WCOOP 2011: MiPwnYa pwns the field in Event #25 $215 PLO

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Mix turbo and Pot-Limit Omaha and you are bound to get one fast and furious tournament.

That proved true on Monday as 1,086 entrants in Event #25 of the 2011 WCOOP, a $215 buy-in PLO tournament with one rebuy and one add-on, were narrowed to a final table of nine in just over three-and-a-half hours.

Those 1,086 players made 756 rebuys and added-on 246 times to create a $417,600 prize pool, well over the PokerStars guarantee of $225,000.

Plenty of Team PokerStars pros tried their hand at the four-card game. Liv Boeree, Johnny Lodden, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Chad Brown, Leo Fernandez, Ana Marquez and Marcin "Goral" Horecki were among those who failed to make the cash.

Notable players in the green include Javier "El_Canonero" Dominguez in 110th place ($793.44), George Danzer in 106th place ($835.20) and Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu in 62nd place ($1,127.52.)

After short stacked Mafews K♣ 6♣ T♥ 2♠ could not crack aces preflop our final nine was set.

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Final table seating and chip counts:

Seat 1 -- MiPwnYa (446,032)
Seat 2 -- joejoe1337 (613,490)
Seat 3 -- L0ve2playU (3,236,874)
Seat 4 -- sllvllasH (747,556)
Seat 5 -- 2FLY2TILT (1,162,555)
Seat 6 -- Schermanator (1,049,612)
Seat 7 -- zwacke (1,218,314)
Seat 8 -- tbac1 (895,943)
Seat 9 -- asik17 (1,069,618)

It didn't take long for action to heat up as the first hand featured a double elimination and a huge triple up:

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Joejoe1337 finished in ninth for $4,802.40 while asik17 collected $8,352 for the eighth-place nod.

Tbac1 was next to go. After 2FLY2TILT raised to 700K from early position, tbac1 called all in for 355K. The others folded and the hands were:

2FLY2TILT A♦ 6♣ T♣ J♥
tbac1 Q♥ T♠ T♦ K♥

The board ran out 5♣ J♦ A♥ 9♠ 6♥ and tbac1 earned $12,528 for coming in seventh.

L0ve2playU found himself in dominating position after this second double elimination of the final table:

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This hand sent 2FLY2TILT out of the tournament in sixth, but the he continued an amazing run in 2011 WCOOP. With one win, two final tables and a fourth cash, 2FLY2TILT is well ahead in the WCOOP Player of the Series race.

L0ve2playU continued his run by busting Schermanator next. Schermanator raised all in for 557K under the gun with 9♠ T♣ A♦ 8♥ and L0ve2playU shoved from the small blind with 9♣ J♣ Q♦ 6♦.

The board of 4♥ Q♠ 2♥ 7♠ 7♦ gave L0ve2playU the victory with a pair of queens and sent the Swedish Schermantor out the door in fourth place with nearly $30,000.

Just three hands later, L0ve2playU was back at his player eliminating ways. The Dutchman raised to 900K from the small blind and sllvllasH pushed all in for 1.56 million from the big blind.

The hands:
L0ve2playU 8♦ 6♣ 9♦ 5♠
sllvllasH T♠ Q♦ Q♥ 2♦

Those wired queens couldn't hold as L0ve2playU made a straight with A♠ 5♣ 7♠ K♠ 8♣ to knock the Canadian out in third, which was worth $39,672.

This set up a heads up battle between L0ve2playU and MiPwnYa. The former held a 7.95 million to 2.49 million chip lead, but this being a turbo PLO tournament anything was--and proved to be--possible.

MiPwnYa doubled up on the fourth hand when the man from France got 2.2 million all in preflop with A♠ A♦ J♠ 4♦, which held against Love2playU's T♥ 4♣ 8♥ 6♣ pn a board of 3♣ J♦ 9♠ T♦ A♥.

MiPwnYa was able to grab a narrow chip lead after that and, pulled out the victory on the 10th hand of heads-up play. After MiPwnYa raised to 1.2 million from the button, L0ve2playU made it 3.6 million and MiPwnYa put L0ve2playU all in.

The hands:
MiPwnYa K♠ 3♠ J♠ 9♥
L0ve2playU Q♦ 4♣ A♦ 6♣

L0ve2playU looked golden after a flop and turn of 6♥ Q♥ A♥ 4♥, but the four outer came for MiPwnYa on the river with the T♦.

MiPwnYa claimed the top prize of $72,996.48 and the WCOOP champion's bracelet while L0ve2playU settled for a nice consolation prize of $53,035.20.

Final table payouts:

1st -- MiPwnYa ($72,996.48)
2nd -- L0ve2playU ($53,035.20)
3rd -- sllvllasH ($39,672)
4th -- Schermantor ($29,649.60)
5th -- zwacke ($20,880)
6th -- 2FLY2TILT ($16,704)
7th -- tbac1 ($12,528)
8th -- asik17 ($8,352)
9th -- joejoe1337 ($4,802.40)

Tuscaloosa Johnny Kampis
@PokerStars in 2011