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  1. Over the past few years, there hasn't been a more dominant player in the New Jersey online scene than Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon. He's won a World Series of Poker bracelet, a pair of PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker titles, and a PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker title and accumulated more than $3.2 million in earnings. And throughout most of that, he's been the #1-ranked online poker player in the United States. Kwon sits atop the USA rankings again after picking up eight qualifying cashes - four of them wins - in May and then kicking off June with a five-figure win. Kwon's biggest May score came after defeating Chris Moorman heads-up in the $500 buy-in WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday on May 11 for $22,752 and 285.06 PLB points. He also won the WSOP.com $10,000 daily twice and had three qualifying cashes from the late states of the Spring Online Championships. Trailing Kwon by 283 points, Mike 'Lav519' Lavenburg also had eight qualifying cashes in May including a win the WSOP.com Money May Series Event #92 ($500 Six Max PLO High Roller) where he banked $11,462 and boosted his PLB points total by 217.18. He had a pair of Spring Online Championship final tables as well as another May Series final table. On June 1 he finished 27th in the WSOP.com $100,000 Guaranteed. Rounding out the top three is yet another New Jersey grinder. Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein is 212 points behind Lavenburg and 495 points behind Kwon. Borenstein started out May on fire adding 659.2 PLB points to his total thanks to four cashes between May 4 and May 6. On May 4 he finished sixth and ninth in a pair of WSOP.com Spring OC events and runner-up in the WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday. His biggest score of the month came on May 6 when he earned $21,561 and 275.05 PLB points for outlasting 91 other players to ship the $500 Tuesday Showdown. While the rest of the top 10 is populated by players from the Garden State, the top-ranked player from Nevada is James 'prdawg420' Vales. Coming in at #13, Vales is 1,805 points behind Kwon and is only able to collect points on WSOP.com. Vales had 13 qualifying cashes in May, highlighted by a runner-up result from the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown on May 27 where he added $15,206 to his career earnings and 202.13 PLB points to his total. [table id=54 /]
  2. New Jersey grinder David 'dehhhhh' Coleman had a strong December on the virtual felt and as a result has taken over the #1 spot on the USA Online Poker Rankings. Coleman cashed 30 times in December but picked up a bulk of his points with impressive back-to-back wins in the PokerStars Sunday Special. On December 15, Coleman topped the 116-entry field in the $200 buy-in event to win $6,250 and lockup 158.11 PLB points. One week later, he beat out 114 other players to win another $6,250 and 158.11 PLB points. He also managed to pick up 102.7 points thanks to a runner-up finish in the WSOP $15,00 Weekly Saturday on December 8. His total earnings for December were $15,272. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] One spot behind Coleman was former #1-ranked American Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon. Kwon cashed just 14 times but managed to win the PokerStars NJ Nightly Stars on two separate occasions for 95.33 and 96.29 PLB points respectively. Sandwiched between those two scores was a sixth-place finish in the WSOP.com Sunday Weekly for 71.5 points. Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein holds down the #3 spot following a massive month in terms of PLB points earned. He cashed just nine times and just three of those counted towards his PLB total. He won the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday on December 2 for $29,256 and 332.26 points. Three weeks later he did it again, this time winning $28,859 and 330 points. He also picked up 60.17 points for an eighth-place finish in the WSOP.com $30,000 Weekly Sunday on December 2 and 96.22 points for coming in third. USA Online Poker Rankings Rank Name Points 1 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman 4,654 2 Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon 4,357 3 Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein 4,200 4 Dan "centrfieldr" Lupo 4,128 5 Vladimir 'Donate_here' Alexandrov 4,064 6 Mike 'Lav519' Lavenburg 3,690 7 Michael 'JohnnnyDrama' Haberman Jr. 3,567 8 Michael "Gags30" Gagliano 3,432 9 Tenzin 'tc_ownz' Chakdor 3,357 10 sri100k 3,298   David Goodman Continues to Dominate Nevada There isn't a single player from Nevada in the top 14 of the USA rankings. The #1 player from the Silver State is David 'bewater' Goodman at #15. He is currently sitting on 2,944 points - 1,710 points behind Coleman for top spot. Goodman continues to hold on to the top spot despite taking nearly all of December off. He cashed just once and it wasn't a strong enough finish to count towards his PLB total. Tanner 'Bamatide88' Bibat sits at #2 after having three of his five December cashes boost his PLB points total to 2,783. On December 17, Bibat finished second in the $5,555 Weekly Monday for $1,071 and 52.37 points. Then, on December 23, he finished 11th in the WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack for $262 and 33.68 points before taking down the WSOP.com $7,000 Daily Turbo Deepstack for $2,179 and 87.43 points. Rounding out the podium for Nevada is Jed 'JCHAK' Hoffman. He started December off with a fifth-place finish in the WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Saturday event for $885 and 43.13 points. He then picked up 45.42 points in the Sunday $100,000 to finish off the month. Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman moved up to #4 in Nevada after having four of his five December cashes add 212.59 points to his PLB total. Steinman now sits at 1,056th in the world - an all-time high for him. Nevada Online Poker Rankings Rank Name Points 1 David 'bewater' Goodman 2,944 2 Tanner 'Bamatide88' Bibat 2,783 3 Jed 'JCHAK' Hoffman 2,434 4 Ian 'APokerJoker2' Steinman 1,942 5 PunnyYouSayThat 1,828
  3. Pennsylvania is preparing for a much-anticipated launch of regulated online poker. Once it does, it will make regulated online poker play available to the population a nearly 13 million people that live in the Keystone State. With its population, Pennsylvania will be the largest state to legally offer online poker in the United States, eclipsing that of New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware, and adding a welcomed boost to the regulated US online poker market. Whether you're an experienced online poker player or someone that's new to the virtual felt, you likely have questions surrounding what to expect when real-money online poker finally becomes live in Pennsylvania. To help provide you with some answers, PocketFives tapped into the community and spoke to those with experience playing online poker in the new regulated landscape. We spoke with some of the top players from New Jersey, where online poker is legal, regulated, and growing. Here's what Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano, Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo, Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein, and 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson had to say. What can Pennsylvania players expect when online poker launches in the state? Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano: "Like others, I'm not positive what we'll see, but I think players can expect a nice mix of cash games and tournaments from the various sites. Players need to remember, though: these sites won't be like you remember them from 2011 - they are going to be much smaller. That means fewer games at off-peak hours and less liquidity when it comes to things like sit-n-gos. But this shouldn't' discourage Pennsylvania players. Just because you can't win $100,000 on a Sunday doesn't mean that there won't be good tournaments. Don't let a ‘small' first-place prize turn you off. A smaller field means you have a much higher chance of winning that tournament. So sure, $10,000 isn't as alluring as $100,000, but having a real shot at winning a tournament instead of buying into what can sometimes feel like a lottery ticket is a positive in my book!" Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo: "Based upon experiences with New Jersey's intro and when the Nevada merger came on board, there were some initial hiccups around the launch times. So I would recommend signing up early and preparing yourself for some early bumps in the road, such as potential software or geo-location issues, but not to be deterred by them as they tend to be short-lived. But the initial 'bumpy road period' will have its perks, too. I'm assuming (hoping) there will be a number of welcome bonuses, new-player bonuses, welcome freerolls, as well as some sort of initial online tournament series to celebrate the expansion... so signing up early would definitely be to a player's benefit to take advantage of these timely promotions. "I would also recommend that Pennsylvania players make sure they have viable internet connections, and back-up options like some sort of mobile hotspot option, as well as a strong wifi signal which will help alleviate a lot of the early potential geo-location headaches." Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein: "Pennsylvania players can expect to have a new poker outlet in addition to the many casinos in the Pennsylvania area, which should only help grow the game and draw new players in that wouldn’t otherwise be able to make it to a casino regularly." Greg Merson: "I think when Pennsylvania launches there will be a decent amount of traffic to start, but unfortunately with only approximately 12 million people, I don’t think it will be all that special in the long run." What are the benefits of regulated online poker and why should players in Pennsylvania be excited about it? Gagliano: "The by far biggest benefit of regulated Pennsylvania online poker is safety and peace of mind in playing online poker again. Legal and regulated sites mean that players won't have to worry about having to deposit using cryptocurrencies, or worrying that a site won't pay out their cash-out. It means that players won't have to worry if a site is ‘rigged’ and can come to expect the same level of game security that they get when they play in Pennsylvania brick-and-mortar casinos." Lupo: "Having a regulated site where your money is safe has been a huge peace of mind for me versus playing on unregulated sites, which always give you a sense of worry. Payouts are fast and secure and there are numerous safe deposit options. But overall, the best thing about online poker in my experience has been the convenience of it. With a family, it allows me to be home more, versus spending time in a casino, and work around my family's schedule so I can have dinner with them every night and put the kids to bed. And if you're playing a cash session and just not feeling it, you can comfortably stop playing and do something else, whereas a casino trip has a lot more overhead and commitment time-wise." Borenstein: "It's nice to play online without worrying about shady practice or the sites getting shut down out of nowhere. You know your money is safe. I think that for anyone who is serious about poker or wants to get serious about poker, regulated online sites are a great tool to have as a way to practice and get in exponentially more hands than you would if you were playing live, and being able to do it all from the comfort of your own home." Merson: "The benefits of playing in a regulated industry mean you know your money is safe, the play is secure, and there are no ways for outside countries to VPN the system." With the anticipation of Pennsylvania online poker being very high, what are you most looking forward to when thinking about having Pennsylvania on board for online poker? Gagliano: "The thing I look most forward to with Pennsylvania poker is just another state coming online, thus giving more players in the Northeast a chance to play online poker again. It also brings the U.S. one state closer to allowing everyone the ability to once again play poker from the comfort of their homes." Lupo: "Being primarily a tournament player, it's always nice when the increased player pools can generate larger prize pools. These larger prize pools are like a domino effect and not only encourage players from Pennsylvania to join the action but will also increase the traffic in other states that previously may have been skipping some tournaments due to smaller guarantees than they would like. "I'm also looking forward to a new influx of players. After playing in a small market like New Jersey for the past 4-5 years, some fresh faces would be a welcomed change." Borenstein: "I'm looking forward to increased prize pools, player traffic, and more multi-table tournaments to play each night. I’m also looking forward to what it means to overall growth of online poker in the US. Hopefully, more and more states will follow suit and begin legalizing online poker." Merson: "I actually don’t think Pennsylvania will join the New Jersey pool anytime soon, if at all. This Wire Act issue may cause Nevada to pull out of New Jersey and if that happens I think the hopes of more states joining in are bleak. If they do join, I gladly welcome the liquidity as volume has dropped a good bit in New Jersey over the years."
  4. This week in New Jersey, PartyPoker/Borgata Pokercontinue the $5,000 and $10,000 Nightly Guaranteed tournaments despite a cutback in their overall MTT offerings. Mike mikewebb68 Webb made two final tables this week, coming in eighth and second in the $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $2,205. Rich Pker4Dummies Rodrigo shipped the $10,000 Guarantee on Thursday night, adding $2,365 to his bankroll. Jon itsmejon Borenstein (pictured, ranked #16 in New Jersey) made four final tables this week. His results include a win and a third place finish in the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee and a fourth and eighth place finish in the WSOP $10,000 Guarantee, earning him $4,698 for the week. Dan dazedace DiZenzo found himself in the winner's circle of the WSOP $10,000 Guarantee on Wednesday night, banking $3,078. PocketFiver Jermz made back-to-back final tables in the 888 High Roller $2,500 Guarantee. He took it down on Monday and then finished fifth on Tuesday for a total of $1,236. Congrats to all PocketFivers who cashed this week. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey poker community for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players. ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Monday, November 17th had 122 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $995. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Doylest925 - $995* 2 eggman - $913* 3 juicer75 - $604 4 jozepp10 - $494 5 spiderman888 - $412 6 KOB_ECG - $343 7 nas1225 - $288 (nas1225) 8 latata - $233 9 Studsg - $178 *Final Table Chop ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Monday, November 17th had 107 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,300. The top 9 finishers were: 1 chadsafishluck - $2,300 2 Halloween - $1,675 (Jermz) 3 misclick - $1,200 4 AcesFull32 - $850 (GRaman32) 5 sharkslayer - $650 (ninjaGO) 6 mjt4life - $500 7 RockRollRepeat - $415 8 lolfishaments - $350 (mikewebb68) 9 deziner23 - $285 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, November 18th had 122 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,098. The top 9 finishers were: 1 spscorpion - $1,098 2 sisco - $810 (sisco) 3 bison39 - $604 (bison39) 4 BiggDaddy - $494 (BiggDaddy) 5 whattupboosh - $412 (pokeherface) 6 theGrat3fulDeaD - $343 (GratefulD3ad) 7 kannan83 - $288 8 AA5454 - $233 9 RockRollRepeat - $178 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, November 18th had 114 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,386. The top 9 finishers were: 1 itsmejon - $2,386 (itsmejon) 2 GringoLoco - $1,738 (savant111) 3 chadsafishluck - $1,245 4 AcesFull32 - $882 (GRaman32) 5 latata - $674 6 JayDaddy - $519 7 wheels4920 - $431 8 Deuxexmachina - $363 (WillisNYC) 9 rdfilo - $296 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, November 19th had 118 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $923. The top 9 finishers were: 1 jimlarry66 - $923* 2 EJDPub - $923* 3 jozepp10 - $584 4 REALDEVIL9 - $478 5 whoopass1 - $398 6 juve10 - $332 7 Tom528 - $279 8 DonCorleone - $226 (iLuvJerze) 9 Redh0tm0mma - $173 (Redhotmomma) *Final Table Chop ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, November 19th had 107 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,300. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Scruffixing - $2,300 2 lolfishaments - $1,675 (Mikewebb68) 3 babydil - $1,200 4 majoda2 - $850 (danielmajor87) 5 PSD07760 - $650 6 SBlast2711 - $500 (Sblum2711) 7 KingofNJ - $415 8 Humskip - $350 9 code00red - $285 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Thursday, November 20th had 119 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,071. The top 9 finishers were: 1 wconnolly - $1,071 2 Fairbanka - $790 3 bison39 - $589 (bison39) 4 schaf4206 - $482 (schaf4206) 5 spraack - $402 6 PilarIsTripping - $335 (Naluneabezshapki) 7 Romioe - $281 8 lanfeust76 - $228 9 WSO_Donks26 - $174 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Thursday, November 20th had 113 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,365. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Muck_Your_Life - $2,365 (Pker4Dummies) 2 CoachD - $1,722 3 itsmejon - $1,234 (itsmejon) 4 kannan83 - $874 5 LuckySpewy - $668 (ykwon17) 6 sharkslayer - $514 (ninjaGO) 7 J2theZ - $427 (J2theZ) 8 Leonka99 - $360 9 JohnnyDrama - $293 (JohnnnyDrama) ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Monday, November 17th had 204 runners buying in for $11($10+$1) each, 215 re-buys for $10 and 133 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,023. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Adversity45 - $1,331 2 archegos - $779 3 MuckYouFold - $492 4 emp14 - $392 (emp14) 5 Bluefish - $342 6 mks24 - $231 7 Zebraii29 - $181 8 mingo14 - $141 9 sisco - $111 (sisco) ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Monday, November 17th had 148 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 150 re-buys for $25, 113 add-ons for $25, totaling $11,220. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,041. The top 9 finishers were: 1 nowitsover - $3,086 2 fanofdapoker - $1,795 3 stinkyfarts - $1,021 4 jetsfan14 - $797 (itsmejon) 5 Cjarcher65 - $684 6 MontyBanx - $572 7 boatyboatz8a - $438 8 sisco - $281 (sisco) 9 NYR9414 - $202 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Tuesday, November 18th had 213 runners buying in for $11($10+$1) each, 281 re-buys for $10 and 143 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,797. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,400. The top 9 finishers were: 1 MC_Grinder - $1,536 2 bigd03 - $898 3 Thesnake - $568 4 Abnormality - $452 (slystyle012) 5 waynedmang - $394 6 burrrried - $267 7 cy19841030 - $209 8 Mycology - $162 9 metalto0l - $128 (Nater414) ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, November 18th had 165 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 142 re-buys for $25, 118 add-ons for $25, totaling $11,603. 30 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,146. The top 9 finishers were: 1 thekid4665 - $3,133 (hort336) 2 geNet1x_ - $1,827 3 Stormheart - $1,044 4 gatsby14 - $812 5 Gofeltafish - $696 (Gofeltafish) 6 SnakeEyes8 - $580 7 Ezzed - $441 8 PapaGrande - $278 (acesfullrjr) 9 imcoming - $197 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Wednesday, November 19th had 198 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 253 re-buys for $10 and 134 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,324. 15 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1 caa6952 - $1,437 2 Gofeltafish - $852 (gofeltafish) 3 Zebraii29 - $532 4 HankdaTank - $426 (Bigmike22) 5 azulciel - $373 6 Jrsgirl322 - $261 7 CRaFTe - $208 8 brahmabull58 - $154 (Young1) 9 Joeybags61 - $128 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, November 19th had 146 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 146 re-buys for $25, 118 add-ons for $25, totaling $11,193. 30 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,199. The top 9 finishers were: 1 iGetLost - $3,078 (dazedace) 2 olmuggins - $1,791 3 slifedog - $1,019 4 Jermz - $795 (Jermz) 5 burrrried - $683 6 nomercy03 - $571 7 Philip_KGB - $437 (Philip_KGB) 8 SnakeEyes8 - $280 9 shipit1991 - $201 (shipit1991) ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Thursday, November 20th had 200 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 223 re-buys for $10 and 139 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,114. 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,444. The top 9 finishers were: 1 pepstargnar - $1,381 2 Flawlessbink - $818 3 Whos_Next - $511 4 Boochilly - $409 5 sychosid - $358 (shipthesherb) 6 Gr8.2b.in.NJ - $251 (hennyhen) 7 nutsooncow - $199 (nutsooncow) 8 Yoshiboy - $148 9 tosh55 - $123 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Thursday, November 20th had 163 runners buying in for $30 ($27.50 + $2.50) R&A, 153 re-buys for $27.50, 113 add-ons for $27.50, totaling $11,712. 30 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,464. The top 9 finishers were: 1 TheSmith - $3,162 2 Big_Bux_Buro - $1,845 3 waynedmang - $1,054 4 PapaGrande - $820 (acesfullrjr) 5 schaf4206 - $703 (schaf4206) 6 camel - $586 7 greatgrandma - $445 8 jetsfan14 - $281 (itsmejon) 9 beryl - $199 (beryl) ------------------------------- 888 Poker "NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Monday, November 17th had 28 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,632. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $974. The top 5 finishers were: 1 OhNevermind - $974 (Jermz) 2 AnthonyMason - $658 (AnthonyMason) 3 CharlesSmith - $395 (MikeyCasino) 4 tank2379 - $316 5 gresmaul - $290 (Mergulas) ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker "NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Tuesday, November 18th had 31 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,914. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,020. The top 5 finishers were: 1 CharlesSmith - $1,020 (MikeyCasino) 2 Dweezy78 - $641 3 playthehitz - $437 (playthehitz) 4 bcmtp99 - $321 5 OhNevermind - $262 (Jermz) 6 Dindin - $233 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker "NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Wednesday, November 19th had 32 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,820. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,053. The top 5 finishers were: 1 Lucky5 - $1,053 2 playthehitz - $662 (playthehitz) 3 ShoveNpray - $451 4 smokenprius - $331 5 TonyDiNo - $271 6 squeeftime88 - $241 (hort336) ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker "NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Thursday, November 20th had 28 runners for a prize pool totaling $3,008. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $974. The top 5 finishers were: 1 mj23style - $974 2 AnthonyMason - $658 (AnthonyMason) 3 Blck_Jck - $395 (BlckJck) 4 HelloMcFly - $316 5 JordanD17 - $290
  5. Hackensack, New Jersey's Jon itsmejonBorenstein (pictured) has been playing poker since he was 10 years old with his dad. He plays under the handle jetsfanon WSOP.comand itsmejonon Borgata Poker and has over $62,000 in recorded online cashes to date. His accomplishments include a win in the WSOP.com Knockout Series Main Event for $2,175, a win in the WSOP.com Weekend Warm-Up for $2,000, and, in back-to-back weekends, he came in fourth in the WSOP.com $25,000 Guarantee Sunday Major for a combined $3,650. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey poker community for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players. PocketFives: When did you start playing poker and why was it appealing? Jon Borenstein: I first was introduced to poker when I was about 10 years old. My father taught me how to play and we would play some weekends. It was always intriguing to me and I loved how much poker incorporated so much more than what you can see on the surface, not to mention I really like the feeling of winning. PocketFives: How many hours do you dedicate to poker per week? Jon Borenstein: I probably play five or six days a week from 7:00pm until whenever my last tournament ends. If it's the WSOP.com 5,000 Guarantee, that can I go until 3:30am. I'm trying to incorporate online cash games into my repertoire also. Those have kind of a steep learning curve. PocketFives: What are your favorite New Jersey online poker sites to play and why? Jon Borenstein: I'd have to say it's evenly split between WSOP.com and PartyPoker, but leaning toward WSOP.com mainly because I run better there and they have solid structures. PocketFives: Since the launch of regulated online poker in New Jersey, what has been your most memorable cash or win? Jon Borenstein: I think my most memorable win would have to be the WSOP.com Knockout Series Main Event that ran back in August. It was my largest cash on the New Jersey sites where I won $2,175. That was a field of sharks I really respect, so it felt really good to be able to navigate that to a win. PocketFives: Is there anyone who helped change how you approach the game of poker? Jon Borenstein: There are so many people who have helped me, so it's hard to pinpoint just one. I love meeting and absorbing whatever different players have to say. Joining PocketFives has definitely introduced me to a really great network of people, which allows me to bounce ideas off them and improve. Right now, I'm working closely with Jake jtsnakesPerry and Mike Lav519 Lavenburg on elevating my game as far as I can. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  6. One of the more desirable aspects of being a professional poker player is that you don't have to have a set schedule. You are, in essence, your own boss. You play when you want, where you want, and travel to and from some of the country's and world's most interesting destinations. Sometimes you win very large sums of money. Over the last two years, New Jersey's Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein has been doing just that, while also becoming one of his home state's most consistent and profitable online players. Borenstein peaked at #2 in the earliest PocketFives New Jersey rankings update of the new year, but over the next few months we could see him moving up a very different leaderboard. He is taking his online game, literally, worldwide. On Tuesday morning, Borenstein and two other pros from New Jersey will board a plane. Twelve hours later, they'll arrive in Costa Rica. We imagine a few hours later they'll open their laptops and begin what they hope to be a five-month grind that sets them up for successful World Series of Poker campaigns in 2016. Why does a player who has amassed over $350,000 in career live tournament earnings and added nearly another $200,000 in online scores drop everything and move to a country he has never been to before? Where he'll emerge himself into a culture where he, admittedly, speaks "maybe 20 words of Spanish, and that's including numbers"? Partially because he can. Such is the life of a professional poker player, but also because Borenstein isn't the type of person or player who has ever been satisfied. He's always trying to improve, sniff out that next big score and that next big-value tournament. In Costa Rica, he won't have to look very far, as the worldwide sites like PokerStars, Full Tilt, and PartyPoker offer some of the best value you'll find in poker. That might be the biggest reason, as the New Jersey sites don't "fulfill" Borenstein as they once did. "I feel my game has reached its ceiling in the current online market," he said. "I would like to grow and get better, elevate to eventually play the highest stakes. I think this move is the best way for me to do that." He added that "the daily access to massive prize pools" is something he has looked forward to for some time. For someone with as much success as Borenstein over the last year, the expectations will be high, but he knows this move will also come with its fair share of challenges. "The challenge is exciting," he said. "I understand the variance will be higher and all I can do is put in the proper volume, play my best, and hope to get a few breaks in big spots." The soon-to-be poker expat is coming off one of those "big spots," as Borenstein finished sixth in last month's Borgata Winter Poker Open $2 million guaranteed opening event. That final table run earned him just under $90,000 and while Costa Rica was planned months ago, he admitted that score "doesn't hurt." It might have hurt his roommates, though, as there won't be a house golf cart just yet. "I told my roommates that if I won, I was buying golf carts for the house," he explained. "They were probably more upset than I was that I didn't win because who doesn't like personal golf carts?" If all goes according to plan and Borenstein sees the same success he has over the last two years, house golf carts might not be absent for long. His journey to Costa Rica starts Tuesday. Save for a few live events and a potential trip to California, the next time we'll see him back on US soil is the WSOP.
  7. David 'bewater' Goodman returned to the top spot in the PocketFives United States Online Poker Rankings, as Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo jumped into second place and Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano fell to third. United States Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 David 'bewater' Goodman 4,938.33 2 Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo 4,770.75 3 Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano 4,473.54 4 Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein 4,259.79 5 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman 4,142.56 6 Hurricane27 4,134.38 7 Ricky 'ratedGTO' Guan 3,932.65 8 Yong 'ykwon17' Kwon 3,740.64 9 Artim 'aceszhuited' Zhuta 3,659.22 10 engineered2eat 3,609.70 Goodman is the top-ranked player in Nevada and makes his bread playing on WSOP.com. In the month of November, Goodman has 29 online poker cashes, including four victories and two additional top-three finishes. He captured wins in the $7,500 Weekly Wednesday [Re-entry, 6 Max] on November 1 for $2,250 and 86.60 points, the $15,000 Weekly Friday [Re-entry, 6 Max] on November 3 for $5,301 and 123.07 points, the Coast 2 Coast III #13 - $20,000 NLH - Classic Freezeout on November 8 for $5,827 and 148.28 points, and the $7,000 Daily Turbo Deepstack [R&A] on November 8 for $1,995 and 82.74 points, all on WSOP.com. His largest score of the month came from a fifth-place finish in the WSOP.com Coast 2 Coast III #33 - $85,000 NLH - High Roller [Re-entry, 6 Max] for $9,027 and 137.71 points. Lupo, who plays out of New Jersey and is currently the top-ranked player in the Garden State, has wins on partypokerNJ and WSOP.com in November and has 52 cashes in the month to date. Lupo’s largest score in November came on November 21 when he won the WSOP.com $20,000 Weekly Tuesday [Re-entry] for $8,175 and 166.51 points. Gagliano dipped back to third on the leaderboard, and he has the least amount of cashes in November among the top three players with 10. Gagliano won the same event on BorgataPoker.com twice in November, as he took down the Mega $535 Tuesday - $12,000 GTD Six-Max NLH [3x RE] on November 7 and November 21. The first time, Gagliano scored $4,830 and 109.54 points. The second time, Gagliano won $5,610 and 130.38 points.
  8. This weekend in New Jersey, Fred BiggDaddyFerrell made two final tables on Friday on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker, finishing seventh in the $5,000 Guarantee and second in the $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $2,369. Following up his four final table performance last week by shipping the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee Sunday major was Jon itsmejon Borenstein. He outlasted a field of 260 runners to claim the top prize of $9,500 after a deal heads-up. Borenstein has over $15,000 in cashes the past seven days. Winning the WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for the second night straight on Friday was Dan dazedaceDiZenzo (pictured), who defeated Brian WillisNYC Willis heads-up to win $3,258. DiZenzo has over $450,000 in recorded online cashes and over $500,000 in live cashes. Adversity45was the winner of the WSOP.com $25,000 Guarantee Sunday Major, taking home $7,000. Winning the 888 Poker Big Sunday $10,000 Guarantee was Showers, who earned the top prize of $3,000. Congrats to all PocketFivers who cashed this weekend. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey pokercommunity for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players. ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Friday, November 21st had 133 runners. 27 spots were paid with 1st place paying $1,137. The final 9 finishers were: 1 CoachD - $1,137 2 wallstplayer - $793 3 PocketProfits - $599 (PocketProfits) 4 Doylest925 - $494 5 schaf4206 - $419 (schaf4206) 6 dsalespro - $344 7 BiggDaddy - $269 (BiggDaddy) 8 rdb253 - $195 9 ebby23 - $135 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Friday, November 21st had 131 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 27 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,490. The top 9 finishers were: 1 hadoken - $2,490 2 BiggDaddy - $2,100 (BiggDaddy) 3 JohnnyDrama - $1,299 (JohnnnyDrama) 4 redraider - $930 5 Captain_Trips - $715 (Captain_Trips) 6 Deuxexmachina - $525 (WillisNYC) 7 jbk987 - $405 8 jerseyjosh - $322 (jerseyjosh) 9 majoda2 - $238 (danielmajor87) ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Saturday, November 22nd , had 123 runners. 18 spots were paid with 1st place paying $1,023. The final 9 finishers were: 1 tmcgee491 - $1,023 2 bg2323 - $900 3 JohnnyDrama - $609 (JohnnnyDrama) 4 ChipWhisperer - $498 5 bigpapc - $415 6 GD3123 - $346 (Grave Danger) 7 bingobongos - $291 8 iluvmollys55 - $235 9 juicer75 - $180 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Saturday, November 22nd, had 119 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,222. The top 9 finishers were: 1 imjiraiya - $2,222 2 skappy - $2,082 3 Donkfish - $1,299 4 kingking69 - $920 5 moonrider609 - $704 6 misclick - $541 7 Doylest925 - $449 8 wanda_praiseHIM - $379 9 beast801 - $309 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Sunday, November 23rd had 112 runners buying in for $50 ($45+ $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,008. The top 9 finishers were: 1 kusterd396 - $1,008 2 IfLoPsEtS74 - $743 3 jaywentz1976 - $554 4 BGand1man - $454 5 sclipper - $378 6 rdb253 - $315 7 lanfeust76 - $265 8 Playin4T33TH - $214 (jp1979) 9 Bondfather - $164 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Sunday, November 23rd had 143 runners. 27 spots were paid with 1st place paying $2,581. The final 9 finishers were: 1 ratboy33 - $2,581 2 Doylest925 - $2,429 3 Arik19 - $1,418 4 Chris77 - $1,015 5 BigBuxBuro - $781 6 Flawlessbinkage - $573 7 PompYouUp77 - $442 8 seedload - $351 (seedload) 9 GiantGenius - $260 (Pompiaa2) ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000Guarantee $200 ($185 + $15) for Sunday, November 23rd had 260 runners for a prize pool of $48,100 ($1,900 overlay). 54 spots were paid with 1st place paying $9,500. The final 9 finishers were: 1 itsmejon - $9,500* (itsmejon) 2 BossSTIK - $7,500* 3 CharliesChicken - $4,500 4 Flawlessbinkage - $3,000 5 mikeythe_kid - $2,000 6 pure_reason - $1,600 7 RossDolan - $1,250 8 Heres_Starks - $1,000 9 hort336 - $750 (hort336) *Final Table Chop ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Friday, November 21st had 227 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 234 re-buys for $10 and 162 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,669. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,502. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Champ09 - $1,502 2 WhyStopNow - $879 3 StacksGrande - $556 4 gaijin - $442 5 GD3123 - $386 (Grave Danger) 6 killerqueen - $261 7 jrmoney81 - $204 8 Petky - $159 9 Heaterman - $125 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Friday, November 21st had 154 runners buying in for $30 ($27.50 + $2.50) R&A, 171 re-buys for $27.50, 117 add-ons for $27.50, totaling $12,067. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,258. The top 9 finishers were: 1 iGetLost - $3,258 (dazedace) 2 Deuxexmachin - $1,900 (WilisNYC) 3 StylePoints - $1,086 4 Ashisit - $845 5 flushoff11 - $724 (flushoff11) 6 SofcknsicKKK - $603 (Sofcknsickk) 7 riley14 - $459 8 .BEAST. - $290 9 waynedmang - $205 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com Weekend Warm Up $5,000 Guarantee R&A for Saturday, November 22nd had 48 runners buying in for $55 ($50+$5) each, 42 re-buys for $50 and 32 add-ons for $50, for a prize pool totaling $5,551. 5 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,054. The top 5 finishers were: 1 azulciel - $2,054 2 Gofeltafish - $1,388 (Gofeltafish) 3 SLHalper - $833 (s.l.halper) 4 jetsfan14 - $666 (itsmejon) 5 Mextex - $611 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $3,000 Guarantee Re-entry for Saturday, November 22nd had 55 runners buying in for $33 ($30+$3) each and 26 re-entries and 32 add-ons for a prize pool totaling $3,085. 6 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,080. The top 6 finishers were: 1 pu6051d - $1,080 2 JRB164 - $679 3 wallstplayer - $463 4 GD3123 - $339 (Grave Danger) 5 CeeLos1286 - $278 6 LeftSid3 - $247 (Johnnnydrama) ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Saturday, November 22nd had 206 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 230 re-buys for $10 and 140 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,242. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,389. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Flawlessbink - $1,389 2 jfkg666 - $812 3 rencain - $514 4 Silentasssin - $409 5 CBenitez - $356 6 TheSmith - $241 7 Keets456 - $189 8 sychosid - $147 (shipthesherb) 9 kevsting69 - $115 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Saturday, November 22nd had 136 runners buying in for $30 ($27.50 + $2.50) R&A, 166 re-buys for $27.50, 96 add-ons for $27.50, totaling $10,865. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,988. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Jluddy12 - $2,988 (Jluddy12) 2 Wheel54 - $1,738 3 BiggDaddy - $989 (BiggDaddy) 4 thekid4665 - $771 (hort336) 5 bookie1385 - $663 6 usadodge - $554 7 FilthyDiaper - $424 8 bazinga49 - $272 9 killerqueen - $196 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $25,000 Guarantee for Sunday, November 23rd had 121 runners buying in for $200 ($185 + $15) totaling $22,385 ($2,615 overlay). 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $7,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Adversity45 - $7,000 2 RIP_Neiko - $4,050 3 omarcoming24 - $2,325 4 DonCorleone - $1,825 (iLuvJerze) 5 smaulerg - $1,575 (Mergulas) 6 Redhotmomma - $1,325 (Redhotmomma) 7 AcesZhuited - $1,050 8 Wrybagel - $700 (Wrybagel) 9 CharlieBrown - $525 (Money4bacon) ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee - $109 ($100 + $9) for Sunday,November 23rd had 138 runners for a prize pool of $12,558. 25 spots were paid with 1st place $3,453. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Silentasssin - $3,453 2 UnclePaddy - $2,009 3 juice - $1,143 4 Flawlessbink - $892 5 volada1 - $766 6 slifedog - $640 7 TheSmith - $490 8 Bearfaace - $314 9 Grandpa10 - $226 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker "NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Friday, November 21st had 29 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,500. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,009. The top 5 finishers were: 1 LuckySpewy - $1,009 (ykwon17) 2 jetsfan411 - $682 (itsmejon) 3 AnthonyMason - $409 (AnthonyMason) 4 pottsy1021 - $327 5 alwaysliquid - $300 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker "NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Sunday, November 23rd had 34 runners for a prize pool totaling $3,196. 6 spots were paid with 1st place $1,119. The top 8 finishers were: 1 CeeLos86 - $1,119 2 draiman51786 - $703 (draiman517) 3 gresmaul - $479 (Mergulas) 4 eatahoagie - $352 (Eatahoagie) 5 Blessed77 - $288 6 pirimpinpin - $256 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker NJ "Big Sunday" $10,000 Guarantee - $200 buy in for Sunday, November 23rd had 54 runners. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $3,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Showers - $3,000 2 EdgarCayce - $1,750 (The Caretaker) 3 smokenprius - $1,220 4 sj232 - $1,020 5 centrfieldr5 - $810 (centrfieldr) 6 Blessed77 - $710 7 yeayeaflush - $610 (wildman75) 8 njkingpin - $510 9 squeeftime88 - $370 (hort336)
  9. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Anna Antimony climbed high in 2017 and is looking to build on that momentum in the new year. . (AlCantHang photo)[/caption] Anna ‘OhUrAPro’ Antimony used to grind on the slim margins of the Borgata $2/$5 cash games until a tournament result opened her game and life up to new possibilities. Last November, Antimony chopped the Borgata Fall Poker Open Event #1 for $126,146. For the first time in her professional career, Antimony had the bankroll flexibility to take a deep breath and bask in the glow of the work put in to reach this point. This wasn’t Antimony’s first stab at a tournament during her professional life. Antimony was a staple in lower buy-in Borgata events like the Saturday Series but never got over the hump required to play larger buy-ins or a consistent basis. Finally, she did and hasn’t looked back since. “Chopping Event #1 was huge for me,” Antimony said. “I think for any poker player grinding cash every day and playing a tournament here and there, it’s always hard to consistently build your bankroll. When you have a six-figure score, not only does it boost your confidence and make you feel like you can finally tell your parents you're not just a degenerate gambler, but it gives you so much freedom in terms of doing what you want.” Antimony carried over her success in 2017, where she collected $167,285 in live earnings along with her first two Borgata Poker Open trophies. One of those wins came in the prestigious Six Max event where she beat a tough final table with Mark Dube and TJ Shulman finishing on the podium. The win also represented a culmination of Antimony’s efforts into improving her own game. Antimony owns a strong group of friends in the poker community, including WPT500 winner Jon Borenstein. In addition to talking over hands, Antimony watches tournament live streams to learn from other players and how they play certain spots. “Besides just playing a lot more volume and constantly discussing hands with other players I watch a lot of poker. I am just so fascinated by how many different ways a single poker hand can be played and the various lines people choose to take.” Now that she has a title and more experience playing in four-figure buy-in events, the general expectation might be for Antimony to shoot higher and try to become a regular on the East Coast circuit. Not so fast. Coming into 2018, Antimony’s goals in life do not center around poker. The balance that many players seek is something Antimony wants to achieve for herself. Antimony clearly has a passion for the game but the emotional toll of having poker be the sole source of income is starting to gradually weigh on her. So, if playing less poker means more personal stability in the new year, Antimony is going to make the appropriate sacrifice. “I'd like to venture out into new things. As much as I love the game, I can't see myself doing this my whole life for a living. I've also found I play better and am way happier when I take breaks and do non-poker stuff with friends and family,” Antimony said. “It's crazy, when I had a full-time job I would drive down to Atlantic City after work and play cash till 5:00 am and go straight to work and be so miserable the next day. I loved the game so much you couldn't drag me off a table. I think the best way for me to get back to a place where I can be as enthusiastic about poker as I once was is to have other sources of income where I have more stability and balance in my life.” The one time during next year when Antimony plans to put her full heart and soul into grinding is the World Series of Poker. Antimony limits her travel for most of the year but is already eyeing a big summer out in Las Vegas. “I’m really excited for WSOP next summer and for sure planning on playing bigger tourneys and putting in more volume. As cliche as it may sound, I want to win a bracelet. I want it so bad. Every summer I watch the winners give their thank you speeches and all I can think is ‘That should be me.’” It could very well be her but before that time comes, Antimony is expected to play a heavy schedule in January’s Winter Poker Open and perhaps come close to nearing the exit point she’s searching for.
  10. The #9-ranked player in New Jersey picked up a big title on Tuesday night and came oh-so-close to a second. Jon 'toddchipman' Borenstein won Event #31 ($1,000 Six Max No Limit Hold'em High Roller) for $16,207.03 after coming to terms on a chop with eventual runner-up 'You Are Tim' who pocketed $14,667.97. Third place finisher Ricky 'ratedGTO' Quan earned $9,262.50. The event drew 65 entries. That wasn't Borenstein's only heads-up chop of the night though. Daniel 'AvaGray' Lupo and Borenstein made a heads-up deal in Event #30 ($150 No Limit Hold'em [1 rebuy/1 add-on]). Lupo topped the 62-player field to win $4,630.27 while Borenstein had to settle for $4,000 as runner-up. 'Tilt-Donkeyy' ended up with $2,251.39 for finishing third. The final event, and largest field, on Tuesday's schedule, was Event #32 ($100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo) and 'SnashuaJ' beat 'SaucyPaws' heads-up to win $2,631.51. A total of 117 players entered the event to create a prize pool of $10,740.60. It's yet another second place finish for 'SaucyPaws'. Last week he finished second to Jason ‘jayriv’ Rivkin in Event #18 ($100 NLHE Turbo). Matthew 'MattEMenz' Mendez wound up third for $1,396.27. Event #30: $150 No Limit Hold'em (1 rebuy/1 add-on) Entries: 62 Prize pool: $15,009.30 AvaGray - $4,630.37* toddchipman - $4,000* Tilt-Donkeyy - $2,251.39 supremetny - $1,500.93 TobogganM.D. - $1,125.69 loxonbagel - $825.51 iFoldN0T - $675.41 Event #31: $1,000 Six Max No Limit Hold'em High Roller Entries: 65 Prizepool: $61,750 toddchipman - $16,207.03* You Are Tim - $14,667.97* ratedGTO - $9,262.50 J3tBl@ckP0pe - $6,175 AvaGray - $4,631.25 $gt. Tibbs - $3,396.25 SaucyPaws - $2,470 laura33188 - $2,470 HuySmakuy - $2,470 Event #32: $100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Entries: 117 Prize pool: $10,740.60 SnashuaJ - $2,631.51 SaucyPaws - $1,825.90 MattEMenz - $1,396.27 OrganicHG - $966.65 dogtag - $698.13 aad0906 - $537.03 Trojan526 - $429.62 $gt. Tibbs - $322.21
  11. This weekend in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Pokerran ten tournaments, which included the $50,000 Guarantee Sunday Major. Rodney Koodray (Vetstadiumon PocketFives) finished third in the site's $10,000 Guarantee on Sunday for $1,438. The winner of the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee was rockythecat, who took home the top prize of $10,000. Jon Borenstein (itsmejonon PocketFives, pictured) made four final tables this weekend. Borenstein finished third in the PartyPoker/Borgata $5,000 Guarantee and fifth in the site's $10,000 Guarantee on Friday. Then, he won the WSOP.com Weekend Warm-Up and the WSOP.com Knockout Series Main Event for a combined $5,375 in cashes. Alpha_King won the WSOP.com $25,000 Guarantee, pocketing $7,000. The winner of the WSOP $10,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee was Adversity45, who cashed for $3,192. Jermz took down the Ultimate PokerSunday $2,500 Guarantee for $1,125. Dan Lupo (centrfieldr on PocketFives) was victorious in the 888 Big Sunday $10,000 Guarantee, taking home $3,000. Congrats to all PocketFivers who cashed this weekend. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey poker community for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players. ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Friday, August, 15th at 8 pm had 98 runners. 18 spots were paid with 1st place paying $1,000. The final 9 finishers were: 1 LITTLELUCIANA - $1,000 2 Nuts2U - $738 3 itsmejon - $550 (itsmejon) 4 davault - $450 5 kannan83 - $375 6 rlcconstruction - $313 7 majoda2 - $263 (danielmajor87) 8 VARJAK - $213 9 drew1115 - $163 ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Friday, August, 15th at 9 pm had 101 runners buying in for $50 ($45+ $5). 13 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 hort336 - $1,000 2 flipflopdoc - $738 3 ZekeBailey - $550 4 romeo8880 - $450 (romeo8880) 5 jaydin - $375 6 oldguysrule - $313 7 irons21 - $263 8 wreslen123 - $213 9 TheDream - $163 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Friday, August, 15th had 97 runners. 18 spots were paid with 1st place paying $2,300. The final 9 finishers were: 1 Alan1431 - $2,300 2 JMoney21 - $1,675 3 BigBuxBuro - $1,200 4 redraider - $850 5 itsmejon - $650 (itsmejon) 6 sofcknsick - $500 (Sofcknsickk) 7 Sveinbinder099 - $415 8 drew1115 - $350 9 olmuggins - $285 ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Saturday, August 16th at 8 pm had 82 runners. 13 spots were paid with 1st place paying $855. The final 9 finishers were: 1 Boom94 - $855* 2 Google_Man - $827* 3 hajzlik - $793* 4 Nuts2U - $500 5 Jaybone - $413 (Jaybone2315) 6 latata - $350 7 JohnnyDrama - $288 (JohnnnyDrama) 8 BrahmaBull58 - $238 (Young1) 9 LuckyTiger3 - $188 *Final Table Chop ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Saturday, August 9th at 9 pm had 96 runners buying in for $50 ($45+ $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 wreslen123 - $1,000 2 joey1way - $738 3 Jerzeygirl621 - $550 4 venumadhav30 - $450 5 davault - $375 6 fingers911 - $313 (fingers911) 7 Alan1431 - $263 8 JohnnyDrama - $213 (JohnnnyDrama) 9 Dionysus - $163 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Saturday, August 15th had 84 runners. 13 spots were paid with 1st place paying $2,400. The final 9 finishers were: 1 uniman - $2,400 2 eyeAMyou - $1,700 3 romeo8880 - $1,300 (romeo8880) 4 Boney526 - $975 (Boney526) 5 Glitterbunny3 - $675 6 hort336 - $550 7 Jsonger85 - $450 8 ithappens - $400 (ithappens24) 9 joe_b_3 - $350 ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Sunday, August 17th at 8 pm had 109 runners buying for $50 ($45 + $5) for a prize pool of $4,905 ($95 overlay). 18 spots were paid with 1st place paying $1,000. The final 9 finishers were: 1 BuhToonz - $1,000 2 BF-WhizKid - $738 (jBEEZ_8X) 3 Riverbet - $550 4 oDD_li_oDDs - $450 (obione) 5 PocketProfits - $375 (PocketProfits) 6 SmellsLikeIrish - $313 7 dp0330 - $263 (dp0330) 8 Nuts2U - $213 9 dondonyen - $163 (dondonyen) ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Sunday, August 17th at 9 pm had 99 runners buying in for $50 ($45+ $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 McLovin81 - $1,000 2 SMDisReal - $738 3 maraa - $550 4 t6j8z - $450 5 OneFuji84 - $375 (OneFuji) 6 PocketProfits - $313 (PocketProfits) 7 tensevener - $263 (jawtenseven) 8 Huntir - $213 9 BINKed-It - $163 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Sunday, August 17th had 145 runners. 27 spots were paid with 1st place paying $2,969. The final 9 finishers were: 1 vpatel22346 - $2,969 2 flipflopdoc - $2,111 3 twelveparsecs - $1,438 (Vetstadium) 4 DaveW1004 - $1,029 5 MuckYourLife - $792 (Pker4Dummies) 6 jaywentz1976 - $581 7 KenDaneyko - $449 8 hort336 - $356 9 Jonnybegoode - $264 ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $50,000 Guarantee $200 ($185 + $15) for Sunday, August 17th had 258 runners for a prize pool of $47,730 ($2,270 overlay). 54 spots were paid with 1st place paying $10,000. The final 9 finishers were: 1 rockythecat - $10,000 2 chipriwin - $7,000 3 ickytoy - $4,500 4 JackNapier - $3,000 (jacknapier) 5 b00mt0wn - $2,000 (TheHighRoad) 6 C.M.E. - $1,600 (C.M.E.) 7 TommyKittens - $1,250 8 Thatgood45 - $1,000 9 fresh2fndef - $750 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Friday, August 15th had 205 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 237 re-buys for $10 and 140 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,820. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,542. The top 9 finishers were: 1 thedrain21. - $1,542 2 ontheblind - $902 3 augustus2014 - $570 4 Apalexpex - $454 5 flushoff11 - $396 (flushoff11) 6 Wheel54 - $268 7 One4you2envy - $210 8 DatTightDik - $163 9 bamboo323 - $128 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Friday, August 15th had 144 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 159 re-buys for $25, 106 add-ons for $25, totaling $10,225. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,812. The top 9 finishers were: 1 thekid4665 - $2,812 2 durrrr - $1,636 (my2chis) 3 Debaser - $930 (Debaser) 4 WilliamJLH - $726 (WilliamJLH) 5 PilarIsBack - $624 (Naluneabezshapki) 6 DonDonYen - $521 (DonDonYen) 7 Apalexpex - $399 8 LeftSid3 - $256 (JohnnnyDrama) 9 GC9691 - $184 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com Weekend Warm Up $5,000 Guarantee R&A for Saturday, August 16th had 39 runners buying in for $55 ($50+$5) each, 24 re-buys for $50 and 26 add-ons for $50, for a prize pool totaling $4,450 ($550 overlay). 4 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,000. The top 5 finishers were: 1 jetsfan14 - $2,000 (itsmejon) 2 Jdawg59 - $1,250 3 vinmanc - $1,000 4 Furkdaddy10 - $750 (Furkdaddy10) ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $3,000 Guarantee Re-entry for Saturday, August 16th had 60 runners buying in for $33 ($30+$3) each and 17 re-entries for a prize pool totaling $2,310 ($690 overlay). 6 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,050. The top 6 finishers were: 1 FreshGuac - $1,050 2 randomrags24 - $660 (fnasty97) 3 Eminem - $450 (piffffffffff) 4 Ishmael - $330 5 PeoplesChamp - $270 6 BlckJck - $240 (BlckJck) ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Saturday, August 16th had 179 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 188 re-buys for $10 and 123 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $4,900 ($100 overlay). 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1 jtorres - $1,350 2 Thrash123 - $800 (Thrash) 3 ThreeSixes - $500 4 Gammon - $400 5 NEILGAMB - $350 6 Married - $245 7 Woodite - $195 8 Ppacey - $145 9 Heaterman - $120 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Saturday, August 16th had 130 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 138 re-buys for $25, 92 add-ons for $25, totaling $9,000 ($1,000 overlay). 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,750. The top 9 finishers were: 1 TJGotcha1120 - $2,750 (TJGotcha) 2 DonDonYen - $1,600 (DonDonYen) 3 JFlynn0606 - $910 4 schaf4206 - $710 (schaf4206) 5 matador12ku - $610 6 Snakeman52 - $510 7 dimaiv82 - $390 8 LaCiLoBaiD - $250 (lacilobaid) 9 Mschickie888 - $180 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com Knock Out Series Main Event $5,000 Guarantee for Sunday, August 17th had 65 runners buying in for $109 + $20 bounty each for a prize pool totaling $6,500. 8 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,175. The top 8 finishers were: 1 jetsfan14 - $2,175 (itsmejon) 2 Stormheart - $1,565 3 Jakep474 - $1,025 (jtsnakes) 4 BiggDaddy - $750 (BiggDaddy) 5 LeftSid3 - $593 (JohnnnyDrama) 6 FreshGuac - $483 7 RIP_Neiko - $438 8 SLHalper - $293 (s.l.halper) ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $25,000 Guarantee-$215 ($200 + $15) for Sunday, August 17th had 107 runners. 20 spots were paid with 1st place $7,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Alpha_King - $7,000 2 BoomBoom - $4,050 (LLKOOLK) 3 monkey_wise - $2,325 4 SLHalper - $1,825 (s.l.halper) 5 ickytoy1 - $1,575 6 pokermaster8 - $1,325 7 champadams - $1,050 8 AvonBarkz - $700 (AvonBarkz) 9 sizzlinbetts - $525 (sizzlinbetta) ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee - $109 ($100 + $9) for Sunday, August 17th had 114 runners. 20 spots were paid with 1st place $3,192. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Adversity45 - $3,192 2 Haterade10 - $1,847 (jford10) 3 Daytona103 - $1,060 4 jomaci - $832 5 azulciel - $718 6 Grassiknoll - $604 7 mag8500 - $479 8 LightMyFire - $319 (GratefulD3ad) 9 RIP_Neiko - $239 ------------------------------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $1,000 Nightly for Friday, August 15th had 17 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 3 spots were paid with 1st place $500. The 3 finishers were: 1 alillia - $500 2 NO-WINSKI - $300 (ECOMIKE) 3 playitsmart - $200 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker the $1,000 Nightly for Sunday, August 17th had 18 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 3 spots were paid with 1st place $500. The 3 finishers were: 1 rerealbo - $500 2 playitsmart - $300 3 Harrydefoxx - $200 ------------------------------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $2,500 guarantee for Sunday, August 17th had 23 runners buying in for $100 each ($91+$9) for a prize pool of $1,911. 4 spots were paid with 1st place $1,165. The 4 finishers were: 1 Jermz - $1,125 2 JMPoker - $625 3 MmMmMmm88 - $450 4 pokerplay - $300 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker "Big Sunday" $10,000 Guarantee-$200 buy in for Sunday, August 17th had 52 runners. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $3,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 centrfieldr5 - $3,000 (centrfieldr) 2 Drew1121 - $1,750 3 KickDJ02 - $1,220 (KickDJ02) 4 sizzlinbetta - $1,020 (sizzlinbetta) 5 Mr.Stick - $810 6 terdfergusin - $710 7 jazzyjay1 - $610 8 donkeyking - $510 9 KorbenDallas - $370
  12. After turning a Platinum Pass he won for $86 into a $35,000 score in the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship, Anthony 'tonydatiger' Maio now finds himself atop the PocketFives United States Online Poker Rankings. Maio currently has 5,134.21 points and is ahead of David 'bewater' Goodman in second and Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano in third. United States Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 Anthony 'tonydatiger' Maio 5,134.21 2 David 'bewater' Goodman 4,716.53 3 Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano 4,596.22 4 Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein 4,497.39 5 Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo 4,196.83 6 Justin 'Lappy' Lapka 3,992.79 7 'Hurricane27' 3,978.63 8 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman 3,914.59 9 Chance 'Chances Cards' Kornuth 3,770.43 10 'jordanfrog' 3,665.53 Maio has a handful of recent four-figure scores, including a good number of those coming from WSOP.com and PokerStars NJ. Maio’s biggest score on WSOP.com recently was a first-place finish in the $20,000 Monthly Saturday [PLO, 6 Max] for $6,400 and 141.42 points on January 27, 2019. Just a few days before that, Maio took fourth in the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown - $30,000 GTD [Re-entry] for $5,137 and 98.65 points on January 23. On PokerStars NJ, Maio recently finished runner-up in the Sunday Special - $200, $25,000 Gtd for $4,000 and 104.32 points on February 3. Also on PokerStars NJ, but back in the middle of January, Maio won the Winter Series 6: $1,000 NL Hold'em [High-Roller,6-Max], $25,000 Gtd for $11,020 and 165.98 points. Goodman’s recent results have all been on WSOP.com, highlighted by scores of $8,336 (146.09 points), $4,387 (98.09 points), and $6,893 (129.11 points) in the month of January. For Gagliano, all but one of his cashes in 2019 have come from WSOP.com or PokerStars NJ, and he already has five victories in online poker tournaments this year. He won the BorgataPoker.com Mega $535 Tuesday - $12,000 GTD Six-Max NLH [3x RE] for $6,975 and 150 points on January 23, the PokerStars NJ Winter Series 13: $200 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO,6-Max], $18,000 Gtd for $3,458 and 115.32 points on January 20, the PokerStars NJ Winter Series 4: $150 NL Hold'em [4-Max], $20,000 Gtd for $7,222 and 153 points on January 14, the PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] - $500, $10,000 Gtd for $5,405 and 103.97 points on January 13, and the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown - $30,000 GTD [Re-entry] for $11,357 and 188.39 points on January 2.
  13. This week in New Jersey online poker, PartyPoker/Borgata Pokerran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees. Pells327 (pells327on PocketFives) won the $5,000 Guarantee on Monday, cashing for $1,107. On Wednesday, Frank Vulpis (Binkedit8899on PocketFives) made the final table of both nightly guarantees. Vulpis came in second in the $5,000 Guarantee and then came in third in the $10,000 Guarantee on the same night for a combined $2,195. LuckySpewy (ykwon17 on PocketFives) won the $10,000 Guarantee on Thursday, pocketing $2,574. Having an impressive run in the WSOP.com$5,000 Guarantee this week was Jon Borenstein (itsmejon on PocketFives, pictured) who made the final table three straight nights. Borenstein won the $5,000 Guarantee on Monday, came in third on Tuesday, and finished ninth on Wednesday for a total of $2,056. Just last week on July 8th, Borenstein won the WSOP.com $5,000 Guarantee for $1,350. Winning the Ultimate Poker $1,000 Guarantee on Tuesday was HankDaTank (Bigmike22 on PocketFives) for $450. Kmetzky (Kmet9 on PocketFives) won the 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee on Wednesday for $650. Congrats to all PocketFivers who cashed this week. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey poker community for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players. ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Monday, July 14th had 123 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,107. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Pells327 - $1,107 (Pells327) 2 drewskey - $816 3 JudgeBen - $609 (JudgeBen) 4 MO_Money_422 - $498 5 JExtremeD - $415 6 wagon731 - $346 7 noodles73 - $291 8 Swifty - $235 9 jerseyjosh - $180 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Monday, July 14th had 144 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 27 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,949. The top 9 finishers were: 1 ORANGE13 - $2,949 2 Joeyr1201 - $2,097 3 sofcknsick - $1,428 (sofcknsickk) 4 majoda2 - $1,022 5 centrfieldr23 - $786 (centrfieldr) 6 La_Flama_Blan27 - $577 (rimmer27) 7 SidVicious23 - $446 8 Jford10 - $354 (Jford10) 9 CFOODTONY - $262 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, July 15th had 119 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,071. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Leonka99 - $1,071 2 Oneshtkll17 - $790 (tcdmb36) 3 jazzyjay111 - $589 4 Themanp82 - $482 5 laumserg - $402 6 Rebbie43 - $335 7 Ryan1991 - $281 8 jjw1032 - $228 9 Tony_Roastbeef_ - $174 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, July 15th had 141 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 27 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,302. The top 9 finishers were: 1 SweetCheese69 - $2,887 2 restrictedarea - $2,053 3 JohnnyDrama - $1,399 (JohnnnyDrama) 4 kodilee4 - $1,001 5 CharlieBrown - $770 (money4bacon) 6 jcgamblers - $565 7 MikeyD86 - $436 8 b00mt0wn - $346 (TheHighRoad) 9 G0tRocks - $257 (shipthat) ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, July 16th had 125 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,125. The top 9 finishers were: 1 hort336 - $1,125 2 Binkedit8899 - $830 (Binkedit8899) 3 WhoopAss - $619 4 simonsaidwuh - $506 5 laumserg - $422 6 JMPoker - $352 7 Robinhood - $295 8 SBlast2711 - $239 (Sblum2711) 9 Beahmer - $183 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, July 16th had 125 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,323. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Extraction - $2,616 2 SidVicious23 - $1,905 3 Binkedit8899 - $1,365 (Binkedit8899) 4 ZhuMaster - $967 5 iganatz - $739 6 jcarver - $569 (jcarver) 7 stickyking - $472 (stickyking) 8 arshah4384 - $398 9 Arik19 - $324 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Thursday, July 17th had 112 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $823. The top 9 finishers were: 1 sparc - $823* 2 patticakes88 - $768* 3 Alterbridge - $714* 4 RobTarantino - $454 5 iCall - $378 6 Jaybone - $315 (jaybone2315) 7 Deuxexmachina - $265 (WillisNYC) 8 Jamdizzi777 - $214 9 jakep474 - $164 (jtsnakes) *Final Table Chop ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Thursday, July 17th had 123 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,852. The top 9 finishers were: 1 LuckySpewy - $2,574 (ykwon17) 2 Arik19 - $1,875 3 chipperrr - $1,343 4 KyleCash13 - $951 5 stickyking - $728 (stickyking) 6 NNJACES - $560 7 JohnnyDrama - $465 (JohnnnyDrama) 8 hashy - $392 (hashy) 9 borgataboy - $319 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Monday, July 14th had 194 runners buying in for $11($10+$1) each, 214 re-buys for $10 and 121 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,290. 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1 jetsfan14 - $1,428 (itsmejon) 2 michaeltesta - $846 3 Adversity45 - $529 4 SofcknsicKKK - $423 (Sofcknsickk) 5 SLHalper - $370 (s.l.halper) 6 Gee_Money - $259 7 M.F.JU - $206 (Words I Manifest) 8 iamskynet - $153 (Eatahoagie) 9 Acesfull32 - $127 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Monday, July 14th had 143 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 213 re-buys for $25, 106 add-ons for $25, totaling $11,550. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,764. The top 9 finishers were: 1 pure__reason - $3,176 2 atthebar - $1,848 3 Danno382 - $1,051 4 Bozzo - $820 5 jemmaball - $705 6 DonCorleone - $589 (iLuvJerze) 7 Flyersboy71 - $450 8 SophBet - $289 9 smaulerg - $208 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Tuesday, July 15th had 178 runners buying in for $11($10+$1) each, 218 re-buys for $10 and 112 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,080. 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1 snake1125 - $1,372 2 Iamjayfig - $813 3 jetsfan14 - $508 (itsmejon) 4 WhereMyBlunt - $406 5 kostagr33k - $356 6 hoops886 - $249 (hoops886) 7 VicmoneyG - $198 8 Mad_Chipz.17 - $147 9 jayfitz27 - $122 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, July 15th had 186 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 215 re-buys for $25, 127 add-ons for $25, totaling $13,200. 30 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,564. The top 9 finishers were: 1 JerseyKJ21 - $3,564 2 dp0330 - $2,079 (dp0330) 3 Goldendw17 - $1,188 4 Brilliant27 - $924 (Brilliant27) 5 pokermaster8 - $792 6 TJGotcha1120 - $660 7 Kilts51 - $502 8 rockybest17 - $317 9 M.F.JU - $224 (Words I Manifest) ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Wednesday, July 16th had 183 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 184 re-buys for $10 and 110 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $4,770 ($230 overlay). 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,407. The top 9 finishers were: 1 farlig - $1,350 2 DoUhveAsiste - $800 3 Adversity45 - $500 4 Newbienj - $400 5 89ofHearts - $350 6 hoops886 - $245 (hoops886) 7 qwertywerp - $195 8 jshab1989 - $145 9 jetsfan14 - $120 (itsmejon) ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, July 16th had 147 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 171 re-buys for $25, 105 add-ons for $25, totaling $10,375. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,853. The top 9 finishers were: 1 PapaGrande - $2,908 (acesfullrjr) 2 bubbashrimp - $1,692 3 M.F.JU - $962 (Words I Manifest) 4 SLHalper - $751 (s.l.halper) 5 smaulerg - $645 6 Goldendw17 - $539 7 flipflopdoc - $412 8 Jackal - $264 9 eyetea - $190 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Thursday, July 17th had 206 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 265 re-buys for $10 and 103 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $6,040. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1 DcircaC07 - $1,601 2 powerlock - $936 3 gusthegreek - $592 4 areyouready - $471 5 Dr_lewiskidd - $411 6 BlckJck - $278 7 Pokernut - $217 8 kostagr33k - $169 9 bernv40 - $133 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Thursday, July 17th had 135 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 153 re-buys for $25, 101 add-ons for $25, totaling $9,725. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,956. The top 9 finishers were: 1 iamskynet - $2,750 (eatahoagie) 2 rungoodonce - $1,600 3 T1mB3y_B33F - $910 4 JerseyKJ21 - $710 5 Hsolo - $610 6 camel - $510 7 smaulerg - $390 8 randomrags24 - $250 (fnasty97) 9 kingjackoff - $180 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $1,000 Nightly for Monday , July 14th had 19 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 4 spots were paid with 1st place $450. The 4 finishers were: 1 alillia - $450 2 slaumerg - $250 3 luckyme - $180 4 nowitsover - $120 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker the $1,000 Nightly for Tuesday , July 15th had 19 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 4 spots were paid with 1st place $450. The 4 finishers were: 1 HankDaTank - $450 (Bigmike22) 2 Ebby - $250 3 cubanmami $180 4 tups - $120 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker the $1,000 Nightly for Wednesday, July 16th had 21 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 4 spots were paid with 1st place $500. The 4 finishers were: 1 tmast - $450 2 BALZovBRAINS - $250 3 sdari123 - $180 4 slaumerg - $120 ------------------------------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $1,000 Nightly for Thursday, July 17th had 25 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 4 spots were paid with 1st place $500. The 4 finishers were: 1 nowitsover - $512 2 alillia - $284 3 NJCON - $205 4 MmMmMmm88 - $137 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee -$35 buy in for Monday, July 14th had 68 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,176. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $631. The top 10 finishers were: 1 KyleCash13 - $631 2 OhNevermind - $370 3 DaRookie - $261 4 YouPayMyRent - $218 (Brilliant27) 5 werth73 - $174 6 mrbfmrbf21 - $150 (mrbfmrbf) 7 VamanosPest - $128 8 Max_Crapper - $107 9 dice77 - $76 10 ucmywork - $61 (ucmywork2) ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee - $35 buy in for Tuesday, July 15th 7th had 65 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,080. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $603. The top 9 finishers were: 1 jho744 - $603 2 runnethover - $354 3 nightwatch14 - $250 (Thenightwatch10) 4 hef9139 - $208 (hef9139) 5 NizthebiZ888 - $166 6 Iron_Man - $144 7 SLHalper13 - $123 (s.l.halper) 8 mcknicks550 - $102 9 btd1200 - $73 (btd1200) 10 VamanosPest - $58 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee - $35 buy in for Wednesday, July 16th had 70 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,240. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $650. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Kmetzky - $650 (Kmet9) 2 btd1200 - $381 (btd1200) 3 rbones333 - $269 4 runnethover - $224 5 sparks63 - $179 6 warrior - $155 7 Yodudesbro - $132 8 jerseyjosh - $110 9 CHEFJOHNLAGO - $78 (CHEFJOHNLAGO) ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee - $35 buy in for Thursday, July 17th had 64 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,048. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $603. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Bigcakes1111 - $594 (Bigcakes) 2 abuff - $348 3 FlanNess - $246 4 PresBruno - $205 (PresBruno) 5 ssssticky1 - $164 (stickyking) 6 KyleCash13 - $141 7 jerseyjosh - $121 8 gresmaul - $100 9 ryanroot1 - $72 10 bozopinozo - $57 Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  14. The final events of the PokerStars 2019 New Jersey Championship of Online Poker wrapped up on Monday as New Jersey’s Tenzin ‘tc_ownz’ Chakdor won the $300 buy-in $100,000 GTD Main Event for a career-high online score of $19,111.88. Chakdor’s victory capped off over two weeks worth of online action in New Jersey as grinders battled in the 50-event series that paid out over $1 million in total prize pools. Chakdor (playing under his PokerStarsNJ screen name ‘Mc_lovin1632’) navigated his way through the 373-entry field to lock up the biggest payday of the entire series. This isn’t the first time Chakdor has found success during NJCOOP. While it may be his largest cash in terms of money in his pocket, just last year he was the winner of the PSPC Main Event All-in Shootout which awarded him a $25K Platinum Pass and a trip to the Bahamas for the 2019 PSPC. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] Multiple NJCOOP Titles With over 50 events, Chakdor has plenty of company when it comes to NJCOOP title winners. Some of those players were lucky enough to take down more than one. New Jersey’s current #5-ranked player Jon ‘toddchipman’ Borenstein racked up the most NJCOOP victories by taking down three tournaments. He earned his first victory in Event #10 ($250 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $7,341.17. Then he followed that up with a first-place finish in Event #15 ($1,000 NLHE High Roller Six Max) after a deal for $16,892.70. Finally, Borenstein captured his third title of the series in the final event of the series, Event #50 ($100 NLHE Hyper-Turbo Six Max) for an additional $2,775.44. His NJCOOP rush will send him up over $1.3 million in lifetime earnings and a career-high ranking of #166 in the world. Borenstein wasn’t the only player to lock up more than one title. He was joined by Anthony ‘FlawlessBINK’ Maio, ‘angel zera’ and ‘snapcallzzz’ all of whom each took down two tournaments. New Jersey’s former #1-ranked grinder David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman also booked a couple of wins when he took down Event #32 ($200 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $6,553.67 and Event #47 ($75 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic Hyper-Turbo) for $2,008.92. Non-Stop Value Added The 2019 NJCOOP also offered plenty of added value for New Jersey online poker players as aggressive guarantees were routinely missed throughout the entire series. Of the 50 events, 28 tournaments played for the guarantee. In one instance, they hit the guaranteed number right on the nose. In seven others, the prize pool surpassed the guarantee, but the online site needed the rake to cover the number. In these cases, players basically played for a reduced rake as part of their rake was used for the prize pool. In 20 events, PokerStars needed to add money to the prize pool to cover the guarantee. The total amount over the course of the series is just over $39,000 worth of overlays with 13 events needing an infusion of at least $1,000. The largest overlay came in Event #30 ($300 NLHE Four Max) where PokerStars added $5,700 to hit the $30K guarantee. In 2020, NJCOOP may find that it is not PokerStars' only major US online poker series. PokerStars is reportedly on the verge of launching its second regulated online poker site in the state of Pennsylvania. When PA online poker finally does go live, perhaps a PACOOP won't be too far behind. PokerStars 2019 NJCOOP Winners # EVENT ENTIRES PRIZE POOL WINNER WINNINGS 1 $100 NL Hold'em [Nightly Stars - NJCOOP Warm-Up] 242 $22,215.60 sareeBAcoMEHH $4,273.28 2 $200 NL Hold'em [Turbo - NJCOOP Warm-Up] 67 $16,000.00 bgrif32 $4,400.21 3 $200 NL Hold'em [Deepstack, 8-Max] 134 $27,500.00 TeethOfBags $5,725.84* 4 $150 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO] 148 $22,500.00 angel zera $2,847.24 5 $250 NL Hold'em [Sunday Special SE] 201 $55,000.00 CoonG23 $10,814.85 6 $100 PL Omaha [6-Max] 84 $10,000.00 Bortzork $2,404.55 7 $150 NL Hold'em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 78 $12,000.00 D.Drumpf $2,926.93 8 $100 NL Hold'em [4-Max, Progressive KO] 213 $19,553.40 DaBirds23 $1,919.90 9 $75+R PL Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max] 48 $12,500.00 grinder03 $4,904.43 10 $250 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE] 152 $35,416.00 toddchipman $7,341.17 11 $30 NL Hold'em [Mini Super Tuesday] 397 $10,838.10 BrigBeast06 $1,964.58 12 $150 NL Hold'em [Escalating Antes] 122 $16,799.40 L!ghtSout $3,670.44 13 $100 NL Hold'em [Bubble Rush] 122 $12,000.00 supremetny $2,630.33 14 $100 NL Holdem [Progressive KO] 216 $19,828.80 FlawlessBINK $2,172.31 15 $1,000 NL Hold'em [High-Roller, 6-Max] 46 $50,000.00 toddchipman $16,892.70* 16 $150 NL Hold'Em [6-Max] 100 $13,770.00 J3tBl!ckP0pe $3,182.85 17 $200 NL Hold'em [Thursday Thrill SE] 109 $22,000.00 zapzer7 $3,036.53 18 $50+R NL Hold'em 74 $12,000.00 rosseg $3,900.00 19 $100 NL Hold'em [Turbo] 100 $10,000.00 AvaGray $2,369.95 20 $300 Eight-Game [6-Max] 55 $15,400.00 D0naldTrump8 $4,620.00 21 $150 NL Hold'em [Bubble Rush, 6-Max] 75 $10,327.50 rosseg $3,050.98 22 $100 NL Hold'em [Deepstack, 8-Max] 146 $13,402.80 1EveryDay1 $2,778.23 23 $200 NL Hold'em [Bigstack Turbo] 54 $10,044.00 R@zzleDazz1e $3,479.64 24 $100 NL Hold'em [Marathon] 104 $10,000.00 snapcallzzz $2,077.31* 25 $100 Mixed NLHE/PLO [6-Max] 74 $10,000.00 KoolerU $2,954.25 26 $150 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO, 6-Max, Big Antes] 143 $20,000.00 snapcallzzz $2,131.50 27 $350 NL Hold'em [Sunday Special SE] 174 $60,000.00 MisAnnthr0pe $12,080.33 28 $200 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO] 140 $32,000.00 bluesnj $4,658.77 29 $100 NL Hold'em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 90 $10,000.00 ForTheThr1ll $2,369.95 30 $300 NL Hold'em [4-Max] 81 $30,000.00 angel zera $7,317.22 31 $500 PL Omaha [High-Roller, 6-max] 35 $18,000.00 mmenz08816 $8,072.53 32 $200 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE] 175 $32,550.00 coles93 $6,553.67 33 $100 No Limit Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max] 71 $8,000.00 1234 fifffff $2,180.00 34 $30+R NL Holdem [6-Max] 118 $10,000.00 hubbiee $2,600.00 35 $200 NL Hold'em 97 $20,000.00 laura33188 $4,739.85 36 $250 NL Hold'em [Thursday Thrill SE] 118 $28,000.00 TiltedHard $3,498.54 37 $150 NL Hold'em [Turbo] 109 $15,009.30 iFoldN0T $3,437.65 38 $200 FL Holdem [6-Max] 37 $8,500.00 MacBlackwood $3,400.00 39 $200 NL Hold'em [Deep, Hyper-Turbo] 55 $10,450.00 JerseyRU $3,726.94 40 $300 NL Hold'em [6-Max] 80 $25,000.00 MartinChatwn $6,812.50 41 $75 NL Hold'em [Zoom] 198 $13,513.50 rayteddy93 $2,653.80 42 $100 NL Hold'em [Big Antes] 126 $12,500.00 Bout2shove $2,739.89 43 $300 NL Hold'em [Main Event, 2-Day Event] 373 $104,440.00 Mc_Lovin1632 $19,111.88 44 $50 NL Hold'em [Main Event Structure] 500 $22,750.00 cl1ckinbtns $4,042.37 45 $100 NL Hold'em [Win the Button] 148 $13,586.40 FlawlessBINK $2,816.28 46 $150 PL Omaha [6-Max] 58 $12,500.00 notabuyer $4,458.02 47 $75 NL Hold'em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 130 $9,165.00 coles93 $2,008.92 48 $150 NL Hold'em [Nightly Stars SE - NJCOOP Wrap-Up] 223 $20,471.40 RatherBinAC $3,718.38 49 $100 NL Hold'em [Phase Day 2] 44 $31,212.00 Wsopboy1997 $6,382.91 50 $100 NL Hold'em [Deep, Hyper-Turbo, 6-Max] 81 $11,542.50 toddchipman $2,775.44  
  15. Wednesday saw one of PokerStars’ biggest names take down a title in the third annual New Jersey Championship of Online Poker. Main Event winner and the man who started the poker boom, Chris ‘Money800NJ’ Moneymaker, was online and grinding NJCOOP on Wednesday. Moneymaker battled through the 242 runners in Event #14 ($100 NLHE Progressive KO) to the victory taking home the largest cash prize of the day with his first place prize of $2,139.88 combined with his bounty haul of $2,896.24 for a total of $5,036.12. Moneymaker was in New Jersey while still on his coast-to-coast Moneymaker PSPC Tour. The tour offers players the chance to play with the PokerStars ambassador in a $86 buy-in event with the winner earning themselves a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the $25,000 PSPC which will take place during the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Earlier during NJCOOP, East Coast grinder Anthony Maio won his way to the Bahamas the event by winning Event #6. This week, the live tour stops at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut from October 4-7 where yet another player will win their way into what is expected to be the largest High Roller in history. The runner-up for Event #14 was ‘CrazylKilla’, who settled for $1,646.72 (+ $766.29 in bounties) for finishing runner-up to Moneymaker. Also, PocketFiver Ross ‘Rosseg’ Gottlieb finished in third place, banking $1,267.72 (+$391.56 in bounties). It was another great NJCOOP day for Dan ‘R@zzleDazz1e’ DiZenzo. It was DiZenzo's third final table of the series, but this time he closed it out with a victory. The grinder from Vernon, NJ earned $3,801 for overcoming the 75 players in Event #15 ($200 Fixed Limit Hold’em Six Max). The performance gives DiZenzo a first, second and third place finish in the past three days. Jon ‘toddchipman’ Borenstein also picked up his third cash of the series in Event #15. The 2017 Aria WPT500 Champions finished in second place and earned $2,545.87 to push him up over $625,000 in total online earning. Moneymaker was also looming in this contest, however, he couldn't make it into the money, falling just two places shy of a min-cash. Event #14 - $100 No Limit Hold'em Progressive KO Entries: 242 Prize pool: $22,215.60 Money800NJ - $2,139.88 (+ $2,896.24 in bounties) Crazy|Killa - $1,646.72 (+ $766.29 in bounties) rosseg - $1,267.27 (+ $391.56 in bounties) MrA.Iverson3 - $975.25 (+ $22.95 in bounties) quadman7750 - $750.52 (+ $80.33 in bounties) SaucyPaws - $577.57 (+ $487.70 in bounties) ShrimplyPibs - $444.48 (+ $80.33 in bounties) y0ug00d - $342.06 (+ $580.21 in bounties) zapzer7 - $263.24 (+ $263.94 in bounties) Event #15 - $200 Fixed Limit Hold'em 6-Max Entries: 75 Prize pool: $13,950 R@zzleDazz1e - $3,801.40 toddchipman - $2,545.87 1|11||111||| - $1,953.00 mennatime - $1,325.25 WhostolemyRR - $976.50 Millers1976 - $732.37
  16. [caption width="640"] Jon Borenstein has had many close final table calls and finally earned his breakthrough victory in the WPT500. (WPT photo)[/caption] The fine line between poker immortality and being just another player with a few close calls is rail thin and Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein can firmly attest to that. In the last few years, Borenstein has put together a strong track record in tournaments with four-figure fields that reached a peak last summer when he finished eighth in the Colossus. The majority of Borenstein’s final table runs have ended in heartbreak as when the equity is at its highest, the deck has found a way to work against him. It looked like the same record was about to play for Borenstein last week at the final table of the WPT500 at Aria. In the first hand of play, Borenstein three-bet shoved over another all-in player with pocket jacks but ran into the aces of Aleksandr Gofman. Down to just five big blinds, Borenstein doubled up the next hand and only two hours later, was the champion in a field of 3,451. Borenstein earned $180,000 for his win and also officially removed the final table monkey from his back. “It didn’t even hit me until a few hours afterward. It feels confirming, it’s why we play the game. It’s what I’ve studied and trained to do for my whole career,” said Borenstein. The win was highly in question after Borenstein lost a large percentage of his stack in the first hand. He says the time that followed was the “longest 10 minutes of his life” and for a moment, it looked like the final table demons would never be exorcised. “It felt like an eternity in my mind, the next 10 minutes. I was saying to myself ‘how does this happen every time?’ I was laughing at that point, it was so unbelievable. It was hard to just not lose my mind and become really tilted. But I got a double up right away, and never looked back.” The WPT500 win is the first major victory for Borenstein and the six-figure score he earned for first place is the largest of his career. The deep tournament runs that Borenstein has made in the past only to fall short at the finish line have stuck with him over time. With all of the spots that have failed him before, Borenstein had some self-doubt but is officially beyond that point with his win. “It’s so easy to get in your own head in poker, especially when you’re going through a downswing or when you keep getting unlucky. You feel like it’s never going to turn around [and] you look at other people and you’re like ‘that just wasn’t meant for me, some people it was meant for’ and that’s not the case. It’s important to stay the course and keep hitting reg. It finally worked out and it doesn’t matter what’s happened in the past.” One year ago, Borenstein’s Colossus final table finish was the best result he had ever achieved but the rest of his WSOP was all downhill from there as he only notched four four-figure payout receipts following then. That perspective gives Borenstein all the more joy in winning the WPT500 as his summer prior to the win was a constant uphill battle. “Last summer, I final tabled the Colossus early and then I had lost the rest of the summer. This time, I lost the entire beginning of the summer and won at the end. You put your body out here every day and it’s a combination of rewarding from everything that led up to it and putting in a full summer’s grind and not giving up, it t feels great.” The WSOP Main Event is already two Day 1 sessions in and Borenstein will be part of tomorrow’s Day 1C field. Borenstein says he is “on top of the world” coming into poker’s biggest event and with a field that will reach close to 7,000 entrants, he is a candidate to be a player who could potentially ride the wave of variance momentum to make a deep run.
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