The biggest event over the weekend was the GSSS #20 — $100,000 GTD NLH, which generated a $107,400 prize pool with 537-players ponying up the $215 buy-in. The tournament ended in a four-way deal with "Miklan300" officially finishing on top to bank $16,707. Others to score big in the deal were "JimPanella" grabbing second place for $11,598, Peter "pst34" Tczap finishing in third place for $11,465, and "pokermaster69" claiming fourth place for $9,723.
Over in the GSSS #21 — $50,000 GTD NLH High Roller, it was "HenryIam" outlasting a field of 99 players who bought in for $530 to win an even $15,000. The runner-up in this tournament was "mrnissan50", who claimed $8,400 for his efforts.
Some of the biggest events in the GSSS III are yet to come with next Sunday featuring the $215 buy-in GSSS #39 — NLH Main Event with a huge $150,000 guarantee, along with the $1,000 buy-in GSSS #40 — NLH High Roller with a generous $75,000 guarantee.
Taking place on WSOP.com NJ and 888poker NJ, two well-known NJ poker players finished in the top two spots in the Sunday $30,000 Guarantee. Brian "Deusexmachin" Willis won this tournament for the top prize of $8,691, while Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr padded his bankroll with $5,070 with his second-place finish.
In response to the news, New Jersey State Senator and Governor candidate Ray Lesniak, a longtime supporter of sports betting in the state who sponsored the proposed bill, enthusiastically tweeted “YES! 3rd circuit vacates ruling v my sports betting bill,” adding to “expect sports betting” in Atlantic City and at the Monmouth Racetrack “by Super Bowl.”