Joshua Berardi Wins GSSS Spring 2017 Edition High Roller

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Joshua “WilfordBrimley” Berardi won the Garden State Super Series (GSSS) Spring 2017 Edition at partypoker NJ and BorgataPoker.com for $10,389, his highest online cash to date.

He made a heads-up deal with runner-up “Mr._Robot” – who took $10,361 – in the GSSS Spring ’17 #11 – $50,000 GTD NLH High Roller.

The tournament, which ran March 19-26, featured 11 events and a combined $265,000 in prize pools, a huge drop from GSSS V in October.

That tournament featured 75 events and $1.1 million. The change signals a large drop in traffic of the partypoker NJ network – who was the industry leader for 2.5 years – until PokerStars NJ entered the market a year ago.

Despite the reduced schedule, nearly half of the events failed to meet their posted guarantees.

“Tiger915” was the biggest winner of the festival after he outlasted a field of 363 players to win the GSSS Spring ’17 #10 – $100,000 GTD NLH Championship Event [Re-Entry] for $19,624. “Lakad” was the other five digit winner in this tournament collecting the runner-up prize of $13,907, while Thomas “romet05” Romeo recorded his largest score on New Jersey regulated networks with a fifth-place finish worth $6,915.

Two other players on the final table of the $50,000 GTD NLH High Roller went on to appear on multiple final tables during the online poker festival. Michael “Mazz10” Azzaro banked $7,500 after finishing in third place in the High Roller. He also finishing in fourth place in the GSSS Spring ’17 #1 – $10,000 Six Max Hold ‘Em [Re-Entry] for $1,015 and in fifth place in the GSSS Spring ’17 #3 – $5,000 GTD NLH [2x Re-Entry] for $300.

Meanwhile, David “TheKing411” Coleman snagged eighth place in the High Roller for $3,500, collected the top prize of $1,000 in the GSSS Spring ’17 #3 – $5,000 GTD NLH [2x Re-Entry] and banked another $1,871 including bounties after finishing in third place in the GSSS Spring ’17 #4 – $10,000 GTD NLH Bounty.

Yong “OWNEDLOLUMAD” Kwon patched together a good series despite not winning a tournament. He took third place in the GSSS Spring ’17 #1 – $10,000 Six Max Hold ‘Em [Re-Entry] for $1,392, seventh place in the GSSS Spring ’17 #2 – $50,000 GTD NLH [Re-Entry] for $2,550 and second place in the GSSS Spring ’17 #4 – $10,000 GTD NLH Bounty for $2,497 including bounties.

Daniel “mj23style” Sewnig continued to impress by finishing in first place as part of a three-way deal in the GSSS Spring ’17 #2 – $50,000 GTD NLH [Re-Entry] for $8,988. Also involved in the deal were “Moose4Life” (second place – $6,543) and Craig “Cpan44” Panella (third place – $6,219).

Other notable players to win tournaments in the series included Keith “T1mB3y_B33F” Donovan (GSSS Spring ’17 #5 – $10,000 GTD NLH Rebuy – $3,766), David “dak161616” Kotler (GSSS Spring ’17 #7 – $10,000 GTD PLO Rebuy – $3,000) and Renata “TaintedMaverick” Colache (GSSS Spring ’17 #8 – $10,000 GTD NLH 1R/1A – $3,450).

GSSS Spring ’17 #1 – $10,000 Six Max Hold ‘Em [Re-Entry]

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$100+9 March 19 116 $11,600
Place Player Prize
1 Big_Daddy $3,248
2 Alvaro “Exit9Polarizer” Holguin $2,117
3 Yong “OWNEDLOLUMAD” Kwon $1,392
4 Michael “Mazz10” Azzaro $1,015
5 JNP09123 $725
6 Anthony “Flawlessbinkage” Maio $580

GSSS Spring ’17 #2 – $50,000 GTD NLH [Re-Entry]

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$200+15 March 19 201 $50,000
Place Player Prize
1 Daniel “mj23style” Sewnig $8,988*
2 Moose4Life $6,543*
3 Craig “Cpan44” Panella $6,219*
4 HOYA86 $4,100
5 Colonel_Forbin $3,550
6 Bezzzziee $3,050
7 Yong “OWNEDLOLUMAD” Kwon $2,550
8 Matt “J.duhAAmel” Affleck $2,050
9 Ben “JudgeBen” Laves $1,550

GSSS Spring ’17 #3 – $5,000 GTD NLH [2x Re-Entry]

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$18+2 March 20 246 $5,000
Place Player Prize
1 David “TheKing411” Coleman $1,000
2 metdyhard $700
3 Morgi $473
4 Michael “MoikeA” Aiello $385
5 Michael “Mazz10” Azzaro $300
6 Kyle “TheInterrobang” Adamski $250
7 scottyb4848 $200
8 MrSteven $158
9 ooohKillEM $125

GSSS Spring ’17 #4 – $10,000 GTD NLH Bounty

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$150+50+15 March 21 71 $14,200
Place Player Prize
1 Jtheace2 $3,318
2 Yong “OWNEDLOLUMAD” Kwon $2,497
3 David “TheKing411” Coleman $1,871
4 billypoker101 $1,448
5 Michael “pay4medsch00l” Lavenburg $1,055
6 Donate_here $796
7 GrapeAPE $816
8 Justin “PocketProfits” Wong $529

GSSS Spring ’17 #5 – $10,000 GTD NLH Rebuy

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$50+5 March 22 117 $13,450
Place Player Prize
1 Keith “T1mB3y_B33F” Donovan $3,766
2 Daniel “centrfieldr23” Lupo $2,455
3 ACEAAA01 $1,614
4 jakes0826 $1,177
5 Fred “BiggDaddy” Farrell $841
6 ChipRuler $673
7 sdlex1109 $538
8 Grant “NevaTeachTheWu” Hollien $437
9 PhilsFan1957 $336

GSSS Spring ’17 #6 – $5,000 GTD NLH Heads Up

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$100+9 March 23 40 $5,000
Place Player Prize
1 JNP09123 $1,750
2 jakes0826 $1,000

GSSS Spring ’17 #7 – $10,000 GTD PLO Rebuy

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$50+5 March 24 61 $10,000
Place Player Prize
1 David “dak161616” Kotler $3,000
2 beast801 $1,900
3 Ted “roystalin” Ely $1,500
4 hyerolla $1,200
5 Michael “hags021” Hagerty $900
6 Jeremy “Jermz” Danger $800
7 Tulkas44 $700

GSSS Spring ’17 #8 – $10,000 GTD NLH 1R/1A

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$100+9 March 25 57 $11,500
Place Player Prize
1 Renata “TaintedMaverick” Colache $3,450
2 Edwin “GiantGenius” Roman $2,185
3 Anthony “IamSkynet” Cicali III $1,725
4 Jamie “girlequity” Kerstetter $1,380
5 PhilsFan1957 $1,035
6 TENAFLY_BILL $920
7 Bob “SLHalper13” Taylor $805

GSSS Spring ’17 #9 – $10,000 Six Max Hold ‘Em [Re-Entry]

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$100+9 March 26 135 $13,500
Place Player Prize
1 skonny $3,476
2 Unaware $2,302
3 Joshua “layitdown08” Rothberg $1,485
4 zekearchie $1,148
5 Mistythedog $844
6 Ben “JudgeBen” Laves $675

GSSS Spring ’17 #10 – $100,000 GTD NLH Championship Event [Re-Entry]

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$300+20 March 26 363 $108,900
Place Player Prize
1 Tiger915 $19,624
2 Lakad $13,907
3 WillAtkinson $9,801
4 pd55473 $8,059
5 Thomas “romet05” Romeo $6,915
6 StuUngar $5,826
7 FepsFan10 $4,737
8 cwinks78987 $3,648
9 catfoodcritiC $2,570

GSSS Spring ’17 #11 – $50,000 GTD NLH High Roller

Buy-in Date Entrants Prize Pool
$1,000+60 March 26 49 $50,000
Place Player Prize
1 Joshua “WilfordBrimley” Berardi $10,389*
2 Mr._Robot $10,361*
3 Michael “Mazz10” Azzaro $7,500
4 RackCityB1tch $6,000
5 POKERDEGAN23 $4,500
6 KingsWin $4,000
7 Skip_2_My_Lou $3,750
8 David “TheKing411” Coleman $3,500