partypoker US Network Online Series
Event #1: Sunday $100K GTD NLH

Event Info

Players 572
Event #1: Sunday $100K GTD NLH
Day 1 Completed

Congratulations to Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon, Winner of the $100,000 Guaranteed Event!


The opening event of the latest partypoker US Online Series is officially in the books, and after over ten hours of play, it was Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon, who emerged on top of a stacked final table, taking home $19,756.88 for his efforts.

Kwon started the final table in the middle of the pack, as it was “sarmadi3” who started as the big stack. He would increase that lead when he knocked out Sridhar “sri100k” Sangannagari in 9th place.

After that, it was Kwon who would make his move. First, he doubled up with quads, and then not long after that, he would score his first knockout of the final table.

“Sarmadi3” would extend his chip lead from there, but when play got down to five handed, eventual runner up Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta started to make his move. First, he did nearly all the work involved in busting “Core4” in fifth place.

Then, Datta would string together a series of small pots, before he eventually busted “sarmadi3” in fourth place.

Kwon would then knock out Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein in third place, but he still started heads up play with a big disadvantage to Datta. However, he was able to turn it around rather quickly, sealing the event not long after that.

partypoker-1 Final Table Results

1Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon$19,756.88
2Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta$14,185.60
3Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein$9,838.40
7Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken$4,175.60
9Sridhar “sri100k” Sangannagari$2,288

The series rolls on tomorrow, and you can view the rest of the schedule below.

DateTime (EST)TournamentBuy-In
Monday, 11/306:30 p.m.Event #3: $5,000 GTD NLH R+A$55
Monday, 11/307:30 p.m.Event #4: $15K PKO Bounty$215
Tuesday, 12/17:30 p.m.Event #5: $20K GTD 8-Max NLH$320
Wednesday, 12/27:30 p.m.Event #6: $15K GTD 8-Max NLH$215
Thursday, 12/37:30 p.m.Event #7: $25K GTD 6-Max PKO$535
Friday, 12/47:30 p.m.Event #8: $15K GTD 6-Max NLH$215
Saturday, 12/57:30 p.m.Event #9: $20K GTD 8-Max NLH$320
Sunday, 12/65:00 p.m.Event #10: Sunday $50K GTD Main Event$215
Sunday, 12/68:00 p.m.Event #11: $10K GTD NLH Turbo$109

Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta Eliminated in 2nd Place ($14,185.60)


Blinds: 400,000/800,000

Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta got his short stack in the middle preflop holding {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, but he was dominated by the {a-Spades}{3-Spades} of Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon. The flop of {9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} didn't change much, and while the {2-Diamonds} turn brought some chop outs, the {a-Hearts} river wasn't one of them, giving Kwon the hand, and the title!

Datta will earn $14,185.60 for his efforts, but the first place prize of $19,756.88 will be going with Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon. Stay tuned for a full recap to be posted shortly.

Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon 57,200,000 16,946,003
Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta Busted

Kwon Takes the Chip Lead


Blinds: 350,000/700,000

Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon raised to 1,500,000, and Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta three bet to 4,200,000. Kwon called, and the flop came down {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Clubs}. Datta continued for 3,475,000, Kwon called, and the {7-Spades} hit the turn. The bet from Datta was 5,465,000 this time, and Kwon called again.

Both players quickly checked the {8-Hearts} river, and Kwon showed {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, good enough to take the pot, and the big lead in the process.

Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon 40,253,997 17,142,050
Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta 15,721,003 -15,392,050

Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein Eliminated in 3rd Place ($9,838.40)


Blinds: 300,000/600,000

Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon moved all in preflop, and Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein made the call for just a bit less.

Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein: {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The flop of {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts} gave Borenstein top two pair, but also gave Kwon a flush draw, and he would hit that flush with the {j-Hearts} turn. The {2-Diamonds} river changed nothing, and Kwon scored the near double up to get him slightly closer to Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta.

Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta 47,269,639 610,201
Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon 9,930,361 1,133,665
Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein Busted

Kwon Doubles Through Borenstein


Blinds: 250,000/500,000

In a battle of the two short stacks, Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein moved all in, and Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon made the call with {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, and he was leading the {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades} of Borenstein. The board ran down {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}, and Kwon's two pair was better than Borenstein's giving him a much needed double up.

Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon 8,796,696 6,613,147
Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein 3,364,915 -4,992,098

"sarmadi3" Eliminated in 4th Place ($7,779.20)


Blinds: 200,000/400,000

"sarmadi3" was the chip leader for most of the final table, but after losing a series of pots to Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta, he was suddenly on the short stack, and all in preflop for 2.7 million total. By the time the board had completed {a-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}, Datta fired four million, and after Kwon folded, Datta showed {a-Spades}{6-Clubs} for a straight, beaing the set of eights from "sarmadi3."

With that pot, Datta now holds an overwhelming chip lead.

Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta 46,659,438 28,325,518
Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein 8,357,013 -10,473,750
Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon 2,183,549 -7,964,649
sarmadi3 Busted

Kwon Getting Short


The chips have been passed around the table for the better part of the last half hour, but the one player who's been least involved Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon, as he is down to just five million now. With the blinds at 200,000/400,000, he should be getting the rest of the chips in the middle.

"Core4" Crippled, Eliminated in 5th Place ($6,463.60)


Blinds: 160,000/320,000

Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta moved all in from the button, and in the big blind, "Core4" called for nearly all his chips with {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}. Datta showed {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}, and the eights would hold on the {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

That left "Core4" with just 1.5 big blinds, and he would be eliminated a short time later, leaving just four players now.

Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta 6,336,640 788,320
Core4 us Busted

Borenstein Doubles Through "sarmadi3"


Blinds: 140,000/280,000

Yong “IReadYrSoul” Kwon started with a raise, and "sarmadi3" called. Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein then moved all in for his final 4.5 million or so. Kwon folded, but "sarmadi3" quickly called with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. He was flipping against the {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} of Borenstein, and the jacks would hold on the {8-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts}{j-Hearts} board, giving Borenstein an unneeded set on the river.

sarmadi3 23,041,565 -5,054,216
Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein 11,067,431 6,188,215