Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The Friday Night event of this latest partypoker US Network Online Series saw a total of 154 players do battle at short handed tables all night long. In the end, it was "Core4" who would emerge victorious over the rest of the field, taking home a nice payday of $8,008.
The final 18 players finished in the money tonight, and amongst those who cashed, but didn’t make the final table, were Mike “MistaMenza” Menzer (17th), Ryan “simlSgg” Hagerty (14th), Jon “Jetsfan411” Borenstein (10th), and Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski (8th). For Hagerty, he just missed out on his third straight final table this series, after winning the last two events over the last two days.
Next to bust was the lone known pro at the final table, Michael “IIIIIIIIIIIII” Haberman. He busted out after calling a big bet on the turn and river of this hand, with the final bet being for all of his stack. His second pair was no good though, and he would bust out in fifth.
The next player to hit the rail was ”yolegacy.” He was down to just a few big blinds when he got his stack in the middle with , but he was miles behind the of Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun. Another ten came on the flop, and though he turned a flush draw on the turn, “yolegacy” didn’t catch any help on the river.
Three handed play lasted just a few hands before Lawhun busted “ndirish50” in third. Lawhun held a baby pair, while “ndirish50” showed Ace-Queen, but the board ran down ten high, securing the victory for Lawhun.
When heads up play started, Lawhun and “Core4” were virtually even in chips, but “Core4” would take a big lead early, and then end the tournament in style. He would slow play pocket aces until he got his opponent to shove the turn drawing to just four outs, and the aces would hold, giving him the crown.
For his efforts, “Core4” will take home $8,008. Congratulations to him on his big victory, and don’t forget that this series rolls on with two more big events this weekend. First, a $215 buy-in $25,000 Guaranteed Event starts at 8 PM ET time tomorrow, and the series wraps up with the massive $100,000 Guaranteed 8-Max Main Event on Sunday afternoon.
partypoker-7 Final Table Results
|2||Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun||$4,620|
|5||Michael “IIIIIIIIIIIII” Haberman||$1,940.40|
Mark Your Calendar
The next partypoker US Network Online Series will take place February 21–28 and be chock full of Progressive Knock Out (PKO) events. The full schedule is expected to be released early next week and will feature buy-in ranges of $109 to $535.
"Core4" kicked the action off with a raise to 120,000, and Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun went for a three bet to 480,000. "Core4" called, and the flop came down . Lawhun continued for 540,000, "Core4" called, and the hit the turn. Lawhun went for it all, shoving for about 1.7 million, and "Core4" beat him into the pot with . He was miles ahead of the of Lawhun, who would only survive if a miracle five came on the river.
That card was the though, giving the hand, and the title, to "Core4". Stay tuned for a full recap to be posted shortly.
|Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun||Busted|
Catching up with the action on the turn of a board showing , Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun led for 210,000. "Core4" raised to 690,000, Lawhun called, and the completed the board. Lawhun checked, and "Core4" went for a huge shove 2.5 million effective, more than the pot size.
Lawhun thought for a while before folding, giving a big lead over to "Core4" in the process.
|Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun||2,519,173||2,519,173|
”ndirish50” and Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun raised it up until all of the former's chips were in the middle. He held , and he was flipping against the pocket threes of Lawhun. The board came down , and the baby pair held to send a big pot over to Lawhun.
Just like that, heads up play has started, with "Core4" holding the slightest of leads.
|Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun||3,746,923||1,258,374|
After a raise from "Core4", and a call from Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun, ”yolegacy" shoved all in for about 380,000. "Core4" folded, but Lawhun called with . He was in great shape against the of ”yolegacy", and that led would be increased after the flop came down . The turn did give ”yolegacy" some hope with a flush draw, but the on the river didn't bring any help.
With that, just three players remain. "Core4" still holds a comfortable lead at the moment.
|Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun||2,488,549||1,257,092|
"ndirish50" and Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun went heads up to a flop of , and after Lawhun checked to "ndirish50", he fired 102,000. Lawhun came in for a check raise to 320,000, but "ndirish50" wasn't going anywhere, moving all in for 630,000 and change.
Lawhun called with , but he was well behind the of "ndirish50." The turn and rivrer changed nothing, and "ndirish50" secured the double up.
|Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun||1,231,457||-674,018|
After winning a nice pot where he flopped a full house, "Core4" has begun to pull away from the rest of the group. He now sits with a comfortable chip lead, but with the short stack having over 15 big blinds, there is still plenty of poker left to be played.
|Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun||1,905,475||449,961|
Catching up with the action on the turn of a board showing , Michael “IIIIIIIIIIIII” Haberman checked to Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun, who put out a near pot sized bet of 225,000. Haberman called, and the completed the board.
Haberman checked again, and Lawhun shoved all in, having Haberman covered. Haberman thought for quite a while before calling with for second pair, but it was no good, as Lawhun showed for top pair top kicker.
|Jason ”RiverMan” Lawhun||2,791,068||1,335,554|
|Michael “IIIIIIIIIIIII” Haberman||Busted|
There were a handful of open and three bet shoves that went uncalled in the first few minutes of the final table. Then, "chen718” would become the first victim of the final table after he shoved his short stack in on the button with . He was called by "ndirish50" in the big blind, who showed .
The flop of all but ended the hand, and while a king came on the turn to give "chen718” a sliver of hope, the river brought no more help.