Sunday Warm-Up: WINWINWINWIN for BAGBAGBAGBAG after three-way chop

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Sunday Warm-Up logo NEW.PNGIf you have ever played a sport to a tie that required some form of overtime for the contest to be settled then tonight's heads-up match for the $500,000 guarantee Sunday Warm-Up was poker's equivalent. 3,619 players would drop their $215 buy-ins with a shot at $113,677.77 first prize, but it would take a grueling 13 hours and 40 minutes to get there.

One Team PokerStars Pro managed to put some quality time into the Sunday Warm-Up today. Victor Ramdin found himself deep into the money with the blinds at 4K/8K ante 800 facing a min-raise in the small blind from Improved sitting on the button. With 110,197 chips behind, Ramdin would shove holding K♦J♦ as Improved made the call with pocket tens T♦T♠. Improved did not improve but neither did the winner of a $1,500 event at the PCA last year as the board 5♣ 2♠ 4♠ 2♥ 6♦ ran dry for Victor ending his night in 164th place ($651.42).

Down to two tables SixthSenSe19 with a Turbo Takedown victory along with several other big final tables, just finished eighth in the Battle of the Planets $50,000 triple shootout freeroll was trying to notch another Sunday Warm-Up final table but ran into a raising war with Adam "Roothlus" Levy who held the 2nd biggest chip stack at the table. After getting his shove snap called by Levy's pocket aces, SixthSenSe19's Q♥A♣ watched the huge 7.2 million chip pot go to Levy and after the five minute break the scraps would be passed off to .i. prestige preventing a second big final table tonight for SixthSenSe19 in 13th place ($3,257.10).

Those chips would not last through another level for Levy after doubling up Kedrila and .i. prestige, Levy would be left with 1.2 million chips and 50K/100K ante 10K blinds. Adam would open shove from the button getting snap called by Kedrila in the small blind holding big slick A♠K♣. Roothlus showed a suited connector 8♥9♥ and after an decent flop 7♦4♣5♣ Levy failed to connect on the K♠ turn and A♥ river to finish in 11th place ($4,342.80).

A 13 minute edition of hand-for-hand would take place before SerAlGog faced with a decision after min-raising with J♣A♠ and facing a shove from crazylandd for all his chips. After a small pause, SerAlGog made the call and faced off against the queens Q♠Q♥ on crazylandd. No ace and one face on the 8♣ K♠ 6♦ 2♣ 5♥ board ended SerAlGog's night in tenth place ($4,342.80) starting up the final table below:


Seat 1: crazylandd (3872084 in chips)
Seat 2: jaaaaaaack (2700938 in chips)
Seat 3: Kedrila (2528332 in chips)
Seat 4: NhFy (8449360 in chips)
Seat 5: scarface2911 (3556100 in chips)
Seat 6: moneyinbag (3921772 in chips)
Seat 7: Gry Dilling (2837810 in chips)
Seat 8: .i. prestige (5698090 in chips)
Seat 9: BAGBAGBAGBAG (2625514 in chips)

Long time coming

It would take nearly 20 minutes for the first Sunday Warm-Up final table elimination. With the blinds at 100K/200K ante 20K jaaaaaaack would open shove from middle position only getting a caller from Gry Dilling sitting on just 835,296 chips after paying the big blind. The small ace 3♦A♦ of Gry Dilling caught a beautiful trey on the flop 2♦T♣3♣. jaaaaaaack's A♣Q♠ would blank the turn 2♠ but found a lovely lady on the river Q♣ to end Gry Dilling's night in ninth place ($5,790.40).


Still in the 100K/200K ante 20K level BAGBAGBAGBAG would make a min-raise from UTG+1 as Kedrila holding nearly three million in chips shoved from the cutoff. Holding pocket aces A♣A♦ BAGBAGBAGBAG made poker's easiest call hoping to fade Kedrila's big slick K♥A♥. Despite a little scare of a king hitting the turn, BAGBAGBAGBAG faded the river 7♠ 5♣ 3♦ K♠ 2♠ to end Kedrila's night in eighth place ($9,047.50). Like SixthSenSe19, Kedrila has had a taste of the Battle of the Planets freeroll final table, finishing as the runner-up a few years ago for $7,500.00

A four scores more money

In the first hand after the tenth hourly break moneyinbag tried to sneak a min-raise from cutoff but .i. prestige needed some chips after dwindling down to a little more than one million and shoved for that amount from the button. Holding 4♦A♠ moneyinbag called the small amount more to see help was needed against .i. prestige's A♣6♥. Help came swiftly for moneyinbag as a four came off the flop and held on the 7♦ 4♣ 9♣ J♥ 3♦ board to end .i. prestige's night in seventh place ($16,285.50).

Cursed chips?

Both Kedrila and .i. prestige took Adam Levy's chips prior to the final table. Despite both of them making the final table, Kedrila was sent to the rail in eighth place, found closely behind by .i. prestige in seventh. Those resided in moneyinbag's stack for a short while until the 13.5 million chip hand below finished:

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moneyinbag would try to apply a little pressure on BAGBAGBAGBAG with a four-bet shove to 6.5 million after BAGBAGBAGBAG three-bet to 988,500. Holding pocket queens Q♣Q♠ BAGBAGBAGBAG was happy to call and even happier to see moneyinbag's Q♦J♥. The case queen would appear on the door Q♥ 7♦ 6♣ 2♠ 6♦ ending moneyinbag's night in sixth place ($23,523.50).


The blinds would move up to 125/250K ante 25K and jaaaaaaack's 1.5 million chip stack needed an infusion quickly. After crazylandd made a min-raise from the button, jaaaaaaack would shove that 1.5 million into the middle holding big slick A♣K♦ small blind as NhFy folded the big blind. crazylandd would make the call showing pocket tens T♣T♦ as the all-low 8♠ 3♥ 3♦ 6♦ 4♣ left jaaaaaaack shouting for a kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing but not getting there finishing in fifth place ($30,761.50).

Out of ammo

scarface2911 needed a double-up holding just 2.7 million chips as the four-handed table continued the 125/250K ante 25K blinds. Trying to grab some easy dead money in the middle, scarface2911 would shove that stack from the button but instead woke up crazylandd showing Q♥K♠ in the big blind. Only one live card for scarface2911 T♣K♦ would need a small favor from the dealer. Instead the board ran out A♦ 7♥ K♥ 9♦ A♣ shipping 5.6 million chips to crazylandd and $41,618.50 to scarface2911 in fourth place.

No fuss, no mess, just money

Our final three got right down to business split up the remaining prize pool and leaving $10,000.00 for our champion. Check out the player's shares below:

NhFy: $85,219.00
crazylandd: $81,773.00
BAGBAGBAGBAG: $81,043.00

Nice hand for you

NhFy would have liked the extra $10,000 left aside from the deal, but instead will have to be content with the largest share. With the blinds at 150K/300K ante 30K after getting knocked around three-handed down to 4.5 million NhFy would min-raise from the button but BAGBAGBAGBAG would three-bet to 1.66 million from the small blind. crazylandd folded but NhFy did not, shoving that 4.5 million chip stack and getting a call from BAGBAGBAGBAG holding A♣6♦. NhFy with a smaller ace A♠3♣ was gifted a trey on the flop 8♦ 3♦ 9♦ to take the lead. But, just like Gry Dilling's elimination the pair of treys would go down on the turn. This time it was a turned flush K♦ as NhFy took leave with the $85,219.50 from the chop agreement in third place.

Switzerland vs. Russia

The blinds would allow for plenty of play at heads-up would start out with BAGBAGBAGBAG in the lead 21 million to crazylandd's 15.1 million at the 150K/300K ante 30K level. 15 minutes into the battle BAGBAGBAGBAG would only lose a little ground to crazylandd as the players were near dead even as the blind moved up to 200K/400K ante 40K, then 250K/500K ante 50K, then 300K/600K ante 60K...

The final time for heads-up play? One hour, three minutes these two would battle exchanging the lead several times along the way. Finally, with the blinds at 400K/800K ante 80K the final hand was dealt below:

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crazylandd backed into a corner down 6.7 million to 29.4 million, shoved on the button holding K♠3♦. BAGBAGBAGBAG also held a king but with a better kicker K♥J♦ making the call. No magical trey on the 8♣ 9♣ 4♦ A♦ Q♥ board to extend this overtime marathon as BAGBAGBAGBAG took the extra $10,000.00 from the chop agreement and the Sunday Warm-Up title!

$500,000 guarantee Sunday Warm-Up results (01-08-12):
(* denotes part of three-way deal)
1. BAGBAGBAGBAG (Switzerland) *$91,043.18
2. crazylandd (Russia) *$81,773.19
3. NhFy (Sweden) *$85,219.50
4. scarface2911 (United Kingdom) $41,618.50
5. jaaaaaaack (United Kingdom) $30,761.50
6. moneyinbag (Mexico) $23,523.50
7. .i. prestige (Netherlands) $16,285.50
8. Kedrila (Russia) $9,047.50
9. Gry Dilling (Denmark) $5,790.40

David Aydt
@PokerStars in Sunday Warm-Up