TCOOP 2013: jonesbn rides to the top in Event 27 ($27+R NLHE, 2x-Turbo)
Turbo events can drive one crazy, what with all the roller coaster swings that happen due to the speed that the blinds are going. For jonesbn that roller coaster continued all the way through the final table and even down until they were down to just three players.
By the time that only three remained jonesbn was at the top and did not look back as he rode towards the end of the ride. Besting 6,977 other players jonesbn collects his biggest career win taking home $92,739.84.
With 6,978 players registering to play Event 27 of the 2013 TCOOP it was the largest field of the day. Thanks to it being an re-buy tournament the $400,000 guarantee was easily eclipsed as 14,006 re-buys were registered along with 3,851 add-ons. In the end the prize pool surpassed the $600,000 mark with first place getting $92,739.84.
Only one Team PokerStars Pro was one of the 900 to make the money. Joe "jcada99" Cada cashed for $189 by finishing in 664th place.
Once they were down to nine gondar86 was at the top with a two to one chip lead over jonesbn. Here's a look at how the final table looked when they got underway.
Seat 1: marktb (5,729,817 in chips)
Seat 2: AliStatus33 (3,862,241 in chips)
Seat 3: bisk2800 (953,684 in chips)
Seat 4: uremyatm (13,720,568 in chips)
Seat 5: gondar86 (26,413,716 in chips)
Seat 6: holly17 (2,946,144 in chips)
Seat 7: aep x (4,918,348 in chips)
Seat 8: Thief0fchips (9,959,149 in chips)
Seat 9: jonesbn (11,974,333 in chips)
The first hand of final table play delivered a double for the shortest stack bisk2800 who's A♥8♦ held against marktb's J♠7♥.
Five hands later the first elimination came when the T♣9♦4♠ 5♣ T♠ board brought no assistance to AliStatus33, who held K♦Q♦ against jonesbn's A♠8♠. AliStatus33 collected $4,725.16 for a ninth place finish.
The next all-in came from bisk2800 who managed another double a few hands later, this time with A♥8♦ against Thief0fchips' K♣J♣. The action didn't slow down as marktb also got a double the next hand, this time through jonesbn.
The third hand in a row that saw an all-in finally produced another elimination. It was aep x that was all-in with A♥K♦ against gondar86's 7♣7♦. The board ran out J♠J♥3♦ 8♦ 2♠ meaning aep x was eliminated in eight place finish collecting $13,413.38.
The next hand brought another elimination. This time holly17 moved all-in from early position and got called by both players in the blinds since it was just over the big blind, uremyatm from the small blind and gondar86 in the big blind. The J♣6♣6♥ flop brought a check from uremyatm and a bet to 1,600,000 from gondar86. uremyatm called and the 7♠ turn brought another check from uremyatm and another bet to 1,600,000. Once again uremyatm called and they saw a Q♥ river, uremyatm checked again, gondar86 bet 2,400,000 and uremyatm called. gondar86 showed 6♦2♣ for the flopped trips while the other two players cards were mucked and holly17 was eliminated in seventh place for $13,413.38.
After four consecutive hands that saw an all-in with the last two producing an elimination things slowed down for a hand. It took two hands this time before an all-in developed, this time it was uremyatm all-in against Thief0fchips. Thief0fchips' A♦J♦ had uremyatm's A♥5♦ dominated and it would stay that way as the board ran out A♠K♥2♣ 9♦ 3♣. uremyatm takes home $19,510.37 for a sixth place finish.
The action really slowed down from there as it took another 11 hands before a player was eliminated, in that time bilk2800 got another double through marktb and there was a chopped pot between marktb and Thief0fchips. The second time that marktb and Thief0fchips mixed things up marktb was not as lucky to get a chop. Holding J♥9♥ marktb was holding two overs to Thief0fchips' 8♠8♣. The board ran out 6♦5♣3♥ Q♠ Q♣ sending marktb out in fifth place winning $25,607.36.
The next two hands saw bisk2800 get all-in and win the hand getting a double both times. The first time it was bisk2800's pocket nines holding against Thief0fchips' J♠7♠. In the next hand bisk2800's K♠K♣ held against jonesbn's A♣2♥ knocking jonesbn down to just under 3-million in chips with the blinds at 600,000/1,200,000 with a 150,000 ante.
Over the next 20 hands jonesbn went on a rollercoaster ride getting a couple of double-ups, doubling gondar86 up once, getting another double, then doubling Thief0fchips, before getting a couple of doubles and finally ending up with the chip lead after eliminating Thief0fchips in a hand where once again the best hand held to win. It was jonesbn's A♠7♣ that did the deed against Thief0fchip's J♠T♦.
With the play down to three-handed the remaining players tried to come to an agreement on a chip-chop but it was quickly determined that they were not close to the numbers they all wanted so they continued to play. bisk2800 managed to get two more doubles before finally getting eliminated. Calling off the rest of his chips from the small blind bisk2800 held T♣2♠ against jonesbn's Q♠Q♥. The K♣4♥3♣ 9♥ 2♣ board changed nothing sending bisk2800 out in third place for $48,775.94.
When heads-up play began jonesbn held over a three to one chip lead and that would not change. Just three hands into the battle gondar86 was all-in holding 9♥9♦ against jonesbn's K♠Q♠. The Q♦7♠6♦ flop was all that jonesbn needed to take the lead. The J♠ turn and 7♥ river did nothing to change anything further ending the tournament with gondar86 getting $68,591.16 while jonesbn takes the win and $92,739.84.
Congrats to jonesbn on winning your first TCOOP title.
TCOOP Event #27 ($27+R NLHE, 2x-Turbo) Results:
Prize Pool: $609,699.25
Paid Players: 900
1st place: jonesbn (Denmark) - $92,739.84
2nd place: gondar86 (Poland) - $68,591.16
3rd place: bisk2800 (Switzerland) - $48,775.94
4th place: Thief0fchips (Canada) - $33,533.45
5th place: marktb (Denmark) - $25,607.36
6th place: uremyatm (Denmark) - $19,510.37
7th place: holly17 (United Kingdom) - $13,413.38
8th place: aep x (Norway) - $7,316.39
9th place: AliStatus33 (Canada) - $4,725.16
The second installment of TCOOP still has a few days left but with it being the fastest series around you best head over to the TCOOP information page to get all of the information that you need to get involved. You can also find the series leader board and a list of satellites.
Michael Reed is a freelance contributor to for the PS Blog.