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Event #5: $25K GTD Progressive Knockout Bounty

Event Info

Buy-in $535
Prize Pool $48,500
Players 97

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 97



Event #5: $25K GTD Progressive Knockout Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken Wins WPT Online Borgata Series Event #5: $25K GTD Progressive Knockout Bounty for $14,256

Eric Vanauken
Eric Vanauken

The WPT Online Borgata Series Event #5: $25K GTD Progressive Knockout Bounty came to an end early Friday morning after Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken defeated Sponsored Pro Daniel "leinad" Buzgon to win $14,256 for his first-place victory ($7,154 plus $7,102 in bounties).

The fifth event saw 17 players start the tournament with that number steadily increasing throughout the registration period as Vanauken outlasted a field of 97 entries at $535 apiece.

The 97 total entries generated a total prize pool of $48,500 that would be paid out to the top 14 players.

The playing field saw a total of 26 players at the start of Level 16 but that number quickly dwindled as John "Slapshot1085" Forlenza bubbled the tournament at the start of Level 21, leaving the remaining players in the money.

From there, players steadidly dropped as "FRIELnGood" (14th place - $376), "angels" (13th Place - $376 + $844), Daniel "centrfielder23" Lupo (12th Place - $436 + $312), "Stoops211" (11th Place - $436 + $781), "chaposticks" (10th Place - $558 + $,1297) and "ClarkWesterfeld" (9th Place - $558 + $562), all got a piece of the pie but fell short of the making final table.

Event #5 Results

PlacePlayerPrizeKOTotal Winnings
1Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken$7,154$7,102$14,256
2Daniel "leinad" Buzgon$4,219$3,258$7,477
4Derek "pompii" Sudell$2,279$625$2,904
5Dan “mj23style” Sewing$1,758$1,156$2,914
6David "TheKing411" Coleman$1,309$766$2,075
7Ryan “TheSims” Hohner$994$0$994

Final Table Action

At the start of Level 27, "pay4medsch00l" was the first to fall in eighth place and they were quickly followed by Ryan “TheSims” Hohner in seventh place, then David "TheKing411" Coleman in sixth place.

The elimination continued like spitfire as Dan “mj23style” Sewing, Derek "pompii" Sudell and "Stonniepokes" all fell in quick succession, setting the stage for an even heads-up battle.

The heads-up match got off to a slow start as the chip stacks were dead even but it wasn't long before Vanauken won a double to take the chip lead and he then eliminated Buzgon in second place after flopping a set of nines.

PokerNews coverage will continue for the series on Friday, September 17 with updates coming for Event #6: $20K GTD Six-Max NLH ($215).

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Daniel “leinad” Buzgon Eliminated in 2nd Place ($4,219 + $3,258 in Bounties)

Daniel Buzgon
Daniel Buzgon

In Level 31 with blinds at 25,000/50,000 (6,250 ante), Daniel “leinad” Buzgon was all in for 1,278,442 after a {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop and Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken called.

Daniel “leinad” Buzgon: {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The {10-Diamonds} turn was no good for Buzgon as he needed to spike a queen on the river to stay alive.

Unfortunately for Buzgon, the {2-Clubs} completed the board on the river ending Sponsored Pro's tournament in second place.

Buzgon Set Up for Second Place
Buzgon Set Up for Second Place
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken
4,850,000 1,715,942
Daniel “leinad” Buzgon
Daniel “leinad” Buzgon

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"Stonniepokes" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,031 + 1,469 in Bounties)


In Level 28 with blinds at 18,000/36,000 (4,500 ante), Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken raised to 560,00 from the button "Stonniepokes" called off their 353,378 from the small blind.

"Stonniepokes": {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

"Stonniepokes" was ahead with their made hand until the {5-Spades}{a-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop appeared pairing Vanauken's ten.

The {a-Spades} paired the board on the turn and "Stonniepokes" wanted to see a snowman fall on the river but it was the {k-Hearts} ending their tournament in third place.

Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken
2,000,000 1,350,012
Stonniepokes us
us Busted

Derek "pompii" Sudell Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,279 + $625 in Bounties)


In Level 28 with blinds at 18,000/36,000 (4,500 ante), Derek "pompii" Sudell was in for 268,572 after a {9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{j-Spades} flop and was called by Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken.

Derek "pompii" Sudell: {j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Eric “alwaysliquid” Vanauken: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Sudell flopped top-pair but was still trailing the pocket queens of Vanauken and neither the {k-Diamonds} turn nor the {6-Hearts} river were any help, ending his tournament in fourth place.

Derek "pompii" Sudell
Derek "pompii" Sudell

Dan “mj23style” Sewing Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,758 + $1,156 in Bounties)


In Level 27 with blinds at 14,000/28,000 (3,500 ante), Dan “mj23style” Sewing was all in preflop and was called by Daniel “leinad” Buzgon.

Daniel “leinad” Buzgon: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Dan “mj23style” Sewing: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

Sewing was ahead with his made hand of sixes until the {j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop appeared pairing Buzgon's jack.

The {2-Clubs} turn left Sewing hoping to see a six fall on the river but it came the {3-Spades} ending his tournament in fifth place.

Daniel “leinad” Buzgon
Daniel “leinad” Buzgon
2,000,000 1,562,320
Dan “mj23style” Sewing US
Dan “mj23style” Sewing
US Busted

Tags: Dan SewingDaniel Buzgon

David "TheKing411" Coleman Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,309 + $766 in Bounties)

David Coleman
David Coleman

In Level 27 with blinds at 14,000/28,000 (3,500 ante), David "TheKing411" Coleman raised all in for 411,588 from the button and Daniel “leinad” Buzgon isolated from the small blind.

Daniel “leinad” Buzgon: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
David "TheKing411" Coleman: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

Coleman was dominated and he didn't like the {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} flop that took away one of his outs.

The {q-Hearts} turn was no help to Coleman nor was the {2-Hearts} river which ended his night in sixth place.

David "TheKing411" Coleman us
David "TheKing411" Coleman
us Busted

Tags: Daniel BuzgonDavid Coleman

Ryan “TheSims” Hohner Eliminated in 7th Place ($994)

Ryan Hohner
Ryan Hohner

In Level 27 with blinds at 14,000/28,000 (3,500 ante), Ryan “TheSims” Hohner was all in after a {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Spades} flop and was called by Daniel “leinad” Buzgon.

Daniel “leinad” Buzgon: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Ryan “TheSims” Hohner: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Hohner was ahead and the {6-Hearts} turn didn't change a thing but the {5-Spades} river completed Buzgon's flush, eliminating Hohner in seventh place.

Ryan “TheSims” Hohner us
Ryan “TheSims” Hohner
us Busted

Tags: Ryan HohnerDaniel Buzgon