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$215 Event #7: $20K GTD 40-Stack 8-Max
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Event Info

Buy-in $215
Prize Pool $20,000
Players 99

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 99

Highlights

Highlights

$215 Event #7: $20K GTD 40-Stack 8-Max
Day 1 Completed

Congratulations to "King_Icon", Winner of Event #7: $20K GTD 40-Stack 8-Max for $4,800

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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

PlacePlayerPrize 
1King_Icon$4,800 
2iwillbustyou$3,360 
3acwhoosher$2,400 
4Livinitup55$1,912 
5upayformypennys$1,480 
6MBohmerwald23$1,120 
7Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell$900 
8Brian "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

DateTime (EST)TournamentBuy-in
Sunday, March 215 p.m.Event #1: $50K GTD Sunday Special NLH$215
Monday, March 228 p.m.Event #2: $25K GTD 8-Max PKO$320
Tuesday, March 238 p.m.Event #3: $20K GTD 8-Max PKO Knockout Bounty$215
Wednesday, March 248 p.m.Event #4: $10K GTD PLO 6-Max$109
Wednesday, March 248 p.m.Event #5: Heads-Up $100 32 Max$320
Thursday, March 258 p.m.Event #6: $20K GTD 6-Max PKO Bounty$320
Friday, March 268 p.m.Event #7: $20K GTD 40-Stack 8-Max NLH$215
Saturday, March 278 p.m.Event #8: $25K GTD 8-Max PKO$320
Sunday, March 285 p.m.Event #9: $10K GTD 8-Max Mini Championship$20
Sunday, March 285 p.m.Event #10: $35K GTD $109 1/2 Prize NLH$109
Sunday, March 285 p.m.Event #11: $125K GTD 8-Max NLH Championship Day 1$1,060
Monday, March 297 p.m.Championship Day 1 - Live Streamed Final TableN/A

The series is open to everybody in the state of New Jersey across the three platforms of partypoker US, Borgata Poker and BetMGM Poker.

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.

"iwillbustyou" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($3,360)

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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.

"iwillbustyou": {k-Spades}{4-Hearts}
"King_Icon" : {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

The pocket rockets of "King_Icon" were well in front and a {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop was of no help for "iwillbustyou". A {4-Diamonds} turn gave "iwillbustyou" some outs but the {5-Diamonds} river was not one of them and they were sent packing, taking home $3,360 for their runner-up finish.

King_Icon us
King_Icon
us 3,960,000 1,950,000
iwillbustyou us
iwillbustyou
us Busted

"acwhoosher" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($2,400)

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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.

"acwhoosher": {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
"King_Icon": {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The flop came down {j-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs}, giving "acwhoosher" a comfortable lead and a {4-Clubs} turn was of no fear. An unlikely {q-Spades} completed the board, hitting "King_Icon" with a queen to scoop the pot, eliminating "acwhoosher" from the tournament.

King_Icon us
King_Icon
us 3,215,000 870,000
acwhoosher US
acwhoosher
US Busted

"Livinitup55" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,480)

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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.

"Livinitup55": {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
"iwillbustyou": {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The flop instantly gave "iwillbustyou" a monster when the {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} landed on the board, giving them three cowboys. An {a-Spades} turn card cemented it for them as "Livinitup55" was then drawing dead to the {j-Hearts} river card, taking an exit in fourth place.

iwillbustyou us
iwillbustyou
us 892,000 369,600
Livinitup55 us
Livinitup55
us Busted

"upayformypennys" Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,480)

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on blinds of 14,000/28,000, "upayformypennys" shoved their 872,256 stack into the middle and "King_Icon" called, putting them at risk.

"upayformypennys": {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
King_Icon: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The classic flip had a {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop land on the virtual felt. "upayformypennys" was ahead until the {7-Hearts} turn gave "King_Icon" a flush and "upayformypennys" was then drawing dead to the {j-Spades} river, taking an exit in fifth place.

King_Icon us
King_Icon
us 2,345,000 1,840,700
upayformypennys us
upayformypennys
us Busted

"MBohmerwald23" Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,120); Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell Elimated in 7th Place ($900)

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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: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
"MBohmnerwald23": {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
"acwhoosher": {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The flop saw {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs} land and the kings of "acwhoosher" were still well in front. A {j-Spades} turn card brought some more outs for O'Connell but the {q-Diamonds} river sealed the deal for "acwhoosher" who knocked out two players in the process.

acwhoosher US
acwhoosher
US 1,533,000 1,087,300
MBohmerwald23 us
MBohmerwald23
us Busted
Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell US
Drew "maniacalmonk" O'Connell
US Busted

Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier Eliminated in 8th Place ($700)

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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: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
"upayformypennys": {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The flop came down {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts} and the pair of tens was in the lead for "upayformypennys" A {2-Spades} turn left Sherrier in need of a card but the {6-Diamonds} river was not it and he was eliminated.

Official Final Table

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Official Final Table

PlayerChip CountBig Blinds
MBohmerwald23396,00020
iwillbustyou522,40026
King_Icon504,30025
acwhoosher445,70022
upayformypennys596,70030
Livinitup55598,90030
Drew "maniaclmonk" O'Connell337,00017
Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier228,50011
Livinitup55 us
Livinitup55
us 598,900 354,900
upayformypennys us
upayformypennys
us 596,700 134,700
iwillbustyou us
iwillbustyou
us 522,400 412,400
King_Icon us
King_Icon
us 504,300 76,300
acwhoosher US
acwhoosher
US 445,700 90,700
MBohmerwald23 us
MBohmerwald23
us 396,000 -85,000
Drew "maniaclmonk" O'Connell
Drew "maniaclmonk" O'Connell
337,000
Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier US
Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier
US 228,500 -368,500