It has been a long time coming, what with the string of runner-up finishes, but Team Betfar have claimed a second GSOP 9 title! The player by the name of st1ett0 took down Event #14, the $54 Pot Limit Omaha Short-Handed with rebuys, netting themselves a ticket to the $5,000 Grand Slam and the $11,971.16 first place prize.
St1letto has played more than 400 multi-table tournaments on Betfair Poker and has almost $40,000 in winnings, close to $19,000 of that is pure profit. What makes this win all the more special is the fact st1letto finished as runner-up to –Rex Cramer- in Event #13.
GSOP 9 Event #14: $50+$4 Pot Limit Omaha Short-Handed with rebuys ($50,000 guaranteed)
As a rule $54 rebuys are out of the constraints of my bankroll so when you add Pot Limit Omaha - short-handed Pot Limit Omaha at that - into the mix then I was forced to sit out this particular event. In total 396 others decided to pony up the cash and by the time all of the rebuys and add-ons were counted the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool had swelled to $61,950.
This huge prize pool was shared out among the top 52 finishers, one of the first players to make it into the money being Toby "Tony Almedia" Lewis in 48th place ($248.26). Other notables to cash included HeSoJaded (21st) and Betfair regular Doobs (12th). Canadian landmine88 busted out in 11th place and deserves a round of applause whilst two Team Betfair players made it to the final table. Perdoli of Russia picked up $5,897.02 for their outstanding third place finish, whilst st1lett0 went all the way and took down Event #14 for a cool $11,971.16.
St1letto has played more than 400 multi-table tournaments on Betfair Poker and has almost $40,000 in winnings, close to $19,000 of that is pure profit. What makes this win all the more special is the fact st1letto finished as runner-up to -Rex Cramer- in Event #13. What a couple of days for the Brit!
A huge congratulations to st1lett0 from everyone involved with Betfair Poker; you did us all proud!
GSOP 9 Event #14 Statistics
Total entrants: 396
Team Betfair entrants: 67 (16.92% of field)
Team Betfair cashes: 14 (20.90% ITM)
Team Betfair winnings: $22,860.50
GSOP 9 Mini-Event #14: $5+$0.50 Pot Limit Omaha Short-Handed with rebuys ($10,000 guaranteed)
Mini-Event #14, the $5.50 Pot Limit Omaha Short-Handed with rebuys, was one of the most fun tournaments I have played in for a while, and despite busting out well before the money place I had a great time.
It may have cost me three rebuys and an add-on but mini-Event #14 was still a super tournament to play in and has reignited my fondness for PLO. My first rebuy was taken as soon as I sat down - 20 minutes late may I add - and the second and third when LIPPY999 and I got our chips into the middle, me with Ah-As-7h-7s against the Ad-Ac-8c-2h of LIPPY999. My hand stayed best until the turn when my the latest person to be removed from my Christmas card list turned trip eights. Super, thanks.
From there I splashed around in a few pots and went from five big blinds, to 40 big blinds, back to five and up to 30BB. So much fun, so many suckouts, what a great game!! My tournament finally came to an end in 228th place when I got my stack in with a flopped straight against top-pair, which then improved to a flush with running cards. Meh. I honestly thought I was going to at least cash but the Poker Gods obviously had other ideas.
Plenty of Team Betfair players did cash though, 14 of them in fact, including yoyo don (66th), garey123 (54th), Bear&Vodka (31st), and Squire1888 (12th). Out highest place finisher, and yet another runner-up, was Mucalinda of Finland who was eliminated in second place at the hands of woodeye24 to pick up the Bridesmaid prize of $1,429.90. Superb efforts all round again.
GSOP 9 Mini-Event #14 Statistics
Total entrants: 676
Team Betfair entrants: 101 (14.94% of field)
Team Betfair cashes: 14 (13.86% ITM)
Team Betfair winnings: $2,132.18