The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins $19,101

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  • Leonard "smoothustler" August shipped GSSS Event #30 for $19,101.

  • Moe "MoeFarah" Farah snagged $12,155 for finishing on top of GSSS Event #31.

  • New Jersey's "TemptMe" took down the Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $9,952.

Online poker players in New Jersey turned out in huge numbers thank to the Garden State Super Series IV (GSSS IV) on partypoker NJ and BorgataPoker.com beginning its second week of play. The GSSS IV runs until March 13 with the schedule featuring 62 action-packed events with a combined $1 million in guaranteed prizes.

The biggest event that took place on New Jersey regulated online poker rooms was the $215 buy-in GSSS #30 - $100,000 GTD NLH [Reentry], which replaced the regular weekly $50,000 Guarantee with the same buy-in. Leonard "smoothustler" August took down this tournament for $19,101 after beating "Moose4Life" in heads-up play. "Moose4Life" was also one of three players this weekend to collect a five-digit payday, with his runner-up performance awarding him $13,714.

Other notable players to navigate through the 553-player field to reach the final table included Sean "poopchute" Sisco (3rd - $9,512), Anthony "upayformypennys" Pagan (6th - $5,143), Pierre "P-aire_146" Deissler (8th - $3,097), and Andrew "laumserg" Glauberg (9th - $2,212).

The third five-digit winner came in the $535 buy-in GSSS #31 - $50,000 GTD NLH High Roller 6-Max [Reentry] when Moe "MoeFarah" Farah collected $12,155 for outlasting the 111-player field. "ArmadilloPhil" fell just short of the top prize, finishing in second place for $8,270.

Also at the final table in this tournament were Michael "Gags30" Gagliano (5th - $4,440) and Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan (6th - $3,774).

Donovan's weekend was far from done, however, as he finished in second place in the WSOP.com NJ/888poker NJ Sunday $30,000 Guarantee for $5,821. "TemptMe" almost had a five-digit score in this tournament after taking it down for $9,952. Other players on the final table included Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot (3rd - $3,324) and Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio (5th - $2,178).

Next week promises to bring some more big action, as the GSSS IV concludes with some big events including the $1,060 buy-in GSSS #58 - $75,000 GTD NLH High Roller [Reentry] and the $215 buy-in GSSS IV Main Event.

Here's a full look at the New Jersey weekend results on partypoker NJ, BorgataPoker.com, WSOP.com NJ, and 888poker NJ:


The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins ,101 101

GSSS #25 - $20,000 GTD NLH 6Max

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$15Mar. 592$20,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Moose4Life$4,500
2Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio$3,090
3mrdadio488$2,440
4Yong "OWNEDLOLUMAD" Kwon$2,020
5Billy_Wheels$1,740
6MajorMalady$1,480

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GSSS #26 - MAJOR: Daily $15,000 GTD NLH [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9Mar. 5185$18,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1jmzit2u$4,255
2Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo$2,858
3Ramz2584$1,943
4Jake "takeAwalk" Schafer$1,526
5Jake "jakep474" Perry$1,129
6Yong "OWNEDLOLUMAD" Kwon$925
7v5nq2wp7$740
8Stringer57$583
9boyequity$463

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins ,101 103

GSSS #30 - $100,000 GTD NLH [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+$15Mar. 6553$110,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Leonard "smoothustler" August$19,101
2Moose4Life$13,714
3Sean "poopchute" Sisco$9,512
4Real_Donk_Star$7,521
5wlforever$6,249
6Anthony "upayformypennys" Pagan$5,143
7grokker$4,037
8Pierre "P-aire_146" Deissler$3,097
9Andrew "laumserg" Glauberg$2,212

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins ,101 104

GSSS #31 - $50,000 GTD NLH High Roller 6Max [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$35Mar. 6111$55,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Moe "MoeFarah" Farah$12,155
2ArmadilloPhil$8,270
3Mercedes1951$6,383
4Rrggbb35$5,273
5Michael "Gags30" Gagliano$4,440
6Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$3,774

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins ,101 105

GSSS #32 - MAJOR: Daily $20,000 GTD NLH [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9Mar. 6277$27,700
PlacePlayerPrize
1TENAFLY_BILL$5,540
2jmzit2u$3,878
3Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio$2,618
4gianna07$2,133
5Jackin44$1,662
6DeadWrong$1,385
7Daniel "yazi4" Caiazzo$1,108
8iwassuited24$873
9boyequity$693

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins ,101 106

GSSS #34 - $10,000 GTD NLH Turbo [Re-Entry]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+$9Mar. 6152$15,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1DoorKnob$3,648
2TabulaRasa$2,470
3sansara52$1,634
4SparkleTheClown$1,254
5Jake "jakep474" Perry$935
6Ryan "hags021" Hagerty$760
7RCM77$608
8Wigler13$479
9Jamie "mooseman1710" Reyes$380

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins ,101 107

$10,000 GTD Nightly [R&A]

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$27.30+$2.70Mar. 5164$12,776
PlacePlayerPrize
1gi0stas$3,450
2cjdstable$2,012
3coolcy27$1,150
4Keets456$894
5njindal$767
6Mediocre$639
7HerClyde11$486
8Anthony "Adversity45" Pagan$307
9AtHomeDad$217

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins ,101 108

$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+$15Mar. 6203$37,555
PlacePlayerPrize
1TemptMe$9,952
2Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$5,821
3Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot$3,324
4SaulGoodman$2,554
5Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio$2,178
6KevDurant35$1,803
7Deezer$1,352
8CeeLos86$901
9PureSoulRead$638

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Leonard "smoothustler" August Wins ,101 109

$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+$9Mar. 6163$14,833
PlacePlayerPrize
1kazuomatsui$4,005
2CeeLos86$2,336
3archegos$1,335
4grinddding1$1,038
5youngdeezle$890
6Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig$742
7gi0stas$564
8dr.boom$356
9Steven "stevenmadara" Madara$252

If you play regulated online poker tournaments in New Jersey and would like your real name appearing in future articles, please contact the editor at jason.glatzer@pokernews.com.

*Special thanks to PocketFives.com for some of the data in this article.

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