Lupo (3,975.55 PLB points) managed to earn results in over 70 tournaments during June, 12 of which he finished in the top three spots. His two largest cashes of the month came from a pair of runner-up finishes. The first came on June 13 in WSOP’s OC Event #46, the $85,000 NLH High Roller, where he added $17,333 to his bankroll and 211.88 PLB points to his total. Then he finished in second again on June 25 during OC Event #94, the $100,000 Sunday Re-entry, for another $24,234/273.30. The latter was Lupo’s top score for the month.
In total, Lupo secured 12 PLB-qualifying scores for a total of 1,439.67 PLB points, helping him maintain a thin 119.54 lead over the #2-ranked Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano.
Galliano (3,856.01), for his part, has been taking time off of the online grind, instead opting to spend his time taking shots at glory during the 49th Annual World Series of Poker. While that doesn’t do anything to help his PLB score, ‘Gags30’ has managed four live scores during the series including bubbling the final table with a 10th-place finish in Event #20: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em for over $27,000.
Landing in the #3 spot, David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman (3,818.05) managed to book sixteen four-figure scores in June. However, his highlight cash for the month was not one of his seven podium finishes. Instead, it came from his seventh-place score in WSOP.com’s OC Event #46, the $85,000 High Roller where he took home $5,147 and 99.92 PLB points.
Coleman’s grind brought him just a few dollars shy of $45,000 in earnings during the month and has him within 40 PLB points of catching Gagliano for the #2 spot
Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon (3,677.31) seemingly couldn’t lose in the month of June. He posted 57 results, 18 of which he finished in the top 3 spots. Of those 18, Kwon won half of them outright.
His best two cashes of the month came within two days of each other. First up, Kwon won WSOP.com’s June 17 edition of the $12,500 Weekly Saturday for $4,943. Then on June 19 he backed that up with another win in the PokerStars NJ $250 Super Tuesday for $4,934.
In addition to being the #4-ranked player in New Jersey, Kwon is the #349-ranked player in the world.
New Jersey’s top 5 is completed this month Jason ‘JLaw’ Lawhun (3,496.89). Lawhun had 12 PLB-qualifying cashes including a monthly high score of $5,349 and 124.50 PLB points in the BorgataPoker.com Mega $535 Tuesday. In fact, the bulk of Lawhun’s June success came on the BorgataPoker.com client as he secured back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Tuesday and Thursday $535 Megas during the week of June 6. Both of which were good for over $4,000.
If Lawhun’s July grind turns out anywhere close to his June results, he’ll surpass $900,000 in lifetime earnings as he’s only $13,500 away from that achievement.
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