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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman Wins Big Again

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  • Labor Day weekend brought new changes to the NJ online tournament schedule. Find out more in the NJ Briefing.

  • Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman is on fire, once again chopping the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 GTD.

  • New Jersey's "PokerThanks" ships the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $8,192.

Labor Day weekend brought a couple of new changes to the tournament schedule in the Garden State on partypoker NJ and BorgataPoker.com.

One permanent change is that buy-ins are no longer rounded figures. As an example, the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee, which used to set players back a $185+15 entry fee, now costs $200+15. While tournaments are now more expensive for players to buy into, the net effect of this is positive as they are paying less effective rake with the same $15 being charged on $200 that was previously charged on $185.

Another change, which we believe is temporary due to the holiday weekend was that the Daily $10K tournaments on partypoker NJ and BorgataPoker.com were reduced to Daily $7.5K tournaments.

The two biggest winners over the weekend came in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee, when Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman Jr and "magneto23" agreed to a heads-up deal after outlasting a 237-player field to win $8,385 and $8,200 respectfully.

Haberman is absolutely on fire, chopping this tournament for the second time in less than a month. On August 16, Haberman officially finished in second place in this tournament for $8,242 after agreeing to a heads-up deal with Jeremy "Jermz" Danger, who won $8,342 for his efforts.

The third biggest winner over the weekend in the Garden State came in the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee with "PokerThanks" banking $8,192 after outlasting the 164 player field. Maureen "Redhotmomma" Ludwig took home $4,779, her biggest score to date on New Jersey regulated sites, for her runner-up performance. Remarkably, Ludwig has previously appeared on the final table in this tournament on five separate occasions.

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 $7.5K

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Sept. 581$8,100
PlacePlayerPrize
1imsofgood$2,430
2Setaces1$1,360
3jkopcf$1,069
4Baruch "Crazian89" Krieger$899
5dookeybaby$745
6hud_seriously$599
7T1mB3y_B33F$461
8goods21$324
9REPONSIL$210

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Daily $10K

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Sept. 6142$14,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1laumserg$3,550
2Anthony "Flawlessbinkage" Maio$2,556
3Mistamenza$1,668
4PearlJamOC$1,171
5Jake "takeAwalk" Schafer$873
6Sandra "Hurricane89" Phelps$710
7T1mB3y_B33F$568
8hud_seriously$447
9jaxjohn55$355

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$50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Sept. 6237$50,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman Jr$8,385*
2magneto23$8,200*
3TimmyKGB17$4,750
4snagslio$4,000
5NeverNude83$3,350
6Charmnder$2,850
7solidrock$2,350
8Jamie "JamieKerstetter" Kerstetter$1,850
9ThreeBetYou$1,350

*Reflects heads-up deal.


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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.50+2.50Sept. 5161$11,056
PlacePlayerPrize
189ofHearts$2,985
2ElGuapo77$1,741
3kopdom2$995
4Tom "Tommyshiff77" Shiffler$773
5idiotg$663
6thething$552
7GoToSleep$420
8Bluefish$265
9buxton$187

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Sept. 6164$30,340
PlacePlayerPrize
1PokerThanks$8,192
2Maureen "Redhotmomma" Ludwig$4,779
3dawonderboy7$2,731
4brownmagic$2,124
5KilgoreTrout$1,820
6Exocomet$1,517
7Defender$1,153
8T1mB3y_B33F$728
9George "glytterpyss" Cicak$516

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Sept. 6157$14,287
PlacePlayerPrize
1lucyliguori7$3,857
2Ted "olmuggins" Ely$2,250
3Bob "SLHalper" Taylor$1,285
489ofHearts$1,000
5Asher "AnthonyMason" Conniff$857
6SizeLarge$714
7jtabasco$542
8Gods_Work77$342
9mbpage$242

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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