Event #38: $250 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $30K Gtd

Event Info

Prize Pool $30,000
Players 128

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 128
Event #38: $250 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $30K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier Wins 2020 NJCOOP Event #38: $250 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $30K GTD for $7,080

Brian Sherrier
Brian Sherrier

Event #38: $250 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $30K GTD closed out the final Thursday event of the of the 2020 NJCOOP drawing 128 entries (92 players and 32 re-entries), resulting in the advertised $30,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 17 players.

The tournament started with 22 players registered from the start though, that number tripled halfway through the three hour late registration period, and it continued to climb steadily until its final resting point at 128.

When registration closed, 48 players remained but due to a bug in the client, the majority of the players were blinded out until 19 players remained. Because of the error, PokerStars has announced that they will be issuing refunds to those affected.

From there, the bubble would burst within the next few levels leaving the final 17 set to be paid. Once in the money, the eliminations continued like rapid-fire until "Requalsl" was eliminated in 10th place by "cncly1314" to reach the unofficial final table of nine.

One by one, players fell until three remained, and Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier pulled away from the pack before knocking out the last two players with pocket sixes to take down the top prize of $7,080.22 ($2,908.17 + $4,172.05 in bounties).

NJCOOP-38 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrizeKOTotal Winnings
1Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier$2,908.17$4,172.05$7,080.22
3Keith "donnysack" Donovan$1,881.45$1,383.45$3,264.90
4Fort Matilda$1,416.84$633.47$2,050.31
6Anthony "supremetny" Chin$803.49$320.38$1,123.87
7Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty$605.08$466.01$1,071.09

Others to finish in the top 17 and make the money were "JoEiSiNz" (10th - $362.65), Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski (14th - $323.53 + $597.07 in bounties), Daniel “AvaGray” Lupo (15th - $323.53 + $174.75 in bounties), and "jordanofpkr" (17th - $288.63+ $87.38 in bounties).


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"cncly1314" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,908.04 + $1,419.86 in Bounties)


In Level 33 (40,000/80,000/10,000), Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier raised all in and "cncly1314" called off their 827,603 stack.

"cncly1314": {k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier: {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}

It was another race with Sherrier ahead holding a made hand and nothing changed after the {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} runout, ending "cncly1314's" night in second place.

Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier us 6,400,000 1,317,603
cncly1314 Busted

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Keith "donnysack" Donovan Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,881.45 + $1,383.45 in Bounties)


In Level 33 (40,000/80,000/10,000), Keith "donnysack" Donovan raised all in for 621,497 from the small blind and Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier called from the big blind.

Keith "donnysack" Donovan: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

Donovan was racing for his tournament but didn't find any help from the {5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} runout and was eliminated in third place after losing back-to-back hands to Sherrier.

Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier us 5,082,397 2,712,108
cncly1314 1,317,603 229,889
Keith "donnysack" Donovan us Busted

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Remaining 2020 NJCOOP Schedule


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Oct. 237 p.m.$150 FLHE [6-Max], $6K Gtd
Oct. 239 p.m.$200 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO], $12K Gtd
Oct. 246 p.m.$200 NLHE [8-Max, Deepstack], $15K Gtd
Oct. 248 p.m.$100 PL Badugi [6-Max], $6K Gtd
Oct. 249 p.m.$75 NLHE [6-Max, Zoom], $15K Gtd
Oct. 252:30 p.m.$100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Big Antes], $12.5K Gtd
Oct. 255 p.m.$300 NLHE [Main Event], $125K Gtd
Oct. 256 p.m.$50 NLHE [Mini Main Event], $25K Gtd
Oct. 258 p.m.$100 PLO [6-Max], $7.5K Gtd
Oct. 259 p.m.$200 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $15K Gtd
Oct. 2510 p.m.$75 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $10K Gtd
Oct. 267 p.m.$100 NLHE [Nightly Stars SE – NJCOOP Wrap-Up], $22K Gtd
Oct. 268 p.m.$100 NLHE [Phase Event, Day 2], $35K Gtd
Oct. 269 p.m.$150 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, NJCOOP Wrap-Up], $12.5K Gtd

"Fort Matilda" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,416.84 + $633.47 in Bounties)


In Level 30 (25,000/50,000/4,500) "Fort Matilda" raised to 110,000 and then called off their 934,104 stack after Keith "donnysack" Donovan three-bet jammed for 1,798,893.

"Fort Matilda": {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Keith "donnysack" Donovan: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

It was a classic races with "Fort Matilda" looking to pair either of their over cards but the feat was easier said than done as the {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} runout ended their tournament in fourth place.

Keith "donnysack" Donovan us 2,187,208 382,315
Fort Matilda Busted

"ForTheThr1ll" Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,066.97 + $589.78 in Bounties)


In Level 30 (25,000/50,000/4,500), Keith "donnysack" Donovan raised all in for 1,156,553 from the small blind and "ForTheThr1ll" called off their 568,340 from the big blind.

"ForTheThr1ll": {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Keith "donnysack" Donovan: {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

"ForTheThr1ll" had Donovan crushed until the {2-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop appeared pairing his deuce.

The {5-Diamonds} turn wasn't a horrible card for "ForTheThr1ll" as it brought counterfeit options if a four were to fall on the river, but it came the {q-Clubs} ending their tournament in fifth place.

Keith "donnysack" Donovan us 1,804,893 1,523,324
ForTheThr1ll Busted

Anthony "supremetny" Chin Eliminated in 6th Place ($803.49 + $320.38 in Bounties)

Anthony Chin
Anthony Chin

In Level 28 (17,500/35,000/4,500), Anthony "supremetny" Chin raised all in for 334,994 from the cutoff and was called by Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier from the big blind.

Anthony "supremetny" Chin: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Chin was behind hoping to get lucky but he couldn't find a set as the {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} runout ended his tournament in sixth place.

Chin Dropped in 6th Place
Chin Dropped in 6th Place
Brian "Wsopboy1997" Sherrier us 2,397,758 1,754,608
Anthony "supremetny" Chin US Busted

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Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty Eliminated in 7th Place ($605.08 + $466.01)

Ryan Hagerty
Ryan Hagerty

In Level 28 (17,500/35,000/4,500), Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty raised all in for 452,678 from the cutoff and "Fort Matilda" looked him up from the big blind.

"Fort Matilda": {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Hagerty was behind holding an over but he couldn't find an ace with the {5-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{k-Clubs}{7-Clubs} runout and his tournament ended in seventh place.

Hagerty Falls in 7th Place
Hagerty Falls in 7th Place
Fort Matilda 1,266,443 344,178
Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty us Busted

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