Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig Among Early PokerStars US COOP Winners

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig

The prestigious PokerStars Championship of Online Poker (COOP) is currently running in a trio of US states in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey.

All three PokerStars US-facing sites offer state-specific versions of the COOP, with each running concurrently September 10-27.

The Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) guarantees $2 million across 69 events on PokerStars PA. The two-day PACOOP Main Event runs Sept. 26-27, with a $300 buy-in and $200,000 in guaranteed prize money on the line.

The 2021 Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) offers 68 events, with a combined guarantee of $1.5 million. The upcoming series marks the second time the MICOOP has run on PokerStars MI, which launched in January 2021. .

New Jersey poker players are well familiar with the NJCOOP series, which returns to PokerStars NJ with a schedule of 60 events. The guarantees add up to $1 million for the 2021 NJCOOP, including the $300 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed Main Event Sept. 26-27.

PokerNews is providing live reporting coverage on selected events from all three US COOP series. Here’s a look at the most recent winners.

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig Wins NJCOOP Event #4: $100 NLHE Big Kickoff

HBKandSting Eliminated

The 2021 NJCOOP kicked off with a bang this weekend, with Event #4: $100 NLHE Big Kickoff Championship Trophy Event bringing a total of 298 players to the felt (191 entrants and 107 re-entries) to push the total prize pool past the advertised $25,000 guarantee. Of the $27,356 prize pool, it was Yardville, New Jersey's Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig who took home the top prize of $5,187, as well as a shiny new NJCOOP Trophy to add to his collection of accolades.

Sewnig, a poker pro with over seven figures in online earnings, told PokerNews back in 2020 that “I've put more work into studying and improving over that timespan than I have in the rest of my career combined. I've also done a much better job of dealing with adversity." Those words rang true as his heads-up battle with "HBKandSting" saw his stack dwindle down to just eight big blinds, but a rally of double-ups and pure aggression saw him chip away until he finally vanquished "HBKandSting" and earned the coveted NJCOOP trophy.

NJCOOP Event #4 Final Table Results

1Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig$5,187

PokerNews will return for coverage of Event #15: $250 NLHE Super Tuesday NJCOOP Edition Championship Trophy Event on Tuesday, September 15th at 7 p.m. EST.

Recent 2021 NJCOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize*
Event #1: $10 NLHE [NJCOOP Warm Up], $5K GTD535$5,000GHOSTBX70$811.11
Event #2: $100 NLHE [NJCOOP Big Warm Up], $8K GTD172$15,789.60MisAnnthr0pe$3,179.14
Event #3: $50 NLHE [Turbo, NJCOOP Turbo Warm Up], $6K GTD181$8,235.50aerols80$1,635.04
Event #4: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Big Kickoff Trophy Event], $25K GTD298$27,356.40Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig$5,186.56
Event #5: $300 NLHE [6-Max], $22.5K GTD75$22,500iFoldN0T$5,487.93
Event #6: $75 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $12.5K GTD166$12,500MoZZyNJ$2,528.60

“Pillzebub” Wins MICOOP Event #05: $100 NLHE MICOOP Big Kickoff

 BaoBaofor3 Eliminated

On Saturday night, ”Pillzebub” defeated ”BaoBaofor3” in heads-up play to win MICOOP Event #05: $100 NLHE MICOOP Big Kickoff Championship Trophy Event of the PokerStars 2021 MICOOP for a shiny MICOOP trophy and the top prize of $9,345.

The event attracted 578 entries for a $53,060 prize pool.

Event #05: $100 NLHE MICOOP Big Kickoff Final Table Results

6“Declan Scott”$1,720

PokerNews returns to bring you coverage of Event #10: $100 NLHE Sunday Special, $75K Gtd on Sunday, September 12th at 6:00pm EST.

Recent 2021 MICOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $10 NLHE [MICOOP Warm Up], $10K GTD1,225$11,147.501BullSpartan$1,749.47
Event #2: $100 NLHE [MICOOP Big Warm Up], $20K GTD343$31,487.40PowerRanges$5,875.90
Event #3: $30 NLHE [Turbo Warm Up], $6K GTD321$8,763.30waverunner1976$1,635.54
Event #4: $30 NLHE/PLO [8-Max, Mixed Game Warm Up], $4K GTD160$4,368flopping air$880.16
Event #5: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Big Kickoff Trophy Event], $50K GTD578$53,060.40Pillzebub$9,344.76
Event #6: $500 NLHE [8-Max, PKO High Roller], $40K GTD81$40,000ChipzNChesse$12,045.98
Event #7: $50 PL 5-Card Draw, $4K GTD96$4,368goodhandyou$1,020.13

"161joe161" Wins PACOOP Event #5: $50 NLHE Big Kickoff Championship

blue38bomber Eliminated

The fifth event of the 2021 PACOOP saw an impressive final table performance from "161joe161", who rode a big stack the whole way to the title.

They made a deal heads up with "blue38bomber" that saw both players secure over $6,400, all for just a $50 investment. The event had a small overlay on the $50,000 Guarantee, as 1,033 players entered. Below you will see how the action final table played out.

PACOOP Event #5 Final Table Results

7"Commodore Solly"$1,071
9Vince "FuglyFunGuy" Lestingi$566

PokerNews PACOOP coverage continues Wednesday, September with Event #24: $250 NLHE 6-Max Championship Trophy Event.

Recent 2021 PACOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $10 NLHE [PACOOP Warm Up], $10K GTD1,230$11,193Dionysus1888$1,756.69
Event #2: $100 NLHE [PACOOP Big Warm Up], $25K GTD466$42,778.80NoMaD544$7,631.62
Event #3: $30 NLHE [Turbo, PACOOP Turbo Warm Up], $7.5K GTD483$13,185.90OMC_Escher$2,344.49
Event #4: $30 NLHE/PLO [8-Max, Mixed Game Warm Up], $5K GTD222$6,060.60cmantwan$1,182.04
Event #5: $50 NLHE [8-Max, Big Kickoff Trophy Event], $50K GTD1,033$50,000161joe161$7,506.65
Event #6: $150 NLHE [Escalating Antes], $35K GTD204$35,000MatthewMara$6,849.22
Event #7: $500 NLHE [8-Max, PKO High Roller], $50K GTD109$51,230superdonkeydave$13,895.77
Event #8: $50 PL 5-Card Draw, $5K GTD138$6,279BadBeat2315$1,324.65

Tournament buy-ins for each COOP series begin as low as $10. Satellites qualifiers into COOP tournament also run throughout each series. Main Event tickets are on the line in $3 Spin & Go’s, which run up until the start of the Main Event on Sept. 26. ‘

Sept. 26 also sees Depositor Freeroll's at all three PokerStars US sites, with all players that deposit at least $30 using a state-specific promo code (PACOOP, MICOOP, or NJCOOP) granted entry. The top 50 finishers in each depositor freeroll win a $300 ticket to their respective Main Event.

All players eliminated short of the money ladder in any COOP event also get entry to a Second Chance Freeroll the following day. The Second Chance Freerolls will award $5,000 in COOP tickets in each state’s series.

  • Check out recent winners from the NJCOOP, MICOOP, and PACOOP online series.

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