TCOOP 2016: Another six-figure title for Grayson "gray31" Ramage in Event #47 ($2,100 NLHE Turbo, High-Roller)

You've had a successful career when a six-figure score is just another bullet point on your multimillion-dollar resume.

Grayson "gray31" Ramage has more than $1 million in live tournament earnings and more than $5.5 million online. Now he can add $213k to that number along with a TCOOP title.

While it's Ramage's first TCOOP victory, it's not the first time he's won a major online event. Ramage took down the WCOOP Challenge Series $2,100 Main Event for $502k back in 2014.

While that re-entry event took two days to complete, Event #47 went from 805 players to a winner in less than seven hours.

About an hour of that was at the final table, where Ramage and Alex "steakaddict." Papazian dealt all but one elimination.

The two players traded the lead back-and-forth as well, but Ramage dealt the final elimination and took the title.

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Grayson "gray31" Ramage


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Seat 1: ex6tenceLV - 515,316
Seat 2: ILIOS72 - 642,299
Seat 3: TMoney0209 - 858,471
Seat 4: Alex "steakaddict." Papazian - 1,486,494
Seat 5: Pimmss - 1,308,149
Seat 6: Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes - 1,040,880
Seat 7: Grayson "gray31" Ramage - 979,821
Seat 8: Mark "RenRad 01" Darner - 678,608
Seat 9: PureCash25 - 539,962

Aside from dealing the last elimination, Ramage dealt the first.

PureCash25's last hand started with Ramage moving all-in for 913,321 from the hijack. PureCash25 called all-in for 382,462 from the button and the blinds folded.

Ramage turned over K♣9♠ while PureCash25 showed a dominating A♦K♠. The 5♥6♣T♣ flop kept PureCash25 in the lead, but then a 9♠ came on the turn to give Ramage a pair. The river was a 4♥ and PureCash25 hit the rail.

PureCash25 won $20,608.00 for the 9th place finish while Ramage chipped up to 1.5 million.

We had another elimination just a few hands later.

ILIOS72 moved all-in for 452,299 from the cutoff and Pimmss called from the big blind.

ILIOS72 tabled K♣9♥ while Pimmss showed A♦Q♥. The K♦T♥K♥ flop catapulted ILIOS72 into the lead with trip kings, but a J♥ came on the river and Pimmss hit an ace-high straight.

"gg :(," said Alex "steakaddict." Papazian.

Aside from Papazian's condolences, ILIOS72 got $35,851.00 for finishing 8th.

Then Ramage struck again.

Ramage moved all-in for 2.2 million from the button and ex6tenceLV called all-in for 297,816 from the big blind.

Ramage was dominated again, but it didn't matter.

ex6tenceLV had A♥8♥ to Ramage's A♣2♦, but the 2♠K♠2♥ flop gave Ramage a pair of 2s and a K♦ on the turn filled him up.

Ramage extended his lead to 2.8 million while ex6tenceLV won $50,715.00 for the 7th place finish.

It was Papazian's turn to deal an elimination next.

A short-stacked TMoney0209 was down to less than a big blind and called all-in for 140,971 from the hijack. Papazian raised to 420,420 from the cutoff and got no callers.

TMoney0209: A♥5♠
Papazian: Q♦Q♥

The board ran K♣3♥5♥6♠6♥ and TMoney0209 got $66,815.00 for finishing 6th.

Papazian wasn't ready to hand over the conch of elimination just yet.

A few minutes later, Papazian moved all-in from the button and Pimmss called all-in from the small blind. Papazian showed J♦T♣ while Pimmss was trying to stay alive with A♣5♥.

The 3♥9♦4♠J♥K♦ board gave Papazian a pair of jacks and the pot. Papazian's lead grew to 3.1 million while Pimmss got paid $82,915.00 for finishing 5th.

Ramage was done sitting out. The final table had been going on for about 45 minutes, but it went from four to one in just five minutes.

Action folded to GM_VALTER on the small blind and the Brazilian player moved all-in for 1.3 million. Ramage called from the big blind with K♦9♠ while GM_VALTER tabled T♣3♠.

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Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes

Ramage paired his nine on the 5♥5♦8♣9♥A♣ board and chipped up to 2.7 million while GM_VALTER won $167,370.45 for finishing 4th.

RenRad 01 moved all-in for 1.3 million about a minute later and Papazian re-shvoed from the small blind. Ramage folded and players tabled their hands.

Papazian: A♠Q♣
RenRad 01: A♣5♦

The A♦Q♠T♣ flop paired both players' aces, but it also paired Papazian's queen. The turn brought a 3♦, and the K♣ was the last card RenRad 01 would see this tournament.

RenRad 01 won $180,925.29 for finishing 3rd while Papazian started the heads-up match with the lead. Ramage quickly retook it though and ended the match less than two minutes after RenRad 01's elimination.

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Mark "RenRad 01" Darner

Papazian moved all-in for 2.4 million and Ramage called. Players showed their final hands of the tournament. Ramage had A♣T♠ and had Papazian's A♦8♥ dominated.

The 5♠2♣4♦Q♥5♦ board missed both players and their kickers came into playe. Ramage won the tournament with ace-queen-ten high while Papazian finished 2nd.

Papazian won $213,052.03 for the runner-up finish while Ramage took the title and $213,867.23.


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TCOOP-47 ($2,100 NL Hold'em, Turbo, High-Roller) results
Entrants: 805
Total prize pool: $1,610,000.00
Places paid: 108

1. Grayson "gray31" Ramage (Canada) *$213,867.23
2. Alex "steakaddict." Papazian (Romania) *213,052.03
3. Mark "RenRad 01" Darner (Canada) *$180,925.29
4. Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes (Brazil) *$167,370.45
5. Pimmss (Netherlands) $82,915.00
6. TMoney0209 (Canada) $66,815.00
7. ex6tenceLV (Latvia) $50,715.00
8. ILIOS72 (F.Y.R.O.M) $35,581.00
9. PureCash25 (Canada) $20,608.00

*Reflects the results of a four-way deal.

Alex Villegas
@PokerStars in TCOOP