PokerStars Ambassador David Kaye Among NACOOP Day 4 Winners

2023 PokerStars NACOOP

The 2023 North American Championship of Online Poker (NACOOP) continued on Monday with the fourth day of the series, and it ended with PokerStars ambassador David Kaye finishing among the 12 winners.

The series takes place in three states — Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Each day until Oct. 2, there are a number of tournaments with juicy prize pools. There are two separate NACOOP series, one on the MI/NJ shared PokerStars platform (USCOOP), and the other takes place on the PokerStars Pennsylvania site (PACOOP).

Players in the United States are joined by Ontario in their quest for a share of some big guarantees – as well as a Vegas Gold Pass, which will send players to the relaunch of the NAPT in Las Vegas before they spend three days at the Oracle Red Bull Racing Fan Experience during the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

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  • 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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Six Champions Crowned in PACOOP

2023 PokerStars PACOOP

The 2023 PACOOP produced some huge fields during the first three days and 18 events. Monday was no exception. There were six tournaments on the schedule, highlighted by the $250 buy-in Battle Royale Championship, a $50,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em knockout tournament.

When registration closed with 250 players, the prize pool reached $58,250, easily surpassing the guarantee. After the final hand was dealt at the final table, "redactedcartel" was the only player still standing and took home a $4,548 prize. The champion won even more in bounties — $9,542.

PACOOP $250 Battle Royale Championship Final Table Results

1redactedcartel$4,548 + $9,542
2JustinLett$4,547 + $375
3kokimita$2,883 + $1,843
4CleggsOnGG$2,143 + $570
5Sleevy$1,593 + $1,785
6TJ11298$1,185 + $703
7vdeang$958 + $968
8JackStackZZZ$774 + $578
9peztonto$774 + $835

There were five other big winners in Pennsylvania on NACOOP Day 4 — "albahrad," "KennytheRipper," "naveyesu," "Jesushadgr8abs," and "MyMonkeyJones." In the $100 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout tournament (Event #22), which had a $15,000 guaranteed prize pool, "naveyesu" beat out 163 entrants for a $3,022 score.

2023 PACOOP Winners

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
PACOOP #5: $20 Afternoon Warm Up, Progressive KO, $10K GTD539$10,000"shawnpsu14"$705+$1,159 (bounties)
PACOOP #6: $100 Pennsylvania Open Championship, $40K GTD529$48,562"1RUNG00D"$8,094*
PACOOP #7: $30 Mini PA Open, $15K GTD751$20,502"pokaroka31"$3,479
PACOOP #8: $300 Progressive Big KO, $40K GTD162$45,360"mgt19135"$2,346+$7,472 (bounties)
PACOOP #9: $50 2-7 Triple Draw, $5K GTD137$6,234"Bodybuilder009"$1,308
PACOOP #10: $100 Turbo Zoom, 6-Max, $17.5K GTD227$20,839"benton324"$3,065*
PACOOP #11: $100 NLHE [Sunday Marathon - PKO Edition], $30K Gtd352$32,313"palehorse21"$5,506*
PACOOP #12: $10 NLHE [Sunday Starter], $5K Gtd624$5,678"Bootskinbob"$980
PACOOP #13: $100 NLHE [Sunday Championship], $100K Gtd1,028$100,000"Huggers23"$16,330
PACOOP #14: $25 NLHE [Mini Sunday Special], $25K Gtd155$25,000"BSwg"$3,784*
PACOOP #15: $500 NLHE [High Roller 6-Max Championship], $100K Gtdd194$100,000"TecmoB0wl"$19,663
PACOOP #16: $100 HORSE, $10K Gtd111$10,189"gophertwo"$2,291
PACOOP #17: $50 NLHE [Sunday Second Chance], $15K Gtd340$15,470"Sleevy"$2,856
PACOOP #18: $50 NLHE [Bounty Builder Adrenaline, Progressive Total KO], $12.5K Gtd350$16,450"TJ112298"$3,267
PACOOP 19: $20 Battle Royale Early Edition, $5K Gtd517$9,409albahrad$643
PACOOP 20: $250 NLHE [Battle Royale Championship], $50K Gtd250$58,250redactedcartel$4,548
PACOOP 21: $100 PLO8, $15K Gtd146$15,000KennytheRipper$3,148
PACOOP 22: $100 NLHE [Freezeout], $15K Gtd163$15,000naveyesu$3,022
PACOOP 23: $50 NLHE [Mini Battle Royale, PACOOP Edition], $15K Gtd424$19,292Jesushadgr8abs$1,332
PACOOP 24: $75 NLHE [Turbo], $12.5K Gtd211$14,400MrMonkeyJones$2,806

*-denotes chop deal

PokerStars Ambassador Wins a USCOOP Title

Those watching Kaye, a PokerStars ambassador, live-stream his action in the $250 buy-in Battle Royale Championship of the USCOOP series (Event #20) were ecstatic to see him win the $5,510 first place prize, along with nearly twice as much in bounties ($9,660). He won $14,770 total for besting a field of 307 entrants.

On the final hand, which you can view above, he flopped bottom set and was up against the king-high flush draw of "Tagubhai." The river was the dream card for Kaye as it gave his opponent top pair, but the flush draw missed. He was able to extract maximum value on the river by getting his opponent to call of his entire stack.

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David Kaye

USCOOP $250 Battle Royale Championship Final Table Results

1David "DavidKayePoker" Kaye$5,510 + $9,660
2Tagubhai$5,509 + $3,106
3IKillYoCat$3,477 + $496
4checkrais378$2,577 + $1,968
5Earnhardtfan59$1,910 + $609
6creeter1966$1,416 + $375
7thekidraf04$1,122 + $1,105
8SolvedGoodman$889 + $445
9J3tBl@ckP0pe$889 + $390

Much like in the PACOOP, there were another five champions crowned in the USCOOP. Those individuals are "Prometheused," "OJLimpsinnnn," "ShrimplyPibs," "Stak62," and "jdrisco6." In the $100 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout (Event #22), "ShrimplyPibs" beat a field of 267 entrants for $4,677.

2023 USCOOP Winners

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*
USCOOP #5: $20 Afternoon Warm Up, Progressive KO, $12K GTD601$12,000"WarrenBluffet44"$910+$1,078 (bounties)
USCOOP #6: $100 The Open Championship, $50K GTD654$60,037"kfitz28"$8,579*
USCOOP #7: $30 Mini Open, $20K GTD998$27,245"PIMP SWIVEL"$4,455
USCOOP #8: $300 Progressive Big KO, $50K GTD186$52,080"LetsGoGlobal"$2,631 + $12,256 (bounties)
USCOOP #9: $50 2-7 Triple Draw, $5K GTD143$6,507"mangocoin"$1,366
USCOOP #10: $100 Turbo Zoom, 6-Max, $20K GTD269$24,694"rkellyishere" $4,320* 
USCOOP #11: $100 NLHE [Sunday Marathon - PKO Edition], $35K Gtd423$38,831"248donkey"$6,348*
USCOOP #12: $10 NLHE [Sunday Starter], $6K Gtd932$8,481"usd1"$1,410
USCOOP #13: $100 NLHE [Sunday Championship], $130K Gtd1,392$130,000"Rickwon574"$20,185
USCOOP #14: $25 NLHE [Mini Sunday Special], $30K Gtd1,498$34,079"Vokey1224"$5,229
USCOOP #15: $500 NLHE [High Roller 6-Max Championship], $100K Gtd199$100,000"dankecomwieder"$18,087*
USCOOP #16: $100 HORSE, $10K Gtd119$10,924"JWG_In_NJ"$2,281*
USCOOP #17: $75 NLHE [Sunday Second Chance], $20K Gtd391$26,685"cloucas"$4,860
USCOOP #18: $50 NLHE [Bounty Builder Adrenaline, Progressive Total KO], $15K Gtd419$19,693"xBlackout16"$3,965
USCOOP 19: $20 Battle Royale Early Edition, $6K Gtd659$11,993.00Prometheused$789
USCOOP 20: $250 NLHE [Battle Royale Championship], $60K Gtd307$71,531DavidKayePoker$5,510
USCOOP 21: $100 PLO8, $17.5K Gtd209$19,186OJLimpsinnnn$3,765
USCOOP 22: $100 NLHE [Freezeout], $17.5K Gtd267$24,510ShrimplyPibs$4,677
USCOOP 23: $50 NLHE [Mini Battle Royale, USCOOP Edition], $17.5K Gtd510$23,205Stak62$1,586
USCOOP 24: $75 NLHE [Turbo], $17.5K Gtd290$19,792jdrisco6$3,752

*-denotes chop deal

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