GSOP 9 Event #12: Yet Another Runner-Up Finish For Team Betfair!

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Pot Limit Hold'em is a game that is not as common as it once were, thanks in part to the popularity of the No Limit variety, but you would have never known that last night as 718 players took part across the GSOP 9 Event and Mini-Event #12, creating combined prize pools of over $81,000.

Our highest placed finisher was RR-T0T0Nr1 who became another in a long line of GSOP 9 runner-ups. Yes folks, he finished in second place for a mouth-watering score of $9,747.65. Oh so close to glory, but at least they received a shout out here on the Betfair Poker blog!

GSOP 9 Event #12: $100+$8 Pot Limit Hold'em One Rebuy One Add-on ($50,000 Guaranteed)

In the corresponding tournament at GSOP 8 I did quite well in this event, partly because my local casino used to only spread Pot Limit Hold'em but also because I ran like God too. No such luck this time around because I never even bought in and you have to be in it to win it as they say.

The $108 buy-in event attracted 294 players, 48 of them flying the Team Betfair flag and of those 48 nine made it though to the payout places. Nazza114 was the first of our crew to bag some cash, their 40th place finish translating to $429.10 in prize money. They were joined by the likes of John "x_johne3939" Eames (34th), Jack "Ellw00dinh0" Ellwood (24th) and Chris "ROSSTHEBOSS6" Moorman (19th).

Our highest placed finisher was RR-T0T0Nr1 who became another in a long line of GSOP 9 runner-ups. Yes folks, he finished in second place for a mouth-watering score of $9,747.65. Oh so close to glory, but at least they received a shout out here on the Betfair Poker blog!

GSOP 9 Event #12 Statistics

Total entrants: 294
Team Betfair entrants: 48 (16.33% of field)
Team Betfair cashes: 9 (18.75% ITM)
Team Betfair winnings: $14,125.80

GSOP 9 Mini-Event #12: $10+$1 Pot Limit Hold'em One Rebuy One Add-on ($7,500 Guaranteed)

Mini-Event #12 yielded some more profits but a simple piece of forgetfulness may have cost me dearly. You see, I completely forgot to purchase the add-on at the break and I can't help but think the extra 2,500 chips could have come in handy during the latter stages of the tournament.

During the 60/120 level I picked up Ad-As in the big blind and was delighted to see babacos3 open with a raise to 300 in middle position. The action then folded around to jebatorijs in the small blind and he made the call. "Raise," I said in my head and made it 1,200 to play and you can imagine my delight when babacos3 four-bet to 3,900! The small blind folded, I got my 4,885 stack into the middle and villain snap-called with Ah-Kc and obviously lost!

Very little happened between then and the 200/400 level when I lost a big pot with ace-ten only to pick up KK, 88 then KK in consecutive hands and get paid on all three occasions. More treading water followed where I picked up some blinds and antes with well-timed three-bets and I was finally rewarded with another pair of aces that would ultimate beat ace-queen, sevens would bet Ad-Jd too but I was getting very sleepy after five late nights - followed by child induced early mornings - so switched to my iPad and headed to bed.

The blinds were now really starting to bite as they were a colossal 1,250/2,500/250a and it was during this level that I lost a huge pot that would have almost certainly have seen me go ultra-deep in the tournament. The action folded to Quintilus in the hijack and he raised to 7,500. The cutoff folded and I found myself holding Jc-Jd on the button. A three-bet was in order so the raise came in at 28,750 in total. To my surprise, and my disgust, cessy12 cold four-bet all in for 39,198. Quintiliu called and we had a massive 106,937 pot created! The original raiser turned over Ac-10c, the big blind Ah-Kd and I actually had 52% equity. That was until the flop came down containing more clubs than Ibiza, 4c-3c-Kc! The Jh turn gave me some outs to a full house but the 7d was not one of them and the huge pot slid away from me.

That hand left me with around 68,000 chips but a dozen hands later I was tucked up in bed and sleeping. A preflop raising war broke out between myself and the winner of the previous huge hand, me holding Ah-Qc and running into his Kd-Kh. I caught an ace on the first card out but villain made a set when the Ks was the second card on the flop and it was basically done and dusted then, 44th place and $40.92 was all mine.

Two Team Betfair players, 586527 and Scumbrian had already cashed by the time I lost my stack but there were still three of our boys and girls still in the field. _UR_TILTED_ of Denmark eventually finished in 24th place, whilst Eachie almost made another final table but ultimately finished in 11th place. The Betfair player who went on the deepest run this time around was a player who we have mentioned on numerous occasions during the GSOP and that is Bear&Vodka. This time the Russian finished fifth for a cool $533.37 and some crucial leaderboard points.

GSOP 9 Mini-Event #12 Statistics

Total entrants: 424
Team Betfair entrants: 58 (13.68% of field)
Team Betfair cashes: 6 (10.34% ITM)
Team Betfair winnings: $837.50

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