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New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event

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  • NJ's "imsayin1" wins huge! Takes down the $50,000 The Ultimate Warrior for $13,825!

  • Big win for "Bortzork"! Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event for $16,641!

  • "FRIELnGood" wins the Sunday $40,000 Championship Bonus for $9,440!

  • Huge day for Bob "SLHalper" Taylor! Ships The BIG Deal for $13,975!

From July 24-31, PokerStars NJ hosted a 10-event series dubbed the NJ City Tour with each event named after a city in the Garden State. Not surprisingly, the biggest event on the schedule and of the weekend, the $400 NJ City Main Event, was tagged with the state's gaming hub, Atlantic City.

New Jersey's "Bortzork" outlasted a field of 217 entrants to ship the NJ City Tour Main Event to collect an impressive $16,641. Notable players on the final table included Jamie "moosedeer17" Reyes (second - $12,206), Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez (fourth - $6,917), and Michael "DellaBarca7" Dellabarca (sixth - $3,992).

Dellabarca had an even bigger haul on WSOP.com NJ and 888poker NJ when under the screenname "mdb77" he shipped the late-night $10,000 Fierce Warrior for $4,357.

Also on PokerStars NJ, "MrA.Iverson3" banked $9,382 ($4,256 prize pool + $5,126 in bounties) after claiming an outright win in the NJ City Tour 9 - Newark: $200 NL Hold'em [Progressive SuperKO, 6-max], $25,000 Gtd. Two former No. 1 ranked New Jersey tournament players according to PocketFives.com in Keith "donnysack" Donovan (third - $2,674) and Jeremy "FunkyJesus" Danger (fifth - $1,645) also appeared on the final table.

Both Donovan and Danger went on to appear on final tables in other major tournaments on Sunday. Donovan added $980 to his weekend's haul with a fifth place finish in the $10,000 Fierce Warrior under the screenname "T1mB3y_B33F", while Danger appeared on three more final tables including the PokerStars NJ Nightly Stars (fifth - $964), the WSOP.com NJ/888poker NJ $10,000 Warriors’ Opening Strike (seventh - $538), and the WSOP.com/888poker NJ $50,000 The Ultimate Warrior (9th - $935).

Speaking of the $50,000 The Ultimate Warrior, once again it produced a huge winner when "imsayin1" shipped the tournament for $14,535. Just missing out on the victory, but also reaping in nice cashes wereFred "BiggDaddy" Farrell (second - $8,479), Michael "SnakePlisken" Bees (third - $4,845), Michael "myGAME" Lavenburg (fifth - $3,230), Hung "welcomedonk" Truong (sixth - $2,692), and Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun (eighth - $1,292).

Lavenburg added to another big day on his poker resume with a third place finish worth $4,484 under the screenname "pay4medsch00l" in the partypoker NJBorgataPoker.com Sunday $40k Championship Bonus, a tournament won by "FRIELnGood" for $9,440.

Other well-known players to make an appearance on the final table included Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja (2nd - $6,216), Carlo "carlo44" Caponetta (eighth - $1,746), and Steven "stevenmadara" Madara (ninth - $1,274).

Meanwhile, many well-known players scored big in the WSOP NJ/888poker NJ $30,000 The BIG Deal. Bob "SLHalper" Taylor navigated through the star-studded final table to win the top prize of $13,975. Also on the final table were Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano (2nd - $8,091), Fred "BiggDaddy" Farrell (3rd - $4,904), Steven "RiVerSpiKer" Edwards (4th - $3,923), Andrew "smaulerg" Glauberg (5th - $3,383), Brandon "sh1tb1rd" Shane (6th - $2,893), and Joseph "megolaman1ac" Liberta (8th - $1,667).

Here's a full look at the New Jersey Sunday results on PokerStars NJ, partypoker NJ, BorgataPoker.com, WSOP.com NJ, and 888poker NJ:


New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 101

Sunday Warm-Up, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$45.50+4.50261$11,876
PlacePlayerPrize
1AnteUpPlease$2,429
2r4mseymike$1,781
3Handledd$1,342
4skeemer1$1,009
5AAZ_CRACK$689
6RunsDeep84$534
7san52sara$416
8lapdv8484$297
9deGrominator$226

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 102

NJ City Tour 9 - Newark: $200 NL Hold'em [Progressive SuperKO, 6-max], $25,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$93+93+14176$32,736
PlacePlayerPrize
1MrA.Iverson3$9,382
2LINSANITYY$3,515
3Keith "donnysack" Donovan$2,674
4D_Lewis22$1,682
5Jeremy "FunkyJesus" Danger$1,645
6Blockerzzzzz$1,481

*Prizes include bounties.


New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 103

Nightly Stars, $10,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91.80+8.20175$16,065
PlacePlayerPrize
1nwmdnj$3,454
2bkem23$2,490
3Steven "FadeOrHoldz" Madara$1,888
4SmokenSubaru$1,406
5Jeremy "FunkyJesus" Danger$964
63BettingYou$803
7$formama27$643
8Boney526$482
9Geno "TonyPerkis7" Raman$321

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NJ City Tour 10 - Atlantic City - MAIN EVENT: $400 NL Hold'em, $50,000 Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$375+25217$81,375
PlacePlayerPrize
1Bortzork$16,641
2Jamie "moosedeer17" Reyes$12,206
3SneakyPete85$9,195
4Angel "Chr0meKing" Lopez$6,917
5coles93$4,720
6Michael "DellaBarca7" Dellabarca$3,662
7PureWizardry$2,848
82-7NLPRO$2,034
9imthetopdawg$1,546

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 105

Sunday $40k Championship Bonus

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15236$47,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1FRIELnGood$9,440
2Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja$6,216
3Michael "pay4medsch00l" Lavenburg$4,484
4conman$3,776
5BoozeHound$3,162
6Rrggbb35$2,690
7PhilsFan1957$2,218
8Carlo "carlo44" Caponetta$1,746
9Steven "stevenmadara" Madara$1,274

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 106

Daily $10K

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9118$11,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Moose4Life$2,707*
2CopyYou$2,658*
3TheDoors87$1,392
4Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja$1,015
5IronFold$725
6HW517$580
7JayDaddy$464
8Craig "Ruby_" Rubinstein$377
9savante10$290

*Reflects heads-up deal


New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 107

Sunday Seconds $10K Gtd

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$150+1280$12,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1BoozeHound$3,540
2Royalty$2,250
3Michael "pay4medsch00l" Lavenburg$1,680
4overthetop$1,200
5PhilsFan1957$960
6Big_Daddy$810
7marcolina$660
8jim8888$510
9Ryan "shipthesherb" Hohner$390

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 108

$10,000 Warriors’ Opening Strike

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$45.50+4.50190$14,151
PlacePlayerPrize
1sansara52$3,821
2Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo$2,229
3John "Selurznug" Cosgrove Jr$1,274
4jmzit2u$991
5s7k1f4$849
6KJ "RoldUpAcez" Magill$708
7Jeremy "Jermz" Danger$538
81111_NiceGuy$340
9solidrock$241

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 109

$50,000 The Ultimate Warrior

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$185+15199$53,835
PlacePlayerPrize
1imsayin1$14,535
2Fred "BiggDaddy" Farrell$8,479
3Michael "SnakePlisken" Bees$4,845
4PompYouUp$3,768
5Michael "myGAME" Lavenburg$3,230
6Hung "welcomedonk" Truong$2,692
7Moose4Life$2,046
8Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun$1,292
9Jeremy "Jermz" Danger$915

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 110

$10,000 Fierce Warrior

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$91+9124$15,561
PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "mdb77" Dellabarca$4,357
2OnTheRun187$2,521
3Isaac "Going2Ship" Furman$1,447
4Matador28$1,136
5Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan$980
6Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon$825
7OMG_Obama$654
8Grandpa10$436
9yostackx$327

New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Bortzork" Ships the NJ City Tour Main Event 111

$30,000 The BIG Deal

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$467+33124$49,035
PlacePlayerPrize
1Bob "SLHalper" Taylor$13,975
2Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$8,091
3Fred "BiggDaddy" Farrell$4,904
4Steven "RiVerSpiKer" Edwards$3,923
5Andrew "smaulerg" Glauberg$3,383
6Brandon "sh1tb1rd" Shane$2,893
7nomercy03$2,403
8Joseph "megolaman1ac" Liberta$1,667
9TemptMe$1,324

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 or on Twitter under @JaxonPoker.

*Special thanks to PocketFives.com for some of the data in this article.

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