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New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "pwrdbysteam" Wins NJSCOOP High Main Event

Michael "miw21000" Wang
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  • History was made as "pwrdbysteam" wins the first ever NJSCOOP High Main Event for $38,380!

  • WSOP gold bracelet winner Michael "miw21000" Wang ships the NJSCOOP Low Main Event for $6,287!

  • Daniel "mj23style" Sewnig chops the $50k Gtd for $8,400 and takes fourth place in The Big Deal for $3,587!

  • Jason "Jonuzi" Deutsch also chops the $50k Gtd for $8,400 and also ships a $13,000 WSOP Main Event package!

  • Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan wins big! Takes down The Big Deal for $12,777!

This past weekend in New Jersey was the biggest in recent memory, in no small part due to the conclusion of the 54-event New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) on PokerStars NJ.

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.

Around this time last year, Wang, who currently sits in 81st place in the Global Poker Index Rankings, was also in the news after beating Bryn Kenney in heads-up play to win his first WSOP gold bracelet in Event #2: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em for $466,120.

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.


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Sunday Warm-Up, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$45.50+4.50169$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1XxLLABxX$2,150
2stuckndatrap$1,550
3CoonG23$1,175
4Joseph "JRoop029" Ramsaroop$875
5boyequity$600
6FlopHitterNJ$500
7scamfest$400
8Yong "iFoldN0T" Kwon$300
9Gr8.2b.in.NJ$200

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Nightly Stars, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.20106$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1NewJerseySux$2,500
2James "nigock" Nadolski$1,700
3moose4life$1,300
4Ross "rosseg" Gottlieb$925
5Andrew "BreweRonnie" Glauberg$650
6LCC102515$525
7notmejack$425
8JoEiSiNz$350
9BADBEATSBYME$275

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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$470+3051$23,970
PlacePlayerPrize
1Le Poisson13$7,280*
2BBQBill7$7,581*
3OrganicHG$3,596
4Michael "J3tBl@ckP0pe" Gagliano$2,397
5Daniel "AvaGray" Lupo$1,798
60verbot :)$1,319

*Reflects heads-up deal


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NJSCOOP-25-H: $150 FL Hold'em [6-Max], $5,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$137.70+12.3094$12,944
PlacePlayerPrize
1BADBEATSBYME$3,527
2You Are Tim$2,362
3Sensor$1,812
4Chris "Money800NJ" Moneymaker$1,230
5DonaldTTRUMP$906
6penelope3100$680

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NJSCOOP-26-L: $50 NL Hold'em [Main Event,2-Days], $30,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$45.50+4.50753$34,262
PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "miw21000" Wang$6,287
2Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara$4,488
3MarkySharky3$3,392
4joeyrup$2,552
5san52sara$1,782
6NepKid14$1,439
7litaana$1,096
8QUANTlTY$754
9readmndweep$445

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NJSCOOP-26-H: $500 NL Hold'em [Main Event,2-Days], $200,000 Gtd ($500 NLHE)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$470+30392$200,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1pwrdbysteam$38,380
2nocabftos$28,500
3TGfor3$21,000
4loxonbagel$16,000
5TeethOfBags$11,200
6Jason "TiltedHard" Lawhun$8,500
7Brandon "mudcookie" Shane$6,500
89islive$4,500
9AJSuited88$3,320

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NJSCOOP-27-H: $100 NL Hold'em [SuperKO, Deep-Hyper], $20,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$47.50+47.50+5192$20,000
PlacePlayerPrize
176ersaregood$3,052
2GT_Kittlez$2,114
3Michael "MartinChatwn" Lavenburg$1,563
4brksy25$1,190
5Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara$938
6thepaw98$734
7knuckles5868$720
8Scooby-D0O$469
9evadelbuod$550

Includes knockouts


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partypoker NJ/BorgataPoker.com $50,000 Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15208$50,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Daniel "mj23style" Sewnig$8,400*
2Jason "Jonuzi" Deutsch$8,400*
3cb123579$4,950
4AJ "Chips_Jammed" Ten Hoeve$4,100
5Skip_2_My_Lou$3,550
6anotherphish$3,050
7Deezer$2,550
8Kanish29$2,050
9brucegrover84$1,550

*Reflects heads-up deal


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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+1280$12,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1adevildawg13$3,059
2Mohammad "MoeFarah" Farah$2,731
3Tinder$1,680
4Michael "pay4medsch00l" Lavenburg$1,200
5solemnclams$960
6tst22$810
7Crash930$660
8TheKing411$510
9Jeremy "Jermz" Danger$390

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Daily $10K [Re-Entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9100$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Tinder$2,850
2Michael "JohnnyDrama" Haberman Jr$1,850
3Jamie "mooseman1710" Reyes$1,350
4Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo$900
5Yong "LuckySpewy" Kwon$725
6PompYouUp$575
7TheKing411$450
8ExiledLegend$350
9WinningAtTheB$275

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

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+1572$26,000
PlacePlayerPrize
11111_NiceGuy$13,000
2Jay "margateman" Deutsch$13,000

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The BIG Deal - $30,000 GTD [Re-entry]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$467+3396$44,832
PlacePlayerPrize
1Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$12,777
2FilthyDiaper$7,397
3youdontknow$4,483
4Daniel "RedsoxNets5" Sewnig$3,587
5Teplo2224$3,093
63BettingYou$2,645
7BigRiver84$2,197
8Cody "OohKILLemm" Cluff$1,524
9AriZahav$1,210

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$10,000 GTD Weekly Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9103$10,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Fred "PlantLeaf" Ferrell$2,800
2nomoreshines$1,620
3RUA11$930
4hiwymi24$730
5GoToSleep$630
6skopje$530
7Phillybomber$420
8imjiraiya$280
9Michael "miw210x" Wang$210

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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