PokerStars PACOOP wraps up in Pennsylvania

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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: October 06, 2020 14:30 PDT

Tournament series awards more than $2 million on PokerStars PA network

The latest U.S.-facing edition of the PokerStars Championship of Online Poker series wrapped up Monday and went well over the guaranteed overall prize pools on PokerStars PA.

The Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker concluded its 50-tournament schedule with the final day of Event #43: $300 NLHE Main Event $200,000 Guaranteed. The player by the name 'LetMeWin3437' came out on top in the Main Event, emerging victorious in a field of 346 entries and taking home the biggest payout of the series.

'LetMeWin3437' earned $46,319 for the win. The 346-entry field pushed the prize pool to $283,640 for the tournament, far surpassing the $200,000 guarantee.

The $300 Main Event capped off the nearly three-week series, with 50 different PACOOP events playing out on the Pennsylvania-only PokerStars PA platform. The PACOOP guaranteed $1.5 million across the series, and that total was eclipsed as well, ending up at $2,040,033 as more than 21,000 entrants registered for PASCOOP events.

'LetMeWin3437', Zach 'KennytheRipper' Gruneberg post multiple PACOOP wins

Main Event champion 'LetMeWin3437' and Zach 'KennytheRipper' Gruneberg finished up the PACOOP as the two most prolific players in the series.

The Main Event win made 'LetMeWin3437' a two-time winner at the PACOOP. The other victory came in Event #45: $100 NLHE PKO $30,000 Guaranteed, which earned 'LetMeWin3437' a $5,490 payday.

Zach 'KennytheRipper' Gruneberg won three PACOOP titles by series' end. The first of those wins came in Event #25: $150 NLHE 6-Max $25,000 Guaranteed. Gruneberg came out with the win in a field of 196 entries to earn a $4,442 payout.

Gruneberg moved to limit hold'em to notch another win in Event #38: $200 FLHE 6-Max $10,000 Guaranteed, topping a 67-entry lineup and earning a $2,369 payday. His third PACOOP 2020 title came the next day, with Gruneberg taking down Event #41: $75 NLHE 6-Max Turbo $20,000 Guaranteed and winning $5,133.

Other big PACOOP winners

The 2020 PACOOP kicked off with a five-figure winner in the first series event. Player 'bunnybear816' took down Event #1 : $100 NLH Nightly Stars Warm-Up $50,000 Guaranteed, winning $10,168 in the process.

Event #6: $100 NLHE Sunday Special SE $100,000 Guaranteed saw 'blankface777' take down the tournament, winning $16,445. That payout marked the second-biggest winner's prize awarded in the series.

Closely following that mark was 'NeolithicFarmer', who won $16,067 in Event #14: $500 NLHE 6-Max High Roller $50,000 Guaranteed.

The four biggest paydays awarded in the series came in the top four spots of the Main Event. The $46,319 earned 'LetMeWin3437' in the Main Event was followed by 'staxthagawd' (2nd - $33,060), 'Lirek154' (3rd - $23,597), and 'Charityy1' (4th - $16,843).

Pennsylvania players turn out for PokerStars PACOOP

The 2020 PACOOP marked the second time PokerStars has offered a Pennsylvania version of its trademark Championship of Online Poker series. The first came in April, as the Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) debuted on the Pennsylvania-only online poker site.

The PASCOOP guaranteed $2 million across the series, with actual final prize pools ending up at more than $3.1 million. The recently wrapped PACOOP outperformed guarantees by a smaller margin compared to PASCOOP, but Pennsylvania players still showed significant interest in the tournament series nonetheless.

New Jersey players get their own version of the COOP on PokerStars NJ this month. The NJCOOP kicks off this weekend, with $1 million guaranteed across the series. The 2020 NJCOOP runs Oct. 10-26.

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