SCOOP: Perfectly Righteous Scoops, 7PRS takes Event #14-L title
Always. Be. Drawing.
No, we won't be repeating the famous sales pitch speech from the movie Glengarry GlenRoss but there's a poker lesson in there that can help you win the Cadillac versus going home with the steak knives or worse during an Omaha tournament. Tonight 2,279 players lined up their $55 buy-ins for SCOOP Event #14 low buy-in hoping to complete enough draws for a shot at the two five-figure paydays sitting at the final table.
396 players took those above words to heart and made off with a piece of the $113,950.00 prize pool, which again has broken PokerStars' guarantee of $50,000. Among those who fell short of the final table but grabbed some money first, Team PokerStars pros Victor Ramdin (303rd place $79.76), Canadian pro Darus Suharto (298th place $79.76), Online pro Andy "Kid Nebraska" Goetsch (191st place $113.95), German pro George Danzer who can't seems to miss the money in this SCOOP series cashes again in 125th place for $153.83.
The last pro Team PokerStars pro standing was Noah "Exclusive" Boeken who was in the top ten in chips for a good part of the tournament but took a hit after running a turned straight into a rivered boat and finished shortly after in 39th place ($239.29).
In a trend of quick tournaments this evening, the final table started up in just under nine hours of play after a short stacked JonAGreen tried to push Q♠ T♠ A♣ 9♦ with just 184,523 in chips left before the hand. JonAGreen's bets would be called by jfc43 holding a middle heavy hand of 7♥ 9♠ J♠ 6♦. The flop K♠ T♦ 9♣ looked fine for JonAGreen as was the 3♦ on the turn. 8♠ on the river notched together the weak end of a straight for jfc43, but it was strong enough to take JonAGreen out in 10th place ($712.18).
Seat 1: chrisdanny (335392 in chips)
Seat 2: Tech-3 (1664531 in chips)
Seat 3: Fred DeKatt (551468 in chips)
Seat 4: jfc43 (939774 in chips)
Seat 5: sjvan (1766663 in chips)
Seat 6: Schukie (574834 in chips)
Seat 7: whoflungpooh (1188043 in chips)
Seat 8: iamrizz (2215584 in chips
Seat 9: 7PRS (2158711 in chips)
Two names, no chips
Blinds starting off at 50K/100K for our final tablist this evening as chrisdanny couldn't find much luck early was found to be down to just 10,392 chips. While UTG chrisdanny would toss the scraps into the middle preflop while Fred DeKatt, whoflungpooh, and iamrizz all called. All three would check the 2♦ 3♠ 9♥ flop. 7PRS took a stab at the 8♠ turn getting calls from everyone but backed off the J♥ river as everyone checked it down.
iamrizz 6♥ A♠ 2♠ 9♠
7PRS A♦ Q♦ 9♣ J♠
Fred DeKatt 2♣ A♣ 5♠ 6♠
whoflungpooh flung his hand into the muck as did chrisdanny who couldn't top the jacks and nines of 7PRS or the 8-5 low of Fred DeKatt. The man with two names was out in ninth place ($968.57).
Schukie told to take a hike
After falling to just 149,751 and in the big blind with limits at 60K/120K, Schukie was nearly forced to call the raise of sjvan who raised from the small blind holding just T♠ 2♦ 3♦ 9♠. sjvan wasn't just playing the part of the bully holding suited aces 6♥ A♦ 4♥ A♥. Schukie couldn't connect enough of the Q♣ 5♣ 2♥ J♣ 4♦ board as sjvan's 6-5 low and pair of aces were enough to scoop the 299,502 chip pot sending Schukie out of the tournament in eighth place ($1,540.60).
Only jack high?
jfc43 was down to just 184,887 before the hand and decided to raise UTG with the betting levels at 60K/120K, sjvan called, 7PRS would put in a three-bet, as jfc43 tossed in the remaining 4,887 chips as 7PRS and sjvan called.
After the no low possible T♥ T♠ 9♦ flop came out sjvan bailed after 7PRS bet and showed Q♥ 5♦ A♦ 3♠ for ace high as the all-in jfc43 showed 2♣ 4♦ 6♥ 2♦ good for a slight lead. 8♦ on the turn opened up flush draws for both of them which hit on the J♦ river. jfc43 wasn't rooting for that flush as 7PRS held the nut flush draw opposed his jack high draw. For the inferior flush, jfc43 received ($2,677.82) in seventh place.
Blind versus blind equal all mine says 7PRS
With blinds at 50K/100K 7PRS would complete the small blind as Tech-3 checked the option to see the 3♦ A♠ 9♣ flop. 7PRS led for 100K as Tech-3 called. K♦ on the turn and 7PRS checked as Tech-3 bet 200K and 7PRS check-raised. Both would trade bets until it was capped and all of Tech-3's chips were in the middle. River 4♦ opened up a possible low as 7PRS turned over 7♠ K♥ A♣ A♥ for the flopped set, as Tech-3 did not have a low but an unfortunate top two pair A♦ K♠ J♥ 7♣ shipping the 1.7 million chip pot to 7PRS. Tech-3 took $3,817.32 back to London for the sixth place finish.
Flung by Pooh
Just five hands later a multi-way pot broke out when sjvan limped from UTG, called by whoflungpooh, then raised by iamrizz. Watch hand play out in the video below:
The blinds would fold but the limpers called to see a Q♦ 3♣ 6♥ flop. Both sjvan and whoflungpooh check-called the bet of iamrizz. whoflungpooh would led out at the K♠ falling on the turn as iamrizz raised all-in for 105,584 more. sjvan folded this time as whoflungpooh called exposing 3♠ 3♥ A♠ K♦ for the flopped set. iamrizz held K♣ 2♦ 4♠ A♣ and was looking for a five or a low card to split the pot, but instead got the 6♦ filling up whoflungpooh and iamrizz was erased in fifth place ($4,956.82).
No 10th life for Fred DeKatt
120K/240K were the stakes as Fred DeKatt would three-bet all in for 311,664 as sjvan would call from the big blind and initial raiser 7PRS would also call. Both active players would check down the 4♠ 2♦ K♠ A♥ K♣ board as Fred DeKatt turned over J♥ Q♣ A♦ 3♣ for aces and kings, but was no match for the top full of sjvan A♣ Q♥ A♠ 5♣ as 7PRS had no low and mucked as $6,552.12 and fourth place went to Fred DeKatt.
Pooh sent back to the thousand acre woods
Two big hands of missed draw for whoflungpooh and with 160K/320K stakes he was left with just 441,504 in chips. From the small blind whoflungpooh would raise into 7PRS in the big blind who would make the call. All heart flop J♥ 4♥ 3♥ got whoflungpooh to bed the remaining 121,504 chips as 7PRS made the call and turned up 6♦ 4♦ 9♦ 4♠ for the flopped set. whoflungpooh was look for a deuce or a non-pairing low card holding 5♦ A♠ Q♣ 3♠. But the silly little bear would find neither on the Q♥ turn and J♣ river retiring whoflungpooh to perhaps a jar of honey filled with $9,571.80 in third place money.
7PRS vs. sjvan
No chop talks occurred so we would be heads up for the title with 7PRS starting with a 7.7 million chip to 3.6 million chip lead on sjvan. As figured for a split pot tournament, the pair would duel until the 250K/500K stakes level after sjvan took down three pots in a row and evened up the match; 7PRS battled right back and won the final four hands of the tournament.
After 7PRS scooped a 4.5 million and 5.5 million chip pot sjvan was left with just 818,790 chips and threw those into the middle preflop as 7PRS called all the bets. Watch the video of the final hand below:
7PRS: T♦ A♥ 8♦ T♣
sjvan: Q♣ 2♣ J♥ 5♠
Neither would connect much on the 9♥ 8♣ 2♦ 6♣ 3♥ board as 7PRS captured the high with a pair of tens and managed to squeak a better low (8-6-3 vs 8-6-5) thanks to the ace and scooped the final 1.6 million chip pot closing the book on sjvan in second place ($13,389.12). For the victory after relatively quick ten and a half hour tournament the full $17,948.53 first place prize was shipped to 7PRS.
$50,000 Guarantee SCOOP Event #14-L Limit Omaha Eight or Better Results
1. 7PRS (Toronto) $17,948.53
2. sjvan (Denver) $13,389.12
3. whoflungpooh (Santa Clara) $9,571.80
4. Fred DeKatt (Rougemont) $6,552.12
5. iamrizz (carrollton) $4,956.82
6. Tech-3 (London) $3,817.32
7. jfc43 (Stuart) $2,677.82
8. Schukie (Nutley) $1,540.60
9. chrisdanny (Engelskirchen) $968.57