PokerStars US COOP: Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot Wins 2nd MICOOP in 2 Days
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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
|Event #52: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Stars SE], $17.5K GTD||196||$17,992.80||BiggYBlains22||$2,829.98|
|Event #53: $200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Deepstack], $20K GTD||119||$22,134||Corey "Corgasm231" Paggeot||$4,851.54|
|Event #54: $20 NLHE [Heads-Up, PKO, Zoom], $6K GTD||433||$7,880.60||allmylife80||$1,555.71|
|Event #55: $75 NLHE [Afternoon Bigstack],$15K GTD||198||$15,000||WadeDavenport||$2,977.83|
|Event #56: $200 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Bigstack], $25K GTD||144||$26,784||l1teraltrash||$5,704.16|
|Event #57: $50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Bigstack], $15K GTD||371||$16,880.50||Paparobbo15||$3,382.75|
|Event #58: $100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $8.5K GTD||91||$8,500||corykapoot||$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
|Event #53: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Stars SE], $20K GTD||239||$21,940.20||[email protected]||$4,229.33|
|Event #54: $200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Deepstack], $30K GTD||178||$33,108||AshyL4rry22||$6,603.63|
|Event #55: $20 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, PKO, Zoom], $7.5K GTD||533||$9,700.60||smitty748||$1,686.74|
|Event #56: $75 NLHE [Afternoon Bigstack], $20K GTD||272||$20,000||Rob "anamlr" LaManna||$3,816.45|
|Event #57: $200 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Bigstack], $30K GTD||202||$37,572||degoscrcard412||$7,496.85|
|Event #58: $50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Bigstack], $20K GTD||542||$24,661||Paulie_Card$||$3,543.40|
|Event #59: $100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $10K GTD||110||$10,098||Vince "FuglyFunGuy" Lestingi||$2,358.26|
Lupo Wins NJCOOP Title
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 WSOP.com, 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
|Event #47: $200 FLHE [6-Max], $6.5K GTD||29||$6,500||Dan "AvaGray" Lupo||$3,180.37|
|Event #48: $200 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Deep], $10K GTD||68||$12,920||ChemDude73||$4,014.60|
|Event #49: $200 NLHE [6-Max, PKO, Saturday Battle Royale], $17.5K GTD||120||$22,320||DIAL514||$4,761.33|
|Event #50: $20 NLHE [6-Max, PKO], $5K GTD||309||$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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