2021 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $200 NLHE Sunday Special SE, $100K Gtd
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $200
Prize Pool $100,000
Players 564
Event #38: $200 NLHE Sunday Special SE, $100K Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas Earns Second PACOOP Title

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It's been a good week for Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas at the 2021 PACOOP. On Wednesday, McNicholas finished third in the $250 Six-Max Championships, earning $6,046 for his efforts. On Sunday, he upped that by two spots, taking home his second PACOOP title in Event #38: $200 NLHE Sunday Special SE, $100K Gtd, along with $18,529 in prize money.

He previously topped a 144-entry field to win Event #13: $500 NLH [6-Max, High Roller], $50K GTD for $14,277.25.

Here is how the final table played out in this massive 564 player event, that had a final prize pool of $104,904.

MICOOP Event #38 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas$18,529
2"ecerille"$13,399
3"Schwibbs1"$9,690
4"MarcZumoff"$7,008
5"JonCaron215"$5,068
6"hbekanich"$3,665
7"StarChaser420"$2,650
8"k9MohSun95"$1,917
9"jbrink22"$1,386

Today's Action

Jennifer Shahade was an early chip leader in this event, and she would end up making the money, ultimately bowing out in 28th place just before the final three tables. Other notables who made the money tonight, but missed the final table, included Matt "Thewhitesmith" McNeil (43rd) and Barrett "AndrewYang2020" Lipkin (13th).

McNicholas started the final table as one of the bigger stacks, but he would quickly take a massive lead over the field after this hand, where a flush was dealt on the board. McNicholas had slowplayed the {a-Hearts} until the river, where he got a huge bet paid off.

Not long after that, McNicholas would knock out start of final table chip leader "StarChaser420", in a roller coaster hand that saw the lead switch multiple times by the river.

McNicholas would take a bit of a break from the action before he scored another knockout, busting "JonCaron215" in fifth place. McNicholas had to come from behind in this hand, getting it in with a weak ace, but making a straight by the river to better his opponent's ace-queen.

McNicholas wouldn't take his foot off the gas from there, raising virtually every pot, and knocking out his final three opponents in quick succession. McNicholas played the final table like a seasoned veteran, though he appears to be fairly new onto the poker scene, with just over $75,000 in live earnings. A majority of that came in a 12th place finish at the WPT Main Event at the Venetian in March. However, McNicholas did have the experience of the aforementioned previous PACOOP final table to work on, and that surely came into handy tonight.

Don't forget that there are more big final tables coming your way here at PokerNews, and you can view the remaining PACOOP schedule below. The action will pick back up again on Thursday, September 23rd, at 7 PM ET, so be sure to come back here then for all of your updates. Until then, good night everyone!

Recent PACOOP Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #37: $100 NLHE [Bigstack Marathon], $20K GTD353$32,405.40BMM2019$5,939.44
Event #38: $200 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $100K GTD564$104,904Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas$18,529.18
Event #39: $30 NLHE [Mini Sunday Special], $20K GTD877$23,942.10Quadzilla1973$3,416.80
Event #40: $500 NLHE [High Roller], $50K GTD125$58,750twinspinz$12,877.23
Event #41: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Sunday Second Chance], $17.5K GTD251$23,041.80and_porter$4,444.35

"ecerille" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($13,399)

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Blinds: 125,000/250,000

Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas limped in on what would end up being the final hand of the night, and "ecerille" moved all in for 5,618,518. McNicholas called with {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, and "ecerille" was slightly ahead with {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. However, that all changed after the {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop gave McNicholas middle pair.

The {q-Spades} turn meant a seven and a seven only would change the outcome, and the river was close, but it was the {8-Hearts}. "ecerille" will have to settle for $13,399, while McNicholas completes a dominating final table performacne, earning $18,529, and the PACOOP title.

Stay tuned for a full recap to be posted shortly.

Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
28,200,000 6,542,268
ecerille us
ecerille
us Busted

McNicholas Takes the Lead Back

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Blinds: 100,000/200,000

"ecerille" limped in, and Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas bumped it up to a million even. "ecerille" called, and the flop came down {j-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. McNicholas check called a bet of 1,025,000, and the {8-Diamonds} hit the turn. After another check, "ecerille" bet again, 2,050,000, and McNicholas tagged along to see the {a-Clubs} complete the board.

A third check from McNicholas saw a third bet from "ecerille", 4,100,000, but this time, McNicholas would shove for a total of 9,357,732. "ecerille" was forced to fold, and one of the biggest pot of the final table was sent to McNicholas without a showdown.

Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
21,657,732 10,918,000
ecerille us
ecerille
us 6,542,268 -10,918,000

"ecerille" Doubles Into the Chip Lead

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Blinds: 100,000/200,000

"ecerille" raised to 440,000, and Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas, reraised to 1,600,000. "ecerille" called to see the flop come down {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, and McNicholas checked to "ecerille", who bet out 1,625,000. McNicholas went for the big check raise all in, and "ecerille" made the call with the nut flush draw, {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

They were trailing the pocket queens of McNicholas, but the hand was over after the {7-Diamonds} on the turn gave"ecerille" an unbeatable flush. Just like that, the chip lead has switched hands.

ecerille us
ecerille
us 17,460,268 8,730,134
Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
10,739,732 -8,730,134

"Schwibbs1" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($9,690)

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Blinds: 100,000/200,000

Big stack Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas raised to 430,000, and "Schwibbs1" was the lone caller. They went heads up to a flop of {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, and "Schwibbs1" checked to the raiser, who continued for 340,500.

"Schwibbs1" went for a check raise to 1,100,000, and McNicholas called to see the {10-Hearts} hit the turn. "Schwibbs1" moved all in for 2,750,000, and McNicholas beat them into the pot with {10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. "Schwibbs1" needed another club to come with {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, but the {8-Spades} came on the river instead.

With that, play is heads up, with McNicholas maintaining his big chip lead.

Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
19,469,866 4,372,616
ecerille us
ecerille
us 8,730,134 -1,086,600
Schwibbs1
Schwibbs1
Busted

"MarcZumoff" Eliminated in 4th Place ($7,008)

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Blinds: 80,000/160,000

From the button, chip leader Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas raised to 344,000. "MarcZumoff" moved all in for just over 2,400,000, and McNicholas would call showing {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}. They were leading the {k-Spades}{10-Spades} of "MarcZumoff", and they would shoot out to the lead on the flop of {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}.

That flop also gave McNicholas the nut flush draw, but they wouldn't need it, as an ace came on both the turn and the river to give McNicholas trip aces.

With that, just three players remain!

Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
15,097,250 3,545,212
MarcZumoff us
MarcZumoff
us Busted

"JonCaron215" Eliminated in 5th Place ($5,068)

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Blinds: 80,000/160,000

When action folded to Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas in the small blind, he would move all in, easily having "JonCaron215" in the big blind. They would call with {a-Spades}{q-Spades}, dominating the {a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} of McNicholas. However, the flop of {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} gave McNicholas some flush draw outs, and the {4-Clubs} turn brought even more outs for the chip leader.

The {7-Diamonds} on the river was one of those outs, and "JonCaron215" hit the rail in fifth.

Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
Michael "fubadbeatbob" McNicholas
11,552,038 2,384,210
JonCaron215
JonCaron215
Busted

"hbekanich" Eliminated in 6th Place ($3,665)

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Blinds: 70,000/140,000

"ecerille" bumped it up to 280,000, and "hbekanich" called all in for 205,000. "JonCaron215" also called, and the flop came down {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}. Both players in the side pot checked, and the {7-Clubs} hit the turn.

"JonCaron215" check called a bet of 280,000, and the {10-Clubs} hit the river. "JonCaron215" checked again, but this time, they would fold after "ecerille" fired 840,000. They would show {a-Clubs}{6-Spades} for the nut flush, and "hbekanich" was sent to the rail in sixth.

ecerille us
ecerille
us 7,447,084 1,965,770
hbekanich us
hbekanich
us Busted

"Schwibbs1" Cripples "hbekanich"

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Blinds: 70,000/140,000

"hbekanich" bumped it up to 280,000, and from the big blind, "Schwibbs1" moved all in for 2,685,458."hbekanich" called all in, having less than three big blinds behind, and showed {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

The tens were miles behind the {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} of "Schwibbs1", and the flop came down {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. The {j-Clubs} on the turn didn't change anything, as "hbekanich" still needed a ten for a full house, but the {2-Diamonds} came on the river instead.

Schwibbs1
Schwibbs1
5,545,916 1,490,358
hbekanich us
hbekanich
us 360,870 -2,793,398