, “sigh”
*** FLOP *** [Ks 6c 8s]
will641 said, “bwahahaha”
*** TURN *** [Ks 6c 8s] [9s]
LolTrappedU said, “everytime”
will641 said, “****”
*** RIVER *** [Ks 6c 8s 9s] [2d]
LolTrappedU said, “oohhhhhhh”
alexos888 said, “uh”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [9d 9h] (three of a kind, Nines)
will641: shows [Jc Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
LolTrappedU said, “wow”
LolTrappedU said, “so sick”
LolTrappedU collected 2030 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8s 6c]
b0bbybythelb: folds
Bbickes: folds
givememyleg: folds
GatorJH: folds
mike4066: folds
pankfish: raises 77 to 127
SandbaggerJO: folds
cobere32: raises 662 to 789 and is all-in
pankfish: calls 662
*** FLOP *** [Ad 4d 6h]
givememyleg said, “rtimging tell fails”
pankfish said, “9″
pankfish said, “9″
pankfish said, “9″
pankfish said, “9″
pankfish said, “9″
*** TURN *** [Ad 4d 6h] [9c]
pankfish said, “9″
*** RIVER *** [Ad 4d 6h 9c] [Tc]
pankfish said, “weeeee”
givememyleg said, “sick”
GatorJH said, “WOW”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cobere32: shows [Jh Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
pankfish: shows [9d 9h] (three of a kind, Nines)
cobere32 said, “ewwww”
pankfish collected 1603 from pot

This is a 3 way split between Felt, will, and cobere, who couldn’t find a way to win with JJ.

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