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In just two days there won't be any more action in the PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker but Friday night saw two more New Jersey grinders pick up victories. 'JinxySkunk' beat 89 other players to win Event #37 ($100 Pot Limit Five Card Omaha [Eight Max]) for $2,251.43. Runner-up 'loosebad' earned $1,528.47 while Michael 'GUUUULP' St. John rounded out the podium finishers and walked away with $1,156.68 for his efforts. 'PokrStarsWIN' narrowly missed his second NJCOOP title of the year, finishing fourth for $784.89. Daniel 'loxonbagel' Buzgon picked up the other NJCOOP title awarded on Friday night, winning Event #38 ($200 No Limit Hold'em [Deep, Hyper-Turbo]) for $3,500.95. 'DJPerfection' wasn't quite perfect, finishing in second place for $2,339.86. Third-place finisher Tomasz199873 earned $1,829.49. Saturday's NJCOOP action includes Event #39 ($300 Six Max No Limit Hold'em) and Event #40 ($75 Zoom No Limit Hold'em). Event #37: $100 Pot Limit Five Card Omaha (Eight Max) Entries: 90 Prize pool: $8,262 JinxySkunk - $2,251.43 loosebad - $1,528.47 GUUUULP - $1,156.68 PokrStarsWIN - $784.89 captainondec - $578.34 TheFreshOne - $433.75 Dude69696997 - $351.13 Hollowman - $268.51 Event #38: $200 No Limit Hold'em (Deep, Hyper-Turbo) Entries: 67 Prizepool: $12,730 loxonbagel - $3,500.95 DJPerfection - $2,339.86 Tomasz199873 - $1,829.49 JohnnyMania - $1,430.45 Time2Troll - $1,118.44 Marshy7777 - $874.48 WhostolemyRR - $683.74 FunkyJesus - $534.60 mrblonde2020 - $417.99
The Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in the Bahamas is full of some of the best poker players on the planet for the start of Day 2 of the PCA $100,000 Super High Roller. Of the original 56 entries, 33 players survived Day 1. With registration open through the beginning of Day 2, a number of pros who went broke in the first eight levels decided to fire another $100K bullet including Daniel Negreanu and Super High Roller defending champion Cary Katz. We decided to take a quick look around the room at some of the players who are taking part in the nosebleed tournament action. [caption id="attachment_622243" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Jason Koon (left) and Daniel Negreanu have combined lifetime earnings of over $63 million.[/caption] Jason Koon and PokerStars pro Daniel Negreanu are settled in and keeping the conversation casual. [caption id="attachment_622244" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Hungary's #1-ranked online pro Andras 'probirs' Nemeth has been seen playing the highest stakes live as of late.[/caption] PocketFives #4-ranked Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth has over $2.7 million in live earnings along with his $9.6 million in online cashes. Nemeth had a breakout year in 2018 playing high rollers, winning the EPT Barcelona €25,000 Event for a career-high cash of $692,882. [caption id="attachment_622245" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Nick Petrangelo (left) took down the $100K Super High Roller at the WSOP in 2018 for $2.9 million.[/caption] Nick Petrangelo and U.S. Poker Open Champion Stephen ‘stevie444’ Chidwick survey their tough table. [caption id="attachment_622246" align="alignnone" width="1024"] GPI #1-ranked player Alex Foxen is off to a fast start in 2019.[/caption] Stare master Alex Foxen is looking to build on his impressive 2019 PCA campaign. So far he's cashed in the $25K Single Day event and finished as the runner-up in the $50K for $651,980. Foxen is now less than a half million away from $10 million in career scores. [caption id="attachment_622247" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Patrik Antonius (left), Talal Shakerchi (center) & Sam Greenwood.[/caption] Murderers row: Rail Heaven’s Patrik Antonius, PSPC eighth place finisher and regular high roller Talal Shakerchi and PocketFives #46-ranked Sam Greenwood battle it out on one side of a tough table. [caption id="attachment_622248" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Justin Bonomo (left) is looking to continue the massive success he found in 2018.[/caption] Chris Hunichen tries to get a read on the GTO sitting style of Justin Bonomo. Hunichen is coming off a third place finish in the WPT Five Diamond $100,000 Super High Roller for a live career-high $592,000 score. [caption id="attachment_622249" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Canadian Christopher Kruk finds the fun in high rollers.[/caption] Despite the massive stakes, Chris Kruk is still able to have a little fun. The prize pool for the $100,000 Super High Roller is over $5.9 million. For updates on the $100K as well as everything from the 2019 PCA, subscribe to The FIVES Poker Podcast.