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  • Michael Gagliano won a high roller event on WSOP.com and took second in another at PokerStars NJ on Sunday.

New Jersey's Michael Gagliano is used to making big waves online in Sunday major tournaments. He may have outdone himself this past Sunday though, as he appeared on final tables in three events including taking first place in one high roller event on WSOP.com and second place in another at PokerStars NJ.

Read on for a full look at the Sunday results from partypoker NJ, BorgataPoker.com, PlayMGM, WSOP.com NJ, WSOP.com Nevada, 888poker NJ, the three 888poker clients in Delaware, and Global Poker.

WSOP.com $15,000 Kick-off

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$50
Guarantee$15,000
Entrants95
Prize pool$15,000
ITM15

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 provided the 15 players that cashed massive valued with $3,125 in overlay thanks to the 95 entrants, 98 rebuys, and 66 add-ons falling short of the $15,000 guarantee.

After more than five hours of play, Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb added to his more than $800,000 in online scores by shipping the event for a healthy return of $4,275.

Also sneaking onto the final table was Joshua "BruceLeroy" Baer with a ninth-place finish worth $405.

PositionPlayerPrize
1Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb$4,275
2nj_treeve$2,475
3BruceWayne$1,500
4drdisrespect$1,200
5ITSYOU$1,035
6rz61q0$885
7Dougtoodeep$735
8valuebet$510
9Joshua "BruceLeroy" Baer$405

WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Sunday

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$100
Guarantee$10,000
Entrants97
Prize pool$13,923
ITM15

After more than five hours of play, "PhilLaak" outlasted a field of 97 entrants and 56 rebuys to win the WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Sunday for $3,968 where a total of 15 players cashed for a minimum of $306.

Also at the final table were Bob "SLHalper" Taylor (third - $1,392), Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio (fourth - $1,114), Kevin "protential" Miller (sixth - $832), and Daniel "iGetLost" Dizenzo (seventh - $682).

PositionPlayerPrize
1PhilLaak$3,968
2Hephaestus$2,297
3Bob "SLHalper" Taylor$1,392
4Anthony "Flawlessbink" Maio$1,114
5crazypoorazn$961
6Kevin "protential" Miller$821
7Daniel "iGetLost" Dizenzo$682
8fastowl12$473
9zebra_debra$376

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WSOP.com $12,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$50
Guarantee$12,000
Entrants142
Prize pool$18,473
ITM25

The WSOP.com $12,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack once again smashed its $12,000 guarantee with 142 entrants, 149 rebuys and 115 add-ons to generating a massive $18,473 prize pool. A total of 25 players cashed for a minimum of $222.

New Jersey's Michael "myGAME" Lavenburg added to his over $1.1 million in online tournament earnings by shipping the event for $5,080 after more than seven hours of play.

Other notable players at the final table included Jenny "FunPlayer" Qui (third - $1,681), Michael "MikeyCasino" Azzaro (seventh - $720), and Robert "DanBilzerian" Gittelman (ninth - $333).

PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "myGAME" Lavenburg$5,080
2bubbadoo1$2,956
3Jenny "FunPlayer" Qiu$1,681
4stdandzooted$1,312
5TheSmith$1,127
6boom81boom$942
7Michael "MikeyCasino" Azzaro$720
8sansara52$462
9Robert "DanBilzerian" Gittelman$333

WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$320
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants245
Prize pool$113,100
ITM35

The WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday once again featured the biggest prize pool on Sunday at American regulated online poker rooms. The tournament attracted 245 entrants and 132 rebuys to create a massive $113,100 prize pool. A total of 35 players secured at least a min-cash worth $792.

After more than 7 1/2 hours of play, "|devilscup_19" shipped the tournament for a huge top prize of $29,972.

Finishing at the tailend of the final table were Michael "BUKOWSKI" Mulvania in seventh place for $4,072 and Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman in ninth place for $1,923.

PositionPlayerPrize
1devilscup_19$29,972
2grownstacks$17,531
3boom81boom$10,009
4letmeloveyou$7,691
5MahaKala108$6,560
6PhilLaak$5,429
7Michael "BUKOWSKI" Mulvania$4,072
8Goscorp$2,714
9Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman$1,923

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

DateSept. 9
Buy-in$500
Guarantee$25,000
Entrants47
Prize pool$35,959
ITM8

The WSOP.com $25,000 NLH Sunday's 6 Max once again crushed its $25,000 guarantee with 47 entrants and 30 rebuys generating a massive $35,959 prize pool.

After nearly 5 1/2 hours of play, Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano added to his almost $3.5 million in online cashes in a huge way by shipping the event for a five-figure haul of $11,507. Gagliano has been ranked in the top spot in the Garden State at PocketFives.com for several months and is currently ranked in 172nd place in the world.

Also at the final table were Ryan "sychosid" Hohner (fifth - $2,985) and Alexander "ShadowFiend1" Condon (sixth - $2,625).

PositionPlayerPrize
1Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano$11,507
2RIP_Neiko$6,473
3EarvinMagic$4,495
4Pollux$3,776
5Ryan "sychosid" Hohner$2,985
6Alexander "ShadowFiend1" Condon$2,625
Michael Gagliano
Michael Gagliano takes first place for $11,507.

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

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$35,000
Entrants174
Prize pool$35,000
ITM27

The BorgataPoker.com/partypoker/PlayMGM Sunday $35K GTD featured a modest $200 in overlay with 174 entrants (111 entries + 63 reentries) falling just one entry short of meeting its $35,000 guarantee. A total of 27 players cashed for a minimum of $315.

After more than eight hours of play, Daniel "leinad" Buzgon (first - $6,131) agreed to a heads-up deal with "BigDickRick" (second - $5,629). Buzgon also shipped this tournament three weeks ago for $6,455 after agreeing to a heads-up deal with Michael "MikeDB7" DellaBarca.

Yong "IReadYrSoul" Kwon also appeared on the podium in this tournament with a third-place finish worth $3,465, while Anthony "Flawlessbinkage" Maio (sixth - $2,135) and Daniel "iGetLost" Dizenzo (seventh - $1,785) both earned their second mentions in this report.

PositionPlayerPrize
1Daniel "leinad" Buzgon$6,131*
2BigDickRick$5,629*
3Yong "IReadYrSoul" Kwon$3,465
4Kanish29$2,870
5SugarJ$2,485
6Anthony "Flawlessbinkage" Maio$2,135
7Daniel "iGetLost" Dizenzo$1,785
8lansky711$1,435
9I_BES_BRUFFING$1,085

*Reflects heads-up deal.

Daniel Buzgon
Daniel Buzgon takes first place for $6,131.

NJCOOP-23: $100 Mixed NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $10,000 Gtd

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$100
Guarantee$10,000
Entrants133
Prize pool$12,209
ITM18

The NJCOOP-23: $100 Mixed NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $10,000 Gtd was the first NJCOOP event to kickoff at PokerStars NJ. The event attracted 133 entrants (74 entries + 59 reentries) to generate a $12,209 prize pool with 18 players cashing for at least $159.

After nearly 5 1/2 hours of play, "JohnnyMania" won the event for $3,175.

Yong "iFoldN0T" Kwon earned his second mention this report with a fourth-place finish worth $1,038 and Michael "GUUUULP" St. John was the first player eliminated at the final table in sixth place for $549.

PositionPlayerPrize
1JohnnyMania$3,175
2senor stinks$2,137
3Wizard81$1,587
4Yong "iFoldN0T" Kwon$1,038
5mocbel$794
6Michael "GUUUULP" St. John$549

NJCOOP-24: $150 NL Hold'em [Win The Button], $18,000 Gtd

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$150
Guarantee$18,000
Entrants146
Prize pool$20,104
ITM20

The NJCOOP-24: $150 NL Hold'em [Win The Button], $18,000 Gtd attracted 146 entrants (90 entries + 56 reentries) to generate a $20,104 prize pool with 20 players cashing for at least $323.

After more than seven hours of play, Daniel "AvaGray" Lupo won the event for $4,167.

Michael "Cass N Hoes" Azzaro earned his second mention this report with a fifth-place finish worth $1,406. Other notable players on the final table included Jesse "ROU$EY" Elliot (eighth - $622) and Ted "TobogganM.D." Ely (ninth - $474).

PositionPlayerPrize
1Daniel "AvaGray" Lupo$4,167
2LookAtMyDabx$3,176
3ashiXIII$2,420
4s3lfreliance$1,845
5Michael "Cass N Hoes" Azzaro$1,406
6JinxySkunk$1,071
7ESD03$817
8Jesse "ROU$EY" Elliot$622
9Ted "TobogganM.D." Ely$474

PokerStars NJ NJCOOP-25: $350 NL Hold'em [Sunday Special SE], $70,000 Gtd

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$350
Guarantee$70,000
Entrants224
Prize pool$73,472
ITM31

The PokerStars NJ NJCOOP-25: $350 NL Hold'em [Sunday Special SE], $70,000 Gtd featured the biggest guarantee among NJCOOP events this weekend and did not disappoint. A total of 224 entrants (149 entries + 75 reentries) generated a massive $73,472 prize pool.

After more than 7 1/2 hours of play, "fireball1998" shipped the event for a five-figure haul of $14,309. Meanwhile, "mocbel" reentered four times during the event and made his or her fifth entry county with a runner-up finish worth $10,690.

Michael "Cass N Hoes" Azzaro (third - $7,987) and Daniel "R@zzleDazz1e" Dizenzo (eighth - $1,859) earned their third mentions this report while Michael "J3tBl@ckP0pe" Gagliano (ninth - $1,389) earned his second.

PositionPlayerPrize
1fireball1998$14,309
2mocbel$10,690
3Michael "Cass N Hoes" Azzaro$7,987
4Iraisepros$5,967
5adsanman12$4,458
6801108$3,330
7scamfest$2,488
8Daniel "R@zzleDazz1e" Dizenzo$1,859
9Michael "J3tBl@ckP0pe" Gagliano$1,389
Mike Azzaro
Mike Azzaro takes third place for $7,987.

NJCOOP-26: $200 NL Hold'em [Progressive SuperKO], $35,000 Gtd

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$200
Guarantee$18,000
Entrants220
Prize pool$40,920
ITM23

The NJCOOP-26: $200 NL Hold'em [Progressive SuperKO], $35,000 Gtd attracted 146 entrants (90 entries + 56 reentries) to generate a $20,104 prize pool with 20 players cashing for at least $323.

After more than seven hours of play, Daryl "jordanofpkr" Black won the event for $8,070 including bounties. Finishing just behind Black was Anthony "FlawlessBINK" Maio in second place for $4,472 including bounties.

Also cashing at the final table was Keith "donnysack" Donovan taking sixth place for $1,430 including bounties.

PositionPlayerPrize (including bounties)
1Daryl "jordanofpkr" Black$8,070
2Anthony "FlawlessBINK" Maio$4,472
3HuySmakuy$3,186
4fkdtshtfkdts$2,532
5IATA89$1,794
6Keith "donnysack" Donovan$1,430
7JohnnyMania$1,227
8supremetny$1,101
9fireball1998$1,327

PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller $10,000 Gtd

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$500
Guarantee$10,000
Entrants22
Prize pool$10,340
ITM3

After almost 3 1/2 hours of play, "OSUNeal" shipped the PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller $10,000 Gtd for $5,170.

Michael "J3tBl@ckP0pe" Gagliano earned his third mention this report with a second place finish worth $3,102.

PositionPlayerPrize
1OSUNeal$5,170
2Michael "J3tBl@ckP0pe" Gagliano$3,102
3GPopovich101$2,068

NJCOOP-27: $100 NL Hold'em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo], $10,000 Gtd

DateOct. 7
Buy-in$100
Guarantee$10,000
Entrants137
Prize pool$13,105
ITM20

The NJCOOP-27: $100 NL Hold'em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo], $10,000 Gtd attracted 137 entrants (111 entries + 26 reentries) to generate a $13,105 prize pool with 20 players cashing for at least $209.

After more than two hours of play, John "cl1ckinbtns" Alesi won the event for $2,698 after besting Norman "ADMSnackBar" Michalek (second - $2,056) in heads-up play.

Also at the final table were Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon (fourth - $1,194) and Kevin "T1111111111M" Campbell (fifth - $910).

PositionPlayerPrize
1John "cl1ckinbtns" Alesi$2,698
2Norman "ADMSnackBar" Michalek$2,056
3MrA.Iverson3$1,567
4Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon$1,194
5Kevin "T1111111111M" Campbell$910
6Trojan526$694
7Highlightttt$529
8solidluck$403
9Exit_3986$307

Global Poker Sunday Teaser SC$20,000 Guaranteed

DateOct. 7
Buy-inSC$110
GuaranteeSC$20,000
Entrants239
Prize poolSC$23,900
ITM36

The Global Poker Sunday Teaser SC$20,000 Guaranteed was a huge success with 239 entrants generating a SC$23,900 prize pool. A total of 36 players finished in the money for at least SC$179.

Mississippi's "Chiprekt" took down the event for SC$4,876 after around 4 1/2 hours of play. Also on the podium were Maryland's "JOR_LENE" taking second place for SC$3,585, and Arizona's "UrMomHasNHs" finishing in third place for SC$2,701.

PlacePlayerStatePrize (SC$)
1ChiprektMississippi$4,876
2JOR_LENEMaryland$3,585
3UrMomHasNHsArizona$2,701
4Yayoshow0921Louisiana$2,032
5PrinceAliBabaFlorida$1,386
6TheunknownOhio$1,076
7Cutler27New York$837
8Rashon1115Delaware$598
95betbluff711Massachusetts$466

Global Poker Sunday Scrimmage SC$50,000 Guaranteed

DateOct. 7
Buy-inSC$218
GuaranteeSC$50,000
Entrants271
Prize poolSC$54,200
ITM45

For the first time in recent weeks, the Sunday Scrimmage SC$50,000 Guaranteed smashed its SC$50,000 after attracting 271 entrants to generate a SC$54,200 prize pool. A total of 45 players were guaranteed a payday of at least SC$325.

After nearly 6 1/2 hours of play, WSOP gold bracelet winner Ryan "protential" Laplante shipped the tournament for a respectable five-figure prize of SC$10,461.

Joining this player on the podium were Arizona's "RagingTebow" (second - SC$7,859) and California's "Chriswt" (third - SC$5,962).

PlacePlayerStatePrize (SC$)
1Ryan "protential" LaplanteNevada$10,461
2RagingTebowArizona$7,859
3ChriswtCalifornia$5,962
4Dianne87@Sbcglobal.ComCalifornia$4,472
5AgoristWashington$3,089
6JburnziIllinois$2,385
7USA_Soldier_FatherFlorida$1,843
8Jsmith84California$1,301
9winkieboy333California$976
Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante takes first place for SC$10,461.

If you play regulated online poker tournaments in Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, or anywhere in the United States at Global Poker, and would like your real name appearing in future articles, please contact Jason Glatzer via email at jason.glatzer@pokernews.com or via Twitter under @JaxonPoker.

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