Recapping The First Half of partypoker’s NJCOP

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker begins Thursday with $1 million in guarantees.

The NJCOP helped create the biggest weekend in New Jersey online poker history and has crowned twenty champions through the first week and half of the massive series.

The partypoker/BorgataPoker.com New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is in full swing, They’re just past the midway point of the $1,000,000 guaranteed series, and they’ve hit the mark with huge fields and even bigger payouts during this weekend’s Sunday Major action – so much so that the action in New Jersey was the biggest in the history of regulated online poker in the state..

The NJCOP series offers 35 massive guaranteed events with something for everyone, with freezeouts, rebuys, six handed, bounty events, heads-up events, various other styles of No Limit Hold’em and even a few mixed game events that include Pot Limit Omaha, Seven Card Stud and Limit Hold’em.

Through the first week and a half 20 NJCOP champions were crowned – each of whom took down their own piece of history in New Jersey’s biggest online poker series.

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partypoker NJCOP #1 ‘Player’s Choice’ Freeze Out $20,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $100
Players: 236
Prizepool: $21,476

  1. PokerKarma – $4,056
  2. nyy214 – $2,873
  3. KZ120 – $2,104
  4. HenryIam – $1,739
  5. ZhuMaster – $1,460
  6. ChipsJammed – $1,245
  7. boxxcarr – $1,030
  8. FitzroidPoo – $816
  9. MickVictory – $601

After opening the last online Garden State Super Series with a win, “PokerKarma” did the same in the NJCOP – outlasting a huge 236 ‘Player’s Choice’ field to claim a score of just over $4,000.

partypoker NJCOP #2 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha $10,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $150
Players: 79
Prizepool: $10,902

  1. meatball20 – $2,435
  2. KreZ_9 – $1,648
  3. ned_plimpton – $1,330
  4. i_can_flip – $1,101
  5. TabulaRasa – $948
  6. eyeAMyou – $806
  7. UrMyAtmToday – $665
  8. Acesup254 – $534
  9. BinkedTheRiver – $414

Another former GSSS winner found the winner’s circle again early in the NJCOP title, taking down the first non-Hold’em event of the series. “meatball20” outlasted a tough final table, one that included Michael “ned_plimpton” Gagliano, to make the biggest score of his online career.

partypoker NJCOP #3 Six Max $20,000 Guaranteed 

Buy-In: $100
Players: 194
Prizepool: $20,000

  1. UhOh23 – $3,900
  2. ajgoal – $2,740
  3. phatdaddy – $2,020
  4. myGAME – $1,680
  5. THAKID04 – $1,420
  6. Swifty – $1,220
  7. mingo1455 – $1,020
  8. LlyodChristmas – $820
  9. RedsoxNets5 – $620

UhOh23” pulled a quick one and done in Event 3 of the NJCOP, as it’s the only tournament he’s ever played online. He picked up $3,900 for his one hit wonder effort.

partypoker NJCOP #4 Limit Hold’em $10,000 Guaranteed 

Buy-In: $150
Players: 59
Prizepool: $10,000

  1. GGlady – $2,083
  2. sansara52 – $2,067
  3. Skip_2_My_Lou – $1,500
  4. OWNEDLOLUMAD – $1,200
  5. AlPeat – $900
  6. shaf4206 – $800
  7. spongebob – $750
  8. sofcknsick – $700

The only Limit Hold’em event of the series saw the first final table chop of the series, as former Sunday Major champion “GGlady” was officially crowned champion and NJ OPOY Contender Kevin “sofcknsick” Campbell picked up his first score of the NJCOP.

partypoker NJCOP #5 $25,000 Guaranteed 

Buy-In: $200
Players: 92
Prizepool: $25,000

  1. Kanish29 – $5,625
  2. sofcknsick – $3,862
  3. mrdeal23 – $3,050
  4. Polarize – $2,525
  5. OWNEDLOLUMAD – $2,175
  6. laumserg – $1,850
  7. TabulaRasa – $1,525
  8. nowitsover – $1,225
  9. VARJAK – $950

While “Kanish29” stole the headlines by winning the title and claiming the biggest score of his online career, the big story from Event 5 was the repeat performances of NJ OPOY Contender Kevin Campbell and “OWNEDLOLUMAD“, who notched back-to-back NJCOP final table appearances.

partypoker NJCOP #6 $25,000 Guaranteed Rebuy/Add-On

Buy-In: $100
Players: 177
Prizepool: $25,000

  1. sansara52 – $5,475
  2. The_POW – $3,725
  3. myGAME – $2,875
  4. MistaMenza – $2,375
  5. hud_seriously – $2,000
  6. CHIPEATER – $1,700
  7. mj23style – $1,425
  8. GirlOnFire – $1,150
  9. Hurricane89 – $900

There was another big attention-grabber in Event 6, as “sansara52” followed their runner up finish in Event 4 with an outright win in the first rebuy event of the series – taking home the second biggest score of their career in the process, behind a Sunday Major win earlier this month.

partypoker NJCOP #7 $20,000 Guaranteed Bounty

Buy-In: $100
Players: 174
Prizepool: $20,000

  1. FitzroidPoo – $3,900
  2. DoubleDog – $2,740
  3. poopchute – $2,020
  4. KOB_ECG – $1,680
  5. RonMexico – $1,420
  6. valuetown2 – $1,220
  7. No_Xcape – $1,020
  8. GirlOneFire – $820
  9. TheRealOD – $620

There’s a recurring theme throughout the majority of these NJCOP results – players making the biggest scores of their career. That trend continued in Event 7 with “FitzroidPoo” besting a tough final table to earn $3,900 and the title.

partypoker NJCOP #8 PLO $15,000 Guaranteed Rebuy/Add-On

Buy-In: $50
Players: 177
Prizepool: $15,000

  1. riverbather – $3,600
  2. OWNEDLOLUMAD – $2,625
  3. FrankiePugs89 – $2,250
  4. biggerbill – $1,800
  5. laumserg – $1,350
  6. roystalin – $1,200
  7. phatdaddy – $1,125
  8. TastesRed – $1,050

“OWNEDLOLUMAD” registered another big run but the main storylines from the rebuy PLO event were NJ OPOY leader “laumserg” making his first NJCOP final table and “riverbather” taking home the title and his first ever four-figure cash.

partypoker NJCOP #9 Deep Stack $30,000 Guaranteed 

Buy-In: $100
Players: 309
Prizepool: $30,000

  1. youngkoi – $5,556
  2. NEWitWZcmng – $3,903
  3. outplaymenow – $2,790
  4. bobbyv64 – $2,280
  5. vicmart – $1,950
  6. glytterpyss – $1,650
  7. NowThatsAKnife – $1,350
  8. RonMexico – $1,050
  9. paaaaag5 – $750

Event 9 marked the start of the Sunday Major schedule, and while a $30,000 Guaranteed prizepool would be huge on any normal Sunday, this weekend it would be one of the smallest of the bunch. That didn’t stop “youngkoi” from starting the day off with his first ever major win and a $5,500 score.

partypoker NJCOP #10 $100,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 473
Prizepool: $100,000

  1. deerpathdave – $17,820
  2. metalfungo – $12,610
  3. BinkedTheRiver – $8,900
  4. ChipsJammed – $7,100
  5. FrankiePugs89 – $6,000
  6. RobzBullets – $5,000
  7. TheBoa – $4,000
  8. Collegebro21 – $3,100
  9. bountyhuntr – $2,200

Several players made Sunday a five-figure day, but the biggest winner of all was “deerpathdave”, who bested a tough 470 player field and an even tougher final table with “metalfungo” and “BinkedTheRiver”, with all three podium finishers making the biggest scores of their online careers.

partypoker NJCOP #11 $50,000 Guaranteed High Roller

Buy-In: $1,000
Players: 50
Prizepool: $50,000

  1. HenryIam – $12,000
  2. GiantGenius – $8,750
  3. HodorHodorHodor – $7,500
  4. DGZack – $6,000
  5. AerysTargaryen – $4,500
  6. KINGDONK99 – $4,000
  7. bobbyv64 – $3,750
  8. Royalty – $3,500

The last two partypoker online series ran in conjunction with WPT Borgata Poker Opens, and after winning his first online title during the Garden State Super Series in January “HenryIam” won his second on Sunday, taking down the $50,000 Guaranteed High Roller to the tune of $12,000.

partypoker NJCOP #12 $25,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $100
Players: 267
Prizepool: $25,000

  1. stevenmadara – $4,111
  2. Hashtag_Hashtag – $3,956
  3. InspireEnvy – $2,450
  4. Polarize – $2,025
  5. CountrfeitKK – $1,700
  6. FATDAN44 – $1,450
  7. nowitsover – $1,200
  8. TonyL0c0 – $950
  9. NowThatsAKnife – $700

There might not be a hotter player in New Jersey than “stevenmadara”, as he’s more or less made a routine of reaching Sunday Major final tables over the last two weeks. He won Event 12 of the NJCOP this time around, and final tabled the $50,000 Guaranteed Six Max High Roller to boot.

partypoker NJCOP #13 $50,000 Guaranteed Six Max High Roller

Buy-In: $500
Players: 99
Prizepool: $50,000

  1. bernstreg – $11,250
  2. Mistythedog – $7,725
  3. glytterpyss – $6,100
  4. shekel99 – $5,050
  5. Sveinbinder099 – $4,350
  6. stevenmadara – $3,700

While “bernstreg” stole the headlines for his High Roller victory the biggest story of Event 13 involved who he had to beat at that final table to get it done. Steven Madara made his second final table appearance of the weekend and “glyterpyss”  made his second adding a $6,000 cash to his weekend haul.

partypoker NJCOP #14 $20,000 Guaranteed Last Chance Turbo

Buy-In: $200
Players: 110
Prizepool: $20,350

  1. toddcoozies – $4,457
  2. THAKID04 – $3,032
  3. Thatgood45 – $2,340
  4. JayRiv22 – $1,933
  5. Polarize – $1,628
  6. Birdz198199 – $1,384
  7. JohnnyDrama – $1,160
  8. bobbyv64 – $936
  9. pay4medsch00l – $733

toddcoozies” utilized his “last chance” to take down the final NJCOP Sunday Major title of the weekend, outlasting a tough final table that included “THAKID04” and NJ OPOY Contenders Michael “JohnnyDrama” Haberman and Jason “JayRiv22″ Rivkin.

partypoker NJCOP #15 $20,000 Guaranteed Bounty

Buy-In: $100
Players: 201
Prizepool: $20,000

  1. xhatchetx – $3,900
  2. usmcgi – $2,740
  3. PocketProfits – $2,020
  4. IfLoPsEtS74 – $1,680
  5. TastesRed – $1,420
  6. emccards1 – $1,220
  7. mixedfish – $1,020
  8. nobull66 – $820
  9. Crazian89 – $620

xhatchetx” parlayed a $5 NJCOP Satellite into a $3,900 payday in this bounty event, which was not only be the biggest of his career but also the first worth more than $400.

partypoker NJCOP #16 $40,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 175
Prizepool: $40,000

  1. Billson – $5,200
  2. smoothustler – $5,000
  3. JerseyMan – $4,500
  4. my2chis – $4,300
  5. KevinRACKS – $4,200
  6. itsmejon – $2,440
  7. LarryDavid23 – $2,040
  8. GoFeltAfiSh – $1,640
  9. MickVictory – $1,240

After a final table chop that excluded sixth place finisher and former Sunday Major winner “itsmejon“, “Billson” won his first NJCOP title for a $5,200 score.

partypoker NJCOP #17 $10,000 Guaranteed Speed Down

Buy-In: $200
Players: 76
Prizepool: $10,000

  1. mixedfish – $2,250
  2. ORANGE13 – $1,545
  3. laumserg – $1,220
  4. Studsg – $1,010
  5. Nutella – $870
  6. supremetny – $740
  7. iluvmolly55 – $610
  8. RobbieStacks – $490
  9. MikeFrancesa – $380

The “Speed Down” event utilized an interesting structure that started with hyper-turbo length levels that slowly increased as the tournament played out. While this was one of the smaller NJCOP fields, “mixedfish” still picked up a decent score, earning the second four-figure score of the series.

partypoker NJCOP #18 $25,000 Guaranteed Rebuy

Buy-In: $50
Players: 148
Prizepool: $25,000

  1. Aves66223 – $5,325
  2. Jokerpimp69 – $3,625
  3. eyeAMyou – $2,725
  4. BKBroiler – $2,250
  5. latata – $1,925
  6. r3ds0x – $1,650
  7. commodore – $1,375
  8. supremetny – $1,125
  9. Rich1185 – $875

Aves66223” broke the prevailing trend of the first half of the NJCOP, as his victory was not the biggest score of his career – that distinction belongs to a November $100,000 Guaranteed event – but he still earned just over $5,300 with that NJCOP title.

partypoker NJCOP #19 $20,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $100
Players: 232
Prizepool: $21,112

  1. MrWheat – $3,988
  2. MistaMenza – $2,825
  3. Swifty – $2,069
  4. jsupp – $1,710
  5. ryd1culous – $1,436
  6. esther1658 – $1,224
  7. JamieKerstetter – $1,013
  8. wolverine1017 – $802
  9. SteamPipe – $591

While “MrWheat” stole the headlines for the win, the biggest name at this NJCOP final table was partypoker’s own Jamie Kerstetter, who ran a Twitch stream during her run to her first final table of the series, which came just a few hours after she busted out of the Borgata’s Spring Poker Open Championship.

partypoker NJCOP #20 Pot Limit Omaha $10,000 Guaranteed Rebuy

Buy-In: $50
Players: 75
Prizepool: $10,000

  1. savant111 – $2,250
  2. GiantGenius – $1,545
  3. bigbus1999a – $1,220
  4. roystalin – $1,010
  5. MistaMenza – $870
  6. forbinalumni – $740
  7. ORANGE13 – $610
  8. SharkEye – $490
  9. rodalmighty – $380

savant111” claimed the mid-week NJCOP PLO rebuy title, outlasting “GiantGenius” for the win and the biggest score of his online career – which was also his third four-figure cash of the month.

The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is just getting started as the rest of the series has the biggest guarantees of all – including three huge Sunday Major events this weekend. The Main Event carries a $150,000 guarantee, with two High Roller events boasting $75,000 and $50,000 guarantees, respectively – and you can catch up on all of that action as BLUFF.com will have a full recap once it wraps.

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