First Time Winners Headline Sunday Major Action

After two of the biggest weekends in New Jersey online poker, the Sunday Major schedule was riddled with overlays across all sites.

After two of the biggest weekends in New Jersey online poker, the Sunday Major schedule was riddled with overlays across all sites.

After partypoker’s New Jersey Championship of Online Poker and WSOP.com’s Spring Poker Series created two weekends that boasted massive fields and even bigger prizepools, the New Jersey Sunday Major scene returned to it’s regularly scheduled programming this week.

While there weren’t any $100,000 guaranteed events like the ones that created back-to-back historical weekends in terms of overall prizepools, there were storylines to follow, including every Sunday Major winner claiming their first ever online title, multiple NJ OPOY Contenders making deep runs and two players earning five figure scores.

There were also two repeat attempts, as “NoXcape” fell just short of back-to-back WSOP.com Sunday Major titles, and “flawlessbink” final tabled two of this weekend’s biggest events.

But, the weekend was also riddled with overlays, possibly due to a post-NJCOP hangover, as the bigger events on the schedule all failed to meet their guarantees for the first time in recent memory.

New Jersey

partypoker Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 268
Prizepool: $50,000

  1. PartyVisionz – $10,000
  2. MistaMenza – $6,585
  3. njpainter – $4,750
  4. stopNmargot – $4,000
  5. WinningAtTheB – $3,350
  6. monkmac – $2,850
  7. Flawlessbink – $2,350
  8. Rich_Grimes – $1,850
  9. laumserg – $1,350

While “PartyVisionz” was stealing the headlines as one of two Sunday Major five figure score winners this weekend, the real story might be the first player eliminated from this final table.

After crushing the early 2015 tournament schedule, “laumserg“, who is atop the New Jersey Online Poker Player of the Year rankings, had a quiet NJCOP series. He’s seemed to pick up where he left offthough, final tabling the biggest Sunday Major event of the weekend before busting in ninth place.

partypoker Sunday $10,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $100
Players: 157
Prizepool: $14,287

  1. ChazzReinhold – $3,043
  2. ZhuMaster – $2,072
  3. La_Flama_Blan27 – $1,557
  4. Riverbet – $1,286
  5. Tremorpb – $1,100
  6. alwaysliquid – $943
  7. Homeless – $786
  8. AbNORMalities – $643
  9. Kanish29 – $500

He had to wait a few weeks, but “ChazzReinhold” finally got his $10,000 guaranteed redemption after finishing 3rd in this event before the NJCOP series began, outlasting a 150-player field for a $3,000 score.

It should also be noted that the $10,000 guaranteed events, minus 888.com’s ‘Big Sunday’, were the only Sunday Major events of the weekend that did not have an overlay.

WSOP.com Sunday $40,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 171
Prizepool: $40,000

  1. StacksGrande – $10,800
  2. No_Xcape – $6,300
  3. flawlessbink – $3,600
  4. SofcknsicKKK – $2,800
  5. DONYLUCKBOX – $2,400
  6. Foldigoit30 – $2,000
  7. TimmyKGB17 – $1,520
  8. CopyNinja – $960
  9. Alpha_King – $680

It was a who’s who of New Jersey online poker at this final table, but the big names of Jessie “No_XCape” Elliott and NJ OPOY Contender Kevin “SofcknsicKKK” Campbell failed to claim another Sunday Major title, as “StacksGrande” outlasted them all to become the weekend’s biggest winner.

flawlessbink” also made back-to-back Sunday Major final tables this weekend, notching a podium finish on WSOP.com after scoring a 7th place finish in partypoker’s bigger event for a combined haul of just over $6,000.

WSOP.com Sunday $10,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $100
Players: 138
Prizepool: $12,558

  1. Come2daddy1 – $3,453
  2. Sirtommy – $2,009
  3. Bozzo – $1,143
  4. Jordankickz – $892
  5. SLHalper – $766
  6. Bring_it – $640
  7. pokerypf0102 – $490
  8. Otr187 – $314
  9. whatupb – $226

The second WSOP.com Sunday Major final table of the night was nearly exactly the opposite as the first, with very few big names making deep runs.

The door was left open for a newcomer and “Come2daddy1” took full advantage, outlasting a smaller field to take home his first ever weekend title and easily the biggest score of his online career in the process.

888.com $10,000 Big Sunday

Buy-In: $200
Players: 39
Prizepool: $10,000

  1. Iron_Lung – $3,500
  2. sparks63 – $2,200
  3. barkzdale – $1,500
  4. gmoney87 – $1,100
  5. l0lflawless – $900
  6. sps81087 – $800

The smallest ‘Big Sunday’ event in recent memory only saw six players cash, but “Iron_Lung” won’t be complaining about the field size, as he earned the biggest score of his career, making $3,500 while notching his first ever Sunday Major title.

Later this week, BLUFF.com will resume Online Player of the Year coverage, with an updated look at both the Nevada and New Jersey rankings.

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