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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Jonuzi" and "Smaulerg" Win Big

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  • New Jersey's "smaulerg" ships the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $8,492.

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

  • The #NJBriefing: See this week's big online poker tournament winners from the Garden State.

New Jersey's "Jonuzi" was this week's biggest winner in the Garden State, banking a cool $10,000 after outlasting a field of 263 players in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee. Second place in this tournament belonged to "Shelnewm8", who cashed for $6,585.

In the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee, it was "smaulerg", also known as "Mergulas" on PocketFives.com, who grabbed the top prize of $8,492 for finishing atop the 174-player field. "Mergulas" is currently ranked third in New Jersey in the PocketFives Rankings, where he has previously held the number one spot for weeks on end. Amazingly, this is the third time he has won the Weekly Sunday this year, previously winning on March 8 for $10,442 and on May 17 for $10,800.

Jesse "NoXcape" Elliot, who is no stranger to big scores, earned a nice prize of $4,953 for finishing second in that tournament. Elliot has won the tournament on two separate occasions, first on December 7, 2014 for $6,875 and again on April 12, 2015 for $10,600. He also took second place in the tournament on May 3, 2015 for $6,300.

Meanwhile, The Big Sunday on 888poker NJ once again just missed hitting its guarantee with 48 players ponying up the $200 buy-in. In that event, New Jersey's Mark "ChipBleeder" Bowin won $3,200 after beating Ross "acesfullrjr" Resnick in heads-up play.

A special shoutout goes to Ted "roystalin" Ely for appearing on three final tables in major online events over the weekend. To start things off, Ely shipped the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com Daily $10K on Saturday for $2,190 and took ninth place in the WSOP NJ / 888poker NJ $10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A] for $182 where he plays under the "olmuggins" handle. On Sunday, Ely followed this up by taking third place in the 888poker NJ Big Sunday for $1,250.

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+9Aug. 22106$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Ted "roystalin" Ely$2,190
2SammySosa$1,490
3INeedLuck$1,150
4gdep420$950
5jimlarry$800
6Doberlim$680
7moonrider609$570
8uniman$460
9jdkim0113$360

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Daily $10K

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Aug. 23150$12,740
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jon "itsmejon" Borenstein$2,907
2Jgetit$1,979
3supremetny$1,487
4PompYouUp77$1,228
5Yong "OWNEDLOLUMAD" Kwon$1,051
6Baruch "Crazian89" Krieger$900
7JUZAM_DIJINN$750
8Justin "PocketProfits" Wong$614
9chinacat$477

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$50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Aug. 23263$50,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jonuzi$10,000
2Shelnewm8$6,585
3grindharder629$4,750
4imBeaming$4,000
5danielbeaumont$3,350
6iluvmollys55$2,850
7ZquezNation$2,350
8WinningAtTheB$1,850
9dominiking$1,350

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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.50+2.50Aug. 22140$13,568
PlacePlayerPrize
1Bigt134$2,778
2rgb35$1,616
3Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr$919
4johnnygolf78$717
5BIG_MONEY$616
6Jon "jetsfan14" Borenstein$515
7Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot$394
8John "KewlStoryBro" Ciarkowski$253
9Ted "olmuggins" Ely$182

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Aug. 23170$31,450
PlacePlayerPrize
1smaulerg$8,492
2Jesse "NoXcape" Elliot$4,953
3ChutzpahKid$2,831
47_ate_9$2,202
5Basile28$1,887
6Jdance322$1,573
7mouse$1,195
8Anthony "Adversity45" Pagan$755
9mrsblonde6$535

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Aug. 23123$11,193
PlacePlayerPrize
1PompYouUp$3,134
2BigRiver84$1,813
3imsayin1$1,040
4elimin8tor$817
5Pivotroller$705
6Defender$593
7Fearedbowler$470
8cjdstable$313
9CeeLos86$235

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The Big Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Aug. 2348$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Mark "ChipBleeder" Bowin$3,200
2Ross "acesfullrjr" Resnick$1,800
3Ted "roystalin" Ely$1,250
4youdontknow$1,050
5Anthony "l0lflawless" Maio$830
6ImSayin$730
7BLESSED77$620
8maximus2380$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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