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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Biggest Fields and Entrants This Summer

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  • New Jersey's "xtermine" ships the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $9,890.

  • "Donate_here" wins big! Ships the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee for $10,064.

  • Almost every major tournament in New Jersey exceeded its guaranteed prize pool for the first time this summer.

Poker players in New Jersey turned out in big numbers this weekend, with just about every major tournament with at least a $10,000 prize pool shattering its advertised guarantee for the first time in recent memory. Chances are it was because many players returned after an action-packed summer at the 2015 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

New Jersey's "Donate_here" scored this week's biggest prize in the Garden State, winning the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee for $10,064. With 272 runners generating a $50,320 prize pool, it marked the first time this summer the tournament exceeded the guaranteed prize pool. Nick "Nickyben" Bencivengo was the runner-up in the tournament, taking home $6,627 for his efforts.

In the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee, it was "xtermine" winning big by shipping the top prize of $9,890. Earlier this summer, the tournament boasted a $35,000 guaranteed prize pool, and if that was still the case it'd have passed that too as 198 entrants shelled out $200 to generate a healthy $36,630 prize pool. Sean "ricecakes124" Rice took home $5,769 for finishing in second place.

Meanwhile, the The Big Sunday on 888poker was the only tournament that featured at least a $10,000 prize pool that did not meet its advertised guarantee this past weekend. The tournament was still a success in some ways with 50 players ponying up the $200 entry fee - far more than the usual 30-something entrants we have grown accustomed to during almost the entire summer. "Gresmaul", otherwise known as "Mergulas" on PocketFives where he has previously been ranked in the #1 spot in New Jersey (currently #3), won the $3,200 top prize in the tournament after beating "AvadaKedavra" in heads-up play.

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

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9July 1890$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1KingofNJ$2,250
2faranky13$1,545
3SLOWROLLED$1,220
4CumToDaddy$1,010
5laumserg$870
6justinj9r$740
7Alan1431$610
8Bay1Finest77$490
9Tgenk$380

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Daily $10K

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9July 19154$14,014
PlacePlayerPrize
1dhimp20$2,985
2Jake "takeAwalk" Schafer$2,032
3MindOverFish$1,528
4Beastro$1,261
5pinkyup$1,079
6WinningAtTheB$925
7Patrick "my2chis" Shelley$771
8Hyperion$631
9OldSpice1968$490

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$50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15July 19272$50,320
PlacePlayerPrize
1Donate_here$10,064
2Nick "Nickyben" Bencivengo$6,627
3knittingboy$4,780
4IfLoPsEtS74$4,026
5BrianFantana$3,371
6Big_Daddy$2,868
7SkRiLLAA$2,365
8Schnids856$1,862
9Mercedes1951$1,359

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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.50+2.50July 18162$12,312
PlacePlayerPrize
1reraiserob1$3,324
2gtanju$1,939
3Maureen "HotRedMomma" Ludwig$1,108
4joetheturtle$861
5Ross "acesfullrjr" Resnick$738
6Pierre "P_aire_146" Deissler$615
7Dogzilla2098$467
8alur16$295
9SizeLarge$209

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15July 19198$36,630
PlacePlayerPrize
1xtermine$9,890
2Sean "ricecakes124" Rice$5,769
3eyeAMeye$3,296
4Renata "TaintedLady" Colache$2,564
5ReDonKuLiS$2,197
6Josh "thejberg" Rothberg$1,831
7Tommy "ShankU4Chips" Schenck$1,391
8Michael "HankdaTank" St. John$879
9brownmagic$622

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9July 12129$11,739
PlacePlayerPrize
1T1mB3y_B33F$3,228
2ddetoma66$1,878
3NorinnRadd$1,068
4BigRiver84$833
5abuff22$716
6jqbpk7777$598
7Daudi22$457
8Pcorda1$293
9Nathan "whattupb" Engle$211

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The Big Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15July 1950$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1gresmaul$3,200
2AvadaKedavra$1,800
3Joshua "jerseyjosh" Baer$1,250
4caddiedad$1,050
5Daniel "yeayeaflush" Buzgon$830
6Jbenitez888$730
7Poker7777$620
8hunttheriver$520

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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