GSOP 9 Event #6: $50+$4 No Limit Hold'em Short-Handed with rebuys ($100,000 guaranteed)
The $54 rebuy was always going to be well attended thanks to the massive $100,000 guarantee that was put in place, but surprisingly the guarantee was not hit despte everyone going rebuy mad for the first hour! One such rebuy-happy player was Team Betfair's ST-Tiger who managed to reload his stack seven times and take the add-on at the break! They went on to bust out in 75th place, taking home $255.08 and a loss of a hundred bucks or so.
ST-Tiger was one of 25 Team Betfair players who made it into the money places, in fact eight of them made it through to the final three tables, but none of them could quite make it over the finishing line. The closest we came, in this event at least, to a win was Scumbrian of Russia who busted out in 11th place for $1,084.10. Big shout outs to TranquilM1nd and allysmith352 too for their 15th and 16th place finishes too.
GSOP 9 Event #6 Statistics
Total entrants: 723
Team Betfair entrants: 134 (18.53% of field)
Team Betfair cashes: 25 (18.66% ITM)
Team Betfair prizes: $10,457.48
GSOP 9 Mini-Event #6: $5+$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Short-Handed with rebuys ($100,000 guaranteed)
I actually missed the first 15 minutes of mini-event six due to putting the little Puddings to bed but as soon as I took me seat at the Betfair Poker virtual felt I re-bought and added a further 2,500 chips to my stack. It's probably a good job I did because for the next 35-40 minutes I was given an unwanted lesson in how to miss the flop every time you enter a pot. It wasn't fun.
It took 26 hands for me to win my first pot and even then it was a split pot! Zkostasgr opened to 150 at 25/50 from under the gun and he found callers in the shape of jake_one (next to act), 21553761985 (next to him) and yours truly in the big blind, holding 8h-7h. The flop fell Qh-7c-10h, which is pretty good for my hand, especially when everyone checked around. The 2c on the turn was checked around too but there was no way the 7s on the river was going to see the same action. I lead out for 475 into 625 only to see Zkostasgr shove for 2,273. The other two players folded and I looked him up, only to split the pot with his 7d-5d. Super.
That was the last real pot of note. I won the blinds with a raise with jacks, one with king-queen and another with 7c-6c but I was "eating like a mouse and shitting like an elephant," as they say. Or maybe they don't say, but I have heard that turn of phrase before! Then I played my 86th and final hand - after taking the add-on and costing me more cash. The blinds were 80/160 and I was pretty delighted to see Qc-Qs looking back at me from under the gun. I raised to 400 and was quite happy when Bertramins three-bet to 990 from the big blind. I four-bet to 3,050 and then called off my last 1,078 when villain put me all-in. He showed Jc-Jd and was immediately rewarded on the 5s-3s-Js flop. I did have the spade flush draw to fall back on but the 8h and 3d were spadeless and I busted in a rather disappointing 975th place.
The way I am running right now it is difficult to feel the love but I am certainly feeling the love for my fellow Team Betfair players who are tearing up the tournaments. We had 189 of them in mini-event #6 and 30 of those made it into those all important money places.
The first of them to make it into the money was R0yalF1sh of Finland who busted out in 220th place with 220 places paid! Talk about hanging on by the skin of your teeth! They were joined in the money club by the likes of Buy George, Qvicksilver, Jagshemash and pillow100; the latter finishing in 30th place. pcplod_x almost reached a final table before losing his stack to finish in the unlucky position of 13th but we managed to get not one, not two but three players onto the final table!
Ponyen12 from Denmark succumb in ninth place for $286.97, while DRUMMOL and tylkojawiem both came ever-so-close to that elusive Team Betfair win by busting out in third and second place respectively. What made their results even more special was the fact neither player rebought, they just took the add-on at the break meaning the majority of the $1,446.28 and $1,994.35 was pure profit.
GSOP 9 Mini-Event #6 Statistics
Total entrants: 1,284
Team Betfair entrants: 189 (14.72% of field)
Team Betfair cashes: 25 (13.23% ITM)
Team Betfair prizes: $5,093.83
Tonight the game switches back to Pot Limit Omaha with a $200 buy-in and a $22 mini-event. I'll be in the $22 variety so do not forget to come and take my chips!
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