He came to the final table as the chip leader, he began heads-up play with a dominating chip advantage, and in the end online player Brendooor was able to fend off all challengers and secure the victory in this week’s Full Tilt $1K Monday, good for a $93,000 payday.
The tournament attracted 372 runners to the virtual felt, all chasing the nearly-six-figure top prize. Notable finishes that fell shy of the final table included Matt “Claw1980” Holtzclaw in 10th ($4,650), Eugene “genetodd” Todd in 11th ($4,650), BegsClutch in 13th ($3,720), Bryan “Bry23” Barrile in 14th ($3,720), Grippolio in 15th ($3,720), dusnguyen in 18th ($2,790), Scott Fischman in 21st ($2,046), and MicahJ in 26th ($2,046). The chip counts at the start of the final table were as follows:
Brendooor – 452,584
eLquA – 355,833
Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky – 312,694
Nick “FU_15” Maimone – 266,190
Nicolas “PokerKaiser” Fierro – 180,488
Matt “Mattutaylor” Taylor – 144,020
Ozenc “the aviator1” Demir – 57,060
Bobby “SantabarbaraBob” Firestone – 46,947
nyr1317 – 44,184
Matt “Mattutaylor” Taylor was the first to be eliminated, during the 2,500/5,000/600 level. He raised to 12,345 from middle position and Nick “FU_15” Maimone called on the button. In the big blind Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky re-popped it to 39,775 and Taylor responded by going all in for 120,320. Maimone got out of the way, but Wilinofsky called and tabled , leaving Taylor’s drawing to only two outs. The board ran out and Matt “Mattutaylor” Taylor was out in ninth place for $7,440. Shortly thereafter, nyr1317 was sent to the rail. All in for 18,184 with , nyr1317 fell victim to Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky’s when Wilinofsky spiked a jack on the river of the board. For his eighth-place showing, nyr1317 earned $9,300.
Ozenc “the aviator1” Demir became Wilinofsky’s next victim. Despite hitting an ace on the flop, Demir’s came up second-best to Wilinofsky’s as the board rolled out . Demir collected $12,090 for his efforts. However, Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky would be the next one to fall, finishing in sixth place at 4,000/8,000/1,000. Bobby “SantabarbaraBob” Firestone raised to 20,000 from the cutoff and Wilinofsky shoved for 107,850 on the button with . Action folded back to Firestone, who called with . An ace hit the flop and that was enough to send Wilinofsky away in sixth for $18,600.
Firestone hit the rail next at the 5,000/10,000/1,000 level. He got it in as good as possible preflop with , up against Nicolas “PokerKaiser” Fierro’s . But Fierro hit a set right off the bat as the board ran out and Firestone’s tournament was over in fifth place for $26,040.
Nick “FU_15” Maimone then bid adieu after a three-bet all in for 238,267 holding , called by Nicolas “PokerKaiser” Fierro who tabled a dominating . The board fell and Maimone was out in fourth place for $34,410. Fierro took a big hit when his ran into Brendooor’s . Then Brendooor dealt the coup de grace, finishing him off at the 6,000/12,000/1,500 level. In the small blind, Brendooor raised to 36,000 and Fierro shoved for 234,270 holding . Brendooor called with and took the hand down as the board came . Fierro pocketed $44,640 for third place.
Heads-up play began with Brendooor holding a 4.5-to-1 chip lead over eLquA. Remarkably, eLquA battled back and managed to turn the tables on his opponent. His comeback was short-lived however, and in the end Brendooor took it down. On the final hand at the 8,000/16,000/2,000 level, Brendooor had the button and raised to 48,000; eLquA reraised all in for 377,568. Brendooor called and tabled to eLquA’s . The board ran out as eLquA took second place for $59,520. Brendooor is the winner of the Full Tilt $1K Monday, taking home $93,000.
1. Brendooor - $93,000
2. eLquA - $59,520
3. Nicolas “PokerKaiser” Fierro - $44,640
4. Nick “FU_15” Maimone - $34,410
5. Bobby “SantabarbaraBob” Firestone - $26,040
6. Ben “NeverScaredB” Wilinofsky - $18,600
7. Ozenc “the aviator1” Demir - $12,090
8. nyr1317 - $9,300
9. Matt “Mattutaylor” Taylor - $7,440