The Full Tilt Poker $750,000 Sunday Guarantee tournament attracted a playing field of 3,157, forming a prize pool with a coveted first prize of $132,787.50. Basebaldy knocked out several of his opponents at the final table en route to the victory.
When final table play began the chip stacks looked like this:
playnwithnada â€“ 1,655,079
ALLinwithdaBEST â€“ 1,589,554
basebaldy â€“ 1,546,034
thinkinghard â€“ 1,544,976
JLizard â€“ 1,230,997
ZioStefano â€“ 1,142,585
BerkeleyBoss â€“ 842,293
13TH BASS PRO â€“ 576,280
MattZman â€“ 423,202
13TH BASS PRO was the first to exit when his [Kh][Js] ran into basebaldyâ€™s pocket aces. The board came down [Qc][9s][6s][4d][7c], which was no help for 13TH BASS PRO, who earned a payday of $10,050 for finishing in ninth place.
JLizardâ€™s doubled up BerkeleyBoss in a race that saw his [Ac][Ks] fail to catch up to BerkeleyBossâ€™s pocket tens. JLizard lost the remnants of his chip stack quickly, finishing in eighth place for $13,500.
MattZman shoved all-in with pocket jacks and needed to hold on in a race against the original raiser, basebaldy, who was holding onto [Ah][Qc]. The flop fell in favor of basebaldy as it delivered [Ad][10d][10c] to give basebaldy the lead. MattZman was looking for a jack to reverse his sinking fortunes but would instead see the turn land [Kh] and the river land [7c]. MattZman exited in seventh place, richer by $17,250.
Basebaldy made an all-in move of his own, and BerkeleyBoss called to put himself at risk of going out. BerkeleyBoss showed pocket tens and was a huge underdog to basebaldyâ€™s pocket queens. Basebaldy made his set on the flop thanks to a helpful queen and BerkeleyBossâ€™s avatar left the virtual table in sixth place, having earned $23,025.
Thinkinghard would be the next to fall to basebaldy, doing so when he called basebaldyâ€™s preflop raise and then check-raised all-in when the flop landed [8c][4s][3d]. Basebaldy called the all-in with his pocket queens and thinkinghard showed a lesser hand of pocket sixes. Thinkinghardâ€™s exit would be made official after the [9s] turn and the [8h] river. Thinkinghard finished in fifth place for a payday of $31,050.
ALLinwithdaBEST ran into a dominating hand when he moved all-in with [Ac][9h] and came up against the [Ad][Kd] of playnwithnada. Both players made a pair with their kickers on the flop of [Ks][10c][9c], so after three cards playnwithnada still had the lead The [Jd] landed on the turn leaving ALLinwithdaBEST needing a 9 for the win or a queen for a split. Instead the river card was the [5d] and ALLinwithdaBEST ALLinwithdaBEST exited in fourth place, richer by $41,400.
ZioStefano held less than two big blinds after taking a huge hit the hand before, and he flipped his last chips into the center. . Basebaldy called to eliminate ZioStefano, who would collect $52,500 for finishing in third place.
At the start of heads-up play basebaldy was holding onto a 4:1 chip lead over playnwithnada. In the final hand Playnwithnada moved all-in with [Ah][3d] only to see basebaldy reveal [Ad][Ks]. The board of [9d][8c][6h][10d][8d] was absolutely no help for the beleaguered playnwithnada and the tournament had reached its finish.
Playnwithnadaâ€™s runner-up finish netted him $80,250 while basebaldy earned the victorâ€™s prize of $132,787.50.
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