Lone Star Poker Series 2020 NJCOOP
888Millions Sunday Special 2 - $100,000 GTD
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $100,000
Players 355

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 37,500

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 355
888Millions Sunday Special 2 - $100,000 GTD
Day 1 Completed

"777ibi" Wins 888Millions Sunday Special for $17,188

elron66 • Level 39: 150,000-300,000, 37,500 ante
888Millions Sunday Special Final Lobby
888Millions Sunday Special Final Lobby

After just over eight hours of play, "777ibi" from Romania has won the 888Million Sunday Special after besting the field of 355 entries and 102 rebuys. They made a deal heads up, so the win was worth $17,188 instead of the original prize of $19,350.

"777ibi" came into the final table with the second smallest stack, but played the small stack well. They were behind when heads up began as well, and after a wild few hands, emerged victorious.

The Final Table

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1777ibiRomania$17,186 ($19,,350)
2petersmythUnited Kingdom$16,662 ($14,500)
3corner130Taiwan$11,000
4normannollyUkraine$8,250
5Kyosti_IFinland$5,700
6gmtestingIndia$4,400
7N33dCoachingDenmark$3,400
8DayMan.Costa Rica$2,400
9trentseIreland$1,750

The Day's Action

They got going today at 1 p.m. eastern time with just over 100 players, but the field grew steadily through three and a half hours of late registration. When it finally closed, there were 355 entries with 102 rebuys in total. That meant they were playing for $100,000 with $19,350 up top for the win.

There were just 139 players left in the game when registration closed, and it was only about 90 minutes later that they got down to the 45 paid spots. Things really took off then, with action playing down to the final two tables in about an hour and about half an hour more to get to the final nine.

They played nine-handed for about 20 minutes and then the bustouts started. They dropped three players very quickly, but were down to the final three in less than half an hour. Players started talking about a deal six-handed, but they weren't able to find agreement.

Three handed play went one for a bit, and they tried again at a deal with no success before "corner130" ended their day in 3rd place for $11,000. They finally found a deal heads up, and it went very quickly after that. "petersmyth" had the lead going into heads up, but they lost it, regained it, then lost it again before "777ibi" finally held with the biggest stack.

There wasn't much difference between first and second after the deal. "petersmyth" won $16,662 for second, while "777ibi" took home $17,188.

"petersmyth" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($16,662)

elron66 • Level 39: 150,000-300,000, 37,500 ante
"petersmyth" Eliminated in Second Place ($16,662)
"petersmyth" Eliminated in Second Place ($16,662)

The chips were flying around heads up after the final two made a deal to ICM chop the prizes. After "petersmyth" doubled, it went the other way again, and then they ended their day after busting on a {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} board, but action went so fast the cards were already gone.

petersmyth GB Busted

"777ibi" Doubles to Lead

elron66 • Level 39: 150,000-300,000, 37,500 ante

It all went in preflop and "777ibi" was behind with king-queen against ace-six, but they hit a king on the river to stay alive and take the lead.

777ibi RO 13,810,032 5,480,016
petersmyth GB 8,064,468 -6,455,516
Level:
39
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
37,500

"corner130" Doubles

elron66 • Level 38: 125,000-250,000, 31,250 ante

"777ibi" raised enough in the small to put "corner130" all in, and they called it off. They had the best of it with queen-nine against ajck-nine, and held for the double.

petersmyth GB 14,051,234
777ibi RO 5,433,324 -1,276,596
corner130 tw 3,333,942 1,295,096