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Game 7 of the Gauntlet 7 was this past Sunday, and it was the first heads up tournament of the series! There were many people who were anticipating this event, hoping to stack their rivals! 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!

Before we get to the heads up action, let’s have a look at the lederboard before game 7 began. FTR member mcatdog just got off of his first win, and is only his second game played this season. However, he still managed to make it into the top 10:

FTR Name – GP – Points / Change
nutsinho – 5 – 521.35 / 0
spin_md – 4 – 399.95 / 0
givememyleg – 4 – 341.92 / +2
GatorJH – 3 – 323.23 / -1
Galapogos – 3 – 299.06 / -1
Shifubowa – 4 – 298.39 / +1
kmind – 4 – 298.38 / +2
Nicovelz – 5 – 269.09 / 0
drmcboy – 3 – 221.32 / -3
mcatdog – 2 – 221.17 / +15

I actually don’t know how many spots mcatdog jumped up with his win, but it’s probably a lot so I just said 15. Again there isn’t much movement and nutsinho/spin_md still have their comfortable 1st – 2nd lead over everyone else. Nothing really much to say, so let’s get to the heads up!

Game 7 started with 17 people playing, and with 17 people, that is an odd number for a heads up tournament. I expected one person to get a bye and the others play, and was delighted when I realized that person was me. However, it wasn’t long before I realized 14 other people were sitting out too. Instead of giving one person a bye, 15 people received byes and there was only one match; Spenda v meeloche.

You would have thought you were at the final table of the $10 rebuy with the railing for this heads up match, but it was just the other players watching and waiting for their turn to play. Basically, it started off as I would have guessed,with spenda (LolTrappedU) being a very agro:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: meeloche (1500 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
meeloche: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “I loved getting railed”
LolTrappedU: calls 10
meeloche said, “why are we the only ones playing?”
meeloche: checks
*** FLOP *** [Th 3h 4s]
meeloche: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** TURN *** [Th 3h 4s] [3s]
meeloche: bets 40
LolTrappedU: raises 100 to 140
meeloche: folds
Uncalled bet (100) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU collected 120 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1560 in chips)
Seat 2: meeloche (1440 in chips)
meeloche: posts small blind 10
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “hah”
LolTrappedU said, “I fold goot”
meeloche: raises 40 to 60
LolTrappedU: raises 135 to 195
meeloche: folds
Uncalled bet (135) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU collected 120 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1305 in chips)
Seat 2: meeloche (1695 in chips)
meeloche: posts small blind 10
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
meeloche: raises 40 to 60
LolTrappedU: raises 135 to 195
meeloche said, “i got in on fpp sats so im really free rollng”
meeloche: folds
Uncalled bet (135) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU collected 120 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

However, it didn’t take long for spenda to become a POW:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1540 in chips)
Seat 2: meeloche (1460 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
meeloche: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 40 to 60
meeloche: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [2h Qc 5s]
LolTrappedU said, “I noes”
meeloche: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** TURN *** [2h Qc 5s] [Kc]
meeloche: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 80
meeloche: calls 80
*** RIVER *** [2h Qc 5s Kc] [Tc]
meeloche: bets 125
LolTrappedU: calls 125
*** SHOW DOWN ***
meeloche: shows [Td Qd] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
LolTrappedU: mucks hand
meeloche collected 530 from pot

Play was going back and forth, and very slow for the other 15 players watching, and finally we had ourselves a hand:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1570 in chips)
Seat 2: meeloche (1430 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 15
meeloche: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 30 to 60
meeloche: raises 130 to 190
LolTrappedU: calls 130
*** FLOP *** [9s 8c Ad]
meeloche: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** TURN *** [9s 8c Ad] [5h]
meeloche: bets 245
LolTrappedU: calls 245
*** RIVER *** [9s 8c Ad 5h] [6h]
meeloche: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 1000
meeloche: folds
Uncalled bet (1000) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU collected 870 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

That hand gave spenda a 2:1 chip lead and with that lead, started putting the pressure on:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1975 in chips)
Seat 2: meeloche (1025 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 15
meeloche: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 30 to 60
meeloche: raises 130 to 190
LolTrappedU: raises 1032 to 1222
meeloche: calls 835 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (197) returned to LolTrappedU
*** FLOP *** [4s 5s 6s]
LolTrappedU said, “sigh”
*** TURN *** [4s 5s 6s] [Qs]
*** RIVER *** [4s 5s 6s Qs] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
meeloche: shows [Jd Jc] (a flush, Queen high)
LolTrappedU: shows [4d 4c] (a flush, Queen high)
meeloche collected 1025 from pot
LolTrappedU collected 1025 from pot
meeloche said, “yes”

Spenda flopped huge, sucking out on meeloche, but luckily for meel, the river gave a chop chop. Spenda seemed to be running good in all-in pots, and that was no different when he 4 bet shoved with Q4s:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1955 in chips)
Seat 2: meeloche (1045 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 25
meeloche: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 50 to 100
meeloche: raises 150 to 250
LolTrappedU: raises 1150 to 1400
meeloche said, “probably a bad time to jam”
meeloche: calls 795 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (355) returned to LolTrappedU
*** FLOP *** [2c 8h 8d]
*** TURN *** [2c 8h 8d] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [2c 8h 8d Ts] [4h]
LolTrappedU said, “nh”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
meeloche: shows [Kh Ac] (a pair of Eights)
LolTrappedU: shows [Qc 4c] (two pair, Eights and Fours)
LolTrappedU said, “wow”
LolTrappedU said, “I run nice”
LolTrappedU collected 2090 from pot

Yes you do run nice, unfortunately for meeloche, who got a bad draw having to play the first match and finishing in 17th place. There were now 8 different matches to follow:

givememyleg vs kevster (sbedvek)
Wildbob vs dwarfman
spenda vs shazbox1
nutsinho vs Sykedupp (ChristaBorg)
ProZachNation vs pankfish
Shifubowa vs gametight (sucout)
PapalRage vs Anosmic
jasons0147 vs Seasider (Grace Note)

First things first, let’s have a look at the fastest round 2 match; Wildbob vs dwarfman:

Seat 1: WildBob182 (1480 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1520 in chips)
WildBob182: posts small blind 10
dwarfman1990: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
WildBob182: raises 40 to 60
dwarfman1990: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [3c Ts Tc]
dwarfman1990: checks
WildBob182: bets 90
dwarfman1990: raises 310 to 400
WildBob182: raises 1020 to 1420 and is all-in
dwarfman1990: calls 1020
dwarfman1990 said, “oh :(”
*** TURN *** [3c Ts Tc] [3h]
dwarfman1990 said, “wheeee”
*** RIVER *** [3c Ts Tc 3h] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dwarfman1990: shows [4d Td] (a full house, Tens full of Fours)
WildBob182: shows [Th Qd] (a full house, Tens full of Threes)
WildBob182 said, “omg”
dwarfman1990 said, “WHEEEE”
dwarfman1990 collected 2960 from pot

That pretty much sums it up for Wildbob so far this season. That match lasted a whole 5 hands, and dwarfman was the first to advance.

In spenda’s second match he drew shazbox, who he knew nothing at all about. That is probably because this was his first ever Gauntlet game – welcome to the jungle! However, he learned a lot early on as shax tried the ole 3 barrell bluff:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1450 in chips)
Seat 2: shazbox1 (1550 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
shazbox1: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU said, “77/m/delbocavista, FL”
LolTrappedU: raises 20 to 40
shazbox1: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [6h 7h Tc]
shazbox1: bets 60
LolTrappedU: calls 60
*** TURN *** [6h 7h Tc] [3d]
shazbox1 said, “hawt”
shazbox1: bets 140
LolTrappedU: calls 140
*** RIVER *** [6h 7h Tc 3d] [3h]
shazbox1: bets 200
LolTrappedU: calls 200
*** SHOW DOWN ***
shazbox1: shows [Jc Qs] (a pair of Threes)
LolTrappedU: shows [Td Qd] (two pair, Tens and Threes)
LolTrappedU collected 880 from pot

He was also calling down rather lightly:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1950 in chips)
Seat 2: shazbox1 (1050 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
shazbox1: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 20 to 40
shazbox1: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [2c Jc Td]
shazbox1: bets 60
LolTrappedU: calls 60
*** TURN *** [2c Jc Td] [Ad]
shazbox1: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** RIVER *** [2c Jc Td Ad] [7s]
shazbox1: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 120
shazbox1: calls 120
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [8d Jd] (a pair of Jacks)
shazbox1: mucks hand
LolTrappedU collected 440 from pot

Early on spenda had a decent lead, and was looking to end the match:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (2110 in chips)
Seat 2: shazbox1 (890 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
shazbox1: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 20 to 40
shazbox1: raises 850 to 890 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 850
*** FLOP *** [9h Th Td]
*** TURN *** [9h Th Td] [As]
*** RIVER *** [9h Th Td As] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
shazbox1: shows [6d Ad] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
LolTrappedU: shows [5c 5d] (two pair, Tens and Fives)
shazbox1 said, “wheeeee”
shazbox1 collected 1780 from pot

But he couldn’t win the flip. We will get back to this match later. Moving along to some of the other players, Shifubowa and gametight seemed to be the most aggressive and Shifubowa got the early advantage:

Seat 1: sucout (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: Shifubowa (1500 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 10
Shifubowa: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Shifubowa is connected
sucout is connected
sucout: raises 40 to 60
Shifubowa: raises 100 to 160
sucout: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [Th 8h 5d]
Shifubowa: bets 260
sucout: folds
Uncalled bet (260) returned to Shifubowa
Shifubowa collected 320 from pot
Shifubowa: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: sucout (1270 in chips)
Seat 2: Shifubowa (1730 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 10
Shifubowa: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout said, “what games you play Shif??”
sucout: raises 40 to 60
Shifubowa: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [Qd Ks 6s]
Shifubowa: checks
sucout: checks
*** TURN *** [Qd Ks 6s] [Qh]
Shifubowa: checks
sucout: checks
*** RIVER *** [Qd Ks 6s Qh] [6d]
Shifubowa: bets 120
sucout: calls 120
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Shifubowa: shows [2h 6h] (a full house, Sixes full of Queens)
sucout: mucks hand
Shifubowa collected 360 from pot
sucout said, “yikes”

Seat 1: sucout (880 in chips)
Seat 2: Shifubowa (2120 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 10
Shifubowa: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 40 to 60
Shifubowa: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [Qd 2d 6d]
Shifubowa: checks
sucout: bets 100
Shifubowa: calls 100
*** TURN *** [Qd 2d 6d] [9d]
Shifubowa: checks
sucout: checks
*** RIVER *** [Qd 2d 6d 9d] [8d]
Shifubowa: bets 160
sucout: folds
Uncalled bet (160) returned to Shifubowa
Shifubowa collected 320 from pot
Shifubowa: doesn’t show hand

Gametight was down 3:1 after the first 5 minutes of play, and finally found himself allin:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Shifubowa: raises 40 to 60
sucout said, “still no pair yet”
sucout: raises 140 to 200
Shifubowa said, “no flush either”
sucout said, “******* lol”
Shifubowa: raises 2080 to 2280 and is all-in
sucout: calls 520 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1560) returned to Shifubowa
*** FLOP *** [Tc Th 5d]
*** TURN *** [Tc Th 5d] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [Tc Th 5d Kh] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [Qs Ad] (two pair, Kings and Tens)
Shifubowa: shows [7c 7h] (two pair, Kings and Tens – lower kicker)
sucout collected 1440 from pot

But he won the coinflip and they were right back to even. Moving along to a completely opposite heads up match, let’s check out the action in Anosmic vs PapalRage:

Seat 1: Anosmic (1530 in chips)
Seat 2: PapalRage (1470 in chips)
PapalRage: posts small blind 10
Anosmic: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
PapalRage: folds
Uncalled bet (10) returned to Anosmic
Anosmic collected 20 from pot
Anosmic: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: Anosmic (1540 in chips)
Seat 2: PapalRage (1460 in chips)
Anosmic: posts small blind 10
PapalRage: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Anosmic: folds
Uncalled bet (10) returned to PapalRage
PapalRage collected 20 from pot
PapalRage: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: Anosmic (1530 in chips)
Seat 2: PapalRage (1470 in chips)
PapalRage: posts small blind 10
Anosmic: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
PapalRage: folds
Uncalled bet (10) returned to Anosmic
Anosmic collected 20 from pot

Seat 1: Anosmic (1540 in chips)
Seat 2: PapalRage (1460 in chips)
Anosmic: posts small blind 10
PapalRage: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Anosmic: folds
Uncalled bet (10) returned to PapalRage
PapalRage collected 20 from pot
PapalRage: doesn’t show hand

It was nit on nit violence! Moving along to Grace Note vs jasons0147, this match got started very quickly, and Grace was dominating:

Seat 1: Grace Note (1570 in chips)
Seat 2: jasons0147 (1430 in chips)
jasons0147: posts small blind 10
Grace Note: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
jasons0147: raises 40 to 60
Grace Note: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [Jc 6s 4c]
Grace Note: checks
jasons0147: bets 100
Grace Note: raises 200 to 300
jasons0147: folds
Uncalled bet (200) returned to Grace Note
Grace Note collected 320 from pot
Grace Note: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: Grace Note (1800 in chips)
Seat 2: jasons0147 (1200 in chips)
jasons0147: posts small blind 10
Grace Note: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
jasons0147: raises 40 to 60
Grace Note: raises 120 to 180
jasons0147: calls 120
*** FLOP *** [4h Ad Ts]
Grace Note: checks
jasons0147: bets 300
Grace Note: calls 300
*** TURN *** [4h Ad Ts] [Qd]
Grace Note: checks
jasons0147: checks
*** RIVER *** [4h Ad Ts Qd] [Kd]
Grace Note: bets 500
jasons0147: folds
Uncalled bet (500) returned to Grace Note
Grace Note collected 960 from pot
Grace Note: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: Grace Note (2100 in chips)
Seat 2: jasons0147 (900 in chips)
Grace Note: posts small blind 15
jasons0147: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Grace Note: raises 60 to 90
jasons0147: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [3s Kd Jc]
jasons0147: checks
Grace Note: bets 150
jasons0147: calls 150
*** TURN *** [3s Kd Jc] [3h]
jasons0147: checks
Grace Note: checks
*** RIVER *** [3s Kd Jc 3h] [5s]
jasons0147: bets 210
Grace Note: calls 210
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jasons0147: shows [Tc Qs] (a pair of Threes)
Grace Note: shows [7d 7h] (two pair, Sevens and Threes)
Grace Note collected 900 from pot
jasons0147 said, “nice call”

It seemed like Grace could do nothing wrong, until he ran into the kings of jason:

Seat 1: Grace Note (2505 in chips)
Seat 2: jasons0147 (495 in chips)
jasons0147: posts small blind 15
Grace Note: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
jasons0147: raises 60 to 90
Grace Note: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [2c Js Jc]
Grace Note: checks
jasons0147: bets 150
Grace Note: raises 2265 to 2415 and is all-in
jasons0147: calls 255 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (2010) returned to Grace Note
*** TURN *** [2c Js Jc] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [2c Js Jc Ts] [Jd]
Grace Note said, “oops”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Grace Note: shows [7c 6c] (three of a kind, Jacks)
jasons0147: shows [Kc Ks] (a full house, Jacks full of Kings)
Grace Note said, “nh”
jasons0147 collected 990 from pot

That was a double up just in time! They were still battling, so let’s check the action in the nutsinho vs Sykedupp match. It started off back and forth, both winning their share of decent pots:

*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: calls 10
ChristaBorg said, “Sykedupp”
ChristaBorg: checks
*** FLOP *** [7h 7c Td]
ChristaBorg: bets 40
nutsinho said, “ahh ok”
nutsinho: raises 100 to 140
ChristaBorg: calls 100
*** TURN *** [7h 7c Td] [Jd]
ChristaBorg: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** RIVER *** [7h 7c Td Jd] [Qc]
ChristaBorg: checks
nutsinho: bets 280
ChristaBorg: folds
Uncalled bet (280) returned to nutsinho
nutsinho collected 320 from pot
nutsinho: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: ChristaBorg (1380 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1620 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 10
ChristaBorg: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ChristaBorg said, “re-raise me pre, k”
ChristaBorg said, “lol”
nutsinho: raises 20 to 40
nutsinho said, “close”
ChristaBorg: raises 110 to 150
nutsinho: calls 110
*** FLOP *** [6s Th 5d]
ChristaBorg: bets 180
nutsinho: folds
Uncalled bet (180) returned to ChristaBorg
ChristaBorg collected 300 from pot
ChristaBorg: doesn’t show hand

Then sicko nutsinho ran a bluff:

Seat 1: ChristaBorg (1370 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1630 in chips)
ChristaBorg: posts small blind 15
nutsinho: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to nutsinho [Js Ts]
ChristaBorg: raises 60 to 90
nutsinho: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [4d 7s 6s]
nutsinho: checks
ChristaBorg: bets 140
nutsinho: calls 140
*** TURN *** [4d 7s 6s] [Qc]
nutsinho: checks
ChristaBorg: checks
*** RIVER *** [4d 7s 6s Qc] [Ac]
nutsinho: bets 244
ChristaBorg: raises 356 to 600
nutsinho: raises 800 to 1400 and is all-in
ChristaBorg said, “you were supposed to put me on A4 nh”
ChristaBorg: folds
Uncalled bet (800) returned to nutsinho

He said “that better be in the summary,” and of course it is! A few hands later, Sykedupp got a nice double up:

Seat 1: ChristaBorg (450 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (2550 in chips)
ChristaBorg: posts small blind 15
nutsinho: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ChristaBorg: raises 60 to 90
nutsinho: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [7d 9c 4s]
nutsinho: bets 1740
ChristaBorg: calls 360 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1380) returned to nutsinho
*** TURN *** [7d 9c 4s] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [7d 9c 4s Jc] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [6h 5h] (a pair of Nines)
ChristaBorg: shows [Ad Ks] (a pair of Nines – Ace kicker)
ChristaBorg collected 900 from pot

Nuts just couldn’t hit his draw. However, it would be shortlived when they would get all-in again:

Seat 1: ChristaBorg (885 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (2115 in chips)
ChristaBorg: posts small blind 15
nutsinho: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ChristaBorg: raises 60 to 90
nutsinho: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [Td 4s 9h]
nutsinho: bets 120
ChristaBorg: raises 675 to 795 and is all-in
nutsinho: calls 675
nutsinho said, “hold”
*** TURN *** [Td 4s 9h] [3s]
ChristaBorg said, “hmph”
*** RIVER *** [Td 4s 9h 3s] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Jd Js] (two pair, Jacks and Threes)
ChristaBorg: shows [Ac Tc] (two pair, Tens and Threes)
ChristaBorg said, “gg”
nutsinho said, “gg”
nutsinho collected 1770 from pot
nutsinho said, “lame cooler”

Nutsinho was the next player to advance! In the match of pankfish vs ProZach, it was all pankfish:

Seat 1: ProZachNatio (1648 in chips)
Seat 2: pankfish (1352 in chips)
ProZachNatio: posts small blind 10
pankfish: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
ProZachNatio: raises 60 to 80
pankfish: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [6s 9d Qh]
pankfish: checks
ProZachNatio: checks
*** TURN *** [6s 9d Qh] [Th]
pankfish: bets 145
ProZachNatio: calls 145
*** RIVER *** [6s 9d Qh Th] [3c]
pankfish: bets 350
ProZachNatio: calls 350
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pankfish: shows [As Ad] (a pair of Aces)
ProZachNatio: mucks hand
pankfish collected 1150 from pot

Seat 1: ProZachNatio (1153 in chips)
Seat 2: pankfish (1847 in chips)
pankfish: posts small blind 10
ProZachNatio: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish: raises 20 to 40
ProZachNatio: raises 60 to 100
pankfish: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [6h Jc 2c]
ProZachNatio: bets 140
pankfish: raises 1607 to 1747 and is all-in
ProZachNatio said, “lol I was like why do I feel so funky, then I remembered I took some vicodin. So I am gona have a good time either way”
ProZachNatio: folds
Uncalled bet (1607) returned to pankfish
pankfish collected 480 from pot

Seat 1: ProZachNatio (903 in chips)
Seat 2: pankfish (2097 in chips)
pankfish: posts small blind 10
ProZachNatio: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish: raises 20 to 40
ProZachNatio: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [Kh 7d 6c]
ProZachNatio: bets 80
pankfish: calls 80
*** TURN *** [Kh 7d 6c] [3c]
ProZachNatio: bets 180
pankfish: calls 180
*** RIVER *** [Kh 7d 6c 3c] [4d]
ProZachNatio: checks
pankfish: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ProZachNatio: shows [9h 8d] (high card King)
pankfish: shows [Qs Qh] (a pair of Queens)
pankfish collected 600 from pot

Seat 1: ProZachNatio (858 in chips)
Seat 2: pankfish (2142 in chips)
pankfish: posts small blind 25
ProZachNatio: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish: raises 50 to 100
ProZachNatio: raises 100 to 200
pankfish: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [Tc 2d 9d]
ProZachNatio: bets 658 and is all-in
pankfish: calls 658
*** TURN *** [Tc 2d 9d] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 2d 9d 8c] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ProZachNatio: shows [Ac 2h] (a pair of Deuces)
pankfish: shows [Td Qd] (a pair of Tens)
pankfish collected 1716 from pot

ProZach never could get anything going, and pankfish moved along to the next round.

In my match against kevster, he pretty much destroyed me for the first blind level. By the time it hit 15/30, I was down 2.5:1 in chips with a mix of bad play and never hitting a flop. However, I started a small comeback late, and started running better:

Seat 1: givememyleg (845 in chips)
Seat 2: sbedvek (2155 in chips)
sbedvek: posts small blind 15
givememyleg: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [6s 5s]
sbedvek: raises 60 to 90
givememyleg: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [2s Jd 5h]
givememyleg: checks
sbedvek: bets 90
givememyleg: raises 150 to 240
sbedvek said, “nh”
sbedvek: folds
Uncalled bet (150) returned to givememyleg
givememyleg collected 360 from pot
givememyleg said, “omg i hit a flop”

Seat 1: givememyleg (1015 in chips)
Seat 2: sbedvek (1985 in chips)
sbedvek: posts small blind 25
givememyleg: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ah Qd]
sbedvek: calls 25
givememyleg: raises 100 to 150
sbedvek: raises 100 to 250
givememyleg: raises 765 to 1015 and is all-in
sbedvek said, “wow, i think maybe we’re racing”
sbedvek said, “can’t fold tho”
givememyleg said, “i can run fast”
sbedvek: calls 765
*** FLOP *** [Jd 8s As]
sbedvek said, “****”
*** TURN *** [Jd 8s As] [3s]
*** RIVER *** [Jd 8s As 3s] [Kh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
givememyleg: shows [Ah Qd] (a pair of Aces)
sbedvek: shows [Tc Th] (a pair of Tens)
givememyleg collected 2030 from pot

I guess I race good. Now that I was a 2:1 chip leader, and the blinds were 25/50, I was putting pressure on whenever I could:

Seat 1: givememyleg (2055 in chips)
Seat 2: sbedvek (945 in chips)
givememyleg: posts small blind 25
sbedvek: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [Ac Ts]
givememyleg: raises 100 to 150
sbedvek: raises 100 to 250
givememyleg: raises 800 to 1050
sbedvek said, “tilt”
givememyleg said, “slow rolling again?”
sbedvek said, “i have an ace”
givememyleg said, “that TT was a snap call lol”
sbedvek said, “what dwarfy?”
givememyleg said, “bullucks”
sbedvek said, “the tories suck ***”
sbedvek: folds
Uncalled bet (800) returned to givememyleg
givememyleg collected 500 from pot

I now somehow had a 5:1 chip lead and as looking to finish the match. But before we do, let’s take another look at the nit on nit violence:

Seat 1: Anosmic (1725 in chips)
Seat 2: PapalRage (1275 in chips)
Anosmic: posts small blind 15
PapalRage: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Anosmic: raises 90 to 120
PapalRage: calls 90
*** FLOP *** [2s Jh 9c]
PapalRage: bets 150
Anosmic: calls 150
*** TURN *** [2s Jh 9c] [Tc]
PapalRage: checks
Anosmic: bets 400
PapalRage: folds
Uncalled bet (400) returned to Anosmic
Anosmic collected 540 from pot
Anosmic: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: Anosmic (2010 in chips)
Seat 2: PapalRage (990 in chips)
Anosmic: posts small blind 15
PapalRage: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Anosmic: calls 15
PapalRage: checks
*** FLOP *** [4s 2c Ac]
PapalRage: checks
Anosmic: bets 60
PapalRage: calls 60
*** TURN *** [4s 2c Ac] [8s]
PapalRage: checks
Anosmic: checks
*** RIVER *** [4s 2c Ac 8s] [Jc]
PapalRage: checks
Anosmic: bets 90
PapalRage: calls 90
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Anosmic: shows [Ah 5d] (a pair of Aces)
PapalRage: mucks hand
Anosmic collected 360 from pot

Anosmic started to take the lead, and eventually Papal tried running a bluff that well, didn’t work:

Seat 1: Anosmic (1640 in chips)
Seat 2: PapalRage (1360 in chips)
PapalRage: posts small blind 25
Anosmic: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
PapalRage: raises 50 to 100
Anosmic: calls 50
*** FLOP *** [4d Td Ts]
Anosmic: checks
PapalRage: checks
*** TURN *** [4d Td Ts] [Th]
Anosmic: bets 100
PapalRage: calls 100
*** RIVER *** [4d Td Ts Th] [Kd]
Anosmic: bets 300
PapalRage: raises 860 to 1160 and is all-in
Anosmic: calls 860
PapalRage said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
PapalRage: shows [8d Qs] (three of a kind, Tens)
Anosmic: shows [Tc 9s] (four of a kind, Tens)
PapalRage said, “ouch”
Anosmic collected 2720 from pot

That’s usually what happens when you bet into quads! Anosmic advanced while spenda was still trying to figure out shaz:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1230 in chips)
Seat 2: shazbox1 (1770 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
shazbox1: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 40 to 60
shazbox1: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [Kc 9h Qd]
shazbox1: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** TURN *** [Kc 9h Qd] [7s]
shazbox1: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** RIVER *** [Kc 9h Qd 7s] [Ts]
shazbox1: bets 80
LolTrappedU: raises 1090 to 1170 and is all-in
shazbox1: calls 1090
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Jc As] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
shazbox1: shows [8c Js] (a straight, Nine to King)
shazbox1 said, “dammit”
shazbox1 said, “lol”
LolTrappedU collected 2460 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “sick effing river”

He caught the higher straight on the river, and there was no way for shaz to get away. The next hand, he went all-in:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (2460 in chips)
Seat 2: shazbox1 (540 in chips)
shazbox1: posts small blind 10
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
shazbox1 said, “ng”
shazbox1: raises 40 to 60
LolTrappedU: raises 2400 to 2460 and is all-in
shazbox1: calls 480 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1920) returned to LolTrappedU
*** FLOP *** [8s Td Ac]
*** TURN *** [8s Td Ac] [8c]
LolTrappedU said, “hay another race”
*** RIVER *** [8s Td Ac 8c] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [4h 4d] (two pair, Eights and Fours)
shazbox1: shows [Jc Tc] (two pair, Tens and Eights)
shazbox1 collected 1080 from pot

But spenda just couldn’t flip against this guy. They were going back and forth, trading the chip lead numerous times, until another big confrontation happened:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1280 in chips)
Seat 2: shazbox1 (1720 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 50
shazbox1: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: calls 50
shazbox1: checks
*** FLOP *** [9h 6d 4c]
shazbox1: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 200
shazbox1: raises 1300 to 1500
LolTrappedU: calls 980 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (320) returned to shazbox1
shazbox1 said, “daaamn”
*** TURN *** [9h 6d 4c] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [9h 6d 4c 4h] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
shazbox1: shows [7s 9c] (two pair, Nines and Fours)
LolTrappedU: shows [Kd Kc] (two pair, Kings and Fours)
LolTrappedU collected 2560 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “i won a pot!”

Spenda was now the monster chip leader, but shaz was still alive. During this time, we saw a few more big hands at the other tables, starting with Shifubowa and gametight:

Seat 1: sucout (1215 in chips)
Seat 2: Shifubowa (1785 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 15
Shifubowa: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 60 to 90
Shifubowa: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [8d 8c 4h]
Shifubowa: checks
sucout: bets 120
Shifubowa: calls 120
*** TURN *** [8d 8c 4h] [6c]
Shifubowa: checks
sucout: bets 270
Shifubowa: raises 1305 to 1575 and is all-in
sucout: folds
Uncalled bet (1305) returned to Shifubowa
sucout said, “8?”
Shifubowa collected 960 from pot
Shifubowa: doesn’t show hand

Shif was still dominating and pulling ahead again, until gametight found a way to hit his draw:

Seat 1: sucout (990 in chips)
Seat 2: Shifubowa (2010 in chips)
Shifubowa: posts small blind 15
sucout: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Shifubowa: raises 60 to 90
sucout: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [Th 8c 7h]
sucout: checks
Shifubowa: bets 180
sucout: raises 420 to 600
Shifubowa: raises 1320 to 1920 and is all-in
sucout: calls 300 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1020) returned to Shifubowa
*** TURN *** [Th 8c 7h] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [Th 8c 7h Ah] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [3h Jh] (a flush, Ace high)
Shifubowa: shows [As Tc] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
sucout said, “lol nh”
sucout collected 1980 from pot

That pretty much turned the tides, and a few hands later, both players flopped two pair:

Seat 1: sucout (1945 in chips)
Seat 2: Shifubowa (1055 in chips)
Shifubowa: posts small blind 25
sucout: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Shifubowa: calls 25
sucout: checks
*** FLOP *** [5h Jc Th]
sucout: checks
Shifubowa: bets 100
sucout: raises 200 to 300
Shifubowa: raises 705 to 1005 and is all-in
sucout: calls 705
*** TURN *** [5h Jc Th] [5c]
*** RIVER *** [5h Jc Th 5c] [Qh]
sucout said, “lollolol”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [Jh 5d] (a full house, Fives full of Jacks)
Shifubowa: shows [Td Js] (two pair, Jacks and Tens)
sucout said, “nh”
sucout collected 2110 from pot
sucout said, “sorry dude”

And that was that, gametight had a nice “sucout” for his victory over Shifubowa. Back to leg vs kevster, eventually the blinds were so large that kevster had to go with any 2 cards:

Seat 1: givememyleg (2555 in chips)
Seat 2: sbedvek (445 in chips)
givememyleg: posts small blind 50
sbedvek: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8h Qs]
givememyleg: raises 300 to 400
sbedvek: raises 45 to 445 and is all-in
givememyleg: calls 45
*** FLOP *** [6c 8d 5h]
*** TURN *** [6c 8d 5h] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [6c 8d 5h Ks] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sbedvek: shows [9h Js] (high card King)
givememyleg: shows [8h Qs] (a pair of Eights)
sbedvek said, “gg”
givememyleg said, “gg”
givememyleg collected 890 from pot

I won the flips and advanced to the next round. The only match that was still going on at this point was spenda v shazbox, and spenda just could not put him away:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (2560 in chips)
Seat 2: shazbox1 (440 in chips)
shazbox1: posts small blind 50
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
shazbox1 said, “lol”
shazbox1: raises 340 to 440 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 340
*** FLOP *** [Qh 5h 3c]
*** TURN *** [Qh 5h 3c] [3h]
shazbox1 said, “wheeeeee”
*** RIVER *** [Qh 5h 3c 3h] [Td]
LolTrappedU said, “sigh, I cannot finish u”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Ad 9d] (a pair of Threes)
shazbox1: shows [5s 2s] (two pair, Fives and Threes)
shazbox1 collected 880 from pot

Every all-in they were involved in, spenda would lose! However, shax’s luck had to run out eventually:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (2220 in chips)
Seat 2: shazbox1 (780 in chips)
shazbox1: posts small blind 50
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
shazbox1: raises 680 to 780 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 680
*** FLOP *** [Td Ad 4s]
shazbox1 said, “lol”
shazbox1 said, “should win now”
*** TURN *** [Td Ad 4s] [As]
*** RIVER *** [Td Ad 4s As] [6d]
LolTrappedU said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Jd Ah] (three of a kind, Aces)
shazbox1: shows [Jh 6h] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
LolTrappedU collected 1560 from pot

And with that, spenda advanced! Shaz was the last to be eliminated, in 9th place. 8 players still remained, and here were the new matches for round 3:

nutsinho vs spenda
givememyleg vs dwarfman
pankfish vs gametight
Anosmic vs Seasider (Grace Note)

As I expected, dwarfboy was starting out very fast. His first match lasted a whole 3 minutes, so why should this one had been any different?

Seat 1: givememyleg (1410 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1590 in chips)
givememyleg: posts small blind 10
dwarfman1990: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8d Ac]
givememyleg: raises 20 to 40
dwarfman1990: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [9s 2h 8h]
dwarfman1990: checks
givememyleg: bets 60
dwarfman1990: raises 60 to 120
dwarfman1990 said, “cib.”
givememyleg said, “are u telling me to?”
givememyleg said, “cuz your enot fwiw”
givememyleg: calls 60
*** TURN *** [9s 2h 8h] [4s]
dwarfman1990: bets 215
givememyleg: raises 305 to 520
dwarfman1990: raises 910 to 1430 and is all-in
givememyleg said, “wtf”
givememyleg: folds
Uncalled bet (910) returned to dwarfman1990
dwarfman1990 collected 1360 from pot
dwarfman1990: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: givememyleg (550 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (2450 in chips)
givememyleg: posts small blind 10
dwarfman1990: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to givememyleg [8c 6c]
givememyleg: calls 10
dwarfman1990: checks
*** FLOP *** [Th 9s 7s]
dwarfman1990: checks
givememyleg: bets 40
dwarfman1990: raises 40 to 80
givememyleg: calls 40
*** TURN *** [Th 9s 7s] [8d]
dwarfman1990: bets 180
givememyleg: raises 270 to 450 and is all-in
dwarfman1990: calls 270
givememyleg said, “lol”
*** RIVER *** [Th 9s 7s 8d] [4d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dwarfman1990: shows [Jd 9h] (a straight, Seven to Jack)
givememyleg: shows [8c 6c] (a straight, Six to Ten)
dwarfman1990 collected 1100 from pot

In just 5 minutes, I was out in 8th place and dwarfman again advanced in lightning speed. Nutsinho and spenda started off quickly as well, with nuts getting the early chip lead:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1443 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1557 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
nutsinho: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 40 to 60
nutsinho said, “why”
nutsinho: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [5d Qd Jh]
LolTrappedU said, “im like helmuth”
nutsinho: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** TURN *** [5d Qd Jh] [7s]
nutsinho: bets 75
LolTrappedU: calls 75
*** RIVER *** [5d Qd Jh 7s] [2h]
nutsinho: bets 188
LolTrappedU: calls 188
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [Jc Tc] (a pair of Jacks)
LolTrappedU: mucks hand
nutsinho collected 646 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “stationftl”

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1120 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1880 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 10
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho said, “lol”
nutsinho: raises 20 to 40
LolTrappedU: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [5c Ah 2d]
LolTrappedU: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** TURN *** [5c Ah 2d] [8c]
nutsinho said, “BET”
LolTrappedU: bets 60
nutsinho: calls 60
*** RIVER *** [5c Ah 2d 8c] [3s]
LolTrappedU: checks
nutsinho said, “I CALL IT”
nutsinho said, “man ur a sicko”
nutsinho said, “would u check A7 here”
nutsinho: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [7c Tc] (high card Ace)
nutsinho: shows [Kh Ks] (a pair of Kings)
LolTrappedU said, “damn”
nutsinho collected 200 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “I was c/ring”

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1110 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1890 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 15
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: calls 15
LolTrappedU: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ah 8h Ts]
LolTrappedU: bets 60
nutsinho: calls 60
*** TURN *** [Ah 8h Ts] [2c]
LolTrappedU: bets 155
nutsinho said, “are u shoving the river”
nutsinho said, “if i call?”
nutsinho: calls 155
*** RIVER *** [Ah 8h Ts 2c] [Th]
LolTrappedU: checks
nutsinho: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [9s Jh] (a pair of Tens)
nutsinho: shows [3s Ac] (two pair, Aces and Tens)
LolTrappedU said, “not that river”
nutsinho collected 490 from pot
nutsinho said, “dude”

At this point spenda was down over 4:1 against nutsinho. However, this match won’t be over for a while. In the meantime, let’s check out pankfish vs gametight:

Seat 1: pankfish (1540 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1460 in chips)
pankfish: posts small blind 10
sucout: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout said, “you have it Johnny?”
pankfish said, “i had a royal”
pankfish: calls 10
sucout: checks
*** FLOP *** [5h 8s 6s]
sucout: checks
pankfish: bets 33
sucout: calls 33
*** TURN *** [5h 8s 6s] [Qs]
sucout: checks
pankfish: checks
*** RIVER *** [5h 8s 6s Qs] [8h]
sucout: bets 85
pankfish: calls 85
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [3h 9s] (a pair of Eights)
pankfish: shows [Th 8c] (three of a kind, Eights)
pankfish collected 276 from pot
sucout said, “nh sir”

Seat 1: pankfish (1678 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1322 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 10
pankfish: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 40 to 60
pankfish said, “that was an informtion call”
pankfish: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [6d 6c As]
pankfish said, “check”
pankfish: checks
sucout said, “I woulda told you I only bet with nuthing for free”
sucout: bets 80
sucout said, “u didnt have to pay”
pankfish: calls 80
*** TURN *** [6d 6c As] [Ad]
pankfish: checks
sucout: checks
*** RIVER *** [6d 6c As Ad] [Qs]
pankfish: bets 210
sucout: folds
Uncalled bet (210) returned to pankfish
pankfish collected 280 from pot

Seat 1: pankfish (1818 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1182 in chips)
pankfish: posts small blind 10
sucout: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout said, “i thought about bluff calling there”
pankfish: raises 20 to 40
sucout: raises 100 to 140
pankfish said, “that would have been sick for meta”
sucout said, “lol ya for sure”
pankfish: raises 220 to 360
sucout: folds
Uncalled bet (220) returned to pankfish
pankfish collected 280 from pot

It was pankfish again who started off his match with a bang. Over to the other table we saw Seasider vs Anosmic, and this was much different than Anosmic’s first match:

Seat 1: Anosmic (1490 in chips)
Seat 2: Grace Note (1510 in chips)
Grace Note: posts small blind 10
Anosmic: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Grace Note: raises 40 to 60
Anosmic: raises 160 to 220
Grace Note: calls 160
*** FLOP *** [3d 9h 8c]
Anosmic: bets 300
Grace Note: folds
Uncalled bet (300) returned to Anosmic
Anosmic collected 440 from pot
Anosmic: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: Anosmic (1700 in chips)
Seat 2: Grace Note (1300 in chips)
Grace Note: posts small blind 10
Anosmic: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Grace Note: raises 40 to 60
Anosmic: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [Qs 9s Th]
Anosmic: checks
Grace Note: bets 90
Anosmic: raises 410 to 500
Grace Note: raises 740 to 1240 and is all-in
Anosmic: calls 740
*** TURN *** [Qs 9s Th] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [Qs 9s Th 9c] [Jh]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Anosmic: shows [Js 4s] (two pair, Jacks and Nines)
Grace Note: shows [8d 7d] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
Grace Note collected 2600 from pot

An offsuit 9 fopped on the turn which gave Seasider a huge chip lead. Anosmic now needed to do something fast:

Seat 1: Anosmic (390 in chips)
Seat 2: Grace Note (2610 in chips)
Grace Note: posts small blind 10
Anosmic: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Grace Note: raises 40 to 60
Anosmic: raises 330 to 390 and is all-in
Grace Note: calls 330
*** FLOP *** [Qh Jh 6c]
Grace Note said, “oopas”
*** TURN *** [Qh Jh 6c] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [Qh Jh 6c Ac] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Anosmic: shows [6s As] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
Grace Note: shows [3s 2s] (high card Ace)
Anosmic collected 780 from pot

Seat 1: Anosmic (780 in chips)
Seat 2: Grace Note (2220 in chips)
Anosmic: posts small blind 10
Grace Note: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Anosmic: raises 80 to 100
Grace Note: raises 2120 to 2220 and is all-in
Anosmic: calls 680 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1440) returned to Grace Note
*** FLOP *** [Qd 3h Qs]
*** TURN *** [Qd 3h Qs] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [Qd 3h Qs 5d] [Td]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Grace Note: shows [7s As] (a pair of Queens)
Anosmic: shows [Kc Kd] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
Anosmic collected 1560 from pot

And he did, winning back to back double ups. He had now taken over the chip lead and they both got the chips in again:

Seat 1: Anosmic (1830 in chips)
Seat 2: Grace Note (1170 in chips)
Grace Note: posts small blind 10
Anosmic: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Grace Note: raises 40 to 60
Anosmic: raises 340 to 400
Grace Note: raises 770 to 1170 and is all-in
Anosmic: calls 770
*** FLOP *** [Th Ks As]
*** TURN *** [Th Ks As] [Jd]
*** RIVER *** [Th Ks As Jd] [Qh]
Grace Note said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Anosmic: shows [Jh Js] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Grace Note: shows [Jc Ac] (a straight, Ten to Ace)
Anosmic collected 1170 from pot
Grace Note collected 1170 from pot
Grace Note said, “lol”
Anosmic said, “lol”

Jacks just can’t win a pot! It went chop chop and Anosmic kept his small lead over Seasider. However, he would fight back:

Seat 1: Anosmic (1495 in chips)
Seat 2: Grace Note (1505 in chips)
Anosmic: posts small blind 15
Grace Note: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Anosmic: raises 90 to 120
Grace Note: calls 90
*** FLOP *** [8s 4h Tc]
Grace Note: checks
Anosmic: bets 150
Grace Note: raises 300 to 450
Anosmic: folds
Uncalled bet (300) returned to Grace Note
Grace Note collected 540 from pot
Grace Note: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: Anosmic (1325 in chips)
Seat 2: Grace Note (1675 in chips)
Anosmic: posts small blind 25
Grace Note: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Anosmic: raises 100 to 150
Grace Note: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [5c 6h 4h]
Grace Note: checks
Anosmic: bets 150
Grace Note: raises 300 to 450
Anosmic: calls 300
*** TURN *** [5c 6h 4h] [Kh]
Grace Note: checks
Anosmic: checks
*** RIVER *** [5c 6h 4h Kh] [4s]
Grace Note: checks
Anosmic: checks
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Grace Note: shows [7c As] (a pair of Fours)
Anosmic: mucks hand
Grace Note collected 1200 from pot
Grace Note said, “wow lol”

With that big pot it left Anosmic short stacked, and he pushed preflop:

Seat 1: Anosmic (800 in chips)
Seat 2: Grace Note (2200 in chips)
Grace Note: posts small blind 25
Anosmic: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Grace Note: raises 100 to 150
Anosmic: raises 650 to 800 and is all-in
Grace Note: calls 650
*** FLOP *** [7s 4h Tc]
*** TURN *** [7s 4h Tc] [Th]
*** RIVER *** [7s 4h Tc Th] [3c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Anosmic: shows [Ad 3d] (two pair, Tens and Threes)
Grace Note: shows [Td 9d] (three of a kind, Tens)
Anosmic said, “lol”
Anosmic said, “wp”
Grace Note said, “soz”
Grace Note collected 1600 from pot

Seasider was the next to advance to the semi finals! Getting back to pankfish and gametight, gametight started to turn the match around:

Seat 1: pankfish (1650 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1350 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 15
pankfish: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 60 to 90
pankfish: calls 60
*** FLOP *** [8h 5c Qh]
pankfish: checks
sucout: bets 135
pankfish: calls 135
*** TURN *** [8h 5c Qh] [Td]
pankfish: checks
sucout: bets 285
pankfish: folds
Uncalled bet (285) returned to sucout
sucout collected 450 from pot
sucout: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: pankfish (1249 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1751 in chips)
pankfish: posts small blind 25
sucout: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish: raises 50 to 100
sucout: calls 50
*** FLOP *** [Kd 5h 5d]
sucout: checks
pankfish: checks
*** TURN *** [Kd 5h 5d] [Ah]
sucout: checks
pankfish: checks
*** RIVER *** [Kd 5h 5d Ah] [6c]
sucout: bets 185
pankfish: calls 185
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [5c Tc] (three of a kind, Fives)
pankfish: mucks hand
sucout collected 570 from pot
sucout said, “im a luckbox”

Seat 1: pankfish (564 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (2436 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 25
pankfish: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 2386 to 2436 and is all-in
pankfish: calls 514 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1872) returned to sucout
*** FLOP *** [Tc 2s 6c]
pankfish said, “dominated”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
*** TURN *** [Tc 2s 6c] [2h]
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “t5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “55”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “55”
*** RIVER *** [Tc 2s 6c 2h] [Ad]
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
sucout said, “5”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pankfish: shows [Kd 8c] (a pair of Deuces)
sucout: shows [5c Kh] (a pair of Deuces)
sucout said, “lol”
pankfish collected 564 from pot
sucout collected 564 from pot
sucout said, “lololol”

The 5 never did come, but pankfish was saved by the river ace. However, pankfish still was extremely short, and had to push the next hand:

Seat 1: pankfish (564 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (2436 in chips)
pankfish: posts small blind 25
sucout: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
pankfish: raises 514 to 564 and is all-in
sucout: calls 514
*** FLOP *** [2c 5s 4s]
sucout said, “o ****”
*** TURN *** [2c 5s 4s] [Kh]
*** RIVER *** [2c 5s 4s Kh] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [6s Ks] (a flush, King high)
pankfish: shows [8s 6h] (high card King)
sucout said, “nh sir”
sucout said, “gg”
sucout collected 1128 from pot

Gametight made a flush and was the next to advance to the semi finals. The only other game still going on was spenda vs nutsinho, and spenda was off to a bad start. He had to shove all his chips in, and well as you will find out, he can’t lose an all-in:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (480 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (2520 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 25
nutsinho: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 430 to 480 and is all-in
nutsinho: calls 430
*** FLOP *** [Jh 3d 6d]
LolTrappedU said, “ofc”
*** TURN *** [Jh 3d 6d] [3h]
nutsinho said, “ldo”
*** RIVER *** [Jh 3d 6d 3h] [8s]
LolTrappedU said, “oooh”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [9s Ac] (a pair of Threes)
LolTrappedU: shows [Ah 3c] (three of a kind, Threes)
LolTrappedU collected 960 from pot

He was dominated but found a couple threes in the deck. Next up, spenda ordered a cooler:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (935 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (2065 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 25
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: calls 25
LolTrappedU: checks
*** FLOP *** [9s 3s 7d]
LolTrappedU: bets 100
nutsinho: calls 100
*** TURN *** [9s 3s 7d] [8c]
LolTrappedU: bets 250
nutsinho: raises 1665 to 1915 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 535 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1130) returned to nutsinho
*** RIVER *** [9s 3s 7d 8c] [Td]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [6c 9h] (a straight, Six to Ten)
nutsinho: shows [7h 8d] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
LolTrappedU collected 1870 from pot
nutsinho said, “why”

I don’t know why. But just like that spenda was again the chip leader. But the match started to go utterly insane, and I’ll just let the hands do the talking:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1720 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1280 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 25
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: calls 25
LolTrappedU: raises 150 to 200
nutsinho: raises 1080 to 1280 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 1080
*** FLOP *** [9s Kd Qh]
nutsinho said, “hold”
nutsinho said, “imo”
LolTrappedU said, “wow”
*** TURN *** [9s Kd Qh] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [9s Kd Qh 8s] [7s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [6c 6h] (a pair of Sixes)
nutsinho: shows [7d 7c] (three of a kind, Sevens)
nutsinho collected 2560 from pot

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (415 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (2585 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 25
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: raises 2535 to 2585 and is all-in
LolTrappedU said, “im tired of getting coolered in this ****ing thing”
LolTrappedU: calls 365 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (2170) returned to nutsinho
*** FLOP *** [6d 2d Kc]
nutsinho said, “aaaaa”
nutsinho said, “a”
nutsinho said, “aa”
nutsinho said, “aa”
nutsinho said, “aa”
nutsinho said, “aa”
nutsinho said, “a”
nutsinho said, “a”
*** TURN *** [6d 2d Kc] [9d]
*** RIVER *** [6d 2d Kc 9d] [9c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [3c 3d] (two pair, Nines and Threes)
nutsinho: shows [Ad 2h] (two pair, Nines and Deuces)
LolTrappedU collected 830 from pot

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (655 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (2345 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 25
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: raises 2000 to 2050
LolTrappedU: calls 605 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1395) returned to nutsinho
*** FLOP *** [6s As 7h]
nutsinho said, “hold”
nutsinho said, “one time”
*** TURN *** [6s As 7h] [6c]
LolTrappedU said, “sigh”
*** RIVER *** [6s As 7h 6c] [Ks]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Kc 8s] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
nutsinho: shows [9d Kd] (two pair, Kings and Sixes)
LolTrappedU collected 655 from pot
nutsinho collected 655 from pot

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (405 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (2595 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 50
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: raises 1400 to 1500
LolTrappedU: calls 305 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (1095) returned to nutsinho
*** FLOP *** [2c Jc Ac]
*** TURN *** [2c Jc Ac] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [2c Jc Ac 6s] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [2h Ad] (two pair, Aces and Deuces)
nutsinho: shows [9d Td] (high card Ace)
LolTrappedU collected 810 from pot

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1020 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1980 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 50
nutsinho: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: calls 50
nutsinho: raises 1880 to 1980 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 920 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (960) returned to nutsinho
*** FLOP *** [6h 2s 8c]
nutsinho said, “obv”
nutsinho said, “cooler”
nutsinho said, “imo”
*** TURN *** [6h 2s 8c] [As]
*** RIVER *** [6h 2s 8c As] [Ks]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [4s 4d] (a pair of Fours)
LolTrappedU: shows [Qd Qs] (a pair of Queens)
LolTrappedU said, “big cooler”
LolTrappedU collected 2040 from pot
nutsinho said, “no thats like 12”

This was definitely the longest match so far, and now spenda somehow found a way to comeback to being a 2:1 chip leader over nuts. As the blinds were 50/100, there wasn’t much room for play, and it turned into an all-in fest:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1685 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1315 in chips)
nutsinho: posts small blind 50
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
nutsinho: calls 50
LolTrappedU: raises 1585 to 1685 and is all-in
nutsinho: folds
Uncalled bet (1585) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU collected 200 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1935 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1065 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 50
nutsinho: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 1100 to 1200
nutsinho said, “damn”
nutsinho said, “so gay”
nutsinho said, “think ur just shovin anything tho”
nutsinho said, “on a rollllll”
nutsinho: folds
Uncalled bet (1100) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU said, “ofc”
LolTrappedU collected 200 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1660 in chips)
Seat 2: nutsinho (1340 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 75
nutsinho: posts big blind 150
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 1510 to 1660 and is all-in
nutsinho said, “gl”
nutsinho said, “let me win one”
LolTrappedU said, “u2”
nutsinho: calls 1190 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (320) returned to LolTrappedU
*** FLOP *** [7h 2d Kh]
nutsinho said, “omg”
nutsinho said, “omg”
*** TURN *** [7h 2d Kh] [8s]
nutsinho said, “no”
*** RIVER *** [7h 2d Kh 8s] [5h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
nutsinho: shows [7c 7d] (three of a kind, Sevens)
LolTrappedU: shows [8h 8d] (three of a kind, Eights)
nutsinho said, “adfsjgasdfasdf;adsf”
nutsinho said, “ads”
nutsinho said, “fas”
nutsinho said, “dfds”
nutsinho said, “f”
nutsinho said, “ds”
LolTrappedU collected 2680 from pot

BOOM! Spenda just couldn’t lose against nutsinho, and ended up winning with a resuck on the turn! The final four were as follows:

spenda vs gametight
dwarfman vs Seasider

Dwarfman had played a total of 8 minutes of poker up to this point, so he was a little tired. Because of this, he wanted to end this match early as well:

Seat 1: Grace Note (1370 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1630 in chips)
dwarfman1990: posts small blind 10
Grace Note: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
dwarfman1990: raises 40 to 60
Grace Note: raises 100 to 160
dwarfman1990: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [Qc Kc 8h]
Grace Note said, “such a german”
Grace Note: bets 220
dwarfman1990 said, “lol”
dwarfman1990: calls 220
*** TURN *** [Qc Kc 8h] [Jc]
Grace Note: checks
dwarfman1990: bets 450
Grace Note: raises 540 to 990 and is all-in
dwarfman1990: calls 540
*** RIVER *** [Qc Kc 8h Jc] [7h]
Grace Note said, “oops”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Grace Note: shows [Qd Ah] (a pair of Queens)
dwarfman1990: shows [Kd Jd] (two pair, Kings and Jacks)
Grace Note said, “gg”
dwarfman1990 collected 2740 from pot
dwarfman1990 said, “youch”
dwarfman1990 said, “gg”

Again dwarfman won in under 5 minutes, and became the first finalist! Seasider finished in 4th place for $25.50. Dwarf is just sick….

Moving on to spenda vs gametight, if it was anything like spenda’s other matches, dwarfman would be waiting for a long time. It was bad news for spenda at the beginning:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1520 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1480 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 10
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 40 to 60
LolTrappedU said, “srry nuts”
LolTrappedU said, “be a good sport tho eh”
LolTrappedU: raises 140 to 200
sucout: calls 140
*** FLOP *** [7h 9h 4d]
LolTrappedU: checks
sucout: bets 225
LolTrappedU: folds
Uncalled bet (225) returned to sucout
sucout collected 400 from pot
sucout: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1360 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1640 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 10
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 40 to 60
LolTrappedU: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [4c 5c 5d]
LolTrappedU: checks
sucout: checks
*** TURN *** [4c 5c 5d] [Td]
LolTrappedU: bets 80
sucout: calls 80
*** RIVER *** [4c 5c 5d Td] [7c]
LolTrappedU: bets 155
sucout: calls 155
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [8d Ad] (a pair of Fives)
sucout: shows [Kd Tc] (two pair, Tens and Fives)
LolTrappedU said, “ofc”
sucout collected 590 from pot

But he started to play well and catch some cards his way:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (975 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (2025 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 10
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 40 to 60
LolTrappedU: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [7s Kc 7d]
LolTrappedU: checks
sucout: bets 80
LolTrappedU: raises 120 to 200
sucout said, “bluffer”
sucout: folds
Uncalled bet (120) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU collected 280 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1075 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1925 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
sucout: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: calls 10
sucout: checks
*** FLOP *** [Ts 5c 3s]
sucout: bets 30
LolTrappedU: calls 30
*** TURN *** [Ts 5c 3s] [Tc]
sucout: bets 70
LolTrappedU: raises 170 to 240
sucout: folds
Uncalled bet (170) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU collected 240 from pot
LolTrappedU: shows [Qs 4s] (a pair of Tens)

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1175 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1825 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
sucout: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 20 to 40
sucout said, “exactly, thats why i usually bet it”
sucout: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [5d Qs Tc]
sucout: checks
LolTrappedU said, “damn leveler”
LolTrappedU: bets 60
sucout: calls 60
*** TURN *** [5d Qs Tc] [Th]
sucout: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** RIVER *** [5d Qs Tc Th] [2s]
sucout: bets 185
LolTrappedU: calls 185
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sucout: shows [7d Qd] (two pair, Queens and Tens)
LolTrappedU: shows [Js Qh] (two pair, Queens and Tens – Jack kicker)
sucout said, “nh”
LolTrappedU collected 570 from pot

15 minutes into the match, spenda was down 2:1, but again called up Lee Jones and ordered a few coolers his way:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1015 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1985 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 15
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: calls 15
LolTrappedU: raises 90 to 120
sucout: raises 1865 to 1985 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 895 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (970) returned to sucout
*** FLOP *** [4d 2d 5s]
*** TURN *** [4d 2d 5s] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [4d 2d 5s 7h] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Ks Ac] (a pair of Kings)
sucout: shows [8c Ad] (high card Ace)
LolTrappedU collected 2030 from pot

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (2075 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (925 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 15
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 60 to 90
LolTrappedU: raises 150 to 240
sucout: raises 685 to 925 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 685
*** FLOP *** [9d Th 4s]
*** TURN *** [9d Th 4s] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [9d Th 4s Jc] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Kc Kd] (a pair of Kings)
sucout: shows [Jd Ah] (a pair of Jacks)
LolTrappedU said, “gg”
sucout said, “nh”
sucout said, “gg sir”
LolTrappedU collected 1850 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “I coolered ya twice”

And that was the end of gametight, who finished in 3rd for $25.50. Now it was the finals, and I had to put my money on dwarfman who had played for only about 10 minutes so far and seemed like he couldn’t lose. He proved early on that he wouldn’t be bluffed:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1510 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1490 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
dwarfman1990: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 40 to 60
dwarfman1990 said, “touché”
dwarfman1990: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [5d 3h Ts]
dwarfman1990: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** TURN *** [5d 3h Ts] [9h]
dwarfman1990: bets 80
LolTrappedU: calls 80
*** RIVER *** [5d 3h Ts 9h] [7c]
dwarfman1990: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 166
dwarfman1990 said, “there’s no way you have a pair?”
dwarfman1990: calls 166
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [6h Qh] (high card Queen)
dwarfman1990: shows [5h Kh] (a pair of Fives)
dwarfman1990 collected 612 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “wow”

But spenda caught some cards and was paid off:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1214 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1786 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
dwarfman1990: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 20 to 40
dwarfman1990: calls 20
*** FLOP *** [Ks Qs 7c]
dwarfman1990: bets 60
LolTrappedU: calls 60
*** TURN *** [Ks Qs 7c] [5s]
dwarfman1990: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** RIVER *** [Ks Qs 7c 5s] [Kd]
dwarfman1990: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 100
dwarfman1990: calls 100
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Kc 9d] (three of a kind, Kings)
dwarfman1990: mucks hand
LolTrappedU collected 400 from pot

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1414 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1586 in chips)
dwarfman1990: posts small blind 10
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
dwarfman1990: raises 40 to 60
LolTrappedU: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [2h 6h Jd]
LolTrappedU: checks
dwarfman1990: checks
*** TURN *** [2h 6h Jd] [Js]
LolTrappedU: checks
dwarfman1990: bets 60
LolTrappedU: raises 120 to 180
dwarfman1990: calls 120
*** RIVER *** [2h 6h Jd Js] [Th]
LolTrappedU: checks
dwarfman1990: bets 320
LolTrappedU said, “so sick”
LolTrappedU said, “I mean”
LolTrappedU: calls 320
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dwarfman1990: shows [Qc 2c] (two pair, Jacks and Deuces)
LolTrappedU: shows [Jh Ad] (three of a kind, Jacks)
LolTrappedU collected 1120 from pot
dwarfman1990 said, “haha”
LolTrappedU said, “just float me for realz”

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1944 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1056 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 10
dwarfman1990: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 40 to 60
dwarfman1990: raises 100 to 160
LolTrappedU: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [Td 8s Kd]
dwarfman1990: checks
LolTrappedU: checks
*** TURN *** [Td 8s Kd] [8h]
dwarfman1990: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 220
LolTrappedU said, “cbomb kings full?”
LolTrappedU said, “is that what you’re thinkin”
dwarfman1990: folds
Uncalled bet (220) returned to LolTrappedU
LolTrappedU collected 320 from pot
LolTrappedU: doesn’t show hand

Spenda now had a 2:1 chip lead and it looked like he was going to cruise to victory, until this hand happened:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (2014 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (986 in chips)
LolTrappedU: posts small blind 15
dwarfman1990: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LolTrappedU: raises 30 to 60
dwarfman1990: calls 30
*** FLOP *** [3c 9c 7c]
dwarfman1990: checks
LolTrappedU: bets 90
dwarfman1990: raises 130 to 220
LolTrappedU: raises 1130 to 1350
LolTrappedU said, “good donkament guy”
LolTrappedU said, “on a draw?”
dwarfman1990 is connected
LolTrappedU said, “you’ll hit”
LolTrappedU said, “dont worry”
LolTrappedU said, “nah”
dwarfman1990 said, “ha”
LolTrappedU said, “he has like Kc7x”
LolTrappedU said, “nah”
LolTrappedU said, “he snaps that”
dwarfman1990 said, “its sick to think i could have the best hand”
LolTrappedU said, “i think im being slowrolled”
dwarfman1990 said, “i’m only calling this because of your chat”
dwarfman1990: calls 706 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (424) returned to LolTrappedU
dwarfman1990 said, “damn”
*** TURN *** [3c 9c 7c] [8s]
*** RIVER *** [3c 9c 7c 8s] [4s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dwarfman1990: shows [8h 7d] (two pair, Eights and Sevens)
LolTrappedU: shows [9d Js] (a pair of Nines)
dwarfman1990 collected 1972 from pot
dwarfman1990 said, “i got owned, sorry :-(”

Spenda said this hand will haunt him, because he was about to celebrate his first ever Gauntlet victory. Instead dwarfman was now the chip leader. Spenda continued trying to bluff, but dwarfman continued to call:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1068 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1932 in chips)
dwarfman1990: posts small blind 25
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
dwarfman1990 said, “:-)”
LolTrappedU said, “no”
dwarfman1990: raises 100 to 150
LolTrappedU: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [8s 3c 7c]
LolTrappedU: checks
dwarfman1990: checks
*** TURN *** [8s 3c 7c] [9c]
LolTrappedU: checks
dwarfman1990: checks
*** RIVER *** [8s 3c 7c 9c] [9h]
LolTrappedU: bets 222
dwarfman1990 said, “heh i play bad”
dwarfman1990: calls 222
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Qh Kd] (a pair of Nines)
dwarfman1990: shows [4s 4h] (two pair, Nines and Fours)
dwarfman1990 collected 744 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “nah”
LolTrappedU said, “I knew I shouldnt bet”

Now spenda was a 4:1 dog, and had to do something. He found AQ and shoved:

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (696 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (2304 in chips)
dwarfman1990: posts small blind 25
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
dwarfman1990 said, “lol”
dwarfman1990: raises 100 to 150
LolTrappedU: raises 546 to 696 and is all-in
dwarfman1990 said, “alright then lets flip”
dwarfman1990: calls 546
*** FLOP *** [9h 6d 8c]
LolTrappedU said, “oh”
*** TURN *** [9h 6d 8c] [Ks]
LolTrappedU said, “gg”
*** RIVER *** [9h 6d 8c Ks] [5d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Ac Qh] (high card Ace)
dwarfman1990: shows [6s 6h] (three of a kind, Sixes)
dwarfman1990 said, “gg”
dwarfman1990 collected 1392 from pot

But dwarfman could do nothing wrong in game 7 and was the winner of the first ever heads up game in the gauntlet! He was awarded $76.50 and 137.19 points. Spenda was just short of his first win, but won $42.50 and 97.01 points. Congratulations to dwarfboy! Now for the hands:

lol cooleraments

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (1015 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (1985 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 15
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: calls 15
LolTrappedU: raises 90 to 120
sucout: raises 1865 to 1985 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 895 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (970) returned to sucout
*** FLOP *** [4d 2d 5s]
*** TURN *** [4d 2d 5s] [7h]
*** RIVER *** [4d 2d 5s 7h] [Kd]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Ks Ac] (a pair of Kings)
sucout: shows [8c Ad] (high card Ace)
LolTrappedU collected 2030 from pot

Seat 1: LolTrappedU (2075 in chips)
Seat 2: sucout (925 in chips)
sucout: posts small blind 15
LolTrappedU: posts big blind 30
*** HOLE CARDS ***
sucout: raises 60 to 90
LolTrappedU: raises 150 to 240
sucout: raises 685 to 925 and is all-in
LolTrappedU: calls 685
*** FLOP *** [9d Th 4s]
*** TURN *** [9d Th 4s] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [9d Th 4s Jc] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
LolTrappedU: shows [Kc Kd] (a pair of Kings)
sucout: shows [Jd Ah] (a pair of Jacks)
LolTrappedU said, “gg”
sucout said, “nh”
sucout said, “gg sir”
LolTrappedU collected 1850 from pot
LolTrappedU said, “I coolered ya twice”

Spenda coolered gametight for 2 big hands, and won his way to the championship.

WTF was he Thinking?

Seat 1: Anosmic (1640 in chips)
Seat 2: PapalRage (1360 in chips)
PapalRage: posts small blind 25
Anosmic: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
PapalRage: raises 50 to 100
Anosmic: calls 50
*** FLOP *** [4d Td Ts]
Anosmic: checks
PapalRage: checks
*** TURN *** [4d Td Ts] [Th]
Anosmic: bets 100
PapalRage: calls 100
*** RIVER *** [4d Td Ts Th] [Kd]
Anosmic: bets 300
PapalRage: raises 860 to 1160 and is all-in
Anosmic: calls 860
PapalRage said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
PapalRage: shows [8d Qs] (three of a kind, Tens)
Anosmic: shows [Tc 9s] (four of a kind, Tens)
PapalRage said, “ouch”
Anosmic collected 2720 from pot

Papal learned very quickly, betting into quads is not a good idea!

Beat of the Night

Seat 1: WildBob182 (1480 in chips)
Seat 2: dwarfman1990 (1520 in chips)
WildBob182: posts small blind 10
dwarfman1990: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
WildBob182: raises 40 to 60
dwarfman1990: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [3c Ts Tc]
dwarfman1990: checks
WildBob182: bets 90
dwarfman1990: raises 310 to 400
WildBob182: raises 1020 to 1420 and is all-in
dwarfman1990: calls 1020
dwarfman1990 said, “oh :(”
*** TURN *** [3c Ts Tc] [3h]
dwarfman1990 said, “wheeee”
*** RIVER *** [3c Ts Tc 3h] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dwarfman1990: shows [4d Td] (a full house, Tens full of Fours)
WildBob182: shows [Th Qd] (a full house, Tens full of Threes)
WildBob182 said, “omg”
dwarfman1990 said, “WHEEEE”
dwarfman1990 collected 2960 from pot

At least Bob can say one thing – he has won more “Beat of the Night” titles than anyone else thus far!

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