Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon Among Recent NJCOOP Winners

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon

Right now on PokerStars NJ, the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP) is in full swing. PokerNews is busy offering live updates from the 54-event series, which will run through October 26 and offers up $1 million in total guarantees.

The crown jewel of the series is of course the $300 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event, which boasts a $125,000 guarantee. That one takes place Sunday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. local time. PokerNews will not only live report the tournament, but we'll also stream the action on our Twitch channel.

The series has completed 32 tournaments thus far, and already there have been two players — "ISlowRollYou" and "coldandwarm" — who've claimed multiple titles. You can see a list of all the winner at the bottom of this article.

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Buzgon Wins Event #20: $200 8-Game, $12.5K GTD

A break from big-bet-only games came by way of NJCOOP-20: $200 8-Game, $12.5K GTD on Friday night, and it proved to be a hit. The eight-game mixed event drew 81 entries (56 entrants and 25 re-entries), generating an overall prize pool of $15,066 that was paid out to the top 11 players.

When the dust settled, Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon was the last player standing, coming out on top after a nearly hour-long final table after he entered as the chip leader.

One by one, players fell until three remained, and just a mere 20 minutes then went by as Buzgon continued to pull away from the pack to take down the top prize of $3,674.77.

1Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon$3,674.77
2senor stinks$2,799.94
4Drunk Spew$1,625.57

"snapcallzzz" Wins 2020 NJCOOP Sunday Special SE

Michael Haberman
Michael Haberman finished as runner-up.

On Sunday, the 2020 NJCOOP continued with Event #27: $300 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $50K GTD. The tournament attracted 131 players who rebought 100 times, meaning the hefty $50,000 was easily eclipsed by $14,680. The top 31 players all took a slice of the prize pool home, but after seven-and-a-half hours of play, it was "snapcallzzz" who took home $12,613.85 for the victory.

"snapcallzzz" started the final table fourth in chips, but found himself with nearly half the chips in play after rivering the nut flush against eventual fourth-place finisher "icecube2". Mike "FortheThr1ll" Haberman kept lurking all the way into heads-up play and even managed to briefly take the chip lead during the half-hour heads-up battle.

A cooler hand would spell the end of Haberman's run in second place, however, as Haberman flopped trips with an ace kicker, only for "snapcallzzz" to flop a full house, and Haberman couldn't avoid disaster and sent the rest of his chips to "snapcallzzz" after jamming on the river.

2Mike "ForTheThr1ll" Haberman$9,428.59
7Tony "JoEiSiNz" Sinishtaj$2,200.21
8Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig$1,644.63
9Ryan "ISlowRollYou" Hohner$1,229.34

Others to finish in the top 31 and earn a payday were "senor stinks" (11th - $1,060), Alex "Uber_N00ber" Astashkevich (15th - $913), "xaverian412" (24th - $787) and Mike "mmenz08816" Menzer (28th - $678).

"MartinChatwn" Wins Event #15: $1,000 High Roller

Anthony Chin
Anthony Chin finished in second place.

On Wednesday, the 2020 NJCOOP continued with Event #15: $1,000 NLHE [6-Max, High Roller], $45K GTD.

The tournament attracted 29 players who rebought 28 times, which meant the 57-entry field resulted in a $54,150 prize pool.

Once registration closed only 14 players remained meaning only half of them would be getting paid with the eventual winner taking home a $20,693.42 first-place prize.

After nearly six hours of play, it was "MartinChatwn" coming out on top to win the tournament for $20,693.42.

"MartinChatwn" began the final table as the chip leader and they went on a complete tear as they eliminated every single player to claim victory.

2Anthony "supremetny" Chin$12,791.30
3Jason "TiltedHard" Lawhun$7906.75
4David "coles93" Coleman$4,887.43
5Daniel “AvaGray” Lupo$3,021.09
7Rock Matthew$2,245.45

"mrblonde2020" Wins Sunday Special

NJCOOP Event 5 Final Hand

On Sunday, October 11 the second day of the 2020 NJCOOP continued with Event #5: $200 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $40K GTD. The tournament attracted 136 players who rebought 57 times, which meant the 193-entry field resulted in the advertised $40,000 prize pool. That will be paid out to the top 26 players with the eventual winner taking home a $7,940.59 first-place prize.

After nearly eight hours of play, it was "mrblonde2020" coming out on top to win the tournament for $7,940.59. "mrblonde2020" began the final table in the middle of the pack but built up throughout the final table. Still, he always seemed to be behind "Mummy's Bitch", who was the chip leader for much of the final table.

However, during heads-up play "mrblonde2020" came on strong despite starting down 2:1 in chips. A couple of doubles saw him take over the chip lead, and not long after it was over when both players flopped two pair, with the kicker making all the difference.

2Mummy's Bitch$6,034.16
3Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier$4,585.46
5Joe "LCC102515" Cappuccio$2,647.99
6senor stinks$2,012.26

"zhatka" Wins Opening Event

NJCOOP Event 1 Final Hand

It took just under seven hours of play for the first NJCOOP to finish out, and "zhatka" took home the lion's share of the prizepool, $4,467.47, after a deal with his heads up opponent, "Chalmisi6." Those two players were two parts of a big three at the top of the chip counts when the final table started, and they would stay near the top throughout.

"Chalmisi6" started heads-up play with "zhatka" at a heavy disadvantage, but he was able to score a number of double-ups, before ultimately taking the lead for a bit. At that point, the two players made a deal, and form that point on, it was once again the "zhatka" show.

On the final hand, "Chalmisi6" would get his final eight big blinds in good, but a lucky seven on the river gave "zhatka" the title.

3"ohhh hellooo"$2,680.80
5Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta$1486.47
6Mike “mmenz08816” Menzer$1,106.89

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2020 NJCOOP Winners Thus Far

DateDoWStart TimeEvent NameEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
10-OctSat19:00NJCOOP 01: $100 NLHE [NJCOOP Warm-Up], $25K Gtd276$25,336.80zhatka$4,467.47
10-OctSat20:30NJCOOP 02: $50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, NJCOOP Warm-Up], $12.5K Gtd245$12,500.00StarBoltPoker$2,349.58
11-OctSun14:00NJCOOP 03: $150 NLHE [8-Max, Deepstack], $20K Gtd148$20,379.60xsunny8891x$4,235.07
11-OctSun15:30NJCOOP 04: $100 NLHE [Progressive KO], $15K Gtd169$15,514.20BurntBagels$1,561.87
11-OctSun17:00NJCOOP 05: $200 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $40K Gtd193$40,000mrblonde2020$7,940.59
11-OctSun17:30NJCOOP 06: $50 NLHE [Mini Special], $15K Gtd341$15,515.50Q8kickass$2,895.52
11-OctSun19:00NJCOOP 07: $100 PLO [6-Max], $8K Gtd72$8,000AvaGray$2,242.07
11-OctSun22:00NJCOOP 08: $150 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $12K Gtd64$12,000JohnnyMania$3,728.73
12-OctMon19:00NJCOOP 09: $50 NLHE [8-Max, Big Antes], $10K Gtd300$13,650Maris6121$2,588.10
12-OctMon20:00NJCOOP 10: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd196$20,000steve5779$4,368.54
13-OctTue19:00NJCOOP 11: $250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $40K Gtd179$41,708Requalsl$8,279.56
13-OctTue19:30NJCOOP 12: $30 NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday], $10K Gtd451$12,312.30bgtpoker$2,196.58
13-OctTue20:30NJCOOP 13: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $17.5K Gtd180$17,500mikeyeager$5,061.26
14-OctWed19:00NJCOOP 14: $100 NLHE [Progressive KO], $20K Gtd262$24,051.60Road2daMoney$5,479.27
14-OctWed20:00NJCOOP 15: $1,000 NLHE [6-Max, High Roller], $45K Gtd57$54,150MartinChatwn$20,693.42
14-OctWed21:00NJCOOP 16: $100 PLO [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $7.5K Gtd64$7,500iFoldN0T$2,519.25
15-OctThu19:00NJCOOP 17: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $20K Gtd166$30,876Ioxonbagel$8,096.08
15-OctThu19:30NJCOOP 18: $20 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thrill], $8.5K Gtd503$9,154.60amadaeatsdogs$1,863.27
15-OctThu21:00NJCOOP 19: $100 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd126$11,566.80Luckydog765$2,689.41
16-OctFri19:30NJCOOP 20: $200 8-GAME, $12.5K Gtd81$15,066Daniel "Ioxonbagel" Buzgon$3,674.77
16-OctFri21:00NJCOOP 21: $150 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd100$13,770ISlowRollYou$3,270.22
17-OctSat18:00NJCOOP 22: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Deepstack], $12.5K Gtd222$20,379.60toddchipman$3,974.53
17-OctSat20:00NJCOOP 23: $100 NLO8 [6-Max], $7.5K Gtd56$7,500VEGASEDDY69$2,866.15
17-OctSat20:30NJCOOP 24: $200 NLHE [Turbo, Bigstack Turbo], $10K Gtd64$11,904coldandwarm$3,698.90
18-OctSun14:00NJCOOP 25: $100 NLHE [Marathon], $10K Gtd146$13,402.80DabledoreNJ$2,778.23
18-OctSun15:30NJCOOP 26: $150 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $22K Gtd169$23,271.30Wizard81$4,307.35
18-OctSun17:00NJCOOP 27: $300 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $50K Gtd231$64,680snapcallzzz$12,613.85
18-OctSun19:00NJCOOP 28: $100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $6.5K Gtd54$6,500BurntBagels$1,228.44
18-OctSun20:30NJCOOP 29: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd105$19,530KneadDaRiver$5,165.27
18-OctSun22:00NJCOOP 30: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $10K Gtd97$10,000coldandwarm$2,335.39
19-OctMon20:00NJCOOP 31: $500 PLO [6-Max, PLO High Roller], $15K Gtd31$15,000ISlowRollYou$7,339.32
19-OctMon22:00NJCOOP 32: $150 NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO], $10K Gtd74$10,545TobogganM.D.$3,419.79

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