Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Event #8 of the partypoker US Network Online Series drew 143 entries at $215 each to generate a total prize pool of $28,600, beating its $20K guarantee by over 40%. When all was said and done, Dan "mj23style" Sewnig was the last man standing and earned the top prize of $7,150 for his efforts.
The event exceeded its guarantee two-thirds of the way through the late registration period, and Sewnig found himself with a top-10 stack as registration looked to close. He stayed above average as play made it into the money more than an hour later and withstood an onslaught of eliminations that saw 20 players become 13 within two levels before chips began to truly fly.
"supafishh" got all in with ace-ten suited against the pocket jacks of seventh-place finisher "ryanmco18", who flopped a full house. Two cards later, "supafishh" had hit a backdoor royal flushhttps://www.pokernews.com/tours/partypoker-us-online/partypoker-us-network-online-series-oct-11-18/event-8/chips.387972.htm to temporarily stave off elimination, though they fell in 13th.
Both Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd and Yong "IReadYrSoul" Kwon had amassed huge stacks, but Kwon would then get crippled after his ace-king could not hold to the ace-ten of "RiverMan", who aptly hit a straight on the river. Sewnig then rose to prowess, winning a three-way all-in with ace-king to eliminate Ryan "TheSims" Hohner in 10th place before knocking out "RiverMan" in ninth to take the chip lead into the final table.
Event #8 Final Table Results
|1||Dan "mj23style" Sewnig||$7,150|
|3||Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd||$3,432|
|4||Don "dhimp20" Himpele||$2,585|
|5||Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier||$2,016|
|8||Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken||$866|
A familiar face at final tables throughout the summer in Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken became the first to drop in eighth, and "ryanmco18" fell just moments thereafter when their pocket nines lost a coin flip to Sewnig's ace-king. Sewnig continued to increase his chip lead over the next two levels as six-handed play continued before "TheTerminator1", Brian "TopCreature" Sherrier, and Don "dhimp20" Himeple all fell within a five-minute span.
The tournament then went on a five-minute break and shortly after its return Sewnig eliminated Dodd in third after getting stacks in on a seven-four-trey flop. Dodd had king-four suited and his middle pair wound up behind Sewnig's pocket nines, where it stayed through the runout to result in Sewnig taking more than 85% of the chips in play into the heads-up match with "pay4medsch00l".
"pay4medsch00l" started the match with all the momentum, eventually nearly tripling their stack from where they started the match. From there, Sewnig won a few pots and then correctly called a large river bet with second pair to leave "pay4medsch00l" with less than 10 big blinds. Two minutes later, stacks got in preflop and Sewnig wound up with the best of it to claim the title and the accompanying first-place prize of $7,150.
In Level 31 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,250, Dan "mj23style" Sewnig went all in on the button and "pay4medsch00l" called all in for 939,000 in the big blind.
Dan "mj23style" Sewnig:
"pay4medsch00l" was ahead and their shot at a double became even more realistic after the flop . Unfortunately for them, Sewnig took it from there as the turn and river gave him trips as it completed the runout, leaving "pay4medsch00l" with the second-best hand to result in them finishing as the runner up in Event #8.
Meanwhile, Dan "mj23style" Sewnig has claimed the title in Event #8 for $7,150. A recap of the event will be posted shortly.
|Dan "mj23style" Sewnig||7,150,000||700,216|
In Level 31 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,250, Dan "mj23style" Sewnig raised to 110,000 on the button and "pay4medsch00l" defended their big blind. The flop came and "pay4medsch00l" check-called a continuation-bet of 97,000 from Sewnig.
The turn was . "pay4medsch00l" checked again and Sewnig fired a second barrel for 285,000. "pay4medsch00l" called.
The river fell and "pay4medsch00l" led out with a bet of 798,000, leaving 700,000 behind. Sewnig went into the tank, activating his time bank and using the majority of what was left. Eventually he found a call.
"pay4medsch00l" showed [8hd] for a bricked double gutshot straight draw and Sewnig showed , earning the pot with his second pair of tens and an ace kicker to take a commanding chip lead in the match once again.
|Dan "mj23style" Sewnig||6,449,784||1,264,660|
Less than one minute remains in Level 30 (20,000/40,000/5,000). The last 12 minutes of play has seen "pay4medsch00l" increase their stack to 2.7 million before losing a couple of pots to bring stack sizes to their current figures.
|Dan "mj23style" Sewnig||5,185,124||410,240|
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On the last hand of Level 29 (18,000/36,000/4,500), "pay4medsch00l" had already chipped up to 1.7 million and defended their big blind to a raise from Dan "mj23style" Sewnig, who was on the button. Both players checked the flop and "pay4medsch00l" bet the turn , which Sewnig called.
The river fell and "pay4medsch00l" bet another 90,000. Sewnig went into the tank, activating their time bank before putting in a raise to 392,000. Moments later, "pay4medsch00l" three-bet shoved for over 1 million.
Faced with a decision that could potentially end the tournament in his favor, Sewnig opted not to call and "pay4medsch00l" found themselves with a stack of 2.3 million moving into the next level of play.
|Dan "mj23style" Sewnig||4,774,884||-1,407,448|
In Level 28 with blinds of 16,000/32,000 and an ante of 4,000, Dan "mj23style" Sewnig pumped it up to 70,000 on the button and Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd three-bet to 227,000 in the big blind. Sewnig called.
The flop came and Dodd made a continuation-bet of 361,000. Sewnig shoved all in over the top for just over 1 million effective and Dodd called off his remaining 650,000
Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd:
Dan "mj23style" Sewnig:
Dodd's pair of fours was behind Sewnig's nines and neither the turn nor the river would help him stay alive. Two nights after Dodd won Event #6, his run in Event #8 has officially come to an end in third place with a payday of $3,432 to go along with it.
|Dan "mj23style" Sewnig||6,182,332||1,344,354|
|Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd||Busted|
In Level 28 with blinds of 16,000/32,000 and an ante of 4,000, Don "dhimp20" Himpele saw action fold to him in the small blind and shoved for 510,000. Dan "mj23style" Sewnig was in the big blind and called.
Don "dhimp20" Himpele:
Dan "mj23style" Sewnig:
Himpele was poised for a double through the flop and turn , but the river gave Sewnig a pair of queens and eliminated Himpele in fourth place.
|Dan "mj23style" Sewnig||4,837,978||1,340,607|
|Ryan "Whosyourdoddy" Dodd||1,075,314||32,000|
|Don "dhimp20" Himpele||Busted|
In September, the World Poker Tour Online Borgata Series powered by partypoker US Network wrapped up its 10-event series with the conclusion of the $1,060 Main Event, a tournament that drew 440 entries and offered up a $432,700 prize pool.
The final table of eight battled it out for a $77,349 top prize, plus a Hublot Big Bang E Titanium watch valued at $5,200, and after 3.5 hours of play, it was Tony "ToNiSiNzz" Sinishtaj coming out on top to claim his second WPT-related title. Sinishtaj previously won the WPT Seminole Rock Poker Showdown in Season XVI for $661,283.
Sinishtaj sat down with PokerNews' Chad Holloway to talk about the win.