Lone Star Poker Series
$215 Main Event NLH $75K GTD

Event Info

Prize Pool $75,000
Players 357

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 357
$215 Main Event NLH $75K GTD
Day 1 Completed

Matthew "gailums" Gailums Wins the $215 Main Event for $13,515

Matthew Gailums (Credit Borgata / Tim Kelliher)
Matthew Gailums (Credit Borgata / Tim Kelliher)

It took just over nine hours for Matthew "gailums" Gailums to convert his $215 buy-in into more than $13K in the $215 Main Event NLH $75K GTD. He made his way through a field of 357 entries to take down the top prize.

The $13,515 first place prize nearly doubles his previous best online score of $7,528 in a WSOP event earlier this year, and is just shy of his best live score, $16,271 for 3rd in a $300 event at World Poker Tour - WPT Borgata Open, Atlantic City.

The Final Table

1Matthew "gailums" Gailums$13,515
2Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman$9,578
7Alex "JinYang” Butcher$3,263

Action of the Day

Action got underway at 5 p.m. Eastern time today, and the field grew steadily through the 15 levels of registration. When it was all said and done, 357 entries were on the board, just a hair shy of the required number to hit the guarantee of $75,000. That meant 54 players would share in the prizes, with $13,515 up top for the win.

Among the notable players to start the Main Event today were Tony "ToNiSiNzz" Sinishtaj, Yong ‘IReadYrSoul’ Kwon, Mark "KnowClue1" Tobino, Katie "KatieStone" Stone, Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken, and Kevin “sofcknsick” Campbell. However, they all fell before the money.

Michael Gagliano
Michael Gagliano

Ted “roystalin” Ely did a little better, making it to 35th place, while Jaime "mooseman1710" Reyes took 21st place. WSOP bracelet winner and Borgata Pro Michael "Gags30” Gagliano made a valiant run through the field but ended up bubbling the final table in 10th place for $1,282 after getting it in with the best, but falling to the eventual winner.

Action went quickly to start the final table with "nautic" falling almost immediately. "TheLuckBox", Alex "JinYang” Butcher, and "Marley0408" were eliminated in the next 20 minutes.

They played five handed for a bit before "FRIELnGood" lost a race with eights against the big slick of Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman. "jerseyman99" and "Monkee" fell a few minutes later to set up a heads-up match that went on for 30 minutes.

Michael Haberman
Michael Haberman

Haberman was in his second heads-up of the day after taking second in the NJCOOP Event #27: $300 NLHE [Sunday Special SE] earlier in the evening, but he came into the final phase with the chip disadvantage. Gailums played effective small ball, never giving up his lead before finally taking it down in a hand where Haberman flopped best, but Gailums went runner-runner boat for the win.

Second place was worth $9,577 for Haberman while Gailums won $13,515 for the victory. That concludes the partypoker US Network Online Series but stay tuned to PokerNews for all the news from the poker world, as well as action from upcoming poker series.

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Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman Eliminated in 2nd Place ($9,578)

Michael Haberman
Michael Haberman

Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman raised to 616K, and Matthew "gailums" Gailums called to the {7-Spades}{3-Spades}{k-Spades} flop. Both players checked to the {7-Hearts} turn where Gailums bet 976.5K. Haberman called to the {5-Diamonds} river where Gailums over-shoved the pot for 27,658,427. Haberman called it off for their stack.

Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman: {k-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Matthew "gailums" Gailums: {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

Board: {7-Spades}{3-Spades}{k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

Haberman flopped their king for the lead, but Gailums went runner-runner boat to take it down, sending Haberman to the rail in 2nd for $9,578.

Matthew "gailums" Gailums us 35,700,000 6,239,073
Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman us Busted

"FRIELnGood" Eliminated in 5th Place ($4,763)

"FRIELnGood" Eliminated in 5th Place ($4,763)
"FRIELnGood" Eliminated in 5th Place ($4,763)

Blinds: 80K/160K/20K

"FRIELnGood" raised to 320K under the gun, then shoved when Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman raised the button.

Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
"FRIELnGood": {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Board: {4-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Haberman turned the king to take the win.

Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman us 11,566,572 4,484,544
jerseyman99 us 10,400,269 3,907,000
Matthew "gailums" Gailums us 8,014,413 -6,277,629
Monkee us 5,718,746 1,694,000
FRIELnGood us Busted