TCOOP 2017: AstraLito with hyper-galactic win in 10-Stack Event #31 ($215 NL 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, 10-Stack)

If turbo events are not enough adrenaline for you, then hyper-turbos are the ultimate test for the most adventurous poker players that prefer to live life on the edge and flirt with disaster at any street. With three-minute blind levels, TCOOP Event #31 was a rapid-fire affair. This Hyper-Turbo featured six-max tables and a 10-Stack format.

The final table managed to workout a money chop and they played out for the title and a little extra cash for first place. When the dust settled in this hyper-turbo, Bulgaria's AstraLito was the final player left standing. In the process, Brazil was denied another TCOOP title when Caz_Carneiro busted in second place. AstraLito became the newest TCOOP champion and walked away with a payday worth over $35,053.36.

2017 TCOOP Event #31 $215 NL 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, 10-Stack attracted 1,608 runners. The created a prize pool worth $329,254.08. Only the top 203 places paid out. Initially, $49,992.52 was set aside to the champion, but the final six worked out a deal.

Fabrizo 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez is one of the most successful players in the history of COOP events. The pro from Uruguay nearly missed another COOP title, but he busted in ninth place, just before the final table was seated.

Jayb0y_11 bubbled off the final table in seventh place. Jayb0y_11 attempted to triple up with J♠T♦ against AstraLito's A♦T♥ and Caz_Carneiro's A♥8♣. Caz_Carneiro won the pot with two pair and Jayb0y_11's elimination meant the final table of this 6-max Hyper-Turbo was set.


TCOOP Event #31 - Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: AstraLito (15,291,983)
Seat 2: Caz_Carneiro (23,698,300)
Seat 3: slaman1337 (41,721,285)
Seat 4: wyte123 (43,171,152)
Seat 5: leo_nuts_dno (10,157,836)
Seat 6: 7HE__D__ASH (26,759,444)

The final table commenced during Level 52 with blinds at 2M/4M and a 800K ante. wyte123 sat atop the big stack with 43.1M, while leo_nuts_dno was the shorty with 10.1M.

7HE__D__ASH won a 2016 TCOOP and was seeking a second COOP win.

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The final six decided to make a deal in this Hyper-Turbo event. AstraLito led with 48.3M, followed by 7HE__D__ASH (33.7M), Caz_Carneiro (33.3M), slaman1337 (20.8M), leo_nuts_dno (15.7M), and wyte123 (8.8M). Any deal had to leave $6,585.08 on the table for first place. The numbers wer floated...

AstraLito ($28,468.28)
7HE__D__ASH ($24,512.86)
Caz_Carneiro ($24,372.81)
slaman1337 ($19,530.68)
leo_nuts_dno ($16,956.89)
wyte123 ($12,660.47)

Five players quickly agreed, while 7HE__D__ASH asked for more time to crunch the numbers. After a some pondering, 7HE__D__ASH agreed to the deal. With the final six all on the same page, the money was chopped six-ways. With a deal in place, action resumed.

FLYIN' HIGH (IN THE FRIENDLY SKY): wyte123 eliminated in 6th place

Big-stacked bully AstraLito open-shoved for 47,183,966 with Q♠J♦ and wyte123 called all-in for 1,599,344 with A♥K♠. A Queen on the flop sunk wyte123's hopes. The board ran out Q♥7♠3♣4♦7♦. Big slick was no good for wyte123. Lithuania's wyte123 became the first player to exit the final table. Sixth place paid out $12,660.47.

INNER CITY BLUES: leo_nuts_dno eliminated in 5th place

Big vs. little. AstraLito moved all-in for 63,383,310 and super shorty leo_nuts_dno called all-in for 8,894,032. AstraLito was flipping with 4♥4♣ against leo_nuts_dno's K♣6♦. The board finished up A♥8♥4♠3♥2♥. AstraLito flopped a set and rivered a flush to win the pot. leo_nuts_dno was dunzo in fifth place, which paid out $16,956.89.

MERCY MERCY ME: slaman1337 eliminated in 4th place; 7HE__D__ASH eliminated in 3rd place

Two for one! Three-way all-in. 7HE__D__ASH bombed it all-in for 19,767,461, AstraLito called, and slaman1337 called all-in for 3,821,285.

7HE__D__ASH: K♠5♦
AstraLito: 7♦7♣
slaman1337: 7♥5♥

The board finished up A♠T♦9♣A♦2♥. AstraLito won the main pot and side pot with two pair -- Aces and sevens. Holland's slaman1337 was knocked out in fourth place, which paid out $19,530.68. 7HE__D__ASH was dunzo in third place, which paid out $24,512.86.

HEADS-UP: AstraLito (Bulgaria) vs. Caz_Carneiro (Brazil)
Seat 1: AstraLito (145,466,088)
Seat 2: Caz_Carneiro (15,333,912)

Caz_Carneiro was way behind and needed a miracle from the Pope, the poker gods, and Sir Edmond Hoyle himself. Alas, heads-up lasted one hand.

WHAT'S GOING ON: Caz_Carneiro eliminated in 2nd place; AstraLito wins Event #31!

On the final hand... Caz_Carneiro moved all-in for 13,733,912 and AstraLito called. Caz_Carneiro led with A♠Q♦ against AstraLito's Q♣8♠. The board ran out J♦9♦4♣3♠8♥. AstraLito flopped a gutshot, but rivered an eight to ship the pot with a pair of eights. Caz_Carneiro failed to double up and headed to the virtual rail in second place. For a runner-up finish, Caz_Carneiro earned $24,372.81.

Congrats to AstraLito for winning Event #31. The Bulgarian earned a first-place payday worth $35,053.36 - congratulations!


TCOOP-31 ($215 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, 10-Stack]) results
Total entries: 1,608
Prize pool: $329,254.08
Places paid: 203

1. AstraLito (Bulgaria) $35,053.36*
2. Caz_Carneiro (Brazil) $24,372.81*
3. 7HE__D__ASH (Switzerland) $24,512.86*
4. slaman1337 (Netherlands) $19,530.68*
5. leo_nuts_dno (Brazil) $16,956.89*
6. wyte123 (Lithuania) $12,660.47*

* Denotes a six-way money deal

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Pauly McGuire is a freelance contributor to PokerStars.

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