GSOP 9 Event #13: $300+$20 Fixed Limit Hold'em ($50,000 Guaranteed)
As we mentioned in the opening paragraph, -Rex Cramer- took down the $320 buy-in Event #13 and although Betfair Poker would like to congratulate him on his performance, we are disappointed because his victory was at the expense of one of our own. St1lett0 of the UK became what feels like our 300,321,587th runner up of the past week, the $7,638.38 will no doubt help to numb any pain but it leaves everyone at Camp Betfair wondering what we have to do to boost our win totals.
We had a total of five players in the money, three of whom managed to make it onto the ten-handed final table. The three final table members were the aforementioned st1lett0, pokerdings (8th) and grifsdik (7th). These guys, and possibly gals, helped to scoop over $12,000 from the prize pool, pushing the total won by Betfair players in the main GSOP events close to $250,000.
GSOP 9 Event #13 Statistics
Total entrants: 179
Team Betfair entrants: 40 (22.35% of the field)
Team Betfair cashes: 5 (12.5% ITM)
Team Betfair winnings: $12,121.26
GSOP 9 Mini-Event #13: $30+$3 Fix Limit Hold'em ($5,000 Guaranteed)
When I first started playing online poker it was Fixed Limit Hold'em that was my game of choice. I remember vividly how quick the game seemed to be and how excited I was to see pots build. How times have changed.
I am not saying Fixed Limit Hold'em does not have a place in the poker world but I think it takes a special type of person to play it and I am not special. At least not in that way. After crashing out in 138/179 in the $320 buy-in event, I didn't hold too much hope for a deep run in the $33 either, and I was correct to think in such a way as my tournament came to an abrupt end in 152nd place (216 started).
Whilst my finishing position looks poor, you have to take into consideration nobody busts from a Fixed Limit tournament for about three days and then they all start to fall by the wayside after that - it's just the way it is. Despite me being a prize donk, it appears Team Betfair players enjoy the min-bet format because six of them cashed and we had another two of our players on the final table.
Caturama, PocLaBlb, Funeraler and Jagshemash all saw a return on their $33 but those returns were much larger for Neptunism (7th) and Im the 1st (6th) who took home $220.04 and $275.06 respectively.
GSOP 9 Mini-Event #13 Statistics
Total entrants: 216
Team Betfair entrants: 33 (15.23% of the field)
Team Betfair cashes: 6 (18.18% ITM)
Team Betfair winnings: $685.31
Tonight's focus switches back to the fantastic game of Pot Limit Omaha but not only that, Pot Limit Omaha with rebuys! I won't be present in the $54 rebuy version but I will be there in all of my glory for the $5.50 and will almost certainly be rebuying like a mad man! Make sure you join me!