TCOOP 2017: abeainy takes first COOP title in Event #40 ($700 PLO, 6-Max, Turbo)

abeainy has been coming close to a COOP victory for years and was finally able to tick that box off today.

Before today, abeainy's closest finish was a 4th place in a 2013 SCOOP-H event. abeainy came close again in the 2015 SCOOP-H Main Event, but busted out in 8th.

No one was able to stop abeainy today though.

abeainy outlasted a field of 344 players to win the TCOOP title and $41,250.10. It was the largest dollop of the $228,760 prize pool, but the hardest to get. The road to victory was filled with massive draws, busted straights and numerous pocket pairs.

The short-handed PLO final table was nothing but action.

The final table


Seat 1: abeainy - 642,407
Seat 2: wizowizo - 1,254,305
Seat 3: G's zee - 283,572
Seat 4: will n. los - 218,851
Seat 5: BlackFOrtuna - 525,881
Seat 6: nafnaf_funny - 504,984

The two short stacks tussled early on and only one of them survived.

G's zee had dipped to 88,372 and moved all-in from under the gun. will n. los raised from the hijack and the rest of the table folded.

G's zee turned over A♦K♦8♦2♥ while will n. los tabled K♥K♣8♣6♦. Both players hit a king on the T♥K♠A♥7♥6♣ board, but it was will n. los's third king. will n. los chipped up to 218,744 while G's zee finished 6th and won $8,393.82

While wil n. los dealt the first elimination, the UK player was the next to go.

wil n. los bet 126,000 from the button and nafnaf_funny made it 396,000 from the big blind. will n. los called all-in and turned over K♠Q♥T♥3♥ to nafnaf_funny's A♦Q♦K♥7♠.

The board ran 2♣Q♠2♠A♥K♣ and aces and kings took down the pot. nafnaf_funny's lead grew to 1.5 million while will n. los earned $11,647.65 for finishing 5th.

Swapping the lead

That lead passed around a bit. First wizowizo took it after winning a few hands off of nafnaf_funny, then abeainy took it in one big hand.

wizowizo called from under the gun in that hand and BlackFortuna did the same from the button. nafnaf_funny called from the small blind and abeainy checked from the big blind to make it a family pot. wizowizo bet 74,500 on the 8♥Q♦J♠ flop, BlackFortuna and nafnaf_funny folded while abeainy made it 383,500.

wizowizo moved all-in and abeainy called. wizowizo turned over J♦T♣9♦4♥ and abeainy showed A♠5♠T♦7♦. A T♥ came on the turn and a 9♠ completed the board. wizowizo's flopped straight couldn't beat abeainy's rivered flush and abeainy doubled to 1.3 million while wizowizo dropped to 630,412.

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abeainy then finished wizowizo off a few hands later.

abeainy raised to 120,000 from the small blind and wizowizo called from the big blind. The flop came T♥Q♥7♦ and wizowizo bet the pot. abeainy raised to 580,000 and wizowizo called all-in.

wizowizo showed K♣7♣9♦6♦ and abeainy tabled T♦T♣8♦8♣. A 2♣ came on the turn and the river brought a 3♠. abeainy's set of tens took down the pot and abeainy chipped up to 2.0 million while wizowizo won $16,162.92 for finishing 4th.

False start

BlackFortuna was the short stack three-handed with just 328,230 to nafnaf_funny's 1.1 million and abeainy's 2.0 million.

BlackFortuna got an early double up against abeainy, but then abeainy took all those chips two hands later. abeainy raised to 120,000 from the button and BlackFortuna re-raised to 420,000 from the small blind.

abeainy called and the flop came 9♠A♠5♦. BlackFortuna moved all-in for 201,460 and abeainy called. BlackFortuna turned over K♥Q♥T♦8♥ while abeainy tabled J♦9♣8♣6♦. An A♣ and 5♠ completed the board and the tournament tournament shrunk again.

BlackFortuna won $22,428.42 for the 3rd place finish while the tournament went heads-up.



abeainy - 2,489,984
nafnaf_funny - 950,016

The final two players struck a deal after two hands. At the time, nafnaf_funny dropped to 890,016 and abeainy was up to 2,549,984. This amounted to $33,060.83 for nafnaf_funny, $36,675 for abeainy and $4,575 for first.

nafnaf_funny doubled up after the deal. All the chips went in preflop and nafnaf_funny turned over A♠Q♠J♦6♣ to abeainy's Q♥Q♣2♠2♣. The A♥8♦J♥K♣A♣ board fell in nafnaf_funny's favor and abeainy dropped to 1.9 million while nafnaf_funny doubled to 1.5 million.

nafnaf_funny then took a slight lead and players started trading it back-and-forth until nafnaf_funny won a big pot. But that large lead didn't last long.

nafnaf_funny called from the small blind and abeainy madeit 300,000 from the big blind. nafnaf_funny called and the flop came 3♦5♦T♠. abeainy bet 600,000 and nafnaf_funny raised to 1.2 million.

abeainy called all-in for 906,143 and turned over Q♦J♦T♦6♦ to nafnaf_funny's 9♣7♦5♣3♠. The turn brought a 9♦ and a flush for abeainy. abeainy doubled to 2.4 million while nafnaf_funny dropped to 1.0 million.

Those chips went all-in three hands later and we had the final showdown.

abeainy: A♥J♥7♠3♦
nafnaf_funny: A♠Q♠T♦8♠

The board ran 8♣3♥K♥2♥2♦ and abeainy hit another flush. nafnaf_funny won the agreed-upon $33,060.83 for finishing 2nd while abeainy took the title and $41,250.10.

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TCOOP-40 ($700 PL Omaha, 6-Max, Turbo) results
Entrants: 344
Total prize pool: $228,760.00
Places paid: 35

1. abeainy (Lebanon) $41,250.10*
2. nafnaf_funny (Russia) $33,060.83*
3. BlackFortuna (Germany) $22,428.52
4. wizowizo (Germany) $16,162.92
5. will n. los (United Kingdom) $11,647.65
6. G's zee (Canada) $8,393.82

Denotes a two-way deal that left $4,575 for first.

Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

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