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It was another big Sunday online at regulated online poker rooms in the United States.

Some of the bigger winners included Michael "IIIIIIIIIIII" Haberman Jr, Jake "tooletime" Toole, and Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger.

Read on for a full look at the Sunday results for tournaments with at least a $25,000 guarantee from partypoker NJ, BorgataPoker.com, PlayMGM, WSOP.com NJ, WSOP.com Nevada, 888poker NJ, PokerStars NJ, PokerStars PA, and the three 888poker clients in Delaware.


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

DateApril 26
Buy-in$215
Guarantee$35,000
Entrants247
Prize pool$49,400
ITM36

The BorgataPoker.com/partypoker/PlayMGM Sunday $35K GTD was once again a huge success with 247 entrants (154 entries + 93 re-entries) generating a $49,400 prize pool.

A total of 36 players cashed in this event for at least a min-cash of $306.

Michael "IIIIIIIIIIII" Haberman Jr proved as to why he was formerly ranked number one in New Jersey at PocketFives for online tournaments by shipping this tournament for $9,880 after nearly 10 hours of play. Haberman Jr has notched more than $2 million in online cashes at American regulated online poker networks and was ranked in 162nd place in the world and 11th place in the United States before entering this event.

Joining Haberman Jr on the podium were Orson "Borgatcha" Young (second - $6,506) and Yong "IReadYrSoul" Kwon (third - $4,693).

Meanwhile, Josh "layitdown08" Rothberg was also at the final table before he bowed out in seventh place for $2,322.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Michael "IIIIIIIIIIII" Haberman Jr$9,880
2Orson "Borgatcha" Young$6,506
3Yong "IReadYrSoul" Kwon$4,693
4SharingisCaring$3,952
5MoltenLight$3,310
6GiveThePpl99$2,816
7Josh "layitdown08" Rothberg$2,322
8KevinDurant$1,828
9Lanfeust$1,334

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Michael Haberman
Michael Haberman Jr wins for $9,880.

BorgataPoker.com/partypoker/PlayMGM $100,000 GTD NLH - PHASED DAY 2

DateApril 26
Buy-in$109
Guarantee$100,000
Entrants243
Prize pool$100,000
ITM54

The BorgataPoker.com/partypoker/PlayMGM $100,000 GTD NLH - PHASED DAY 2 was a special event featuring eight opening flights throughout last week.

A total of 954 entrants ponied up the $109 buy-in creating some overlay value for the 54 players that cashed for at least $450.

The field was dwindled down to 254 players to start Sunday's Day 2.

After six hours of play, "MatchupProof" (first - $16,440) and "jalbin3" (second - $16,260) agreed to a heads-up deal.

Notable players finishing in the middle of the pack at the final table included Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John (fourth - $7,400), Michael "Gags30" Gagliano (fifth - $5,750), and Vladimir "Donate_here" Alexandrov (sixth - $4,500).

PlacePlayerPrize
1MatchupProof$16,440
2jalbin3$16,260
3jakes0826$10,000
4Michael "UFOLDIWIN" St. John$7,400
5Michael "Gags30" Gagliano$5,750
6Vladimir "Donate_here" Alexandrov$4,500
7HUDSolo$3,500
8Bullitbob22$2,600
9ParxBigStax$1,900
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PokerStars NJ NJSCOOP-43-H: $300 NLHE Main Event - $100,000 Gtd

DateApril 26
Buy-in$300
Guarantee$100,000
Entries620
Prize pool$173,600
ITM107

PokerStars NJ hosted two big two-day NJSCOOP Main Events on April 26-27.

The NJSCOOP-43-H: $300 NLHE Main Event - $100,000 Gtd was the crown jewel of the NJSCOOP festival and didn't disappoint with a total of 620 entries generating a huge $173,600 prize pool to smash the $100,000 guarantee.

A total of 107 entrants cashed for at least $549 with the eventual winner "moledaddy" collecting $30,121 for winning the event.

Also cashing at the final table were Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon (second - $21,858), Alexander "JinYangPP" Butcher (seventh - $4,400), and Daniel "yazi4" Caiazzo (ninth - $2,317).

PlacePlayerPrize
1moledaddy$30,121
2Daniel "loxonbagel" Buzgon$21,858
3plmadman4144$15,863
4SmokenSubaru$11,512
5JefferinoH$8,354
6Milqmann$6,062
7Alexander "JinYangPP" Butcher$4,400
8AllinScott8$3,193
9Daniel "yazi4" Caiazzo$2,317

Read more: "moledaddy" Wins PokerStars New Jersey 2020 NJSCOOP $300 Main Event.

Daniel Buzgon
Daniel Buzgon finishes runner-up for $21,858.
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PokerStars PA Sunday Special - $100,000 Gtd

DateApril 26
Buy-in$100
Guarantee$100,000
Entries1,458
Prize pool$133,844
ITM233

On the heels of a successful inaugural PASCOOP, the PokerStars PA Sunday Special returned with a bang with a hefty $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.

A total of 1,458 entrants (948 entries + 510 reentries) ponied up the $100 buy-in to generate a healthy $133,844 prize pool with 233 players each guaranteed at least a min-cash of $190.

The event featured an unusual six-way deal with "Crazzynids" officially winning the event for $12,067.

Meanwhile, Ryan "NeillyAA74" Neilly wasn't able to make the podium but did collect the biggest cash after finishing in fourth place for $12,639.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Crazzynids$12,067*
2GordonBombayV$8,920*
3YouGotBernd$7,866*
4Ryan "NeillyAA74" Neilly$12,639*
5KG717$9,947*
6blossjamiea$11,796*
7dimatera$2,849
8PhillySteve82$2,048
9LarryGrill777$1,473
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WSOP.com Spring OC #69 - $100,000 Player Appreciation with Added Prizes

DateApril 26
Buy-in$100
Guarantee$100,000
Entries3,015
Prize pool$277,380
ITM300

The Spring Online Championships features 100 big events with more than $4 million in guaranteed prizes from April 1 to May 3 at WSOP.com in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware.

Sunday featured a special event with WSOP.com randomly giving away $3,000 in cash to players registered to the $100 Spring OC 69 - $100,000 Player Appreciation with Added Prizes.

  • 2 winners – $500 cash each
  • 4 winners – $250 cash each
  • 10 winners – $100 cash each

In addition to the added prizes, there was a ton of cash to be played for with 1,878 entries and 1,137 re-entries generating a mouth-watering $277,380 prize pool. A total of 300 players took home at least a min-cash valued at $222.

After more than nine hours of play, "PullnPeel" shipped the event for a huge haul of $55,476. Also on the podium were Jordan "Hand_Banana" Zynda (second - $29,125) and Vito "TheSuitBig29" Distefano (third - $21,358).

Other notables at the final table were Jake "tooletime13" Toole (fourth - $15,811), Patrick "Deezer" Lacey (fifth - $13,037), Ryan "Wigler13" Wigler (sixth - $10,263), and Julian "Julian" Parmann (eighth - $4,438).

PlacePlayerPrize
1PullnPeel$55,476
2Jordan "Hand_Banana" Zynda$29,125
3Vito "TheSuitBig29" Distefano$21,358
4Jake "tooletime13" Toole$15,811
5Patrick "Deezer" Lacey$13,037
6Ryan "Wigler13" Wigler$10,263
7BluChpBandit$7,489
8Julian "Julian" Parmann$4,438
9IamNotBlack$3,329
Jordan Zynda
Jordan Zynda finishes in second place for $29,125.

WSOP.com Spring OC #70 - $150,000 NLH Sunday Special Edition

DateApril 26
Buy-in$320
Guarantee$150,000
Entries1,094
Prize pool$258,300
ITM120

The event was once again a huge success with 705 entries and 389 re-entries generating a huge $218,800 prize pool for more than double the guarantee. A total of 120 players managed to go home with at least a min-cash valued at $672.

Jake "tooletime13" Toole shipped the event for $38,977 for his second big score of the day after also taking fourth in the Player Appreciation event for $15,811.

Joining Toole on the podium were Joseph "bIueberry" Cheong (second - $28,878) and Sasidhar "samiam22" Bobba (third - $21,310).

Also at the final table were Kathryn "azulciel" Stone Cappuccio (fourth - $15,601), Ryan "stlbel" Belsky (fifth - $12,114), Tyler "TIPnTimeBOMB" Sumrall (sixth - $9,299), Sang "youngkoi" Lee (eighth - $5,347), and Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon (ninth - $4,055), who earned his second mention this report.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jake "tooletime13" Toole$38,977
2Joseph "bIueberry" Cheong$28,878
3Sasidhar "samiam22" Bobba$21,310
4Kathryn "azulciel" Stone Cappuccio$15,601
5Ryan "stlbel" Belsky$12,114
6Tyler "TIPnTimeBOMB" Sumrall$9,299
7Ct188$7,026
8Sang "youngkoi" Lee$5,347
9Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon$4,055
Joseph Cheong
Joseph Cheong finishes in second place for $28,878.

WSOP.com Spring OC #72 - $50,000 NLH High Roller

DateApril 26
Buy-in$1,000
Guarantee$50,000
Entries176
Prize pool$168,080
ITM27

The Spring OC #72 - $50,000 NLH High Roller was a who's who in poker as one might expect for a hefty $1,000 buy-in. The $50,000 guarantee was slaughtered with 115 entries and 61 re-entries generating a $168,080 prize pool.

The eight-max affair was won by WSOP gold bracelet winner Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger for $36,389 after besting Krista "Pollux" Gifford (second - $27,263) in heads-up play.

Meanwhile, Jake "tooletime13" hit his third big final table on Sunday after coming in fifth place for $11,497.

Others at the final table included Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr (third - $20,422), Darren "darrenelias" Elias (fourth - $15,329), Gordon "veilleux" Vayo (sixth - $8,623), Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco (seventh - $6,454), and Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman (eighth - $4,790).

PlacePlayerPrize
1Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger$36,389
2Krista "Pollux" Gifford$27,263
3Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr$20,422
4Darren "darrenelias" Elias$15,329
5Jake "tooletime13" Toole$11,497
6Gordon "veilleux" Vayo$8,623
7Frank "spaghettiii" Marasco$6,454
8Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman$4,790

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

Special thanks to PocketFives and WSOP.com for data used in this article.
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