PokerStars US COOP: Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot Wins 2nd MICOOP in 2 Days

Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot

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.

Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot Wins 2nd MICOOP

On Thursday, two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring winner Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot won the 2021 MICOOP Event #49: $250 NLHE Thursday Thrill PKO SE Championship Trophy Event, $40K GTD for $3,969 + $5,825 in bounties.

The following day, he was back at it topping a 119-entry field to win Event #53: $200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Deepstack], $20K GTD for $4,852, and his second MICOOP title in as many days.

Stay tuned as PokerNews returns to bring you coverage of Day 1 of Event #60: $300 Main Event, $150K Gtd and coverage of Event #62: $1,000 NLHE High Roller Championship Trophy Event, $60K Gtd, both on Sunday, September 26th.

Recent 2021 MICOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #52: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Stars SE], $17.5K GTD196$17,992.80BiggYBlains22$2,829.98
Event #53: $200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Deepstack], $20K GTD119$22,134Corey "Corgasm231" Paggeot$4,851.54
Event #54: $20 NLHE [Heads-Up, PKO, Zoom], $6K GTD433$7,880.60allmylife80$1,555.71
Event #55: $75 NLHE [Afternoon Bigstack],$15K GTD198$15,000WadeDavenport$2,977.83
Event #56: $200 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Bigstack], $25K GTD144$26,784l1teraltrash$5,704.16
Event #57: $50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Bigstack], $15K GTD371$16,880.50Paparobbo15$3,382.75
Event #58: $100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $8.5K GTD91$8,500corykapoot$2,073.26

LaManna & Lestingi Claim PACOOP Titles

In the Keystone State, Rob "anamlr" LaManna topped a 272-entry field to win Event #56: $75 NLHE [Afternoon Bigstack], $20K GTD for $3,816 while Vince "FuglyFunGuy" Lestingi bested a 110-entry field to win Event #59: $100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $10K GTD for $2,358.

It marked the second victory of the series for Lestingi, who previously took down Event #42: $100 NLHE [6-Max, PKO, Nightly Stars SE, Battle Royale], $30K GTD for $5,632.

The 2021 PACOOP wraps up on Sunday with the $200,000 guaranteed Main Event and $1,000 High Roller Championship, both of which will be live reported by PokerNews.

Recent PACOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #53: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Stars SE], $20K GTD239$21,940.20[email protected]$4,229.33
Event #54: $200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Deepstack], $30K GTD178$33,108AshyL4rry22$6,603.63
Event #55: $20 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, PKO, Zoom], $7.5K GTD533$9,700.60smitty748$1,686.74
Event #56: $75 NLHE [Afternoon Bigstack], $20K GTD272$20,000Rob "anamlr" LaManna$3,816.45
Event #57: $200 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Bigstack], $30K GTD202$37,572degoscrcard412$7,496.85
Event #58: $50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Bigstack], $20K GTD542$24,661Paulie_Card$$3,543.40
Event #59: $100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $10K GTD110$10,098Vince "FuglyFunGuy" Lestingi$2,358.26

Lupo Wins NJCOOP Title

Daniel Lupo
Daniel Lupo

In NJCOOP Event #44: $250 NLH Thursday Thrill PKO SE Championship Trophy Event, “ChemDude73" finished runner-up for $4,173. The following day, they found redemption as they won Event #48: $200 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Deep], $10K GTD for $4,015.

That same day, WSOP bracelet winner Dan "AvaGray" Lupo, who was coming off winning two online circuit rings on, was victorious in Event #47: $200 FLHE [6-Max], $6.5K GTD for $3,180 to add a NJCOOP title to his impressive online résumé.

PokerNews will conclude coverage of the 2021 NJCOOP on Sunday with coverage of Day 1 of NJCOOP Event #52: $300 NLHE (Main Event), so be sure to tune in then!

Recent 2021 NJCOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #47: $200 FLHE [6-Max], $6.5K GTD29$6,500Dan "AvaGray" Lupo$3,180.37
Event #48: $200 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Deep], $10K GTD68$12,920ChemDude73$4,014.60
Event #49: $200 NLHE [6-Max, PKO, Saturday Battle Royale], $17.5K GTD120$22,320DIAL514$4,761.33
Event #50: $20 NLHE [6-Max, PKO], $5K GTD309$5,623.80[email protected]$1,106.26

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.

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