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Ben ‘bonafidedonkey’ Palmer Takes Down Full Tilt $1K Monday

Ben Palmer

This week’s $1K Monday on Full Tilt Poker drew a crowd of 401, with the winner receiving a six-figure score of $100,250. Among those going deep in the event but falling short of the final table were Jonathan “BlackJackLeak” Paul in 11th ($4,611.50), David “Bussa Buss” Baker in 12th ($4,611.50), Tim “BegsClutch” Begley in 14th ($3,609), Eric “sheets” Haber in 15th ($3,609), and Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis in 16th ($2,807). In the end, Ben “bonafidedonkey” Palmer overcame a severe chip deficit not just once, but twice, to seize the victory.

Dan “Wretchy” Martin and I CaioPimenta I were the first two players eliminated from the final table, both ousted in the same hand by way of Felipe “clotilda” Montenegro during the 2,500/5,000/600 level. Under the gun, Martin pushed all in for 67,146 and Montenegro reraised all in from the cutoff. I CaioPimenta I called all in as well for just over 60,000 from the button. The hands were revealed to be {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for Martin, {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} for I CaioPimenta I, and {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for Montenegro. The board rolled out {K-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{8-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{K-Clubs} as Montenegro boosted his stack, sending I CaioPimenta I to the rail in ninth place for $8,020 and Dan “Wretchy” Martin in eighth place for $10,025.

The chip counts following the double elimination were as follows:

JASTER666 – 572,093
konelao405 – 529,334
Felipe “clotilda” Montenegro – 302,856
carter8080 – 181,358
matt126912 – 154,751
Ben “bonafidedonkey” Palmer – 136,812
THE_TRASHMAN – 127,796

The next player to head for the exit was matt126912 at 3,000/6,000/750. With the board reading {4-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, matt126912 got it all in with {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} against JASTER666’s {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}. However, the {J-Clubs} landed on the turn and matt126912 found no help on the river, taking seventh place for $13,032.50. A few hands later, carter8080’s tournament was on the line with {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} against konelao405’s {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. The community cards fell {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} as carter8080 came up on the losing end of the coinflip, out in sixth place for $20,050.

Felipe “clotilda” Montenegro busted after tangling with chip leader JASTER666 in a battle of the blinds. Montenegro made it 15,300 from the small blind and JASTER666 shoved from the big blind. Montenegro called all in for 201,105 with {7-Clubs}{7-Spades} and found himself racing against JASTER666’s {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} as Montenegro could not beat JASTER666’s flush, taking fifth place for $27,067.50. THE_TRASHMAN went out next, finishing in fourth place for $36,090 after shoving with {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and finding action from both konelao405 and JASTER666. The pot was isolated by konelao405 on the turn with the board reading {5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{K-Spades} and konelao405’s {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} had the hand clinched as THE_TRASHMAN bid adieu.

JASTER666 bowed out in third place at the 6,000/12,000/1,500 level. Having become the short stack at the table, JASTER666 got it all in for just over 300,000 with {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and was facing konelao405’s {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. The board came down {J-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{8-Spades} and JASTER666 was out in third place for $46,115.

That hand gave konelao405 a 2-to-1 chip lead going into heads-up play, but Ben “bonafidedonkey” Palmer battled back and won the match. On the final hand at 8,000/16,000/2,000, konelao405 raised to 48,000 and Palmer reraised to 185,000. Konelao405 shoved for 640,904 and Palmer called with {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}, trailing konelao405’s {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}. But the board ran out {5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{4-Clubs} and konelao405 was knocked out in second place for $62,155. The winner of the Full Tilt $1K Monday was Ben “bonafidedonkey” Palmer for $100,250.

Final Results:

1. Ben “bonafidedonkey” Palmer - $100,250
2. konelao405 - $62,155
3. JASTER666 - $46,115
4. THE_TRASHMAN - $36,090
5. Felipe “clotilda” Montenegro - $27,067.50
6. carter8080 - $20,050
7. matt126912 - $13,032.50
8. Dan “Wretchy” Martin – $10,025
9. I CaioPimenta I - $8,020

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