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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Turkeyleg" & Frank Molinari Win Big

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  • 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.

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. 2999$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Kanish29$2,250
2pull420$1,545
3Steven "ChipsJammed" Edwards$1,220
4WhoopAss$1,010
5Jmoney21$870
6La_Flama_Blanca$740
7Nastronaut$610
8TimB3y_B33f$490
9Angel "Nutella" Soto$380

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Daily $10K

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Aug. 30148$13,468
PlacePlayerPrize
1overthetop$2,868
2Beastro$1,952
3muckman$1,468
4Waldorf$1,212
5Ted "roystalin" Ely$1,037
6Jim "xICEx" Oriente$888
7JohnBluffins$740
8La_Flama_Blanca$606
9Ferrari$471

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$50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Aug. 30269$50,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Turkeyleg$10,000
2grindharder629$6,585
3emmet03$4,750
4CoachD$4,000
5DuelFates$3,350
6Royalty$2,850
7mixedfish$2,350
8ISaidTopTop$1,850
9imBeaming$1,350

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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.50+2.50Aug. 29146$10,565
PlacePlayerPrize
1pokerboy7788$2,905
2BIG_MONEY$1,690
3dondsquared$961
4primarymix$750
5GrumpyChumpy$644
6Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig$539
7bootup713$412
8geNet1x_$264
9gi0stas$190

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Aug. 30183$33,185
PlacePlayerPrize
1Frank "speedypete" Molinari$9,140
2Jeremy "OhNevermind" Danger$5,332
3Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun$3,047
4uniman$2,370
5groucho$2,031
6NJ_Grinder$1,693
74seventeen$1,287
8Ishmael$813
9Domin8r$576

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Aug. 30137$12,467
PlacePlayerPrize
1KevDurant35$3,428
2Giulianno "bay1finest" Joulain$1,995
3bucknaked64$1,134
4Basile28$885
5BrennanHuff$760
6Alpha_King$636
7hellomcfly$486
8David "phatdaddy" Cheng$312
9dawonderboy7$224

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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