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PokerStars USA COOP: Hayes Wins Main Event, Paredes Scores Two Titles and Huge Overlays

PokerStars USA COOP

The PokerStars USA Championship of Online Poker ended early Tuesday morning with the completion of the $530 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. John “trainwrecks” Hayes walked away with $140,743.43 as the winner after he bested a field of 1,650 entrants. Notables John “JohnFR” Riley, Steve “gboro780” Gross and Matt “schnizeltoe” Keikoan all made the final table, finishing in second, fifth and seventh, respectively.

Eleven events were held for the series, and David “gaucho2121” Paredes was able to get his hands on two titles! First he won the $215 NLHE Heads-Up for $25,000 and then he won the $320 PL Omaha 1R1A for $32,443.50. He beat fields of 398 and 208, respectively, to claim those two titles. That’s quite the performance. Adam "squee451" Sherman finished runner-up to Paredes in the Omaha event and final-tabled another event during the series.

Probably the largest shocker of them all is that out of the 11 events held, nine failed to reach the guarantee. It’s almost unheard of for PokerStars to fall short of a guarantee, especially in a big series. They did so here and it cost them. There was a total of $764,650 in combined overlays. The only two events to get more money in the prize pool than their allotted guarantee were the first and the tenth events. Even so, those events only beat the guarantee by a combined $98,850. The bulk of that came from the first event; the tenth event was only $900 over the $150,000 guarantee.

Here are the results from all 11 events.

USA COOP - 01 $55+R NLHE 6-Max

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$50+$51,147$150,000$197,950
PlacePlayerPrize
*1akb1$30,450.40
*2ShipshapeSir$27,450.40
3Andrew “AndrewBoccia” Boccia$18,805.25
4Adam “Roothlus” Levy$12,866.75
5ant0730$8,492.05
6Jeremy “thechemist83” Gaubert$5,938.50

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Amanda “manderbutt” Musumeci (7th - $3,464.12), Eric “sheets” Haber (19th - $1,247.08), Jamie “Xaston” Kaplan (24th - $1,247.08), Mike “3Kingme3” Del Vecchio (33rd - $831.39), Dan “Danny98765” Smith (43rd - $613.64), Dave “SexSeen” Sands (46th - $613.64)

USA COOP - 02 $215 PL Omaha H/L

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$200+$15459$100,000$100,000
PlacePlayerPrize
*1takitdown$13,817.96
*2duss2320$8,484.74
*3tweeprise$12,795.44
*4mondo nutz$12,411.74
*5Premier$9,040.12
6RoyalCrusher$4,250.00
7babs7$3,250.00
8Avalanche10$2,250.00
9XCappucinoX1$1,660.00

*denotes five-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Derek “dray313” Raymond (56th - $440.00)

USA COOP - 03 $215 NLHE 2X Chance, Turbo

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$200+$15593$200,000$200,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Dane "WatchTheSea" Miller$37,600.00
2rob131986$27,400.00
3“88k”$20,200.00
4LadyBlue072$15,200.00
5Tyson “POTTERPOKER” Marks$10,680.00
6pgcannonball$8,500.00
7HR_Dub$6,500.00
8anglefish12$4,500.00
9Mr nOmadsen$3,000.00

Notable Finishes: Bryan “bparis” Paris (12th - $2,300.00), Danny “THE_D_RY” Ryan (15th - $1,900.00), Robert “Little Kraut” Deppe (27th - $1,100.00), Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen (30th - $900.00), Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy (34th - $900.00), Anthony “D1rtyR1v3r” Nardi (38th - $800.00), Victor “VictorRamdin” Ramdin (50th - $750.00)

USA COOP - 04 $320 NLHE

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$300+$201,326$750,000$750,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Christina “lindeyloo22” Lindley$127,500.00
2Happymon32$93,750.00
3Ready24Poker$71,175.00
4LUHMAN$51,000.00
5lak3rs888$37,125.00
6Harrison "gibler321" Gimbel$29,625.00
7Sharukh10$22,125.00
8Antonio7$14,625.00
9Aquis$8,100.00

Notable Finishes: John “$30K” Racener (19th - $3,000.00), Todd “tbt4653” Terry (30th - $2,625.00), Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb (32nd - $2,625.00), Ryan “HITTHEPANDA” Franklin (46th - $2,025.00)

USA COOP - 05 $215 NLHE Heads-Up

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$200+$15398$100,000$100,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1David “gaucho2121” Paredes$25,000.00
2JaFos$13,000.00
3Ari “BodogAri” Engel$7,000.00
4smsuwrestler$7,000.00
5TwinMSU$3,200.00
63mptyS0ul$3,200.00
7Aaralynn$3,200.00
8MI_turtle$3,200.00

Notable Finishes: Alex “AJKHoosier1” Kamberis (12th - $1,200.00), Eric “sheets” Haber (15th - $1,200.00), Joseph “subiime” Cheong (16th - $1,200), Patrick “pmahoney22” Mahoney (26th - $800.00), Anthony “D1rtyR1v3r” Nardi (35th - $400.00)

USA COOP - 06 $320 HORSE

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$300+$20314$150,000$150,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1BackdoorNutz$29,250.00
2EL SOUP$21,750.00
3crazyjanie$16,500.00
4furiosantana$12,000.00
5TheDarkElf$8,250.00
6bikocruz$6,000.00
7JEFFREG$4,500.00
8Jameson “bugstud” Painter$3,750.00

Notable Finishes: Kevin “BodogBanshee” Hercules (30th - $1,012.50), George “Jorj95” Lind III (32nd - $1,012.50)

USA COOP - 07 $320 NLHE 6-Max

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$300+$20655$300,000$300,000
PlacePlayerPrize
*1JoeJ1337$50,886.45
*2shipdatchz$38,228.19
*3rmthawk64$38,535.36
4Stephen "sizzlinbetta" Reynolds$21,000.00
5kiaser$15,000.00
6U_Get_Mucked$9,000.00

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Ravi “goshark2” Raghavan (28th - $1,770.00), David “dwilliams” Williams (37th - $1,380.00), Dan “Lenny” Heimiller (42nd - $1,380.00)

USA COOP - 08 $215 Stud H/L

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$200+$15272$75,000$75,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1PhishorMan$14,625.00
2RiverRat1$10,875.00
3Sensor$8,250.00
4Athena89$6,000.00
5VOLCANO360$4,125.00
6Livesttadle9$3,000.00
7austinm$2,250.00
8RomanChill$1,875.00

Notable Finishes: Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen (14th - $1,125.00)

USA COOP - 09 $215 NLHE 1R1A

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$200+$15425$300,000$300,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Luke “Tobia$ Bluth” Nettles$57,570.00
2Chris “johnsonck69” Johnson$42,750.00
3Erik “donkeytrap26” Holliday$31,500.00
4Scott1681$24,000.00
5Jonathan “driverseati” Tamayo$16,800.00
6cwalsh6$12,750.00
7Jamie “pokerjamers” Armstrong$9,750.00
8mullaghorn$6,750.00
9Adam "squee451" Sherman$4,980.00

Notable Finishes: Christina “lindeyloo22” Lindley (12th - $3,900.00), Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen (15th - $3,300.00), Benjamin “xthesteinx” Zamani (46th - $1,500.00)

USA COOP - 10 $320 PL Omaha 1R1A

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$300+$20208$150,000$150,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1David “gaucho2121” Paredes$32,443.50
2Adam "squee451" Sherman$23,389.50
3quickDraw184$17,730.75
4Jim "BreakRibs" Kilarjian$13,203.75
5Noah “fouruhaters” Schwartz$9,054.00
6aprilsfool$7,545.00
7CalBandGreat$6,036.00
8djmonkey$4,527.00
9Tim “Tmay420” West$3,018.00

Notable Finishes: Matt “mattg1983” Graham (12th - $2,640.75), Randall “RandALLin” Flowers (14th - $2,263.50), Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen (17th - $1,886.25), Christian “charder30” Harder (24th - $1,509.00), Jon “PearlJammer” Turner (26th - $1,509.00)

USA COOP - 11 $530 NLHE Main Event

Buy-inEntrantsGuaranteePrize Pool
$500+$301,650$1,000,000$1,000,000
PlacePlayerPrize
*1John “trainwrecks” Hayes$140,743.43
*2John “JohnFR” Riley$108,294.06
*3dreedog$125,012.51
4TheTaker$67,000.00
5Steve “gboro780” Gross$47,500
6ChAtBan$37,500.00
7Matt “schnizeltoe” Keikoan$27,500.00
8Baeras$17,500.00
910IsTheYear$10,000.00

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Andy “BadgerPro” Schultz (31st - $3,400.00), David “WhooooKidd” Baker (44th - $2,900.00), Grayson “gray31” Ramage (49th - $2,600.00)

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