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Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai Wins End Boss New Jersey Main Event ($42,942)

Shankar Pillai

On Saturday, "The End Boss Poker Series" continued in New Jersey with the $1,060 buy-in Event #6: $150K GTD Main Event 8-Max, a tournament that attracted 179 runners. That surpassed the guarantee by creating a $179,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 24 finishers.

Unfortunately for BetMGM Ambassador Darren "Darren_Elias" Elias, for whom the series is named after, he was unable to get anything going and exited empty-handed in 51st place. Similarly, Keith "ClarkWesterfeld" Donovan failed to make any money by busting on the bubble in 25th place.

Among those to finish in the money but fall short of the final table were Michael "Gags30" Gagliano (21st - $1,668.28), Anthony “Flawliesbinkage” Maio (20th - $1,849.07), Angel "chromeking" Lopez (15th - $2,237.50), Ross “Thehebrewhammer” Gottleib (13th - $2,237.50), Daniel "centrfieldr23" Lupo (12th - $2,864), and Dan “mj23style” Sewnig (10th - $2,864).

It took 8 hours and 12 minutes of play before three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai defeated Mike “MistaMenza” Menzer in heads-up play to win the title for $42,942.10. Pillai also received a free entry into a special New Year Knockout Tournament.

End Boss New Jersey Event #6 Final Results

1Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai$42,942.10
2Mike “MistaMenza” Menzer$29,356
7Frederick "Got_Milk" Ferrell$7,160
End Boss NJ
End Boss NJ

Here's a look at those who've captured End Boss Poker Series titles thus far in New Jersey:

DateStateTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
11/23/21NJEvent #1: $535 No-Limit Hold'em89$44,500"Cholie"$13,906
11/24/21NJEvent #2: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha76$20,000"gary_kos"$6,566
11/25/21NJEvent #3: $320 8-Max PKO Bounty58$25,000"Cshmncs"$8,517.51
11/26/21NJEvent #4: $215 Freezeout 8-Max NLH77$15,400"stiltwalk1974"$5,055.82
11/27/21NJEvent #5: $535 Saturday 6-Max NL RE68$40,000"ZenRead"$11,770.40
11/28/21NJEvent #6: $1,060 Main Event179$179,000Shankar “burgerssss” Pillai$42,942.10