Turbo Takedown: glfrgmblr gets much needed new car in win

turbo_takedown_thumb.jpgWhile the just completed Sunday Warm-up may have shown a decrease in attendance, tonight's $1 Million Turbo Takedown continued to welcome huge crowds to its tables. 18,655 players gathered tonight throwing down nothing for something as the buy-in for a shot at a brand new Audi TT remains at 3,000 Frequent Players Points and not a cent more. Turbo is in the name and we managed to eliminate all but nine players out of decent sized crowd for a major league baseball game in just after the eight hour mark.

Elimination #18,645 happen over on table 773 where shortstacked kunghagi would raise to 480K with blinds at 80K/160K ante 16K and glfrgmblr holding just a million more chips than kunghagi would shove to force kunghagi in a decision for his tournament life. kunghagi with just 743K behind made the call holding pocket jacks J♣J♠. Good hand, but not as great as the pocket aces A♥A♠ for glfrgmblr. Jacks would be left off the 7♠ Q♦ 9♥ 4♦ 2♦ board and kunghagi was left off the final table in tenth place ($10,000.00).


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Seat 1: Leon2708 (7741912 in chips)
Seat 2: g00000se (2545051 in chips)
Seat 3: Dubaipoker80 (10039528 in chips)
Seat 4: glfrgmblr (3816903 in chips)
Seat 5: flynny1111 (8686580 in chips)
Seat 6: Mikey0690 (13374270 in chips)
Seat 7: Dre 91 (1762692 in chips)
Seat 8: pokerdog1000 (5010064 in chips)
Seat 9: slimshaggy (2988000 in chips)

Not Dre's day

Dre 91 with just 1.2 million chips and blinds at 100K/200K ante 20K would shove from UTG+1 holding K♠Q♦ but fellow lesser known rapper slimshaggy would re-raise all-in holding big slick K♥A♣ shutting out the rest of the table. An all low 2♣ 7♠ 4♥ 4♣ 8♠ board did not help either player as Dre 91 headed back to Compton (or Fort Collins) with $10,000.00 earned in ninth place.

Dog's day night

After losing an all-in to g00000se, pokerdog1000 went right back out and tried again to shove on the very next hand after the blinds moved up to 125K/250K ante 25K. With just 754,013 in chips, folding equity was a tad low but pokerdog1000 open shoved from the button holding K♣Q♥ as Leon2708 with 4.4 million and a third of pokerdog1000's bet already in the pot made the call holding just 4♦2♦. The two live cards got a big jolt from the 6♠ 5♦ 3♠ as Leon2708 flopped a straight. 3♣ on the turn made the J♦ river moot as pokerdog1000 was regulated to the doghouse in eighth place ($12,500.00).

Flying away in seventh place

Two of the larger stacks left at the table decided to meet up preflop for a 13 million chip pot. Watch which way the stack slides in the video below:


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Pocket tens T♣T♥ for flynny111 who was hoping for the cards to come out low against the J♣A♣ of Leon2708. This race ended in a crash landing before getting off the tarmac for flynny111 as the ace would hit the flop 5♣ A♦ 3♦ 6♦ 8♠ and take down the 13 million chip pot sending flynny111 home in seventh place $15,000.00

Maverick not around to save him

Extremely shortstacked g00000se with just 1.09 million chips left and blinds moving up to 175K/350K ante 35K would open shove from the button as glfrgmblr would make the call from the big blind holding pocket treys 3♥3♦. A flip again, as g00000se held A♥4♠ but a three on the flop 2♠ Q♥ 3♠ left g00000se looking for a wheel. Instead g00000se would get an egg in the form of the turned full house for glfrgmblr 2♣ ending his night in sixth place ($17,500.00).

Five alive

We would play five handed for a few levels as the players slowed the rate of busting out to a crawl. Below is the chip count after Mikey0690 and Dubaipoker80 doubled up off the once might stack of Leon2708 and the blinds are now capped moving up to 250K/500K ante 50K:

Seat 1: Leon2708 (4,927,595 in chips)
Seat 3: Dubaipoker80 (20,344,138 in chips)
Seat 4: glfrgmblr (3,606,727 in chips)
Seat 6: Mikey0690 (22,671,540 in chips)
Seat 9: slimshaggy (4,415,000 in chips)

Two smalls make a medium

glfrgmblr and slimshaggy decided to try to make a medium stack by shoving their small stacks into the middle preflop. K♠9♦ for slimshaggy and pocket threes 3♦3♣ for glfrgmblr. Despite picking a gutshot straight draw on the flop, slimshaggy would whiff on the J♠ Q♥ 4♣ 7♥ 6♥ board sending the 5.5 million chips to glfrgmblr as slimshaggy was out in fifth place ($20,000.00).

"ul" "gg"

Not much else to say after Leon2708 got the money in good and caught bad. Hand would start out with a raise from glfrgmblr to 1.5 million and a call from Leon2708 in the small blind. Both would see a flop of Q♥ 9♦ 6♥ and Leon2708 wasted no time in shoving for 7.7 million holding top pair Q♦J♥. glfrgmblr would take some time in making the call with second pair 9♣K♠ creating a 19.1 million chip pot. K♥ on the turn flipped the advantage back to glfgmblr holding two pair as the 7♣ river ended Leon2708's night in fourth place ($25,000.00).

Can I get a niner?

Mikey0690 and Dubaipoker80 decided to flip their nearly even 12 million chip stacks preflop. 9♠9♦ for Dubaipoker80 who covered and K♥Q♦ for Mikey0690 as the race went down 2♠ 8♥ 2♣ J♣ 9♥ giving Dubaipoker80 insult to injury with a rivered boat knocking out Mikey0690 ($30,000.00) in third place starting up heads-up play.

$50,000 richer

Both players agreed to evenly chop the cash remaining in the prize pool and play for the Audi TT based on fairly even stacks Dubaipoker80 (26,069,286) to glfrgmblr (29,895,714). $50,000.00 a piece for our final two and as glfgmblr mentioned his car getting totaled in a hail storm recently, a new set of wheels for winning this tournament would certainly clear up that problem.

Replacement car on the way

The swings were big for our final two as both would have equal chances at driving off with that Audi TT. Watch the final hand play out below:


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Would it get there? The answer was yes. glfrgmblr held pocket tens T♠T♣ to Dubaipoker80's 9♥A♠ as glfrgmblr would call the shove of Dubaipoker80 to create a 44.7 million chip pot. There would be no reversals in this hand as the board came out 2♠ 3♦ K♦ Q♣ 8♥ shipping the Audi TT to glfrgmblr as this month's $1 Million Turbo Takedown champion!

$1Million Turbo Takedown Results (05-29-10)
(*denotes part of two-way deal)
1. glfrgmblr (Oklahoma City) *$50,000.00 + Audi TT
2. Dubaipoker80 (Rüti) *$50,000.00
3. Mikey0690 (Groton) $30,000.00
4. Leon2708 (Oslo) $25,000.00
5. slimshaggy (hutchinson) $20,000.00
6. g00000se (Tallinn) $17,500.00
7. flynny1111 (london) $15,000.00
8. pokerdog1000 (Debary) $12,500.00
9. Dre 91 (Fort Collins) $10,000.00

David Aydt
@PokerStars in Turbo Takedown