16-H: $200 NLHE [7-Max, Exit 7], $12.5K Gtd

Event Info

Players 82
16-H: $200 NLHE [7-Max, Exit 7], $12.5K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski Wins $3,619 in NJSCOOP Event #16-H Via Heads-Up Deal

Stanton Tentnowski
Stanton Tentnowski

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski can call himself the most recent PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) champion, taking down Event #16-H via heads-up chop for $3,619.

Tentnowski outlasted a field of 82 to reach the top, with his victory coming by way of a heads-up match that lasted just four hands with runner-up Ross "rosseg" Gottlieb. The two were agreeable partners to a three-way deal with eventual third-place finisher st0neydanza, but the latter did not wish to partake. After heads-up play was reached and a deal was struck that left $250 on the table, Gottlieb got ace-ten all in preflop against Tentnowski's pocket jacks and that was all she wrote.

NJSCOOP Event #14-H Results

1Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski$3,619*
2Ross "Rosseg" Gottlieb$3,167*
7Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon$610

*Denotes heads-up deal.

Other notable in-the-money finishers included Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty (14th - $381) and Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon (7th - $610).

Plenty more were less fortunate, including the likes of Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez, Michael "[email protected]" Gagliano, Mike "FortheThrill" Haberman, and Dan "monkeyman067" Sewnig.

Be sure to come back to PokerNews Thursday for continuing coverage of the 2021 NJSCOOP: Event #19-H: $200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill] $10K Gtd begins at 8 p.m. ET.

PokerNews NJSCOOP Live Reporting Schedule

DateDayTime (EST)EventGTD
May 13Thursday8 p.m.19-H: $200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill]$10,000
May 16Sunday6 p.m.29-M: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Half Price Jersey Special]$35,000
May 18Tuesday8 p.m.36-H: $200 NLHE [Super Tuesday]$17,500
May 19Wednesday8 p.m.38-H: $200 NLHE [7-Max, Exit 7]$15,000
May 20Thursday8 p.m.41-H: $200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill]$10,000
May 23Sunday6 p.m.51-M: $300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] Day 1$100,000
May 24Monday6 p.m.51-M: $300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] Day 2$100,000

Ross "Rosseg" Gottlieb Eliminated in 2nd Place ($3,167)

Ross Gottlieb
Ross Gottlieb

In Level 26 with blinds of 10,000/20,000, Ross "Rosseg" Gottlieb and Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski immediately agreed to a deal upon getting heads up with one another. Per tournament requirements, $250 was left for the winner. When all was said and done, updated payouts left $3,619 going to the winner and $3,167 going to the second-place finisher.

Four hands into the match, Tentnowski opened to 40,000 on the button and Gottlieb re-jammed for 795,716. Tentnowski immediately called.

Ross "Rosseg" Gottlieb: {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

A king-high runout {8-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} left Tentnowski's jacks best and the final pot of the tournament was sent his way, earning him the title for NJSCOOP Event #16-H as Gottlieb became the runner-up to the event.

Stay tuned for a full recap of the tournament.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski us 2,050,000 873,216
Ross "Rosseg" Gottlieb us Busted

"st0neydanza" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,906)


In Level 26 with blinds of 10,000/20,000 and an ante of 2,500, "st0neydanza" opened to 46,600 on the button and Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski defended his big blind.

The flop fell {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Tentnowski checked-jammed over a continuation-bet of 33,210 from "st0neydanza", who called off their remaining 220K with the hopes of finding a double.

"st0neydanza": {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

"st0neydanza" was out in front with second pair and a gutshot straight draw against Tentnowski's flush draw. Tentnowski picked up five new outs on the turn {4-Spades}, but one of the original nine came on the river {8-Clubs} to give him a flush and eliminate "st0neydanza" from the tournament in third place.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski us 1,176,784 235,058
Ross "Rosseg" Gottlieb us 873,216 127,500
st0neydanza us Busted

Stonnie Takes from st0ney


In Level 26 with blinds of 10,000/20,000 and an ante of 2,500, Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski completed his small blind and "st0neydanza" checked their option in the big blind.

The flop came {6-Spades}{7-Spades}{j-Spades} and Tentnowski bet 20,000. "st0neydanza" called, bringing the turn {5-Hearts}. Tentnowski continued for another 28,875 and "st0neydanza" called once more before both players checked the river {8-Hearts} to take the hand to showdown.

Tentnowski showed {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for top pair, good to earn him the pot upon a muck from "st0neydanza".

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski us 941,726 145,375
Ross "Rosseg" Gottlieb us 745,716 137,600
st0neydanza us 362,558 -282,975

"Dkornblau" Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,372)


In Level 25 with blinds of 8,000/16,000 and an ante of 2,000, Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski shoved in the small blind for "Dkornblau"s effective stack of 164,398 in the big blind. A call was made.

"Dkornblau": {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

"Dkornblau" needed to hold against Tentnowski's two live cards and was unable to do so on the turn of a runout {10-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{5-Spades}{6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}, resulting in their ace high losing to a pair of sixes to bring about their fourth-place finish good for $1,372.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski us 796,351 73,398
st0neydanza us 645,533 140,000
Ross "Rosseg" Gottlieb us 608,116 262,600
Dkornblau us Busted

"Batzz88" Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,029)


In Level 24 with blinds of 7,000/14,000 and an ante of 1,750, action folded to "Batzz88" in the small blind and they shoved for 114,266. "Dkornblau" called in the big blind.

"Batzz88": {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}
"Dkornblau": {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

"Batzz88" needed to hit a set and instead watched the flop {j-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades} give "Dkornblau" such a holding. They were left needing to hit running spades or running quads to double, or for the board to bring a straight to chop. Aall of those hopes were dashed on the turn {2-Hearts}, leaving them drawing dead to the river {10-Diamonds} to bring about their fifth-place finish in the tournament.

Dkornblau us 287,748 137,016
Batzz88 us Busted

"pompii23" Eliminated in 6th Place ($762)


In Level 24 with blinds of 7,000/14,000 and an ante of 1,750, "pompii23" open-jammed in the small blind for 194,224 just two hands after their prior double. "st0neydanza" called in the big blind.

"pompii23": {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
"st0neydanza": {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The flop {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{q-Spades} gave "pompii23" an excellent shot at doubling twice in short succession, but a running turn {j-Spades} and river {j-Hearts} put "st0neydanza" back on top, improving them to trips and eliminating "pompii23" from the tournament in sixth place.

st0neydanza us 505,533 198,724
pompii23 us Busted

"pompii23" Staves off Elimination


In Level 24 with blinds of 7,000/14,000 and an ante of 1,750, "pompii23" open-shoved for 81,362 under the gun and action folded around to "Dkornblau" in the big blind, who called.

"pompii23": {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
"Dkornblau": {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

A nine on the flop {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Spades} put "pompii23" out in front but the turn {10-Clubs} gave their opponent four new straight outs. All seven total outs missed on the river {k-Hearts} and "pompii23" scored the double with six players remaining in the tournament.

pompii23 us 180,224 51,612
Dkornblau us 150,732 -24,987

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon Eliminated in 7th Place ($610)

Daniel Buzgon
Daniel Buzgon

In Level 24 with blinds of 7,000/14,000 and an ante of 1,750, Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon opened to 56,000, leaving less than one big blind remaining in hisstack. Action folded to Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski in the big blind and he clicked the raise button to put Buzgon all in, with Buzgon calling and putting himself in a position where he needed to hold to double.

Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon: {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski: {9-Spades}{3-Spades}

Buzgon remained out in front through the flop {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{k-Spades} but the turn {3-Clubs} gave Tentnowski two pair. Buzgon failed to hit the six outer on the river {7-Hearts}, and as a result was eliminated in seventh place.

Stanton "Stonniepokes" Tentnowski us 722,953 63,382
Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon us Busted