TCOOP 2016: From Germany With Love: makarios007 wins Event #4 ($82 NL Turbo)

Watching the electrifying accelerated action of TCOOP on the sidelines is akin to standing on a balcony overlooking a windy cobblestone street during the San Fermin festival's annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain...from your vantage point, you're destined to see a several serious wipeouts as a thunderous herd of jacked-up bulls try to trample thousands of thrill-seeking tourists.

It's not even the end of the first day of action, and we've seen four all-out sprints to the finish in the 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker a.k.a. TCOOP. The fourth and final TCOOP of the day saw its final table set in only 4 hours and 20 minutes, and the entire final table was wrapped up in twenty minutes... quite a feat considering the 4,000+ person field.

Germany's makarios007 rallied late to prevent MonsieurRask (United Kingdom) from running over the final table. Despite only starting the final table in the middle of the pack, makarios007 picked off six players at the final table including the final four en route to a turbo-charged victory in Event #4.

2016 TCOOP Event #04 $82 NL attracted 4,026 players. They created a prize pool worth $301,950, which surpassed the 200K guarantee. Only the top 540 places paid out with $47,408.76 set aside for the champion.

PokerStars Team Online mement_mori went the deepest out of anyone from PokerStars Team Pro or Team Online. mement_mori busted with K♠8♣ against Slaminan's A♣J♥. Neither player improved when the board finished up Q♠9♥4♣T♥6♦, but Slaminan won the pot with Ace-high. mement_mori went out in 221st place and took home $211.36.

With 2 tables to go MonsieurRask (UK) led with 2.5M. 1morepls bubbled off the final table when K♦J♥ got run down by MonsieurRask's T♦8♥. A ten on the flop sent 1morepls out in tenth place.

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TCOOP 2016 - Event #4 Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: reijomo (956,704)
Seat 2: makarios007 (2,302,182)
Seat 3: MonsieurRask (6,210,858)
Seat 4: B4NKR0LL3R (2,324,582)
Seat 5: Heintje8 (662,087)
Seat 6: wrx2no (1,235,768)
Seat 7: kymatoz8814 (975,602)
Seat 8: deepbluer (1,545,559)
Seat 9: VeromosAA (3,916,658)

The final table began during Level 47 with blinds at 125K/250K and a 32.5K ante. MonsieurRask held the lead with 6.2M, but three players held short stacks under 1M: Heintje8, reijomo and kymatoz8814.

STATION TO STATION: Heintje8 eliminated in 9th place

Second hand. That's how short it took before one of the shorties busted. Heintje8 shoved all-in for 599,587 with A♦6♥ and was trying to double up against makarios007 A♣Q♠. The Queen on the flop sunk Heintje8 and the board finished up Q♥J♦6♣3♥3♣. makarios007 won the pot with Aces up. Holland's Heintje8 became the first player to bust at the final table. Ninth place paid out $2,415.60.


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WORD ON A WING: kymatoz8814 eliminated in 8th place

Another short stack bowed out in the first orbit at the final table. kymatoz8814 opened to 1,650,000, makarios007 shoved for 2,339,269, and kymatoz8814 called all-in for 438,250. kymatoz8814 led with K♥K♣ against makarios007's A♥Q♦. However, makarios007 flopped a pair of Queens and turned Aces up to win the pot. The board ran out Q♠4♥3♣A♣6♣ and kymatoz8814's pocket Kings were snapped off. Russia's kymatoz8814 was dunzo in 8th place, which paid out $3,774.37.

CAN YOU HEAR ME: reijomo eliminated in 7th place

Short-stacked reijomo was all-in for 393K with A♥8♦ but got picked off by B4NKR0LL3R's A♣J♠. The board finished up J♥8♥2♠5♥9♣ and B4NKR0LL3R won the pot with a pair of Jacks. For a seventh-place payday, reijomo won $6,793.87.

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME: wrx2no eliminated in 6th place

MonsieurRask open-shoved for 2,286,276 and short wrx2no called all-in for 884,036. MonsieurRask trailed with Q♣T♦ against wrx2no's K♦7♦. However, the board ran out A♠5♠4♣Q♠3♠. MonsieurRask turned a pair of Queens to win the pot. Australia's wrx2no busted in sixth place, which paid out $9,813.37.

With five left in the hunt... makarios007 led with 5.4M and VeromosAA was last with 2.9M.

WILD IS THE WIND: MonsieurRask eliminated in 5th place

MonsieurRask got crippled in 8.6M pot when A♠2♠ lost B4NKR0LL3R's A♥K♣.

MonsieurRask busted a couple hands later with against makarios007's 9♠8♦. makarios007 flopped two pair and rivered a full house when the board finished up K♦9♣8♥J♣8♣. MonsieurRask failed to improve and makarios007 dragged the pot. For a fifth-place finish, MonsieurRask won $12,832.87.

With four to go... B4NKR0LL3R led with 8.5M followed by makarios007 (5.6M), deepbluer (3.2M), and VeromosAA (2.7M).

FASCINATION: B4NKR0LL3R eliminated in 4th place

Big shot vs. small shot. Big-stacked makarios007 min-raised to 1M, B4NKR0LL3R shoved for 1.2M with T♠7♥, and makarios007 called with K♠9♠. The baord ran out A♦K♥2♠6♠4♦ and makarios007 won the pot with a pair of Kings. B4NKR0LL3R never improved and busted in fourth place, which paid out $17,362.12.

With three remaining... makarios007 held an impressive lead with 13.6M, while VeromosAA was second with 4.7M and deepbluer trailed with 1.7M.

GOLDEN YEARS: VeromosAA eliminated in 3rd place

Short-stacked VeromosAA was all in for last 651,108. VeromosAA failed to triple up with T♦9♠ against makarios007's K♦9♦ (and deepbluer folded at showdown). VeromosAA flopped an open-ended straight draw, but whiffed on the turn and the river. The board finished up 8♦J♣2♥5♦K♠ and makarios007 won the pot with a pair of Kings. VeromosAA was knocked out in third place, which paid out $24,910.87.

HEADS-UP: makarios007 (Germany) vs. deepbluer (Canada)
Seat 2: makarios007 (14,265,528)
Seat 8: deepbluer (5,864,472)

With two remaining... deepbluer trailed nearly 3-1. Heads up only lasted 12 hands and makarios007 won 9 out of the last 10 en route to a quick victory in this turbo-charged atmosphere.

FAME: deepbluer eliminated in second place; Germany's makarios007 wins Event #4

Going into the final hand, makarios007 held almost 19M in chips and deepbluer was down to 1.1M. makarios007 min-raised, deepbluer shoved for 1.1M, and makarios007 called. makarios007 led with Q♥6♠ versus deepbluer's 6♥5♠. The board finished up J♠8♥2♥T♠J♦. Neither player improved but makarios007 won the pot with a pair of Jacks and a Queen-high kicker. Alas, deepbluer busted in second place.

Canada's deepbluer won $35,328.15 for a runner-up performance.

Germany's makarios007 won Event #4 on the opening day of TCOOP. First place paid out $47,408.76.

TCOOP-04 ($82 NL Hold'em, Turbo) results
Entrants: 4,026
Total prize pool: $301,950
Places paid: 540

1. makarios007 (Germany) $47,408.76
2. deepbluer (Canada) $35,238.15
3. VeromosAA (Israel) $23,910.87
4. B4NKR0LL3R (United Kingdom) $17,362.12
5. MonsieurRask (United Kingdom) $12,832.87
6. wrx2no (Australia) $9,813.37
7. reijomo (Finland) $6,793.87
8. kymatoz8814 (Russia) $3,774.37
9. Heintje8 (Netherlands) $2,415.60


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Pauly McGuire is a freelance contributor to PokerStars Blog.

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