More than one thousand poker players – 1,047 to be exact – took to the partypoker virtual felt on Sunday for the latest instalment of the $200K Guaranteed tournament, our flagship weekly event. When the dust finally settled on another fantastic tournament, there was only Germany’s Karsten “Imbiss-Bronkow” Dalchow who had chips in front of him and $27,400 first place prize which is more than enough to buy some sick beats right?
Let’s pick up the action from the nine-handed final table.
partypoker $200K Guaranteed Sunday Final Table (April 27, 2014)
Twenty-six hands played out before the final table lost its first player. Having started as the shortest stack, OhsoDante had his work cut out if he wanted to move up the pay ladder. He looked likely to double through fg911 when he moved all-in for 184,112 chips at the 10,000/20,000/2,000a level with and fg911 called with the dominated .
After four community cards OhsoDante must have been fist-pumping at the thought of being back in the game, but the on the river ended any hopes of a comeback and resigned OhsoDante to ninth place money, or $1,920 to you and I.
OhsoDante would not have even had time to log off before VT_chisna found himself with empty space where his chips used to be. Imbiss-Bronkow raised to 41,000 from the cutoff seat and VT_chisna responded with an all-in bet of 318,956 in total. Imbiss-Bronkow opted to call with the in his hand and discovered he was trailing the of his all-in opponent.
That statement was only true up to the turn of the board. Game over for VT_chisna.
Play progressed to the 12,500/25,000/2,500a level and the effective stacks began to shrink. Fg911 found himself with 551,631 chips – around 20 big blinds – and decided to fling these into the middle of the table, his tournament hopes pinned on the in his hand. The players folded in turn right up to the small blind where Sam “sammy_squid” Grafton was sat waiting with . Call. A final board reading was enough to send fg911 to the sidelines and leave the final table with only six players.
Sixteen hands later and those six were reduced to five after a bad beat claimed the tournament life of vadimvalm. Sammy_squid min-raised to 50,000 from early position and then called when vadimvalm (big blind) three-bet all-in for 234,816 chips in total. Sammy_squid showed and vadimvalm . Again it was the river that flipped the hand on its head, this time the coming to Sammy_squid’s rescue and leaving vadimvalm wondering what could have been.
Five became four when fullserviceplz busted from the final table. Sammy_squid opened to 50,000 from under-the-gun, fullserviceplz three-bet to 475,000, leaving only 26,756 behind so it was essentially an all-in bet. One player folded, Wurzlwastl1 jammed all-in and only fullserviceplz called.
It was that fullserviceplz had made his move with, a hand that was crushed by the of Wirzlwastl1. The five community cards ran out to send fullserviceplz to the rail in fifth place, a finish worth $5,300.
Four-handed play lasted more than 110 hands and ended with the demise of Sammy_squid. The popular Brit’s tournament came to an abrupt end after losing a series of decent sized pots to leave him with 10 big blinds. Imbiss-Bronkow put Sammy_squid to the test and moved all-in from the small blind with and sammy_squid called with the superior .
It was a hand that only stayed superior up to the turn of the board, and sammy_squid exited.
Next to bust was Wurzlwastl1 who looked down at and a 797,550 stack and moved all-in from the small blind. This is a move that usually results in winning the blinds and antes. Usually. This time Imbiss-Bronkow was waiting in the big blind with and he called. Neither player improved in a , but Imbiss-Bronkow didn’t need to and the tournament reached its heads-up stage.
Imbiss-Bronkow started the one-on-one battle with TurtleManeyeye with a 3,977,450 to 1,257,550 chip lead, yet it still took the best part of 80 hands to bring the tournament to a conclusion.
The final hand of the night saw Imbiss-Bronkow open to 160,000 from the button, TurtleManeyeye three-bet all-in for 1,540,458 chips in total and Imbiss-Bronkow call. The board ran out , which left Imbiss-Bronkow’s better than the in the hand of TurtleManeyeye, and with that Imbiss-Bronkow became the latest in a long line of $200K Guaranteed champions.
partypoker $200K Guaranteed Sunday Final Table Results (April 27, 2014)