Lone Star Poker Series
Event #20: $200 8-GAME, $12.5K Gtd

Event Info

Prize Pool $15,066
Players 81

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 81
Event #20: $200 8-GAME, $12.5K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon Wins 2020 NJCOOP Event #20: $200 8-Game, $12.5K GTD ($3,674.77)

Daniel Buzgon
Daniel Buzgon

A break from big-bet-only games came by way of NJCOOP-20: $200 8-Game, $12.5K GTD on Friday night, and it proved to be a hit.

The eight-game mixed event drew 81 entries (56 entrants and 25 re-entries), generating an overall prize pool of $15,066 that was paid out to the top 11 players.

When the dust settled, Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon was the last player standing, coming out on top after a nearly hour-long final table after he entered as the chip leader.

One by one, players fell until three remained, and just a mere 20 minutes then went by as Buzgon continued to pull away from the pack to take down the top prize of $3,674.77.

NJCOOP-20 Final Table Results

1Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon$3,674.77
2senor stinks$2,799.94
4Drunk Spew$1,625.57

Players remained on their toes all tournament long as the eight-game rotation cycled through a different format of poker every six minutes. Fourteen players registered from the start, though that number was into the 40s halfway through the three-hour-and-five-minute late registration period, and it continued to climb steadily until its final resting point at 81.

When registration closed, 28 players remained and it took just over 60 minutes for the bubble to burst with the final 11 set to be paid. A few game rotations later, hand-for-hand was enacted as just eight remained, though some 20 minutes passed before "CrazylKilla" was eliminated in eighth place by "Drunk Spew" to reach the final table of seven.

"FlyinAlbo22" the first to bust the final table and did so during Limit-Hold'em, with "AxyAnderson" bowing out in sixth shortly thereafter during Omaha Hi-Lo.

By the time 2-7 Triple Draw was reached again, action was three-handed and "senor stinks" eliminated "p0k3rking33" from the tournament in third, only to fall to runner-up shortly after to Buzgon.


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"senor stinks" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,799.94)


Limit Hold'em

With blinds of 30,000/60,000 and bets of 60,000/120,000, Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon raised and "senor stinks" called to see a {5-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop appear.

"senor stinks" check-raised Buzgon and was called bringing the {a-Diamonds} turn. "senor stinks" checked to Buzgon who bet 60,000.

"senor stinks" raised to 120,000 and then called off their last 6,746 after Buzgon re-raised.

"senor stinks": {6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon: {a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

Buzgon caught up after paring his ace on the turn and the {10-Spades} river eliminated "senor stinks" in second place.

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon us 2,025,000 756,746
senor stinks us Busted

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"p0k3rking33" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($2,133.43)


2-7 Triple Draw

With blinds of 15,000/30,000 and bets of 30,000/60,000, "p0k3rking33" raised and then capped the betting after "senor stinks" re-raised, "senor stinks" called.

First draw went one and two.

"senor stinks" led out, "p0k3rking33" raised and then called off the rest of their 26,750 after "senor stinks" capped the betting.

"senor stinks" stood pat on the second draw while "p0k3rking33" took two and then did the same on third draw.

"p0k3rking33" showed {2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{4-Diamonds} but it would be second best to the {5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} of "senor stinks".

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon us 1,268,254 150,000
senor stinks us 756,746 71,750
p0k3rking33 Busted

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"Drunk Spew" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,625.57)



With limits of 20,000/40,000 and an ante of 4,000:

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon was the bring in. "Drunk Spew" completed and off their last 3,101 after Buzgon raised.

"Drunk Spew": {3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Spades}/{5-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon: {4-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}/{k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

"Drunk Spew" was ahead until Buzgon caught running hearts to make the flush and "Drunk Spew" took their exit in fourth place.

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon us 545,752 145,851
Drunk Spew Busted

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"LargeFarva99" Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,238.61)



With limits of 17,500/35,000 and an ante of 3,500:

"senor stinks" was the bring in with the {k-Diamonds}. "p0k3rking33" completed, as did Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon and "LargeFarva99" moved all-in for 28,938.

"p0k3rking33" raised to 35,000 and Buzgon called for side pot action.

"p0k3rking33" bet every street and Buzgon called until the river, giving "p0k3rking33" the side pot.

"p0k3rking33": {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
"LargeFarva99": {2-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

"LargeFarva99" had a solid hand going into the final two streets but they just couldn't get lucky and they were eliminated in fifth place.

p0k3rking33 459,252 348,903
Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon us 399,901 117,250
LargeFarva99 Busted

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"AxyAnderson" Eliminated in 6th Place ($943.76)


Omaha Hi-Lo

With blinds of 8,750/17,500 and bets of 17,500/35,000, "AxyAnderson" raised and then called off their last 10,390 after Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon re-raised to 52,500.

"AxyAnderson": {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Spades}

Both players held similar hands but "AxyAnderson" was behind needing help but the {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{q-Hearts} runout ended their night in sixth place.

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon us 282,651
AxyAnderson Busted