2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #44: $250 NLHE Thursday Thrill PKO SE Championship Trophy Event, $30K Gtd
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $250
Prize Pool $32,620
Players 140

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 140
Event #44: $250 NLHE Thursday Thrill PKO SE Championship Trophy Event, $30K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Xingang "wxg1989" Wang Wins NJCOOP Event #44: $250 NLHE Thursday Thrill PKO Championship

BrandonTemple
NJCOOP Event #44: $250 NLHE (8-Max, PKO) Championship Trophy Event
NJCOOP Event #44: $250 NLHE (8-Max, PKO) Championship Trophy Event

It was a prize fighter's dream Thursday night in New Jersey, as NJCOOP Event #44: $250 NLH Thursday Thrill PKO SE Championship Trophy Event brought many heavy hitters to the felt in search of a coveted NJCOOP Championship Trophy. A total of 140 entrants (95 players, 45 re-entries) were on hand, boosting the prize pool over the advertised $30,000 Guarantee to a final total of $32,620, which was split evenly into the regular prize pool and the bounty prize pool.

Xingang "wxg1989" Wang was crowned the victor after six-and-a-half hours of fighting on the virtual felt. He earned a healthy sum of $7,905 for his efforts between knockouts and prize money, the result of a hot run of cards from five-handed play on, that ended with him catching a big bluff from runner-up "ChemDude73" to secure the big win.

NJCOOP Event #44 Final Table Results

PositionPlayerPrizeBountiesTotal
1Xingang "wxg1989" Wang$2,983$4,922$7,905
2"ChemDude73"$2,983$1,190$4,173
3"phillychzsteak"$1,958$535$2,493
4"Grav King"$1,488$1,019$2,507
5"Kaymeal"$1,131$277$1,408
6David "coles93" Coleman$860$146$1,006
7"1st.p1ace"$654$495$1,149
8Ross "rosseg" Gottlieb$497$269$766
9"lIlbILLYmAC"$424$524$948

Action of the Day

Twenty players were able to take home some of the regular prize pool, on top of any bounties they had accrued in the tournament. Two-time 2021 NJCOOP champ Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig (11th - $362 + $146 in bounties), Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez (15th - $309) and Anthony "FlawlessBINK" Maio (16th - $264 + $408 in bounties) were a few players who finished in the money before the final table of nine was hit.

It took exactly one hand for the first bustout of the final table to occur, when "lIlbILLYmAC" ran ace-queen into the queens of "ChemDude73", who came to the final table with the chip lead after a hot run late in the day. Ross "rosseg" Gottlieb would fare no better against "ChemDude73", as Gottlieb ran into "ChemDude73" and their aces to fall in eighth.

"Kaymeal" then donned the knockout gloves, dispatching "1st.p1ace" and David "coles93" Coleman to bring the field to five. Despite the two knockouts, "Kaymeal" was actually the next to go, falling victim to Xingang "wxg1989" Wang in back-to-back hands to send Wang in front with four left.

"Grav King" would go next, leaving the final three nearly even in chips. Despite starting out three-handed play on a heater that gave them nearly two-thirds of the chips in play, "phillychzsteak" cooled off in a hurry and busted in dramatic fashion when Wang made quad sevens.

With a 2:1 chip lead at the start of heads-up play and fairly shallow stacks, it didn't take long for the tournament to reach a conclusion. "ChemDude73" flopped an open-ended straight draw with seven-six and chose to play it aggressively, check-raising a turn bet from Wang. "ChemDude73" jammed the river after missing their draw, but Wang was waiting with jacks-full, and Wang earned the NJCOOP Championship Trophy and the biggest bounty of the day.

PokerNews will conclude coverage of the 2021 NJCOOP on Sunday with coverage of Day 1 of NJCOOP Event #52: $300 NLHE (Main Event), so be sure to tune in then!

Recent 2021 NJCOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #42: $30 NLHE [6-Max], $10K GTD455$12,421.501st.p1ace$2,224.14
Event #43: $200 NLHE, $17.5K GTD131$24,366DieselDigz$5,340.74
Event #44: $250 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Thursday Thrill Championship], $30K GTD140$32,620Xingang "wxg1989" Wang$7,904.91
Event #45: $30 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Mini Thursday Thrill], $7.5K GTD391$10,674.30BLACKKOWBOYZ$1,762.51
Event #46: $150 NLHE [Turbo], $15K GTD117$16,110.90IIIbILLYmAC$3,531.33

Tags: Angel LopezAnthony MaioDan SewnigDavid ColemanRoss Gottlieb

"ChemDude73" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,983 + $1,190 in Bounties)

BrandonTemple
ChemDude73 Eliminated in 2nd
ChemDude73 Eliminated in 2nd

Level 30: 25,000/50,000 ante 6,000

"wxg1989" raised to 105,000 from the button, and "ChemDude73" called in the big blind.

"ChemDude73" check called a bet of 50,000 from "wxg1989" on the {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop, and the {j-Spades} fell on the turn. "ChemDude73" checked, and "wxg1989" bet 100,000. "ChemDude73" check-raised to 272,260, and "wxg1989" called.

"ChemDude73" jammed for 611,038 on the {4-Hearts} river, and "wxg1989" snap-called with {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} for jacks-full. "ChemDude73" was bluffing with the {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}, and "wxg1989" earned the NJCOOP Championship Trophy.

A full recap will follow shortly.

wxg1989 us
wxg1989
us 3,500,000 1,196,258
ChemDude73 us
ChemDude73
us Busted

"phillychzsteak" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,958 + $535 in Bounties)

BrandonTemple
phillychzsteak eliminated in 3rd
phillychzsteak eliminated in 3rd

Level 30: 25,000/50,000 ante 6,000

"phillychzsteak" jammed for 793,345 from the small blind, and "wxg1989" called in the big blind.

"phillychzsteak": {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
"wxg1989": {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

"phillychzsteak" lost any of hope of survival when the {j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades} slammed the door shut, as "wxg1989" flopped quad sevens and left "phillychzsteak" dead to the {5-Clubs} turn and {9-Clubs} river. "wxg1989" takes a 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play with "ChemDude73".

wxg1989 us
wxg1989
us 2,303,742 1,001,438
ChemDude73 us
ChemDude73
us 1,196,258 523,129
phillychzsteak us
phillychzsteak
us Busted

"wxg1989" Answers With a Double

BrandonTemple

Level 29: 20,000/40,000 ante 5,000

"wxg1989" raised to 100,000 on the button, and "phillychzsteak" called in the big blind.

"phillychzsteak" checked the {2-Hearts}{j-Spades}{10-Spades} flop, and "wxg1989" bet 77,550. "phillychzsteak" check-raised all in, and "wxg1989" called off for 456,102.

"wxg1989": {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
"phillychzsteak": {j-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

"wxg1989" would hold with their aces on the {6-Spades} turn and {2-Clubs} river to earn the double.

phillychzsteak us
phillychzsteak
us 1,524,567 -668,652
wxg1989 us
wxg1989
us 1,302,304 668,652
ChemDude73 us
ChemDude73
us 673,129

"phillychzsteak" Takes a Massive Lead

BrandonTemple

Level 29: 20,000/40,000 ante 5,000

"ChemDude73" raised to 100,000 from the small blind, and "phillychzsteak" called in the big blind.

"ChemDude73" checked the {j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop, and "phillychzsteak" bet 70,950. "ChemDude73" check-raised to 188,727, and "phillychzsteak" called.

Both players checked the {9-Spades} turn, and the {5-Spades} fell on the river. "ChemDude73" bet 337,600 and "phillychzsteak" called. "ChemDude73" showed {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a busted gutshot, and "phillychzsteak" won the big pot with {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for jacks and fives.

phillychzsteak us
phillychzsteak
us 2,193,219 811,327
ChemDude73 us
ChemDude73
us 673,129 -430,927
wxg1989 us
wxg1989
us 633,652 -380,400

"Grav King" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,488 + $1,019 in Bounties)

BrandonTemple
Grav King eliminated in 4th
Grav King eliminated in 4th

Level 28: 15,000/30,000 ante 3,750

"Grav King" jammed for 431,738 from the small blind, and "wxg1989" called in the big blind.

"Grav King": {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
"wxg1989": {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

"Grav King" couldn't hold on with a {10-Spades}{j-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades} runout, as "wxg1989" was able to hit a five on the river to bring the now evenly-stacked field down to three.

phillychzsteak us
phillychzsteak
us 1,381,892 79,950
ChemDude73 us
ChemDude73
us 1,104,056 217,500
wxg1989 us
wxg1989
us 1,014,052 144,788
Grav King us
Grav King
us Busted

"Kaymeal" Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,131 + $277 in Bounties)

BrandonTemple
Kaymeal eliminated in 5th
Kaymeal eliminated in 5th

Level 26: 10,000/20,000 ante 2,500

"wxg1989" raised to 42,000 from the cutoff, and "ChemDude73" called on the button. "Kaymeal" three-bet shoved for 186,593 from the big blind, and "wxg1989" four-bet shoved for 1,025,082, which was enough to fold out "ChemDude73".

"Kaymeal": {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
"wxg1989": {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

"Kaymeal" picked up a gutshot on the {8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{j-Clubs} flop, but improved no further on the {5-Spades} turn or {k-Hearts} river to bust.

wxg1989 us
wxg1989
us 1,276,175 203,593
ChemDude73 us
ChemDude73
us 1,040,656 -99,500
Grav King us
Grav King
us 752,938 80,000
phillychzsteak us
phillychzsteak
us 430,231 50,000
Kaymeal us
Kaymeal
us Busted