Poker Maximus IV – Day 9 Recap

Written by:
Matt Skinner
Published on:
Feb/16/2013
Poker Maximus IV – Day 9 Recap

The final Friday of PM IV at Carbon Poker had three different forms of poker available to players as a NL Hold’em, Stud8 and PLO tournament were played out. With over $75K in prized paid out on this day there was no shortage of cash up for grabs as three new winners were crowned in PM IV.

Event #27: $50,000 Guaranteed NLH Deepstack– ($200+15 buy-in)

The biggest event of the day was this $200+15 buy-in event that big time Hold’em players loved. Deep stack tournaments are always crowd favorites during Poker Maximus series’ and this one was no different with a field of nearly 300 entrants. But it was USAEAGLE and 1stopshop who bested that entire field and battled one another for the title. Here’s how the final hand unfolded:

After a flop of 9d,8d,9s hit the board both players had to be excited with the potential. USAEAGLE was holding a straight draw with his 6c,7h and after he led out, 1stopshop shoved all-in over the top with Jh,8c. 1stopshop’s lead in the hand quickly evaporated when the 5d fell on the turn giving USAEAGLE his straight. An 8 or 9 would have to fall on the river to keep 1stopshop’s hopes of staying alive in this tournament, but when the 4s fell that was all she wrote as USAEAGLE walked away the winner of Event #27.

Final Table Payouts and Prize Winners:

1 USAEAGLE $13761.60; 2 1stopshop $9136.80; 3 Neobranco27 $5640.00; 4 CoolHandTony $4230.00; 5 hoagiesandgrinders $3496.80; 6 mrblonde2020 $2820.00; 7 SiXTrEoFF $2256.00; 8 KobeRapinHoes $1804.80; 9 UtleyFan8 $1410.00

Event #28: $15,000 Guaranteed PLO – 6-Max – ($30+3 buy-in)

The second last PLO event of PM IV had nearly 500 players register for it as they all wanted a chance at claiming the $3000 1st place prize. This tournament wasn’t for those who weren’t prepared for a marathon session as it took nearly 9 hours to complete. It was Floats4Notes and muugggiieee who had no problem playing for that long and were the final two left. Here’s how their heads-up showdown concluded:

Muugggiieee was getting the better of the heads-up battle when he was dealt Jd,6s,8s,9c and decided to call his opponent’s pre-flop raise to see a flop. Floats4Notes had Ah,3s,8h,Ac in his hand and after a flop of Tc,6c,2c, it was time for him to go all-in. Muugggiieee made the call with middle pair and the race was on. The turn brought good news for muugggiieee with the 9h falling, but it was the river 6h that really clinched it for him as he made a full house.

1 muugggiieee $3075.00; 2 Floats4Notes $2250.00; 3 Ddub428 $1680.00; 4 jtripenstein $1170.00; 5 silence23 $847.50; 6 RosaKlebb $532.50

Event #29: $10,000 Guaranteed Stud8 – ($55+5 buy-in)

171 players registered for this Stud8 tournament and after six hours a winner was finally crowned. It came down to two very good Stud players as BaconMoney and cowboygotOIIIII were the final two with a shot to claim the $2700 1st place prize.

The final hand started off well for BaconMoney (Jc,6h,As,Ts) but after the rest of his chips went in the middle at this point, nothing but blanks fell for him. A Qc,5d and 2d where his remaining three cards and that left him with no qualifying low hand and Ace-high as his high hand.

CowboygotOIIIII could beat both of those with his 2s,6d,9d,2c,4s,8h,5h as his pair of 2’s was good enough for the high and a 2-4-5-6-8 was good enough for the low. This hand completed the victory for cowboygotOIIIII and he was nearly $2800 richer because of it.

Final table results:

1 cowboygotOIIIII $2770.00; 2 BaconMoney $1800.00; 3 FlawlesslyDusting $1200.00; 4 reddishape $800.00; 5 A1phadoggg $640.00; 6 kungpowchi $500.00; 7 burntfuze $400.00; 8 PakaloloSweet $320.00; 9 Warp99 $250.00

With PM IV’s final day only 24 hours away it is not too late to sign up at Carbon Poker for a 200% up to $5,000 sign up bonus to take part in Poker Maximus IV tournaments. Saturday as four great events in store for players and with Sunday’s finales having $330K in guaranteed money spread out over four events, there is still plenty of poker action left to be played in PM IV.

- Matt Skinner, Gambling911.com

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