Lone Star Poker Series 2020 NJCOOP
Event #1: $100 NLHE [NJCOOP Warm-Up], $25K Gtd

Event Info

Players 276
Event #1: $100 NLHE [NJCOOP Warm-Up], $25K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

"zhatka" Wins 2020 PokerStars NJCOOP Opening Event ($4,467.47)


It took just under seven hours of play for the first NJCOOP to finish out, and "zhatka" took home the lion's share of the prizepool, $4,467.47, after a deal with his heads up opponent, "Chalmisi6." Those two players were two parts of a big three at the top of the chip counts when the final table started, and they would stay near the top throughout.

It was "Chalmisi6" who would be the first to jump out to the top. First, he eliminated "nickybrunson" in a big pair preflop cooler. Then, just a few hands later, he would eliminate Mike “mmenz08816” Menzer in 6th place.

However, not long after that, "zhatka" would double up through "Chalmisi6" with pocket aces, and he wouldn't look back from there.

First, he would eliminate Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta in 5th place, where he also happened to have pocket aces once again. From that point on, "zhatka" would score every elimination.

"Chalmisi6" started heads up play with "zhatka" at a heavy disadvantage, but he was able to score a number of double ups, before ultimately taking the lead for a bit. At that point, the two players made a deal, and form that point on, it was once again the "zhatka" show.

On the final hand, "Chalmisi6" would get his final eight big blinds in good, but a lucky seven on the river gave "zhatka" the title.

For his efforts, "zhatka" will take home $4,467.47, and the first 2020 NJCOOP title! Scroll down for a full breakdown of the final table results.

NJCOOP-1 Final Table Results

3"ohhh hellooo"$2,680.80
5Sanjeev "sandman9876" Datta$1486.47
6Mike “mmenz08816” Menzer$1,106.89

The series rolls on tomorrow, with the biggest event starting up 5 PM ET, a $200 buy-in, $40,000 Guaranteed event. Thanks to everyone who tuned into our coverage tonight, and congratulations to all of today's winners!

"Chalmisi6" Eliminated in 2nd Place (*3,967.48)


Blinds: 40,000/80,000

Following a raise from "zhatka", "Chalmisi6" moved all in for his final 600,000. "zhatka" called with {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, and he had live cards against the {j-Spades}{2-Clubs} of "Chalmisi6."

The jack high would hold on the flop, and the turn, but the {7-Hearts} came on the river, giving "zhatka" a winning pair of sevens. The two players made a deal earlier in heads up play, so "Chalmisi6" will take home $3,967.48, while "zhatka" will earn $4,467.47 for his victory.

Stay tuned for a full recap to be posted shortly.

zhatka 6,900,000 1,460,676
Chalmisi6 us Busted

"Chalmisi6" Doubles Into the Chip Lead


Blinds: 35,000/70,000

Just about 10 minutes ago, "Chalmisi6" had less than eight big blinds. Now, he is the chip leader. Here's how he scored the latest, and by far the biggest, double up.

"zhatka" raised to 140,000, and "charlmisi6" reraised to 490,000. "zhatka" moved all in, and "Chalmisi6" snap called with {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. "zhatka" was again well behind with {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}, and again the best hand would hold, as the board ran down ten high.

Just like that, "Chalmisi6" is in the chip lead.

Chalmisi6 us 3,975,676 1,376,588
zhatka 2,924,324 -1,376,588

"Chalmisi6" Doubles Up Again


Blinds: 30,000/60,000

"zhatka" raised it up to 120,000, and "Chalmisi6" moved all in for just under 1.3 million. "zhatka" thought for a bit before calling, and players were off to the races.

"Chalmisi6": {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
"zhatka": {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

The mid pair would hold on the runout of {10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, and just like that, "Chalmisi6" is right back in the thick of things.

zhatka 4,300,912 -1,644,544
Chalmisi6 us 2,599,088 1,644,544

"Chalmisi6" Gets Short, Then Doubles


Blinds: 30,000/60,000

"Chalmisi6" was down to just 470,000 when he limped in first to act. "zhatka" moved all in, and "Chalmisi6" quickly called with {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}. "zhatka" held {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, but the kings would hold on the {q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} runout.

Despite that double up, "Chalmisi6" still has a long road to climb.

zhatka 5,945,456 -59,658
Chalmisi6 us 954,544 59,658

"ohhh hellooo" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($2,680.80)


Blinds: 30,000/60,000

After a raise from chip leader "zhatka" to 120,000, "ohhh hellooo" moved all in for just over a million chips. "zhatka" called with {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, and he was dominating the {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} of "ohhh hellooo."

The flop of {q-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} didn't bring much help, and while the {6-Diamonds} turn brought some chop outs, the {9-Clubs} came on the river, giving "zhatka" the knockout, and getting to heads up play.

zhatka 6,005,114 2,436,597
Chalmisi6 us 894,886 -76,500
ohhh hellooo Busted

"bgtpoker" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,996.23)


Blinds: 20,000/40,000

On the button, big stack "zhatka" moved all in, having both blinds easily covered. "bgtpoker" was in the small blind, he called that bet with {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}, and he as flipping against the pocket fives of "zhatka." The baby pair held strong on the runout of {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, and "zhatka" scored the knockout, extending his chip lead.

zhatka 3,568,517 539,619
bgtpoker Busted

"Chalmisi6" Doubles Through "bgtpoker"


Blinds: 20,000/40,000

"zhatka" raised to 80,000 on the button, and in the small blind, "bgtpoker" reraised to 225,000. "Chalmisi6" was in the big blind, and he moved all in for his final 435,693. "zhatka" folded, but "bgtpoker" called with {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. He was flipping against the pocket sixes of "Chalmisi6", and the sixes would hold on the {10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} board.

Chalmisi6 us 971,386 530,693
bgtpoker 304,619 -440,693