TCOOP: Code_version dominates and wins Event 39 ($109 FLHE 6-Max)

TCOOP logo.pngWhat better way to prepare for the last weekend of TCOOP events (11 of them, to be exact) than to dabble in a FLHE event on Friday? There were NLHE and PLO options as well, but limit players were finally given their platform on which to shine in Event 39.

The last of the four options to start today was this $100 + $9 buy-in Limit Hold'em event with a $100K guarantee, and while many poker fans think LHE is a slow game, the turbo version and six-max tables are anything but slow. More than a thousand players ponied up more than $100 to gather and fight it out for this TCOOP title.

After an hour, registration closed with these numbers in place:

Players: 1,227
Prize pool: $122,700.00
Paid players: 156

With the guarantee left far behind, the tournament proceeded through the second hour and reduced the field to less than 150 players. Along the way, most of the PokerStars players exited the event, starting with Team PokerStars Pro Pat Pezzin in 1,010th place. Team Pro Martin Staszko left in 857th, Team Online's Javier "El_Canonero" Dominguez in 578th, Team Pros Alex Kravchenko in 526th and Lex Veldhuis in 523rd, Team Online's Shane "shaniac" Schleger in 471st, and Team Pro Martin "AABenjaminAA" Hruby in 392nd. A bit later, Team Pros Marcin "Goral" Horecki and Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth left in 209th and 162nd, respectively.

Still going strong as the money bubble burst just before the two-hour mark, Team Online's Anders "Donald" Berg was hovering in the top 10 on the leaderboard.

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With less than 100 players remaining, Donald dropped into the top 20. A short time later, though, he hit a rough patch and exited in 47th place, which was worth $368.10.

As four tables were reduced to two, the payouts rose about $1K, and frozZy was the first to exit with $1,030.68 in cash. More players busted on the way to leaving only two tables in play, and the three-hour mark break showed only 11 players still in action.

The eliminations of ozenc in ninth place and kfasdfa in eighth brought about hand-for-hand play, and it took a very short time for short-stacked Pandakey to move all-in with T♦T♠. Jennndo had A♥Q♦, and that improved to a pair of aces on the A♦K♦6♠2♣3♠ board. Pandakey left in seventh place with $2,147.25.

Code_version controls the table

Level 35 set the stage for the final table with blinds of 60,000/120,000 and these starting stacks:

Seat 1: code_version (3,373,925 in chips)
Seat 2: maciekzbg (544,161 in chips)
Seat 3: ArmyOfLovers (670,322 in chips)
Seat 4: Jenndo (649,398 in chips)
Seat 5: kosmoposmo (280,539 in chips)
Seat 6: Big_Dady_Coo (616,655 in chips)

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The first elimination came quickly. The hand began with preflop betting between kosmoposmo and Big_Dady_Coo capped. The 8♦6♥3♦ flop prompted a bet from Big_Dady_Coo and all-in call from kosmoposmo with K♠J♦. But Big_Dady_Coo showed K♥K♣, and nothing about the 3♣ turn or 2♠ river changed anything. Kosmoposmo departed in sixth place with $3,681.00.

ArmyOfLovers in the small blind and Jenndo in the big blind battled preflop until betting was capped. The K♠Q♣K♥ flop prompted ArmyOfLovers to make the all-in push with A♣J♦ for the straight draw and pair of kings, while Jenndo called quickly with A♠A♥ and top two pair. The Q♠ and 4♣ finished the hand, and ArmyOfLovers marched away in fifth place with $5,227.02.

Despite an earlier double-up for maciekzbg through Big_Dady_Coo, the former was on a short stack again and pushed all-in from the small blind. Jenndo called from the big blind with 7♠7♣, and maciekzbg was going to have to improve on Q♣4♥. The board of J♣9♣K♥K♠6♣ didn't do it, though, and maciekzbg left in fourth place with $7,975.50.

Challenges to the chip leaders

Big_Dady_Coo scored a double-up through chip leader code_version with this hand:

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Code_version still dominated, though, and Big_Dady_Coo battled the leader again. A raise and reraise led to the 8♥7♥6♣ flop. Big_Dady_Coo bet, and code-version check-called. The A♦ on the turn prompted an all-in bet from Big_Dady_Coo with Q♠9♥ and the straight draw, and code_version called with A♥J♦ for turned top pair. The 6♠ on the river eliminated Big_Dady_Coo in third place with $11,656.50.

Code_version dominates heads-up

The last two players standing began their match with these counts:

Seat 1: code_version (4,636,958 in chips)
Seat 4: Jenndo (1,498,042 in chips)

Aggressive was the word to describe code_version, who won the first three hands of the battle. On the fourth hand, betting was capped going to the 3♠5♦7♥ flop, at which point code_version bet 120K and Jenndo called all-in. Code_version showed K♦3♦ for the pair of threes, and Jenndo turned over Q♦J♥ for queen high. The K♠ and 3♥ completed the board and a full house for code_version, leaving Jenndo out in second place with $15,337.50.

Code_version of Denmark won TCOOP Event 39 and the $20,552.40 that went with it. Congrats!

TCOOP Event 39 ($109 FLHE 6-Max) Results:

1st place: code_version ($20,552.40)
2nd place: Jenndo ($15,337.50)
3rd place: Big_Dady_Coo ($11,656.50)
4th place: maciekzbg ($7,975.50)
5th place: ArmyOfLovers ($5,227.02)
6th place: kosmoposmo ($3,681.00)

There a few days left to get in on the TCOOP action. Check out the main page for updates, leaderboard information, and a full schedule of events.


Jen Newell
@PokerStars in TCOOP