2020 GGPoker WSOP Bracelet Events 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #3: $15,000 GTD PKO Bounty

Event Info

Prize Pool $16,200
Players 52
Event #3: $15,000 GTD PKO Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Congratulations to Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken, Winner of Event #3 $15,000 Guaranteed Progressive Bounty

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Another Progressive Bounty Event is in the books in partypoker US Network PKO Series, and the winner was Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken. For his efforts, Vanauken took home nearly $6,400. Check out a full breakdown of the final table below.

It was just the latest win for Vanauken on the network after shipping back-to-back events in the partypoker US Network Online Series earlier this month. He first topped a 134-entry field to win Event #4: $15,000 GTD NLH for $7,463.80 and the next day bested 144 entries to win Event #5: $7,500 GTD Green Chip Bounty for $3,145.30.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrizeKOTotal Winnings
1Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken$4,320$2,073.44$6,393.44
5Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo$864$75$939

On the direct money bubble with seven players, Vanauken was actually the short stack by quite a large margin. However, he would score a double up on the bubble and would continue to rise up the counts from there. Local known pro Michael "Gags30" Gagliano would wind up being the bubble boy, after getting it in good, but losing to an eventual full house.

Vanauken would remain one of the short stacks until he scored a big knockout of "rounder1420", when his pocket jacks held against his opponent's ace-kack.

Not long after, another big hand would see Vanauken scored another big knockout. It was pocket aces this time, and those aces held against another ace-jack. Heads-up play wouldn't last very long, as Vanauken made quick work of "phillychzsteak1."

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"phillychzsteak1" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,295 + $800 in Bounties)


Blinds: 6,000/12,000

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken had extended his chip lead to about 1,300,000 to 500,000 before the final hand of the tournament. It would see Vanauken make a standard raise, which was met by an all in shove from "phillychzsteak1." Vanauken would quickly call with {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, and he was well out in front of the {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} of "phillychzsteak1."

The flop brought three black cards, but they were all spades, which gave no help to "phillychzsteak1." The turn {5-Hearts} and river {j-Hearts} also didn't change anything, giving the hand, and the title, to Vanauken.

"phillychzsteak1" will take home over $3,000 for his runner up finish, but it is Vanauken who will take home the first place prize of $4,320, along with $2,073.44 in bounties, for a grand total prize of $6,393.44.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken 1,620,000 719,757
phillychzsteak1 Busted

"Mferr4" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1512 + $373.44 in Bounties)


Blinds: 5,000/10,000

It looked like three handed play would last quite a while, as the short stack, "Mferr4", had just under 40 big blinds to start. However, those 40 big blinds would find themselves in the middle quite early with {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. Again, unfortunately for his opponent, Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken had another monster hand, pocket aces this time.

"Mferr4" would flop a jack, but no further help would arrive, and just like that, they are heads up.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken 900,243 397,893
phillychzsteak1 720,057 119,819
Mferr4 Busted

"rounder1420" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,134 + $412.50 in bounties)


Blinds: 5,000/10,000

"rounder1420" got his final chips in the middle holding {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}, but unfortunately for him, Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken woke up with pocket jacks right behind him. "Rounder1420" would flop a stiraght draw, but no further help would come, sending another knockout over to Vanauken.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken 502,350 262,029
rounder1420" Busted

"centrfieldr23" Eliminated in 5th Place ($864 + $75 in Bounties)


Blinds: 5,000/10,000

"centrfieldr23" was crippled down to just five big blinds after he doubled "rounder1420" up, and he would fold down to just two big blinds before getting his final chips in against three other players. The action would be checked all the way through, and Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken and Mferr4 would end up splitting the bounty, as they rivered the same straight.

Mferr4 502,120 16,890
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken 240,321 82,086
centrfieldr23 Busted

"rounder1420" Gets a Double Up


Blinds: 4,000/8,000

After "SAMCROW" min raised from under the gun, "rounder1420" shoved all in from the small blind for 41,000 and change. "SAMCROW" called with {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}, and he had two live cards against the {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} of "rounder1420." However, "rounder1420" would flop two pair, and by the turn, the hand was over.

SAMCROW us 227,458 99,267
rounder1420 us 99,466 -100,517

Michael "Gags30" Gagliano Is the Bubble Boy


Blinds: 3,500/7,000

Action folded to "Mferr4", and he made a standard raise. In the small blind, Michael "Gags30" Gagliano shoved all in for about 68,000 with {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}. "Mferr4" called with {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, and he saw a dream runout, as he flopped two pair, and turned a full house to send the accomplished pro to the rail just short of the money.

Mferr4 485,230 274,513
Michael "Gags30" Gagliano Busted

Tough River for Gagliano


Blinds: 3,500/7,000

It was a battle of the blinds when "rounder1420" moved all in for his final 95,000. Michael "Gags30" Gagliano was in the big blind, and he thought for bit before calling for almost all his stack.

"rounder1420": {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
Gagliano: {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The flop of {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} gave "rounder1420" a straight draw, but also made a chop much less likely. A ten on the turn didn't change anything. but the {4-Diamonds} came on the river, giving "rounder1420" the outright win, and a big double up on the direct money bubble.

Since that pot, Gagliano has tripled up, but he is still the short stack on the bubble.

rounder1420 us 199,983 25,211
Michael "Gags30" Gagliano 70,372 70,372