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2021/22 WSOP Circuit - Thunder Valley Casino (California)

Friday, January 21, 2022 to Monday, January 24, 2022

WSOPC Event #10: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $889,305
  • Entries: 587
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, January 21, 2022 11:44 PM Local Time


Richardo Eyzaguirre - Chip Leader after Day 1A

Day 1A of the WSOPC Thunder Valley Main Event attracted a total of 227 entries and ended with 46 surviving players.

Leading the survivors at the end of the day was Ricardo Eyzaguirre with a whopping 499,500. The Miami native has two WSOPC rings to his name in his career. He was spotted late in the day with a large stack and finished on top after a solid day of play. 

In second place in chips was three-time ring winner Jarod Minghini who bagged up 420,000. Chai Chang (332,500), Justin Chan (266,500) and Ken Morey (251,500) rounded out the top five largest stacks.

A few other notable players to advance to Day 2 include: Cole Miller (250,000), Jacqueline Burkhart (240,500), Roland Israelashvili (160,000) and Nick Shkolnik (159,000).

The 46 survivors will return to action for Day 2 on Sunday at 11 a.m. They will join the Day 1B players who will take to the felt Saturday at 11 a.m. where coverage will resume. 

Complete Chip Counts
Friday, January 21, 2022 11:00 PM Local Time

The players are bagging and tagging their chips as Day 1A has finished. The surviving players will return for Day 2 on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Full recap of today's action will be posted soon.

Friday, January 21, 2022 10:55 PM Local Time

Action was picked up on the turn with the board reading     . Lexy Gavin bet 14,000 from middle position and Roland Israelashvili called on the button.

The river came the   to put three to a flush on the board. Gavin quickly led out for 30,000 and Israelashvili snap called.

Gavin tabled the    for trip aces but it was second best as Israelashvili showed the winner with the  6d] for the rivered flush.

Roland Israelashvili - 145,000
Lexy Gavin - 95,000

Friday, January 21, 2022 10:38 PM Local Time

Roland Isrealashvili was all in preflop and at risk but was in good shape as he held the    against the    of his opponent.

The flop came    . The turn was the   and the river came the   to keep Israelashvili in the lead throughout and secure the bug double up late in the night.

Roland Israelashvili - 124,000

Friday, January 21, 2022 10:27 PM Local Time
Cole Miller - 245,000
Shailendra Methi - 155,000
Dantram Huynh - 130,000
Lexy Gavin - 125,000
Jason Kusumowidagdo - 123,000|
Derrick Yamanda - 115,000
Nick Shkolnik - 107,000
Matthew Little - 65,000
Brett Murray - 55,000
Friday, January 21, 2022 10:22 PM Local Time
Level: 15
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 3,000
Friday, January 21, 2022 10:21 PM Local Time

The seat formerly occupied by Angela Jordison was empty and Jacqueline Burkhart was spotted with a much larger stack than previously at the same table.

Burkhart confirmed that she did indeed eliminate her friend Jordison, which she joked could create an awkward situation between the two good friends after the conclusion of play tonight on Day 1A. 

Jacqueline Burkhart - 235,000
Angela Jordison - 0

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:53 PM Local Time

Kyle Crister was at risk against his larger stacked opponent holding the    and was behind the   .

The flop came     to miss Crister. The turn was the   but the river was what he needed as the   came off to give him a survival lifeline and keep his tournament alive late in the night.

Kyle Crister - 53,000

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:41 PM Local Time
Level: 14
Blinds: 1,000/2,500
Ante: 2,500
Friday, January 21, 2022 9:37 PM Local Time

From the button four players were in a hand. Randall Blankenship three-bet to 18,000 over a raise to 5,000 and two callers. Angela Jordison called the 18,000 from early position and a player in middle position called as well. Brent Francia was in the hijack and folded after some consideration.

The flop came the    . Blankenship continued for 20,000 after both his opponents checked. Jordison folded quickly and as did the third player in the hand to send Blankenship a nice size pot.

Randall Blankenship - 155,000
Angela Jordison - 120,000
Brent Francia - 0 (Busted a couple of hands later)

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:14 PM Local Time

Jose Moreno - 220,000
Angela Jordison - 138,000
Lexy Gavin - 117,000
Jacqueline Burkhard - 92,000
Michael Sy - 86,000
Matthew Little - 55,000
Vincent Moscati - 50,000
Roland Israelashvili - 48,000
Brett Murray - 43,000
Matthew Wantman - 30,000

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:02 PM Local Time
Level: 13
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 2,000
Friday, January 21, 2022 8:59 PM Local Time

In a retold hand history, Justin Kusumowidagdo found himself all in for his remaining 38,000 in great shape for a triple up as he held    vs one opponent who had    and another who had   

The board ran out all under cards to miss the kings and the jacks to keep Kusumowidagdo's aces ahead and give him the huge pot.

Justin Kusumowidagdo - 117,000

Friday, January 21, 2022 8:38 PM Local Time

The flop read    . Derrick Yamada bet 3,200 and Nick Shkolnik called. The turn was the  . Yamada fired again, this time for 12,000. Shkolnik folded after a few moments of thought. 

Derrick Yamada - 135,000
Nick Shkolnik - 126,000

Friday, January 21, 2022 8:19 PM Local Time

Jaime Haletky, in the big blind, announced that he was all-in for his remaining 35,000 and the action folded around to Frank Sanders in middle position. Sanders went into the tank and evaluated his options before eventually calling and turned over   , to put Haletky at risk. 

Haletky tabled    and they were off to the races.

The flop came    , giving Sanders a pair. Another   on the turn sealed the deal and the reigning Thunder Valley Circuit Main Event champion was eliminated.

Frank Sanders - 108,000
Jaime Haletky - Eliminated

Friday, January 21, 2022 8:18 PM Local Time

The board read      on the turn. Brent Carter bet 11,000 and was called by his opponent.

The river came the   to put three eights out there. Carter bet again, this time for 18,000. His opponent considered the bet for quite some time before letting his hand go.

Brent Carter - 77,000

Friday, January 21, 2022 8:07 PM Local Time
Level: 12
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 1,600
Friday, January 21, 2022 7:58 PM Local Time

A short-stacked player in the small blind moved all-in for his remaining 23,000 and Thu Tran called from the big blind having his opponent covered. 

Small blind turned over    and Tran showed   .

The flop came     and the player at risk gathered his belongings and walked away from the table as the board ran out    to no help. 

"That guy is an asshole, put it on the blog," the table laughed referring to Tran as he scooped the pot. 

Thu Tran - 58,000

Friday, January 21, 2022 7:47 PM Local Time
Cole Miller - 260,000
Lexy Gavin - 128,000
Brent Francia - 123,000
Angela Jordison - 122,000
Dantram Huynh - 115,000
Shailendra Methi - 110,000
Jacqueline Burkhart - 75,000
Vincent Moscati - 71,000
Jasthi Kumar - 57,000
Brett Murray - 45,000
Josh Prager - 45,000
Friday, January 21, 2022 7:45 PM Local Time

Forrest Kollar, on the button, made it 3,000 and Michael Sy hesitated before raising to 7,200. Kollar didn't think for too long before putting his remaining stack in the middle, but to his demise, Sy snap-called. 

Sy turned over    and Kollar stood up while flipping over   

The board ran out      , and Kollar's Main Event was over. 

Michael Sy - 88,000
Forrest Kollar - Eliminated