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Day 2 Seat Assignments

Here is the combined list for the Main Event Day 2 restart with chipcounts and seat assignments.

Name Chipcount Table-Seat
David Covarrubias 219,800 9-5
John Rogers 199,600 8-2
Brian Horgan 185,000 3-8
Jimmy Seay 174,400 9-1
Armando Perez 160,100 6-2
Alan Del Nero 144,600 3-2
Manny Hernandez 142,200 7-9
Deven Cannon 141,000 6-3
Andrew Villegas 122,800 3-4
Sinh “Scotty” Nguyen 121,100 4-9
Thu Tran 119,200 6-7
John May 110,800 3-1
“Singh” 109,200 6-6
Larry Hoover 101,100 4-3
Nicholas Chambers 101,000 6-9
Justin Moore 100,400 4-6
Simon Nunez 97100 3-6
Noe Rivera 96,700 8-5
Tony Yalda 91,400 3-3
Zhaolei Xu 90,600 7-3
Nabil Esho 90,100 9-9
Jospeh Dudek 88,600 4-7
Brad Link 85,300 8-8
Shayne Heine 85,200 9-3
Randy Rapp 85,000 9-6
Jim Fraser 83,700 9-2
Jessica Berryhill 80,600 9-4
Pha Xiong 77,700 9-8
Javier Chavez 77,600 6-5
Genaro Ontiberos 75,600 6-1
Barbara Caldwell 75,000 7-4
Kelly Canelo 68,000 8-7
Fong Xiong 67,900 4-8
Gabriel Becerra 64,000 9-7
Jimmy Alvarez 62,100 6-4
Edman Saatloui 61,300 8-4
Ben Mohr 60,300 7-2
Junior Merafuentes 54,400 8-6
Martin Fletcher 53,000 8-3
Russ Coffee 45,300 6-8
Jaime Silvamansilla 43,200 7-6
John Windecker 41,300 7-1
Greg Zamora 40,000 7-8
Vincent Chung 36,800 4-1
Leslie Hartman 36,300 7-5
Narendar Singh 34,000 3-9
Ashur Peera 30,600 3-7
Miguel Lopez 29,500 4-4
Jeff Roy 24,000 7-7
Johnny Vargas 21,300 8-1
Carlos Cordero 20,400 3-5
Lisa Jacobs 14,500 4-5
Trieu “Jack” Pham 14,300 4-2
Reddy Thonduru 13,200 8-9

 

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End of Day 1B

REMAINING – 29

Day 1B is a wrap!  With 25 players returning from Day 1A and 29 returning from today’s flight, the combined field will be comprised of 54 players, the top 21 of which will be in the money.

Names and chipcounts from today’s flight are below:

Name Chipcount
Armando Perez 160,100
Manny Hernandez 142,200
Deven Cannon 141,000
Sinh “Scotty” Nguyen 121,100
Thu Tran 119,200
“Singh” 109,200
Simon Nunez 97100
Noe Rivera 96,700
Tony Yalda 91,400
Zhaolei Xu 90,600
Nabil Esho 90,100
Jospeh Dudek 88,600
Shayne Heine 85,200
Randy Rapp 85,000
Jessica Berryhill 80,600
Barbara Caldwell 75,000
Fong Xiong 67,900
Gabriel Becerra 64,000
Edman Saatloui 61,300
Junior Merafuentes 54,400
Martin Fletcher 53,000
Greg Zamora 40,000
Narendar Singh 34,000
Jeff Roy 24,000
Johnny Vargas 21,300
Carlos Cordero 20,400
Lisa Jacobs 14,500
Trieu “Jack” Pham 14,300
Reddy Thonduru 13,200

 

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Main Event Prize Pool

LEVEL – 12          ANTES – 200            BLINDS – 600/1200        REMAINING – 35/84

With a total of 175 entries plus $1 from the house for even payouts, the total generated prize pool for the Main Event comes to $84,876 of which $21,108 will going to 1st place.

Also up for grabs is the Player of the Series package, valued at over $12,000.  The players still in contention to win it are Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman, Shayne Heine, Larry Hoover, Joseph Dudek, Nabil Esho and “Singh.”

It is now Level 12, which is the last level of play for flight 1B.  Stay tuned for the list of players advancing to Day 2 with chipcounts.

11/16-18/18 Event 11
$550 Main Event
175 Entries
$84,876 Prize Pool
21 Places Paid
Place Payout
1 $21,108
2 $14,794
3 $9,514
4 $7,045
5 $5,288
6 $4,227
7 $3,514
8 $2,818
9 $2,105
10 $1,536
11 $1,536
12 $1,536
13 $1,265
14 $1,265
15 $1,265
16 $1,078
17 $1,078
18 $1,078
19 $942
20 $942
21 $942

 

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Big Hits and Bust Outs

LEVEL -11          ANTES – 100            BLINDS – 500/1000        REMAINING – 37/84

Shayne Heine hits big when his opponent misses a bet on the river.

The board had run out 9d Kd 2s Kc.  The action is heads up.

The small blind position player bets 11,000.  Heine goes in the tank but eventually calls.

River: Ac

Both players check the river and Heine quickly turns up Qh Qd.  His opponent mucks and Heine celebrates his big win.  Heine busted out before registration was over and bought back in at the last minute.  He now has about 72,000 in chips.

Heine is in contention to win Player of the Series and is currently ranked 2nd on the leaderboard.  He’ll have to finish in 8th place or better to take over the lead and win the title.

Sitting to Heine’s right was Mike Jobe who busted out the following hand.  Jobe flopped two pair and got shoved on by his opponent who was on a flush draw and hit on the river.  Since Jobe was out-chipped, the tournament and series is over for him.

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Hello Singh, Goodbye Chung

LEVEL – 11          ANTES – 100            BLINDS – 500/1000        REMAINING – 41/84

The player known as “Singh” just busted fellow Player of the Series contender Vincent Chung.

Singh is under the gun and raises to 3,600.  Action folds around to Chung in the big blind who goes all in for less.  The players are all in heads up.

Board: Qs 3s 7d Ad 10s

Singh: Qs Jd

Chung: 10c 8h

Singh takes the pot and chips up to 30,000.  Chung is out and is no longer in contention to win Player of the Series.

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Three Down, Five to Go

LEVEL – 10          ANTES – 100            BLINDS – 400/800        REMAINING – 44/84

Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman is out but not done.  She played today in the hopes of bagging a better stack to move forward to tomorrow, but with her bust out today, she has 36,300 to work with in tomorrow’s restart.

Tim Weimer, Damion Underwood and “Lucky” Logan McKechnie are also out and officially out of contention to win Player of the Series.

Hartman is still leading the pack with her 1st place ranking, but the competition is not over with Shayne Heine, Joseph Dudek, Nabil Esho and “Singh” still in today’s flight.

Larry Hoover, currently 3rd in points, did bag yesterday and will be starting tomorrow with 101,100.

To see the up-to-date leaderboard, click on the link below.

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Day 1B – 3rd Break – Chipcounts

ENTRIES – 80

Players are on the 3rd and final break for today.  Registration is still open until the start of Level 10.  Damion Underwood and Shayne Heine have busted out, but are still considering re-entering especially since both players are in a good position to win Player of the Series with a strong finish.  The Player of the Series winner’s package is valued at over $12,000.

Name Chipcount
Armando Perez 97,500
Victor Paredes 90,000
Gabriel Becerra 89,000
Oscar Gaeta 87,500
Deven Cannon 87,000
Simon Nunez 82000
Jospeh Dudek 78,000
Jose Corruvabias 75,000
Martin Fletcher 75,000
Tony Yalda 72,000
Junior Merafuentes 69,000
John Aguilar 50,000
“Singh” 50,000
Mike Jobe 44,000
Randy Rapp 29,000
“Lucky” Logan McKechnie 25,000
Kenny Kajioka 16,500
Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman 12,500
Vincent Chung 10,000
Nabil Esho 2,200
Damion Underwood 0
Shayne Heine 0
Jennifer Avila 0

 

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No Basura for Becerra

LEVEL – 9          ANTES – 75            BLINDS – 300/600        ENTRIES – 78

In the last hand of Level 8, Gabriel Becerra chips up with a premium hand in early position.

Becerra is UTG+1 and limps in.  Nabil Esho is in the cutoff and raises to 3,200.  Becerra makes the call.

Flop: Ah 5s 4d

Both players check.

Turn: 7c

Becerra checks and Esho bets 5,000.  Becerra calls.

River: 2c

Both players check.

Esho shows Jh Jc and Becerra turns up Ad Qh.  Becerra takes down the pot and now has about 85,000 in chips.

 

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Victory Paredes

LEVEL – 8          ANTES – 75            BLINDS – 250/500        ENTRIES – 76

Victor Paredes of Modesto, CA is playing in today’s flight.  Of the players in this tournament, Paredes has one of the most impressive resumes with over $175,000 in live tournament cashes on record.

Facing a raise from the hijack to 1,525, Paredes calls from the big blind along with one other player.

Flop: Jh Kc 2h

Paredes is first and checks as does the other player.  The original raiser makes a continuation bet of 1,775 and Paredes makes the call.

Turn: Ah

Both players check.

River: 10d

Both players check again.

Paredes shows Ac Qh and his opponent mucks.  He is currently sitting with just over 75,000 in chips.

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Aguilar and his Lucky Hat

LEVEL – 7          ANTES – 50            BLINDS – 200/400        ENTRIES – 73

John Aguilar is playing in today’s flight.  He told me earlier this morning that he decided to wear a different hat today in hopes of changing his luck around, and so far it’s working.

Aguilar raises to 1,100 from middle position and gets two callers, one of which is Joseph Dudek in the cutoff.

Flop: 4h 8d 7h

Aguilar is first and bets 1,800.  The player on his left folds but Dudek makes the call.

Turn: 2c

Aguilar bets again, this time for 2,000.  Dudek calls.

River: 3s

Aguilar fires once more for 2,500 and Dudek mucks his hand.

Aguilar chips up to over 36,000 and Dudek is still sitting comfortably with over 56,000.

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Day 1B – 2nd Break – Chipcounts

LEVEL – 7          ANTES – 50            BLINDS – 200/400        ENTRIES – 72

The players in today’s flight have reached the break after Level 6.  Here are some of the updated chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
Armando Perez 109,000
Oscar Gaeta 62,500
Deven Cannon 59,000
Jospeh Dudek 50,250
Gabriel Becerra 47,000
Junior Merafuentes 47,000
Kenny Kajioka 34,500
“Lucky” Logan McKechnie 32,500
John Aguilar 32,000
Randy Rapp 30,000
Tim Weimer 23,500
Nabil Esho 23,000
Damion Underwood 21,500
Vincent Chung 20,000
Jose Corruvabias 18,500
Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman 13,750
Shayne Heine 13,500
Jennifer Avila 5,500
“Singh” 0
Mike Jobe 0

Mike Jobe and “Singh” busted out in the last hand before the break.  They are expected to re-enter.

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Gaeta Goods

LEVEL – 6          ANTES – 50            BLINDS – 150/300        ENTRIES – 69

Oscar Gaeta hits big with a suckout and gets a double up.

With three limpers and the blinds already in the pot, Gaeta makes a sizeable raise to 2,900 from late position.  The action folds around to the UTG limper, who three-bets to 7,900.  The other limpers fold while Gaeta hesitates but eventually makes the call.

Flop: 9c 5h Qd

The UTG player bets 10,000 and Gaeta calls.

Turn: 10c

The UTG player shoves all-in and Gaeta snap calls for less.

River: 4h

Gaeta: Qs Qc

Opponent: Kh Kd

Gaeta gets the win and has doubled up to 64,500.

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Quick and Easy Jobe

LEVEL – 5          ANTES – 25            BLINDS – 100/200        ENTRIES – 64

Mike Jobe makes a quick and easy bust out of “Lucky” Logan McKechnie after making a sizeable three-bet to isolate.

Facing three limpers, the button raises to 650 and gets called by McKechnie in the small blind.  Jobe, in the big blind, raises to 3,000.  Action folds back around to McKechnie who goes all in for 4,725.  Jobe snap calls and the players are all in heads up.

Board: Kh 4s 4c 6s Jh

Jobe: As Js

McKechnie: Jc 7s

Jobe rakes in the chips and is now sitting with about 23,000.

McKechnie, who is in the top 10 on the Player of the Series leaderboard, has since bought back in.

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Xayasounthone Chips Up

LEVEL – 4          ANTES – 25            BLINDS – 75/150        ENTRIES – 59

Damlieng “Damien” Xayasounthone of Turlock, CA is slowly but surely chipping up.

Facing three limpers and the big blind, Xayasounthone raises to 675.  He gets three callers.

Flop: 9d 7c 5h

All four players check.

Turn: Qc

Xayasounthone is first to act and bets 1,200.  Two players fold and one player calls.

River: 4h

Xayasounthone bets 1,200 again and his opponent calls.  Xayasounthone shows Qs 8s and his opponent mucks.  He is currently sitting with about 41,000 in chips.

Xayasounthone finished 25th in last year’s Main Event here in Turlock, taking home over $1,000.  He finished 11th in Event 9 earlier this week, which put him on the leaderboard for Player of the Series, but it won’t be enough to put him in contention for the big prize.

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Day 1B – 1st Break – Chipcounts

LEVEL – 4          ANTES – 25            BLINDS – 75/150        ENTRIES – 54

The players of the Main Event Day 1B are on break.  Here are some of their updated chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
Deven Cannon 64,500
Randy Rapp 58,000
Jose Corruvabias 46,000
Gabriel Becerra 45,000
“Lucky” Logan McKechnie 38,750
Jospeh Dudek 34,500
Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman 33,500
“Singh” 28,500
Mike Jobe 26,000
Junior Merafuentes 23,000
Oscar Gaeta 20,000
Kenny Kajioka 18,500
Vincent Chung 17,250
Jennifer Avila 16,000
Shayne Heine 14,000
Tim Weimer 6,725
Nabil Esho 5,000

 

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Late Entries

LEVEL – 3          BLINDS – 75/150        ENTRIES – 50

There have been some notable late arrivals, including the player known as “Singh,” Logan McKechnie and Mike Jobe.  Singh and McKechnie are still in contention for Player of the Series.  Mike Jobe, last year’s Main Event Champion, is not.  But with 50 players so far and counting, the prize pool is currently in excess of $68,000, which is reason enough to get in and win!

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Player Point Contenders

LEVEL – 2          BLINDS – 50/100        ENTRIES – 43

Given the current player point standings and the size of the field in the last tournament of the series, it looks like the Player of the Series race has come down to the following players:

Leslie Hartman 235
Shayne Heine 208.5
Larry Hoover 189.5
Joseph Dudek 180
Tim Weimer 174
Nabil Esho 169
Singh 155
Damion Underwood 145
Logan McKechnie 141

Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman and Larry Hoover are both advancing to Day 2, but Hartman is in the bottom 3 for chipcounts with only 36,300.  Hoover has over 100,000 in chips, putting him in excellent position to take the Series Champion title.

Seen playing in today’s flight so far is Shayne Heine, Joseph Dudek and Tim Weimer.

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Day 1B Has Commenced

LEVEL – 1          BLINDS – 25/50        ENTRIES – 29

Day 1B has commenced!  It’s the second and final flight of the Main Event and the last opportunity for players to get in the race for Player of the Series.  The tournament is a $550 buy-in with a 25,000 starting stack and 40 minute levels.  Registration is open until the start of Level 10 and the field will play through Level 12 before bagging and tagging their chip stacks for Day 2.

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End of Day 1A – Chipcounts

That’s it for Day 1A!  Of the 91 entries in today’s flight, 25 are advancing to Day 2.  Here are their names and chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
David Covarrubias 219,800
John Rogers 199,600
Brian Horgan 185,000
Jimmy Seay 174,400
Alan Del Nero 144,600
Andrew Villegas 122,800
John May 110,800
Larry Hoover 101,100
Nicholas Chambers 101,000
Justin Moore 100,400
Brad Link 85,300
Jim Fraser 83,700
Pha Xiong 77,700
Javier Chavez 77,600
Genaro Ontiberos 75,600
Kelly Canelo 68,000
Jimmy Alvarez 62,100
Ben Mohr 60,300
Russ Coffee 45,300
Jaime Silva 43,200
John Windecker 41,300
Vincent Chung 36,800
Leslie Hartman 36,300
Ashur Peera 30,600
Miguel Lopez 29,500

 

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The Comeback Queen

LEVEL – 12          ANTES – 200            BLINDS – 600/1200        REMAINING – 27/91

Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman is down to her last 6,000 in chips when she shoves in the dark and gets two callers.  When all the action is complete, she turns up her hand to find AK and wins the pot.  She’s chipped up more since then and is now up to 35,000.

This marks the end of Level 12 and play has stopped for the day.  Stay tuned for the advancing players’ names and chipcounts.

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Seay Puts a Hurt on Hartman

LEVEL – 12          ANTES – 200            BLINDS – 600/1200        REMAINING – 29/91

In the last level of play for Day 1A, Jimmy Seay gets Leslie “McBluffin” to call off for almost all her chips, effectively crippling the Player of the Series point leader.

The board comes 10s 5h 9s 9c 7s with tens of thousands in the pot already.

McBluffin is first and checks.  Seay bets 16,000 and Hartman tank calls.  Seay shows 8d 8c and Hartman mucks.

Seay is now sitting with about 185,000 in chips and Hartman is below 9,000.

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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

LEVEL – 11          ANTES – 100            BLINDS – 500/1000        REMAINING – 32/91

Shortly after getting moved over to a new table at the end of Level 11, John Rogers hits quads.

The UTG+1 player limps in as does the button.  Rogers is in the big blind and checks.

Flop: 3d 6h 6c

Rogers checks as does the UTG+1.  The button bets 3,000 and only Rogers calls.

Turn: 6d

Both players check.

River: 9h

Rogers fires first this time for 7,000 and gets the call, showing 10c 6s.  He is now sitting with just under 200,000.

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Just Quads

LEVEL – 11          ANTES – 100            BLINDS – 500/1K        REMAINING – 40/91

Brian Horgan hit quads.  In the Main Event.  And got paid off.

A player shoves all in on the cutoff for 4,800.  Horgan is on the button and tanks before eventually calling.  Action folds around and the two are heads up all in.

Board: Jh As Qh Jc Js

Horgan: Jd 9d

Opponent: Ah 3h

Horgan busts his opponent and is now sitting with 98,000 in chips.  With this bust out, the tournament condenses down to four tables.

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Close of Registration

LEVEL – 10          ANTES – 100            BLINDS – 400/800        REMAINING – 44/91

Registration is now closed and all alternates are in for a total of 91 entries.  With $485 of each buy-in going to the prize pool, Day 1A has generated $44,135 in prize money.  With one more flight to come, however, that amount will only go up.

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3rd Break – Updated Chipcounts

LEVEL – 10          ANTES – 100            BLINDS – 400/800        ENTRIES – 90

The third scheduled break is ending as is registration.  Some of the updated chipcounts are below:

Name Chipcount
David Covarrubias 141,000
Jimmy Seay 124,000
Genaro Ontiberos 122,500
Edman Saatloui 104,000
Damion Underwood 84,000
John Rogers 75,000
Abraham Andres 65,000
John Windecker 58,500
Nabil Esho 46,500
Vincent Chung 46,000
Mike Jobe 45,000
Brad Link 45,000
“Lucky” Logan McKechnie 40,000
Larry Hoover 38,000
Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman 37,500
Raul Alcantara 35,000
Jordan Mouton 32,000
Shayne Heine 14,500

 

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Not the Weakest Link

LEVEL – 9          ANTES – 75            BLINDS – 300/600        ENTRIES – 87

Brad Link, a local realtor, makes a great call on the river to take down the pot.

The button raises to 1,500 and Link calls from the big blind.

Flop: Jh 8s Ad

Link is first and checks.  The button bets 1,600 and Link makes the call.

Turn: 10d

Both players check.

River: 3h

Link checks again and this time the button bets 3,400.  Link doesn’t hesitate to call and shows Ac 2s.  His opponent mucks.

Link is sitting with about 56,000 in chips.  He finished 6th in this event last year and took home over $10,000 in prize money.

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Current Chipleader

LEVEL – 8          ANTES – 75            BLINDS – 250/500        ENTRIES – 87

Edman Saatloui is currently the chip leader in today’s flight.  He has over 100,000 in chips despite losing his small blind hand just now.

In a four-way limped pot, the flop comes Jd 8c Qs.

Saatloui is first to act and bets 3,450.  The big blind position calls and the other two players fold.

Turn: Kh

Saatloui checks in the dark this time and his opponent checks behind.

River: 8d

Both players check and the big blind player shows Ad Kc.  Saatloui open mucks the Qd.

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Big Stack Bully

LEVEL – 7          ANTES – 50            BLINDS – 200/400        ENTRIES – 82

Raul Alcantara continues to rake in the chips and has built himself quite the stack in today’s flight.

With Alcantara in the big blind, the UTG player limps in and action folds around to David Covarrubias in the hijack position, who raises to 800.  He gets four callers, including Alcantara.

Flop: 9d 2s 5d

Action checks around to Covarrubias, who bets 1,200.  Only Alcantara calls.

Turn: Qd

Both players check.

River: Ac

As soon as the river card hits the felt, Alcantara reaches for chips and bets 2,400.  Covarrubias mucks his hand and Alcantara shows a busted gut-shot straight draw with 6c 4c.

Alcantara is currently sitting with about 85,000 in chips.

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Day 1A – 2nd Break

LEVEL – 7          ANTES – 50            BLINDS – 200/400        ENTRIES – 81

The players are returning from their 2nd break today.  Here are some of the updated chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
Jordan Mouton 68,575
John Rogers 64,300
Kelly Canelo 59,000
Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman 53,500
John Aguilar 52,000
Nabil Esho 48,600
Damion Underwood 45,000
Nick Chambers 43,650
Kenny Kajioka 38,225
Oscar Gaeta 27,500
Mike Jobe 26,600
Larry Hoover 25,000
“Lucky” Logan McKechnie 24,325
Vincent Chung 24,250
Brad Link 20,000
Armando Perez 17,000
Shayne Heine 10,000

 

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Re-Entry for the Regs

LEVEL – 6          ANTES – 50            BLINDS – 150/300        ENTRIES – 79

Some of the poker room’s regulars are having a rough go at the tables today.  Damion Underwood and Mike Jobe have both re-entered after busting out.  Mark Johnson has also busted, but will not play again until tomorrow’s flight.  Shayne Heine has busted out twice and is taking a break before potentially buying back in today.

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Esho Gets Aggro with Aces

LEVEL – 5          ANTES – 25            BLINDS – 100/200        ENTRIES – 77

Nabil Esho of Modesto, CA just took down a big pot against “Lucky” Logan McKechnie.

McKechnie is under the gun and limps in.  Action folds around to Esho in late position, who raises to 1,775.  Action comes back to McKechnie who makes the call.

Flop: 3s 8d 9d

McKechnie checks dark and Esho fires for 5,000.  McKechnie calls.

Turn: Qh

McKechnie checks dark again and Esho puts in 20,000.  McKechnie mucks his hand and Esho shows As Ah.

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1st Break – Updated Chipcounts

LEVEL – 4          ANTES – 25            BLINDS – 75/150        ENTRIES – 70

Players are returning from first break at Level 4.  Here are some of the updated chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
Kenny Kajioka 33,075
Brad Link 30,250
Mike Jobe 29,925
Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman 26,850
John Aguilar 26,150
Oscar Gaeta 24,475
Armando Perez 24,200
Vincent Chung 24,125
Larry Hoover 11,425
Shayne Heine 10,700
Damion Underwood 10,225

 

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McBluffin Defending

LEVEL – 3          BLINDS – 75/150        ENTRIES – 69

Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman is here and has bought in to today’s flight in the hopes of making Day 2 and defending her current point lead for the Player of the Series competition.

She has her work cut out for her as Shayne Heine, currently ranked 2nd, is present as well and on the grind.

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Gaeta Grinding

LEVEL – 2          BLINDS – 50/100        ENTRIES – 67

Oscar Gaeta is struggling to make headway in today’s flight and makes a move to take down a bloated pot early in the tournament.

The under-the-gun player raises to 5x and gets called by Gaeta in middle position.

Flop: Ad Qs 7d

The first player bets 600 and Gaeta calls.

Turn: 6h

The UTG player checks and Gaeta bets 1,700.  His opponent folds.  Gaeta wins the pot and is currently sitting with about 16,500.

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Player of the Series Contenders

LEVEL – 1          BLINDS – 25/50        ENTRIES – 59

A dozen of the top Player of the Series contenders are here, battling it out to take down the coveted Series Champion title.  The player with the most points will win a free entry into all Turlock Poker Room & Casino tournaments from December 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 in addition to receiving a trophy and commemorative swag.  This package is valued at over $12,000!

So far, the major contenders in today’s flight are Mike Jobe, Oscar Gaeta, John Aguilar, Damion Underwood, Larry Hoover, Vincent Chung, George Varda, David Covarrubias, Mark Johnson, Armando Perez, Kenny Kajioka and Nabil Esho.  Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman is currently ranked 1st and Shayne Heine is 2nd, both of whom have yet to arrive.

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The Main Event Day 1A Has Begun!

LEVEL – 1          BLINDS – 25/50        ENTRIES – 38

The dealers have shuffled up and started dealing today’s flight of the Turlock Poker Room 2018 Semi-Annual Championship Series Main Event!

This tournament is a $550 buy-in, two day event featuring a 25,000 starting stack and 40 minute levels.  Registration is open until the start of Level 10 and the flight is going to play through Level 12.  This is a “best stack forward” tournament where players can play multiple flights and bag twice, the larger of which will be carried over to Day 2.

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The Covarrubias Brothers for the Win

Jose Covarrubias and his brother David Covarrubias are the last two standing and have agreed to chop the remaining prize money.  Jose had a chip lead difference of 3,000, giving him 1st place points and a photo opportunity.

  11/15/18 Event 10  
  $230 Mexican Poker  
  36 Entries  
  $7,200 Prize Pool  
  5 Places Paid  
       
Place Name Payout Series Points
1 Jose Covarrubias $2,248 90
2 David Covarrubias $2,248 72
3 Juan Espinosa $1,296 58.5
4 Alejandro Valencia $1,008 45
5 Irais Garcia $400 36

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Top 3

LEVEL – 14          ANTES – 1500          BRING IN – 3000        REMAINING – 3

Three players remain.  Here are the finishes and current chipcounts:

Seat # Name Chipcount
1 Alex Valencia OUT – 4th
2 Irais Garcia OUT – 5th
3 Mike Jobe OUT – 7th
4 Juan Carlos Espinosa 85,000
5 Jose Covarrubias 130,000
6 Larry Hoover OUT – 6th
7 David Covarrubias 170,000

The players agreed to take $300 from 1st place and $100 from 2nd place to pay the bubble $400.

Garcia goes home with $400 and Valencia wins $1,008.

 

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One Away

LEVEL – 13          ANTES – 1200            BRING IN – 2400        REMAINING – 5

The players are one away from the money, but with Irais Garcia short-stacked, the players did not unanimously vote on paying the bubble.

Seat # Name Chipcount
1 Alex Valencia 85,000
2 Irais Garcia 12,000
3 Mike Jobe OUT – 7th
4 Juan Carlos Espinosa 85,000
5 Jose Covarrubias 155,000
6 Larry Hoover OUT – 6th
7 David Covarrubias 45,000

 

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2nd Break – Chipcounts

REMAINING – 7

Players are on second break.  There haven’t been any bust outs since moving over to the final table, but that may change soon…

Name Chipcount
Jose Covarrubias 116,000
Juan Carlos Espinosa 88,500
Alex Valencia 55,000
Larry Hoover 48,000
David Covarrubias 48,000
Irais Garcia 23,000
Mike Jobe 11,000

 

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¡Mesa Final!

LEVEL – 11          ANTES – 800          BRING IN – 1600        REMAINING – 7

The final table for Event 10 – Mexican Poker is set!  The seven players still in are:

Name Chipcount
Mike Jobe 80,600
David Covarrubias 77,800
Larry Hoover 54,800
Jose Covarrubias 53,200
Juan Carlos Espinosa 52,100
Irais Garcia 46,700
Alex Valencia 25,200

Of the remaining players, Larry Hoover and Mike Jobe are in a great position to cash tonight and boost their rankings on the Player of the Series leaderboard.

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Event 10 Payout Schedule

LEVEL – 8          ANTES – 400          BRING IN – 800        REMAINING – 18/36

Eighteen players remain in the Mexican Poker tournament.  With a total of 36 entries, the prize pool has been posted at $7,200 with the top 4 spots in the money.

11/15/18 Event 10
$230 Mexican Poker
36 Entries
$7,200 Prize Pool
4 Places Paid
Place Payout
1 $2,880
2 $2,016
3 $1,296
4 $1,008

 

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1st Break – Chipcounts

ENTRIES – 36

The Mexican Poker tournament is on 1st break.  Here are some of the updated chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
Miguel Lopez 51,000
Jose Covarrubias 46,000
Larry Hoover 22,300
Mike Jobe 15,200
Ben Silva 14,500
Shayne Heine 10,000
“Singh” 7,500
Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman 5,325

Miguel Lopez is currently the tournament chipleader.  He won 1st place in Event 7 on Tuesday and is in good position to move up the Player of the Series ranks if he keeps it up.

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Weimer Waging War

LEVEL – 5          ANTES – 150            BRING IN – 300        ENTRIES – 33

Tim Weimer is waging war against the current points leaders after moving up the ranks with his 1st place finish in yesterday’s Event 9.  He is currently 5th on the leaderboard and hoping to take the lead with a deep run tonight.

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Player Profile: Shayne Heine

LEVEL – 3          ANTES – 75            BRING IN – 150        ENTRIES – 27

Shayne Heine is here tonight, playing for a chance to move up the Player of the Series ranks.  He is currently in 2nd behind Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman.

Heine has over $40,000 in live tournament cashes.  This is his first time playing a Mexican Poker tournament.

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Event 9 Results

This fast-paced, action-packed 50/50 tournament did not disappoint!  Thirteen players cashed and $5,050 was paid out in bounties in addition to the prize pool below.

  11/14/18 Event 9  
  $115 50/50 Bounty  
  101 Entries  
  $5,051 Prize Pool  
  13 Places Paid  
       
Place Name Payout Series Points
1 Tim Weimer $1,157 105
2 Kenny Kajioka $1,156 84
3 Nabil Esho $640 68.5
4 Christopher Stevens $474 52.5
5 Derl Smith $356 42
6 Alan Sopar $284 37
7 George Varda $237 31.5
8 Milis Badal $189 26.5
9 Abeil Esmaeili $142 21
10 David Lay $104 17
11 Damlieng Xayasounthone $104 17
12 Regan Hodge $104 17
13 Mike Jobe $104 14

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