Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The first event of the week here in the partypoker US Network Online PKO Series is in the books, and after the dust settled, it was well-known pro Jake "FerociousPanda" Toole who dominated the event, taking home a first-place prize of $2,316.60, along with a massive $2,120.32 in bounties, nearly $4,500 total.
The next highest total was for runner up "l23weeeeeeeee", who took home just $1,543.06 total.
Final Table Results
|1||Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole||$2,316.60||$2,120.32||$4,436.92|
|4||Ryan “TheSims” Hohner||$666.60||$478.12||$1,144.72|
|5||Daniel “leinad” Buzgon||$501.60||$675||$1,176.60|
|8||Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John||$237.60||$262.50||$500.10|
Toole would actually start the bubble as one of the short stacks, but he would catch a much needed double up when he won a big pot in a blind versus blind situation with Daniel “leinad” Buzgon.
After that, Toole would lay low as Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John busted in eighth,"luckyduck" in seventh, and "Jonuzi" in 6th. Then, after two big double ups, Toole was suddenly the chip leader. Not long after that, Toole would increase his lead after knocking out the aforementioned Buzgon in sixth place.
Toole would maintain his lead three-handed when he would win the tournament in back-to-back hands. First, his king-queen out kicked the king-jack of "NoRecourse" to bust him in third. Then, on the very next hand, Toole would eliminate "l23weeeeeeeee" with pocket jacks, after flopping a set and holding until the end.
It's a great start to the week for Toole, who should be a regular fixture throughout the week.
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Despite how deep both players were to start, heads up play lasted exactly one hand. "l23weeeeeeeee" would get his chips in preflop holding , but he was in rough shape against the pocket jacks of Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole.
The flop of gave Toole a set, but actually increased the number of outs for "l23weeeeeeeee". However, a king would never come, and Toole would scoop the final pot of the tournament.
"l23weeeeeeeee" will take home over $1,500 total for his finish, but the first place prize of $2,316.60 will be going home with Toole. In addition, he will nearly double that, with $2,120.32 in bounties collected as well.
Stay tuned for a full recap to be posted shortly.
"l23weeeeeeeee" raised to 40,000, and "NoRecourse" responded with a three bet shove of about 280,000. In the big blind, Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole would shove over the top, and "l23weeeeeeeee" would quickly get out of the way.
Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole:
The board would run down , and the queen kicker would play for Toole to get them to heads up play.
|Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole||1,170,052||9,889|
Action started with Ryan “TheSims” Hohner shoving all in from under the gun. In the big blind, "l23weeeeeeeee" made the call with , and he was slightly behind the of Hohner.
However, that would quickly change after "l23weeeeeeeee" flopped trip tens. Hohner was drawing dead by the turn, and "l23weeeeeeeee" claimed their first bounty of the entire tournament.
|Ryan “TheSims” Hohner||Busted|
Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole and "NoRecourse" were the two big stacks, until Toole took a huge chunk from his biggest competition at the moment. The two players went heads up to a flop of , and "NoRecourse" checked to Toole, who fired 19,800.
"NoRecourse" check raised to 60,000, Toole called, and the hit the turn. "NoRecourse" fired again for 59,400, Toole called, and the completed the board. "NoRecourse" thought for a bit before firing 198,000, and Toole also thought a bit before shoving all in.
"NoRecourse" immediately folded, and just like that, Toole is up to nearly 1.2 million, and holds a huge lead over the final four.
|Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole||1,160,163||421,841|
Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole is continuing his rise, as he just took the last of Daniel “leinad” Buzgon's chips. In this hand, Buzgon would get his final chips in holding pocket sixes, but right behind him, Toole woke up with a pair of kings.
No two outer came, and Toole scooped another big pot to add to his chip lead.
|Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole||738,322||145,590|
|Daniel “leinad” Buzgon||Busted|
Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole was sitting back for the first half of the final table, but he has just strung together a few pots that suddenly see him as one of the chip leaders.
On the first hand, "NoRecourse" would set Toole all in preflop, and he would call it off with pocket threes. He was racing against the Ace-Jack of "NoRecourse, and after fading the flop, Toole would catch another three on the turn to seal the hand.
Then, Toole and Daniel “leinad” Buzgon would get into a huge clash in the blinds, where Buzgon would have , while Toole had . This time, Toole would hit the flop with an ace, and after holding through the river, Toole doubled to nearly 600.000.
|Jake “FerociousPanda” Toole||592,732||344,502|
|Daniel “leinad” Buzgon||162,656||-291,665|
It was a battle of the blinds between "Jonuzi" and Daniel “leinad” Buzgon when the two got in a raising war that saw all of the former's chips get into the middle.
Daniel “leinad” Buzgon:
The tens would hold for Buzgon, who had just scooped a big pot before that, is back up to one of the chip leaders with over 450,000.
|Daniel “leinad” Buzgon||454,321||326,383|
On the very next hand, "LuckyDuck" would move all in preflop holding . "NoRecourse" tried to keep the momentum going by calling with , and sure enough, a deuce would come right on the flop. "LuckyDuck" wasn't able to catch up from there, and he was sent to the rail in seventh place.