PokerStars US COOP: Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot Wins Thursday Thrill PKO

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The prestigious PokerStars Championship of Online Poker (COOP) is currently running in a trio of US states in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey.

All three PokerStars US-facing sites offer state-specific versions of the COOP, with each running concurrently September 10-27.

The Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) guarantees $2 million across 69 events on PokerStars PA. The two-day PACOOP Main Event runs Sept. 26-27, with a $300 buy-in and $200,000 in guaranteed prize money on the line.

The 2021 Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) offers 68 events, with a combined guarantee of $1.5 million. The upcoming series marks the second time the MICOOP has run on PokerStars MI, which launched in January 2021. .

New Jersey poker players are well familiar with the NJCOOP series, which returns to PokerStars NJ with a schedule of 60 events. The guarantees add up to $1 million for the 2021 NJCOOP, including the $300 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed Main Event Sept. 26-27.

PokerNews is providing live reporting coverage on selected events from all three US COOP series. Here’s a look at the most recent winners.

Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot Wins MICOOP Thursday Thrill PKO Championship

MICOOP Final Hand

Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot, a two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring winner, defeated ”luckyduckylucky” in heads-up play to win the 2021 MICOOP Event #49: $250 NLHE Thursday Thrill PKO SE Championship Trophy Event, $40K GTD for a top prize of $3,969 + $5,825 in bounties.

While he currently lives in Las Vegas and works with Matt Berkey at Solve For Why, Paggeot was back home in Michigan when he decided to fire up the MICOOP on PokerStars. It proved to be a wise and profitable decision.

The event attracted 195 entries and the total prize pool of $45,435 broke through the guarantee.

MICOOP Event #49 Final Table Results

Place Player Prize Bounties Total
1 Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot $3,969 $5,825 $9,794
2 “luckyduckylucky” $3,968 $1,755 $5,723
3 “dankecomwieder” $2,604 $998 $3,602
4 “flopping air” $1,979 $998 $2,977
5 “DeeerTaaaY” $1,504 $714 $2,218
6 Tim “BishPlz94” Bishop $1,143 $881 $2,024
7 “Freezey42” $868 $583 $1,451
8 “rebuy1000” $660 $568 $1,228
9 “xvuszvs2739” $502 $328 $830

Stay tuned as PokerNews returns to bring you coverage of Day 1 of Event #60: $300 Main Event, $150K Gtd and coverage of Event #62: $1,000 NLHE High Roller Championship Trophy Event, $60K Gtd, both on Sunday, September 26th.

In other MICOOP news, Andrew “autokorekt” Korby captured his second title of the series. He previously won Event #21: $30 NLHE [6-Max], $12K GTD for $2,272 and followed that up Thursday night by besting a 287-entry field to win Event #51: $75 NLHE [PKO, Thursday Thrill, Late Edition], $15K GTD for $2,972.60.

Recent 2021 MICOOP Winners

Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
Event #47: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Nightly Stars SE], $25K GTD 311 $28,549.80 Rwildman05 $5,357.61
Event #48: $50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $10K GTD 271 $12,330.50 PowerRanges $2,094.38
Event #49: $250 NLHE [PKO, Thursday Thrill Championship Trophy Event], $40K GTD 195 $45,435 Corey “Corgasm231” Paggeot $9,793.43
Event #50: $50 NLO8 [8-Max], $4K GTD 129 $5,869.50 jakeb517 $1,171.32
Event #51: $75 NLHE [PKO, Thursday Thrill, Late Edition], $15K GTD 287 $19,587.75 Andrew “autokorekt” Korby $2,972.60

“MasterOf0ne” Dominates PACOOP Final Table

PACOOP Final Hand

It took just under seven hours for a field of 335 entries to become one in the 2021 PACOOP Event #50: $250 NLHE Progressive KO Thursday Thrill SE Championship Trophy Event, $55K GTD, and when the dust settled, “MasterOf0ne” took home the lion’s share of the $78,055 prizepool.

They earned over $10,000 in bounties alone, securing an overall payday of $16,874, all for a $250 investment. You can see how the final table played out below.

PACOOP Event #50 Final Table Results

Place Player Prize KO Total Winnings
1 “MasterOf0ne” $6,319 $10,555 $16,874
2 “ELINOAH6312” $6,319 $1,490 $7,809
3 “Blu_PA” $3,937 $1,180 $5,117
4 “jeroh07” $2,895 $1,329 $4,224
5 “soccerdad29” $2,128 $1,282 $3,410
6 Rob “anamlr” LaManna $1,565 $1,345 $2,910
7 “Nap0lian” $1,151 $448 $1,599
8 “gslow1” $846 $1,107 $1,953
9 “Homie Sr” $622 $408 $1,030

It’s likely we will see “MasterOf0ne” return this weekend, as the 2021 PACOOP wraps up on Sunday with the $200,000 guaranteed Main Event and $1,000 High Roller Championship, both of which will be live reported by PokerNews.

In other PACOOP news, “TheBigSlick74” claimed their third title of the series after topping a 186-entry field in Event #51: $50 NLO8 [8-Max], $5K GTD for $1,681.30. They previously won back-to-back tournaments in Event #35: $250 PLO [6-Max High Roller], $20K GTD and Event #36: $100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $20K GTD.

Recent PACOOP Winners

Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
Event #48: $100 NLHE [6-Max Special Edition, Nightly Stars SE], $30K GTD 424 $38,923.20 c_glock_1 $3,951.79
Event #49: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $25K GTD 300 $27,540 Ryan “dubbadell” Delgros $5,221.26
Event #50: $250 NLHE [PKO, Thursday Thrill Championship], $55K GTD 335 $78,055 MasterOf0ne $16,873.75
Event #51: $50 NLO8 [8-Max], $5K GTD 186 $8,463 TheBigSlick74 $1,681.30
Event #52: $75 NLHE [PKO, Thursday Thrill, Late Edition], $20K GTD 405 $27,641.25 fla6171 $4,630.84

Wang Wins NJCOOP Thursday Thrill PKO Championship

NJCOOP Final Hand

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. They earned a healthy sum of $7,905 for their efforts between knockouts and prize money, the result of a hot run of cards from five-handed play on, that ended with them catching a big bluff from runner-up “ChemDude73” to secure the big win.

NJCOOP Event #44 Final Table Results

Position Player Prize Bounties Total
1 Xingang “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
6 David “coles93” Coleman $860 $146 $1,006
7 “1st.p1ace” $654 $495 $1,149
8 Ross “rosseg” Gottlieb $497 $269 $766
9 “lIlbILLYmAC” $424 $524 $948

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

Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
Event #42: $30 NLHE [6-Max], $10K GTD 455 $12,421.50 1st.p1ace $2,224.14
Event #43: $200 NLHE, $17.5K GTD 131 $24,366 DieselDigz $5,340.74
Event #44: $250 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Thursday Thrill Championship], $30K GTD 140 $32,620 Xingang “wxg1989” Wang $7,904.91
Event #45: $30 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Mini Thursday Thrill], $7.5K GTD 391 $10,674.30 BLACKKOWBOYZ $1,762.51
Event #46: $150 NLHE [Turbo], $15K GTD 117 $16,110.90 IIIbILLYmAC $3,531.33

Tournament buy-ins for each COOP series begin as low as $10. Satellites qualifiers into COOP tournament also run throughout each series. Main Event tickets are on the line in $3 Spin & Go’s, which run up until the start of the Main Event on Sept. 26. ‘

Sept. 26 also sees Depositor Freeroll’s at all three PokerStars US sites, with all players that deposit at least $30 using a state-specific promo code (PACOOP, MICOOP, or NJCOOP) granted entry. The top 50 finishers in each depositor freeroll win a $300 ticket to their respective Main Event.

All players eliminated short of the money ladder in any COOP event also get entry to a Second Chance Freeroll the following day. The Second Chance Freerolls will award $5,000 in COOP tickets in each state’s series.


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