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.