The biggest event on the schedule was the NJSCOOP High Main Event with "pwrdbysteam" outlasting 392 entrants to pony-up the $500 buy-in to win an impressive $38,380.
In general, the NJSCOOP was a success on many different levels, but the featured event failed to meet its $200,000 guarantee providing addition value to players that finished in the money.
Four other players cashed for five-digit scores in the NJSCOOP High Main Event, including "nocabftos" (2nd - $28,250), "TGfor3" (3rd - $21,000), "loxonbagel" (4th - $16,000), and "TeethOfBags" (5th - $11,200). Two well-known players finished just behind this group with Jason "TiltedHard" Lawhun snagging sixth place for $8,500 and poker coach Brandon "mudcookie" Shane securing $6,500 for seventh place.
Michael "miw21000" Wang (pictured) holds the honors of winning the first ever NJSCOOP Low Main Event for $6,287 after beating well-known online poker player Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara who collected $4,488.
Also winning big on PokerStars NJ were "Le Poisson13" and "BBQBill7", who won $7,280 and $7,581, respectfully after agreeing to a heads-up deal in the Sunday High Roller [6-Max], $15,000 Gtd.
Jason Deutsch, Daniel Sewnig, and Keith Donovan Win Big
While the NJSCOOP may have dominated the headlines over the past two weeks in the Garden State, this past weekend produced many other big winners.
Daniel "mj23style" Sewnig and Jason "Jonuzi" Deutsch each won $8,400 after agreeing to a heads-up deal in the partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee. AJ "Chips_Jammed" Ten Hoeve won about half that amount or $4,100 for taking fourth place in this tournament.
Normally chopping this tournament would be a huge reason to celebrate on its own, however both Deutsch and Sewnig weren't done yet. Deutsch, under the screenname "margateman", also won a $13,000 WSOP Main Event package along with "1111_NiceGuy" in an online qualifier on WSOP NJ. Deutsch will have some momentum going into this event as earlier in May he shipped the Parx Casino Big Stax1100 for $101,305 after agreeing to a heads-up deal with Bahbak Oboodi.
Meanwhile, Sewnig, under the screenname "RedsoxNets5", took fourth place in the WSOP NJ/888poker NJ The Big Deal for $3,587.
In other weeks, Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan would have made the main headline for shipping this tournament for $12,777. Donovan, who currently resides in the No. 1 spot in the PocketFives New Jersey Online Poker Tournament Rankings, should now pad his lead against former top ranked NJ player Yong "ykwon17" Kwon.