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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Richardv1109" Wins $22K in NJSCOOP

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  • New Jersey's "Richardv1109 is thus far the biggest winner in the NJSCOOP winning $22,327 in the second event.

  • Two more WSOP Main Event packages were awarded this weekend. Congrats to "jfksbh" and "johnnygolf78"!

  • "NeverNude83" wins big! Ships the $50,000 Guarantee for $10,560!

  • NJ's "b1ackchip" wins $5,000 for free after winning the $100,000 Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll.

It was a huge weekend in the Garden State, as PokerStars NJ launched its inaugural New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP), held its second-ever $100,000 Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll, and hosted the Run It Up Resorts Rumble.

The NJSCOOP features 27 exciting events from May 15-29, broken down into low and high tiers to create 54 total tournaments with combined guarantees over $1 million. Many big events took place over the weekend, and many more will take place for the next two weeks.

SCOOPing On the East Coast

The biggest tournaments of the poker festival will take place on May 29, with the the $50 Low NJSCOOP Main Event featuring a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and the $500 High NJSCOOP Main Event offering $200,000 guarantee.

New Jersey's Tony "1st.p1ace" Meza was the first to claim a big win in the poker series when he won the NJSCOOP-01-H: $150 NL Hold'em [Ultra KO], $30,000 Gtd for $7,435, including knockouts. Well-known players at the final table in this tournament included David "supadphat" Cheng in fourth place for $1,033 and Craig "YourPetCat" Rubinstein finishing in eighth for $408.

The biggest winner thus far came in the second high event when "Richardv1109" outlasted a field of 507 entrants to win the NJSCOOP-02-H: $250 NL Hold'em, $100,000 Gtd for $22,327. New Jersey's "9islive" also secured a big payday with a runner-up performance worth $16,361. AJ "Chips_Jammed" Ten Hoeve banked $12,049 for third place and John "1234 fifffff" Ciarkowski won $5,021 for sixth place.

The final three players in the NJSCOOP-04-H: $300 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Turbo], $40,000 Gtd agreed to a deal, with "TeethOfBags" taking home the top prize of $8,946. Keith "donnysack" Donovan and "supremetny" each won $1,000 less for $7,946.

Not all players had to pony up a real-money buy-in to win big this weekend, as "b1ackchip" won $5,000 after finishing on top of a huge 2,943-entrant field in the $100,000 Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll.

PokerStars NJ also hosted a handful of its regularly scheduled tournaments, including the Sunday High Roller [6-Max], $15,000 Gtd, which "0verbot :)" won for $8,084.

Michael "J3tBl@ckP0pe" Gagliano, who has been hot in recent weeks, took third place in this tournament for $3,032. The BorgataPoker.com pro and Cardrunners instructor added to his winnings with an eighth-place finish in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee for $1,954, a tournament won by "NeverNude83" for $10,560.

Rumble in New Jersey

Also taking place in New Jersey this weekend involving PokerStars NJ was the Run It Up Resorts Rumble. The $30 "onlive" tournament was played in a live setting at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, but with a twist as each participant played from a computer and only players present at Resorts Casino were allowed to play.

The event attracted 124 entries and saw Daniel "monkeyman067" Sewnig walk away with the $778.67 top prize. He was followed by Matt "mattybuns1" Laverty in second place for $541.53 and Bob "s.l. halper" Taylor in third for $411.30.

WSOP Main Event Packages Being Won

Last week, Gagliano was one of two players to win a World Series of Poker Main Event package valued at $13,000 on WSOP.com NJ. This week, two more players won a packages, with the likes of "jfksbh" and "johnnygolf78" scoring big.

Meanwhile, "FastFingers" was the king of the hill in the WSOP NJ/888poker NJ $30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday to win the top prize of $8,100, and "AlexandraNM" won the second-place consolation prize of $4,725.


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NJSCOOP-01-H: $150 NL Hold'em [Ultra KO], $30,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$17.70+120+12.30245$33,737
PlacePlayerPrize
1Tony "1st.p1ace" Meza$7,435
2Mr Peanut100$1,955
3iFoldN0T$2,398
4David "supadphat" Cheng$1,033
5Scooby-D0O$1,619
6bmweiser$324
7Craig "YourPetCat" Rubinstein$408
8pwrdbysteam$730
910konred$1,259

Includes knockouts


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NJSCOOP-02-H: $250 NL Hold'em, $100,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$233+17507$118,131
PlacePlayerPrize
1Richardv1109$22,327
29islive$16,361
3AJ "Chips_Jammed" Ten Hoeve$12,049
4OhHeyMatty$9,096
5axn87$6,379
6John "1234 fifffff" Ciarkowski$5,021
7slychipstack$3,839
8PureWizardry$2,658
9SlaynEryDay$1,807

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NJSCOOP-02-L: $25 NL Hold'em, $20,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$22.75+2.75507$24,343
PlacePlayerPrize
1maddoggrik$4,382
2Scooby-D0O$3,123.
3KilUrPkrDrm$2,337
4ickytoy$1,753
5Joshua "YogaGrandma" Berardi$1,217
6Handledd$974
7Pokeher299$730
8Chillindaily$487
9s3lfreliance$292

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NJSCOOP-03-H: $100 PL Omaha [6-Max], $15,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.20230$21,114
PlacePlayerPrize
1stuckndatrap$4,856
23BettingYou$3,378
3Ryan "ISlowRollYou" Hohner$2,534
4NYC99$1,689
5KneadDaRiver$1,267
6EdgyEddie$866

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NJSCOOP-04-H: $300 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Turbo], $40,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$280+20123$43,960
PlacePlayerPrize
1TeethOfBags$8,946*
2Keith "donnysack" Donovan$7,946*
3supremetny$7,946*
4stuckndatrap$3,737
5Cass N Hoes$2,857
6Joey "joey1way" Fortuna$1,978

*Reflects three-way deal


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Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll, $100,000 added

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$0+02,943$100,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1b1ackchip$5,000
2ChippingggUP$4,000
3BonesNYC$3,475
4Love2play888$3,340
509123459$3,000
6kingfluffy06$2,750
7CrookedF00T$2,500
8KROD1985$2,100
9pitbullnick$1,700

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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$470+3043$20,210
PlacePlayerPrize
10verbot :)$8,084
2babooshk$5,457
3Michael "J3tBl@ckP0pe" Gagliano$3,032
4BBQBill7$2,021
5BrendonONeal$1,617

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Nightly Stars, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.20123$11,291
PlacePlayerPrize
1supremetny$2,120*
2Daniel "monkeyman067" Sewnig$2,284*
3HowieWelper$1,372
4David "supadphat" Cheng$1,016
5Spence1225$677
6Bigcakes$565
7Mr.Shipawitz$452
8BADBEATSBYME$339
9solidluck$282

*Reflects heads-up deal


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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15264$52,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1NeverNude83$10,560
2Inyahead$6,954
3TENAFLY_BILL$5,016
4Billy_Wheels$4,224
5RED_CONEJO_7$3,538
6TheKing411$3,010
7FRIELnGood$2,482
8Michael "Gags30" Gagliano$1,954
9Grant "NevaTeachTheWu" Hollien$1,426

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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com Sunday Seconds $10K Gtd [Re-Entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+1295$14,250
PlacePlayerPrize
1Tinder$4,061
2TENAFLY_BILL$2,636
3Yong "LuckySpewy" Kwon$1,924
4Crash930$1,283
5Rick_Grimes$1,033
6GaiusMarius$819
7taylor68$641
8Matt "MattStout" Stout$499
9Rafael "hyerolla" Abrahamyan$392

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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9128$12,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1jlstar14$3,296
2Edwin "GiantGenius" Roman$2,182
3iheartboobs$1,408
4Hashtag_Hashtag$1,088
5Andrew "laumserg" Glauberg$800
6Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja$640
7belooga$512
8Erick "BOBBY_DIGITAL" Patrick$403
9sdlex1109$320

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$13,000 WSOP 2016 Main Event Qualifier *2Packages GTD* [Re-entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+1574$26,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1jfksbh$13,000
2johnnygolf78$13,000

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15159$30,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1FastFingers$8,100
2AlexandraNM$4,725
3sri100k$2,700
4sports247$2,100
5Deezer$1,800
6AriZahav$1,500
7Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon$1,140
8QIGONG$720
9Canarsiekid$510

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9138$12,558
PlacePlayerPrize
1AndrewRiebel$3,453
2uniquexcoles$2,009
3Notheretowin$1,143
4nicha123$892
5Gr8.2b.in.NJ$766
6Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig$640
7grinddding1$490
8Anthony "l0lflawless" Maio$314
9WOLFof5thSt$226

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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