Players Come Out in Droves for New Jersey Anniversary Events

The one-year anniversary of online poker in the state of New Jersey meant plenty of tournament action on the three licensed online poker sites. Once again partypoker held the biggest event of the day, a $200 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed tournament. WSOP.com joined in the anniversary festivities as well as the major events surpassed their posted guarantees. The National Online Poker Rankings at thepokerdb.com have a new leader this week, but the race is too close to call.

New Jersey

partypoker $100,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 542
Prize Pool: $100,270

  1. Aves66223 – $19,285*
  2. Mike “MikeyCasino” Azzaro – $19,285*
  3. iMustbreakU – $10,975
  4. GringoLoco – $7,731
  5. Mapz_ – $5,665
  6. Redh0tm0mma – $4,412
  7. KrookedTyrant – $3,359
  8. MRSANTO77 – $2,206
  9. GutShotMark – $1,183

*Deal made heads-up

The featured partypoker one-year anniversary event made their $100,000 guarantee by two buy-ins as “Aves66223” and Mike “MikeyCasino” Azzaro chopped the tournament heads-up, both earning over $19,000.

partypoker $10,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $100
Players: 170
Prize Pool: $15,470

  1. Smoeseph – $3,403
  2. laumserg – $2,398
  3. xICEx – $1,547
  4. DKMatt99 – $1,052
  5. AbNORMalities – $774
  6. FooQuan – $580
  7. BigBang – $464
  8. TheRounder89 – $371
  9. whoopass1 – $286

The Sunday evening major had a much easier time making the guarantee as “Smoeseph” took down the top prize.

WSOP.com $25,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 138
Prize Pool: $25,530

  1. nomercy03 – $7,021
  2. Bring_it – $4,085
  3. billstat12 – $2,323
  4. tcIrish13 – $1,813
  5. LuckySpewy1 – $1,557
  6. brownmagic – $1,302
  7. fuzzyworth – $996
  8. cragston – $638
  9. LeftSid3 – $460

The Sunday afternoon major was won by “nomercy03“, winner of the WSOP.com Fall Poker Festival in October.

WSOP.com $15,000 Guaranteed Anniversary Event

Buy-In: $100
Players: 126 (109 Rebuys and Add-Ons)
Prize Pool: $21,385

  1. schaf4206 – $5,988
  2. Ashisit – $3,635
  3. megolaman1ac – $2,267
  4. CANTBREATHE – $1,839
  5. boom81boom – $1,625
  6. ucmywork2 – $1,133
  7. DCOOP – $920
  8. Flawlessbink – $706
  9. margateman – $577

The Sunday evening event included rebuys and add-ons to help push the prize pool over the guarantee as one of the more successful players at WSOP.com – “schaf4206” earned the victory. Also making the final table was “Flawlessbink”, the new overall leader in the National Online Poker Rankings at thepokerdb.com.

888.com Big Sunday – $10,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 65
Prize Pool: $12,025

  1. KorbenDallas – $3,487
  2. Luckyriver13 – $2,044
  3. sps81087 – $1,443
  4. JarrodM – $1,203
  5. HelloMcFly – $962
  6. tank2379 – $830
  7. Just_A_Fish7 – $709
  8. bighand18a – $589
  9. needtoeat24 – $421

The Big Sunday at 888.com was up 14 players, over 20 percent, from the previous week as KorbenDallas got top honors this week.

Nevada

WSOP.com $15,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 94
Prize Pool: $17,390

  1. G.Becks – $4,956
  2. HESSE – $2,869
  3. Handsomemaxx – $1,739
  4. captn – $1,391
  5. ReddishApe – $1,200
  6. Akonvict – $1,026
  7. KingKingy – $852
  8. Acquittal – $591
  9. PaulDewald – $470

The Sunday WSOP.com major in Nevada dropped from the previous week, but their numbers were in line with recent results as “G.Becks” earned the biggest piece of the prize pool.

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