Day 1 Completed
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
The BetMGM Online Series Poker Michigan has now crowned another champion when Event #5: $20k GTD 40 Stack 8-Max completed after just four hours of play. A total of 93 runners showed up for the highly-anticipated 40 Stack and when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was "HilmKAD" left sitting in the winner's circle, taking home $4,800 for their victory.
In classic 40 Stack fashion, the fifth event of the series wrapped up in just four hours and an insane amount of action saw plenty of chip swings throughout. Once the final table hit it seemed that "HilmKAD" figured out the secret formula to continuously stack chips with ease. They dropped five players on the final table en route to their victory and ran about as pure as one player could, winning every race without a sweat.
The final elimination of the event was "ivegotstylekid" and it came in the same fashion as every other "HilmKAD" hand that was won. "HilmKAD" four-bet ripped with pocket nines and "ivegotstylekid" snapped their stack off with big slick. A clean board fell once more for "HilmKAD" and "ivegotstylekid" had to settle for runner-up, taking home $3,360.
Final Table Results
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Action of the Day
The only 40 Stack of the series had 40 players to start the day but the late registration period failed to pull in enough to hit the advertised guarantee as a total of 92 runners jumped into the event. Only 33 were left when the late registration period ended it was announced that the top 16 were to find a payday with the eventual winner taking down $4,800 for their victory.
An onslaught of elimination led to a quick hand-for-hand that ended with Patrick "MSPT-HOF" Steele taking an exit as the inevitable bubble boy. Steele shoved his pocket fives and "marioparty" called in the big blind, putting in the little needed with six-three. the board came down with two sevens and two aces, counterfeiting Steele and the six of "marioparty" played, dubbing Steele as the bubble boy.
It was just 15-minute later when the official final table was set and "ivegotstylekid" was sitting on the top of the field, just barely ahead of "HilmKAD". The first to drop from the last table of the event was "NBTRjr" when they shoved rockets and "rickystackerz77" called with tens. A dime on the turn hit a set for "rickystackerz77" who cracked aces to eliminated "NBTRjr". "HilmKAD" then started their heater, calling the shove of "TrappinDonkeys" with a pair of sixes to flip versus ace-jack. The board came down clean and "HilmKAD" knocked out "TrappinDonkeys".
"HilmKAD" opened just a few hands later with sixes again and "Pollan" shoved with ace-jack. "HilmKAD" snapped with their pair of sixes and the same outcome came to foot. A clean board dropped "Pollan" from the field, sending another pot to "HilmKAD". "JohnCandy" was the next to take a shot at the champ, shoving the button with jack-eight, only to get snapped by the red-hot "HilmKAD" who held ace-jack. An ace-high board cemented it for "HilmKAD" and "JohnCandy" hit the rail.
Another player decided to take some action when "ivegotstylekid" opened with the hottest hand of the tournament, having sixes. "smftt" jammed ace-trey, and "ivegotstylekid" called. For the third time, a clean board landed and sixes sent a runner out the door, eliminating "smftt" from the event. A wet board had "rickystackerz77" shoved with a straight draw and "HilmKAD" called, holding almost an identical draw. A rivered ace took down the pot for "HilmKAD" who sent yet another player to the rail.
The heads-up portion of this event was short and sweet. "ivegotstylekid" three-bet with big slick and "HilmKAD" jammed with a pair of nines. A quick call saw a classic race to end the tournament. The board brought little excitement and a pair of nines held on for the win, eliminating "ivegotstylekid" as the runner-up for a respectable $3,360.
Remaining Schedule of BetMGM Online Series Michigan
|Sun April 18 17:00||#1 $75K Gtd Sunday Special 8Max||$215||NLH|
|Mon April 19 20:00||#2 $20K Gtd PKO 8Max Bounty||$215||NLH|
|Tue April 20 20:00||#3 $10K Gtd PLO 6Max||$109||PLO|
|Wed April 21 20:00||#4 $25K Gtd 8Max||$215||NLH|
|Thu April 22 20:00||#5 $20K Gtd 40 Stack 8Max||$215||NLH|
|Fri April 23 20:00||#6 $25K Gtd PKO 8Max Bounty||$320||NLH|
|Sat April 24 20:00||#7 $25 Gtd 6Max||$215||NLH|
|Sat April 24 17:00||#8 $5K Gtd 8Max Mini NLH||$20||NLH|
|Sat April 24 17:00||#9 $20K Gtd $109 Sunday 1/2 Price 8Max||$109||NLH|
That wraps it up for the PokerNews coverage of this event, but tune in tomorrow for Event #6: $25K GTD PKO 8-Max Bounty which kicks off at 8:00 p.m. EST.
On blinds of 16,000/32,000, "HilmKAD" raised the button to 64,000 and "ivegotstylekid" three-bet to 152,000 in the big blind. "HilmKAD" shoved and "ivegotstylekid" snapped for less, putting their 1,258,009 stack into the middle in what was the last hand of the event.
A classic race brought little excitement on a flop and nines were in the lead. An turn left "ivegotstylekid" with one last chance for romance but the gave them no love. The nines of "HilmKAD" took down the pot and "ivegotstylekid" had to settle for runner-up.
On blinds of 14,000/28,000, the turned board read and there was 433,298 in the pot. "rickystackerz77" shoved 472,274 and "HilmKAD" hit the tank. Ultimately "HilmKAD" called and they turned over their cards.
"rickystackerz77" showed for a straight draw and "HilmKAD" tabled for almost an identical draw but a jack would give "rickystackerz77" a higher straight. The river sealed the deal for "HilmKAD" who pulled in the pot with a pair of aces to eliminate "rickystackerz77" in third place.
On blinds of 14,000/28,000, "ivegotstylekid" opened from the button and "smftt" shoved 185,506 from the small blind. "ivegotstylekid" called and the cards hit their backs.
The flop hit the virtual felt, leaving six in the lead to the turn card. A river completed the board and "smftt" failed to connect, leaving the tournament in fourth place.
On blinds of 12,000/24,000, action fell on "JohnCandy" on the button who shoved for around 402,000 and "HilmKAD" instantly jammed over the top. Everyone else ducked out and the two tabled their cards.
The flop came down and "HilmKAD" was well in front with their flopped ace. A turn card cemented it for "HilmKAD" who then had "JohnCandy" drawing dead to the river to scoop the pot and eliminated "JohnCandy".
On blikns of 12,000/24,000, "HilmKAD" opened to 50,400 and "Pollan" three-bet jammed for a total of 336,659. "HilmKAD" called and they turned over their cards.
The flop fell , leaving "Pollan" in need of some high cards. An turn and river were of no help and "HilmKAD" took down the pot, eliminating another runner at the final table as "Pollan" took an exit.
On blinds of 10,000/20,000, "HilmKAD" opened to 42,000 from the hijack and "TrappinDonkeys" then three-bet shoved 419,864 in the big blind. "HilmKAD" called, putting "TrappinDonkeys" at risk.
The flop was and sixers were leading the way. A turn left one more shot for "TrappinDonkeys" but the river failed to hit them, sending the pot to "HilmKAD" and "TrappinDonkeys" hit the dusty trail.
On blinds of 8,000/16,000, "NBTRjr" opened to 48,000, "TrappinDonkeys" called and "rickystackerz77" shoved 329,990. Only "NBTRjr" called, putting in less for a total of 173,183 and the two tabled their hands.
The aces were in a commanding spot until the flop smacked down on the board, hitting "rickystackerz77" with a set of dimes. The turn and river cemented it for them and "NBTRjr" was eliminated first from the final table.
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