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Event #9 in PokerStars first ever USA COOP saw 425 players fight it out on Saturday. When the smoke cleared, the last man standing was MTT specialist Luke “Tobia$ Bluth” Nettles.

Like many of PokerStars USA COOP events, in Event #9, $215 re-buy $300K Guaranteed, entrants got a chance to go up against some of the top pros in the game, including Team PokerStars members Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, and Dwayne Phillips.

Nettles proved he’s one of the best by hanging tough throughout the hotly contested 13 hour tournament. With 21 players remaining Nettles came up big preflop. With blinds at $2500/$5000, Nettles with 404,521, called a 219K preflop shove. His AA held up against AK suited, taking his stack to over 620K chips. From there Nettles got aggressive with his chip stack and didn’t let up until the battle was won.

For his effort Nettles takes home $57,570, which puts his lifetimes winnings above $1.5 Million! This win ranks as Nettle’s third all-time cash prize behind $146,929 for 3rd in FTOPS #22 in August, and $87,400 for 1st in the PokerStars Sunday 500K in October.

Results: PokerStars USA COOP Event #9 ($215 Re-buy, $300k Guaranteed)

1. Tobia$ Bluth-$57,570
2. Chris “Johnsonck69” Johnson-$42,750
3. Erik “Donkeytrap26” Holliday-$31,500
4. Scott1681-$24,000
5. driverseati-$16,800
6. cwalsh6-$12,750
7. pokerjamers-$9750
8. mullaghorn-$9750
9. squee451-$4980
10. clarkisgod-$4980

Event 9 is in the books with two more exciting events remaining! The $320 Pot Limit Omaha $150,000 Guaranteed Rebuy and the $530 NL Hold’em $1,000,000 Main Event!