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.
The action continues tomorrow with a $2,000 Guaranteed Progressive Knockout Event, starting up at 7:30 p.m. ET, just like today.
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