Battle of the Planets: Sea_Eagle83 wins pushfest after nine-way split

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Battle of the Planets logo.jpgPumpkin carving, mounds of candy, and of course the guy from accounting dressed as Elvis. No, it's not another night in Las Vegas but Halloween sitting right around the corner and 527 players tonight were looking to pad their recent SnG dominance with the PokerStars Battle of the Planets $50,000.00 triple shootout freeroll. Open to all SnG players, the only requirement for this freeroll is obtaining a ticket through the weekly points accumulation of your respective planet (or buy-in level, check out the rules though the link above). An average of nearly $4,000.00 is on the table for those who win their first two tables awaits them at the final leg of the tournament. And tonight those final nine would grab the money and run. Here's how they got there:

Only one Red Spade was found on the Battle of the Planets tables today, belonging to Spanish Team Online member Javier El_Cañonero Dominguez. Despite being here nearly every month from crushing the SnGs at his level, Javier would go home early tonight. With the blinds at 25/50 tried to apply some pressure to a min raise from HellRazor_KK by shoving for 1,130 chips. While HellRazor_KK would fold the initial raise, Yilmaz11 had no intentions of laying down big slick A♥K♥ and made the call to face off against the Spaniard's pocket sixes 6♦6♣. Javier's fate would come early as an ace was laid down on the flop and held through the Q♥ T♠ A♣ 9♦ T♣ board to send Dominguez home in 355th place.

Hailikisat and psychodave29 went all sorts of crazy over their tables finishing with a final table seat in hand before the three hour mark of the tournament assuring them of $775.00 regardless of finish. The final seven seats would be filled in short order as it only took 20 more minutes for our the table to be set. All eyes settled over to Table eight where santi820 was about to put away Piwonka and after the river card left Piwonka's pair of tens looking up at santi820's pair of aces our final table was set below:


The calm before the shoves

Seat 1: xibatao (1500 in chips)
Seat 2: kuzich (1500 in chips)
Seat 3: Sea_Eagle83 (1500 in chips)
Seat 4: psychodave29 (1500 in chips)
Seat 5: nanyacoB (1500 in chips)
Seat 6: mm@ximumm (1500 in chips)
Seat 7: Hailikisat (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: santi820 (1500 in chips)
Seat 9: GoldPavlin (1500 in chips)

Maybe they needed money for candy

Three hours and thirty-five minutes later everyone was $3,955.96 richer as the table played out a few hands but after some minor pots were pushed around they decided on taking home between third and fourth place money a piece for their hard work throughout the month while qualifying for this tournament. That amount should be enough to grab a few cases of Mini-Snickers and Reese's peanut butter cups without having to endure a bad costume selection.

After the pushfest erupted, it would still take seven hands before Sea_Eagle83 soared above the final table for a victory lap and take the official title of October Battle of the Planets $50,000 triple shootout champion! Watch the winning hand against kuzich below:

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Thus ends this month's Battle of the Planets final table in a shocking 15 minutes with deal time included. Be sure to check out all the goodies PokerStars has lined up for the Halloween weekend including the 70 Billionth hand promotion that is dropping $750,000 into the pillow cases of PokerStars players throughout the week.

$50,000 guarantee October Battle of the Planets $50,000 triple shootout freeroll results (10-30-11):
(* all players chopped the final table money evenly)
1. Sea_Eagle83 (Australia) *$3,995,56
2. kuzich (Russia) *$3,995,56
3. Hailikisat (Estonia) *$3,995,56
4. mm@ximumm (Russia) *$3,995,56
5. santi820 (Argentina) *$3,995,56
6. psychodave29 (Netherlands) *$3,995,56
7. GoldPavlin (Latvia) *$3,995,56
8. nanyacoB (Ukraine) *$3,995,56
9. xibatao (Portugal) *$3,995,52

David Aydt
@PokerStars in Battle of the Planets