7-M: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Jersey Special], $35K Gtd

Event Info

Players 184
Players Left 1

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 12,500
7-M: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Jersey Special], $35K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

John "GameofEdges" Forlenza Wins NJSCOOP Event 07-M: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Jersey Special], $35K Gtd ($6,952.83)!

OHairDJ • Level 34: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

Event 07-M: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Jersey Special, $35K Gtd] proved to be a rapid one. The relatively fast structure saw 112 unique entrants (with 72 re-entries) dwindling down to a champion after just over seven hours of play.

After a back-and-forth heads-up battle, it was John "GameofEdges" Forlenza who took down the event and the $6,952.83 prize that went with it.

Forlenza, who has enjoyed an “unreal” last couple of months, took down a World Series of Poker Online Sunday Major just last week. Today’s score will add to a rapidly-growing list of accomplishments for Forlenza.

NJSCOOP Event 07-M: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Jersey Special] Final Table Results

1John "GameofEdges" Forlenza$6,952.83
2Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez$5,187.18
8"el binko"$894.55

Final Table Action

The final table began with "OtB_RedHeron" in a commanding position with approximately ~100 big blinds to start. The majority of the other players began with 40 big blinds or less as a result of the tournament's fast structure.

"OtB_RedHeron" would get off to a poor start, however, with Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez almost immediately doubling through them. It didn't take long for the shorter stacks of the final table to begin busting out, starting with "3mptyS0ul", who was quickly followed by "el binko", "shipitshell" and "sri100k" respectively.

Action slowed down a bit afterwards, but rapidly escalating blinds ensured swift action with many hands becoming all-in preflop affairs. Forlenza benefited from such scenarios, as he was responsible for knocking out "Scooby-D0O" and "Hustle_Man93" in quick succession.

Forlenza maintained his momentum and found himself heads-up against Lopez at a slight chip disadvantage after Lopez eliminated "OtB_RedHeron" in 3rd place.

A key hand for Forlenza occurred when he doubled through Lopez after hitting an open-ended straight draw after being all-in on the flop. From there, it was a back-and-forth battle until the blinds got to a point where pre-flop shoves were the norm. After getting ground down, Lopez shoved with a dominated hand and couldn't improve against Forlenza.

This concludes today's coverage of Event 07-M: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Jersey Special], $35K Gtd. Stay tuned to PokerNews for more 2021 NJSCOOP action in the coming days!

Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,187.18)

OHairDJ • Level 34: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez shoved for his last 843,868 on the button and John "GameofEdges" Forlenza called to put Lopez at risk.

Lopez: {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}
Forlenza: {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

Forlenza had Lopez dominated going into the flop, which came {5-Hearts}{a-Spades}{6-Diamonds} — vaulting Forlenza into an almost insurmountable lead.

Lopez would need running kings to stay alive, but the {q-Clubs} turn left him drawing dead.

A {6-Hearts} dutifully completed the board and eliminated Lopez in 2nd place.

Stay tuned for a re-cap of today's event.

John "GameofEdges" Forlenza us 4,600,000 657,000
Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez us Busted

Forlenza Doubles Through Lopez

OHairDJ • Level 33: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez opened to 160,000 and John "GameofEdges" Forlenza called.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Forlenza checked to Lopez, who continued for 160,000. Forlenza used up quite of a bit of his timebank before opting to check-raise to 376,000. Lopez didn't take long to shove all-in, which was enough to put Forlenza at risk for his last 776,000. Forlenza called.

Forlenza: {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Lopez: {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Lopez was two cards away from winning the tournament and would need to fade the open-ended straight draw of Forlenza to win.

It wasn't meant to be, however, as the {j-Hearts} turn left Lopez drawing dead. A meaningless {6-Hearts} completed the board and Forlenza doubled through.

John "GameofEdges" Forlenza us 2,644,316 136,658
Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez us 1,955,684 -136,658

Players on Break

OHairDJ • Level 32: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante

So far it has largely been a back-and-forth battle between Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez and John "GameofEdges" Forlenza over a series of small pots. Here is where they currently stand going into break.

John "GameofEdges" Forlenza us 2,507,658 197,750
Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez us 2,092,342 -197,750

Forlenza Strikes Early

OHairDJ • Level 32: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante

Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez opened to 140,000 and John "GameofEdges" Forlenza called.

Both players checked the {7-Spades}{3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop.

When the {j-Spades} came on the turn, Forlenza check-raised a 140,000 bet from Lopez to 420,000. Lopez called.

Both players checked the {8-Clubs} river and Forlenza showed {j-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for two pair. Lopez mucked and Forlenza scooped the pot.

John "GameofEdges" Forlenza us 2,309,908 682,600
Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez us 2,290,092 -682,600