Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
"gisappak" has just won the partypoker US Network Online Series Event #9: $15,000 GTD NLH for $5,246 in commanding style. The $215 buy-in event drew 86 entries to generate a prize pool of $17,200, with the top 10 players finding a payday. But of those 10, "gisappak" was the one in control the entire time en route to victory.
"gisappak" was first seen in the tournament nearing the beginning of the third hour of play. An hour later as the late registration was about to close, they had ascended the rungs of the leader board and became chip leader. The field was cut in half within 20 minutes of the registration period closing, and "gisappak" entered hand-for-hand play with an even bigger chip lead.
Event #6 Winner COMEATTHEKING found themselves eliminated on the bubble in 11th place, to result in all 10 remaining players making it into the money. "jjtes" then fell in 10th place ($473) on the final table bubble and to bring about the final table of nine.
Event #4 Final Table Results
|8||Alex "JinYang" Butcher||$602|
The Path To the Top
"JoeRossi" and Alex "JinYang" Butcher fell shorty after the final table was reached when "JoeRossi" saw their kings cracked all-in preflop and then Butcher saw his aces cracked in the same fashion. Seven then remained, and "gisappak" eclipsed 1 million after knocking out "chromeking" with pocket queens to ace-jack on a jack-high board.
Six players quickly became three after "gisappak" knocked out "bigcakes1" in sixth and followed it up with a double-knockout of "BigDickRick" and "rounder1420" when their tens held up against their unpaired hands. Forty minutes then went by before "gisappak" knocked out "MistaMenza" in third place, and they proceeded to run the table with a quick heads-up match that was punctuated with an all-in preflop situation that left second-place finisher "Core4" drawing dead by the turn, having no sweat whatsoever to seal the victory and earn a payday of more than $5,000 for their efforts.
Hand #1: In Level 29 with blinds of 25,000/50/000 and an ante of 6,250, "Core4" limped in on the button and "gisappak" checked their option. The flop came and action went check-check.
The turn fell and "gisappak" checked again. "Core4" bet 50,000 and "gisappak" called, bringing the river . "gisappak" led out, firing 159,000 and "Core4" called.
"gisappak" showed for flopped trips and "Core4" mucked, finding themselves down to 555,000.
Hand #2: A few hands later, "Core4" got their last 10 big blinds all in on the button and received action.
"Core4" had two live cards but were in trouble after the flop came . The turn left them drawing dead, locking in victory for "gisappak" as the river completed the runout. "Core4" finished in second place, earning $3,225 for their efforts, while "gisappak" has won the tournament for $5,246. A recap of the event will be posted shortly.
Level 29 has now begun with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,250, and "gisappak" has increased their chip lead in the early minutes of the heads-up match by way of a handful of small pots. Current stack sizes are as follows.
In Level 28 with blinds of 20,000/40,000 and an ante of 5,000, "MistaMenza" shoved for 521,000 in the small blind and "gisappak" called in the big blind.
A jack-high runout of came to leave "MistaMenza" with the second-best hand, resulting in them finishing in third place in the tournament for a payday of $2,330.
In Level 28 with blinds of 20,000/40,000 and an ante of 5,000, "gisappak" raised to 100,000 in the small blind and "Core4" defended their big blind. The flop fell and "gisappak" made a continuation-bet of 100,000. "Core4" called.
The turn came and "gisappak" continued with another barrel for 200,000. "Core4" stuck around once more, bringing the river . "gisappak" fired a third barrel of 400,000 and "Core4" went into the tank, eventually opting to fold. The pot was shipped to "gisappak," who is once again over 2 million after winning the hand without showdown.
Players are on a five-minute break early in Level 28 with blinds of 20,000/40,000 and an ante of 5,000.
There was 337,000 in the middle on a board of with action heads up between "Core4" in the big blind and "MistaMenza," who was on the button. "Core4" checked and "MistaMenza" made a bet of 200,000.
"Core4" check-raised all in for 771,000 effectively and sent "MistaMenza" into the tank for a few moments before getting a fold to earn the pot without needing to see a river, bringing their stack up to 1.73 million along the way.
In Level 27 with blinds of 18,000/36,000 and an ante of 4,500, "gisappak" opened to 90,000 on the button and "Core4" three-bet shoved for 637,000. "gisappak" called.
"Core4" got a sweat on the flop but the turn removed three outs from the list of cards that would spell disaster. The river was safe and sweet, scoring them the double to take them back over 1 million.
In Level 27 with blinds of 18,000/36,000 and an ante of 4,500, "MistaMenza" raised to 79,000 on the button and both "gisappak" in the small blind and "Core4" in the big blind called.
The three players checked through the flop and the turn came . "gisappak" checked again and "Core4" bet 150,000. "MistaMenza" folded and "gisappak" called.
Action was then heads up as the river fell and both players checked, taking the hand to showdown.
"gisappak" showed for a turned flush and took down the pot as "Core4" mucked, unable to beat it.
No pots of significance were played in Level 26 with blinds of 16,000/32,000 and an ante of 4,000. Current chip counts are as follows.