Turbo events are perfect for impatient people whom want instant gratification. Turbo events are tournaments specifically designed for people seeking extreme, high-pressure situations. This is not the type of tournament for someone with a...
Turbo events are perfect for impatient people whom want instant gratification. Turbo events are tournaments specifically designed for people seeking extreme, high-pressure situations. This is not the type of tournament for someone with alligator blood pumping through their veins. Slow and steady does not win this particular race. Instead, of patience and passiveness, you have to be willing to sprint out of the gate and never stop running at full throttle.
From a spectator perspective, turbo events often run so fast that if you blink, you'll miss the final table. SCOOP Event #35-M took a little over five hours from start to finish. During that time, FellipeNunes, a seasoned veteran from Brazil closing in on $1 million in career earnings, faded a field of 2,963 players in an all-out sprint.
SCOOP Event #35-M attracted 2,963 runners. They contributed 1,344 re-buys and boosted the prize pool to $861,400. The top 378 places paid out with $136,101.53 set aside to the eventual champion.
Six notables cashed in Event #35-M. Among those fortunate folks to secure themsleves a cut of the prize pool were: Team PokerStars Pro Vivian Im (369th), Team Online nkeyno (339th), Team Online mement_mori (283rd), Team PokerStars Pro mattidm (241st), Team PokerStars Pro David Williams (63rd), and Team PokerStars Pro Christiam "el grillo" de León (40th).
PokerStars Team Online members who took a shot at a SCOOP title, but failed to cash included: nanonoko, Jorj95, WizardOfAhhhs, acoimbra, Pessagno, and Baalim. Team PokerStars Pros who participated but did not cash included ElkY, Vanessa Rousso, Lex Veldhuis, Chad Brown, Liv Boeree, Ike Haxton, Eugene Katchalov, Joe Cada, Nacho Barbero, Angel Guillen, Marcin "Goral" Horecki, and George Danzer.
Christian "el grillo" de León won the Team Pro last longer after his deep run with a 40th place performance. "el grillo" busted in a three-way pot with [As][7c] against UhhMee's [Ad][Kc] and san-ok135's [Ah][6h]. UhhMee dragged the pot and el grillo hit the virtual rail in 40th place, which paid out $1,852.01.
In this turbo-boosted format, 75% of the field was liquidated in under two hours. 90% was gone in 2.5 hours. After 3 hours, only 100 players remained. By the time the tournament reached its fourth hour, we were down to the final two tables.
With 18 players remaining on the final two tables, bullyon held the lead with 2 million. With 10 to go, action went hand-for-hand. Short-stacked kimokh made a final stand with [Kh][3h] versus GearUp777's [As][Qd]. The board ran out [Tc][9c][2c][Jh][Ah] and GearUp777 dragged the pot with a pair of Aces. Lebanon's kimokh was bubbled off the final table in tenth place. the final nine were set.
SCOOP Event #35-M - Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: san-ok135 (5,584,710)
Seat 2: bullyon (2,406,295)
Seat 3: GearUp777 (3,084,120)
Seat 4: DwnByDaBrdge (704,692)
Seat 5: DeathBlow500 (2,891,352)
Seat 6: 7HE__D__ASH (103,8854)
Seat 7: theNERDguy (1,814,974)
Seat 8: FellipeNunes (2,478,814)
The final table commenced during Level 45 with blinds at 80K/160K and a 20K ante. Russia's san-ok135 held the overall lead with 5.5 million. DwnByDaBrdge was the shorty with 704K.
07Papi eliminated in 9th place
It did not take very long before we saw the first elimination at the final table. 07Papi open-shoved for 1,171,189, and san-ok135 tried to pick him off. 07Papi took [Ad][4d] into battle against san-ok135's [As][Jd]. The board ran out [Js][7s][6d][7h][Ts], and san-ok135 won the pot with two pair. 07Papi became the first player to exit the final table. For a ninth-place finish, 07Papi collected $7,321.90.
DwnByDaBrdge eliminated in 8th place
Less than an orbit later, we saw the second bustout. DwnByDaBrdge raised to 584,865, theNERDguy shoved for 1,314,974, and DwnByDaBrdge called all-in for 524,519. DwnByDaBrdge trailed with [Ad][5s] against theNERDguy's [Ac][Js]. The board ran out [8d][7d][2h][As][6c]. DwnByDaBrdge failed to improve and theNERDguy won the pot