2020 GGPoker WSOP Bracelet Events 2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #4: $12,000 GTD PKO Bounty Boost

Event Info

Players 71
Event #4: $12,000 GTD PKO Bounty Boost
Day 1 Completed

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken Goes Back-To-Back for the Second Time This Month in partypoker US Online Series Event #4

Event #4 Lobby
Event #4 Lobby

On Wednesday night, Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken won his fourth partypoker US Online Series event in the month of July, and his second in as many nights. Vanauken topped a field of 71 in the $215 buy-in Event #4: $12,000 GTD PKO Bounty Boost, earning a payday of $5,691 ($3,738 in prizes + $1,953 in bounties) for his efforts.

The victory marked the second time this month that he accomplished the feat of winning back-to-back events, also doing so on July 8 and July 9, 2020 during the New Jersey-facing platform's other week-long series earlier in the month. Vanauken's four wins have brought with them more than $22,000 of earnings.

Event #4 Results

PlacePlayerPrizeKOTotal Winnings
1Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken$3,738$1,953$5,691
2Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib$2,023$139$2,162
4David “TheKing411” Coleman$1,075$213$1,288
6Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty$654$174$828
8Angel “chromeking” Lopez$383$0$383

Eight players made it into the money, meaning the tournament was on the bubble when the final table began. Vanauken was in the middle of the pack, and knocked out the short-stacked "phillychzsteak1" in ninth place when his sixes flopped a set against two kings. Despite the knockout, Vanauken's place on the leader board remained largely unchanged.

Angel "chromeking" Lopez was the first to fall once the tournament reached the money, and was soon followed by "CoachD," who ran ace-nine suited into the ace-queen of "marysgotqueens," who was the chip leader at the time. Half an hour then went by before Ryan "SimlSgg" Hagerty also fell to "marysgotqueens" when his king-queen lost a coin flip to pocket sixes.

Every subsequent bounty was then claimed by Vanauken, who quietly chipped up over the next two levels as five-handed play went on. He earned a double-knockout against two short stacks of "Jinxy" and David "TheKing411" Coleman to bring about three-handed play, and followed it up by picking up pocket aces to knock out "marysgotqueens."

Vanauken took a slight lead into a roller coaster of a heads-up match that saw him fall behind before finding a double after making a straight versus eventual runner-up Ross "thehebrewhammer" Gottleib, and finished him off moments later after seeing two live cards connect in an all-in preflop situation.

PokerNews will be back on Thursday to bring coverage of the next event in the series, the $109 buy-in Event #5: $10,000 GTD PKO, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. See you then.

Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,023 + $139 in Bounties)


In Level 24 with blinds of 12,000/24,000 and an ante of 3,000, all of the chips got in the middle between Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib and Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken, with Vanauken at risk.

When all was said and done, the board had come {5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Spades}{a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}. Gottleib wound up with three of a kind, but Vanauken hit a straight on the river to secure the double and leave Gottleib with around 120,000.

Moments later, stacks once again got in with Gottleib at risk.

Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib: {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken: {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

Vanauken connected on the flop {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, hitting top pair and pulling way out in front. The turn {8-Hearts} was not enough for Gottleib, as he was unable to improve further on the river {4-Spades}. His pair of eights remained second best and he was eliminated in second place, earning $2,023 plus another $132 in bounties for his efforts.

Meanwhile, Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken has won Event #4: $12,000 PKO Bounty Boost for $3,738 plus another $1,953 in bounties. A recap of the tournament will be posted shortly.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken us 2,130,000 1,144,364
Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib us Busted

Level 24 Begins


Level 24 has now begun with blinds of 12,000/24,000 and an ante of 3,000, and the heads-up match between Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib and Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken has been nothing short of a roller coaster.

Gottleib pulled ahead early in the match, taking a two-to-one chip advantage before stacks got in preflop with Vanauken at risk.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

Gottleib was unable to hold as the board was all Vanauken, coming {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} to earn him the double. However, Gottleib has since climbed back and taken over the chip lead, bringing stacks close to where they started not long ago.

Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib us 1,144,364 200,046
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken us 985,636 -200,046

"marysgotqueens" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,495 + $297 in Bounties)


In Level 23 with blinds of 10,000/20,000 and an ante of 2,500, all of the chips got in the middle preflop between "marysgotqueens" in the small blind, who was at risk against Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken, who was on the button.

"marysgotqueens": {a-Spades}{8-Spades}
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

"marysgotqueens" saw no help come on the runout {4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, and they were eliminated in third place. Meanwhile, the heads-up match between Vanauken and Ross "thehebrewhammer" Gottleib has begun with Vanauken holding a slight lead to begin the match.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken us 1,185,682 401,364
Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib us 944,318 125,000
marysgotqueens US Busted

"Jinxy" Eliminated in 5th Place (809 + $15 in Bounties); David “TheKing411” Coleman Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,075 + $212 in Bounties)

David Coleman
David Coleman

In Level 23 with blinds of 10,000/20,000 and an ante of 2,500, action folded around to "Jinxy," who was on the button and shoved for just under 40,000. David “TheKing411” Coleman was next to act in the small blind and came over the top, jamming for 138,000. Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken called both shoves in the big blind and all three hands were shown in preparation for the runout.

"Jinxy": {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
David “TheKing411” Coleman: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken: {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Vanauken pulled way out in front on the flop {j-Spades}{k-Clubs}{6-Spades}, securing a pair of jacks and leaving him with just four combined outs to fade for the double-knockout. The turn {4-Clubs} and river {3-Hearts} were squeaky clean, and both pots were shipped his way with two accompanying bounties adding to both his earnings and his bounty.

Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib us 819,318 -37,500
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken us 784,318 415,034
marysgotqueens US 511,364 -85,500
Jinxy US Busted
David “TheKing411” Coleman us Busted

Vanauken Doubles Through "Jinxy"


In Level 22 with blinds of 8,000/16,000 and an ante of 2,000, Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken raised to 32,000 in the cutoff and "Jinxy" defended their big blind. The flop came {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts} and "Jinxy" put Vanauken all in for his last 82,000. Vanauken called.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken: {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}
"Jinxy": {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}

Vanauken was able to hold as the turn {9-Hearts} and river {6-Clubs} completed the runout, fading counterfeit outs at a double-paired board to earn a double and leave "Jinxy" short once more.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken us 369,284 159,642
Jinxy US 120,362 -147,642

Gottleib Increases His Chip Lead


In Level 21 with blinds of 7,000/14,000 and an ante of, action saw 108,000 in the middle on the turn with a board displaying {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades}. Action was heads up between Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib in the big blind and David “TheKing411” Coleman, who was in the cutoff. Gottleib check-raised a bet from Coleman, and Coleman made the call to bring the river {8-Spades} on board with 472,000 in the middle.

Gottleib shoved for 398,000 and sent Coleman into the tank. Eventually, Coleman found a fold and the pot was shipped to Gottleib to bring his stack over 850,000 in the process.


Moments later, "Jinxy" got all in preflop in the big blind for their last 110,000 against Coleman.

"Jinxy": {k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
David “TheKing411” Coleman: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} to give "Jinxy" a pair of sevens, dodging a backdoor straight draw en route to a double to stay alive once more.

Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib us 856,818 215,950
marysgotqueens US 596,864 48,750
Jinxy US 268,004 148,502
David “TheKing411” Coleman us 216,672 -354,702
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken us 209,642 -2,000

Coleman Gets a Double


In Level 21 with blinds of 7,000/14,000 and an ante of 1,750, action folded around to "Jinxy" in the small blind and they jammed, putting David “TheKing411” Coleman all in for 282,000. Coleman made the call.

David “TheKing411” Coleman: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
"Jinxy": {j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Coleman was way out in front and stayed there despite a small sweat on the turn as the board ran out {3-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{a-Clubs} to earn him the double.

"Jinxy" was left with just 50,000, but found a double on the following hand when their {j-}{9-} spiked a nine against the {a-}{j-} of Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken to stay alive.

David “TheKing411” Coleman us 571,374 15,412
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken us 211,642 -86,876
Jinxy US 119,502 -233,811

Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty Eliminated in 6th Place ($654 + $173 in Bounties)

Ryan Hagerty
Ryan Hagerty

In Level 20 with blinds of 6,000/12,000 and an ante of 1,500, Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty jammed for 180,000 in the hijack and received action from "marysgotqueens" in the small blind.

Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty: {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}
"marysgotqueens": {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Hagerty was in a coin-flip situation for his tournament life but the flop {9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} left him with nothing more than backdoor outs to a straight. The turn {a-Hearts} squashed those outs, leaving him drawing dead as the river {j-Spades} completed the runout to result in his elimination from the tournament in sixth place. The pot was sent to "marysgotqueens," who earned the bounty and improved their stack back over 450,000.

marysgotqueens US 479,964 82,886
Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty us Busted