Another day gone by, and another great event in the books! This time it was the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) event #27, $25000+$500 USD Hold’em No Limit Heads-Up. That’s $25 THOUSAND DOLLARS to buy in, so you could be assured that the field for this particular event was comprised entirely of the best of the best in all of online poker. These guys are good, and they know what they are doing. All the current biggest names in the game showed up, including Olivier “Adonis112” Busquet, skilled_sox, and Sorel “zangbezan24” Mizzi (each of these three also had cashes in the other big HU event that ran before this one, the 2009 WCOOP Event #24), Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro, RunThisTable, Traheho, feared HU player Iftarii, takechip, ThePokerBody, Apathy123, Genius28, stevesbets, our own Nutsinho, Chris “Money800” Moneymaker, Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu, Barry “barryg1” Greenstein, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier Zugwat, and Tom “Holdem_NL” & “Durrrr” Dwan. Only 36 players would show up, and this events prize pool despite having so few entrants was a massive $900,000.
Hand coverage begins with 8 remaining.
8th: My hero shows how its done, sending youngest ever main event champ to the rail.
Adonis112 (BB) (t82350)
PeteEastgate (SB) (t77650)
PeteEastgate bets t999, Adonis112 raises to t2700, PeteEastgate calls t1701
Flop: (t5400) 4, 9, 7 (2 players)
Adonis112 checks, PeteEastgate bets t3675, Adonis112 calls t3675
Turn: (t12750) 6 (2 players)
Adonis112 checks, PeteEastgate bets t8675, Adonis112 raises to t23500, PeteEastgate raises to t71275 (All-In), Adonis112 calls t47775
River: (t155300) 2 (2 players, 1 all-in)
Total pot: t155300
PeteEastgate had 9, 7 (two pair, nines and sevens).
Adonis112 had 10, 8 (straight, ten high).
Outcome: Adonis112 won t155300
And the defending WSOP Main Event champ is sent home in 8th place, collecting a hefty $56,250 for his efforts tonight.Congrats!!
7th: losing races sucks, particularly when there are thousands of dollars on the line
Sifosis (SB) (t114800)
skilled_sox (BB) (t45200)
Sifosis bets t1000, skilled_sox raises to t3200, Sifosis raises to t8400, skilled_sox raises to t45200 (All-In), Sifosis calls t36800
Flop: (t90400) 7, A, 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)
Turn: (t90400) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)
River: (t90400) 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)
Total pot: t90400
Sifosis had K, A (two pair, Aces and threes).
skilled_sox had 9, 9 (two pair, nines and threes).
Outcome: Sifosis won t90400
and skilled_sox, the young SuperNova Elite, is sent home in 7th place with a nice $56,250 added to his pockets. Congrats!
6th: Sorel Mizzi played a masterful smallball game, and did the MK-like finising move on his opponent as follows:
joiso (BB) (t11690)
zangbezan24 (SB) (t148310)
zangbezan24 bets t800, joiso calls t400
Flop: (t1600) 4, 10, 3 (2 players)
joiso checks, zangbezan24 bets t800, joiso calls t800
Turn: (t3200) A (2 players)
joiso checks, zangbezan24 bets t2000, joiso raises to t10090 (All-In), zangbezan24 calls t8090
River: (t23380) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)
Total pot: t23380
zangbezan24 had K, A (one pair, Aces).
joiso had 3, 6 (one pair, threes).
Outcome: zangbezan24 won t23380
And just like that joiso is out in 6th place, also collecting a cool $56,250 for his efforts that night. congrats!
5th: another expert smallball player, and mistakool is sent home in 5th place.
mistakooll (BB) (t24466)
Iftarii (SB) (t135534)
Iftarii bets t1600, mistakooll raises to t4700, Iftarii raises to t60000, mistakooll calls t19766 (All-In), Sifosis raises to t2560 (All-In), zangbezan24 calls t1280 (All-In)
Flop: (t88306) 7, 2, 8 (4 players, 3 all-in)
zangbezan24 checks, Sifosis bets t2560 (All-In), zangbezan24 raises to t6900 (All-In), Sifosis raises to t11240 (All-In), zangbezan24 raises to t24001 (All-In), Sifosis calls t12761 (All-In)
Turn: (t136308) 6 (4 players, 9 all-in)
River: (t136308) 9 (4 players, 9 all-in)
Total pot: t136308
Iftarii had J, J (one pair, Jacks).
mistakooll had A, K (high card, Ace).
Outcome: Iftarii won t48932
mistakooll also takes home $56,250 as reward for a good finish, his being out in 5th. Congrats!
4th: Sorel Mizzi falls victim to the hidden set threat. Always fear the set!
zangbezan24 (BB) (t26561)
Sifosis (SB) (t293439)
Sifosis bets t2560, zangbezan24 calls t1280
Flop: (t5120) 7, 2, 8 (2 players)
zangbezan24 checks, Sifosis bets t2560, zangbezan24 raises to t6900, Sifosis raises to t11240, zangbezan24 raises to t24001 (All-In), Sifosis calls t12761
Turn: (t53122) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)
River: (t53122) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)
Total pot: t53122
Sifosis had 2, 2 (three of a kind, twos).
zangbezan24 had 8, 4 (one pair, eights).
Outcome: Sifosis won t53122
And just like that, Sorel “zangbezan24” Mizzi is out in 4th place, earning exactly $90,000 for his efforts that night. Congrats!
3rd: My hero goes down wth top pair. Anyways, gg!
Adonis112 (SB) (t91940)
Iftarii (BB) (t228060)
Adonis112 calls t640, Iftarii bets t3840, Adonis112 calls t2560
Flop: (t7680) 6, 3, 2 (2 players)
Iftarii bets t3840, Adonis112 raises to t88100 (All-In), Iftarii calls t84260
Turn: (t183880) K (2 players, 1 all-in)
River: (t183880) 7 (2 players, 1 all-in)
Total pot: t183880
Adonis112 had 6, A (one pair, sixes).
Iftarii had 8, 8 (one pair, eights).
Outcome: Iftarii won t183880
And Iftarii knocks Olivier “Adonis112” Busquet out in 3rd, and for his finish he is rewarded with $90,000! Not bad for a day’s work, so congrats!
And we arrive HU. $315,000 to the winner, and $180,000 to the loser. These guys being the best of the best, didn’t even bother with any dealmaking. And then…
HU: Quite the cooler.
Sifosis (BB) (t244230)
Iftarii (SB) (t395770)
Iftarii bets t3840, Sifosis calls t1920
Flop: (t7680) 5, 10, J (2 players)
Sifosis checks, Iftarii bets t5760, Sifosis raises to t15360, Iftarii raises to t30000, Sifosis raises to t103680, Iftarii raises to t177360, Sifosis raises to t240390 (All-In), Iftarii calls t63030
Turn: (t488460) 3 (2 players, 1 all-in)
River: (t488460) A (2 players, 1 all-in)
Total pot: t488460
Iftarii had 5, 5 (three of a kind, fives).
Sifosis had J, 5 (two pair, Jacks and fives).
Outcome: Iftarii won t488460
Iftarii takes home a great prize, $315,000 and the WCOOP champion bracelet and the eternal bragging rights athat accompany this, for having demonstrated excellent HU play all tourney. Sifosis put up a good fight, and its actually sad he had to go down the way he did. But anyway, that’s poker, and doing so he still earned $180,000 in money as a consolation prize, and a pretty good one if you ask me!
And another great event is now in the pages of history! Stay tuned as we bring you more in depth coverage of final tables from every meaningful event in online poker! GG, and see you next time!