Raise28 Fights Back From Fifth in Chips to Become an 888poker Champion

Raise28 Fights Back From Fifth in Chips to Become an 888poker Champion

Although it is preferable to reach the final table of a poker tournament as the chip leader, you can still emerge victoriously if you are part of the chasing pack. "Raise28" is a shining example of this. "Raise28" sat down at the 888poker$100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event fifth in chips but came out on top to turn their $109 investment into a $9,490 score.

The $100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event drew in 949 entrants who fought it out for the largest slice of the regular prize pool while keeping one eye on the $10,000 jackpot mystery bounty payment. 888poker regular "DosPoochies" got their hands on that colossal sum, taking home a total of $10,301 despite falling in 29th place.

This week's final table had a different dynamic from others. Often, there is a runaway chip leader or two, with the rest of the finalists playing catch-up. However, this week saw "edtastylez92" enter the final table with the chip lead despite their stack being only 56 big blinds deep. "WalnutPix" was hot on the leader's heels with 52 big blinds, while the rest of those vying for glory were bunched up with between 12 and 35 big blinds.

$100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
2WalnutPixUnited Kingdom3,117,97352
7sumpfinUnited Kingdom792,15813
8Dougie180United Kingdom742,37512

Montenegro's "StfnJvtc" sat down at the final table fourth in chips, but they were the first player heading for the exits. "edtastylez92," on their third $100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event final table in the space of seven months, min-raised with ace-jack of hearts, and "StfnJvtc" called in the big blind with nine-seven of hearts. "StfnJvtc" checked the three-ace-seven flop before check-raising all-in for 11 big blinds following a continuation bet from "edtastylze92." Both the turn and river bricked for the all-in player, and they fell in eighth place.

Another 20 or so minutes passed without an elimination, but the bust-our drought soon ended. "Raise28" min-raised with pocket queens in late position and called the 19.1 big blind shove from "Frankenstain," which they made with ace-queen in the cutoff. A jack-high board resigned "Frankenstain" to a seventh-place finish.

It may have taken the best part of an hour to bust two of the finalists, but it took less than an hour to send the rest of the final table players to the showers.

"Dougie180" only had 1.1 big blinds when "Frankenstain" busted, so it was unsurprising to see them bust during the next hand. "Dougie180" moved all-in from the button with jack-seven and somehow tripled up. Their comeback was cut short on the next hand when their ace-deuce of hearts lost to the dominating ace-four of clubs in "molotok61"'s hand.

Fifth place went to "sumpfin," meaning the three British players who reached the final table were down to only one; "Dougie180" was the other Union Jack sporting player. "sumpfin" moved all-in for 4.7 big blinds from the button with pocket deuces, and "edtastyleze92" looked them up with pocket nines in the small blind. Those nines improved to a set on the flop to leave the all-in player all but eliminated. A deuce on the turn gave "sumpfin" a glimmer of hope, but a blank river was the final nail in their coffin.

Argentina's "molotok61" was second in chips with four players remaining but crashed out in fourth. A mixture of a lack of playable cards and continually facing aggression from their opponents left "molotok61" with less than ten big blinds. When they finally made a stand, their timing was off, three-betting all-in for 9.1 big blinds from the big blind with queen-six of hearts and running into the ace-king of "Raise28."

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Heads-up was reached almost immediately after "molotok61" bowed out. "edtastyleze92" must have thought all of their Christmases had arrived at once when they improved to a seven-high straight on the river in a hand against "Raise28." That would have been the case had "Raise28" not made a full house with the same river card. "edtastylze92" couldn't find a fold and busted in third.

That last hand gave "Raise28" a 72.5 big blind to 16.5 big blind advantage over the United Kingdom's "WalnutPix," and it didn't take long to press home that advantage.

The final hand saw "Raise28" limp and then called the 10.8 big blind shoves of their opponent. "Raise28" showed king-queen, which was up against king-jack. A few moments later, the five community cards had no jacks displayed, and "Raise28" became the latest in a long line of 888poker players to take down the $100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event.

$100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal Prize
2WalnutPixUnited Kingdom$605$5,340$5,945
5sumpfinUnited Kingdom$2,135$2,135
6Dougie180United Kingdom$786$1,590$2,376


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