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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - THUNDER VALLEY (Sacramento area)

Friday, January 18, 2019 to Monday, January 21, 2019

Event #11: $1,700 Main Event

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $921,920
  • Entries: 608
  • Remaining: 0
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01/21/19 09:57:25 PM PDT (about 2 days and 1 hour ago)



 
2019 Thunder Valley Main Event Champion Thomas Kornechuk 

January 21, 2019 (Thunder Valley) - The latest ring winner in the World Series of Poker Circuit is Thomas Kornechuk, who has taken down the Thunder Valley Main Event for $193,439. The victory gives Kornechuk his first WSOP Circuit ring, his biggest career cash -- by a wide margin -- and also locks up an entry into the 2019 Global Casino Championship.

From 608 entries, just 17 players remained as Day 3 began, with Kornechuk roughly in the middle of the pack. He started to heat up early in the day, doubling up while there were still 16 remaining, when Jeremy Joseph pushed all in from the small blind and Kornechuk woke up with queens, which held...READ MORE

01/21/19 08:27:20 PM PDT (about 2 days and 2 hours ago)

 
Thunder Valley 2019 Main Event Champion Thomas Kornechuk

Just a few hands is all it takes as Brett Murray was left short-stacked and in need of a double. Thomas Kornechuk puts Murray all in for his remaining 560,000 stack and Murray calls, the two players turn over their hands.

Thomas Kornechuk:   
Brett Murray:   

The flop comes down     and both players hit a four. A   falls on the turn, giving Kornechuk two pair and sealing the deal as Murray is now drawing dead to the   on the river.

Thomas Kornechuk becomes the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event champion, winning his first ring and taking home $193,439.

Brett Murray is eliminated in second place and will be taking home $119,644 for his efforts.


Second Place Finisher Brett Murray

01/21/19 07:59:51 PM PDT (about 2 days and 3 hours ago)
Level:34  Blinds:100,000/200,000  Ante:30,000
01/21/19 07:48:50 PM PDT (about 2 days and 3 hours ago)

Thomas Kornechuk opens to 350,000 from the button, Brett Murray defends and the dealer fans out     on the flop. Action checks to Kornechuk, he bets 800,000 and Murray calls.

The dealers flips over an   on the turn and both players check. A   falls on the river, Murray fires 1,000,000 into the pot and Kornechuk snap-calls. 

Murray announces,"You're good, seven high" and Kornechuk tables    for two pair, taking down the pot.

Thomas Kornechuk - 10,540,000
Brett Murray - 7,700,000

01/21/19 07:26:13 PM PDT (about 2 days and 3 hours ago)

Brett Murray opens to 350,000 from the button, Thomas Kornechuk calls from the big blind and the flop falls    . Action checks to Murray, he bets 400,000, Kornechuk calls and a   lands on the turn. 

Action checks to Murray who bets 900,000, Kornechuk calls and the   falls on the river. Kornechuk checks, Murray moves all in and Kornechuk quickly folds surrendering the pot to Murray.

Brett Murray - 9,790,000
Thomas Kornechuk - 8,450,000

01/21/19 07:14:02 PM PDT (about 2 days and 3 hours ago)

Thomas Kornechuk opens to 350,000 from the button, Brett Murray defends and the flop comes down    . Both players check and a   falls on the turn. 

Murray bets 400,000, Kornechuk calls and the   lands on the river. Murray bets 300,000, Kornechuk calls and Murray tables    for jacks over nickels. Kornechuk mucks and Murray scoops in a pot.

Brett Murray - 8,175,000
Thomas Kornechuk - 10,065,000

01/21/19 07:00:47 PM PDT (about 2 days and 4 hours ago)
Level:33  Blinds:80,000/160,000  Ante:20,000
01/21/19 06:52:30 PM PDT (about 2 days and 4 hours ago)
The remaining two players will now be taking a short break.
01/21/19 06:48:54 PM PDT (about 2 days and 4 hours ago)

Brett Murray opens to 300,000 from the button, Thomas Kornechuk defends and the flop comes down    . Action checks to Murray, het bets 300,000, Kornechuk calls and the   hits on the turn.

Action checks to Murray who bets 700,000, Kornechuk calls and a   lands on the river. Both players check, Kornechuk tables    for a pair of nines, Murray shows    for two pair, taking down the pot.

In another hand, Murray opens to 300,000 from the button, Kornechuk defends and the flop falls    . Action checks to Murray who bets 150,000, Kornechuk check-raises to 500,000 and Murray raises to 1,200,000. 

Kornechuk folds and Murray takes in yet another pot, evening out the stacks during heads-up play.

Braett Murray - 8,900,000
Thomas Kornechuk - 9,340,000

01/21/19 06:26:24 PM PDT (about 2 days and 4 hours ago)

Brett Murray opens to 300,000 from the button, Thomas Kornechuk defends his big blind and the dealer turns over     on the flop. Kornechuk bets 300,000, Murray calls and an   falls on the turn.

Action checks to Murray, he bets 600,000, Kornechuk calls and the   hits the felt on the river. Both players check, Kornechuk tables    for two pair, Murray mucks and Kornechuk scoops in another pot during heads-up play.

Thomas Kornechuk - 10,690,000
Brett Murray - 7,550,000

01/21/19 06:01:54 PM PDT (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)

 
Jeremy Joseph

Brett Murray opens from the small blind, Jeremy Joseph calls and the dealer fans out     on the flop. Murray bets and Joseph moves all in for 3,335,000, Murray snap-calls.

Joseph tables    for top pair and Murray shows    for an over pair of dimes. The   lands on the turn and Murray is still ahead. An   hits the felt on the river and changes nothing as Murray takes down the pot, eliminating Joseph out in 3rd place.

Brett Murray - 11,250,000
Jeremy Joseph - Eliminated

01/21/19 05:56:42 PM PDT (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)

The board is showing     , Brett Murray bets 375,000, Jeremy Joseph raises to 850,000, Murray calls and the river comes a  .

Action checks to Joseph, he bets 700,000 and Murray moves all in for 2,325,000. Joseph sighs and he calls, Murray tables    fore three fives. Joseph shows    for three fives but a lower kicker, sending the pot to Murray.

Brett Murray - 6,950,000
Jeremy Joseph - 4,250,000

01/21/19 05:41:08 PM PDT (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Level:33  Blinds:60,000/120,000  Ante:20,000
01/21/19 05:40:39 PM PDT (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)

Yifu He

Yifu He shoves for his last million in chips and Brett Murray immediately calls. Their hands:

He -   
Murray -   

There's no help for He as the completed board shows        . He heads to the cashier as three-handed play begins.

Brett Murray - 3,900,000
Yifu He - Eliminated

01/21/19 05:35:04 PM PDT (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)

 
Tony Bracy

Thomas Kornechuk opens to 225,000 from the cutoff, Jeremy Joseph calls from the small blind, Tony Bracy three-bets to 1,150,000 from the big blind and Kornechuk folds.

Joseph announces all in for 3,550,000, Bracy thinks for a moment, but in the end calls for his 3,300,000 stack, players turn over their hands.

Jeremy Joseph:   
Tony Bracy:   

The flop comes down a scary one for Bracy as the dealer fans out    . A   falls on the turn and Joseph will need to hit to take down the pot. The dealer flips over a   on the river, completing the flush for Joseph and eliminating Bracy from the tournament.

Jeremy Joseph - 7,150,000
Tony Bracy - Eliminated

01/21/19 05:22:03 PM PDT (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)

Jeremy Joseph opens to 225,000 from the button, Tony Bracy three-bets to 775,000 from the small blind and Joseph moves all in for 2,770,000. Bracy thinks, ultimately he folds and surrenders the pot to Joseph.

Jeremy Joseph - 3,800,000
Tony Bracy - 3,700,000

01/21/19 05:22:03 PM PDT (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)

Jeremy Joseph opens to 225,000 from the button, Tony Bracy three-bets to 775,000 from the small blind and Joseph moves all in for 2,770,000. Bracy thinks, ultimately he folds and surrenders the pot to Joseph.

Jeremy Joseph - 3,800,000
Tony Bracy - 3,700,000

01/21/19 05:19:50 PM PDT (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)

Yifu He limps the button, Thomas Kornechuk calls from the small blind, Brett Murray checks and the dealer fans out     on the flop.

Action checks to He who bets 225,000, Kornechuk is the lone caller and a   falls on the turn. Action checks to He who bets 500,000, Kornechuk check-raises to 1,000,000 and He folds after a few moments of thought.

Thomas Kornechuk - 6,750,000
Yifu He - 1,050,000

01/21/19 04:52:21 PM PDT (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)

A short-stacked Jeremy Joseph more than doubles up to stay alive. In this hand, Paul Bracy opens from under the gun for 275,000, and Thomas Kornechuk calls from the button. Joseph then move all in from the big blind for 1,570,000. Bracy folds, but Kornechuck calls again. The hands are shown:

Joseph -   
Kornechuk -   

Joseph needs help and it gets there on the turn of an         board.

Jeremy Joseph - 3,700,000
Thomas Kornechuk - 7,200,000

01/21/19 04:45:01 PM PDT (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)

 
Chris Tham

Chris Tham moves all in from under the gun for 800,000, Thomas Kornechuk moves all in from the hijack and the two turn over their hands.

Thomas Kornechuk:   
Chris Tham:   

The flop comes down     and Kornechuk is still ahead. A   lands on the turn and Tham will need to connect to stay alive. The dealers slaps over a   on the river and Kornechuk's big slick holds on to take down the pot, eliminating Tham in the process.

Thomas Kornechuk - 6,250,000
Chris Tham - Eliminated