Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The partypoker US Network Online Series Event #14: $20,000 GTD NLH exceeded its guaranteed prize pool Friday night, drawing 104 entries for a prize pool of $20,800. Of those 104 entries, ”bigcakes1” was the one to come out on top, claiming the first-place prize of $5,928.
Unlimited re-entries piled up over the course of the three-plus hour late registration period, as increasing blinds and overwhelming all-in action led to numerous chip fluctuations. When the dust settled and registration closed, three tables remained, and that number dropped to two when 18 players remained at the break that followed shortly thereafter.
At that time, eventual tenth-place finisher MatchupProof was the chip leader, while “bigcakes1” was near the bottom of the counts. “bigcakes1” found a double after hitting a flush on the river against ”JerseyShore”, who would eventually bubble the tournament in 13th place, and while on the bubble, “bigcakes1” took a huge pot from “MatchupProof” to overtake the chip lead.
It took less than two minutes from the time the bubble burst before three eliminations occurred to reach the final table, and players dropped from there almost just as quickly until three-handed play saw a brief break in the action as eventual runner-up “Hanadog9” pulled ahead, eventually amassing two-thirds of the chips in play by the time heads-up play began.
Momentum remained in "Hanadog9's" favor to start the heads-up match, taking their chip lead to more than a four-to-one ratio. Then the tables turned: “bigcakes1” found a double and followed it up with another sizeable pot that they won after shoving all in over a turn bet from “Hanadog9.” Another double soon followed, and “bigcakes1” all of a sudden had a four-to-one chip lead of their own.
A few hands later, “bigcakes1” made two pair on the river and called a shove from “Hanadog9” with what proved to be the best hand, putting the exclamation mark on the roller coaster of a match to earn the victory.
Event #8 Final Table Results
|6||Alex "JinYang" Butcher||$1,248|
In Level 29 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,250, "Hanadog9" was on the button and "bigcakes1" was in the big blind.
The pot continued to grow as the flop and turn hit the felt, with "bigcakes1" check-calling a bet from "Hanadog9" to bring the river "jh" on board.
"Hanadog9" had less than a pot-sized bet left in their stack and proceeded to go all in upon being checked to once more. "bigcakes1" quickly called.
"Hanadog9" had gone all in with a river bluff and ran into the two pair of "bigcakes1" to result in all of the chips going in the direction of "bigcakes1," ending the tournament with "Hanadog9" finishing as the runner up and earning a payday of $3,848.
A full recap of the tournament will be provided shortly. Stay tuned.
In Level 29 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,250, "Hanadog9" raised to 100,000 on the button and "bigcakes1" three-bet to 300,000 in the big blind. "Hanadog9" four-bet to the minimum amount of 500,000, and "bigcakes1" five-bet jammed for slightly more than 2 million. "Hanadog9" thought for about five seconds and then called, sending the two off to the races.
"Hanadog9" found themselves having called with the best hand prior to the runout, giving them the opportunity to win the tournament should they hold. However, the runout came , favoring "bigcakes1" and leaving them with the best hand and scoring them a double.
After the pot, "bigcakes1" now has roughly 80% of the chips in play, while "Hanadog9" finds themselves down to just 20 big blinds.
In Level 29 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,250, "bigcakes1" completed on the button and "Handog9" raised to 100,000 in the big blind. "bigcakes1" called.
The flop came and "Hanadog9" made a continuation-bet of 106,000. "bigcakes1" called.
The turn was and "Hanadog9" continued with a second barrel for 212,000. "bigcakes1" shoved for 1.2 million and "Hanadog9" folded, resulting in "bigcakes1" taking down the pot and bringing their stack back up to 2 million.
Nearly a full level has gone by with play in Level 28 and blinds at 20,000/40,000 with an ante of 5,000. No major pots have been played, and stacks now sit at the following figures.
In Level 27 with blinds of 18,000/36,000 and an ante of 4,500, "Hanadog9" opened to 72,000 on the button and "Gohednpopoff" reraised all in for 177,000. "bigcakes1" called in the big blind and "Hanadog9" folded.
"Gohednpopoff" was at risk for their tournament life and in need of hitting a three outer, which did not come as the board ran out to result in their elimination from the tournament in third place and bring about the beginning of the heads-up match between "bigcakes1" and "Hanadog9."
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In Level 27 with blinds of 18,000/36,000 and an ante of 4,500, "bigcakes1" was on the button and was involved in a hand with "Gohednpopoff," who was in the big blind. There was 351,000 in the middle after flop action to bring the turn on a board of . "Gohednpopoff" checked to "bigcakes1," who bet 144,000 and was called.
The river came and "Gohednpopoff" led out with a bet of 247,000, more than half their stack. "bigcakes1" clicked the raise button, prom[ting "Gohednpopoff" to click the fold button and leave themselves with just 181,000 behind.
In Level 27 with blinds of 18,000/36,000 and an ante of 4,500, "Hanadog9" picked up a handful of pots to take the chip lead. They were then involved in a heads-up, blind-on-blind pot with "bigcakes1" that saw "bigcakes1" check-call a bet from "Hanadog9" on the turn with a board reading to bring the pot up to 1.1 million.
The river was and "bigcakes1" checked again. "Hanadog9" fired out a bet of 573,000 and "bigcakes1" folded, resulting in "Hanadog9" taking down the pot and amassing a stack of 3.5 million in the process.