Turbo Takedown: Conning to victory, coNNBoyle takes down $60K and Audi in win

turbo_takedown_thumb.jpgSeveral Team PokerStars pros tried their hand tonight at breaking thru the 17,281 player field of the $1 Million Turbo Takedown but only a handful would break into the top 5,000 to claim a little money. Anders "Donald" Berg (382nd Place - $260.00), Christophe "chrisdm" de Meulder (216th place - $350.00), and Julian Thew (212th place - $350.00) would all reach the final 500 but were unable to get within sniffing that great new car smell of the Audi TT and dropped off their $100 bounties before leaving.

Task cracked

Taska85 was sitting on the bubble with a comfortable 2.7 million in chips and facing a 345,000 raise from muezzo with the blinds at 80K/160K ante 16K. Looking down at ace-jack J♥A♣ and figuring muezzo for a button steal Taska85 would go all-in as muezzo had slightly less chips but a higher kicker Q♥A♠ and made the call. An all low board drizzled out 5♠ 6♠ 7♥ 2♣ 8♦ and Taska85 was chopped down to 111,122 chips. Those scraps were eaten up by APZ19 who's 8♠9♦ would beat out the K♥6♥ leaving Taska85 off the final table in tenth place ($8,000.00)


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Seat 1: muezzo (5345152 in chips)
Seat 2: coNNBoyle (13838222 in chips)
Seat 3: knif1807 (6463144 in chips)
Seat 4: APZ19 (5896874 in chips)
Seat 5: growby (10284413 in chips)
Seat 6: sgc0458 (796679 in chips)
Seat 7: naka34 (1937084 in chips)
Seat 8: pain-bg (3366390 in chips)
Seat 9: mossified84 (5535042 in chips)

mossifed84 got the race for the AudiTT going in a hurry by doubling-up off growby in the final table's very first hand for an 11.2 million chip pot with blinds starting off at 80K/160K ante 16K.

Feeling the pain

It would take two full levels (100K/200K ante 20K) before our first elimination which seemed to open the gates of several others wanting to leave quickly tonight. sgc0458 had only 706,716 chips in early position, made the most of them by open shoving with pocket eights 8♣8♥. pain-bg two seats over would re-shove and covered holding big slick K♥A♣. A king on the door K♣ 5♥ Q♥ 6♣ 7♦ on sgc0458's night was over in ninth place ($10,000.00).

And they all come tumbling down

Four hands later muezzo was sitting UTG with just 1.1 million in chips holding a medium suited ace A♥8♥ and shoved. Chip leader coNNBoyle was not make a big stack call here after matching the bet and turning over pocket rockets A♦A♣. Slight scare on the 6♥ T♠ Q♥ flop gave muezzo some breath of life for the nut flush, 9♠ on the turn opened up some straight outs. But the 5♣ river was not the right five and muezzo buzzed off in eighth place ($12,500.00).

You been... MOSS-IF-IED

As a Minnesota Viking's fan my heart broke a little bit seeing number 84 get shuffled off to the New England Patriots but much like the talented wide receiver mossifed84 showed he can race with anyone. The very next hand after muezzo left, mossified84 re-shoved on the all-in bet of naka34 holding pocket jacks J♠J♦. naka34 could only turn up an over card K♦T♠ and was unable to connect at all with the 2♣ 9♥ 3♦ 2♠ 6♦ board ending his night in seventh place ($15,000.00).

Done with the all-in's? I think not

Just another three hands later, and one hand after APZ19 doubled up off mossified84, knif1807 and pain-bg went toe-to-toe preflop for a 7.4 million chip pot. Watch the results below:


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Big slick A♦K♦ for knif1807 and pocket tens T♣T♠ for pain-bg. King on the flop and an unnecessary ace on the river 8♥ J♦ K♣ 3♦ A♠ directed those 7.4 million chips to knif1807 as pain-bg limped from the final table with an extra $17,500.00 finishing in sixth place.

Jackedy Jack Don't Talk Back

On the very next hand, the biggest pot of the tournament played out with coNNBoyle and knif1807 both holding over 14 million in chips with blinds at 100K/200K ante 20K. Both would be all-in preflop with coNNBoyle just holding 300K more in chips. Watch the 29 million chip pot play out below:


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coNNBoyle: J♦J♣
knif1807:Q♣Q♠

In one of those jaw-dropping flops BOTH coNNBoyle's outs would hit J♥ J♠ 2♠ 7♦ 3♠ giving him quad jacks as knif1807's 989:1 shot did not come with running queens and thus a very expensive bad beat story in fifth place ($20,000.00).

A moment to exhale

After that block of all-ins and eliminations, the final four would actually part thru three levels reaching the 175K/350K ante 35K before asking another person to leave the table. mossified84 would lose some steam four-handed and was down to 6.4 million chips while trying to make something happen with a three-bet shove in the big blind over growby's small blind raise to 1.05 million. growby with nine million chips called the massive raise with J♦8♦ as mossified84 was slightly ahead holding K♠T♣, live cards for all until two jacks fell on the flop for growby J♣ J♥ 2♠. mossified84 could not find running cards on the 4♠ turn and A♣ river to catch up and the Randy Moss fan was out in fourth place ($25,000.00).

Straight outta here

We would move our three-handed table into the ninth hour of play and blinds at 200K/400K ante 40K with the chip stacks fairly even (coNNBoyle - 20.6 million, growby - 18.9 million, and APZ19 - 13.8 million). Chop talks started and stopped several times but never got enough legs to stop the tournament. growby would led out for a three time the BB raise from the button as APZ19 would call from the big blind. J♥ 5♥ 6♠ flop and both players checked. APZ19 would check the turned 7♠ as growby bet two million and was called. On the rivered 4♠ completing a flush draw, APZ19 would shove for 10.6 million. After turning the nut straight 9♣8♣ growby had a decision for a big chunk of his stack and made the right call as APZ19 turned up the A♠ but the second card was a club 5♣ finishing APZ19's day in third place ($30,000.00) as heads-up play would commence for the Audi TT.

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This goes in the winner's garage

Host YbrahimC here but not needed yet

Heads-up play would start with connBoyle slightly down 20.4 million to growby's 33 million and blinds at 200K/400K ante 40K. The players would summon Host YbrahimC to the tables but were unable to get enough traction to stop the clocks for a deal. As the players moved through that level and the 225K/450K ante 45K level without a winner but the chip stacks becoming dead even for nearly the entire level.

A new host, but old rules

As the players tried to chop up the beautiful car you see above in to smaller pieces, Host Tanner came on to explain that the car cannot be a part of the chop talks and only the $100,000.00 left in the prize pool was open for discussion. They both agreed to a five-minute break as the cards went back into the air without a deal in place.

Looked up and it was over

growby was looking to take over the race to the Audi TT holding a sizable lead of 36.2 million to 17.2 million and the nug nuts holding the tires in place fell off. First, growby would raise to two million as the blinds were capped at 250K/500K ante 50K and coNNBoyle wasted no time in shoving for 17.1 million holding big slick A♦K♦. growby thought for a few moments and made the call with a dominated K♣Q♠. They would both pair their king but the ace kicker played on the 2♠ 2♦ K♠ 7♣ T♣ board and 34.4 million chips slid to coNNBoyle. Two hands later growby again led out for two million as coNNBoyle again shoved as growby made the call holding Q♥8♥. Pocket tens for coNNBoyle was out in front and made a big leap when a third ten appeared on the flop 7♣ T♦ K♥. No heart or potential straight card on the turn 8♣ meant the Audi TT was going to be shipped to coNNBoyle along with the $60,000.00 first prize!

Congrats to all of our 5,000 cashers this evening and hope you will be back next month the next $1 Million Turbo Takedown.


$1 Million Turbo Takedown Results (07-25-10)
1. coNNBoyle (Williamsburg) $60,000.00 + Audi TT
2. growby (Burgas) $40,000.00
3. APZ19 (Grimsby, UK) $30,000.00
4. mossified84 (las vegas) $25,000.00
5. knif1807 (Offenburg) $20,000.00
6. pain-bg (Plovdiv) $17,500.00
7. naka34 (spain) $15,000.00
8. muezzo (Cumbria) $12,500.00
9. sgc0458 (stoney creek) $10,000.00

David Aydt
@PokerStars in Turbo Takedown