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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for $16K

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  • New Jersey's "FilthyDiaper" ships the WSOP NJ Spring Poker Series Main Event for $12,000.

  • David Cheng takes down two huge tournaments for almost $16,000 in New Jersey.

  • "JKupz27" wins big -- ships the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special for $10,765.

  • Deal time... "thehebrewhammer" and Dave "johnsnow" D'Alesandro chop the $50K Guarantee for $8K each.

Numbers were down across the board for regulated online poker tournaments in New Jersey with many major tournaments failing to meet their posted guarantees. However, many New Jersey players were able to take advantage of the smaller fields to win big.

New Jersey's "FilthyDiaper" took down the weekend's biggest single score after outlasting a field of 90 players in the WSOP NJ $40,000 GTD R&A Spring Poker Series Main Event to win a cool $12,000. Notable players on the final table in this tournament included Jimmy "mooseman1710" Reyes, snagging $3,200 for fifth place, and Artim "AcesZhuited" Zhuta, collecting $1,200 for ninth place.

However, the star of the show this weekend was none other than David Cheng who took down two huge tournaments. Cheng, under the screenname "phatdaddy", banked $8,250 after finishing on top of the 147-player field in the WSOP NJ/888poker NJ $30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday.

Normally winning this tournament would be very noteworthy in itself, however, Cheng, under the screenname "supadphat", piled up the cash by also winning the PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] for $7,520.

Another player to score five digits over the weekend was "JKupz27", who shipped the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd for $10,765.

Meanwhile, the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee ended in a heads-up deal with "thehebrewhammer" officially being declared the winner to take home $8,377. PokerXFactor instructor Dave "johnsnow" D'Alesandro also scored big as part of this deal, collecting $8,208 for second place.

Despite the numbers this weekend being down, casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey are alive and well. According to the latest figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, casino revenue has increased by 3.1 percent from $579.9 million in the first quarter of 2015 to $598 million in the first quarter of 2016. This was propelled by a huge 27.7-percent quarter-over-quarter revenue increase, from $35.1 million in the first three months of 2015 to $44.9 million during the same period this year.

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


The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 101

Sunday Warm-Up, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$45.50+4.50230$10,465
PlacePlayerPrize
1Ajax624$1,871*
2Dabbdaddy$1,839*
3knuckles215$1,183
4Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara$890
5BENN DOVERR$607
6KhalDjango$471
7sellycube$366
8boyequity$262
9HowieWelper$199

*Reflects heads-up deal


The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 102

Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$186+14283$52,638
PlacePlayerPrize
1JKupz27$10,765
2Tim B King$7,896
3HygieneMan$5,948
4GT_Kittlez$4,474
5KneadDaRiver$3,053
6Colt Python6$2,369
7HowieWelper$1,842
8Douglas "Badwis" Weider$1,316
9Ken Kratz$1,000

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 103

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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$470+3040$18,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1David "supadphat" Cheng$7,520
2Ken Kratz$5,076
3Rappy3000$2,820
4betsguest$1,880
5I<3Rainbows$1,504

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 104

Nightly Stars, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.2091$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jeremy "FunkyJesus" Danger$2,500
2rulingrules$1,700
3ohiwasSooted$1,300
4Vote Kanye$925
5Brandon "LuckboxKins" West$650
6playaa17$525
7L0ck1tUp$425
8maynardsdik$350
9$formama27$275

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 105

Nightly Stars, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.20101$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1PureWizardry$2,100*
2scamfest$2,100*
3icegourcuff$1,300
4JKupz27$925
5L!ght$out$650
6sellycube$525
7oopth$425
8Andrew "BreweRonnie" Glauberg$350
9blnd_check$275

*Reflects heads-up deal


The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 106

partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15230$50,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1thehebrewhammer$8,377*
2Dave "johnsnow" D'Alesandro$8,208*
3GaiusMarius$4,750
4Joe "Gustavo" SanFilippo$4,000
5LIFE0FODDS$3,350
6Scott "SBlast2711" Blumstein$2,850
7Steven "stevenmadara" Madara$2,350
8big.appl3$1,850
9Temhigh$1,350

*Reflects heads-up deal


The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 107

Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9101$10,100
PlacePlayerPrize
1bahama111$2,879
2Michael "Mazz10" Azzaro$1,869
3Tony "Flawlessbink" Maio$1,364
4WinningAtTheB$909
5Renata "TaintedMaverick" Colache$732
6bobsterman1971$581
7Ted "roystalin" Ely$455
8CRaFTe$354
9Alex El-Chapo" Jim$278

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 108

$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15147$30,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1David "phatdaddy" Cheng$8,250
2thething$4,800
3Brian "pure__reason" Wood$2,730
4johnnygolf78$2,130
5Pierre "Robo_cop77" Deissler$1,830
6DanFriel$1,530
7P_aire_146$1,170
8Jacob "Jakep474" Perry$750
9Jay "margateman" Deutsch$540

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 109

$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9103$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1RackAttack$2,800
2jmzit2u$1,620
3Mountain77$930
4uniquexcoles$730
5JingboSlice$630
6Jeremy "Jermz" Danger$530
7cmenzel$420
8jokerlevy$280
9kevwestbrook$210

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: David Cheng Ships Two Huge Tournaments for K 110

$40,000 GTD R&A Spring Poker Series Main Event - Ring Event

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+1590$40,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1FilthyDiaper$12,000
2Kudos88$8,000
3boom81boom$4,800
4bbissick$3,800
5Jimmy "mooseman1710" Reyes$3,200
6johnnygolf78$2,400
7TYdonkman$2,000
8LuckyAndCute$1,600
9Artim "AcesZhuited" Zhuta$1,200

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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