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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: Michael Gagliano Has a Week to Remember

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  • Huge week for Michael Gagliano! Ships the $50K Gtd after taking third place in the Borgata Spring Poker Open.

  • New Jersey's "axn87" wins big! Takes down the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special for $10,200!

  • The NJSCOOP kicks off on PokerStars NJ on May 15 with 54-events and $1 million in guaranteed prizes!

For a second straight week on Sunday we witnessed action picking up in the Garden State with most of the major online poker tournaments meeting their posted guarantees and exceeding last week's prize pools.

New Jersey's biggest single cash over the weekend belonged to "axn87", who won an impressive $10,532 after finishing on top of a three-way deal with "UFLOPITURN" (2nd - $9,538) and "LuieAnderson" (3rd - $8,544) in the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd.

However, BorgataPoker.com pro and Cardrunners instructor Michael Gagliano was the star of the weekend by appearing on three final tables on Sunday in tournaments with at least a $10,000 prize pool, including an outright victory under his "Gags30" screenname in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee for $10,200.

Three other notable players appeared on the final table in this tournament including Erick "BOBBY_DIGITAL" Patrick (2nd - $6,717), Joseph "megolaman1ac" Liberta (4th - $4,080), and Mario "Pwnasaurus" Silvestri (6th - $2,907), who in March won a cool $1 million in daily fantasy sports after winning the DraftKings Fantasy Basketball World Championship.

Gagliano's two other final tables came on the WSOP NJ/888poker NJ network where under the screenname "itWasThatOr0", where he took second place in the $10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday for $1,878 and ninth place in the $30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday for $566.

The online success for Gagliano was just icing on the cake for him, as earlier in the week he took third place in the 2016 Borgata Spring Poker Open $2,700 Championship for $128,768.

In other news, last week PokerStars NJ announced its 54-event schedule for the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker featuring over $1 million in guaranteed prize pools from May 15-29.

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+4.50290$13,195
PlacePlayerPrize
1JoEiSiNz$2,553
2axn87$1,913
3Dan "JerseyRU" Pipitone$1,451
4CReinhold$1,089
5Unclevalue$752
6enjay03$581
7jjp1326$449
8Capo4lifee$317
9Brandon "bmweiser" Weiser$231

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Sunday Special, $50,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$186+14343$63,798
PlacePlayerPrize
1axn87$10,532*
2UFLOPITURN$9,538*
3LuieAnderson$8,544*
4rosseg$5,263
5notuorc$3,636
6SneakyPete85$2,807
7ForTheThr1ll$2,169
8MikeyBiceps$1,531
9solidluck$1,116

*Reflects three-way deal


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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$470+3057$26,790
PlacePlayerPrize
1iFoldN0T$8,037
2Marshy7777$5,358
3mrblonde2020$4,019
4mudcookie$2,679
5J3tBl@ckP0pe$2,009
6Mcmatt0$1,473

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Nightly Stars, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.20166$15,239
PlacePlayerPrize
1BIGBORDY$2,295*
2John "FizzEdJohn" Cosgrove$2,313*
3shadyant04$2,821*
4Spence1225$1,333
5$gt. Tibbs$914
6LCC102515$762
7icegourcuff$610
8HowieWelper$457
9collegebro21$305

*Reflects three-way deal


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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15252$51,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "Gags30" Gagliano$10,200
2Erick "BOBBY_DIGITAL" Patrick$6,717
3WhoopAss$4,845
4Joseph "megolaman1ac" Liberta$4,080
5bernstreg 
6Mario "Pwnasaurus" Silvestri$2,907
7MajorMalady$2,397
8drew1115$1,887
9kingking69$1,377

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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9159$15,900
PlacePlayerPrize
1Joshua "jerseyjosh" Baer$3,816
2stringerbell24$2,584
3Frank "warmapplepyz" Pyzik$1,709
4DeezNutz86$1,312
5bison39$978
6jpost999$795
7irishmurphy$636
8Dtrain0582$501
9EmeraldForest32$398

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$30,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15180$33,300
PlacePlayerPrize
1pooch.h$8,991
2WOLFof5thSt$5,245
3Anthony "l0lflawless" Maio$2,997
4Cody "OohKILLemm" Cluff$2,331
5kopdom2$1,998
6Mediocre$1,665
7Justin "SetMining" Wong$1,265
8Anthony "Adversity45" Pagan$799
9Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$566

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9129$11,739
PlacePlayerPrize
1johnnygolf78$3,228
2Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$1,878
3Ryan "sychosid" Hohner$1,068
4ddetoma66$833
5Mitchell "BrownTragic" Friedberg$716
6Joshua "BruceLeroy" Baer$599
7Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty$458
8mdubsdeezee$293
9Craig "Ruby_" Rubinstein$211

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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