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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "HelloFriend" Wins the Winter Poker Classic Main Event

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  • NJ's "HelloFriend" won $12,266 in the Winter Poker Classic II Main Event on WSOP.com NJ.

  • Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan wins big! Ships WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $9,391.

  • Garden State's "overthetop" wins the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 GTD for $12,386.

It was another big weekend for online poker players in New Jersey with the wrap-up of the eight-event Winter Poker Classic II on WSOP.com NJ.

New Jersey's "HelloFriend" outlasted the 100-player field in the Winter Poker Classic II Main Event to collect the top prize of $12,266. Some of the notable players to reach the final table in this event included Jeremy "Jermz" Danger (second place - $8,177), Paul "rungood27" Scaturro (fourth place - $3,884), Joseph "JOEYdaMUSH" Galazzo (eighth place - $1,635), and Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio (ninth place - $1,227).

The biggest winner over the weekend in the Garden State, however, came in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee with "overthetop" besting 331 entrants who ponied up the $200 buy-in to win $12,386. Also on the final table were Jacob "jakep474" Perry (third place - $6,090), partypoker Ambassador Jamie "JamieKerstetter" Kerstetter (eighth place - $2,317), and Jacob "takeAwalk" Schafer (ninth place - $1,655).

Perry's strong finish in this tournament wrapped up a huge weekend for him on partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com. Perry made a total of four final tables, including claiming seventh place in both the Daily $10K and the Daily $5K for $496 and $243, respectively, on Saturday, before winning another $1,229 with a fourth-place finish in the Daily $10K the following day.

Meanwhile, over in the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee, it was Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan grabbing the top prize of $9,391 after outlasting the 188-player field. Others on the final table in this event were Daniel "juice" Buzgon who finished in sixth place for $1,739 and Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr who banked $835 for coming in eighth.

Here's a full look at the New Jersey weekend results on partypoker NJ, BorgataPoker.com, WSOP.com NJ, and 888poker NJ:


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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Jan. 16124$12,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1megolaman1ac$3,472
2coltrane$2,263
3riskaversive$1,488
4Rick_Grimes$1,085
5Ikelove227$775
6clemslad$620
7Jacob "jakep474" Perry$496
8Nathan "whattupboosh" Engle$403
9Ch_CheckRaise$310

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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Jan. 17149$14,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1Rrggbb35$3,576
2conman$2,421
3burritoboy85$1,602
4Jacob "jakep474" Perry$1,229
5Sean "SmellsLikeIrish" Martin$916
6Mark "Chopitup99" Bowin$745
7Daytona103$596
8Mike "myGAME" Lavenburg$469
9grindharder629$373

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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 17331$66,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1overthetop$12,386
2Fortowonor221$8,553
3Jacob "jakep474" Perry$6,090
4LADYDICE$5,031
5TENAFLY_BILL$4,303
6Leo618$3,641
7ArtVandelay$2,979
8Jamie "JamieKerstetter" Kerstetter$2,317
9Jacob "takeAwalk" Schafer$1,655

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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.50+2.50Jan. 16163$11,657
PlacePlayerPrize
1UnoZombert$3,147
2bigfish$1,836
3Julian "SickBastard" Miranda$1,049
4ShyGuy$816
5Themadhatter$699
6Livlitos23$583
7bigd03$443
8Paul "rungood27" Scaturro$280
9sri50k$198

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Jan. 17188$34,780
PlacePlayerPrize
1Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$9,391
2Tommyflaco13$5,478
3OnlineCrusha$3,130
4MinasVillage$2,435
5sports247$2,087
6Daniel "juice" Buzgon$1,739
7Bozzo$1,322
8Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr$835
9Ship4Brains$591

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Jan. 17134$12,194
PlacePlayerPrize
1SPS8710$3,353
2DaBirds13$1,951
3Dan "centrfieldr" Lupo$1,110
4kopdom2$866
5Joshua "jerseyjosh" Baer$744
6Lucky711$622
7JingboSlice$476
8fatassz$305
9HelloFriend$219

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$30,000 GTD Winter Poker Classic Main Event [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Jan. 17100$40,885
PlacePlayerPrize
1HelloFriend$12,266
2Jeremy "Jermz" Danger$8,177
3Deezer$4,906
4Paul "rungood27" Scaturro$3,884
5megolaman1ac$3,271
6Alpha_King$2,453
7Godzilla$2,044
8Joseph "JOEYdaMUSH" Galazzo$1,635
9Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio$1,227

If you play regulated online poker tournaments in New Jersey and would like your real name appearing in future articles, please contact this editor at jason.glatzer@pokernews.com.

*Special thanks to PocketFives.com for some of the data in this article.

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