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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "BigBuxBuro" and "mavs19" Win Big

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  • Guaranteed prize pools in New Jersey on Sunday were down due to Super Bowl 50.

  • NJ's "mavs19" out-duels Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty in the NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee to win $8,250.

  • "BigBuxBuro" and Matt "holla2mlo" Lo each win big after agreeing to a deal in the $50,000 Guarantee.

  • Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman Jr. remains as the top-dog in the PocketFives NJ Online Rankings.

As expected, many New Jersey online poker players chose to watch Super Bowl 50 or attend parties instead of playing online as many of the prize pools were down over the weekend with both networks' flagship tournaments failing to meet their guarantees.

Taking the most advantage of this was "BigBuxBuro," who finished first after agreeing to a heads-up deal in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee to collect $8,585. Matt "holla2mlo" Lo also scored big as part of the deal with his official second-place finish earning him an even $8,000.

Other notable players to outlast most of the 228-player field to reach the final table included Michael "miw210x" Wang snagging fifth place for $3,350 and Daniel "yazi4" Caiazzo taking home $1,850 for finishing in eight place.

Over in the WSOP.com NJ/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee, it was "mavs19" out-dueling Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty heads-up to win $8,250. Hagerty won a consolidation prize of $4,800 for his efforts.

Also appearing on the final table out of the 148-player field in that tournament were Zach "Mapz_" Seymour (fifth place - $1,830), Tommy "romeo8880" Romeo (seventh place - $1,170), and Judy "jqbpk7777" Bielan (ninth place - $540).

Meanwhile there was a bit of a shuffle in the top five spots in the PocketFives New Jersey Online Rankings, which ranks the best online poker tournament players on New Jersey regulated poker room. Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman Jr. remains in the top spot after appearing at two final tables over the weekend, however, this is where the stability ends.

Now in second place is Yong "ykwon17" Kwon, followed by Keith "donnysack" Donovan (third place), Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig (fourth place), and former long-time number one ranked New Jersey online tournament player Andrew "Mergulas" Glauberg (fifth place). Knocked out of the top five and sliding to seventh place was CardRunners instructor and poker coach Michael "gags30" Gagliano.

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+9Feb. 6148$14,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1trizkelionUno$3,552
2mongo139$2,405
3rjsk0531$1,591
4bigcakes1$1,221
5JohnnyB68$910
6Nathan "whattupboosh" Engel$740
7BigBuxBuro$592
8Sveinbinder099$466
9Bingokat$370

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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Feb. 7109$10,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1bigcakes1$3,052
2Jake "jakep474" Perry$1,989
3MYSTICMOUNTAIN$1,308
4Imsayin1$954
5mks24$681
6bobbyv64$545
7Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman Jr.$436
8David "phatchoy" Cheng$354
9Tommy "romet05" Romeo$273

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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com Sunday $50K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Feb. 7226$50,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1BigBuxBuro$8,585*
2Matt "holla2mlo" Lo$8,000*
3MYSTICMOUNTAIN$4,750
4martillo78$4,000
5Michael "miw210x" Wang$3,350
6BobCapps$2,850
7FloppedIt$2,350
8Daniel "yazi4" Caiazzo$1,850
9azart1$1,350

*Reflects heads-up deal


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$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.30+2.70Feb. 6187$13,486
PlacePlayerPrize
1thatdirt$3,641
2Andrew "smaulerg" Glauberg$2,124
3GoooooooMETS$1,214
4Rotciv86$944
5RNigro_1105$809
6Wrybagel$674
7youdontknow$512
8MickVictory$324
9jmzit2u$229

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15Feb. 7148$30,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1mavs19$8,250
2Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty$4,800
3Martys$2,730
4rungood27$2,130
5Zach "Mapz_" Seymour$1,830
6Borgatcha$1,530
7Tommy "romeo8880" Romeo$1,170
8MinasVillage$750
9Judy "jqbpk7777" Bielan$540

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "BigBuxBuro" and "mavs19" Win Big 106

$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9Feb. 799$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Edward "Eddiegood86" Espino$2,850
2PARACLETE$1,650
3bingobongos$1,000
4Wrybagel$800
5AnthonyMason$690
6dalmeetz48 $590 
7yeayourreal $490 
8Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr.$340
9James "jerzrep" Nadolski$270

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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