This week’s online poker Full Tilt $1K Monday drew a field of 324 runners, with first place set at $81,000. Those missing out on the final table included Travis “TravestyFund” Rice in 13th ($3,240), Norin22 in 17th ($2,430) and Scott “cool0813” Zakheim in 18th ($2,430). When all was said and done, Darryll “DFish” Fish drowned all the competition, overcoming a more than 3-to-1 chip deficit at the start of the final table to earn the title and the five-figure prize money. As the final table began, the chip counts were as follows:
David “Bussa Buss” Baker – 584,321
losebigpots – 208,608
Darryll “DFish” Fish – 164,307
Ronald “ronaldgrauer” Grauer – 128.396
xerok420 – 118,188
Bryan “Squirrely1” Sapp – 116,367
Steve “StevoL_7” Leonard – 110,503
holdi12 – 100,047
Grayson “The_Dean221” Nichols – 89,223
David “Bussa Buss” Baker entered the final table with the chip lead and he got to work quickly. At the 3,000/6,000/750 level, xerok420 went all in on the button for 54,938 holding and Baker isolated from the small blind with . No help for xerok420 as the board ran out and Baker’s queen high was the best hand. For his ninth-place finish xerok420 earned $6,480. Baker’s rush continued at the next level when he eliminated Bryan “Squirrely1” Sapp. Down to his last 83,770, Sapp shoved from the small blind with and Baker called out of the big blind with . Baker won the coinflip as the board rolled out and Sapp was out in eighth place for $8,100.
Steve “StevoL_7” Leonard busted later in the same level after shoving from the small blind for 110,503. Losebigpots looked him up from the big blind with and held a slight lead over Leonard’s . He kept that lead as the board came and Leonard’s tournament was over in seventh place for $10,530. Ronald “ronaldgrauer” Grauer hit the rail next, at the 5,000/10,000/1,000 level. He made it 23,646 to go from under the gun and losebigpots was the lone caller on the button. The flop came as Grauer fired a continuation bet of 35,000, but losebigpots reraised to 180,000. Grauer called all in for 65,000 with and saw losebigpots table a leading . The turn and river came and as Grauer was out in sixth place for $16,200.
Holdi12 went out next at 6,000/12,000/1,500. Darryll “DFish” Fish went all in for 133,057 on the button holding and holdi12 called all in for 40,849 with . Holdi12’s suited connectors could find no help as the board ran out giving Fish a straight, and holdi12 bid adieu in fifth place for $22,680. Grayson “The_Dean221” Nichols was felted a few hands later. All in for 168,721 with , he looked to be in good shape for a double-up against David “Bussa Buss” Baker’s . But the community cards came , pairing Baker's king, and Nichols was out in fourth place for $29,970.
David “Bussa Buss” Baker was eliminated not long afterward, at the 8,000/16,000/2,000 level. He raised to 38,000 on the button only to find Darryll “DFish” Fish reraising all in for 483,237. Baker called and tabled , crushing Fish’s . However, the board ran out as Fish hit his set to leave Baker with less than a big blind. Baker managed to double up twice before finally bowing out in third place for $33,880. Fish began heads-up play with the chip lead and he took it down on the first hand. A series of preflop raises led to losebigpots putting his tournament life on the line with against Fish’s . The board rolled out and it was all over. Finishing in second place was losebigpots for $51,840. Darryll “DFish” Fish is the winner of the Full Tilt $1K Monday was for a payday of $81,000.
1. Darryll “DFish” Fish - $81,000
2. losebigpots - $51,840
3. David “Bussa Buss” Baker - $38,880
4. Grayson “The_Dean221” Nichols - $29,970
5. holdi12 - $22,680
6. Ronald “ronaldgrauer” Grauer - $16,200
7. Steve “StevoL_7” Leonard - $10,530
8. Bryan “Squirrely1” Sapp - $8,100
9. xerok420 - $6,480
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