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

Thursday, September 12, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019

Event #10: $3,250 High Roller

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  • Buy-in: $3,250
  • Prizepool: $123,000
  • Entries: 41
  • Remaining: tbd


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Friday, September 13, 2019 5:15 PM Local Time
Decalo Pulls a Stop and Go

Ian Steinman opened to 16,000 from the hijack and received a call from Noel Rodriguez, who was on the button. Niv Decalo also came along, defending his big blind before the dealer fanned a flop of    .

First to act, Decalo went all in for around 60,000. Both Steinman and Rodriguez quickly folded and he took down the pot to bring him back over six figures for the first time in a while.

Ian Steinman425,0000
Noel Rodriguez234,0000
Niv Decalo118,0000
Friday, September 13, 2019 5:11 PM Local Time
The Streak Stops at Three; Awwad Eliminated by Steinman

Ryan Awwad

Ian Steinman was on the button and opened to 16,000. Ryan Awwad went all in for his last 45,000 or so from the big blind and Steinman called.

Ryan Awwad:   
Ian Steinman:   

Steinman's queen high was ahead prior to the runout and nothing changed when all was said and done, leaving Awwad dry on chips after making the second-best hand as he become the ninth place finisher in the tournament.

The tournament is now officially on the bubble; one more elimination is needed until play is in the money.

Ian Steinman514,00092,000
Ryan Awwad0-66,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 5:09 PM Local Time
Garrett's Turn To Double

Russell Garrett

Two hands after doubling, Mrityunjay Jha saw action folded to him in the hijack and went all in again. Russell Garrett was on the button and called off his remaining 42,000.

Russell Garrett:   
Mrityunjay Jha:   

A nine came in the window on a flop of    , leaving both players with flopped sets. As such, Garrett found himself needing to fade a one outer en route to becoming the third player to double in half an orbit. The turn   and river   completed the runout, securing his double to bring him back above ten big blinds.

Russell Garrett104,00023,000
Mrityunjay Jha88,000-42,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 5:06 PM Local Time
Jha Doubles Up

Mrityunjay Jha

On the hand following Minkin's double, Ian Steinman opened to 16,000 from under the gun. Action folded around to Mrityunjay Jha, who went all in for his last 55,000 from the button. Steinman called.

Mrityunjay Jha:   
Ian Steinman:   

Jha was in dominating position and poised for a double. The board ran out       to make said double final and Steinman sent the 55,000 he owed Jha's way.

Ian Steinman422,000-55,000
Mrityunjay Jha130,00055,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 5:04 PM Local Time
Minkin Scores a Double

Kelly Minkin

Ian Steinman opened to 16,000 from early position and action folded around to Kelly Minkin, who went all in from the big blind. Steinman looked back at his cards and quickly called.

Kelly Minkin:   
Ian Steinman:   

Minkin was behind but not for long as the flop came    . The turn   and river   completed the runout and she counted out her stack to total 127,000, which Steinman paid off before beginning the next hand.

Ian Steinman477,000-113,000
Kelly Minkin266,000106,000
Velo 690x150
Friday, September 13, 2019 4:58 PM Local Time
Miller Reshoves

Ian Steinman saw action folded to him in the cutoff and opened to 16,000. Bryant Miller was on the button and wasted no time going all in over the top of Steinman. The players in the blinds folded and Steinman thought for a few seconds before relinquishing his hand.

After the pot was sent to Miller, he found himself with just shy of a quarter-million in chips, whereas Steinman continues to hover around 600,000 for the time being.

Ian Steinman590,0005,000
Bryant Miller242,000-8,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 4:53 PM Local Time
Heshmati Plays Back

Ian Steinman raised to 16,000 from early position and action folded around to Mike Heshmati, who three-bet to 35,000 out of the cutoff.

Action folded back to Steinman and he took about five seconds before letting his cards go.

Steinman opened to 16,000 on the following hand from under the gun and took down the blinds, bringing him near 600,000 in chips as he continues to pull away from the field.

Ian Steinman585,00023,000
Mike Heshmati235,00017,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 4:47 PM Local Time
Steinman Continues Climbing

Ian Steinman just won three consecutive pots uncontested preflop after opening from the button, cutoff, and hijack. Each pot was good for 20,000 in blinds and antes and he now finds himself comfortably back over the half million-chip mark for the time being.

There are likely to be a lot of small pots over the next level with two eliminations needed for the bubble to burst and four short stacks hoping to stay alive.

Ian Steinman562,00070,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 4:43 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Break
Ian Steinman492,000-33,500
Bryant Miller250,000-13,000
Noel Rodriguez238,0000
Mike Heshmati218,00046,000
Kelly Minkin160,00032,500
Russell Garrett81,000-43,000
Mrityunjay Jha75,000-15,000
Ryan Awwad66,000-20,000
Niv Decalo66,000-26,500
Friday, September 13, 2019 4:40 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 8,000
Velo 690x150
Friday, September 13, 2019 4:24 PM Local Time
Take 15

The nine remaining players are off on another 15-minute break.

Friday, September 13, 2019 4:16 PM Local Time
Steinman Over a Half-Million

Ian Steinman was just seen raking in a decently-sized pot with a full runout on board that was in the process of being scooped up by the dealer after sending Steinman the pot. He confirmed afterwards that he had taken the pot down versus Mrityunjay Jha.

A few hands later, Steinman took a small amount more from Jha. He opened to 12,000 from under the gun and Jha called from the button. They went heads up to a flop of     and Steinman put out a continuation-bet for another 12,000. Jha folded.

With the pots, Steinman now finds himself over a half-million, while Jha is now under 100,000 in chips, making him one of the short stacks with less than 10 minutes left on the clock in Level 18.

Ian Steinman525,500144,000
Mrityunjay Jha90,000-101,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 4:06 PM Local Time
Miller Raises the Glorified Minimum

Mrityunjay Jha opened the action with a raise to 16,000 from early position and was called by Bryant Miller, who was on the button. Action went heads up to a flop of     and Jha continued, betting 17,000. Miller thought for a few moments and put out a raise to 35,000, just barely more than the minimum.

Jha then found action back on him and went into the tank for about 45 seconds before sending his cards to the dealer to give up contention of the pot.

Bryant Miller263,00010,000
Mrityunjay Jha191,000-30,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 4:00 PM Local Time
Jha Takes from Heshmati

Mike Heshmati raised to 16,000 from middle position and was called by Mrityunjay Jha out of the cutoff. The two went heads up to a flop of     and Heshmati fired a continuation-bet of 16,500. Jha called.

The turn came   and Heshmati checked. Jha took the initiative and made a bet of 26,000. Heshmati quickly folded and Jha took down the pot.

Mrityunjay Jha221,00036,000
Mike Heshmati172,000-33,500
Friday, September 13, 2019 3:47 PM Local Time
Level 18 started
Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 6,000
SuperDraft - Free Sportsbook
Friday, September 13, 2019 3:43 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Redraw and Chip Counts
TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
11Mrityunjay Jha185,00037
12Kelly Minkin127,50026
13Russell Garrett124,00025
14Ian Steinman381,50076
15Bryant Miller253,00051
16Ryan Awwad86,00017
17Noel Rodriguez204,50041
18Mike Heshmati205,50041
19Niv Decalo92,50019
Ian Steinman381,50045,500
Bryant Miller253,00013,500
Mike Heshmati205,500-21,500
Noel Rodriguez204,5009,500
Mrityunjay Jha185,00015,000
Kelly Minkin127,500-37,500
Russell Garrett124,000-7,000
Niv Decalo92,50020,000
Ryan Awwad86,0006,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 3:35 PM Local Time
Lancaster Next To Fall

Mike Lancaster

Mrityunjay Jha opened to 11,000 from the hijack and received a call from Bryant Miller, who was in the small blind. Mike Lancaster was in the big blind and squeezed, reshoving all in for the last of his chips. Jha folded and Miller called.

Mike Lancaster:   
Bryant Miller:   

Lancaster was in need of spiking an ace or a jack in order to score a double and make his way back into contention. He was unable to improve beyond Miller's nines upon the completion of the runout      , resulting in his departure from the tournament in 10th place.

Players are in the process of redrawing for an unofficial final table of nine, with only two more eliminations needed before play reaches the money. An updated seat draw and list of chip counts will be provided shortly.

Bryant Miller239,500199,500
Mrityunjay Jha170,000-20,000
Mike Lancaster0-52,500
Friday, September 13, 2019 3:28 PM Local Time
Jha Trending Upward

Mrityunjay Jha saw action folded to him and limped in from the button. He went heads up to a flop of     with Noel Rodriguez, who checked his option from the big blind. Both players checked.

The turn came   and Rodriguez checked again. Jha bet 7,000 and received a call from Rodriguez. The river fell   and Rodriguez check-called a final bet of 11,000 from Jha.

Upon being called, Jha tabled    for kings full of jacks. Rodriguez mucked and the dealer sent the pot Jha's way.

Noel Rodriguez195,000-61,000
Mrityunjay Jha190,00058,000
Friday, September 13, 2019 3:22 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Table 2
Ian Steinman336,000-14,000
Mike Heshmati227,00076,000
Kelly Minkin165,00075,000
Russell Garrett131,00032,000
Niv Decalo72,500-80,500
Friday, September 13, 2019 3:15 PM Local Time
Cowboys Kind To Jha

Mrityunjay Jha

Mike Lancaster shoved all in from the hijack and was called by Mrityunjay Jha out of the cutoff, who was covered by Lancaster and at risk for his tournament life.

Mrityunjay Jha:   
Mike Lancaster:   

The board ran out safe for Jha, coming       to score the double at Lancaster's expense. Jha now finds himself back over six figures in chips, while Lancaster is now one of the shortest stacks in the tournament.

Mrityunjay Jha132,00028,500
Mike Lancaster52,500-61,500