"End Boss" online poker series Event #2: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max on Wednesday night in the state of Michigan concluded with "ALL4One1forALL" shipping the whole shebang. In doing so, the online poker player won $3,949 for beating out a field of 69 entries with a total prize pool of $15,000.
The players who cashed all received at least $366.85 with "MillerTime420" (12th place) and "GoadPoker" (11th place) earning the smallest payouts. "Vmendi123" was the unfortunate bubble boy, and "Jboss2k" bubbled the final table but still earned $450 for 10th place.
Event #3: $320 PKO 8-Max Bounty begins at 7 p.m. ET on the Michigan poker site. The End Boss poker series is also running in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and will conclude November 28.
The second event of the BetMGM/partypoker "End Boss" online poker series — $215 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max — concluded with "gary_kos" taking down the $6,566 victory prize. For the second straight day, "pay4medsch00l" was the runner-up and has been the most impressive performer thus far despite being unable to capture a title, yet.
The full final table results are as follows:
During heads-up play, "pay4medsch00l" caught a lucky break with a rivered nine-high flush cracking the flopped set of kings of "gary_kos," enough to double-up back into the chip lead. But that hand alone wasn't enough to overcome the tough heads-up play of "gary_kos," who took it down in the end.
Darren Elias, the headliner for the End Boss series, cashed in 8th place in Event #1, a $535 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament. This time around, he went out in 16th place out of 76 entries, short of the money. In 10th place, bubbling the final table was "Paulrizzi99," who received $462. The bubble boy honors went to "MYSTICMOUNTAIN" for an 11th place finish.
The second event of the End Boss online poker series in New Jersey had a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool, and there was some overlay with the players only chipping in $15,200 of the pot. BetMGM's platforms in Pennsylvania and Michigan hosted the same tournament Wednesday evening and will do so again, along with New Jersey, on Thanksgiving Day with Event #3: $320 No-Limit Hold'em, a $25,000 guaranteed tournament starting at 7 p.m. ET.
The last person standing in the very first "End Boss" series in Pennsylvania, which takes place on the BetMGM/partypoker network, was a player using the screen name "TwinSpin." With that victory, "TwinSpin" received $8,557 for topping a 65-player field in Event #1: $535 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max, a $30,000 guaranteed online poker event.
Darren Elias headlined the End Boss series and is playing in the tournaments held in New Jersey. The End Boss series includes seven online poker tournaments over six days, ending November 28.
Event #1 final table results are as follows:
"No Tilt Pls"
"TwinSpin" won a heads-up battle against "Love2Lose22," and received $8,557 out of the $32,500 prize pool. The runner-up walked away with $5,687. In total, 12 players cash, with "Do_psychedelics" finishing on the bubble in 13th place. "Jakefrmst8farm," who is unlikely to be the actual "Jake from State Farm," barely avoided the bubble and collected $799 for 12th place.
The End Boss series continues on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. ET on the Pennsylvania poker site with Event #2: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max, a $20,000 guaranteed tournament. The same event will be held in Michigan and New Jersey.
Darren Elias' "End Boss" online poker series in the great state of Michigan via the BetMGM/partypoker network Tuesday night. The first even on the schedule was the $535 8-Max No-Limit Hold'em, which came with a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. A total of 62 players took a shot at a huge payout, creating a $31,000 prize pool.
When the final card was dealt, online poker player "JBird401" defeated "farmhand" heads-up to become the first champion of the series. The winner is now in the driver's seat going forward in search of being crowned the "End Boss," awarded to the player who performs the best overall throughout the series.
"JBird401" earned a prize of $8,162 for their impressive performance, while "farmhand" walked away with $5,425 as a nice consolation prize. The final table results were as follows:
On Tuesday, the End Boss series also had two additional winners in a similar tournament in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Elias, the only four-time World Poker Tour champion ever, competed in the New Jersey event and will do so throughout the online poker series, which runs through November 28. Event #2: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha kicks off at 7 p,m. ET Wednesday evening, and features a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Darren Elias, the G.O.A.T. of the World Poker Tour, hosted his first event of the "End Boss" poker series in New Jersey, which takes place on the BetMGM/partypoker platform. He didn't come out on top in the $535 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament, a $30,000 guaranteed event. But he ran deep, finishing in eighth place out of 89 players for a $1,446 payout.
"Cholie," on the other hand, was the true end boss on this evening, as he took down the tournament and the $13,906 prize, beating out "pay4medsch00l," who earned some med school money, to win the title. The runner-up received $7,787.
Off to a Huge Start
The first event of the series promised at least $30,000 in prize money would be awarded. When registration closed at Level 18, a total of $44,500 was in the pot, Suffice to say, Event #1 was a rousing success for BetMGM and its partypoker US platform.
Elias, the only four-time WPT champion, wrapped up his 2021 World Series of Poker and headed back home out East to compete against some local online poker players. The inaugural event final table results were as follows:
Elias will return on Wednesday for Event #2: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max, which guarantees at least $20,000 in prize money. The tournament begins at 7 p.m. ET on the BetMGM/partypoker US platform. Players in Michigan and Pennsylvania will also compete in a similar tournament each day throughout the series, which concludes November 28.
From November 23-28, Darren Elias will host an online poker series dubbed "The End Boss Poker Series" on the BetMGM platform in a trio of states — Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Given player pools are not yet combined, each state will hold its own online series.
Each day, BetMGM will host one tournament with buy-ins ranging from $150 to $1,060. All told, there is more than $750,000 in guaranteed prize pools across all three states. Elias is known as an "end boss" himself, at least on the World Poker Tour (WPT) where he holds the record with four titles and 12 final table appearances.
Elias plans to participate throughout the New Jersey series, and if you knock him out in the $150K GTD Main Event Tournament on November 28, you will earn a free 3-day/2-night stay at the Borgata in Atlantic City. Additionally, the winner of the Main Event, you’ll receive a free entry into a special New Year Knockout Tournament.
“We’re thrilled to introduce The End Boss Poker Series to our players," said BetMGM Director of Poker Luke Staudenmaier. "During the development process, we worked closely with Darren, a poker legend, to ensure that the series was accessible to those celebrating the holiday weekend and created with the entire partypoker US Network in mind, from our recreational players to our most competitive players.”
"It's an online series on BetMGM and the partypoker network in the U.S.," Elias said. "It will be available in three states at the same time. We're already running satellites. I think we're going to have 40 to 50 satellite players in each state in the Main Event."
The Main Event, a $150,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em tournament, will take place November 28 and costs $1,000 to enter. Each of the three states will have a separate but similar tournament running daily during the series. Over the course of seven events in six days, the End Boss series promises to award at least $750,000 in prize money.
To participate in The End Boss Poker Series, players must be physically located in New Jersey (BetMGM Poker, Borgata Poker, partypoker NJ), Pennsylvania (BetMGM Poker, Borgata Poker), or Michigan (BetMGM Poker). There will be a variety of tournament qualifiers and satellites for players to win their way into The End Boss Poker Series, starting as low as $5. Any player that participates in the Series will be invited to a December freeroll that will award entries into a special New Year Knockout PKO tournament.
End Boss Poker Series Schedule
Event #1 $535 8-Max NLH
Event #2 $215 8-Max PLO
Event #3 $320 8-Max Progressive Knockout Bounty
Event #4 $215 Friday Night Freezeout
Event #5 $535 Saturday 6-Max NLH
Event #6 $1,060 Main Event 8-Max NLH
Event #7 $215 Second Chance 8-Max NLH
As mentioned above, players in New Jersey will have an opportunity to compete against Elias in these online poker tournaments. And players in all three states will compete for a separate "End Boss" award, handed out to the top overall performer during the series, which includes a special entry into a New Year Knockout PKO tournament.
PokerNews will provide daily recaps of the End Boss series events.
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