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PokerStars NJ/MI Sunset Series: Nearly $300K Awarded; “MrMittens85” Wins Sunday Special

August 03, 2023
Sunset Series

There was nonstop poker action during the month of July, and there were no exceptions on the merged market of PokerStars New Jersey/Michigan, which hosted the Sunset Series. The PokerStars NJ/MI Sunset Series, which took place alongside a congruent series in the segregated Pennsylvania market, ran through July 31 and gave players the opportunity to qualify for upcoming live events at Live! Philadelphia.

Earlier in the series, PokerNews highlighted some of the Sunset Series winners on PokerStars NY/MI, including “OJ Limpsinnnn” and Dan "Dr Dad 1819" Schill.

All told, the series catered to a combined 7,832 entrants and awarded $298,328.80 in prize money.

Here's a look at the rest of the series, which closed out on July 31 with the $2,000 guaranteed Sunset Series 36: $20 PLO [Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Total KO, PLO TKO].

Read About The Early Sunset Series Winners In PA, NJ & MI!

Sun Sets On Debut Sunset Series

As the sun finally set on Sunset Series, the 72-event schedule gave players a lot to be excited about. The debut of Sunset Series wrapped up on Monday, boasting over half a million awarded in prize pools, six packages given to Summer Series, and many first-time events, including the debut of a mobile-only series event.

Results Summary

  • $543,003.60 in Prize Pools (vs. $360,900 GTD)
  • 14,566 Total Entries
  • 72 Sunset Series champions crowned
  • 229 Unique Entries in the Mobile Stars
  • 6 Summer Series Packages Awarded

Sunset Series debuted the mobile only event, a midnight series event, late editions, live event packages, PLO variants, and more. All of which came at a time of great enthusiasm in the poker community.

Satellites are running on PokerStars throughout the month of August, with the opportunity to qualify for as little as $2 for Summer Series and play at Philly Live!

“MrMittens85” Wins Sunday Special - Series Edition

On July 28, another tournament was held to send award one lucky winner a live package to the upcoming live Live! Philadelphia stop. The $10 buy-in Event #23: NLHE [Summer Series - $1,100 Package] attracted 187 entrants and saw “tex-gambit” punch their ticket to the City of Brotherly Love.

Likewise, on July 30, Event #30: $20 NLHE [Summer Series - $2,200 Package] attracted 208 runners and saw “s7duz” also win a live poker package.

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Additionally, there were some other big tournaments this past Sunday including Event # 32: $200 NLHE [Turbo, High Roller Sunset Chance], $15K Gtd, which attracted 146 players and awarded a $27,156 prize pool. Emerging victorious in that one was “ThaTsYY”, who earned $5,643.25 for their first-place finish.

While that was a nice payday, one player nearly earned three times that much in Event #31: $100 NLHE [Sunday Special - Series Edition], $75K Gtd, which saw 1,008 entrants generate a $92,534.40 prize pool. After nearly eight hours of play, it was “MrMittens85” claiming victory to the tune of $15,111.75.

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Finally, the series wrapped with the aforementioned Event #36: $20 PLO [Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Total KO, PLO TKO], which had “DashBustsAgain” finish as the last player standing to win the title and $762.84 in prize money.

A full list of the PokerStars NJ/MI Sunset Series winners is available in the table below.

PokerStars NJ/MI Sunset Series Winners

21-JulSunset Series 1: $10 NLHE [PLE/PLO Mix - PLO Warmup], $1K Gtd383$3,485.30"OJ Limpsinnnn"$631.88
21-JulSunset Series 2: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Friday Night Fight - Sunset Edition], $4K Gtd218$9,919"Natron1975"$2,148.34
21-JulSunset Series 3: $20 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, 5-Max], $3K Gtd249$4,681.20"DonDiggums"$717.53
22-JulSunset Series 4: $30 PLO [PLO 4-Max], $2K Gtd153$4,176.90"OJ Limpsinnnn"$850.51
22-JulSunset Series 5: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Deepstack Saturday - Sunset Edition], $3K Gtd145$6,597.50"RandyLahey SV"$1,371.09
23-JulSunset Series 6: $20 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Midnight Express], $3.5K Gtd311$5,846.80"RazorsEdge16"$978.97
23-JulSunset Series 7: $5 NLHE [Summer Series - $550 Package], $1.25K Gtd3831 Seat+"Zlajamiest"Entry
23-JulSunset Series 8: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Special Sunset Chance], $12.5K Gtd412$18,746"insatiable"$3,414.33
23-JulSunset Series 9: $20 NLO [Turbo, NLO], $2K Gtd175$3,185"Ray3084"$579.86
24-JulSunset Series 10: $100 PLO [Marquee PLO], $10K Gtd152$13,953.60"D2DBLV"$2,899.72
24-JulSunset Series 11: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Battle Royale - Sunset Edition], $4K Gtd135$6,142.50"Acv11111"$1,432.58
24-JulSunset Series 12: $20 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, 4-Max], $3K Gtd164$3,083.20"whyisjadakis"$627.89
25-JulSunset Series 13: $20 NLO [Progressive KO, NLO KO], $2K Gtd192$3,494.40"JOVdaGRINDER"$833.20
25-JulSunset Series 14: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Super Tuesday - Sunset Edition], $5K Gtd167$7,598.50"kbeck3"$1,530.99
25-JulSunset Series 15: $30 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Bounty Builder Express], $3.5K Gtd166$4,681.20"HoraceOwens1313"$1,089.05
26-JulSunset Series 16: $30 PLO8 [PLO8], $2K Gtd138$3,767.40"ferretcard"$794.80
26-JulSunset Series 18: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Wednesday Storm - Sunset Edition], $4K Gtd141$6,415.50"ThaTsYY"$1,353.46
26-JulSunset Series 19: $20 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom PKO], $3K Gtd220$4,136Dan "Dr Dad 1819" Schill$936.12
27-JulSunset Series 20: $20 5-Card PLO, $2K Gtd156$2,839.20"Casvegas1"$469.66
27-JulSunset Series 21: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $5K Gtd188$8,554.00"Smokey9782"$671.57
27-JulSunset Series 22: $30 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Adrenaline], $3.5K Gtd173$4,878.60"7_1fent7_7"$973.18
28-JulSunset Series 23: $10 NLHE [Summer Series - $1,100 Package], $1.8K Gtd1871 Seat"tex-gambit"Entry
28-JulSunset Series 24: $30 PLO [PLO Win the Button], $2K Gtd120$3,276"TeamZim"$718.10
28-JulSunset Series 25: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Friday Night - Sunsent Edition], $4K Gtd195$8,872.50"PowerRanges"$2,134.52
28-JulSunset Series 26: $20 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Total KO, 5-Max TKO], $3K Gtd346$6,504.80"Kevin Is A Mush"$1,823.64
29-JulSunset Series 27: $30 PLO [Progressive KO, PLO KO], $2K Gtd152$4,149.60"senor stinks"$917.39
29-JulSunset Series 28: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Deepstack Sat - Sunsetn Edition], $4K Gtd133$6,051.50"sticks1954"$1,330.74
30-JulSunset Series 29: $20 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Midnight Express - PKO], $3.5K GTD341$6,410.80"RunninItUp98"$982
30-JulSunset Series 30: $20 NLHE [Summer Series - $2,200 Package], $2.9K Gtd2081 Seat"s7duz"Entry
30-JulSunset Series 31: $100 NLHE [Sunday Special - Series Edition], $75K Gtd1,008$92,534.40"MrMittens85"$15,111.75
30-JulSunset Series 32: $200 NLHE [Turbo, High Roller Sunset Chance], $15K Gtd146$27,156"ThaTsYY"$5,643.25
30-JulSunset Series 33: $30 PLO [Turbo, Progressive KO, PLO Big KO], $2K Gtd153$4,176.90"mewmewMEOW"$1,002.69
31-JulSunset Series 34: $30 5-Card PLO [Progressive KO, 5-Card PLO PKO], $2K Gtd136$3,712.80"NotYourID"$998.93
31-JulSunset Series 35: $50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Battle Royale - Sunset Edition], $4K Gtd147$6,688.50"JBzDAD"$1,639.24
31-JulSunset Series 36: $20 PLO [Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Total KO, PLO TKO], $2K Gtd139$2,613.20"DashBustsAgain"$762.84

Be sure to keep an eye on all of the great PokerStars events coming up in the Pennsylvania and Michigan/New Jersey markets.

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Chad Holloway
Executive Editor U.S.

Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.