2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #38: $250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $50K Gtd
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Event Info

Prize Pool $59,881
Players 257
Event #38: $250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $50K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

"9NINENINE" Wins MICOOP Event #38 ($250 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $11,525

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Event #38 Results
Event #38 Results

"9NINENINE" has just topped a field of 257 in dramatic fashion to earn the title of champion for the 2021 PokerStars Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) Event #38: $250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $50K Gtd.

A final table that never saw a moment to breathe came to an end after "9NINENINE" knocked out Henry "xlzou1990" Zou in third place with pocket kings to ace-king and proceeded to follow that up by eliminating "Batmanstein" heads up shortly thereafter with pocket aces to pocket queens.

In total, it only took around half an hour to go from nine to one after an unquantifiable amount of doubles occurred among short stacks across the final two tables, leaving average stacks short once the final table was reached.

Event #38 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
19NINENINE$11,525
2Batmanstein$8,598
3Henry "xlzou1990" Zou$6,415
4PimpMyBalance$4,786
5PrinceTurtle$3,571
6tsaroffish4$2,664
7UncleBuppy$1,988
8V1ct0r0$1,483
9BigRon324$1,106

Final Table Recap

"Batmanstein" entered the final table as the short stack, but quickly found two doubles. The first was through "BigRon324", who fell in ninth to none other than "Batmanstein" just a few hands after earning those doubles. "Batmanstein" then sent "V1ctor0" out in eighth with ace-jack to king-jack.

"Batmanstein" also knocked out sixth-place finisher "tsaroffish4", but not before Zou sent "UncleBuppy" out in seventh when his ace-four held versus jack-ten suited all-in preflop.

With five remaining, "9NINENINE" had largely flown under the radar with a big stack but their king-eight flopped trips versus the ace-seven of "PrinceTurtle" to eliminate them in fifth. Zou then notched another elimination, knocking out "PimpMyBalance" in fourth place. In total, these six eliminations all happened within around 15 minutes' time.

Third-Place Finisher Henry
Third-Place Finisher Henry

Nearly a full level then went by before sparks flew again, as was highlighted before. Zou found himself with ace-king in the big blind and three-bet a small-blind open from "9NINENINE", who four-bet shoved on him with two kings. A king on the flop all but sealed the deal, and Zou found himself drawing dead by the turn.

"9NINENINE" then took a commanding chip lead into heads-up play before doubling "Batmanstein" after calling a shove with king-eight suited. "Batmanstein" held ace-four and saw it hold, but two hands later shoved pocket queens into pocket aces and was unable to further improve, resulting in victory for "9NINENINE".

PokerNews coverage of the inaugural 2021 MICOOP will continue on Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET for Event #41: $250 PLO [6-Max High Roller], $20K Gtd. Until then, be safe and be good.

"Batmanstein" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($8,598)

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"Batmanstein"
"Batmanstein"

In Level 33 with blinds of 40,000/80,000 and an ante of 10,000, "Batmanstein" open-jammed on the button once more for 1,786,012 just two hands after their previous double, and "9NINENINE" immediately called.

"Batmanstein": {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
"9NINENINE": {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}

"Batmanstein" saw the bad news, with their queens running into aces. A runout of {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} did nothing to change their situation, and they were eliminated in second place as a result.

As a result, "9NINENINE" has won MICOOP Event #38 for $11,525. A recap of the event will be posted shortly.

9NINENINE us 6,425,000 1,886,012
Batmanstein US Busted

"Batmanstein" Draws First Blood

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"Batmanstein"
"Batmanstein"

In Level 33 with blinds of 40,000/80,000 and an ante of 10,000, "Batmanstein" open-jammed for 933,006 on the button and "9NINENINE" called.

"Batmanstein": {a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}
"9NINENINE": {k-Spades}{8-Spades}

"Batmanstein" remained out in front through the entire runout {3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{a-Hearts}, finishing with a pair of aces to score a double after the start of the match brought about a handful of small back-and-forth exchanges between both players.

9NINENINE us 4,538,988 -794,256
Batmanstein US 1,886,012 794,256

Henry "xlzou1990" Zou Eliminated in 3rd Place ($6,415).

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Henry Zou
Henry Zou

In Level 32 with blinds of 35,000/70,000 and an ante of 8,750, nearly a full level of play went by without a showdown until "9NINENINE" raised to 140,000 in the small blind and was three-bet to 560,000 by Henry "xlzou1990" Zou in the big blind. "9NINENINE" came over the top, four-betting to put Zou to a decision for his total stack of 1,879,158. Zou called.

Henry "xlzou1990" Zou: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
"9NINENINE": {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Zou found himself on the receiving end of a cooler, watching the flop {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} leave him drawing extremely thin. The turn {2-Clubs} sealed the deal, leaving him drawing dead as the river {q-Spades} completed the runout to bring about his third-place finish, good for $6,415.

"xlzou1990"
"xlzou1990"
9NINENINE us 5,333,244 2,972,633
Batmanstein US 1,091,756 -884,100
Henry "xlzou1990" Zou us Busted

"PimpMyBalance" Eliminated in 4th Place (44,786)

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"PimpMyBalance"
"PimpMyBalance"

In Level 31 with blinds of 30,000/60,000 and an ante of 7,500, "PimpMyBalance" was on the button and open-shoved for 769,966. Henry "xlzou1990" Zou called for roughly two-thirds of his stack in the small blind.

"PimpMyBalance": {k-Spades}{9-Spades}
Henry "xlzou1990" Zou: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}

Zou flopped two pair on {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}{q-Hearts} and left "PimpMyBalance" in need of hitting a ten to make Broadway. It came on the turn {10-Clubs}, but the river {j-Diamonds} gave Zou a full house to reclaim the best hand and eliminate "PimpMyBalance" in fourth place.

9NINENINE us 2,360,611 -217,550
Henry "xlzou1990" Zou us 2,088,533 406,996
Batmanstein US 1,975,856 -81,000
PimpMyBalance us Busted

"PrinceTurtle" Eliminated in 5th Place ($3,571)

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"PrinceTurtle"
"PrinceTurtle"

In Level 31 with blinds of 30,000/60,000 and an ante of 7,500, action folded to "9NINENINE" on the button and they open-jammed for under 10 effective big blinds. "PrinceTurtle" called off their remaining 312,513 in the small blind and found themselves needing to hold.

"PrinceTurtle": {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
"9NINENINE": {k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

Instead, the flop {8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} left them in need of running aces to stay alive. The turn {a-Diamonds} made that possible, but the river {q-Diamonds} smashed all hopes and sent them out in fifth, marking the third elimination in five hands en route to a score of $3,571

9NINENINE us 2,578,161 424,573
PrinceTurtle US Busted

"tsaroffish4" Eliminated in 6th Place ($2,664)

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"tsaroffish4"
"tsaroffish4"

In Level 30 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,000, "tsaroffish" open-jammed on the button for their last 374,476 and were called by "Batmanstein" in the small blind.

"tsaroffish4": {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
"Batmanstein": {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

"tsaroffish4" was unable to catch an ace as the runout came {5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and they were eliminated in sixth place, earning $2,664 for their performance.

Batmanstein US 2,056,856 629,456
tsaroffish4 us Busted

"UncleBuppy" Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,988)

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"UncleBuppy"
"UncleBuppy"

In Level 30 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,000, Henry "xlzou1990" Zou saw action fold to him in the small blind and he open-jammed to put "UncleBuppy" to a decision for their last 396,424. "UncleBuppy" called.

"UncleBuppy": {j-Spades}{10-Spades}
Henry "xlzou1990" Zou: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

By the end of the runout {2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}, neither player had improved and "UncleBuppy" fell in seventh at the expense of Zou's ace.

Henry "xlzou1990" Zou us 1,681,537 626,424
UncleBuppy US Busted

"PimpMyBalance" Smashes the Runout

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"PimpMyBalance"
"PimpMyBalance"

In Level 30 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,000, action folded to "PrinceTurtle" in the small blind and they raised all in. "PimpMyBalance" was in the big blind and called off their remaining 263,998.

"PimpMyBalance": {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
"PrinceTurtle": {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

After two quick eliminations, "PimpMyBalance" was able to hit a nine on the flop {9-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and stay ahead through the turn {4-Hearts} and river {7-Diamonds} to fade becoming the seventh-place finisher in the tournament.

PimpMyBalance us 569,996 141,998
PrinceTurtle US 400,013 -354,998