2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #5: $15K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty

Event Info

Prize Pool $15,000
Players 148

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 148
Event #5: $15K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Congratulations to Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr, Winner of Event #5: $15K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty for $3,462


The partypoker US Network Progressive Knockout (PKO) Bounty Online Series has just crowned another champion tonight after just under six hours of play.Event #5: $15K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty had a total of 148 entries and when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr reigning supreme, pulling in a total of $3,462 for his victory.

Liriano Jr had something to prove after finishing runner-up just last night in event number four and he did just that with a victory here tonight. He began the final table on the top of the food chain and once four-handed play started he took complete control, dropping all players that remained.

The heads-up portion of the event saw Anthony "Flawlessbinkage" Maio claw his way back into it after starting at a major disadvantage but a cooler prevented them from riding into the winner's circle. Liriano Jr looked down at aces and Maio had tens when the two played the last hand of the event, letting Liriano Jr keep his bounty once his aces held strong.

Official Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrizeBountyTotal Prize
1Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr$1,559$1,903$3,462
2Anthony "Flawlessbinkage" Maio$1,557$63$1,620
3Alex “JinYang” Butcher$836$194$1,030
5Daniel "leinad" Buzgon$479$905$1,384
6Daniel "centrfeildr23" Lupo$350$244$594

Action of The Day

The day began with just a few tables but it was not long before the action started to pop off. The once few tables turned into a field of 148 by the end of late registration, picking up immensely from what was first thought to be a slower night. That number brought in a total prize pool that came up just shy of the guarantee that was set.

Once the late registration period had ended it was almost time for the money bubble where Daniel "leinad" Buzgon played executioner. "Cholie" moved all in with a pair of nines and Buzgon called with sevens. The board ran out with two sevens, giving Buzgon four hockey sticks and more than enough to send his opponent out the door as all players were then in the money.

The money bubble popped, all the runners quickly started to fade, and before they knew it only six players were left fighting for the biggest piece of the pie. First to make an exit was Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo who ran his pair of dimes into the cowboys of Buzgon. The five-handed portion of the tournament was the most patient phase throughout the day, not having any big swings until Buzgon lost two hands back-to-back. The latter of the two saw his pocket kings get all-in on a turned board where "steveeee" had turned two pair, sending Buzgon to the rail.

Shortly after it was "steveeee" who went down the path of no return, whittling their stack down until a button shove with ace-ten, only to find Liriano Jr sitting in the big blind with jacks. The board ran out clean and "steveeee" failed to go back-to-back, having to settle for a respectable fourth-place finish. Liriano Jr continued with his rampage, waking up with queens on a six-high board that saw Alex "JinYang" Butcher flop a pair with a lot of outs. The two put their chips in and Liriano Jr's queens held on to take down the pot for another sweet bounty.

Liriano Jr started with a monster lead once heads-up play began and Maio quickly started to bridge the gap. Maio took over for a brief moment but that only fueled Liriano Jr who seemed to kick it into overdrive, blasting almost every pot afterward. Once Liriano Jr took the lead back over it was an unlucky hand for "Flawlessbinkage" that sent them out the door. Maio moved their chips in with a pair of tens, only to find out that Liriano Jr was holding onto the rockets. The community failed to alter the hand and "Flawlessbinkage" finished as the runner-up.

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That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of this event, but tune in tomorrow for Event #6: $20K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty at 8 p.m. EST.

"Flawlessbinkage" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,557)


On blinds of 30,000/60,000, "Flawlessbinkage" opened from the button and Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr three-bet. "Flawlessbinkage" shoved for 1,702,886 and Liriano Jr snap-called in what would be the last hand of the night.

"Flawlessbinkage": {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}

The cooler of a hand had little hope for "Flawlessbinkage" until a {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop landed, giving them a flush draw. The {j-Spades} turn was of no help and they needed to hit to stay alive. A {3-Spades} river completed the board and sealed the fate for "Flawlessbinkage" who was eliminated in second place.

Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr US 7,400,000 2,218,136
Flawlessbinkage us Busted

Liriano Jr Takes the Lead


On blinds of 25,000/50,000, there was a turned board that read {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and action checked to Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr who bet 220,000. "Flawlessbinkage" check-raised to 435,500 and Liriano Jr called.

A {4-Hearts} completed the board and "Flawlessbinkage" instantly shoved. Liriano Jr just as quickly called, putting in less as the two turned over their hands.

"Flawlessbinkage" tabled {9-Spades}{7-Hearts} for a straight but it was not enough when Liriano Jr showed his {6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, giving him a boat.

Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr US 5,181,864 1,186,864
Flawlessbinkage us 2,245,000 -1,205,000

Alex "JinYang" Butcher Eliminated in 3rd Place ($806)


On blinds of 18,000/36,000, Alex "JinYang" Butcher opened to 72,000 from the button and Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr three-bet from the small, making it 290,000 to go. Butcher called and the {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop landed on the board.

Action checked to Butcher, he bet 159,975 and Liriano Jr check-raised all in. Butcher snap-called for less and the two turned over their cards.

Alex "JinYang" Butcher" {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Liriano Jr was ahead with his pair of ladies but Butcher was drawing to a lot of winning cards. A {2-Clubs} cut some of those outs down on the turn. The river came a {5-Hearts}, cementing the pot for Liriano Jr with his queens over ducks and Butcher was eliminated.

Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr US 5,926,576 2,726,576
Alex “JinYang” Butcher US Busted

"steveeee" Eliminated in 4th Place ($608)


On blinds of 18,000/36,000, "steveeee" shoved the button for 779,229 and Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr snapped in the big blind, putting last nights champion at risk.

"steveeee": {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The flop came down {q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Liriano Jr was still leading with his johnnies. A {9-Hearts} turn and {k-Spades} river failed to alter a thing for "steveeee" who was sent to the payout desk.

Ramon “hoodrathings” Liriano Jr US 3,200,000 1,086,192
steveeee us Busted

Daniel "leinad" Buzgon Eliminated in 5th Place ($479)


On blinds of 16,000/32,000, the turned board showed {q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} when Daniel "leinad" Buzgon three-bet shoved all in and "steveeee" snap-called, tabling {q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} for two pair.

Buzgon turned over {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}, giving him a pair of cowboys which was behind but he had some outs and the {2-Hearts} river not one of them as he was sent out the door in fifth place.

steveeee us 2,020,000 503,000
Daniel "leinad" Buzgon US Busted

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Butcher Holds Strong with a Pair of Dimes


On blinds of 12,000/24,000, "steveeee" opened to 48,000 in the small blind and Alex “JinYang” Butcher defended his big blind to see the {j-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop. Both players checked to the {7-Hearts} turn card where "steveeee" bet 132,000.

Butcher called and the {3-Hearts} completed the board. "steveeee" fired in 156,000 and Butcher snap-called, tabling {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} which was more than enough when "steveeee" showed {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

Alex “JinYang” Butcher US 1,692,000 728,000
steveeee us 1,517,000 534,185