The inaugural USA Championship of Online Poker (USACOOP) tournament series continued on Friday, November 26th with Event 7, a $300+20 No Limit Hold’em 6-max event. While most people were eating Thanksgiving leftovers or bargain shopping on Black Friday, some competitors decided to work off Thanksgiving dinner calories on the virtual felt.
In total, 655 people decided to battle it out in the tournament. PokerStars guaranteed a prize pool of $300,000, though, meaning there was a huge overlay of over $100,000! The tournament also promised $50 to any player who managed to eliminate a member of Team PokerStars.
Six members of Team PokerStars competed in the event, including three time WSOP bracelet winner, Barry “barryg1” Greenstein, 2004 WSOP Main Event runner up David “dwilliams” Williams, 2004 WSOP Main Event Champ Greg Raymer, Victor Ramdin, Chad Brown and George “jorj95” Lind III. The pros did not fair too well, with the exception of David Williams. He was the only member of Team PokerStars to cash in the tournament, finishing 37th for $1380.
The night belonged to Joe “JoeJ1337” Janeski. Despite making a deal three-handed, JoeyJ1337 still took home an impressive $50,884.45. The win was the biggest of Janeski’s online career, increasing his lifetime tournament winnings to $131,404. Sounds like Christmas came early for Janeski!
The USACOOP concludes Sunday with two tournaments, a $320 Pot Limit Omaha tournament with 1 rebuy and 1 add-on and the USACOOP Main Event, a $530 No Limit Hold ‘Em two-day event with a prize pool of $1,000,000 guaranteed!
Congratulations to everyone who cashed. Here are the full results from the final table of USACOOP Event 7:
PokerStars USA COOP Event #7 ($300+20 NLHE 6-max, $300k Guaranteed)
655 Entrants; $300,000 prize pool
1. JoeJ1337 – $50,886.45*
2. shipdatchz – $38,228.19*
3. rmthawk64 – $38,535.36*
4. sizzlinbetta – $21,000
5. kiaser – $15,000
6. U_Get_Mucked – $9,000
*Results from three-way deal