New Jersey's Frank "speedypete" Molinari ships the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $9,140.
"Turkeyleg" 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 "Turkeyleg" was this week's biggest winner in the Garden State, hauling in an even $10,000 after outlasting a field of 269 players in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee. The runner-up in that tournament was "grindharder629", who cashed for $6,585.
Meanwhile, three well-known New Jersey online poker players finished in the top three spots in the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee. Frank "speedypete" Molinari shipped the tournament for a second time, banking $9,140 after being the last man standing out of the 183 players to pony up the $200 buy-in.
Molinari previously won the tournament when it had a $25,000 guarantee on June 22, 2014 for $7,125. Molinari has also had success on other sites, banking $10,000 on May 17, 2015 after winning the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee.
Jeremy "OhNevermind" Danger snagged $5,332 for finishing in second place in the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee. Danger had previously won the same event twice and finished second on another occasion.
On April 27, 2014, Danger shipped the tournament for $7,810 before winning it again on October 5, 2014 for $7,000. In between those two wins, Danger took second place for $4,050 on May 4, 2014. If Danger's name sounds familiar, it is because just two weeks ago he banked $10,000 when he shipped the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee.
Finishing just behind Molinari and Danger was Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun, taking home $3,047 for his third-place finish. It was Lawhun's best finish to date in that particular tournament, but he has had some success on BorgataPoker.com where he plays under the "Riverman" handle. Lawhun has final tabled the $50,000 Guarantee six times, including a win on December 14, 2014 when he banked $8,305.
In other news, 888poker NJ has discontinued the Big Sunday. Speculation suggests it's due to many months of the tournament not meeting its posted $10,000 guarantee. Instead, the online poker room introduced a new Sunday tournament called the Sunday Express, which has a $55 buy-in and one rebuy. The tournament has a posted guarantee of $5,000, but we'll begin to cover it in our weekly report if the prize pool begins to exceed $10,000.