US Online Sunday Briefing: "Funkychicken" Wins Big

US Online Sunday Briefing: "Funkychicken" Wins Big

United States Online Poker Briefing

"Funkychicken" notched the biggest cash on Sunday at American-regulated online poker networks after shipping the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday for $27,507.

Meanwhile, the Winter Series kicked off its 15-event schedule on Sunday at PokerStars NJ with three big tournaments. Michael "mmenz08816" Menzer scored the biggest on Sunday in the festival after he won the Winter Series 2: $200 NL Hold’em [Sunday Special SE], $40,000 Gtd for $9,814.

Read on for a full look at the Sunday results from partypoker NJ, BorgataPoker.com, PlayMGM, WSOP.com NJ, WSOP.com Nevada, 888poker NJ, and the three 888poker clients in Delaware.

WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack

Date Jan. 13
Buy-in $50
Guarantee $15,000
Entries 187
Prize pool $21,840
ITM 30

The WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack surpassed its $15,000 guarantee with 187 entrants, plus 156 rebuys and 137 add-ons to generate a $21,840 prize pool. A total of 30 players cashed for a minimum of $199.

After more than eight hours of play, Daniel "juice" Buzgon won the event for $5,590 after defeating Norman "Abnormality" Michalek in heads-up play. Michalek walked away with $3,440 for his runner-up effort.

Other players at the final table included Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun (sixth – $1,092), Edward "Eddiegood598" Espino (seventh – $830), and Vladimir "Quasar" Alexandrov (ninth – $371).

Place Player Prize
1 Daniel "juice" Buzgon $5,897
2 Norman "Abnormality" Michalek $3,440
3 DonkyLuckBox $1,966
4 BklynFinest $1,529
5 movado13 $1,310
6 Jason "LuckDuck" Lawhun $1,092
7 Edward "Eddiegood598" Espino $830
8 WQ10R14 $524
9 Vladimir "Quasar" Alexandrov $371
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WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday

Date Jan. 13
Buy-in $320
Guarantee $100,000
Entries 346
Prize pool $103,800
ITM 35

The WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday once again boasted the largest prize pool on Sunday at American-regulated online poker rooms. The tournament attracted 229 entrants and 117 rebuys to create the same $103,800 prize pool that the tournament featured last week. A total of 35 players secured at least a min-cash worth $727.

After more than 8 1/2 hours of play, "Funkychicken" opened the new year in a big way by shipping the tournament for $26,988. Bryson "CRISPR" Gonzalez notched the tournament’s other five-figure prize with a second-place finish worth $16,089.

Meanwhile two well-known online grinders were also at the final table with New Jersey’s Justin "PocketProfits" Wong taking sixth place for $4,982 and Nevada’s Jed "jchak" Hoffman finishing one spot behind in seventh place for $3,737.

Position Player Prize
1 Funkychicken $27,507
2 Bryson "CRISPR" Gonzalez $16,089
3 HowAboutThat $9,186
4 losingplayer $7,058
5 fuzzyworth $6,020
6 Justin "PocketProfits" Wong $4,982
7 Jed "jchak" Hoffman $3,737
8 IQ84. $2,491
9 meandharpua $1,765
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WSOP.com $30,000 Weekly Sunday

Date Jan. 13
Buy-in $500
Guarantee $30,000
Entries 77
Prize pool $35,959
ITM 9

The WSOP.com $30,000 Weekly Sunday attracted 52 entrants and 25 rebuys to create a $38,294 prize pool with nine players cashing for at least $1,330.

After almost five hours of play, "lowrider711" shipped the event for $10,788.

David "bewater" Goodman (third – $4,387) and Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr. (fifth – $2,913) appeared at the final table in this tournament in back to back weeks. Also at the final table were Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano (fourth – $3,668) and Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger (sixth – $2,553).

Position Player Prize
1 lowrider711 $10,788
2 BraceletHUNT $6,293
3 David "bewater" Goodman $4,387
4 Michael "itWasThatOr0" Gagliano $3,668
5 Michael "LeftSid3" Haberman Jr $2,913
6 Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger $2,553
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BorgataPoker.com/partypoker/PlayMGM Sunday $35K GTD

Date Jan. 13
Buy-in $200
Guarantee $35,000
Entries 199
Prize pool $39,800
ITM 27

The BorgataPoker.com/partypoker/PlayMGM Sunday $35K GTD attracted 199 entries (119 entrants + 80 reentries) to create a $39,800 prize pool with a total of 27 players cashing for at least $358.

Joseph "joey1way" Fortuna shipped the tournament for $6,133 after agreeing to a three-way deal with "a_stormy_knight" (second – $5,643) and "Bigcakes" (third – $5,537).

Jason "RiverMan" Lawhun earned his second mention this report with a fifth-place finish worth $2,826. Also at the final table were Anthony "Flawlessbinkage" Maio (fourth – $3,264) and Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez (ninth – $1,234).

Position Player Prize
1 Joseph "joey1way" Fortuna $6,133*
2 a_stormy_knight $5,643*
3 Bigcakes $5,537*
4 Anthony "Flawlessbinkage" Maio $3,264
5 Jason "RiverMan" Lawhun $2,826
6 BigDickRick $2,428
7 Got_Milk $2,030
8 BigJules2016 $1,632
9 Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez $1,234

*Reflects three-way deal.


PokerStars NJ Winter Series 1: $75 NL Hold’em [6-Max], $22,000 Gtd

Date Jan. 13
Buy-in $75
Guarantee $22,000
Entries 382
Prize pool $26,072
ITM 60

The PokerStars NJ Winter Series 1: $75 NL Hold’em [6-Max], $22,000 Gtd attracted 382 entries (221 entrants + 161 reentries) to create a $26,072 prize pool with a total of 60 players cashing for at least $104.

After more than 9 1/2 hours of play, "supremetny" and Ted "TobogganM.D." Ely agreed to a heads-up deal awarding the duo $6,696 and $5,898 respectively.

Also at the final table were Fred "Scooby-D0O" Ferrell finishing in fourth place for $1,929.

Position Player Prize
1 supremetny $4,435*
2 Ted "TobogganM.D." Ely $4,351*
3 XcrazylegsX $2,803
4 Fred "Scooby-D0O" Ferrell $1,929
5 STEVEK05 $1,382
6 hubbiee $886

*Reflects heads-up deal.

PokerStars NJ Winter Series 2: $200 NL Hold’em [Sunday Special SE], $40,000 Gtd

Date Dec. 16
Buy-in $200
Guarantee $40,000
Entries 258
Prize pool $31,062
ITM 36

The PokerStars NJ Winter Series 2: $200 NL Hold’em [Sunday Special SE], $40,000 Gtd replaced the usual Sunday Special $30,000 Gtd albeit with a bigger $40,000 guarantee. The event attracted 258 entries (151 entrants + 107 reentries) to create a $47,988 prize pool with a total of 36 players cashing for at least $360.

After more than eight hours of play hours of play, Michael "mmenz08816" Menzer shipped the event for $9,814.

Also binking four-figure prizes at the final table were Paul "rimmer27" Scaturro (fourth – $4,079), Joseph "joey1way" Fortuna (seventh – $1,680), and Daniel "AvaGray" Lupo (eighth – $1,200).

Position Player Prize
1 Michael "mmenz08816" Menzer $9,814
2 Bout2shove $7,198
3 s3lfreliance $5,423
4 Paul "rimmer27" Scaturro $4,079
5 GameOfEdges $2,783
6 Stickyicky28 $2,159
7 Joseph "joey1way" Fortuna $1,680
8 Daniel "AvaGray" Lupo $1,200
9 senor stinks $912

If you play regulated online poker tournaments in Delaware, Nevada, or New Jersey and would like your real name appearing in future articles, please contact Jason Glatzer via email at [email protected] or via Twitter under @JaxonPoker.

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