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Event #31: $250 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $100K Gtd

"GrndChalengChmp" Wins MICOOP Event #31: $250 NLHE [Super Sunday SE] for $19,161.33


"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

7Peter "PLH729" Hotaling$3,101.92
8Steve "Gamerguy123456" Caswell$2,289.99
9Mike "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.