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Event #44: $250 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $50K Gtd

Event Info

Buy-in $250
Prize Pool $64,308
Players 276

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 276



Event #44: $250 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $50K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

"DegenCNol" Wins MICOOP Event #44: $250 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE for $12,749.11


PokerStars Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) Event #31: $250 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $100K GTD came to an end early Friday morning with "DegenCNol" defeating "xvuszvs2739" heads-up for the first-place prize of $12,749.11 ($5,352.41 + $7,396.70 in bounties).

The action started with 77 players and that number kept gradually building until the 276 total entries became official. The tournament met its guaranteed prize pool in Level 11 and generated a $64,308 prize pool ($32,154 regular prize pool & $32,154 bounty prize pool) after 276 total entries became official meaning, the top 39 finishers would get a piece of the pie with 80 players remaining.

Once registration ended, the remaining field dwindled quickly as "JaDoncic" bubbled the tournament at the start of Level 20, leaving the remaining players in the money.

From there, players started dropping by the wayside as "grandma1967" (38th place - $264.86), Patrick "MSPT-HOF" Steele (31st Place - $264.86 + $58.25 in bounties), "TY_GOVWHITMER" (17th Place - $322.20 + $502.41 in bounties), "Drago25785" (15th Place - $391.95 + $844.64 in bounties), and "floridurrrr" (10th Place - $476.79 + $1,143.13 in bounties) all got a piece of the pie but fell short of the making final table.

MICOOP Event # 44 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrizeKOTotal Winnings

Final Table Action

"Gotzillions" came into the final table at the bottom of the chip counts so it was no surprise to see them become the first casualty with "tkfly1324" following shortly after.

The next level saw "Dublistic" fall victim holding ace-nine againg "LawernceTaylor" holding king-queen. The flop was safe for "Dublistic" but a king appeared on the turn ending their night. "tombrady1977" got their money in good preflop holding a pair of tens but "sexycaitlyn" turned an ace, sending them packing.

Five-handed action saw eventual winner "DegenCNol" go on a straight heater, as they eliminated their final four opponents in just two short levels to secure victory.

Remaining 2021 MICOOP Schedule

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]

The inaugural 2021 MICOOP is in its final stretch and PokerNews coverage will continue Sunday at 5 p.m. ET with Event #55: $300 NLHE [Main Event], $200K GTD. We hope to see you back here.

"xvuszvs2739" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,352.16 + $516.97 in Bounties)


In Level 32 with blinds of 35,000/70,000 and an ante of 8,750, "DegenCNol" raised all in for 6,296,813 and "xvuszvs2739" called off their 515,687 stack.

"DegenCNol": {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
"xvuszvs2739": {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

"xvuszvs2739" was behind holding live cards but didn't connect on the {q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{8-Spades} flop.

The {j-Spades} turn gave "xvuszvs2739" more outs with a gutshot but the river came the {6-Hearts} ending their night runner-up.

6,900,000 935,687
xvuszvs2739 us
us Busted

"Lovey2021" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,402.10 + $495.14 in Bounties)


In Level 32 with blinds of 35,000/70,000 and an ante of 8,750, "DegenCNol" raised to 120,000 and both opponents called bringing the {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop.

All three players checked to the {q-Spades} turn where "xvuszvs2739" led out for 186,000 and both opponents called to see the {3-Diamonds} complete the board on the river.

"xvuszvs2739" check-folded after "Lovey2021" jammed for 1,963,385 while "DegenCNol" called.

"Lovey2021" rolled over {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for the king-high straight but it was no good as "DegenCNol" held {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for a full house and "Lovey2021" was eliminated in third place for $3,897.24 (3,402.10 + $495.14 in bounties).

5,964,313 2,380,385
xvuszvs2739 us
us 935,687 522,521
Lovey2021 us
us Busted

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"LawernceTaylor" Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,533.34 + $1,926.76 in Bounties)


In Level 31 with blinds of 30,000/60,000 and an ante of 7,500, "LawernceTaylor" raised all in for 846,320 from the button and "DegenCNol" isolated from the small blind.

"DegenCNol": {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
"LawernceTaylor": {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}

"LawernceTaylor" was behind looking to pair their ace but didn't find any on the {3-Hearts}{j-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop.

Things got worse for "LawernceTaylor" as the {k-Spades} dropped on the turn giving "DegenCNol" top-set and left "LawernceTaylor" drawing dead to the {6-Diamonds} river.

3,583,928 726,320

"sexycaitlyn" Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,886.43 + $1,206.86 in Bounties)


In Level 31 with blinds of 30,000/60,000 and an ante of 7,500, "LawernceTaylor" limped in from the button, as did "sexycaitlyn" from the small blind and "DegenCNol" checked their opyion from the big blind.

The {9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{k-Spades} flop was checked to "DegenCNOL" who fired out 120,000 and "LawernceTaylor" folded. Action was on "sexycaitlyn" who raised all in for 1,178,705 and "DegenCNOL" snap-called.

"sexycaitlyn": {k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
"DegenCNOL": {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Both players flopped two-pair and "DegenCNOL" held the better hand and neither the {6-Diamonds} turn nor the {10-Clubs} river changed a thing.

2,857,608 1,967,710
1,128,542 -337,000
sexycaitlyn us
us Busted

Jennie "InkedOne" Allison Learns & Grows Every Time She Plays

Jennie "InkedOne" Allison
Jennie "InkedOne" Allison

Jennie "InkedOne" Allison, 40, recently spent seven years living in Oregon but moved back to Michigan back in October, which was just in time to participate in this MICOOP.

"I’ve been playing poker for just over two years," she told PokerNews. "I taught myself on an app that had poker on it. I got fed up with imaginary money and people shoving all in every hand. One day I went to a poker house in Oregon and played a tournament. In my first tournament, I took 11th place out of 40 or so people."

In her second tournament, she improved to seventh place and followed that up by taking second in her third-ever tournament.

"Over these two years, I have played both cash and tournaments but my favorite is tournament play. I play NLH, Omaha, and other variations such as Crazy Pineapple and Courchevel. I moved back to Michigan in October and it was hard not playing tournaments every week."

She added: "I have noticed that men play women differently. I learned early on I had to play fearlessly. I was not letting people bully me out of hands. While playing poker online, I even did an experiment where I changed my avatar and name to a man, played identical to my play and the men played me differently. I ended up first within 24 hours of changing that."

While that experiment didn't take place on PokerStars, she is enjoying grinding the virtual felt of Michigan's first regulated online site.

"On PokerStars, I have an ambiguous screen name and do not reveal my gender when playing. However, oddly enough, many people refer to me as 'bro' and 'buddy.' So, not sure if that’s a compliment that they can’t imagine I’m a woman, or if it means they just assume fewer women play."

She continued: "My experience with online poker is so-so. I pride myself on my reads. When dealing with online, sure I can figure out how people play, but I can’t see tells, eye contact, etc. I’ve been first in two tournaments on PokerStars and have cashed out at least a dozen times."

Allison tends to play tournaments with buy-ins $15 or lower and can be found battling at the micro stakes where she attempts to enhance her skill and learn from her hands.

"My favorite tournaments on PokerStars are the bounty hunters and the knockout ones," she said. "One of my first-place wins had more cash won in knockouts than the actual top prize."

Allison concluded: "I really love poker. I may have only been playing two years but I learn and grow every time I play."

"tombrady1977" Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,404.01 + $58.25 in Bounties)


In Level 30 with blinds of 25,000/50,000 and an ante of 6,000, "sexycaitlyn" raised to 111,111 and then called "tombrady1977's" 363,668 three-bet jam from the small blind.

"sexycaitlyn": {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
"tombrady1977": {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

"tombrady1977" was ahead with their made hand of tens and the {k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop didn't change a thing.

Unfortunately for "tombrady1977", the {a-Diamonds} appeared on the turn pairing "sexycaitlyn" and the {q-Diamonds} river ended their night in 6th place for $1,462.26 ($1,404.01 + $58.25 in bounties).

sexycaitlyn us
us 2,314,235 887,918

"Dublistic" Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,406.01 + $1,545.45 in Bounties)


In Level 29 with blinds of 20,000/40,000 and an ante of 5,000, "Dublistic" raised all in for 439,334 from the hijack and "LawernceTaylor" called from the button.

"Dublistic": {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}
"LawernceTaylor": {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}

"Dublistic" was ahead with their ace-high and nothing changed after the {j-Spades}{6-Hearts}{10-Clubs} flop.

However, the {k-Hearts} appeared on the turn pairing "LawernceTaylor" and the {8-Hearts} river ended "Dublistic's" tournament.

1,465,542 197,415
Dublistic us
us Busted