Poker Maximus IV – Day 3 Recap

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Matt Skinner
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Poker Maximus III – Day 3 Recap

PM IV’s first Saturday of action at Carbon Poker was chalk-filled with action as there were four new winners crowned and they toke home over $17K in 1st place prize money. With events ranging from no limit hold’em to the limit variety and even PLO, there was plenty of poker action available to everyone.  Get in on the action here.

Event #7: $25,000 Guaranteed NLH Rebuy – ($30+3 buy-in)

This tournament came down to two very talented poker players as ballenbeasting and Silvah had outlasted the field of 370 to showdown for the first place prize. After a back and forth affair it was ballenbeasting who got the better of the exchange and took home the title. Here’s how they did it:

The final hand saw both players flop top pair with 10’s but it was ballenbeasting who was in better shape with his Kh,Ts against Silvah’s Td,5s. The flop was 7h,9d,Th and after a check raise all-in from Silvah the cards were flipped over and ballenbeasting was two cards away from the title. The turn card was the Ah and although the 5h came on the river to give Silvah two pair, it was the fourth heart on the board and that gave ballenbeasting a flush with his K. For his great work in taking down Event #7, ballenbeasting took home nearly $7000 in prize money.

Final Table Payouts and Prize Winners:

1 ballenbeasting $6858.60; 2 Silvah $4681.74; 3 RounderKnightski $2982.00; 4 1bigdonkey $2236.50; 5 JohnFR1 $1819.02; 6 AATOPSHOTAA $1491.00 7 FrancieRyder76 $1162.98; 8 TennisGolfandPoker $864.78; 9 Dockterwho $656.04  Get in on the action here

Event #8: $10,000 Guaranteed Limit Hold’em – ($100+9 buy-in)

Although fixed limit hold’em is waning in popularity these days and may be becoming a “lost art”, 95 players decided to try their hand at Event #8 knowing $3200 would go to the winner. Players had to reach the final table to make some cash and after 5 hours of play a champion was crowned. It came down to MegaPegasus777 and breich90 and both players were more than deserving of taking this one down.

Only one of them could win though and on the eventual final hand it was breich90 that was in better shape with his pocket Jacks. A flop of 9s,3s,7d is a great one for that hand and as he and MegaPegasus777 re-raised each other back and forth before the turn, it was MegaPegasus777 who was all in with his Ad,4c. The turn card clinched it for breich90 as it was the Jd, giving him top set and assuring him of 1st place and $3200 in cash.

1 breich90 $3200.00; 2 MegaPegasus777 $2000.00; 3 JohnFR1 $1200.00; 4 bazookadinosaur $1000.00; 5 steveankyle $800.00; 6 Edward57 $600.00; 7 H1TdAr0aDJaCk $500.00; 8 jackalinturn $400.00; 9 JeffreyBlake $300.00

Event #9: $15,000 Guaranteed NLH 6-Max – ($10+1 buy-in)

$10 buy-in’s are always the most popular events during any Poker Maximus series and Event #9 was no different. Nearly 1600 players made up the field for this event and after nearly 8 hours of grueling play it was rll5454 who was crowned the champion and became $2300 richer for his efforts. Here’s how the final hand went down:

Neither player could really afford to wait around for a great starting hand with the blinds at 25k/50k so rll5454 threw in a min raise with Kd,4c. His opponent was on the short stack and holding As,7d and knew it was time to go so he shoved all-in and after a call from rll5454 the race was on. The flop came down 7s,Kc,3d, putting rll5454 in the lead with his pair of Kings. The turn was another King and it wrapped up Event #9 for rll5454 with three of a kind.

1 rll5454 $2353.51; 2 aROLIz $1831.03; 3 pandaman125 $1365.04; 4 IGot5onItt $972.79; 5 BADBEATdodger77 $643.30; 6 TheBestthatICan $376.57; 7 UGAPETE $235.36; 8 PeTloBsTeR $235.36; 9 907Schilly $235.36  Get in on the action here

Event #10: $20,000 Guaranteed PLO – ($100+9 buy-in)

The second Omaha tournament of PM IV was Event #10 and although the entrance fee was steeper than the 1st, there were still 201 players that wanted to give this event a go and try to take home the almost $5K first place prize. In the end it came down to epokerrounder and BewareoftheBeard and these two would be locked in a great heads-up battle for one of them eventually walked away victorious.

BewareoftheBeard started what was the final hand with a monster (Tc,A,Kh,As) and after he saw the flop of 6h,4s,Jc, he had no problem putting in a few bets. But epokerrounder didn’t mind that flop either with his (8h,5h,8c,5d) and ultimately went all-in after the flop. The turn and river came 4d,4c respectively, giving both players a full house but BewareoftheBeard’s was much better with his Aces in the hole. Since he started the hand on the bigger stack he took down the tournament with this win and was nearly $5K richer because of it.

1 BewareoftheBeard $4904.40; 2 epokerounder $3256.20; 3 darkstar2012 $2010.00; 4 DELBERTDUMFUQ $1507.50; 5 GetTurnedOn $1246.20; 6 AlSur26 $1005.00; 7 1stopshop $804.00; 8 TONWINSAGAIN $643.20; 9 RJDnuts $502.50

There are four more great events going on today beginning at 15:00 server time with no limi hold’em events dominating the card. With two of the four tournaments going on tonight having guaranteed prize pools of $100K, there is no shortage of cash up for grabs so make sure you get involved now.

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