2021 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,000 NLHE 6-Max High Roller Championship Trophy Event, $40K Gtd
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $40,000
Players 37

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 37
Event #20: $1,000 NLHE 6-Max High Roller Championship Trophy Event, $40K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski Earns 2nd 2021 NJCOOP Title in Event #20: $1,000 NLHE (6-Max, High Roller) ($18,143)

BrandonTemple
Stanton Tentnowski
Stanton Tentnowski

On Wednesday, it was the high roller's time to shine in the 2021 New Jersey Championship of Online Poker, as Event #20: $1,000 NLHE (6-Max, High Roller) Championship Trophy Event saw twenty-four players hit the felt in search of a coveted NJCOOP Trophy. With an additional thirteen re-entries, the tournament fell short of the advertised $40,000 guarantee, with PokerStars kicking in the additional $4,850 to the prize pool.

After a speedy day of just under five hours, it was Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski who locked down his second NJCOOP title of the series and an $18,143 payday.

Tentnowski, who earned his first 2021 NJCOOP win in Event #7: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Deepstack], $25K GTD for $5,925, is an established New Jersey online crusher, and this score marks his eighth five-figure cash in the state of New Jersey according to PocketFives.com. Tentnowski overcame a tough field of grinders on a single bullet, and won a key flip in the end to lock up the big score and the hardware.

NJCOOP $1,000 High Roller Results

PositionPlayerPrize
1Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski$18,143
2RequalsI$11,043
3ROU$EY$6,722
4coldandwarm$4,092

Action of the Day

A star-studded field was in attendance for the biggest buy-in on the NJCOOP docket, but it was difficult day for most of them, as WSOP Bracelet winners Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty and Michael "[email protected]" Gagliano, along with crushers like Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon and Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro all fired and failed to make it to the money.

The final table saw entnowski come in with the chip lead, after eliminating Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez in a huge pot just before the final table commenced. With the chip lead in hand, Tentnowski sat back as "Sgt. Tibbs" busted in seventh to Funaro, and Tentnowski went right for those chips a few hands later. The ace-queen of Tentnowski would hold against the ace-five of Funaro, and Tentnowski now held nearly half of the chips in play on the bubble.

After Tentnowski went on a tear of winning pot after pot with preflop aggression, "NINE9NINE9NINE" took a stand against Tentnowski with jack-ten, but couldn't best Tentnowski's ace-eight and bubbled the High Roller. From there, it was "RequalsI" who became the executioner, busting "coldandwarm" and "ROU$EY" in back-to-back hands to bring things to nearly even heads-up.

Despite the fairly deep stacks, things came down to the most classic of races a short time later, as Tentnowski got it in with ace-king against the pocket jacks of "RequalsI". A king on the turn sent all but just over a big blind to Tentnowski, and a few hands later, Tentnowski had earned his second NJCOOP title of the series.

PokerNews will return for more NJCOOP coverage on Sunday, September 19th at 5 p.m. EST for Event #34: $300 NLHE Championship Trophy Event, so be sure to tune in then!

Also on Wednesday, Naichang "cncly1314" Chen also won his second title of the series when he topped a 120-entry field to win Event #21: $150 NLHE [6-Max], $15K GTD for $3,149. A few days earlier, he had won Event #12: $150 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $10K GTD for $2,815.

Wednesday 2021 NJCOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #19: $100 NLHE [PKO], $20K GTD244$22,399.20thebojangler$4,849.66
Event #20: $1,000 NLHE [6-Max, High Roller Championship], $40K GTD37$40,000Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski$18,142.99
Event #21: $150 NLHE [6-Max], $15K GTD120$16,524Naichang "cncly1314" Chen$3,148.81

Tags: Angel LopezDaniel BuzgonFrank FunaroMichael GaglianoRyan HagertyStanton Tentnowski

"RequalsI" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($11,043)

BrandonTemple
RequalsI eliminated in 2nd
RequalsI eliminated in 2nd

Level 22: (8,000/16,000/2,000)

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski raised to 32,000 from the button, and "RequalsI" three-bet to 112,000 from the big blind. Tentnowski four-bet shoved for 915,174, and "RequalsI" called.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
"RequalsI": {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

The High Roller title would essentially come down to a flip, as the two players were separated by just 14,652 in chips. "RequalsI" survived the {6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} flop, but the {k-Clubs} fell on the turn to pull Tentnowski in front. "RequalsI" needed an ace or nine to win the title, but was left wanting on the {8-Clubs} river.

Four hands later, "RequalsI" was all in for 45,608 and at risk against Tentnowski.

"RequalsI": {q-Spades}{2-Spades}
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

Tentnowski spiked a five on the {6-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop, and held on the {8-Diamonds} turn and {a-Hearts} river to earn his second NJCOOP title of the series, along with a coveted NJCOOP Championship Trophy.

A full recap will be posted shortly.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
1,850,000 889,004
RequalsI us
RequalsI
us Busted

Tags: Stanton Tentnowski

"ROU$EY" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($6,722)

BrandonTemple
ROU$EY eliminated in 3rd
ROU$EY eliminated in 3rd

Level 22: (8,000/16,000/2,000)

On the very next hand, "RequalsI" raised to 32,000 from the button, and "ROU$EY" three-bet shoved for 348,486 in the big blind. "RequalsI" called.

"ROU$EY": {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}
"RequalsI": {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

"RequalsI" wouldn't be denied, as the {2-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop gave them top set and a big lead. No ten would fall on the {k-Clubs} turn or {6-Hearts} river, and "RequalsI" goes to heads-up play now with a very close stack to current chip leader Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
960,996 -10,500
RequalsI us
RequalsI
us 889,004 361,486
ROU$EY us
ROU$EY
us Busted

"coldandwarm" Eliminated in 4th Place ($4,092)

BrandonTemple
coldandwarm eliminated in 4th
coldandwarm eliminated in 4th

Level 22: (8,000/16,000/2,000)

"RequalsI" jammed from the small blind, and "coldandwarm" committed their last 175,445 in the big blind.

"coldandwarm": {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
"RequalsI": {a-Spades}{4-Hearts}

"coldandwarm" pulled in front on the {5-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop, but "RequalsI" picked up a gutshot on the {2-Diamonds} turn. The {a-Hearts} river gave "RequalsI" a winning pair of aces, and "coldandwarm" was the first to leave with a payday.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
971,496 -130,760
RequalsI us
RequalsI
us 527,518 292,445
ROU$EY us
ROU$EY
us 350,986 55,760
coldandwarm us
coldandwarm
us Busted

"NINE9NINE9NINE" Bubbles NJCOOP Event #20

BrandonTemple
NINE9NINE9NINE eliminated in 5th
NINE9NINE9NINE eliminated in 5th

Level 21: (7,000/14,000/1,750)

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski, who had won eight out of the last ten pots preflop, jammed yet again from the hijack, and "NINE9NINE9NINE" called off for 83,690 on the button.

"NINE9NINE9NINE": {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Tentnowski held on the {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop, but "NINE9NINE9NINE" paired on the {10-Diamonds} turn to take the lead. Tentnowski pulled back in front with the {a-Clubs} on the river, and "NINE9NINE9NINE" bubbled, while the remaining four players are in the money.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
1,102,256 473,810
ROU$EY us
ROU$EY
us 295,226 -179,920
RequalsI us
RequalsI
us 235,073 -101,200
coldandwarm us
coldandwarm
us 217,445 -51,000
NINE9NINE9NINE US
NINE9NINE9NINE
US Busted

Tags: Stanton Tentnowski

"ROU$EY" Nets a Big Double Through Tentnowski

BrandonTemple
ROU$EY earns a double through the chip leader
ROU$EY earns a double through the chip leader

Level 21: (7,000/14,000/1,750)

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski jammed in the small blind, and "ROU$EY" called off for 218,573 in the big blind.

"ROU$EY": {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

Tentnowski picked up a gutshot on the {4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{q-Diamonds} flop, but improved no further on the {k-Spades} turn and {10-Diamonds} river, and "ROU$EY" earned a bubble double.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
628,446 -177,323
ROU$EY us
ROU$EY
us 475,146 258,823
RequalsI us
RequalsI
us 336,273 36,978
coldandwarm us
coldandwarm
us 268,445 -46,978
NINE9NINE9NINE US
NINE9NINE9NINE
US 141,690 120,500

Tags: Stanton Tentnowski

Funaro Falls to Tentnowski

BrandonTemple
Funaro eliminated in 6th
Funaro eliminated in 6th

Level 20: (6,000/12,000/1,500)

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro jammed for 197,852 from the button, and Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski called in the big blind.

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro: {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}

Funaro picked up chop outs on the {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop and {10-Clubs} turn, but bricked the {9-Hearts} river to send another big pot to Tentnowski, who now holds nearly half the chips in play as the bubble looms.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
805,769 213,602
coldandwarm us
coldandwarm
us 315,423 -18,750
RequalsI us
RequalsI
us 299,295 3,750
ROU$EY us
ROU$EY
us 216,323 33,250
NINE9NINE9NINE US
NINE9NINE9NINE
US 21,190 -202,750
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro
Busted

Tags: Stanton TentnowskiFrank Funaro

"$gt. Tibbs" First to Go

BrandonTemple
$gt. Tibbs eliminated in 7th
$gt. Tibbs eliminated in 7th

Level 19: (5,000/10,000/1,250)

Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro jammed for 167,893 from the cutoff, and a short-stacked "$gt. Tibbs" called off their last 27,709 in the small blind.

"$gt. Tibbs": {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro: {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Funaro flopped a set with {7-Clubs}{4-Spades}{8-Clubs} on the flop to take a commanding lead, and he left "$gt. Tibbs" drawing dead on the {k-Diamonds} turn before the {2-Clubs} could fall on the river.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski
592,167 130,625
coldandwarm us
coldandwarm
us 334,173 -8,000
RequalsI us
RequalsI
us 295,545 -28,500
NINE9NINE9NINE US
NINE9NINE9NINE
US 223,940 -78,000
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro
Frank "thewholefunk" Funaro
221,102 102,709
ROU$EY us
ROU$EY
us 183,073 -56,625
$gt. Tibbs US
$gt. Tibbs
US Busted

Tags: Frank Funaro

"coldandwarm" Takes One With a River Bet

BrandonTemple

Level 19: (5,000/10,000/1,250)

"RequalsI" raised to 20,000 from the button, and "coldandwarm" called in the big blind.

"coldandwarm" checked the {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop, and "RequalsI" bet 16,095. "coldandwarm" called.

Both players checked the {q-Spades} turn, and "coldandwarm" bet 60,000 on the {3-Spades} river. "RequalsI" folded.

coldandwarm us
coldandwarm
us 342,173 17,095
RequalsI us
RequalsI
us 324,045 15,905