Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
"Bout2CrushU" can now add their name to the list of first-ever PokerStars Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) title winners, accomplishing the feat during the early hours of Wednesday morning by taking down Event #14: $200 NLHE [Super Tueday SE] $30K GTD for the top prize of $10,448 after six-plus hours of play.
A total of 298 entries were logged in the event, generating a prize pool of $55,428, almost double that of its guarantee. Of those entries, 44 players made it into the money, a feat that was accomplished shortly before the fourth break of the night.
Just before the bubble was reached, "Bout2CrushU" had a top-three stack. Thirty minutes later, they were second in chips with four tables remaining, and an hour later, they were still second in chips when the final table of nine was reached.
MICOOP Event #14 Results
The Final Table
The final table saw more doubles than eliminations during the first 15 minutes, with eventual runner-up "robgetsthere" not only being one of the players to double, but also knocking out "FireUpMIPS" as the first casualty in ninth. "Bout2CrushU" got in on the fun shortly thereafter, knocking out "M4rtyMcFlyy" in eighth after their pocket aces bested two nines.
Pocket aces then went cold and it seemed like "RunLikeDiva" could make a run as they made consecutive flushes against the pocket aces of "milesoffamolly" and "OpusX6969", quickly dropping the field from seven to five. Then, "Bout2CrushU" regained the momentum, eliminating "WadeDavenport" in sixth when their ace-king of diamonds held versus ace-six of spades. With the chip lead, "Bout2CrushU" never looked back, eliminating every remaining player in the tournament.
The first of the final three eliminations was "GoGreen35" who re-shoved pocket fives into pocket aces and was unable to get there. Next was "RunLikeDiva" in third, who called an all-in shove with ace-ten and lost a coin flip to the pocket fours of "Bout2CrushU", allowing them to take a four-to-one chip lead into heads-up play, which lasted only a few short minutes before "robgetsthere" shoved king-seven off suit into ace-jack.
When all was said and done, nothing but a pair of fours appeared on the board, and all 7.45 million chips were in the possession of the tournament champion. More importantly, the first-place prize of $10,448 was also awarded.
PokerNews coverage of the inaugural 2021 MICOOP will continue Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET with Event #18: $500 NLHE [6-Max, High Roller] $35K Gtd. We hope to see you back here.
In Level 34 with blinds of 50,000/100,000 and an ante of 12,500, "robgetsthere" open-jammed for 1.5 million on the button and "Bout2CrushU" quickly called in the big blind.
"robgetsthere" saw the flop provide little help, though the turn did give them four more outs to a backdoor gutshot straight draw. However, the river did nothing more than pair the board, leaing "Bout2CrushU" with the best hand to eliminate "robgetsthere" in second place, earning $7,775 for their performance.
Meanwhile, "Bout2CrushU" has become the MICOOP Event #14 champion, earning the top prize of $10,448. A full recap of the tournament will be provided shortly.
In Level 33 with blinds of 40,000/80,000 and an ante of 10,000, "Bout2CrushU" open-jammed on the button and "RunLiKeDiva" called all in for just under 1.4 million in the big blind.
"RunLikeDiva" found themselves in a coin-flip situation for their tournament life and was unable to hit on the runout , resulting in their night coming to an end with a third-place finish good for $5,787.
Heaads-up play is now underway between "robgetsthere" and "Bout2CrushU", with the latter holding roughly a four-to-one chip advantage as play begins.
The three remaining players are on what should be the final five-minute break of the night with play still in Level 33 (40,000/80,000/10,000). In the few hands that followed "GoGreen35" being eliminated in fourth place, "Bout2CrushU" has further increased their chip lead. Here's a look at the three players' stacks that remain.
In Level 33 with blinds of 40,000/80,000 and an ante of 10,000, "Bout2CrushU" opened to 180,000 on the button and "GoGreen35" re-jammed for just under 1.6 million in the small blind. "Bout2CrushU" immediately called.
"GoGreen35" found themselves in a cooler situation, running their pair of fives into pocket aces four handed. No five came on the runout and they were eliminated in fourth place as a result, earning $4,306 for their showing.
In Level 23 with blinds of 40,000/80,000 and an ante of 10,000, "Bout2CrushU" open-jammed in the small blind to put "GoGreen35" to the test for their last 10 big blinds. "GoGreen35" called.
"Bout2CrushU" found themselves with 13 outs after the flop , but the turn and river left "GoGreen" with the best hand to score them the double. Moments earlier, "RunLikeDiva" also took a pot off of "Bout2CrushU", and the two have nearly-identical stacks as four-handed play continues.
No showdowns have been seen of late as play nears the end of Level 32 (35,000/70,000/8,750). During that time, "Bout2CrushU" has further gained on their chip lead, and has now eclipsed 4 million, more than half the chips in play.
In Level 32 with blinds of 35,000/70,000 and an ante of 8,750, "RunLikeDiva" opened to 245,000 in the small blind and was called by "Bout2CrushU", who defended their big blind.
"Bout2CrushU" called a continuationbet of 168,000 on the flop and another 447,720 on the turn , putting more than 1.75 million into the middle. Both players then quickly checked the river .
"RunLikeDiva" showed a missed backdoor gutshot straight draw with , prompting "Bout2CrushU" to table to win the pot with second pair. With the pot, "Bout2CrushU" has now overtaken the chip lead.
In Level 31 with blinds of 30,000/60,000 and an ante of 7,500, "WadeDavenport" open-jammed for 620,808 in the cutoff and saw "Bout2CrushU" give them action from the small blind.
"WadeDavenport" had run a suited ace into an even bigger one and found themselves drawing dead by the turn on a runout of as "Bout2CrushU" first flopped a pair of kings, and then wound up backing into the nut flush to eliminate "WadeDavenport" in fifth place, where they earned $3,205 for their showing.
Chip counts from the final four have also been provided below.