Sunday, April 28, 2013

ON THE CLOCK 4 OF A KIND BONUS

On the Clock 4 of a kind bonus

On The Clock 4 Of A Kind Bonus has been running 24 hours a day throughout the weekend.  Don't miss your last chance to participate Monday And Tuesday with extended bonus times!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

FRIDAY DEEP STACK RESULTS



  1. Brandon Honig, Phoenix, AZ............$1400
  2. Joga Sahota, Yuba City, CA............$1200
  3. Rudy Robledo,  Sacramento, CA.....$998
  4. NA..................................................$899
  5. Alexander Taylor, Auburn, CA.........$899
  6. Stanley Sanders, Roseville, CA.........$899
  7. Scott Shubin, Auburn, CA................$899
  8. Deryl Taylor, Auburn, CA.................$899
  9. Gray Pisarek, Auburn, CA................$788
  10. Franklin Curren, Citrus Height, CA....$184
  11. NA,.................................................$125
         92 Entries / Prize Pool $9200

Friday, April 26, 2013

YOUR ON THE CLOCK

On The Clock 4 of a kind Bonus will be offered 24 hours a day throughout the weekend, until Tuesday night at 11:59pm. On Monday and Tuesday all bonus times are doubled!!!




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Heartland Poker Tour Expands to West Coast!




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                  

HPT Expands Tour to West Coast
Nationally-Televised Event Announced at Thunder Valley

Lincoln, CAApril 23, 2013 – Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) announced a West Coast expansion of their popular tour with a nationally-televised event at Thunder Valley Casino Resort near Sacramento, California.  The series, September 20th-29th, will include a deepstack event, nationally-televised Main Event with three starting flights, and a full schedule of cash tournaments and qualifying events.

Friday, April 19, 2013

FRIDAY @5pm DEEPSTACK

Registration is open!! The Friday Night Deepstack is back after finishing up the Sweet 16 Tournament Series earlier this week. The buy-in tonight is $125 with $10,000 in starting chips.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

ON THE CLOCK 4 OF A KIND BONUS TO BE OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE LAST WEEKEND OF APRIL

BONUS DAYS

Join us from Friday April 26-Tuesday April 30 where the On the Clock 4 of a Kind Bonus promotion will be offered 24 hours a day. Plus on Monday and Tuesday all Bonus Times will be doubled.


On the Clock 4 of a kind bonus

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SWEET 16 MAIN EVENT FINAL RESULTS

1 William Chao, San Pablo Ca………………..$71,550
2 Sam Rotar, Melbourne Australia…………...$43,200
3 Michael Toller, Sacramento Ca……………..$27,000
4 Mariano Alaniz, Novato Ca………………....$21,600
5 Thanh Che, Elk Grove Ca…………………..$16,200
6 Mimi Luu, San Bruno Ca……………...... …$13,500
7 Steve Strickland, Rocklin Ca………………..$10,800
8 Arsalan Najmabadi, San Francisco Ca….......$8,100
9 John Bettencourt, Stockton Ca…………..…..$6,075
10 David Roldan, Auburn Ca……...…………..$4,725
11 Dangkhoa Doan, Elk Grove Ca…...………..$2,700
12 Paul White, Livermore Ca……........……….$2,700
13 Hou Vang, Rocklin Ca………………..…….$2,700
14 Alex Notov, Berkeley Ca…………..………..$2,700
15 Rellie Sigua, Daly City Ca……………..……$2,700
16 Jay Bozorgi, San Jose Ca……………..…….$2,700
17 Stuart Crooks, Antelope Ca……………...…$2,700
18 Mike Jacob, Hollister Ca……………..……..$2,700
19 Kao Vang, Pleasant Grove Ca…………...…$2,700
20 Louis Phan, Elk Grove Ca………………….$2,700
21 Haroun Dalaig, San Francisco Ca………….$2,025
22 Troy Eddlemon, Roseville Ca………………$2,025
23 Cameron Anicete, Elk Grove Ca…………...$2,025
24 Richard Trdendly, Napa Ca………………..$2,025
25 Michael Postle, Sacramento Ca…………….$2,025
26 Rory Callan, Laytonville Ca………………..$2,025
27 Frank Szuchopa, Pleasant Hill Ca…………$2,025
28 Jimmy Zeledon, San Jose Ca……………….$2,025
29 Randy Gil, Milpitas Ca……………………..$2,025
30 Surapol Budtanase, Fairfield Ca…………..$2,025

Entries: 270 / Prize Pool: $270,000

Sunday, April 14, 2013

SWEET 16 MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE IS SET

Sweet 16 Main Event Finalist


Thanh Che, Michael Toller, Mimi Luu, Mariano Alaniz, Sam Rotar, William Chao, Steve Strickland



Chip Leader: Sam Rotar....San Francisco, CA
1,212,000

2.Thanh Che........Elk Grove, CA
1,169,000

3. Mariano Alaniz.....Novato, CA
569,000
4. William Chao.......El Sobrante, CA
383,000


5. Michael Toller.......Sacramento, CA
312,000


6. Mimi Luu.......San Jose, CA
308,000


7. Steven Strickland......Rocklin, CA
101,000

Sweet 16 Main Event: Day 2 update with Mimi Luu

Day 2 of the Sweet 16 Main Event is upon us. A total of 50 players made it through Day 1A and Day 1B to come back and restart their quest for the $71,550 first place prize.

The first four levels of the day were action packed as more than half the field was cut leaving just 23 contenders to vie for the title.
I caught up with tournament pro Mimi Luu (San Bruno, CA) on the second break to find out a little more about her. She has built her stack up today from $54K to almost $150K. She told me about a big hand that doubled her up. "I had AK suited, open raised and the button shoved all-in. I called and ended up hitting the nut flush to double up," Mimi said.

Mimi has won a California State Poker Championship event ($14K) and the $2K buy-in Bay 101 Shooting Star Classic ($105K). She has over $250K in tournament earnings and will add to that total today.

Mimi Luu and the rest of the players are all in the money with the top 30 spots paying out at least double their buy-in. 11th-20th place will receive $2,700 while 21st-30th take home $2,025. Check the earlier blog post to see the full payout structure.

The tournament will be played down to the seven handed final table which will stream live tomorrow starting at 4:00PM right here on the Thunder Valley Poker Blog.

Garrett Roth from Ante Up Magazine and Mimi Luu



Garrett Roth
Ante Up Magazine
Northern California Ambassador

MAIN EVENT UPDATE

We are in the money. Currently we have 28 players remaining.

















Picture above is Tournament Director, Wil Hernandez overseeing the action.

Interview with 2012 Sweet 16 Tournament Winner Amber Chatwin

SWEET 16 MAIN EVENT DAY 2 CHIP COUNT

WILLIAM CHAO                                           239,800
DANGKHOA DOAN                                     211,800
ALEX NOTOV                                              177,200
JOHN MINER                                               160,300
N/A                                                                 158,800
N/A                                                                 157,500
RON MINNIS                                                 154,700
HAROUN DALAIG                                        153,700
MARIANO ALANIZ                                       151,300
PAUL WHITE                                                  141,500
ARSALAN NAJMABADI                                 132,700
CAMERON ANICETE                                     109,400
RICHARD TRDENDLY                                    103,300
FRANK SZUCHOPA                                        101,300
SURAPOL BUDTANASE                                   98,300
RANDY GIL                                                        96,100
SAMUEL ROTAR                                                94,800
RELLIE SIGUA                                                    93,600
MIKE JACOB                                                      90,800
JAMES ATWOOD                                               80,900
MICHAEL TOLLER                                             79,600
HOU VANG                                                         79,600
LOUIS PHAN                                                       77,400 
AMIT SEHGAL                                                    72,100
SASHA SABBAGHIAN                                         69,700
DAVID ROLDAN                                                68,800
WILLIAM HEINSELMAN                                      66,100
ERIC CURTIS                                                      60,600
BRUCE FLING                                                     59,700
STUART CROOKS                                              56,200
TROY EDDLEMON                                              56,200
MIMI LUU                                                             54,600
KAO VANG                                                          52,600
JAY BOZORGI                                                      43,500
CASEY SANDRETTO                                           43,100
ALI GOUSHEH                                                      40,900
RUDY ROBLEDO                                                  40,400
DAN HAYWOOD                                                  37,700
MICHAEL POSTLE                                               35,200
THOMPSON PHU                                                 35,100
GABRIEL URS                                                       31,000
RORY CALLAN                                                    30,700
N/A                                                                         28,300
JIMMY ZELEDON                                                 26,000
KATHHYRINE GUEST                                          25,600
KATHERINE RENFIELD                                       24,000
JOHN BETTENCOURT                                         23,000
ALAN MASTIC                                                     18,900
ROBERT ROSS                                                     11,900
N/A                                                                             800











SWEET 16 DAY 2

It's a beautiful day at Thunder Valley Casino Resort as we prepare to get the cards in the air to start day 2. We will play until we get down to the 7.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

SWEET 16 MAIN EVENT PRIZE POOL

1 $71,550
2 $43,200
3 $27,000
4 $21,600
5 $16,200
6 $13,500
7 $10,800
8  $8,100
9  $6,075
10 $4,725
11 $2,700
12 $2,700
13 $2,700
14 $2,700
15 $2,700
16 $2,700
17 $2,700
18 $2,700
19 $2,700
20 $2,700
21 $2,025
22 $2,025
23 $2,025
24 $2,025
25 $2,025
26 $2,025
27 $2,025
28 $2,025
29 $2,025
30 $2,025

SWEET 16 MAIN EVENT UPDATE

Sweet 16 Tournament Series

The field is set for the Sweet 16 Main Event.  The Main Event drew 270 entrants with a prize pool of $270,000!

SWEET 16 MAIN EVENT DAY 1A CHIP COUNT

WILLIAM CHAO                        239,000
STEVE S                                   158,800
RON MINNIS                             154,700
PAUL WHITE                             141,500
CAMERON ANICETE                109,400
FRANK SZUCHOPA                  101,300
RANDY GIL                                  96,100
MIKE JACOB                                90,800
HOU VANG                                   79,600
AMIT SEHGAL                              72,100
DAVID ROLDAN                           68,800
BRUCE FLING                               59,700
KAO VANG                                   52,600
JAY BOZORGI                               43,500
MIKE POSTLE                               35,700
GABRIEL URS                                31,000
JIMMY ZELEDON                           26,000

Thursday, April 11, 2013

SWEET 16 MAIN EVENT

Sweet 16 Tournament Series

The Main Event begins tomorrow morning at 11:00am. If are still looking to satellite your way in we will be offering one table satellites until the start of day 1B Saturday morning.

EVENT #15 RESULTS

Congratulation to Tim Johnston of Twain Harte, CA. winner of event #15


  1. Tim Johnston, Twain Haste, CA...........$2213
  2. Jeff Hull, Morgan Hill, CA....................$2211
  3. Kat Guest, Antelope, CA.....................$2211
  4. Keith Sturtze, Marysville, CA...............$2211
  5. Matt Boddorf, Lincoln, CA...................$2211
  6. Albert Sanchez, Peryn, CA...................$2211
  7. Jeff Hall, Rocklin, CA...........................$676
  8. Eric Peterson, Penn Valley, CA.............$507
  9. Kevin Nathan, Roseville, CA.................$423
  10. N/A......................................................$338
  11. N/A.......................................................$211
  12. David Alcala, Rocklin, CA.....................$211
  13. N/A.......................................................$211
  14. N/A.......................................................$211
  15. N/A........................................................$211 
  16. Charlito Aseberos, Elk Grove, CA..........$211
  17. Sjoeke Lazor, Grass Valley, CA............. $211
  18. Tony Yuke, Sacramento, CA...................$211
Entries: 169 / Prize Pool: $16,900
 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SWEET 16 SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY

11:00am $65 buy-in Main Event MEGA Satellite

3:30pm $120 buy-in Main Event MEGA Satellite

7:00pm Event #15 $10,000 Guaranteed NLH Deep Stack 3X Bounty. Buy-in $200 with $75 bounties.

One table satellites will be offered throughout the day. Buy-in $50 with 1st and 2nd winning the $200 entry into event #15.

EVENT #14 RESULTS


Congratulations to John Grisler of Rancho Cordova, Ca. winner of event #14


  1. John Grisler, Rancho Cordova Ca...... $1,567
  2. Richard Vogelsang, Sacramento Ca... $1,012
  3. Shawn Roberts, Rocklin Ca................. $1,011
  4. Bobby Corpos, Sacramento Ca............ $1,011
  5. Nino Klebik, Napa Ca............................ $1,011
  6. Gerard Jayawardene, Fairfield Ca.......... $348
  7. Mathew Stump, Rocklin Ca..................... $278
  8. John Huey, Sacramneto Ca..................... $209
  9. Chertong Moua, Antelope Ca.................. $174
  10. Jason Ross, Gardenview Tx................... $139
  11. David Alcala, Rocklin Ca........................ $100
  12. Tom Weihrauch, Davis Ca....................... $100

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SWEET 16 SERIES IS NOT OVER YET !!

JOIN US FOR THE LAST TWO TOURNAMENTS BEFORE THE MAIN EVENT OF OUR SWEET 16 SERIES


Tuesday April 9th @ 7pm Event #14

UP THE ANTE NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM
$100 buy-in (ante only structure)
Players start with $6000 in chips
20-minute blind levels

Wednesday April 10th @7pm Event #15

DEEPSTACK KNOCKOUT 3X BOUNTY
$10,000 GUARANTEED
$200 buy-in, $75 bounties
20-minute blind levels
(one table satellites offered the day of event)

EVENT #13 RESULTS


Congratulations to Ronald Talmage of Rocklin, Ca. winner of Event #13


  1. Ronald Talmage, Rocklin Ca........ $1,008
  2. Rahim Omar, Lincoln Ca.............. $1,008
  3. Ali Gousheh, Fair Oaks Ca.......... $1,008
  4. David Turpin, Rio Linda Ca............. $448
  5. Steven Van Dyke, Roseville Ca.....  $336
  6. David Diiorio, Placerville Ca........  $269
  7. Jason Tourville, Roseville Ca.......  $224
  8. Christopher Berry, Roseville Ca.... $179

Monday, April 8, 2013

EVENT #12 RESULTS

Congratulations Phong Van of Elk Grove, Ca. winner of Event #12

  1. Phong Van, Elk Grove CA......... ............. $2453
  2. Andrew Berlfein,Yuba City CA............... $1854
  3. Sharon Sanchez, Penryn CA.................... $1805
  4. Sasha Sabbaghian, Granite Bay CA......... $1805
  5. Andy Ontell, Antelope CA....................... $1805
  6. Thompson Phu, Galt CA.......................... $1405
  7. Helen Coronado, Fresno CA..................... $586
  8. Jeff Sardella, Lincoln CA........................... $439
  9. John Brown, Biggs CA.............................. $366
  10. Nikolay Masloutsov, Sacramento CA........ $293
  11. Jon Johnson, Marysville CA...................... $183
  12. Victor Fong, Sacramento CA.................... $183
  13. Russsell Eide, Garden Valley CA............... $183
  14. Amber Chatwin, Lincoln CA...................... $183
  15. N/A
  16. Henry Akana, Rocklin CA......................... $183
  17. Chris Primitino, Sacramento CA................. $183
  18. Matthew Boddorf, Lincoln CA................... $183
  19. Joseph Hobbs, Lincoln CA......................... $183
  20. Michael Xayamongkhoun, Sacramento CA.. $183
         Entries: 183 / Prize Pool: $14,640

Sunday, April 7, 2013

EVENT #11 $100K RESULTS

 

Congratulations to Michael Engell from Fairfield, Ca., who fought through the field of 439 players to win Event #11 of the Sweet 16 Series



1. Michael Engell, Fairfield Ca................ $29,204
2. N/A..................................................... $29,203
3. N/A..................................................... $29,203
4. Kenneth Jorgensen, Gold River Ca.... $13,475
5. Fong Yang, Fresno Ca....................... $10,100
6. Jay Zetz, Elk Grove Ca........................ $8,820
7. Chio Saelee, Antelope Ca................... $6,735
8. Gangi Thonduru, Dublin Ca................. $5,050
9. Justin Chen, Sacramento Ca................ $3,790
10.Haroun Dalaig, San Francisco Ca....... $2,525
11.Gary Tanko, Lincoln Ca...................... $1,685
12.Robert Jones, Lincoln Ca.................... $1,685
13.Shawn Roberts, Roclin Ca.................. $1,685
14.Theresa Cummings, Nevada City Ca.. $1,685
15.David Paletta, Colusa Ca.................... $1,685
16.N/A..................................................... $1,430
17.N/A..................................................... $1,430
18.Larry Ito, Sacramento Ca................... $1,430
19.Jaff Spruitenburh, Burlingame Ca....... $1,430
20.Bruce Angeski, Sacramento Ca......... $1,430
21.Cherie Beasly, San Francisco Ca....... $1,260
22.Daniel Perkins,Vacaville Ca................ $1,260
23.John Bettencourt, Stockton Ca........... $1,260
24.Matthew Boddorf, Lincoln Ca.............. $1,260
25.Dominic Ruiz, Tracy Ca...................... $1,260
26.Chee Cheong, Milpitas Ca.................. $1,260
27.Henry Akana Jr, Rocklin Ca................ $1,260
28.N/A...................................................... $1,260
29.Richard Lambert, Roseville Ca........... $1,260
30.Jason Nguyen, Elk Grove Ca.............. $1,260
31.Kirill Tarasenko, Sacramento Ca........ $1,260
32.N/A..................................................... $1,260

Entries: 439 / Prize Pool: $175,600


EVENT #11 UPDATE

We are down to the final 7. Currently we are at level 21. Ante $4,000, blinds are $12,000-$24,000. Results to follow.