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Event #6: $20K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty

Event Info

Prize Pool $26,800
Players 134

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 134
Event #6: $20K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Congratulations to James ‘Bagels’ Lillis, Winner of Event #6: $20K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty for $7,397


The partypoker US Network Progressive Knockout (PKO) Bounty Online Series has just seen another event come to an end and another champion has been crowned. Event #6: $20K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty drew a total of 134 entries and when the dust had settled it was James ‘Bagels’ Lillis sitting alone, pulling in a total of $7,397 for his victory.

Lillis was an absolute wrecking ball at the final table, playing a hyper-aggressive style that clearly paid off as they are reigning supreme. He started the final table in the middle of the pack but quickly picked it up, taking down "Edsebo" for a bounty. Shortly after Lillis saw his biggest moment of the final table come to light when his pocket queens bested the king-jack of "Chalmisi6" who had flopped top pair.

The champion took the momentum, along with his newly acquired stack into the blaster gear where he never let off the gas pedal, eliminating every opponent that remained on the table to gain a massive $4,691 bounty by the end of the event. His massive bounty seemed to be at little risk during heads-up play when it was evident that "Fee32" had disconnected, leaving an easy path to victory for Lillis.

Official Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrizeBountyTotal Prize
1James ‘Bagels’ Lillis$2,707$4,690$7,397
4Daniel "leinad" Buzgon$1,186$750$1,936
7Michael "Gags30" Gagliano$536$0$536

Action of The Day

The tournament began with more than any event thus far in the series and by the time late registration had closed, there was more than enough to shatter the guarantee, a thing that was difficult over the last two tournaments. A total of 134 registration buttons were clicked, amassing a prize pool of $26,800 which annihilated the twenty thousand guarantee that was set.

A great turnout had a lot of action when late registration closed and it took just a couple of hands to pop the bubble. Some great players made the money but failed to hit the final table and that list includes Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty, Mike “MistaMenza” Menzer, and Anthony "supremetny" Chin who won an event earlier this week.

The final table had some short stacks and one of which was "Edsebo" who quickly put their chips in with an ace rag, only to run into the ace-jack of Lillis who sent them out as the first final table elimination. Probably the most recognized poker pro at the table was Michael "Gags30" Gagliano who almost climbed up to a competitive stack but failed to hold on with his pocket nines versus the king-ten of "Fee32" who nailed a river to send Gagliano out in seventh place.

"Chalmisi6" was next in line to take a shot at the future champion in Lillis. "Chalmisi6" called all of their chips into the middle on a jack-high board with king-jack but it was not enough when Lillis showed pocket queens to collect another bounty. Lillis then checked a board down until the river where they put "Shipitagain" all-in and they obliged, tabling a top pair of aces but Lillis had flopped a set of ducks and "Shipitagain" was eliminated.

Daniel "leinad" Buzgon was the next to test his luck when he looked down at ace-ten of clubs after Lillis had raised preflop and Buzgon elected to ship. Lillis called with a pair of sixes, creating a race but a turned six was the demise of Buzgon who was sent out the door in fourth place. The executioner continued his spree with a pair of dimes versus the top pair of nines that "Chen718" had flopped, dropping them to the wayside in third place.

Usually the heads-up portion of these PKO tournaments is intense as only one player gets to retain their own bounty and usually one of the bounties left is worth more than first place. This match however was somewhat different as "Fee32" was disconnected, blinding out until Lillis secured their bounty and the title.

The series is open to everybody in the state of New Jersey across the three platforms of partypoker US, Borgata Poker and BetMGM Poker.

That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of this event, but tune in tomorrow for Event #7: $30K GTD PKO 6-Max Bounty at 8 p.m. EST.

"Fee32" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,705)


On blinds of 20,000/40,000, "Fee32" was automatically all in for their last 16,194 and James ‘Bagels’ Lillis called in what was the last hand of the tournament.

"Fee32": {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
James ‘Bagels’ Lillis: {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}

The flop came down beautifully for Lillis as a {9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop hit the virtual felt, giving him a pair of nines and the lead of the hand. A {3-Diamonds} turn and {3-Clubs} river failed to help "Fee32" who was dubbed the runner-up in the sixth event of the series.

James ‘Bagels’ Lillis US 6,700,000 1,287,000
Fee32 US Busted

"chen718" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,554)


On blinds of 18,000/36,000, James ‘Bagels’ Lillis opened to 108,000 and "chen718" called in the small blind. A {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop fell on the board and players put all the chips in the middle with "chen718" at risk.

"chen718": {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
James ‘Bagels’ Lillis: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Lillis was ahead with his overpair and an {a-Spades} turn card was of no scare. The final card was the {q-Hearts}, cementing the pot for Lillis who sent "chen718" out in third place.

James ‘Bagels’ Lillis US 5,413,000 1,301,000
chen718 us Busted

Daniel "leinad" Buzgon Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,186)


On blinds of 18,000/36,000, James ‘Bagels’ Lillis opened to 108,000 from the button and Daniel "leinad" Buzgon shoved 534,162 in the big blind. Lillis snapped and the two turned over their hands.

Daniel "leinad" Buzgon: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
James ‘Bagels’ Lillis: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

The flip had no action on the {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop and Buzgon still needed to hit to stay alive. A {6-Clubs} turn card left him with just a straight draw to take down the pot but the {7-Diamonds} river was of no help, giving Lillis a boar. Buzgon was eliminated in fourth place.

James ‘Bagels’ Lillis US 4,112,000 699,426
Daniel "leinad" Buzgon US Busted

"Shipitagain" Eliminated in 5th Place ($918)


On blinds of 14,000/28,000, there was a {6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} board face-up and three players were in the hand that was checked throughout. James ‘Bagels’ Lillis fired in 406,000, more than the pot and "Shipitagain" called for slightly less.

"Fee32" ducked out and "Shipitagain" showed {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}, giving them the top pair of bullets. Lillis then flipped over {2-Spades}{2-Hearts} for a set of ducks which was more than enough to secure the pot, sending "Shipitagain" to the rail.

James ‘Bagels’ Lillis US 2,958,350 109,350
Shipitagain US Busted

"Chalmisi6" Eliminated in 6th Place ($677)


On blinds of 14,000/28,000, James ‘Bagels’ Lillis opened from under the gun and "Chalmisi6" called on the button. The {j-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop came down, Lillis bet and "Chalmisi6" called to see the {3-Clubs} turn card.

Lillis fired again, "Chalmisi6" called and the {4-Spades} completed the board. Lillis shoved and "Chalmisi6" called for less, tabling {k-Spades}{j-Clubs} for jacks over ducks. Lillis then showed {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} for a higher two pair to secure the pot, eliminating "Chalmisi6" from the event.

James ‘Bagels’ Lillis US 2,849,000 1,489,174
Chalmisi6 us Busted

Michael "Gags30" Gagliano Eliminated in 7th Place ($536)


On blinds of 14,000/28,000, Michael "Gags30" Gagliano shoved their remaining stack of about 340,000 into the middle from the hijack and "Fee32" called in the big blind, putting Gagliano at risk.

Michael "Gags30" Gagliano: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
"Fee32": {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The flop rolled out {6-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} and the pocket nines of Gagliano were still in the lead. A {5-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn, leaving Gagliano with just one more card to dodge. An unfortunate {10-Hearts} completed the board, giving "Fee32" the best hand thanks to their rivered dime and Gagliano was eliminated.

Fee32 US 2,545,000 348,270
Michael "Gags30" Gagliano US Busted

"Edsebo" Eliminated in 8th Place ($402)


On blinds of 12,000/24,000, "Edsebo" shoved 357,832 from the small blind and James ‘Bagels’ Lillis snap-called in the big blind, putting "Edsebo" at risk.

"Edsebo": {a-Spades}{2-Spades}
James ‘Bagels’ Lillis: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

The position was not great for "Edsebo" and a {j-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop didn't improve a thing as Lillis smashed a jack. The {6-Diamonds} turn card cemented it for Lillis who then had "Edsebo" drawing dead to the {8-Clubs} river card.

James ‘Bagels’ Lillis US 1,359,826 555,826
Edsebo us Busted