Event #36: $200 NLHE [8-Max], $20K GTD

Event Info

Prize Pool $30,132
Players 162

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 162
Event #36: $200 NLHE [8-Max], $20K GTD
Day 1 Completed

"D-DUB1969" Wins 2020 NJCOOP Event #36: $200 NLH for $5,549

"D-DUB1969" Wins Event 36 for $5,549
"D-DUB1969" Wins Event 36 for $5,549

The 2020 NJCOOP Event #36: $200 NLHE [8-Max], $20K GTD is in the books after just over six hours of play. "D-DUB1969" made their way through a field of 162 entries, and agreed to a chop heads-up. Both players took a guaranteed $5,149 out of the $30,132 prize pool, and left $400 on the table, which "D-DUB1969" secured a few hands later.

"D-DUB1969" came into the final table as the second-shortest stack, but managed to quietly spin it up without being directly involved in any of the bustouts. They gained a good portion of their stack when they found the best queen against "PompYouUp" on a board with two queens out. The win adds to almost $1,400 in previous cashes during this NJCOOP.

Event #36 Final Table Results

1D-DUB1969United States$5,549 ($6,071)
2Cnotorious21United States$5,149 ($4,627)
3lady5amUnited States$3,526
4DabledoreNJUnited States$2,687
5PompYouUpUnited States$2,048
6bgrif32United States$1,561
7SmokenSubaruUnited States$1,190
8pompii23United States$907
9Dan "AvaGray" LupoUnited States$749

The Day's Action

They started dealing hands at 7 p.m. ET, and registration was open for three hours. When the gates came down, 162 entries swelled the prize pool more than 50% over guarantee to $30,132. A total of 23 players would share in those prizes, and it didn't take long to figure out who they would be.

About an hour after registration ended, "mrblonde2020" was the unfortunate bubble player after getting coolered with ace-queen into ace-king. The fast pace continued, and in less than an hour, the final table was set.

Daniel Lupo
Daniel Lupo

Dan "AvaGray" Lupo got coolered for ninth place shortly after the final table convened, running his queens into the aces of "lady5am". That set off a cavalcade of busts that saw the field down to three ways in under 20 minutes. They played three handed for a bit longer, but it didn't take long for "lady5am" to fall in third when they got top pair in on the flop, but ran into the over pair of aces for "Cnotorious21".

That put "Cnotorious21" in the lead to start heads-up, but "D-DUB1969" quickly doubled when "Cnotorious21" bluffed a whiffed flush draw and got picked off. That evened up the stacks with "D-DUB1969" in a slight lead, and they decided to cut a deal. They left $400 on the table to play for and chopped the remaining money for $5,149 each.

It didn't take long for a cooler to finish it off. It looked like "Cnotorious21" was in for a big double when they got jacks in against sixes, but "D-DUB1969" flopped the six and never looked back to take it down for the extra $400. This is the third cash of the 2020 NJCOOP for "D-DUB1969", but after making almost $1,400 for an 8th and 19th place in previous events, this win eclipsed them both.

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"Cnotorious21" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,149)

"Cnotorious21" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,149)
"Cnotorious21" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,149)

After the players made a deal to chop it, and leave $400 on the table to play for, they played a few hands before a cooler saw "Cnotorious21" get their money in good with jacks against the sixes of "D-DUB1969" only to see a six on the flop. With no help on the turn or river, "Cnotorious21" had to settle for 2nd place and $5,149.

D-DUB1969 US 4,050,000 1,860,018
Cnotorious21 US Busted

"lady5am" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,526)

"lady5am" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,526)
"lady5am" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,526)

Level 32: 17.5K/35K(4.5K)

"lady5am" raised to 87.5K and "Cnotorious21" reraised the big blind to 210K. "lady5am" called, leaving less than pot behind, then called when "Cnotorious21" potted the {4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop.

"Cnotorious21": {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
"lady5am": {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Board: {4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Top pair wasn't enough for "lady5am" and they were out in 3rd place.

Cnotorious21 US 2,895,009 613,650
D-DUB1969 US 1,154,991 -55,425
lady5am US Busted

"bgrif32" Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,561)

"bgrif32" Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,561)
"bgrif32" Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,561)

After losing a big pot against "PompYouUp" with two pair against a straight on the river, "bgrif32" got the rest of their chips in with the best hand with ace-ten against the king-eight for "lady5am", but couldn't hold, and had to settle for 6th Place and $1,561.

Cnotorious21 US 1,115,232 -119,750
lady5am US 898,303 136,569
PompYouUp US 817,786 456,018
D-DUB1969 US 668,958 -13,250
DabledoreNJ US 549,721 -34,750
bgrif32 US Busted

"SmokenSubaru" Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,190)

"SmokenSubaru" Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,190)
"SmokenSubaru" Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,190)

"SmokenSubaru" got it in with suited ace-jack, but ran into the queens of "Cnotorious21" on a tear. They found a jack on the flop, but couldn't find any more to exit in 7th place.

Cnotorious21 US 1,234,982 321,410
lady5am US 761,734 -13,000
D-DUB1969 US 682,208 -50,500
DabledoreNJ US 584,471 -50,500
bgrif32 US 424,837 9,750
PompYouUp US 361,768 95,000
SmokenSubaru US Busted