2021 NJ/MI SCOOP Day 4: David Poppenfuse Wins Super Tuesday
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Now through May 24, Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) festivals are running in both Michigan and New Jersey on PokerStars.
There are more than $3 million in total guarantees spread among 285 individual tournaments (most events having a High, Medium, and Low tier) between the MISCOOP and NJSCOOP. There are events for players of all sorts with buy-ins ranging from $5 to as high as $2,000 and formats from the intricate and challenging 8-game to no-frills no-limit hold'em.
After four days of play, there have been 20,088 entries total for $847,311.20 in prize money.
David Poppenfuse Wins MISCOOP Title
Through three days of play and 30 completed events, the 2021 MISCOOP has catered to 13,197 entrants and awarded $489,316.05 in prize money.
On Tuesday, David "steadymobbin420" Poppenfuse topped a 593-entry field to win the 2021 MISCOOP 10-M: $50 NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday SE], $25K GTD, good for $4,260.38.
Poppenfuse, 33, is from Otisville, Michigan but currently resides in the Burton/Flint area. He's self-employed but plays poker on the side after first learning the game at the age of 15 while playing in a garage and on golf tees.
"As I got older, I started to take it more seriously and started playing at different places including online prior to 2011," he told PokerNews.
Poppenfuse is well-versed in all games, but he plays primarily no-limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha, and Omaha Hi/Lo.
"On PokerStars, I mainly play tournaments and play cash live," he revealed. "When I do play live it's $1-$2 or $2-$5 hold'em or PLO for the most part."
Right now, Poppenfuse finds himself among the Michigan poker community taking their game online.
Recent 2021 MISCOOP Winners
|May 11||10-H: $200 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $40K GTD||288||$53,568||zscoro||$10,221.95|
|May 11||10-M: $50 NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday SE], $25K GTD||593||$26,981.50||David "steadymobbin420" Poppenfuse||$4,260.38|
|May 11||10-L: $20 NLHE [The Big $20 SE], $10K GTD||745||$13,559||nocturnal_sofa||$1,824.40|
Win the Button on Super Tuesday
The biggest buy-in on Tuesday was 14-H: $200 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $17.5K GTD, which attracted 145 runners and awarded a $26,970 prize pool. Coming out on top was "*ACE*10276", who claimed a $5,590.42 top prize.
There was also 13-M: $30 NLHE [6-Max, Win the Button], $4K GTD, a tournament that saw "CopperRivet" prevail over a 227-entry field to win a $1,218.70 first-place prize.
Through the first three days of the NJSCOOP, the series has completed 42 tournaments. Through those, a combined 6,891 entrants competed, and $357,995.15 in prize money awarded.
Recent 2021 NJSCOOP Winners
|May 11||13-M: $30 NLHE [6-Max, Win the Button], $4K GTD||227||$6,197.10||CopperRivet||$1,218.70|
|May 11||13-L: $20 NLHE [6-Max, Win the Button, The Big 20 SE], $3K GTD||294||$5,350.80||chefmark70||$1,018.40|
|May 11||14-H: $200 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $17.5K GTD||145||$26,970||*ACE*10276||$5,590.42|
|May 11||14-M: $100 NLHE [Half Price Super Tuesday], $12.5K GTD||203||$18,635.40||Ioxonbagel||$3,646.84|
|May 11||14-L: $30 NLHE [Super Tuesday, Mini], $7.5K GTD||341||$9,309.30||IIIbILLYmAC||$1,737.45|
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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