Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'mike lavenburg'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Poker Forums
    • Poker Community
    • Poker Advice
    • Poker Legislation
    • Poker Sites
    • Live Poker
  • Other Forums
    • Off Topic
    • Bad Beats
    • Daily Fantasy Sports Community
    • Staking Marketplace
    • PTP Expats - Shooting Off

Calendars

There are no results to display.

Categories

There are no results to display.


Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Real name


Your gender


About Yourself


Your favorite poker sites


Favorite poker hand


Your profession


Favorite place to play


Your hobbies


Favorite Cash Game and Limit


Favorite Tournament Game and Limit


Twitter Follow Name:


Game Types


Stakes


Method(s)


Favorite Site(s)


Table Size(s)


Structure(s)


Hourly Rate

Found 5 results

  1. Over the past few years, there hasn't been a more dominant player in the New Jersey online scene than Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon. He's won a World Series of Poker bracelet, a pair of PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker titles, and a PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker title and accumulated more than $3.2 million in earnings. And throughout most of that, he's been the #1-ranked online poker player in the United States. Kwon sits atop the USA rankings again after picking up eight qualifying cashes - four of them wins - in May and then kicking off June with a five-figure win. Kwon's biggest May score came after defeating Chris Moorman heads-up in the $500 buy-in WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday on May 11 for $22,752 and 285.06 PLB points. He also won the WSOP.com $10,000 daily twice and had three qualifying cashes from the late states of the Spring Online Championships. Trailing Kwon by 283 points, Mike 'Lav519' Lavenburg also had eight qualifying cashes in May including a win the WSOP.com Money May Series Event #92 ($500 Six Max PLO High Roller) where he banked $11,462 and boosted his PLB points total by 217.18. He had a pair of Spring Online Championship final tables as well as another May Series final table. On June 1 he finished 27th in the WSOP.com $100,000 Guaranteed. Rounding out the top three is yet another New Jersey grinder. Jon 'itsmejon' Borenstein is 212 points behind Lavenburg and 495 points behind Kwon. Borenstein started out May on fire adding 659.2 PLB points to his total thanks to four cashes between May 4 and May 6. On May 4 he finished sixth and ninth in a pair of WSOP.com Spring OC events and runner-up in the WSOP.com $50,000 Weekly Sunday. His biggest score of the month came on May 6 when he earned $21,561 and 275.05 PLB points for outlasting 91 other players to ship the $500 Tuesday Showdown. While the rest of the top 10 is populated by players from the Garden State, the top-ranked player from Nevada is James 'prdawg420' Vales. Coming in at #13, Vales is 1,805 points behind Kwon and is only able to collect points on WSOP.com. Vales had 13 qualifying cashes in May, highlighted by a runner-up result from the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown on May 27 where he added $15,206 to his career earnings and 202.13 PLB points to his total. [table id=54 /]
  2. The Garden State Super Series was in its second week in New Jersey on PartyPoker/Borgata Poker. Winning his second event in the GSSS was Scott Sblum2711 Blumstein, who took down Event #14 High, a $20,000 Guaranteed 6-Max, for $4,443. Last Wednesday, Blumstein won Event #5 which was also a $20,000 Guarantee, for $3,679. Tommy Schenck (ThePimpOfPoker on PocketFives) won the PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee on Wednesday and then followed it up with a second place finish in Event #16 of the GSSS for a total of $3,671. Making four final tables this week was Mike Lav519 Lavenburg (pictured). He finished sixth in PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS Event #14, fifth in the network's $5,000 Nightly Guarantee, fourth in Event #16 of GSSS, and eighth in the WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for a total of $3,568. Winning the WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee was pst34 (petey3412on PocketFives), who banked a total of $2,750. SMY23 won the Ultimate Poker$1,000 Guarantee on Thursday for $500. Brian Willis (WillisNYC on PocketFives) made back-to-back final tables in the 888 Poker New Jersey High Roller $2,500 Guarantee. Willis won on it Wednesday night and came in second the following night for a total of $1,721. Congrats to all PocketFivers who cashed this week. Check out PocketFives' New Jersey poker community for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players. ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Monday, September 15th at 9 pm had 104 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 thebigmang - $1,000 2 nas1225 - $738 (nas1225) 3 LITTLELUCIANA - $550 4 sparc - $450 5 Sokooo - $375 6 romeo8880 - $313 (romeo8880) 7 ucmywork - $263 (ucmywork2) 8 latata - $213 9 rdegraw1108 - $163 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #13 Low - $1,500 GTD FLH Tournament for Monday, September 15th had 151 runners buying for $10 for a prize pool of $1,500. 27 spots were paid with 1st place paying $285. The final 9 finishers were: 1 phatdaddy - $285 (phatchoy888) 3 Capo4lif3 - $150 4 mz531 - $124 5 Frank_Bama - $105 (Frank_Bama) 6 iamgointowin70 - $86 7 MRICCIARDI - $68 (ECOMIKE) 8 JiffyPop23 - $49 (JiffyPop23) 9 PROVEN26 - $34 ------------------------------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #13 Mid - $5,000 GTD FLH for Monday, September 15th had 110 runners buying in for $50 for a prize pool of $5,000. 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,000. The top 9 finishers were: 1 TiltedWizard - $1,000 2 KingFi - $738 (KingFi) 3 big.appl3 - $550 (big.appl3) 4 malf101 - $450 5 akane17 - $375 6 NoXcape - $313 (No_Xcape) 7 bingobangos - $263 8 magneto23 - $213 9 akbongu - $163 (akbongu) ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #13 High - $10,000 GTD FLH for Monday, September 15th had 103 runners buying in for $100 for a prize pool of $10,000. 18 spots were paid with 1st place paying $2,000. The final 9 finishers were: 1 DavosSeaworth - $2,000 2 mla30ski - $1,475 3 misclick - $1,100 4 sisco - $900 (sisco) 5 AvatarHabitz - $750 6 millertime4244 - $625 (millertime4244) 7 Ezzed - $525 8 mdmavision4020 - $425 (m.abdelaal1) 9 NoXcape - $325 (No_Xcape) ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, September 9th at 9 pm had 141 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 27 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,065. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Dekachin - $1,065 2 JrotNMint2722 - $982 3 yazi4 - $635 4 Hashtag_Hashtag - $523 5 Dionysus - $444 6 sparc - $365 7 cashed-up - $286 8 stickyking - $206 (stickyking) 9 JayRiv22 - $143 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #14 Low - $2,500 GTD NLH 6Max Rebuy for Tuesday, September 16th had 236 runners buying in for $5 ($4.50 + $.50) for a prize pool of $3,114. 54 spots were paid with 1st place being $514. The top 6 finishers were: 1 beckybts - $514 2 jmitch11 - $343 (jmitch11) 3 hashy - $243 (hashy) 4 pkocis - $201 5 norman88 - $162 6 PocketProfits - $132 (PocketProfits) ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #14 Mid - $5,000 GTD NLH 6Max Rebuy for Tuesday, September 16th had 224 runners buying in for $10 for a prize pool of $6,156. 45 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,293. The top 6 finishers were: 1 ScottBaumstein - $1,293 2 hashy - $905 (hashy) 3 JohnnyDrama - $579 (JohnnnyDrama) 4 rjsk0531 - $394 5 pokermaster24 - $277 6 Muscle_Marketer - $215 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #14 High - $20,000 GTD NLH 6Max Rebuy for Tuesday, September 16th had 221 runners buying in for $50 for a prize pool of $25,245. 45 spots were paid with 1st place being $4,443. The top 9 finishers were: 1 SBlast2711 - $4,443 (Sblum2711) 2 tripod - $2,954 3 Flawlessbinkage - $2,247 4 fingers911 - $1,843 (fingers911) 5 PlantLeaf - $1,477 (BiggDaddy) 6 myGAME - $1,161 (Lav519) ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, September 17th at 9 pm had 109 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $891. The top 9 finishers were: 1 ShankU4DaPot - $891* (ThePimpOfPoker) 2 Homeydaclown - $846* 3 Arik19 - $550 4 Riverbet - $450 5 sizzlinbetta - $375 (sizzlinbetta) 6 DavosSeaworth - $313 7 AcesFull32 - $263 8 SayMyName - $213 (SayMyName) 9 emmett03 - $163 *Final Table Chop ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #15 Low - $1,000 GTD NLH for Wednesday, September 17th had 229 runners buying in for $5 for a prize pool of $1,031. 45 spots were paid with 1st place being $152. The top 9 finishers were: 1 loogie90 - $152 2 PGhost - $150 3 nobull66 - $92 4 TheNutz13 - $75 (KMD1973) 5 NINO21 - $60 6 Jenger420 - $47 (Jenger) 7 joe_b_3 - $37 (joe_b_3) 8 flipflopdoc - $28 (flipflopdoc) 9 Woolwich01 - $20 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #15 Mid - $5,000 GTD NLH for Wednesday, September 17th had 263 runners buying in for $20 for a prize pool of $5,000. 54 spots were paid with 1st place being $825. The top 9 finishers were: 1 MYSTICMOUNTAIN - $825 2 SidVicious23 - $550 3 SBlast2711 - $390 (SBlum2711) 4 LarryO - $323 5 bingobangos - $260 6 burgerbuns88 - $213 7 jazzyjay111 - $170 8 Jenger420 - $128 (Jenger) 9 Riverdog39 - $88 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #15 High - $20,000 GTD NLH for Wednesday, September 17th had 250 runners buying in for $100 for a prize pool of $22,750. 54 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,754. The top 9 finishers were: 1 overthetop - $3,754 2 PlantLeaf - $2,503 (BiggDaddy) 3 timclark1313 - $1,775 4 itsmejon - $1,467 (itsmejon) 5 hawes211 - $1,183 6 KevinRACKS - $967 (EXILEDLEGEND) 7 paaaaag5 - $774 (paaaaag5) 8 iluvmollys - $580 9 acesfullrjr - $400 (acesfullrjr) ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $5,000 Guarantee for Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm had 117 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,053. The top 9 finishers were: 1 SLIMEYSLUG - $1,053 2 jcgamblers - $777 3 PilarIsTripping - $579 (Naluneabezshapki) 4 sisco - $474 (sisco) 5 myGAME - $395 (Lav519) 6 pink17 - $329 7 CableguyNJ - $276 8 perryl - $224 9 pokermaster24 - $171 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #16 Low - $2,500 GTD NLH Rebuy for Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm had 209 runners buying in for $5 for a prize pool of $2,538. 45 spots were paid with 1st place being $447. The top 9 finishers were: 1 peter00029 - $447 2 honeybunch - $297 3 woops - $226 4 hort336 - $185 (hort336) 5 brainal - $148 6 Pico55 - $117 7 mags69 - $91 8 sports09 - $69 9 lanfeust76 - $49 ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #16 Mid - $5,000 GTD NLH Rebuy for Thursday, September 18th had 200 runners buying in for $10 for a prize pool of $6,003. 45 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,057. The top 9 finishers were: 1 takeAwalk - $1,057 (schaf4206) 2 ELMEJOR45 - $702 (ELMEJOR45) 3 TomBradysHair - $534 4 AbNORMalities - $438 (slystyle012) 5 tgunz777 - $351 (TGunz777) 6 SLHalper - $276 (s.l.halper) 7 SayMyName - $216 (SayMyName) 8 dirkdiggler - $162 9 Hashtag_Hashtag - $117 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker GSSS #16 High - $20,000 GTD NLH Rebuy for Thursday, September 18th had 212 runners buying in for $50 ($45 + $5) for a prize pool of $23,760. 45 spots were paid with 1st place being $4,182. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Puperoni59 - $4,182 2 ShankU4DaPot - $2,780 (ThePimpOfPoker) 3 J2theZ - $2,115 (J2theZ) 4 myGAME - $1,734 (Lav519) 5 JamieKerstetter - $1,390 (mmmWaWa) 6 MickVictory - $1,093 7 tripod - $855 8 Imissedagain - $642 9 MikeyCasino - $463 (MikeyCasino) ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Monday, September 15th had 142 runners buying in for $11($10+$1) each, 171 re-buys for $10 and 99 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,000. 15 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,400. The top 9 finishers were: 1 BigDadE_NJ - $1,400 2 BALZovBRAINS - $850 3 redraider - $530 4 nealytwins - $430 5 boom81boom - $380 6 echerf - $265 (echerf) 7 babyfroncis - $215 8 SourDeez88 - $165 9 RonMexico - $135 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Monday, September 15th had 136 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 154 re-buys for $25, 95 add-ons for $25, totaling $10,000. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,750. The top 9 finishers were: 1 mrtanhat - $2,750 2 cbinz - $1,600 (cbinz) 3 SLHalper - $910 (s.l.halper) 4 dom2307 - $710 (dom2307) 5 BubbaFattie - $610 6 wolverine17 - $510 (1timewonder) 7 LuckySpewy1 - $390 (ykwon17) 8 Matador28 - $250 9 jamesd944 - $180 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Tuesday, September 16th had 188 runners buying in for $11($10+$1) each, 220 re-buys for $10 and 115 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,230. 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,412. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Brilliant27 - $1,412 (Brilliant27) 2 cristiano74 - $837 3 ajv0610 - $523 4 Idealistic - $418 (adog26) 5 khalsa100 - $366 6 mjrbig78 - $256 7 CDOGG05 - $204 8 Adversity45 - $152 9 mvb830 - $126 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, September 16th had 166 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 210 re-buys for $25, 127 add-ons for $25, totaling $12,575. 30 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,395. The top 9 finishers were: 1 smaulerg - $3,395 (Mergulas) 2 flipflopdoc - $1,981 (flipflopdoc) 3 nealytwins - $1,132 4 pokerguy23 - $880 5 GamerNJ - $755 6 8OchoCougar8 - $629 7 BigTebowski - $478 (KDW1215) 8 wolverine17 - $302 (1timewonder) 9 mnabrams - $214 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Wednesday, September 17th had 178 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 229 re-buys for $10 and 115 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,220. 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,409. The top 9 finishers were: 1 quadtwos - $1,409 2 Brilliant27 - $835 (Brilliant27) 3 pb1358 - $522 4 Bring_it - $418 5 arik19 - $365 6 NYR9414 - $256 7 gamecocks11 - $204 8 BALZovBRAINS - $151 9 LBI63 - $125 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, September 17th had 135 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 164 re-buys for $25, 95 add-ons for $25, totaling $9,850 ($150 overlay). 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,750. The top 9 finishers were: 1 pst34 - $2,750 (petey3412) 2 mnabrams - $1,600 3 bookie1385 - $910 4 BigMikey - $710 5 Pokaprayer - $610 6 SLHalper - $510 (s.l.halper) 7 michaeltesta - $390 8 foldemup - $250 (yugioh34) 9 RiVerSpiKer - $180 (spiker123) ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Thursday, September 18th had 194 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 237 re-buys for $10 and 124 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $5,550. 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,499. The top 9 finishers were: 1 usadodge - $1,499 2 Grassiknoll - $888 3 AR732 - $555 4 Acjohnny369 - $444 5 jimmyice18 - $389 (jimmyice99) 6 nowyouknow - $272 7 MrPerfect - $216 8 terdfergusen - $161 9 TastedRed - $133 (TastedRed) ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Thursday, September 18th had 146 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 184 re-buys for $25, 114 add-ons for $25, totaling $11,100. 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,053. The top 9 finishers were: 1 Jermz - $3,053 2 greatgrandma - $1,776 3 Robo_cop77 - $1,010 4 Ashisit - $788 5 zandra66 - $677 6 Adversity45 - $566 7 AR732 - $433 8 myGAME - $278 (Lav519) 9 WandererX - $200 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $1,000 Nightly for Tuesday, September 16th had 21 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 4 spots were paid with 1st place $450. The 4 finishers were: 1 cubanmami - $450 2 Bangahoe - $250 3 Jermz - $180 4 TonyT - $120 ------------------------------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $1,000 Nightly for Thursday, September 18th had 15 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 3 spots were paid with 1st place $500. The 3 finishers were: 1 SMY23 - $500 2 wslpj - $300 3 LuckyLott - $200 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker"NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Tuesday, September 16th had 33 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,500. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $1,086. The top 5 finishers were: 1 Deusexmachin - $1,086 (WillisNYC) 2 centrfieldr5 - $682 (centrfieldr) 3 LuckySpewy - $465 (ykwon17) 4 ELMEJOR450 - $341 (ELMEJOR45) 5 NoXcape - $279 (No_Xcape) 6 imdaworst - $248 (scaredmoney4) ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker "NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Wednesday, September 17th had 27 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,500. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $939 . The top 5 finishers were: 1 acesfullrjr - $939 (acesfullrjr) 2 Deusexmachin - $635 (WillisNYC) 3 hop0019 - $381 (hop0019) 4 rahwaypoker1 - $305 5 sandip89 - $279 ------------------------------------------------------- 888 Poker "NJ High Roller" $2,500 Guarantee - $100 buy in for Thursday, September 18th had 27 runners for a prize pool totaling $2,500. 5 spots were paid with 1st place $939. The top 5 finishers were: 1 Showers - $939 2 waZzZzZzZup - $635 3 PlantLeaf - $381 (BiggDaddy) 4 LuckySpewy - $305 (ykwon17) 5 freddyfreak - $279
  3. [caption width="640"] Mike 'Lav519' Lavenburg recently had his biggest live score to date in a Parx event.[/caption] The world of online poker can be a blurry and mysterious one, as a player can garner a following and reputation without anyone actually knowing who that player is. 'Isildur1' is and was the most well known case of that happening but when New Jersey online poker went live a few years ago, ‘mygame’, a player on WSOP.com and BorgataPoker.com, had the same anonymity. In a relatively small player pool, Mike Lavenburg was eventually identified as the player behind the super aggressive, super successful handle. Lavenburg has since kept up that success into 2016, nearing the midway point of the year second in the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings leaderboard, thanks to a strong two month stretch to open the spring calendar. Lavenburg seems to thrive in the bigger buy-in, higher guaranteed tournaments in New Jersey and since March has taken down six ‘Sunday Major’ or $10,000 daily events. Heading into the summer though, Lavenburg is planning on taking on a bigger live tournament schedule, something that got off to a great start in early May. Lavenburg recorded a career-best live score in the Parx Big Stax XVI 300, finishing 2nd for a nearly $50,000 result. For a lot of the New Jersey online community, that run finally put a face to a name that has been tormenting them for the last few years and could be a sign of things to come. "I’m really excited for this summer. I’ve never been to Vegas and it will be my first full World Series, minus a few days for a friend’s wedding." Lavenburg said when talking about what is next after that Parx score, something that he’s been thinking about since the start of his poker career. That was pre-Black Friday, where Lavenburg used the basic knowledge of the game he learned from his grandmother playing Rummy, Stud and a few other games to transition to online poker. He found online poker when he was enrolled in college and from that point on, he had one goal in mind. "My plan and goal was to study and grind to try to get to the top of the poker world. It was the freedom, the competition and the money that came with it that drove me to study my ass off and become as good as I could,” he said. But then, like so many other poker journeys, it was cut short. Without a steady bankroll and interest in playing live, Lavenburg put the poker dream on the back burner, instead taking a job with his father’s electrical company. While working for the aptly named Lavenburg Electric, he knew that there was something more out there to stimulate his mind and competitive nature much more. Eventually, he got back into poker, thanks to Jake ‘jitsnakes’ Perry, who “got my ass in gear”, as Lavenburg puts it. ‘mygame’ returned to the virtual felt in New Jersey and began his ascent up the leaderboards, as he started as more of a cash game player. He then made the jump to tournaments and over the last year has seen many improvements in his game. “I think online poker is an invaluable tool to become good and fast. You just can’t substitute the experience and feel for the game you obtain live by playing online because of how many hands per hour you get.” he said, adding, “That being said, it’s the same game live and online. There are some differences though and I’m finally getting comfortable with them.” Those differences include game flow and dealing with opponents that are actually at the table, something Lavenburg struggled with when he first took the live felt. “People staring at you is weird and really sucks for people with anxiety. There’s legit been times where I felt I was having a seizure at the table. That was embarrasing.” he joked. Lavenburg has thankfully gotten past those live tournament problems and heading into the summer, the focus will be on that live game. “Staying on top of the POY race doesn’t really interest me that much, it’s cool but I think it’s more plus life EV to get out, travel and take advantage of every opportunity this profession has to offer.” That profession has taken an interesting path for Lavenburg to be where he is right now, a few weeks from his first full summer in Las Vegas. Starting out as anonymous online crusher to someone that the East Coast player pool knows and better watch out for over the next few years, Lavenburg is slowly but surely proving that poker is his game.
  4. In New Jersey this week, PartyPoker/Borgata Pokerran its $10,000 Nightly Guarantee. Sean Sisco (sisco on PocketFives) made two final tables this week in that tournament. On Monday, he finished in second place and then went on to win it on Wednesday for a total of $4,174. 888 Pokerfeatured a $1,500 Guarantee Deep Stack with 10,000 in starting chips. Making two final tables this week in it was Anthony Marchese (shipit1991 on PocketFives). Marchese finished in fourth place on Tuesday and then won it on Thursday, pocketing a total of $832. WSOP.comran its nightly $5,000 and $10,000 Guarantees this week. Making two final tables was Steven Edwards (spiker123 on PocketFives), finishing in third place in the $5,000 Guarantee for $500 and then finishing in third place in the $10,000 Guarantee on Thursday for $1,014. Making three final tables this week was Mike Lavenburg (Lav519on PocketFives), who plays under the handles myGAMEon WSOP.com and Borgata Poker and RINGtheBELLon Ultimate Poker. Lavenburg took down the WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee on Monday and finished in seventh place in the Party/Borgata $10,000 Guarantee the same night. On Wednesday night, Lavenburg finished in fourth place in the Ultimate Poker $5,000 Guarantee for a total of $3,778 for the week. On May 6, he won the WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for $2,756. To date, he has over $19,000 in recorded online cashes. Over on Ultimate Poker, the $5,000 Guarantee Nightly ran this week with new PocketFiver Brilliant27 making back-to-back final tables. On Monday, he finished in ninth place and then on Tuesday he finished second place for a total of $1,250. Visit PocketFives' New Jersey poker community for the latest news and discussion from New Jersey players. ------------------------------ PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Monday, May 12th had 123 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,574. The top 9 finishers were: 1. JKO1010 - $2,574 2. sisco - $1,874 (sisco) 3. Jamdizzi777 - $1,343 4. Midnight - $951 5. ricconstructior - $727 6. Schnid856 - $559 7. myGAME - $464 (Lav519) 8. Temhigh - $391 9. cjdstable - $319 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, May 13th had 121 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,532 The top 9 finishers were: 1. KrookedTyrant - $2,532 2. MajorMalady - $1,844 3. kesap2000 - $1,321 4. Regicide - $935 (newagedp) 5. Papo353 - $715 6. AcE_RoUnDeR - $550 7. TPR11 - $456 8. miw210x - $385 (miw210x) 9. Splits89 - $313 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Wednesday, May 14th had 106 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,300. The top 9 finishers were: 1. sisco - $2,300 (sisco) 2. RealEstateWiz - $1,675 3. inconex123 - $1,200 4. JohnnyDrama - $850 (JohnnnyDrama) 5. trupqueens - $650 (trupqueens) 6. pokerypf - $500 7. SlickShoes - $415 (SlickShoes) 8. deek2122 - $350 9. Flawlessbink - $285 ------------------------------- PartyPoker/Borgata Poker $10,000 Guarantee for Thursday, May 15th had 120 runners buying in for $100 ($91 + $9). 18 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,511. The top 9 finishers were: 1. I_hope_I_win - $2,511 2. Jluddy12 - $1,829 3. stickyking - $1,310 4. KingofNJ - $928 5. big.appl3 - $709 (big.appl3) 6. NJMPoker - $546 7. M651M - $453 8. NutFlush77 - $382 9. BigBuxBuro - $311 ------------------------------- 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee-$35 buy in for Monday, May 12th had 58 runners with a total prize pool of $1,856. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $556. The top 9 finishers were: 1. jerseyjosh - $556 2. gerry75 - $324 3. TONY0807 - $226 4. runnethover - $189 5. racksONracks - $150 (Chipsmcgee) 6. flushme68 - $131 7. freddyfreak - $113 8. poker237 - $94 9. Heisenberg20 - $68 ------------------------------- 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee-$35 buy in for Tuesday, May 13th had 69 runners with a total prize pool of $2,208. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $640. The top 10 finishers were: 1. Louconte - $640 2. RustCohle - $375 3. L_P_L_8906 - $264 4. shipit91 - $220 (shipit1991) 5. flushme68 - $176 6. Gregory1985 - $152 7. sandp89 - $130 8. Heisenberg20 - $108 9. Saxman - $77 10. Gmoney27 - $61 ------------------------------- 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee-$35 buy in for Wednesday, May 14th had 69 runners with a total prize pool of $2,208. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $640. The top 9 finishers were: 1. cugs4 - $640 2. HelloMcFly - $375 3. hfcflohey - $264 4. aldizz - $220 5. PokerLee - $176 6. nomoreshines - $152 (jacknapier) 7. freddyfreak - $130 8. sandip89 - $108 9. overlimp - $77 10. wagz34 - $61 ------------------------------- 888 Poker $1,500 Guarantee-$35 buy in for Thursday, May 15th had 66 runners. 10 spots were paid with 1st place $612. The top 9 finishers were: 1. shipit91 - $612 (shipit1991) 2. KyleCash13 - $359 3. JimmyT74 - $253 4. BlueDraco - $211 5. cugs4 - $168 6. sandip89 - $145 7. rnarucki23 - $124 8. Drew1121 - $103 9. richiepl1 - $73 10. TONY0807 - $59 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Monday, May 12th had 168 runners buying in for $11($10+$1) each, 214 re-buys for $10 and 83 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $4,650 ($350 overlay). 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1. rjsk0531 - $1,350 2. g4ads - $800 3. RiVerSpiKer - $500 (spiker123) 4. Mycology - $400 5. xhatchetx - $350 6. Thesnake - $245 7. rtheusa - $195 (rtheusa) 8. souleater - $145 9. FrizzleFry - $120 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Monday, May 12th had 152 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 160 re-buys for $25, 105 add-ons for $25, totaling $10,425. 30 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,814. The top 9 finishers were: 1. myGAME - $2,814 (Lav519) 2. Aussieal1374 - $1,641 3. Cassidy - $938 4. Idealistic - $729 (adog26) 5. camel - $625 6. HeyNowMan - $521 7. JJAM1075 - $396 8. Kick02 - $250 (KickDJ02) 9. wraithboy - $177 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Tuesday, May 13th had 174 runners buying in for $11($10+$1) each, 212 re-buys for $10 and 101 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $4,870 ($130 overlay) . 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1. Reneeduca - $1,350 2. dom_vito - $800 3. UnclePaddy - $500 4. travelin - $400 5. dimaiv82 - $350 6. StumbDoner - $245 7. dragonstorm - $195 8. mrmochapbe - $145 9. mingo14 - $120 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Tuesday, May 13th had 129 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 168 re-buys for $25, 100 add-ons for $25, totaling $9,925 ($75 overlay). 25 spots were paid with 1st place being $2,750. The top 9 finishers were: 1. rjsk0531 - $2,750 2. Peanuts - $1,600 3. Cheech1828 - $910 4. g4ads - $710 5. tank79 - $610 6. drsaliasi - $510 7. mindfudger - $390 8. jomaci - $250 9. wallsplayer - $180 ------------------------------- WSOP.com the $5,000 Nightly Guarantee R&A for Thursday, May 15th had 164 runners buying in for $11 ($10+$1) each, 187 re-buys for $10 and 90 add-ons for $10, for a prize pool totaling $4,410 ($590 overlay). 20 spots were paid with 1st place being $1,350. The top 9 finishers were: 1. MuckYouFold - $1,350 2. randomrags24 - $800 (fnasty97) 3. jacknapier - $500 (jacknapier) 4. burgerbuns - $400 5. BFG9OOO - $350 (MondaymorninQB) 6. FrizzleFry - $245 7. tharealdeal - $195 8. rayk111 - $145 9. Hurricane89 - $120 ------------------------------- WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee for Thursday, May 15th had 154 runners buying in for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50) R&A, 190 re-buys for $25, 107 add-ons for $25, totaling $11,275. 30 spots were paid with 1st place being $3,044. The top 9 finishers were: 1. Debaser - $3,044 2. Big_Bux_Buro - $1,775 3. RiVerSpiKer - $1,014 (spiker123) 4. billy8904 - $789 (billy8904) 5. KAL_EL1 - $676 6. Mjt4life - $563 7. Altuna1 - $428 8. JingboSlice - $270 9. cbinz - $191 (Cbinzz) ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $5,000 nightly for Monday, May 12th had 61 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,550. The 9 finishers were: 1. Town Knave - $1,550 2. yolandajames - $1,050 3. jakep474 - $750 (jtsnakes) 4. tektime - $500 5. JMPoker - $400 6. TheGreatScot - $300 7. Kiska - $200 8. suchislife - $150 9. Brilliant27 - $100 (Brilliant27) ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $5,000 nightly for Tuesday, May 13th had 51 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50. 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,550. The 9 finishers were: 1. SupaDupaHygh - $1,600 2. Brilliant27 - $1,150 (Brilliant27) 3. apoch - $750 (apoch) 4. bob5555 - $550 5. ALINANOVA - $400 6. border87653 - $300 (border87653) 7. T-Shirt - $250 ------------------------------- Ultimate Poker the $5,000 Nightly for Wednesday May 14th had 56 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,550. The 9 finishers were: 1. RounderAK - $1,550 2. apoch - $1,050 (apoch) 3. acesfullrjr - $750 4. RINGtheBELL - $500 (Lav519) 5. playitsmart - $400 6. lorienn21 - $300 7. tman817 - $200 8. BigBuxBuro - $150 9. asdf26 - $100 ------------------------------ Ultimate Poker the $5,000 Nightly for Thursday, May 15th had 59 runners buying in for $50 each ($45.50+4.50). 9 spots were paid with 1st place $1,550. The top four finishers were: 1. kinish021 - $1,550 2. PocketProfit - $1,050 (PocketProfit) 3. acesfullrjr - $750 4. gank - $500 (gank)
  5. Mike Lavenburg (Lav519on PocketFives, pictured) is better known as myGAMEin the New Jersey online poker community. The Montville resident fell in love with poker after seeing it air on ESPN during the Moneymaker boom. With over $70,000 in tracked online cashes, some of his accomplishments include four wins in the WSOP.com $10,000 Guarantee, one being a WSOPOC event, for a combined $12,832. PocketFives: When did you start playing poker? Mike Lavenburg: I started playing poker right after the Moneymaker boom. I remember watching it on ESPN and falling in love with the No Limit aspect. Then, I would going camping as a kid and teach all my mom's friends this cool new game called No Limit Hold'em. Back then, we used to all play dealer's choice games for small change. Before that, I remember playing gin rummy and five card draw with my grandmother for pennies. PocketFives: How many hours do you dedicate to poker a week? Mike Lavenburg: I generally play Monday through Thursday and Sundays. I try to play all of the $5Ks and higher along with some cash games in between. Although I took some time off in August, I'm back in grind mode this September. PocketFives: What are your favorite New Jersey online poker sites to play and why? Mike Lavenburg: WSOP.com and PartyPoker. I love the rebuys and payout structure on WSOP, but I like the blind structure on PartyPoker because it plays deeper later. PocketFives: Since the launch of regulated online poker in New Jersey, what has been your most memorable cash or win? Mike Lavenburg: My most memorable win would be the $10,000 Guarantee in the last WSOPOC series. It feels good to actually ship one of the events in an online series and I think it's been my biggest score since I started playing in New Jersey. PocketFives: To what do you attribute your success playing online poker in New Jersey? Mike Lavenburg: I believe my success is attributed to hard work and dedication, which come from my love for the game. It incorporates math, psychology, and puzzles, all of which I love. My family and friends have been a huge support as well, so I'd like to thank them. A big shout out to Jake Perry (jtsnakes on PocketFives), who got me back into the game after taking a hiatus due to Black Friday. He's always pushing me to ship everything I play and put consistent volume in. Jake's like my personal Jared Tendler.
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.