Day 1 Completed
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
The partypoker US Network Progressive Knockout (PKO) Bounty Online Series just had its first champion crowned. Event #1: LearnWPT $40K GTD PKO 6-Max had a total of 307 entries jump in for the first event of the series and when the dust had settled it was "Core4" reigning supreme, pulling in a total of $12,769 for their win.
The final table saw five players eliminated with just one left standing, and it was earned, as "Core4" singlehandedly wiped out the entire final table, collecting all five bounties. "Core4" started as the leader of the final six and never left that position, cruising their way into a win, earning the honors of the first to win a tournament in this series.
"Core4" bested a star-studded field that included the likes of Katie "KatieStone" Stone, Michael "Gags30" Gagliano, Michael “IIIIIIIIIIIII” Haberman, Michael "miw210x" Wang, and Vinny “brownmagic” Pahuja. The champion took home $5,606 for being the last person standing and also got to keep their bounty, accumulating $7,164 in bounties throughout the event.
Official Final Table Results
|3||Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan||$3,131||$1,789||$4,920|
|4||Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John||$2,149||$50||$2,199|
|5||Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes||$1,569||$1,003||$2,572|
Action of the Day
The first event of the series had a great turnout to start the day, with lots of notable players jumping in to take a shot at the opener title, and by the time late registration had closed, there were 307 entries. This number created a $61,400 prize pool which blasted the $40,000 guarantee out of the water.
Shortly after late registration had come to an end it was already nearly time for the bubble to pop. A stalemate occurred as the final 37 played for quite some time before a player took an exit. Once players were guaranteed money it was like the carpet was lifted from under everyone's feet, shifting all the tight bubble play into aggressive exciting chip movement.
It took just two hours for the top 36 to mold down to just six, with "Core4" leading the way. Just a couple of hands into the final table it was "Dragonea" and Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes sending their bounties to the champ. Both shoved preflop with shorter stacks, "Core4" called with king-three and nailed a cowboy on the turn to take out two. "Dragonea" finished in sixth and Reyes took home fifth-place money.
A few rounds after it was Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John who called down on every street with top pair, only to be out-kicked by "Core4" who scooped, leaving St. John on the rail. One of the mid-day favorites was Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan who built up an impressive stack and almost managed to take the lead during three-handed play with pocket nines, but lady luck was on the side of "Core4" who spiked an ace to eliminate yet another opponent.
The last to get executed by the steamrolling champion was "martillo78" who put up a heads-up fight for almost an hour before hitting the felt. "Core4" opened with ace-queen of hearts and "martillo78" elected to shove their king-three off. "Core4" called and the rest is history as "martillo78" finished as the runner-up, earning a respectable $5,600 plus the $1,269 they accumulated in bounties.
That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of Event #1: LearnWPT $40K GTD PKO 6-Max but tune in tomorrow for all of the updates on Event #2: $15K GTD PKO 8-Max Bounty.
On blinds of 100,000/200,000 "Core4" opened to 400,000 and "martillo78" shoved from the big blind for a total of around 4.2 million. "Core4" instantly called in what would be the last hand of the tournament.
The flop revealed , leaving "Core4" in the lead with their ace-high. A peeled off on the turn and "martillo78" was in rough shape. The river card was of no help for "martillo78" and they were sent packing in second place for a respectable $5,600 plus an additional $1,269 from bounties.
On blinds of 90,000/180,000 "martillo78" found their 5.5 million stack go into the middle and "Core4" stuck around to see the cards come out, putting "martillo78" at risk.
The board rolled out and "martillo78" landed a double thanks to a flopped straight.
On blinds of 90,000/180,000 "Core4" opened to 540,000 from the small blind and Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan three-bet to 1,728,000 in the big blind. "Core4" shoved and Donovan called instantly, putting in his stack of just under 8 million.
Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan:
Donovan found an optimal spot to put his chips in but an flop landed on the board, shifting "Core4" into the driver's seat. The turn came down a , leaving Donovan in need of a nine to stay alive but the river was not it and he was eliminated in third.
|Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan||Busted|
The blinds are 80,000/160,000 and "Core4" is leading the way here on level 37.
|Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan||7,400,000||3,340,000|
On blinds of 60,000/120,000 "Core4" opened to 300,000 and Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John three-bet to 1,140,000. "Core4" called and the flop landed on the table.
Action checked to "Core4" who bet 840,000 and St. John called to see the turn card. St. John checked once more to "Core4" who bet 1,440,000 and St.John called.
A completed the board and "Core4" moved all in for 6,089,255. St. John called, tabling a pair of kings but it was not enough when "Core4" had him outkicked, sending St. John out in fourth place.
|Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John||Busted|
Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,596); "Dragonea" Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,259)
On blinds of 50,000/100,000 Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes moved all in for about 1.1 million and "Dragonea" put in their short-stack from the small blind. "Core4" called both and all three tabled their hands.
Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes:
The flop came down and Reyes was still leading the way. A landed on the turn, giving "Core4" a pair of kings to take the lead and the river cemented it, sending two knockouts to "Core4".
|Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes||Busted|
Official Final Table
|Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan||4,060,000||41|
|Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John||4,831,000||48|
|Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes||1,200,000||12|
|Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John||1,200,000||12|
|Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John||4,831,000||1,201,000|
|Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan||4,060,000||-3,655,000|
|Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes||1,200,000||-1,317,000|
|Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan||7,715,000||-1,735,000|
|Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John||3,630,000||1,365,000|
|Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes||2,517,000||1,392,000|
|Frederick "Got_Milk" Ferrell||1,930,000||-1,810,000|