Monday, June 27, 2016

MONDAY NIGHT REBUY RESULTS

TOTAL ENTRIES: 82         TOTAL PRIZE POOL: $2,644


1.   JOHN MERCER - $717
2.   BOB DAVIS - $500
3.   JAMES HARDY - $344
4.   KAMERON NIEMI - $264
5.   SALVATORE VICTOR - $198
6.   JEFFREY HALL - $159
7.   NEBIYOU GIRMA - $126
8.   JOHN FRAIVILLIG - $99
9.   JAMES TERRY - $79
10. LYNN PAINE - $79
11. STEVEN MENDOZA - $79

Friday, June 24, 2016

Monday 6/20/2016 $125 Day after Fathers Day $15K GTD

ENTRIES 151   PRIZE POOL $15,100

1 DANA JONES SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA $3,000.00
2 LANCE  RICHARDSON ROCKLIN $2,681.00
3 MASOUD SAFAPOUR DUBLIN $2,681.00
4 ROBERT LEW SACRAMENTO $1,297.00
5 JAMES VAN BRUNT ROSEVILLE $972.00
6 JOHNNY MARTINEZ SOLEDAD $778.00
7 DANIEL STABEN CITRUS HIGHTS $646.00
8 ALBERT SANCHEZ JR PENRYN $518.00
9 MICHAEL XAYAMONGKHOUM SACRAMENTO $388.00
10 JEFFERY CAMPBELL WOODLAND $282.00
11 MARK BEAMAN SACRAMENTO $282.00
12 MOUSA HELO ANTELOPE $282.00
13 TERRY JOHNSON RANCHO CORDOVA $233.00
14 GEORGE BARRY CITRUS HIGHTS $233.00
15 STACY MORIKAWA WON CONCORD $233.00
16 RONALD TALMAGE ROCKLIN $198.00
17 EDWIN CASSADY SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO $198.00
18 JOHN  GRECO SUNNYVALE $198.00

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MONDAY NIGHT REBUY

TOTAL ENTRIES: 101      TOTAL PRIZE POOL: $3,214



1.   $495 - MICHAEL APILADO - SACRAMENTO, CA
2.   $495 - JAMES HARDY - ROSEVILLE, CA
3.   $494 - DANIEL LANDRETH - SACRAMENTO, CA
4.   $494 - DAVID RISSE - ROSEVILLE, CA
5.   $494 - ROBERT BIELSKI - RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
6.   $181 - MICHAEL GIL - SACRAMENTO, CA
7.   $151 - KAMERON NIEMI - FOLSOM, CA
8.   $121 - JOSEPH YATES - NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA
9.   $91 - SHIRLEY TURNER - CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA
10. $66 - RAYMOND THORPE - HOLLISTER, CA
11. $66 - JAMES COMMON - FAIRFIELD, CA
12. $66 - TODD DUDS - BERKELEY, CA

Monday, June 20, 2016

Holiday Tourney 11am Today

Come out for a $15,000 Guarantee and celebrate Fathers Day one day after with a $125 buy-in tournament starting at 11am.

Start with 10,000 chips and play 30-minute levels.

Late registration is open until 1:15pm.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Results - OneDay$100K


- Here are the final results from the $400 buy-in OneDay$100K with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.

- 6/18/16
- $400 OneDay$100K
- 371 Entries
- $129,479 Prize Pool
- Pays 45 Places


Place Name City Payout
1 Kulwant Singh Fremont, CA $25,000
2 Bee Lee Oroville, CA $21,233
3 Lou Saechao Elk Grove, CA $12,236
4 Barry Birdwell Marysville, CA $9,064
5 Dan McGee Sacramento, CA $6,798
6 Albert Sanchez Penryn, CA $5,438
7 Debora Kenoyer Benecia, CA $4,532
8 Vikram Bhatia Sunnyvale, CA $3,625
9 Paul Moore Roseville, CA $2,719
10 David Delvecchio Sunnyvale, CA $1,981
11 Leng Vang Elk Grove, CA $1,981
12 Jeff Thibeault Tracy, CA $1,981
13 Alvin Warren Sacramento, CA $1,618
14 Jasthi Kumar San Ramon, CA $1,618
15 Candida Ross-Powers Sacramento, CA $1,618
16 Sergio Vargas Pittsburg, CA $1,385
17 Donna Delfin Rancho Cordova, CA $1,385
18 Martin Fletcher Merced, CA $1,385
19 Dalton Still Roseville, CA $1,217
20 Lawrence Chavez Red Bluff, CA $1,217
21 John Tarantino San Rafael, CA $1,217
22 Gregory Pincombe Redwood City, CA $1,088
23 Stephen Kujubu Sacramento, CA $1,088
24 Jun Gao Martinez, CA $1,088
25 Hoang Duong Chico, CA $958
26 Charles Pratt Rescue, CA $958
27 Cu Nguyen Stockton, CA $958
28 Daniel Evans Chico, CA $842
29 Juan Lopez Sacramento, CA $842
30 Steven Lam San Rafael, CA $842
31 Roy Armstrong Rocklin, CA $842
32 Mario McClure Chico, CA $842
33 Kao Saevang Sacramento, CA $842
34 Gary Tanko Lincoln, CA $842
35 Thanh Che San Jose, CA $842
36 James Viglizzo Stanford, CA $842
37 Monte Gilley Live Oak, CA $725
38 Amelia Richardson Rocklin, CA $725
39 Patrick Murphy Marysville, CA $725
40 Khoa Tran Sacramento, CA $725
41 Dale Fink Black Diamond, WA $725
42 John Duckworth Wilton, CA $725
43 James Ohlweiler San Francisco, CA $725
44 David Covarrubias Turlock, CA $725
45 Sean Drake Citrus Heights, CA $725

Semi-Chop it Up


Kulwant Singh has Bee Lee covered by some, but not a lot of chips here after 14 hours of tournament play, and the two players come to an agreement to shut it down. Singh takes $25,000 flat and the title, with Lee taking $21,233 for second place.


Lou Saechao - 3rd Place - $12,236


One hand after losing a 3-way all-in to Bee Lee, Lou Saechao is eliminated by Lee in 3rd place. Saechao cashes for $12,236, leaving Lee and Kulwant Singh with almost identical stacks for heads-up play to begin.

Level 26
Blinds 30000/60000
Antes 10000
Players 2

Barry Birdwell - 4th Place - $9,064


Lou Saechao leads out for 250,000, Bee Lee shoves for 950,000, Barry Birdwell undershoves for 625,000 and Saechao calls both all-ins.

Saechao - KQ
Lee - JJ
Birdwell - AK

The board runs out 6-3-4-6-3 and Lee scores with a better two pair than the board's, eliminating Birdwell in 4th place.

Bee Lee - 2,650,000
Lou Saechao - 775,000
Barry Birdwell - 4th Place - $9,064

Level 26
Blinds 30000/60000
Antes 10000
Players 3

4-Handed Chipcounts


Four players remain in the OneDay$100K, and here's where they are chipwise in Level 25, blinds of 20000/40000 with 5000 antes


Kulwant Singh - 2,100,000 - 52BB
Lou Saechao - 1,800,000  - 45BB
Bee Lee - 900,000  - 22BB
Barry Birdwell - 700,000 - 17BB

Dan McGee - 5th Place - $6,798


The cards stopped coming and the races went the way of the other players once the final table began for Dan McGee. He lost a race on one of the very first FT hands, slid back a bit more, then lost a 2 million pot 88<AQ of Lou Saechao to put fewer than 2BB in front of him. One hand later was teh end of the OneDay$100K for McGee.

Dan McGee - 5th place - $6,798

Almost All Gone


A dominant stack with 15 players left, Dan McGee is down to less than 2BB after racing with 88 against the all-in-preflop AQ of Lou Saechao in a 2 million chip pot.

There was a Q in the window, followed by 9-T-K-6

Saechao went from short stack to chipleader, and McGee went from 2nd in chips to 1.5BB

Al Sanchez - 6th Place - $5,438


Al Sanchez raises to 260,000 - almost half his stack - and Kulwant Singh moves all in, with Sanchez calling off his 12BB stack.

Singh - AK
Sanchez - A4

The board runs out T-9-T-3-Q and Sanchez is eliminated in 6th place, cashing for $5,438.

Singh, meanwhile, has become the Final Table Eliminator, busting players and chipping up to now have the chiplead with 2.4 million.

Debbie Kenoyer - 7th Place - $4,532


Up to a milly at the final table, then Debbie Kenoyer ended up twice on the wrong end of hands involving Kulwant Singh. Kenoyer moves all-in for her last 360,000 and Singh makes the call.

Kenoyer - KQ
Singh - KK

The board runs out without trips or a straight for Kenoyer and she is out in 7th place, cashing for 45 times her $100 satellite entry.

Kulwant Singh - 1,750,000

4 From FT in via Satty

Four of the final nine players in today's OneDay$100K won their way in to the tournament via one of the three Friday $100 satellites.

Vikram Bhatia - 8th place today - made it in via a $100 satty, turning his $100 in to $3,625.

Barry Birdwell, Al Sanchez and Debbie Kenoyer are all three still in the hunt for the $27k top prize with 7 remaining.

Birdwell Survives


Barry Birdwell moves all in UTG - into the BB of chipleader Dan McGee - for Birdwell's last 8BB. McGee Makes the call and we're off to the flop.

Birdwell - QT
McGee - A4

Both players hit the flop, a T for Birdwell, a 4 for McGee on the K-T-4 flop. No help for McGee on the turn or river, and Birdwell chips up to 550,000.

Level 24
Blinds 15000/30000
Antes 5000
Players 7

Debbie to a Milly


Debbie Kenoyer raises preflop, Vikram Bhatia moves all in for his last 200,000, Dan McGee and the rest get out of the way and Kenoyer makes the call.

Bhatia - A9
Kenoyer - AQ

The board misses both players, Kenoyer's Q kicker playing and she moves to 1,000,000 while Bhatia is eliminated in 8th place, cashing for $3,625.

The steamroller that is McGee keeps saying after flop, turn and river "I'm ahead," as he mucked 22 to the 3-bet all-in. That would have been a doubleKO for McGee, leaving him with almost 70 percent of all the chips 6-handed.

Alas, that's not to be, there's 7 left and two with a milly-plus ...

Level 24
Blinds 15000/30000
Antes 5000
Players 7

More Payouts



Here is the group of players who cashed just before making the final table in today's OneDay$100K

10David DelvecchioSunnyvale, CA$1,981
11Leng VangElk Grove, CA$1,981
12Jeff ThibeaultTracy, CA$1,981
13Alvin WarrenSacramento, CA$1,618
14Jasthi KumarSan Ramon, CA$1,618
15Candida Ross-PowersSacramento, CA$1,618

Final Table TIme



Down to the final 9 players in the OneDay $100K and here's how the final table stacks up, in seat POsition order, with chipcounts and BB's remaining.


1. Al Sanchez - 300,000 - (12BB)
2. Vikram Bhatia - 200,000 - (8BB)
3. Bee Lee - 360,000 - (15BB)
4. Kulwant Singh - 640,000 - (27BB)
5. Dan McGee - 2,140,000 - (89BB)
6. Barry Birdwell - 320,000 - (13BB)
7. Lou Saechao - 515,000 - (21BB)
8. Debbie Kenoyer - 875,000 - (36BB)
9. Paul Moore - 280,000 - (12BB)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Killer McGee


The frenetic pace slowed once the field reached 16 players, but once Sergio Vargas was eliminated in 16th, well, the race-to-the-rail began once again, and Dan McGee was the responsible party. 

He eliminated Candida Ross-Powers in 15th, Jasthi Kumar in 14th and Alvin Warren in 13th - all within a single orbit - and McGee has a massive 1,650,000 stack. 

There's only 5,565,000 total in play among the 12 remaining - or 3,915,00 divided among the other 11.

Level 22
Blinds 10000/20000
Antes 3000
Players 12

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

There's the Big Pot


Dan McGee and Candida Ross-Powers are back at it again, a few hands after Ross-Powers shoved on a raise from chipleader-McGee. This time there's a preflop raise, a reraise a shove and a call.

Ross-Powers has AA
McGee has QQ
The river is a Q and McGee is first to a milly in chips, while Ross-Powers is out in 15th place, cashing for $1,618,



Payouts 16-21

Here's the next batch of payouts in today's OneDay$100k, as players seemed to be in a hurry to get to the rail for quite a while there. Play has slowed considerably since reaching two 8-handed tables.

16Sergio Vargas
$1,385
17Donna Delfin
$1,385
18Martin Fletcher
$1,385
19Dalton Still
$1,217
20Lawrence Chavez
$1,217
21John Tarantino
$1,217

Close to a Big Pot



Dan McGee opens for 55,000 - as he's been doing a lot since taking the chiplead some 30 minutes ago - but this time it is Candida Ross-Powers on McGee's immediate left who ships her 25BB stack, and McGee tanks as he decides whether to risk half his stack. McGee finds a fold, Ross-Powers shows to only McGee, then others ask and her 66 is tabled. The look on McGee's face says he had two overs (AJ?).


Blinds went up as this was being written, action is now at

Level 22
Blinds 10000/20000
Antes 3000
Players 16

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com



Vargas Doubles



Sergio Vargas moves all in preflop for his last 9BB and is called by the bigger stacked Paul Moore.

Vargas - TT
Moore - AK

With a chant from Vargas of "Ten," for each action by the dealer, the board runs out 8-9-2-9-3 and Vargas earns his double.

Sergio Vargas - 340,000
Paul Moore - 350,000

Level - 21
Blinds - 8000/16000
Antes - 2000
Players - 16

Donna and Dalton Gone

Back-to-Back bustouts for @Donna_Delfin and Dalton @PlzFold Still reduces the field to 17 and the last 2 tables of the night.

Level 21 Chipcounts


Down to 19 players, and here are their chipcounts as they return from a break and start Level 21 - blinds of 8000/16000 with 200 antes.

845,000 - Dan McGee
810,000 - Jasthi Kumar
445,000 - Lou Saechao
420,000 - Debbie Kenoyer
335,000 - Kulwant Singh
300,000 - Candida Ross-Powers
290,000 - Paul Moore
290,000 - David Delvecchio
270,000 - Leff Thibeault
265,000 - Al Sanchez
230,000 - Barry Birdwell
215,000 - Alvin Warren
175,000 - Dalton Still
170,000 - Leng Vang
151,000 - Bee Lee
115,000 - Vikram Bhatia
85,000 - Donna Delfin
85,000 - Sergio Vargas
60,000 - Martin Fletcher

Come out Monday for $125 Holiday Tourney

Fathers Day is Sunday, but we're celebrating a day later here with our $125 Holiday Tourney. Play starts at 11am with 10,000 stacks and we're making the prize pool a guaranteed $15,000.

Late-Night Heater


Down to fewer than 10BB well before dinner break with more than 120 players remaining, Dan McGee slowly chipped up after his food settled, and once the money bubble burst, well, he's been on a serious heater.

There's 19 players left now, and if not for the 775,000 sitting in front of Jasthi Kumar, it would be McGee and his 610,000 who would be chipleader.

Level 20
Blinds 6000/12000
Antes 2000
Players 19

Payouts 22-27



Players are busting fast tonight, we can barely keep up with the payout sheets .. but here are the next two jumps up the pay ladder. The mincash now sits at 4x, or $1,217

22Gregory Pincombe1$1,088
23Stephen Kujubu1$1,088
24Jun Gao1$1,088
25Houng Doung1$958
26Charles Pratt1$958
27Cu Nguyen1$958

Payouts 28-36


Here are the players who made it to the first pay jump in today's OneDay$100K.


28Daniel Evans
$842
29Juan Lopez
$842
30Steven Lam
$842
31Roy Armstrong
$842
32Mario McClure
$842
33Kao Saevang
$842
34Gary Tanko
$842
35Thanh Che
$842
36James Viglizzo
$842

With 3 There's a Redraw


Down to the final three tables in today's OneDay$100K and that means it is redraw time.

Normally I would get a list of the final 27 players - with chipcounts - before cards go back in the air, but this group moved FAST so I stayed out of the way and picked up a few counts as players unracked their chips.

Two players busted before I could even get this posted, including one who ran into the AK of chipleader Jasthi Kumar, to bring the field down to 25.

Along with Kumar at 665,000, there is\
Lou Saechao - 465,000
Candida Ross-Powers - 410,000
Dan McGee - 320,000
Art Sanchez - 205,000
Bee Lee - 200,000
Steve Kujubu - 175,000
Dalton Still - 175,000
Donna Delfin - 150,000
Jun Gao - 80,000
Sergio Vargas - 80,000

Jasthi Leads


32 remain and @Jasthi_Kumar leads the way in today's OneDay$100K with a 540,000 stack. The last 'major' here at Thunder Valley was the WPTDeepStacks $1100 and Kumar was the winner, taking home $80,840 for the win 2 months ago. A win today would push Kumar's series tournament recorded cashes to more than $260,000.

First Round of Payouts

I saw Monte Gilley up at the payout counter so I stopped by to see what happened.

"I had AQ UTG and a guy woke up with AK, what are ya gonna do when you're short, right?"

You're going to do as Gilley did, say "nice hand," finish in 37th place, pack up your gear and head over to collect as one of those who mincashed today for $725.

Here's the rest of the mincashes in today's OneDay$100K.

38 - Amelia Richardson
39 - Patrick Murphy
40 - Khoa 'Kenny' Tran
41 - Dale Fink
42 - John 'Ducky' Duckworth
43 - James Ohlweiler
44 - David Covarrubias
45 - Sean Drake

A Few Minutes With Candida the Chipleader


Down to 42 players in today's OneDay$100k and the remaining field went on a quick break. I had a chance to spend time talking with chipleader Candida Ross-Powers during the break.

Ross-Powers took down the First Saturday tournament in May, cashing for $12,183 in the $300 buy-in with a $40,000 guarantee. She said she was a bit tired by the time that wrapped up about 2am, and she was unable to turn her brain off enough to settle and sleep by 5am!

She has a number of good-sized cashes to her name, including a 5th place in the 2012 WSOP Ladies Event for $35,000 - her largest cash-to-date - as part of her more than $100,000 in recorded career tournament winnings.

Her poker bankroll comes form tournaments, she says, as she's not a cash game player here at Thunder Valley or anywhere else.

A social worker who investigates elder abuse, Ross-Powers says she's nearing retirement, so I'd guess you can prepare to see here much more often at the poker table in the near future.

What Are They Playing For?


Here is the full payout structure for today's OneDay$100K.


Place Payout
1 $27,190
2 $19,033
3 $12,236
4 $9,064
5 $6,798
6 $5,438
7 $4,532
8 $3,625
9 $2,719
10-12 $1,981
13-15 $1,618
16-18 $1,385
19-21 $1,217
22-24 $1,088
25-27 $958
28-36 $842
37-45 $725

Bee Busts the Bubble


The flop is J♣️ 6♣️ 7♠️ and Bee Lee calls the all-in of the shorter-stacked player on the money bubble. All the other tables finish up, and it is time to show the hands.

Short Stack - K♣️ Q♣️ for a flush draw
Lee - J♥️ 6♦️ for two pair

No more clubs on the turn or river and Lee - who was all in for his lat 8BB just two players from the money - busts the bubble and now has almost 35BB.

That was a long bubble, 12 hands

There were 5 all-in-and-a-calls
QQ>KJ
AQ>A5
JJ>77
AK>58
before the bubble-breaker of J6>KQ

Level 17
Blinds 3000/6000
Antes 1000
Players 45

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

4x for Lee


All-in preflop for his last 34,000 (8BB), Bee Lee finds three callers in Dalton Still, Greg 'Spartacus' Pincombe and chipleader Candida Ross-Powers.

The flop is 5♠️ 4♠️ 6,♦️ Still and Pincombe check, and Ross-Powers slides out enough chips to put the other two players all in.

Still struggles to find a fold, but manages it, as does Pincombe.

Lee - JJ
Powers - 88

Both players have overpairs to the board, while Ross-Powers also has a gutshot straight. The board blanks, however, and Lee goes from 34,000 up to 143,000 (with blinds and antes) just two away from the money.

Still says he paid down 99, and Pincombe 33.

On Da Bubble



46 players remain, 45 cash and one misses out by a single spot ... play is now hand-for-hand in the OneDay$100K

Level 16
Blinds 2000/4000
Antes 500
Players 46

I Said Stay Out of Her Way


The new chipleader with 50 left, Candida Ross-Powers just chalked up another knockout when a player with just 7BB shoved from UTG. Everyone else folded, but Ross-Powers did the math and saw it was only 7 percent of her stack for a call, so she slid a stack out and turned over Q♦️ 9♦️. 

She was up against two black 7's.

The flop was massive for her, T♦️ 9♣️ 4♦️, bottom pair and a flush draw. The A♦️ turn closed it out, and the 2♦️ just reaffirmed the knockout.

Powers is now the only player with more than 400,000 and we are 5 from the money.

Level 16
Blinds 2000/4000
Antes 500
Players 50

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Get Out of Her Way


Action folds preflop to the cutoff, who ships his last 11BB. Candida Ross-Powers adds another 100,000 from the button, and Daniel Evans goes into the tank in the BB, as the call will be for 70 percent of his stack - aka it is a shove-or-fold for him.

Evans finds a fold, the cutoff sheepishly turns over 5♥️ T♥️ and starts heading for the exits as Ross-Powers shows AA.

The flop is K-7-8, prompting Evans to let everyone know he laid down "a suited AK."

Ross-Powers moves to 355,000 and 2nd in chips with 55 left.

Level 15
Blinds 1500/3000
Antes 500
Players from the money - 10

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

2 2 $



With 63 players remaining in the OneDay$100K we are now 2 tables to the money as 46 players cash today. The mincash is $725, and the top prize today is $27,190 - or 68xROI.

Here's what everyone is playing for today

Dinner Break Chipcounts


The 65 remaining players are on a 45-minute dinner break, and here's some chipcounts from across the room. If there's a delay in reporting after break, its because only 24 minutes are left and I am finally off to dinner now.


431,000 - Lou Saechao
229,000 - Jasthi Kumar
213,000 - Candida Ross-Powers
184,000 - Vikram Bhatia
175,000 - Jun Gao
165,000 - Pete Chavez
150,000 - David Covarrubias
148,000 - Dan McGee
141,000 - Mystery Player
134,000 - John Ducky Duckworth
133,000 - Daniel Evans
131,000 - Greg Spartacus Pincombe
121,000 - Robert Brown
120,000 - Dalton Still
86,000 - Victor Paredes
86,000 - Al Sanchez
80,000 - Sergio Vargas
78,000 - Jeff Thibeault
65,000 - Steve Kujubu
55,000 - Kenny Tran
50,000 - Donna Delfin
47,000 - Nick Wood
47,000 - Babe Prescott
43,000 - Roy Armstrong
37,000 - Pet McClure
36,000 - Monte Gilley

Lou Leads by Lots


With 470,000 in front of him, Lou Saechao is the overwhelming chipleader in the OneDay$100K as we approach dinner break. We can take a pretty educated guess here and say the majority of that stack came from a clash between Saechao and Chris Hinchcliffe, as the latter exclaimed, "Not sure I've ever lost a 450k pot with avg stack at 68k, but now I have."


We'll have more chipcounts for y'all when players take their 45-minute break here in a few minutes.

Level 14
Blinds 1200/2400
Antes 400
Players Left 72

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com



Candida Clips One


The flop is 4♠️ 7♦️ 8♦️, Candida Ross-Powers check, the BB makes it 13,000 into a 19,000 pot, and the player in the 3 seat ships it for 34,400 total. Ross-Powers asks for the count, then slides out enough to cover the All-in and put the BB player in also, drawing a snap-fold from the BB.

Ross-Powers turns over a ♦️ flush draw and sees she is up against TT. She completes her draw when the A♦️ hits the turn and the other player is eliminated.

Ross-Powers offers her hand to the other player, who turns his back and walks away, thus we decide not to follow to get his name.

Candida Ross-Powers - 131,000

Level 14
Blinds 1200/2400
Antes 400
Players Left - 81

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Half Cash



Down to 90 players in the OneDay$100K and 45 make the money, so if you're still in the tourney you have a 50/50 shot of making the money.

If you're not still in, well ....

Level 13
Blinds 1000/2000
Antes 300

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Dinner at 6:35



There is a 45-minute dinner break coming at the end of Level 14 - at 6:35pm - for those at the tables whose stomachs are beginning to growl and are asking, "Hey Ma, Where's the Meatloaf?"

Level 11 Chipcounts


Players are about to take a Lelve 11 10-minute break, so we grabbed a series of chipcoutns from across the room

120,000 - Jashti Kumar
120,000 - Vikram Bhatia
100,000 - Jun Gao
94,000 - David Covarrubias
80,000 - Dalton Still
75,000 - Candida Ross-Powers
74,000 - Victor Paredes
68,000 - Chris Hinchcliffe
68,000 - Sean Drake
64,000 - Steve Kujubu
61,000 - Greg Pincombe
60,000 - Sergio Vargas
54,000 - Daniel Evans
50,000 - Monte Gilley
49,000 - Kenny Tran
45,000 - Nick Wooderson
37,000 - Roy Armstrong
32,000 - Babe Prescott
25,000 - Dan McGee
13,000 - Donna Delfin
Out - Art Tanimoto
Out - Mike Riddle
Out - Darrell Dier
Out - Kelly Douglas
Out - Matt Boddorf
Out - Dal Bains
Out - Mark Johnson

60 Gone



That's 60 percent of the starting field is gone as we move to Level 11. From a final number of 371 entries, there's 140 left here with 15 minutes to go until the next break

One Bigger


Kelly Douglas raised to 2600 UTG, the next player to act bumped it to 6000, Douglas jammed and drew a snap-call.

Douglas - KK
Opponent - AA

KK<AA and Douglas is done for the day, but don't feel bad for him, he gets to go tomorrow to Game 7 of Warriors v. Cavs ... AND goes the next day to Las Vegas for the WSOP ....

(Why did we say 'opponent,' because Douglas came by to reply the hand to me, as I was over at another table.)

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Big Hand


The flop is J-high and David Covarrubias from @TurlockPoker entices a shove from his opponent (dangit, I know the guy's name but I can't think of it right now).

Covarrubias shows JJ for top set, while Mr Unknown turns over 99, and Covarrubias takes one of the biggest pots we've seen so far in the tournament, moving to 141,000 and one of the top stacks in the room, if not the overall chiplead.

OK, I'm going to go back through the archives here and see if I can find the other player's name ... he moved away before I could reaffirm who it was ... 

--Dan Ross, HoldemRadio.com

That Was Different


The flop is 3♠️ 4♣️ 9♠️ and floor is called over for the hand between Surinder Singh and Candida Ross-Powers because Ross-Powers moved all-in out of turn.

Floor explains to Singh his options, and to Ross-Powers her options based on what Singh is going to do -
A) to check would mean the all-in bet stands.
B) bet and Ross-Powers pulls her stack back and can bet anything she chooses.
C) fold and the hand is over.

Singh chooses to bet, Ross-Powers opts to push her stack in, and Singh calls off his stack.

Singh - J♦️J♣️
Ross-Powers - A♠️ 2♥️

Ross-Powers calls for an A or a spade. She gets half of her request when the turn is 6♠️, and she calls for the fourth spade on the river. The dealer obliges as he peels off 4♠️, eliminating Singh.

"I didn't deserve that, but I'll take it," she says.

Candida Ross-Powers - 54,000

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com


PayTable - OneDay$100K


- With $27,190 up top, here's the full OneDay$100K PayTable.

- 6/18/16
- $400 OneDay$100K with $100,000 Guarantee
- 371 Entries
- $129,479 Prize Pool
- Pays 45 Places


Place Payout
1 $27,190
2 $19,033
3 $12,236
4 $9,064
5 $6,798
6 $5,438
7 $4,532
8 $3,625
9 $2,719
10-12 $1,981
13-15 $1,618
16-18 $1,385
19-21 $1,217
22-24 $1,088
25-27 $958
28-36 $842
37-45 $725

Second Break Chipcounts


Here's what chipcounts across the room looked like just as registration was coming to a close in the OneDay$100K

83,000 - Jun Gao
70,000 - Mark Johnson
68,000 - David Covarrubias
59,000 - Nick Wooderson
59,000 - Sergio Vargas
58,000 - Blong Moua
56,000 - Baber Prescott
53,000 - Steve Kujubu
47,000 - Victor Paredes
47,000 - Kenny Tran
44,000 - Dermot Lyons
41,000 - Jasthi Kumar
36,000 - Monte GIlley
35,000 - Sean Drake
30,000 - Dan McGee
27,000 - George Saca
22,000 - Jeff Roy
22,000 - Joesph Arent
20,000 - Donna Delfin
18,000 - Art Tanimoto
18,000 - Nick COlvin
18,000 - Travis Fujisaka
16,000 - Thomas Tran
15,000 - Surinder Singh
15,000 - Kelly Douglas
13,000 - Charisse Case
12,000 - Darrell Dier
12,000 - Chris Hinchcliffe
3,000 - Mike Riddle

No More for Donna

While @Donna_Delfin did win her way in via a $100 satellite to the OneDay$100K, it feels just as bad to bust with a satellite entry as it does a full buy-in, especially when, well, we'll let her briefly state her case in 140 or fewer characters.

Very Good Fold


The board is 3♠️ 3♥️ 2♦️ 6♥️ and Charisse Case bets out 3400, getting a call from Blong Moua. The turn is 4♦️ and Case continues, making it 4750. Moua seems puzzled by her bet as he leans back in his chair. Less than 20 seconds later, though, he's cutting out a raise and he bumps it to 11,000. Case now is the puzzled one, but she finds a fold and while we couldn't hear what Case said she had, Moua's reply of "Very good fold," was clear/

Blong Moua - 44,000
Charisse Case - 17,000

Level - 8
Blinds - 300/600
Antes - 75
Entries - 354

Dan Ross - HoldemRadio.com

Drake Gets There


With @DeegPoker player Nick Wooderson also in the pot, Sean Drake bets out 3500 on a K♥️ A♠️ Q♦️ 2♦️ J♦️ board. Wooderson hesitates, and makes the call.

Drake shows A♥️ T♠️, Wooderson shows an A and mucks to the river broadway.

Sean Drake - 28,000
Wooderson - 61,000

Level 7
Blinds 250/500
Antes 75
Entries 350