Tenzin ‘Mc_lovin1632’ Chakdor Ships PokerStars NJCOOP Main Event

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Tenzin Chakdor won the PokerStars 2019 NJCOOP Main Event for over $19K. (photo: Parx Poker)

The final events of the PokerStars 2019 New Jersey Championship of Online Poker wrapped up on Monday as New Jersey’s Tenzin ‘tc_ownz’ Chakdor won the $300 buy-in $100,000 GTD Main Event for a career-high online score of $19,111.88.

Chakdor’s victory capped off over two weeks worth of online action in New Jersey as grinders battled in the 50-event series that paid out over $1 million in total prize pools. Chakdor (playing under his PokerStarsNJ screen name ‘Mc_lovin1632’) navigated his way through the 373-entry field to lock up the biggest payday of the entire series.

This isn’t the first time Chakdor has found success during NJCOOP. While it may be his largest cash in terms of money in his pocket, just last year he was the winner of the PSPC Main Event All-in Shootout which awarded him a $25K Platinum Pass and a trip to the Bahamas for the 2019 PSPC.

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Multiple NJCOOP Titles

With over 50 events, Chakdor has plenty of company when it comes to NJCOOP title winners. Some of those players were lucky enough to take down more than one.

New Jersey’s current #5-ranked player Jon ‘toddchipman’ Borenstein racked up the most NJCOOP victories by taking down three tournaments. He earned his first victory in Event #10 ($250 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $7,341.17. Then he followed that up with a first-place finish in Event #15 ($1,000 NLHE High Roller Six Max) after a deal for $16,892.70. Finally, Borenstein captured his third title of the series in the final event of the series, Event #50 ($100 NLHE Hyper-Turbo Six Max) for an additional $2,775.44. His NJCOOP rush will send him up over $1.3 million in lifetime earnings and a career-high ranking of #166 in the world.

Borenstein wasn’t the only player to lock up more than one title. He was joined by Anthony ‘FlawlessBINK’ Maio, ‘angel zera’ and ‘snapcallzzz’ all of whom each took down two tournaments.

New Jersey’s former #1-ranked grinder David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman also booked a couple of wins when he took down Event #32 ($200 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $6,553.67 and Event #47 ($75 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic Hyper-Turbo) for $2,008.92.

Non-Stop Value Added

The 2019 NJCOOP also offered plenty of added value for New Jersey online poker players as aggressive guarantees were routinely missed throughout the entire series. Of the 50 events, 28 tournaments played for the guarantee.

In one instance, they hit the guaranteed number right on the nose. In seven others, the prize pool surpassed the guarantee, but the online site needed the rake to cover the number. In these cases, players basically played for a reduced rake as part of their rake was used for the prize pool.

In 20 events, PokerStars needed to add money to the prize pool to cover the guarantee. The total amount over the course of the series is just over $39,000 worth of overlays with 13 events needing an infusion of at least $1,000. The largest overlay came in Event #30 ($300 NLHE Four Max) where PokerStars added $5,700 to hit the $30K guarantee.

In 2020, NJCOOP may find that it is not PokerStars’ only major US online poker series. PokerStars is reportedly on the verge of launching its second regulated online poker site in the state of Pennsylvania. When PA online poker finally does go live, perhaps a PACOOP won’t be too far behind.

PokerStars 2019 NJCOOP Winners

# EVENT ENTIRES PRIZE POOL WINNER WINNINGS
1 $100 NL Hold’em [Nightly Stars – NJCOOP Warm-Up] 242 $22,215.60 sareeBAcoMEHH $4,273.28
2 $200 NL Hold’em [Turbo – NJCOOP Warm-Up] 67 $16,000.00 bgrif32 $4,400.21
3 $200 NL Hold’em [Deepstack, 8-Max] 134 $27,500.00 TeethOfBags $5,725.84*
4 $150 NL Hold’em [Progressive KO] 148 $22,500.00 angel zera $2,847.24
5 $250 NL Hold’em [Sunday Special SE] 201 $55,000.00 CoonG23 $10,814.85
6 $100 PL Omaha [6-Max] 84 $10,000.00 Bortzork $2,404.55
7 $150 NL Hold’em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 78 $12,000.00 D.Drumpf $2,926.93
8 $100 NL Hold’em [4-Max, Progressive KO] 213 $19,553.40 DaBirds23 $1,919.90
9 $75+R PL Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max] 48 $12,500.00 grinder03 $4,904.43
10 $250 NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE] 152 $35,416.00 toddchipman $7,341.17
11 $30 NL Hold’em [Mini Super Tuesday] 397 $10,838.10 BrigBeast06 $1,964.58
12 $150 NL Hold’em [Escalating Antes] 122 $16,799.40 L!ghtSout $3,670.44
13 $100 NL Hold’em [Bubble Rush] 122 $12,000.00 supremetny $2,630.33
14 $100 NL Holdem [Progressive KO] 216 $19,828.80 FlawlessBINK $2,172.31
15 $1,000 NL Hold’em [High-Roller, 6-Max] 46 $50,000.00 toddchipman $16,892.70*
16 $150 NL Hold’Em [6-Max] 100 $13,770.00 J3tBl!ckP0pe $3,182.85
17 $200 NL Hold’em [Thursday Thrill SE] 109 $22,000.00 zapzer7 $3,036.53
18 $50+R NL Hold’em 74 $12,000.00 rosseg $3,900.00
19 $100 NL Hold’em [Turbo] 100 $10,000.00 AvaGray $2,369.95
20 $300 Eight-Game [6-Max] 55 $15,400.00 D0naldTrump8 $4,620.00
21 $150 NL Hold’em [Bubble Rush, 6-Max] 75 $10,327.50 rosseg $3,050.98
22 $100 NL Hold’em [Deepstack, 8-Max] 146 $13,402.80 1EveryDay1 $2,778.23
23 $200 NL Hold’em [Bigstack Turbo] 54 $10,044.00 R@zzleDazz1e $3,479.64
24 $100 NL Hold’em [Marathon] 104 $10,000.00 snapcallzzz $2,077.31*
25 $100 Mixed NLHE/PLO [6-Max] 74 $10,000.00 KoolerU $2,954.25
26 $150 NL Hold’em [Progressive KO, 6-Max, Big Antes] 143 $20,000.00 snapcallzzz $2,131.50
27 $350 NL Hold’em [Sunday Special SE] 174 $60,000.00 MisAnnthr0pe $12,080.33
28 $200 NL Hold’em [Progressive KO] 140 $32,000.00 bluesnj $4,658.77
29 $100 NL Hold’em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 90 $10,000.00 ForTheThr1ll $2,369.95
30 $300 NL Hold’em [4-Max] 81 $30,000.00 angel zera $7,317.22
31 $500 PL Omaha [High-Roller, 6-max] 35 $18,000.00 mmenz08816 $8,072.53
32 $200 NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE] 175 $32,550.00 coles93 $6,553.67
33 $100 No Limit Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max] 71 $8,000.00 1234 fifffff $2,180.00
34 $30+R NL Holdem [6-Max] 118 $10,000.00 hubbiee $2,600.00
35 $200 NL Hold’em 97 $20,000.00 laura33188 $4,739.85
36 $250 NL Hold’em [Thursday Thrill SE] 118 $28,000.00 TiltedHard $3,498.54
37 $150 NL Hold’em [Turbo] 109 $15,009.30 iFoldN0T $3,437.65
38 $200 FL Holdem [6-Max] 37 $8,500.00 MacBlackwood $3,400.00
39 $200 NL Hold’em [Deep, Hyper-Turbo] 55 $10,450.00 JerseyRU $3,726.94
40 $300 NL Hold’em [6-Max] 80 $25,000.00 MartinChatwn $6,812.50
41 $75 NL Hold’em [Zoom] 198 $13,513.50 rayteddy93 $2,653.80
42 $100 NL Hold’em [Big Antes] 126 $12,500.00 Bout2shove $2,739.89
43 $300 NL Hold’em [Main Event, 2-Day Event] 373 $104,440.00 Mc_Lovin1632 $19,111.88
44 $50 NL Hold’em [Main Event Structure] 500 $22,750.00 cl1ckinbtns $4,042.37
45 $100 NL Hold’em [Win the Button] 148 $13,586.40 FlawlessBINK $2,816.28
46 $150 PL Omaha [6-Max] 58 $12,500.00 notabuyer $4,458.02
47 $75 NL Hold’em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 130 $9,165.00 coles93 $2,008.92
48 $150 NL Hold’em [Nightly Stars SE – NJCOOP Wrap-Up] 223 $20,471.40 RatherBinAC $3,718.38
49 $100 NL Hold’em [Phase Day 2] 44 $31,212.00 Wsopboy1997 $6,382.91
50 $100 NL Hold’em [Deep, Hyper-Turbo, 6-Max] 81 $11,542.50 toddchipman $2,775.44