Sunday Warm-Up: A laid back mistakooll wins $89K after two-way chop

Whether you spent the day tailgating, cracking aces, or dealing with the swings all players can appreciate the Sunday Majors even if you are not soaking up the sun at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure right now. The $500,000 guarantee Sunday Warm-Up started with 3,135 runners creating a $627,000 prize pool holding nearly six-figures for the winner. antifulltilt and mistakooll would chop up the majority of the final two money spots. In the end SCOOP champ mistakooll claimed the top spot and $89,298.00.


Read below how mistakooll kept, well, cool during the late goings of the tournament

sirtenzoe chopped a WCOOP event but would narrowly miss another big final table after busting in 15th place ($2,915.55).

After Gratitdude, who made the final table here in May (13th place, $2,915.55), and shibonimo (14th place, $2,915.55) took a seat on the rail, the remaining 12 players would enjoy a five minute respite after nine hours of play.

Half hour later lexa0702 would leave the tournament in 11th place ($3,856.05) opening up hand-for-hand play. After a tense 15 minutes, icebearr's A♥Q♥ would fail to catch up to pellompogos' pocket sevens 7♦7♠ on a 4♦ 6♦ T♦ 4♠ 2♠ board to start up the final table below:


Seat 1: Nili84 (1659888 in chips)
Seat 2: elpipsi87 (1813232 in chips)
Seat 3: a Bull 67 (4041628 in chips)
Seat 4: antifulltilt (2674704 in chips)
Seat 5: pellompogos (3988918 in chips)
Seat 6: aufzuckerter (4382568 in chips)
Seat 7: anteen (4057630 in chips)
Seat 8: mistakooll (5666332 in chips)
Seat 9: thewattsy (3065100 in chips)

Above you can see the first hand of the final table, which was also the last for elpipsi87. The shortstack open shoved from the small blind for 1.7 million holding K♠4♣ but found a caller in a Bull 67 with a dominate K♣Q♦. Both would pair their king, but a Bull 67 paired the kicker 5♦ J♦ K♦ 2♠ Q♥ sending elpipsi87 home in ninth place ($5,016.00).

Nearly ten minutes later and just before the tenth hourly break, anteen would shove all-in for 2.5 million with pocket sevens 7♦7♣. But, mistakooll held more chips (5.9 million) and jacks J♥J♠. After the 2♠ 4♦ T♦ 5♠ 4♣ board, anteen collected $7,837.50 in eighth place.

A Bull 67 continued charging through the field. 15 minutes into the 10th hour of play, a shortstacked thewattsy would pick up jacks J♥J♠ and push all-in but a few seats over a Bull 67 held kings K♥K♠. No luck for thewattsy on the Q♣ 3♦ 2♣ 3♥ 6♦ board, earning $14,107.50 in seventh place.

Nili84 would end up with nil chips after finding pocket treys 3♣3♠ and getting looked up by antifulltilt's queens Q♦Q♣. The clean A♣ 7♣ T♥ J♦ 4♣ board sent the 4.3 million chip pot to antifulltilt and $20,377.50 to Nili84 in sixth place.


After knocking out Niki84, antifulltilt would take aim at the rest of the table. First, with the blinds up to 125K/250K ante 25K pellompogos, who earned a whopping quarter of a million during the Sunday Million 7th anniversary final table in 2013, tried to shove 1.84 million over a min-raise by antifulltilt. Willing to gamble antifulltilt made the call with 3♠A♥, dominated by pellompogos' A♠Q♠. The domination lasted until the flop 7♣ 7♦ 3♦ 5♥ 2♠ sending another big score ($26,841.87) to pellompogos in fifth place.

Seven hands later a Bull 67 and antifulltilt, both holding sizable stacks would face-off preflop for the chip lead. After a series of raises and 16 million chips in the middle, antifulltilt showed pocket kings K♦K♠, a little bit better than a Bull 67's big slick K♥A♥. The 6♦ 2♦ 4♥ 3♣ 2♠ board provided no changes as a Bull 67 claimed $36,052.50 in fourth place.

Twenty minutes later, aufzuckerter stuck between the two bigger stacks, finally succumbed to their constant raising. Holding just 3.1 million chips and blinds at 200K/400K ante 40K aufzuckerter's 5♠A♠ would fall short of overtaking antifulltilt's 7♣A♥ on the 7♥ Q♦ 2♦ J♠ 5♦ board to land $52,041.00 in third place.

antifulltilt and mistakooll heads-up for the title

While antifulltilt started with a sizable chip lead (24.4 million to 6.8 million), a couple of all-ins after ten minutes of play left the final two close enough to make a quick deal leaving $10K aside for the weekly champ:

antifulltilt: $82,500.00
mistakooll: $79,298.00

Neither player was willing to give up the title easily as antifulltilt nearly won a Sunday Million in 2013 (third place, $108K) and mistakooll was a runner-up here in 2011 earning $113K.

Finally the big hand would come down after sparring for several minutes. With the blinds up to 250K/500K ante 50K and the board showing 2♣ 7♣ T♦ 4♠ Q♣ and 9.1 million chips already in the middle, antifulltilt shoved for 11.7 million holding the rivered pair J♠Q♦. But, mistakooll did one better and called with the winning flush J♣3♣.

antifulltilt would spin up a stack from near nothing but mistakooll put away the tournament six minutes later earning a total of $89,298.00 as this week's Sunday Warm-Up champion!

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results (01-11-15):

Entrants: 3,135
Places Paid: 450
Prize Pool: $627,000.00

(* denotes part of two-way deal)

1. mistakooll (Canada) *$89,298.00
2. antifulltilt (Netherlands) *$82,500.00
3. aufzuckerter (Austria) $52,041.00
4. a Bull 67 (Denmark) $36,052.50
5. pellompogos (Cyprus) $26,841.87
6. Nili84 (Finland) $20,377.50
7. thewattsy (United Kingdom) $14,107.50
8. anteen (Sweden) $7,837.50
9. elpipsi87 (Belgium) $5,016.00

David Aydt is a freelance contributor

David Aydt
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