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Thursday night the 3rd event of the Twitter Poker Tour Championship Series got underway and 55 players found their way to the online poker felt for the usual $5+1 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack tournament to crown the 3rd TPTCS Champion and gain more points for the TPTCS Player of The Series Leaderboard.  When all was said and done, it was LessonsRXtra (@MarieLizette) that defeated GoofyRooster (@_Desperado) to finish with all of the chips and earned the top prize, along with 127.57 Leaderboard points to take the lead as the Player of The Series.  Congratulations Marie-Lizette!

2006 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Jeff Madsen (@JeffMadsenobv) hosted the event and joined the gang on the TPT Live Show to talk about his first World Series of Poker, and everything else that’s been going on in his poker life since he made that huge splash on the poker circuit 5 years ago.  His TPTCS Tournament was a roller coaster that ended up with the money getting in preflop with K-7 vs. the K-9 of jetmekk (@Barry201), and when a 9 hit the turn, Jeff hit the rail and jetmekk shipped the Full Tilt Bounty and T-shirt.  Thanks again to Jeff for joining the show and the tournament.

The bubble burst when bigbadlex (@Alexpokerguy) was eliminated in 8th place, and the 7 remaining players were in the money, and collected valuable Player of the Series Points.   RiverAsUsual had a couple of consecutive run-ins with Chiwawa (@DeputySD) that sent the once large stack spiraling downward, until eventually RiveAsUsual got the last of their chips in with A9, only to run into Chiwawa’s AQ.   Without a 9, RiverAsUsual was eliminated in 7th place.

johnmenard1 was the next player to find the rail in pretty brutal fashion as his AK was no match for the KJ of GoofyRooster when both player flopped trip K’s, but the river spiked a J, and eliminated johnmenard1 in 6th place.

When play reached 5 players remaining, it was all LessonsRXtra, as Marie-Lizette eliminated the next 4 players.  First it was MrSoprano111 (@MrSoprano) who got it in with A9, and LessonsRXtra called with 55.  LessonsRXtra  won the flip to eliminate MrSoprano in 5th.  A few hands later, LessonsRXtra called the 4-bet shove of Chiwawa and had a big lead with TT vs. A9.  The tens held, and Chiwawa was eliminated in 4th place.  Then, jetmekk got the money in on an Ace high flop with AK, but ran into a flopped set of Jacks by LessonsRXtra, eliminating jetmekk in 3rd place.

When heads up play began, LessonsRXtra held an almost 3 to 1 chip lead on GoofyRooster, and the heads up play wouldn’t last too long.  GoofyRooster got the last of his stack in with Kh-4d, and LessonsRXtra made the call with Qc-7d.  The board ran out 6d-3d-Ad-Ts-9d giving both players a flush, but it was LessonsRXtra that had the higher flush and locked up the win.  Here’s how the final 7 players finished:

  1. LessonsRXtra (@MarieLizette) – $96.25
  2. GoofyRooster (@_Desperado) – $57.75
  3. jetmekk (@Barry201) – $41.25
  4. chiwawa (@DeputySD) – $30.25
  5. MrSoprano111 (@MrSoprano) – $22.00
  6. Johnmenard1 – $16.50
  7. RiverAsUsual – $11.00

The TPTCS continues this Sunday on Full Tilt Poker with Event #4, a $10+1 Seven Card Stud Hi/Low event hosted by Full Tilt Poker Pro Esther Rossi.  Congratulations again to LessonsRXtra (@MarieLizette)!