The New Jersey Online Poker Rankings return with the most familiar of faces in first place. Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano is the clubhouse leader at the effective midway point of 2018 thanks to another stellar month.
The first full month of interstate play results in more PLB points and larger prize pools. Gagliano took full advantage and leads second-place David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman by a touch over 100 points.
Two marquee results stand out for Gagliano in the month of May. The PokerStarsNJ Sunday High Roller on May 13 shipped to Gagliano and he earned $8,272 for the result. The following week, Gagliano won the Coast 2 Coast Classic High Roller for $28,851 on WSOP.com.
Coleman earned himself five victories in May. The largest score by a wide margin was Coleman’s win in the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown on May 23. A $25,000 guarantee resulted in $39,000 in the prize pool and Coleman earned $12,329 for beating the field of 54.
The wide gap between Gagliano and Coleman and the rest of the state leads Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon to be in third place with about 400 points of separation. Kwon put together a solid month with 12 podium finishes and two wins. The largest score ever earned by Kwon came the Coast 2 Coast Classic $85,000 guaranteed High Roller. Kwon withdrew $19,697 from the prize pool for the silver medal.
Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg is in fourth place for another month. Lavenburg’s summer is off to a quality start thanks to a Day 2 appearance in the Colossus. Online-wise, Lavenburg lowered his volume and put up only a single medal result. Lavenburg did place 10th in the Coast 2 Coast Classic Main Event in a field of 359.
A new face in the rankings is Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner. The Borgata Winter Poker Open Event 1 runner-up put up a monster May with seven wins. Hohner climaxed in the final weekend of the month by winning the PokerStarsNJ Sunday High Roller for the first time to collect $8,272.
Another player to pick up a huge win in May was Jason ‘JLaw’ Lawhun. The increased prize pools on WSOP.com worked to Lawhun’s advantage as he won the May 28 $100,000 guaranteed Sunday event for $35,190. Lawhun earned his largest career online prize with the win.
Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo and ‘ol muggins’ changed their positions by two spots. Lupo won the May 29 Super Tuesday but is now in seventh place over. ‘ol muggins’ joined the rankings last month and is up to eighth place following their 12-medal month.
The summer should be interesting in the state with most grinders who travel to Las Vegas eligible to pick up points on WSOP.com.
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