The first ever Michigan Championship of Online Poker is now well underway at PokerStars MI. From the looks of things so far, poker players in the Wolverine State have been hungry for some tournament series action.
So far all 16 tournaments have bested their guarantees, with prize pools totaling more than $550,000 already. That’s more than half-way to the roughly $1M worth of guaranteed prize pools for the entire 60-tournament MICOOP.
The biggest prize pool was the first one, coming in the $100 buy-in MICOOP Kickoff (Event #1). With 883 total entries the prize pool exceeded $81K. “PowerRanges” took away the biggest chunk, earning $13,652.42 for claiming the first ever MICOOP title.
The first $200 Sunday Special (Event #6) nearly awarded as much with a prize pool of just under $80K or twice the guarantee. Player “sexycaitlyn” took the top spot in that event after a four-way deal.
Speaking of looking good, “sexycaitlyn” followed that Sunday victory with a second win on Monday in a $100 4-max tournament (Event #11) — the first double-winner in MICOOP history!
Someone else almost stole the spotlight from “sexycaitlyn” with a double-win the day before.
On Sunday, “WOW $dogecoin” (who may or may not enjoy playing lots of speculative hands) won the $100 8-Max Deepstacks tournament (Event #4) for a better than $10K prize.
That was the first tournament on Sunday. Then in the last one Sunday night, “WOW $dogecoin” nearly did it again, coming one spot shy of winning another MICOOP by finishing second to “Redpower42069” in the $50 Sunday Supersonic.
Things are just getting started in MICOOP, with nearly two weeks of poker left to go and 44 more events.
Click here for the full MICOOP schedule as well as information about satellites, freerolls and more.
|#||Event||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner (Prize)|
|1||$100 NLHE [MICOOP Kick Off, Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd||883||$81,059.40||PowerRanges ($13,652.42)|
|2||$20 NLHE [Rebuy], $10K Gtd||747||$34,580||dgallo8719 ($5,889.48)|
|3||$50 NLHE [8-Max], $20K Gtd||777||$35,353.50||jmack2828 ($5,999.08)|
|4||$100 NLHE [8-Max, Deepstacks], $25K Gtd||656||$60,220.80||WOW $dogecoin ($10,386.42)|
|5||$50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm Up SE], $10K Gtd||636||$28,938||BeetlejuiceHere ($3,791.17*)|
|6||$200 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $40K Gtd||430||$79,980||sexycaitlyn ($9,567.68***)|
|7||$25 NLHE [Sunday Special Mini], $12.5K Gtd||1,229||$27,959.75||Flintston Pip1 ($1,782.01****)|
|8||$100 PLO [8-Max], $10K Gtd||218||$20,012.40||VolcanoBurst ($2,655.83***)|
|9||$75 NLHE [Second Chance], $7.5K Gtd||299||$20,406.75||bushr0d906 ($3,847.01)|
|10||$50 NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $5K Gtd||250||$11,750||Redpower42069 ($2,266.42)|
|11||$100 NLHE [4-Max], $15K Gtd||312||$28,641.60||sexycaitlyn ($5,355.72)|
|12||$50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale SE], $20K Gtd||646||$29,393||StatPadford ($5,125.54*)|
|13||$50 PLO8 [8-Max], $7.5K Gtd||280||$12,740||imakewinhappen ($2,431.28)|
|14||$200 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $30K Gtd||298||$55,428||Bout2CrushU ($10,448.68)|
|15||$30 NLHE [Super Tuesday Mini], $15K Gtd||950||$25,935||strep75 ($3,163.06**)|
|16||$50 PL 5-Card Draw [Turbo], $3K Gtd||95||$4,322.50||Dom007alv ($1,009.48)|
*includes bounties; **three-way deal; ***four-way deal; ****eight-way deal
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