USCOOP/PACOOP Underway with "werd3739" & "Jkin231" Among the Winners


The North American Championship of Online Poker (NACOOP) is underway on PokerStars and players throughout Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ontario are on the road to their chance to win a Vegas Gold Pass and a trip to the Oracle Red Bull Racing Fan Experience at the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

The USCOOP kicked off the first four tournaments in a slate that promises $3 million in guarantees from September 15-October 2. Players in the merged market of Michigan and New Jersey have 89 tournaments to choose from throughout USCOOP with buy-ins from $10-$2,500.

Pennsylvania players jumped into the action, as well, with the first four PACOOP tournaments in a schedule that offers $2.5 million in guarantees.

PokerNews will be on hand to provide live coverage of the big Sunday events, up to and including the two-day Main Event that starts on October 1. The Main Event winners will be among the first to pick up a Vegas Gold Pass, which will send them to NAPT Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Grand Prix. The full package is worth $20,030, and it includes:

  • Seat in the $5,300 NAPT Las Vegas High Roller (November 10-12)
  • 3-day pass for two (November 16-18) for Oracle Red Bull Racing Fan Experience in Las
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation for two (November 10-19) at Resorts World Las Vegas,
    including taxes and resort fees.
  • $4,000 towards flights and expenses.

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Four Winners on Opening Day of PACOOP

The Pennsylvania series kicked off with four different warm up tournaments, headlined by the $100 Turbo Warm Up. Together with the $20 Mini Turbo Warm Up, both events drew a combined 1,000 entries to kick off the series. It was "werd3739" with a victory over a field of 393 entries in the $100 opener, which yielded an impressive prize pool of $36,077.

PACOOP Event #1: $100 Turbo Warm Up Final Table Results

9"Edie Shockpaw"$580

2023 PACOOP Winners

In the $20 Mini Turbo Warm Up, "CleggsonGG" beat a field of 777 entries to win $2,546. "CleggsonGG" is a regular fixture in the results on PokerStars PA, including a recent victory in May's Half Million Dollar Sunday Special over a field of 1,205 for $39,316.

Elsewhere on the opening night schedule, "Wentzfather2" won the $50 8-Game Warmup for $1,697, while "NellieKane" blitzed their way to a win in the $30 Hyper Turbo Warm Up for $1,978.

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
PACOOP #1: $100 Turbo Warm Up, $30K GTD393$36,077"werd3739"$6,571
PACOOP #2: $20 Mini Turbo Warm Up, $15K GTD777$15,000"CleggsonGG"$2,546
PACOOP #3: $50 8-Game Warm Up, $7.5K GTD187$8,509"Wentzfather2"$1,697
PACOOP #4: $30 Hyper Turbo Warm Up, $7.5K GTD387$10,913"NellieKane"$1,978

USCOOP Off to the Races in Michigan and New Jersey

The shared equity states enjoyed a great opening turnout, as well, with the two Turbo Warm Ups combining to draw over 1,500 entries. The $100 version attracted 499 players for a prize pool of $45,808, the lion's share of which went to "Jkin231" for the victory. The $20 Mini Turbo Warm Up drew 1,056 to break the 1K mark and offer $19,219 to the top finishers.

USCOOP Event #1: $100 Turbo Warm Up Final Table Results


2023 USCOOP Winners

The USCOOP also offered the $50 8-Game Warm Up and it exceeded it's $7,500 guarantee with a total prize pool of $11,239 after 247 entrants turned out. The winner was "DIAL514" for $2,172. Meanwhile, "TheScreamMask" came to a final-two deal with "blurryctfolds" to take the top prize in the $30 Hyper Turbo Warm Up.

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
USCOOP #1: $100 Turbo Warm Up, $35K GTD499$45,808"Jkin231"$8,143
USCOOP #2: $20 Mini Turbo Warm Up, $17.5K GTD1,056$19,219"thepescis1"$2,486*
USCOOP #3: $50 8-Game Warm Up, $7.5K GTD247$11,239"DIAL514"$2,172
USCOOP #4: $30 Hyper Turbo Warm Up, $10K GTD630$17,766"TheScreamMask"$2,842*

*-denotes a chop deal

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team for daily recaps from USCOOP and PACOOP, as well as live updates of the big Sunday events leading up to the Main Event on October 1.

Check out all the NACOOP schedules here!

  • Check out the latest results from PACOOP and USCOOP on @PokerStarsUSA.

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