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“PowerRanges” Wins First-Ever PokerStars MICOOP Event; Series Starts Off Strong

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Over the weekend, PokerStars and FOX Bet kicked off the inaugural Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP), which will run through March 8, be comprised of 60 tournaments ranging in buy-ins from $10-$500, and offer $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

What’s more, PokerNews will be offering live updates from eight of the premier events.

Things kicked off Saturday with the $100 buy-in, $30K GTD Event #1: Kick Off NLH, and ended with “PowerRanges” making state history by becoming the first winner of a major online tournament.

"PowerRanges" Takes Down First Ever MICOOP for $13,652

The Event #1: $100 NLHE [MICOOP Kick-Off, Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd saw "PowerRanges" navigate through a field of 883 players to win a $13,652 top prize. The aggressive playstyle and fortuitous run good of "PowerRanges" was too much for their competitors, dropping half of the final table from contention en route to taking down the title, all without losing the lead even once.

One of the biggest threats for the champion during the final table was surely Chris "theduke8605" Ball, who was known as "cball86" before Black Friday. Ball seemed beyond excited to be hitting the virtual felts again is definitely someone to watch out for throughout the rest of the MICOOP events as they look to secure another deep run.

Event #1 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1PowerRanges$13,652
2Buckeye48875$9,752
3Chris "theduke8605" Ball$6,968
4User103112$4,978
5BenjaBenny487$3,557
6kdreed1999$2,541
7ronswansonsmeat$1,815
8[email protected]$1,297
9ParryGreen$tein$927

One of the only bad beats during the final nine, unfortunately, happened to "kdreed1999" when they shoved their queens and found a call from "Buckeye48875 who held tens. A dime in the window was more than enough to take down the pot, shipping "kdreed1999" out the door.

Blinds grew large during five-handed play and although some benefitted from that, it was "BenjaBenny487" who withered down to a short-stack, shoving their last chips in with six-three. Ball snap-called in the big blind with nine-four and both didn't hit a thing as Ball scooped with his higher card. "User103112" saw their short-stack move-in with king-nine, only to see "PowerRanges" call with ace-jack. "User103112" failed to hit and "PowerRanges" extended their lead even more.

"PowerRanges" made quick work of his competition during the final three, first they had Ball shove king-ten into the hockey sticks of "PowerRanges". That pair turned into a set of sticks when the flop rolled out and Ball never recovered, sending him out in third place. Just moments after "PowerRanges" opened with ace-eight of clubs and "Buckeye48875" shoved with ace-three off. "PowerRanges" called and the rest is history.

MICOOP Event 1 Final Hand

2021 MICOOP Winners Thus Far

DateTournamentGTDEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Saturday, February 20Event #1: $100 NLHE Kick Off, Nightly Star SE$30,000883$81,059PowerRanges$13,652
Saturday, February 20Event #2: $20 NLHE Rebuy$10,000747$34,580dgallo8719$5,889.48
Saturday, February 20Event #3: $50 NLHE 8-Max$20,000777$35,353.50jmack2828$5,999.08
Sunday, February 21Event #4: $100 NLHE 8-Max Deepstack$25,000656$60,220.80WOW $dogecoin$10,386.42
Sunday, February 21Event #5: $50 NLHE PKO Sunday Warm-Up SE$10,000636$28,938BeetlejuiceHere$3,791.17
Sunday, February 21Event #6: $200 NLHE Sunday Special SE$40,000430$79,980sexycaitlyn$9,567.68
Sunday, February 21Event #7: $25 NLHE Mini Sunday Special$12,5001,229$27,959.75Flintston Pip1$1,782.01
Sunday, February 21Event #8: $100 PLO 8-Max$10,000218$20,012.40VolcanoBurst$2,655.83
Sunday, February 21Event #9: $75 NLHE Second Chance$7,500299$20,406.75bushr0d906$3,847.01
Sunday, February 21Event #10: $50 NLHE 8-Max Hyper Turbo Sunday Supersonic$5,000250$11,750Redpower42069$2,266.42

Remaining MICOOP Schedule

Satellites for the MICOOP are running now for as little as $2. Additionally, players can win their way via freeroll routes.

  • Main Event Depositor Freeroll: Deposit $30+ with code 'MICOOP' and get a ticket to a MICOOP Depositor Freeroll on March 7, where 35 Main Event seats will be up for grabs.
  • Second Chance Freerolls: Play a MICOOP event and fail to make the cash, and receive a ticket to a second chance freeroll, running daily.

To enjoy MICOOP, players need to register for PokerStars HERE.

PokerNews is slated to offer live updates from the bolded events.

EventDateTime (ET)Tournament
1122-Feb (M)7 p.m.$100 NLHE [4-Max], $15K Gtd
1222-Feb (M)8 p.m.$50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale SE], $20K Gtd
1322-Feb (M)9 p.m.$50 PLO8 [8-Max], $7.5K Gtd
1423-Feb (Tu)8 p.m.$200 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $30K Gtd
1523-Feb (Tu)8:30 p.m.$30 NLHE [Super Tuesday Mini], $15K Gtd
1623-Feb (Tu)9 p.m.$50 PL 5-Card Draw [Turbo], $3K Gtd
1724-Feb (W)7:30 p.m.$100 PLO [6-Max], $7.5K Gtd
1824-Feb (W)8 p.m.$500 NLHE [6-Max, High Roller], $35K Gtd
1924-Feb (W)8:30 p.m.$50 NLHE [6-Max], $20K Gtd
2025-Feb (Th)8 p.m.$200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $30K Gtd
2125-Feb (Th)8:30 p.m.$30 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill Mini], $15K Gtd
2225-Feb (Th)9 p.m.$30 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Turbo], $3K Gtd
2326-Feb (F)5 p.m.$100 FLHE [6-Max], $5K Gtd
2426-Feb (F)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [Big Antes], $7.5K Gtd
2526-Feb (F)8:30 p.m.$150 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd
2627-Feb (Sa)6 p.m.$50 HORSE [Turbo], $3K Gtd
2727-Feb (Sa)7 p.m.$50 NLHE [Rebuy], $10K Gtd
2827-Feb (Sa)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [Turbo, Saturday Speedway SE], $10K Gtd
2928-Feb (Su)2 p.m.$100 NLHE [8-Max, Marathon], $25K Gtd
3028-Feb (Su)4 p.m.$50 NLHE [Sunday Warm Up SE], $12.5K Gtd
3128-Feb (Su)5 p.m.$250 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $50K Gtd
3228-Feb (Su)5:30 p.m.$30 NLHE [Sunday Special Mini], $15K Gtd
3328-Feb (Su)7 p.m.$50 PLO [8-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd
3428-Feb (Su)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [6-Max], $10K Gtd
3528-Feb (Su)10 p.m.$75 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $10K Gtd
361-Mar. (M)7 p.m.$50 NLHE [4-Max], $10K Gtd
371-Mar. (M)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale SE], $25K Gtd
382-Mar. (Tu)8 p.m.$250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $35K Gtd
392-Mar. (Tu)8:30 p.m.$50 NLHE [Super Tuesday Mini], $20K Gtd
402-Mar. (Tu)9 p.m.$50 Stud Hi-Lo, $5K Gtd
413-Mar. (W)8 p.m.$250 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $12.5K Gtd
423-Mar. (W)8:30 p.m.$30 PLO [6-Max], $5K Gtd
433-Mar. (W)9 p.m.$100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd
444-Mar. (Th)8 p.m.$250 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $35K Gtd
454-Mar. (Th)8:30 p.m.$50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill Mini], $20K Gtd
464-Mar. (Th)9 p.m.$20 NLHE [Turbo], $15K Gtd
475-Mar. (F)6 p.m.$10 NLHE [6-Max, Rebuy], $10K Gtd
485-Mar. (F)8 p.m.$75 NLHE, $15K Gtd
495-Mar. (F)9:30 p.m.$20 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd
506-Mar. (Sa)6 p.m.$50 8-Game, $3K Gtd
516-Mar. (Sa)7 p.m.$50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $15K Gtd
526-Mar. (Sa)8 p.m.$50 NLHE [Turbo, Saturday Speedway SE], $5K Gtd
537-Mar. (Su)2 p.m.$50 NLHE [8-Max, Marathon], $10K Gtd
547-Mar. (Su)4 p.m.$100 NLHE [Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
557-Mar. (Su)5 p.m.$300 NLHE [Main Event], $125K Gtd
567-Mar. (Su)6 p.m.$50 NLHE [Mini Main Event], $35K Gtd
577-Mar. (Su)7:30 p.m.$200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $20K Gtd
587-Mar. (Su)10 p.m.$100 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $10K Gtd
598-Mar. (M)7 p.m.$100 NLHE [Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd
608-Mar. (M)9 p.m.$20 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom], $10K Gtd
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