It's not often (or ever) that the $1 Million Turbo Takedown's field fails to eclipse that of the previous Sunday Million field. One part is the Turbo Takedown low cost of admission being just 3,000 Frequent Players Points to grab a seat with 3,000 chips in front of your name as opposed to the $215 buy-in to the Million. Another part may be all the great extras you receive at the Turbo Takedown, like the $100 bounties on the heads of all Team PokerStars Pros and the escalating bonuses for each month a player cashes in this event.
Oh, and the sleek looking Audi TT with $60,000.00 going to the champion gave 19,379 players a third reason to flock to today's promotion. Sure, it wasn't the 36,139 that showed up for the $4 Million special edition of the Sunday Million last week, but that was about 17 thousand less players to defeat for a seat behind the wheel of the winner's car.
After a long eight hour tournament, it was a big difference between bubble boy and the sought after final nine spot with a shot at the car and $60,000 in cash. In the decisive hand rfptie1 led out for 900K with blinds at 90K/180K ante 18K from UTG and was re-raised by Emaa in the big blind enough to put rfptie1 all-in. rfptie1 would make the call holding pocket sevens 7♣7♠ against the pocket queens Q♥Q♣ of Emaa for the 2.3 million chip pot. Top set on the set for Emaa left rfptie1 looking a 989:1 shot to win. It didn't come in on the J♣ 6♥ Q♠ A♥ 6♣ board and rfptie1 would have to "settle" for the $8,000.00 earned in tenth place.
rfptie1's elimination meant the race for the Audi was down to one table shown below:
Seat 1: whity77 (658104 in chips)
Seat 2: Cyberisda (2500960 in chips)
Seat 3: mikeirvin47 (725494 in chips)
Seat 4: siola (17190105 in chips)
Seat 5: Super1337 (9091987 in chips)
Seat 6: it`s owned (11192931 in chips)
Seat 7: Emaa (8072897 in chips)
Seat 8: 3K 4ePTeu! (3817127 in chips)
Seat 9: Bonsy (4887395 in chips)
Just four hands into the final table the big stacks went at each other. First, siola put in a raise to 445K, the it's owned bumped it to 1.26 million. Four bet? Four bet. siola put in 2.22 milion and it's owned was not close to done with a five bet to 4.32 million and that was enough to get siola to concede the pot to it's owned as the expensive game of chicken was done for now.
Two hands after mikeirvin74 doubled up he was all-in again in this three-way shove fest below that included massively stacked siola and whity77:
mikeirvin47's pocket kings K♣K♠ found a way to win while dodging the K♦4♥ of whity77 and T♥Q♦ of siola on the A♥ 2♠ J♠ 5♠ 8♥ board to claim the whole 1.9 million pot and knock out whity77 in ninth place ($10,000.00).
Three hands later with blinds at 100K/200K ante 20K Cyberisda tried to improve a smallish stack with a shove from middle position for 2.03 million chips. Folded around to big stacked it's owned who would make the call in the small blind holding pocket jacks J♠J♣. The pocket kings of Cyberisda were looking great for the 4.4 million chip pot until a third jack hit the 8♠ J♥ 3♣ flop. No re-suck happened thru the 6♠ turn and rivered full house 3♠ as Cyberisda was sent back into cyberspace $12,500.00 richer in eighth place.
mikeirvin47 would manage several double-ups only to return to a shortstack. With the shortstack comes decreased fold equity as seen with mikeirvin47's elimination. After open shoving 1.1 million chips from the button with A♥7♦, mikeirvin47 would get called by Super1337 holding just 3♠J♠ in the big blind. mikeirvin47 was looking good once again after the ace of clubs hit the A♣ 4♠ 9♠ flop, the however 8♠ turn ruined the former Dallas Cowboys wide-out fan with the spade flush for Super1337. The 5♣ river was there for show as mikeirvin47 took down seventh place ($15,000.00).
After starting with a McMansion worth of chips, siola would end up on the outside looking in at chop talks. After several tangles with nemesis it's owned, siola was knocked down to 5.3 million chips and blinds of 175K/350K ante 35K trying desperately to return to the chip lead. A push came from siola sitting on the button with 9♥K♥ and it's owned calming hit the call button from the big blind with a better nine 9♦A♠. The ace-high would hold up on the 5♥ J♣ 2♦ 7♥ 4♦ board and it's owned no doubt owned siola this evening sending the final table chip leader out in sixth place ($17,500.00).
Two hands later while whispers of chop talks took place, Bonsy with five million chips was looking to improve the stack against 3K 4ePTeu! with some post-flop action that is rare this deep into the tournament. Check out the hand results below:
Trip queens of Bonsy were looking good against the pair and a flush draw of 3K 4ePTeu! and when the flush draw got there on the Q♠ T♣ A♥ Q♥ 4♥ board, Bonsy couldn't find a fold to 3K 4ePTeu!'s shove. 10.4 million chips shipped to 3K 4ePTeu!'s heart flush, and $25,000.00 going out to Bonsy for the nasty river in fifth place.
Players then gathered up their chips to present to the PokerStars Host for the chip chop count. After a slight language barrier and some questions about where the winner would park the Audi TT, we had the deal set below:
$51,278.26 it's owned
$37,432.01 3K 4ePTeu!
Guaranteed money got the final table natives restless as they start pushing left and right. Starting with Emaa with the blinds still at 175K/350K ante 35K staring down at a flop reading J♠ A♠ J♥ and facing a bet from Super1337 that would put his tournament life at risk. Emaa would make the call holding 7♣A♣ as Super1337 turned over 6♣A♦ for what was likely a split pot. The 4♠ helped Emaa to possibly capture the whole pot, but the 6♥ on the river gave it all the Super1337 who reaped in the 17 million chip pot. Emaa locked up $33,415.71 in the chop for the fourth place.
Seven hands later Super1337 would raise from the button to 1.05 million with blinds still at 175K/350K ante 35K and get called by 3K 4ePTeu! in the big blind to see the J♦ 9♦ 4♣ flop. 3K 4ePTeu! would check as Super1337 followed-through with a 17 million chip bet. Call all-in or fold were the options as 3K 4ePTeu! made the right decision calling with 9♠8♣ good for second pair. The pair of nines were ahead of Super1337's flush draw with an overcard...
... until the A♠ hit the turn and for good measure because misery loves company the 3♦ hit, completing the flush on the river to eliminate 3K 4ePTeu! in third place ($37,432.01).
With blinds at 175K/350K ante 35K the big heads-up showdown for the Audi TT was set to be a long one especially with the even stacks and picture of the car they are playing for shown below:
Seat 5: Super1337 (28154926 in chips)
Seat 6: it`s owned (29982074 in chips)
Sure enough the two players would play through the rest of the 175K/350K ante 35K level and the 225K/450K ante 45K level without determining a winner.
It wasn't until the 250K/500K ante 50K blind level that Super1337 started to pull away after winning 9 of the last thirteen hands forcing it's owned into making this final play at a pot:
9♠7♦ for it's owned and K♠T♠ for Super1337 getting it in the middle preflop for a 10.8 million chip pot. it's owned could catch many breaks while heads-up and couldn't find one on the final J♣ J♠ Q♦ Q♥ 6♣ board either. Super1337 cashed in 58,137,000 tournament chips to become the new proud owner of an Audi TT as this month's $1 Million Turbo Takedown champion! it's owned got the most cash however, as the runner-up took the biggest share of the chop talks with $51,278.26 but will have to buy his own car with that money.
February 2010 $1 Million Turbo Takedown
(* denotes part of four way deal)
1. Super1337 (Lipetsk) *$32,874.02 + Audi TT
2. it`s owned (Novosibirsk City) *$51,278.26
3. 3K 4ePTeu! (St - Peterburg) *$37,432.01
4. Emaa (Renningen) *$33,425.71
5. Bonsy (Marquette) $20,000.00
6. siola (Redlands) $17,500.00
7. mikeirvin47 (modesto) $15,000.00
8. Cyberisda (||||||||||) $12,500.00
9. whity77 (hamburg) $10,000.00