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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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Monday, January 24, 2022 8:02 PM Local Time


 Victor Paredes - Thunder Valley Circuit Main Event Champion

The final day of the WSOPC Thunder Valley Main Event has come to its conclusion after about nine hours of final table play. Victor Paredes of Modesto, CA emerged as the winner of his first ring and $169,294 and as he put it "get the monkey off of his back" and finally get a win at what he considers his home casino. 

"I have won a lot of tournaments but I have never won one here. Vegas, Reno,,, everywhere, except here, which doesn't make any sense because it's only an hour and half away. So it's been frustrating. But to finally get it done at the Main Event is a huge relief and excitement". said Paredes following his win.

Monday, January 24, 2022 7:58 PM Local Time


 Garrett Anaya - Eliminated at 2nd place.

Victor Paredes raised to 500,000, Garrett Anaya made it 1,700,000, Paredes jammed all in and Anaya called. It was music to Paredes's ears as he turned over red bullets the   . While Anaya had the   .

Anaya would need some serious help to scurry out of the hand alive as the flop came   [99] to give nothing but backdoor straight possibilities. The turn was the   to end all hope and the river came the   to officially give Paredes the title.

Victor Paredes - 17,600,000
Garrett Anaya - 0

Monday, January 24, 2022 7:35 PM Local Time


 Feiyue Wu - Eliminated in 3rd Place.

The flop came    . Feiyue Wu bet 400,000 from the big blind. Victor Paredes was on the button and raised all in. Wu thought for a couple of moments before he called.

Paredes had the    for the better pair over the    of Wu.

The turn was the   and the river the   to end Wu's run in third place and bring an end to the long three-handed stalemate.

Victor Paredes - 11,400,000
Garrett Anaya - 6,200,000
Feiyue Wu - 0

Monday, January 24, 2022 7:23 PM Local Time

Action was picked up on the river as the board read      . Garret Anaya bet 500,000 and was called by Victor Paredes. 

Anaya showed the    for a full house made on the river and collected the pit as he moves up close to Paredes.

Victor Paredes - 7,100,000
Garett Anaya - 4.500,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 6:57 PM Local Time

Garrett Anaya moved all in for 1,450,000 over a button raise from Victor Paredes who called the jam.

Anaya was ahead with the    vs the    of Paredes. The flop was very good for Anaya as it paired his kicker    . The turn was the   and the river the   to give Anaya the double.

Victor Paredes - 9,500,000
Garrett Anaya - 2,900,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 6:54 PM Local Time
Level: 33
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Monday, January 24, 2022 6:41 PM Local Time
It is time for another 15-minute break.
Monday, January 24, 2022 6:26 PM Local Time

Victor Paredes raised from the button, Feiyue Wu jammed all in for 1,950,000 from the big blind and Paredes called.

Wu held the    against the    of Paredes.

The flop came    . The turn was the   and the river was the   to give Wu the double.

Victor Paredes - 9,100,000
Feiyue Wu - 3,800,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 6:20 PM Local Time

The flop read    . Victor Paredes bet 850,000 from the button and was called by Garrett Anaya in the small blind

The turn was the   which both players checked. The river came down the  . Paredes bet 1,100,000 and Anaya called quickly.

Paredes showed the    for a straight and Anaya mucked in frustration.

Victor Paredes - 10,950,000
Garrett Anaya - 4,800,000
Feiyue Wu - 2,030,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 6:03 PM Local Time

The current level has provided few pots of large sustenance as the players have been trading around small pots.

Victor Paredes - 8,650,000
Garrett Anaya - 5,800,000
Feiyue Wu - 3,160,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 5:39 PM Local Time
Level: 32
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
Monday, January 24, 2022 5:37 PM Local Time

On the turn the board read     . From the small blind Victor Paredes bet 550,000, Garrett Anaya called in the big blind.

"You got an eight again?" queried Paredes before the river was dealt the  . Both players checked.

Anaya indeed had an eight as he tabled the    but it was not the winner as Paredes showed the    for the better kicker.

Victor Paredes - 10,500,000
Garrett Anaya - 3,600,000
Feiyue Wu - 3,500,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 5:13 PM Local Time

Garrett Anaya has won a series of hands in this level to boost his stack up. He most recently took down another when on a board of      he raised Victor Paredes's bet from the small blind of 120,000 t0 420,000. Paredes called.

The river came the  . Paredes checked and Anaya jammed all in. Paredes laid it down.

Victor Paredes - 8,600,000
Garrett Anaya - 5,010,000
Feiyue Wu - 4,050,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 4:57 PM Local Time

Victor Paredes raised to 300,000 from the small blind. Garrett Anaya called from the big blind.

The flop came    . Paredes led for 325,000. Anaya jammed all in for 1,960,000 which got Paredes to fold.

Victor Paredes - 9,450,000
Garret Anaya - 2,360,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 4:40 PM Local Time
Level: 31
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Monday, January 24, 2022 4:26 PM Local Time
The three remaining players are now on a fifteen minute break.
Monday, January 24, 2022 4:12 PM Local Time
Victor Paredes - 9,125,000
Feiyue Wu - 4,600,000
Garret Anaya - 3,860,000
Monday, January 24, 2022 4:09 PM Local Time

Jerry Yang - Eliminated in 4th place.

Victor Paredes raised from the button, Jerry Yang shoved his remaining stack that had been dwindling from the small blind for about 1,800,000. Paredes called.

Yang was at risk with    vs the    of Paredes.

The flop made things very grim for Yang as it came    . The turn sewed it up as the   came and the river was the   to end Yang's bid to add a WSOPC ring to his 2007 WSOP Main Event bracelet.

Victor Paredes - 9,1250,000
Jerry Yang - 0

Monday, January 24, 2022 3:55 PM Local Time

Action was picked up on a board that read      . The pot was about 500,000. Action exploded on the river as Victor Paredes bet 325,000. Feiyue Wu raised to 1,000,000 after a bit. Paredes then three-bet to 2,500,000. Wu thought for a few moments and called.

Paredes turned over the    for the stone cold nuts with quads. Wu shook his head as a portion of his stack was carved away.

Victor Paredes - 7,850,000
Feiyue Wu - 4,700,000

Monday, January 24, 2022 3:25 PM Local Time
Level: 30
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000