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"TryptophanMan" Captures 2nd Title as 2020 PACOOP Surpasses Halfway Point


The Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker [PACOOP] rolled on in Pennsylvania over the weekend. The 50-event series on PokerStars PA has been running since September 19 through October 5. The 17-day festival offers $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money, with the $300 NLHE, $200K guaranteed Main Event on Sunday, October 4 as the highlight of the series.

After Monday night, 30 events were in the books with 12,345 players participating and $1,082,615.85 in prize money being awarded. Here's a look at some of the notable winners from recent action.

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"orionguide108" Wins PACOOP-19: $200 8-Game

A break from big-bet-only games came by way of PACOOP-19: $200 8-Game, $15K GTD on Friday night, and it proved to be a hit. The eight-game mixed event drew 93 entries (70 entrants and 23 re-entries), generating an overall prize pool of $17,298 that was paid out to the top 11 players.

When the dust settled, "orionguide108" was the last one standing, coming out on top after a nearly two-hour-long final table they entered as one of the two chip leaders. One by one, players fell until three remained, and 40 minutes then went by as "orionguide108" pulled away from the pack before knocking out the last two players in quick succession to take down the top prize of $4,219.

PACOOP-19 Final Table Results


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"pokaroka31" Wins PACOOP 26: $100 NLHE Sunday Special

Event #26 of the 2020 PACOOP: $100 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $100K GTD took place on Sunday night, drawing 1,077 entries (653 entries, 424 re-entries) to offer a $100,000 total prize pool. The tournament started with 206 registered players, though that number more than doubled in the first three levels of play.

Roughly one-third of the 1,077 entries recorded throughout the three and a half hour late registration period remained when the prize pool became official, and it took an hour from there to reach the money, where the top 161 were paid.

Another hour went by before the final three tables were reached, and eventually, only nine remained after "RevoltingBlob12" eliminated "CallYourMommy" in 10th place on the final table bubble.

Just over nine-and-a-half hours of play brought the number of remaining players down to one as "pokaroka31" defeated "damanwitdaplan" heads-up to claim the first-place winnings of $15,020.08

PACOOP-26 Final Table Results


*Denotes heads-up deal

"TryptophanMan" Wins PACOOP-30: $500 PLO High-Roller]


On Monday night, it took just shy of five hours for PACOOP-30: $500 PLO [6-Max, High-Roller] $25K Gtd to see a title claimed. In total, 76 entries generated a prize pool of $35,720, exceeding its guaranteed prize pool by over 40% with the lion's share of $8,712 going to "TryptophanMan".

"TryptophanMan" used one of their three allotted re-entries after being eliminated during the three-hour late registration period, and rode a heater that left them atop the counts when registration closed. At that time, 24 remained with the top 11 set to make it into the money, a feat that would happen when none other than "TryptophanMan" burst the bubble to amass more than one-fourth of the chips in play with 11 remaining.

Thirty minutes later, "TryptophanMan" would once again be the one bursting the next bubble, eliminating "Lachoy14" in eighth place to bring the final table of seven.

"hunterm708" started the heads-up match with almost a two-to-one advantage and took the lead for a quick moment, but "TryptophanMan" quickly regained momentum, erasing the defecit and building an even bigger chip lead than when they started the match. A few hands later, stacks went in on a queen-queen-three flop with "TryptophanMan" holding an ace and a queen, both of which wound up playing as their trips held versus a backdoor flush draw to claim the title and the accompanying prize of $8,712.

It marked the second title win for "TryptophanMan", who on Sunday, September 20 topped a 191-entry field to win Event #7: $100 PLO [6-Max] $15K GTD for $3,497.29.

PACOOP-30 Final Table Results

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2020 PACOOP Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Saturday, Sept. 19Event #1: $100 NLH [Nightly Stars - Warm-Up], $50K GTD632$58,017.60bunnybear816$10,168.49
Saturday, Sept. 19Event #2: $50 NLHE [8-Max - Warm-Up], $30K GTD808$36,764BMM2019$5,018.40
Sunday, Sept. 20Event #3: $100 NLH [8-Max, Turbo, Deepstack], $35K GTD347$35,000jbrink22$6,461.48
Sunday, Sept. 20Event #4: $50 NLHE [6-Max], $20K GTD434$20,000ActualLy$3,581.09
Sunday, Sept. 20Event #5: $150 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $30K GTD274$37,729.80dbrinker$6,112.04
Sunday, Sept. 20Event #6: $100 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $100K GTD1,117$102,540.60blankface777$16,445.29
Sunday, Sept. 20Event #7: $100 PLO [6-Max], $15K GTD191$17,533.80TryptophanMan$3,497.29
Sunday, Sept. 20Event #8: $50 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday SuperSonic SE], $10K GTD265$12,057.50MRWIGGLES3318$2,300.99
Monday, Sept. 21Event #9: $50 NLH [6-Max, PKO, Battle Royale SE], $30K GTD805$36,627.50Brother Justin$5,550.96
Monday, Sept. 21Event #10: $75 PLO8 [8-Max], $12K GTD215$14,673.75cowboydollars$2,861.77
Tuesday, Sept. 22Event #11: $200 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $40K GTD325$60,450POCKETNINEE$9,670.32
Tuesday, Sept. 22Event #12: $20 NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday SE], $15K GTD1,042$18,964.40fan_buzgon$3,097.77
Tuesday, Sept. 22Event #13: $150 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $15K GTD171$23,546.70CL911129$4,744.10
Wednesday, Sept. 23Event #14: $500 NLHE [6-Max, High Roller], $50K GTD169$79,430NeolithicFarmer$16,067.12
Wednesday, Sept. 23Event #15: $150 NLHE, $15K GTD190$26,163.00pariszoo11$5,193.88
Thursday, Sept. 24Event #16: $200 NLHE [PKO, Thursday Thrill SE], $40K GTD286$53,196AllinWithaJoff$7,673.50
Thursday, Sept. 24Event #17: $20 NLH [PKO, Mini Thrill], $20K GTD1249$22,731.80BirdieY$3,068.88
Thursday, Sept. 24Event #18: $100 PL 5-Card Draw [8-Max], $10K GTD87$10,000.00An0ldLady$2,439.11
Friday, Sept. 25Event #19: $200 8-Game, $15K GTD93$17,298orionguide108$4,219.15
Friday, Sept. 25Event #20: $150 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $20K GTD226$31,120.20g0rnman$5,440.74
Saturday, Sept. 26Event #21: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Deepstack], $35K GTD478$43,880.40[email protected]$7,800.71
Saturday, Sept. 26Event #22: $50 NLHE [Saturday Speedway SE, Turbo], $15K GTD478$21,749Jo-z Wellz77$3,866.49
Sunday, Sept. 27Event #23: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Marathon], $35K GTD365$35,000MrMonkeyJones$6,374.47
Sunday, Sept. 27Event #24: $100 PLO [8-Max], $10K GTD112$10,281.60MR.20InchArms$2,362.09
Sunday, Sept. 27Event #25: $150 NLHE [6-Max], $25K GTD196$26,989.20KennytheRipper$4,442.89
Sunday, Sept. 27Event #26: $100 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $100K GTD1,077$100,000pokaroka31$15,020.08
Sunday, Sept. 27Event #27: $200 NLHE [PKO], $35K GTD210$39,060dubbadell$9,213.08
Sunday, Sept. 27Event #28: $75 NLHE [Sunday SuperSonice SE, Hyper-Turbo], $12K GTD202$14,241forthewin42$2,786.89
Monday, Sept. 28Event #29: $200 NLHE [4-Max], $25K GTD225$41,850redhanded77$8,189.76
Monday, Sept. 28Event #30: $500 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $25K GTD76$35,720TryptophanMan$7,712

Remaining 2020 PACOOP Schedule

Check out the remaining event PACOOP schedule below with the featured PokerNews live-reported tournaments bolded.

#DateTime (ET)Event
3129-Sep (Tu)7 p.m.$250 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Super Tuesday], $40K Gtd
3229-Sep (Tu)8 p.m.$100 NLO8 [8-Max], $10K Gtd
3330-Sep (W)7 p.m.$30 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $20K Gtd
3430-Sep (W)8 p.m.$200 NLHE, $30K Gtd
3530-Sep (W)9 p.m.$100 Stud Hi/Lo, $10K Gtd
361-Oct (Th)7 p.m.$250 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $40K Gtd
371-Oct (Th)9 p.m.$150 NLHE, $20K Gtd
382-Oct (F)7 p.m.$200 FLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd
392-Oct (F)9 p.m.$200 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo], $15K Gtd
403-Oct (Sa)6 p.m.$300 NLHE [6-Max], $40K Gtd
413-Oct (Sa)9 p.m.$75 NLHE [6-Max], $20K Gtd
424-Oct (Su)2 p.m.$100 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Deepstack], $25K Gtd
434-Oct (Su)5 p.m.$300 NLHE [Main Event], $200K Gtd
444-Oct (Su)6 p.m.$50 NLHE [Mini Main Event], $40K Gtd
454-Oct (Su)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
464-Oct (Su)9 p.m.$100 PLO [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $10K Gtd
474-Oct (Su)10 p.m.$75 NLHE [Sunday SuperSonic SE], $10K Gtd
485-Oct (M)7 p.m.$100 NLHE [Nightly Stars SE – PACOOP Wrap-Up], $35K Gtd
495-Oct (M)8 p.m.$50 NLHE [8-Max, Phase 2], $50K Gtd
505-Oct (M)9 p.m.$100 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Deep Hyper Turbo], $15K Gtd
  • "TryptophanMan", "pokaroka31", and orionguide108 are among the early winners in the 2020 #PACOOP.

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