‘pure_reason’ takes down partypoker US Network Online Series Main Event

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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: December 07, 2020 12:12 PST

New Jersey online series wraps up with ‘pure_reason’ taking home an $18,795 payday

The latest edition of the partypoker US Network Online Series came to an end in New Jersey Sunday, with the Main Event awarding a five-figure payday to the champion.

‘pure_reason’ came away with the win in the $215 Main Event, earning an $18,795 payday in the process. ‘pure_reason’ came through with the victory in an event that drew 537 total entries.

Those registration numbers ensured that the tournament far surpassed the advertised guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. That number was more than doubled, as the $215 Main Event ended up awarding $107,400 total.

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‘pure_reason’ outmatched ‘BigDickRick’ (2nd - $13,392) in the heads-up match for the title. The eventual tournament champion went into heads-up play with more than a four-to-one chip lead, but ‘BigDickRick’ managed to close that gap after doubling up through ‘pure_reason’ about 20 minutes into heads-up play.

‘BigDickRick’ couldn’t close the gap any further than that, however, with ‘pure_reason’ taking the win after about 45 minutes of heads-up play.

Other top finishers included ‘TYdonkman’ (3rd - $9,343), ‘Rikishi’ (4th – $7,464), ‘Eclypze’ (5th - $6,229) and ‘simlSgg’ (6th - $5,155).

Other notable winners from the partypoker US Network Online Series

The partypoker US Network continued the trend of offering special online series throughout 2020. The partypoker US Network functions as a New Jersey-only network, including the partypoker NJ, BetMGM Poker, and Borgata Poker skins.

The latest run of the partypoker US Network Online Series included 11 events played through eight days for New Jersey players.

The Main Event offered the second-largest prize pool across the series. Event #1: $215 Sunday $100K Guaranteed actually surpassed the Main Event in total prize pool and winner’s prize.

Drawing 572 entries, Event #1 drew the highest attendance of any event on the series schedule. The total prize pool ended up at $114,400, with Yong ‘IReadYrSoul’ Kwon* coming away with the win and a $19,756 payout.

The 11-event series produced three five-figure winner’s prizes, including the Main Event. The third-biggest winner’s purse awarded in the series also went to Kwon.

Kwon topped a field of 81 entries in Event #7: $25K Guaranteed PKO, winning $12,618 for the victory. That $535 buy-in event marked the highest buy-in tournament of the series.

Other winners in the partypoker US Network Online Series included ‘Cholie,’ who won Event #8: $15K Guaranteed PKO for $8,658. ‘Cholie’ topped a field of 234 entries in that event, which came at a $215 buy-in.

More online tournament action on the way for partypoker US Network

The partypoker US Network rolls right into another big online festival this upcoming weekend.

The partypoker US Players Choice Series runs Dec. 13-20, with all eight tournament formats on the schedule voted in by players. The series culminates with Event #8: Sunday $40K Guaranteed, on Sunday, Dec. 20.

The series opens with Event #1: Sunday $35K Guaranteed ½ Price, on Sunday, Dec. 13.

*real player names provided by PokerNews

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