Pokerfuse makes recommendations on what to read what to watch what to listen to and where to play both live and online for poker players in New Jersey and beyond.
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New Jersey poker players have a lot to look forward to this weekend in the form of live and online action.

In our weekly “what to do” roundup, we take a look at how to keep the poker mind busy from Friday through Sunday.

Where To Play Online

The big buzz in New Jersey online poker this weekend is the start of the Garden State Super Series (GSSS) on

There are a total of six GSSS tournaments scheduled for this Sunday beginning at 4:00pm local time, with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $200. The $200 buy-in, 6-handed No Limit Hold’em tourney boasts a $75,000 guarantee at 5:00pm.

The GSSS will continue throughout the next two weeks and offer a total of $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

The New Jersey $25,000 Guaranteed weekly flagship event ($200+15 buy-in) will take place this Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm.

Last week’s tournament attracted 116 runners with an overlay of $1,800. It paid out exactly $7,000 to the eventual winner.

UltimatePoker New Jersey will once again hold its weekly $2,500 Guaranteed event this Sunday as well. The “High Roller” event has a buy-in of $100.

Where To Play Live

Brick and mortar poker players will be happy to learn that the ongoing Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City will be hosting several events over the weekend.

A pair of separate mid-stakes No Limit Hold’em tournaments will commence on Saturday (including a $100,000 Guaranteed Deep Stacks Re-entry event at 11:00am), while Day 1 of the $450 “Deeper Stack” Event #7 will kick off at 11:00am Sunday.

There will also be plenty of satellite opportunities available for those who wish to compete in the upcoming $3 million guaranteed World Poker Tour Borgata Championship, which starts Sunday, September 14.

What To Watch

It’s no secret that the second season of Jason Sommerville’s RunItUp series is now in full swing, brought to you by Ultimate Poker. The episodes are a lot of fun to watch as the sponsored pro gives viewers an entertaining look at the online grind.

For poker players who prefer broadcast TV, you can start your weekend off with early-morning episodes of Poker After Dark on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet both Saturday and Sunday.

The Prime Network will host an episode of the World Poker Tour on Sunday, September 7 at 2:00am Eastern Time.

What to Listen To

Our Podcast Directory is always a good place to start if you’re looking to catch up on the latest news within the poker industry and listen to big name pros.

For anyone interested in the Choice Center debate, Bryan “The Icon” Micon has KristyArnett on the DonkDown Radio show to discuss the topic. Arnett, fresh off her completion of the program at the Choice Center, attempts to enlighten Micon on the err of his ways.

For a recap on the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO), check out the Ante Up podcast. Scott and Chris are well versed in the Florida poker scene and provide an interesting perspective on the happenings at SHRPO.

New podcasts have also been released by The Chirp Herm Show, Rabbit Hunt, PokerSchool Online Podcast, the Bernard Lee Poker Show and more.

Hours of audio fun are waiting for those who want to tune-in to the shows.

What to Read

There is plenty of great poker-related content waiting to be viewed this weekend.

Check out this nice article at that rebuts the notion set forth last month by Barry Greenstein, a PokerStars Pro, that PokerStars should not be considered a “bad actor” because it did nothing against the law. In his original blog post, Greenstein opines that the drive to exclude PokerStars from the US market is a matter of dirty politics without any basis of legal wrongdoing.

Curtis Woodard points out where Greenstein misses the mark and implores both sides of the issue to just be honest.

Did you know PokerStars has a poker room manager for its play money games? If not, you will want to check out this discussion over on the forums at Two Plus Two where PokerStars Bob describes his role as Play Money Poker Room Manager and explains why the rake at these play money games is so high.

Finally, why not pick up an old paperback that many of the top players in the game consider to be relevant event today? Doyle Brunson’s Super System and Doyle Brunson’s Super System 2: A Course in Power Poker are two of the most popular poker books currently on the market, even considering the first volume was published over three decades ago!

This weekend could be full of poker and fun for New Jersey players and fans of the game. We hope you check out what is on offer!