Garden State Super Series Fall Edition Schedule Released – Event Begins As NJCOOP Ends

[toc]It appears October will continue to be a big month for online poker in New Jersey with the schedule for the upcoming Garden State Super Series Fall Edition just released.

The New Jersey online poker tournament series will feature $375,000 in guaranteed prize pools on,, and for the first time ever, the network’s new playMGMpoker site.

The Garden State Super Series Fall Edition will run Oct. 15-22 with 14 events, including a $100,000 Guaranteed $320 Championship Event on the final day.

Scaling down the series

Of course, this is a major step down from the fall edition of the Garden State Super Series on the network in 2016. That series featured $1.1 million in guarantees over 75 events, but was marred by massive overlays and geolocation issues that caused the cancellation of the Main Event and seven other tournaments.

Similar issues plagued the first-ever Garden State Super Series in September 2014. That series saw the cancellation of six events, including the Main Event.

However, the $375,000 in guaranteed money this time around is a step up from the $265,000 guaranteed across 11 tournaments in the spring iteration of the Garden State Super Series held earlier this year.

Competing with PokerStars NJ

In the fall of 2016, the Garden State Super Series ran head-to-head with PokerStars NJ and its New Jersey Championship of Online Poker. This time around, the series is hoping to piggyback on the tail end of the $1.2 million-guaranteed 46-tournament series held by the New Jersey online poker market leader.

PokerStars NJ’s New Jersey Championship of Online Poker wraps up Oct. 16, just as the Garden State Super Series Fall Edition is kicking off.

Buy-ins for the series range from $20 to $1,060. The biggest events on the schedule include:

  • A $215 No Limit Hold’em opening event with a $60,000 prize pool guarantee beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 15
  • The $1,060 buy-in $50,000 Guaranteed High Roller beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15
  • A $320 buy-in $100,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em Main Event beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 22

The series will also include a $215 Welcome MGM to the Party/Borgata Network Event. This is the first time the playMGM poker site will take part in a Garden State Super Series.

The site just launched (around the same time as Scores, which operates on the Pala license), joining the existing Party/Borgata network in August of this year. The $215 Welcome MGM to the Party/Borgata Network Event will feature a $50,000 prize pool guarantee.

Added Garden State Super Series championship seats

The network will also be adding several $100,000 Guaranteed Championship seats to the first ten events on the schedule. The top nine finishers in the opening event will earn $320 championship seats. Plus, the top three finishers in the next nine events on the schedule will also be awarded $320 championship seats.

Satellite tournaments into various events on the schedule with buy-ins as low as $2 will also be available on the network beginning Oct. 15.

A look at the full Garden State Super Series Fall Edition schedule is available through playMGMpoker right here.

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Martin Derbyshire

In his over 10 years covering the US online poker, legal NJ online gambling, and land-based casino industries, Martin Derbyshire has worn the hats of award-winning journalist and video and film producer. He has logged countless miles reporting on the world of high stakes gambling.