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Game 6 of the FTR Gauntlet VII was the second shorthanded event of the season. If it was going to be anything similar to game 2, there would have to be a lot of action right from the start. Well, as I expected, that is just what happened. The average players showed up, 27 total. 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 just $11 – twice per week!

For the first time, we didn’t see much jumping around on the leaderboard. There also was only 1 different person from last game, and that of course was Mr. Q2. Let’s have a look at the standings going into game 6:

FTR Name – GP – Points / Change
nutsinho – 4 – 480.60 / 0
spin_md – 3 – 334.60 / 0
GatorJH – 3 – 323.23 / +1
Galapogos – 3 – 299.06 / +7
givememyleg – 3 – 284.29 / -2
drmcboy – 3 – 221.32 / -1
Shifubowa – 3 – 211.94 / +1
Nicovelz – 4 – 207.96 / -2
kmind – 3 – 198.56 / -2
Fimanoid – 4 – 185.34 / -1

Nutsinho and spin_md are still in the 1 – 2 spot, and GatorJH ended up taking over 3rd from me. Galapogos shot up to 4th place after his luckbox win in game 5. The rest didn’t change much, except for a few up and downs.

As I said earlier, 27 people showed up making the prize pool $270 and awarding the eventual winner with one of the best things money can’t buy, 172.89 points. Everyone got started quickly, and it was a great early start for some, but not so great for others. First and foremost, let’s have a look at the cobere32 meltdown:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Roco415: raises 40 to 60
cobere32: calls 60
meeloche: folds
spinswell: folds
flomosapien: folds
*** FLOP *** [3s Jc Qc]
Roco415: checks
cobere32: checks
*** TURN *** [3s Jc Qc] [Kd]
Roco415: bets 100
cobere32: raises 220 to 320
Roco415: calls 220
*** RIVER *** [3s Jc Qc Kd] [9s]
Roco415: checks
cobere32: bets 260
Roco415: calls 260
*** SHOW DOWN ***
cobere32: shows [7d 7s] (a pair of Sevens)
Roco415: shows [Js Jd] (three of a kind, Jacks)
Roco415 collected 1310 from pot
cobere32 said, “lol nc”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
flomosapien: folds
Roco415: folds
cobere32: raises 40 to 60
meeloche: raises 110 to 170
spinswell: folds
cobere32: calls 110
*** FLOP *** [Ts 5s 3c]
meeloche: checks
cobere32: checks
*** TURN *** [Ts 5s 3c] [Jd]
meeloche: bets 220
cobere32: folds
Uncalled bet (220) returned to meeloche
meeloche collected 360 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
cobere32 said, “riiight”
flomosapien: folds
Roco415: raises 40 to 60
cobere32: calls 60
meeloche: folds
spinswell: folds
*** FLOP *** [9h 7s 4c]
Roco415: bets 100
cobere32: calls 100
*** TURN *** [9h 7s 4c] [Tc]
Roco415: bets 200
cobere32: raises 230 to 430 and is all-in
Roco415: calls 230
*** RIVER *** [9h 7s 4c Tc] [9c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Roco415: shows [Kd Ks] (two pair, Kings and Nines)
cobere32: shows [8s 7d] (two pair, Nines and Sevens)
Roco415 said, “gg”
Roco415 collected 1210 from pot

He played 3 hands, lost them all, and was the first person out. Run better cob! But for others, like kmind (toddanderson), gametight (sucout), and mcatdog they won a few nice pots early on:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish said, “can’t believe I folded a set of 9’s there”
ification: folds
pankfish: folds
reidak: folds
Avi_Tristan: folds
reidak said, “does not compute”
toddanderson said, “sometimes you have to”
toddanderson: raises 40 to 60
ProZachNatio: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [4s Js Qh]
toddanderson: checks
ProZachNatio: checks
*** TURN *** [4s Js Qh] [Kc]
toddanderson: bets 100
ProZachNatio: raises 200 to 300
toddanderson: calls 200
*** RIVER *** [4s Js Qh Kc] [6d]
toddanderson: checks
ProZachNatio: bets 500
toddanderson: raises 600 to 1100 and is all-in
ProZachNatio: folds
Uncalled bet (600) returned to toddanderson
reidak said, “bluffed”
toddanderson collected 1720 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
kemikar: folds
mcatdog: folds
sucout: raises 46 to 66
BjsAust: raises 114 to 180
LolTrappedU: folds
LolTrappedU said, “dangit I was gonna do that”
sucout: calls 114
*** FLOP *** [7c Js 6h]
BjsAust: bets 220
sucout: calls 220
*** TURN *** [7c Js 6h] [Qc]
BjsAust: checks
sucout: checks
*** RIVER *** [7c Js 6h Qc] [4h]
BjsAust: checks
sucout: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
BjsAust: shows [Ah Kd] (high card Ace)
sucout: shows [7h 5h] (a pair of Sevens)
sucout collected 820 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “hah”
sucout said, “FR represent”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “I woulda been mad”
mcatdog: raises 40 to 60
sucout: calls 60
BjsAust: folds
LolTrappedU: folds
kemikar: folds
*** FLOP *** [9h Ac 7s]
mcatdog: bets 100
sucout: calls 100
*** TURN *** [9h Ac 7s] [8d]
mcatdog: checks
sucout: checks
*** RIVER *** [9h Ac 7s 8d] [3s]
mcatdog: checks
sucout: bets 222
mcatdog said, “this call is terrible”
mcatdog: calls 222
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [Ah Th] (a pair of Aces)
mcatdog: mucks hand
sucout collected 794 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: folds
mcatdog said, “a mighty 4x raise”
kemikar: raises 40 to 60
mcatdog: raises 140 to 200
sucout: folds
BjsAust: folds
BjsAust said, “mighty is righty”
kemikar: raises 1240 to 1440 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 978 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (262) returned to kemikar
LolTrappedU said, “i noes”
*** FLOP *** [Ac 5c 6h]
LolTrappedU said, “who does 4x anymore?”
*** TURN *** [Ac 5c 6h] [2s]
LolTrappedU said, “sicko flips”
*** RIVER *** [Ac 5c 6h 2s] [Qc]
sucout said, “mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
kemikar: shows [Jh Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
mcatdog: shows [Ks Ah] (a pair of Aces)
mcatdog collected 2386 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “must be nice”

Next we will look at the downfall of Alexos and Wildbob, and insane heater of Mashey, someone who hasn’t played a Gauntlet game since season 3 (welcome back friend!):

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Mashey: folds
Lunchbox0420: folds
FeltOnTable: folds
Nicovelz: calls 20
alexos888: raises 55 to 75
WildBob182: calls 55
Nicovelz: calls 55
*** FLOP *** [9c 4c Js]
alexos888: checks
WildBob182: checks
Nicovelz: checks
*** TURN *** [9c 4c Js] [3s]
alexos888: bets 175
WildBob182: folds
Nicovelz: raises 225 to 400
FeltOnTable said, “show em 93 nico”
alexos888: calls 225
*** RIVER *** [9c 4c Js 3s] [Kd]
alexos888: checks
Nicovelz said, “ok”
Nicovelz: bets 975 and is all-in
alexos888: folds
Uncalled bet (975) returned to Nicovelz
Nicovelz collected 1025 from pot
Nicovelz: doesn’t show hand

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Lunchbox0420: folds
FeltOnTable: folds
Nicovelz: folds
alexos888: raises 40 to 60
WildBob182: folds
Mashey: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [2s 2c 9c]
Mashey: checks
alexos888: bets 65
Mashey: raises 435 to 500
alexos888: raises 545 to 1045 and is all-in
Mashey: calls 490 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (55) returned to alexos888
*** TURN *** [2s 2c 9c] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [2s 2c 9c 6h] [8d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Mashey: shows [Ac 9h] (two pair, Nines and Deuces)
alexos888: shows [Jc 5c] (a pair of Deuces)
Mashey collected 2110 from pot
alexos888 said, “nh”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz: folds
alexos888: folds
WildBob182: raises 40 to 60
Mashey: raises 200 to 260
FeltOnTable: folds
WildBob182: raises 1255 to 1515 and is all-in
Mashey: calls 1255
*** FLOP *** [5h 2c Ts]
WildBob182 said, “nh”
*** TURN *** [5h 2c Ts] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [5h 2c Ts 8d] [Th]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Mashey: shows [Ac Kd] (a pair of Tens)
WildBob182: shows [As Qs] (a pair of Tens – lower kicker)
Nicovelz said, “wow”
WildBob182 said, “i hate the gautnlet”
Mashey collected 3050 from pot

Mashey took out Wildbob in 26th place, and finished off Alexos the next hand, who only had 55 chips left, in 25th place. Bob sure does like the Gauntlet so far this season! That was a nice few pots for Mashey and he quickly became the early chip leader. It must have been rookie night, because another Gauntlet virgin, ifcation, who just joined FTR on May 31 started to go on his own little heater:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
ification: raises 40 to 60
Avi_Tristan said, “wassapenin dude”
pankfish: folds
reidak: folds
Avi_Tristan: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [6s Jc 5c]
toddanderson said, “zach i will tell you later what i had my man”
Avi_Tristan: checks
ification: bets 92
Avi_Tristan: calls 92
*** TURN *** [6s Jc 5c] [4h]
Avi_Tristan: checks
ification: bets 300
Avi_Tristan: raises 1403 to 1703 and is all-in
ification: calls 1038 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (365) returned to Avi_Tristan
*** RIVER *** [6s Jc 5c 4h] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Avi_Tristan: shows [Jh Kh] (a pair of Jacks)
ification: shows [8h 7d] (a straight, Four to Eight)
Avi_Tristan said, “nh”
ification collected 2990 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “and was not nice”
ProZachNatio said, “teach you to complete”
reidak: raises 45 to 75
Avi_Tristan: calls 75
toddanderson: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
toddanderson said, “i complete all my range from now on…deal?”
ProZachNatio said, “I will shove anything deal?”
toddanderson said, “deal”
ification: raises 165 to 240
FeltOnTable: folds
reidak: calls 165
ProZachNatio said, “Goal WIngs, GG”
Avi_Tristan: raises 565 to 805 and is all-in
ification: calls 565
reidak: raises 470 to 1275 and is all-in
ification: calls 470
ification said, “WTF!!!”
*** FLOP *** [7s Ac 8s]
toddanderson said, “lol at slowroll”
*** TURN *** [7s Ac 8s] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [7s Ac 8s Js] [5s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [9s 9h] (a flush, Jack high)
reidak: shows [Kc Kh] (a pair of Kings)
toddanderson said, “wow”
reidak said, “lmao”
ification collected 940 from side pot
Avi_Tristan: shows [Ad Ah] (three of a kind, Aces)
reidak said, “gg”
ification collected 2445 from main pot
ProZachNatio said, “LOL”
toddanderson said, “gg guys”

That last hand is just sickkkkk. 99 > AA > KK, obv. This knocked out both players in one hand, Jack Sawyer in 23rd and rediak in 22nd. Spealking of luckboxes, let head on over to table 2 where bigdeadmoney73 was sitting:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog said, “limp-call, check-fold”
mcatdog said, “strong poker sir”
Mashey: folds
BjsAust: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 60 to 90
mcatdog said, “can i join grinderschool.com”
LolTrappedU said, “folded AA”
mcatdog: folds
BjsAust said, “good tarp spenda”
sucout: raises 210 to 300
LolTrappedU: raises 918 to 1218 and is all-in
sucout: calls 918
*** FLOP *** [8s 6d 4c]
*** TURN *** [8s 6d 4c] [Js]
sucout said, “soul read”
LolTrappedU said, “is every spot ste up”
*** RIVER *** [8s 6d 4c Js] [3h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [Qh As] (high card Ace)
LolTrappedU: shows [Jd Ac] (a pair of Jacks)
LolTrappedU said, “un real”
BjsAust said, “…”
sucout said, “nononononooooooooooooooo”
LolTrappedU collected 2451 from pot

Goooo Spenda! He was still alive after that suckout and took 1300 off of gametight. Moving to table 3, Nicovelz was dropping chips, and finally got all his chips in:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Roco415: folds
Lunchbox0420: folds
Nicovelz: raises 60 to 90
meeloche: raises 75 to 165
flomosapien: folds
Nicovelz: calls 75
*** FLOP *** [9h 7c 4d]
meeloche: bets 200
Nicovelz: raises 1075 to 1275 and is all-in
meeloche: calls 1075
*** TURN *** [9h 7c 4d] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [9h 7c 4d 6s] [Qc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
meeloche: shows [Ks Ad] (high card Ace)
Nicovelz: shows [Th 7h] (a pair of Sevens)
Nicovelz said, “nice”
Nicovelz collected 2910 from pot

Those darn kids always overplaying AK. This left meeloche with only 655 chips and possibly on tilt. He shoved and was called by Roco, who then went on to win the next 4 pots:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz: folds
meeloche: raises 625 to 655 and is all-in
flomosapien: folds
Roco415: raises 2225 to 2880 and is all-in
Lunchbox0420: folds
Uncalled bet (2225) returned to Roco415
*** FLOP *** [Kh 3c Qh]
Roco415 said, “lol”
*** TURN *** [Kh 3c Qh] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 3c Qh 6c] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Roco415: shows [7d 7h] (a pair of Sevens)
meeloche: shows [Ac 7c] (high card Ace)
meeloche said, “gg”
Roco415 collected 1340 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz said, “gg”
flomosapien: folds
Roco415: calls 30
Roco415 said, “knew he was tilting”
Lunchbox0420: calls 15
Nicovelz: checks
*** FLOP *** [7d Js 4s]
Lunchbox0420: checks
Nicovelz: checks
Roco415: bets 90
Lunchbox0420: raises 210 to 300
Nicovelz: folds
Roco415: raises 3235 to 3535 and is all-in
Lunchbox0420: calls 1205 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (2030) returned to Roco415
*** TURN *** [7d Js 4s] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [7d Js 4s 7h] [8c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Lunchbox0420: shows [Ac Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Sevens)
Roco415: shows [7s 6s] (three of a kind, Sevens)
Nicovelz said, “wow”
Roco415 collected 3100 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz: calls 30
flomosapien: folds
Roco415: checks
*** FLOP *** [8d Js Ah]
Roco415: bets 60
Nicovelz: calls 60
*** TURN *** [8d Js Ah] [4d]
Roco415: bets 150
Nicovelz: calls 150
*** RIVER *** [8d Js Ah 4d] [7c]
Roco415: bets 270
Nicovelz said, “mmm”
Nicovelz said, “u like pushing”
Nicovelz: folds
Uncalled bet (270) returned to Roco415
Roco415 said, “lol”
Roco415 collected 495 from pot
Roco415: doesn’t show hand

The current points leader, nutsinho, couldn’t seem to get much going for himself for once, and got into some trouble with Shifubowa and Outlaw (triplej74):

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [9s Qs]
givememyleg: folds
pankfish: folds
nutsinho: raises 40 to 70
triplej74: folds
Shifubowa: raises 140 to 210
will641: folds
nutsinho: raises 277 to 487
Shifubowa: calls 277
*** FLOP *** [9d 8d 3d]
Shifubowa: bets 1448 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
Uncalled bet (1448) returned to Shifubowa
Shifubowa collected 1004 from pot
Shifubowa: doesn’t show hand
nutsinho said, “so dumb”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [5c Td]
Shifubowa: folds
FeltOnTable: folds
givememyleg: folds
pankfish: folds
nutsinho: calls 25
triplej74: raises 150 to 200
nutsinho: calls 150
*** FLOP *** [Qs 8d 7c]
nutsinho: checks
triplej74: checks
*** TURN *** [Qs 8d 7c] [2d]
nutsinho: bets 200
triplej74: calls 200
*** RIVER *** [Qs 8d 7c 2d] [4s]
nutsinho: checks
triplej74: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Th Ah] (high card Ace)
triplej74: shows [Ac 2h] (a pair of Deuces)
triplej74 collected 800 from pot

Nuts was then left pretty shortstacked, and later fell victim at the hands of Shifubowa:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ts 5h]
FeltOnTable: folds
givememyleg: folds
pankfish: folds
nutsinho: calls 50
triplej74: calls 25
Shifubowa: checks
*** FLOP *** [Jc 2c Tc]
triplej74: checks
Shifubowa: bets 111
nutsinho: raises 189 to 300
triplej74 said, “wah i was gonna do that”
triplej74: folds
Shifubowa: calls 189
*** TURN *** [Jc 2c Tc] [9c]
Shifubowa: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** RIVER *** [Jc 2c Tc 9c] [5s]
Shifubowa: bets 777
nutsinho: calls 777 and is all-in
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Shifubowa: shows [Ac 6s] (a flush, Ace high)
nutsinho: shows [Kc Qh] (a flush, King high)
triplej74 said, “ouch”
Shifubowa collected 2304 from pot
triplej74 said, “nh gg”

Nuts actually didn’t make a final table this time, and was out in 18th place. The legendary flomo was registered to play in this 6Max event, and he was the fan favorite. He was so well liked, when he got all-in, his opponent was even rooting for flomo:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Nicovelz: folds
will641: folds
toddanderson: raises 155 to 255
flomosapien: raises 758 to 1013 and is all-in
Roco415: folds
spinswell: folds
toddanderson: calls 758
*** FLOP *** [4d Qs Kd]
toddanderson said, “5”
toddanderson said, “5”
toddanderson said, “5”
toddanderson said, “5”
toddanderson said, “5”
toddanderson said, “5”
toddanderson said, “5”
*** TURN *** [4d Qs Kd] [2c]
toddanderson said, “5”
*** RIVER *** [4d Qs Kd 2c] [Js]
toddanderson said, “3”
toddanderson said, “3”
toddanderson said, “3”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [Ac Jc] (a pair of Jacks)
flomosapien: shows [5s Ah] (high card Ace)
toddanderson collected 2176 from pot
toddanderson said, “god”
toddanderson said, “gg”

Unfortunately, flomo was out in 16th place. The handsome givememyleg had been playing pretty bad for most of the time, and decided to slowplay his kings with a short stack, which he ended up regretting:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kc Ks]
triplej74: folds
Shifubowa: folds
FeltOnTable: folds
givememyleg: calls 50
pankfish: checks
*** FLOP *** [Qc Jd 9d]
givememyleg: bets 150
pankfish: calls 150
*** TURN *** [Qc Jd 9d] [Js]
givememyleg: bets 641 and is all-in
pankfish: calls 641
*** RIVER *** [Qc Jd 9d Js] [Td]
givememyleg said, “nh gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Kc Ks] (a straight, Nine to King)
pankfish: shows [Jc 8c] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
givememyleg collected 1782 from pot
givememyleg said, “sry”
triplej74 said, “ouch”

That is until the river! The current chip leader, ification had been moved to my table, and he definitely wasn’t slowing down at all, taking another huge pot:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [2h 4s]
triplej74: folds
Shifubowa: folds
FeltOnTable: raises 100 to 200
givememyleg: folds
ification: raises 300 to 500
FeltOnTable: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [Kd Ac 7h]
ification: checks
FeltOnTable: checks
*** TURN *** [Kd Ac 7h] [Ts]
ification: bets 625
FeltOnTable: calls 625
*** RIVER *** [Kd Ac 7h Ts] [Jc]
ification: bets 1550
FeltOnTable said, “yuck”
FeltOnTable: calls 1550
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [Qd Jh] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
FeltOnTable: mucks hand
ification collected 5400 from pot

Remember Mashey from earlier? Well he had still been taking some pots, that is until he ran dead into mcat:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: folds
Mashey said, “would been 60 40 or there inabouts”
BjsAust said, “flip good with oddz”
LolTrappedU said, “sigh”
Mashey: calls 100
BjsAust: folds
LolTrappedU said, “not against mashey”
LolTrappedU: folds
mcatdog: raises 300 to 400
Mashey: calls 300
*** FLOP *** [Jd 7d 3d]
mcatdog: bets 500
Mashey: raises 800 to 1300
mcatdog: raises 800 to 2100
Mashey: calls 534 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (266) returned to mcatdog
LolTrappedU said, “I’m 2:1 dog as I figured it”
*** TURN *** [Jd 7d 3d] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [Jd 7d 3d Ad] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [As Ah] (four of a kind, Aces)
Mashey: shows [Js Qd] (a flush, Ace high)
mcatdog said, “ty”
Mashey said, “lol”
mcatdog collected 4518 from pot

Well it was a flip on the flop, but the turn and river were pretty nice for mcatdog. That hand was right before the break, and the leaders were ification (7891 in chips), mcatdog (5256 in chips), kmind (4929 in chips) and at the bottom will641 (30 in chips, he had been sitting out the entire tournament), FeltOnTable (309 in chips), bigsepnda73 (1241 in chips). Right after the break, I begin my goal of taking out the Aussie, bjsaust:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kh Qs]
LolTrappedU said, “Im like helmuth”
givememyleg said, “5”
givememyleg said, “5”
givememyleg said, “5”
LolTrappedU said, “bleeding down to 2bbs so I can ***** about getting knocked out wiht AQs vs your 84s”
BjsAust: raises 250 to 400
LolTrappedU: folds
Shifubowa: folds
mcatdog: folds
sucout: folds
givememyleg: raises 1465 to 1865
BjsAust: raises 1465 to 3330
givememyleg: calls 1 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1464) returned to BjsAust
givememyleg said, “call check down”
givememyleg said, “jerk”
*** FLOP *** [6c Th 4c]
LolTrappedU said, “wow”
*** TURN *** [6c Th 4c] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [6c Th 4c 6s] [Ks]
LolTrappedU said, “will it hold”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Kh Qs] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
BjsAust: shows [3c 3d] (two pair, Sixes and Threes)
LolTrappedU said, “obv not”
givememyleg collected 3807 from pot
BjsAust said, “****”

Learn to flip! The next shortie on the table, spenda, also got a double up, courtesy of gametight again:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8h 5c]
Shifubowa: folds
mcatdog: folds
sucout: raises 300 to 450
givememyleg said, “damn”
givememyleg: folds
givememyleg said, “i wnated spenda blind”
BjsAust: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 791 to 1241 and is all-in
sucout: calls 791
givememyleg said, “yum yum nonm nom spenda blind oh he shoved”
mcatdog said, “looks like spenda blind wanted you”
*** FLOP *** [Tc 5s 7h]
*** TURN *** [Tc 5s 7h] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 5s 7h 7d] [Jd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [As Kh] (a pair of Sevens)
sucout: shows [Qh 9h] (a pair of Sevens – lower kicker)
LolTrappedU collected 2557 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “wow I run nice vs game”
givememyleg said, “i woulda won”

It’s too bad, if gametight folded I would have raised and knocked out spenda fish from the tournament. A few orbits later, I finished my goal of eliminating all Aussie’s out of the Gauntlet:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Qs Jc]
LolTrappedU: folds
BjsAust said, “solved the 3-bet problem?”
Shifubowa: folds
LolTrappedU said, “ldo”
mcatdog: folds
sucout: folds
givememyleg said, “like duh”
givememyleg said, “obviously”
givememyleg: raises 1050 to 1200
BjsAust: raises 129 to 1329 and is all-in
givememyleg: calls 129
*** FLOP *** [6h Jh Jd]
givememyleg said, “can i win one”
LolTrappedU said, “oh he hit”
*** TURN *** [6h Jh Jd] [6c]
givememyleg said, “yeah i can”
BjsAust said, “god”
*** RIVER *** [6h Jh Jd 6c] [Tc]
BjsAust said, “wtf”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Qs Jc] (a full house, Jacks full of Sixes)
BjsAust: shows [Ad 3h] (two pair, Jacks and Sixes)
LolTrappedU said, “gg b”
givememyleg collected 2658 from pot
givememyleg said, “sry you crazy aussie”

BJ would finish in 12th place. The spenda and gametight war would continue, and looked like the final chapter would be written:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [4d 9c]
Shifubowa: folds
mcatdog: folds
sucout: raises 300 to 450
givememyleg: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 1435 to 1885 and is all-in
sucout: calls 1263 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (172) returned to LolTrappedU
*** FLOP *** [7c Th Qh]
*** TURN *** [7c Th Qh] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [7c Th Qh Kh] [Td]
sucout said, “o my gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Qc Ah] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
sucout: shows [Jc Js] (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
LolTrappedU collected 3501 from pot
givememyleg said, “lol wheres off suit ace”

That would do it for gametight, finishing in 11th place. Spenda had a new life, and was feeling good. But then he made the mistake of getting his chips in against mcatdog:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [2d Th]
Shifubowa: folds
mcatdog: raises 300 to 500
Nicovelz: folds
givememyleg: folds
LolTrappedU: raises 3323 to 3823 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 3323
*** FLOP *** [Kh 8d Jc]
*** TURN *** [Kh 8d Jc] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 8d Jc Qh] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Js Jh] (three of a kind, Jacks)
mcatdog: shows [Ac Tc] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
mcatdog collected 7746 from pot
givememyleg said, “dang”
mcatdog said, “gg spenda”

Poor spenda, he finished in 10th place and shipped me the last longer bet (again, ez money). At this point, mcatdog now took over the chip lead and was sitting with close to 10k. Shifubowa had been quietly sitting at the table waiting for a hand, and eventually he would find more than 1:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [7d Ks]
givememyleg: folds
Shifubowa: raises 450 to 650
mcatdog: raises 8729 to 9379 and is all-in
Nicovelz: folds
Shifubowa: calls 2861 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (5868) returned to mcatdog
*** FLOP *** [5c 2s 2h]
*** TURN *** [5c 2s 2h] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [5c 2s 2h 5d] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Jd As] (two pair, Fives and Deuces)
Shifubowa: shows [Ts Tc] (two pair, Tens and Fives)
Shifubowa collected 7222 from pot
Nicovelz said, “nice”

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ks Js]
Shifubowa: raises 400 to 600
givememyleg said, “nh”
mcatdog said, “lolbetsizingtellaments”
mcatdog: folds
Nicovelz: folds
givememyleg: raises 3162 to 3762 and is all-in
Shifubowa: calls 3162
*** FLOP *** [Qs 3d 9c]
mcatdog said, “still AJ too good to fold there”
*** TURN *** [Qs 3d 9c] [5h]
*** RIVER *** [Qs 3d 9c 5h] [7c]
givememyleg said, “nh gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Ks Js] (high card King)
Shifubowa: shows [7s 7d] (three of a kind, Sevens)
Shifubowa collected 7624 from pot

Those were back to back hands, and one of them eliminated me in 9th place. Shif went from 3000 chips to 11k and now he held the chip lead. Although mcat had blundered a bit, he definitely wasn’t out, and it was Nicovelz that would realize that:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog: raises 300 to 500
Nicovelz: raises 2450 to 2950 and is all-in
spinswell: folds
Shifubowa: folds
mcatdog: calls 2450
*** FLOP *** [Js 9d Qs]
*** TURN *** [Js 9d Qs] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [Js 9d Qs 8d] [3s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Ad Ts] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
Nicovelz: shows [7d Ac] (high card Ace)
mcatdog collected 6200 from pot

Nico would be done in 8th place. There was now 7 people left and the players were on the final table bubble. However, it didn’t last very long because Shifubowa burst it a few hands later:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
spinswell: raises 2037 to 2237 and is all-in
Shifubowa: calls 2137
mcatdog: folds
*** FLOP *** [3c As Ts]
*** TURN *** [3c As Ts] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [3c As Ts 2s] [Tc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Shifubowa: shows [Ac Jc] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
spinswell: shows [9d Kh] (a pair of Tens)
Shifubowa collected 4674 from pot

We now hand the final 6! Here were the chip counts going into the final table:

Shifubowa (14221 in chips)
mcatdog (8918 in chips)
ification (8727 in chips)
Roco415 (4215 in chips)
kmind (3851 in chips)
Outlaw (568 in chips)

Blinds were due to raise 125/250 soon, so everyone wasn’t in too bad shape – minus Outlaw. However, it was shorthanded play so everyone wouldn’t be able to be as patient as they would during full ring. Outlaw was deadly short, and the 2nd han, had to push:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification: folds
toddanderson: folds
triplej74: raises 293 to 543 and is all-in
Roco415: folds
mcatdog: raises 457 to 1000
Shifubowa: folds
Uncalled bet (457) returned to mcatdog
*** FLOP *** [5s 8c Jc]
toddanderson said, “hi guys”
*** TURN *** [5s 8c Jc] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [5s 8c Jc 7d] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Ks Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
triplej74: shows [5c Ah] (a pair of Fives)
mcatdog collected 1486 from pot

And that was it for Outlaw, in 6th place. The first big pot came between mcatdog and kmind, when kmind attempted, and failed, a bluff re-steal:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Roco415: folds
mcatdog: raises 350 to 600
Shifubowa: folds
ification: calls 475
toddanderson: raises 2476 to 3076 and is all-in
mcatdog: raises 7098 to 10174 and is all-in
ification: folds
Uncalled bet (7098) returned to mcatdog
*** FLOP *** [Td 8s 7s]
*** TURN *** [Td 8s 7s] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [Td 8s 7s Qd] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [9h 8d] (a pair of Eights)
mcatdog: shows [Kc As] (high card Ace)
toddanderson collected 6877 from pot

Well I guess he didn’t fail completely. That bad beat took a bit out of mcat’s stack, but it doesn’t matter as long as you double up in the next couple hands:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “i don’t know what to say, saying sorry is gay”
ification: folds
toddanderson: folds
Roco415: folds
mcatdog: calls 125
Shifubowa: raises 750 to 1000
Roco415 said, “that it is”
mcatdog: raises 5773 to 6773 and is all-in
Shifubowa: calls 5773
*** FLOP *** [3d 4c As]
*** TURN *** [3d 4c As] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [3d 4c As Ks] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [5d Ac] (a straight, Ace to Five)
Shifubowa: shows [Qd Kc] (a pair of Kings)
toddanderson said, “hahaha”
mcatdog collected 13671 from pot

Mcatdog had to have the craziest roller coaster ride with his chip stack this tournament, losing and winning more double ups than I had seen. Now the pack seemed to even out a bit, except for Roco who was still short:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog: folds
Shifubowa: folds
ification: folds
toddanderson: raises 5769 to 6019 and is all-in
Roco415: calls 2765 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3004) returned to toddanderson
*** FLOP *** [5d Qc 8s]
Roco415 said, “gg”
*** TURN *** [5d Qc 8s] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [5d Qc 8s Jh] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [5c Ac] (a pair of Fives)
Roco415: shows [Kc Qs] (a pair of Queens)
toddanderson said, “spoke too soon”
toddanderson said, “nh”
Roco415 collected 6155 from pot

He spoke way too soon, and doubled up. But it would be short lived, 2 hands later kmind and Roco were all-in again:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification: folds
toddanderson: raises 2704 to 2954 and is all-in
Roco415: raises 3026 to 5980 and is all-in
mcatdog: folds
Shifubowa: folds
Uncalled bet (3026) returned to Roco415
*** FLOP *** [3h Ts 4h]
*** TURN *** [3h Ts 4h] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [3h Ts 4h Qc] [6d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
toddanderson: shows [8h Qd] (a pair of Queens)
Roco415: shows [As Jh] (high card Ace)
toddanderson collected 6408 from pot
toddanderson said, “flipflop imo”

No one could be eliminated, and we were still 5 handed. That is of course until ification got into the action:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Shifubowa: folds
ification: raises 750 to 1000
toddanderson: folds
Roco415: raises 1676 to 2676 and is all-in
mcatdog: folds
ification: calls 1676
*** FLOP *** [Td 4h 3d]
*** TURN *** [Td 4h 3d] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [Td 4h 3d Ah] [2d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Roco415: shows [Kc Qd] (high card Ace)
ification: shows [7d 7h] (a pair of Sevens)
ification collected 5727 from pot
toddanderson said, “so many outs”
toddanderson said, “gg”

Roco was done in 5th place. There was plenty of re-stealing going on, but for the most part everyone was sitting back and waiting. That is of course until mcat won 2 back to back pots:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Shifubowa: raises 700 to 1000
ification: folds
toddanderson: folds
mcatdog: raises 12746 to 13746 and is all-in
Shifubowa: calls 6760 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (5986) returned to mcatdog
*** FLOP *** [Ah 4h Js]
*** TURN *** [Ah 4h Js] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [Ah 4h Js 3s] [8c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Jc Ac] (two pair, Aces and Jacks)
Shifubowa: shows [Kc Kh] (a pair of Kings)
mcatdog collected 15770 from pot

*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog said, “ya i suck”
toddanderson: raises 478 to 778
mcatdog: raises 1422 to 2200
ification: folds
mcatdog said, “for not folding good hands to peopl who blatantly tip their hand with their raise size”
toddanderson: raises 5658 to 7858 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 5658
*** FLOP *** [6d Kc 7h]
*** TURN *** [6d Kc 7h] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [6d Kc 7h 8d] [Qc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Ah As] (a pair of Aces)
toddanderson: shows [Th Qs] (a pair of Queens)
toddanderson said, “q!!!”
mcatdog collected 16091 from pot

Just like that, mcatdog had eliminated Shifubowa in 4th place and kmind in 3rd place; in back to back hands! Shif was the money bubble boy, but earned 86 points and kmind took home $54 and 99.82 points. When heads up play began, mcat had a 3:1 chip lead over ification:

Seat 2: mcatdog (29964 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (10536 in chips)

It was clear who the aggressor, as mcatdog was really putting ification to the test. Mcat scooped up the first 14 out of 18 hands, without showing down and rarely seeing a flop. Eventually ification had it with being bullied, and called of his whole stack with ten high:

Seat 2: mcatdog (31838 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (8662 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 25
ification: posts the ante 25
ification: posts small blind 150
mcatdog: posts big blind 300
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification: raises 900 to 1200
ification said, “first game”
mcatdog: raises 30613 to 31813 and is all-in
ification: calls 7437 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (23176) returned to mcatdog
*** FLOP *** [4s 2h 7d]
*** TURN *** [4s 2h 7d] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [4s 2h 7d 8s] [3d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Kh Qs] (high card King)
ification: shows [Tc 8c] (a pair of Eights)
ification collected 17324 from pot

However, he hit an 8 and now we had a game. Mcat still had a slight lead, but it was much closer now:

Seat 2: mcatdog (23176 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (17324 in chips)

A few exchanges later, we saw the biggest pot of the tournament:

Seat 2: mcatdog (24651 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (15849 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 200
ification: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog: raises 600 to 1000
ification: raises 1500 to 2500
mcatdog: raises 13298 to 15798
ification said, “i might be too outta shape to race”
ification said, “but lets roll”
ification: raises 1 to 15799 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 1
*** FLOP *** [Kh 5d 5s]
*** TURN *** [Kh 5d 5s] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [Kh 5d 5s 8c] [Ks]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [8h 8d] (a full house, Eights full of Kings)
mcatdog: shows [Qh Ad] (two pair, Kings and Fives)
ification collected 31698 from pot

He may have been out of shape, but he won the race and now held a 3.5:1 chip lead over mcat:

Seat 2: mcatdog (8802 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (31698 in chips)

But with the way the tournament had been going for mcatdog, I wouldn’t count him out. His stack had been going from high and low plenty of times, and this was no different:

Seat 2: mcatdog (9052 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (31448 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 200
ification: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog: raises 600 to 1000
ification: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [Kd 6h Qd]
ification: checks
mcatdog: bets 1500
ification: raises 28898 to 30398 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 6502 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (22396) returned to ification
*** TURN *** [Kd 6h Qd] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [Kd 6h Qd 6d] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [Qs Jh] (two pair, Queens and Sixes)
mcatdog: shows [6c 6s] (four of a kind, Sixes)
mcatdog collected 18104 from pot
mcatdog said, “lol quads twice in the same tourney”

Only quads again. Once again mcat took over the chip lead, and it looked like these guys could be here all night. But ification wouldn’t give up, and took down a few decent pots, chipping away at mcat:

Seat 2: mcatdog (14854 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (25646 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 200
ification: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog: raises 600 to 1000
ification: raises 1400 to 2400
mcatdog: folds
Uncalled bet (1400) returned to ification
ification collected 2100 from pot
ification: doesn’t show hand

Seat 2: mcatdog (13104 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (27396 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
ification: posts small blind 200
mcatdog: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification: raises 800 to 1200
mcatdog: raises 2800 to 4000
ification: folds
Uncalled bet (2800) returned to mcatdog
mcatdog collected 2500 from pot

Seat 2: mcatdog (15754 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (24746 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 200
ification: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification said, “mcats gettin em all”
mcatdog: raises 600 to 1000
ification: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [3s 7s Kh]
ification: checks
mcatdog: bets 1500
ification: raises 5300 to 6800
mcatdog: folds
Uncalled bet (5300) returned to ification
ification collected 5100 from pot
ification: doesn’t show hand

Down to 11k, mcat had to make something happen, and eventually did:

Seat 2: mcatdog (11154 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (29346 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 200
ification: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog: raises 600 to 1000
ification: raises 1400 to 2400
mcatdog: calls 1400
*** FLOP *** [Qc 2c 6d]
ification: bets 4900
mcatdog: raises 3804 to 8704 and is all-in
ification: calls 3804
*** TURN *** [Qc 2c 6d] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [Qc 2c 6d Ad] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [Ah Ts] (a pair of Aces)
mcatdog: shows [Qs 7s] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
mcatdog collected 22308 from pot

And a few hands later, he won another 10k+ pot:

Seat 2: mcatdog (22558 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (17942 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 200
ification: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog said, “dealer ships you the pot”
mcatdog: raises 600 to 1000
ification: calls 600
*** FLOP *** [Tc Kc 3d]
ification: checks
mcatdog: checks
*** TURN *** [Tc Kc 3d] [Ad]
ification: bets 1200
mcatdog: calls 1200
*** RIVER *** [Tc Kc 3d Ad] [8c]
ification: bets 3200
mcatdog: raises 17108 to 20308 and is all-in
ification: folds
Uncalled bet (17108) returned to mcatdog
mcatdog collected 10900 from pot

I can’t believe how back and forth this heads up match was! Mcat now had 28k to the 12k of ification , but was it ever going to be over? Nope:

Seat 2: mcatdog (27558 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (12942 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 200
ification: posts big blind 400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog: raises 600 to 1000
ification: raises 1400 to 2400
mcatdog: raises 10491 to 12891
ification: raises 1 to 12892 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 1
*** FLOP *** [Ks 8d 4c]
mcatdog said, “nh”
*** TURN *** [Ks 8d 4c] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 8d 4c 2h] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [Qc Ah] (high card Ace)
mcatdog: shows [As Jc] (high card Ace – lower kicker)
ification collected 25884 from pot

Now AGAIN they changed chip positions. I’ve never seen people flip flop so many times! They had been playing heads up for 30 minutes and saw about 85 hands, and both held the chip lead numerous times. We hardly ever saw a showdown unless it was an all-in, so this hand was like a treat:

Seat 2: mcatdog (15166 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (25334 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 300
ification: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
mcatdog: calls 300
ification: checks
*** FLOP *** [3c 9h 9d]
ification: checks
mcatdog: bets 600
ification: calls 600
*** TURN *** [3c 9h 9d] [6h]
ification: bets 1800
mcatdog: calls 1800
*** RIVER *** [3c 9h 9d 6h] [8d]
ification: checks
mcatdog: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [Th 5d] (a pair of Nines)
mcatdog: shows [4h 6s] (two pair, Nines and Sixes)
mcatdog collected 6100 from pot

They were both even, with mcat being down 4k, when they go all-in again:

Seat 2: mcatdog (18216 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (22284 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
ification: posts small blind 300
mcatdog: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification: raises 1200 to 1800
mcatdog: raises 3600 to 5400
ification: raises 16834 to 22234 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 12766 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (4068) returned to ification
*** FLOP *** [6s Td 6h]
*** TURN *** [6s Td 6h] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [6s Td 6h Ks] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Ac Kc] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
ification: shows [Ad Jh] (a pair of Sixes)
mcatdog said, “gg”
mcatdog said, “wait”
mcatdog collected 36432 from pot
mcatdog said, “not yet”

Yes, not yet mcat. Ification still had 4k left, and even though the blinds had hit 300/600/50, I wasn’t counting him out. In fact, he doubled up the very next hand:

Seat 2: mcatdog (36432 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (4068 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
mcatdog: posts small blind 300
ification: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification said, “nh”
mcatdog: raises 4200 to 4800
ification: calls 3418 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (782) returned to mcatdog
*** FLOP *** [3d Kd Ad]
*** TURN *** [3d Kd Ad] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [3d Kd Ad 6c] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [7c Ac] (a pair of Aces)
mcatdog: shows [Js 4h] (high card Ace)
ification collected 8136 from pot

It would then go back and forth for the next 10 hands, until all the chips went in again:

Seat 2: mcatdog (30364 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (10136 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
ification: posts small blind 300
mcatdog: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification: raises 9486 to 10086 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 9486
*** FLOP *** [Jh 7c 5d]
*** TURN *** [Jh 7c 5d] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [Jh 7c 5d 8d] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Ah Kd] (high card Ace)
ification: shows [9h As] (high card Ace – lower kicker)
ification said, “gg”
mcatdog said, “gg”
mcatdog collected 20272 from pot

And finally it was over! Mcatdog won with his AK, collected $135 and 172.89 points. But take nothing away from ification who made his Gauntlet debut, and took 2nd place for $81 and 122.25 points. Congratulations to mcatdog for winning game 6 and the epic heads up match which lasted almost 45 minutes. Now for the hands of the night:

lol cooleraments

Seat 2: mcatdog (18216 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (22284 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
ification: posts small blind 300
mcatdog: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification: raises 1200 to 1800
mcatdog: raises 3600 to 5400
ification: raises 16834 to 22234 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 12766 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (4068) returned to ification
*** FLOP *** [6s Td 6h]
*** TURN *** [6s Td 6h] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [6s Td 6h Ks] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Ac Kc] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
ification: shows [Ad Jh] (a pair of Sixes)
mcatdog said, “gg”
mcatdog said, “wait”
mcatdog collected 36432 from pot
mcatdog said, “not yet”

Seat 2: mcatdog (30364 in chips)
Seat 4: ification (10136 in chips)
mcatdog: posts the ante 50
ification: posts the ante 50
ification: posts small blind 300
mcatdog: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ification: raises 9486 to 10086 and is all-in
mcatdog: calls 9486
*** FLOP *** [Jh 7c 5d]
*** TURN *** [Jh 7c 5d] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [Jh 7c 5d 8d] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcatdog: shows [Ah Kd] (high card Ace)
ification: shows [9h As] (high card Ace – lower kicker)
ification said, “gg”
mcatdog said, “gg”
mcatdog collected 20272 from pot

This was a pretty epic heads up match, and mcatdog finally got it done when his AK dominated ification’s smaller aces.

WTF was he Thinking?

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Kh Qs]
LolTrappedU said, “Im like helmuth”
givememyleg said, “5″
givememyleg said, “5″
givememyleg said, “5″
LolTrappedU said, “bleeding down to 2bbs so I can ***** about getting knocked out wiht AQs vs your 84s”
BjsAust: raises 250 to 400
LolTrappedU: folds
Shifubowa: folds
mcatdog: folds
sucout: folds
givememyleg: raises 1465 to 1865
BjsAust: raises 1465 to 3330
givememyleg: calls 1 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1464) returned to BjsAust
givememyleg said, “call check down”
givememyleg said, “jerk”
*** FLOP *** [6c Th 4c]
LolTrappedU said, “wow”
*** TURN *** [6c Th 4c] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [6c Th 4c 6s] [Ks]
LolTrappedU said, “will it hold”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Kh Qs] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
BjsAust: shows [3c 3d] (two pair, Sixes and Threes)
LolTrappedU said, “obv not”
givememyleg collected 3807 from pot
BjsAust said, “****”

BJ, WTF were you thinking trying to take me out? Haven’t you heard I have god mode?

Beat of the Night

*** HOLE CARDS ***
toddanderson said, “and was not nice”
ProZachNatio said, “teach you to complete”
reidak: raises 45 to 75
Avi_Tristan: calls 75
toddanderson: folds
ProZachNatio: folds
toddanderson said, “i complete all my range from now on…deal?”
ProZachNatio said, “I will shove anything deal?”
toddanderson said, “deal”
ification: raises 165 to 240
FeltOnTable: folds
reidak: calls 165
ProZachNatio said, “Goal WIngs, GG”
Avi_Tristan: raises 565 to 805 and is all-in
ification: calls 565
reidak: raises 470 to 1275 and is all-in
ification: calls 470
ification said, “WTF!!!”
*** FLOP *** [7s Ac 8s]
toddanderson said, “lol at slowroll”
*** TURN *** [7s Ac 8s] [Js]
*** RIVER *** [7s Ac 8s Js] [5s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ification: shows [9s 9h] (a flush, Jack high)
reidak: shows [Kc Kh] (a pair of Kings)
toddanderson said, “wow”
reidak said, “lmao”
ification collected 940 from side pot
Avi_Tristan: shows [Ad Ah] (three of a kind, Aces)
reidak said, “gg”
ification collected 2445 from main pot
ProZachNatio said, “LOL”
toddanderson said, “gg guys”

Sick sick sick!

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