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Wendy Freedman Leads HPT Final Table

Wendy Freedman

Wendy Freedman is just shy of a million chips clear of the rest of the field as today’s HPT Black Hawk final table plays down to a winner today.

Freedman – at 3.345m – is ahead of a field that includes last September’s HPT Black Hawk champ Alex Greenblatt and last week’s WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley 4th place Paul Richardson.

Follow the LiveStream at Twitch.TV/HPTpoker or our NO SPOLIERS updates at HPTupdates.com

Time for HPT Black Hawk

HPT Black Hawk

Join us all this week as our Hold’em Live Updates team provides full coverage of the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 Main Event at Gates Poker Room in Black Hawk, CO.

Gates – inside the Golden Gates Casino – plays host three times a year to a HPT Main Event – a $1650 each February, An $1100 each July and a $1650 each September.

Some of the largest HPT prize pools each year are generated by the players coming to Black Hawk.

Follow along with all the updates at HPTupdates.com

God of Thunder Murray Wins WSOP Circuit Main

Murray WIns WSOP Circuit TVP Title

Brett Murray won his way to the WSOP Global Championship in the 2017/18 season by being the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Casino Champion.

Monday afternoon, Murray won his way to the 2018/19 WSOP Global Championship by winning the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event.

A dominating performance by a player who practically owns big events at TVPokerRoom, Murray claimed his first-ever Main Event title by owning the chiplead for most of the last 10 hours of play.

Dubbed ‘God of Thunder’ by staff for his performances, Murray now has the WSOPC Main Event title at TVPokerRoom, along with a WPTDeepStacks High Roller, two TVP Monoliths and more to pile up just shy of $400,000 in that house alone.

Check out coverage of his performance here.

2 Platinum Passes Available at RunItUp Reno

RunItUp Reno at Peppermill

There’s two Poker Stars Platinum Passes available during the RunItUp Reno series at the Peppermill Poker Room Oct. 19-29.

Win the $86 – yes, an $86 buy-in – Moneymaker Spectacular and you’re off to the Bahamas for a week next January, including an entry in the $25,000 Buy-in Poker Stars Players NL Hold’em Championship.

Win any tournament during the RunItUp Reno poker festival or be the last RIU Warrior standing in each series event and win an entry in to a Monday, Oct. 29 freeroll with a second Platinum Pass available.

Northern California poker players are already familiar with the $86 Moneymaker Spectacular, as the first was held at Stones Gambling Hall and drew more than 800 entries in two days. The next was at Lucky Chances outside San Francisco and drew more than 1,000 entries. We expect a large group of NorCal players to head over Donner Summit for this and all the RunItUp poker festival events this time around.

 

Tran Takes Opening Event WSOPC Thunder Valley

Kenny Tran

TVPokerRoom regular Khoa ‘Kenny’ Tran earned a career-best $73,401 cash by winning the $400 buy-in, 1,253 entry Event 1 in the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley series.  

Tran held off Charlie Lai heads-up for the win in the five-starting-fight tournament.

Our Hold’em Live Updates team is the in-house updates team for all events with all series at TVPokerRoom. The updates post to ThunderValleyPoker.com

Peppermill Reno Hosting RunItUP in September

RunItUP Reno 2018

Jason Somerville’s RunItUP Reno poker festival returns to the Peppermill Reno Poker Room Oct. 19-29 for another fun series of tournaments and much more.

The highlight is TWO PokerStars Platinum Passes being available … $30,000 packages to the PCA in the Bahamas, including entry in the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship .. one in the $86 Moneymaker Spectacular and another via a freeroll for event winners and many more ways to earn a freeroll seat.

There’s $550,000 in guarantees during the RIU Poker Festival – including the $200,000 Guarantee $600 buy-in Main Event.

Both the Moneymaker Spectacular and Main Event are sure to draw players from throughout the northern California/northern Nevada region as well as the RIU Warriors who travel twice a year to the Peppermill for the Poker Festival.

Find out more about RunItUpReno here on the event schedule from one of our original PokerPartners … Peppermill Poker Room.

 

Baumgartner Grabs HPT East Chicago Win

Jake Baumgartner

Jake Baumgartner made his way through a HPT East Chicago Labor Day Weekend record-crowd of 653 entries to emerge as the champion, earning $209,564, including an entry in November’s HPT Season Championship at Ameristar East Chicago.

The final table was nearly a 12-hour-long marathon challenge that left the players wiped out from the challenge of being sharp and on-game for that long. A 653-entry filed crates those challenges and Baumgartner survived the best at the end.

Check out our coverage of the final table and the entire tournament here. We’ve been the HPT Main Event reporting team since late 2015.

We’re Off To WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley

TVPokerroom

We’re going to be at our California Home – TVPokerRoom at Thunder Valley Resort – Sept. 6-17 providing full tournament reporting for every ring event in the upcoming WSOP Circuit series.

Keep up-to-date on how everyone is doing, regular chipcount updates, winner’s stories and much more.

We are the in-house reporting team for all TVPokerRoom tournament, with all our updates posted at ThunderValleyPoker.com.

Estafanous Leads Day 1A HPT East Chicago

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Boulos ‘Ossama’ Estafanous is 100,000 clear of the field after 20 players advanced from Day 1A of the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 main Event at Ameristar East Chicago.

Estafanous – at 434,000 – leads a pack who all bagged 300k or more.

We are providing all the tournament reporting for this and all HPT main events around the country. Check out all the Live Updates at HPTupdates.com

Labor Day Weekend at HPT East Chicago

HPT Logo

Join our Hold’em Live Updates team as we spend Labor Day Weekend at Ameristar East Chicago for the Heartland Poker Tour $1650 Main Event.

Some of the biggest HPT Main Event fields each year are at this property just across the Indiana border, on the edge of Lake Michigan.

We’ll be bringing full start-to-finish Live Updates coverage beginning Thursday afternoon. Check out all those updates at HPTupdates.com

Ante Up Poker Tour Reno Results

Ante Up Reno

Here’s the results from each event in the August 2018 Ante Up Poker Tour Series at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV.

Event 1 $200 $25 Bounties RESULTS
Event 2 $400 $50k GTD RESULTS
Event 3 $170 BB Ante RESULTS
Event 4 $170 Omaha 8OB RESULTS
Event 5 $170 BB Ante RESULTS
Event 6 $260 BB Ante RESULTS
Event 7 $140 $100 Bounties RESULTS
Event 8 $160 Survivor RESULTS
Event 9 $200 Seniors RESULTS
Event 10 $180 $10k GTD RESULTS
Event 11 $260 6-Max RESULTS
Event 12 $160 8-Game Mix RESULTS
Event 13 $260 $50 Bounties RESULTS
Event 14 $260 Battle of Ages RESULTS
Event 15 $1,100 $200k GTD Main Event RESULTS
Event 16 $170 BB Ante RESULTS
Event 17 $260 $50 Bounties RESULTS
Event 18 $160 Casino Employee RESULTS

 

Lahham Goes Back-to-Back

Back-to-Back for Lahham

The final four players in the $200,000 Guarantee Ante Up Poker Tour Reno $1,100 Main Event have brought the event to its conclusion.

Imad Lahham takes the victory, the sweeeet trophy, the entry in the $1650 Ante Up World Championship seat and he’s going to be on back-to-back covers of Ante Up Magazine.

Here’s the full tournament results.

  8/24-26/18 Ante Up Series    
  Event 15 $1100 Main Event    
  207 Entries    
  $200,790 Prize Pool    
  26 Places Paid    
         
PLACE NAME   CITY PAYOUT
1 Imad Lahham Redwood City, CA $29,269
2 Josh Morrow Chico, CA $32,324
3 Michael Pearson SF, CA $26,845
4 Bill Watchman Las Vegas, NV $26,624
5 Randy Gil Roseville, CA $9,678
6 Ray Villaman Truckee, CA $8,012
7 Jared Shipley Silver Sprg, NV $6,827
8 Jaime Navarro Rosales Reno, NV $5,883
9 George Saca Sacramento, CA $4,939
10 Scott Yarnell Reno, NV $4,297
11 Ty Kohler Reno, NV $4,297
12 Robert Brewer Stockton, CA $4,297
13 Jose Cavazos Houston, TX $3,654
14 Bradford Jensen Fremont, CA $3,654
15 Ed Miller Granite Bay, CA $3,654
16 James Lambert Lk. St. Louis, MO $3,012
17 Nicholas Tsukalas Las Vegas, NV $3,012
18 Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA $3,012
19 Anthony Shearer Toledo, OH $2,409
20 Paul Sampson Fernley, NV $2,409
21 Tim Joseph Pasco, WA $2,409
22 Joseph Ranciato Granite Bay, CA $1,867
23 Scott Kipling Carson City, CA $1,867
24 Shawn Van Asdale Reno, NV $1,867
25 Jed Hoffman Reno, NV $1,506
26 Andrew Tang Sacramento, CA $1,506

 

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

Hot Potato

Imad Lahham

LEVEL – 27   ANTE – 10k   BLINDS – 25k/50k    REMAINING – 4/207

See Imad Lahham’s chips.

  • See them come,
  • See them go,
  • See them come back again.

Lahham just regained the chiplead by taking 600,000 from Michael Pearson is a most unusual way.

2-7-T-T is the flop and turn, 375,000 from Lahham and a call from Pearson.

River is a Jack, neither player can find a bet.

Pearson shows 6-2 for bottom pair, Lahham shows A-7 for 3rd pair and he’s good.

 

Laying Down Jacks

Bill Watchman

K-Q-2-9-2, three hearts … 450,000 already in the pot, a bet of 275,000 from Imad Lahham, with Bill Watchman moving all in for 530,000 total.

Lahham has 600,000 behind and seems puzzled by the move.

“I can beat Ace_Nine, I cannot beat a flush,” he says, adding he can’t beat a King or Queen either.

OK, that sure sounds as though Lahham has Pocket_Jacks … and he finds a fold, showing …

Yep, Jacks … 

Watchman does not show but adds, “You were behind.”

Zarate Wins Casino Employee Event

Ivan Zarate

Ivan Zarate captures the final event in the 2018 Ante Up Poker Tour Reno series – the $140 Casino Employee tournament.

Here’s the final results.

  8/26/18 Ante Up Series  
  Event 18 $140 Employee  
  13 Entries  
  $1,765 Prize Pool  
  3 Places Paid  
       
PLACE NAME   PAYOUT
1 Ivan Zarate $623
2 Jovanny Jayme $588
3 Dianna Youkey $554

 

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

Payne Wins Event 17

Kenton Payne

Sunday’s $260 BB Ante wrapped up with Kenton Payne earning the trophy. Here’s all the final results.

  8/26/18 Ante Up Series  
  Event 17 $260 BB Ante  
  57 Entries  
  $12,440 Prize Pool  
  6 Places Paid  
       
PLACE NAME   PAYOUT
1 Kenton Payne $2,733
2 Scott Aoke $2,733
3 Grergory Varanesti $1,439
4 Salas Alam $1,131
5 Loren Cloninger $863
6 Nathan Trimble $671

 

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

They’ve Been Here Before

Bill Watchman

LEVEL – 26   ANTE – 5k   BLINDS – 20k/40k    REMAINING – 4/207

Four players left in a RenoTahoe Main Event, and both Michael Pearson and Bill Watchman are still in the tourney.

Sound familiar?

Pearson won the 2016 WSOP Circuit Lake Tahoe Main Event for a $153,191 cash. Watchman was 4th for a $51,293 payday.

Well, here they are again, 4-handed in the Ante Up Poker Tour Reno Main Event … and we almost had the same outcome.

Watchman moves all-in on the 3-4-5-K turn, with Pearson snap-calling.

  • Watchman shows King_Queen for top pair.
  • Pearson shows 4-5 for the two middle pair.

River … 3 and Watchman reaches for his keys, preparing to head for the payout window, when the other players at the table point out the river paired the three, giving Watchman a better two pair.

“Well, that was embarrassing,” joked Watchman as he settled back down in his seat. “Go ahead and print that, I believe in a free press.”

Watchman moves to 1.1 million, Pearson to 1.5 million.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

Randy Gil – 5th Place – $9,678

Randy Gil

LEVEL – 26   ANTE – 5k   BLINDS – 20k/40k    REMAINING – 4/207

All in with Ace_Queen, Randy Gil racing against the Pocket_Tens of Michael Pearson, looking to pair up to remain in the Ante Up Poker Tour Reno Main Event.

Walking down the hotel’s hallways this morning on his way to the Day 2 Final, Gil said he just needs one hand to go his way late in the tournament for him to earn a victory.

The board goes Will Kassouf, however, and Gil is eliminated in 5th place, cashing for $9,678.

Pearson moves to 1.95 of the 5.175 million chips in play.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

 

Ray Villaman – 6th Place – $8,012

Ray Villaman

LEVEL – 26   ANTE – 5k   BLINDS – 20k/40k    REMAINING – 5/207

Imad Lahham goes trip queens to eliminate the short-stacked Ray Villaman in 6th place in the Ante Up Poker Tour Reno $1,100 Main Event.

Vilaman cashes for $8,012

Lahham is at 1.1 million as his normal-for-him roller coaster stack moves uphill once again.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

Jared Shipley – 7th Place – $6,827

Jared Shipley

LEVEL – 25   ANTE – 5k   BLINDS – 15k/30k    REMAINING – 6/207

All-in and a call here late in Level 25, it is Jared Shipley at risk against Josh Morrow, the two having very close to even 750k stacks.

  • Shipley – Pocket_Eights
  • Morrow _As-Kc

The flop is Queen_High, all-spades, a fourth spade on the turn giving Morrow the nuts. The dealer counts down the stacks and verifies Morrow does barely have Shipley covered.

Shipley is eliminated in seventh place, a cash of $6,827.

Morrow moves to 1.5 million

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

 

Pearson Doubles Through Lahham

Pearson Leads Day 1A

LEVEL – 25   ANTE – 5k   BLINDS – 15k/30k    REMAINING – 7/207

Just two hands in to Level 25 and in goes more than 1.75 million total chips preflop with Michael Pearson holding Pocket_Queens and Ante Up World Champion Imad Lahham with Ace_King

The board goes seven_high and Pearson – all in for 860,000 – gets a full double to 1.75 million, while Lahham plunges downward to 750,000.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

 

Watchman Triples Up

Bill Watchman

LEVEL – 24   ANTE – 4k   BLINDS – 12k/24k    REMAINING – 7/207

Michael Pearson opens for 42,000, Bill Watchman moves in for 221,000, Jared Shipley calls and Pearson also calls.

The board comes out 8-9-A and Shipley moves all in, Pearson rapidly mucking.

Shipley shows Pocket-Jacks, while Watchman turns over Ace_Queen and Watchman holds to move to 675,000.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

 

Jaime Navarro Rosales – 8th Place – $5,883

Jaime Navarro Rosales

LEVEL – 23   ANTE – 3k   BLINDS – 10k/20k    REMAINING – 7/207

Jared Shipley and Jaime Navarro Rosales get all their chips in the middle – with almost even stacks – on the 8-4-J-T board

Jaime shows Jack_Eight for two pair and he’s ahead of the Queen_Nine from Shipley who has an over and an open-ended straight.

King on the river for the straight and Jaime is eliminated in 8th place, cashing for $5,883.

Shipley moves to 470,000

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

 

George Saca – 9th Place – $4,939

George Saca

LEVEL – 22   ANTE – 3k   BLINDS – 8k/16k    REMAINING – 8/207

George Saca – the short stack to start final table play – moves all in with Ace_Nine and runs in to the biggest pair of all, the Pocket_Aces of Michael Pearson.

No help for Saca on the flop, turn or river and he is eliminated in 9th place, cashing for $4,939.

Pearson moves to 1.125 million

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

 

Your Ante Up Reno Final Nine

AUPT_Reno

Jaime Navarro Rosales

The final table of the inaugural $200,000 Guarantee Ante Up Poker Tour $1,100 Main Event at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV. is all set, the nine remaining players seated. Here’s the final nine in seat position order, starting with Jaime Navarro Rosales from Reno, NV. with 474,000

Randy Gil

Randy Gil – Roseville, CA – Seat 2 – 191,000Ray Villaman

Ray Villaman – Truckee, CA – – Seat 3 – 963,000

Pearson Leads Day 1A

Michael Pearson – SF, CA – 946,000 – Seat 4

Imad Lahham

Imad Lahham – Redwood City, CA – Seat 5 – 1,340,000

Bill Watchman

Bill Watchman – Las Vegas, NV. – Seat 6 – 239,000 

Josh Morrow

Josh Morrow – Chico, CA – Seat 7 – 531,000

Jared Shipley

Jared Shipley – Silver Springs, NV – Seat 8 – 348,000

George Saca

 

George Saca – Sacramento, CA – Seat 9 – 184,000

 

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

Ante Up Reno Main Event Payouts

Ante Up Reno

 

  8/24-26/18 Ante Up Series    
  Event 15 $1100 Main Event    
  207 Entries    
  $200,790 Prize Pool    
  26 Places Paid    
         
PLACE NAME   CITY PAYOUT
1       $49,337
2       $34,275
3       $20,581
4       $12,529
5       $9,678
6       $8,012
7       $6,827
8       $5,883
9 George Saca Sacramento, CA  $4,939
10 Scott Yarnell Reno, NV $4,297
11 Ty Kohler Reno, NV $4,297
12 Robert Brewer Stockton, CA $4,297
13 Jose Cavazos Houston, TX $3,654
14 Bradford Jensen Fremont, CA $3,654
15 Ed Miller Granite Bay, CA $3,654
16 James Lambert Lk. St. Louis, MO $3,012
17 Nicholas Tsukalas Las Vegas, NV $3,012
18 Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA $3,012
19 Anthony Shearer Toledo, OH $2,409
20 Paul Sampson Fernley, NV $2,409
21 Tim Joseph Pasco, WA $2,409
22 Joseph Ranciato Granite Bay, CA $1,867
23 Scott Kipling Carson City, CA $1,867
24 Shawn Van Asdale Reno, NV $1,867
25 Jed Hoffman Reno, NV $1,506
26 Andrew Tang Sacramento, CA $1,506

11th for Kohler

LEVEL – 22   ANTE – 3k   BLINDS – 8k/16k    REMAINING – 38/207

A-2-3-2 by the turn, Ty Kohler moves all in and is called by Ray Villaman – Ray is 2nd in chips with 12 players remaining, Kohler at risk

  • Kohler – Ace_Nine
  • Villaman – Ace_Ten

Kohler is looking for an Ace, Deuce or any paint for a chop, only a 9 can win it for him.

River is a 4 and Kohler is out in 11th, cashing for $4,297.

The final 10 players – Jaime Rosales, Randy Gil, Ray Villaman, Michael Pearson, Imad Lahham, Bill Watchman, Josh Morrow, jared Shipley, Scott Yarnell and George Saca – are now at a single table. One more elimination and play pauses to move downstairs in to the Atlantis Poker Room.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

Casino Employee Tourney at 5pm

Casino Employee Event

The 2018 Ante Up Poker Tour Reno series concludes with Event 18 – the $160 Casino Employee Event that begins at 5pm.

Casino Employees from throughout the region are eligible to play. Each player opens with a 12,000 stack and plays 20-minute levels.

Registration and the unlimited re-entry period is available until the start of Level 7 at 7:15pm.

Here’s a look at the structure sheet.

Recent Eliminations

Jose Cavazos

LEVEL – 21   ANTE – 2k   BLINDS – 6k/12k    REMAINING – 11/207

Four quick bustouts in the Main Event and the field is down to 11 players as the field takes its second 1`5-minute break of the day.

12 Robert Brewer Stockton, CA $4,297
13 Jose Cavazos Houston, TX $3,654
14 Bradford Jensen Fremont, CA $3,654
15 Ed Miller Granite Bay, CA $3,654

The crowd moves to one table on the next elimination, and once down to nine there’s a short break as the players are moved downstairs and in to the Atlantis Poker Room for the remainder of the tournament.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

Payouts 16-26

Here are the players finishing in 16-26th place in the inaugural Ante Up Poker Tour Reno $1,100 Main Event.

PLACE  NAME    CITY PAYOUT
16 James Lambert Lk. St. Louis, MO $3,012
17 Nicholas Tsukalas Las Vegas, NV $3,012
18 Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA $3,012
19 Anthony Shearer Toledo, OH $2,409
20 Paul Sampson Fernley, NV $2,409
21 Tim Joseph Pasco, WA $2,409
22 Joseph Ranciato Granite Bay, CA $1,867
23 Scott Kipling Carson City, CA $1,867
24 Shawn Van Asdale Reno, NV $1,867
25 Jed Hoffman Reno, NV $1,506
26 Andrew Tang Sacramento, CA $1,506

Biggest Pot of Tournament

Jaime Navarro Rosales

LEVEL – 19   ANTE – 1k   BLINDS – 4k/8k    REMAINING – 16/207

Imad Lahham and Jaime Rosales – the two chipleaders – clash over at Table 2, just as they did late in Day 1B, albeit a different outcome.

Lahham pushed Rosales off of a 400k pot near the end of play last night.

Today, well, you see, what happened was …

Lahham 3-betting the flop to 135,000, with Rosales moving all in for an additional 487,000. A call from Lahham makes this a 1.275 million pot on the flop of

Kc Kc Kc

 

There’s a pause of a minute or two, Lahham getting an accurate chipcount, and then he announces a call.

Kc Kc

For Lahham for two pair, King kicker

Kc Kc

For Rosales for trips with a backdoor flush draw as well

Kc Kc

goes the turn and river, and Rosales is now the dominant stack with 16 players remaining.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

Platypus Down

Jose Cavazos

Ace_Eight for the short-stacked Shawn Van Asdale, up against the Pocket_Queens of Jose Cavalos.

No Ace on the flop, turn or river and Perry-The-Platypus-Hat is out in 24th place, a $1,867 cash.

Other recent eliminations include Jed Hoffman (26th, $15,06) and as I was writing this up .. Scott Kipling in 23rd ($1,867)

Early Action at Table 3

Robert Brewer

LEVEL – 17   ANTE – 1k   BLINDS – 1500/5k    REMAINING – 25/207

Robert Brewer’s Ace_Jack all-in is well behind the Ace_King of Tim Joseph on a King_High flop … but the board runs out to give Brewer Broadway in the first all-in-and-a-call of the Day 2 Final. Brewer moves to 100k, Joseph to 125k.

A few hands later it is Andrew Tang – the day’s short-stack with 8BB – being eliminated in 26th place for a $1,506 cash.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

26 Back to Play to a Winner

Ante Up Reno

LEVEL – 17   ANTE – 1k   BLINDS – 2500/5k    REMAINING – 26/207

Time for cards in the air for the Day 2 Final in the $200,000 Guarantee Ante UP Poker Tur $1,100 Main Event at Atlantis Reno.

26 players return, all aiming for the first-place prize of $49,337 (including an entry in the 2019 Ante Up $1,650 World Championship at Thunder Valley) – plus the sweeeeet trophy and a photo shoot to be on the cover of the October edition of Ante Up Magazine.

Imad Lahham has nearly a 2-1 chiplead on 2nd place as play begins, a long slow grind early as players settle in, with some 7-8 hours of play expected today.

FULL TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE        FULL SERIES RESULTS

 

$50 Bounties at 11am

WedSunBounty

There’s three tournaments here on the final day of the Ante Up Poker Tour Reno series. The first – starting at 11am – is a $260 NLHE with a $50 Bounty on each entry.

Players begin with 15,000 stacks and play 30-minute levels. Registration and the unlimited re-entry period is available until the start of Level 9 at 3:25pm.

Here’s a look at the structure sheet.

Noon is Day 2 of the $200,000 GTD Main Event

5pm is the $160 Casino Employee event, the final series tourney.

Crawley Wins Event 16

Joseph Crawley

Saturday night’a $170 BB Ante – Event 16 in the Ante Up Poker Tour Reno series – goes to Joseph Crawley in a two-way chop with Andy Joros.

Here’s the final results.

  8/26/18 Ante Up Series  
  Event 16 $170 BB Ante  
  53 Entries  
  $7,711 Prize Pool  
  7 Places Paid  
       
PLACE NAME   PAYOUT
1 Joseph Crawley $2,177
2 Andrew Joros $2,150
3 Ben Samuels $1,124
4 David Cruz $892
5 Kenyon Elliott $661
6 John Zinent $507
7 Robert Ware $200

Day 2 AUPT Reno Seat Assignments

AUPT_Reno

LEVEL – 17     ANTE – 1k   BLINDS – 2500/5k      REMAINING – 26/207

Here’s the seat assignments – with player-provided chipcounts – for the 26 players returning Sunday at noon to play down to a winner in the Ante Up Poker Tour Reno $1,100 Main Event.

Play resumes with 11 minutes remaining in Level 17, both Day 1A and Day 1B finished with 11 minutes left in the flight, so no player gets levels rolled back.

Below this is the scheduled payouts for all 26 players who return In The Money.

TABLE SEAT NAME   CITY CHIPS
2 5 Imad Lahham Redwood City, CA 831,000
1 9 Michael Pearson SF, CA 487,500
1 2 Ty Kohler Reno, NV 461,000
2 2 Jaime Navarro Reno, NV 436,000
3 1 Jose Cavazos Houston, TX 272,500
3 9 Randy Gil Roseville, CA 264,500
1 3 Anthony Shearer Toledo, OH 212,500
1 4 Jared Shipley Silver Springs, NV 197,500
1 5 Jed Hoffman Reno, NV 193,000
3 4 Tim Joseph Pasco, WA 184,000
3 3 Josh Morrow Chico, CA 165,500
3 6 Ed Miller Granite Bay, CA 147,500
1 7 Bradford jensen Fremont, CA 140,000
2 1 Bill Watchman Las Vegas, NV 129,500
2 9 Nicholas Tsukalas Las Vegas, NV 128,500
3 7 Shawn Van Asdale Reno, NV 119,000
1 1 James Lambert Lk. St. Louis, MO 113,000
2 4 Paul Sampson Fernley, NV 112,500
1 8 George Saca Sacramento, CA 112,000
3 8 Scott Yarnell Reno, NV 105,000
2 7 Joseph Ranciato Granite Bay, CA 82,000
1 6 Ray Villaman Truckee, CA 74,000
2 6 Scott Kipling Carson City, CA 63,000
2 8 Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA 58,000
3 2 Robert Brewer Stockton, CA 50,500
3 5 Andrew Tang Sacramento, CA 46,000

 

(* = First place includes an entry in the 2019 Ante Up $1,650 World Championship at Thunder Valley)

8/24-26/18 Ante Up Series
Event 15 $1100 Main Event
207 Entries
$200,790 Prize Pool
26 Places Paid
   
PLACE PAYOUT
1 $49,337*
2 $34,275
3 $20,581
4 $12,529
5 $9,678
6 $8,012
7 $6,827
8 $5,883
9 $4,939
10 $4,297
11 $4,297
12 $4,297
13 $3,654
14 $3,654
15 $3,654
16 $3,012
17 $3,012
18 $3,012
19 $2,409
20 $2,409
21 $2,409
22 $1,867
23 $1,867
24 $1,867
25 $1,506
26 $1,506

 

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Lahham Bags Top Day 1B Stack

Imad Lahham

LEVEL – 17     ANTE – 1k   BLINDS – 2500/5k      REMAINING – 17

Defending Ante Up World Champion Imad Lahham went on a multi-level heater coming back from dinner break to bag the biggest stack of ’em all in Day 1B of the Ante Up Poker Tour Reno $1,100 Main Event.

Ty Kohler and Jaime Navarro bagged big stacks of 461k and 436k, but it is Lahham well in front.

Here’s the final player-provided chipcounts for the flight. The Day 2 Final begins Sunday at noon, playing down to a champion.

Imad Lahham Redwood City, CA 831,000
Ty Kohler Reno, NV 461,000
Jaime Navarro Reno, NV 436,000
Randy Gil Roseville, CA 264,500
Anthony Shearer Toledo, OH 212,500
Tim Joseph Pasco, WA 184,000
Josh Morrow Chico, CA 165,500
Ed Miller Granite Bay, CA 147,500
Bradford Jensen Fremont, CA 140,000
George Saca Sacramento, CA 112,000
Scott Yarnell Reno, NV 105,000
Joseph Ranciato Granite Bay, CA 82,000
Ray Villaman Truckee, CA 74,000
Scott Kipling Carson City, CA 63,000
Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA 58,000
Robert Brewer Stockton, CA 50,500
Andrew Tang Sacramento, CA 46,000

 

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Pulling Away Down the Stretch

Imad Lahham

LEVEL – 17     ANTE – 1k   BLINDS – 2500/5k      REMAINING – 19/139

I know, I just mentioned Imad Lahham in the last post, but since that time … 

down to just 4 eliminations away from the end of the night and Lahham – the defending Ante Up World Champion – just caught a 50BB punt to move to 625,000 and a substantial lead over the rest of the Day 1B field.

Lahham opened, only to have his challenge move in with Pocket_Eights for 50BB. Lahham turned over Ace_King of clubs and turned Broadway.

He just took 220,000 more from Jaime Rosales by moving in on the river on a double-paired board while holding an overpair and he’s now close to 900,000

The Grind Is Real

LEVEL – 16     ANTE – 500   BLINDS – 2k/4k      REMAINING – 22/137

Day 1B Ante Up Poker Tour Reno Main Event players are back from what should be their final 15-minute break of the night, as 22 players remain, with 17 moving on – already in the money – to Day 2 at noon on Sunday.

Three of them have a track record of success winning Ante Up Main Events and Atlantis Main Events, including.

  • 2018 Ante Up World Champion Imad Lahham
  • 2018 Atlantis All In Poker Series Champ Jarod Minghini
  • 2014 Ante Up World Champion/2015 Runner-Up Justo Avalos

Ray Villaman, Jaime Rosales, George Saca, Randy Gil, Andrew Tang, Steve Kujubu, Ed KenoPro Miller and Jason Meyer are also searching for their Day2Bag.

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Here’s The Nine Already in for Sunday

Pearson Leads Day 1A

LEVEL – 14     ANTE – 400   BLINDS – 1200/2400      REMAINING – 29/137

Nine players qualified from Friday’s 70-entry Day 1A, moving on to Sunday’s noon-start Day 2 Final in the Ante Up Poker Tour Reno Main Event.

Here’s those nine players, with Michael Pearson leading the way by a boatload.

Michael Pearson SF, CA 487,500
Jose Cavazos Houston, TX 272,500
Jared Shipley Silver Springs, NV 197,500
Jed Hoffman Reno, NV 193,000
Bill Watchman Las Vegas, NV 129,500
Nicholas Tsukalas Las Vegas, NV 128,500
Shawn Van Asdale Reno, NV 119,000
James Lambert Lake St. Louis, MO 113,000
Paul Sampson Fernley, NV 112,500

 

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