partypoker US Network PKO Series 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online 2021 PokerStars MICOOP
Event #3: $15K GTD 40-Stack 8-Max NLH

Event Info

Prize Pool $25,400
Players 129
Event #3: $15K GTD 40-Stack 8-Max NLH
Day 1 Completed

"kgkg510" Wins partypoker US Network Online Series Event #3: Forty-Stack NLH for $5,483

Event #3 Results
Event #3 Results

A new format for the partypoker US Network Online Series in the $215 buy-in Event #3: $15K GTD 40-Stack NLH turned out to be a hit, as 127 entries generated a total prize pool of $25,400, surpassing the guaranteed prize pool by more than 69%.

When all was said and done, "kgkg510" was the one to call themselves the victor, earning $5,483 after negotiating a heads-up chop with second-place finisher Jason "Riverman" Lawhun, whose second runner-up finish in as many nights earned him $4,447.

Event #3 Final Table Results

2Jason "Riverman" Lawhun$4,447*
3Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John$2,941
4Chris "rumpthumper" White$2,260
5Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell$1,752
6Daniel "centfieldr23" Lupo$1,295
7Angel "chromeking" Lopez$1,016

*Denotes heads-up deal.

The pair of players outlasted a stacked final table that included the likes of Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John, Chris "rumpthumper" White, Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell, Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo, Angel "chromeking" Lopez, and Event #2 fourth-place finisher "l23weeeeeeeee".

In total, 20 places paid on the night. Others to make it into the money and fall short of the final table included Event #2 Champion Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken (14th place), Dan "mj23style" Sewnig (16th place), David "TheKing411" Coleman (17th) Place, and Ryan "TheSims" Hohner (19th place).

The trio of Sponsored Pros in Katie "KatieStone" Stone, Michael "Gags30" Gagliano, and Daniel "Leinad" Buzgon all played as well, though none of them made it into the money.

Next on the docket is the $215 buy-in Event #4: $15K GTD Turbo NLH on Wednesday at 8 p.m. PokerNews will be back at it for what is sure to be a sprint from start to finish. We'll see you then.

DayDateTime (EST)TournamentBuy-In
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

Click here to sign up for!

Players Agree To a Chop: Jason "Riverman" Lawhun Finishes in 2nd Place ($4,447); "kgkg510" Wins Event #3 for $5,483

partypoker US
partypoker US

The heads-up match between Jason "Riverman" Lawhun and "kgkg510" lasted for only a couple of minutes before talks of a chop surfaced and were quickly agreed upon via chip values. When all was said and done, "RiverMan" earns $4,447 and "kgkg510" earns $5,483 for their efforts.

A recap of the tournament will be provided shortly.

Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John Eliminated in 3rd Place ($2,941)

Michael St. John
Michael St. John

In Level 33 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,250, Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John shoved for 435,000 in the small blind and "RiverMan" called in the big blind for over 80% of his stack.

Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John: {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}
"RiverMan": {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}

"RiverMan" had found their call to be the correct one as they were ahead of St. John. Things stayed that way as the runout came {10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and St. John was eliminated in third place, earning $2,941 for his performance on the evening.

kgkg510 us 4,098,272 181,250
RiverMan us 981,728 380,030
Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John us Busted

Winners From the December Series


To give you an idea of the kind of big money payouts players will be looking at in this series, we figured we would post the results from the last series in December. Just like this series, the events lasted for a full week, with a few notables earning titles, including Jake "FerociousPanda" Toole, Alex "JinYang" Butcher, Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski, and Ryan "TheSims" Hohner.

DateTournamentBuy-inEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Sunday, December 13Event #1: 1/2 Price NLH ($35K GTD)$109451$45,100Jake "FerociousPanda" Toole$8,036.82
Monday, December 14Event #2: $6,400 GTD Heads-Up$109$64$6,400"pay4medsch00l"$1,552
Tuesday, December 15Event #3: $12K GTD Mega Tuesday 6-Max 1/2 Prize$215883$176,600Alex "JinYang" Butcher$28,256.32
Wednesday, December 16Event #4: PLO 6-Max$215165$33,000Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski$8,580
Thursday, December 17Event #5: $7,500 GTD PKO Bounty$32059$17,700Ryan "TheSims" Hohner$4,802.97
Saturday, December 19Event #7: $20K GTD PKO 6-Max NLH$215408$81,600"kgkg510"$14,080.47
Sunday, December 20Event #8: $40K GTD Main Event$320189$56,700"upayformypennys"$11,340

Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,752); Chris "rumpthumper" White Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,260)

Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell

In Level 33 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,250, Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell open-jammed for 303,000 in the cutoff and "kgkg510" three-bet to 556,000 on the button. Chris "rumpthumper" White was in the big blind and cold four-bet jammed for 1.644 million, sending action back to "kgkg510" who called to bring a total of more than 3.6 million into the middle.

Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell: {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Chris "rumpthumper" White: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
"kgkg510": {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Campbell picked up a gutshot straight draw on the flop {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, but that was the closest either player would get to a double as the turn {3-Clubs} and river {4-Spades} left the pocket queens of "kgkg510" on top to eliminate both players on the same hand in fifth- and fourth places, respectively.

kgkg510 us 3,917,022 2,022,753
Chris "rumpthumper" White us Busted
Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell us Busted

Daniel "centfieldr23" Lupo Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,295)

Daniel Lupo
Daniel Lupo

In Level 32 with blinds of 16,000/32,000 and an ante of 4,000, Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo jammed for 306,000 in the cutoff and received a call from Chris "rumpthumper" White in the small blind. "RiverMan" folded in the big blind and the two players' hands were shown.

Daniel "centfieldr23" Lupo: {a-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Chris "rumpthumper" White: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

Lupo was up against a pair of bullets and found himself shot down after the board ran out {j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, finishing the tournament in sixth place and earning $1,295 for his efforts.

kgkg510 us 1,894,269 514,500
Chris "rumpthumper" White us 1,581,980 326,664
Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John us 701,280 192,000
RiverMan us 601,698 -570,832
Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell us 300,773 -108,500
Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo us Busted

Angel "chromeking" Lopez Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,016)

Angel Lopez
Angel Lopez

In Level 32 with blinds of 20,000/40,000 and an ante of 5,000, Angel "chromeking" Lopez jammed for 320,000 in the hijack and action folded around to Chris "rumpthumper" White in the big blind, who called.

Angel "chromeking" Lopez: {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Chris "rumpthumper" White: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The flop {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} was of no help to Lopez, but he found a little bit of extra hope on the turn {q-Spades} with a shot at a chop. Instead, the river landed {8-Spades} and he was eliminated in seventh place for a payday of $1,016.

Chris "rumpthumper" White us 1,255,316 364,184
Angel "chromeking" Lopez us Busted

Sign Up for Borgata Poker Today!


Are you a New Jersey resident interested in playing online poker? Planning a visit to the Garden State and want to check it out? If so, PokerNews has a great deal for you with, which along with and partypoker US comprised the BetMGM online network.

New customers who sign up will receive a 100% deposit match up to $600, plus $20 on the house!

It's easy to get started:

  • Sign Up — Register an account with Borgata Poker
  • Download — Get the app on iOS or Android to start playing
  • Deposit — Make your first deposit and we'll match it up to $600

Click here to sign up for!

White Saved by the River


In Level 31 with blinds of 18,000/36,000 and an ante of 4,500, Chris "rumpthumper" White open-jammed for 420,000 in the hijack and received a call from "kgkg510" in the big blind.

Chris "rumpthumper" White: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
"kgkg510": {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

White was at risk for his tournament life and needed to hit to stay alive. The flop {6-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} gave him two more outs to Broadway, but his number of chances were cut from two to one after the turn {7-Spades} missed. Luckily for him, the river {q-Spades} saved him, improving him to a pair of queens and earning him the double through the chip leader.

kgkg510 us 1,379,769 -380,816
Chris "rumpthumper" White us 891,132 344,816