Ben ‘bonafidedonkey’ Palmer Takes Down Full Tilt $1K Monday
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 for Martin, for I CaioPimenta I, and for Montenegro. The board rolled out 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 , matt126912 got it all in with against JASTER666’s . However, the 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 against konelao405’s . The community cards fell 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 and found himself racing against JASTER666’s . The board ran out 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 and finding action from both konelao405 and JASTER666. The pot was isolated by konelao405 on the turn with the board reading and konelao405’s 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 and was facing konelao405’s . The board came down 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 , trailing konelao405’s . But the board ran out 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.
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