‘MikeFrancesa’ Wins partypoker NJCOP Main Event with 4-Way Chop

The final day of partypoker’s 15-event New Jersey Championship of Online Poker wrapped up on Sunday with two of their largest events of the series – both in entrants and buy-in. All told the site had more than 1,400 entrants across the three events Sunday night.

A good number of poker players traveled to Atlantic City over the past week to play in the Word Poker Tour’s World Championship at the Borgata and their presence boosted the traffic on partypoker’s biggest competitor in the state – WSOP.com.

Across the country in Nevada Ultimate Poker fell short of their guarantee while WSOP.com beat its guarantee by over $3,000.

partypoker NJCOP #13 – $200,000 Guaranteed Main Event

Buy-in: $185 + $15
Entrants: 892
Prizepool: $200,000

The Main Event garnered a record turnout of 892 for the $200 price point on Sunday. Though the record turnout was a good sign of things to come in the Garden State, the event fell $35,000 short of the $200,000 guarantee. The site advertised a $50,000 prize for the winner but the final four players chopped up roughly half the prizepool.

“MikeFrancesa” took down the event and it was the first big win for the player and “MotherOFDragons” took fourth place while Daenerys Targaryen set her mind to conquer another city on a new episode of “Game of Thrones.” The top 144 finishers took home at leas $300 while “thePunisher” (116th),  Tony Dunst (101st), “brownmagic” (96th), “Rounders777″ (88th) and “Flawlessbink” (63rd) all cashed outside the final table.

Final Table Payouts

  1. MikeFrancesa – $33,577*
  2. PocketSomun – $20,000*
  3. cb123579 – $26,459*
  4. MotherOFDragons – $23,164*
  5. Atlas – $9,000
  6. sp015 – $6,900
  7. TheRealOD – $4,900
  8. dapunisher – $2,900
  9. luckymanib319 – $2,000

*Denotes four-way deal

partypoker NJCOP #14 – $30,000 Guaranteed High Roller

Buy-in: $465 + $35
Entrants: 149
Prizepool: $69,285

The big buy-in event of the series did rather well for an event with a $500 price tag – 149 entrants signed up to play. The field more than smashed the guarantee but somehow only the top two players divided up nearly $70,000. We met David “Phatdaddy” Cheng back in March – he made a deep run, but was eliminated in eighth place.

Final Table Payouts

  1. soduediligent – $36,185.39
  2. glytterpyss – $23,099.61

partypoker NJCOP #15 – $20,000 No Limit Hold’em

Buy-in: $91 + $9
Entrants: 378
Prizepool: $34,398

The last-chance event of the NJCOP took advantage of the traffic on the site and had no problems beating the guarantee. “leinad” took down the last title for $6,536. He had some stiff competition with noted players “DoubleDogDevil”, “MikeyCasino”, “acesfulljr” and “brownmagic” all finishing outside the final table. The top 72 players earned a cash when “MrRunningGood” ran bad and bubbled the event in 73rd place.

Final Table Payouts

  1. leinad – $6,536.10
  2. PiggyKnowles – $4,592.13
  3. Sveinbinder099 – $2,837.83
  4. naturalcut – $1,805.89
  5. bloodbath – $1,203.93
  6. Hunter43 – $963.14
  7. xICEx – $791.15
  8. riskaversive – $619.16
  9. MasterChips – $447.17

WSOP.com $25,00 Weekly Sunday Guarantee

Buy-in: $215
Entrants: 142
Prizepool: $28,400

The finale of the NJCOP and the World Poker Tour’s WPT World Championship brought more poker players to the state looking to click buttons and partypoker’s competition benefited. The big WSOP.com event paid 25 players; including, “brownmagic”, “rungood27″ and “LuckySpewy1″.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Jermz – $7,810
  2. Pivotroller – $4,544
  3. njpincher – $2,584.40
  4. kingjackoff – $2,016.40
  5. smaulerg – $1,732.40
  6. dragonstorm – $1,448.40
  7. Steve_Somers – $1,107.60
  8. ParMaker – $710
  9. GaryGG1950 – 511.20

WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee

Buy-in: $109
Entrants: 138
Prizepool: $13,800

The final 25 players all picked up a cash of at least $165.60 with the field beating the guarantee by $3,800. Some familiar names landed in the payouts with “TurbOLicious” and “brownmagic” making the final table and “DaleDoback” bubbling the event in 26th place.

Final Table Payouts

  1. HeyNowMan – $3,795
  2. OhWelp – $2,208
  3. uNbrOkeN – $1,255.80
  4. TurbOLicious – $979.80
  5. KilgoreTrout – $841.80
  6. jinro1 – $703.80
  7. URmyIncome – $538.20
  8. brownmagic – $345
  9. HOTSWEET – $248.40

Ultimate Poker $20,000 Sundays

Buy-in: $91 + $9
Entrants: 130
Prizepool: $20,000

Ultimate Poker keeps finding themselves in a distant third place in New Jersey after partypoker.com and WSOP.com. Even with the increased traffic the Sunday Major fell short of the guarantee by a good bit. Just 130 players generated $11,800 for the prizepool, leaving the site to make up the remaining $82,000.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Foods123 – $4,918
  2. TheGreatScot – $3,648
  3. RedsoxNets5 – $2,405
  4. RINGtheBELL – $1,770
  5. Super1 – $1,189
  6. NoXcape – $808
  7. dopest – $681
  8. Jermz – 554
  9. TurbOLicious – $427

NEVADA

WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee

Buy-in: $215
Entrants: 94
Prizepool: $18,800

Players that remained in Nevada may have had an easier time navigating to the final table while many grinders were on the opposite coast. The event beat the guarantee by $3,800 by 19 players over the required 75.

Final Table Payouts

  1. CindrllaMan – $5,358
  2. RichrdParker – $3,102
  3. SirJWAB – $1,880
  4. whiteyslacks – $1,504
  5. allprowi – $1,297
  6. prettygaga – $1,109
  7. mlawson – $921
  8. imawhale – $649
  9. imr2d2 – $508

Ultimate Poker $10,000 Guaranteed Sundays

Buy-in: $91 + $9
Entrants: 107
Prizepool: $10,000

The Ultimate Poker Sunday Major in Nevada fell just short of the guarantee with 107 players putting up $91 for the prizepool – which fell short by a littler under $300. “imawhale” made his second final table of the night – though he finished higher on Ultimate Poker, he earned more on WSOP.com.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Kristin – $2,501
  2. platinum – $1,750
  3. GrnSmoothie – $1,200
  4. gothunder – $900
  5. Cash Plays – $700
  6. imawhale – $550
  7. jstu – $450
  8. ICEBERG64 – $350
  9. DeadSpread – $248
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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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