Turbo Takedown: Hikkespett drives away with the Audi TT

turbo_takedown_thumb.jpgThe monthly $1 Million Turbo Takedown is a very simple concept. Enter with 3,000 frequent players points earned through the various qualifiers or rack them up through SnG, MTT, and cash game play and just take down 15,402 players to drive away with $60,000 and a brand new Audi TT. Simple concept, plus added bonuses of cashing in consecutive months and busting our own Team PokerStars pros like Thierry van den "BOKPOWER" Berg, Andres "lobojiji" Alisievicz, Andre "aakkari" Akkari, Alvaro "VARICO" Blanco, Raymond Wu, Joep can den "Pappe_Ruk" Bijgaart all managed to drop off their bounties without cracking the top 5,000 places which took home at least $78.00 this evening.

Team PokerStars Pros Anders "Donald" Berg, André Coimbra, Victor Ramdin, Tae Joon Noh, Boumaaza "Chiren80" Bachir, Martha "marene" Herrera, Randy "nanonoko" Lew, and Nuno Coelho did manage to slide past enough players to get into the money before dropping off their $100.00 pro bounties.

Down to ten players and one more elimination from the final table, Klimbo would try to slide a small stack shove of 698,944 chips past the well, mountainous stack of MountainRo$e holding T♠K♠. Pocket aces A♣A♥ held by the big stack were more than enough on the 5♣ 8♥ 2♥ T♦ 8♠ board as Klimbo would be left off the final table as tonight's bubble boy ($8,000.00) setting up the remaining nine below:


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Seat 1: Johan 80 (1147996 in chips)
Seat 2: MountainRo$e (8695816 in chips)
Seat 3: wcsquad3 (10374473 in chips)
Seat 4: julik36 (2441088 in chips)
Seat 5: Bjorn-Erik "Hikkespett" Glenne (7624117 in chips)
Seat 6: Cornelius110 (4556667 in chips)
Seat 7: byoon (3938304 in chips)
Seat 8: orgi3000 (2504270 in chips)
Seat 9: Snow in June (4923269 in chips)

No boom for byoon

Right out of the gate Johan 80 would try to improve on a fairly short stack with just 1.1 million in chips and blinds at 70K/140K ante 14K by push preflop on the first hand of the final table. Luckily or unluckily Johan 80 would split the pot after being called by Hikkespett and both turning up Ace-Ten for a split pot. One orbit later Johan 80 would take the back seat and watch a painful cooler come down. byoon would start the hand with a raise to 308,880 UTG as julik36 pumped it up to 1.26 million on the button. Folded back to byoon who shoved for 3.5 million holding big slick K♠A♠ which paled to the mighty aces held by julik36 A♣A♦ who covered and made the call. No kings nor straights or flushes came down the 3♥ 7♥ 8♦ Q♦ 9♣ board and byoon was booted in ninth place ($10,000.00).

Two smalls do not equal a medium

Most the time at a carnival if you're lucky enough to win two small prizes they will "upgrade" your win to a medium. Two small stacks tried combining their stacks together with hopes to improve their chances on winning. orgi3000 with just 539,771 chips would shove over the top of Hikkespett raise, but instead caught the interest of Johan 80 who was only sitting on 1.4 million and also shoved causing Hikkespett to abandon ship. Pocket jacks J♠J♥ for Johan 30 and a naked suited ace for orgi3000 A♠3♠. The board stayed ace-free 5♦ K♣ 3♥ 9♣ 5♠ and Johan 30 took the 1.6 million chip pot as orgi3000 folded in eighth place ($12,500.00).

Let it snow let it snow let it snow

Johan 30's run as the final table short stack would finally come to an end but not after moving a few ticks up the pay scale. Watch Johan 30's final hand against Snow in June play out below:


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Bit of a cooler for Johan 30 after making this far on fumes, his pocket tens T♣T♦ could not overcome the pocket jacks J♦J♥ of Snow in June on the 2♠ Q♣ 8♦ 9♠ 3♣ board and Johan 30 would take home $15,000.00 in seventh place as Snow in June found 6.3 million tournament chips heading into his stack.

Blizzard of chips

Shortly after knocking out Johan 30 and the blinds moving up to 90K/180K ante 18K, Snow in June was at it again making a min-raise preflop into julik36's big blind who would make the call. Q♦ 5♦ 4♣ flop came down as julik36 checked and Snow in June followed-through with a 540,000 bet that was called. 7♦ got julik36's attention as he pushed for 1.7 million holding 6♣7♠ and Snow in June made the call with pocket jacks J♦J♣. An unnecessary diamond would hit the river 2♦ as the jacks were enough to eliminate julik36 in sixth place ($17,500.00).

Mountainous bluff for mountainous pot

Five handed play lasted all the way to the 125K/250K ante 25K blind level when MountainRo$e and wcsquad3 got tangled in a hand with betting on every street. Watch the huge bluff by MountainRo$e on the river below:

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With the board reading J♦ 5♥ J♥ Q♠ 3♣ and 5.7 million already in the pot, MountainRo$e tried to lead out by shoving for almost 4.7 million with just ace high A♦2♦. Unfortunately, wcsquad3 covered and flopped trips K♣J♣ and was going nowhere except to claim the 15.1 million chip pot thus reducing the field to four as MountainRo$e was done in fifth place ($20,000.00).

$1,000 = Table for four

After a very lengthy conversation and $1,000 being sent from the chip leading Cornelius110 to wcsquad3 our final four had the deal listed below:

Cornelius110: $45,624.18
Hikkespett: $41,351.59
wcsquad3: $34,777.19
Snow in June: $33,247.04

Snow melts in June

Shortly after the poker host restarted the tournament the final four got down to the winner fairly quickly. First, it was Snow in June who got into preflop betting war with Hikkespett and got his remaining 3.6 million chips into the middle holding K♠J♥ as Hikkespett would turn over the dominating big slick A♦K♥. No frozen suckout cards would find their way onto the 2♣ 2♥ 8♣ 6♥ 8♠ board and Snow in June's chips evaporated into Hikkespett's stack finishing in fourth place ($33,247.04).

Up against the firing squad

Just five hands later with blinds moving up to 150K/300K ante 30K wcsquad3 would find two raises ahead of him and pocket jacks J♦J♥ sitting by his stack. The answer was to shove for 6.4 million as Hikkespett gave up the initial raise and Cornelius110 snap called with pocket kings K♠K♣. Again, the board 4♠ 6♠ 2♦ 5♠ 2♣ complied with a non-stressful run for the preflop leader as Cornelius110 raked in the 13.5 million chips to set up heads-up play. wcsquad3 took down the $34,777.19 received from the chop as the race for the car was starting up.

This is his car you are playing for

While the players had fairly deep stacks 29.3 million for Hikkespett and 16.8 million for Cornelius110 and blinds at 175K/300K ante 30K, the heads-up play for the AudiTT would only last 17 hands. Hand number 12 was a big blow to Cornelius110's stack after catching trips on the river A♣ 9♦ T♣ Q♠ T♠ holding T♦7♥ and making a value raise to 9.45 million, Hikkespett would just call and flip over the turned broadway straight J♦K♠ good for the 25.2 million chip pot. And true on his prediction that the others were playing for his car, Hikkespett made good on that foresight five hands later. The gap was now 41.4 million to 4.7 million and after a min-raise from Cornelius110 with a call by Hikkespett watch the final hand plays out below:


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Top pair 9♣Q♥ was good for Hikkespett as he faded the second pair of Cornelius110 holding 5♦7♠ on the final 7♦ Q♠ 3♠ 3♦ 4♣ board sending Cornelius110 home with $45,624.18 from the chop and Bjorn-Erik "Hikkespett" Glenne has one Audi TT coming his way after winning this month's $1 Million Turbo Takedown!

June $1 Million Turbo Takedown Results (06-27-10)
(* denotes part of four-way deal which left the Audi TT to play for)
1. Hikkespett (Oppegard) *$41,351.59 + Audi TT
2. Cornelius110 (Desert Hot Springs) *$45,624.18
3. wcsquad3 (sQuAd CitY) *$34,777.19
4. Snow in June (Moscow) *$33,247.04
5. MountainRo$e (Beer Sheva) $20,000.00
6. julik36 (Kursk) $17,500.00
7. Johan 80 (Osby) $15,000.00
8. orgi3000 (Hannover) $12,500.00
9. byoon (Torrance) $10,000.00


David Aydt
@PokerStars in Turbo Takedown