Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Del Vecchio Wins @WPT Rolling Thunder


@3kingme3 - Mike Del Vecchio took the overall chiplead last night with 4 tables left in the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event, and but for a very few hands he maintained that chiplead through to the end.

Del Vecchio is the 2017 Rolling Thunder Main Event Champ, earning $284,638 for the win. This includes a $15,000 entry in to the WPT Tournament of Champions at the end of the season.

Del Vecchio navigated a final table that included four other pro's - Sorel Mizzi, Steven Tabb, Connor Drinan and Olivier Busquet - along with amateur player John Hadley who won his way in via a Livemore Caasino freeroll.

At the end, it was Del Vecchio's trip 4's holding up against the open-ended straight flush draw of Mizzi on the final hand of the tournament.

Here is the overall results from the event.

3/11-15/17
$3500 Main Event
421 Entries
$1,347,200 Prize Pool
53 Places Paid.


1 Mike Del Vecchio Las Vegas, NV $284,638
2 Sorel Mizzi Toronto, Canada $190,105
3 Steven Tabb San Mateo, CA $122,296
4 John Hadley Brentwood, CA $81,930
5 Olivier Busquet Edgewater, NJ $63,013
6 Connor Drinan Arlington Heights, IL $52,222
7 Ankush  Mandivia Richmond, TX $43,829
8 Pat Lyons Hillsboro, CA $35,437
9 Dana Harmetz Sacramento, CA $27,177
10 David Valdez Vacaville, CA $22,914
11 Denzel Suntay Newark, CA $22,914
12 jaroslaw Marowiak Ukiah, CA $22,914
13 Paul Saso Milpitas, CA $19,050
14 Dean Baranowski Lewisville, TX $19,050
15 Dana Jones Shingle Springs, CA $19,050
16 Tho Tran Las Vegas, NV $15,720
17 Charles Maddalena Chowchilla, CA $15,720
18 C. Thomas Sego Palo Alto, CA $15,720
19 Niall Farrell n/a $13,056
20 Charles Carrell UK $13,056
21 Brett Apter Arlington, VA $13,056
22 Moshin Charania Chicago, IL $11,057
23 Brian Altman Boston, MA $11,057
24 Anthoiny DeLuca Coarsegold, CA $11,057
25 Kao Vang Pleasant Gorve, CA $9,059
26 Derek Wolters Tempe, AZ $9,059
27 Chuck Nguyen San Lorenzo, CA $8,259
28 Kevin Eyster Lafayette, LA $8,260
29 Joshua Morrow Chico, CA $7,460
30 Aaron Frei Denver, CO $7,460
31 Ekrem Bozkurt n/a $7,460
32 Mimi Luu San Jose, CA $7,460
33 William Foxen Cold Sp. Hbr, NY $7,460
34 Gerald Feinerman Roseville, CA $7,460
35 Anthony Winters Livermore, CA $7,460
36 Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA $7,460
37 Michael Tureniac Sweden $6,661
38 Phia Xiong Sacramento, CA $6,661
39 Ajay Gnanasambanthan Phoenix, AZ $6,661
40 Larry Green Houston, TX $6,661
41 Kevin MacPhee Coeur D'Alene, ID $6,661
42 Ricky Vance Fresno, CA $6,661
43 Shawn Roberts Lincoln, CA $6,661
44 Jasthi Kumar San Ramon, CA $6,661
45 Joshua Reichard Jamesville, WI $6,661
46 Glen Miller Mukilteo, WA $5,862
47 Gregory Wagner Redding, CA $5,862
48 John Bettencourt Stockton, CA $5,862
49 Tuan Mai San Jose, CA $5,862
50 Alan Engel Las Vegas, NV $5,862
51 Ping Liu Irvine, CA $5,862
52 Michael Ruter Temecula, CA $5,862
53 Michael Lancaster SF, CA $5,862

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