Lone Star Poker Series 2020 NJCOOP
Event #6: $215 Six-Max PLO PKO $20K GTD

Event Info

Prize Pool $20,000
Players 88
Event #6: $215 Six-Max PLO PKO $20K GTD
Day 1 Completed

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd Wins partypoker US Network $215 PLO PKO for $6,204

Ryan Dodd
Ryan Dodd

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd put on a clinic Wednesday night in Event #6 of the partypoker US Network Online Series, outlasting a field of 88 in the $215 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Progressive Knockout tournament for $6,204 in total prizes ($2,717 in prizes + $3,487 in bounties).

Dodd triumphed on what was a rare solo entry into the event, as the two-and-a-half-hour late registration period saw the majority of players in for at least two bullets, if not several more. He was seen near the top of the leader board over the first two hours, and had become the chip leader by the time that registration period closed, a title he would not relinquish through the remainder of the tournament.

Event #6 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd$2,717$3,487$6,204
2Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John$2,714$625$3,339
3Chris “rumpthumper” White$1,848$300$2,148
6Kevin “sofcknsick” Campbell$627$300$927

A frenzy of eliminations occurred just before registration closed and the field found itself culled down to just 15. Nine were set to be paid, and hand-for-hand begun 20 minutes later when 11 were left. The bubble lasted 20 minutes itself, popping when runner-up Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John's top set held to eliminate "thekid32" for a pot that put St. John just behind Dodd in the counts.

Fifteen minutes later, the final table of six was reached with Dodd and St. John both well clear of the remaining four in the field. Only one casualty occurred over the next three-and-a-half levels, and during that time Dodd more than doubled his stack. By the time he eliminated "HodorHodorHodor" in fifth place, Dodd had amassed a significant majority of the chips in play before making quick work of "EmeraldForest32 to bring the field down to three.

St. John then eliminated Chris "rumpthumper" White in third during the following level, and Dodd entered the heads-up match with over 70% of the chips in play. He quickly ground down St. John, eventually taking half his stack before St. John found a double to bring stacks back to where they started. Shortly thereafter, Dodd flopped trip jacks and put St. John to a decision for all of his chips on the river. St. John held pocket aces, went deep into the tank, and eventually called to find his aces up no good, resulting in Dodd becoming the victor of the tournament.

This concludes PokerNews coverage of the partypoker US Network Event #6. Make sure you come back Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET for live reporting of Event #7, which features a $535 buy-in six-max PKO with a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool.

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Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,714 + $625 in Bounties)

Michael St. John
Michael St. John

On the last hand of Level 26 (16,000/32,000/4,000), Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd opened to 96,000 on the button and Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John three-bet to 288,000 in the big blind. Dodd called and the two saw a flop of {2-Clubs}{j-Spades}{j-Hearts}. Both players checked.

The turn came {6-Clubs} and St. John checked again. Dodd fired out a bet of 175,000 and St. John called, bringing the total pot up to 934,000. The river fell {5-Diamonds} and St. John checked once more. Dodd fired out a pot-sized bet, more than enough to put St. John all in for his last 543,000.

Faced with a decision for his tournament life, St. John watched his clock expire to bring about his extended time bank. More time passed, and he eventually clicked the call button.

Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd: {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

St. John had called with aces up and immediately saw the bad news that Dodd had flopped trip jacks. The pot was sent to Dodd, who wound up with all the chips and became the tournament victor, eliminating St. John in second place.

A recap of the tournament will be posted shortly, so stay tuned.

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd us 4,400,000 1,260,380
Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John us Busted

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Chris “rumpthumper” White Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,848 + $300 in Bounties)


In Level 26 with blinds of 16,000/32,000 and an ante of 4,000, Chris “rumpthumper” White got his last 343,000 in preflop on the button against Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John, who was in the big blind.

Chris “rumpthumper” White: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

White had run into kings and the runout {2-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades} was of no avail, ending his run in third place. Meanwhile, the heads-up match between Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd and Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John is officially underway with Dodd starting out with more than 70% of the chips in play.

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd us 3,139,620 -438,378
Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John us 1,260,380 712,666
Chris “rumpthumper” White us Busted

"EmeraldForest32" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,198 + $637)


In Level 25 with blinds of 14,000/28,000 and an ante of 3,500, Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd opened to 90,000 in the cutoff and
"EmeraldForest32" three-bet shoved for 213,000. Dodd called.

"EmeraldForest32": {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{9-Spades}

Dodd was out in front and remained there as the board ran out {6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, ending "EmeraldForest32's" night in fourth place for more than $1,800 in total earnings between prizes and bounties.

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd us 3,577,998 451,872
EmeraldForest32 us Busted

Four-Handed Chip Counts


Less than three minutes remain in Level 25 with blinds of 14,000/28,000 and Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd finds himself with a commanding chip lead that was even greater before doubling "EmeraldForest32" and Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John, both of whom had gotten below 300,000 before finding doubles.

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd us 3,126,126 -207,636
Michael “UFOLDIWIN” St. John us 547,714 -24,893
EmeraldForest32 us 381,872 -104,721
Chris “rumpthumper” White us 344,288 158,144

"HodorHodorHodor" Eliminated in 5th Place ($868 + $675 in Bounties)


In Level 25 with blinds of 14,000/28,000 and an ante of 3,500, all of the chips went into the middle preflop as "HodorHodorHodor" got their last 10 big blinds into the middle in the big blind against Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd, who was in the cutoff.

"HodorHodorHodor": {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs}
Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Spades}

Dodd saw two of his four cards connect on the flop {q-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs}, pulling ahead of his opponent's kings. He stayed there through the turn {4-Clubs} and river {j-Clubs} to send "HodorHodorHodor" to the virtual rail in fifth place.

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd us 3,333,762 464,852
HodorHodorHodor us Busted

White Doubles through Dodd


In Level 24 with blinds of 12,000/24,000 and an ante of 3, 000, Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd raised to 52,000 in the cutoff and Chris “rumpthumper” White three-bet to 170,000. Dodd four-bet to put White all in for his last 10,000 and White called.

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}
Chris “rumpthumper” White: {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

White flopped a flush as the board ran out {7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} to earn the easy double through Dodd.

Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd us 2,725,910 -143,000
Chris “rumpthumper” White us 372,288 186,144

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Michael Gagliano
Michael Gagliano

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