Wednesday night was Ryan "simlSgg" Hagerty's time to shine on the partypoker US Network, winning Event #4 of January's Online Series for $4,154.
The $215 buy-in turbo saw 85 entries generate a total prize pool of $17,000, and with five-minute levels, the event went as fast as it came. Hagerty was in the middle of the pack as the tournament made it into the money with 14 paying, but then found three consecutive eliminations when 11 remained to take the tournament to the final table, doing so with a sizeable chip lead he would use to eventually amass every chip in play.
Event #4 Final Table Results
|1||Ryan "simlSgg" Hagerty||4154|
|2||Chris "rumpthumper" White||2873|
|3||James "Bagels" Lillis||2108|
|7||Ross "thehebrewhammer" Gottlieb||807|
|8||Daniel "leinad" Buzgon||637|
"Wacek18" was the one to get out to a fast start, holding the chip lead for most of the 16-level late registration period. However, they ran out of steam and were eventually knocked out on the bubble by fifth-place finisher "King_Icon". BorgataPoker.com Ambassadors Katie "KatieStone" Stone and Daniel "leinad" Buzgon also appeared as if they were going to make runs, but Stone was one of the three knocked out by Hagerty shy of the final table and Buzgon became the first casualty when the final eight were reached.
Ross "thehebrewhammer" Gottlieb was another to make a late charge, bringing a big stack into the money before fizzing out when their pocket kings were cracked by the pocket threes of fourth-place finisher "xxx6395200xxx", while both James "Bagels" Lillis and Chris "rumpthumper" White also had hot streaks near the end before Lillis fell to White, and then White ran his ace-queen into Hagerty's pocket kings to seal the deal and earn Hagerty the W.