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  • New Jersey Championship of Online Poker Begins Saturday

    Saturday, April 19th, 2014 by Ryan

It’s officially almost time for the New Jersey Championships of Online
Poker. For those who haven’t heard much about it yet, you probably will be
through the weekend, as the action kicks off on Saturday. The return of
partypoker to the United States has been a good one to this point, and the
partnership between partypoker and the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa have
stepped their game up as of late with their decision to run the first ever
online tournament poker series for the United States players. This is
called the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker as previously mentioned
above, and it should have a very strong turnout when all is said and done.

The action on Saturday starts off with some great tournaments, and anyone
who lives in New Jersey is able to take part in the events. The series is
going to run from Saturday through April 27th, and will have 15 different
tournaments on the schedule. In total, there is $600,000 in guaranteed
prizes that will be awarded throughout the span of the series. The finale
of the series is going to be the Main Event, and it will have just a $200
buy-in, and has a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool with it. Whoever wins
this event is going to be locked in to win a minimum of $50,000, which is
guaranteed by the site.

As Mike Sexton, Team partypoker captain said, “it’s going to be an
absolutely historic week for poker in New Jersey.” He was a part of the
announcement of the tournament schedule. The NJCOP is going to be held in
line with the World Poker Tour’s World Championship which starts on Monday,
and it proves that this is the place to be.

The event to start things off that should really get everyone’s attention
is actually a freeroll, but it’s a huge one that starts at 4PM EST and has
a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. Aside from just having a shot at making
some serious money from the word go, any player who makes it to the final
table is going to get automatic entries into the remainder of the
tournament schedule. That’s a whole lot of additional money, and free
entries into tournaments that you can have a shot at winning. There will
be another event on Saturday as well, which is a $20,000 guaranteed
tournament that has a $100 buy-in.

Sunday is when things start to really heat up though, as we have a $100,000
guaranteed event on tap, and this one will guarantee first place $25,000.
There is also a non-Hold’em event on Sunday, and it will be the first of a
few different types of games played, and is a Pot Limit Omaha tournament.
This event has a $50 buy-in and is a rebuy tournament that features a
$10,000 guaranteed prize pool. There is one more event to round
out Sunday with a $100 buy-in, and it is a Bounty tournament that has a
$20,000 guaranteed prize pool.

As you can probably already tell from the schedule, there are a ton of No
Limit Hold’em events being run, but there are also a few other tournaments
that aren’t just standard nine-handed NLHE events. This includes two Six
Max No Limit Hold’em tournaments which are running on Monday and Friday,
both of which have a $20k guarantee, as well as a $20,000 guaranteed event
that is the “Player’s Choice”, that will start on Thursday with a $100
buy-in. There is going to be a High Roller event that is going to feature
a $500 buy-in as well, and has a $30,000 guarantee.

Since online poker came back to the United States and was legalized in New
Jersey, the pairing of partypoker and Borgata has been a very good one.
They are ranked as the 36th overall poker site in the industry, which
includes all sites and networks in the world. The cash game players are
peaking between 400-600 players, and have a seven day average of right
around 170 players, which is tops in New Jersey. You can check out the
full schedule for the NJCOP if you’d like, and find whichever tournaments
really catch your eye before the action begins!

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