partypoker US Network PKO Series 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online 2021 PokerStars MICOOP
Event #1: $100 NLHE [MICOOP Kick Off, Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd

Event Info

Prize Pool $81,059
Players 883

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 883
Event #1: $100 NLHE [MICOOP Kick Off, Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Congratulations to "PowerRanges" on Taking Down First Ever MICOOP for $13,652


The 2021 Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) has now crowned its first champion in Event #1: $100 NLHE [MICOOP Kick-Off, Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd after just seven hours of play. Once the last chance saloon had closed for business it was "PowerRanges" left sitting on top, taking down the first major online event in Michigan for a cool $13,652.

"PowerRanges" navigated through a field of 883 players and by the time they began the final table they were sitting on top of the totem pole. The aggressive playstyle and fortuitous run good of "PowerRanges" was too much for their competitors, dropping half of the final table from contention en route to taking down the title, all without losing the lead even once.

One of the biggest threats for the champion during the final table was surely Chris "theduke8605" Ball who was known as "cball86" before Black Friday. Ball seemed beyond excited to be hitting the virtual felts again is definitely someone to watch out for throughout the rest of the MiCOOP events as they look to secure another deep run.

Official Final Table Results

3Chris "theduke8605" Ball$6,968
8[email protected]$1,297

Action of the Day

The immense hype around this event was met in mere minutes, having over 500 entries before the first break which destroyed the guarantee that was set. By the end of late registration, a total of 883 showed up to play, creating an $81,059 prize pool which saw 116 set to be paid.

It was not long after the late registration had closed that the bubble popped. Soon after the money was reached and all remaining runners were then guaranteed some money, it was an absolute elimination fest. Some notables to find a cash were K.C. "LegendKiller88" Vaughan, Patrick "MSPT-HOF" Steele, Mike "PeppSee" Long, Adam "red4novak" Novak, and Eric "eze0302" Rayner who came up just shy of the final table, dropping out in tenth place.

Players did not tighten up in the slightest once the final table was reached, having endless amounts of all-in's throughout the entirety. First to take an exit was "ParryGreen$tein" who shoved their pair of dimes into the ace-queen of "PowerRanges" and failed to gold when the champion his an ace on the flop. Next to go was "[email protected]" who found themselves in the middle of a three-way all-in with their king-queen versus ace-king and ace-jack. "[email protected]" failed to hit anything and was sent to the rail.

Ball was the next executioner when "ronswansonsmeat" shoved pocket fours, only to see Ball was holding a pair of ladies. A clean board sent a pot to Ball, eliminating "ronswansonsmeat" in seventh place. One of the only bad beats during the final nine, unfortunately, happened to "kdreed1999" when they shoved their queens and found a call from "Buckeye48875 who held tens. A dime in the window was more than enough to take down the pot, shipping "kdreed1999" out the door.

Blinds grew large during five-handed play and although some benefitted from that, it was "BenjaBenny487" who withered down to a short-stack, shoving their last chips in with six-three. Ball snap-called in the big blind with nine-four and both didn't hit a thing as Ball scooped with his higher card. "User103112" saw their short-stack move-in with king-nine, only to see "PowerRanges" call with ace-jack. "User103112" failed to hit and "PowerRanges" extended their lead even more.

"PowerRanges" made quick work of his competition during the final three, first they had Ball shove king-ten into the hockey sticks of "PowerRanges". That pair turned into a set of sticks when the flop rolled out and Ball never recovered, sending him out in third place. Just moments after "PowerRanges" opened with ace-eight of clubs and "Buckeye48875" shoved with ace-three off. "PowerRanges" called and the rest is history.

That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of this event, but tune in tomorrow for all the action.

"Buckeye38875" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($9,753)


The blinds were 125,000/250,000 and "PowerRanges" raised to 500,000 from the button. "Buckeye48875" moved all in for 4,263,032 and "PowerRanges" snap-called, putting their opponent at risk in what would be the last hand of the tournament.

"Buckeye48875": {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}
"PowerRanges": {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

A {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop left "Buckeye48875" all but drawing dead as "PowerRanges" hit a pair with the nut flush draw. The {j-Spades} turn card cemented the pot for "PowerRanges" who then had "Buckeye48875" drawing dead to the {2-Spades} river card. "Buckeye48875" was eliminated in second place, earning a respectable $9,753 for their efforts.

PowerRanges us 22,075,000 5,773,032
Buckeye48875 US Busted

Chris "theduke8605" Ball Eliminated in 3rd Place ($6,968)


The blinds were 125,000/250,000 when action fell on Chris "theduke8605" Ball in the small blind and he elected to shove his 3,405,920 stack. "PowerRanges" snap-called and the two tabled their cards.

Chris "theduke8605" Ball: {k-Spades}{10-Spades}
"PowerRanges": {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

It was a coin flip up until the {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts} flop landed, giving "PowerRanges" a set of hockey sticks. The {9-Hearts} brought a straight draw for Ball but he failed to catch it when a {k-Hearts} completed the board and he was eliminated in third place.

PowerRanges us 16,301,968 1,203,944
Chris "theduke8605" Ball US Busted

"User103112" Eliminated in 4th Place ($4,978)


Blinds were 100,000/200,000 when "User103112" shoved 1,726,744 into the middle from the cutoff and they found only one caller in "PowerRanges".

"User103112": {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
"PowerRanges": {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

The flop came down {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and the chipleader was still in front with ace-high. A {10-Diamonds} turn and {8-Clubs} river left "User103112" on the losing end of an elimination, exiting in fourth place as "PowerRanges" added another monster pot to their stack.

PowerRanges us 15,098,024 5,183,024
User103112 US Busted

"BenjaBenny487" Eliminated in 5th Place ($3,557)


The blinds were 100,000/200,000 when "BenjaBenny487" shoved all in from the button for a total of 673,120. Chris "theduke8605" Ball snap-called from the big blind, putting his opponent at risk.

"BenjaBenny487": {6-Spades}{3-Spades}
Chris "theduke8605" Ball: {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Both players did not hold the prettiest of hands but there was always potential with five cards to come. A {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop brought no excitement and the {a-Diamonds} turn left "BenjaBenny487" in need of some help. A {5-Diamonds} river card cemented the pot for Ball as he sent his opponent out in fifth place.

Chris "theduke8605" Ball US 4,527,960 3,192,960
BenjaBenny487 US Busted

"kdreed1999" Eliminated in 6th Place ($2,541)


The blinds were 60,000/120,000 when "Buckeye48875" opened to 510,000 and "kdreed1999" three-bet their entire stack, putting 2,947,360 into the middle. "Buckeye48875" called and the two turned over their cards.

"kdreed1999": {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
"Buckeye48875": {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

"kdreed1991" had a commanding lead with their pair of queens but a {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop changed that, shifting the lead to "Buckeye48875" and it was a lead that they retained after the {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} runout. "kdreed1999" was eliminated in sixth place as "Buckeye48755" scooped a fortuitous pot.

Buckeye48875 US 7,076,436 5,329,728
kdreed1999 US Busted

"ronswansonsmeat" Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,815)


Blinds were 60,000/120,000 when Chris "theduke8605" Ball raised to 240,000. "Buckeye48875" called and "ronswansonsmeat" shoved over the top, totaling 1,299,941. Ball pushed his 2,266,479 into the middle and "Buckeye48875" elected to fold.

"ronswansonsmeat": {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Chris "theduke8605" Ball: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

A {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop peeled off and Ball was still in the lead with his pair of ladies. A {j-Clubs} turn and {k-Clubs} river altered not a thing, leaving Ball with the best hand as he scooped the pot, sending "ronswansonsmeat" out the door in seventh place.

Chris "theduke8605" Ball US 4,091,420 1,304,941
ronswansonsmeat US Busted

"[email protected]" Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,297)


The blinds were 50,000/100,000 when "Buckeye48875" opened to 450,000 on the button. "[email protected]" shoved, totaling 1,756,378 and "ronswansonsmeat" called for less, putting their 1,191,383 into the middle. "Buckeye48875" called both and all three then tabled their hands.

"ronswansonsmeat": {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
"[email protected]": {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
"Buckeye48875": {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The three-way pot had a {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop land, leaving "ronswansonsmeat" in the lead. An {a-Diamonds} turn and {10-Spades} river cemented the pot, sending the main to "ronswansonsmeat" and the side to "Buckeye48875". "[email protected]" took an exit in eighth place.

ronswansonsmeat US 3,674,149 1,819,222
Buckeye48875 US 1,746,708 -988,888
[email protected] US Busted