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WSOP Circuit Returns to Thunder Valley

WSOP Circuit TVPokerRoom

TVPokerRoom at Thunder Valley Resort in northern California plays host once again to the WSOP Circuit Series Jan. 10-21. We’re on site the entire series as Hold’em live Updates is the in-house updates team for all TVPokerRoom Series tournaments.

We kick off coverage Jan. 10 with the five-starting-flight $300,000 Guaranteed The Opener, a $400 buy-in Circuit Ring event, continue through the $100,000 GTD Monster Stack and on to the $500,000 GTD Main Event.

Follow all the coverage at ThunderValleyPoker.com.

 

Mini-Series Time at Thunder Valley

OneDay$100K

We’re kicking off 2019 just as soon as it begins, with the Jan. 1-5 OneDay$100K Mini-Series at TVPokerRoom at Thunder Valley Resort in northern California.

From a New Years Day $30k to the closing $460 with a $100,000 Guarantee – and $100 bankroll builders in between, there’s a tournament for everyone.

Check out the schedule here, and follow all our updates at ThunderValleyPoker.com

Greenblatt Wins WPTDS Thunder Valley

Greenblatt Wins WPTDS Thunder Valley

Add another 2018 major to the poker resume of Alex Greenblatt as he takes down the $500,000 Guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Season Finale $1,500 Main Event at Thunder Valley Resort.

Greenblatt – winner of the HPT Black Hawk Main Event earlier this year – defeated James Brown heads-up to earn the $122,500 first prize in the 446-entry main event.

Check here for our full Main Event and series live updates coverage.

Event 11 (Main Event) Results

 

11/16-18/18 Event 11
$550 Main Event
175 Entries
$84,876 Prize Pool
21 Places Paid
Name Place Payout
Thu Tran 1 $19,000
Jessica Berryhill 2 $13,171
Jimmy Alvarez 3 $13,170
Vincent Chung 4 $7,020
Brian Horgan 5 $5,263
Nicholas Chambers 6 $4,202
Andrew Villegas 7 $3,489
Manny Hernandez 8 $2,793
Shayne Heine 9 $2,080
Deven Cannon 10 $1,511
John Rogers 11 $1,511
Tony Yalda 12 $1,511
Benjamin Mohr 13 $1,240
Simon Nunes 14 $1,240
Alan Del Nero 15 $1,240
Barbara Caldwell 16 $1,053
Joseph Dudek 17 $1,053
David Covarrubias 18 $1,053
John May 19 $917
Nabil Esho 20 $917
Bradley Link 21 $917
James Fraser 22 $525

 

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Double Up for Alvarez

LEVEL – 27          ANTES – 5K            BLINDS – 20K/40K        REMAINING – 3/175

Jimmy Alvarez gets a double up, compliments of Thu Tran.

Tran raises to 85,000 and Alvarez shoves for 405,000.  Tran makes the call.

Board: 6c 6s Jc 4c 2s

Alvarez hits a flush, good for a double up to 825,000.

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Vincent Chung – 4th Place – $7,020

LEVEL – 26          ANTES – 5K            BLINDS – 15K/30K        REMAINING – 3/175

Vincent Chung is out in 4th.

Chung goes all in on the button for 45,000 and gets called by Thu Tran.

Board: 2s Kd 9c 2d 8c

Tran: Ah 2c

Chung: 3c 2h

Chung takes home $7,020 and Tran has close to 3 million.

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Brian Horgan – 5th Place – $5,263

LEVEL – 26          ANTES – 5K            BLINDS – 15K/30K        REMAINING – 4/175

Brian Horgan is out in 5th.  He and Thu Tran were all in after the flop came A J J.  Horgan had pocket fives while Tran had K J.  Horgan did not hit his two outer and is going home with $5,263.

Tran chips up to over 2.3 million.

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Nicholas Chambers – 6th Place – $4,202

LEVEL – 26          ANTES – 5K            BLINDS – 15K/30K        REMAINING – 5/175

Nick Chambers has finished in 6th place, taking home $4,202.

Chambers shoves from the button for 286,000 and gets called by Thu Tran in the big blind.

Board: Js 7s 3s 6c 5d

Tran: Ad 7c

Chambers: Ac 2d

Chambers is out and Tran chips up to over 2,000,000.

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Andrew Villegas – 7th Place – $3,489

LEVEL – 25          ANTES – 4K            BLINDS – 12K/24K        REMAINING – 6/175

Andrew Villegas is out in 7th place after shoving from his big blind and getting called by Jimmy Alvarez.

Alvarez raises to 65,000 from UTG+1 and Villegas gets it in after the action folds around to him.  Alvarez doesn’t hesitate to call and the players are all in heads up.

Board: Jd 4h 6h 4s 10h

Alvarez: Ah Js

Villegas: Kh Qd

Villegas takes home $3,489 and Alvarez is now sitting with over 900,000.

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4th Break – Chipcounts

REMAINING – 7/175

The final 7 players are on break.  Here are their chipcounts:

Seat Name Chipcount
1 Andrew Villegas 198,000
2 Vincent Chung 435,000
3 Jimmy Alvarez 785,000
4 Deven Cannon 10th
5 Nicholas Chambers 456,000
6 Manny Hernandez 8th
7 Brian Horgan 792,000
8 Thu Tran 1,837,000
9 Shayne Heine 9th
10 Jessica Berryhill 392,000

 

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Manny Hernandez – 8th Place – $2,793

LEVEL – 24          ANTES – 3K            BLINDS – 10K/20K        REMAINING – 7/175

Manny Hernandez is out in 8th place for $2,793 after getting it in with A 10 and facing Brian Horgan’s pocket queens.  The board runs out, Hernandez does not improve and he goes bust.

Horgan is currently sitting with about 800,000.

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Leslie Hartman: Series Champion

With no more contenders to overtake Leslie Hartman’s 1st place ranking on the Player of the Series leaderboard, she is the official Series Champion!

Congratulations to “McBluffin” who has won complimentary entry into all Turlock Poker Room tournaments from December 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 as well as a trophy and commemorative Series Champion swag, a winners package worth over $12,000!

Hartman did make Day 2 of the Main Event but busted out early when her pocket pair ran into a bigger pocket pair and her opponent had her outchipped.

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Shayne Heine – 9th Place – $2,080

LEVEL – 23          ANTES – 2K            BLINDS – 8K/16K        REMAINING – 8/175

Shayne Heine had been struggling to chip up at the final table.  Earlier, he raised to 100,000 and got shoved on by Jessica Berryhill.  She has him outchipped and he laid down his hand, open folding pocket tens.

Shortly after, Heine shoves all in pre-flop for 240,000 and gets called by Jimmy Alvarez.

Board: 2s 9c 6d 4d Kc

Alvarez: Jd Jc

Heine: Ac 7c

This was a devastating loss for Heine since he needed to finish in 8th place in order to win the title of Series Champion.  The winners package for Player of the Series is valued at over $12,000.

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Deven Cannon – 10th Place – $1,511

LEVEL – 23          ANTES – 2K            BLINDS – 8K/16K        REMAINING – 9/175

Deven Cannon finishes in 10th place for $1,511.

He shoves from the hijack for 108,000 and gets called by Manny Hernandez on the button.  The players are all in heads up.

Board: 8d Qd Qh 9d As

Hernandez: 8h 8c

Cannon: Kh 10s

Cannon is eliminated and Hernandez chips up to over 410,000.

This also means that Shayne Heine, currently in 2nd on the Player of the Series leaderboard, is one player away from taking the lead and the Series Champion title away from Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman.

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Ladies for the Lady

LEVEL – 23          ANTES – 2K            BLINDS – 8K/16K        REMAINING – 10/175

Jessica Berryhill gets a much needed double up when she gets it in with pocket queens.

Brian Horgan raises to 32,000 from the hijack and Berryhill shoves from the small blind.  Andrew Villegas calls and Horgan folds.

Board: 5s 7h 4s 2h 6h

Berryhill: Qs Qh

Villegas: Ad Qd

Berryhill doubles up to over 275,000.

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Quick Hit for Villegas

LEVEL – 22          ANTES – 2K            BLINDS – 6K/12K        REMAINING – 10/175

Not long after the final table gets settled in, the action gets heated between Andrew Villegas and Vincent Chung.

The players are all in and the board runs out hearts to give Villegas a flush to beat Chung’s flopped trips.

Villegas doubles up to just over 725,000.

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Final Table

LEVEL – 22          ANTES – 2K            BLINDS – 6K/12K        REMAINING – 10/175

The final table is set!  Here are the remaining 10 players:

Seat Name
1 Andrew Villegas
2 Vincent Chung
3 Jimmy Alvarez
4 Deven Cannon
5 Nicholas Chambers
6 Manny Hernandez
7 Brian Horgan
8 Thu Tran
9 Shayne Heine
10 Jessica Berryhill

 

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Mr. Rogers Gets Evicted

LEVEL – 22          ANTES – 2K            BLINDS – 6K/12K        REMAINING – 10/175

John Rogers is out in 11th, bringing the tournament to the final table.

Vincent Chung and Rogers are heads up post-flop and they both get it in.

Board: 7d 8h 2c 9c 10s

Chung: 2s 2h

Rogers: Ks Kd

Chung has Rogers out-chipped and gets the knockout.  Rogers is out in 11th for $1,511 and Chung is sitting comfortably with 585,000.

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A Triumphant Tran

LEVEL – 22          ANTES – 2K            BLINDS – 6K/12K        REMAINING – 13/175

Thu Tran makes being the tournament chip leader look easy.

Tran raises to 25,000 from the hijack position and Nunes shoves from the small blind for 69,000.  Tran makes the call.

Board: 2d 9c 2s 9s 6h

Tran: Ac Qh

Nunes: Qs Jc

Tran’s ace plays and Nunes is out in 14th place.  Tran has amassed a massive chip lead for the tournament, now sitting with just under 800,000.

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3rd Break – Chipcounts

REMAINING – 14/175

Players are on 3rd break.  Fourteen players remain.  Here are their chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
Thu Tran 693,000
Nicholas Chambers 579,000
Brian Horgan 493,000
Jimmy Alvarez 490,000
Vincent Chung 451,000
Manny Hernandez 382,000
Shayne Heine 301,000
Andrew Villegas 181,000
Ben Mohr 171,000
Deven Cannon 170,000
Jessica Berryhill 160,000
John Rogers 128,000
Simon Nunes 119,000
Tony Yalda 77,000

 

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Last Man and Woman Standing

LEVEL – 21          ANTES – 1K            BLINDS – 5K/10K        REMAINING – 15/175

Joseph Dudek has finished in 17th place, leaving only Shayne Heine in the running for the title of Series Champion.  He is currently 2nd in the ranks and has to finish in 8th place or better to beat current point leader Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman.

Finishing in 16th place was Barbara Caldwell, leaving one female left in the field: Jessica Berryhill.

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Big Hand for Heine

LEVEL – 20          ANTES – 1K            BLINDS -4K/8K        REMAINING – 17/175

Late in Level 20, Shayne Heine adds about 100,000 to his stack when he gets dealt aces.

Heine is in middle position and raises to 23,000, getting called by John Rogers in the big blind.

Flop: 5s 7h 4d

Rogers is first and checks.  Heine bets 20,000 and Rogers raises to 50,000.  Heine three-bets to 120,000 and Rogers lays it down.

Heine shows As Ah before dragging in the pot.  He’s got about 390,000 in chips now.

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Dudek Doubles Up

LEVEL – 20          ANTES – 1K            BLINDS – 4K/8K        REMAINING – 17/175

With not much more than 11 big blinds left, Joseph Dudek gets them in with a small pair and hits an even bigger hand.

From the UTG+1 position, Manny Hernandez raises to 24,000.  Action folds around to Dudek in the small blind who shoves for 89,000.  Hernandez goes into the tank but eventually calls.

Board: 9s 7c Qc 2c Jc

Dudek: $s 4c

Hernandez: Jh 10h

Not seeing the flush, Hernandez starts to celebrate, but the chips head to Dudek who is now sitting with 195,000.

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Chung What May

LEVEL – 19          ANTES – 1K            BLINDS – 3K/6K        REMAINING – 18/175

Vincent Chung busts out John May in 19th place, bringing the tournament down to the final two tables.

May raises to 18,000 from the cutoff and Jessica Berryhill three-bets to 45,000 on the button.  Action folds to Chung in the big blind who four-bet shoves and gets called by May for less.

Board: Jd 3h 2c 6s 9c

Chung: 9s 9h

May: 10d 10d

May is out in 19th place, good for $917, and Chung is now sitting with about 450,000.

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2nd Break – Chipcount Update

REMAINING – 19/175

There are 19 players remaining on the 2nd break of the restart.  Here are some of their chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
Jimmy Alvarez 498,000
Vincent Chung 434,000
John Rogers 357,000
Manny Hernandez 349,000
Shayne Heine 337,000
Thu Tran 312,000
David Covarrubias 302,000
Brian Horgan 277,000
Alan Del Nero 230,000
Andrew Villegas 214,000
Jessica Berryhill 201,000
John May 200,000
Nicholas Chambers 195,000
Jospeh Dudek 158,000
Deven Cannon 145,000

Nabil Esho was severely short-stacked, down to two big blinds, and busted out just before the break.  This means only two contenders remain in the Player of the Series point race: Heine and Dudek.

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In the Money

LEVEL – 17          ANTES – 500            BLINDS – 2K/4K        REMAINING – 22/175

The final 22 players have unanimously agreed to pay 22nd place $525 using $25 from each position for the “save.”  Therefore, all remaining players are officially in the money!

Here is the revised payout schedule:

Place Payout
1 $21,083
2 $14,769
3 $9,489
4 $7,020
5 $5,263
6 $4,202
7 $3,489
8 $2,793
9 $2,080
10 $1,511
11 $1,511
12 $1,511
13 $1,240
14 $1,240
15 $1,240
16 $1,053
17 $1,053
18 $1,053
19 $917
20 $917
21 $917
22 $525

 

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On the Bubble

LEVEL – 17          ANTES – 500            BLINDS – 2K/4K        REMAINING – 22/175

With Junior Merafuentes busting out in 23rd place, the field is now one away from the money.  They are hand-for-hand and the Tournament Director has paused the clock and will use a 2-minute countdown for every hand that is played.

Three Player of the Series contenders are still in the mix.  Shayne Heine is sitting with about 225,000 in chips, Joseph Dudek has around 200,000 and Nabil Esho has about 55,000.

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Cannon Fires

LEVEL – 17          ANTES – 500            BLINDS – 2K/4K        REMAINING – 25/175

Deven Cannon fires all his chips at a very wet board to take down the pot.

The player on the cutoff raises to 8,000 and gets called by Cannon in the small blind and Vincent Chung in the big blind.

Flop: Kd Ad 10c

All three players check.

Turn: 2h

Cannon and Chung check.  The player in the cutoff bets 18,000 and Cannon goes all in.  Chung and the other player fold.

Cannon is now sitting with about 125,000 in chips.

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Three Table Redraw

LEVEL – 16          ANTES – 500            BLINDS – 1500/3000        REMAINING – 26/175

With two players busting out in the last hand, the field is condensing down to three tables.  Keeping in line with TDA (Tournament Directors Association) procedures, the remaining players have redrawn for their seats.  The players are 5 away from the money.

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Manny Likes the A’s

LEVEL – 16          ANTES – 500            BLINDS – 1500/3000        REMAINING – 28/175

Manny Hernandez busts out opponent Zhaolei Xu, bringing the field one step closer to the money.

The players get it all in post-flop and watch as the board runs out Qc 6c 10c 3c 2d.

Hernandez: As Qh

Xu: Ks Qd

Hernandez has Xu out-kicked and out-chipped.  He is now sitting with about 250,000.

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1st Break – Chipcount Updates

REMAINING – 30/175

The players in the Main Event restart are now on break after Level 15.  Here are some of their chipcounts:

Name Chipcount
Thu Tran 342,000
Brian Horgan 297,000
Vincent Chung 283,000
Jessica Berryhill 250,000
John Rogers 246,000
David Covarrubias 225,000
James Fraser 217,000
Nicholas Chambers 190,000
Jimmy Alvarez 187,500
Edman Saatloui 168,000
Shayne Heine 145,000
Deven Cannon 95,000
Brad Link 91,000
Nabil Esho 75,000
Armando Perez 60,000
Jospeh Dudek 40,000
Junior Merafuentes 35,500

The field is 9 players away from the money.  Three Series Champion contenders are still in: Heine, Dudek and Esho.

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Final 3 Contenders

LEVEL – 15          ANTES – 400            BLINDS – 1200/2400        REMAINING – 34/175

The player known as “Singh” has been busted out by Nick Chambers.  Singh got it in with two pair, but Chambers hit a straight to knock him out.

This leaves Shayne Heine, Joseph Dudek and Nabil Esho the final 3 contenders to take down the Series Champion title.

The winner of the Player of the Series will receive free entries into all Turlock Poker Room tournaments from December 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 as well as a trophy and commemorative swag.  This package is valued at over $12,000!

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Hoover Cleaned Out

LEVEL – 14          ANTES – 300            BLINDS – 1K/2K        REMAINING – 37/175

Larry Hoover, who had the potential to take over the Player of the Series point lead with a 4th place finish or better today, is out of the tournament and out of contention for Series Champion.

Now it’s down to Shayne Heine, Joseph Dudek, Nabil Esho and “Singh” to take the lead.  Otherwise, Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman will be crowned Series Champion.

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Bye Bye McBluffin

LEVEL – 14          ANTES – 300            BLINDS – 1K/2K        REMAINING – 43/175

Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman is out.  After shoving against her opponent’s raise, she was all-in with pocket sevens against his pocket jacks.  The board ran out and her hand did not improve.  Her finish is outside of the money, therefore her current point count of 235 is final and is the one to beat.

Here are the players that can overtake Hartman’s current 1st place standing and the finish they need to do so:

Shayne Heine: 8th place or better

Larry Hoover: 4th place or better

Joseph Dudek: 4th place or better (4th place is a tie)

Nabil Esho: 3rd place or better

“Singh”: 2nd place or better

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Quads. Again.

LEVEL – 13          ANTES – 200            BLINDS – 800/1600        REMAINING – 47/175

John Rogers hits quads.  Again.  And gets paid off.  Again.

 

There were three players in the hand with the board showing Ac Js Jc 10c.  The first player had checked and the second player had shoved for 11,100.  Action moves over to Rogers who thinks long before announcing call.  The third player folds and there’s no more action.

River: Kc

Rogers: Jh Jd

Opponent: Kd Qh

Rogers busts out his opponent and is currently sitting with about 225,000.

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Berryhill Versus Becerra

LEVEL – 13          ANTES – 200            BLINDS – 800/1600        REMAINING – 51/175

Jessica Berryhill takes a bite out of Gabriel Becerra with a lucky hit on the flop.

From the hijack+1 position, Berryhill raises to 3,500 and gets a call from Becerra.

Flop: 8d 9s 6h

Berryhill is first to act and bets 8,300.  Becerra calls.

Turn: 10d

Both players check.

River: 8s

Both players check.

Berryhill: Kh 9h

Becerra: Ad Kd

Berryhill takes down the pot and chips up to about 114,000.

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Day 2 Restart

LEVEL – 13          ANTES – 200            BLINDS – 800/1600        REMAINING – 54/175

Cards are in the air for the Main Event Day 2 Restart!  54 players converge after surviving their respective Day 1 flights.  With a total of 175 players, the prize pool generated comes to $84,876!

There are still a few players in contention for Player of the Series which awards a winners package valued at over $12,000.  Stay tuned right here for updates throughout the day!

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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.

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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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