One of the best golf tournaments in the world finalized in Augusta, Georgia this afternoon as Jordan Speith tried to hold on for a wire-to-wire victory. The final table of the $425,000 guarantee Sunday Warm-Up featured OverTheTop43 trying to run over the table with five players left much like Speith holding a sizable lead at the turn. But, much like Spieth who looked human after walking through Amen’s Corner, the big chip leader would get caught, as greengrass67 came back to take it down this week winning $76,124.73.
Read on below for greengrass67 run at this week’s title.
While the start of the eighth hour of play started action-filled with several eliminations, the carnage slowed enough towards the end that 12 players would carry their chips stacks into the ninth hour.
Among those not continuing on, sava-lenivec, a past Warm-Up champion from 2013, took a one-two punch to the chin getting aces cracked then losing a flip to go from a healthy stack to out in 16th place ($1,782.66).
Ten minutes into the ninth hour Omon_Ra_AA perished in 11th place bringing up hand-for-hand play. Then the next hand with the blinds up to 50K/100K ante 10K kimokh would min-raise getting calls from TISSO1709 and bartek901. A coordinated 8♣ 10♥ 9♠ flop got bartek901 to lead out for 346K as kimokh shoved for 2.87 million. Flopping the straight J♦ 7♦ made calling all-in easy for bartek901 as kimokh was not dead yet after notching top set 10♠ 10♣ . Sure enough the board paired on the turn 9♦ and with the moot river 5♥ , the final table started up below:
Seat 1: BaNe.TrEnD (1688751 in chips)
Seat 2: mmetsla (937771 in chips)
Seat 3: menglong (1895751 in chips)
Seat 4: MaxBMM (1012956 in chips)
Seat 5: OverTheTop43 (4535853 in chips)
Seat 6: TISSO1709 (3801016 in chips)
Seat 7: kimokh (5462119 in chips)
Seat 8: lulDocuments (2189659 in chips)
Seat 9: greengrass67 (2566124 in chips)
Seven minutes into the final table with the blinds moving up to 65K/130K ante 13K MaxBMM would shove 1.24 million UTG as TSSO1709 joined in by re-shoving 3.58 million. No one else dove in as MaxBMM turned up pocket eights 8♠ 8♦ while TISSO1709 would looking to win the flip with A♥ K♦ . Took until the river to get there 4♥ 10♣ 3♣ 5♥ 2♦ to notch a wheel as MaxBMM was asked to leave in ninth place ($4,095.30).
Still in the same blind level ten minutes later, mmetsla, who took fourth here last year earning $26K, would lead off with a shove for 1.1 million. Folding all the way around to greengrass67 in the small blind who shoved 3.48 million to ward off BaNe.TrEnD. It worked as BaNe.TrEnD folded and greengrass67 showed two queens Q♠ Q♣ , slightly better than mmetsla’s sevens 7♣ 7♥ . Also slightly better than sevens? Another queen on the flop 9♣ Q♥ J♦ 4♥ 6♥ signifying mmetsla’s end in eighth place ($6,986.10).
On the next hand OverTheTop43 would raise to 292,500 as lulDocuments would three-bet to 520K. Aptly named OverTheTop43 four-bet to 5.39 million. LulDocuments signed off the rest of the short-stack, calling all-in with 308K and pocket sevens 7♥ 7♣ . OverTheTop43’s Q♥ K♠ emerge victorious with a king on the river 8♣ 8♥ 10♦ 2♦ K♦ as lulDocuments wrote the last memo of this tournament in seventh place ($11,804.10).
Moving on to the 80K/160K ante 16K blind level menglong would shove 1.8 million. Menglong also took fourth place here back in January looking to improve on that finish with pocket fives 5♦ 5♥ . Unfortunately, OverTheTop43 held a sizable chip lead and pocket tens 10♥ 10♠ which made it through the 7♥ 3♠ 10♣ 8♦ 7♦ board to end menglong’s night in sixth place ($16,622.10).
Shortly after the ninth hourly break with the blinds moving up to 100K/200K ante 20K kimokh would push all-in from the hijack seat as it folded to TISSO1709 in the big blind. Holding big slick K♦ A♣ TISSO1709 made the call as kimokh turned up nines 9♣ 9♥ . Not a good night for pocket pairs as the king hit the turn J♥ Q♦ J♠ K♣ 4♦ earning kimokh $21,440.10 in fifth place.
On the next hand BaNe.TrEnD tried a similar strategy as kimokh by opening the betting with a shove for 1.95 million and sure enough the big blind, this time greengrass67, would make the call. The odds would not be even going to the flop as greengrass67 showed sevens 7♦ 7♠ facing BaNe.TrEnD’s 2♠ A♠ . The two would connect, but a lack of aces and spades 9♥ 2♥ 6♠ 5♣ 3♥ would send BaNe.TrEnD away in fourth place ($28,185.30).
Three-handed play would last awhile as all three enjoyed the wiggle room between their stacks and the blinds. Then with the blinds up to 200K/400K ante 40K it would all be over after two hands in-a-row.
First, with greengrass67 holding nearly two-thirds of the chips in play, the chip leader would shove 15.1 million from the button as OverTheTop43 made the call with 2.68 million and 6♥ A♠ . OverTheTop43 would hold a slight advantage pre-flop against greengrass67’s 10♠ Q♦ but the hand is not over until the five cards are laid across the table as a ten 8♦ 8♥ 10♦ 3♥ 2♥ hit the middle handing $40,953.00 to OverTheTop43 in third place.
Then, TISSO1709 wanted to forego any long-winded heads-up match by shoving immediately for 5.5 million with 9♦ Q♣ . Greengrass67 was down for gambling and made the call with 5♥ A♦ . Both players would pair their top cards as greengrass67 notched an exclamation point A♥ 4♥ Q♥ 4♠ A♣ on the river to win $76,124.73 as this week’s Sunday Warm-Up champion!
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results (04-10-2016)
Places paid: 360
Prize pool: $481,000.00
1. greengrass67 (Hungary) $76,124.73
2. TISSO1709 (Austria) $57,175.20
3. OverTheTop43 (Austria) $40,953.00
4. BaNe.TrEnD (Serbia) $28,185.30
5. kimokh (Lebanon) $21,440.10
6. menglong (China) $16,622.10
7. lulDocuments (Mexico) $11,804.10
8. mmetsla (Estonia) $6,986.10
9. MaxBMM (Ukraine) $4,095.30
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