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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi Wins Big

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  • "NvrEatShrdWt" wins the biggest cash of the weekend! Ships the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special for $11,049!

  • Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi final tables two majors including shipping the $50,000 Gtd for $10,200!

  • New Jersey's "Beastro" beasts his way to a win in the $30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday for $8,100!

  • David Cheng final tables two major tournaments to bank over $10,500!

Players turned up in less numbers to play online poker in the Garden State with every major Sunday tournament with at least a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool shrinking in size when compared to the previous week. Regardless, many players took advantage of the smaller fields to bank big paydays.

The biggest single cash of the weekend came in the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd when "NvrEatShrdWt" outlasted a field of 307 entrants to take home $11,049. New Jersey's "BOnEheAd109" also scored big in this tournament by winning the runner-up prize of $8,280.

Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara took down the tournament with the biggest buy-in, winning the top prize of $9,043 after beating out a small field of 52 entrants in the $500 Sunday High Roller [6-Max], $15,000 Gtd on PokerStars NJ. Madara also banked $540 after exiting the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com Daily $10K in seventh place.

Meanwhile Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi secured the second biggest payday over the weekend by shipping the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee for $10,200. To add to this, he also finished in eighth place in the Sunday Special for $540 under the screenname "YogaGrandma".

Other notable players to appear on the final table in the $50,000 Guarantee were David "phatchoy" Cheng (2nd - $6,717), Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken (3rd - $4,845), Lucas "lucasp" Picking (4th - $3,417), and Sean "SmellsLikeIrish" Martin (8th - $1,887).

Cheng's Sunday performance wasn't finished here, as he won another $3,818 by finishing in third place in the WSOP.com NJ Spring Poker Series Event #1 under the screenname "phatdaddy". Joseph "megolaman1ac" Liberta came short of the big money spots in this tournament, however, still banked $1,273 after being eliminated in eighth place.

New Jersey's "Beastro" also had reason to celebrate this weekend with him outlasting a tough final four to win the WSOP NJ/888poker NJ $30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday for $8,100. Finishing just behind "Beatro" were David "draiman517" Raiman (2nd - $4,725), Douglas "Onbadwis" Weider (3rd - $2,700), and Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan (4th - $2,100).

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: Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi Wins Big 101

Sunday Warm-Up, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$45.50+4.50262$11,921
PlacePlayerPrize
1jaysu$2,438
2fallenkinggg$1,788
3MwaTheMighty$1,347
4sumzyy$1,013
5RayFinkle28$691
6BobbyAxelrod$536
7Mr.Shipawitz$417
8ColdPizza7$298
9LCC102515$226

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Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$186+14307$57,102
PlacePlayerPrize
1NvrEatShrdWt$11,049
2BOnEheAd109$8,280
3L!ght$out$6,281
4oldmoneyD$4,711
5troyones$3,255
6ShallowH@l$2,512
7Sundot$1,941
8Joshua "YogaGrandma" Berardi$1,370
9Ajax624$999

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi Wins Big 103

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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$470+3052$24,440
PlacePlayerPrize
1Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara$9,043
2DontBl1nk702$6,110
3solidluck$3,666
4Ken Kratz$2,444
5OrganicHG$1,833
63BettingYou$1,344.

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi Wins Big 104

Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9135$13,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Alex "El-Chapo" Jim$3,476
2upayformypennys$2,302
3Jesse "NoXcape" Elliot$1,485
4David "phatchoy" Cheng$1,148
5iwassuited24$844
6Imsayin1$675
7Steven "stevenmadara" Madara$540
8Daniel "dgordon" Gordon$425
9Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$338

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi Wins Big 105

partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15255$51,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi$10,200
2David "phatchoy" Cheng$6,717
3Eric "alwaysliquid" Vanauken$4,845
4Imperator3$4,080
5Lucas "lucasp" Picking$3,417
6Hyperion$2,907
7Billy_Wheels$2,397
8Sean "SmellsLikeIrish" Martin$1,887
9pst34$1,377

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi Wins Big 106

$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15157$30,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Beastro$8,100
2David "draiman517" Raiman$4,725
3Douglas "Onbadwis" Weider$2,700
4Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$2,100
5dehhhhh$1,800
6Pinesap1$1,500
7JoC23$1,140
8JingboSlice$720
9TemptMe$510

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi Wins Big 107

$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9124$11,284
PlacePlayerPrize
1johnnygolf78$3,160
2Looch53$1,828
3Anna "JewJon" Antimony$1,049
4obiewon$824
5Cody "OohKILLemm" Cluff$711
6Michael "MikeyCasino" Azzaro$598
7Tarzan_URU$474
8WhoopAss$316
9sps8710$237

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Joshua "WilfordBrimley" Berardi Wins Big 108

Spring Poker Series Event #1

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15172$31,820
PlacePlayerPrize
1Apalexpex$9,546
2rbam13$6,364
3David "phatdaddy" Cheng$3,818
4MrMizzler$3,023
5Goldendw17$2,546
6johnnygolf78$1,909
7.BEAST.$1,591
8Joseph "megolaman1ac" Liberta$1,273
9donkleader$955

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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