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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "uniquexcoles" Ships The Big Deal for $14,108

New Jersey Online Briefing
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  • NJ's "uniquexcoles" strikes gold! Ships The Big Deal for $14,108!

  • Big day for Mike "MartinChatwn" Lavenburg! Binked the Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd for an impressive $12,057!

  • The $50,000 Guarantee ended in a heads-up deal with "l8rtodd" winning $9,372 and "dadadada" banking $8,805.

  • Learn about the big winners in the PokerStars NJ Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll, $100,000 Added!

Action picked up in the Garden State with most of the major online poker tournaments meeting their posted guarantees and exceeding last week's prize pools.

The biggest winner of the weekend came in the WSOP.com NJ/888poker.com NJ The BIG Deal where "uniquexcoles" outlasted a field of 106 players to pony up the big $500 buy-in to win $14,108. New Jersey's Rick "Kudos88" Alvarado snagged second place for $8,168, while on the tail end of the final table were notable players Josh "CtrlAltDel" Seeley, taking eighth place for $1,683, and Justin "SetMining" Wong, securing $1,337 for ninth place.

Two players scored big after the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee ended in a heads-up deal, with "l8rtodd" officially finishing in first place for $9,372 and "dadadada" banking $8,805 for second place.

Meanwhile over on PokerStars NJ, Mike "MartinChatwn" Lavenburg shipped the Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd for an impressive $12,057 after beating "Le Poisson13" in heads-up play who took home $9,035 for his runner-up performance. Just behind these two players was Jesse "ROU$EY" Elliot, taking third place for $6,854.

Also on PokerStars NJ, it was Craig "YourPetCat" Rubinstein shipping the Sunday Warm-Up, $10,000 Gtd for $2,233. Other well-known New Jersey online players to appear on the final table in this tournament included Daniel "st0neydanza" Dagostino (2nd - $1,638), Kevin "bobconstruc" Vanderhoff (6th - $491), and Timothy "tcIrish13" Clark (9th - $207).

The tournament with the biggest prize pool over the weekend was actually a huge freeroll on PokerStars NJ called the Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll, $100,000 Added. Players were automatically qualified by either making their first deposit or completing simple Spin & Go Challenges and featured a structure where players were able to re-enter up to three times during the late registration period.

While the tournament had the largest prize pool, since it was a freeroll it had a fairly flat payout structure with 1,170 players finishing in the money. When the final cards were dealt, it was "romejones" winning $5,000 after beating "ickytoy" (2nd - $4,000) in heads-up play.

The next Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll takes place in a few weeks on May 15 at 18:00 ET.

If curious about the impact PokerStars NJ has made on the New Jersey regulated online poker marketplace, you can read here a timeline of trends of online ring-game traffic.

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


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Sunday Warm-Up, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$45.50+4.50240$10,920
PlacePlayerPrize
1Craig "YourPetCat" Rubinstein$2,233
2Daniel "st0neydanza" Dagostino$1,638
3xco$mosx$1,234
4lacilobaid$928
5SGTPowell$633
6Kevin "bobconstruc" Vanderhoff$491
7SneakyPete85$382
8Evito07$273
9Timothy "tcIrish13" Clark$207

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Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$186+14335$62,310
PlacePlayerPrize
1Mike "MartinChatwn" Lavenburg$12,057
2Le Poisson13$9,035
3Jesse "ROU$EY" Elliot$6,854
4zer0-day.avi$5,141
5matt glantz$3,552
6ClarkeyJr$2,742
7TPR11$2,119
8philly_aces8$1,495
9coles93$1,090

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Sunday High Roller [6-Max], $15,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$470+3056$26,320
PlacePlayerPrize
1OoOoPartyPkr$7,896
2RNigro_1105$5,264
3Le Poisson13$3,948
4Andrew "BreweRonnie" Glauberg$2,632
53BettingYou$1,974
60verbot :)$1,448

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Nightly Stars, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.20127$11,659
PlacePlayerPrize
1axn87$2,273*
2watchout$2,273*
3sfetazz$1,417
4Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara$1,049
5Jeremy "FunkyJesus" Danger$700
6JoEiSiNz$583
7jaysu$466
8euromick$350
9Ajax624$291

*Reflects heads-up deal


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Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll, $100,000 Added

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$0.00+0.003,271$100,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1romejones$5,000
2ickytoy$4,000
3notubble$3,475
4njwrangler$3,340
5frankwy$3,000
6Ren "BinkEquity" Cain$2,750
7BigJoe311$2,500
8bgx2063$2,100
9watchmewin33$1,700

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "uniquexcoles" Ships The Big Deal for ,108 106

partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15274$54,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1l8rtodd$9,372*
2dadadada$8,805*
3Imperator3$5,206
4Miklan300$4,384
5player7$3,672
6Cody "GrapeAPE" Cluff$3,124
7llevenson$2,575
8PompYouUp$2,028
9raisydaisy$1,480

*Reflects heads-up deal


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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9144$14,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1mw_dailey$3,708
2Rick_Grimes$2,455
3Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo$1,584
4Tugboat19$1,224
5BoozeHound$900
6WinningAtTheB$720
7KingsWin$576
8Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja$454
9dadadada$360

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "uniquexcoles" Ships The Big Deal for ,108 108

The BIG Deal - $30,000 GTD [Re-entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$467+33106$49,502
PlacePlayerPrize
1uniquexcoles$14,108
2Kudos88$8,168
3RUA11$4,950
4russellcrane$3,960
5youdontknow$3,416
6DanFriel$2,921
7nittybynatur$2,426
8Josh "CtrlAltDel" Seeley$1,683
9Justin "SetMining" Wong$1,337

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "uniquexcoles" Ships The Big Deal for ,108 109

$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9130$11,830
PlacePlayerPrize
1KevDurant35$3,253
2BigRiver84$1,893
3DTC13$1,077
4Jimmy "mooseman1710" Reyes$840
5David "draiman517" Raiman$722
6Oldaces11$603
7Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$461
8uniquexcoles$296
9bbissick$213

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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