Day 1 Completed
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
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
|1||Matthew "gailums" Gailums||$13,515|
|2||Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||$9,578|
|7||Alex "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.
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.
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.
Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman raised to 616K, and Matthew "gailums" Gailums called to the flop. Both players checked to the turn where Gailums bet 976.5K. Haberman called to the river where Gailums over-shoved the pot for 27,658,427. Haberman called it off for their stack.
Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman:
Matthew "gailums" Gailums:
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||35,700,000||6,239,073|
|Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||Busted|
Matthew "gailums" Gailums shoved the river on a board, putting Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman to the test for their life. Haberman tanked for his entire remaining time bank before mucking to send the huge pot to Gailums.
|Matthew "gailums" Gailums||29,460,927||4,801,999|
|Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||6,239,073||-4,801,999|
Matthew "gailums" Gailums raised to 552K, and Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman raised to 1.68M. Gailums called to the flop. Haberman bet 1.32M and got a call to the turn, but Gailums folded the turn to a bet of 1,755,540.
|Matthew "gailums" Gailums||24,658,928||-3,534,000|
|Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||11,041,072||4,650,000|
In a series of small pots, Matthew "gailums" Gailums is chipping away at Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman. Haberman has already been heads up once today in another online series, and would love to make a comeback in this one.
|Matthew "gailums" Gailums||28,192,928||3,019,999|
|Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||6,391,072||-3,785,999|
Pots have been small heads up, but "gailums" is slowly chipping up to a 2.5:1 lead now.
|Matthew "gailums" Gailums||25,172,929||3,042,000|
|Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||10,177,071||-3,392,000|
It all went in on the flop when "Monkee" shoved after a check from "gailums". "Monkee" had eights, but the ace-ten of "gailums" was ahead and held for the win.
|Matthew "gailums" Gailums||22,130,929||14,611,516|
|Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||13,569,071||1,867,499|
It was all-in pre-flop with "jerseyman99" playing ace-jack against "Monkee" with aces. The aces held and "jerseyman99" busted shortly after for 4th place.
|Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||11,701,572||135,000|
|Matthew "gailums" Gailums||7,519,413||-495,000|
"FRIELnGood" raised to 320K under the gun, then shoved when Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman raised the button.
Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman:
Haberman turned the king to take the win.
|Michael "llllllllllll" Haberman||11,566,572||4,484,544|
|Matthew "gailums" Gailums||8,014,413||-6,277,629|