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

Friday, September 14, 2018 to Monday, September 17, 2018

Event #11: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $702,960
  • Entries: 464
  • Remaining: 0
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09/17/18 06:21:39 PM PDT (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
 
Brett Murray Dubbed "The God of Thunder" After Back to Back Global Casino Championship Seats
 


"The God of Thunder" - Brett Murray Winner of the Thunder Valley Main Event 

It's been two years running now that Brett Murray has won a Global Casino Championship seat at the World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Thunder Valley. Murray was the inaugural Casino Champion here at Thunder Valley's first circuit stop and now he's followed that up with his first Circuit Main Event title as well.  His success at Thunder Valley is so impressive, in fact, that some of the staff around the casino have started to dub him, "The God of Thunder," a nod to Thor from the Marvel franchise comics. 

And it's not really a surprise that Murray finds a lot of success here. It's a mixture of being a talented poker player and having his home and father just a stone throw away for him. READ MORE...

09/17/18 05:07:11 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
Brett Murray Wins Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event ($151,145); Viet Tran Eliminated in 2nd Place ($93,444)
 

Brett Murray - $151,145

Brett Murray wins the Main Event at WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley, eliminating Viet Tran in one last big hand. The chips go in after a     flop, as Murray bets 800,000, Tran instantly moves all in, and Murray quickly calls. They expose their cards:

Viet Tran -   
Brett Murray -   

Tran needs a nine for the inside straight or runner-runner help. Instead it's a   turn and a   river, sealing Murray's third career Circuit win.

A full recap will be posted later tonight.
09/17/18 04:49:24 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
Viet Tran Pulls Back Into It
 

Catching action on a flop of     Viet Tran checks over to Brett Murray on the button and Murray puts out a bet of 200,000. Tran calls. 

On the   turn, Tran checks again. Murray puts out a bet of 550,000 and Tran calls. 

The river is the   and Tran checks a third time. Murray puts out a bet of what looks like 1,200,000. Tran doesn't ask for a count but moves all in. Murray quickly folds so Tran is able to take down the pot. 

Viet Tran - 5,800,000 (48 bb)
Brett Murray - 8,200,000 (68 bb)

09/17/18 04:44:38 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
All-In Dark, Twice
 

"I'm all in dark again," says Viet Tran, as he's raking in his chips from doubling up in the previous hand.

"Really?" asks Brett Murray.

Tran responds by quickly moving his pink chips forward as the cards are dealt, which are most of his 3.3 million stack. Murray gives his hand a brief look and folds, and Tran turns over his unchecked cards, which turn out to be   .

09/17/18 04:41:48 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
All-In Dark, Once
 

Viet Tran moves all in dark for 1.59 million before the flop and Brett Murray calls. Tran has the better off it when the cards are turned up,    to Murray's   . and Tran's jack plays on a        board for the double.

Viet Tran - 3,300,000 (33 bb)
Brett Murray - 10,800,000 (107 bb)

09/17/18 04:36:08 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
Level 31 Started
 
Level:31  Blinds:60,000/120,000  Ante:20,000
09/17/18 04:35:39 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
Brett Murray Firmly in Control; Viet Tran Left With Peanuts
 

On the button Viet Tran raises to 300,000. Brett Murray calls in the big blind. 

The flop is     and both players check to see the   on the turn. There, Murray leads out with a bet of 400,000. Tran calls. 

The river is the   and Murray leads out again, making it 1,000,000. Tran calls once more. Murray shows down    and that earns him the pot as Tran mucks. 

Brett Murray - 12,500,000 (125 bb)
Viet Tran - 1,500,000 (15 bb)

09/17/18 04:34:15 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
Brett Murray Pulls Further Ahead
 

Viet Tran raises to 300,000 from the button and Brett Murray calls.

The flop is    . Murray checks and Tran continues for 400,000. Murray then check-raises to 1,100,000 and Tran calls.

Both players check the   on the turn and the   on the river.

Tran shows    for a pair of nines, and Murray turns over    for winning pair of kings.

Brett Murray - 9,700,000 (97 bb)
Viet Train - 4,200,000 (42 bb)

09/17/18 04:30:57 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
Brett Murray Takes Over the Chip Lead
 

On the button Viet Tran raises to 300,000 and Brett Murray calls in the big blind. 

The flop is     and both players check to see the   on the turn. There, both players check again and the   hits the river. Murray checks over to Tran who puts out a bet of 400,000. Murray then check-raises, making it 2,400,000 and Tran doesn't waste too much time to call. Murray shows down his    for the nut straight.

"Nice hand," Tran says. He flashes his    for two pair but it's no good, so Murray takes down the big pot and takes over the chip lead. 

Brett Murray - 7,500,000 (75 bb)
Viet Tran - 6,500,000 (65 bb)

09/17/18 04:23:31 PM PDT (about 5 days and 17 hours ago)
 
Big One Goes Brett Murray's Way
 

Brett Murray opens with a raise to 300,000 on the button and Viet Tran calls in the big blind. 

The flop is     and Tran checks. Murray puts out a bet of 300,000. Tran then check-raises, making it 600,000 and Murray calls. 

Both players check on the   turn and the   comes on the river. Murray puts out a big bet of what looks like 1,500,000. Tran tanks for a bit but eventually folds, so Murray takes down the pot. 

Brett Murray - 6,500,000 (65 bb)
Viet Tran - 7,500,000 (75 bb)

09/17/18 04:12:00 PM PDT (about 5 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Viet Tran Bluffs His Way Into the Lead
 

Brett Murray opens with a raise to 300,000 and Viet Tran three-bets in the big blind to 800,000. Murray calls. 

The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Tran leads for 800,000 again. Murray folds and Tran shows his    for just a a gut shot.

"I had to show it because I wanted it in the blog," Tran said with a laugh.

Viet Tran - 7,600,000 (76 bb)
Brett Murray - 6,400,000 (64 bb)

09/17/18 04:08:06 PM PDT (about 5 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Adam Duong Eliminated in 3rd Place ($68,264)
 

 

Adam Duong

Brett Murray and Adam Duong each put 250,000 in preflop, and the flop is    . Murray checks from the big blind and Duong bets 250,000 from the button. Murray then check-raises to 700,000. Duong thinks for a minute, then moves all in, and Murray quickly calls.

Duong:   
Murray:   

Murray is ahead with his pair of tens. He improves to two pair on the   turn, and the river is the  . Murray takes the pot, and Duong is eliminated in 3rd place for $68,264.

Murray and Viet Tran are now heads up for the ring.

Brett Murray - 7,400,000 (74 bb)
Adam Duong - Eliminated

09/17/18 04:03:08 PM PDT (about 5 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Three Bet Pot Goes the Way of Tran
 

Brett Murray opens on the button with a raise to 250,000 and action folds to the big blind where Viet Tran makes it 500,000. Murray calls. 

The flop is     and Tran leads with a bet of 400,000. Murray instantly folds. Murray takes down the pot and moves to about 6,500,000. 

Brett Murray - 4,750,000 (48 bb)
Viet Tran - 6,300,000 (63 bb)

09/17/18 03:54:11 PM PDT (about 5 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Adam Duong Shoves on Brett Murray
 

Brett Murray opens with a raise to 250,000 from the small blind and Adam Duong calls in the big blind. 

The flop is     and Murray leads out with a bet of 225,000. Duong moves all in and Murray quickly releases, allowing Duong to take the pot. 

Adam Duong - 2,500,000 (25 bb)
Brett Murray - 4,800,000 (48 bb)

09/17/18 03:37:06 PM PDT (about 5 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Level 30 Started
 
Level:30  Blinds:50,000/100,000  Ante:10,000
09/17/18 03:27:52 PM PDT (about 5 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Break
 
Players are now on a 10-minute break and will return shortly.
09/17/18 03:27:14 PM PDT (about 5 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Brett Murray Forces Out Adam Duong
 

Adam Duong opens with a raise to 180,000 on the button and Viet Tran and Brett Murray both call in the blinds. 

The flop was     and action checks to Duong who puts out a bet of 275,000. Tran folds while Murray calls.

On the   turn both players check and the   comes on the river. There, Murray leads out with a bet of 450,000. Duong tanks for quite some time but eventually folds. 

Brett Murray - 4,800,000 (60 bb)
Adam Duong - 3,000,000 (38 bb)

09/17/18 03:06:43 PM PDT (about 5 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Viet Tran Takes From Brett Murray
 

Viet Tran is in the small blind and he raises making it 175,000. Brett Murray calls in the big blind. 

The flop is     and Tran leads out with a bet of 200,000. Murray calls. 

Tran repeats his bet of 200,000 on the   turn and Murray calls again. The river is the   and Tran checks this time. Murray puts out a bet of 700,000 and Tran instantly calls. 

"Queen high," Murray says. 

Tran shows down his    and that earns him the big pot. 

Viet Tran - 6,300,000 (79 bb)
Brett Murray - 4,000,000 (50 bb) 

09/17/18 02:40:55 PM PDT (about 5 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Adam Duong Over Takes Brett Murray
 

Brett Murray limps in and Adam Duong raises to 310,000 from the big blind. Murray calls. 

The flop is     and Murray checks, then calls a bet of 350,000 from Duong. 

On the   turn both players check and the   come on the river. There, Murray puts out a bet of 475,000 and Duong calls. Duong shows his    and that's good enough to earn him the pot as Murray mucks. 

Adam Duong - 4,400,000 (55 bb)
Brett Murray - 3,700,000 (46 bb)

09/17/18 02:34:40 PM PDT (about 5 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Adam Duong Jams on Viet Tran
 

Adam Duong limps in from the small blind and Viet Tran checks his option in the big blind. 

The flop is     and Duong leads out for 125,000. Tran calls. 

On the   flop, Duong leads out again, betting 310,000. Tran thinks for a bit, then raises, making it 900,000. Duong thinks for a little while, then moves all in for 2,480,000 total. Tran tanks fora bit, then folds, allowing Duong to take down the pot. 

Adam Duong - 3,750,000 (47 bb)
Viet Tran - 5,530,000 (69 bb)

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