Sunday, July 31, 2016

Results - $425 Monolith with $250,000 Guaranteed - Event 9


Pacifica's Joe Christman takes the $425 Monolith Title, his second Major here at Thunder Valley as he is a former HPT Main Event champ from here as well. Christman and Rafael Gonzalez agreed before heads-up play began to divide first and second place money with Gonzalez taking the larger share of $45,000 and Christman $40,200. They played heads-up for the title, the $1650 AnteUpWorlds Main Event seat and Player of the Series Points.

Place Name City Cash Series Pts
1 Joe Christman* Pacifica, CA $42,200 180
2 Rafael Gonzalez Los Angeles, CA $45,000 128
3 Amber Chatwin Kelseyville, CA $22,600 90
4 Walter Robertson San Jose, CA $16,860 79.2
5 Vikram Bhatia Sunnyvale, CA $12,947 68.4
6 Chuck Davy Diamond Springs, CA $10,440 59.4
7 Anne Jones Shingle Springs, CA $8,500 50.4
8 Checg Xiong Sacramento, CA $6,700 43.2
9 Don Deeds n/a $5,000 36
10 Danna Deatherage Turlock, CA $3,670 27
11 Kao Saevang n/a $3,670 27
12 Vincent Chung Turlock, CA $3,670 27
13 Humberto Covarrubias Dublin, CA $3,150 27
14 Michael Harvey San Freancisco, CA $3,150 27
15 Clive Berkman Irvine, CA $3,150 27
16 Jean Houle Visalia, CA $2,700 27
17 Darrell Cain Fair Oaks, CA $2,700 27
18 Eduardo Gonzalez lincoln, CA $2,700 27
19 Randy Gil Milpitas, CA $2,300 21.6
20 Jim Pak San Jose, CA $2,300 21.6
21 Tawfiq Salman Sacramento, CA $2,300 21.6
22 Jonathan Carlson n/a $2,000 21.6
23 Duane Jarrett Pollock Pines, CA $2,000 21.6
24 Stephen Goldstein Modesto, CA $2,000 21.6
25 Felipe Leme belmont, CA $1,750 21.6
26 Stuart Tuvey San Jose, CA $1,750 21.6
27 Sylvia Day Hillsboro, OR $1,750 21.6
28 Nicholas Colvin Vacaville, CA $1,500 18
29 Kevin Coughran Roseville, CA $1,500 18
30 Hector Ramos Hayward, CA $1,500 18
31 Steven Jackson Chicago Park, CA $1,500 18
32 Robert Vance Medford, OR $1,500 18
33 Fred  Anthony Oroville, CA $1,500 18
34 Kulwant Singh Fremont, CA $1,500 18
35 Matthew Gouge Sacramento, CA $1,500 18
36 Chris Conkright Icampo, CA $1,500 18
37 Tony Bracy W. Sacramento, CA $1,300 18
38 Don Gresser Elverta, CA $1,300 18
39 Gregory Cadger El Dorado Hills, CA $1,300 18
40 Erle Mankin Sacramento, CA $1,300 18
41 Anesti Hashwa Fair Oaks, CA $1,300 18
42 Hoang Nguyen Elk Grove, CA $1,300 18
43 Nikolaus Harkness Sausalito, CA $1,300 18
44 Robert Young Oakland, CA $1,300 18
45 Jeff Khodmari Turlock, CA $1,300 18
46 Harlan Karnofsky Sacramento, CA $1,150 18
47 Toan Nguyen Sacramento, CA $1,150 18
48 Matthew Kramer Rancho Cordova, CA $1,150 18
49 Thomas West Mountain View, CA $1,150 18
50 De Huu Huynh Elk Grove, CA $1,150 18
51 Ron  Dedios n/a $1,150 18
52 Joe Fernandez Turlock, CA $1,150 18
53 Jacob Lipton Rocklin, CA $1,150 18
54 Craig Gold Belmont, CA $1,150 18
55 David Delvecchio Sunnyvale, CA $1,000 18
56 Bradley Johnson Alameda, CA $1,000 18
57 Glenn Larson Olympia, WA $1,000 18
58 Jon Turowitz Granite Bay, CA $1,000 18
59 Candida Ross-Powers Sacramento, CA $1,000 18
60 Ronald Dechance San Jose, CA $1,000 18
61 Sean Drake Citrus Heights, Ca $1,000 18
62 Adam Bishop Reno, NV $1,000 18
63 Rafay  Memon Sacramento, CA $1,000 18
64 Yolanda MacDonald Grass Valley, CA $850 18
65 Masoud Shojei El Dorado Hills, CA $850 18
66 Richard Peterson Oakdale, CA $850 18
67 Marco Garcia Richmond, CA $850 18
68 Hieu Le Elk Grove, CA $850 18
69 Sharon Sanchez Penryn, CA $850 18
70 Frederic Soria Roseville, CA $850 18
71 Jeff Sardella Auburn, CA $850 18
72 Edmund Barna Pittsburg, CA $850 18
73 DNR n/a $750 18
74 Phillip Phongsaiphonh Roseville, CA $750 18
75 Mario McClure Chico, CA $750 18
76 James Glenn Redding, CA $750 18
77 Jorge Lopez Ukiah, CA $750 18
78 Vien Chau Belmont, CA $750 18
79 John Gonzalez Los Angeles, CA $717 18
79 James Duffy $717 18
79 Jasthi Kumar San Ramon, CA $716 18
81 Lance Donnell Reno, NV $650 18
81 Joseph Rothway $650 18
81 Eric Matulis $650 18
81 Daniel Stir Sacramento, CA $650 18
81 Robert Rawlinson $650 18
81 Brian Saso San Jose, CA $650 18
81 Daniel McGee Sacramento, CA $650 18
81 Timothy Trinh $650 18
81 Andrew Ling $650 18
81 Ricky Page Castro Valley, CA $650 18
81 Bojana Weimer Modesto, CA $650 18
81 Craig Gold Belmont, CA $650 18
81 Nabil Zumout $650 18
81 Sok Chean W. Sacramento, CA $650 18

Christman Almost Closes it Out

A race for almost all the chips, AQ for Joe Christman, AT for Rafael Gonzalez preflop, A in the window, Christman leaves Gonzalez with 1BB.

All in blind the next hand, Gonzalez doubles Q7>97
He doubles the next hand 62>93

Back-n-Forth We Go

Rafael Gonzalez and Joe Christman have been pushing chips back-n-forth for a while here in the heads-up match for the Monolith title, and after about 20 minutes of play the two players are just about even in chips with 5.7 million each.

178 for Sunday Bounty


Event 10 in the AnteUpWorlds - $150 with $50 Bounties and a $10,000 Guarantee - drew 178 total entries for a $14,340 Prize Pool and the following payouts.

Place Payout
1 $4,447
2 $2,581
3 $1,649
4 $1,162
5 $896
6 $681
7 $531
8 $394
9 $280
10 $222
11 $223
12 $224
13 $186
14 $187
15 $188
16 $165
17 $166
18 $167

Let's Make a Deal


First place in the Monolith is $50,000 and a $1650 Main Event seat, while second is $35,200. Rafael Gonzalez has Joe Christman by 2.1 million chips, and here's what the players came up with.
Gonzalez is taking $45,000
Christman is taking $40,200
They are playing for the Main Event seat, the Monolith title and the Player of the Series points of 180 points for first and 128 points for second.


Heads Up for $50,000


Rafael Gonzalez - the 2016 WPTDeepStacks Turlock Player of the Series faces off against 2014 HPT Thunder Valley Main Event Champ Joe Christman for $50,000 and an AnteUpWorlds $1650 Main Event seat here as we're down to the final two players in the Monolith, a 767-entry event with a $284,557 prize pool for just a $425 buyin. Gonzalez has 6,800,000 and Christman has 4,700,000.



Amber Chatwin - 3rd Place - $22,600


Amber Chatwin started today 68/78 and methodically worked her way through the Monolith field. She couldn't dodge the river Broadway of Rafael Gonzalez, however, and she picks up 3rd place in this 767-entry event.

Amber Chatwin - 3rd Place - $22,600

Level - 30
Blinds - 60000/120000
Antes - 20000
Players - 2

Walter Robertson - 4th Place - $16,860


Down to just 4,500 chips during his Day 1 flight, a shortstack throughout the final table, and 4 final table doubles before Walter Robertson's day came to an end. He did flop top pair against Joe Christman, but Christman riverd a higher pair to end the day.

Walter Robertson - 4th Place - $16,860
Joe Christman - 4,000,000

Level - 30
Blinds - 60000/120000
Antes - 20000
Players - 3

Vikram Bhatia - 5th Place - $12,947


Vikram Bhatia moves all in for his last 1.5 million preflop. Joe Christman hesitates, then folds, but Rafael Gonzalez takes a long time debating, even asking "show me if I fold?" before finding a call.

Bhatia - KJ
Gonzalez - AJ

The board goes 4-A-9-5-T and Bhatia is eliminated, and Christman wonders "what if," as he says he folded AT.

Rafael Gonzalez - 4,000,000 - chipleader
Vikram Bhatia - 5th Place - $12,947

Level - 29
Blinds - 50000/100000
Antes - 10000
Players - 4

5-Handed Chipcounts


Joe Christman - 2,800,000
Rafael Gonzalez - 2,500,000
Wanter Robertson - 2,100,000
Amber Chatwin - 1,900,000
Vikram Bhatia - 1,500,000

Updated Player of Series Race


John Mercer leads the race to win a complimentary $1650 AnteUpWorld Main Event seat via the Player of the Series Race. Earn points for cashing in any of the 15 tournaments before the Main Event, and get bonus points for cashing in multiple events.

Here's the current standings through 8 events.
1 John  Mercer Indian Wells, CA 263.8
2 Dalton  Still Rocklin, CA 250
3 Jae Pak El Dorado Hills, CA 149.1
4 Kevin O'Donnell Petaluma, CA 137.5
5 Clive Berkman     Irvine, CA 126.7
6 Christina Ouyang-Hung Burlingame, CA 110
6 Daniel Smith n/a 110
6 Kyle Welter Roseville, CA 110
9 Tommy Carpenter W. Sacramento, CA 101.2
10 Eric Danson Phoenix, OR 97.4
11 Mohammed Diryise Sacramento, CA 92.5
12 Walter Stewart 92
13 Phillip  Phongsaiphonh Roseville, CA 90.7
14 George  Cabrey Elk Grove, CA 90.3
15 James Hammer 80.7
15 Masoud Shojaei 80.7
17 Monte  Gilley Live Oak, CA 78.2
18 Benjamin Skinner n/a 77
18 Robert Sudbury Loomis, CA 77
20 Ryan Carlson Grass Valley, CA 72.1
21 Fariborz Davarpanah Sacramento, CA 67.9
22 Henry  Acain Stockton, CA 66.8
22 Matt  Boddorf Lincoln, CA 66.8
22 Jonny  Gomez Reno, NV 66.8
22 Todd  Graham Chico, CA 66.8
22 Jill Haddox Sacramento, CA 66.8
22 Zak  Pirddy Yuba City, CA 66.8
22 Gary  Pisarek Auburn, CA 66.8
22 Juan Ramirez Redding, CA 66.8
22 Kathy  Stahl Manteca, CA 66.8
22 Michael  Sweeney Tracy, CA 66.8
32 Jeff Sardella 66.5
33 Joseph Bayless Shingle Springs, CA 61.4
33 Walter Bayless El Dorado Hills, CA 61.4
33 Todd Duda Berkeley, CA 61.4
33 David Forsberg Livermore, CA 61.4
37 Evelyn Iraheta Walnut Creek, CA 58
38 William Husa Gold River, CA 55
38 Rudolph Sisson Sacramento, CA 55
38 Peter Tran Elk Grove, CA 55
41 Outtama Keovangsa 50.5
42 Exequiel Fernando 49.2
43 Richard Peterson Turlock, CA 48.4
44 Richard Elson Tracy, CA 45.5
45 Antonio Baracco 44.1
46 Shane Feusier Eureka, CA 43.2
46 Jun Gao Martinez, CA 43.2
46 Marty  Gorenc Reno, NV 43.2
46 Doyle  Johnson Vacaville, CA 43.2
46 Barry  Raymos Fairfield, CA 43.2
51 Yang Shifley n/a 41.8
51 Justin Williams Sacramento, CA 41.8
53 Carolyn Bermudez 37.7
53 Wayne Burton 37.7
53 Ted Clark 37.7
53 Gregory Elko 37.7
53 Robert Luebkeman 37.7
53 Edward Stafsholt 37.7
59 Jennifer  Chapman Yuba City, CA 37.5
59 Miles  Massone Fremont, CA 37.5
59 Salvatore  Sammartino Suisun City, CA 37.5
59 Bojana  Weimer Modesto, CA 37.5
59 Koby  Wong Santa Clara, CA 37.5
64 Calixto Magaoay Vallejo, CA 36.3
64 Lance Richardson Rocklin, CA 36.3
64 Howard Tam 36.3
64 Eddy Vataru San Francisco, CA 36.3
68 Asher Loeb San Francisco, CA 34.7
68 Una Seo Elk Grove, CA 34.7
70 Darron Kendall Santa Rosa, CA 30.8
70 Joshua Pedretti 30.8
70 Ronald Spence Citrus Heights, CA 30.8
70 Jack Surwald Fair Oaks, CA 30.8
70 Dennis Walker 30.8
70 Leland Wulf Rohnert Park, CA 30.8
76 Marcel Colin Roseville, CA 30
76 Joe  Kenney San Rafael, CA 30
76 Stephen  Kujubu Sacramento, CA 30
76 Allen  Kwong Oakland, CA 30
76 Denis  Lee Fremont, CA 30
76 Emmanuel  Sammartino Fairfield, CA 30
76 Scott  Sanders Sacramento, CA 30
76 Wilson  Tolon Philippines 30
76 Hung  Tran Sunnyvale, CA 30
85 Jeffrey Hart n/a 26.4
85 Kim Hyunh Sacramento, CA 26.4
85 Scott Long AnteUpWorlds 26.4
85 Albert Sanchez, Jr. Penryn, CA 26.4
89 Jay  Abrams Auburn, CA 25
89 Aram  Alexander Manteca, CA 25
89 Earl  Anderson Rancho Cordova, CA 25
89 Michael  Apiladu Sacramento, CA 25
89 Jennifer Avila Modesto, CA 25
89 Edmond  Barna Pittsburg, CA 25
89 Rodolfo  Barreto Modesto, CA 25
89 Kyle  Bellow Oakland, CA 25
89 Scott Bertram 25
89 Vikram  Bhatia Sunnyvale, CA 25
89 Barry  Birdwell Marysville, CA 25
89 Tim  Bortu Richmond, CA 25
89 Darrell  Cain Fair Oaks, CA 25
89 Daniel Canalban 25
89 Kevin  Candler Yuba City, CA 25
89 Vince  Cardinale Grass Valley, CA 25
89 Robert Carter 25
89 Jay  Cavender Rescue, CA 25
89 Sok Chean Sacramento, CA 25
89 Phanna  Chet Modesto, CA 25
89 Krishna Chodey 25
89 Ryan  Ciero Stockton, CA 25
89 Mark  Contreras Rocklin, CA 25
89 Matthew  Converse Pleasanton, CA 25
89 Aaron  Danhoff Modesto, CA 25
89 Marcus Davis Colusa, CA 25
89 Rick Defer Defer Natomas, CA 25
89 Jacob  Douglas Rocklin, CA 25
89 Tam  Doung n/a 25
89 Joshua  Draper Flagstaff, AZ 25
89 Richard  Drury Carmichael, CA 25
89 Daniel  Evans Chico, CA 25
89 Vincent  Filipinas Atwater, CA 25
89 David  Foster Fairfield, CA 25
89 Jack  Freedlander Rocklin, CA 25
89 Anthony  Gaglione Newark, CA 25
89 Thomas  Galusha Truckee, CA 25
89 Stephen  Goldstein Modesto, CA 25
89 Jeffrey  Hall Roseville, CA 25
89 Daniel  Hatch Santa Clara, CA 25
89 Chris  Hinchcliffe Roseville, CA 25
89 Erik  Holliday Pleasant Hill, CA 25
89 Michael Hollowell Esparto, CA 25
89 Ray  Hunter Sutter Creek, CA 25
89 Amador  Igarta n/a 25
89 Alfredo  Japson Elk Grove, CA 25
89 Jon  Johnson Marysville, CA 25
89 Dana  Jones Shingle Springs, CA 25
89 David  Koch Folsom, CA 25
89 Matt  Kramer Rancho Cordova, CA 25
89 Devin  Lagorio Stockton, CA 25
89 Binh  Le Stockton, CA 25
89 Edwin  Lee Vacaville, CA 25
89 Felipe  Leme Belmont, CA 25
89 Ryan  Leonis San Carlos, CA 25
89 Chen  Liauo Santa Clara, CA 25
89 Hank  Lin Weimar, CA 25
89 Curtis Longman 25
89 Keith MacDonlad Grass Valley, CA 25
89 Noel  Martinez Pleasanton, CA 25
89 Bob Mather Redding, CA 25
89 Dan McGee chop 25
89 Rafay Memor Sacramento, CA 25
89 Michael  Miller Canton, OH 25
89 Brian Montgomery 25
89 Luis  Morazan 25
89 Thai  Nguyen Roseville, CA 25
89 Trina Nguyen 25
89 Seth  Norris 25
89 William O'Bryant Lathrop, CA 25
89 Thomas Padilla 25
89 Victor Paredes 25
89 Nathan  Patterson Roseville, CA 25
89 Matt Pattterson Cameron Park, CA 25
89 Richard  Peloquin Sacramento, CA 25
89 Chet  Perrigo Rancho Cordova, CA 25
89 Roy  Peters Reno, NV 25
89 Mike Postle 25
89 Said Rahmani 25
89 Thomas  Rakela Rocklin, CA 25
89 Carlos Ramirez 25
89 Aibing  Rao San Mateo, CA 25
89 Alianaghi  Rasooli San Anselmo, CA 25
89 Joshua Roberts 25
89 Bradley  Rosevink Escalon, CA 25
89 Candida  Ross-Powers n/a 25
89 Low S Saefong Redding, CA 25
89 Kaeian Saelee 25
89 Sou Saeturn 25
89 Koji  Sakai San Anselmo, CA 25
89 Hung  Sam  Elk Grove, CA 25
89 Matt  Schoenberg Solvang, CA 25
89 Ricardo Seguritan 25
89 Robert Shchabert Hayward, CA 25
89 Charles  Shelton Chico, CA 25
89 Michael  Sievert Merced, CA 25
89 Andre  Simon Patterson, CA 25
89 Marvin Sky 25
89 Frederic  Soria Roseville, CA 25
89 Justin  Stewart Sacramento, CA 25
89 Francisco  Tamtauya San Jose, CA 25
89 Deryl Taylor 25
89 Timothy  Trinh 25
89 Stuart  Tuvey San Jose, CA 25
89 James  Van Brunt n/a 25
89 James Vanderschuur 25
89 Sergio  Vargas Pittsburg, CA 25
89 James Viglizzo Palo Alto, CA 25
89 Sardar Walikhan El Sobrante, CA 25
89 Bill  Walker Ashland, OR 25
89 William  Watchman Reno, NV 25
89 Jay  Wiley Esparto, CA 25
89 Thomas Williams Sacramento, CA 25
89 Thomas  Willits Sacramento, CA 25
89 Fred Womak Stockton, CA 25
89 Hansong Wu 25
89 Cheng  Xiong Sacramento, CA 25
206 Gregory Bixler Folsom, CA 22
206 David Lloyd Auburn, CA 22
206 Brian Waller Auburn, CA 22
209 Azad  Al Kurdi Marysville, CA 16.5
209 Siavash Bahri Livingston, CA 16.5
209 John Blanche Sacramento, CA 16.5
209 Paul Brown Auburn, CA 16.5
209 Charisse Case Sacramento, CA 16.5
209 Luc Chac Sacramento, CA 16.5
209 David  Doan Elk Grove, CA 16.5
209 Charles Griffin Lincoln, CA 16.5
209 John Grisler Rancho Cordova, CA 16.5
209 John Hadley Brentwood, CA 16.5
209 Jon Johnson marysville, CA 16.5
209 Chester Linton, Jr. Roseville, CA 16.5
209 Steven Lustig San Jose, CA 16.5
209 Edward Miller Granite Bay, CA 16.5
209 Michael Mitchell 16.5
209 Jerry Munger 16.5
209 Paul Naranjo 16.5
209 Noah Nistler 16.5
209 Jennifer Pendergast 16.5
209 Sharon Sanchez 16.5
209 Sameer T. n/a 16.5
209 Gary Tanko 16.5
209 Patrick Upright n/a 16.5

Chuck Davy - 6th Place - $10,4400


Chuck Davy is all in with AT but he's run into the AJ of Amber Chatwin, and she has him covered. There's an A on the flop but no T comes, and Davy is eliminated from the Monolith.

Chuck Davy - 6th Place - $10,4400
Amber Chatwin - 2.7 million, chipleader

Level - 29
Blinds - 50000/100000
Antes - 10000
Players - 5


Anne Jones - 7th Place - $8.500


Anne Jones is all in for less than 3BB with K4, called by the AJ of Rafael Gonzalez, and there's an ace on the flop ... no improvement for Jones and she is out of the Monolith.

Anne Jones - 7th Place - $8,500

We lost Cheng Xiong in 8th place a few hands before, a $6,700 cash

Level - 29
Blinds - 50000/100000
Antes - 10000
Players - 7

Fill in the Payout Blanks


Who is going to be the person to take the top spot, 2nd, 3rd, etc as we close out the Monolith? Stay tuned .. the short stacks keep doubling through chipleader Joe Christman, even when Amber Chatwin moved all in dark against Joe and got there ..

Place Name City Cash
1 $50,000
2 $35,200
3 $22,600
4 $16,860
5 $12,947
6 $10,440
7 $8,500
8 $6,700

Walter Does it Again


That was a wild last 40 minutes where Walter Robertson doubled 3 different times as the short stack, and 5 more short stack all-ins covered too .. until Robertson moves in with 7-2 and Joe Christman has AK .. the TOP and the BOTTOM of the poker range

the flop

yep

7-2-9

how about a 7 turn

how about a 9 river

yep, 7-2 went boat ... 

we remain 8-handed.

Don Deeds - 9th Place - $6,700


Don Deeds was one of the shorter stacks all throughout Day 2, moving to the final table 9/10 with 375,000. Vikram Bahtia just eliminated Deeds in 9th place for a $6,700 cash

Vikram Bhatia - 1,150,000

Level - 27
Blinds - 30000/60000
Antes - 10000
Players - 8

Payouts 11-18


Here are the players who placed 11-18th place in the $250,000 guaranteed Monolith.


11 Kao Saevang n/a $3,670
12 Vincent Chung Turlock, CA $3,670
13 Humberto Covarrubias Dublin, CA $3,150
14 Michael Harvey San Freancisco, CA $3,150
15 Clive Berkman Irvine, CA $3,150
16 Jean Houle Visalia, CA $2,700
17 Darrell Cain Fair Oaks, CA $2,700
18 Eduardo Gonzalez lincoln, CA $2,700