Monday, November 28, 2016

Results - $155 with $50 Bounties - Event 6


@AnteUpMagazine 2016 NorCal Classic closed out with a Sunday night $155 Hold'em with $50 Bounties. Here's everyone who cashed.


Place Name City Payout
1 Bienvinedo Rosal Elk Grove, CA $1,295
2 Michelle Murillo Roseville, CA $1,221
3 John Rogers Sacramento, CA $1,080
4 Daniel Kozakevich San Jose, CA $1,074
5 Robert Randolph Sacramento, CA $960
6 James Won Concord, CA $552
7 Timothy Melton Sacramento, CA $317
8 Daniel Guevara Fairfield, CA $247
9 Richard Spears Auburn, CA $176
10 Christopher Smith Marysville, CA $155

Results - $250 Action 8 - Event 5


Action 8 was one of two events on the final day of the 2016 NorCal Classic, and here are the results.

11/27/16
$250 Action 8
$20,425 Prize Pool
95 Entries
12 Places Paid


Place Name City Payout
1 Edmund Castles Stockton, CA $5,200
2 Justin Haller Riverbank, CA $4,433
3 Steven Tada Santa Clara, CA $2,545
4 Dalton Still Rocklin, CA $1,818
5 Leng Vang Elk Grove, CA $1,454
6 Exequiel Fernando Elk Grove, CA $1,091
7 Patrick Day Jr. Grass Valley, CA $909
8 Hedayat Emadi San Jose, CA $727
9 Antione Klink San Jose, CA $562
10 Louis Bassi Jamestown, CA $562
11 Gary Pisarek Auburn, CA $562
12 Jaime Haletky Pacific Grove, CA $562

Results - $200,000 GTD NorCal Classic Main Event


@Michael_Loncar wins the NorCal Classic Main Event for the second time in three years. Here are all the players who cashed in the 2016 Main Event.

11/26-28/16
$555 Main Event
$315,000 Prize Pool
630 Entries
72 Places Paid

Place Name City Payout
1 Michael Loncar Roseville, CA $45,895
2 James Starr Roseville, CA $31,288
3 Apollo Wallace San Francisco, CA $24,303
4 Ying Vang Sacramento, CA $33,931
5 David Valdez Vacaville, CA $26,630
6 Frankie Keeth Roseville, CA $11,876
7 James Mitchell Sacramento, CA $9,902
8 Rafael Gonzalez Modesto, CA $7,896
9 Joseph Mussat San Jose, CA $5,922
10 Deidson Camargos Concord, CA $4,356
11 Sean Drake Citrus Heights, CA $4,356
12 Andrew Duffy Grass Valley, CA $4,356
13 Ky Ngheim San Jose, CA $3,541
14 Thomas Haury San Francisco, CA $3,541
15 Brian Halloran Santa Rosa, CA $3,541
16 Anthony Gaglione Newark, CA $3,039
17 Jonathan Harris Riverbank, CA $3,039
18 Jonathan Yee San Francisco, CA $3,039
19 Jim Gu Pleasant Hill, CA $2,663
20 Yotam Shmuelov San Francisco, CA $2,663
21 Joe Nguyen Sunnyvale, CA $2,663
22 Dalvinder Bains Yuba City, CA $2,381
23 Timothy Melton Sacramento, CA $2,381
24 Kim Huynh Sacramento, CA $2,381
25 Harun Begic Rocklin, CA $2,099
26 Farhad Ghafari San Jose, CA $2,099
27 Dorathea Timmons Manteca, CA $2,099
28 Francisco Loera Oakland, CA $1,817
29 Soumitra Nagar San Jose, CA $1,817
30 Exequiel Fernando Elk Grove, CA $1,817
31 Sou Tong Saeturn Sacramento, CA $1,817
32 Michael Vang Sacramento, CA $1,817
33 Daniel Kozakevich San Jose, CA $1,817
34 Stephen Kujubu Sacramento, CA $1,817
35 Steven Tada n/a $1,817
36 Rickey Evans Vacaville, CA $1,817
37 Paul McGurk San Francisco, CA $1,567
38 Luke Williams Folsom, CA $1,567
39 Michael Peters Marysville, CA $1,567
40 Timothy Trinh Elk Grove, CA $1,567
41 Arthur Barcan Tracy, CA $1,567
42 Igor Fishborn San Francisco, CA $1,567
43 Thomas Riggs Modesto, CA $1,567
44 Matthew Boddorf n/a $1,567
45 Carl Sciandri Napa, CA $1,567
46 Kao Saevang Sacramento, CA $1,347
47 Kathy Stahl Manteca, CA $1,347
48 Jeffrey Roy Modesto, CA $1,347
49 James Battaglia Chicago, IL $1,347
50 Bryan Stillwell Newcastle, CA $1,347
51 Tracy Oto Sacramento, CA $1,347
52 Michael Farinacci San Jose, CA $1,347
53 Justin Moore Waterford, CA $1,347
54 Gregory White Livermore, CA $1,347
55 Monte Gilley Live Oak, CA $1,128
56 Dalton Still Rocklin, CA $1,128
57 Richard Lambert Roseville, CA $1,128
58 Herbert Whitaker Yuba City, CA $1,128
59 Jonathan Dissinger Sacramento, CA $1,128
60 Ravi Shanmugam San Jose, CA $1,128
61 Jose Esparza Lodi, CA $1,128
62 Narunat Pansantorn American Canyon, CA $1,128
63 Brandon Henderson Grand Prairie, TX $1,128
64 Gregory Pincombe Half Moon Bay, CA $971
65 Gary Pisarek Auburn, CA $971
66 Bruce Fling Citrus Heights, CA $971
67 Rudolph Sisson Sacramento, CA $971
68 Steven Geralis Stockton, CA $971
69 Thomas Drotleff Citrus Heights, CA $971
70 Paul Brown Auburn, CA $971
71 David Madrona Grass Valley, CA $971
72 Nicky Niknam Belmont, CA $971

Loncar Wins NorCal Classic ... Again


@Michael_Loncar has been here before. For the second time in three years, the Ante Up Poker Tour NorCal Classic Main Event title is his.

Loncar made his way through the largest 2-flight Main Event field @TVPokerRoom has ever held, a 630-entry field playing for a total of $315,000.

I'd say Loncar was pretty comfortable about his chances, so much so that he showed up for his Day 1 flight wearing a bathrobe, and stayed in that robe all day and night.

Day 2 was quite a bit from the norm, as only one of the top-30 in chips to start the day - 5th place David Valdez - made the final table. Loncar started right in the middle 49/100 with 140,000 chips. He built throughout the day, and took the chiplead right after the 27-player redraw.

At the final table it was Loncar and James Starr who traded the chiplead back-and-forth for the better part of three hours. These two made it heads-up, with Loncar's top pair holding against the second pair of Starr on the final hand.

Aaannnnddddd.... for those who don't believe the bathrobe story ... here's proof.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

James Starr - 2nd Place


Both James Starr and Michael Loncar caught a piece of the 8-6-3 flop and their chips ended up in the middle, with Loncar's 8-7 ahead of the 5-6 of Starr.

Both players have backdoor straight draws as well.

The 4 on the turn gives Starr a gutshot straight draw to the 7 of Loncar.

The river is a 9 and Starr is the NorCal Classic runner-up

James Starr - second place - $31,288

Heads-Up for NorCal Classic Title


@Michael_Loncar and James Starr have traded the NorCal Classic Main Event chiplead back and forth for the better part of the last three hours at the final table. These two are the last two players remaining, with heads-up action set to begin shortly.



Apollo Wallace - 3rd Place


One hand after doubling through James Starr TT > 55, Apollo Wallace (above) is off to the races for his tournament life with AK against the 33 of Michael Loncar.

There's no paint on the flop, not on the turn, no help on the river and AK falls to 33.

Apollo Wallace - 3rd Place - $24,303.