partypoker US Network Online Series
Event #8: $15K GTD 6-Max NLH

Event Info

Prize Pool $46,800
Players 234

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 234
Event #8: $15K GTD 6-Max NLH
Day 1 Completed

"Cholie" Wins partypoker US Network Online Series Event #8: $15K GTD 6-Max NLH for $8,658


partypoker US Network Online Series Event #8: $15K GTD 6-Max NLH came to an end early Saturday morning with "Cholie" overcoming a 10:1 chip deficit and defeating John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza heads-up for the first-place prize of $8,658.04.

The eighth event saw 98 players start the tournament with that number steadily increasing throughout the registration period as "Cholie" outlasted a field of 234 entries at $215 apiece.

The 234 total entries completely smashed the guarantee and generated a total prize pool of $46,800 that would be paid out to the top 40 players.

Once registration ended, only 72 players remained and that number quickly dwindled as "trevjzal" bubbled the tournament at the start of Level 21, leaving the remaining players in the money.

From there, players started dropping by the wayside as Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken (37th place - $336.02), Matthew "gailums" Gailums (32nd Place - $362.70), Sridhar “sri100k” Sangannagari (18th Place - $472.68), Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes (15th Place - $561.60), and Mike “IIIIIIIIIIII” Haberman (11th Place - $655.20) all got a piece of the pie but fell short of the making final table.

Event #8 Results

2John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza$6,71.80
3Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier$5,031
5Dan “mj23style” Sewnig$2,995.20

Final Table Action

The end of Level 29 saw "Redskin83" bow out first in sixth place after their big slick fell victim to Forlenza's ace-queen.

After being seen atop the leaderboard the entire day and taking the chip lead into the final table, Dan “mj23style” Sewnig's luck came to an end when his pocket queens came up short against Forlenza holding ace-queen once again.

The same level saw "juansolo10" take their exit in fourth place after holding sixes-full-of-twos against Forlenza who held sixes-full-of-kings.

Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier was the next person to fall victim to Forlenza after he turned quads to send Sherrier home in third place.

The heads-up battle saw Forlenza hold a 10:1 chip advantage over "Cholie" and what looked like a quick win for Forlenza turned out to be his nightmare.

After their first double-up, "Chole" went on a winning streak, collecting pot after pot until the final hand where Forlenza called off his remaining stack after flopping top-pair but ended up falling short to "Cholie's" pocket kings.

Remaining partypoker US Network Online Series Events

DateTime (EST)TournamentBuy-In
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

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John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza Eliminated in 2nd Place ($6,715.80)


In Level 32 with blinds at 30,000/60,000 (6,000 ante), there was 315,000 already in the middle with a {10-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop showing.

"Cholie" check-raised to 945,000 after John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza fired out 215,000. Forlenza got the rest of his 3,432,146 stack in the middle and was snap-called.

"Cholie": {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza: {j-Clubs}{3-Clubs}

Forlenza flopped top-pair but was still trailing the "Cholie's" pocket kings.

Unfortunately for Forlenza , neither the {4-Clubs} turn nor the {5-Spades} river changed a thing and he was eliminated in second place for $6,715.80.

Cholie us 11,700,000 3,799,646
John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza us Busted

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"Cholie" Secures Crucial Double Up


In Level 31 with blinds at 25,000/50,000 (6,000 ante), John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza moved all in and "Cholie" called off their 1,607,402 stack.

"Cholie": {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza: {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

"Cholie" had Forlenza dominated and nothing changed after the {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop.

The {a-Clubs} paired both players ace on the turn but "Cholie" was still ahead with her queen-kicker and the {10-Hearts} river secured their crucial double-up.

John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza us 8,485,196 -2,154,902
Cholie us 3,214,804 2,154,902

Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier Eliminated in 3rd Place ($5,031)

Brian Sherrier
Brian Sherrier

In Level 31 with blinds at 25,000/50,000 (6,000 ante), There was heads-up action between John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza from the button and Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier from the big blind.

There was a completed board of {2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{a-Clubs} showing with 863,750 in the middle and Sherrier checked his option to Forlenza who moved all in for 8,511,263.

The move sent Sherrier deep into the tank but he eventually called off his 1,265,085 stack and the two players tabled their hands.

Sherrier rolled over {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for two-pair but he was way behind Forlenza who held {2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for quads.

Sherrier Dusted by Quads
Sherrier Dusted by Quads
John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza us 10,640,098 1,548,232
Cholie us 1,059,902 392,250
Brian “TopCreature” Sherrier us Busted

Tags: Brian SherrierJohn Forlenza

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The current series will wrap this Sunday, but players won’t have to wait long for another. In fact, the following Sunday, December 13, partypoker US will kick off the highly-anticipated “Players Choice Series,” which features eight tournaments as voted upon by players.

“I'm excited for this series because the players got to choose every event,” Borgata Poker Ambassador Michael “Gags30” Gagliano told PokerNews. “It's a unique mixture of events that all types of players will enjoy. Some events that you don't see on the weekly schedule, and some events that are staples, just buffed up a bit for the series. It should be a great series and I'm looking forward to it!”

What’s more, PokerNews will once again offer daily live updates by covering every event in full!

Among the highlights are the $109 buy-in Event #2: $6,400 GTD Heads-Up, which will be capped at 64 players, and the $215 buy-in Event #7: Shootout 6-Max NLH. On Sunday, December 20, the series will conclude with the $320 buy-in Event #8: Sunday $40K GTD.

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Remember, PokerNews will be providing daily live updates from each tournament.

DayDateTime (EST)TournamentBuy-In
Sunday12/13/205:00 PMEvent #1: SUNDAY $35K GTD 1/2 PRICE$109
Monday12/14/208:00 PMEvent #2: $6,400 GTD HEADS UP 64 MAX$109
Tuesday12/15/208:00 PMEvent #3: $12k GTD MEGA TUESDAY 1/2 PRICE$215
Wednesday12/16/208:00 PMEvent #4: PLO 6MAX$215
Thursday12/17/208:00 PMEvent #5: $7.5K GTD PROGRESSIVE KNOCKOUT BOUNTY$320
Friday12/18/208:00 PMEvent #6 NLH R+A 8MAX$55
Saturday12/19/208:00 PMEvent #7: SHOOTOUT 6MAX NLH$215
Sunday12/20/205:00 PMEvent #8: SUNDAY $40K GTD NLH$320

"juansolo10" Eliminated in 4th Place ($3,751.48)


In Level 30 with blinds at 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante), there was heads-up action with a completed board of {k-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} showing.

John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza moved all in from the cutoff and "juansolo10" called off their stack from the button.

"juansolo10" rolled over {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for sixes-full-of-twos but it was second best as Forlenza rolled over {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for sixes-full-of-kings.

John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza us 9,091,866 1,331,572
juansolo10 us Busted

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Dan “mj23style” Sewnig Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,995.20)

Dan Sewnig
Dan Sewnig

In Level 30 with blinds at 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante), John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza raised to 88,000 from the cutoff, "juansolo10" called from the button and Dan “mj23style” Sewnig three-bet to 408,000 from the small blind.

Action folded back around to Forlenza who four-bet jammed for 4,868,333 and "juansolo10" folded while Sewnig called off his 2,738,961 stack.

Dan “mj23style” Sewnig: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Sewnig was ahead with his pair of ladies but an ace appeared in the window on the {4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} flop to put Forlenza in the lead.

The {j-Clubs} turn didn't change a thing as Sewnig needed the case queen to stay alive but the river came the {9-Spades} ending his tournament in fifth place for 2,995.20.

John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza us 7,760,294 3,933,881
juansolo10 us 1,541,572 -257,568
Dan “mj23style” Sewnig Busted

Tags: Dan SewnigJohn Forlenza