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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Michael Gagliano Still on Fire

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  • Michael Gagliano continues to remain hot! Wins his second WSOP Main Event package valued at $13,000!

  • "OceansO7" wins big! Ships the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special for $10,841!

  • Big payday for "Ken Kratz"! Ships the PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller for $9,217!

  • Deal time! "drew1115" and "NeverNude83" win over $8K each after chopping the $50,000 Guarantee!

  • It's all over! Hung "nowitsover" Truong finishes on top of the $30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday to bank $8,250

As the summer months loom ahead, prize pools in online tournaments typically begin to drop with players spending more time outdoors. This past weekend was the first we witnessed a substantial drop in action with many major online tournaments failing to meet their posted guarantees.

The weather, however, is not the only thing getting hotter as BorgataPoker.com pro and Cardrunners instructor Michael Gagliano followed up his spectacular performance last week with another great weekend this week.

Gagliano, under the screenname "itWasThatOr0" was one of two players along with "MeanReversn" to win a World Series of Poker Main Event package valued at $13,000. This was the second time Gagliano won a package this year after winning his first package two weeks ago on April 24.

To add onto his great week, Gagliano also snagged fifth place in the WSOP NJ/888poker NJ $30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday to bank $1,830. Two other well-known players battled it out for the top two spots in this tournament with Hung "nowitsover" Truong ultimately winning the top prize of $8,250 and Anthony "l0lflawless" Maio securing $4,800 for second place.

The weekend's only other five-digit winner came in the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd with "OceansO7" finishing on top of the 285 entrants to pony-up the $200 buy-in to win $10,841. New Jersey's "Scooby-D0O" walked away with $7,952 after finishing in second place, while "BurntBagels" banked $5,990 for third place.

"Ken Kratz" also had reason to celebrate over the weekend after winning an impressive $9,217 in the PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max], $15,000 Gtd. Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara, who typically cashes in something big just about every week, finished in third place in this tournament for $3,737.

Meanwhile on partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com, the $50,000 Guarantee ended in a heads-up deal with "drew1115" officially winning the event for $8,581 and "NeverNude83" taking second place for $8,219.

Notable players on the final table in this tournament included Jimmy "mooseman1710" Reyes (fourth place - $4,100), AJ "Chips_Jammed" Ten Hoeve (fifth place - $3,550), Joseph "megolaman1ac" Liberta (sixth place - $3,050), and Justin "byeo89" Chmielarz (seventh place - $2,550)

What's Next For New Jersey?

While we earlier mentioned that typically action begins to slow online as the summer starts to approach, we expect the next few weeks to bring plenty of virtual excitement to players in the Garden State.

Next Sunday, May 15, PokerStars NJ is hosting its second Spin & Go Challenge Freeroll, $100,000 Added with 1,170 players cashing for at least $20 and the winner taking home a cool $5,000. Players can automatically qualify by either making their first deposit or completing simple Spin & Go Challenges and featured a structure where players were able to reenter up to three times during the late registration period.

Also starting on Sunday and running through May 30 is the first-ever New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) featuring 54-events with over $1 million in combined guaranteed prize pools. Read more here about the upcoming NJSCOOP.

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+4.50210$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1NewJerseySux$2,150
2johnnyjizzle$1,550
3stuckndatrap$1,175
4mudcookie$875
5solidluck$600
6EvilBillson$500
7fleagle710$400
8Numbers$300
9SlaynEryDay$200

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Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$186+14285$53,010
PlacePlayerPrize
1OceansO7$10,841
2Scooby-D0O$7,952
3BurntBagels$5,990
4ickytoy$4,506
5LookAtMyDabx$3,075
6RequalsI$2,385
7KissMyAce87$1,855
8HoodP0PE$1,325
9Richardv1109$1,007

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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$470+3053$24,910
PlacePlayerPrize
1Ken Kratz$9,217
2RequalsI$6,228
3Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara$3,737
4Hollowman4$2,491
5$gt. Tibbs$1,868
6Jeremy "FunkyJesus" Danger$1,370

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Nightly Stars, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.20166$13,586
PlacePlayerPrize
1DimeBagDuke$2,921
2chris31488$2,106
3Justin "Byeo" Chmielarz$1,596
4Matthew "MattEMenz" Mendez$1,189
5Big_Bear2324$815
6NewJerseySux$679
7Scooby-D0O$543
8jaysu$408
9UFLOPITURN$272

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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15219$50,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1drew1115$8,581*
2NeverNude83$8,219*
3player7$4,950
4Jimmy "mooseman1710" Reyes$4,100
5AJ "Chips_Jammed" Ten Hoeve$3,550
6Joseph "megolaman1ac" Liberta$3,050
7Justin "byeo89" Chmielarz$2,550
8pokeraddict81$2,050
9NoControl$1,550

*Reflects heads-up deal


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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9139$13,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1big.appl3$3,579
2Justin "PocketProfits" Wong$2,370
3J.duhAAmel$1,529
4kusterd396$1,182
5Andrew "laumserg" Glauberg$869
6TENAFLY_BILL$695
7Yong "LuckySpewy" Kwon$556
8Krishna "ninjaG0" Kalidas$438
9Jamie "JamieKerstetter" Kerstetter$348

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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+1569$26,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$13,000
2MeanReversn$13,000

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15139$30,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Hung "nowitsover" Truong$8,250
2Anthony "l0lflawless" Maio$4,800
3KushUps845$2,730
4Raisemebabes$2,130
5Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$1,830
6AlexandraNM$1,530
7youdontknow$1,170
8Coldbrew$750
9nittybynatur$540

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9116$10,556
PlacePlayerPrize
1thedonkey$2,956
2bmw414$1,710
3WOLFof5thSt$982
4James "nigock" Nadolski$771
5Setzer$666
6Jonathan "Selurznug" Cosgrove$559
7Gmoney27$443
8Justin "SetMining" Wong$296
9johnnygolf78$222

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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