PokerStars US COOP: Ryan "ISlowRollYou" Hohner Wins NJCOOP Sunday Special

Ryan Hohner

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.

Ryan "ISlowRollYou" Hohner Wins NJCOOP Sunday Special Championship


It was another special Sunday for New Jersey PokerStars players, as the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker held another marquee event, NJCOOP Event #34: $300 NLHE (Sunday Special, Championship Trophy Event) that sent 120 players to the virtual felt in search of the coveted NJCOOP Championship Trophy. With another 70 re-entries added to the prize pool, the $50,000 guarantee was met with a total of $53,200 available for players.

After eight-and-a-half hours of play, it was Jersey online grinder Ryan "ISlowRollYou" Hohner, who started the final table dead last in chips, taking home the top prize of $10,561 after a swift fourteen-hand heads-up battle with runner-up "Jackal6108".

Hohner is no stranger to NJCOOP success, having shipped NJCOOP Event #42: $500 NL Hold'em (Main Event,2-Day Event), $150k Gtd back in 2018 for $28,219. This win, Hohner's sixth recorded on PokerStars New Jersey over five-figures, is made all the sweeter with the coveted NJCOOP Championship Trophy to add to a hefty list of accomplishments for the seasoned online grinder, which also includes a runner-up performance in this summer's Online Series Event #4: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo.

NJCOOP Event #34 Final Table Results

1Ryan "ISlowRollYou" Hohner$10,561
3Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig$6,099

PokerNews will continue coverage of the 2021 NJCOOP on Thursday with NJCOOP Event #44: $250 NLHE (Thursday Thrill PKO SE Championship Trophy Event),$30k GTD, so be sure to tune in then for exciting Progressive Knockout action!

Recent 2021 NJCOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #31: $100 NLHE [Marathon], $10K GTD106$10,000Gould_Rush$2,094.94
Event #33: $150 NLHE [6-Max, PKO, Big Antes], $20K GTD117$20,000teplo2224$4,646.86
Event #34: $300 NLHE [Sunday Special], $50K GTD190$53,200Ryan "ISlowRollYou" Hohner$10,561.03
Event #35: $200 NLHE [PKO], $25K GTD129$25,000troutray$6,580.78
Event #36: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $8.5K GTD112$10,6409123459$2,484.87

“Alcatraz5432” Wins MICOOP Sunday Special

MICOOP Final Hand

On Sunday night, ”Alcatraz5432” defeated ”PowerRanges” in heads-up play to win MICOOP Event #37: $200 NLHE Sunday Special SE, $90K Gtd of the PokerStars 2021 MICOOP for a top prize of $16,055.

The event attracted 453 entries and the prize pool was $90,000, per the guarantee.

MICOOP Event #05 Final Table Results


PokerNews returns to bring you coverage of Event #49: $250 NLHE Thursday Thrill SE Championship Trophy Event, $40K GTD on Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Recent 2021 MICOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #36: $100 NLHE [Bigstack Marathon], $25K GTD310$28,458HarryTheHammer$5,364.70
Event #37: $200 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $90K GTD453$90,000Alcatraz5432$16,055.02
Event #38: $30 NLHE [Mini Sunday Special], $15K GTD734$20,038.20droopysnake$3,413.03
Event #39: $500 NLHE [High Roller], $40K GTD97$45,5901WINATATIME$10,804.43
Event #40: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Sunday Second Chance], $12.5K GTD196$17,992.80real_stu_pidazo$3,574.31

Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas Earns Second PACOOP Title

PACOOP final hand

It's been a good week for Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas at the 2021 PACOOP. On Wednesday, McNicholas finished third in the $250 Six-Max Championships, earning $6,046 for his efforts. On Sunday, he upped that by two spots, taking home his second PACOOP title in Event #38: $200 NLHE Sunday Special SE, $100K Gtd, along with $18,529 in prize money.

He previously topped a 144-entry field to win Event #13: $500 NLH [6-Max, High Roller], $50K GTD for $14,277.25.

Here is how the final table played out in this massive 564 player event, that had a final prize pool of $104,904.

MICOOP Event #38 Final Table Results

1Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas$18,529

PokerNews coverage of the 2021 PACOOP will continue Thursday, September 23rd, at 7 p.m. ET with updates from Event #50: $250 NLHE Progressive KO Thursday Thrill SE Championship Trophy Event.

Recent PACOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #37: $100 NLHE [Bigstack Marathon], $20K GTD353$32,405.40BMM2019$5,939.44
Event #38: $200 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $100K GTD564$104,904Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas$18,529.18
Event #39: $30 NLHE [Mini Sunday Special], $20K GTD877$23,942.10Quadzilla1973$3,416.80
Event #40: $500 NLHE [High Roller], $50K GTD125$58,750twinspinz$12,877.23
Event #41: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Sunday Second Chance], $17.5K GTD251$23,041.80Andrew "And_Porter" Porter$4,444.35

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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