2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #4: $15K GTD 8-Max Turbo NLH

Event Info

Players 85

Daniel "leinad' Buzgon Eliminated in 8th Place ($637)

Daniel Buzgon
Daniel Buzgon

In Level 26 with blinds of 12,000/24,000 and an ante of 3,000, Daniel "leinad" Buzgon three-bet shoved for 391,000 in the cutoff over a middle-position open from "xxx6395200xxx", who called to put the BorgataPoker.com Ambassador at risk for his tournament life.

Daniel "leinad" Buzgon: {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
"xxx6395200xxx": {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

Unfortunately for Buzgon, he had run a big ace into an even bigger one. Even more unfortunately for him, no help came on the runout {2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{9-Spades}{q-Clubs} and he was eliminated in 8th place as a result.

xxx6395200xxx us 1,151,555
Daniel "leinad" Buzgon Busted

Hagerty Eliminates Three To Reach The Final Table

Ryan Hagerty
Ryan Hagerty

In Level 26 with blinds of 12,000/24,000 and an ante of 3,000, Ryan "simlSgg" Hagerty opened to 48,000 in the hijack and saw "SaltSea" three-bet shove for 83,000 in the small blind. Katie "KatieStone" Stone folded her big blind to send action back to Hagerty, who wasted no time calling.

"SaltSea": {a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Ryan "simlSgg" Hagerty: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

"SaltSea" was unable to find another trey on the runout {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and was eliminated in 11th place. Moments later, Stone herself was also eliminated by Hagerty in 10th, and nine remained as hand-for-hand play began.

Once hand-for-hand play began, "Cholie" was moved to balance tables and called off their remaining 235,000 in the big blind after Hagerty put them all in from the small blind.

"Cholie": {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Ryan "simlSgg" Hagerty: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The flop came {j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{7-Spades} to all but ensure a double for "Cholie" until the unimaginable happened in running {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} to give Hagerty trips and eliminate "Cholie" in ninth place just moments after they found their new seat at the table.

With the trio of eliminations, eight players now remain and the final table has officially been reached. Updated chip counts have been provided for all eight who remain.

Ryan "simlSgg" Hagerty us 1,226,622 1,010,502
joey1way us 795,072 525,836
xxx6395200xxx us 702,855 702,855
Daniel "leinad" Buzgon 394,700 278,724
James "Bagels" Lillis us 349,161 254,784
Ross "thehebrewhammer" Gottlieb us 312,136 -303,292
King_Icon us 240,771 -18,573
Chris "rumpthumper" White us 228,683 -130,257
SaltSea us Busted
Cholie us Busted
Katie "KatieStone" Stone 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

Buzgon Crippled; The Bubble Bursts


Hand #1: In Level 24 with blinds of 8,000/16,000 and an ante of 2,000, action folded to Daniel "leinad" Buzgon in the small blind and he jammed for just under half a million effective. "xxx6395200" was in the big blind and called.

Daniel "leinad" Buzgon: {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}
"xxx6395200": {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{k-Clubs} to give "xxx6395200xxx" quads en route to an easy double. Buzgon then doubled through "xxx6395200xxx" on the following hand to get a little bit of breathing room, while "Wacek18" found themselves at risk for their tournament life on the adjacent table.

Hand #2: "Wacek18" open-jammed under the gun for 82,000 and received a call from "King_Icon" in the cutoff. All remaining players folded.

"Wacek18": {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
"King_Icon": {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

After holding the chip lead through a solid portion of the late registration period, "Wacek18" needed to hit a three outer to stay alive and avoid becoming the bubble finisher in the tournament. Instead, they watched the board appear 100% in their opponent's favor, coming {q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} to officially burst the bubble with "Wacek18" finishing in 15th place.

xxx6395200xxx us 942,530 942,530
Daniel "leinad" Buzgon 115,976 -384,321
Wacek18 US Busted

Hubbard Loses A Coin Flip To Bust; Hand-For-Hand Begins On Final Two Tables

Stephanie Hubbard
Stephanie Hubbard

In Level 22 with blinds of 6,000/12,000 and an ante of 1,250, Stephanie "Stephhub0331" Hubbard scored a double just after break and then got all in preflop in the big blind against Katie "Katiestone" Stone, who was in the hijack.

Stephanie "Stephhub0331" Hubbard: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Katie "Katiestone" Stone: {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Hubbard found herself on the wrong side of the coin flip as the board ran out {9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades}{10-Spades}{q-Spades} to earn Stone the pot and the knockout with her pair of tens. At the same time as her elimination, Ted "roystalin" Ely was also eliminated, and the pair of eliminations brings the field down to 15 and one away from reaching the money.

Two tables now remain, and hand-for-hand play is in effect until one more elimination occurs.

Katie "KatieStone" Stone us 596,230 196,800
Stephanie "Stephhub0331" Hubbard us Busted
Ted "roystalin" Ely us Busted

Chip Counts On Break (full)


Level 21 is now over and the tournament has reached another five-minute break after moving into Level 22 (6,000/12,000/1,250). The recent eliminations of Jon "Jetsfan411" Borenstein, RiverMan, and JayOnRiver has brought the field down to 17, just three eliminations away from reaching the money.

Ross "thehebrewhammer" finds himself as the new chip leader, and the pair of BorgataPoker.com Ambassadors in Daniel "leinad" Buzgon and Katie "KatieStone" Stone follow behind to round out the top three. Complete chip counts from all 17 remaining players have been provided below.

Ross "thehebrewhammer" Gottlieb us 615,428 567,598
Daniel "leinad" Buzgon 500,297 317,252
Katie "KatieStone" Stone us 399,430 226,930
Chris "rumpthumper" White us 358,940 358,940
xxx6395200xxx us 313,209 313,209
joey1way us 269,236 269,236
King_Icon us 259,344 146,008
Wacek18 US 218,872 -36,874
Ryan "simlSgg" Hagerty us 216,120 68,560
Yong "IReadYrSoul" Kwon us 197,042 134,501
SaltSea us 195,076 133,763
beast801 us 152,175 59,474
SLHalper13 us 144,874 30,296
Cholie us 142,348 142,348
James "Bagels" Lillis us 94,377 -76,483
Ted "roystalin" Ely us 87,582 -1,529
Stephanie "Stephhub0331" Hubbard us 85,650 -32,250
RiverMan us Busted
JayOnRiver us Busted
Jon "Jetsfan411" Borenstein us Busted

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Stone Gets A Triple, Then Eliminates Vanauken

Katie Stone
Katie Stone

In Level 20 with blinds of 4,000/8,000 and an ante of 1,000, Katie "KatieStone" Stone was down to her last 38,000 and shoved from middle position. She received a call from Daniel "leinad' Buzgon in the hijack and then action folded around to Stephanie "Stephhub0331" Hubbard in the big blind, who re-jammed for 98,000. Buzgon called that shove as well and all three players' hands were shown.

Katie "KatieStone" Stone: {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Stephanie "Stephhub0331" Hubbard: {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Daniel "leinad" Buzgon: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

Hubbard had the best hand to begin with but Stone pulled ahead on the flop {j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The situation remained unchanged through the turn {3-Hearts} and river {7-Spades} and Stone earned the triple while Hubbard won the side pot.

Moments later, Stone was once again involved in a hand with Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken, where Vanauken shoved all in preflop for 36,000 in early position and received a call from Stone, who was in the big blind.

Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken: {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}
Katie "KatieStone" Stone: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Once again, Stone connected with the flop {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and stayed in front through the turn {3-Diamonds} and river {a-Spades} to score another pot and bring herself up to 172,000, eliminating Vanauken along the way.

A handful of eliminations on either side of Vanauken now has the field down to 20.

Daniel "leinad" Buzgon 183,045 63,156
Katie "KatieStone" Stone us 172,500 5,306
Stephanie "Stephhub0331" Hubbard us 117,900 -11,105
Boohoo US Busted
Gohednpopoff us Busted
Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken us Busted
jerseyman99 us Busted
Jermz us Busted
John Allan "treetrap" Hinds us Busted

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