It took 888poker player "trojanmouse" less than four hours of play to be crowned the Champion of Champions, as he overcame 17 other top contenders of the 2017 Super XL Series to win a World Series of Poker Main Event Package worth $12,500.
Official Final Table Results
|1||trojanmouse||$12,500 WSOP Main Event package|
|2||GoFighTer||$3,000 WSOP Crazy-8's package + $1,050 Main Event Qualifier ticket|
|3||Midcrushers||$3,000 WSOP Crazy-8's package|
|4||Fabrizio "DrMikee" Gonzalez||$600 tournament ticket|
|5||ScratchyR||$600 tournament ticket|
|6||sally_os||$160 tournament ticket|
|7||GangstaGo||$160 tournament ticket|
|8||Mukuherra||$160 tournament ticket|
|9||Ti0373||$160 tournament ticket|
Despite a starting stack of more than 150 big blinds, play was fast paced and aggressive from the start, and before the end of the second level, trojanmouse had already earned himself a double knockout, when his kings held up against the queens and ace-five of his opponents.
The final table was set in stone two hours into the tournament with Fabrizio "DrMiKee" Gonzalez holding the chip lead followed closely by Canada's "Mindcrushers." They were also the masterminds behind the two first knock-outs of the final table, as "Ti0373" and "Makuherra" were sent to the rail in ninth and eighth.
Shortly after "GangstaGo" fell in a classic coin flip against trojanmouse, before Gonzalez turned the nut flush to send Latvian "sally_os" to the rail in one of the biggest pots of the final table.
"ScratchyR" was the next to go after running ace-king into the kings of "GoFighTer," leaving trojanmouse as the shortest stack with four players remaining. Within 20 minutes, that picture was turned upside down; trojanmouse doubled up no less than three times before taking out DrMiKee in fourth by flopping a flush. Mindcrushers was eliminated moments later in third, good for a $3,000 WSOP Crazy-8's package.
The heads-up play commenced with trojanmouse holding a 2-1 chip lead over his Belarusian opponent and the third-place finisher of the 2017 Super XL Opening Event never let go of that lead.
In the final hand of the night, GoFighTer moved in with the queen-jack of diamonds, but despite picking up outs for a straight flush on the turn, it was not meant to be. Instead, his opponent's king-ten became two pairs as the river paired the board and that was enough to secure the victory and the World Series of Poker Main Event Package for trojanmouse.
Be sure to complete your PokerNews experience by checking out an overview of our mobile and tablet apps here. Stay on top of the poker world from your phone with our mobile iOS and Android app, or fire up our iPad app on your tablet. You can also update your own chip counts from poker tournaments around the world with MyStack on both Android and iOS.