WCOOP 2010: Trickey7 outsmarts the competition in Event #40, $320 H.O.R.S.E.

wcoop2009-thumb.jpgBreckenridge, Colorado. A tiny ski town about 100 miles west of Denver, it's a picturesque place to spend a summer afternoon on a mountain hike or a winter morning on the slopes. Like the prospectors who settled there a century and a half ago, Breckenridge's Trickey7 did his own share of panning for gold tonight, giving his bankroll a $55,500 infusion with a win in Event #40, $320 H.O.R.S.E. Except he did it from Breckenridge, Minnesota.

858 players bought in for a shot at the lion's share of the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. Among the Team PokerStars Pros and Team Online players in the field today were Anders "Donald" Berg, Marcel Luske, Ruben Visser, Jason Mercier, Darus Suharto, Nuno Coelho, Juan Maceiras, Maria "maridu" Mayrinck, Chad Brown, Greg Raymer, Vicky Coren, George Lind III, J.P. Kelly, and Pat Pezzin. Notching cash finishes were Jose "Nacho" Barbero (75th), Greg DeBora (62nd), and Andrew "Kid Nebraska" Goetsch (30th), who also hosted the final table.

The final table bubble burst on a Razz hand, butwin getting the last of his chips in on fifth street against greg1122. Although butwin already had a made 8-7-5-4-3 low, greg1122 hit an ace on sixth street to improve to a 7-4-3-2-A low, eliminating butwin in ninth place.

Here's how the our final table players stacked up as the action kicked off:

Seat 1: Allante (343,660 in chips)
Seat 2: pigweed (565,123 in chips)
Seat 3: Trickey7 (868,411 in chips)
Seat 4: r0keta (348,120 in chips)
Seat 5: greg1122 (1,102,397 in chips)
Seat 6: solody (290,200 in chips)
Seat 7: staknchips83 (413,507 in chips)
Seat 8: AceQuad (358,582 in chips)


Entering the final table as the short stack, solody lost most of his remaining chips to Allante on this Razz hand.

Trickey7 (X)(X) / 2♠K♠
Solody (X)(X) / 3♦5♥K♣7♦ / (X)
Allante (X)(X) / 6♦A♥5♦3♥ / (X)

Pigweed had the bring-in with the Q♣, Trickey7 completed to 20,000, solody called and Allante called. Solody checked the low board on fourth street, Allante bet 20,000, Trickey7 folded and solody raised to 40,000. Allante called. Allante caught a five on fifth street and bet out, solody taking one off despite having caught a king. Allante bet again on sixth street and solody called. On the river Allante fired out one last time and solody gave up his hand, his stack reduced to 78,000.

A few rounds later, solody had anted down all the way to 10,000 in chips. He put them in the middle on third street on a stud high hand and got two callers in AceQuad and greg1122. Solody couldn't beat AceQuad's aces and queens and hit the rail in eighth place, collecting $4,500.

Once the game switched over to stud hi/lo, r0keta committed the last of his chips on sixth street drawing dead with a pair of queens and a flush draw against Allante's pair of aces and low draw and Trickey7's fives full of eights. Trickey7 won the high, Allante took the low, and r0keta was eliminated in seventh place. He picked up $6,750 for his efforts.

As the stud hi/lo round continued, Allante lost more than half his stack to AceQuad.

AceQuad (X)(X) / 2♦A♣J♥K♣ / (X)
Allante (X)(X) / 3♦8♦K♥Q♣ / (X)

AceQuad had the bring-in, Allante completed to 25,000 and AceQuad called. AceQuad led out on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, Allante calling him down. AceQuad check-called on the river, turning over 3♠8♠J♠ for only a pair of jacks, but they were good enough to beat Allante's busted flush draw.

Down to 115,000, Allante put the rest of his chips in on fifth street against pigweed and staknchips83, but couldn't improve against staknchips83's two pair and 8-7 low. For his sixth-place finish, Allante earned $10,500.

Staknchips83 might have won a hefty pot there, but two limit hold'em hands sent his stack plummeting to only four big bets. In the first hand, Trickey7 opened for a raise to 50,000 and stacknchip83 called from the big blind. Stacknchip83 check-called a bet on the J♦8♠2♥ flop, then check-raised when the 4♠ hit the turn. Trickey7 made the call and they went to the river, which fell the 3♦. Stacknchips83 bet and Trickey7 looked him up, turning over 7♥8♥ for a pair of eights. Stacknchips83 could only show ace-high with A♣7♦ and Trickey7 took down the pot. A few hands laters, stacknchips83 called AceQuad's pre-flop three-bet, then called him all the way down on a A♣K♦9♣J♥7♠ board. AceQuad showed A♥J♣ for aces up and staknchips83 mucked, his stack down to 200,000.

If the limit hold'em round was unkind to stacknchips83, the Omaha hi/lo level was downright nasty for pigweed. Pigweed lost most of his stack when Trickey7 rivered aces full, holding A♠A♣J♠3♠ on a 8♣8♦2♥9♥A♥ board. Neither player made a low and pigweed was crippled. Pigweed got the rest of his chips in before the flop holding 4♦5♠9♠J♦ and got a customer in greg1122 with A♣K♣J♣7♦. The board ran out K♥4♠3♣7♥T♦, greg1122 making kings up to scoop the pot and eliminate pigweed in fifth place.

Staknchips83 also met his tournament end on an Omaha hi/lo hand, his last 53,000 chips going in before the flop against Trickey7 and greg1122. His two opponents checked down the Q♣8♣8♠K♠2♦ board, Trickey7 showing K♣T♠7♣3♠ to scoop the pot with kings up. Staknchips83 exited in fourth place, earning a tidy $22,500.

During three-handed play, Trickey7 started pulling away from both his opponents, chipping up to 3.1 million while greg1122 held 700,000 and AceQuad 460,000. He also had a pressing question for tournament host Andrew Goetsch.

Trickey7: are you really from Nebraska and if so a Cornhusker fan?
Kid Nebraska (TeamPro): Not from Nebraska ... and was a huskers fan when I was young ... but dont follow College football no more
Kid Nebraska (TeamPro): Kid Omaha was taken ... now you know my secret ... stop laughing ... and don't tell nobody ...

Trickey7 made a lucky catch on sixth street and another on seventh in this stud high hand against greg1122, reducing his stack to 300,000:

Trickey7 ended up taking out greg1122 only a few hands later. Greg1122 bet out on fourth street, Trickey7 raised, and greg1122 called all-in, turning up K♦T♠9♦5♣ but was up against it as Trickey7 showed A♥A♣6♣2♦. Trickey7 caught kings on fifth and sixth street while greg1122 improved only to a pair of fives, sealing his elimination in third place. He earned $30,000 for his eleven hours on the felt.

Trickey7 took a dominant chip lead into heads-up play:

Seat 3: Trickey7 (3,654,218 in chips)
Seat 8: AceQuad (635,782 in chips)

The stud carnage continued, Trickey7 putting his opponent on the ropes when AceQuad folded the river in this stud high hand.

Trickey7 (X)(X) / 4♣8♦Q♦K♠ / (X)
AceQuad (X)(X) / 9♥3♥3♦2♠ / (X)

Trickey7 had the bring-in, AceQuad completed to 40,000, Trickey7 raised and AceQuad made the call. AceQuad check-raised on fourth street then led out on fifth and sixth, Trickey7 calling him down. AceQuad gave up the ghost and check-folded seventh street, saving his last 220,000 in chips.

It was all over on the next hand, the rest of AceQuad's chips going in on fourth street.

AceQuad (3♠)(3♦) / 8♥J♠4♣8♣ / (9♣)
Trickey7 (2♥)(K♥) / K♠9♦5♣2♠ / (6♠)

AceQuad needed a lot of help, his buried threes up against Trickey7's split kings. Alhtough AceQuad caught two pair on sixth street, Trickey7 did the same, making kings up. The river blanked out for both players and Trickey7 took down the pot, sealing up his first WCOOP title. He bagged $55,500 for first place while runner-up AceQuad collected a still-stellar $39,990.

WCOOP Event #40 ($320 H.O.R.S.E.) results:

1. Trickey7 ($55,500)
2. AceQuad ($39,990)
3. greg1122 ($30,000)
4. staknchips83 ($22,500)
5. pigweed ($15,000)
6. Allante ($10,500)
7. r0keta ($6,750)
8. solody ($4,500)

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Kristin Bihr
@PokerStars in WCOOP