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US Online Sunday Briefing: Summer Series Returns to PokerStars NJ

United States Online Poker Briefing

Numbers were down at WSOP.com with players around the world returning home from Las Vegas after the conclusion of the World Series of Poker. That being said, all guarantees of major tournaments were met not only at WSOP.com but at all other networks as well.

The turnout at PokerStars NJ was assisted with the return of the Summer Series. The festival features 12 action-packed tournaments from July 22-29 with more than $300,000 in combined guaranteed prize pools.

The highlight of the festival will come next week with the $400 Summer Series Main Event boasting a $80,000 guarantee.

Here's a full look at the Sunday results at the American-regulated online poker rooms partypoker NJ, BorgataPoker.com, PlayMGM, WSOP.com NJ, WSOP.com Nevada, 888poker NJ, and the three 888poker clients in Delaware:

WSOP.com $15,000 Kick-off

DateJuly 22
Buy-in$50
Guarantee$15,000
Entrants132
Prize pool$15,015
ITM25

The $15,000 Kick-off was the first major event to get underway at WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey on Sunday. The tournament attracted 132 entrants, 130 rebuys, and 68 add-ons to generate a $15,015 prize pool with a total of 25 players cashing for a minimum of $180.

After almost 5 1/2 hours of play, "RomeoJ" shipped the event for a healthy return of $4,129.

New Jersey's Robert "SLHalper" Tayor, who took fourth place in the event last week finished in seventh place this week for $586. Meanwhile, last week's winner Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn, finished one spot behind in eighth place for $375.

PlacePlayerPrize
1RomeoJ$4,129
2MRPB95$2,402
3Lazybones$1,366
4oilboy$1,066
5NoMAMMESwEY$916
6baga_buuch$766
7Robert "SLHalper" Tayor$586
8Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn$375
9JingboSlice$270

WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Sunday

DateJuly 22
Buy-in$100
Guarantee$10,000
Entrants113
Prize pool$14,651
ITM20

After almost 5 1/2 hours of play, "EuroScarfz" outlasted a field of 113 entrants and 48 rebuys to win the WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Sunday for $4,102. A total of 20 players cashed for a minimum of $234.

Just outside the winner's circle were Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun (second - $2,373) and Michael "itWasThatOr0" Galgiano (fourth - $1,070). Current top ranked player in New Jersey according to PocketFives Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo, who last week finished in seventh place in this event, finished one spot higher in sixth place for $777.

Also at the final table were Andrew "smaulerg" Glauberg finishing in seventh place for $615 and Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja bowing out in eighth place for $410.

PlacePlayerPrize
1EuroScarfz$4,102
2Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun$2,373
3A_A_A_A_K$1,363
4Michael "itWasThatOr0" Galgiano$1,070
5prof.chaos$923
6Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo$777
7Andrew "smaulerg" Glauberg$615
8Vinny "brownmagic" Pahuja$410
9DJEsquire$308
Vinny Pahuja
Vinny Pahuja

WSOP.com $12,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack

DateJuly 22
Buy-in$50
Guarantee$12,000
Entrants210
Prize pool$25,435
ITM35

The WSOP.com $12,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack was a huge success with 210 entrants, 197 rebuys, and 152 add-ons to generate a massive $25,435 prize pool, more than double the $12,000 guarantee.

After more than seven hours of play, "Tommy_Nubs" shipped the event for $6,740. A total of 35 players cashed for a minimum of $178.

New Jersey's Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot added to his nearly $600,000 in online cashes as tracked by PocketFives with an eighth-place finish worth $610.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Tommy_Nubs$6,740
2BaulHardigan$3,942
3boom81boom$2,251
4YoungTilt$1,730
5Phillybmbr78$1,475
6MuffinButton$1,221
7Nutcicles$916
8Jesse "No_Xcape" Elliot$610
9ualrgolf$432

WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday

DateJuly 22
Buy-in$320
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants284
Prize pool$117,300
ITM40

The WSOP.com $100,000 NLH Sunday was once again the biggest event of the week at American regulated online poker networks. The prize pool declined significantly from the $146,700 generated last week with 284 entrants and 107 rebuys to creating a $117,300 prize pool. A total of 40 players secured at least a min-cash worth $645.

After more than nine hours of play, "JoelEmbiid21" shipped the tournament for a huge top prize of $30,498.

New Jersey's Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr. added to his more than $1.1 million in online cashes at American regulated online poker networks with his first five-figure online tournament cash of the year with a third-place finish for $10,322.

Meanwhile, Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun earned his second mention in this report with an eighth-place performance worth $2,815.

PlacePlayerPrize
1JoelEmbiid21$30,498
2DitchPlains$17,595
3Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr.$10,322
4ace boogie$7,976
5losingplayer$6,686
6mony4nothn05$5,513
7TjAccomando$4,223
8Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun$2,815
9Anthony "Adversity45" Pagan$1,994

WSOP.com $25,000 NLH Sunday's 6 Max

DateJuly 15
Buy-in$500
Guarantee$25,000
Entrants59
Prize pool$42,964
ITM9

After more than six hours of play, "Mobey" outlasted a field of 59 entrants and 33 rebuys to win the WSOP.com $25,000 NLH Sunday's 6 Max for a five-figure haul of $12,889.

Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn, who entered Sunday ranked second in Nevada and 438th in the world in the PocketFives rankings, is on a roll as of late. He earned his second mention in this report with an impressive runner-up performance worth $7,519.

A handful of players outside of the final table also cashed this event for at least $1,634.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mobey$12,889
2Bobby "bcmclawh" McLawhorn$7,519
3Pollux$5,242
4Penny6$4,382
5NJ_JQPoker$3,480
6prof.chaos$3,050

BorgataPoker.com/partypoker/PlayMGM Sunday $35K GTD

DateJuly 22
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$35,000
Entrants184
Prize pool$36,800
ITM27

The BorgataPoker.com/partypoker/PlayMGM Sunday $35K GTD was for the first time in a long time able to surpass its guarantee with the 184 entries (118 entrants and 66 re-entries) generating a $36,800 prize pool. A total of 27 players cashed for a minimum of $331.

After more than 8 1/2 hours of play, John "Selurznug" Cosgrove Jr. shipped the event for $7,360 for his biggest cash this year and his fifth overall largest at American regulated online poker networks.

New Jersey's Mitchell "CharlieBrown" Friedberg finished on the podium with a third-place performance worth $3,643 while Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell finished two spots behind in fifth place for $2,613.

Meanwhile, Anthony "upayformypennys" Pagan followed up last week's sixth-place finish with another final table run before he bowed out in eighth place for $1,509.

PlacePlayerPrize
1John "Selurznug" Cosgrove Jr.$7,360
2bobbylite$5,005
3Mitchell "CharlieBrown" Friedberg$3,643
4tmcgee491$3,018
5Kevin "sofcknsick" Campbell$2,613
6deadmoney$2,245
7Wigler13$1,877
8Anthony "upayformypennys" Pagan$1,509
9Matospoker$1,141
John Cosgrove
John Cosgrove Jr. wins the Sunday $35K GTD for $7,360.

PokerStars NJ Summer Series 1: $75 NL Hold'em [6-Max], $25,000 Gtd

DateJuly 22
Buy-in$75
Guarantee$25,000
Entrants467
Prize pool$31,873
ITM72

The NJ Summer Series 1: $75 NL Hold'em [6-Max], $25,000 Gtd was the first of two Summer Series events to kick off at PokerStars NJ on Sunday.

New Jersey's Michael "[email protected]" Gagliano is off to a hot start online after his return from his live grind in Las Vegas this summer. After almost 8 1/2 hours of play, Gagliano outlasting a field of 467 entrants (283 entries + 184 reentries) to win the tournament's $6,056 top prize.

Other notable players at the final table included Michael "mmenz08816" Menzer (second - $4,462) and Michael "mmenz08816" Menzer (sixth - $1,020).

PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "[email protected]" Gagliano$6,056
2Michael "mmenz08816" Menzer$4,462
3jkitts89$3,267
4TGfor3$2,231
5breaking711$1,594
6Sridhar "sri100k" Sangannagar$1,020
Michael Gagliano
Michael "[email protected]" Gagliano wins for $6,056.

PokerStars NJ Summer Series 2: $200 NL Hold'em [Sunday Special SE], $50,000 Gtd

DateJuly 22
Buy-in$200
Guarantee$50,000
Entrants278
Prize pool$51,708
ITM45

The PokerStars NJ Summer Series 2: $200 NL Hold'em [Sunday Special SE], $50,000 Gtd replaced a similar weekly tournament with a $30,000. Players turned out in big numbers for the bigger guarantee with 278 entrants (170 entries + 108 reentries) generating a $51,708 prize pool.

After more than eight hours of play, "Gay4Tray" shipped the event for $10,006 with Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty (second - $7,498) and Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon (third - $5,688) also finishing on the podium.

A couple of spots behind, Justin "L0ck1tUp" Wong banked $2,275 for fifth place.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Gay4Tray$10,006
2Ryan "hagz2richez" Hagerty$7,498
3Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon$5,688
4adsanman12$4,266
5Justin "L0ck1tUp" Wong$2,947
6KneadDaRiver$2,275
7UrNighmare$1,758
8Robcards2$1,241
9sjh523$905

PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller $12,000 Gtd

DateJuly 22
Buy-in$500
Guarantee$12,000
Entrants27
Prize pool$12,690
ITM3

After taking a week off, the PokerStars Sunday High Roller returned with 27 entrants (17 entries + 10 reentries) creating a $12,690 to squeak past the $12,000 guarantee.

New Jersey's "senor stinks" shipped the event for $6,345 after almost hours of play.

Daniel "AvaGray" Lupo finished just outside the winner's circle in second place for $3,807 with David "coles93" Coleman being the only other player to cash in this event with a third-place finish worth $2,538.

PlacePlayerPrize
1stuckndatrap$6,345
2Daniel "AvaGray" Lupo$3,807
3David "coles93" Coleman$2,538

If you play regulated online poker tournaments in Delaware, Nevada or New Jersey and would like your real name appearing in future articles, please contact Jason Glatzer via email at [email protected] or via Twitter under @JaxonPoker.

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