NJCOOP: ‘fireball1998’ Takes Down Sunday Special, Wins Second Title

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Sunday's PokerStars NJCOOP schedule saw over $160K in total prize pools and 'fireball1998' capturing another title.

There was another $160,000 in total prize pools on the schedule during PokerStars third annual New Jersey Championship Of Online Poker.

In the largest tournament scheduled for the day, Event #25 ($350 NLHE Sunday Special), ‘fireball1998’ captured his second NJCOOP title in as many days and $14,308.74 for the largest single score of the day for the series. He bested the 224 player field in the seven and a half hour contest, finally defeating ‘mocbel’ heads-up. ‘mocbel’ earned $10,689.97 as the runner-up making them the only other player on the day to earn five-figures in the series.

The final table was stacked with talent including Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano who finished in ninth for $1,388.80 for his ninth cash of the series. Just ahead of him is the red-hot Dan ‘R@zzleDazz1e’ DiZenzo fell in eighth place for $1,858.92. DiZenzo already has four top three NJCOOP finishes in 2018, including a title.

The first event completed on Sunday was Event #23 ($100 Mixed NLHE/PLO Six Max) where 133 runners created a prize pool of $12,209.40. ‘JohnnyMania’ was the last player standing and ended up with a $3,174.50 first place prize. PocketFiver ’senor stinks’ finished as the runner-up, hauling in $2,136.64 for his fourth NJCOOP cash of the series. The score puts ‘senor stinks’ under $25,000 away from his $500,000 lifetime earnings badge.

Also making the final six was Yong ‘iFoldN0T’ Kwon who now has five NJCOOP final tables in 2018. Kwon finished in fourth for $1,037.79. Two spots earlier Michael ‘GUUUULP’ St. John bowed out in sixth for $549.42.

In Event #24 ($150 NLHE Win The Button), the #3-ranked player in the United States Daniel ‘AvaGray’ Lupo booked his first 2018 NJCOOP victory for $4,167.31. To this point in the series Lupo has a first, second and third place finish among his six cashes. The runner-up was ‘LookAtMyDabx’ for $3,175.92. Also, PocketFivers ‘ROU$EY’ and Ted ‘TobogganM.D.’ Ely climbed into the final table falling in eighth and ninth place respectively.

A pair of PocketFivers went one-two in Event #26 ($200 NLHE Progressive Super KO). Daryl ‘jordanofpkr’ Black outlasted Anthony ‘FlawlessBINK’ Maio to take the title and $3,995.69 (+ $4,074.14 in bounties) for one of the largest scores on the day. Main was denied a second 2018 NJCOOP title but received $3,083.00 (+ $1,388.82 in bounties) to add to his stellar series earnings.

There were 137 players in the final tournament on the schedule. Event #27 ($100 NLHE Sunday Supersonic Hyper Turbo) may have been the last to start but with its fast structure, it finished well before midnight with the winner ’cl1ckinbtns’ going to sleep with $2,697.82 more in his account. Another PocketFiver ‘ADMSnackBar’ took the silver for $2,056.02 as he continues his climb to $1 million in lifetime earnings.

Daniel ‘loxonbagel’ Buzgon finished in fourth for $1,194.20 for his third NJCOOP cash.

Event #23 ($100 Mixed NLHE/PLO Six Max)
Entries: 133
Prize pool: $12,209.40

1. JohnnyMania – $3,174.50
2. senor stinks – $2,136.64
3. Wizard81 – $1,587.22
4. iFoldN0T – $1,037.79
5. mocbel – $793,61
6. GUUUULP – $549.42

Event #24 ($150 NLHE Win The Button)
Entries: 146
Prize pool: $20,104.20

1. AvaGray – $4,167.31
2. LookAtMyDabx – $3,175.92
3. ashiXIII – $2,420.44
4. s3lfreliance – $1,844.67
5. Cass N Hoes – $1,405.87
6. JinxySkunk – $1,071.44
7. ESD03 – 816.57
8. ROU$EY – $622.33
9. TobogganM.D. – $474.29

Event #25 ($350 NLHE Sunday Special)
Entries: 224
Prize pool: $73,472

1. fireball1998 – $14,308.74
2. mocbel – $10,689.97
3. Cass N Hoes – $7,986.51
4. Iraisepros – $5,966.74
5. adsanman12 – $4,457.78
6. 801108 – $3,330.78
7. scamfest – $2,488.16
8. R@zzleDazz1e – $1,858.92
9. J3tBl@ckP0pe – $1,388.80

Event #26 ($200 NLHE Progressive Super KO)
Entires: 220
Prize pool: $40,920

1. jordanofpkr – $3,995.69 (+ $4,074.14 in bounties)
2. FlawlessBINK – $3,083.00 (+ $1,388.82 in bounties)
3. HuySmakuy – $2,378.86 (+ $807.21 in bounties)
4. fkdtshfkdts – $1,835.55 (+ $696.04 in bounties)
5. IATA89 – $1,416.32 (+ $377.82 in bounties)
6. donnysack – $1,092.84 (+ $337.13 in bounties)
7. JohnnyMania – $843.24 (+ $383.64 in bounties)
8. supremetny – $650.65 (+ $450.47 in bounties)
9. fireball1998 – $502.05 (+ $825.38 in bounties)

Event #27 ($100 NLHE Sunday Supersonic Hyper Turbo)
Entires: 137
Prize pool: $13,015

1. cl1ckinbtns – $2,697.82
2. ADMSnackBar – $2,056.02
3. MrA.Iverson3 – $1,566.94
4. loxonbagel – $1,194.20
5. T111111111M – $910.12
6. Trojan526 – $693.63
7. Highlightttt – $528.63
8. solidluck – $402.88
9. Exit_3986 – $307.04