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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Yong Kwon Propels to No. 1 After Shipping the $50K Gtd

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  • NJ's "youdontknow" out-duels Anthony "l0lflawless" Maio in the Sunday $30,000 Guarantee to win $9,441.

  • Yong "OWNEDLOLUMAD" Kwon now the top dog in NJ after shipping the $50,000 Guarantee for $11,480.

In back-to-back weekends, all of the major tournaments in New Jersey regulated online poker rooms exceeded their posted guarantees. Action is expected to heat up next week when the Garden State Super Series (GSSS) returns for its fourth edition on partypoker NJ and BorgataPoker.com with 62 tournaments along with a combined $1 million in guaranteed prize pools.

The biggest winner in the Garden State over the weekend was Yong "OWNEDLOLUMAD" Kwon after shipping the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee for an impressive haul of $11,480. Kwon previously shipped this tournament in May 2015 for an equally impressive $11,114.

As is usually the case, the second biggest win came in the WSOP.com NJ/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee when "youdontknow" finished on top of the 187-player field to take home $9,441.

Notable players on the final table in this tournament included Anthony "l0lflawless" Maio (second place - $5,507), Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano (third place - $3,147), Sean "ur555im666" Martin (fourth place - $2,448), and Chris "cbinz" Bindshedler (sixth place - $1,748).

Jake Schafer also had a big weekend, appearing on the final table of three major tournaments. On partypoker NJ, where Schafer plays under the screenname "takeawalk", he took fourth place in the Daily $10K for $941 before hauling in another $708 for his seventh-place finish in the same tournament on Sunday. His biggest cash, however, came on WSOP NJ when, under the screenname "schaf4206", he shipped the $10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday for $3,857.

Also worth mentioning is Greg "GS656404" Steinberger nailing down his biggest win on New Jersey sites after shipping the WSOP.com NJ/888poker NJ Daily $10K on Sunday for $4,071.

Meanwhile, there was a huge shake-up in the top spots in the PocketFives New Jersey Online Rankings, which ranks the best online poker tournament players on New Jersey-regulated poker rooms. With his win in the $50,000 Guarantee, Yong "ykwon17" Kwon propelled himself to the top spot in the rankings, unseating the long-time number one player Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman Jr. who dropped to third place.

Keith "donnysack" Donovan climbed from third place to second place in the rankings while Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig held steady in the number four spot. Former top-ranked player Andrew "Mergulas" Glauberg fell out of the top five into sixth place, replaced by Mike "Lav519" Lavenburg. There could be another shake-up next week with the race being tight and big tournaments ahead.

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+9Feb. 20103$10,300
PlacePlayerPrize
1BLESSED77$2,438*
2LADYDICE$2,403*
3Daniel "dgordon" Gordon$1,391
4Jake "takeAwalk" Schafer$927
5Poboy$747
6Ardmark$592
7Billy_Wheels$464
8Kevin "TheNutz13" Doyne$361
9Ryan "s1nnr" Gutzler$283

*Reflects heads-up deal


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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Feb. 21177$17,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1Greg "HEPAIN88" Steinberger$4,071
2Trevor "Optimus24" Deeter$2,735
3Godzilla$1,859
4Paul "La_Flama_Blanca" Scaturro$1,460
5slychipstack$1,080
6Jamie "JamieKerstetter" Kerstetter$885
7Jake "takeAwalk" Schafer$708
8pokeraddict81$558
9Ryan "shipthesherb" Hohner$443

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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com Sunday $50K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Feb. 21287$57,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Yong "OWNEDLOLUMAD" Kwon$11,480
2Badwis$7,560
3Bumbleboom$5,453
4ChicagoBears85$4,592
5KingsWin$3,846
6adam6767$3,272
7Moose4Life$2,698
8pattyweber$2,124
9Jimmy "mooseman1710" Reyes$1,550

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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.30+2.70Feb. 20152$10,592
PlacePlayerPrize
1iWant2Win$2,860
2Penman41$1,668
3Aboumiles$953
4Beejay$741
5jayxxx6$636
6Jake "schaf4206" Schafer$530
7Wheel54$403
8Passthesugar$254
9Jimmy "mooseman1710" Reyes$180

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Feb. 21189$34,965
PlacePlayerPrize
1youdontknow$9,441
2Anthony "l0lflawless" Maio$5,507
3Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$3,147
4Sean "ur555im666" Martin$2,448
5KevDurant35$2,098
6Chris "cbinz" Bindshedler$1,748
7Squishy$1,329
8addyup23$839
9raptors$594

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Feb. 21157$14,287
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jake "schaf4206" Schafer$3,858
2RCM77$2,250
3Mkmar$1,286
4ninja4$1,000
5Mountain77$857
6Joe "RipTupapa" Balkonis$714
7mlope1985$543
8MedicWicket$343
9Steven "stevenmadara" Madara$243

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

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

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