A bumper crowd of exactly 1,100 players bought into this week’s edition of the partypoker $200K Guaranteed Sunday, creating a $204,600 prize pool as they did so. Leaving the partypoker virtual felt with the lion’s share of this massive sum of money was DerD0n777 who outlasted his 1,099 opponents to scoop the $28,030.20 first place prize.
The 1,100 hopefuls bet, folded and bluffed each other for several hours before only nine of them had chips in front of them. These nine players had reached the final table of partypoker’s biggest weekly tournament and were now guaranteed to turn their $200 investment into at least $1,946.16.
$200K Guaranteed Sunday Final Table (March 9, 2014)
The finalists only completed nine hands before they jumped up one notch on the payout ladder. DerD0n777 min-raised to 30,000 from under the gun and then called when GRANDAD_BAZ raised all-in for 281,221 in total from three seats over. DerD0n777 flipped over , much to the disappointment of GRANDAD_BAZ who held the dominated . By the river the five community cards read and GRANDAD_BAZ busted from the tournament.
Eleven quick-fire hands later and the final table lost another player. Mr.Ingenious set the ball rolling with a min-raise to 40,000 from under the gun, a raise that Max_The_Mush flat called from the next seat. One player folded and pizzadude1 decided to move all-in for 249,689 chips with the . The players folded back around to Mr.Ingenious and he mucked. However, Max_The_Mush snap-called and revealed a slowplayed ! The aces held as the board ran out and pizzadude1’s tournament was over.
There was a lull in the eliminations for 26 hands, but the action was still fast and furious. A short-stacked Romeo1500 open-jammed his 114,189 stack into the middle from early position with and getting almost 2:1 on his money, lovecCICA looked him up from the big blind with . The board showed no love for Romeo1500 and he finished in seventh place for a $2,966.70 addition to his partypoker bankroll.
Max_The_Mush claimed himself another scalp during the 12,500/25,000/2,500a level when he opened to 50,000 from the hijack seat. sm2702 was next to act and he opted to three-bet all-in for 618,636. This large bet folded out the other active players, but Max_The_Mush made the call with his and discovered he was in a coinflip agains the of sm2702. Max_The_Mush took the lead on the flop, went further ahead with the arrival of the turn and then scooped the pot when he unnecessarily improved to a flush on the river.
Bluffer OO was the next casualty at the final table, busting in fifth place. His exit hand was, as the cool kids say, standard. DerD0n777 raised from the cutoff to 60,000 chips with , Bluffer OO raised all-in for 416,047 from the small blind with and DerD0n777 called. A board completed the hand, Bluffer OO exited and DerD0n777 climbed passed one million chips. Standard.
The difference between finishing fourth and third was around $2,500 so it was no wonder that nobody wanted to be the next player out. Sadly, the very nature of poker tournaments dictate that players have to be eliminated in order for a champion to be decided. The unfortunate soul – if you can call someone who has just won $7,570.20 unfortunate – to bust in fourth place was lovecCICA who saw DerD0n777 raise to 80,000 when first to act. lovecCICA then moved all-in for 312,310 from the button with only for Max_The_Mush to four-bet with to isolate the short stack’s shove. DerD0n777 folded, leaving lovecCICA to hope for a favourable board. The flop kept Max_The_Mush in the lead, but he needed to avoid a spade on the turn and river to avoid doubling up lovecCICA. The was most certainly not a spade, and neither was the river. Game over for lovecCICA.
Three-handed play last exactly two hands and when it was over DerD0n777 had a massive chip lead. Max_The_Mush raised to 80,000 from the button and DerD0n777 responded with a three-bet to 240,000 from the small blind. Mr.Ingenious folded in the big bind, leaving Max_The_Mush to four-bet all-in for more than 1.95 million! DerD0n777 called, showed and Max_The_Mush . DerD0n777 had the hand locked up by the turn of the board, busting Max_The_Mush and scooping the almost 4 million chips pot!
It only took four hands for DerD0n777 to press him his 4,388,789 to 1,103,211 chip advantage. The final hand saw Mr.Ingenious raise all-in for 453,211 in total with and DerD0n777 call with . It was as close to a 50/50 as they could get – without them having the same hands, obviously – but when you’re running good like DerD0n777 was, those 50/50s suddenly feel like 70/30s! DerD0n77 spiked a ten on the flop and when the turn and river fell and the March 9 edition of the partypoker $200K Guaranteed was done and dusted.
$200K Guaranteed Sunday Final Table Results (March 9, 2014)
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