MicroMillions: Luck is on LUCKYDIMA 1's side in Event #37 ($5.50 NLHE Turbo)

micromillions-thumb-blog.pngWhen one registers for a turbo-style tournament they sit down with the understanding that they will play a fast paced tourney that will see the average hover between the 15 to 20 big blinds deep area. That was just the case for Event 37, a $5.50 NLHE turbo event that lasted just under five hours.

By the time the dust settled LUCKYDIMA 1 stood at the top looking down. He outlasted 7,481 other players to take home $5,694.86. Let's take a look at the numbers and then see how LUCKYDIMA 1 found his way to the top.

Entrants: 7,482
Guarantee: $25,000.00
Prize Pool: $37,410.00
Paid Players: 990

It took 2 hours and 13 minutes for the field to get into the money. From there they played another 2 hours and 12 minutes to get down to the final table where yuky1 sat atop the leader board.


Seat 1: fischerle89 (3,911,402 in chips)
Seat 2: SunTed (5,133,952 in chips)
Seat 3: klumpfod40 (2,040,090 in chips)
Seat 4: nrgdarki (3,996,775 in chips)
Seat 5: kukolshik (3,789,796 in chips)
Seat 6: yuky1 (7,426,618 in chips)
Seat 7: Wolf W.21 (2,679,650 in chips)
Seat 8: STAX 0N (3,798,256 in chips)
Seat 9: LUCKYDIMA 1 (4,633,461 in chips)

First one out:

The turbo structure attributed to a fast pace on the final table resulting in STAX ON getting eliminated in only the fourth hand. Sitting with less than 1 big blind STAX ON moved all-in from middle position. Action folded to klumpfod40 who called from the small blind and nagdarki, who checked his option from the big blind. klumpfod40 checked on the 6♦4♠4♥ flop, nrgdarki bet 400,000 and klumpfod40 folded. The players cards were revealed with nrgdarki holding A♥5♥ while STAX 40 held J♦T♦. The 7♦ turn and 4♣ river improved neither of the two players hands allowing nrgdarki to win with ace high sending STAX 40 out in ninth collecting $289.92.


Get your double-ups and maybe a triple-up:

It all started when LUCKYDIMA 1's pocket eights held against then chip leader yuky1, then klumpfod40 caught a straight on the river against SunTed. Next up it was LUCKYDIMA 1 and yuky1 clashing once again with LUCKYDIMA 1 getting another double.

The next two players who attempted to get in on the double-ups were SunTed and nrgdarki, they were each all-in against fischerle89. The hand started with SunTed who moved all-in under the gun for 381,362, nrgdarki then moved all-in for 1,433,629. Both players were called by fischerle89, from the big blind. The players cards were revealed with fischerle89's A♦8♠ ahead of SunTed's T♣4♥ and nrgdarki's A♥5♦. The Q♦J♥5♠ flop delivered a pair of fives to nrgdarki. The K♣ turn and 2♦ river did nothing for anyone giving nrgdarki the win sending SunTed to count his $448.92 eighth place money.


Next hand, next elimination:

Action did not slow after the elimination on SunTed. In the very next hand Wolf W.21 found himself all-in with 6♥6♣ against klumpfod40's J♠J♥. Wolf W.21 picked up some more outs on the turn with the board reading T♣4♠4♣8♣. Those extra outs did not materialize on the river when the J♦ fell. Wolf W.21 collects $823.02 for his seventh place effort.


The one hand, one elimination trend continued as kukolshik got all his chips in the middle against nrgdarki. kukolshik moved all-in from under the gun with A♣T♣, action folded to nrgdarki, in the big blind, who called with Q♥J♣. kukolshik's lead was short lived as the J♦9♥5♦ flop brought nrgdarki a pair of jacks and the lead in the hand. The turn and river brought the 6♦ and K♦ respectively, eliminating kukoolshik in sixth place for $1,197.12


Chipleader to bust:

It too 27 hands for yuky1 to go from chip leader to out in fifth place. After doubling LUCKYDIMA 1 up multiple times yuky1 found himself at the bottom looking up. He was looking to get a much needed double up against nrgdarki when the two clashed. The hand started with nrgdarki opening to 1,200,000, yuky1 then moved all-in for 1,688,735. Everyone folded and nrgdarki called revealing K♥J♦ slight lead against yuky1's Q♥9♥. The A♦8♦5♠3♠2♥ board improved neither players hand sending yuky1 out in fifth place collecting $1,571.22.


More double-ups:

Once again after a few eliminations the trend of the shorties getting all-in and surviving to play another hand. Over the next 12 hands fischerle89 was involved in four hands that either saw him all-in or his opponent. He beat nrgdarki and klumpfod40 each during those hands but also lost a hand to each one of them.

Finally down to three:

Sitting with the chip lead and having the action fold to him, LUCKYDIMA 1 moved all-in from the button. fischerle89 folded from the small blind and klumpfod40 called. The A♥9♠ belonged to LUCKYDIMA 1 while klumpfod40 held 8♦5♦. The A♠J♥T♠ flop created a larger mountain for klumpfod40 to climb. That mountain was just too big to conquer eliminating klumpfod40 in fourth place for $2,057.55.


Getting down to two:

The three remaining players seemed content to play the raise and take game pre flop, that is until LUCKYDIMA 1 decided to call the all-in shove from fischerle89. The 7♠6♦2♥3♦7♦ board was favorable to LUCKYDIMA 1 and the end for fischerle89, eliminating him in third place for $2,992.80.


Heads-up play:

Here's a look at the starting stacks for heads-up play:

Seat 4: nrgdarki (5,420,612 in chips)
Seat 9: LUCKYDIMA 1 (31,989,388 in chips)

Things were almost done as quickly as they began when nrgdarki open-shoved all-in on the first hand of heads-up play. LUCKYDIMA 1 called and the players revealed their cards with LUCKYDIMA 1 holding A♣5♦ and nrgdarki holding Q♥J♦. The K♣5♥2♥ flop brought a small pair to LUCKYDIMA 1, but it was the J♣ turn that defined this hand giving nrgdarki a bigger pair. The K♦ river meant nothing to either players hand and nargdarki survived to continue the match.

It only took six more hands for these two players to get the chips into the middle once again. nrgdarki opened to 2,400,000, LUCKYDIMA 1 moved all-in (has nrgdarki covered), and nrgdarki called. LUCKYDIMA 1 held A♠3♠ while nrgdarki held K♦3♣. Much like the last hand LUCKYDIMA 1 caught a pair on the flop, this time however it was a pair of aces on the A♥T♥7♣ board. A pair of four came on the turn and river putting an end to this match giving nrgdarki $4,208.62 for second and $5,694.86 for LUCKYDIMA 1.

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Congrats to LUCKYDIMA 1 on the win.

MicroMillions Event #37 ($5.50 NLHE Turbo) Results:

1st: LUCKYDIMA 1 ($5,694.86)
2nd: nrgdarki ($4,208.62)
3rd: fischerle89 ($2,992.80)
4th: klumpfod40 ($2,057.55)
5th: yuky1 ($1,571.22)
6th: kukolshik ($1,197.12)
7th: Wolf W.21 ($823.02)
8th: SunTed ($448.92)
9th: STAX ON ($289.92)

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