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  1. In what is seen as a big win for interstate online poker, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission in their case against the U.S. Department of Justice and its revised opinion of the Wire Act. As originally reported by OnlinePokerReport.com, the ruling upholds the decision of a lower court that the reinterpretation of the Wire Act by the Department of Justice in 2018 is incorrect. In that revised opinion, the DOJ sought to expand the coverage of the Wire Act beyond sports betting to include all forms of gambling which included lotteries and online poker. The Wire Act of 1961 was originally enacted to prohibit the use of "wire communication" to assist in the interstate placing bets or wagers (or the collection of earnings) in any "sporting event or contest." In 2011, the DOJ released an opinion that events and activities that fall outside of the "sporting event" wording are outside of the Wire Act's purview. Then, in 2018, the DOJ reversed itself and attempted to extend the law's coverage. The appellate court’s decision is a potential boom for online poker in the United States. Even though online poker was not at the forefront of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission’s case, the industry should benefit providing the decision stands. It clears up the legality of whether states that legalize online poker, as Pennsylvania and Michigan have recently done, can join or create their own interstate network as Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware have already done with WSOP.com being the first and only network to date to take advantage of the opportunity. In addition to opening the gates for new states to join an interstate network, it also reinforces that what has already been established can continue to grow. Prior to the 2019 World Series of Poker, organizers were unclear if players in New Jersey would be allowed to participate in online bracelet events as they had in year's past due to the language in the DOJ’s 2018 interpretation. After an initial loss in federal court about the Wire Act, the DOJ let it be known that they would not start enforcing on other forms of gambling until 2020 at the earliest. Now, the decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals leaves the DOJ, should it choose to proceed, the final option of appealing to the Supreme Court of the United States. Given the current political landscape, the DOJ may choose not to do this in which case the lawsuit would be complete and the interpretation nullified. The Supreme Court may also opt not to hear the case which would be an end to matters as well. The new presidential administration will likely be a factor as well. According to Bloomberg News Network, President Biden is on record as not supporting the DOJ’s Wire Act expansion. Additionally, as reported by CDC Gaming Reports, back in December 2019 the Biden campaign issued a statement saying that Biden “doesn’t support adding unnecessary restrictions to the gaming industry like the Trump Administration has done.” With this being the likely end of the line for the case, players in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware are likely to see some new screen names at the tables as online poker in the U.S. prepares to expand in 2021.
  2. It’s not easy to crack into online poker’s worldwide top-100 rankings. But for Americans who play inside U.S. borders on regulated sites, it’s even tougher. United States-based players don’t have access to the massive player pools and huge guarantees that some of the top players grind in order to rack up leaderboard points. For these pros, it takes a doubling-down of volume and effort in order to earn their spot and recognition among online poker’s best. And this week, four of America's best have succeeded in doing just that. Frank ‘thewholefunk’ Funaro Jr. (#52) New Jersey’s Frank Funaro is the current #1-ranked player in the United States and currently sits at #52 in the world. Funaro is in the midst of a career run, sitting just one spot off his career-high ranking and speed toward $1 million in total online poker earnings. Funaro has been stockpiling PLB points all summer including 19 PLB-qualifying scores in August. However, he really heated up after he took down the September 14 edition of the WSOP.com $100,000 Player Appreciation tournament for $19,741 and 325.69 PLB points. Just two weeks later, Funaro grabbed gold again by winning the WSOP.com $2,000 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed NLH High Roller for another $44,489 and 446.65 points. For the entire month, Funaro pulled in 38 cashes for a total of just over $102,000 in earnings. After a solid two-month grind, Funaro has been taking it easy. With just 11 cashes in October and, as of yet, no major recorded scores in November, he’ll find himself slipping down the rankings soon. But after all his hard work, he’s still likely to have a spot in the top-100 for a little while longer. David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman (#62) David Coleman has just added to his long list of accomplishments, which includes a win in the New Jersey WPT Online Poker Open earlier this year, by reaching a career-high worldwide ranking of #62. Coleman, who is perpetually in the conversation when one talks about the best U.S. online poker players, has been steadily picking up PLB points throughout September and October. However, on October 28 he really received a boost with a pair of five-figure scores. Coleman just narrowly missed out on picking up a WSOP Circuit ring with a third-place finish in the WSOP Circuit Event #13 ($100,000 NLH High Roller, 6-Max) for $25,183 and 273.63 PLB points. The same day, he took down the WSOP Tuesday Showdown for another $17,302 and 246.39 PLB points. Coleman has continued his grind into November, already picking up some key PLB points including a win in the PokerStars NJ $250 Super Tuesday for $5,318. As more results come in, Coleman has a clear shot at cracking the top 50. Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon (#90) World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Yong Kwon currently sits at #90 in the world having been ranked as high as #47 just last year. Known for his dedication to grinding, Kwon has spent years being known as one of the most dominant players from the Garden State racking up accolades and often times holding the #1 U.S. ranking for months at a time. After taking the first two weeks off in October, Kwon racked up 47 in-the-money finishes with 15 scores of four-figures or higher. His heavy PLB point push came as the month was coming to a close with back-to-back victories on WSOP.com. First, he took down the $20,000 Weekly Thursday for $7,162 and 157.16 PLB points. Then he added a win in the $10,000 Weekly Friday for another $2,800 plus 100.00 PLB points. His spotlight score took place in the WSOP.com PLO Mania Event #13 ($25,000 PLO) for $9,770 and 193.29 points. Kwon kicked November off with a fast start taking third place in the PokerStars NJ Sunday Special for another $4,721 adding to his more than $3.75 million in lifetime online earnings. Angel ‘ChromeKing’ Lopez (#92) Angel Lopez broke through into the top 100 this week for the first time, rising 16 spots to a career-high ranking of #92. Lopez used a flurry of PLB-qualifying cashes in recent weeks to propel himself up the rankings. It got started with a third-place finish in the October 21 edition of the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for $6,398. He followed that up with a run in the WSOP Circuit Event #11 ($250,000 NLH Main Event) for $1,319. Then, he went on a three-tournament tear in earl November picking up points in bulk. First, a deep run in the November 2 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday brought him $2,707. He followed that up two days later with a third-place finish in the PokerStars NJ $250 Super Tuesday for $2,707. Finally, he capped it all off with a victory in the BorgataPoker.com Mega $535 Tuesday and taking home the $5,759 first-place prize. Players qualify for the online poker worldwide rankings by adding their screen names to their PocketFives profile.
  3. In Nevada, WSOP.com kicked off its weekend with six major events including the Weekend Warm-Up $5,000 Guarantee and the Re-Entry R&A $3,000 Guarantee on Saturday. WSOP.com had 361 runners vying for the 48 available prizes totaling $42,650. One of the events was a $215 buy-in with the top prize of an entry to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event worth $10,000. The player with the highest individual cash this weekend on WSOP.com was VPIHokie1970in the WSOP Main Event Qualifier, winning a $10,000 seat. Impressively, VPIHokie1970 also took down the $15,000 Sunday event, winning $4.560. This brings his unofficial winnings for 2014 to a whopping $31,000 in less than three months into the year. He assures us that an interview is forthcoming! This weekend saw Ultimate Poker run five major events. There were 205 runners fighting for the 28 prize spots available, totaling $24,218. The player with the highest individual cash was BrownPridein the Sunday $10,000 for $2,900. That event had an overlay of $2,174, as the guarantee was not met. The following are the tournament results for the weekend from WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker, two of the legal and regulated online poker sites in Nevada. Visit PocketFives' Nevada poker community for the latest news and discussion from Nevada players. ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Friday, March 14, had 53 runners buying in for $25, 56 re-buys for $25, and 36 add-ons for $25, totaling $3,625. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,087.50 and 9th place $134.12. The nine finishers were: 1. mikenjantice $1,087.50 2. dial_up $634.37 3. MrIncredible $442.25 (MrIncredible) 4. XTrouble $369.75 5. butters $293.62 6. legum $257.37 7. Kody10 $221.12 8. Rick2007 $184.87 9. blu3kino $134.12 ------------------------------------------------------- WSOP.com– the Weekend Warm-Up $55 R&A $5,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, March 15 had 48 runners buying in for $55($50+5), 33 rebuys and 32 add-ons creating a prize pool of $5,650. There were 5 winners with 1st place $2,090.50 and 5th place $621.50. The five finishers were: 1. dial_up $2,090.50 2. TimTebow $1,412.50 3. ValueTown $847.50 4. Peaches $678.00 5. tspinjr $621.50 --------------------- WSOP.com– the $33 Re-Entry $3,000 Guarantee event on Saturday, March 15 had 68 runners buying in for $33($30+3), and 31 re-entries for $30 creating a prize pool of $2,970 and an overlay of $30. There were 8 winners with 1st place $930 and 8th place $135. The eight finishers were: 1. CindrllaMan $930 (LuckSackGMZ) 2. cantfakeit $630 3. JustCallMeEd $390 4. Sjb111 $300 5. TheGilroy $255 6. Procer $195 7. donkaments $165 8. RagsToRiver $135 --------------------- WSOP.com - the $215 Qualifier to the 2014 WSOP $10,000 Main Event ran on Saturday, March 15. There were 46 runners buying in for $215($200+15) creating a prize pool of $9,200 with an overlay of $800. The first place finisher won a $10,000 entry to the 2014 WSOP Main Event, 1. VPIHokie1970 $10,000 2014-WSOP-ME-Seat ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the $27.50 R&A $3,000 Guarantee for Sunday, March 16, had 66 runners buying in for $25, 70 re-buys for $25, and 39 add-ons for $25, totaling $4,375. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $1,268.75 and 10th place $122.50. The ten finishers were: 1. ZenSatori $1,268.75 2. VegasRoller $743.75 3. SuGaRay71 $525.00 4. DaSurrealist $437.50 5. CindrllaMan $350.00 (LuckSackGMZ) 6. Villain $301.87 7. redmike99 $258.12 8. luckisreal $214.37 9. scross $153.12 10. lilraker $122.50 ------------------------------- WSOP.com - the 15KGuarantee for Sunday, March 16, had 80 runners buying in for $215 ($200+$15) for a total prize pool of $16,000. 15 spots were paid with 1st place $4,560 and 15th place $352. The top nine finishers were: 1. VPIHokie1970 $4,560 2. ColHanzLanda $2,640 3. newhippy $1,600 4. heater6366 $1,280 5. BrianSlick21 $1,104 6. rhin0 $944 7. turnemloose $784 8. Fabio57 $544 9. PoonLagoon $432 ------------------- Ultimate Poker- the $2,500 Nightly, Friday, March 14, had 28 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) with re-buys and add-ons of 45.50 generating a prize pool of $2,866.50. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,146.59 and 5th place getting $229.32. The five finishers were: 1. allprowi $1,146.59 (Iamtheflower) 2. gothunder $773.96 3. Rprops $429.98 4. Kristin $286.65 5. Dogya $229.32 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker- the $2,500 Nightly R/A, Saturday, March 15, had 36 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+5.50) generating a prize pool of $4,004. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,601.60 and 5th place getting $320.32. The five finishers were: 1. Bishopsgm $1,601.60 2. Sundae420 $1,081.08 3. The Agnostic $600.60 (The Agnostic) 4. allprowi $400.40 (Iamtheflower) 5. DonkeyFish32 $320.32 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $3,000 Sunday R&A for March 16, had 22 runners buying in for $75 each ($68.25+6.75) generating a prize pool of $3,890.25. 4 spots were paid with 1st place $1,750.61 and 4th place getting $466.83. The four finishers were: 1. BobbyM $1,750.61 2. The Agnostic $972.56 (The Agnostic) 3. Rick2007 $700.25 4. JaminOnFaces $466.83 (JaminOnFaces) ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker - the $10,000 Sunday, March 16, had 86 runners buying in for $100 each ($91.00+9.00) generating a prize pool of $7,826 and creating an overlay of $2,174. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $2,900 and 9th place getting $300. The nine finishers were: 1. BrownPride $2,900 2. SLOPHOUSE $2,000 3. RunninGoodMC $1,500 4. PokerPro $1,000 5. ZOMG $800 6. MrIncredible $600 (MrIncredible) 7. Ranney $500 8. Shipit $400 9. corrinajoe $300 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker- the $2,500 Nightly R&A, Sunday, March 16, had 33 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50) generating a prize pool of $3,458. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,383.20 and 5th place getting $276.64. The five finishers were: 1. BHanks11 $1,383.20 (BHanks11) 2. playtowin $933.66 3. anonymous $518.70 4. Rick2007 $345.80 5. luckisreal $276.64
  4. [caption width="640"] The Las Vegas strip could soon be full of players as young as 18 if one Nevada lawmaker has his way.(Wikipedia photo)[/caption] A bill introduced in the Nevada Assembly proposes the state lower the legal gambling age from 21 to 18, but gaming officials are quick to push back on such a change. Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler submitted the proposal, Assembly Bill 86, at the request of a constituent when Nevada’s legislative session opened Monday. When this proposal comes in front of the State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee in the coming weeks, Wheeler said he’s not sure what to expect in terms of the reception from his colleagues. “I put it in to see what the feedback was,” Wheeler said. “Feedback, quite honestly, has been about 50/50 [so far]. But I want to get more feedback from the Nevada Resort Association to see what their thoughts of it are and from the Gaming Commission. I haven’t gotten that feedback yet.” But neither the Nevada Resort Association nor the Nevada Gaming Commission are interested in the proposal. Virginia Valentine, President of the Nevada Resort Association, said she’s “not aware of any compelling benefits” of lowering the gambling age and added that there’s certainly some risk in doing so. Absent of further information, Valentine said she couldn’t support such a measure. Tony Alamo, Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, agreed with Valentine, saying he has no interest in the state seeking to lower the age to gamble. He added there’s been no discussion from industry leaders to implement such a change and, even if there were, it wouldn’t be that simple to implement. “Nowhere has anyone ever vocalized, whether a big or small gaming establishment, the want or the appetite of lowering the age from 21 to 18,” Alamo said. According to a report in the Las Vegas Review Journal, the proposal isn’t necessarily new for Nevada. The idea to lower the legal gambling age to 18 was floated by some state gaming regulators in 2008 after a lawyer raised the question during a gaming law conference. But the idea was quickly shot down by state lawmakers and never made it beyond an idea. Throughout the country, a number of states already allow 18-year-olds to partake in some form of gambling, whether it be casino games, bingo, poker, or horse racing.
  5. [caption width="640"] New Jersey announces agreement to share player pool with Nevada and Delaware[/caption] In what could be a boost to the existing regulated online poker market in the United States, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware, the three states where online poker has been legalized and regulated, have agreed to a multi-state pact to begin player pools. The office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced the deal with both Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor John Carney that will open digital borders, allowing for New Jersey poker players to play against online patrons in those two states. The addition of New Jersey to the already established pact between Nevada and Delaware will no doubt increase the amount of competition, with prize pools to follow. “New Jersey has been a pioneer in the development of authorized, regulated online gaming, which has been a budding success since its launch in late 2013,” Governor Christie said. “Pooling players with Nevada and Delaware will enhance annual revenue growth, attract new consumers, and create opportunities for players and Internet gaming operators. This agreement marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for online gaming, and we look forward to working with our partners in Nevada and Delaware in this endeavor.” In order to have those player pools shared though, each operator will need to be approved and regulated in each of the three states, giving a bit of a head start to 888poker, the only operator currently established in each state. This agreement marks the latest step in the already established process of player sharing. In January 2015 888poker and WSOP.com, which uses the 888poker engine as its software backbone, began sharing players in limited cash games and tournaments in New Jersey. Then in March of that year, Nevada and Delaware’s pact to share liquidity took hold. New Jersey, it seems, is eager to get involved and bring more players into the fold. They stand ready to authorize operators for player pool sharing. “New Jersey stands prepared to approve a game offering for all three states as soon as an operator submits such a product for testing,” said David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. While perhaps not impressive on the worldwide stage, the numbers could be a big lift to the efforts of revitalizing the US online poker community. According to the data from online poker traffic purveyors PokerScout.com, Nevada's WSOP.com (along with customers from Delaware) saw an average of 130 cash game players online at a time over the most recent 7-day period. The WSOP.com brand in New Jersey (along with their pooled players from 888poker) saw 75 players in games during the same time frame. Combined, the theoretical 205 player pool average would be a jump of over 57%. “We applaud the government leadership and the regulators in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware for reaching this meaningful agreement.” Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the parent company of WSOP.com, stated in a statement in response to the intrastate agreement. “We will immediately begin efforts to take our existing Delaware-Nevada compact and add New Jersey to the mix by following the requirements established by the regulators so WSOP.com can share liquidity with all three states.” The participation of New Jersey in multi-state player sharing comes nearly four years after online gaming was originally approved in November 2013.
  6. [caption id="attachment_617305" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jed 'JCHAK' Hoffman takes over as Nevada's new #1.[/caption] Nevada has a new #1. Two-time WSOP Circuit Winner Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman rises to the top spot after a month of racking up qualifying cashes while other top Nevadians took some time off. Hoffman, putting in time on WSOP.com, accumulated over $13,000 in earnings in December. His route to becoming the #1-ranked player in the Silver State was punctuated by a pair of victories, one for $3,700 in the $10,000 Gtd Sunday Reloader on December 18 and the second for $6,393 in the Tuesday Showdown on December 27. The latter score was good for 131.45 PLB points, his best for the current period. Joe ‘JoeMomasNuts’ Mitchell slipped to #2 this month. One look at his recent activity will tell you the story - he simply hasn’t been grinding tournaments as of late. His last qualifying cash was recorded back on October 30. Even with the ample time off, should Mitchell fire up the online tables again soon, he could catch Hoffman as he finds himself only 30.63 PLB points behind the leader. Last month ‘Power’ was sitting in 4th, looking to climb the rankings. This month he accomplished his goal as he takes over the #3 spot. ‘Power’ continues to put in volume, recording 52 cashes in the month of December. Nine of his cashes which contributed to his boost in PLB points, and overall he added $16,000 to his bankroll. Bobby ‘bcm4924 McLawhorne falls two spots to #4 for the same reasons as Mitchell - he’s seemingly taking a vacation from the grind. No recorded cashes in the past two months finds his PLB score deteriorating. We’ll have to wait and see if the former #1-ranked player in Nevada returns to the online tables anytime soon. The top five is completed by Thomas ‘Butters’ Kearney who rises one spot due to his 91 recorded cashes in the month of December. There was no slowing down for the holidays as Kearney won nearly $1,500 on Christmas Day alone, making the final table in five out of his six cashes. His largest cash of the month came with his fifth-place finish in the WSOP.com $20,000 Gtd Weekly Sunday for $1,416.91. Las Vegas’ ‘stuckonluck7’ is enjoying her highest ranking to date, making her debut in the top 10 at #6 thanks to nine qualifying cashes in December. Less than 10 PLB points behind her is Jake ‘Wolf_51’ Didonato, who falls two spots to #7. ‘wsopfreezer’ finds himself in the #8 position. Despite putting in a healthy schedule and recording a win in the WSOP.com $3,000 Gtd Nightly on December 19 for $1,914.00, he's one spot removed from his position last month. Completing the top 10 are Jason ‘Roberts34’ Roberts (#9) and Daniel ‘voff’ Deveau (#10). Deveau took the first half of December off but has since returned and is putting up results at a rate that may see him make upward moves in January. Nevada Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 JCHAK 2.073.41 2 JoeMomasNuts 2,042.78 3 Power 1990.99 4 bcm4924 1,845.82 5 Butters 1,774.42 6 stuckonluck7 1,725.55 7 Wolf_51r 1,717.38 8 wsopfreezerf 1,697.62 9 Roberts34 1607.16 10 voff 1,434.67
  7. It was an extended heater for Bobby ‘bcm4924 McLawhorn that has helped him retain his #1 ranking in the state of Nevada for the third straight month. McLawhorn, one of the most consistent players on Nevada WSOP.com, put together a stunning 21 qualified cashes since the beginning of February, pushing his total PLB score north of 3000 (3088.65 PLB points). His impressive run since that time includes 14 scores of four-figures or more. His largest PLB point total came in the Event #25 of the NVPC II Series where he took first place for $9,495.91 and 182.53 PLB points. But that wasn’t his largest score in the past 60 days as McLawhorn finished as the runner-up in event #7 of the same series for over $11,000. He’s put some serious distance between himself and the current #2-ranked Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman (2,330.25). Hoffman, another superstar from Nevada, has been pulling double duty - crushing both online and live. His recent online conquests include 6 podium finishes on WSOP.com, financially highlighted by his runner-up finish in Event #30 of the NVPC II for $12,618/186.74 PLB points. Since that time Hoffman was spotted going deep in live events like the most recent Run It Up Reno events and the Atlantis All In Poker Series. The #3-ranked player in the Silver State right now is ‘wsopfreezer’ (2294.19). The grinder is a persistent presence on WSOP.com registering over 65 cashes since March 1. His month was capped off by a final table finish in the Tuesday Showdown on WSOP.com on March 21 for 2,802 and 70.70 PLB points. He could soon find his grind paying off as he currently sits less than 37 points away from the #2 spot and that can be overcome on any given day. After an extremely light volume months in both January and February, the #4-ranked Jason ‘Roberts34’ Roberts (2,043.91) really picked up his pace in March. He managed to make it in the money 65 total times and of those times, he claimed victory 13 times. Perhaps he was motivated to put in the volume after his early March victory in the WSOP.com $500 Tuesday Showdown for over $6,700 and 138.37 PLB points. That was just one of his 6 four-figure cashes in the month. Jake ‘Wolf_51’ Didonato (2,009.55) is ranked #5 and is right on Roberts heels. Currently 34.36 PLB points shy of laddering in the rankings, Didonato only cashed-in four times in March. The good news for Didonato, all four were qualifying cashes, keeping him in the Top 5 and adding nearly $3,000 to his bankroll. Power (1,936.23) checks in at #6 on the back of victory in the WSOP.com $500 BIG Deal which brought his $10,161 and 178.20 PLB points. The cash is a career-high score for Reno resident. David 'MastAAce08' Goodman (1,762.47) scored a pair of four-figure scores in March which helped him crack the top 10, landing at #7. While he put in pretty light volume, notching only seven total cashes in March, six of them qualified for PLB points. Two of his cashes were for over $4,000, adding roughly $11,000 to his bankroll. Low-to-mistakes grinder Thomas ‘Butters’ Kearney (1,708.43) holds down the #8 spot while 'The_Razor' (1,563.61) leveraged 5 top three finishes in March to leap into Nevada’s Top 10. Rounding out the list is Las Vegas’ 'Sporksin' (1,555.43) who finished runner-up in the WSOP.com $20,000 Guaranteed Weekly Sunday for $4,196 in early March and then proceeded to accumulate nine qualified PLB cashes. Nevada Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 bcm4924 3,088.65 2 JCHAK 2,330.25 3 wsopfreezer 2,294.19 4 Roberts34 2,043.91 5 Wolf_51 2,009.55 6 Power 1,936.23 7 MastAAce08 1,762.47 8 Butters 1,708.43 9 The_Razor 1,563.61 10 Sporksin 1,555.43
  8. Online poker players in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware can now circle May 1 on their calendar as the day that everything will change. WSOP.com announced Monday morning that on that day, the player pools for all three states will combine into one. The move comes six months after the three states reached an agreement to allow for a combined liquidity. Players in Nevada and Delaware have been part of the same player pool since 2015. "This has been a huge collaborative effort from all involved and it is important to thank the elected leadership and regulatory authorities in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey for their dedication and diligence to help move online poker forward," Bill Rini, Head of Online Poker for WSOP.com told the Associated Press. "Everyone has had the end user in mind throughout this process, and as a result, we believe the United States, for the first time in a regulated environment, will have a large-scale multi-state offering that will propel the industry forward as soon as next month." The combination of the three markets into one should pave the way for bigger tournament prize pools and a more robust cash game offering. Players in New Jersey will be able to play in the four bracelet events on WSOP.com this summer as part of the 2018 World Series of Poker schedule. Delaware players are not eligible to play in those events. "Pooling poker players from three states will be a significant regulatory step in the U.S., and is very exciting for our players and partners," Yaniv Sherman, 888poker senior vice president told the AP. "If approved, we anticipate that this will open up further opportunities in other states." 888poker is the software partner of WSOP.com and the companies have promised a "number of upgrades" to the software designed to enhance the player experience according to a press release issued by WSOP.com Monday. Players in New Jersey and Delaware will need to download the new poker software on May 1. Further details will be announced later this week.
  9. It’s another month on top of the PocketFives.com Nevada Rankings for Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn. Despite taking it relatively easy when it comes to volume, McLawhorn (3,008.32 PLB points) managed to make four of his total six cashes in the month of April count toward his PLB total. In fact, he made the final table in all six of his April results, four of which resulted in four-figure scores. The short-but-sweet run was capped with a victory in the $500 Tuesday Showdown on WSOP NV on April 18 for $5,874 and 126.01 PLB points. McLawhorn remains the only player in the Nevada player pool to accumulate north of 3,000 PLB points. McLawhorn’s closest competition is Reno resident Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman (2,419.18) who remains #2 in the rankings. Hoffman put together an impressive month as well, adding over $16,000 to his bankroll over a dozen cashes in April. The bulk of his success came early in the month when he won the $20,000 GTD Weekly Sunday tournament on WSOP NV for $5,700 and 141.42 PLB points. He then repeated the feat the very next Sunday for over $5,800. Hoffman sits just outside the Worldwide Top 1000, currently ranked #1004 in the world. Staying true to form, 'wsopfreezer' (2,200.67), Nevada’s #3-ranked player, put in a healthy amount of volume in April. Of his 49 cashes in the month, four of them qualified for PLB points. This included a third-place finish in the April 25 edition of the $15,000 Tuesday Showdown where he took home over $3,300 and 77.45 PLB points, his largest score of the month. The mistakes grinder is currently closing in on $500,000 in lifetime earnings, just over $43,000 away from the mark. Hot on the heels of 'wsopfreezer' is Jason ‘Roberts34’ Roberts (2,174.45). Roberts, currently ranked #4 in Nevada, is only 26.22 PLB points shy of the #3 ranking and with the amount of volume he’s been putting in - he could take that spot at any time. Roberts, who plays mostly small to mid-stakes tournaments managed to accumulate eight PLB-qualifying cashes in April. Three of his finishes resulted in four-figure scores, the largest being his victory in the April 14 edition of the $3,000 GTD Nightly on WSOP NV for $1,867.32. In March, the #5-ranked Jake ‘Wolf_51’ Didonato (1,973.75) managed only four cashes but all four qualified for PLB points. In April, he did exactly the same thing. He put in light volume and managed a total of four qualifying cashes. In total, he brought in over $3,500 for his efforts and while his PLB point total did slip a little, he managed to maintain his top 5 status. ‘Power’ (1,931.69) put together back-to-back victories on WSOP NV on April 15 to help him maintain the #6 ranking. First up, he won the $3,000 GTD Nightly for $1,702.15 - his largest cash in April. Then he capped off the $850 GTD for an additional $552.91. Both David ‘MastAAce08’ Goodman (1,885.06) and Thomas ‘Butters’ Kearney (1,704.93) also held fast in the #7 and #8 rankings respectively throughout April. Las Vegas’ ‘CloverSparklesFartShovels’ (1,565.40) climbs into the top 10, currently ranked #9, after putting together 12 total qualifying cashes in April. His month was highlighted by a win in the April 4 edition of the $3,000 GTD Nightly on WSOP NV for $1,861.75 and 80.61 PLB points. Completing the rankings this month is ‘Sporksin’ (1,532.70). He put together an impressive month, notching 10 qualifying cashes out of 22 results for the tournament grinder. With WSOP.com introducing shared liquidity between players in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware there will likely be larger prize pools and therefore more PLB points up for grabs. This could mean big shakeups in the Nevada rankings in the upcoming months. Nevada Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 bcm4924 3,008.32 2 JCHAK 2,419.18 3 wsopfreezer 2,200.67 4 Roberts34 2,174.45 5 Wolf_51 1,973.75 6 Power 1,931.69 7 MastAAce08 1,885.06 8 Butters 1,704.93 9 CloverSparklesFartShovels 1,565.40 10 Sporksin 1,532.70
  10. Online poker players have become accustomed to poker sites going offline for software updates. When WSOP.com went offline in Nevada on Monday night, it was one of the most highly anticipated updates of all time. When the site came back online, players were able to play against players in other states for the first time in the history of U.S. regulated online poker. The re-launch of WSOP.com as the first interstate online poker room in the United States comes 6.5 months after New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware - the only three states that offer regulated online poker - entered into an agreement to pool their respective players in a bid to increase liquidity. "It's a monumental day for online poker in the United States," said WSOP.com’s Head of Online Poker Bill Rini. "This is truly a game-changer for players and we hope is the model blueprint for additional states to join the fray." WSOP.com is the only operator that offers play in all three regulated states. Players were quick to react to the changes and are looking forward to what this means for the tournament schedule moving forward. The first Sunday of multi-state tournament action includes a $100,000 Guaranteed event with a $320 buy-in (with rebuys). Last Sunday, the $215 buy-in Ultimate Warrior in New Jersey offered a $40,000 guarantee and attracted 229 entrants. To help promote the launch, WSOP.com announced Tuesday morning the Coast-to-Coast Classic, a tournament series with $1 Million guaranteed over 32 events. Buy-ins range from $11 to $1,000 and guarantees go as high as $200,001. Players in New Jersey do not have to change anything to play on the multi-state platform, but players in Nevada and Delaware will have to re-download the software and create a new account. Players with questions about multi-state online poker can visit this thread on PocketFives.com.
  11. Poker talent grows across the United States within players who hone their craft online. How an online player might perform live during the summer is anyone's guess. American PocketFivers did well last summer, headlined by Scott 'Sblum2711' Blumstein's win in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Blumstein's run came as a surprise to many and he likely would not have been on a "top-5" list for a similar preview at this time last year. The five players below are all qualified in their own right. Repeating Blumstein's performance might be a lofty goal but expect to see all of these American PocketFivers on a few Day 3 leaderboards this summer. Ali 'ali23imsirovic' Imsirovic A dominator on the non-regulated sites, Imsirovic crushes live poker as well. Imsirovic topped a tough field in April at the Borgata Spring Poker Open Main Event to win his major event along with $246,066. At only 23-years-old, Imsirovic is already playing $25,000 High Rollers on a consistent basis including the U.S. Poker Open and the recent Bellagio High Roller. A Sunday Million win this March plays a large role in Imsirovic's standing as the #1 American PocketFiver. Imsirovic awaits his breakout score on poker's biggest stage and is expected to play most of the major No Limit events both at the Rio and around The Strip. Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano It almost feels like cheating to put Gagliano on a 'player to watch' list but his consistent online success makes him tough to ignore. Gagliano topped the New Jersey Online Rankings for most of 2018 and won an NJSCOOP title in May. On the live side, Gagliano only has two cashes in 2018. Recent summers in Las Vegas suggest Gagliano is due to turn that trend around. In 2016, Gagliano won his first career bracelet in the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em event. The next year, he followed up that performance with a $1,500 NLHE final table and a third-place finish in the $3,000 Six-Max. A loaded summer schedule for Gagliano makes him a favorite to notch at least one memorable run this year. Jed 'JCHAK' Hoffman Hoffman stands as one of the most elite players in the history of Nevada online. A browse through the WSOP Nevada lobby on Sundays equals the familiar sight of Hoffman's simple and striking screenname. The Reno resident is making a name for himself in the mid-major events on the West Coast. Hoffman locked up a seat in the WSOP Circuit Global Championship thanks in large part to assertive performances in two Circuit Main Events. November's Lake Tahoe Main Event equaled fourth-place for Hoffman and he preceded that run with a fifth-place ribbon at Thunder Valley in September. Hoffman's best finish last summer was 12th in the $3,333 Online High Roller. He also owns a WSOP $1,500 NLHE final table dating back to 2013. David 'dehhhhh' Coleman The feared name of 'Coles93' on PokerStarsNJ is over the $1.1 million mark in career online tournament earnings. Coleman is slowly building a live portfolio for himself with a cash in the 2017 WSOP Main Event as the highlight so far. $80,600 is where Coleman's live winnings stand thanks to cashes in the Borgata Winter and Spring Poker Open Main Events along with March's Parx 1500. Coleman's schedule this summer is undetermined but he is the most likely of the New Jersey grinders to strike big thanks to the experience of 156 online wins. Kou 'ktyven' Vang Consistent is the best way to describe Vang. The Minnesota native has over $1.3 million in earnings with a high score of $78,421. Vang's location prevents him from playing regulated online poker but he is up to #5 in the United States. The Venetian hosted a win for Vang last summer in the $1,100 Bounty event worth $68,300. Vang awaits his first six-figure score and is a favorite to play the majority of what is available at any property this summer.
  12. There’s a new #1-ranked player in Nevada as David ‘bewater’ Goodman had himself a massive month of June to reach a new career-high ranking. Goodman (3,944.96 PLB points) ran hot in the month of June, turning in 13 podium finishes, eight of which were outright victories for combined total earnings of just over $126,000. Benefitting from the swelling prize pools of the WSOP.com’s recently implemented shared liquidity with New Jersey and Delaware, Goodman had four five-figure scores including his victory in the WSOP OC Event #66 for $36,797. He also finished the month strong with another $26,587 score in WSOP’s OC #102 High Roller. In addition to the money he scooped up, Goodman piled on the PLB points. In the month of June, the Las Vegas resident accumulated a mammoth 2,124.95 points helping him surge, not just to Nevada’s #1 spot, but to #274 in the world. While all of that is well and fine, Goodman rode his hot streak right into the 49th Annual World Series of Poker where he finished as the runner-up in one of the four online bracelet events, Event #63: $3,200 WSOP.com Online High Roller for another $212,022. Basically, right now, it’s good to be Goodman. Holding down the #2-rank in June is Reno regular Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman (3,255.76). Hoffman, who has spent the better part of the summer firing in WSOP live events, did not neglect his online grind and put together a nice month of his own. Hoffman’s managed a pair of five-figure scores including a victory in WSOP.com’s OC Event #47 for just over $16,000 and 243.75 PLB points. In total, Hoffman earned 857.77 PLB points and just north of $41,000 in online earnings for June. While it doesn’t count for his online resume, Hoffman also managed to end the month on a positive note by finishing in 71st place during WSOP Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights for roughly another $10,000. Nevada's former #1-ranked player, Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn (3,116.49) sits in the #3 spot for June. He’s back on the grind and picked up a highlight cash of just under $7,000 for a third-place finish in WSOP.com’s OC Event #19 on June 6. That’s the same result that helped propel Las Vegas’ McLawhorn to over $700,000 in lifetime earnings. ‘wsopfreezer’ (2,487.24) posted over 55 results in June. This including a final table finish in WSOP.com’s OC Event #38 for $12,518 and 192.19 PLB points, helping him secure the #4 ranking for June. In total, ‘wsopfreezer’ banked six four-figure scores en route to earning his $500,000 lifetime earnings badge. Rounding out Nevada’s top 5 is ‘Power’ (2,089.18) who gathered 820.74 PLB points on the back of a nice mid-month heater. In the course of 24-hours ‘Power’ posted four PLB-qualifying results, three of which were victories with four-figure paydays. He finished in first during WSOP.com’s OC Event #37 for $7,454 on June 11. Then the very next day he booked wins in the $5,000 Daily Freezeout and the $7,000 Daily R&A for a total of $4,200. Nevada Online Poker Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 bewater 3,944.96 2 JCHAK 3,255.76 3 bcm4924 3,116.49 4 wsopfreezer 2,487.24 5 Power 2,089.18 6 Wolf_51 2,057.04 7 Roberts34 1,731.37 8 The_Razor 1,491.29 9 chaipoker 1,491.11 10 Butters 1,476.33
  13. It’s been an incredible summer for Las Vegas, Nevada resident David ‘bewater’ Goodman. One in which he has skyrocketed to the top of the rankings in Nevada and into the Worldwide top 100. He even cracked the monthly PLB winners list in June. This past month has been more of the same for Goodman (5,302.44), who continues his reign as the #1 player in Nevada. He continues to hold a lead of over 1700 points from his nearest competition. His results have been so solid, it’s actually hard to imagine a single player from inside the US racking up the scores he’s earned on the volume he’s put in. Of course, his entire summer campaign was buoyed by his runner-up finish in the World Series of Poker’s $3,200 Online Bracelet event for over $212,000. In addition to that, Goodman managed another pair of five-figure scores when he won the $100,000 GTD Sunday on WSOP.com two weeks apart. First up, he won the July 16 edition of the tournament for $37,408 and 383.01 PLB points. Then, on July 31 he did it again for another $33,306 and 357.91 PLB points. Goodman only recorded nine scores in the month of July, five of which were PLB point qualifiers. His July total cashes was for more than 286,000 and over 1665 PLB points. For ‘bewater’, currently ranked #84 in the world, it looks as though the heater will continue as he already has three four-figure scores and over $11,000 recorded in the first week of August. It’s been a month since Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn (3,564.34) slipped to the #3 spot and this past July he came back with a vengeance. Not only did McLawhorn rise one spot to #2 in Nevada, he added about 450 PLB points to his total. McLawhorn picked up four first-place finishes out of eight podium finishes. In total, McLawhorn had 11 four-figure cashes in July as well as a runner-up finish in the $50K Monthly Sunday on WSOP.com for $16,473. Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman (3,387.14) slips to the #3 spot this month having spent a good deal of the month on his live grind. Online, however, he continued to put in volume in the final two weeks of July. His recent results are highlighted by a second-place finish in the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for just under $8,000. Hoffman, continues to stay in contention to return to Nevada’s #1 spot by racking up over 389 PLB points in July. It’s yet another month in the #4 spot for ‘wsopfreezer’ (2,718.93) who continues to put in a healthy amount of volume. Last month he posted up 55 cashes, in July that number was 58. Fourteen of those cashes were PLB qualifying scores. In total, the Las Vegas grinder cashed for just under $32,000. His efforts have helped him to becoming #766 in the Worldwide Rankings, a career-best for him. Reno resident ‘Power’ (2,022.70) holds down the #5 spot in Nevada having put in some light low buy-in volume. He did scores a pair of PLB qualifying scores, garnering a little over 62. However, some older scores of his faded away and he finds himself farther away from rising in the ranked as his PLB score slipped about 60 points. Other Nevada Top 10 notes: James ‘VintageATL’ Piccolo joins the top 10 in the Silver State for the first time after putting together a massive string of PLB qualified cashes. After taking third place in the July 16 edition of the $100,000 GTD on WSOP.com for $12,616, he posted nine PLB scores in a row. Nevada Online Poker Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 bewater 5,302.84 2 bcm4924 3,564.34 3 JCHAK 3,387.14 4 wsopfreezer 2,718.93 5 Power 2,022.70 6 Wolf_51 1,941.79 7 VintageATL 1,658.91 8 The_Razor 1,593.58 9 Roberts34 1,570.60 10 chaipoker 1,431.09
  14. The United States Online Poker Rankings takes a look at the top online players in the current legalized and regulated markets available in the U.S. Thanks to a scorching hot summer heater Nevada’s David ‘bewater’ Goodman (5,022.21), starts the Fall season as the #1-ranked player in the United States. Goodman, a Las Vegas resident, padded his PLB point total with massive wins throughout the summer including his runner-up finish in WSOP Event #63 ($3,200 NLHE Online Bracelet Event) for $212,022 and 597.73. Even though Goodman, continues to benefit from heaps of PLB points, he hasn’t been resting on his laurels. Goodman put in a good grind in September accumulating five PLB qualifying cashes and four four-figure scores. Even though Goodman has a healthy lead, he still needs to be looking over his should as the hottest player in the United States is right on his heels. Anthony ‘tonydattiger’ Maio (4,493.26) claims the #2 spot in the U.S. thanks in part to his recent high profile successes. While it has no bearing on his PocketFives rankings, Maio just turned in a final table performance during the recent WPT Borgata event for $121,697. The heat continued right into PokerStarsNJ New Jersey Championship of Online Poker where he took down Event #6 ($86 Moneymaker Tour NLHE) for a $30,000 Platinum Pass for the PokerStars Players Championship. Well-known New Jersey grinder Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano (4,302.98) currently sits as the #3-ranked player in the U.S. Gagliano showed off his online skills in August racking up six outright wins in 10 days, including two five-figure scores during the WSOP.com’s Coast 2 Coast 2 Classic series. There was no slowing him down in September as “Gags” put together six top three finishes, a NJCOOP victory in Event #8 ($150 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic) for $3,623, and no fewer than five PLB qualifying cashes. In total, Gagliano cashed for over $30,000 in September alone. Phillips burg, New Jersey’s Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo checks in at #4. Lupo impressively turned in 14 top three performances in September, with seven of those being outright victories. One of his highlight tournament was his runner-up finish in PokerStarsNJ NJCOOP Event #5 ($250 NLHE Sunday Special) for over $9,400. During the course of the month, Lupo earned 18 cashes of four-figures or higher for over $82,000. Completing America’s top 5 is Ricky ‘ratedGTO’ Guan. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY but playing out of New Jersey, Guan’s September highlights include a victory in the September 16 edition of the PokerStarsNJ Sunday High Roller ($500 NLHE Six Max) for $6,980 just days after winning the $250 Thursday Thrill Progressive KO for $1,340. United State Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 bewater 5022.21 2 tonydattiger 4493.26 3 Gags30 4302.98 4 centrfieldr 3996.89 5 ratedGTO 3987.51 6 dkonpf 3986.07 7 Hurricane27 3859.25 8 dehhhhh 3808.59 9 blaz77 3626.14 10 itsmejon 3602.68
  15. Since New Jersey began offering regulated online poker, Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano has been one of the highest-ranked players in the Garden State. His dominance apparently knows no bounds and he's now the top-ranked player in the United States. Gagliano owns the #1 spot nationally thanks to his dominance in New Jersey. In the month of October, Gagliano picked up 12 cashes that qualified for PLB points. His biggest score came on October 8 when he took down PokerStars NJCOOP Event #28 ($300 Four Max NLHE) for $12,440 and 197.28 points. That same day he won the $25,000 Weekly Sunday event on WSOP.com for $11,507 and 189.63 points. All told, Gagliano earned 1,399.87 points and now has a 196.28-point lead over the rest of the field. Right behind Gagliano is the top-ranked player from Nevada, David 'bewater' Goodman. Just twice in October was Goodman able to find a cash big enough to add to his PLB score. He won the $15,000 Weekly on WSOP.com on October 14 and then celebrated Halloween with a third place finish in the Tuesday Showdown on WSOP.com. He added 242.89 PLB points to his total thanks to those scores. Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo rounds out the top three. Another New Jersey regular, Lupo added 1,617.06 points to his PLB score. Playing a full online schedule, Lupo won six events in October including two NJCOOP titles and a Garden State Super Series. United States Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 Michael 'Gags30' Gagliano 4,883.36 2 David 'bewater' Goodman 4,687.08 3 Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo 4,399.59 4 Hurricane27 4,271.27 5 Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein 4,223.89 6 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman 4,156.76 7 Ricky 'ratedGTO' Guan 4,097.08 8 Artim 'aceszhuited' Zhuta 3,676.09 9 Daniel 'dkonpf' Kang 3,671.84 10 engineered2eat 3,581.97
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. New Jersey online grinder Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon’s reign atop the PocketFives United States Online Poker Rankings continues. After a busy October filled with both the WSOP.com’s Fall Online Championships and PokerStars NJ’s New Jersey Championship of Online Poker, Kwon sits atop the leaderboard with 5,227 points. Since our last update, Kwon accumulated eight more PLB-qualifying scores including a victory in the October 25 NJCOOP Event #37 ($150 NLHE Turbo) for $3,438 and 122.51 PLB points. His largest score over the past month came during the WSOP.com’s Fall OC $50,000 Special Tuesday Showdown where a final table finish brought him $5,382 and another 94.46 PLB points. During the month of October, Kwon racked up 19 five-figure scores for a total of more than $70,000 in earnings. In addition to being ranked #1 in the U.S., he currently sits ranked at #73 in the world and is rapidly approaching $2.7 million in career online earnings. U.S. Online Poker Rankings Top 10 RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 5,227 2 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 4,912 3 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4,828 4 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 4,586 5 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 4,299 6 Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg 4,198 7 Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner 4,031 8 Jason ‘JLaw’ Lawhun 3,924 9 Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano 3,731 10 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman 3,634 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo (4,912 points) once again sits right behind Kwon in the U.S. rankings. Like all serious New Jersey grinders, Lupo was active in the major online series, putting up big results and taking down titles. On October 17, he took down the PokerStars NJCOOP Event #19 ($100, NLHE Turbo) for $2,370 and 100.00 PLB points. Then, the very next day, he claimed a WSOP.com Fall OC title by winning Event #28 ($10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max) for $3,643 and 110.20 PLB points. Lupo did capture a five-figure score with his runner-up finish in NJCOOP Event #15 ($1,000 NLHE High Roller Six Max) for $11,489, good for another 147.53 PLB points. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker NJ"][ptable zone="GG Poker"] Less than 100 points behind Lupo is David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman (4,828) who not only ranks #3 in the U.S. but is sitting at a career-high ranking of #93 in the world. Coleman has been putting in heavy volume and it has been paying off. During the last week of October, Coleman finished top-three in four different NJCOOP tournaments. He won Event #32 ($200 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $6,554 and Event #47 ($75 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic SE) for $2,009. On the same day as his second NJCOOP title, Coleman also took down the WSOP.com $50,000 Monthly Sunday for another $23,408 and 270.46 PLB points. Coleman’s heater continued into the beginning of November as, since October 22, he has 12 top-three finishes - eight of which are good for wins. This includes a victory in the November 6 edition of the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for $17,036 and another 244.49 PLB points. Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov (4,586) keeps his spot at #4 in the U.S. again this month. Alexandrov also managed to pick up a pair of titles in October. First, on October 13 he won NJCOOP Event #7 ($150 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic SE) for $2,927 and 109.54 PLB points. Then three days later, he topped the field in WSOP.com’s Fall OC Event #22 ($20,000 NLHE R&A) for $8,179 and 173.05 PLB points. Alexandrov has had a nice start to his November, picking up a final table finish in the November 6 WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for $4,782. Wrapping up the USA top 5 is Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein (4,299), who moves up one spot from last month. Borenstein holds the honor of being the only player to capture three 2019 NJCOOP titles. His first came on October 15 in Event #10 ($250 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $7,341. He followed that up the very next day by taking down Event #15 ($1,000 NLHE High Roller Six Max) for $20,893. Then he wrapped up his series by winning Event #50 ($150 NLHE Dee Hyper-Turbo Six Max) for $2,775. New Jersey Online Poker Rankings Top 5 New Jersey online poker players. RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 5227 2 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 4912 3 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4828 4 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 4586 5 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 4299   Nevada Online Poker Rankings Top 5 Nevada online poker players. RANK PLAYER POINTS 1 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 3394 2 Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat 3234 3 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2823 4 PunnyYouSayThat 2207 5 Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn 1960   Pennsylvania Online Poker Rankings Top 5 Pennsylvania online poker players. PokerStars PA launched in Pennsylvania last week and PocketFives expects to have the tracking data soon. In the meantime, we are keeping up with all of the action from Pennsylvania’s Sunday Majors. If you are an online poker player in Pennsylvania and have yet to register your PokerStars PA screen name, here’s how you can set yourself up to battle to be a top-ranked player in the state.
  19. It’s been a good start to 2020 for New Jersey-based online grinder David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman who sits atop the USA Online Poker Rankings for the second month in a row. Coleman (4,496 PLB points) picked up a pair of victories early in the month, taking down the January 10 edition of the PokerStars NJ Nightly Stars for $1,925 as well as the January 12 WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Saturday for another $2,850. However, he picked up his biggest scores of January as the end of the month booking a pair of five-figure cashes in back-to-back fashion. First up, Coleman fell just short of taking down the $400 PokerStars NJ Winter Series Main Event, finishing as the runner-up for an $11,839 payday plus 188.20 PLB points. The very next day, on January 27, he again finished in second in WSOP.com’s $50,000 Monthly Sunday for $13,466 and another 183.01 PLB points. In total Colman racked up 48 results in the month, nine of which were good for podium finishes. Coleman pulled in just over $64,000 for the month, more than four times his earnings for December 2019. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] After a long stretch in the #1 spot in 2019, Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon (4,237 PLB points) spent his second month in a row in the #2 spot. Sitting just 259 PLB points behind Coleman, Kwon picked up some impressive January results. His biggest score of the month came on January 8 when he took down WSOP.com’s $20,000 Weekly Tuesday for $8,301. He nearly matched that later in the month when he finished in fifth in the WSOP.com $50,000 Monthly Sunday for another $6,233. Kwon ended January with 12 five-figure cashes and six outright victories. He currently sits as ranked at #109 in the world. Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo (3,898 PLB points) jumped up one spot to #3 in the rankings, with the help of five PLB-qualifying cashes in January. On January 22 he took down Event #9 of the PokerStars NJ Winter Series ($30 NLHE Mini Super Tuesday) for $2,072 and 107.46 PLB points. He followed that up with a runner-up finish in the Winter Series $50 Mini Main Event for $2,521 and another 90.77 PLB points. Lupo had 16 cashes in the month, seven of which were good for four-figures. In total, he earned just over $15,500. Despite not putting in a lot of volume, Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov (3,867 PLB points) had a very successful start to 2020. He earned over $36,000 on the back of just 12 cashes. Alexandrov's spotlight score was his victory in the January 15 edition of the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for $10,788 and 189.63 PLB pints. He also picked up another $7,849 and 120.74 PLB points with his fourth-place finish in the WSOP.com $50,000 Monthly Sunday at the end of the month. He earned three victories in January and seven of his 12 results were for four-figures or more. Perhaps just one more PLB qualifying cash would have bumped him into third place for January as he finished just 31 PLB points behind Lupo. New Jersey grinder Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein slipped two spots to wrap up the top five. His decline has nothing to do with his play because Borenstein appeared to take January off. With no results to speak of in January, Borenstein kept his top five ranking thanks to the strength of past performances including his two $20,000+ scores he had in December 2019. USA Online Poker Rankings RANK PLAYER PLB POINTS 1 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman 4496 2 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 4237 3 Dan “centrfieldr” Lupo 3898 4 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 3867 5 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 3781 6 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. 3751 7 Jason 'JLaw' Lawhun 3378 8 sri100k 3147 9 Ryan 'hags021' Hagerty 3135 10 Michael “Gags30” Gagliano 3111 ‘Bamatide88’ Rolls In Nevada Grinders from New Jersey have a grip on the top of the USA Rankings for now, but Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat (2,587 PLB points) has come out on top in Nevada. Bibat picked up nine PLB-qualifying cashes in January to wrestle the top spot away from perennial contender David ‘bewater’ Goodman. Bibat’s biggest score of the month arrived on January 4 with his final table finish in WSOP.com’s $15,000 Weekly Friday for $2,447 and 68.08 PLB points. Bibat earned over $10,000 on 18 cashes in the month. Nevada Online Poker Rankings RANK PLAYER PLB POINTS 1 Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat 2587 2 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 2496 3 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2246 4 Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman 2198 5 PunnyYouSayThat 1527
  20. With the decision to postpone or cancel all current live WSOP Circuit events, the WSOP quickly put together an 18-event online series on WSOP.com for players in New Jersey or Nevada. The series featured 18 gold ring events, with a total of $1.24 million in combined prize pool guarantees up for grabs. The series started March 14, 2020, and ran through March 31. When it was all said and done, the guarantees were smashed thanks to 11,816 total entries generating more than $3.945 million in total prize pools. [ptable zone=“Global Poker Article Ad”][ptable zone=“GG Poker”][ptable zone=“NJ Online Poker Promos”] WSOP Super Circuit Series Results Event #1: $320 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack 409 entries + 161 reentries Prize pool: $171,000 The opening event, a $320 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack event, drew 409 entries who also fired 161 rebuys to build a $171,000 prize pool to easily surpass the $50,000 guarantee. Vijay 'Eclypzed' Para outlasted everybody else to win $41,895 and the Circuit ring that comes with the title. Runner-up Richard 'rprmoo' Ryder earned $23,512.50 and Jesse 'ugk4life' Vilchez. added $14,364 to their bankroll after rounding out the podium finishers with a third place result. The current #2-ranked online poker player in the United States, Dan 'centrfieldr' Lupo, finished in 12th place for $1,881. Daniel Negreanu, playing under the screenname 'DNegs', finished in 118th place while Ryan 'protential' Laplante, David 'dwpoker' Williams, and Jesse 'MrJesseJames' Sylvia also worked their way into an in-the-money result. Vijay 'Eclypzed' Para - $41,895 Richard 'rprmoo' Ryder - $23,512.50 Jesse 'ugk4life.' Vilchez - $14,364 Daniel 'chard' Martin - $10,944 Jeffrey 'IQ84.' Gotts - $9,234 Jonathan 'jondukes' Lampkin - $7,524 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $5,643 Kathy 'Luckygal' Liebert - $3,762 Christopher 'DonyBluffMe1' Ryan - $2,479.50 Event #2: $215 No Limit Hold'em 720 entries + 221 reentries Prize pool: $188,200 The first Sunday event on the schedule, a $215 No Limit Hold'em event, also made a mockery of the guarantee. The 720 players, along with 221 rebuys, pushed the prize pool to $188,200, nearly four times the $50,000 guarantee. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout topped the 941 entries to win $43,286 and the accompanying Circuit ring. This is the fourth WSOP Circuit ring win for Stout, with three of them coming in online events. His most recent win came last September when he won a $1,000 Circuit event. Runner-up Thomas 'tdkaces' Kornechuk earned $22,866.30 for falling one spot short of the victory while James 'Meatsweats' Carroll won $15,056 as the third-place finisher. The current #3-ranked player in Nevada, Jed 'jchak' Hoffman finished in 22nd place for $752. Both Jamie "DanBilzerian' Kerstetter and Laplante cashed in a second-straight event. Laplante finished in 95th place for $357.58, while Kerstetter finished 116th for $319.94. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $43,286 Thomas 'tdkaces' Kornechuk - $22,866.30 James 'Meatsweats' Carroll - $15,056 Adam 'leroycash' Vogl - $11,292 David 'zuleh' Bagheri - $9,410 Matthew 'gailums' Gailums - $7,528 Bryant 'gotchasuckka' Bustamante - $5,457.80 Patrick 'PatFromEH' Dimartino - $3,387.60 Daniel 'pepperprince' Zack - $2,446.60 Event #3: $215 No Limit Hold'em Deep Turbo 484 entries + 185 reentries Prize pool: $133,800 The third event on the schedule, a $215 No Limit Hold'em Deep Turbo event, drew 484 unique players who rebought 185 times to produce a $133,800 prize pool, well past the $50,000 guarantee. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman worked his way through all 669 entries to win $32,781 and a WSOP Circuit ring. Runner-up Kanon 'Zealot710' Dewitt picked up $18,397.50 and third-place finisher Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro added $11,239.20 to their bankroll. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $32,781 Kanon 'Zealot710' Dewitt - $18,397.50 Frank 'thewholefunk' Funaro - $11,239.20 Brian 'bexel' Sherrier - $8,563.20 Ted 'olmuggins' Ely - $7,225.20 Qi 'linsanitY' Ha - $5,887.20 John 'beastro' Hinds - $4,415.40 Lauren 'sycamore22' Roberts - $2,943.60 Michael 'uniman' Laufer - $1,940.10 Event #4: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Max 182 entries + 108 reentries Prize pool: $276,950 The series' fourth event was the $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Max. It came with a guaranteed prize pool of $75,000, but that guarantee was smashed with a turnout of 182 players and 108 reentries to generate a $276,950 purse. First place was worth nearly as much as the event's prize pool guarantee, with the winner taking home $74,776.50. Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai won the fourth event and took home the gold ring in addition to the $74,776.50 prize pool. He beat Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler in heads-up play. Just a couple weeks ago, Pillai won the WSOP.com Winter OC Main Event for $69,250. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout made the final table and was looking for his second win of the series, but he had to settle for sixth place and $13,847.50. Calvin 'projector52' Anderson finished fifth, Andrew 'RandyLerch' Kelsall took fourth, and Keith 'T1mB3y_B33F' Donovan busted fourth. Shankar 'burgersssss' Pillai - $74,776.50 Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler - $43,619.62 Keith 'T1mB3y_B33F' Donovan - $24,925.50 Andrew 'RandyLerch' Kelsall - $19,386.50 Calvin 'projector52' Anderson - $16,617 Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $13,847.50 Event #5: $215 No Limit Hold’em 562 entries + 297 reentries Prize pool: $171,800 The fifth event on the schedule continued the trend of making easy work of the posted guarantees, with 562 entries, along with 297 rebuys, to create a $171,800 prize pool on an event which had a $50,000 guarantee. Jaime 'mooseman1710' Reyes took the event down for $41,232 - a career-high score - and his first WSOP Circuit ring. Runner-up Brandon 'horus' Eisen had to settle for $21,818.60 while third place went to Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross for $14,259.40. Jaime 'mooseman1710' Reyes - $41,232 Brandon 'horus' Eisen - $21,818.60 Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross - $14,259.40 unclecuh - $10,823.40 Lauren 'sycamore22' Roberts - $9,105.40 Jacob 'Timmy2Cox' Rich - $7,387.40 Tyler 'dumbram' Patterson - $5,497.60 Stephen 'DitchPlains' Brennan - $3,607.80 James 'richrdparker' Taylor - $2,405.20 Event #6: $320 No Limit Hold’em 461 entries + 295 reentries Prize pool: $217,800 Event #6: $320 No Limit Hold'em drew 461 players and 265 reentries, creating a $217,800 prize pool to smash the $50,000 guarantee. Winning the event was James "Meatsweats" Carroll, taking home $53,361. Carroll had previously finished third in the second event of the series of $15,056. Carroll defeated Brian 'bexel' Sherrier in heads-up play. Sherrier now has two final tables in the series. James 'meatsweats' Carroll - $53,361 Brian 'bexel' Sherrier - $29,947.50 Stanton 'Stonniepokes' Tentnowski - $18,295.20 Steve 'Anonymous' Mlenak - $13,939.20 Ross 'BlueTang' Gottlieb - $11,761.20 David 'limpfold247' Mowery - $9,583.20 Jonathan 'jonathannn' Su - $7,187.40 Scott 'moose4life' Lazewski - $4,791.60 Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $3,158.10 Event #7: $215 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 261 entries + 193 reentries Prize pool: $90,800 The great game of Pot Limit Omaha was finally represented on the WSOP Circuit schedule on Friday night with a $215 Six Max PLO event. Like the No Limit Hold'em events before it, the PLO event had little trouble making the guarantee. Thanks to 261 entries and 193 reentries, the prize pool ballooned to $90,800, more than three times the $30,000 guarantee. Thomas 'mag8500' Maguire topped the field to win $23,608 and the second Circuit ring of his career. His first ring also came in an online event in September 2019. Runner-up Sang 'outofrole80' Kim earned $13,620 while Randall 'MRmandela79' Paguio won $7,990.40 for coming in third. Thomas 'mag8500' Maguire - $23,608 Sang 'outofrole80' Kim - $13,620 Randall 'MRmandela79' Paguio - $7,990.40 Dylan 'thedogsofwar' Wilkerson - $6,174.40 Yelena 'yzas75' Zaslavskaya - $5,175.60 Orson 'borgatcha' Young - $4,267.60 Event #8: $320 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack 569 entries + 257 reentries Prize pool: $247,800 Event #8: $320 No Limit Hold'em Double Stack was a big one, drawing 569 players and adding 257 reentries for a guarantee-smashing prize pool of $247,800. The original prize pool guarantee of $75,000 was more than tripled in this one, with a $59,472 first-place prize up for grabs. Taking top honors was Kenneth 'ace710' Neri, and he pocketed the nearly $60,000 first prize and gold ring for the victory. Just a week ago, Neri topped the field in the $50,000 GTD March Mayhem on WSOP.com, winning $20,880 for that triumph. Finishing in eighth place was Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong, earning $10,655.40 for his run. Kenneth 'ace710' Neri - $59,472 Daniel 'dtmpoker' Rogers - $31,470.60 Lucas 'coolhandluke' Gatti - $20,567.40 Mark 'Nostradonkus' Liedtke - $15,611.40 Victor 'v1kk019' Pang - $13,133.40 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $10,655.40 Brandon 'z00m7' Setzer - $7,929.80 Kevin 'skywalker12' Rasor - 5,203.80 Stephen 'OregonTilt' Johnson - $3,469.20 Event #9: $525 No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack 477 entries + 159 reentries Prize pool: $318,000 Just a few days after he took second in the series' Event #4: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Max for $43,619.62, Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler scored first place in Sunday's $525 No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for $77,910. Dokler topped the field that attracted 477 players and 159 entries, including topping Nicolas 'Zskrrrrt' Zolofra in heads-up play. Also finishing at the final table was Calvin 'projector52' Anderson, who took fifth place for $17,172. Anderson also had an excellent run in WSOP.com's $100,000 GTD Sunday Special, finishing 11th for $2,208.80. Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler - $77,910 Nicolas 'Zskrrrrt' Zolofra - $43,725 James 'BagelBud' Lillis - $26,712 Eric 'bill_luga' Blair - $20,352 Calvin 'projector52' Anderson - $17,172 Ryan 'hagzzz021' Hagerty - $13,992 Keith 'kgriffi45' Griffin - $10,494 Matthew 'manjit7' Leu - $6,996 Brady 'NoRecourse' Osterman - $4,611 Event #10: $250 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout 473 entries Prize pool: $110,209 Event #10: $250 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout attracted 473 players and generated a prize pool of $110,209, which toppled the event's $30,000 guarantee. Once again, first place was nearly the amount that the original prize pool guarantee was, with $27,001.20 up top in this one. Finishing in first place was Kyle 'Kdruck' Draucker. Lacey 'ReySol' Jones placed third for $9,257.55. Jones was just a few spots away from winning her second WSOP Circuit gold ring after she won Event #2: $215 No Limit Hold'em of the WSOP.com Online Circuit Series at the end of February. Jamie 'danbilzerian' Kerstetter finished eighth for $2,424.59. Kyle 'Kdruck' Draucker - $27,001.50 Robert 'Agamerob' Gray - $15,153.73 Lacey 'ReySol' Jones - $9,257.55 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $7,053.37 'KingJames302' - $5,951.28 Jack 'oneeightyt' Duong - $4,849.19 Ari 'philivey' Engel - $3,636.89 Jamie 'danbilzerian' Kerstetter - $2,424.59 Justin 'Str8_Acid' Davis - $1,598.03 Event #11: No Limit Hold'em BIG $500 314 entries + 217 reentries Prize pool: $247,977 Event #11 of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series saw a familiar face grab first place. The event attracted 314 players and 217 reentries to generate a $247,977 prize pool. First place was more than $63,000 and it was Matt 'RubberFist' Stout topping the field when it was all said and done. For Stout, it was his second win of the series after he won Event #2: $215 No Limit Hold'em for $43,286. Stout had a tough final table to go through, which included Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon, Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey, and Michael 'RUA11' Michnick, among others. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $63,234.13 Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken - $35,956.66 Yong 'LUCKYSPEWY1' Kwon - $21,326.02 Matt 'berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $16,366.48 Jake 'tooletime13' Toole - $13,886.71 Joshua 'kenjiboi7' Faris - $11,406.94 Brett 'furofakind' Shaffer - $8,679.19 Thomas 'tdkaces' Kornechuk - $5,703.47 Michael 'RUA11' Michnick - $3,697.63 Event #12: $215 No Limit Hold'em 541 entries + 303 reentries Prize pool: $168,800 On Wednesday, March 25, Event #12: $215 No Limit Hold'em played out. The event's $50,000 guarantee was crushed thanks to a $168,800 prize pool generated from 541 entries and 303 reentries. Winning first place was William 'swaggyb' Corvino, who scored the tournament's $40,512 first-place prize. William 'swaggyb' Corvino - $40,512 Chad 'clayne' Layne - $21,437.60 Phillip 'pbrokemoney' Lazar - $14,010.40 Bradley 'Mouth1979' Hose - $10,634.40 Saurav 'blackoutmook' Desai - $8,946.40 Michael 'njnj17' Leib - $7,258.40 Yelena 'yzas75' Zaslavskaya - $5,401.60 Dan 'NoLimitNomad' Kuntzman - $3,544.80 Sammy 'poker_mamba' Paik - $2,363.20 Event #13: $320 No Limit Hold'em 6-Max 402 entries + 271 reentries Prize pool: $201,900 The 13th event of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series was a $320 buy-in six-max event that drew 402 players. With 271 reentries, the prize pool came in at $201,900, easily surpassing the event's $75,000 guarantee. Topping the field and taking the $49,465.50 first-place prize was 'OtB_RedBaron.' Thomas 'OtB_RedBaron' Lim - $49,465.50 Simeon 'evolved_one' Knafo - $27,761.25 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $16,959.60 Anthony 'heheh' Zinno - $12,921.60 Jonathan 'jonmon101' Miller - $10,902.60 Ray 'Raytrg' Villaman - $8,883.60 Joseph 'biueberry' Cheong - $6,662.70 Harrison 'harrisond33' Dobin - $4,441.80 Ryan 'LoveMy11Cats' Belz - $2,927.55 Event #14: $250 No Limit Hold'em Turbo 422 entries + 214 reentries Prize pool: $149,460 The 14th event of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series was another guarantee-smashing success. The $250 No Limit Hold'em Turbo tournament had a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000, but thanks to 422 players and 214 reentries, a prize pool of $149,460 was generated. Finishing in first place was Sang 'youngkoi' Lee, who scooped up the $36,617.70 first-place prize. Lee defeated Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken in heads-up play, with Vanauken taking $20,550.75 for his efforts. For Vanauken, it was his second event of the series finishing as the runner up. Vanauken finished second in Event 11 for $35,956.66, too. Also reaching the final table was Michael 'ItWasThatOr0' Gagliano, placing ninth for $2,167.17. Sang 'youngkoi' Lee - $36,617.70 Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken - $20,550.75 Vincent 'PeoplesChamp' Ciccotelli - $12,55.64 Jordan 'HFNeon' Spurlin - $9,565.44 Timothy 'tbone111' McGowan - $8,070.84 Jason 'jayriv' Rivkin - $6,576.24 Victor 'v1kk019' Pang - $4,932.18 Junho 'joros' Song - $3,288.12 Michael 'ItWasThatOr0' Gagliano - $2,167.17 Event #15: $320 No Limit Hold'em 473 entries + 258 reentries Prize pool: $219,300 Event #15: $320 No Limit Hold'em drew a field of 473 players to the mix. Add in 258 reentries and the prize pool came in at $219,300, topping the $75,000 guarantee easily. Winning the event's $53,728.50 first-place prize was Andrew 'DrDisRespect' Dean. 'DrDisRespect' defeated Justin 'tamaratibles' Young in heads-up play, with second place being worth $30,153.75. Daniel 'chard' Martin, who finished fourth in the first event of the series, took sixth in this one for $9,649.20. Calvin 'projector52' Anderson finished eighth for $4,824.60. Andrew 'DrDisRespect' Dean - $53,728.50 Justin 'tamaratibles' Young - $30,153.75 Chad 'clayne' Layne - $18,421.20 Pierce 'victoria53' McKellar - $14,035.20 Joseph 'melonhead' Bartholdi - $11,842.20 Daniel 'chard' Martin - $9,649.20 Bryan 'mug15' Elliott - $7,236.90 Calvin 'projector52' Anderson - $4,824.60 Anthony 'shipit1991' Marchese - $3,179.85 Event #16: $525 No Limit Hold'em Main Event 763 entries + 371 reentries Prize pool: $567,000 The series' $525 Main Event attracted a huge field of 763 players. Those players added 371 reentries to the mix to create a prize pool of $567,000. The event's original guarantee was $200,000. Up top to the winner was $130,410 in prize money. Walking away with that first-place prize was Champie 'kiddchamp' Douglas. Douglas defeated Scott '2Due4U' Blumstein in heads-up play. The event was packed full of notables and so was the final table. Brian 'JackBogle' Altman finished fourth for $34,020, Gordon 'veilleux' Vayo took fifth for $28,350, and David 'dwpoker' Williams placed sixth for $22,680. Finishing just outside the final able in 10th place was Eric 'CircleBall' Baldwin and Jeff 'MahaKala108' Gross took 12th. Champie 'kiddchamp' Douglas - $130,41 Scott '2Due4U' Blumstein - $68,890.50 Gage 'greypoupon' Doyne- $45,360 Brian 'JackBogle' Altman - $34,020 Gordon 'veilleux' Vayo - $28,350 David 'dwpoker' Williams - $22,680 Marcus 'MJL56' Laffen - $16,443 Robert 'Bob_Loblaw' Brown - $10,206 Jose 'deposit' Noboa - $7,371 Event #17: $300 No Limit Hold'em Knockout 435 entries Prize pool: $122,670 In the second-to-last event of the series, Valentin 'tiktakonelov' Shabelnyk topped a field of 435 players to win Event #17: $300 No Limit Hold'em Knockout. In addition to winning the $19,396.65 first-place prize, Shabelnyk scored seven and a half knockouts for an additional $750. That put the total haul at $20,146.65. In heads-up play, Shabelnyk defeated Anthony 'heheh' Zinno. David 'dehhhhh' Coleman finished fifth and Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler took seventh. Valentin 'tiktakonelov' Shabelnyk - $19,396.65 + $750 in bounties Anthony 'heheh' Zinno - $10,885.87 + $700 in bounties Edward 'Eddiegood598' Espino - $6,650.28 + $400 in bounties Sebastian 'Messi10' Choi - $5,066.88 + $800 in bounties David 'dehhhhh' Coleman - $4,275.18 + $400 in bounties Timothy 'Tgl702' Glass - $3,483.48 + $400 in bounties Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler - $2,612.61 + $1,400 in bounties Irfan 'DieselEngine' Azhar - $1,741.74 + $500 in bounties Longsheng 'Allentan' Tan - $1,147.96 + $1,000 in bounties Event #18: $1,000 Grand Finale High Roller 6-Max 232 entries + 126 reentries Prize pool: $341,890 The final event of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series closed out the festival with a bang, as Event #18: $1,000 Grand Finale High Roller 6-Max destroyed its $75,000 guarantee with a prize pool of $341,890. In fact, the first-place prize of $90,600.85 was more than the original prize pool guarantee. Finishing in first place was Gage 'greypoupon' Doyne, who was coming off a third-place finish in the $525 Main Event. Doyne defeated Chad 'clayne' Layne in heads-up play. Layne previously finished second and third in other events earlier in the series. Also reaching the final table was Katie 'katelin' Lindsay and David 'dehhhhh' Coleman. Gage 'greypoupon' Doyne - $90,600.85 Chad 'clayne' Layne - $52,922.95 Brandon 'horus' Eisen - $30,257.26 Katie 'katelin' Lindsay - $23,248.52 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman - $19,829.62 Thomas 'carter12' Carter - $16,410.72 Super Circuit Casino Championship Leaderboard The WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series qualifies for the Global Casino Championship. The series' main event winner will receive an automatically qualification to the Global Casino Championship, as will the winner of the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Casino Championship Leaderboard. You can find the latest leaderboard below, per WSOP.com. Player Points Gold Rings Cashes Earnings 1. Matt 'RubberFist' Stout 140 2 6 $122,389 2. Jonathan 'Art.Vandelay' Dokler 107.5 1 7 $124,200 3. James 'meatsweats' Carroll 95 1 5 $71,025 4. Brian 'bexel' Sherrier 87.5 0 5 $44,385 5. Eric '8bracelets' Vanauken 80 0 4 $57,180 6. Chad 'clayne' Layne 77.5 0 4 $41,375 7. Andrew 'DrDisRespect' Dean 75 1 5 $56,803 8. Thomas 'mag8500' Maguire 72.5 1 5 $28,503 9. Calvin 'projector52' Anderson 70 0 4 $38,933 10. Sang 'youngkoi' Lee 67.5 1 4 $39,298 Super Circuit Series By the Numbers Event Players Reentries Total Entries Guarantee Prize Pool 1 409 161 570 $50,000 $171,000 2 720 221 941 $50,000 $188,200 3 484 185 669 $50,000 $133,800 4 182 108 290 $75,000 $276,950 5 562 297 859 $50,000 $171,800 6 461 295 756 $50,000 $217,800 7 261 193 454 $30,000 $90,800 8 569 257 826 $75,000 $247,800 9 477 159 636 $150,000 $318,000 10 473 0 473 $30,000 $110,209 11 314 217 531 $75,000 $247,977 12 541 303 844 $50,000 $168,800 13 402 271 673 $75,000 $201,900 14 422 214 636 $50,000 $149,460 15 473 258 731 $75,000 $219,300 16 763 371 1,134 $200,000 $567,000 17 435 0 435 $30,000 $122,670 18 232 126 358 $75,000 $341,890 Totals 11,816 $3,945,356  
  21. It's time for another look at the legal U.S. online poker scene, with results from WSOP.com, PokerStars, and partypoker across Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Memorial Day Weekend didn't slow down the online poker action around the U.S., as several big prizes were won on the virtual felt. Leading the way was Giusseppe 'Pantalette' Pantaleo's victory in the WSOP.com Money May Series Main Event that earned Pantaleo almost $60,000. Other big results were had by Nick 'Maggs' Olivieri and David 'dehhhhh' Coleman. The WSOP.com Money May Series Main Event drew a field of 494 entries and 254 entries to create a prize pool of $374,000. Pantaleo finished on top and took home $59,615.60. He beat Jonathan 'jonmon101' Miller in heads-up play, and then Gordon 'Gmoney227' Eng took third and Josh 'YoelRomero' King placed fourth. All of the top four finishers picked up more than $20,000 in prize money. In the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation, a field of 1,027 entries and 696 entries generated a $158,516 prize pool. Winning the event for $34,080.94 was Olivieri. Ari 'philivey' Engel took fourth for $9,035.41. Also of note, 'TheDawn' placed seventh in the event for $4,279.93. 'TheDawn' also finished eighth in the Money May Series Main Event for $8,153.20. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Winning the $1,000 buy-in WSOP.com $100,000 High Roller for $33,494.71 was Coleman, one of the top-ranked online poker players in New Jersey and the United States. Coleman topped Angel 'chromeking' Lopez in heads-up play, with Zachary 'Dabledore7' Lipeles taking third. Lopez earned $25,093.96 and it wouldn't be the last time we heard from him on Sunday. Lipeles won $18,797.26 for this score, which came in addition to the $14,174.60 he won for taking sixth in the Money May Series Main Event. In the WSOP.com $75,000 GTD NL Sunday 55 event, Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger won it for $19,956. Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman took second for $10,560.05 and Katie 'katelin' Lindsay placed third for $6,901.45. Then it was Frank 'spaghettiii' Marasco winning the WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday [6-Max] for $20,496.63. In this event, Romero, who had placed fourth in the Money May Series Main Event, took fifth for $4,962.34. Also on WSOP.com, Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg won the $40,000 GTD PLO High Roller [6-Max] for $11,461.58. In Pennsylvania, it was another big Sunday on PokerStars PA. The flagship PokerStars PA Sunday Special drew a field of 1,221 entries for a prize pool of $112,087.80. There was a heads-up deal made and in the end, 'ATMEric' won $16,074 for first place and 'munson42082' took $14,381.51 for second. The PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller [6-Max] saw a field of 202 entries get topped by 'aldrich801' for $7,528.38. He actually didn’t win the most money from the event, though. A heads-up deal was made with 'tobykeith121,' who ended up with $8,411.78 for second place. In the PokerStars PA Nightly Stars event, 'soccerdad29' won it for $5,672.62. Finishing second was 'aldrich801,' who added $4,157.86 to his bankroll. In New Jersey, 'IIIIIIIIIIIII' won the partypoker Sunday $35K GTD NL for $8,000. The event had a prize pool of $40,000. Anthony 'Flawlessbinkage' Maio took second for $5,440. Also on partypoker NJ, 'supremetny' won the Daily $10K GTD NL for $4,082. The biggest prize won on PokerStars NJ belonged to Ryan 'ISlowRollYou' Hohner, who took down the Sunday Special for $9,585.38. Michael 'J3tBl@ckP0pe' Gagliano finished eighth for $1,171.80. Daniel 'monkeyman067' Sewnig won the PokerStars NJ Sunday Warm-Up for $2,170.65, and Angel 'Chr0meKing' Lopez took the PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] title for $5,640. WSOP.com Money May Series $300,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $525 Entries: 494 entries + 254 reentries Prize pool: $374,000 Giusseppe 'Pantalette' Pantaleo - $59,615.60 Jonathan 'jonmon101' Miller - $44,132 Gordon 'Gmoney227' Eng - $32,538 Josh 'YoelRomero' King - $23,861.20 Dan 'fatdan44' Wach - $18,550.40 Zachary 'Dabledore7' Lipeles - $14,174.60 Andrew 'JinYang' Butcher - $10,733.80 TheDawn - $8,153.20 Joshua '808Grinder' Suyat - $6,133.60 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,027 entries + 696 reentries Prize pool: $158,516 Nick 'Maggs' Olivieri - $34,080.94 gupgup123 - $17,595.27 Clockwork - $12,205.73 Ari 'philivey' Engel - $9,035.41 chuckies44 - $7,450.25 Jah_Dan - $5,865.09 TheDawn - $4,279.93 Joon 'jykpoker' Kim - $2,536.25 tileman630 - $1,902.19 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller Buy-in: $1,000 Entries: 109 entries + 53 reentries Prize pool: $154,710 David 'dehhhhh' Coleman - $33,494.71 Angel 'chromeking' Lopez - $25,093.96 Zachary 'Dabledore7' Lipeles - $18,797.26 grownstacks - $14,109.55 Joseph 'ultradonk' Alban - $10,582.16 proffmarc - $7,936.62 Brian 'bmack1335' McKinney - $5,940.86 crazeelf666 - $4,409.23 David 'AvidSmores' Somers - $3,388.14 WSOP.com $75,000 GTD NL Sunday 55 Buy-in: $55 Entries: 507 entries + 889 rebuys and 267 add-ons Prize pool: $83,150 Andrew 'WATCHGUY42' Lichtenberger - $19,956 Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman - $10,560.05 Katie 'katelin' Lindsay - $6,901.45 Christopher 'DontBluffMe1' Ryan - $5,238.45 Desmond 'deezz_nutzz' Hayes - $4,406.95 sunlight - $4,575.45 Daniel 'bunzer07' Jordan - $2,660.80 iPartyRock - $1,746.15 Robert 'bob_loblaw' Brown - $1,164.10 WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 84 entries + 74 reentries Prize pool: $71,918 Frank 'spaghettiii' Marasco - $20,496.63 hellofriend - $11,866.47 Golden2323 - $7,191.80 Glenn 'deemsta' Poole - $5,753.44 Josh 'YoelRomero' King - $4,962.34 c0nky - $,243.16 WSOP.com $40,000 GTD PLO High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 57 entries + 44 reentries Prize pool: $47,167 Michael 'mygame' Lavenburg - $11,461.58 nicks100888 - $8,678.72 harveyhound - $6,485.46 ChegaSaudade - $4,858.20 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $3,570.54 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon - $2,622.48 PokerStars PA Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,221 Prize pool: $112,087.80 ATMEric - $16,074* munson42082 - $14,381.51* BlurryClue - $9,158.80 AllinWithAJoff - $6,585.25 lacava1106 - $4,734.84 fubadbeatbob - $3,404.39 2hgihosmi - $2,447.78 WiredDuckss - $1,759.98 Aquatin - $1,265.43 *Denotes a deal. PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 202 Prize pool: $47,066 aldrich801 - $7,528.38* tobykeith121 - $8,411.78* fan_buzgon - $4,854.17 love2playpoker - $3,517.96 PrestigeWorld - $2,549.56 and_porter - $1,847.74 *Denotes a deal. PokerStars PA Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 333 Prize pool: $30,569.40 soccerdad29 - $5,672.62 aldrich801 - $4,157.86 limmieo9 - $3,047.70 jbrink22 - $2,233.95 5BETCHET - $1,637.48 UsualSuspect11 - $1,200.27 IveyTrump - $879.79 MrChillibin - $644.88 DamienSilks - $472.70 partypoker Sunday $35K GTD NL Buy-in: $215 Entries: 200 Prize pool: $40,000 IIIIIIIIIIIII - $8,000 Anthony 'Flawlessbinkage' Maio - $5,440 Rennan23 - $3,960 TopCreature - $3,280 Turkeyleg - $2,840 SharingisCaring - $2,440 KevinDurant - $2,040 mooseman1710 - $1,640 Bagels - $1,240 partypoker Daily $10K GTD NL Buy-in: $109 Entries: 157 Prize pool: $15,700 supremetny - $4,082 Heath1212 - $2,826 cashdancer - $1,884 roystalin - $1,413 WOWIE - $1,020.50 jamgi4me - $839.95 Khoury1040 - $659.40 BigOrangePants - $494.55 CRaFTe - $337.55 PokerStars NJ Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 252 Prize pool: $46,872 Ryan 'ISlowRollYou' Hohner - $9,585.38 toddchipman - $7,030.80 Wangdoodle25 - $5,296.53 laura33188 - $3,984.12 hobroken86 - $2,718.57 Stanton 'Stonniepokes' Tentnowski - $2,109.24 KoolerU - $1,640.52 Michael 'J3tBl@ckP0pe' Gagliano - $1,171.80 Wsopboy1997 - $890.56 PokerStars NJ Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $50 Entries: 248 Prize pool: $11,284 Daniel 'monkeyman067' Sewnig - $2,170.65 1st.p1ace - $1,617.75 shuniyam - $1,205.81 Ryan 'ISlowRollYou' Hohner - $898.76 Zenon9000 - %669.90 matador12ku1 - $99.31 Bruiser523 - $372.17 Spyboy11100 - $277.40 flipflopdoc1 - $206.76 PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 24 Prize pool: $11,280 Angel 'Chr0meKing' Lopez - $5,640 JJVFTW - $3,384 Michael 'J3tBl@ckP0pe' Gagliano - $2,256
  22. The legal online poker world was abuzz over the weekend with another big Sunday of action across Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. There were several six-figure prize pools dished out and plenty of players won big across WSOP.com, PokerStars, and partypoker. Let's dive into some of the top results from the U.S. online poker scene on Sunday. On WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey, three big six-figure prize pools were up for grabs from the $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, $100,000 GTD NL High Roller, and $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation. Winners from each event picked up nearly $40,000 each. In the WSOP.com $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special, a prize pool of $253,800 was generated from 511 entries and 335 entries. Finishing on top was 'kazuomatsui' for $38,298.42. He beat 'papp5551' in heads-up play, with 'papp5551' taking home $28,374.84. Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz won the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller for $38,870.41. David 'premium' Stevens finished second for $29,121.38. In seventh place was Toby 'DustPistons' Lewis for $6,894.33 and then Matt 'Berkey11_s4y' Berkey placed eighth for $5,116.89. Another big first-place prize was won by 'lolololol' in the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation, who took home $36,632.56 for topping the 1,852-entry field. In second place was 'lilp181' for $18,912.62. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] On PokerStars NJ in the Garden State, 'DabledoreNJ' won the largest prize on Sunday, taking home $9,281.11 for winning the PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special. The event's $40,000 guarantee was surpassed with a $45,384 prize pool from 244 entries. The partypoker US Network, played in the NJ market right now, held two events with $100,000 prize pool guarantees. The partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Main Event was a $400 buy-in event with 270 entries. It fell just short of the guarantee and was won by 'TheKing411.' He earned $21,233.09 after a heads-up deal with 'odo23,' who took $19,016.92. In the partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Phased NL, 726 entries were in the field and 'AvidSmores' topped them all to win $18,700. The largest event in Pennsylvania was the PokerStars PA $50,000 GTD Sunday Special. It had 836 entries and a $76,744.80 prize pool. Taking top honors was 'neverf0ld111' for $12,816.21. In the PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max], 131 entries generated a prize pool of $30,523. 'MarcZumoff' was the winner for $6,454.96. WSOP.com $200,000 GTD NL Sunday Special Buy-in: $320 Entries: 511 entries + 335 reentries Prize pool: $253,800 kazuomatsui - $38,298.42 papp5551 - $28,374.84 jhaynes2433 - $20,938.50 Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon - $15,329.52 Robert 'bustinballs' Kuhn - $11,903.22 Darren 'avocadotoast' Rabinowitz - $9,136.80 khalpapa - $6,903.36 georgeinla - $5,253.66 DanFriel - $3,984.66 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL High Roller Buy-in: $1,000 Entries: 125 entries + 63 reentries Prize pool: $179,540 Zachary 'lovepuddle' Schwartz - $38,870.41 David 'premium' Stevens - $29,121.38 Bank24 - $21,814.11 David 'chinoloco' Lu - $16,374.04 Mitch 'paltex' Garshofsky - $12,280.53 krookdtyrant - $9,210.40 Toby 'DustPistons' Lewis - $6,894.33 Matt 'Berkey11_s4y' Berkey - $5,116.89 Michael 'LeftSid3' Haberman - $3,931.92 WSOP.com $100,000 GTD NL Player Appreciation Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,153 entries + 699 reentries Prize pool: $170,384 lolololol - $36,632.56 lilp181 - $18,912.62 IntoTheRiver - $13,119.56 Crushingly - $9,711.88 phatdaddy - $8,008.04 TheGilroy - $6,304.20 Qi 'LINSANITY' Ha - $4,600.36 SiParaTu - $2,726.14 Anthony 'DEEZNUTZ1709' Ciccotelli - $2,044.60 PokerStars NJ $40,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $200 Entries: 244 entries Prize pool: $45,384 DabledoreNJ - $9,281.11 J3tBl@ckP0pe - $6,807.60 CMiller2580 - $5,128.39 ChiefLegs - $3,857.64 mysterion121 - $2,632.27 Batzz88 - $2,042.28 FlawlessBINK - $1,588.44 PandaJoe16 - $1,134.60 AvaGray - $862.29 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 158 entries Prize pool: $14,504.40 ForTheThr1ll - $3,118.57 11usc541 - $2,248.18 Skrelnick - $1,704.26 aad0906 - $1,269.13 sjockorbavich - $870.26 kinkyjacob1 - $725.22 TPR11 - $580.17 Smilin Tom - $435.13 HeadyMoe88 - $290.08 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 30 entries Prize pool: $14,100 Mc_Lovin1632 - $6,345 ISlowRollYou - $4,230 Wsopboy1997 - $2,115 sketchem23 - $1,410 PokerStars NJ $10,000 GTD Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $50 Entries: 244 entries Prize pool: $11,102 Rhino609 - $2,135.59 bmils439 - $1,591.66 Stonniepokes - $1,186.36 C. Janicsek - $884.26 crabbycos - $659.09 sandmad - $491.26 Penguino246 - $366.17 sketchem23 - $272.92 JUNE LATATA - $203.43 PokerStars NJ $7,500 GTD Sunday Storm [6-Max] Buy-in: $10 Entries: 821 entries Prize pool: $7,500 1Panny1 - $1,322.25 evanb004 - $975 hebbs1010 - $750 August10Baby - $525 DocHollidayA - $375 andypants8 - $225 partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $400 Entries: 270 Prize pool: $100,000 TheKing411 - $21,233.09* odo23 - $19,016.92* Pokeher - $10,900 spinach_kale - $8,200 chromeking - $6,050 TheSims - $4,900 Davealfa - $3,800 upayformypennys - $2,750 brownmagic - $2,000 *Denotes a deal was made. partypoker US Network Online Open $100,000 GTD Phased NL Buy-in: $109 Entries: 726 Prize pool: $100,000 AvidSmores - $18,700 FerociousPanda - $14,000 schaf4206 - $10,000 TopCreature - $7,400 ClarkWesterfeld - $5,750 Million27 - $4,500 sansara52 - $3,500 MoZZyNJ - $2,600 repyourset7 - $1,900 partypoker US Network Online Open $20,000 GTD Main Event Buy-in: $55 Entries: 436 Prize pool: $21,800 madroc - $4,076.60 Dex_Osama - $3,052 Wardmartin - $2,180 MikeDB7 - $1,613.20 PayneKilla - $1,253.50 AlwaysCheck88 - $981 JohnClark - $763 Cayogal - $566.80 Gambler16 - $414.20 PokerStars PA $50,000 GTD Sunday Special Buy-in: $100 Entries: 836 entries Prize pool: $76,744.80 neverf0ld111 - $12,816.21 tich213 - $9,214.48 Ambiter - $6,625.29 Gave-up-poker - $4,763.64 Rungood35 - $3,425.09 kdQuel - $2,462.67 Longcoats11 - $1,770.67 youbestnotmiss - $1,273.13 bigdoritoTito - $915.38 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $250 Entries: 131 entries Prize pool: $30,523 MarcZumoff - $6,454.96 KnightsofNight - $4,714.36 aldrich801 - $3,443.17 BirdBrain64 - $2,514.75 Dionysus1888 - $1,836.67 Lachoy - $1,102.14 PokerStars PA $20,000 GTD Nightly Stars Buy-in: $100 Entries: 262 entries Prize pool: $25,000 RiverMeDaddy - $4,301.27* wongsic - $4,003.10* 5u1ly - $2,599.84 WHATWHYNO - $1,917.52 KennytheRipper - $1,414.27 Virgil369366 - $1,043.10 aldrich801 - $769.34 rrobmsm1992 - $567.43 jbrink22 - $418.51 *Denotes a deal was made. PokerStars PA $12,000 GTD Sunday Warm-Up Buy-in: $30 Entries: 635 entries Prize pool: $17,335.50 Dionysus1888 - $3,008.50 Dikembe311 - $2,182.76 dannysek123 - $1,584.02 Danieldanielson - $1,149.52 BuffBills044 - $834.21 Simonster27 - $605.38 octobersky2345 - $439.33 nickheatonpaul - $318.82 DomeGod69420 - $231.36 PokerStars PA $15,000 GTD The Big $20 Buy-in: $20 Entries: 747 entries Prize pool: $15,000 NeillyAA74 - $1,913.54* snoppy675 - $1,913.53* KLOCEO - $1,913.53* flppdt - $973.98 PHOn0menal - $706.81 Clarky42472 - $512.93 robertpsulson - $372.23 LilMiniCoop45 - $270.13 djratdog88 - $196.03 *Denotes a deal was made.
  23. It was another busy Sunday for U.S. regulated online poker this week with no shortage of options for players to compete for healthy paydays across the board. Players in Pennsylvania and New Jersey turned to their respective PokerStars clients to participate in the ongoing Summer Series while WSOP.com provided some of the biggest prize pools of the weekend. The $320 buy-in WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday nearly doubled it’s already hefty guarantee this week as 641 entries boosted the prize pool to $192,300. Long time grinder and World Poker Tour champion Justin ‘tamaratibles’ Young shipped the event for a $47,113.50 payday. ‘dunningkrugr’ had two podium finishes on the day and finished as the runner-up in this one, taking home $26,441.25 for second place. Steven ‘Resilient85’ Watson claimed the bronze, adding $16,153.20 to his bankroll. The WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday nearly broke the six-figure prize pool mark as well when 196 players posted their $500 buy-in to create a $91,532 prize pool. U.S. top-ten ranked Daniel ‘redsoxnets5’ Sewnig took down the tournament and added $25,628.86 to his over $1.4 million in career online earnings. ‘Israelavital’ fell in second place, taking home $14,828.18. ‘dunningkrugr’ made the top three in back-to-back tournaments, earning $8,512.47 for third place and finishing the day just $7 short of $35,000 in total earnings. The PokerStars Summer Series was running in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey this weekend giving players a plethora of tournaments to choose from. ‘aldirch801’ outlasted the 1,041 runners in the PokerStars PA Summer Series Sunday Special (Event #12) to take home the $16,330.11 first-place prize. ‘AlasPoorYorick!‘ lived long enough to see second place, which was good for $11,655.88. ‘TheStrider124’ also walked away with a nice payday, turning their $100 buy-in into an $8,319.57 paycheck. The $250 buy-in PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller also did big business as 123 players created a prize pool of $28,659. ‘TurkTerminator’ eliminated the competition, picked up the victory, and $6,382.49 for their efforts. ‘AshyL4rry22’ was back at a PA final table, finishing in second place for $4,627.45 while ‘love2playpoker’ likely loved earning $3,355.06 for climbing into third. Over in New Jersey, the PokerStars NJ Summer Series Sunday Special (Event #13) saw 239 runners build a prize pool of $45,000. Garden State grinder ‘JinYangPP’ picked up the win and $8,661.04 for first, one of two major final table for them on Sunday. ‘chinoloco121’ fell just one place short of the title, taking home $6,462.02 for second place and ‘xaverian412’ fell in third place, earning $4,821.43. Daniel ‘AvaGray’ Lupo picked up another career victory by taking down the PokerStars NJ Summer Series $75 NLHE (Event #12). He bested the 306 entries to add the $3,919.21 to his impressive $3.3 million in career online earnings. ‘BrigBeast06’ fell in second place for $2,824.08 while 'StephGod30' hit a trey for $2,035.08. WSOP.com $100K Gtd Sunday Buy-in: $320 Entries: 411 (230 rebuys) Prize pool: $192,300 Justin ‘tamaratibles’ Young - $47,113.50 dunningkrugr - $26,441.25 Steven ‘Resilient85’ Watson - $16,153.20 vagab0nd - $12,307.20 circleball - $10,384.20 dusty4 - $8,461.20 thewholefunk - $6,345.90 pocket10z - $4,230.60 maddogmark25 - $2,788.35 WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 116 (80 rebuys) Prize pool: $91,532 Daniel ‘redsoxnets5’ Sewnig - $25,628.96 Israelavital - $14,828.18 dunningkrugr - $8,512.47 ParxBigStax - $6,681.83 Art.Vandelay - $5,766.51 ShadowFiend1 - $4,851.19 WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Deepstack Buy-in: $50 Entries: 199 (159 rebuys) Prize pool: $23,068.50 beastro - $6,228.49 ppp37 - $3,633.28 phatdaddy - $2,076.16 armNhammer - $1,614.79 protential - $1,384.11 LearnToSwim - $1,153.42 Kvitka - $876.60 davec933 - $553.64 GreenMonster - $392.16 WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Sunday [KO] Buy-in: $100 Entries: 231 Prize pool: $21,714 beastro - $4,223.83 + $250 in bounties M.A.O.L.I - $2,470.54 + $200 in bounties AA_QTIP_KK - $1,410.60 + 150 in bounties pedr023 - $1,083.85 + $75 in bounties gamblegamble - $924.46 + $300 in bounties TIPnTimeBOMB - $765.07 + $200 in bounties pokermaster8 - $573.80 + $75 in bounties jenny1122 - $382.53 + $75 in bounties hagzzz021 -$270.96 + $75 in bounties PokerStars PA $75 NLHE [6-Max] Summer Series Event #11 Buy-in: $75 Entries: 346 Prize pool: $23,614.50 BlackBerlioz - $4,431.48 MR.20InchArms - $3,193.24 yaboylenny - $2,301.10 KERMIT_the_FROG - $1,658.21 RealizeRealLiez - $1,194.93 ZDUBZX - $861.09 PokerStars PA $100 NLHE [Sunday Special SE] Summer Series Event #12 Buy-in: $100 Entires: 1,041 Prize pool: 100,000 aldrich801 - $16,330.11 AlasPoorYorick! - $11,655.88 TheStrider124 - $8,319.57 phillythekid724 - $5,938.24 LZRM1111 - $4,238.51 NAAAARD - $3,025.30 alphanomasker - $2,159.36 ScottScottF - $1,541.27 bdlybldngpkrplr - $1,100.11 PokerStars PA $75 NLHE [8-Max, PKO] Summer Series Event #14 Buy-in: $75 Entries: 438 Prize pool: $29,893.50 OT_gR1d - $2,310.71 + $2,911.37 in bounties HodorHodorHodor - $2,310.49 + $995.50 in bounties Deuce9off - $1,394.42 + $491.79 in bounties bigdoritoTito - $1,004.75 + $172.63 in bounties DJHSMHBDH - $723.97 + $505.07 in bounties Pennny619 - $521.66 + $126.81 in bounties Heavyhev327 - $375.88 + $541.33 in bounties AndrewYang2020 - $270.84 + $59.68 in bounties PokerStars PA Sunday High Roller Buy-in: $250 Entries: 123 Prize pool: $28,659 TurkTerminator - $6,382.49 AshyL4rry22 - $4,627.45 love2playpoker - $3,355.06 rrobmsm1992 - $2,432.53 Quakers1991 - $1,763.67 bwb5026 - $1,278.72 PokerStars PA Nightly Stars NLHE Buy-in: $100 Entries: 219 Prize pool: $20,104.20 fredsandfor886 - $3,931.71 GTOThanos_PB - $2,908.10 md429 - $2,151.11 TryptophanMan - $1,591.17 wnunley - $1,176.98 jackspratt33 - $870.61 Manimal7985 - $643.98 A Frequent ? - $476.35 MDeals - $352.36 PokerStars NJ $75 NLHE [6-Max] Summer Series Event #12 Buy-in: $75 Entires: 306 Prize pool: $20,884.50 Daniel 'AvaGray' Lupo - $3,919.21 BrigBeast06 - $2,824.08 StephGod30 - $2,035.08 nuttedd - $1,466.51 TiltedHard - $1,056.79 JETSgoJETS - $761.54 PokerStars NJ Sunday Special SE Summer Series Event #13 Buy-in: $200 Entries: 239 Prize pool: $45,000 JinYangPP - $8,661.04 chinoloco121 - $6,462.02 xaverian412 - $4,821.43 Stonniepokes - $3,597.36 sublion - $2,684.07 matt glantz - $2,002.63 Marshy7777 - $1,494.20 D.Drumpf - $1,114.85 Skrelnick - $831.81 PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] Buy-in: $500 Entries: 24 Prize pool: $11,280 Pokeher299 - $5,640 JinYangPP - $3,384 J3tBl@ckP0pe - $2,256 partypoker Sunday $35K GTD No Limit Hold’em Buy-in: $215 Entries: 167 Prize pool: $35,000 ($1,600 overlay) Jonuzi - $7,455 RiverMan - $5,075 wheels4920 - $3,815 BigDickRick - $3,150 Jeremyd2 - $2,695 FellateMe - $2,310 treetrap - $1,925 supremetny - $1,575 Allyoucaneat - $1,225

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