Battle of the Planets: MrWeesy whips through final table taking down $12K win
A slightly larger crowd of 556 SnG Kings and Queens (as compared to 516 from last month) cashed in their tickets for the Halloween edition of the $50,000 Battle of Planets Triple Shootout freeroll. No tricks (except for the occasional check-raise) and all treats from PokerStars as the $50,000 is put up as a thank you to the SnG grinders that will be playing tonight a chance at the $12,000.00 first place prize.
Prior to the 13 minute mark, the tournament already bid adieu to two of the three Team PokerStars players who earned their way in. Team Online Grayson "spacegravy" Physioc and Team Pro Joon Noh were out before my mac and cheese was done on the stove leaving Diego 'vgreen22' Brunelli carrying the PokerStars flag in the early goings. Brunelli would lead his table with near 5,000 chips down to four players, then ran into a bit of a cooler against Ali_Baba_Ang with Ali_Baba's kings taking down a 4,830 chip pot over Diego's wired ladies. Down to three handed play and blinds at 50/100, Brunelli would call and cover by 30 chips the small blind push of cielo646 while holding 7♥A♠ and was ahead of cielo646's 5♦A♦. But, the wheel draw would hit on the turn with the final board showing 2♠ 4♦ 4♥ 3♥ T♠ knocking the Team Online member down to just 30 chips. He would triple to 90 on the next hand but couldn't find any more chips after cielo646 scooped up the rest on the second hand knocking out the remaining Team PokerStars player.
Down to the money bubble on the first leg of the triple shootout found everyone waiting on 87bowser taking on Mass1985 heads-up. With the blinds at 150/300 ante 25 and 87bowser holding a 7,600 to 1,340 chip lead both would shove preflop with 87bowser turning over the dominating Q♦A♣ to Mass1985's smaller ace A♦3♣. The 2♥ J♦ 6♥ 7♠ 7♥ board sent Mario and Luigi's nemesis to the second round as Mass1985 finished out of the money in 82nd place.
On towards the final table, MrWeesy caught the first seat to the final table where he will be assured $775.00 for winning two tables. Soon AeroZe, Matrixxx47, and RiverNickels would join MrWeesy there as the final table awaited the outcome of the RI Tony/afilado1 match. Both were nearly even in chips with RI Tony leading 7,027 to 6,473 as the blinds stood at 150/300 ante 25 and RI Tony would raise from the button to 900. afilado1 wanted nothing to do with seeing a flop and shoved holding T♣A♣. Back to RI Tony who made the decision to gamble with pocket fours 4♦4♣. The gamble got RI Tony to the final table as the board 7♠ J♣ 9♥ 5♥ 5♦ failed to connect with afilado1's hand as he finished on the final table bubble in tenth place ($195.00).