This week's $1K Monday event at Full Tilt attracted 349 runners, each vying for the first-place prize of $87,250. Online star Jeremiah Vinsant came to the final table second and chips, and ended up the winner after a hard-fought final. Other notable finishes included those of Isaac Baron in 12th place ($4,362.50), Kevin "KevBoyStar" Stani in 13th ($3,490) and Keven "Stamdogg" Stammen in 15th ($3,490). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:
Alvaro "VARICO" Ballesteros - 472,214
Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant - 300,461
Adam "bustin busters" Acosta - 231,338
domino20 - 182,568
MASSH - 177,597
insanocut - 125,903
berkenator - 98,344
Jonas "Ahvall" Lennartsson - 94,747
BotOFallBOTS - 61,828
The first to fall was BotOFallBOTS, during the 3,000/6,000/750 level. From the button, BotOFallBOTS shoved for 64,078 with , and insanocut called from the big blind with . The board rolled out and BotOFallBOTS exited in ninth place for $6,980. During the 4,000/8,000/1,000 level, berkenator got his chips all in with against Adam "bustin busters" Acosta's . However, the board ran out and berkenator took $8,725 for eighth.
Adam "bustin busters" Acosta headed to the rail next. Alvaro "VARICO" Ballesteros opened to 20,003 in early position and Acosta re-raised all in for 235,105 from the big blind with . Ballesteros called and tabled a dominating . The board ran out and Acosta collected $11,432.50. Busting next was insanocut, at 5,000/10,000/1,000. Down to 76,164, insanocut went all in with and found action from Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant, who held . The board ran out a safe for Vinsant and insanocut was out in sixth place for $17,450. Jonas "Ahvall" Lennartsson went to the rail next. He went all in from the button for his last 122,069 with , and MASSH called from the big blind with . The board fell and Lennartsson was done in fifth for $24,430.
The 6,000/12,000/1,500 level was where domino20's tournament ended. Ballesteros opened to 29,999 in the cutoff and domino20 shoved for 214,629 out of the big blind, behind . Ballesteros called and flipped over . The community cards ran out as domino20 finished in fourth for $32,282.50. Ballesteros, though, would exit next. He got his chips in ahead with against Jeremiah Vinsant's , but unfortunately for Ballesteros, the board ran out and made a winning straight for Vinsant. Ballesteros won $41,880 for third.
At the start of heads-up play, Jeremiah Vinsant held a 2:1 chip lead on MASSH and Vinsant quickly wrapped up the win. The last hand saw a limped pot to a flop. A raising war ensued, and MASSH's tournament life was at stake with against Vinsant's for the flush and straight draws. The turn was the and kept MASSH in the lead, but the landed on the river and made a flush for Vinsant. MASSH's runner-up effort was worth $55,840, while Jeremiah Vinsant pocketed $87,250 for the win.
1. Jeremiah "Believer8219" Vinsant - $87,250
2. MASSH - $55,840
3. Alvaro "VARICO" Ballesteros - $41,880
4. domino20 - $32,282.50
5. Jonas "Ahvall" Lennartsson - $24,430
6. insanocut - $17,450
7. Adam "bustin busters" Acosta - $11,342.50
8. berkenator - $8,725
9. BotOFallBOTS - $6,980