WCOOP 2014: Osracm outdraws raidalot in Event #17 ($215 NL 2-7 Single Draw, re-entry)
Two heavy hitters in the MTT world took center stage tonight at the final table of the 2014 WCOOP's first deuce-to-seven event. Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee is an EPT champion who has experienced close calls in several "COOP" events; in the 2011 WCOOP NLHE High Roller he finished third for $235,000 and earlier this year he was runner-up to Sam "KingKobeMVP" Stein in TCOOP Event #4. The U.K.'s raidalot already has two SCOOP titles and hoped to add a WCOOP bracelet to his collection. However, it was Osracm who came away with the win tonight, a key double-up three-handed propelling him to his first WCOOP title.
360 lowball aficionados bought in to Event #17 and made 148 re-entries for a total prize pool of $101,600.00. 70 players earned a share of it with first place set to earn $19,742.19. A half-dozen Red Spades were in the field: Jonathan Duhamel, Matthias "Mati312" Brandner (2 entries), Marcin Horecki (2 entries), Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara, Theo Jorgensen, and George Danzer. However, none of them finished in the money.
With eight players remaining, the player most heavily invested in the outcome of this tournament held the chip lead. Instigator85 fired four bullets and towered over the competiton on the final table bubble with 814,000 in chips. However, after three-betting to 63,000 pre-draw, instigator85 decided to stand pat with Q-9-7-6-3. Osracm drew one. Instigator85 shoved and Oscracm called off his remaining 146,000 with T-8-7-4-3, good for a double-up to 428,000. Instigator85 retained the chip lead with 604,000, but the once-wide gulf between him and the rest of the field narrowed considerably.
As1025, ImaLuckSac and maucchi were all in danger at one time or another on the final table bubble. ImaLuckSac made a gutsy call for his tournament life after raidalot shoved for 406,000 out of the big blind. ImaLuckSac turned over 8-7-5-3-2, good against raidalot's J-9-6-4-2, and doubled to 237,000.
Ultimately, Naza114 moved in for 100,000 from the small blind and as1025 called from the big. Both players drew one card. Unfortunately for Naza114, a seven-high straight isn't cause for celebration in this game and as1025 sent him to the rail in eighth place with 9-6-5-3-2.
Final table chip counts
Seat 1: as1025 (268,372 in chips)
Seat 2: ImaLuckSac (184,224 in chips)
Seat 3: maucchi (161,287 in chips)
Seat 4: instigator85 (597,028 in chips)
Seat 5: Osracm (407,414 in chips)
Seat 6: raidalot (638,351 in chips)
Seat 7: op66po (283,324 in chips)
maucchi doubles with a wheel, as1025 busts in seventh
Maucchi survived the bubble with 20 big blinds and was down to 101,000 after one orbit at the final table. Raidalot opened for 17,120 from UTG and marucchi moved all-in on the button. Raidalot called and both players drew one card. Raidalot turned up number four, 7-6-5-4-2, but it was no match for maucchi's wheel (7-5-4-3-2) and he doubled to 224,500.
With the blinds up to 5,000/10,000, Osracm opened for 30,000 in the hijack and as1025 shoved for 265,000 from the small blind. Osracm called and stood pat while as1025 drew one. Osracm turned over 8-6-5-3-2 and as1025 paired deuces, ending his run in seventh place ($2,359.15).
instagator85 out in sixth
Later in the level, instigator85 min-raised to 20,000 from UTG and raidalot three-bet to 60,000. The action folded back to instagato85 who came back over the top for 140,000. Raidalot called. Instigato85 stood pat and raidalot drew one. Instigator85 shipped in his remaining 206,528 with T-9-8-7-4 and raidalot quickly called with 7-6-5-3-2. Once the dominant chip leader, instagator85 was suddenly out in sixth place, ($3,130.29) while raidalot moved up to 1.55 million in chips.
op66po takes fifth
Four hands later, Osracm made a 3x raise to 30,000 and op66po moved all-in for his last 74,356. Osracm called and drew one while op66po stood pat. Op66po's T-7-6-5-2 was no match for Osracm's 8-7-5-3-2 and he exited in fifth place, good for $4,092.44.
maucchi mowed down in fourth
ImaLuckSac gained some traction and put a small dent in raidalot's stack when he three-bet shoved pre flop and drew one to make a T-5-4-3-2 low. Raidalot drew one as well, but ended up with a nine-high straight while ImaLuckSac doubled to 514,000.
A few hands later, raidalot opened for a min-raise to 24,000 and maucchi moved all-in for 87,000 from the small blind. Raidalot called and both players drew one. Maucchi's Q-9-8-7-3 was no good against raidalot's 9-8-7-3-2 and he hit the rail in fourth place, collecting $6,017.76.
When three-handed play commenced, raidalot was out in front with 1.53 million while Osracm and ImaLuckSac held 527k and 481k respectively. However, Osracm flipped the script when he three-bet shoved over ImaLuckSac's UTG min-raise and raidalot cold four-bet to 1.26 million. ImaLuckSac got out of the way and both players stood pat. Osracm's T-8-7-4-3 edged out raidalot's T-9-8-5-4 and he doubled to 1.325 million.
ImaLuckSac fell to only 130,000 before doubling twice on consecutive hands. First, he drew one to make 9-7-5-3-2 when raidalot ended up pairing his six. Then, on the next deal, he three-bet shoved with 9-8-7-4-3 and rapped pat. Raidalot drew one but finished with a J-7 ow and ImaLuckSac doubled again, this time to 557,000.
Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee eliminated in third place
ImaLuckSac, however, soon fell back to 235,000 and open-shoved from UTG. Raidalot called from the big blind and stood pat while ImaLuckSac drew one. ImaLuckSac's 9-8-5-4-2 wasn't enough to beat raidalot's 8-7-6-4-2 and he ended his run in third place ($9,558.52).
Heads-up chip counts
Seat 5: Osracm (1,664,812 in chips)
Seat 6: raidalot (875,188 in chips)
Osracm shaved nearly 200,000 off raidalot's chip count in the first five minutes of play. With 682,000 behind, raidalot opened for 29,960 and Osracm called. Osracm drew one while raidalot drew two. Oscracm led out for 98,000 after the draw and raidalot called, only to muck in the face of Osracm's T-8-5-3-2.
Raidalot slpped to 550,000 and only a few hands later, a pre-draw raising war broke out. Osracm opened for a 3x raise to 42,000, raidalot raised to 112,000, and Osracm four-bet to 224,000. Raidalot called and drew one while Osracm stood pat. Raidalot instantly moved all-in for 323,500 and Osracm called with an eight perfect (8-5-4-3-2). Raidalot's T-9-5-4-3 was no good and Osracm locked up his first WCOOP title.
Congratulations to Osracm on joining the ranks of WCOOP bracelet winners. He banked $19,742.19 for the win while runner-up raidalot earned $13,963.90.
There's still plenty of WCOOP action ahead! Check out the WCOOP page for a complete schedule of events and satellite information.
WCOOP-17: $215 NL 2-7 Single Draw (Re-Entry)
Entrants: 503 (360 entries, 148 re-entries)
Places paid: 70
1. Osracm (Mexico) $19,742.19
2. raidalot [3 entries] (United Kingdom) $13,963.90
3. Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee (Canada) $9,558.52
4. maucchi (Japan) $6,017.76
5. op66po [3 entries] (Poland) $4,092.44
6. instigator85 [4 entries] (Russia) $3,130.29
7. Evgeniy "as1025" Zaytsev (Russia) $2,359.15
Kristin Bihr is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.