TCOOP 2016: wemax maxes out Event #27 ($27+R NL Hold'em, 2x-Turbo)

wemax averaged about $8,444 per hour this event.

In just four-and-a-half hours, a field of 3,086 entries and 7,345 rebuys went down to just one, wemax

It wasn't as much as the advertised $48k for first, but the final three players struck a deal. 810ofclubs had a massive lead when players made the deal, but wemax doubled up and rode the lead to victory.

While wemax didn't take the largest chunk of the $307,218 prize pool, the Hungarian player took the coveted TCOOP title.

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Seat 1: GiBobH/L - 920,046
Seat 2: XHorizon101X - 1,609,302
Seat 3: wemax - 6,555,433
Seat 4: Deividas K - 1,134,703
Seat 5: Leviathan74 - 9,928,647
Seat 6: apoelhinio - 1,166,154
Seat 7: M Cunha G - 1,140,335
Seat 8: 810ofclubs - 5,752,004
Seat 9: Blunty2004 - 3,070,376

apoelhinio moved all-in for 1.1 million on the third hand of play and Blunty2005 re-shoved for 3 million. The rest of the table folded and apoelhinio showed Q♦Q♠ to Blunty2004's K♥K♦. apoelhinio found a third queen on the J♠Q♥5♣4♠5♠ board and doubled to 2.6 million while Blunty2004 dipped to 1.9 million.

Then we had an elimination.

GiBobH/L moved all-in for 720,046 from middle position and Leviathan74 shoved in the chip lead, 10.4 million, from the button. The blinds folded and Leviathan74 showed a dominating A♠Q♣ to GiBobH/L's A♥T♥. The 2♣3♥8♥K♦J♣ board missed both players and Leviathan74 took the pot.

GiBobH/L won $2,611.35 for finishing 9th while Leviathan74's lead grew to 11.5 million.

The next elimination came the very next hand.

Deividas K moved all-in for 749,704 from the hijack and Leviathan74 called from the cutoff. 810ofclubs called from the big blind and players checked the 9♠3♥7♥ flop. The turn brought a Q♦ and a 650,000 bet from 810ofclubs. Leviathan74 called and a K♦ completed the board.

810ofclubs bet 1.2 million and Leviathan74 folded. Deividas K showed 4♥4♠, but 810ofclubs had K♠Q♥ for two pair.

Then 810ofclubs took out another player.

810ofclubs raised to 400,000 from the cutoff and XHorizon101X moved all-in for 1.4 million from the small blind. 810ofclubs called with Q♥J♣ and XHorizon101X showed a dominating A♠J♦. But 810ofclubs hit a Q♠ on the flop and a Q♦ on the river. 810ofclubs took the lead with 10.1 million while XHorizon101X won $7,219.63 for finishing 8th.

The tournament shrunk again the following hand.

In that hand, M Cunha G moved all-in for 1.1 million from under-the-gun and apoelhinio called from the big blind. M Cunha G showed A♦3♦ and was up against apoelhinio's 5♦5♥. apoelhinio hit a set on the Q♦5♠9♣J♠7♦ board and chipped up to 3.4 million while M Cunha G won $10,291.82 for finishing 6th.

But apoelhinio's final table run was the next to come to an end.

Leviathan74 moved all-in for 7.2 million a few hands later and apoelhinio called all-in.

Leviathan74: A♦2♣
apoelhinio: 7♠7♥

The J♦A♣T♦T♥6♠ board paired Leviathan74's ace and the Greek player chipped up to 9.4 million. apoelhinio on the other hand won $13,364.01 for finishing 5th.

After that, 810ofclubs dealt an elimination with 210ofhearts.

810ofclubs moved all-in for 11.9 million from the small blind with T♥2♥ and Blunty2004 called all-in for 2.1 million from the big blind.

Blunty2004 had a 65.9 percent chance of doubling up with K♥Q♠, but 810ofclubs hit trip tens on the 8♣A♦T♦T♣6♠ board. 810ofclubs's lead grew to 14.2 million while Blunty2004 won $17,665.07 for finishing 4th.



The final three

Our final three players decided to redistribute the remaining prize pool. At the time of the deal, counts were:

810ofclubs - 15,019,158
wemax - 8,995,613
Leviathan74 - 7,262,229

After lots of negotiating, math, and financial calculations, players agreed on the following numbers:

810ofclubs: $39,745.58
wemax: $34,000.63
Leviathan74: $32,547.49
Left to play for place 1st: $4,000.00

810ofclubs had a large lead, but it quickly evaporated. wemax won a few pots and the doubled up through 810ofclubs to take the lead. 810ofclubs raised to 600,000 from the button and wemax re-raised to 1.7 million from the small blind.

Leviathan74 folded and 810ofclubs moved all-in for 13.7 million. wemax called all-in and showed 7♣7♠ to 810ofclubs's A♥5♠.

The J♣T♠9♥6♠2♣ board doubled wemax up to 21.9 million while 810ofclubs dropped to just 2.9 million. Then Leviathan74 finished 810ofclubs off and brought the tournament heads-up.

Leviathan74 raised to 800,000 from the button and 810ofclubs moved all-in for 2.5 million from the small blind. Leviathan74 called and showed 2♠2♣ for a flip against 810ofclubs's A♠8♦.

810ofclubs couldn't find a pair on the J♠6♥J♦7♥Q♠ board and won the agreed upon $39,745.58 for finishing 3rd.

Leviathan74 started the heads-up match with 9.2 million while wemax had the lead with 22.1 million. Leviathan74 doubled up once but lost a few pots and couldn't survive another all-in.

wemax raised to 1.2 million in the final hand of the tournament and Leviathan74 called.

The flop came 4♣8♠3♠ and wemax bet 990,000. Leviathan74 raised to 2.58 million and wemax called. The turn brought a J♠ and wemax bet 1.8 million. Leviathan called and a 3♦ came on the river.

Leviathan74 checked, wemax shoved and Leviathan74 called all-in for 6.6 million. Leviathan74 showed Q♣J♥ for a pair of jacks, but wemax had a higher pair with Q♠Q♦.

Leviathan74 won $32,547.49 for finishing 2nd while wemax took home $38,000.63 and the TCOOP title.

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TCOOP-27 ($27+R NL Hold'em, 2x-Turbo) results
Entrants: 3,086
Rebuys: 7,345
Add-ons: 2,083
Total prize pool: $307,218.70
Places paid: 397

1. wemax (Hungary) *$38,000.00
2. Leviathan74 (Greece) *$32,547.49
3. 810ofclubs (United Kingdom) *$39,745.48
4. Blunty2004 (Germany) $17,665.07
5. apoelhinio (United Kingdom) $13,364.01
6. M Cunha G (Brazil) $10,291.82
7. XHorizon101X (Canada) $7,219.63
8. Deividas K (Lithuania) $4,153.59
9. GiBobH/L (Poland) $2,611.35

*Reflects the results of a four-way deal that left $4,000 in play for the winner

Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

Alex Villegas
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