Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The $400 buy-in 2020 Borgata Spring Poker Open Online Series $100,000 GTD Main Event saw 346 entries generate a total prize pool of $126,290, and "TheKing411" reigned supreme above all to earn a prize of $28,604.70 for their efforts.
"TheKing411" took a commanding chip lead to the final table after bursting the final table bubble when their pocket kings knocked out "misterkk" in an all-in preflop situation against pocket tens. From there, they never looked back, earning four knockouts and meeting virtually no resistance on the trail to the title.
Main Event Final Table Results
The Main Event attracted a full spectrum of familiar names, headlined by BorgataPoker.com Sponsored Pros Daniel "leinad" Buzgon and Michael "Gags30" Gagliano. Others seen in the field included Ari "spinach_kale" Engel, Jonathan "jetsfan411" Borenstein, and Ryan "TheSims" Hohner (34th place - $757.74).
In total, 36 players made it into the money, a feat which was reached one hour after the four-and-a-half-hour late registration period closed. The field was halved to 18 after another hour of play, and that number dropped to 10 shortly thereafter.
Play then lasted for nearly two full levels on the final table bubble before "TheKing411" claimed the chip lead when 10 turned to nine. "DaCoolerKing" and sri50k were the first two to exit, and seven-handed play went on for another two levels after that.
However, the rapid-fire eliminations of mj23style, IReadYrSoul, deerpathdave, rumpthumper, and Bluehaven within a level-and-a-half of each other quickly brought the tournament to heads-up play, where "TheKing411" made quick work of "Rennan23," winning the tournament in less than one level of play.
In Level 39 With Blinds of 100,000/200,000 and an ante of 25,000, "TheKing411" raised to 400,000 on the button and was three-bet to 1.2 million by "Rennan23" in the big blind. "TheKing411" called.
The flop fell and both players checked. The turn came and "Rennan23" checked again. "TheKing411" put out a bet and "Rennan23" check-raised all in. "TheKing411" immediately called.
"Rennan23" was drawing dead to the trips of "TheKing411" and hit a consolation on the river to finish with the second-best hand and take second place in the tournament, good for a payday of $20,206.40.
In Level 39 with blinds of 100,000/200,000 and an ante of 25,000, "TheKing411" is off to a fast start in the heads up match, having taken a three-to-one chip lead in the early stages.
Hand #1: In Level 38 with blinds of 90,000/180,000, "rumpthumper" opened to 450,000 in the cutoff and was called by "Rennan23," defending their big blind.
Both players checked the flop and the turn came . "Rennan23" bet 540,000 and "rumpthumper" called.
The river fell and "Rennan23" made a bet of 1.1 million, large enough to put "rumpthumper" all in, who called.
"rumpthumper's" turned straight became second best to "Rennan23's" rivered flush and they became the fourth-place finisher.
Hand #2: Two hands later, "Rennan23" opened on the button and was three-bet by "Bluehaven," who was in the big blind.
The flop came and "Bluehaven" went all in for 6 million, roughly twice the size of the pot. "Rennan23" called.
"Bluehaven" found themselves in trouble for their tournament life, needing to hit either one of the three remaining kings or running hearts or Broadway cards. The turn removed the backdoor outs, leaving them just one shot left at staying alive. It did not come, as the river dropped and the pot was shipped to "Rennan23".
Heads-up Play has now begun, and starting chip counts for the match have been provided below.
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In Level 38 with blinds of 90,000/180,000 and an ante of 22,500, action folded around to "deerpathdave" in the small blind, who shoved all in and was immediately called by "TheKing411" in the big blind.
"deerpathdave" was drawing dead after the flop came to give "TheKing411" a full house. The turn came and the river fell behind it to complete the runout and "deerpathdave" earned a payday of $7,577.40 for their efforts.
In Level 38 with blinds of 90,000/180,000 and an ante of 22,500, "TheKing411) opened to 360,000 in the cutoff and "IReadYrSoul" three-bet all in for 3 million in the big blind. "TheKing411" immediately called.
An ace on the flop all but sealed the deal and the turn left "IReadYrSoul" drawing dead to the river to finish the tournament in sixth place.
In Level 37 with blinds of 80,000/160,000 and an ante of 20,000, "mj23style" was eliminated from the tournament in 7th place after losing with a pair of jacks to "theKing411," who made a king-high straight and now has a stack north of 14 million with six remaining.
In Level 27 with blinds of 80,000/160,000 and an ante of 20,000, "TheKing411" raised to 320,000 under the gun and action folded around to "deerpathdave," who defended their big blind.
The flop came and "deerpathdave" checked. "TheKing411" made a continuation-bet of 240,000 and "deerpathdave" check-raised to 910,000. "TheKing411" thought for a moment and called.
The turn was and "deerpathdave" checked. "TheKing411" went into the tank, using most of their time bank before making a bet of 720,000. "deerpathdave" folded and "TheKing411" took down the pot, further extending their chip lead and bringing their stack over 10 million, becoming the first player in the tournament to do so.