2021 PASCOOP Day 6: ‘8Ballpoolhustle’ Dominates With Win and a Chop


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 six days of the series, 39 events have run their course, catering to 17,860 combined entrants and awarding $868,929 in prize money in the process. The million-dollar mark is within reach and will be hit any day now.

PokerNews will be live reporting various events throughout the series, including the upcoming $200, $100K guaranteed event on Sunday.

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Light Day of Action on Thursday

Thursday saw one of the lighter days on the 2021 PASCOOP schedule as just one tournament with the usual three tiers of buy-ins was on the schedule. It was a fun one however since it was the progressive knockout (PKO) format has been all the rage in the dot-com scene.

The high tier saw 256 entries for $200 apiece and “8Ballpoolhustle” put in a strong performance with enough bounties to more than double the second-place prize. That player earned $10,817 between bounties and prize money while runner-up “Chaitanyaa” grabbed $4,639.

Outed screen names making the final table included Barrett “AndrewYang2020” Lipkin, Nick “cooooooch” Amicucci and Travis “UnitedWeZag” Herzing.

While shipping the high event for over $10K was a nice score for “8Ballpoolhustle,” that wasn’t enough as they also managed to be part of a three-way chop in the $50 PKO for $2,464. They came up just shy of another win, losing out heads up to “pokaroka31,” with “A Frequent ?” being the other deal-maker.

Finally, the low-tier $20 event went to “luckwonthelpyou” for a total win of $1,998.

Event #13-H: $200 NLHE (Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE) Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 8Ballpoolhustle $10,817
2 Chaitanyaa $4,639
3 twinspinz $3,262
4 Barrett “AndrewYang2020” Lipkin $2,955
5 Clementine101 $2,082
6 Nick “cooooooch” Amicucci $1,286
7 3333mmm $1,627
8 Travis “UnitedWeZag” Herzing $1,124
9 Mmmaaaaalin $579

All prizes include bounties

Today’s action continues with two more events. This first will be a rebuy priced at $50, $15, and $5 with $20K, $10K and $4K guaranteed, respectively. Then, there’s a short-handed player’s dream: the four-max event with $100, $30 and $10 price points and $15K, $7.5K and $3K as the promised prize pools.

2021 PASCOOP Day 6 Winners

Date Tournament Entries Prize Pool Winner Prize
Thursday, April 22 Event #13-H: $200 NLHE (Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE) $35K GTD 256 $47,616 8Ballpoolhustle $10,817
Thursday, April 22 Event #13-M: $50 NLHE (Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE) $20K GTD 642 $29,211 pokaroka31 $4,583*
Thursday, April 22 Event #13-L: $20 NLHE (Progressive KO, Bounty Builder SE) $7.5K GTD 731 $13,304 luckwonthelpyou $1,998

*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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