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Event #04: $100 NLHE Big Kickoff Championship Trophy Event, $25K Gtd
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Event Info

Buy-in $100
Prize Pool $27,356
Players 298

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Event #04: $100 NLHE Big Kickoff Championship Trophy Event, $25K Gtd
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Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig Earns NJCOOP Championship Trophy After Shipping Event #4: $100 NLHE Big Kickoff ($5,187)

BrandonTemple
Dan Sewnig
Dan Sewnig

The 2021 New Jersey Championship of Online Poker kicked off with a bang this weekend, with Event #4: $100 NLHE Big Kickoff Championship Trophy Event bringing a total of 298 players to the felt (191 entrants and 107 re-entries) to push the total prize pool past the advertised $25,000 guarantee. Of the $27,356 prize pool, it was Yardville, New Jersey's Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig who took home the top prize of $5,187, as well as a shiny new NJCOOP Trophy to add to his collection of accolades.

Sewnig, a poker pro with over seven figures in online earnings, told PokerNews back in 2020 that “I've put more work into studying and improving over that timespan than I have in the rest of my career combined. I've also done a much better job of dealing with adversity." Those words rang true as his heads-up battle with "HBKandSting" saw his stack dwindle down to just eight big blinds, but a rally of double-ups and pure aggression saw him chip away until he finally vanquished "HBKandSting" and earned the coveted NJCOOP trophy.

NJCOOP Event #4: $100 NLHE Big Kickoff Championship Trophy Event Final Table Results

PositionPlayerPrize
1Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig$5,187
2HBKandSting$3,813
3wxg1989$2,804
4BENN DOVERR$2,062
5Paceman2jr$1,516
6TStacksPaper$1,115
7LilNickyDaBoss$820
8Stackhe20$603
9Kaymeal$507

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Forty-one players would walk away with a chunk of the prize pool, and notables such as "DangerFloof" (10th - $426), Ross "rosseg" Gottlieb (23rd - $302), and Benji “OtB_RedHeron” Felson (29th - $254) all managed to earn a cash.

The top two stacks at the start of the final table were Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig and "HBKandSting", and four fast eliminations kept the two of them in what looked to be a collision course for a heads-up showdown. "HBKandSting" then lost two straight all-in pots to fall to the short stack, and had to cling on as Sewnig busted "Paceman2jr" in fifth.

Sewnig, who now held more than half of the chips in play, sat on the sidelines as "wxg1989" finished off "BENN DOVERR" in fourth, and "HBKandSting" now sat neck and neck with "wxg1989". That's when one of the most pivotal hands of the final table took place; "wxg1989" held aces and got it in against "HBKandSting", who was about to be coolered to crumbs with kings. A king on the flop and a clean runout turned fortune on its head for "wxg1989", however, and the fated heads-up battle came true, with Sewnig holding a 4:3 chip lead at the onset.

Sewnig lost an early preflop all in spot with ace-ten against the ace-queen of "HBKandSting" to fall down to just over eight big blinds. Sewnig then reeled off three doubles in quick succession to bring the stacks back to even, and on the final hand, he four-bet shoved with ace-queen and held against the ace-eight of "HBKandSting" to earn the title and the trophy.

PokerNews will return for coverage of Event #15: $250 NLHE Super Tuesday NJCOOP Edition Championship Trophy Event on Tuesday, September 15th at 7 p.m. EST, so be sure to tune in then to see who the next NJCOOP Trophy Winner will be!

Recent 2021 NJCOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $10 NLHE [NJCOOP Warm Up], $5K GTD535$5,000GHOSTBX70$811.11
Event #2: $100 NLHE [NJCOOP Big Warm Up], $8K GTD172$15,789.60MisAnnthr0pe$3,179.14
Event #3: $50 NLHE [Turbo, NJCOOP Turbo Warm Up], $6K GTD181$8,235.50aerols80$1,635.04
Event #4: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Big Kickoff Trophy Event], $25K GTD298$27,356.40Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig$5,186.56
Event #5: $300 NLHE [6-Max], $22.5K GTD75$22,500iFoldN0T$5,487.93
Event #6: $75 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $12.5K GTD166$12,500MoZZyNJ$2,528.60

Tags: Benji FelsonDan SewnigRoss Gottlieb

"HBKandSting" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($3,813)

BrandonTemple
HBKandSting eliminated in second
HBKandSting eliminated in second

Level 34: (50,000/100,000/12,500)

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig raised to 220,000 from the button, and "HBKandSting" three-bet to 785,000 in the big blind. Sewnig four-bet shoved, and "HBKandSting" called off for 1,243,412 more.

"HBKandSting": {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Sewnig's kicker held on the {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop, but chop opportunities emerged on the {3-Diamonds} turn. The {2-Diamonds} river was a brick, and "HBKandSting" settles for second, while Sewnig earns the first NJCOOP Championship Trophy of the series.

A full recap will follow shortly.

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig us
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig
us 7,450,000 2,753,412
HBKandSting us
HBKandSting
us Busted

Tags: Dan Sewnig

Sewnig Retakes the Chip Lead

BrandonTemple

Level 34: (50,000/100,000/12,500)

"HBKandSting" raised to 200,000 on the button, and Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig called on the button.

Sewnig check-called a bet of 200,000 from "HBKandSting" on the {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{k-Spades} flop, and check-called another bet of 412,500 on the {7-Spades} turn. Both players checked the {3-Diamonds} river, and Sewnig showed {a-Spades}{2-Hearts}. "HBKandSting" mucked.

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig us
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig
us 4,696,588 1,811,500
HBKandSting us
HBKandSting
us 2,753,412 -1,811,500

Tags: Dan Sewnig

Sewnig Claws Back

BrandonTemple
Sewnig strikes back
Sewnig strikes back

Level 33 (40,000/80,000/10,000)

After doubling up his short stack twice, Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig three-bet shoved for 1,432,544 from the big blind over a 160,000 raise from "HBKandSting", who called.

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig: {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
HBKandSting: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

Sewnig flopped top set and turned a full house on a {5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{10-Hearts} runout to earn another double and pull closer to "HBKandSting".

HBKandSting us
HBKandSting
us 4,564,912 -2,235,452
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig us
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig
us 2,885,088 2,235,452

Tags: Dan Sewnig

"HBKandSting" Doubles Through Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig

BrandonTemple
HBKandSting doubles up
HBKandSting doubles up

Level 33: (40,000/80,000/10,000)

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig raised to 176,000 on the button, and "HBKandSting" three-bet to 708,000 in the big blind. Sewnig tanked before four-bet shoving, and "HBKandSting" called off for 2,682,182 more.

"HBKandSting": {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Sewnig would fail to hit his kicker on a {5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{k-Spades} runout, and took a massive hit to his stack, while "HBKandSting" doubled up.

HBKandSting us
HBKandSting
us 6,800,364 3,544,237
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig us
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig
us 649,636 -3,544,237

Tags: Dan Sewnig

"wxg1989" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($2,804)

BrandonTemple
wxg1989 eliminated in third
wxg1989 eliminated in third

Level 32: (35,000/70,000/8,750)

"HBKandSting" raised to 140,000 on the button, and "wxg1989" three-bet to 420,000 from the big blind. "HBKandSting" four-bet shoved, and "wxg1989" called off for 1,120,539 more.

"wxg1989": {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
"HBKandSting": {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}

It looked like "wxg1989" was going to earn a massive double and leave "HBKandSting" with crumbs, but the {10-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop had other ideas. The {4-Spades} turn and {9-Diamonds} river left "HBKandSting" with kings-full, and "wxg1989" was eliminated on an awful beat.

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig us
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig
us 4,193,873 -43,750
HBKandSting us
HBKandSting
us 3,256,127 1,829,289
wxg1989 us
wxg1989
us Busted

"Paceman2jr" Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,516)

BrandonTemple
Paceman2jr eliminated in fifth
Paceman2jr eliminated in fifth

Level 32: (35,000/70,000/8,750)

"Paceman2jr" jammed for 423,509 from the button, and was at risk against Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig in the small blind.

"Paceman2jr": {k-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Both players hit a pair on the {3-Spades}{a-Spades}{k-Hearts} flop, but Sewnig's aces would prove best on the {9-Diamonds} turn and {8-Diamonds} river to earn the knockout.

Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig us
Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig
us 4,200,873 837,534
wxg1989 us
wxg1989
us 1,825,193 714,500
BENN DOVERR us
BENN DOVERR
us 715,765 -378,775
HBKandSting us
HBKandSting
us 708,169 -8,750
Paceman2jr us
Paceman2jr
us Busted

Tags: Dan Sewnig