Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
TOTAL PRIZE POOL: $2,880 TOTAL ENTRIES: 64
at 12:20 AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Blair @blur5f6 Hinkle began dominating final table play 5-handed, chipping down opponents without often playing big pots against them. He kept that same strategy going once heads-up against Novato's John Sheehan.
Heads-up play began with Hinkle holding almost a 3-1 chiplead, and while Sheehan occasionally pulled to within 2-1, he rarely came closer for the first 3 levels, but stacks evened and one hand made the difference.
Some 9 hours after final table play began, Hinkle moved in for 6.8 million and Sheehan called off his 6 milly stack. Hinkle's 8-7 outdrew Sheehan's A-T - Hinkle hit trips against Johnny Trips and took the title. Hinkle wins the $223,411 top prize and a $3600 2017 HPT Championship Event package.
Derrick Geliberte, Saurabh Patel, Daniel Maor, Lance Donnell, Marty Verdegaal, Hoang Vang and Ian Kalman rounded out the final table cashes.
The Season XII Player of the Year race was also decided here at Thunder Valley, with Kansas City champ Ryan Gregor holding off Cord Garcia for the POY title and entries into six HPT Main Events next season.
Garcia took 14th in the Championship Event held at Thunder Valley. Other notables cashing were Roger Campbell (10th) Julie Cornelius (13th) Aaron Thomas (18th) Jay Friedman (19th) Duke Lee (20th) Tyler Patterson (26th) Casey Carroll (27th) and Jermaine Gerlin (30th).
Players who came for the Championship Event and made Day 2 but did not cash included JC Tran, Mark Newhouse, Greg Raymer, Aditya Prasetyo, Allen Kessler, Neil Blumenfield, Amir Lehavot, Kathy Liebert, Ryan D'Angelo, Craig Casino, Stan Jablonski, Loren Klein, Lee Markholt, Chan Pelton and Darren Rabinowitz.
Blair Hinkle moves all-in preflop for about 6.8 million total and John Sheehan makes the call. Hinkle has Sheehan covered by about 800k.
The flop is , a pair for Hinkle and a gutter for Sheehan along with 2 overs.
The turn is and Johnny Trips has trips hit against him, leaving him only a jack to take the hand and stay alive.
The river is and Sheehan is eliminated at the Season XII Championship runner-up.
John Sheehan - 2nd place - $137,931
Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com
Eric Harkins Photo - impdi.com
$223,411 and a Season XIII Championship Package to Blair Hinkle, winner of the HPT Championship Event here at Thunder Valley. Here are the full results.
$2500 HPT Championships
$974,947 Prize Pool
Pays 45 Places
|1||Blair||Hinkle||Kansas City, MO||$223,411|
|3||Derrick||Geliberte||Elk Grove, CA||$91,792|
|4||Saurabh||Patel||San Jose, CA||$63,623|
|5||Daniel||Maor||San Jose, CA||$48,082|
|11||Huan||Cung||Elk Grove, CA||$16,610|
|12||Larissa||Bushman||San Jose, CA||$16,610|
|17||Phong||Vu||San Mateo, CA||$9,422|
|18||Aaron||Thomas||Colorado Springs, CO||$9,422|
|22||Brian||Johnson||Grand Forks, ND||$7,771|
|25||Tom||Santos||Elk Grove, CA||$7,771|
|27||Casey||Carroll||Byron Center, MI||$7,771|
|31||Kenna||James||Las Vegas, NV||$6,314|
|32||Hieu||Le||Elk Grove, CA||$6,314|
|33||Justin||Pitts||Fair Oaks, CA||$6,314|
|37||Terry||Wheeler||Granite Bay, CA||$5,342|
|38||Ray||Villaman Jr.||Truckee, CA||$5,342|
|41||Larry||Odegard||San Jose, CA||$5,342|
|43||Hoang||To||Elk Grove, CA||$5,342|
|44||Miles||Sanders||San Ramon, CA||$5,342|
at 1:47 AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hinkle bets out 700,000 on the turn, and there's an all-in for 2,780,000 from Geliberte. The previous hand, Geliberte bumped a 125,000 bet up to 825,000, and everyone folded. This time, Hinkle finds a call to put Geliberte at risk
Hinkle - for top pair
Geliberte - for a flush draw
The river is and Geliberte is eliminated in 3rd place, cashing for $91,792
Blair Hinkle - 9,000,000
at 11:05 PM
The flop is
Sheehan bets out 525,000 and Geliberte calls
The turn is
Sheehan this time makes it 675,000 and Geliberte moves all in.
Sheehan folds and loses a big pot, dropping to 2,000,000 while Geliberte moves to 5,500,000
at 10:01 PM
Action 8 is 8-max, antes all the way, 20,000 stacks and lots of Action ... here are the results
|2||Kartheeharan||Nagarajan||Mountain View, CA||$6,233|
|7||Kenneth||Jorgensen||Rancho Cordova, CA||$3,598|
|9||Timothy||Trinh||Elk Grove, CA||$1,155|
at 9:30 PM
Lance Donnell (above) moves all in for a lil more than a milly and John Sheehan moves over-the-top all in. The cards are shown, and Donnell uses his "One Time."
Sheehan made a similar play late in Day 2, moving over the top of an all-in player while he was holding TT. His move convinced Cord Garcia to lay down JJ.
The board runs out X , giving Donnell 8 outs, but the river is not one of them and Donnell is out in 6th place, taking home $37,397
Sheehan moves to more than 4,500,000
at 9:01 PM