Benji "OtB_RedHeron" Felson Wins Bigstack Championship On Day 5 Of NACOOP

Benji Felson

The 2023 North American Championship of Online Poker (NACOOP) continued on Tuesday with Day 5 of the series and saw a handful of players picking up PACOOP titles in Pennsylvania and USCOOP titles in the shared markets of Michigan and New Jersey.

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"Farnese x" Wins PACOOP Bigstack Championship


on Tuesday was PACOOP 26: $200 NLHE [Bigstack Championship], an event that smashed the $50,000 guarantee with $79,794 in prize money from 429 entrants. "Farnese x" won the lion's share of $11,709 after defeating "KennytheRipper", who earned $8,668 for their runner-up finish.

Other players who made the final table of the Bigstack Championship include "RealizeRealLies" (3rd - $6,416), Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas (5th - $3,516) and "OMC Escher" (8th - $1,426).

PACOOP 26: $200 NLHE [Bigstack Championship] Final Table Results

 1"Farnese x"$11,709
 5Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas$3,516
 8"OMC Escher"$1,426

Another event that took place on Tuesday was PACOOP 25: $20 NLHE [Bigstack Warmup], which drew 551 runners for a prize pool of $10,028 as "bigbolbers" won for $1,773. Later, "sHaAmbLeS" took down PACOOP 27: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO] for $6,253 and "Brother Justin" won PACOOP 28: $50 Stud Hi-Lo for $1,207.

2023 PACOOP Winners

Sept 15PACOOP #1: $100 Turbo Warm Up, $30K GTD393$36,077"werd3739"$6,571
Sept 15PACOOP #2: $20 Mini Turbo Warm Up, $15K GTD777$15,000"CleggsonGG"$2,546
Sept 15PACOOP #3: $50 8-Game Warm Up, $7.5K GTD187$8,509"Wentzfather2"$1,697
Sept 15PACOOP #4: $30 Hyper Turbo Warm Up, $7.5K GTD387$10,913"NellieKane"$1,978
Sept 16PACOOP #5: $20 Afternoon Warm Up, Progressive KO, $10K GTD539$10,000"shawnpsu14"$705
Sept 16PACOOP #6: $100 Pennsylvania Open Championship, $40K GTD529$48,562"1RUNG00D"$8,094*
Sept 16PACOOP #7: $30 Mini PA Open, $15K GTD751$20,502"pokaroka31"$3,479
Sept 16PACOOP #8: $300 Progressive Big KO, $40K GTD162$45,360"mgt19135"$2,346
Sept 16PACOOP #9: $50 2-7 Triple Draw, $5K GTD137$6,234"Bodybuilder009"$1,308
Sept 16PACOOP #10: $100 Turbo Zoom, 6-Max, $17.5K GTD227$20,839"benton324"$3,065*
Sept 17PACOOP #11: $100 NLHE [Sunday Marathon - PKO Edition], $30K Gtd352$32,313palehorse21$5,506*
Sept 17PACOOP #12: $10 NLHE [Sunday Starter], $5K Gtd624$5,678Bootskinbob$980
Sept 17PACOOP #13: $100 NLHE [Sunday Championship], $100K Gtd1,028$100,000Huggers23$16,330
Sept 17PACOOP #14: $25 NLHE [Mini Sunday Special], $25K Gtd155$25,000BSwg$3,784*
Sept 17PACOOP #15: $500 NLHE [High Roller 6-Max Championship], $100K Gtdd194$100,000TecmoB0wl$19,663
Sept 17PACOOP #16: $100 HORSE, $10K Gtd111$10,189gophertwo$2,291
Sept 17PACOOP #17: $50 NLHE [Sunday Second Chance], $15K Gtd340$15,470Sleevy$2,856
Sept 17PACOOP #18: $50 NLHE [Bounty Builder Adrenaline, Progressive Total KO], $12.5K Gtd350$16,450TJ112298$3,267
Sept 18PACOOP 19: $20 Battle Royale Early Edition, $5K Gtd517$9,409albahrad$643
Sept 18PACOOP 20: $250 NLHE [Battle Royale Championship], $50K Gtd250$58,250redactedcartel$4,548
Sept 18PACOOP 21: $100 PLO8, $15K Gtd146$15,000KennytheRipper$3,148
Sept 18PACOOP 22: $100 NLHE [Freezeout], $15K Gtd163$15,000naveyesu$3,022
Sept 18PACOOP 23: $50 NLHE [Mini Battle Royale, PACOOP Edition], $15K Gtd424$19,292Jesushadgr8abs$1,332
Sept 18PACOOP 24: $75 NLHE [Turbo], $12.5K Gtd211$14,400MrMonkeyJones$2,806
Sept. 19PACOOP 25: $20 NLHE [Bigstack Warmup], $6.5K Gtd551$10,028"bigbolbers"$1,773
Sept. 19PACOOP 26: $200 NLHE [Bigstack Championship], $50K Gtd341$63,426"Farnese x"$11,709
Sept. 19PACOOP 27: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd349$32,038"sHaAmbLeS"6253
Sept. 19PACOOP 28: $50 Stud Hi-Lo, $5K Gtd137$6,234"Brother Justin"$1,207

Benji "OtB_RedHeron" Felson Takes Down USCOOP Bigstack Championship


Over in Michigan and New Jersey, the USCOOP 26: $200 NLHE [Bigstack Championship] drew 429 runners for a prize pool of $79,794, smashing the guarantee of $60,000. It was Benji "OtB_RedHeron" Felson who won the title and $12,926 after a heads-up deal with "supremetny", who was left taking home $11,726.

Other players at the final table of the USCOOP Bigstack Championship include "PowerRanges" (4th - $5,360), "1WINATATIME" (6th - $2,783) and "gut€nberg" (7th - $2,005).

USCOOP 26: $200 NLHE [Bigstack Championship] Final Table Results

 1Benji "OtB_RedHeron" Felson$12,926*
 3Kevin "T11111111M" Campbell$7,439

*Denotes heads-up deal

There was also USCOOP 25: $20 NLHE [Bigstack Warmup], which drew 788 runners for a prize pool of $14,342 as "RNGesusSaves" won the lion's share of $2,434.

Later "pinksquirrel7" took down USCOOP 27: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO] to win $5,891 and "ElGlasses" won USCOOP 28: $50 Stud Hi-Lo for $1,173.

It was also a good day for PokerStars Ambassador David Kaye, who followed up his victory in USCOOP 20: $250 NLHE [Battle Royale Championship] by taking down a Big $5 event.

2023 USCOOP Winners

Sept 15USCOOP #1: $100 Turbo Warm Up, $35K GTD499$45,808"Jkin231"$8,143
Sept 15USCOOP #2: $20 Mini Turbo Warm Up, $17.5K GTD1,056$19,219"thepescis1"$2,486*
Sept 15USCOOP #3: $50 8-Game Warm Up, $7.5K GTD247$11,239"DIAL514"$2,172
Sept 15USCOOP #4: $30 Hyper Turbo Warm Up, $10K GTD630$17,766"TheScreamMask"$2,842*
Sept 16USCOOP #5: $20 Afternoon Warm Up, Progressive KO, $12K GTD601$12,000"WarrenBluffet44"$910+$1,078
Sept 16USCOOP #6: $100 The Open Championship, $50K GTD654$60,037"kfitz28"$8,579*
Sept 16USCOOP #7: $30 Mini Open, $20K GTD998$27,245"PIMP SWIVEL"$4,455
Sept 16USCOOP #8: $300 Progressive Big KO, $50K GTD186$52,080"LetsGoGlobal"$2,631 + $12,256
Sept 16USCOOP #9: $50 2-7 Triple Draw, $5K GTD143$6,507"mangocoin"$1,366
Sept 16USCOOP #10: $100 Turbo Zoom, 6-Max, $20K GTD269$24,694"rkellyishere" $4,320* 
Sept 17USCOOP #11: $100 NLHE [Sunday Marathon - PKO Edition], $35K Gtd423$38,831248donkey$6,348*
Sept 17USCOOP #12: $10 NLHE [Sunday Starter], $6K Gtd932$8,481usd1$1,410
Sept 17USCOOP #13: $100 NLHE [Sunday Championship], $130K Gtd1,392$130,000Rickwon574$20,185
Sept 17USCOOP #14: $25 NLHE [Mini Sunday Special], $30K Gtd1,498$34,079Vokey1224$5,229
Sept 17USCOOP #15: $500 NLHE [High Roller 6-Max Championship], $100K Gtd199$100,000dankecomwieder$18,087*
Sept 17USCOOP #16: $100 HORSE, $10K Gtd119$10,924JWG_In_NJ$2,281*
Sept 17USCOOP #17: $75 NLHE [Sunday Second Chance], $20K Gtd391$26,685cloucas$4,860
Sept 17USCOOP #18: $50 NLHE [Bounty Builder Adrenaline, Progressive Total KO], $15K Gtd419$19,693xBlackout16$3,965
Sept 18USCOOP 19: $20 Battle Royale Early Edition, $6K Gtd659$11,993.00Prometheused$789
Sept 18USCOOP 20: $250 NLHE [Battle Royale Championship], $60K Gtd307$71,531DavidKayePoker$5,510
Sept 18USCOOP 21: $100 PLO8, $17.5K Gtd209$19,186OJLimpsinnnn$3,765
Sept 18USCOOP 22: $100 NLHE [Freezeout], $17.5K Gtd267$24,510ShrimplyPibs$4,677
Sept 18USCOOP 23: $50 NLHE [Mini Battle Royale, USCOOP Edition], $17.5K Gtd510$23,205Stak62$1,586
Sept 18USCOOP 24: $75 NLHE [Turbo], $17.5K Gtd290$19,792jdrisco6$3,752
Sept. 19USCOOP 25: $20 NLHE [Bigstack Warmup], $7K Gtd788$14,342"RNGesusSaves"$2,434
Sept. 19USCOOP 26: $200 NLHE [Bigstack Championship], $60K Gtd429$79,794Benji "OtB_RedHeron" Felson$12,926*
Sept. 19USCOOP 27: $100 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $30K Gtd375$34,425"pinksquirrel7"$5,891
Sept. 19USCOOP 28: $50 Stud Hi-Lo, $5K Gtd133$6,052"ElGlasses"$1,173*

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