The 2021 PokerStars Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) kicked off on April 17 and will run through May 3, offering more than $2 million in guaranteed prize pools with buy-ins as low as $5 up to $1,000. The highlight of the series is the two-day $300 buy-in Main Event on May 2 featuring a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Each of the 40 events is comprised of three different tournaments – a High, Medium, and Low buy-in – meaning there’s a total of 120 tournaments. Through the first 15 days of the series, 105 events have run their course, catering to 39,428 combined entrants and awarding $2,100,916 in prize money in the process.
The biggest prize by far on Saturday was up for grabs in 33-H: $500 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $50K GTD. There, a field of 95 turned up to leave some free money in play thanks to the hefty guarantee. That would be a theme throughout the day.
In any case, “NervyPudendal” would emerge atop the heap to win $13,503, the only five-figure prize awarded on the day. Other notable finishers included Matt “Thewhitesmith” McNeil, a two-time PASCOOP champ who wound up in third for $3,169 in bounties and prizes.
2021 PASCOOP Event 33-H Final Table Results
|5||Matt “Thewhitesmith” McNeil||$3,169|
Prizes include bounties
The $200 Medium had the second-largest guarantee of the day at $35K and it also fell a bit shy with 163 entries leaving some $2,400 in extra meat on the bone. PokerStars PA Ambassador Keith “whoopsboom” Becker made a deep run but fell just shy of the title as “irishbeer1701” managed to get him heads up.
It was a tough three-handed match as the third-place finisher was two-time PASCOOP winner “jbrink22.”
Meanwhile, it didn’t take long for someone to follow up “waltsnotdeadyet” as a three-time champion. It would be the grinder extraordinaire “ChrundleTheGr8” shipping the Low event for $3,197 to go with two other wins worth about $2,400 combined.
While that Low event did cover the guarantee, it was one of just two events to do so on the day, the other being 32-L: $10 NLHE [6-Max, Win the Button], $4K GTD. Aside from the two events already mentioned another $9,000 or so in overlay was spread across five other tournaments.
Details of the winners and prize pools in those events can be found below.
The final jam-packed Sunday of the schedule sees four events play out for 12 tournaments total, including the 36-H: $300 NLHE Main Event that’s being live reported right here on PokerNews. Other highlights include a $100 Marathon and a $200 PLO, and PokerNews will return to coverage Monday with relevant info on all of these events.
Remaining PokerNews PASCOOP Live Reporting Schedule
|May 2||Sunday||6 p.m.||#36-H: $300 NLHE Main Event Day 1||$200,000|
|May 3||Monday||6 p.m.||#36-H: $300 NLHE Main Event Day 2||$200,000|
Recent 2021 PASCOOP Winners
|Saturday, May 1||32-H: $100 NLHE [6-Max, Win the Button], $25K GTD||205||$25,000||queenbee842||$4,915|
|Saturday, May 1||32-M: $50 NLHE [6-Max, Win the Button], $15K GTD||299||$15,000||[email protected]||$2,854|
|Saturday, May 1||32-L: $10 NLHE [6-Max, Win the Button], $4K GTD||480||$4,368||thida1983||$705*|
|Saturday, May 1||33-H: $500 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $50K GTD||95||$50,000||NervyPudendal||$13,503|
|Saturday, May 1||33-M: $200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $35K GTD||163||$35,000||Irishbeer1701||$7,624|
|Saturday, May 1||33-L: $50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $20K GTD||464||$21,112||ChrundleTheGr8||$3,197|
|Saturday, May 1||34-H: $50 NLHE [4-Max, Turbo], $25K GTD||420||$25,000||POTLORD420||$4,512|
|Saturday, May 1||34-M: $15 NLHE [4-Max, Turbo], $5K GTD||301||$5,000||DONWON37||$947|
|Saturday, May 1||34-L: $5 NLHE [4-Max, Turbo], $2K GTD||408||$2,000||doodledodd11||$361|
*reflects final table deal
The first-ever Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker (MISCOOP) will run alongside the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) from May 8 to May 24. Full details on MISCOOP and NJSCOOP to be announced in the coming weeks.
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