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2019/20 WSOP Circuit - THUNDER VALLEY (Sacramento area) The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, January 17, 2020 to Sunday, January 19, 2020

Event #12: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $737,805
  • Entries: 487
  • Remaining: tbd
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Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:26 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 7 hours ago)
Jaime Haletky Leads WSOPC Thunder Valley Main Event Final Table

Jaime Haletky

Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit $1,700 Main Event saw 100 players from a 487-entry field return to action, but by the time action came to a halt just nine remained. Leading the final table with a nearly a one-million chip lead over his next closest competition is Jaime Haletky.

Haletky is no stranger to success in Thunder Valley with his two biggest scores coming here in Lincoln. Back in 2016, he finished runner-up in the Ante Up Poker Tour $1,650 World Championship for $87,636, and in October 2017 won the Ante Up Norcal Classic Event #8: $1,100 Main Event for $49,865. He is seeking his first career gold ring.

Meanwhile Scott Stewart, who sits second in chips, is looking for his sixth gold ring and is the only other player with a robust stack. Meanwhile, Marko Pantelic, Dapo Ajayi, and Peter Pap are the only other players with seven figures, while Marcus Laffen, Dan Turner, Bryan Piccioli and Bin Duan all face an uphill battle with shorter stacks.

SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Marko PantelicUnited States1,675,000
2Marcus LaffenUnited States985,000
3Dann TurnerUnited States550,000
4Scott StewartUnited States3,105,000
5Bryan PiccioliUnited States315,000
6Jaime HaletkyUnited States4,030,000
7Dapo AjayiUnited States1,840,000
8Peter PapUnited States1,825,000
9Bin DuanUnited States290,000

Day 2 start with a quarter of the field needing to fall before the money was made. Among those to leave empty handed were Alex Greenblatt, Andrew Ostapchenko, Jasthi Kumar, and bubble boy Mario Lopez, who ran ace-queen smack dab into Ubaid Habib's pocket queens.

Once the bubble burst, the in-the-money finishers mounted and included Matt Livingston (70th - $2,572), Bicycle Casino poker manager Mo Fathipour (56th - $2,656), Jarod Minghini (50th - $2,789), Andreas Kniep (36th - $3,232), WSOP bracelet winner Scott Bohlman (24th - $5,252), Paul Richardson (20th - $6,162), Lester Lenart (13th - $8,866), and Amador Igarta (10th - $10,870).

The third and final day of the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley $1,700 Main Event will get underway at Noon local time on Monday and play down to a winner. The remaining nine players are guaranteed $13,516 in prize money, while the eventual winner will walk away with the $147,706 first-place prize, a shiny gold ring, and a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:15 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 7 hours ago)
End of Day 2 Chip Counts
Jaime Haletky4,030,00080,000
Scott Stewart3,105,000505,000
Dapo Ajayi1,840,000140,000
Peter Pap1,825,000175,000
Marko Pantelic1,675,0000
Marcus Laffen985,000-415,000
Dann Turner550,00050,000
Bryan Piccioli315,000-15,000
Bin Duan290,000-60,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:11 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 7 hours ago)
Bryan Piccioli Makes it Through With Short Stack

The final 20 minutes of the evening went by with no eliminations and very few chips changing hands. Bryan Piccioli tried to find a double up, but when he shoved he got no callers.

He will enter tomorrow as the short stack as the players are now bagging one hour earlier than the original scheduled time. A recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:48 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 7 hours ago)
Final Table Chip Counts
Jaime Haletky3,950,000-150,000
Scott Stewart2,600,000650,000
Dapo Ajayi1,700,00080,000
Marko Pantelic1,675,000-225,000
Peter Pap1,650,00050,000
Marcus Laffen1,400,0000
Dann Turner500,000100,000
Bin Duan350,000125,000
Bryan Piccioli330,000-95,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:44 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 7 hours ago)
Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Marko PantelicUnited States1,675,000
2Marcus LaffertUnited States1,400,000
3Dann TurnerUnited States500,000
4Scott StewartUnited States2,600,000
5Bryan PiccioliUnited States330,000
6Jaime HaletkyUnited States3,950,000
7Dapo AjayiUnited States1,700,000
8Peter PapUnited States1,650,000
9Bin DuanUnited States350,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:37 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 7 hours ago)
Amador Igarta Eliminated in 10th Place ($10,870)

Amador Igarta

Amador Igarta went all in preflop from the cutoff for 215,000, Dapo Ajayi called on the button, and Marcus Laffert called in the big blind.

The flop came    , and both players checked. Laffter bet 250,000 on the   turn, and Ajayi folded.

Amador Igarta:   
Marcus Laffert:   

Igarta, looking for a club, didn't get it, as the river   sealed his elimination.

Marcus Laffen1,400,000450,000
Amador Igarta0-215,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:28 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Jonathan Ingalls Eliminated in 11th Place ($10,870)

Jonathan Ingalls

Jonathan Ingalls got the last of his 110,000 stack in preflop against Jaime Haletky, with Haletky having Ingalls well covered.

Jonathan Ingalls:   
Jaime Haletky:   


Haletky hit a straight on the turn, and Ingalls bowed out in 11th place.

Jaime Haletky4,100,000150,000
Jonathan Ingalls0-110,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:28 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
John Chase Eliminated in 12th Place ($10,870)

John Chase

John Chase was eliminated after he moved all in with his last 185,000 chips and Jaime Haletky called with   .

Chase had    and Haletky hit a nine on the flop and Chase couldn't catch up. He was eliminated in 12th place and took hom $10,870.

Jaime Haletky3,950,0001,000,000
John Chase0-245,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:21 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Table 2 Chip Counts
Marko Pantelic1,900,000300,000
Dapo Ajayi1,620,000120,000
Peter Pap1,600,000100,000
Marcus Laffen950,0000
Bryan Piccioli425,00015,000
Amador Igarta215,000-135,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:17 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Table 1 Chip Counts
Jaime Haletky2,950,000-900,000
Scott Stewart1,950,000-350,000
Dann Turner400,00050,000
John Chase245,000-405,000
Bin Duan225,000225,000
Jonathan Ingalls110,000-120,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:16 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
James Haletky Gets Paid on the River

The flop came     and Dann Turner checked. Scott Stewart checked behind him and Jaime Haletky bet 65,000 on the button

Both Turner and Stewart called.

The turn was the   and Turner led for 145,000. Stewart and Haletky called.

The river was the   and the players checked to Haletky who bet 350,000. Turner folded and Stewart called and Haletky showed    for a straight and won the hand to stack nearly 4-million chips.

Jaime Haletky3,850,000900,000
Scott Stewart2,300,000300,000
Dann Turner350,000-280,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:13 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Lester Lenart Eliminated in 13th Place ($8,866)

Lester Lenart

Lester Lenart got his short stack in preflop against Marcus Laffen, with Laffen having the bigger of the stacks.

Lester Lenart:   
Marcus Laffen:   


Four diamonds came in on the flop and turn, giving Laffen the winning nine-high flush.

Marcus Laffen950,000205,000
Lester Lenart0-233,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:03 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Level 24 started
Level: 24 Blinds: 10,000/25,000 Ante: 25,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:56 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
14th-26th Place Eliminations
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePayout
Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:48 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Break Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:45 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Larry Serebryany Eliminated in 14th Place ($8,866)

Larry Serebryany

Larry Serebryany is the latest elimination from the final 18, losing the remainder of his chips to Jaime Haletky in an all-in hand that saw Haletky's pocket fours get the best of Serebryany's ace-nine.

Serebryany takes home $8,866 for the 14th-place showing.

Jaime Haletky2,950,000350,000
Larry Serebryany0-480,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:44 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Mario Quijano Eliminated in 15th Place ($8,866)

Mario Quijano

Mario Quijano was all in for his short stack on a     flop, with Larry Serebryany and Scott Stewart still live in the hand.

Serebryany check called a pair of 100,000 bets on that flop, as well as the   turn, from Stewart. Both players then checked the   river.

Stewart's    was the winner, besting Serebryany's   , and Quijano's   . The hand sent Quijano to the rail in 15th place.

Mario Quijano0-138,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:41 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 8 hours ago)
Ahmed Ahmed Eliminated in 16th Place ($7,338)

Ahmed Ahmed

Ahmed Ahmed opened to 51,000 in early position, Marko Pantelic called on the button, Peter Pap three-bet to 195,000 from the big blind, and Ahmed called. Pantleic folded.

Pap bet 280,000 on the     flop, enough to put Ahmed all in. Ahmed made the call.

Ahmed Ahmed:   
Peter Pap:   

Ahmed had a royal flush draw on the board when the chips went in, but couldn' t find an out, as the turn   and river   sealed the elimination.

Ahmed Ahmed0-470,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:23 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 9 hours ago)
Chip Counts
Jaime Haletky2,600,0002,216,000
Scott Stewart2,000,000400,000
Marko Pantelic1,600,000-250,000
Dapo Ajayi1,500,000747,000
Peter Pap1,500,000760,000
Marcus Laffen745,000179,000
John Chase650,000-220,000
Dann Turner630,000-100,000
Larry Serebryany480,000-120,000
Ahmed Ahmed470,000-270,000
Bryan Piccioli410,000-45,000
Amador Igarta350,000-834,000
Phuoc Nguyen270,00088,000
Lester Lenart233,000-96,000
Jonathan Ingalls230,00063,000
Mario Quijano138,00061,000
Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:13 PM Local Time (about 1 day and 9 hours ago)
Final Two Table Redraw
*SeatTable 1Table 2
1Amador IgartaJohn Chase
2Peter PapJaime Haletky
3Dapo AjayiLarry Serebryany
4Ahmed AhmedJonathan Ingalls
5Bryan PiccioliDann Turner
6EMPTYScott Stewart
7Marcus LaffenMario Quijano
8Lester LenartPhuoc Nguyen
9Marko PantelicEMPTY