Sunday Warm-Up: Remi Lebo_10 wins $60K after two-way deal

While there were no potential million dollar flips like the one Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu had at the Main Event, the $400,000 guarantee Sunday Warm-Up would have its share of online excitement. After ten hours and down to heads-up play between Remi Lebo_10 and AngleZero the final two chopped up $52,392.00 as Remi Lebo_10 managed to earn an extra $8K after booking the win.

Keep reading below for the tale of Remi Lebo_10's Sunday Major victory.

Opening up the final two tables of this week's Sunday Warm-Up after eight came with quick eliminations. First, klinger63 was trying not to duplicate a close call in this tourney just two weeks ago, narrowly missing out on the final table won by Elio "smokrokflock" Fox. The Dane would need to wait until next week for a final table appearance after a shortstack was shipped to AngleZero finishing in 18th place ($1,611.20).

M1ronO was able to spin up a stack to take home extra cash a few months ago at the Sunday Million final table. Once again m1ronO was trying to nurse a shortstack along to claim a few extra dollars, but BearBore was having none of it and finished off m1ronO in 12th place ($3,021.00).

After old school Turbo Takedown winner zugzwang16 also earned $3,021.00 in 11th place there was a possible double elimination on the final table bubble. On Table 139 J0hn Mcclean was all-in holding T♥Q♥ against Mr. Bittar's big slick A♣K♦. Despite picking up a flush draw on the turn 9♠ 5♦ 7♥ 4♥ J♦ J0hn Mcclean was asked to leave temporarily in tenth place.

Temporary due to Aguskb's three-bet shove on the other table being pondered by NogisCZ who covered and held Q♦A♠. NogizCZ would make the call and race against Aguskb's pocket threes 3♣3♦. The three on the river 5♣ 8♠ K♣ 2♣ 3♠ nailed down a decent 2.9 million chip pot to take to the final table below:

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Seat 1: NogisCZ (518291 in chips)
Seat 2: OLD TIME GIN (2322755 in chips)
Seat 3: Mpa3yka (2212919 in chips)
Seat 4: Aguskb (2951094 in chips)
Seat 5: Remi Lebo_10 (2822025 in chips)
Seat 6: Mr.Bittar (2088362 in chips)
Seat 7: AngleZero (1101596 in chips)
Seat 8: BearBore (4083949 in chips)
Seat 9: WhaTisL0v3 (2039009 in chips)


Remi Lebo_10 wasted no time claiming the early chip lead. After winning the first two hands with the blinds at 40K/80K ante 8K, Remi Lebo_10 would four-bet shove as Mr. Bittar pondered a call for 1.4 million all-in holding pocket tens T♠T♥. Mr. Bittar made the call as Remi Lebo_10 showed 9♠A♦. Despite the disadvantage preflop, Remi Lebo_10 would lock up the pot by the turn 8♦ A♣ A♥ 9♣ Q♠ sending Mr. Bittar away in ninth place ($3,826.60).

Moving up to 50K/100K ante 10K level caused back-to-back eliminations. First, a three-way all-in broke out between Remi Lebo_10, BearBore, and WhaTisL0v3. Remi Lebo_10 was hoping to run up a huge stack with A♥Q♠, but would need to defeat BearBore's queens Q♥Q♠, and the WhaTisL0v3's T♠T♦. The 9♦ J♦ 7♦ 5♣ 6♣ board would ship 8.3 million and the chip lead to BearBore as WhaTisL0v3 could not go on finishing in eighth place ($6,847.60).

On the next hand Remi Lebo_10 did not like losing all those tournament funds and got a partial refund. NogisCZ found A♦Q♦ at the wrong time after three-betting all-in as Remi Lebo_10 showed aces A♣A♠. The queen on the river T♦ 9♣ 9♠ 6♥ Q♣ changed nothing as NogisCZ took away $10,070.00 in seventh place.

OLD TIME GIN already has a major title claiming the Super Tuesday in 2012 for $83K. Was there a chance for another round before last call? Unfortunately not for Mpa3yka as OLD TIME GIN's K♥J♣ would knockout Mpa3yka's Q♣T♣ on the nine-high 9♦ 3♥ 6♦ 2♦ 2♥ board to earn $14,098.00 in sixth place.

About ten minutes later as the blinds moved up to 65K/130K ante 13K another three-way all-in broke out between former Sunday Warm-Up champ Aguskb, AngleZero, and OLD TIME GIN with AngleZero holding pocket kings K♥K♦ and a chance at a double elimination. Neither OLD TIME GIN's big slick A♥K♣ nor Aguskb's A♠7♣ could catch up to the kings 6♦ J♣ 3♦ 6♥ T♣. OLD TIME GIN's larger stack at the beginning of the hand meant locking up fourth place money ($24,973.00) and Aguskb would not repeat in fifth place ($18,126.00).

Just before the tenth hourly break AngleZero and BearBore would lock horns for a sizable 10.2 million chip pot. With the blinds up to 100K/200K ante 20K they would get to the river 7♦ T♣ T♦ 9♠ 8♣ with 2.1 million already in the pot. AngleZero checked as BearBore bet 1.6 million as AngleZero came back with a check-raise all-in for four million. BearBore made the call with a straight K♦J♦ but was already sunk by AngleZero's slow-played flopped boat T♥7♠.


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BearBore's remaining 193K in chips would slide over to AngleZero as well on the first hand back from the break finishing in third place ($36,252.00).

Almost immediately AngleZero and Remi Lebo_10 would go into deal-making mode splitting up the remaining funds 50/50 with $8K to play for:

AngleZero: $52,392.00
Remi Lebo_10: $52,392.00

AngleZero would be looking to clinch the major title that got away at this spring's SCOOP 2015 Event #18-M finishing in fourth place for $15K. But, that search for a Major title will need to wait as Remi Lebo_10 would take a quick lead ten minutes into heads-up play and never looked back.

With the blinds moving up to 125K/250K ante 25K and Remi Lebo_10 taking a commanding lead 17.3 million to 2.8 million, AngleZero would limp from the button as Remi Lebo_10 was having none of that and shoved. AngleZero's T♣A♣ was ready to make the call, hoping to double up against Remi Lebo_10's 8♠K♥. The eight in the door 8♦ 3♥ 5♣ 4♥ 6♠ would ship the extra $8K plus this week's Sunday Wamr-Up title to Remi Lebo_10!

PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results (07-12-15):

Entrants: 2,014
Places Paid: 288
Prize Pool: $402,800.00

(* denotes part of two-way deal)

1. Remi Lebo_10 (Ukraine) *$60,392.00
2. AngleZero (Finland) *$52,392.00
3. BearBore (Austria) $36,252.00
4. OLD TIME GIN (Canada) $24,973.00
5. Aguskb (Mexico) $18,126.00
6. Mpa3yka (Russia) $14,098.00
7. NogisCZ (Czech Republic) $10,070.00
8. WhaTisL0v3 (Malta) $6,847.60
9. Mr.Bittar (Brazil) $3,826.60

David Aydt
@PokerStars in Sunday Warm-Up