Saturday, August 29, 2015

FRIDAY DEEPSTACK @5PM

ENTRIES: 62 / PRIZE POOL: $6,076
 
1ST RON BAWDEN SACRAMENTO, CA $1,761
2ND YOLANDE MACDONALD GRASS VALLEY, CA $1,215
3RD SAID RAHMANI ELK GROVE, CA $790
4TH JOHN EVANS CONCORD, CA $608
5TH MOHAMMAD DIRSIYE SACRAMENTO, CA $456
6TH JAMES VANDERSCHUUR AUBURN, CA $365
7TH JOHTHAN NGUYEN CHICO, CA $289
8TH JOSE RIVERA HAYWARD, CA $228
9TH GARY TANKO LINCOLN, CA $182
10TH TYLER COUNTRYMAN ROCKLIN, CA $182


Thursday, August 27, 2015

OMAHA 8 or BETTER

 ENTRIES: 51 / PRIZE POOL: $2,295
 
1ST MOHAMMAD DIRSIYE SACRAMENTO, CA $584
2ND HANSEN GARY STOCKTON, CA $480
3RD CAMYRE CARLTON CARMICHAEL, CA $298
4TH RICHARD STARK SACRAMENTO, CA $230
5TH ROMNEY DANIEL RANCHO CORDOVA, CA $172
6TH MORA FERNANDO ROSEVILLE, CA $138
7TH DUONG TAM ROCKLIN, CA $109
8TH SPINETTI MICHAEL LAS VEGAS, NV $86
9TH BARRY GEORGE FOLSOM, CA $69
10TH MODE ROY SACRAMENTO, CA $69
11TH CANNON GONZALES SACRAMENTO, CA $60


Monday, August 24, 2015

SUNDAY NIGHT KNOCKOUT RESULTS

TOTAL ENTRIES: 97         PRIZE POOL: $5,626

1 JOSEPHINE LEI  FREMONT,CA$1,000
2 DONALD LOUDON  ROSEVILLE,CA$1,000
3 MARQUES LAESAR  PENRYN,CA$581
4 BOBBY LEE  MARYSVILLE,CA$581
5 KIRK REXFORD  FOLSOM,CA$581
6 RAYMOND SMITH  COLUSA,CA$581
7 WILLIAM BENNETT  W. SAC,CA$581
8 NATHAN PATTERSON  ROSEVILLE,CA$580
9 AMJED SHEHADEH  MARYSVILLE,CA$141

Friday, August 21, 2015

FRIDAY @ 5 RESULTS


ENTRIES: 63 / PRIZE POOL: $6,174

1 MICHAEL TIPOFF, LINCOLN CA $880
2 BRIAN BERGQUIST, PILOT HILL CA $880
3 JOHN FRAIVILLIG, ROCKLIN CA $880
4 JAKE LIN, GRASS VALLEY CA $880
5 ATHENA DUNN, LINCOLN CA $880
6 MARK WARNER, ROSEVILLE CA $897
7 DEVIN CHENG, ALTADENA CA $293
8 MARK YEAGER, ROSEVILLE CA $232
9 CHARLES JURIN, PALO CEDRO CA $185
10 RYAN ORDONEZ, SACRAMENTO CA $185

Thursday, August 20, 2015

3RD WEDNESDAY P.L.O. 8 OR BETTER

 
ETNRIES: 62 / PRIZE POOL: $2,790
 
 
1ST MOHAMMAD DIRSIYE SACRAMENTO, CA $592
2ND DANIEL ROMNEY RANCHO CORDOVA, CA $472
3RD MASSOMI EMMAN DAVIS, CA $472
4TH BARRY GEORGE FOLSOM, CA $472
5TH ANDREW SWANSON YUBA CITY, CA $209
6TH CARLTON CAMYRE CARMICHAEL, CA $167
7TH ERIC STAMP ROSEVILLE, CA $133
8TH JOHNSON TERRY RANCHO CORDOVA, CA $105
9TH WONG LARRY SAN FRANCISCO, CA $84
10TH HAYATA TAKESAITA SAN LEANDRO, CA $84


 

Monday, August 17, 2015

SUNDAY NIGHT KNOCKOUT RESULTS


ENTRIES: 103 / PRIZE POOL: $8,549

1 SHARON SANCHEZ, PENRYN CA $1,200
2 PAMELA WILLIAMS, MARYSVILLE CA $845
3 NADAR HADDAD, AUBURN CA $844
4 MASOUD SAFAPOUR, DUBLIN CA $844
5 WOOD BAILY, ROCKLIN CA $844
6 JUAN OLMOS, SACRAMENTO CA $400
7 BAO HO, SACRAMENTO CA $254
8 CHIMAN LY, ELK GROVE CA $194
9 CHARLES REDHEAD, COVINGTON GA $134
10 JOSEPH RASKIN, RANCHO CORDOVA CA $105
11 JONATHAN GRAHAM, CITRUS HEIGHTS CA $105
12 RAYMOND FLOWERS, ROSEVILLE CA $105
13 DONALD LOUDON, ROSEVILLE CA $100

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ante Up World Championships - Main Event - Results

Here are the results for Event 18 - $1650 Main Event - in the 2015 Ante Up World Championships Series

8/8/15
228 Entries
$335,160 Prize Pool
Paying 27 Places





Place Name City Payout
1 Cy Williams Davis, CA $78,860
2 Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA $55,335
3 Phong 'Turbo' Nguyen Los Angeles, CA $35,594
4 Jordan Beers Martinez, CA $26,344
5 Cary Marshall Sun Valley, CA $19,774
6 Duy Ho Honolulu, HI $15,820
7 Gabiel Lopez E. Palo Alto, CA $13,138
8 Gary Pisarek Auburn, CA $10,524
9 Yanki Koppel Sunnyvale, CA $7,856
10 Hieu Le SAaramento, CA $5,765
11 Tony Bracy W. Sacramento, CA $5,765
12 Richard Orchid Chico, CA $5,765
13 Ian Bey Sacramento, CA $4,726
14 Jeff Wakamiya Sacramento, CA $4,726
15 Michael Loncar Roseville, CA $4,726
16 Sok Chean Sacramento, CA $4,022
17 Kathryn Tran  San Jose, CA $4,022
18 George Saca Sacramento, CA $4,022
19 Bill Louie El Dorado Hills, CA $3,519
20 n/a n/a $3,519
21 Heather Reese Gulf Breeze, FL $3,519
22 Benjamin Barad San Rafael, CA $3,151
23 Aaron Iqbal Elk Grove, CA $3,151
24 Konrad Kuciej Stockton CA $3,151
25 Anne Bui San Jose, CA $2,782
26 David Plasket San Francisco, CA $2,782
27 Toko Luu San Jose, CA $2,782

Ante Up World Championships Series Events Results

Here are the results from all the events during the 2015 @AnteUpMagazine World Championships Series.

Event 1 - $100 Kickoff with 10,000 Guaranteed - Roberto Ibarra, winner
Event 2 - $100 Knockout with $25 Bounties - Luke Williams, winner
Event 3 - $180 with $20,000 Guaranteed - Michael McMurray, winner
Event 4 - $140 Bankroll Builder - 12 winners
Event 5 - $180 Omaha 8OB with $10,000 Guaranteed - Jake Morgan, winner
Event 6 - $425 DeepStack with $200,000 Guaranteed - Darrel Dier winner
Event 7 - $150 with $50 Bounties and $10,000 Guaranteed - Lacy Smith winner
Event 8 - $100 Ante Only - Gabriel Calderon, winner
Event 9 - $180 6-Max with $10,000 Guaranteed - Roger Bailey winner
Event 10 - $180 Escalator with $10,000 Guaranteed - Jake Lin winner
Event 11 - $300 Black Chip Bounty w/ $30,000 Guaranteed + $100 Bounties - Tammy Robinson
Event 12 - $150 HORSE - Mike Postle, winner
Event 13 - $235 w/ $25,000 Guaranteed - Nhat Tran, winner
Event 14 - $365 Heads Up - Joel Huppe, winner
Event 15 - $235 PLO - Chet Perrigo, winner
Event 16 - $300 Black Chip Bounty w/$100 Bounties - Sean Drake winner
Event 17 - $265 OFC Pineapple - Sly Sylvester winner
Event 18 - $1650 Main Event - Cy Williams winner
Event 19 - $250 Western Senior Poker Series - Mike McGonigle winner
Event 20 - $100 Knockout with $25 Bounties - Steve Marion winner

Cy Williams - Ante Up World Champion

He started the final table as the short stack with just 261,000 chips. A double-up early on, then he knocks out both Cary Marshall and Jordan Beers on one hand when his QQ holds against A7 and AJ. One the final hand he hits trip 6's against two pair and top kicker against defending champ Justo Avalos for the win.
Williams collects $78,860 as the champion.

Justo Avalos - 2nd place

Defending champion Just Avalos lost a big pot QJ v AJ on a J-high board to Cy Williams, then on a 4662x board, he calls Williams' all in with A4, only to see Williams with A6.
Justo finishes 2nd, collecting $55,335

Head Up for the Title

We are now heads up with Justo @AvalosJust Avalos and Cy Williams for the 2015 @AnteUpMagazine World Championship


Cy Williams (left) v Justo Avalos (right)

Phong 'Turbo' Nguyen - 3rd Place

On the first hand after break, @phongturbo Nguyen is all in with JT, and he has run into the AA of defending Ante Up World Champion Just Avalos. Turbo catches a J on the turn, but on J or T on the river, and Turbo finishes 3rd, collecting $35,594

Cary Marshall - 5th Place, Jordan Beers - 4th Place



Cary Marshall is all in with A7, Jordan Beers all in with AJ and Cy Williams, how started the day as the shortstack, has both players covered and is holding QQ. Neither Beers nor Marshall improves and Williams scores a double KO.

Marshall takes 5th, cashing for $19,774
Beers takes 4th, earning $26,344

Duy Ho - 6th Place

Duy Ho moved all in with A6 and was called by the QQ of Cy Williams. Duy flopped a gutshot straight draw, but no 3 or A showed on the turn or river, and Ho is eliminated in 6th place, earning $15,820.

Justo Avalos - Chipleader



Justo @AvalosJust Avalos, chipleader going into play tonight with 2,685,000 chips, is the defending champion in this event. He won last year when the final table was held poolside here at Thunder Valley Resort. Married with three children, Avalos has been playing for about 4 years now, and his wife and family have not decided what they'll do if he wins back-to-back titles.

Duy Ho - 2nd in Chips



Duy Ho, a poker pro out of Honolulu, HI, starts tonight 2nd in chips with 1,558,000. Married with 3 children, Ho has been playing poker for 5 years. He final tabled the 2012 WSOP Event 54, finishing 5th, and took 6th in Event 9 of the 2031 WSOP, along with being the 2013 Macau 6-max champ.
If he wins tonight, Duy's wife gets a new Mercedes Benz.

Jordan Beers - 3rd in Chips



Jordan Beers, a poker dealer for BlueDog, starts tonight 3rd in chips with 1,060,000. The Martinez, CA resident has been playing poker for about 10 years and is engaged to Stacie Tomita. He normally plays at the Oaks Card Club in Emeryville, and plays to play more poker if he takes down the title tonight.

Cary Marshall - 4th in Chips



Cary @Moe_Rawn Marshall has been playing poker so long, he can't remember when he started. He starts play tonight 4th in chips with 805,000. Previous winner of the WSOP Circuit Main Event in Lake Tahoe, Marshall also finished 71st in the 2013 WSOP Main Event and "won too many seniors events to count."
Marshall plays to play more poker if he wins, and says what he does best at a poker table is "looking good walking away."

Phong 'Turbo' Nguyen - 5th in Chips



@phongturbo Phong 'Turbo' Nguyen, a poker pro from Los Angeles, starts tonight 5th in chips with 478,000. He has been playing for eight years and say his top accomplishment was marrying Lynda Tran. The couple has two children - JadeLynn and Teresa - and don't forget Lucky and Max, the two family dogs. Turbo says he plans to do some charity work if he wins tonight.
"Turbo RunGood in life and in poker."

Cy Williams - 6th in Chips



Cy Williams - a golf coach from Davis, starts the final table 6th in chips with 261,000. He has been playing for 10 years, mostly at Capitol Casino in downtown Sacramento. He final tabled
a WSOP $1500 in 2013. He says he plays to buy a new car if he wins tonight.

Tonight's Final Table

Here are the players vying tonight for the 2015 @AnteUpMagazine World Championship title and the $78,860 that goes to the winner. The final table is being LiveStreamed right here via this blog, watch it here starting at 6:30pm.


(From Left, front row) Phong 'Turbo' Nguyen and Jordan Beers (From Left, back row) Tournament Director Matt Savage, Cary Marshall, Duy Ho, Justo Avalos, Cy Williams, Thunder Valley Director of Poker Operations Ben Erwin

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Event 20 - $100 with $25 Bounties - Results



Here are the Results for Event 20 - $100 with $25 Bounties  - in the 2015 Ante Up World Championships Series.

8/9/15
115 Entries
$6,670 Prize Pool
Paying 13 Places


Place Name City Payout
1 Steve Marion
Auburn, CA
$759
2 Fayez Boulos
Elk Grove, CA
$759
3 Fernando Mora
Roseville, CA
$759
4 Roger Wilson
Somerset, CA
$759
5 Nader Haddad
Auburn, CA
$759
6 Amanda Alvarez
Point Orange, FL
$758
7 Brian Bergquist
Pilot Hill, CA
$758
8 Amjed Sheadeh
Marysville, CA
$758
9 Ray Ferrari
Vallejo, CA
$150
10 Gloria Rhodes
Winters, CA
$117
11 Donald Aasland
Lincoln, CA
$117
12 Mary Nivens


Yuba City, CA
$117

Your LiveStream Final Table

Here is the LiveStream Final Table for Monday, the @AnteUpMagazine World Championships Main Event.



Seat Name City Chipcount
1 Duy Ho Honolulu, Hi 1,558,000
2 Cary Marshall Sun Valley, NV 805,000
3 Phong 'Turbo' Nguyen Los Angeles, CA 478,000
4 Jordan Beers Martinez, CA 1,060,000
5 Cy Williams Davis, CA 261,000
6 Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA 2,685,000

Gabriel Lopez - 7th Place

Gabriel Lopez moves all-in and is called by Duy Ho

Lopez - 99
Ho - AQ

There is a Q in the window, another on the river, and we have an official LiveStream Final Table

Gabriel Lopez - $13,138

That's a Wrap

We have a LiveStream Final Table, we'll have full chipcounts for you in a while

Duy Good

Gabriel Lopez bets out 225,000 on the turn with the board reading 6♦7♥6♣A♠ and Duy Ho makes the call.

Ho checks dark - as he has done a number of times in the last 2 hours - and Lopez checks behind.

Ho - A9

"Oh, you're good," says Lopez as he mucks

Ho - 1,125,000
Lopez - 510,000

LiveStream Bubble

We are 7-handed, one away from the end of the night, with the final 6 coming back at 630pm Monday for a LiveStream final table from the outdoor patio at High Steaks Steakhouse.

Defending champion Justo Avalos is more than a million chips clear of the field as he goes for back-to-back titles.

Gary Pisarek - 8th Place

Gary Pisarek is all in for his tournament life and chipleader Justo @AvalosJust Avalos makes the call.

Pisarek - QQ
Avalos - AA

Justo has aces ...

The board runs out K♠7♠5♣T♣8♠ and Pisarek is out in 8th place, and we are on the Final LiveStream Table bubble.

Gary Pisarek - $10,524
Justo Avalos - 2,470,000

Yanki Koppel - 9th Place

Yanki Koppel moves all in for 171,000 from early position and Cary Marshall hesitates, then makes the call from the BB, having about 700,000 behind.

Koppel - A♠5♠
Marshall - Q♣J♠

The flop is all shiny, J♦8♦9♦, turn K♦, river 9♠ and Koppel, who started the day 50/53, cashes in 9th place

Yanki Koppel - $7,856
Cary Marshall - 945,000

Leveled Up

The 9 remaining players are now at blinds of 12000/24000 with 4000 antes.

Gabriel Lopez just led out for 75,000, only to have Duy Ho yell out "All in," from the BB.

Lopez folds and Ho shows A♣K♠

Western Senior Poker Series - Results



Here are the Results for Event 19 - $250 Western Senior Poker Series.

8/9/15
83 Entries
$17,645 Prize Pool
Paying 10 Places




Place Name City Payout
1 Michael McGonigle Roseville, CA $3,902
2 Marty Gorenc Pt. Orange, FL $2,998
3 Robert Reina Livermore, CA $2,998
4 James Rick Colson Sacramento, CA $2,998
5 Patricia Kniespeck Milpitas, CA $1,323
6 Afshin Gousheh Fair Oaks, CA $1,059
7 Dean Freedlander San Francisco, CA $882
8 Robert Adler Danville, CA $706
9 Barry Birdwell Marysville, CA $529
9 Jimmie Gariss Santa Rosa, CA $250

Hieu Le - 10th Place

Hieu Le and Cary Marshall are all in preflop, and Marshall has Le covered.

Le - A2
Marshall - A6

The flop of K-2-6 hits both players, but the J-Q runout does not help Le improve and he is eliminated in 10th palce

Hieu Le - $4,765
Cary Marshall - 475,000

Pass The Chips

You're not seeing hand updates because there are very few hands playing out right now. An occasional all in preflop from a shortstack gets insta-folds all around. A hand that gets a flop is rarely making it to the turn, and the stacks are not changing a whole lot.

Nobody Wants 10th Place Money

This 10-handed table is shifting chips around, but nobody is making a big play for anyone else's stack. Justo Avalos being 1.1 million clear of the field may have something to so with keeping everyone else in check.

Official Chipcounts

Here are the chipcounts for the 10 remaining players in the Ante Up World Championship Main Event.

Level 23
Blinds 10000/20000
Antes 3000

Name Chipcount
Justo Avalos 2,112,000
Duy Ho 919,000
Jordan Beers 744,000
Gabriel Lopez 506,000
Yanki Koppel 500,000
Gary Pisarek 479,000
Cary Marshall 420,000
Cy Williams 405,000
Hieu Le 292,000
Turbo Nguyen 195,000

10-Minute Break

Players are on a 10-minute break and so is the LiveUpdate team

Payouts 11-18

Here are the results for 11-18th place in Event 18 - $1650 Main Event - in the 2015 Ante Up World Championships Series



Place Name City Payout
11 Tony Bracy W. Sacramento, CA $5,765
12 Richard Orchid Chico, CA $5,765
13 Ian Bey Sacramento, CA $4,726
14 Jeff Wakamiya Sacramento, CA $4,726
15 Michael Loncar Roseville, CA $4,726
16 Sok Chean Sacramento, CA $4,022
17 Kathryn Tran  San Jose, CA $4,022
18 George Saca Sacramento, CA $4,022

Champ to 2 Milly

Justo @AvalosJust Avalos, Defending Champion in this event, leads out for 40,000 and Hieu Le calls.

The flop comes 3♦7♥9♥ and Avalos makes it 75,000, with Le making the call.

Avalos bumps it to 100,000 more on the 4♠ turn, only to see Le 3-bet to 260,000. Avalos makes the call and we have one of the largest pots of the tourney going.

The river is 5♦ and Avalos checks. Le makes it 355,000 and Avalos snap-calls. Le hesitates and Avalos turns over 55 for a rivered set. Le tosses his head back in anguish and mucks.

Avalos - 2,100,000
Le - 315,000

10-Handed Seat Assignments

Here are the final 10 players in the 2015 @AnteUpMagazine WOrld Championships Main Event, in seat position order.

1. Duy Ho -  1,000,000
2. Cary Marshall - 600,000
3. Turbo Nguyen - 260,000
4. Jordan Beers - 1,000,000
5. Yanki Koppel - 300,000
6. Gabriel Lopez - 525,000
7. Cy Williams - 350,000
8. Gary Pisarek - 375,000
9. Justo Avalos - 1,400,000
10. Hieu Le - 1,100,000

Duy Sends Us to Unofficial Final Table

Duy Ho leads out and Tony Bracy makes the call. The flop comes K-K-J and both players check.

A 5 lands on the turn, and Ho bets out, with Bracy making the call.

Another 5 comes on the river and the players get it all in.

Ho - AK
Bracy - A5

Kings full for HO, Fives full for Bracy, and Bracy is eliminated in 11th place, cashing for $5,765

We're redrawing for the final 10 right now.

Lopez Almost Makes in 3 in a Row

We lost Ian Bey on one hand, Richard Orchid the next hand, and now we have Gabriel Lopez all in for his tournament life and Tony Bracy makes the call.

Lopez - QJ
Bracy - AK

The board runs out J3622 and Lopez gets his double up

Lopez - 545,000
Bracy - 285,000

They're Going Fast

Ian Bey is out in 13th and Richard Orchid in 12th, Bey cashing for $4,726 and Orchid for $5,765

Marshall Takes Some From Avalos

Cary @Moe_Rawn Marshall leads out for 40,000 and Justo @AvalosJust Avalos makes the call from the BB.

The flop is A♣4♣6♥ and Avalos check-calls a 50,000 bet from Marshall.

The 9♠ hits and both players check. Both also check the 3♣ and Avalos shows 7♠6♣ for 3rd pair. Marshall shows T♦T♥ and takes the pot.

Marshall - 675,000
Avalos - 890,000

While this action was taking place, Hieu Le eliminated Ian Bey in 13th place. Bey collects $4,726

Jeff Wakamiya - 14th Place

We were checking out action at table 2 when Jeff Wakamiya was eliminated over at table 1. Jeff cashes for $4,726

Duy Doubles

Duy Ho catches his straight on the river, AQ on a 9TJJK board, to double through the 55 of Yanki Koppel.

Ho - 505,000
Koppel - 460,000

Level 22
8000/16000 blinds
2000 antes

13 players remain

No More Tens

The board is 9♦T♣4♦ and Richard Orchid moves all in for his last 86,000. Gary Pisarek calls fast and Cary Marshall is debating a call.

Pisarek is flipping a chip in his fingers, looking very anxious and happy, to the point Marshall decides his TJ is not good enough to call.

Orchid - T6
Pisarek - TK

All the Tens are out, and Marshall made a good laydown.

Turn is a 6, and Orchid doubles to 205,000
Pisarek goes to 245,000

Michael Loncar - 15th Place

Cary Marshall opens for 31,000 and Ante Up Nor Cal Classic Champ @Michael_Loncar moves all in for his last 86,00, with Marshall making the call.

Loncar - 99
Marshall - AA

Loncar's hand does not improve and he is eliminated in 15th place for $4,726.


Champ to a Milly Plus

Sok Chean moves all in, Richard Orchid hesitates, then gets out of the way and @AvalosJust Justo Avalos makes the call.

Chean - QQ
Avalos - AA

Sok has run into Justo's AA

The board goes J-2-8-8-J, Chean is eliminated, and Orchid says he folded quads as he dumped JJ to the all-in.

Sok Chean - $4,022
Justo Avalos - 1,145,000

They're Back At It

16 players remain, playing down to the Final Table of 6 tonight. Cards in the air with blinds of 6000/12000 and 2000 antes

Dinner Break Chipcounts

Here are the official chipcounts for the 16 remaining players in the Ante Up World Championships Main Event.
Players return to blinds of 6000/12000 with a 2000 Ante.


Name Chipcount
Ian Bey 801,000
Justo Avalos 740,000
Turbo Nguyen 718,000
Jordan Beers 590,000
Tony Bracy 573,000
Yanki Koppel 530,000
Duy Ho 370,000
Jeff Wakamiya 369,000
Gary Pisarek 367,000
Cary Marshall 338,000
Cy Williams 337,000
Sok Chean 245,000
Gabriel Lopez 223,000
Hieu Le 221,000
Richard Orchid 192,000
Michael Loncar 185,000

Make That an Hour Instead

Dinner Break is an hour long, for 16 players, chipcounts coming

Last Woman Out

Kathryn Tran is all in with K7, but she has run into the AA of Jordan Beers. Tran does not improve and the last woman is out of the Main Event in 17th place, earning $4,022

Bey Closing in on a Milly

Ian Bey just caught his T on the river against the 33 of Yanki Koppel, boosting his chipstack to just three orange 5k's away from a milly

Dinner Break Approaching

A 75-minute dinner break is coming at 6:20pm for the remaining 17 players in the Main Event. We'll take a break at that same time, but not before bringing you official chipcounts ...

Marshall Trending Down

Cary Marshall just doubled Jordan Beers, and now he's in deep in a hand with defending champion @AvalosJust Justo Avalos.

The board is J♠A♦8♦J♦ and Cary calls Justo's turn bet, leaving him just 75,000 behind.

When the 9♥ hits the turn, Justo calls for the All-in button, having Cary covered.

Marshall, releases, leaving himself 7.5BB.

Avalos moves to 455,000

Beers Doubles

Jordan Beers' QQ doubles through Cary Marshall.

Marshall - 200,000
Beers - 465,000

Are You Green With Envy?

The green 25,000 chips have been introduced into play. Jeff Wakamiya and Gary Pisarek each have four, while Ian Bey has a full stack of 'em.

George Saca - 18th Place

Cy Williams opens for 22,000, George Saca moves all in, Gabriel Lopez goes over the top all in and Williams calls all in.

Saca - AQ
Williams - AK
Lopez - AK

There is a K in the window and Saca is eliminated, the other two players chopping it up

Gabriel Lopez - 370,000
Cy Williams - 290,000
George Saca - $4,022

Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates

Payouts 19-27

Here are the results for 19-27th place in Event 18 - $1650 Main Event - in the 2015 Ante Up World Championships Series



Place Name City Payout
19 Bill Louie El Dorado Hills, CA $3,519
20 n/a n/a $3,519
21 Heather Reese Gulf Breeze, FL $3,519
22 Benjamin Barad San Rafael, CA $3,151
23 Aaron Iqbal Elk Grove, CA $3,151
24 Konrad Kuciej Stockton CA $3,151
25 Anne Bui San Jose, CA $2,782
26 David Plasket San Francisco, CA $2,782
27 Toko Luu San Jose, CA $2,782

2 Tables Remain

Down to 18 players, two tables, in the @AnteUpMagazine World CHampionships Main Event. Here are the final 18 with seat assignments and chipcounts.

Table 1

1. Justo Avalos - 287.000
2. Gary Pisarek - 520,000
3. Kathryn Tran - 265,000
4. Cary Marshall - 380,000
5. Michael Loncar - 119,000
6. Sok Chean - 345,000
7. Richard Orchid - 244,000
8. Jordan Beers - 260,000
9. Jeff Wakamiya - 659,000

Table 2
1. Gabriel Llpez - 330,000
2. Ian Bey - 870,000
3. Tony Bracy - 360,000
4. Hieu Le - 280,000
5. Cy Williams - 230,000
6. Turbo Nguyen - 820,000
7. Duy Ho - 170,000
8. George Saca - 130,000
9. Yanki Kopell - 550,000

Redraw Coming

Down to 18, full redraw coming, we'll have seat assignments and chipcounts coming shortly.

20 to go

With the elimination of @HeatherReeseAQ in 21st place, we are down to 20 in the @AnteUpMagazine World Championships Main Event.

The next two players out cash for $3,519, the same as Reese earned for 21st.

New Chipleader

Aaron @CaliGrown916 Iqbal and Turbo Nguyen mix it up and get it all in of a Kxx, 2 diamond flop.

Iqbal - KK
Nguyen A♦Q♦

Nguyen gets there on the turn with a diamond for nut flush in the biggest pot of the night, eliminating Iqbal in 23rd place.

Turbo Nguyen - 800,000 and the chiplead

Sok Gets Some from Jeff

Jeff Wakamiya opens for 20,000 from UTG, and Sok Chean bumps it to 60,000 from the button. Wakamiya hesitates, tehn decides to give it up.

Chean shows AK and Wakamiya says it would have been a flip, indicating he had a (most likely 66, 77 or 88) pair.

Both players are now at about 320,000

Turbo Gets a Bunch from Bracy

The flop is 8♠3♥T♦ and Tony Bracy bets out 45,000, only to see Turbo Nguyen shove, and Bracy calls.

Bracy - KT
Nguyen - JJ

The Jacks hold

Nguyen - 440,000
Bracy - 240,000

What are they Playing For?

Here are the Payouts for Event 18 - $1650 Main Event - in the 2015 Ante Up World Championships Series

8/8/15
228 Entries
$335,160 Prize Pool
Paying 27 Places



Place Payout
1 $78,860
2 $55,335
3 $35,594
4 $26,344
5 $19,774
6 $15,820
7 $13,138
8 $10,524
9 $7,856
10-12 $5,765
13-15 $4,726
16-18 $4,022
19-21 $3,519
22-24 $3,151
25-27 $2,782

Plaskett Runs into Aces

Dave Plaskett moves all in from the BB only to see that he ran into the AA of Ian Bey, who raised from the cutoff, forcing a fold from Duy Ho on the button.

The flop of AQx draws a groan from Ho, who says he folded AQ ...

Dave Plaskett - 26th place - $2,782

Bounty Tourney at 7pm

Come out tonight at 7pm for the final event in the 2015 @AnteUpMagazine World Championships Series, a $100 buyin with $25 bounties.

PLayers start with 6,000 chips and play 20-minute levels. Late registration is open until 8:35pm

Your Final 27

Here are the final three tables, everyone in the money, in the Ante Up World Championships Main Event.


Table 1
1. Ben Barad - 184,000
2. Heather Reese - 117,000
3. George Saca - 163,000
4. Aaron Iqbal - 316,000
5. Turbo Nguyen - 267,000
6. Tony Bracy - 441,000
7. Jordan Beers - 100,000
8. Cary Marshall - 449,000
9. Justo Avalos - 302,000

Table 2
1. Toko Luu - 94,000
2. Ian Bey - 599,000
3. Duy Ho - 443,000
4. Cy Williams - 244,000
5. Dave Plaskett - 57,000
6. Jake Kuciej - 31,000
7. Yanki Koppel - 280,000
8. Bill Louie - 100,000
9. Hieu Le - 211,000

Table 3
1. Sok Chean - 228,000
2. Anne Bui - 74,000
3. Gary Pisarek - 619,000
4. Gabriel Lopez - 214,000
5. Jeff Wakamiya - 470,000
6. Richard Orchid - 164,000
7. JZ Zhang - 207,000
8. Michael Loncar - 246,000
9. Kathryn Tran - 237,00

THomas Tran Bubbles

In with 77 against 55, Thomas Tran bubbles the Main Event when the other players four-flushes as the K♦ hits the river.

We'll have the full 27-player redraw for you in a few moments

On The Bubble Now

Sasha Sabbaghian and @Michael_Loncar mix it up in some blind on blind matchup, with Sasha shoving preflop for 101,000 and Michael going DEEP into the tank.

Loncar eventually calls, showing A7 and Sasha showing KQ.

There's a 7 in the window, all low from there out and Sasha is out in 29th, sending us to the money bubble and hand-for-hand play.

One Away from One Away

29 remain here with 45 minutes left in Level 18, blinds of 3000/6000 with 1000 antes. 27 make the money so we are one away from being one away from the money and going to hand-for-hand play.

Barad Down and Back Up

Ben Barad went DEEP into the tank when Thomas Tran shoved the river on a 2-6-Q-6-Q board, taking so much time that Tony Bracy - not in the hand - threatened to call clock.

"I've never called clock on a player when I wan not in the hand but I am about to do so now," said Bracy, adding more than three minutes had already gone off the clock.

Barad eventually folded, Tran taking down the pot to move to 130,000 and Barad to 105k.

Barad shoved the very next hand with AK and was called by another player's AQ. His hand held and Barad is back to 225,000.

Defending Champ Making a Serious Run

Justo Avalos - who won the 2014 @AnteUpMagazine World Championships Main Event - said earlier this week he was ready to make a run at defending his title. He played a number of the preliminary events, but decided to sit out the $365 heads-up tournament to better rest and prepare for the main event.

He fired once and ran rough, decided to buy back in and has been on a tear ever since getting his second 30,000-chip stack. Today in Level 17 he moved into the top-5 in chips with more than 400,000.

He said his goal is very simple, to have the winner's chips placed in a water-tight bag so he can dive into the pool at Thunder Valley to collect his back-to-back titles winnings.

63 so far for Seniors Event

There are 63 entries so far for the $250 Western Senior Poker Series event here, late registration open until 4:15pm

Koppel Climbing

Ian Bey opens for 11,000, Yanki Koppel calls and Bau Liu moves all in for more than 100,000. Bey folds and Koppel calls.

Liu - AQ
Koppel - 77

Liu shouts "Yes!" as an A is in teh window on an A6K flop.

The turn is a 7, however, Koppel catches a set and Liu is eliminated when a 4 lands on the river.

Yanki Koppel - 390,000


Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates

Bunching Up at the Top

Seven different players are vying for the chiplead at the moment here halfway through Level 17, blinds of 2500/5000 and 32 players left, just 5 from the money.

470,000 - Jeff Wakamiya
470,000 - Tony Bracy
430,000 - Justo Avalos
410,000 - Cary Marshall
410,000 - Ian Bey
390,000 - Yanki Koppel
378,000 - Duy Ho

6 From the Money

33 remain, 27 cash, 6 from the money and 6 from a full 3-table redraw. Remember, we play down to 6 today, with the final table coming back at 630pm Monday for a LiveStream from the outdoor patio at High Steaks Steakhouse.

Loncar Doubles



Early in Level 17, blinds of @AllenKessler-approved 2500/5000 and Michael Loncar goes over-the-top of Tony Yuke, all in for 86,000, James Hays repops all in for 140,000 and Yuke gets out of the way.

Loncar - AK
Hays - AJ

The AK holds on an 8-high board.

Loncar - 190,000
Hays - 50,000

Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates


Wakamiya to the Chiplead

Jeff Wakamiya bets out 75,000 on the river, Duy Ho calls, Wakamiya shows 44 for a full house and moves to 540,000, Ho down to 285,000 and we have a new Ante Up World Championships Main Event chipleader. Wakamiya started today with  174,500 and went on a heater for all of the last level.

Wakamiya on a Heater

Michael Loncar raises to 11,000 UTG, chipleader Duy Ho calls, Jeff Wakamiya makes it 45,000 and Bruce Angeski undershoves. Loncar tank-folds and HO gets out of the way.

Angeski - AT
Wakamiya - AK

The board runs out QTxxJ

Wakamiya moves to 355,000, Angeski - who final tabled a WSOP $1,000 this year - is eliminated in 38th place and Loncar avoids a river bustout

Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates

She's Finally Here

Carolyn Bermudez missed the entire first two levels today, showing for what she thought was the actual starting time of 2pm. He lost half of her stack to blinds and antes, but sits with 60,000 chips and only 10 players out of the money as she arrives for the start of Level 17, blinds of Allen Kessler-approved 2500/5000 and 500 antes.

Savage Says Take a Break

The 37 remaining players are on a 10-minute break, and the LiveUpdates team is running to Peets for coffee.

101 Champ Down

Jeff Wakamiya leads out for 11,500, called by Ante Up Nor Cal Champ Michael Loncar, then Ante Up 101 Casino Champ Tona Katkuoy moves all-in and we have 3 to a flop.

5♥8♣Q♠, check check
4♣ check check
7♣, Wakamiya bets 35,000 and Loncar calls

Wakamiya 5♣3♣ for the flush, Loncar mucks and Katkuoy is eliminated

Wakamiya - 326,000
Loncar 115,000

Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates

Around the Room Chipcounts

Chipcounts for some of the players here in Level 16 of Day 2

Duy Ho - 520,000
Tony Bracy - 387,000
Thomas Tran - 290,000
Cary Marshall - 290,000
Aaron Iqbal - 275,000
Jeff Wakamiya - 235,000
Jordan Beers - 212,000

George Saca just KO'd a player in a huge pot, we're counting now but he may be the new chipleader .. lets put him 2nd with 420,000

Murray Eliminated

Brett Murray was down to a single yellow 1,000 chip, facing an all in for half the SB, both Ian Bey and Thomas Tran also in the hand.

Bey raises to 11,000, Tran calls. Bey bets out on the A♠Q♣3♥ flop and Tran folds.

Bey - AJ
Murray - 69

Level 16
Blinds 2000/4000
Ante 500
37 players now remain

Brett Murray - eliminated

Ho First to Half Milly



Duy Ho is the first player to cross the 500,000-chip barrier. Approaching the first break of the day, players at blinds of 2000/4000 and Ho is sitting at 520,000.

Faces in the Day 2 Crowd

Here are some of the players in Day 2 of the Ante Up World Championships Main Event.

Defending Champion Justo Avalos

Heather Reese

Tona Katkuoy

Sok Chean

Michael Loncar

Joe Nguyen

Thomas Tran

Tony Bracy

Cary Marshall

George Saca

Jeff Wakamiya

Richard Orchid

Bruce Angeski

Senior Event at 2pm



The Western Senior Poker Series returns to Thunder Valley today at 2pm for the second of its four-part series.

The $250 buyin features 12,000 chips and 20-minute levels for the first 6 levels, with 30-minute levels from level 7 to the end.

Calling Carolyn Bermudez

We have a no-show 90 minutes in to Day 2.

Carolyn Bermudez started the day with 122,500 chips, and her stack is being blinded off as she has yet to take her seat for Day 2.

If you know her, call her ...

Tran Gets Reese

Kathryn Tran moves all in and is called by Heather Reese.

Tran - A♣8♣
Reese - A♠Q♥

The board comes out 8♥K♣J♣, and another 8 on the river too for Tran and she doubles through Reese

Tran - 135,000
Reese - 84,000

Level 16
Blinds 2000/4000
Ante 500
42 players remain

Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates

Aces Not Good, or are They?

The flop is K♣K♠8♦ and Gabriel Lopez bets 35,000, only to see Thomas Tran minraise him to 70,000.

Lopez tank-folds and shows AA face up.

Tran says "Want me to show?"

Lopez says yes and Tran shows QQ.

Tran - 270,000
Lopez - 165,000

Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates


Duy is Chipleader

First hand of the day and Duy Ho and Shawn @Sac_Poker Roberts mix it up in what turns out to be a huge pot, and since it happened a while ago, we already know from Ho that he was holding QQ.

The flop came out KQ9, giving Ho a set, but there was a flush draw on the board as well, so he bet out and Roberts called. A 2 on the turn and HO bet again, Roberts calling fast.

Another 2 on the river -- Queens full for Ho - and he sees Roberts lead out for 60k, almost 2/3rds of his stack. Ho raises all-in and Roberts snap calls, turning over 92 for Deuces full ...

Roberts, who started with 189,000, lost almost all his chips and was out shortly thereafter.

Ho is now up to almost 400,000 and has today's chiplead.

Dan Ross
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates

Aces, Aces

Gerald Silva moves all in and Dave Plaskett calls.

Silva - AA, he's in great shape
Plaskett - AA, really?

yep, they chop it up

Kyle Kitagawa 
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates 

Bracy Gets One

Tony Bracy started the day as chipleader, more than 100,000 clear of the field. He's bled chips off to Brett Murray and others, doen to under 300,000. He's in the BB and is the only caller to the 29,000 all-in from Chris Penfield.

Penfield - Ad7d
Bracy - AhKh

The board runs out 9dTsJh5d9s and Penfield is eliminated.

Tony Bracy - 324,000

DanRoss
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates 

Level Up

One hour in the books and we're down to 43 players, 27 make the money.

Habib Doubles thru Nguyen

A WPT final table clash over at one of the outer tables as Ubaid Habib moves all in for his last 24,000 and is called by Joe Nguyen.

Habib - A♠J♠
Nguyen - 55

There is a J on the flop and Habib moves to 55k, Nguyen down to 85k

Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates

Ace on the River

Brent Lickiss opens for 15,000 and Bruce Angeski calls. Both players check the Jc-8s-3d flop, and when the 8d hits the turn, Angrski moves all on, only to be snap-called by the short-stacked Lickiss.

Angeski -Ad4d
Lickiss - KK

Barry Greenstein - Ace In The River - eliminates Lickiss.

info from Kyle Kitagawa
HoldemRadio LiveUpdates

Wallace Out

Cherie Wallace is all on for her last 14,000, called by Kathryn Tran, but Jordan Beers makes it 30,000 more. Tran  struggles but funally releases 8c8s face up.

Wallace - AQ
Beers - TT

The flop is all spades, a Qs for fourth spade to give Wallace top pair - andTran her flush if she stayed in, bit the T on river goves Beers his set, eliminating Wallace.

Lucchesi Doubles

On a Q-high board with 2 diamonds, David Lucchesi is all in for about 75,000 and Cherie Wallace calls for most of her stack.

Lucchesi - Ad4d
Wallace - QT

a 5d hits the river and Lucchesi doubles.

Lucchesi - 174,000
Wallace - 19,000

No Roberts

Shawn @sac_poker Roberts started the day with 198,000 in chips but before we could even get to his table, his chips were in front of another player and Roberts is out in 52st place.

Sequeira Down

Mario Sequeira ran well earlier this year in a number of WPT DeepStacks events at Turlock Poker Room. Starting today as second shortstack, however, and he is out after just a few hands.

Still waiting for Thomas Tran - who made the Ante Up 2014 World Championships Final Table - to show up at that table

Jujubu Out Early

AK falls to AQ, leaving Steve Kujubu very short, and he is out the next hand as we kick off Day 2 of the Main Event

Cards in Air Day 2

Here we go for Day 2 of the @AnteUpMagazine World Championships Main Event. Tournament Director Matt Savage has the players in their seats and cards are in the air.

Tony Bracy - 2 final tables in WSOP-Circuit events in Lake Tahoe last year (one event won by TVPokerRoom regular Donna Delfin, and the other a runner-up finish for Jeff Day) Has had the chiplead from early on Day 1.

Follow all the action here as we first play down to the money - 27 players - then to the final 6 who return 630pm Monday for the LiveStream Final Table.

Day 2 Seat Assignments

Here are the seat assignments for the 52 players returning for Day 2 of the @AnteUpMagazine World Championships Main Event.

Table Seat Name City Chipcount
1 1 David Lucchesi Walnut Creek, CA 86,000
1 2 Heather Reese Gulf Breeze, FL 119,500
1 3 Ubaid Habib Stockton, CA 63,000
1 4 Cherie Wallace SSF, CA 108,000
1 5 Harun Begic Rocklin 158,000
1 6 Kathryn Tran San Jose, CA 143,500
1 7 Jordan Beers Martinez, CA 241,500
1 8 Cary Marshall Sun Valley, NV 134,500
1 9 Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA 211,000
2 1 Kapil Karki Foster City, CA 102,500
2 2 Marc Danai San Jose, CA 60,000
2 3 Carolyn Bermudez Carmichael, CA 122,500
2 4 Cy Williams Davis, CA 125,000
2 5 Dave Plaskett San Francisco, CA 126,500
2 6 Jake Kuciej Stockton, CA 116,500
2 7 Yanki Koppel Sunnyvale, CA 35,500
2 8 Bill Louie El Dorado Hills, CA 129,500
2 9 Gerald Silva Tampa, FL 90,000
3 1 Sok Chean Sacramento, CA 201,500
3 2 Steve Kujubu  Sacramento, CA 49,000
3 3 Brent Lickiss Grass Valley, CA 43,000
3 4 Tony Yuke Sacramento, CA 53,000
3 5 Jeff Wakamiya Sacramento, CA 174,500
3 6 William McClintock San Leandro, CA 29,500
3 7 Bruce Angeski Sacramento, CA 108,000
3 8 Michael Loncar Roseville, CA 125,000
3 9 Tona Katkuoy Santa Rosa, CA 280,000
4 1 Tony Bracy W. Sacramento, CA 383,000
4 2 Ian Bey  Sacramento, CA 130,000
4 3 Christopher Penfield Fairfield, CA 65,500
4 4 Mario Sequeira Hanford, CA 29,000
4 5 Hieu Le Sacramento, CA 157,500
4 6 Thomas Tran Modesto, CA 214,500
4 7 Toko Luu San Jose, CA 124,000
4 8 Brett Murray Santa Rosa, CA 92,500
4 9 Gabriel Lopez E. Palo Alto, CA 248,500
5 1 Jamey Hays Sebastopol, CA 136,000
5 2 Jeremy Alred El Dorado Hills, CA 48,500
5 3 Open
5 4 Joe Nguyen Sunnyvale, CA 129,500
5 5 Aaron Iqbal Elk Grove, CA 141,000
5 6 Phong 'Turbo' Nguyen LA, CA 125,500
5 7 Anne Bui San Jose, CA 138,500
5 8 Sasha Sabbaghian Granite Bay, CA 230,000
5 9 Gary Pisarek Auburn, CA 158,000
6 1 Open
6 2 Tess Robinson Castro Valley, CA 55,000
6 3 Ben Barad San Rafael, CA 80,500
6 4 George Saca Sacramento, CA 182,500
6 5 Bao Lin SF, CA 198,000
6 6 Shawshin Zhang San Jose, CA 72,000
6 7 Richard Orchid Chico, CA 213,000
6 8 Shawn Roberts Roseville, CA 189,500
6 9 Duy Ho Honolulu, Hi 165,000