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New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event

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  • Ryan "hags021" Hagerty wins big! Ships the GSSS IV Main Event for $21,347!

  • Keith "donnysack" Donovan now the top dog in New Jersey after shipping the GSSS IV High Roller for $17,178!

  • Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot takes down the Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $9,940!

  • PokerStars marks its return to the US today for the first time since Black Friday!

This past weekend was the biggest of the year thus far on New Jersey regulated online poker rooms thanks to the conclusion of the fourth-edition of the Garden State Super Series (GSSS) on partypoker NJ and BorgataPoker.com.

Ryan "hags021" Hagerty notched the biggest single online tournament win in the Garden State after he took first place following a three-way deal in the GSSS #57 — $150,000 GTD NLH Main Event for $21,347. As part of the deal, "anotherphish" banked $17,489 for second place and "MYSTICMOUNTAIN" snagged $16,469 for third place.

Finishing just outside the deal, but still collecting big paydays, were Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan winning $9,750 for fourth place and Pennsylvania's Ryan "s1nnr" Gutzler crossing the border to play in New Jersey and taking fifth place for $7,890.

Donovan's big day was far from over, too, as he finished in first place as part of a heads-up deal in the GSSS #58 — $75,000 GTD NLH High Roller to take home $17,178. New Jersey's "drew1115" took second place in this tournament for a nice consolation prize of $16,218.

Two other notable players to notch wins in some of the bigger GSSS IV events over the weekend included Jake "jakep474" Perry (GSSS #53 — $4,620) and Daniel "mj23style" Sewnig (GSSS #59 — $5,088).

Big Money On WSOP.com, Too

The WSOP.com NJ/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee has generally been the second biggest tournament of the weekend when there are no special series taking place. The tournament was still one of the bigger ones this weekend with 199 players ponying up the $200 buy-in to generate a $36,815 prize pool.

Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot fell just short of collecting a five-digit payday in this tournament after finishing on top of the field to win $9,940. Also on the final table were well-known New Jersey online players Sean "Sean_naeS" Martin (3rd - $3,313) and Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio (7th - $1,399).

Meanwhile, thanks to Donovan's strong performance in the GSSS IV, there was a shake-up in the PocketFives New Jersey Online Poker Rankings, which ranks the best online poker players in the state. Donovan, who is known on PocketFives as "donnysack" unseeded Yong "ykwon17" Kwon for the No. 1 spot with Kwon slipping down one spot to second place. Rounding out the top-five in the rankings were three well-known players in Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig, former number one-ranked NJ player Michael "JohnnnyDrama" Haberman Jr, and BorgataPoker.com Pro and Cardrunners instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano.

PokerStars Launches in New Jersey Today

In other news, New Jersey online poker players are getting excited as today at 4 p.m. ET the return of PokerStars to the United States takes place for the first time since the U.S. Department of Justice shut down the online poker room to Americans on Black Friday. While the official launch date is March 21, the site begins action today with a soft launch, capping the action to 500 players.

Click here to read everything you need to know about the launch of PokerStars in New Jersey.

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


New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 101

GSSS #51 - $10,000 GTD NLH Deepstack

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9Mar. 12104$10,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Blakjaks$2,964
2ISaidTopTop$1,924
3Thomas "TommyKittens" Hill$1,404
4Fuzzball$936
5Cardinals$754
6WinningAtTheB$598
7Mike "myGAME" Lavenberg$468
8martillo78$364
9boxxcarr$286

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 102

GSSS #53 - MAJOR: Daily $15,000 GTD NLH [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9Mar. 12210$21,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jake "jakep474" Perry$4,620
2mush295$3,129
3FepsFan10$2,153
4Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio$1,701
5raisydaisy$1,281
6dylanfan821$1,050
7ArmadilloPhil$840
8AA5454$662
9jeffeb$525

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 103

GSSS #57 - $150,000 GTD NLH Main Event [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$15Mar. 13744$150,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Ryan "hags021" Hagerty$21,347*
2anotherphish$17,489*
3MYSTICMOUNTAIN$16,469*
4Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$9,750
5Ryan "s1nnr" Gutzler$7,890
6doritosallda$6,390
7jerseyboy$4,890
8BETT0RthanU$3,585
9AA5454$2,745

*Reflects three-way deal


New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 104

GSSS #58 - $75,000 GTD NLH High Roller [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+$60Mar. 1388$88,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$17,178*
2drew1115$16,218*
3Tinder$10,736
4SparkleTheClown$8,888
5Acesrkings$7,656
6TheKing411$6,512
7LADYDICE$5,368
8ManBearPig$4,312
9Dan "centrfieldr23" Lupo$3,344

*Reflects heads-up deal


New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 105

GSSS #59 - MAJOR: Daily $20,000 GTD NLH [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9Mar. 13354$35,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Daniel "mj23style" Sewnig$5,088
2Stoops211$4,271
3BrianFantana$3,794
4Billy_Wheels$3,351
5Ted "roystalin" Ely$1,995
6kingking69$1,668
7Hitmy1outer$1,342
8Miklan300$1,015
9dogeEATdoge$731

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 106

GSSS #61 - $10,000 GTD NLH 6Max Turbo [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$50+$5Mar. 13257$12,850
PlacePlayerPrize
1SMDisReal$2,570
2Aaldert "Steelworks" Oosting$1,799
3Zach "Mapz_" Seymour$1,214
4Tinder$989
5Tommy "romet05" Romeo$771
6FerociousPanda$643
7Hung "nowitsover" Truong$514
8MrColdstone$405
9C7D1T7S5A$321

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 107

GSSS #62 - $15,000 GTD NLH Turbo [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$15Mar. 13138$27,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1WinningAtTheB$5,879
2Donate_here$4,002
3eZZZgAAme$3,008
4TheGlyph278$2,484
5David "phatchoy" Cheng$2,125
6sansara52$1,822
7Hyperion$1,518
8Peter "pst34" Tczap$1,242
9hyerolla$966

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 108

$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.30+$2.70Mar. 12184$13,541
PlacePlayerPrize
1ElGuapo77$3,656
2wanttodo$2,133
3brownmagic$1,219
4KingKyle1$948
5archegos$812
6Bill "onoreally" Bax$677
7jmzit2u$515
8Setzer$325
9Anthony "Adversity45" Pagan$230

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 109

$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+$15Mar. 13199$36,815
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot$9,940
2iTHOMASi$5,799
3Sean "Sean_naeS" Martin$3,313
4thatdirt$2,577
5njpincher$2,209
6Jessica84$1,841
7Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio$1,399
810JQKA$884
9dp0330$626

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Ryan "hags021" Hagerty Ships GSSS IV Main Event 110

$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+$9Mar. 13154$14,014
PlacePlayerPrize
1youdontknow$3,784
2Spiili$2,207
3Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon$1,261
4Mountain77$981
5mrssucko$841
6RNigro_1105$701
7Miklan3000$533
8gi0stas$336
9Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot$238

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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