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  1. The opening days of the third annual PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker had one of the regions top-ranked players walking away with a $30,000 trip to the Bahamas. Anthony 'FlawlessBINK' Maio beat out 408 other players to win Event #6 ($86 Moneymaker Tour No Limit Hold'em) to win a $30,000 Platinum Pass which includes the $25,000 buy-in to the PokerStars Players Championship this January in the Bahamas. The runner-up in that event, 'LuieAnderson', had to settle for a $5,800.49 score while third-place finisher 'CrazyIKilla' earned $4,263.27. Sunday's biggest NJCOOP score went to 's3lfreliance' after topping the 285-player field in Event #5 ($250 No Limit Hold'em Sunday Special Special Edition). That win earned him $12,663.73. Daniel 'AvaGray' Lupo banked $9,418.06 for finishing second and Alex 'Ajax624' Jim banked $7,004.41 for finishing third. The first non-Hold'em event on the schedule, Event #7 ($100 Pot Limit Omaha Eight Max) drew 146 players with 'solidluck' earning $2,915.24 for the win. Michael Gagliano picked up $3,622.71 and his first NJCOOP title of the year in Event #8 ($150 Hyper Turbo No Limit Hold'em Sunday SuperSonic Special Edition) by beating 'You Are Tim' heads up. Action kicked off Saturday with 'Bornagain118' winning Event #1 ($100 No Limit Hold'em) for $4,432.13. The opening event brought in 251 runners for a $23,041.80 prize pool. Maio finished seventh in that event for $759.97. '$gt. Tibbs' took down Event #2 ($200 Turbo No Limit Hold'em) for a $4,856.38 score. Second-place finisher '09123459' earned $3,656.66 while Lupo pocketed $2,753.36 for outlasting all but those two players in the 114-player field. Event #1 - $100 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 251 Prize pool: $23,041.80 Bornagain118 - $4,432.13 T1111111111M - $3,303.43 thewholefunk - $2,462.25 Big Chips79 - $1,835.26 Schwibbs - $1,367.93 MommaBluffsBIG - $1,019.60 FlawlessBINK - $759.97 BENN DOVERR - $566.45 GUUUULP - $422.21 Event #2 - $200 Turbo No Limit Hold'em Entries: 114 Prize pool: $21,204 $gt. Tibbs - $4,856.38 09123459 - $3,656.66 AvaGray - $2,753.36 MartinChatwn - $2,073.19 iFoldN0T - $1,561.05 HowieWelper - $1,175.42 roflmfao_wp - $885.06 thewholefunk - $666.42 Event #3 - $200 No Limit Hold'em Progressive KO Entries: 168 Prize pool: $31,248 T1111111111M - $3,613.65 BabyRaizer - $2,709.79 rosseg - $2,032.05 jimmyblingz - $1,523.82 Renorick1946 - $1,142.70 roflmfao_wp - $856.91 scamfest - $642.59 HowieWelper - $481.87 Cass N Hoes - $361.35 Event #4 - $150 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em Eight Max Entries: 207 Prize pool: $28,503.90 Gay4Tray - $5,772.29 scamfest - $4,418.10 JohnnyMania - $3,277.94 cl1ckinbtns - $2,422.83 NewJerseySux - $1,567.71 loosebad - $1,282.67 D.Drumpf - $997.63 RikNmorty - $783.85 Event #5 - $250 No Limit Hold'em Sunday Special Special Edition Entries: 285 Prize pool: $66,405 s3lfreliance - $12,663.73 AvaGray - $9,418.06 Ajax624 - $7,004.41 sonboi - $5,209.32 skeemer1 - $3,874.28 tsax20 - $2,881.38 martycohen - $2,142.94 OctoberSky23 - $1,593.75 iFoldN0T - $1,185.30 Event #6 - $86 Moneymaker Tour No Limit Hold'em Entries: 409 Prize pool: $62,004.25 FlawlessBINK - $30,000* LuieAnderson - $5,800.49 CrazyIKilla - $4,263.27 AvaGray - $3,133.65 gatorgrinds - $2,303.34 HankingArown - $1,693.04 NewJerseySux - $1,244.44 Schwibbs - $914.70 hagz2richez - $672.34 *Platinum Pass includes $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship buy-in and $5,000 for travel and accomodations. Event #7 - $100 Pot Limit Omaha Eight Max Entries: 146 Prize pool: $13,402.80 solidluck - $2,915.24 $gt. Tibbs - $2,077.43 cubsters - $1,608.33 MisAnnthr0pe - $1,139.23 OptCableGuy - $737.15 iFoldN0T - $603.12 HowieWelper - $469.09 Wsopboy1997 - $368.57 Event #8 - $150 Hyper Turbo No Limit Hold'em Sunday SuperSonic Special Edition Entries: 111 Prize pool: $15,817.50 J3tBl@ckP0pe - $3,622.71 You Are Tim - $2,727.75 Wsopboy1997 - $2,053.91 aad0906 - $1,546.53 thewholefunk - $1,164.49 T1111111111M - $876.83 FunkyJesus - $660.22 KoolerU - $497.13
  2. 42-year-old Erkut Yilmaz started the final table of the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open with the chip lead and over the course of six hours of play fought off TK Miles to add his name to the WPT Champions Cup while picking up a $575,112 payday. Anthony Maio, the top-ranked online poker player in Pennsylvania, made the final table with just nine big blinds and got the chance to play just 11 hands. Down to just six big blinds, Maio moved all in from UTG with [poker card="kh"][poker card="jc"] only to have Austin Wentling wake up in the big blind with [poker card="kc"][poker card="kd"]. Maio got no assistance from the [poker card="ts"][poker card="7c"][poker card="7h"][poker card="7d"][poker card="th"] runout and was eliminated in sixth for $121,697. Liam He had the second shortest stack when the final table began on Friday night and managed to outlast just Maio. Action folded to Aleg Shnaider in the small blind and he raised to 400,000 with [poker card="jd"][poker card="9d"] before He moved all in from the big blind with [poker card="tc"][poker card="th"] and Shnaider called. The [poker card="ad"][poker card="jc"][poker card="js"] flop put Shnaider way ahead and he stayed there through the [poker card="5d"] turn and [poker card="3h"] river to elimiante He in fifth place. From UTG, Miles raised to 500,000 before Wentling moved all in for 1,725,00 from the button. Yilmaz defended his big blind and Miles called. Yilmaz and Miles then checked through the [poker card="ac"][poker card="qh"][poker card="8h"][poker card="4d"][poker card="as"] runout before Miles tabled [poker card="qc"][poker card="9c"] to force Yilmaz to muck his hand. Wentling turned over [poker card="9d"][poker card="9s"] and was eliminated in fourth place for $211,562. Shnaider and Yilmaz battled 15 hands later in a blind vs. blind spot that spelled the end for Shnaider. Miles raised to 500,000 from the button, Shnaider moved all in for 6,000,000 from the small blind and Yilmaz called from the big blind. Miles folded and Shnaider got bad news when he showed [poker card="ad"][poker card="jd"] and found himself up against Yilmaz's [poker card="ah"][poker card="kd"]. The [poker card="5h"][poker card="4d"][poker card="3c"] flop gave Shnaider some outs to a chop but the [poker card="6c"] turn and [poker card="5c"] river both fialed to help him out and he was eliminated in third place. Yilmaz began heads up play with almost 60% of the chips in play but he and Miles traded the chip lead back and forth over the next 55 hands before Yilmaz finally eliminated Miles. Miles completed his bet and Yilmaz checked to go to a flop of [poker card="5h"][poker card="4s"][poker card="3s"]. Yilmaz checked to Miles who bet 800,000 and Yilmaz check-raised all in forcing Miles to a decision for his tournament life. Miles called and showed [poker card="kd"][poker card="5s"] for top pair while Yilmaz tabled [poker card="6d"][poker card="3d"] for bottom pair and an open-ended straight draw. The [poker card="6h"] turn gave Yilmaz two pair and Miles was eliminated in second when the [poker card="4h"] river failed to improve his hand. Final Table Payouts Erkut Yilmaz - $575,112 TK Miles - $383,399 Oleg Shnaider - $283,341 Austin Wentling - $211,562 Liam He - $159,616 Anthony Maio - $121,697 Notable finishers Just days after winning the 2018 Poker Masters Purple Jacket, Ali Imsirovic finished ninth ($57,510) while PokerStars Ambassador Maria Konnikova finished 20th ($24,695). Other well known players to finish in the money include Alex Fitzgerald (39th - $14,769), Jared Griener (84th - $7,309), Joe McKeehen (89th - $7,309), Daniel Weinman (100th - $6,393), Ryan D'Angelo (101st - $6,393), Jared Jaffee (117th - $6,097), Anthony Zinno (130th - $6,097) and Darren Elias (131st - $6,097). Next WPT Stop The next World Poker Tour stop actually began on Friday in Hanover, MD. The WPT Maryland At LIVE! Casino runs September 21 - 25 and has a $3,500 buy-in.
  3. There was another $160,000 in total prize pools on the schedule during PokerStars third annual New Jersey Championship Of Online Poker. In the largest tournament scheduled for the day, Event #25 ($350 NLHE Sunday Special), ‘fireball1998’ captured his second NJCOOP title in as many days and $14,308.74 for the largest single score of the day for the series. He bested the 224 player field in the seven and a half hour contest, finally defeating ‘mocbel’ heads-up. ‘mocbel’ earned $10,689.97 as the runner-up making them the only other player on the day to earn five-figures in the series. The final table was stacked with talent including Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano who finished in ninth for $1,388.80 for his ninth cash of the series. Just ahead of him is the red-hot Dan ‘R@zzleDazz1e’ DiZenzo fell in eighth place for $1,858.92. DiZenzo already has four top three NJCOOP finishes in 2018, including a title. The first event completed on Sunday was Event #23 ($100 Mixed NLHE/PLO Six Max) where 133 runners created a prize pool of $12,209.40. ‘JohnnyMania’ was the last player standing and ended up with a $3,174.50 first place prize. PocketFiver ’senor stinks’ finished as the runner-up, hauling in $2,136.64 for his fourth NJCOOP cash of the series. The score puts ‘senor stinks’ under $25,000 away from his $500,000 lifetime earnings badge. Also making the final six was Yong ‘iFoldN0T’ Kwon who now has five NJCOOP final tables in 2018. Kwon finished in fourth for $1,037.79. Two spots earlier Michael ‘GUUUULP’ St. John bowed out in sixth for $549.42. In Event #24 ($150 NLHE Win The Button), the #3-ranked player in the United States Daniel ‘AvaGray’ Lupo booked his first 2018 NJCOOP victory for $4,167.31. To this point in the series Lupo has a first, second and third place finish among his six cashes. The runner-up was ‘LookAtMyDabx’ for $3,175.92. Also, PocketFivers ‘ROU$EY’ and Ted ‘TobogganM.D.’ Ely climbed into the final table falling in eighth and ninth place respectively. A pair of PocketFivers went one-two in Event #26 ($200 NLHE Progressive Super KO). Daryl ‘jordanofpkr’ Black outlasted Anthony ‘FlawlessBINK’ Maio to take the title and $3,995.69 (+ $4,074.14 in bounties) for one of the largest scores on the day. Main was denied a second 2018 NJCOOP title but received $3,083.00 (+ $1,388.82 in bounties) to add to his stellar series earnings. There were 137 players in the final tournament on the schedule. Event #27 ($100 NLHE Sunday Supersonic Hyper Turbo) may have been the last to start but with its fast structure, it finished well before midnight with the winner ’cl1ckinbtns’ going to sleep with $2,697.82 more in his account. Another PocketFiver ‘ADMSnackBar’ took the silver for $2,056.02 as he continues his climb to $1 million in lifetime earnings. Daniel ‘loxonbagel’ Buzgon finished in fourth for $1,194.20 for his third NJCOOP cash. Event #23 ($100 Mixed NLHE/PLO Six Max) Entries: 133 Prize pool: $12,209.40 1. JohnnyMania - $3,174.50 2. senor stinks - $2,136.64 3. Wizard81 - $1,587.22 4. iFoldN0T - $1,037.79 5. mocbel - $793,61 6. GUUUULP - $549.42 Event #24 ($150 NLHE Win The Button) Entries: 146 Prize pool: $20,104.20 1. AvaGray - $4,167.31 2. LookAtMyDabx - $3,175.92 3. ashiXIII - $2,420.44 4. s3lfreliance - $1,844.67 5. Cass N Hoes - $1,405.87 6. JinxySkunk - $1,071.44 7. ESD03 - 816.57 8. ROU$EY - $622.33 9. TobogganM.D. - $474.29 Event #25 ($350 NLHE Sunday Special) Entries: 224 Prize pool: $73,472 1. fireball1998 - $14,308.74 2. mocbel - $10,689.97 3. Cass N Hoes - $7,986.51 4. Iraisepros - $5,966.74 5. adsanman12 - $4,457.78 6. 801108 - $3,330.78 7. scamfest - $2,488.16 8. R@zzleDazz1e - $1,858.92 9. J3tBl@ckP0pe - $1,388.80 Event #26 ($200 NLHE Progressive Super KO) Entires: 220 Prize pool: $40,920 1. jordanofpkr - $3,995.69 (+ $4,074.14 in bounties) 2. FlawlessBINK - $3,083.00 (+ $1,388.82 in bounties) 3. HuySmakuy - $2,378.86 (+ $807.21 in bounties) 4. fkdtshfkdts - $1,835.55 (+ $696.04 in bounties) 5. IATA89 - $1,416.32 (+ $377.82 in bounties) 6. donnysack - $1,092.84 (+ $337.13 in bounties) 7. JohnnyMania - $843.24 (+ $383.64 in bounties) 8. supremetny - $650.65 (+ $450.47 in bounties) 9. fireball1998 - $502.05 (+ $825.38 in bounties) Event #27 ($100 NLHE Sunday Supersonic Hyper Turbo) Entires: 137 Prize pool: $13,015 1. cl1ckinbtns - $2,697.82 2. ADMSnackBar - $2,056.02 3. MrA.Iverson3 - $1,566.94 4. loxonbagel - $1,194.20 5. T111111111M - $910.12 6. Trojan526 - $693.63 7. Highlightttt - $528.63 8. solidluck - $402.88 9. Exit_3986 - $307.04
  4. When PokerStars first announced the creation of the PokerStars Players Championship and began giving away the coveted Platinum Passes, it was unclear how the Americans would be included. With PokerStars only real U.S. presence in New Jersey, it looked like there may be limited opportunities for U.S. based players to win their way into what will very likely be the largest $25K buy-in tournament of all time. However, after plenty of creative ways to include the U.S. player base, including the popular Moneymaker PSPC tour, PokerStars has now accumulated quite a number of Americans with Platinum Passes in hand. The PCA’s Team USA consists of recreational players, grinders, top-tier pros and even a few celebrities. Some of poker’s more notable names found their way to receiving a platinum pass. Super high roller David Peters was one of the first to win his way in when he picked up his pass through a random draw at the 2018 PCA. Other well-known poker names from the U.S. include vlogger Andrew Neeme, the First Lady of Poker Linda Johnson, author turned poker pro Maria Konnikova and poker's minister of information Kevin Mathers. Longtime pro Kenny Tran won one through the Moneymaker PSPC Tour in Los Angeles. Luke Vrabel picked one up at Foxwoods and Joey Ingram’s pass was part of a feel-good PokerStars promotion. So, while those players will garner plenty of attention there are plenty of other players on Team USA that have the potential to make some noise at the PSPC. New Jersey’s Anthony ’tonydatiger’ Maio has spent some time in the spotlight, having made the final table of a World Poker Tour Borgata event on more than one occasion. In the midst of a red-hot 2018, Maio closed out the year by picking up his Platinum Pass during NJCOOP. Maio’s online prowess was never in doubt. With $3.4 million in online earnings, he’s one of NJ’s most prolific grinders. A strong showing in the PSPC could really take his career to the next level. A deep run could push him up over the $1 million in live career earnings mark. Thai 'thaiha91' Ha may have lucked out to win his Platinum Pass, but he certainly hasn’t luckboxed his way to over $900,000 in live earnings. At the PCA in 2018, one of the first passes was determined by an all-in flip at a random table. Everyone at the table was seated, except for Ha. Running just a bit late, Ha got to the table just in time to see his seat win the pass on the river. Since picking up his pass, Ha has spent the better part of 2018 playing a ton of poker. He finished in second place in the Big Stax 1500 for over $78,000. He also had a final table finish this summer at the Planet Hollywood 2018 Goliath $2,200 Main Event for over $75,000. Perhaps the player on Team USA who fought the hardest for their pass was Brookyln’s Nathan Manuel. Dedicated to winning his way into the PSPC, Manuel took shots whenever he could. He flew to London to compete, followed the Moneymaker PSPC tour in the U.S. and even tried to learn a new language in order to win a pass. In the end, he defeated a field of 825 players in October’s Run It Up Reno event to book his trip to the Bahamas. Manuel has a live earnings total of roughly $170,000 and he is no stranger to traveling to play poker. In addition to his globetrotting for the Platinum Pass, Manuel has recorded cashes in the UK, Bahamas, Canada, and Australia - where he picked up a career-high cash of over $33,000 at the Aussie Millions. One member of Team USA that everyone will be keeping close tabs on is Jeremy Hilsercop. Hlisercop’s heartwarming story of a gift to the WSOP which turned into a trip to the Bahamas was the talk of poker community during the holiday season. What was once just a dream is turning into a reality for the man who’s largest tournament buy-in to date is $170. He and his wife Randi will be hoping to turn this Christmas gift into a life-changing sum of money. In addition to the 28 players that picked up a pass through a victory or promotion. PokerStars has handed out a number of passes to U.S. based celebrities. UFC announcer Bruce Buffer, NBA great Paul Pierce, comedians Norm MacDonald and Clayton Fletcher, reality star Tyson Apostle and legendary skater Tony Hawk will all be in attendance. Keep tabs on the entire slate of U.S. based players when PSPC play gets underway on January 6. PokerStars PSPC Team USA PLAYERS Jacqueline Burkhart Andrew Canfield Tenzin Chakdor Tom Chiarella Clifford Ellefson Damon Ferrante Thai Ha Jeremy Hilsercop Joey Ingram (not on the website) Linda Johnson Matt Keifer Maria Konnikova Derik Li Anthony Maio Nathan Manuel Kevin Mathers Ronald Mici Jahngir (John) Mokhtari Andrew Neeme Michael Page David Peters Andres (Andy) Risquez Kenny Tran Nitis Udornpim Luke Vrabel Brandon Welter Arthur White Alice Zheng Tyson Apostol Bruce Buffer Clayton Fletcher Tony Hawk Norm Macdonald Paul Pierce
  5. Nearly every ride at Disney World starts with a slow build-up and crescendos into some combination of speed and excitement before inevitably slowing to a halt to allow the rider to safely depart. The last 14 months of Anthony Maio’s life have closely resembled a thrill ride, but one that shows no signs of slowing down at all. The slow build-up actually came in October 2017 at Disney World in Orlando when he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Jenelle, while Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Jenelle’s daughter looked on. Things began to accelerate a few months later when he took some of the money he’s won playing live and online poker in New Jersey and started putting it to work for him. “It's been a whirlwind, said Maio. “Especially to start the year. I started a charter fishing and motorsports business here in South Jersey.” Maio admits he’s not much of a fisherman, and the business is actually run by one of Maio’s close friends, so it doesn’t take him away from the online games he frequents. “I play probably seven days a week,” Maio said. “Start at seven to eight at night and end up around four every day. So I probably play eight hours, [six or seven] days a week. I usually try to take a night off for a date night every week.” Maio, currently ranked #82 in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings, might have thought he’d hit peak velocity over the summer. While poker pros from around the world headed to Las Vegas for the seven weeks of the World Series of Poker, Maio stayed back in New Jersey, where he found his working conditions improving quite a bit. “Grinding in Jersey during the summer is the best decision I could make,” Maio said. “Not only for the business, that's pretty much self-sufficient, but the fact that every grinder goes to Vegas. I'm the only one here. You see so many people come out of the woodwork that don't play poker online that just are online in the summertime. I don't know where they come from, I don't know if they're people just here visiting, but it's great.” That doesn’t mean he avoided Sin City entirely during the summer, though. He made one trip in mid-June and picked up $8,632 cash at the Venetian before heading back east. He continued grinding online and when the WSOP $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Online Championship event rolled around, Maio was ready. He outlasted 1,633 other players before losing heads-up to Ryan Tosoc for the bracelet. “Getting second in a bracelet event in Jersey at my home at 10 a.m. was pretty cool,” Maio said. “It would've been awesome to win the bracelet, but doing that in New Jersey was quite amazing.” The thrill ride now in full swing, Maio packed up and headed back to Las Vegas with the WSOP Main Event in sight. This was the second consecutive year that he’s stayed home and played online and he’s noticed both years the difference it makes in his Main Event mindset compared to some of his colleagues who were gone all summer. “I'm coming every year to Vegas and I'm fresh for the Main,” Maio said. “I see so many people burned out, they're just away in the summer and their summer's been going terrible. So they're already over it by the time the Main rolls around, and I get there and I'm excited to play. So it's a big difference.” Coming in fresh, and with his fiancé there for support, Maio breezed through the first few days of the Main Event. As the money bubble approached, Maio couldn’t believe what he was witnessing. “My table on the bubble was so insane,” Maio said. “I had 30 bigs to start when it went hand-for-hand and my table had all Euros on it. I didn't see a pot. I got moved to this table. I sat there for a good 20 minutes of hand-for-hand, and I didn't see one hand that was not at least three-bet. That's how action-happy these people were.” Seeing as how he couldn’t even enter a pot, let alone win one, Maio did something he’s never done before. While the tournament was hand-for-hand, Maio left the table and went outside to get some air while the madness played out inside the Amazon Room at the Rio. “It took 20 minutes,” Maio said. “I only lost maybe 25K in chips. So not even four or five big blinds. I came back, had a great Day 4 table, and then made it to Day 5.” He busted in 377th place for $33,305 and immediately headed back to New Jersey. He played a few live events at Borgata but mostly continued to grind online until the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open in mid-September. Maio continued his great run and wound up at the six-handed final table with a shot at $575,000. It wasn’t meant to be, though, as Maio couldn’t spin his short stack up and was eliminated in sixth. The final table wasn’t the most disappointing day of that tournament, though. “It was frustrating the day before [the final table],” remembered Maio. “At the final table, the only frustrating part was the kid waking up with kings and slamming them down and fist-pumping it. That was frustrating.” The frustration didn’t last, but Maio’s seemingly endless thrill ride did. In late September, on the second day of the PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Poker, Maio entered the $86 buy-in Chris Moneymaker Tour Online event that awarded a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the winner. Maio beat out 409 other players to win the tournament and now is preparing himself to head to the Bahamas in January to play the PokerStars Players Championship event, the largest $25,000 buy-in poker tournament in history. Maio, who doesn’t normally travel to play poker tournaments, is looking forward to this one. “Every known player, I'm assuming, is gonna play that and they're entering 300 Platinum Pass winners and most of the Platinum Pass winners are not professional poker players,” said Maio. “I'm probably one of the few Platinum Pass winners that's actually a professional. So that alone, there's so much value in the field. Plus, they're adding a million dollars for first. The structure itself looks amazing. It's a freeze-out, so the bosses can't come in and just blast off. Because if you give Bryn Kenney 10 bullets, he's just gonna beat you every time.” Thanks to the runner-up in the bracelet event and the WPT final table, Maio decided to pitch Jenelle on changing up their wedding plans. “We were gonna do something in Virginia, in the mountains, and then I got second in the bracelet event, and I just said, ‘Let's just get married in Disneyworld’," said Maio. Jenelle was all for it and almost exactly one year after getting engaged in front of Mickey and Minnie, the pair got married with friends and family watching on. With the PSPC, another live Borgata series, and the online games in New Jersey all presenting opportunities for ever more momentum, Maio isn’t ready for this ride to end.
  6. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast is LIVE this week from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure with daily episodes bringing in all of the guests and action from the PokerStars Players No Limit Championship and the PCA Main Event. This episode features coverage of the bubble of the PokerStars Players No Limit Championship including interviews with Bill Perkins and PocketFiver and Platinum Pass winner Anthony Maio as well as the latest edition of Five Questions, this time starring Daniel Negreanu. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  7. 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.
  8. The WSOP Circuit took to the virtual felt the past two weeks for a series of 13 gold ring events that took place on WSOP.com. Buy-ins ranged from $200 to $1,000, and the festival was capped off by the $525 Main Event. The series featured $1.035 million in guaranteed prize pools, with more than $1.6 million in prize money given out when it was all said and done. Among the winners of gold rings were Matt Stout, Anthony Maio, and Jed Hoffman. Event #1: $200 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout The first event of the series was the $200 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout tournament, and it attracted 387 entries. Up top was $9,604 and it was PocketFiver Sean 'SPS8710' Seifert grabbing first place and the first gold ring of the series. Seifert defeated Matt 'OutDriveYou' Moore in heads-up play. Notable finishes were had by PocketFivers Robert 'SLHalper' Taylor (4th), William 'Kyhomp' Jacob (12th), Paul 'rungood27' Scaturro (17th), and Joel 'BaoWow' Fuji (25th). 1st: Sean 'SPS8710' Seifert - $9,604 2nd: Matt 'OutDriveYou' Moore - $5,930 3rd: Jennifer 'jinjen007' Lee - $2,993 4th: Robert 'SLHalper' Taylor - $2,289 5th: Joshua 'SoulReads' Turner - $1,937 6th: Andrew 'PintoPedro' Donabedian - $1,585 7th: Vincent 'Allinvin138' Moscati - $1,197 8th: Adam 'C0ldKid' Vazquez - $810 9th: Kami 'Loco4coco' Hudson - $528 Event #2: $215 No-Limit Hold'em The second event of the WSOP.com Online Circuit series drew 585 entries and generated a prize pool of $117,000. Up top was nearly $30,000, and it was Finian 'Acesrkings' Anuforo finishing in first place to collect the $29,250 winning prize. The highest finish by a PocketFiver was Matthew 'Martycohen' Weiss' fifth-place result for $6,435. Fellow PocketFivers Joshua 'VPIHokie1970' Reynolds (8th) and Richard 'findaway18' Davis (10th) also ran deep. 1st: Finian 'Acesrkings' Anuforo - $29,250 2nd: David 'GTOB0t' Yoon - $16,380 3rd: Daniel 'StayActive' Chan - $9,945 4th: Brett 'herrrooooo' Reiss - $7,605 5th: Matthew 'Martycohen' Weiss - $6,435 6th: Batuhan 'batuking' Zadeh - $5,265 7th: Ryan 'Mink32' McCusker - $3,978 8th: Joshua 'VPIHokie1970' Reynolds - $2,691 9th: Jonas 'Puffin_Nails' Wexler - $1,755 Event #3: $320 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed The third event of the series was the largest one yet in terms of prize pool, attracting 428 entries for a $128,400 prize pool. PocketFiver Keith 'T1mB3y_B33F' Donovan scored first place and won $34,026. Another PocketFiver, Ross 'BlueTang' Gottlieb, also reached the final table and finished fifth for $7,447. 1st: Keith 'T1mB3y_B33F' Donovan - $34,026 2nd: Krista 'Pollux' Gifford - $19,902 3rd: Mark 'gotemmmmmm' Perry - $11,363 4th: Ryan 'Adopt_aDogg0' Leng - $8,731 5th: Ross 'BlueTang' Gottlieb - $7,447 6th: Iurii 'Rainmakerr' Dzetsyna - $6,163 Event #4: $250 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo The fourth event of the series drew a field of 356 entries for a fast-paced affair in the $250 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo tournament. Jed 'jchak' Hoffman, a PocketFives member, won the event for $22,170. Ross 'BlueTang' Gottlieb, who had just finished fifth in the event prior, reached the final table in this event, too. This time, Gottlieb took fourth for $5,689. 1st: Jed 'jchak' Hoffman - $22,170 2nd: Paul 'meandharpua' Hirschorn - $12,967 3rd: John 'PokerBull197' Dombroski - $7,404 4th: Ross 'BlueTang' Gottlieb - $5,689 5th: Corey 'TheGilroy' Klima - $4,852 6th: Ryan 'Hero11' Herold - $4,016 7th: Jason 'JayRiv' Rivkin - $3,012 8th: Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio - $2,008 9th: Pierre 'P_aire_146' Deissler - $1,422 Event #5: $320 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack Next up was the $320 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack tournament, and it drew a field of 358 entries to create a $107,400 prize pool. Some name players reached the final table, with Scott 'BigRiskky' Clements (3rd) and Dutch 'Dutch' Boyd (9th) both making the final nine, but finishing at the top was PocketFives member Brian 'pure__reason' Wood to earn the $27,924 first-place prize. Daniel 'centrfieldr' Lupo, who is currently ranked No. 2 in both New Jersey and the United States, finished 11th for $1,396. 1st: Brian 'pure__reason' Wood - $27,924 2nd: Matthew 'TrstThePrcss' Paston - $16,110 3rd: Scott 'BigRiskky' Clements - $9,451 4th: Blake 'obiwin' Kelso - $7,303 5th: Joshua 'SoulReads' Turner - $6,122 6th: Stephen 'NJ_Treeve' Ma - $5,048 7th: Sean 'FilthyDiaper' Ruane - $3,866 8th: Isua 'MMMbang' Mbang - $2,578 9th: Dutch 'Dutch' Boyd - $1,826 Event #6: $320 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack A big field of 612 entries showed up for the series' $320 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack tournament, generating a prize pool of $183,600. Plenty of notable names were in the money and ran deep, but finishing better than them all was Matt 'RubberFist' Stout to win the $44,982 first-place prize. PocketFiver and 2018 WSOP.com Player of the Year Ted 'olmuggins' Ely placed 27th in the event for $734. He finished just one spot better than Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman. 1st: Matt 'RubberFist' Stout - $44,982 2nd: Dylan 'TheSmith' Smith - $25,245 3rd: Anna 'PoFuk' Antimony - $15,422 4th: Jonas 'Puffin_Nails' Wexler - $11,750 5th: Marcus 'MarcoPoloo' Acuna - $9,914 6th: Robert 'bjacks' Jackson - $8,078 7th: Barry 'Flopaholic' Finn - $6,059 8th: Craig 'imgrinding' Varnell - $4,039 9th: Sridhar 'sri50k' Sangannagari - $2,662 Event #7: $200 No-Limit Hold'em Deep Turbo Another turbo tournament took place with the seventh event of the series, and it was Joshua 'VPIHokie1970' Reynolds who enjoyed the most success from the field of 407. Reynolds won the event for $21,164, beating Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio in heads-up play. Michael 'itWasThatOr0' Gagliano finished 19th for $773. 1st: Joshua 'VPIHokie1970' Reynolds - $21,164 2nd: Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio - $12,210 3rd: Brian 'bexel' Sherrier - $7,163 4th: Steven 'CHAU.GIANG' Rice - $5,535 5th: Mikhail 'AntiKiller' Sher - $4,640 6th: Thayer 'Rasta_Raf' Rasmussen - $3,826 7th: Norman 'Abnormality' Michalek - $2,930 8th: Michael 'RUA11' Michnik - $1,954 9th: Jennifer 'Jlfitzgib100' Fitzgibbon - $1,384 Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Handed The largest buy-in of the WSOP.com Online Circuit series took place on Tuesday, March 5. The $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Handed tournament drew a field of 191 entries and generated a prize pool of $182,405. More than $50,000 awaited the winner, and when the dust had settled, it was PocketFives member Tanner 'Bamatide88' Bibat scoring the $50,161 first-place prize. Bibat defeated a fellow PocketFiver in heads-up play, as Ryan 'saucebae' Hohner took second for $29,185. Jon 'jetsfan14' Borenstein placed seventh, Joseph 'MegolaMan1ac' Liberta took eighth, and Joshua 'VPIHokie1970' Reynolds finished ninth. Michael 'itWasThatOr0' Gagliano finished 14th. 1st: Tanner 'Bamatide88' Bibat - $50,161 2nd: Ryan 'saucebae' Hohner - $29,185 3rd: Pierce 'Victoria53' Mckellar - $16,599 4th: James 'Dequavious' Casement - $12,951 5th: Thomas 'Carter12' Carter - $11,127 6th: Tara 'bertperton' Cain - $9,303 7th: Jon 'jetsfan14' Borenstein - $7,114 8th: Joseph 'MegolaMan1ac' Liberta - $4,560 9th: Joshua 'VPIHokie1970' Reynolds - $3,283 Event #9: $215 No-Limit Hold'em Finishing atop the field of 419 entries in Event #9: $215 No-Limit Hold'em and winning the $21,788 first-place prize was Alexandre 'Apalexpex' Moreira. Three PocketFives members made the final table, with Alex 'DimSumGuru' Jim (4th), Jon 'jetsfan14' Borenstein (5th), and Don 'blonde2020' Himpele (9th) all reaching the final nine. Outside of the final table, Anthony 'Flawlessbink' Maio finished 11th for $1,089. 1st: Alexandre 'Apalexpex' Moreira - $21,788 2nd: Thomas 'Thomasippoli' Ippolito - $12,570 3rd: Kevin 'GoneBananas' Garosshen - $7,374 4th: Alex 'DimSumGuru' Jim - $5,698 5th: Jon 'jetsfan14' Borenstein - $4,777 6th: Ana 'Lagrock' Valentin - $3,939 7th: Jim 'nokilok' McCrink - $3,017 8th: Longsheng 'AllenTan' Tan - $2,011 9th: Don 'blonde2020' Himpele - $1,425 Event #10: $320 No-Limit Hold'em The 10th event of the series was another $320 buy-in event and it attracted 386 entries. The prize pool tallied in at $115,800, with a first-place prize north of $30,000 up for grabs. Charles 'TahoeSkiBum' Ambrogi emerged as the winner, defeating Steve 'Gborooo' Gross in second place. Two PocketFivers reached the final table. John 'Slapshot1085' Forlenza finished in sixth place, and Joseph 'JOEYdaMUSH' Galazzo took seventh. 1st: Charles 'TahoeSkiBum' Ambrogi - $30,687 2nd: Steve 'Gborooo' Gross - $17,949 3rd: Brandon 'z00m7' Setzer - $10,248 4th: Troy 'Troy_Altmuth' Altbaum - $7,874 5th: Dean 'Nikobellic99' Curreri - $6,716 6th: John 'Slapshot1085' Forlenza - $5,558 7th: Joseph 'JOEYdaMUSH' Galazzo - $4,169 8th: Mark 'NostraDonkus' Liedtke - $2,779 9th: Veronica 'pokeryogi' Dunn - $1,969 Event #11: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed Anthony 'Flawlessbink' Maio scored his first WSOP Circuit ring when he won Event #11: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed. Maio topped a field of 295 entries and took home $15,930. Brett 'hangerman' Richey finished in third place for $5,310, and Chris '2fly2die' Hunichen took eighth for $1,416. 1st: Anthony 'Flawlessbink' Maio - $15,930 2nd: Skylar 'SkyGonzo' Gonzalez - $9,292 3rd: Brett 'hangerman' Richey - $5,310 4th: Andrew 'RandyLerch' Kelsall - $4,130 5th: Ronnie 'MarlaSinger' Pease - $3,540 6th: Michael 'HankdaTank' St. John - $2,950 7th: Edward 'Eddiegood598' Espino - $2,242 8th: Chris '2fly2die' Hunichen - $1,416 9th: Steven 'FreshCakes' Grybas - $1,003 Event #12: $320 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack With a field of 387 entries, the second-to-last event of the WSOP.com Online Circuit series generated a prize pool of $116,100. The top 40 places reached the money, with Rafael 'sosana' Perry winning the $30,186 first-place prize. Tanner 'Bamatide88' Bibat, who won the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller 6-Handed, took third for $10,216. 1st: Rafael 'sosana' Perry - $30,186 2nd: Christopher 'MineMineMine' Horter - $17,415 3rd: Tanner 'Bamatide88' Bibat - $10,216 4th: Robert 'lowrider711' Chasen - $7,894 5th: Daniel 'BanaCreamPie' Buzgon - $6,617 6th: Michael 'geNet1x_' Cannon - $5,456 7th: Matt 'OMG_Obama' Iles - $4,179 8th: Douglas 'CheeksK' Kurth - $2,786 9th: Matthew 'Martycohen' Weiss - $1,973 Event #13: $525 Main Event The feature event of the WSOP.com Online Circuit series was the $525 Main Event. It boasted a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool and brought in 770 entries for a final prize offering of $385,000. Taking top honors and the $92,400 first-place prize was William 'SlaweelRyam' Romaine from Riverside, Connecticut. Romaine beat out Jeffrey 'memorymotel' Orem in heads-up play to earn the title, with Anthony 'Flawlessbink' Maio finishing in fifth place. The top 100 places reached the money, with a min-cash worth $808. Notable finishes were had by Joshua 'VPIHokie1970' Reynolds (11th), Sean 'SPS8710' Seifert (13th), and Steve 'Gborooo' Gross (25th). 1st: William 'SlaweelRyam' Romaine - $92,400 2nd: Jeffrey 'memorymotel' Orem - $48,895 3rd: Joseph 'JingboSlice' Cappuccio - $31,955 4th: Brad 'bd3109' Albrinck - $24,255 5th: Anthony 'Flawlessbink' Maio - $20,405 6th: Alexander 'ShadowFiend1' Condon - $16,555 7th: Joseph 'PITCHTHEBTCH' Curcio - $12,320 8th: Marc 'speechdoc' Farro - $8,085 9th: Andrew 'RandyLerch' Kelsall - $5,390
  9. Over the next few months, as online poker in Pennsylvania goes from a pipe dream to reality, at least a few of the newest operators in the state will be looking for players to bring on board as Team Pros or Ambassadors. The criteria they'll apply in their search includes looking for players who have had some success in the live or online poker arenas, have the respect of their peers, have a social media following or create content of their own, and most importantly, they have to want to be an ambassador. Two of the most likely choices are off the board. Jennifer Shahade is already a member of Team PokerStars and Esther Taylor has been a PARX Ambassador for four years now. With those two already taken, here's a look at five more players that could find themselves joining a new team once sites go live this fall. Zach Gruneberg Career Live Earnings: $1,846,547 Twitter: @HustlerGrune Instagram: @hustler_grune Once ranked as high as #4 in the PocketFives Rankings, Zach Gruneberg has spent the past few years returning to glory after overcoming an addiction to opiates. Now five years clean, Gruneberg has put up impressive results in the live arena including a runner-up finish in the World Poker Tour's Borgata Poker Open in 2016. This past summer he recorded nine cashes at the 2019 World Series of Poker and worked alongside T.J. Jurkiewicz to create a series of vlogs called Behind the Grind. Just 28 years old, Gruneberg has shown his talent on both virtual and live felts and a willingness to market himself to the poker community. Two things that make for a fantastic combination with any potential ambassador. Paul Volpe Career Live Earnings: $8,266,591 Twitter: @paulgees81 With all the respect due to Matt Glantz, Jake Schindler, and John Hennigan, Paul Volpe is clearly on a path to becoming the greatest poker player that Pennsylvania has ever produced. That is of course if it's not already there. The West Chester, PA native, who owns three WSOP bracelets, has been one of the most consistent players in $10,000 or bigger buy-in events over the last five years. Of his 55 WSOP cashes, 24 of them are in $10,000 "Championship" events and he's also found the money in the WSOP Main Event five times. He's also a former #1-ranked player on PocketFives. Volpe has also done some streaming, mainly video games such as Fortnite though. Anthony Maio Career Live Earnings: $957,459 Twitter: @Flawlessbinkage Maybe the least known name on this list, Anthony Maio calls New Jersey home now after growing up in New Hope, PA. The 31-year-old moved to the Garden State to take advantage of the legal online poker and Atlantic City card rooms. Now with the online poker coming to Pennsylvania and the growing live scene, Maio could be enticed to return home and rock a patch. Maio, who reached #51 in the PocketFives Rankings in 2018, has a live resume that includes a third place finish in the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open (2014), a sixth place finish in the WPT Borgata Poker Open (2018), and a runner-up finish in the $1,000 Online Championship event at the 2018 WSOP. He also won the Chris Moneymaker Tour Online event last September which earned him one of the highly coveted Platinum Pass which awarded him a seat into the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship event where he finished 130th for $35,000. Mark Herm Career Live Earnings: $1,770,652 Twitter: @dipthrong Instagram: @dipthrong In the months before Black Friday, Mark Herm was a regular in the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings. Reaching as high as #5, Herm picked up wins in the PokerStars Sunday Million (2010) and the Full Tilt Poker (2008). His biggest live cash came in 2016 when he won a $1,600 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza event for $310,114. He hasn't recorded an online result since 2016 and his last live cash came in 2018, but Herm has developed a loyal following and through training site, Tournament Poker Edge began producing The Chirp Herm Show, a podcast the featured interviews with the likes of Nick Petrangelo, Darren Elias, and Volpe. His experience online combined with his ability to produce content could make him an interesting choice for any site. Kane Kalas Career Live Earnings: $1,580,797 Twitter: @KaneKalas Instagram: @kanekalas In at least one of the major cities in Pennsylvania, the name Kalas might as well be royalty. The son of legendary Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster, Harry Kalas, Kane Kalas has made a name for himself in the poker world for his work both on the felt and in the broadcast booth. Kalas, who now lives in Puerto Rico and is heavily involved in cryptocurrency markets, finished runner-up in the 2014 WPT Borgata Poker Open event for a career-high $500,364. In 2018, he worked with Randy Lew to broadcast the Triton Super High Roller Series in Montenegro before jumping into one of the largest live-streamed cash games ever where he beat Jason Koon in a $1.8 million pot.
  10. The final events of the PokerStars 2019 New Jersey Championship of Online Poker wrapped up on Monday as New Jersey’s Tenzin ‘tc_ownz’ Chakdor won the $300 buy-in $100,000 GTD Main Event for a career-high online score of $19,111.88. Chakdor’s victory capped off over two weeks worth of online action in New Jersey as grinders battled in the 50-event series that paid out over $1 million in total prize pools. Chakdor (playing under his PokerStarsNJ screen name ‘Mc_lovin1632’) navigated his way through the 373-entry field to lock up the biggest payday of the entire series. This isn’t the first time Chakdor has found success during NJCOOP. While it may be his largest cash in terms of money in his pocket, just last year he was the winner of the PSPC Main Event All-in Shootout which awarded him a $25K Platinum Pass and a trip to the Bahamas for the 2019 PSPC. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="PokerStars NJ"] Multiple NJCOOP Titles With over 50 events, Chakdor has plenty of company when it comes to NJCOOP title winners. Some of those players were lucky enough to take down more than one. New Jersey’s current #5-ranked player Jon ‘toddchipman’ Borenstein racked up the most NJCOOP victories by taking down three tournaments. He earned his first victory in Event #10 ($250 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $7,341.17. Then he followed that up with a first-place finish in Event #15 ($1,000 NLHE High Roller Six Max) after a deal for $16,892.70. Finally, Borenstein captured his third title of the series in the final event of the series, Event #50 ($100 NLHE Hyper-Turbo Six Max) for an additional $2,775.44. His NJCOOP rush will send him up over $1.3 million in lifetime earnings and a career-high ranking of #166 in the world. Borenstein wasn’t the only player to lock up more than one title. He was joined by Anthony ‘FlawlessBINK’ Maio, ‘angel zera’ and ‘snapcallzzz’ all of whom each took down two tournaments. New Jersey’s former #1-ranked grinder David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman also booked a couple of wins when he took down Event #32 ($200 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $6,553.67 and Event #47 ($75 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic Hyper-Turbo) for $2,008.92. Non-Stop Value Added The 2019 NJCOOP also offered plenty of added value for New Jersey online poker players as aggressive guarantees were routinely missed throughout the entire series. Of the 50 events, 28 tournaments played for the guarantee. In one instance, they hit the guaranteed number right on the nose. In seven others, the prize pool surpassed the guarantee, but the online site needed the rake to cover the number. In these cases, players basically played for a reduced rake as part of their rake was used for the prize pool. In 20 events, PokerStars needed to add money to the prize pool to cover the guarantee. The total amount over the course of the series is just over $39,000 worth of overlays with 13 events needing an infusion of at least $1,000. The largest overlay came in Event #30 ($300 NLHE Four Max) where PokerStars added $5,700 to hit the $30K guarantee. In 2020, NJCOOP may find that it is not PokerStars' only major US online poker series. PokerStars is reportedly on the verge of launching its second regulated online poker site in the state of Pennsylvania. When PA online poker finally does go live, perhaps a PACOOP won't be too far behind. PokerStars 2019 NJCOOP Winners # EVENT ENTIRES PRIZE POOL WINNER WINNINGS 1 $100 NL Hold'em [Nightly Stars - NJCOOP Warm-Up] 242 $22,215.60 sareeBAcoMEHH $4,273.28 2 $200 NL Hold'em [Turbo - NJCOOP Warm-Up] 67 $16,000.00 bgrif32 $4,400.21 3 $200 NL Hold'em [Deepstack, 8-Max] 134 $27,500.00 TeethOfBags $5,725.84* 4 $150 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO] 148 $22,500.00 angel zera $2,847.24 5 $250 NL Hold'em [Sunday Special SE] 201 $55,000.00 CoonG23 $10,814.85 6 $100 PL Omaha [6-Max] 84 $10,000.00 Bortzork $2,404.55 7 $150 NL Hold'em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 78 $12,000.00 D.Drumpf $2,926.93 8 $100 NL Hold'em [4-Max, Progressive KO] 213 $19,553.40 DaBirds23 $1,919.90 9 $75+R PL Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max] 48 $12,500.00 grinder03 $4,904.43 10 $250 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE] 152 $35,416.00 toddchipman $7,341.17 11 $30 NL Hold'em [Mini Super Tuesday] 397 $10,838.10 BrigBeast06 $1,964.58 12 $150 NL Hold'em [Escalating Antes] 122 $16,799.40 L!ghtSout $3,670.44 13 $100 NL Hold'em [Bubble Rush] 122 $12,000.00 supremetny $2,630.33 14 $100 NL Holdem [Progressive KO] 216 $19,828.80 FlawlessBINK $2,172.31 15 $1,000 NL Hold'em [High-Roller, 6-Max] 46 $50,000.00 toddchipman $16,892.70* 16 $150 NL Hold'Em [6-Max] 100 $13,770.00 J3tBl!ckP0pe $3,182.85 17 $200 NL Hold'em [Thursday Thrill SE] 109 $22,000.00 zapzer7 $3,036.53 18 $50+R NL Hold'em 74 $12,000.00 rosseg $3,900.00 19 $100 NL Hold'em [Turbo] 100 $10,000.00 AvaGray $2,369.95 20 $300 Eight-Game [6-Max] 55 $15,400.00 D0naldTrump8 $4,620.00 21 $150 NL Hold'em [Bubble Rush, 6-Max] 75 $10,327.50 rosseg $3,050.98 22 $100 NL Hold'em [Deepstack, 8-Max] 146 $13,402.80 1EveryDay1 $2,778.23 23 $200 NL Hold'em [Bigstack Turbo] 54 $10,044.00 R@zzleDazz1e $3,479.64 24 $100 NL Hold'em [Marathon] 104 $10,000.00 snapcallzzz $2,077.31* 25 $100 Mixed NLHE/PLO [6-Max] 74 $10,000.00 KoolerU $2,954.25 26 $150 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO, 6-Max, Big Antes] 143 $20,000.00 snapcallzzz $2,131.50 27 $350 NL Hold'em [Sunday Special SE] 174 $60,000.00 MisAnnthr0pe $12,080.33 28 $200 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO] 140 $32,000.00 bluesnj $4,658.77 29 $100 NL Hold'em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 90 $10,000.00 ForTheThr1ll $2,369.95 30 $300 NL Hold'em [4-Max] 81 $30,000.00 angel zera $7,317.22 31 $500 PL Omaha [High-Roller, 6-max] 35 $18,000.00 mmenz08816 $8,072.53 32 $200 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE] 175 $32,550.00 coles93 $6,553.67 33 $100 No Limit Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max] 71 $8,000.00 1234 fifffff $2,180.00 34 $30+R NL Holdem [6-Max] 118 $10,000.00 hubbiee $2,600.00 35 $200 NL Hold'em 97 $20,000.00 laura33188 $4,739.85 36 $250 NL Hold'em [Thursday Thrill SE] 118 $28,000.00 TiltedHard $3,498.54 37 $150 NL Hold'em [Turbo] 109 $15,009.30 iFoldN0T $3,437.65 38 $200 FL Holdem [6-Max] 37 $8,500.00 MacBlackwood $3,400.00 39 $200 NL Hold'em [Deep, Hyper-Turbo] 55 $10,450.00 JerseyRU $3,726.94 40 $300 NL Hold'em [6-Max] 80 $25,000.00 MartinChatwn $6,812.50 41 $75 NL Hold'em [Zoom] 198 $13,513.50 rayteddy93 $2,653.80 42 $100 NL Hold'em [Big Antes] 126 $12,500.00 Bout2shove $2,739.89 43 $300 NL Hold'em [Main Event, 2-Day Event] 373 $104,440.00 Mc_Lovin1632 $19,111.88 44 $50 NL Hold'em [Main Event Structure] 500 $22,750.00 cl1ckinbtns $4,042.37 45 $100 NL Hold'em [Win the Button] 148 $13,586.40 FlawlessBINK $2,816.28 46 $150 PL Omaha [6-Max] 58 $12,500.00 notabuyer $4,458.02 47 $75 NL Hold'em [Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo] 130 $9,165.00 coles93 $2,008.92 48 $150 NL Hold'em [Nightly Stars SE - NJCOOP Wrap-Up] 223 $20,471.40 RatherBinAC $3,718.38 49 $100 NL Hold'em [Phase Day 2] 44 $31,212.00 Wsopboy1997 $6,382.91 50 $100 NL Hold'em [Deep, Hyper-Turbo, 6-Max] 81 $11,542.50 toddchipman $2,775.44  

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