Day 1 Completed
Players Info - Day 1
Day 1 Completed
"GrndChalengChmp" has claimed the most recent title of the PokerStars Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) , topping a field of 461 total entries in Event #31: $250 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $100K GTD.
The tournament started with 172 players and that number kept gradually building until the 461 total entries became official. The 332 entries and 129 re-entries just eclipsed the guarantee generating a $107,413 prize pool meaning, the top 63 finishers would get a piece of the pie with 183 players remaining.
After registration closed the virtual bodies fell at a steady pace and after a few short levels, "raykbr1253" was eliminated on the bubble, leaving the remaining players in the money.
From there, players started dropping by the wayside as Brent "WellWaterWendel" Burrows (50th place - $523.67), "PowerRanges" (32nd Place - $661.98), "Gamestop2012" (19th Place - $836.85), "sexycaitlyn" (14th Place - $1,057.89), and "Young$$$REDBONE" (10th Place - $1,337.33) fell short of the making final table.
MICOOP Event #31 Final Table Results
|7||Peter "PLH729" Hotaling||$3,101.92|
|8||Steve "Gamerguy123456" Caswell||$2,289.99|
|9||Mike "PeppSee" Long||$1,690.57|
Final Table Action
Mike "PeppSee" Long and Steve "Gamerguy123456" Caswell came into the final table at the bottom of the chip counts so it was no surprise to see them become the first two casualties.
The next level saw Peter "PLH729" Hotaling's big-slick come up short against "smftt" holding a pair of cowboys and "A3PGOAT" fell shortly after in the same level.
The wheels of fortune turned for "smftt" after their pocket tens came up short against "PimpMyBalance" holding a suited ace-king ending their night in fifth place for $5,691.51
Action slowed down after the final four players were reached and a full level almost went by before "cbauer6789" knocked out "TheWamboozler" with pocket queens against ace-ten, then they eliminated "PimpMyBalance" the following hand shortly after, sending the action into heads-up play.
Both players entered the heads-up battle with equal stack sizes but a classic race left "cbauer6789" with crumbs. "cbauer6789" found a small double but only lasted few more hands before being eliminated runner-up.
Remaining 2021 MICOOP Schedule
36 1-Mar. (M) 7 p.m. $50 NLHE [4-Max], $10K Gtd
37 1-Mar. (M) 8 p.m. $100 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale SE], $25K Gtd
38 2-Mar. (Tu) 8 p.m. $250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $35K Gtd
39 2-Mar. (Tu) 8:30 p.m. $50 NLHE [Super Tuesday Mini], $20K Gtd
40 2-Mar. (Tu) 9 p.m. $50 Stud Hi-Lo, $5K Gtd
41 3-Mar. (W) 8 p.m. $250 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $12.5K Gtd
42 3-Mar. (W) 8:30 p.m. $30 PLO [6-Max], $5K Gtd
43 3-Mar. (W) 9 p.m. $100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd
44 4-Mar. (Thurs) 8 p.m. $250 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $35K Gtd
45 4-Mar. (Thurs) 8:30 p.m. $50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill Mini], $20K Gtd
46 4-Mar. (Thurs) 9 p.m. $20 NLHE [Turbo], $15K Gtd
47 5-Mar. (F) 6 p.m. $10 NLHE [6-Max, Rebuy], $10K Gtd
48 5-Mar. (F) 8 p.m. $75 NLHE, $15K Gtd
49 5-Mar. (F) 9:30 p.m. $20 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd
50 6-Mar. (Sa) 6 p.m. $50 8-Game, $3K Gtd
51 6-Mar. (Sa) 7 p.m. $50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $15K Gtd
52 6-Mar. (Sa) 8 p.m. $50 NLHE [Turbo, Saturday Speedway SE], $5K Gtd
53 7-Mar. (Su) 2 p.m. $50 NLHE [8-Max, Marathon], $10K Gtd
54 7-Mar. (Su) 4 p.m. $100 NLHE [Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
55 7-Mar. (Su) 5 p.m. $300 NLHE [Main Event], $125K Gtd
56 7-Mar. (Su) 6 p.m. $50 NLHE [Mini Main Event], $35K Gtd
57 7-Mar. (Su) 7:30 p.m. $200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $20K Gtd
58 7-Mar. (Su) 10 p.m. $100 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $10K Gtd
59 8-Mar. (M) 7 p.m. $100 NLHE [Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd
60 8-Mar. (M) 9 p.m. $20 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom], $10K Gtd[/TABLE]
PokerNews coverage of the inaugural 2021 MICOOP will continue Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET with Event #38: $250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $35K Gtd. We hope to see you back here.
In Level 36 with blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000, GrndChalengChmp raised all in for 22,204,276 and "cbauer6789" called off their 530,724satck.
"GrndChalengChmp" was ahead with their pocket tens and nothing changed after the flop.
"cbauer6789" found some life after the appeared on the turn but it was just for a mere second as the completed the board on the river, giving "GrndChalengChmp" a straight and eliminating "cbauer6789" in second place.
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In Level 36 with blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000, "GrndChalengChmp" raised to 500,000 and "cbauer6789" jammed for 11,695,806.
"GrndChalengChmp" snap-called their 10,789,194 stack off and the two players tabled their hands.
It was a classic race for almost all the marbles with "GrndChalengChmp" taking a commanding lead after the flop paired their king.
The turn didn't change a thing and the river secured "GrndChalengChmp" the pot leaving "cbauer6789" with just 406,612.
In Level 36 with blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000, "PimpMyBalance" limped in from the small blind and "cbauer6789" checked their option from the big to see a flop appear.
"PimpMyBalance" led out for 250,000 and "cbauer6789" called bringing the turn. "PimpMyBalance" continued with a 750,000 bet and "cbauer6789" called once again and the completed the board on the river.
"PimpMyBalance" fired out one last bullet which was an all in bet worth 2,566,620 and "cbauer6789" called.
"PimpMyBalance" rolled over jack-high while "cbauer6789" rolled over winning the pot with a straight.
In Level 36 with blinds at 100,000/200,000/25,000, "PimpMyBalance" raised to 400,000 on the button, "TheWamboozler" three-bet jammed for 3,083,480 from the small blind and "cbauer6789" isolated from the big blind.
"cbauer6789" was ahead with their pocket queens and the runout didn't change a thing as "TheWamboozler" was eliminated in fourth place for $7,709.48.
Andrew "autokorekt" Korby has been on a nice little run on PokerStars Michigan thanks to winning three tournaments in two days. While none of them were official MICOOP events, it was still a nice little heater for the 32-year-old who has been playing the game since the age of 14.
Korby, a full-time pro from Farmington, first took down the $100 NLHE Nightly Stars by besting a 134-entry field for $2,731.11. He followed that up by besting a 45-entry field to win the $200 Bounty Builder PKO for nearly $3,000 more. Finally, he would claim a $20 nightly title for another $1,340.
"Nothing crazy but still not bad," he told PokerNews. Korby usually plays $1-$2 and $2-$5 pot-limit Omaha but has been grinding tournaments now that PokerStars has come to Michigan (he's happy to no longer be traveling over the border to Windsor, Canada to have to play).
"It's nice to have some early success on the new Michigan PokerStars as it's been a long time coming since we've been able to play on here," said Korby, a self-taught player who as put in "lots of hours" and experienced "crazy swings" playing PLO.
According to The Hendon Mob, Korby has $51,701 in live lifetime earnings dating back to 2011. That includes a career-high $9,661 for finishing second in a 2015 Wynn Summer Classic $300 NLH event.
In Level 35 with blinds at 80,000/160,000/20,000, "smftt" raised to 420,000 from under the gun and "PimpMyBalance" three-bet to 1,204,000 next to act.
Action folded back to "smftt" who jammed for 2,742,356 and was called by "PimpMyBalance".
"smftt" was ahead with their made hand of tens until the flop appeared pairing "PimpMyBalance" king.
The turn was no help to "smftt" as they needed to river a set to stay alive but the appeared on the river ending their tournament.
In Level 33 with blinds at 60,000/120,000/15,000, "A3PGOAT" raised all in for 720,750 from the button and "cbauer6789" called from the big blind.
"A3PGOAT" was behind holding live cards and found more outs after the flop gave them a wheel draw.
The paired the board on the turn and "A3PGOAT" needed to connect on the river to stay alive. Unfortunately for "A3PGOAT" it just wouldn't be as the river ended their tournament,