Your humble author cashed for the first time in what seems like a decade yesterday, but the big story was the friends of the blog slicing through tourneys all across the internet last night/early this morning.
MATHCLUBNZ had a couple of final tables on Absolute Poker. The first was in the $9K Guaranteed SuperStack where he won $1080.00 for finishing 3rd out of 83. The second was in $6500 Guaranteed where beating out 260 other players for a 3rd place was worth $721.50.
Finally, playing under his screenname of jakehekejnr, MathClub made the final table in PokerStars Tournament 86176132. Once again he finished 3rd, this time out of 396, and won $1318.68.
iLLNuGWichee final tabled the PokerStars $109 NLHE [$25,000 guaranteed!] winning $7815.00 for finishing 2nd out of 521.
Wretchy started out the final table of the $50+5 (1r +1a) MTT on FullTiltPoker tonight with one of the smaller stacks. But ability can overcome many of the adversities that life throws at us and he used solid play to build his stack, eventually getting to heads-up action.
Full Tilt Poker Game #6113089168: $13,500 Guarantee (1r+1a) (45823696)
Table 22 - 4000/8000 Ante 1000 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:26:28 ET - 2008/04/20
Seat 2: brehmer (423,252)
Seat 3: Ninorta47 (171,755)
Seat 5: Wretchy (83,074)
Seat 6: XXFlopQuadsXX (120,842)
Seat 9: PearlJammed (169,577)
XXFlopQuadsXX posts the small blind of 4,000
PearlJammed posts the big blind of 8,000
The button is in seat #5
Wretchy raises to 82,074, and is all in
XXFlopQuadsXX has 15 seconds left to act
XXFlopQuadsXX raises to 119,842, and is all in
XXFlopQuadsXX shows [Ac Ad]
Wretchy shows [7s As]
Uncalled bet of 37,768 returned to XXFlopQuadsXX
*** FLOP *** [6s Ah 4d]
*** TURN *** [6s Ah 4d] [Qs]
*** RIVER *** [6s Ah 4d Qs] [Ks]
XXFlopQuadsXX shows three of a kind, Aces
Wretchy shows a flush, Ace high
Wretchy wins the pot (177,148) with a flush, Ace high
Wretchy: yeah GFY IMO
Karma bites XXflopQuadsXX in the ass ^ here.
Full Tilt Poker Game #6113268625: $13,500 Guarantee (1r+1a) (45823696),
Table 22 - 5000/10000 Ante 1000 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:41:01 ET - 2008/04/20
Seat 2: brehmer (481,652)
Seat 3: Ninorta47 (111,987)
Seat 5: Wretchy (164,248)
Seat 9: PearlJammed (210,613)
Ninorta47 posts the small blind of 5,000
Wretchy posts the big blind of 10,000
The button is in seat #2
Ninorta47 has 15 seconds left to act
Ninorta47 raises to 110,987, and is all in
Wretchy calls 100,987
Ninorta47 shows [2s Ad]
Wretchy shows [Ac 5h]
*** FLOP *** [5d 2c 7s]
*** TURN *** [5d 2c 7s] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [5d 2c 7s Jc] [Kh]
Ninorta47 shows a pair of Twos
Wretchy shows a pair of Fives
Wretchy wins the pot (225,974) with a pair of Fives
Ninorta47 stands up
Unfortunately he was at a 3 to 1 chip deficit then and his opponent made friends with the river twice to take down the tourney.
Full Tilt Poker Game #6113389838: $13,500 Guarantee (1r+1a) (45823696),
Table 22 - 6000/12000 Ante 1500 - No Limit Hold'em - 19:50:47 ET - 2008/04/20
Seat 2: brehmer (853,065)
Seat 5: Wretchy (115,435)
brehmer posts the small blind of 6,000
Wretchy posts the big blind of 12,000
The button is in seat #2
brehmer raises to 39,000
Wretchy raises to 113,935, and is all in
brehmer calls 74,935
Wretchy shows [Ac Jc]
brehmer shows [Qd 3d]
*** FLOP *** [8c Th 5s]
*** TURN *** [8c Th 5s] [2d]
*** RIVER *** [8c Th 5s 2d] [Qc]
brehmer wins the pot (230,870) with a pair of Queens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 230,870 | Rake 0
Board: [8c Th 5s 2d Qc]
Seat 2: brehmer (small blind) showed [Qd 3d] and won (230,870) with a pair of Queens
Seat 5: Wretchy (big blind) showed [Ac Jc] and lost with Ace Queen high
Still it was a great job by Wretchy to outlast 242 players and take down almost 5K for second place. Excellent job sir!
Updates from www.sluggerwv.blogspot.com about the big week and tournament prowess of the usual suspects which happened while tworags.com was on hiatus.
iLLNuGWichee won the $12 Bodog $4K Guaranteed (rebuy) on 04-12-2008. For beating 143 other players Nuggy won $1411.20. Another great job. I'm running out of things to say about the seemingly daily tournaments he wins.
Wretchy won the PokerStars $22+R NL Hold'em on 04-13-2008. He won $5390.00 for beating 305 players.
Mathclub was only able to make 3 final tables yesterday, April 14, 2008.
In the $9k guarantee SS MTT, he beat out 80 players to finish in 9th place and win $315.00. Playing as ktpie at FullTiltPoker, Mathclub finished in 4th place in the $11,000 Guarantee (Rebuy) and won $1267.50 for beating out 213 other players. Finally, he cashed in the UltimateBet $3000 Guaranteed Rebuy, bringing in $480.00 for finishing 2nd out of 166. Another great night for New Zealand's finest.
Wretchy made the final table in the $129 $25K guarantee tourney on FullTilt. He beat out 255 people and finished in 8th place. He won $723.25 for the tourney. Great job sir. iLLNuGwichee was also deep in the money in this tourney and was at Wretchy's table when the action was down to two tables. Nuggy, like Wretchy, caught some bad breaks and finished the tourney in 14th place.
Well played gentlemen.
Would like to hear some thoughts about how I played this hand. My bet after the flop was designed to get him to re-raise so I could put him in. But I knew I had the best hand.
Getting Hand History Information...
Hand #52418914-7 at Wed745pmBounty-012 (No Limit tournament Hold'em)
Started at 09/Apr/08 19:55:10
JoeySkins is at seat 0 with 1155.
1onlyone is at seat 1 with 2210.
jmreedy99 is at seat 2 with 2410.
SluggerWV is at seat 3 with 1365.
bmxer4ever is at seat 4 with 490.
the lair is at seat 5 with 1620.
MrPhilS is at seat 6 with 1480.
mokomaster is at seat 7 with 1420.
TJM97 is at seat 8 with 1480.
diamond13 is at seat 9 with 1370.
The button is at seat 7.
TJM97 posts the small blind of 5.
diamond13 posts the big blind of 10.
JoeySkins: -- --
1onlyone: -- --
jmreedy99: -- --
SluggerWV: Qc Qh
bmxer4ever: -- --
the lair: -- --
MrPhilS: -- --
mokomaster: -- --
TJM97: -- --
diamond13: -- --
JoeySkins calls. 1onlyone folds. jmreedy99 calls.
SluggerWV raises to 35. bmxer4ever folds. the lair
folds. MrPhilS folds. mokomaster folds. TJM97
folds. diamond13 folds. JoeySkins re-raises to 60.
jmreedy99 folds. SluggerWV re-raises to 145.
Flop (board: 9s Qs Th):
JoeySkins checks. SluggerWV bets 275. JoeySkins
goes all-in for 1010. SluggerWV calls.
Tournament all-in showdown -- players show:
JoeySkins shows Jc Jd.
SluggerWV shows Qc Qh.
Turn (board: 9s Qs Th 5c):
(no action in this round)
River (board: 9s Qs Th 5c 8d):
(no action in this round)
JoeySkins has Jc 9s Qs Th 8d: straight, queen high.
SluggerWV has Qc Qh 9s Qs Th: three queens.
Hand #52418914-7 Summary:
No rake is taken for this hand.
JoeySkins wins 2335 with straight, queen high.
Big night last night and early this morning for a couple friends of the blog.
Mathclub, playing under his Pokerstars screenname jakehekejnr, beat out 1520 opponents and won the PokerStars $25,000 guaranteed, $27.50 NLHE MTT. He won a cool $6717.27. Great job sir.
As if that wasn't enouhg, mathclub made the final table in the UltimateBet 6K guarantee BOUNTY MTT where he won $330.00 for finishing 6th out of 256. Another fine performance obv.
iLLNuGWichee must have been sleepy after the NCAA tourney the night before because he was only able to make 4 final tables last night/erly this morning. He finihsed 4th of 117 in the PokerStars $55 NL Hold'em [1 Rebuy - 1 Add-on] bringing in $1044.
iLLNuGWichee also final tabled the UltimateBet $18K Guaranteed Rebuy. He won $2070.00 for finishing 3rd out of 161.
iLLNuGWichee survived the final table but not much longer in the UltimateBet $20,000Guaranteed Bounty. He won $600.00 for finishing 9th out of 170.
Finally,Nuggy got heads up in the Bodog $20K Guaranteed (DS). He finihsed second of 252 and won $3500.00. Great job Nuggy.
Look for these guys to have great success this summer in the dessert, of course that's only if nuggy is old enough to play the World Series. Good luck.