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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: 13  |  Blinds: 800/1,600  |  Ante: 200
  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $898,500
  • Entries: 599
  • Remaining: 132
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01/20/18 10:37:42 PM PST (about 8 minutes ago)
Top-Top For Richard Osborne

Richard Osborne is facing an all in for 42,000 with the board reading [kd,th,8s] and he calls with [ah,kc]. He is ahead of the    held by his opponent.

The turn is the   and the river is the  , leaving Osborne ahead.

Richard Osborne - 105,000

01/20/18 10:25:35 PM PST (about 20 minutes ago)
Allen Kessler Doubles Through Mike Nelson

Allen Kessler

Allen Kessler moves all in on the button for 23,300 and Mike Nelson calls out of the big blind.

"This is my usual bustout hand," says Kessler as the hands are turned over. "A big hand against a huge stack."

Kessler shows    and has the best of it against Nelson's   . The flop is     and Kessler flops a boat to leave Nelson drawing to the last two sixes in the deck. The turn is the   and the river is the  . Kessler doubles up with a full house.

Allen Kessler - 48,800
Mike Nelson - 291,000

01/20/18 10:19:13 PM PST (about 27 minutes ago)
Dan O'Brien Makes Another Good Call, Is Eliminated

Dan O'Brien sees a flop three ways. The board reads     and after Blake Boris-Schacter bets 8,000 and O'Brien calls, the two are heads up to the turn.

The   hits the turn and Boris-Schacter shoves all in for 51,000. O'Brien has only 22,200 behind and thinks for about a minute before calling with [ax,tx]. Boris-Schacter shows   .

The river is the   and Boris-Schacter comes from behind to eliminate O'Brien.

Earlier in day, O'Brien called for his tournament life on the river and was good. In this instance, he was good when he made the call, but the river sent him to the rail.

Blake Boris-Schacter - 93,000
Dan O'Brien - Eliminated

01/20/18 10:15:09 PM PST (about 31 minutes ago)
The Main Event Winner Takes Home $188,686 and a Circuit Ring

The tournament staff at Thunder Valley has put together the prize pool now that registration is closed, and the total comes to $898,500. The guarantee on this event was $500,000 and that was smashed for a new record in this room. 

A total of 599 entries came through the cage in this event across two starting flights, paying out 63 spots.

First place is taking home $188,686 along with a Circuit ring with a min-cash worth $2,938.

A full breakdown of payouts is available under the Prizepool Tab.


01/20/18 10:02:28 PM PST (about 43 minutes ago)
Registration is Closed

Players are back in their seats and registration is officially closed in the $1,675 Main Event with $500,000 guaranteed.

Prize pool information will be posted later tonight as soon as it becomes available.

01/20/18 10:01:37 PM PST (about 44 minutes ago)
Level 13 Started
Level:13  Blinds:800/1,600  Ante:200
01/20/18 09:45:51 PM PST (about 60 minutes ago)
Break Time
The remaining players are taking their final 15-minute break of the night. When they return, registration will close and they will play three more levels before bagging up for the night.
01/20/18 09:45:33 PM PST (about 1 hour and 0 minute ago)
Woody Moore Sends One to the Rail

Action folds to Woody Moore in the hijack and he raises it up to 1,500. The player in the cutoff three-bets to 4,200 and the button four-bet shoves for 6,700. Moore and the cutoff both call.

The flop comes     and Moore quickly leads out for 25,000. The cutoff goes into the tank for about a minute and eventually open-folds a queen.

Moore tables    for two pair fives and fours, while the button shows    for a pair of queens. The turn is the   and the river is the  . Moore holds to chip up some more and send his opponent to the rail.

Woody Moore - 190,000

01/20/18 09:37:02 PM PST (about 1 hour and 9 minutes ago)
Kevin O'Donnell Doubles Through Jason Gooch

Jason Gooch raises to 2,400 from the cutoff and Kevin O'Donnell three-bets to 6,600 out of the small blind. Gooch moves all in and O'Donnell calls. O'Donnell is the all in player, at risk for his last 34,000.

He's in the lead with his    against Gooch's   .

The board runs out       and O'Donnell fades the two-outer to double up.

Kevin O'Donnell - 71,000
Jason Gooch - 37,000

01/20/18 09:30:41 PM PST (about 1 hour and 15 minutes ago)
Jed Hoffman Eliminated

Arish Nat opens to 2,500 from early position and Jed Hoffman three-bets to 6,700. Nat calls and then checks the [jc,tc,5c] flop.

Hoffman bets 7,600 and Nat shoves all in for about 20,000. Hoffman calls. He has    and Nat is just behind him with   .

The turn is the   and the river is the  , which actually gives Nat a straight and eliminates Hoffman, who was in a dominating position.

Arish Nat - 43,000
Jed Hoffman - Eliminated

01/20/18 09:21:01 PM PST (about 1 hour and 25 minutes ago)
JC Tran Hits the Rail in Dramatic Fashion

JC Tran

A player in early position is all-in for 22,300, and JC Tran is all-in from middle position for 26,200. The player on the button has both players covered and calls.

Early Position:   

Tran appears to be in great shape against his opponents as they have each other's outs. The flop comes     to give Tran a straight flush draw with the  , while his opponents both pick up flush and straight draws. The turn is the   and the river is the  , which gives Tran a set of queens but both of his opponents make the nut straight to eliminate him.

JC Tran - Eliminated

01/20/18 09:15:35 PM PST (about 2 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Mark Endo Holds

Mark Endo is in the big blind. The under the gun player raises to 3,300 and another player calls before the small blind shoves all in for 18,700. Endo calls from the big blind and the under the gun player folds.

The next player calls and the flop comes    . Endo goes all in for 4,100 and his remaining opponent folds. He is left heads up with the all in player who holds   . Endo has   .

The turn is the   and the river is the  , giving Endo a flush and the pot.

Mark Endo - 73,000

01/20/18 09:06:13 PM PST (about 2 hours and 40 minutes ago)
Level 12 Started
Level:12  Blinds:600/1,200  Ante:200
01/20/18 09:05:51 PM PST (about 2 hours and 40 minutes ago)
Woody Moore Turns a Flush

It's a battle of the blinds between Charles "Woody" Moore in the small blind and the player in the big blind. On a flop of    , the two commit 3,000 each.

The turn is the   and Moore checks. The big blind bets 4,000 and Moore check-raises to 8,000. The big blind calls and the river is the  . Moore bets 10,000 and the big blind calls.

Moore shows   , good for an ace-high flush, and his opponent flashes   , giving him a straight and a missed straight flush draw, before sending it into the muck.

Charles Moore - 110,000

01/20/18 08:51:48 PM PST (about 2 hours and 54 minutes ago)
Kevin O'Donnell Doubles Through Jasthi Kumar

Kevin O'Donnell

Jasthi Kumar raises to 3,000 from the hijack and Kevin O'Donnell moves all in on the button for 9,100. The blinds fold and Kumar calls.

It's a coin flip with Kumar's    up against O'Donnell's   .

The flop is    , keeping Kumar in the lead, but the   comes on the turn to give O'Donnell the best hand. Kumar needs a four to eliminate O'Donnell, but the   comes on the river and O'Donnell doubles up. 

Kevin O'Donnell - 20,500
Jasthi Kumar - 21,000

01/20/18 08:46:31 PM PST (about 2 hours and 59 minutes ago)
Gary Tighe Felts One With Aces

A player in middle position shoves for his last 13,000 and Gary Tighe quickly calls.

Tighe tables   , well ahead of his opponent's   .

The flop comes     and Tighe remains ahead with two aces. The turn is the   and Tighe leaves his opponent drawing dead to the   on the river.

Tighe was quite short earlier in the day and rallied back to a workable stack.

Gary Tighe - 52,000

01/20/18 08:42:11 PM PST (about 2 hours and 4 minutes ago)
The Seat Belt Sign is Off

Mike Nelson has reached cruising altitude with 346,000 chips. He is in the big blind when a player shoves 20,700 with    and Nelson calls with   .

He hits a queen on the flop and the board runs out [qd,7s,4d,ks,8h] giving him the pot and eliminating his opponent.

Mike Nelson - 346,000

01/20/18 08:33:23 PM PST (about 2 hours and 12 minutes ago)
Marc Wolpert Goes the Long Way

Marc Wolpert gets all in preflop for his tournament life. He holds    against the    of his opponent.

The board runs out       and Wolpert makes a straight to double up and stay in the tournament.

Marc Wolpert - 22,000

01/20/18 08:25:49 PM PST (about 2 hours and 20 minutes ago)
Level 11 Started
Level:11  Blinds:500/1,000  Ante:100
01/20/18 08:16:06 PM PST (about 2 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Ken Jorgensen Has Many Outs

Ken Jorgensen sees the     flop with two other players. One player checks, Jorgensen checks, and the next player goes all in for 13,300 into the 15,500 pot.

Jorgensen calls with   . He is up against   .

The turn is the  , giving Jorgensen the lead and the river seals the deal when the   comes.

Ken Jorgensen - 65,000

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