Day 1 Completed
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
The partypoker US Online Series has now crowned yet another champion here in Event #7: $20k GTD 40-Stack 8-Max. A total of 99 players showed up to battle it out and when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was "King_Icon" sitting atop the leaderboard, taking home $4,800 for their victory.
An action-filled tournament carried on right into the final table which saw endless shoves and countless card-up runouts. "King_Icon" seemed to be on the better end of most of those for the majority of the final table, carrying their throughout right up until only two remained.
This marks the first series victory for "King_Icon", adding quite a feat to their resume after besting "iwillbustyou" in heads-up. Both of the final two continued to fire, swapping pots until eventually "iwillbustyou" found themselves shove into a monster. "King_Icon" saw their opponent jam from the button and then looked down at rockets, snap-called the shove. A clean board locked up the tournament for "King_Icon" as "iwillbustyou" had to settle for runner-up.
Official Final Table Results
|7||Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell||$900|
|8||Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier||$700|
Action of the Day
The highly-anticipated 40-stack started off with a bang, having an endless amount of action as all players sat down with 40 big blinds in an unlimited re-entry. Some notable players sat down early but failed to cash and that list includes Anthony "supremetny" Chin, Chris "rumpthumper" White, Dan "centrfieldr23" Lupo, Angel "chromeking" Lopez, and Daniel "leinad" Buzgon.
The 18 level late registration period saw a total of 99 by the end, accumulating a prize pool that was just $200 shy of the guaranteed $20,000 that was set. It was then announced that 16 players were to find a payday and it was Chin taking an exit as the inevitable bubble boy. Just moments after the money hit, a final table was set and it was "Livinitup55" leading the way.
First to take an exit was the well-known Sherrier who dropped out almost instantly as soon as the final table began when his jack-nine failed to top the queen-ten of "upayformypennys". It was then"acwhoosher" who was the executioner, sending out two with their pocket kings. Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell and "MBohmerwald23" shoved, only to run into the kings of "acwhoosher" who held on to take down the pot, dropping both of them with "MBohmerwald23" placing higher.
"upayformypennys" found themselves next on the chopping block when their queens failed to take on the big slick of "King_Icon" who turned a flush and "upayformypennys" was eliminated. Four-handed play was short and sweet as "Livinitup55" shoved their ace-jack into the ace-king of "iwillbustyou". The lead didn't change on the board and "Livinitup55" was sent out in fourth place.
"King_Icon" continued their terror on the final table, shoving queen-nine from the small blind and "acwhoosher" snap-called in the big blind for less with king-jack, putting themselves at risk. A flopped jack was great for "acwhoosher" but the rivered queen cemented it for "King_Icon", eliminating "acwhoosher" in third.
The heads-up portion of this event was a back-and-forth battle that saw multiple lead swings. Eventually "King_Icon" found the lead and an optimal spot to end the tournament. "iwillbustyou" shoved with king-four and "King_Icon" looked down at rockets, snap-calling. The board ran out clean for the aces and "King_Icon" scooped, sending "iwillbustyou" out as the runner-up.
partypoker US Online Series Schedule
|Sunday, March 21||5 p.m.||Event #1: $50K GTD Sunday Special NLH||$215|
|Monday, March 22||8 p.m.||Event #2: $25K GTD 8-Max PKO||$320|
|Tuesday, March 23||8 p.m.||Event #3: $20K GTD 8-Max PKO Knockout Bounty||$215|
|Wednesday, March 24||8 p.m.||Event #4: $10K GTD PLO 6-Max||$109|
|Wednesday, March 24||8 p.m.||Event #5: Heads-Up $100 32 Max||$320|
|Thursday, March 25||8 p.m.||Event #6: $20K GTD 6-Max PKO Bounty||$320|
|Friday, March 26||8 p.m.||Event #7: $20K GTD 40-Stack 8-Max NLH||$215|
|Saturday, March 27||8 p.m.||Event #8: $25K GTD 8-Max PKO||$320|
|Sunday, March 28||5 p.m.||Event #9: $10K GTD 8-Max Mini Championship||$20|
|Sunday, March 28||5 p.m.||Event #10: $35K GTD $109 1/2 Prize NLH||$109|
|Sunday, March 28||5 p.m.||Event #11: $125K GTD 8-Max NLH Championship Day 1||$1,060|
|Monday, March 29||7 p.m.||Championship Day 1 - Live Streamed Final Table||N/A|
That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of this event, but tune in tomorrow for Event #8: $25K GTD 8-Max PKO at 8 p.m. EST.
On blinds of 25,000/50,000, "iwillbustyou" shoved 1,024,931 from the button and "King_Icon" snap-called, putting them at risk in what was the last hand of the tournament.
The pocket rockets of "King_Icon" were well in front and a flop was of no help for "iwillbustyou". A turn gave "iwillbustyou" some outs but the river was not one of them and they were sent packing, taking home $3,360 for their runner-up finish.
On blinds of 16,000/32,000, action folded to "King_Icon" in the small blind who shoved 2,677,411 and "acwhoosher" called for less, putting their 484,057 into the middle.
The flop came down , giving "acwhoosher" a comfortable lead and a turn was of no fear. An unlikely completed the board, hitting "King_Icon" with a queen to scoop the pot, eliminating "acwhoosher" from the tournament.
On blinds of 14,000/28,000, "Livinitup55" shoved around 400,000 from the button and "iwillbustyou" was the only player to call, putting "livinitup55" at risk.
The flop instantly gave "iwillbustyou" a monster when the landed on the board, giving them three cowboys. An turn card cemented it for them as "Livinitup55" was then drawing dead to the river card, taking an exit in fourth place.
on blinds of 14,000/28,000, "upayformypennys" shoved their 872,256 stack into the middle and "King_Icon" called, putting them at risk.
The classic flip had a flop land on the virtual felt. "upayformypennys" was ahead until the turn gave "King_Icon" a flush and "upayformypennys" was then drawing dead to the river, taking an exit in fifth place.
"MBohmerwald23" Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,120); Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell Elimated in 7th Place ($900)
On blinds of 12,000/24,000, Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell shoved 238,506 from under the gun and "MBohmerwald23" jammed over the top for a total of 496,290. "acwhoosher" called both and all three tabled their hands.
Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell:
The flop saw land and the kings of "acwhoosher" were still well in front. A turn card brought some more outs for O'Connell but the river sealed the deal for "acwhoosher" who knocked out two players in the process.
On blinds of 10,000/20,000, "upayformypennys" opened from the cutoff and Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier shoved their 220,000 stack into the middle. "upayformypennies" called and the two turned over their hands.
Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier:
The flop came down and the pair of tens was in the lead for "upayformypennys" A turn left Sherrier in need of a card but the river was not it and he was eliminated.
Official Final Table
|Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Drew "maniaclmonk" O'Connell||337,000||17|
|Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier||228,500||11|