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Here is the combined list for the Main Event Day 2 restart with chipcounts and seat assignments.
|Alan Del Nero||144,600||3-2|
|Sinh “Scotty” Nguyen||121,100||4-9|
|Trieu “Jack” Pham||14,300||4-2|
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:
|Sinh “Scotty” Nguyen||121,100|
|Trieu “Jack” Pham||14,300|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|“Lucky” Logan McKechnie||25,000|
|Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman||12,500|
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.
Becerra checks and Esho bets 5,000. Becerra calls.
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.
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.
Both players check.
Both players check again.
Paredes shows Ac Qh and his opponent mucks. He is currently sitting with just over 75,000 in chips.
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.
Aguilar bets again, this time for 2,000. Dudek calls.
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.
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:
|“Lucky” Logan McKechnie||32,500|
|Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman||13,750|
Mike Jobe and “Singh” busted out in the last hand before the break. They are expected to re-enter.
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.
The UTG player shoves all-in and Gaeta snap calls for less.
Gaeta: Qs Qc
Opponent: Kh Kd
Gaeta gets the win and has doubled up to 64,500.
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.
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.
Xayasounthone is first to act and bets 1,200. Two players fold and one player calls.
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.
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:
|“Lucky” Logan McKechnie||38,750|
|Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman||33,500|
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!
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 “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.
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.
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:
|Alan Del Nero||144,600|
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.
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.
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.
Both players check.
Rogers fires first this time for 7,000 and gets the call, showing 10c 6s. He is now sitting with just under 200,000.
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.
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.
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:
|“Lucky” Logan McKechnie||40,000|
|Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman||37,500|
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.
Both players check.
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.
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.
Saatloui checks in the dark this time and his opponent checks behind.
Both players check and the big blind player shows Ad Kc. Saatloui open mucks the Qd.
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.
Both players check.
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.
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:
|Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman||53,500|
|“Lucky” Logan McKechnie||24,325|
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.
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.
McKechnie checks dark again and Esho puts in 20,000. McKechnie mucks his hand and Esho shows As Ah.
LEVEL – 4 ANTES – 25 BLINDS – 75/150 ENTRIES – 72
“Lucky” Logan McKechnie has just arrived and bought in, hoping to stake his claim in the Main Event money and accompanying players points. He is currently ranked 9th on the Player of the Series leaderboard.
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:
|Leslie “McBluffin” Hartman||26,850|
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.
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.
The UTG player checks and Gaeta bets 1,700. His opponent folds. Gaeta wins the pot and is currently sitting with about 16,500.
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.
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.
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.
LEVEL – 14 ANTES – 1500 BRING IN – 3000 REMAINING – 3
Three players remain. Here are the finishes and current chipcounts:
|1||Alex Valencia||OUT – 4th|
|2||Irais Garcia||OUT – 5th|
|3||Mike Jobe||OUT – 7th|
|4||Juan Carlos Espinosa||85,000|
|6||Larry Hoover||OUT – 6th|
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.
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.
|3||Mike Jobe||OUT – 7th|
|4||Juan Carlos Espinosa||85,000|
|6||Larry Hoover||OUT – 6th|
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…
|Juan Carlos Espinosa||88,500|
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:
|Juan Carlos Espinosa||52,100|
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.
LEVEL – 9 ANTES – 500 BRING IN – 1K REMAINING – 13
Three of the higher ranked Player of the Series players are still in at this time, hoping to boost their positions with a finish in the money today. They are Larry Hoover, Ben Silva and Mike Jobe.
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.
ENTRIES – 36
The Mexican Poker tournament is on 1st break. Here are some of the updated chipcounts:
|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.
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.
LEVEL – 4 ANTES – 100 BRING IN – 200 ENTRIES – 28
Larry Hoover is playing Event 10 tonight. He has made lots of progress on the leaderboard this past week and is currently in 3rd place.
Hoover finished 3rd in Event 5, 4th in Event 6, and 2nd in Event 8.
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.
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.