2021 NJ/MI SCOOP Day 5: Stanton “Stonniepokes” Tentnowski Wins Again

Now through May 24, Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) festivals are running in both Michigan and New Jersey on PokerStars.

There are more than $3 million in total guarantees spread among 285 individual tournaments (most events having a High, Medium, and Low tier) between the MISCOOP and NJSCOOP. There are events for players of all sorts with buy-ins ranging from $5 to as high as $2,000 and formats from the intricate and challenging 8-game to no-frills no-limit hold’em.

After five days of play, there have been 22,630 entries total for $1,161,768 in prize money.

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Stanton “Stonniepokes” Tentnowski Wins Again

On Monday, Stanton “Stonniepokes” Tentnowski took down 11-L: $30 NLHE [6-Max, PKO, Battle Royale], $4K GTD for $1,371.08, and on Wednesday he added another title in 16-H: $200 NLHE [7-Max, Exit 7], $12.5K GTD after 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

Place Player Prize
1 Stanton “Stonniepokes” Tentnowski $3,619*
2 Ross “Rosseg” Gottlieb $3,167*
3 st0neydanza $1,906
4 Dkornblau $1,372
5 Batzz88 $1,029
6 pompii23 $762
7 Daniel “loxonbagel” Buzgon $610
8 TiltedHard $419

*Denotes heads-up deal.

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

It’s also worth noting that “IIIbILLYmAC” claimed a second title in back-to-back days. On Tuesday, they won 14-L: $30 NLHE [Super Tuesday, Mini], $7.5K GTD for $1,737.45 and followed it up on Wednesday by winning 17-H: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, PKO], $5K GTD for $968.21.

Through the first five days of the NJSCOOP, the series has completed 51 tournaments. Through those, a combined 8,292 entrants competed, and $424,148.75 in prize money awarded.

Recent 2021 NJSCOOP Winners

Date Event Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
May 12 15-H: $100 NLHE [Nightly Stars SE], $8K GTD 129 $11,842.20 cncly1314 $2,595.74
May 12 15-M: $30 NLHE, $5K GTD 276 $7,534.80 nuttedd $1,438.02
May 12 15-L: $20 NLHE [The Big 20 SE], $3.5K GTD 267 $4,859.40 JohnnyMania $927.51
May 12 16-H: $200 NLHE [7-Max, Exit 7], $12.5K GTD 82 $15,252 Stanton “Stonniepokes” Tentnowski $3,619.98
May 12 16-M: $100 NLHE [7-Max, Half Price Exit 7], $5K GTD 73 $6,701.40 1st.p1ace $1,654.68
May 12 16-L: $30 NLHE [7-Max, Exit 7, Mini], $4K GTD 206 $5,623.80 RedConejo7 $1,265.46
May 12 17-H: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, PKO], $5K GTD 89 $8,170.20 IIIbILLYmAC $968.21
May 12 17-M: $30 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, PKO], $2K GTD 120 $3,276 Lond13onE $869.36
May 12 17-L: $20 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, PKO], $1.5K GTD 159 $2,893.80 Habibi22256 $592.42

“Upay4mySushi” Takes Down MISCOOP high Roller

Through five days of play and 36 completed events, the 2021 MISCOOP has catered to 14,338 entrants and awarded $737,619.25 in prize money.

On Wednesday, it took a mere five hours for “Upay4mySushi” to become the2021 MISCOOP Event 11-H: $2,000 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] champion — a feat made all the more impressive given they did so on a single entry.

In total, there were 37 unique entrants in today’s event (with 18 re-entries), which was enough to cover the $80K guarantee and generate a $104,500 prize pool.

MISCOOP High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 “Upay4mySushi” *$27,262.39
2 “thebikeman12” *$22,817.03
3 “Gamestop2012” *$24,220.30
4 “KCspencey” $11,530.16
5 “J_Voorhees187” $8,323.60
6 “georgejanssen” $6,008.79
7 “LetsGoGlobal” $4,337.73

*Denotes three-way deal.

As is expected in a fast-structured tournament with a low number of entrants, it didn’t take long to reach the final table. In fact, the average number of big blinds going into the final table was just over 20, with “Upay4mySushi” holding the largest stack at a mere 54 big blinds.

Action began rather slow at the final table, with players seemingly tightening up in hopes of making it into the money. However, a double KO by “thebikeman12” would set the action in motion having burst the money bubble.

The rest of the tournament would last for a mere three levels as short-stacked players found themselves frequently all-in preflop due to escalating blinds.

Once “Gamestop2012” eliminated “KCspencey” in fourth place after slowplaying kings, the remaining three players were quick to make an ICM deal, with first place getting the lion’s share of the prize pool.

Interestingly, “Gamestop2012” would make slightly more than “thebikeman12” despite being knocked out in third place as a result of the ICM chop.

Once heads up, “Upay4mySushi” quickly took down the tournament after turning a set of fours against the top pair of “thebikeman12”. Congratulations to “Upay4mySushi”, who collected $27,262.39 for their efforts.

Recent 2021 MISCOOP Winners

Date Event Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
May 12 11-H: $2,000 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $80K GTD 55 $104,500 Upay4mySushi $27,262.39
May 12 11-M: $500 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $50K GTD 144 $67,680 PimpMyBalance $14,064.31
May 12 11-L: $200 NLHE [8-Max], $30K GTD 204 $37,944 Surge_Ibaka $7,405.03
May 12 12-H: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, High Roller Second Chance], $17.5K GTD 99 $18,414 Kell_19red $4,373.09
May 12 12-M: $30 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $12.5K GTD 298 $13,559 sandsimplosion $2,330.44
May 12 12-L: $20 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $5K GTD 341 $6,206.20 equitorialhaze $1,146.03

Both NJSCOOP and MISCOOP will have continued coverage here on PokerNews via daily recaps and live reporting of select events. You can find the homepage for the New Jersey coverage here and the Michigan coverage here.

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