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2021 NJ/MI SCOOP Day 13: Second Title for "Drunk Spew" in Thursday Thrill


There were 12 more champions crowned in the 2021 New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) and Michigan Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars.

"Drunk Spew" bagged their second NJSCOOP title of the year with victory in the NJSCOOP Thursday Thrill, as "IsleOfSkyGuy" took down the Michigan equivalent.

The festivals run until May 24, with more than $3 million in total guarantees up for grabs.


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"Drunk Spew" Wins NJSCOOP Event 41-H: $200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill]

The 2021 PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP), had another exciting night with 41-H: $200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill] playing down to a winner after close to six hours.

The bounty tournament attracted 70 total entries that were eventually topped by the winner "Drunk Spew" who won the grand prize of $1,790 and added a whopping $2,319 in bounties to create a total of $4,109 for the champion to take home.

"Drunk Spew" emerged as a large stack with two tables left and progressed up the chip counts as the final table continued on. They were the most efficient player in eliminations, taking out several victims en route to the conclusion to create a large bounty haul.

PlacePlayerPrize MoneyBountiesTotal Winnings
1Drunk Spew$1,790$2,319$4,109
3Michael “mikeyeager” Yeager$935$0$935
7Dan "AvaGray" Lupo$349$639$988

Final table action was tense as none of the players wanted to bow out easily as it took a while to get the table down to the final few title contenders. A couple of Notable players made the final table including; Dan "AvaGray" Lupo, who finished in seventh place for $349 while also adding $639 in bounties and Michael “mikeyeager” Yeager who finished in third place for $935 but did not collect any bounties.

Heads up play started with the chip counts favoring "Drunk Spew" by about a 60/40 ratio and was able to overcome "thekidraf04" after a few hands to complete the victory

Read the Full Live Reporting on Event 41-H

Recent 2021 NJSCOOP Winners

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
May 2040-L: $20 NLHE [Big Stack, The Big 20 SE], $3.5K GTD216$3,931.20Booson11704.96*
May 2040-M: $30 NLHE [Big Stack], $5K GTD217$5,924.10LOLiBluffed$1,155.42
May 2040-H: $100 NLHE [Bigstack, Nightly Stars SE], $8K GTD118$10,832.40cncly1314$2,374.40
May 2041-L: $30 NLH [Progressive KO, Thrill, Mini], $4K GTD185$5,050.50youmightfold$1,082.81
May 2041-M: $100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Half Price Thrill], $7.5K GTD94$8,629.20kfoulk833$2,498.48
May 2041-H: $200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $10K GTD70$13,020,000.00Drunk Spew$4,109.53
May 2042-L: $20 NLHE, $1.5K GTD93$1,692.60ryanbudzek344.85*
May 2042-M: $30 NLHE, $2K GTD80$2,184.00ChemDude73$532.74
May 2042-H: $100 NLHE, $5K GTD46$5,000.00AvaGray$1,910.79

* denotes heads-up deal. ** denotes three-handed deal

"IsleOfSkyGuy" Wins MISCOOP-29-H: $300 NLHE (Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE)

The 2021 PokerStars Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker saw bounty hunters come out in force today for MISCOOP-29-H: $300 NLHE (Progressive Bounty, Thursday Thrill SE).

"IsleOfSkyGuy", who told heads-up opponent "georgejanssen" that they had a 5:00 a.m. shift at Star 105.7 Grand Rapids coming up soon, will no doubt be sipping their morning coffee with glee after besting a field of 180 entrants to earn $5,002.61 from the prize pool, and another $5,864.68 in bounties.

"IsleOfSkyGuy" started their tear up the counts in Level 12, bumping their bounty up to $525 in the early going. They stayed at or near the top of the counts from there all the way to the final table, where they proceeded to dominate the counts up until three-handed play. Despite a few setbacks, they managed to right the ship and eventually bust "georgejanssen" to earn their first MISCOOP title of 2021 in the process.

MISCOOP-29-H: $300 NLHE (Progressive Bounty, Thursday Thrill SE) Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize MoneyBountiesTotal Winnings
7$tueys Gho$t$963.36$511.88$1,475.24

Action of the Day

After building up a $50,400 prize pool, players seeking bounties sent the player count tumbling downward in a hurry, and "PitWizrd777" had the unfortunate honor of not only bubbling the tournament, but doing so without a bounty to their credit. David "DavidKayePoker" Kaye put up a healthy fight and earned a ton of bounties, but ended up succumbing in 13th. Others who snagged a payday include Yutaka "SHOPMRBEAST" Morishima (11th - $457.65 + $621.25 in Bounties) and "santasworkshop" (23rd - $309.72).

"KzooLee24" was the first to fall at the final table, and then "HarryTheHammer", who came to the final table with the largest bounty remaining in the tournament, wound up losing jacks to ace-ten, then ace-deuce to kings to fall in a disappointing eighth. "$tueys Gho$t" and "Wintroymi" both fell in quick succession, then "gut€nberg" busted a short time later to MISCOOP-26-H: $300 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $40K GTD champ "iConvert13".

Despite that elimination, "iConvert13" was unable to continue the spin up, and fell in fourth to "IsleOfSkyGuy". Despite holding most of the chips in play for the majority of the final table, three-handed play saw "IsleOfSkyGuy", "georgejanssen" and "Coolriver84" all hold the chip lead at various points, until "Coolriver84" finally fell in third. Only 57 big blinds remained between the final two players, and after winning a flurry of pots, "IsleOfSkyGuy" earned the victory with ten-nine over "georgejanssen" and their ace-eight when "IsleOfSkyGuy" paired their nine.

PokerNews will return on Saturday for coverage of another Progressive Knockout event, MISCOOP-33-H: $500 NLHE (Progressive Knockout, 8-Max) $40K Gtd.

Recent 2021 MISCOOP Winners

DateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
May 2029-L: $30 NLHE [Progressive KO], $40K GTD518$14,141BelieveinCal$1,261.73
May 2029-M: $75 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $25K GTD375$25,594Chico00198900$2,347.31
May 2029-H: $300 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $40K GTD180$50,400IsleOfSkyGuy$5,002.61

Both NJSCOOP and MISCOOP will have continued coverage here on PokerNews via daily recaps and live reporting of select events. You can find the homepage for the New Jersey coverage here and the Michigan coverage here.

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