PokerStars WCOOP Hands of the week: Spragg and Grafton Tangle, Ventura hits final table straight flush
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Roller Coaster Ride Ends With Rudolph Busting Greenwood
Sam greenwood seemed to be going in the right direction at WCOOP-04-H: $ 5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller final table. The Canadian tournament crusher just doubled at the hands of Christian Rodolphe, restoring Greenwood’s stack to just under 30 big blinds.
Level 25 (75,000/150,000), however, turned out to be the last level of the day for Greenwood. Greenwood and Rudolph got tangled up again shortly after Greenwood’s double, in a pair of aces against a pair of kings.
Rudolph 3-bet against an open in early position with , and Greenwood 4-bet jammed his stack of 4,161,204 in the small blind with . Greenwood called, and the fun was just beginning.
The flop has come , but one put Greenwood in the lead with a set of kings. This triumph was short-lived, however, like a river won the hand for Rudolph.
Greenwood was ninth for $ 26,402, while Rudolph was third for a salary of $ 118,600.
Ventura flops it with four hands
Later at WCOOP-04-H: $ 5,200 in NLHE 8-Max High Roller final table, Diego “Die Ventura” Ventura found a dream flop at an optimal time. With four players remaining in the $ 1 million guaranteed tournament, a blind versus blind clash unfolded at level 28 (150,000 / 300,000).
The action folded to Ventura in the small blind, and Ventura pushed for 17,715,135 with . It was Michel “FreeLancerZZ” Dattani call 4 163 273 with .
The post-flop drama didn’t last long, as Ventura flopped a straight flush with hit the plank. Draw at that point, Dattani came out with a fourth place finish ($ 92,330) after the turn and river fell.
Ventura was second, cashing in $ 152,344.
Spragg wins PokerStars Ambassador battle
Two members of Team PokerStars got into it from the early stages of WCOOP-22: $ 5,200 NLHE 8-Max Progressive KO High Roller.
With the blinds at 2,000/4,000, Sam grafton open at 10,000 on the button with , Ben “Spraggy” Spragg 3-bet 40,000 from the big blind with , and Grafton made the call.
Spragg continuation bet for 38,000 on the flop, and Grafton raised all-in for his remaining 129,593. Spragg immediately followed.
No help came for Grafton on the turn or river, with Spragg ending Grafton’s second ball run. Spragg then pocketed $ 5,436 to finish in 16th place in the tournament.
Barer bursts into the chip lead
Just a little earlier in WCOOP-22: $ 5,200 NLHE 8-Max Progressive KO High Roller, Friend Barer won a huge pot and peaked in chip count at the start of the event,
The hand went through the blinds at 1,400/2,800. Barer 3-bet at 21,750 from the big blind, then call a 60,000 four-bet from “Kraskata85.”
The flop has come , Barer checked for 188,850 and got a call.
Round and river completed a backdoor flush for Barer. The big pot pushed Barer’s stack north of 700,000 in chips, placing him at the top of the tournament.
Royal Flush sends Pye to the rail
PokerStars Online Team Accessory Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye hit a pace as crazy as imaginable in WCOOP-34-H: $ 25,000 NLHE 8-Max Super High Roller.
Pye’s elimination hand of the high-stakes event started with the blinds at 15,000 / 30,000. Pye pushed for 251,309 from the middle position, and “EzzaEvz1991” resumed for 724,326.
Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye:
The flop and turn put Pye well in the lead with aces full of queens. “EzzaEvz1991” needed a one-outer on the river to win the hand, and found exactly that when the hit the board to complete a royal flush.
First place and the champion’s share of $ 657,557 eventually went to “kZhh” in the $ 3 million guaranteed event.