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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano Dominatation

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  • Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano wins two big tournaments for over $16,000 on WSOP NJ/888poker NJ!

  • New Jersey's "judiallin" wins big! Ships the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 GTD for $13,191.

  • Saturday's $10,000 guaranteed tournaments on both NJ networks doubled their normal prize pools.

It was a huge weekend for online poker players in New Jersey as the prize pool in every major tournament smashed their posted guarantees by a significant margin.

As is almost always the case, the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee was once again the biggest tournament of the weekend. The tournament generated a huge $73,200 prize pool from the 366 entrants (including reentries) to pony-up the $200 buy-in.

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Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano

New Jersey's "judiallin" banked $13,191 after beating "Bathsalts" in heads-up play, who collected $9,348 for his efforts. Other notable players to appear on the final table in the tournament included partypoker ambassador Jamie "JamieKerstetter" Kerstetter (3rd - $6,588), Michael "Mazz10" Azzaro (4th - $5,417), and Benjamin "Beahmer" Beahm (8th - $2,452).

Meanwhile CardRunners instructor and poker coach Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano was easily the star of the weekend on WSOP.com NJ and 888poker NJ. First, on Saturday, he took advantage of WSOP.com/888poker NJ Nightly $10,000 Guarantee generating a $25,089 prize pool - which was about twice as large as it usually is on Saturdays - by outlasting the 318-player field to bank $6,398.

Gagliano's weekend was far from over. The following day he outdid himself by finishing on top of the 201-player field in the WSOP.com/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee to win $9,854. The runner-up in that tournament was Steven "stevenmadara" Madara, who also managed a big payday with a haul of $5,764.

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+9Jan. 23287$28,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1grindharder629$5,740
2PokerWiz$4,018
3TheDinosaur$2,712
4Daniel "leinad" Buzgon$2,210
5bison39$1,722
6conman$1,435
7Maureen "Redh0tm0mma" Ludwig$1,148
8Peter "pst34" Tczap$904
9Payson3640$718

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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Jan. 24192$19,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1bobbyv64$3,701*
2AboutTreeFiddy$3,384*
3Daniel "mj23style" Sewnig$1,968
4patsfanbl$1,555
5Jacob "jakep474" Perry$1,171
6Tony "POKERDORMS" Meza$960
7Daniel "leinad" Buzgon$768
8FRIELnGood$605
9ChicagoBears85$480

*Reflects heads-up deal


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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Jan. 24366$73,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1judiallin$13,191
2Bathsalts$9,348
3Jamie "JamieKerstetter" Kerstetter$6,588
4Michael "Mazz10" Azzaro$5,417
5JuliaRoberts$4,648
6TimmyKGB17$3,916
7TabulaRasa$3,184
8Benjamin "Beahmer" Beahm$2,452
9Poboy$1,728

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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.50+2.50Jan. 23318$25,089
PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$6,398
2CrookedFoot$3,638
3Bing7143457$2,158
4Gmoney27$1,656
5Chad "flushoff" Dubik$1,405
6brownmagic$1,154
7Clark_Kent87$878
8MrFresh$577
9Basile28$401

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Jan. 24201$37,185
PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$9,854
2Steven "stevenmadara" Madara$5,764
3BigRiver84$3,291
4Robo_cop77$2,529
5liquidTLO$2,157
6DanFriel$1,785
7David "dak1616" Kotler$1,339
8themogeshaw$892
9Brian "pure__reason" Wood$632

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Jan. 24161$14,651
PlacePlayerPrize
1GringoLoco72$3,956
2jqbpk7777$2,308
3yostackx$1,319
4Kevin "yellowsnow" Campbell$1,026
5Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun$879
6Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig$733
7gatsby14$557
8TemptMe$352
9mdubsdeezee$249

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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