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 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)
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
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.
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
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