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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "GM-MitchMurphy" Wins Big

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  • "GM-MitchMurphy" finishes on top of a heads-up deal in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 GTD for $9,477.

  • Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan wins big! Ships the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $8,250.

  • New Jersey's Josh Beckley and Thomas Cannuli both bank seven-digit paydays in the WSOP Main Event.

It was a huge week for New Jersey poker players both on the virtual and live poker felt. To start things off, the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event final table featured two players from the Garden State with Josh Beckley battling his way to second place for a $4,470,896 payday, and Thomas Cannuli banking $1,426,283 for his sixth-place finish.

Additionally, the eventual champion, Joseph McKeehen, also makes his home right across the border in Pennsylvania, and frequently visits the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ. McKeehen shipped the event for $7,683,346 along with the coveted gold bracelet and the prestige of winning the world's highest profile poker tournament of the year.

While McKeehen was certainly the star of the poker world this week, over the weekend many New Jersey poker players scored big in online poker tournaments as well.

As was the case last week, the two biggest winners last weekend came in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee, due to a deal being made on the final table. A $59,600 prize pool was generated by the 298 entrants with "GM-MitchMurphy" officially coming out on top, banking $9,477. New Jersey's "jmoney" took home $9,373 for his runner-up performance as part of the heads-up deal.

Other notable players on the final table in this tournament were Brian "Brian_Eckstrom" Eckstrom taking fourth place for $4,529, and Anthony "nyy214" Maglietta finishing in fifth place for $3,874.

Meanwhile, over in the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee, Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan managed to outlast the 149-player field to win $8,250. For the first time in recent memory, this tournament featured some overlay with $2,435 in added value to those that cashed.

The final table was loaded with known names in New Jersey online poker including Anthony "Adversity45" Pagan (3rd - $2,730), David "phatdaddy" Cheng (4th - $2,130), Jake "schaf4206" Schafer (5th - $1,830), Chris "c.m.e" Ebbe (6th - $1,530), Sean "Sean_naeS" Martin (7th - $1,170), and Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig (8th - $750).

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 [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Nov. 7135$13,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1DeadWrong$3,253*
2supremetny$2,929*
3the-hawk$1,728
4Dan "yazi4" Caiazzo$1,147
5Jake "takeAwalk" Schafer$843
6Mazz10$675
7Renata "TaintedMaverick" Colache$540
8flusspferd$425
9Rggbb35$337

*Reflects heads-up deal


The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "GM-MitchMurphy" Wins Big 102

Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Nov. 8176$17,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1sansara52$3,792
2mrnissan50$2,376
3Sean "poopchute" Sisco$1,848
4Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi$1,566
5mbg10162$1,320
6Beast-Mode$1,091
7Wmerck$880
8Mike "pay4medsc00l" Lavenburg$686
9Zdvol632$528
Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Nov. 8298$59,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1GM-MitchMurphy$9,477*
2jmoney$9,373*
3MajorMalady$5,483
4Brian "Brian_Eckstrom" Eckstrom$4,529
5Anthony "nyy214" Maglietta$3,874
6habana$3,278
7azart1$2,682
8Nastronaut$2,086
9coachcarter530$1,490

*Reflects heads-up deal


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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.50+2.50Nov. 7156$11,057
PlacePlayerPrize
1dbelostock26$2,985
2mooseman1710$1,741
3Jesse "NoXcape" Elliot$995
4Joshua "JaminOnFaces" Berardi$774
5Steven "stevenmadara" Madara$663
6Rotciv86$553
7archegos$420
8ChromeKing$265
9g4ads$188

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Nov. 8149$30,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$8,250
2PoBoy1$4,800
3Anthony "Adversity45" Pagan$2,730
4David "phatdaddy" Cheng$2,130
5Jake "schaf4206" Schafer$1,830
6Chris "c.m.e" Ebbe$1,530
7Sean "Sean_naeS" Martin$1,170
8Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig$750
9BroccoliWads$540

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "GM-MitchMurphy" Wins Big 105

$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Nov. 8106$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1geNet1x_$2,800
2Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$1,620
3DeadWrong$930
4Jesse "NoXcape" Elliot$730
5smaulerg$630
6William "billy8904" Nicotra$530
7LeosYumYum$420
8Brett "bballwiz" Fox$280
9Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun$210

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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