“JokerShows” Turns $10 Satellite Into Huge Sunday Major Score

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WSOP.com upped the prizepool on their New Jersey Sunday Major for the third week in a row, but ultimately fell short of the $50,000 guarantee.

A continuing trend in the regulated online markets of New Jersey and Nevada continues to be the growing guaranteed prizepools , with WSOP.com increasing the guarantee on their New Jersey Sunday Major for the third week in a row, bumping it up to $50,000. That increase led to an overlay for the first time this year.

In Nevada, WSOP.com continued to show well, keeping an increased $15,000 prizepool from last week and again hitting the mark, something it’s consistently done for the last few months.

Another trend, albeit a short one, is relative unknown players making their first big score in some of the biggest Sunday Major events, but while the top two earners from this weekend were new to the scene, one turning a $10 satellite tournament into a hefty five figure score, Michael Gagliano was the exception to that “new kids” rule as the veteran online professional took down another New Jersey Sunday Major to cap off the weekend action.

New Jersey

partypoker Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 297
Prizepool: $54,945

  1. NuttyBanana – $10,280
  2. RonMexico – $7,099
  3. Skip_2_My_Lou – $5,055
  4. Clothesovrbros – $4,176
  5. talk5050 – $3,571
  6. AerysTargaryen – $3,022
  7. iganatz – $2,473
  8. cowboyy3625 – $1,923
  9. JayRiv22 – $1,347

Coming into the weekend, “NuttyBanana” had just over $550 in career online tournament winnings but that all changed after the partypoker $50,000 GTD Sunday Major, taking home one of two five figure scores making himself one of the biggest winners in all of New Jersey after besting a field of close to 300 entrants.

partypoker Sunday $10,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $100
Players: 183
Prizepool: $16,653

  1. schaf4206 – $2,781*
  2. SSJQuin – $2,748*
  3. hags021 – $1,682
  4. layitdown08 – $1,399
  5. Kanish29 – $1,182
  6. twelveparsecs – $1,016
  7. Hyperion – $849
  8. Flawlessbink – $683
  9. RyansWorld – $516

*Deal made heads-up

After a heads up deal was made, “schaf4206” was taking home his first Sunday Major title and just under $2,800 for his partypoker victory. This would be “schaf4206″‘s biggest online score to date after winning two $2,000 GTD daily events early in 2015 and finishing 2nd in two $10,000 GTD daily events in December of last year.

WSOP Sunday $50,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 251
Prizepool: $50,000

  1. JokerShows – $13,000
  2. dawonderboy7 – $7,500
  3. Cubsters – $4,400
  4. SITTING_OUT – $3,400
  5. grebnrets – $2,850
  6. juice – $2,350
  7. KidFairview – $1,800
  8. abcDpkr – $1,200
  9. primarymix – $850

Another relative unknown came onto the scene and registered themselves the biggest winner of the weekend as “JokerShows“, who had $650 in online earnings before Sunday, won a $10 satellite earlier in the day and parlayed that into an outright major win, claiming $13,000 for his WSOP.com victory.

WSOP.com Sunday $10,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $100
Players: 172
Prizepool: $15,652

  1. GaryGG1950 – $4,226
  2. BusDriver07 – $2,465
  3. olmuggins – $1,409
  4. Grassiknoll – $1,096
  5. OhNevermind – $939
  6. TreadLightly – $783
  7. Billycapo55 – $595
  8. juice – $376
  9. RUA11 – $266

The $4,200 won by “GaryGG1950″ is also the biggest tournament score of his online career, but there was another storyline to follow through this event, as “juice” made back-to-back final tables in two of WSOP.com’s biggest Sunday Majors, results that should certainly help his standing in the early NJ POY Rankings.

888.com $10,000 Big Sunday

Buy-In: $200
Players: 53
Prizepool: $10,000

  1. KorbenDallas – $3,000
  2. Bauer.313 – $1,750
  3. yellowsnow – $1,220
  4. Confluence – $1,020
  5. nethinghelps – $810
  6. Hitmy2outer – $710
  7. smokenprius – $610
  8. NoXcape – $510

Unlike the other Sunday Major winners from this weekend, the 888.com $10,000 GTD Big Sunday winner is known to nearly everyone in the online poker community. Michael Gagliano, maybe better known by his WSOP.com handle “itWasThatOr0” or his twitter handle @Gags30poker, took down another major title to add to his $200,000 in online winnings through the last year and a half.

Nevada

WSOP.com Sunday $15,000 Guaranteed

Buy-In: $200
Players: 108
Prizepool: $19,980

  1. Stacked – $5,594
  2. Ronit – $3,237
  3. Guypie – $1,858
  4. GRAMMARG – $1,459
  5. VegasJF – $1,259
  6. scross – $1,059
  7. olim2005 – $839
  8. INEFFABLE – $559
  9. ZenTrain – $420

The lone Nevada Sunday Major couldn’t eclipse the $20,000 prizepool mark for the second week in a row, but would crush the original guarantee for the seventh straight time this year. It would be another relative unknown player claiming a major title and the biggest score of his online career as “Stacked” outlasted over 100 players to earn just under $5,600.

Later this week, BLUFF.com will be bringing you the first player feature of the 2015 online poker season as we profile a contender for the New Jersey Player of the Year title

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