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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - THUNDER VALLEY (Sacramento area)

Friday, January 19, 2018 to Monday, January 22, 2018

Event #11A: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

EVENT IN PROGRESS:    Level: 16  |  Blinds: 1,500/3,000  |  Ante: 500
  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $898,500
  • Entries: 599
  • Remaining: 114
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01/21/18 12:01:40 PM PST (about 13 minutes ago)
Cards in the Air
Day 2 is underway! Cards are in the air for Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event.
01/21/18 12:01:00 PM PST (about 14 minutes ago)
Level 16 Started
Level:16  Blinds:1,500/3,000  Ante:500
01/21/18 09:47:57 AM PST (about 2 hours and 27 minutes ago)
The WSOP Circuit Main Event at Thunder Valley Resumes at Noon, 'Woody' Moore Near the Top

Charles "Woody" Moore


Today at noon local time the Day 2 of the $1,675 WSOP Circuit Main Event at Thunder Valley kicks off. Hafiz Khan will lead the final 114 players as they all buckle in for the ride that will lead one of them to the $188,686 first prize and WSOP circuit ring.

Nick Pupillo won the first WSOP circuit event here at Thunder Valley in September for $170,286 but failed to make it to Day 2 after being eliminated fairly early in Day 1b. Dann Turner, who finished runner up to Pupillo also failed to make it to Day 2.

Casey McCarrel (152,000) and Paul Richardson (102,000) who finished third and fourth in that event found their way into Day 2 as did long-time circuit grinder Charles “Woody” Moore (190,000) who bagged a top 15 stack.

Moore has 100 WSOP circuit cashes for $786,384 in earnings and three WSOP circuit rings. One of those is a Main Event ring from 2011 for $98,878. He is also the only person to qualify for the Global Championship seven years in a row. With a good stack and experience backed by years of results, Moore is in a good position to make a run for his second Main Event circuit ring.

Possibly the most interesting player left in the field, or just the most active, is Matt Nelson. At one point on Day 1b, Nelson had 340 big blinds, sitting with 346,000 at the 500/1,000 level. His active style and aggressiveness brought him a little closer to earth and he bagged 201,000, which is still good for a top ten stack heading into the day.

Here are the top ten stacks when play begins:


1. Hafiz Khan 318.500
2. Koa Tran 297,000
3. Roland Shen 271,500
4. Soumitra Nagar 246,000
5. Garrett Gruener 234,000
6. Michael Scott 219,000
 7. Harun Begic 213,500
8. Ryan Leung 210,500
9. Michael Nelson 201,000
10. Nipun Ajmani 197,000

The final 63 players will make the money and earn a min-cash worth $2,938. The players will play down to the final table today before bagging for the final day. Follow all the updates right here on WSOP.com as the WSOP circuit takes one step closer to its newest Main Event Champion.

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