partypoker US Network PKO Series 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online 2021 PokerStars MICOOP
Event #2: $20K GTD PKO Bounty 6-Max

Event Info

Players 76
Event #2: $20K GTD PKO Bounty 6-Max
Day 1 Completed

Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken Wins partypoker US Network Event #2 for $8,880

Eric Vanauken
Eric Vanauken

Another series on the partypoker US Network, another tournament victory for Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken.

This time around, Vanauken topped a field of 76 in Event #2, a $320 buy-in Progressive Knockout in which he claimed the top prize of $2,908 and added another $5,972 in bounties for a combined $8,880 in earnings, nearly 40% of the overall $22,800 prize pool.

Vanauken was in the top 10 of the leader board all tournament long, working his way up to the top three by the ninth level of play in the evening and taking the chip lead within the last half-hour of the 15-level late registration period.

By the time registration closed, Vanauken nearly doubled his already-chip-leading stack and became the first player to reach 1 million, and kept climbing from there as he eliminated Daniel "leinad" Buzgon in ninth place on the bubble.

Two eliminations later, Vanauken took his chip lead into the final table. He briefly relinquished it to eventual runner-up "RiverMan" during four-handed play, but reclaimed it after eliminating "l23weeeeeeeee" in fourth place and followed it up by running the table, knocking out "dadadada" in third, and then mowing down "RiverMan" heads up to earn yet another victory in a partypoker US Network Series tournament.

Event #2 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken$2,908$5,972$8,880
5Angel "chromeking" Lopez$889$0$889
6Alex "JinYang" Butcher"$649$188$837

The partypoker US Network Series resumes Tuesday with Event #3: 15K GTD 40 Stack 8-Max NLH at 8 p.m. ET, so be sure to come back then. A full schedule of the remaining tournaments can be found below.

DayDateTime (EST)TournamentBuy-In
Tuesday1/19/218:00 PMEvent #3: $15k GTD 40-Stack 8-Max NLH$215
Wednesday1/20/218:00 PMEvent #4: $15k 6-Max Turbo$215
Thursday1/21/218:00 PMEvent #5: $30K GTD PKO Bounty 6-Max$320
Friday1/22/218:00 PMEvent #7 $25K 6-Max NLH$215
Saturday1/23/218:00 PMEvent #8: $25K 8-Max NLH$215
Sunday1/24/215:00 PMEvent #9: SUNDAY $100K GTD PKO Bounty 8-Max$525

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"RiverMan" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,905 + $300 in Bounties)


In Level 24 with blinds of 12,000/24,000 and an ante of 3,000, "RiverMan" opened to 52,800 on the button and Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken three-bet jammed for 614,000 effective. "RiverMan" immediately called.

"RiverMan": {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken": {a-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

The ladies did not love "RiverMan" as Vanauken locked up the win by the turn, hitting a wheel on a runout of {4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} to eliminate "RiverMan" in second place ($3,205 in total earnings) and claim victory along with $5,972 worth of bounties and the top prize of $2,908 for a total of $8,880. Stay tuned for a recap of the action.

Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken us 3,800,000 602,358
RiverMan us Busted

"dadadada" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,972 + $459 in Bounties)


On the final hand of Level 23 with blinds of 10,000/20,000 and an ante of 2,500, "RiverMan" opened the action with a raise to 44,000 on the button and was three-bet to 110,000 by Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken in the small blind. "dadadada" was in the big blind and cold four-bet jammed for 188,000, prompting a fold from "RiverMan" and a call from Vanauken.

"dadadada": {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken: {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

"dadadada" was unable to fade an ace on the flop {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and was left high and dry by both the turn {2-Hearts} and river {7-Clubs}, finishing the tournament in third place as a result. Meawhile, Vanauken takes roughly a three-to-two chip lead into his heads-up match witwh "RiverMan" with both players having locked up $2,905 and competing for nearly $3,300 in bounties.

Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken us 2,280,842 473,456
RiverMan us 1,519,158 -221,000
dadadada us Busted

"l23weeeeeeeee" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,225 + $713 in Bounties)


In Level 23 with blinds of 10,000/20,000 and an ante of 2,500, all of the chips got into the middle preflop after a series of raises that resulted in "l23weeeeeeeee" being all in for their tournament life from the cutoff against Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken, who was in the big blind.

"l23weeeeeeeee": {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

"l23weeeeeeeee" had virtually no chance as the flop {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts} left them in need of hitting running cards. Instead, Vanauken hit each remaining card as the turn {k-Spades} and river {k-Diamonds} came to give him a full house as it completed the runout and eliminated "l23weeeeeeeee" in fourth place.

Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken us 1,807,386 613,604
RiverMan us 1,740,158 67,700
dadadada us 252,456 -143,500
l23weeeeeeeee us Busted

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Take Five; "RiverMan" the New Chip Leader


Two minutes remain in Level 22 with blinds of 8,000/16,000 and an ante of 2,000, and the four remaining players are on a five-minute break. "RiverMan" has overtaken Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken as the chip leader with four still in contention, and all four players' updated counts on break have been updated below.

RiverMan us 1,672,458 357,360
Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken us 1,193,782 -234,560
l23weeeeeeeee us 537,804 -122,700
dadadada us 395,956 -64,100

Angel "chromeking" Lopez Eliminated in 5th Place ($889)

Angel Lopez
Angel Lopez

As time expired in Level 21 (7,000/14,000/1,750), Angel "chromeking" Lopez jammed for 143,000 in the hijack and received action from "RiverMan".

Angel "chromeking" Lopez: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
"RiverMan": {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}

Lopez was in great shape for a double and the flop {4-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} did little to jeopardize that. The turn {8-Hearts} did give him four more outs to sweat, but it would be one of the original two that he needed to fade in {7-Diamonds} that fell on the river to spell his elimination at the expense of "RiverMan".


Moments later, "RiverMan" once again got stacks in with {q-}{q-} against Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken, who could find nothing more than a jack on the runout with his {a-}{j-}, and "RiverMan" is now closing in on the chip lead with four remaining.

Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken us 1,428,342 -597,299
RiverMan us 1,315,098 808,069
Angel "chromeking" Lopez us Busted