Turbo Takedown: turu90 takes the last Audi TT on the lot

turbo_takedown_thumb.jpgThe last episode of Seinfeld, the last hand of the World Series of Poker pitched to Team PokerStars pro Joe Hachem in Benny's Bullpen at Binions, and now the final hand of the Turbo Takedown here at PokerStars. All great things must come to a close and tonight's $750,000 Turbo Takedown will leave with a bang as someone will be walking away tonight with $45,000.00 and a brand new Audi TT. For over three years PokerStars has given players a shot at a huge payday for simply cashing in 3,000 Frequent Player Points (FPPs) along with the fact that nearly half the field takes home at least some cash, the Turbo Takedown will be missed.

But, we are not writing an eulogy tonight, rather going out in style as players will be able to use their proceeds from the final table tonight and potentially kick it up to a bigger score when the Spring Championship of Online Poker starts up in two weeks. 11,215 came to say goodbye tonight, and a few Team PokerStars players dropped by to donate their $100 bounties, but also to take away a few dollars from the prize pool. Henriqu Pinho 548th place ($165.00), Liv Boeree 1119th place ($105.00), Martin "AABenjamin" Hruby and Humberto Brenes 1856th place ($82.50) all took away cash tonight.

Also taking away cash and possibly a car were our final ten players of the Final Turbo Takedown. Guaranteed $6,000.00 with a possible $45,000.00 plus the last Audi TT to be awarded at this tournament, the bubble boy would have no chance at redemption next month. As the blinds moved up to 90K/180K ante 18K, ProdigyXII would run into two coolers at exactly the wrong time. First, pushing over the top of Ka4n's UTG raise with pocket nines, only to have Ka4n snap call with aces, and after the board ran dry, ProdigyXII was left with just 559,941 chips. After nonentitly took the blinds, ProdigyXII would open-shove on the next hand for 523,941 total holding K♣J♦. LaoZZZZ however had no reservations about calling with pocket aces A♠A♥. Headfirst into aces twice in three hands but the flop 7♠ 5♦ K♠ offered a ray of light as a king peeled off. Unfortunately, the light was shut-out just as quickly as T♠ Q♥ completed the board ending ProdigyXII's head shaking finish in tenth place ($6,000.00).


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Seat 1: turu90 (4676172 in chips)
Seat 2: Ka4n (5676278 in chips)
Seat 3: LaoZZZZ (2975029 in chips)
Seat 4: pes4fans (3111100 in chips)
Seat 5: nonentitly (1998140 in chips)
Seat 6: Gandalf739 (5467735 in chips)
Seat 7: latiad (2703076 in chips)
Seat 8: reno8 (3539372 in chips)
Seat 9: Dj Rödel (3498098 in chips)

It's the final countdooooooooooooown!

After eliminating 11,206 players our remaining nine will be the last nine of this promotional tournament. latiad barely got to soak in the festivities and just seven minutes after the start of the tournament the British rounder was all-in for 2.8 million chips holding pocket nines 9♥9♠ against the pocket tens T♠T♦ of LaoZZZZ. A very unnecessary ten on the river 3♣ A♠ 6♠ 3♥ T♥ sealed up the 6.3 million chip pot for LaoZZZZ as latiad retired without thoughts of that Audi TT, earning $7,499.05 in ninth place.

Waking up the competition

LaoZZZZ may have a lazy sounding name but there's nothing sleepy about taking out the first two players on a major final table. Blinds moving up to 100K/200K ante 20K LaoZZZZ raised from UTG to 600,000 as pes4fans on his immediate left shoved for 2.2 million. Folded back around to LaoZZZZ making the call while holding Q♠K♠ and plenty of chips behind. pes4fans turned up pocket jacks J♠J♣ to start the race. But, a queen on the 2♠ 3♥ Q♦ flop and an unremarkable turn and river T♣ 6♠ sent pes4fans into the stands in eighth place ($9,375.00).

Magic backfires

Gandalf739 cooked up some bad potions for the final table. He would have a huge lead in a 9.7 million chip pot against turu90 holding pocket kings to turu90's big slick. The case king would hit the flop, but so would an ace. Ace on the river and you have a laptop throwing bad beat. Gandalf739 however shrugged it off and worked the stack back to 1.74 million when the hand below against nonentitly went down:

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Dominated again with pocket tens T♠T♦ versus nonentitly's pocket fours 4♠4♦ this should have been Gandalf739's step back into the tournament. Instead, a four hit the flop and just in case that didn't hurt enough, the case four landed on the turn J♦ 8♦ 4♣ 4♥ 9♠ giving nonentitly quads from behind and sending Gandalf739 back to the shire in seventh place ($11,250.00).

"Just type I agree lads"

Awesome. Best advice ever given to a final table by reno8. Six players left and all agree quickly to the money but as always, someone tried to chop up the car and sent the deal making into a momentary tailspin. But, Maverick found a way to pull out of the jet wash and here's how the money was divided WITHOUT the car which will remain whole for our champion to enjoy.

LaoZZZZ $39,102.91
nonentitly $23,773.39
reno8 $21,202.80
Ka4n $20,927.59
turu90 $20,260.90
Dj Rödel $19,107.41

Plenty of play

The blinds would move up to 175K/350K ante 35K before losing a player after the six-way split. turu90 started the action with a raise to 750,000 from the button as Ka4n made a stand from the small blind for a little more, 1.1 million to be exact. turu90 turned up pocket tens T♣T♥ as Ka4n showed a fairly weak 2♣K♥. Two on the flop showed some promise but the ten on the turn 2♦ Q♦ 7♠ T♠ 8♣ sent Ka4n home with the chopped amount in sixth place ($20,927.59).

Buzzing the Dj

Maybe LaoZZZZ did not like the sounds Dj Rödel was spinning but when the blinds moved up to 200K/400K ante 40K LaoZZZZ went over the top of Dj Rödel's 2.9 million chip shove to make sure no one else wanted to play as nonentitly folded. Dj Rödel showed K♠T♣ as LaoZZZZ turned over the monster pocket kings K♦K♥. Case king on the flop Q♥ 4♥ K♣ 6♣ Q♣, good game Dj Rödel by the turn earning $19,107.41 from the chop in fourth place.

LaoZZZZ REALLY wants this car


Last one in the stockroom for the Turbo Takedown

Eliminated Dj Rödel, pes4fans, and latiad with four left facing a 2.9 million chip shove from nonentitly in the big blind holding pocket threes 3♣3♠ and would still have eight million behind. LaoZZZZ would make the call and race against the middle ace A♥8♦ of nonentitly for the 7.1million chip pot. Neither player could connect with the 2♥ 5♥ T♣ Q♠ 4♥ board and nonentitly would not win the final Audi TT, finishing in fourth place ($23,773.39).

Audi TT will not be visiting Reno

Watch below as turu90 and reno8 get their chips in preflop for a 14.2 million chip pot:

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With the blinds now capped at 250K/500K ante 50K LaoZZZZ took seat from domination as reno8 put out 1.5 million from the small blind. turu90 did not tinker with the slider bar and shoved for 15.1 million. Back to reno8 holding T♣A♣ and 5.5 million more chips he would make the call and racing against turu90's pocket nines 9♠9♦. Despite an ace on the flop, reno8 could do nothing about the nine that accompanied it 9♥ 2♣ A♦. After the 3♠ turn, reno8 from the UK not Nevada, was out in third place earning $21,202.80 from the chop.

LaoZZZZ vs. turu90

LaoZZZZ would start with a 22.3 million to 11.3 million disadvantage going into heads-up play. However, after just six minutes of play it was nearly even as LaoZZZZ chopped the lead down to 17.6 million to 16 million. Two minutes later LaoZZZZ opened up a 20.4 million to 13.2 million chip lead when turu90 found himself pondering a call for all his chips with the board reading 3♣ Q♦ Q♣ 4♣. Holding big slick K♠A♣ turu90 made the call, quickly finding out he was one card away from elimination as LaoZZZZ turned the flush 8♣6♣. Only a rivered club would stop LaoZZZZ from claiming the Audi TT.

River 5♣ and after collecting the 25 million chip pot, LaoZZZZ did not just roll over, doubling up six hands later to even the chip stacks once again.

But the decisive hand would come near 20 minutes after the ninth hour of play, watch below as both players hit the flop and throw their chips in the middle:

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With 3.15 million in the middle, the flop comes out 9♣K♦[10c] as LaoZZZZ checks from the big blind. turu90 bet 1.8 million and covers LaoZZZZ's stack. LaoZZZZ check-raised to 4.2 million as turu90 wasted no time shoving all-in. LaoZZZZ holding T♦4♦ made the call to see he was drawing near dead or potential runner-runner for a chop as turu90 showed the flopped two pair T♠9♦. A cruel 4♥ hit the turn making giving a sweat for two out.

River T♥.

Game over, thanks for coming, hit the lights on your way out. turu90 we hope you enjoy the new set of wheels as the Final Turbo Takedown champion and thank to all the players who made this tournament enjoyable to watch each month even if you tried chopping up that defenseless car.

$750,000 Final Turbo Takedown results (04-24-11)
(* denotes part of six-way deal, leaving the Audi TT for the winner)
1. turu90 (Spain) *$20,260.90 + Audi TT
2. LaoZZZZ (Russia) *$39,102.91
3. reno8 (United Kingdom) *$21,202.80
4. nonentitly (Russia) *$23,773.39
5. Dj Rödel (Germany) *$19,107.41
6. Ka4n (Ukraine) *$20,927.59
7. Gandalf739 (Germany) $11,250.00
8. pes4fans (Germany) $9,375.00
9. latiad (United Kingdom) $7,499.05

David Aydt
@PokerStars in Turbo Takedown