Monday, April 17, 2017

Final Results - @WPTDeepStacks Main Event


@MimiLuu2000 defeats a 425-entry field to take down the 2017 WPTDeepStacks Main Event. Luu earns -as part of her title - an entry in to the $1 Million Guarantee WPTDeepStacks Season Championship being hosted here at TVPoker Room in December.

Here are the final results.

4/14-17/17
$1100 Main Event with $300,000 Guaranteed
425 Entries
$412,250
54 Places Paid

First Place includes $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship Package


1 Mimi Luu San Jose, CA $49,524
2 James Maxey Hayfork, CA $37,133
3 Wilson  Tolon Elk Grove, CA $55,930
4 Niv Decalo Oakland, CA $40,679
5 Kenny Lee Sacramento, CA $42,639
6 Dann Turner Cleveland, OH $16,040
7 TJ Eisenman Olympia, WA $13,640
8 Mario Sequiera Hanford, CA $10,860
9 Prasad Inamdar SF, CA $8,300
10 Alexander Greenblatt SF, CA $7,020
11 Jon Dull Fresno, CA $7,020
12 Kieng Lieng Sacramento, CA $7,020
13 Lance Oliver Roseville, CA $5,830
14 Rickey Evans Vacaville, CA $5,830
15 Benjamin Barad San Rafael, CA $5,830
16 Kyle Kitagawa Sacramento, CA $4,785
17 Kelly Douglas Santa Rosa, CA $4,785
18 Joshua Morrow Chico, CA $4,785
19 Brandon Allison Fresno, CA $3,990
20 Ryan Bowen Sacramento, CA $3,990
21 Jacob Copp Pinole, CA $3,990
22 David Valdez Vacaville, CA $3,360
23 Kathy Stahl Manteca, CA $3,360
24 Benjamin Heinrichs Chico, CA $3,360
25 Evelyn Iraheta Walnut Creek, CA $2,760
26 Kao Saevang Sacramento, CA $2,760
27 Larissa Bushman San Jose, CA $2,760
28 Altar Eyyal Walnut Creek, CA $2,260
29 Edward Miller Granite Bay, CA $2,260
30 Khoa Tran Sacramento, CA $2,260
31 Yotam Shmuelov SF, CA $2,260
32 Loc Tran Fresno, CA $2,260
33 Bao Liu SF, CA $2,260
34 Amir Turkzadeh Walnut Creek, CA $2,260
35 Jeffrey DePaulo Mtn Ranch, CA $2,260
36 Eric Matulis Modesto, CA $2,260
37 Kathryn Tran San jose, CA $2,010
38 Adam  Montgomery Nevada City, CA $2,010
39 William Korn Carlsbad, CA $2,010
40 Mark Wolpert El Segundo, CA $2,010
41 Duke Lee SF, CA $2,010
42 Sjoeke Lazor Grass Valley, CA $2,010
43 Man Pham Elk Grove, CA $2,010
44 Rassoul Malboubi El Cerrito, CA $2,010
45 Leo Michael Sunnyvale, CA $2,010
46 Mike Heshmati Morgan Hill, CA $1,760
47 Joseph Christman Pacifica, CA $1,760
48 Michael Loncar Roseville, CA $1,760
49 Wirote Praiphetsak San Rafael, CA $1,760
50 Timothy Trinh Elk Grove, CA $1,760
51 Ali Rezaee San Mateo, CA $1,760
52 Makara Nuon Stockton, CA $1,760
53 Michael Ferguson Orinda, CA $1,760
54 Loren Cloninger Salinas, CA $1,760

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Mimi Luu, 2017 @WPTDeepStacks Champion


James Maxey moves all in and Mimi Luu makes the call.

Maxey - Kc Kc
Luu - Kc Kc

No flush draw comes, no King comes, and Luu eliminates Maxey in second place.

Luu earns the title, the trophy and the entry in to the $1,000,000 Guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Season Championship hosted here at Thunder Valley in December.

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Heads-Up for @WPTDeepStacks Title


@MimiLuu2000 opens for 325,000, WIlson Tolon makes it 1.4 million, Luu moves all-in and Tolon calls.

Luu has 3/3 and Tolon A/4. The turn gives Tolon a gutshot wheel draw, but the river in a 7 and Luu eliminates Tolon in 3rd palce.

The heads-up match between Luu and James Maxey starts up here in a few minutes.

Level - 33
Blinds - 75k/100k
Antes - 25k
Entries - 2/425

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Lee 5th, Decalo 4th


A three-way all-in and chipleader Wilson Tolon not only has Kenny Lee and Niv Decalo covered, he has a better hand than both, and there's a double-elimination. Lee takes 5th and Decalo (above) gets 4th.

Tolon moves to 6.4 milly in chips, battling Mimi Luu and James Maxey for the title.

Level - 33
Blinds - 75k/150k
Antes - 25k
Entries - 3/425

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Lock in These Payouts


The final five players have altered the prize pool to lock in guaranteed payouts for each of the five, based on their existing chipcounts. Players are leaving $2,500 on the table, along with the $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Season Championship package and the winner's trophy to play for.. Here are the final payouts agreed to.

$55,930 - Wilson Tolon (above)
$44,024 - Mimi Luu
$42,639 - Kenny Lee
$40,679 - Niv Decalo
$37,133 - James Maxey

Level - 32
Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k
Entries - 5/425

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6th for Turner


One hand after doubling up short-stack Niv Decalo, Dann Turner (above) gets his remaining chips in the middle after flopping the nut flush draw against the trip aces of Wilson Tolon.

Turner misses his draw and is out in 6th place, cashing for $16,040 and Tolon moves to 4,250,000

Level - 32
Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k
Entries - 5/425

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The Finale's FInale


Lynda Hernandez (above) was one of teh final 6 players in Event 12 of the WPTDeepStacks series - $100 TVPokerRoom Finale - to cash out in a 6-way closeout to the tournament series. Here are the Finale's final payouts.

4/17/17
$100 TVPokerRoom Finale with $5,000 Guarateed
70 Entries
$5,600 Prize Pool
10 Places Paid


1 Robert Sudbury $805
2 Lynda Hernandez $805
3 Brenda Dunn $805
4 Lance Richardson $805
5 Ratko Omcikus $804
6 Taj Vickers $804
7 Rudy Robledo $280
8 Jesse Garcia $224
9 Mark Beaman $168
10 Ian Elieff $100

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88BB


10,625,000 total tournament betting units in play, BB is 120,000. There's 88 total BB for the 6 remaining players ... action has to get going here soon ... and it does

James Maxey shoves his last 3BB from UTG, folds around to Kenny Lee who is pretty much committed to a call even though he has 35o. Maxey holds and doubles.

Maxey then 3-bet shoves over an open from Mimi Luu and Luu folds.

Lee moves all in and everyone folds

Niv Decalo (above) moves all in, everyone folds, he does it again a few hands later with 7BB and holding JT. Dann Turner calls with AT. Jack in the window, Decalo doubles

We're still 6-handed.

Level - 32
Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 15k
Entries - 6/425

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Level 31 Chipcounts


Action is at a standstill as there's now just 100 total BB in play and the 6 remaining players are coming as close as possible to blinding one another out. Here are updated chipcounts.

2,750,000 - Mimi Luu
2,450,000 - Wilson Tolon
1,850,000 - Kenny Tran
1,750,000 - Dann Turner
1,000,000 - Niv Decalo
500,000 - James Maxey

Level - 31
Blinds - 50k/100k
Antes - 15k
Entries - 6/425

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A Whole Lotta Raise-it-Take-it


2 bustouts in the first 10 minutes of play, but final table action has been very patient and without drama the last hour for the final 6 players.

Most hands are won right now with a single minraise preflop. Just one hand in the last 40-minute level made it to the turn, and Wilson Tolon (above) took that one down.

Players are back from a 15-minute break, and the blinds are up there.

Level - 30
Blinds - 50k/100k
Antes - 15k
Entries - 6/425

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Free Food for @PokerNews916, @Rukidingme44


Matt Boddorf and Chris Hinchcliffe are two of the four top stacks on first break in the $100 TVPokerRoom Series Finale. All four players received Main Event Dining Certificates good for a free buffet or discounts at other Thunder Valley restaurants.

The four chipleaders on next break all receive two tickets to any on the Thunder Valley Summer Concert Series events.

Today's final event in the 12-tournament WPTDeepStacks series drew 70 entries. Here's all the numbers.

(Photo courtesy of @PokerNews916 Twitter Account)

4/17/17
$100 TVPokerRoom Finale with $5,000 Guaranteed
70 Entries
$5,600 Prize Pool
9 Places Paid

1 - $1,680
2 - $1,176
3 - $756
4 - $560
5 - $420
6 - $336
7 - $280
8 - $224
9 - $168

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6-Handed Chipcounts


Six players remain @WPTDeepStacks Main Event and here are their chipcounts as Level 30 begins

3,000,000 - Mimi Luu
2,200,000 - Dann Turner
1,650,000 - Wilson Tolon
1,450,000 - Kenny Lee
1,325,000 - Niv Decalo
925,000 - James Maxey

Level - 30
Blinds - 40k/80k
Antes - 10k
Entries - 6/425

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Mimi Gets Another


@MimiLuu2000 opens for 135,000 and TJ Eisenman comes along from the BB.

Eisenman check-rasies all-in after Luu makes it 150,000 more on the 7-J-6 flop. The dealer counts out 195,000 more and Luu calls, turning over J-T only to see Eisenman has bottom two with 6-7.

The turn is a blank, but this brutal final table continues as Luu rivers a Ten for the knockout.

Mimi Luu - 2,150,000

Level - 29
Blinds - 30k/60k
Antes - 10k
Entries - 6/425

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That Was Fast, and Brutal


In the first few hands of the @WPTDeepStacks final table, Prasad Inamdar runs J/J in to the Q/Q of Kenny Lee, and 2013 TVPokerRoom Players Series Champ Mario Sequiera (above) runs Q/Q in to the K/K of Mimi Luu.

Both players are eliminated and we're already down to 7.
Inamdar cashes for $8,300 and Sequiera takes home $10,860.

Level - 29
Blinds - 30k/60k
Antes - 10k
Entries - 7/425

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Final Table @WPTDeepStacks Main Event Underway


$85,900 #FTW in today's WPTDeepStacks $1100 Main Event that drew a 425-entry field for tis two starting flights. Dann Turner leads the way with 2.3 million as play begins.

Level - 28
Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 5k
Entries - 9/425

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Your @WPTDeepStacks @TVPokerRoom Final Table


Monday's Noon-start @WPTDeepStacks Main Event Final Table is set. Here are the final 9 players, in seat order, with their chipcounts, starting with Niv Decalo of Oakland - Seat 1 - 1,095,000


TJ Eisenman, Olympia, WA. - Seat 2 - 560,000


Dann Turner, Cleveland, OH. - Seat 3 - 2,330,000


Mario Sequeira, Hanford, CA. - Seat 4 - 295,000


Wilson Tolon, Elk Grove, CA. - Seat 5 - 1,795,000


Prasad Inamdar, SF, CA. - Seat 6 - 480,000


Mimi Luu, San Jose, CA. - Seat 7 - 1,480,000


Kenny Lee, Sacramento, CA. - Seat 8 - 1,380,000


James Maxey, Hayfork, CA. - Seat 9 - 1,255,000

Play begins at noon, here's where they start ...

Level - 28
24:56 remaining
Blinds -25k/50k
Antes - 5k
Entries - 9/425

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Alex Bubbles Final Table


@Greenblatt1 moves all in for his last 560,000 on the first hand at the 10-handed unofficial final table. James Maxey snap-calls and everyone else gets out of the way.

Greenblatt has QQ but he's run in to Aces and it looks as though Maxey barely has Greenblatt covered.

The 9-J-4-9-2 flop means the aces hold, and the dealer counts down the stacks, finding that Greenblatt is covered. He is the final table bubble, cashing for $7,020.

Play is complete for the night. The final nine come back tomorrow at noon to play down to a champ taking home $85,900 - including a $3,000 package to the $1,000,000 guarantee WPTDS Season Championships being hosted here in December.

Level - 28
Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 5k
Entries - 9/425

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1 From the End


Players are taking their new seats, the redraw for the last table has taken place after Jon Dull's elimination in 11th ... one 10-handed table, one more knockout before Monday's Final Table is set.

Niv Decalo, TJ Eisenman, Dann Turner (above), Mario Sequiera, Wilson Tolon, Prasad Inamdar, Mimi Luu, Kenny Lee, Alex Greenblatt and James Maxey are looking for that 1-more ...

Level - 28
Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 5k
Entries - 10/425

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Have Fun With @WPTDeepStacks Finale


Chipleaders on breaks get bonuses in tomorrow's TVPokerRoom finale - a $100 Hold'em with a $5,000 guarantee.

Top  4 stacks on first break receive the same meal vouchers Main Event players receive.
Top  4 stacks on second break all receive Summer Series concert series tickets
Top stack on third break gets a Thunder Valley hotel room stay.

And yes, there's the prize pool also

Come close out the WPTDeepStacks series with us tomorrow.

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FInal 3 Bounty Hunters Split it Up


Sunday night's Event 11 in the @WPTDeepstacks Series - $160 with $50 bounties - drew 100 entries. Here's how the final payouts worked out, with Michael Loncar (above) one of the final three.


4/16/17
$160 w/$50 Bounties
100 Entries
$8,000
9 Places Paid


1 Lawrence Huey $1,814
2 Michael Loncar $1,813
3 Joseph Shufelberger $1,813
4 Dalton Still $720
5 Elias Travis $560
6 Bobby Cisneros $440
7 William Hicks $360
8 Lorenzo  Dotty, Jr. $280
9 Andrew Duffy $200

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Fujisaka Takes Event 10 Title


Travis Fujisaka took home the top prize in the WTPDeepStacks Series Event 10 - today's $235 Stacked with a $10,000 guarantee. Here is the adjusted payout table the players agreed to.


1 Travis Fujisaka $2,750
2 Tracy Oto $2,396
3 Mai Xiong $2,709
4 Dinh Le $2,525
5 Roland Brizuela $2,418
6 Patrick Testoni $972
7 Lawrence Haley $810
8 Earl Baker $648
9 Dylan Morris $486
10 Kevin Labar $486

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It's Getting Weird


Prasad Inamdar was up to 1,500,000 but dropped a huge pot to Niv Decalo when his straight draw missed. The chips kept slipping away and he just moved all in for his last 8BB with 8T, called by the 6-6 of Kieng Lieng and .. the K-K of Alex Greenblatt. Greenblatt holds and the night is over, the final table all set.

There's not one but two 8's on the flop, a Ten on the turn and Inamdar goes Boat Don't Lie, tripling up, with Lieng losing out to the Kings' of Greenblatt.

Mimi Luu has moved to 1,500,000 with a series of double-ups and Greenblatt is down to 700k

Level - 27
Blinds - 20k/40k
Antes - 5k
Entries - 11

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100 Bounty Hunters


Event 11 in the WPTDeepStacks Series - $160 with $50 bounties - drew 100 entries for Easter evening. Here are the payouts.


4/16/17
$160 w/$50 Bounties
100 Entries
$8,000
9 Places Paid

1 $2,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,040
4 $720
5 $560
6 $440
7 $360
8 $280
9 $200

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13th for Oliver


Lance Oliver's chips head over to James Maxey and Oliver is out in 13th place here in the WPTDeepStacks Main Event. Oliver cashes for $5,830.

There's three more eliminations before the end of the night, and Mimi Luu is not one of them at this point. The sounds of "Yes, Baby Baby," just erupted from Table 2, so Mimi just doubled up.

Level - 27
Blinds - 20k/40k
Antes - 5k
Entries - 12/425

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TJ KO's 2


There's a three-way all-in, creating about a 600k pot as three of the tournament's short stacks all move in, and they all have big hands.

Ben Barad - KK
Rickey Evans - QQ
TJ Eisenman (above) - AQ

There's an Ace in the window, no two-outer comes for either Evans or Barad. The dealer counts out the stacks and Eisenman has both players covered. Barad had more chips to start the hand than Evens, so Barad cashed in 14th and Evans 15th.

Level - 26
Blinds - 15k/30k
Antes - 5k
Entries - 13/425

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16th for @KyleK_Poker


The cards stopped going Kyle Kitagawa's way after play moved to two tables, with his WPTDeepStacks Main Event coming to a close in 16th place, a $4,785 cash

Level - 26
Blinds - 15k/30k
Antes - 5k
Entries - 15/425

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Payouts 19-27


The final 16 players in the WPTDeepstacks Main Event are on their final 15-minute break of the day. They are playing down to the final 9, then bag-n-taggin to come back Monday at noon for the final table.

Here are the players who finished 19-27th today.


19 Brandon Allison Fresno, CA $3,990
20 Ryan Bowen Sacramento, CA $3,990
21 Jacob Copp Pinole, CA $3,990
22 David Valdez Vacaville, CA $3,360
23 Kathy Stahl Manteca, CA $3,360
24 Benjamin Heinrichs Chico, CA $3,360
25 Evelyn Iraheta Walnut Creek, CA $2,760
26 Kao Saevang Sacramento, CA $2,760
27 Larissa Bushman San Jose, CA $2,760

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17th for @KellyD7127


Down to 8BB, Kelly Douglas moves all-in preflop with QT and runs in to the KQ of Dann Turner. There's no Ten, the river Queen means Turner's better-kicker plays and Douglas is out in 17th, cashing for $4,785.

Level - 25
Blinds - 12k/24k
Antes - 4k
Entries - 16/425

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Morrow 18th


Josh Morrow finds himself all in with two overs against a pair and a straight draw for Kyle Kitagawa. Kyle holds and Josh is out in 18th place, cashing for $4,785

Level - 25
Blinds - 12k/24k
Antes - 4k
Entries - 17/425

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Alex KO's Beast


Alex @Greenblatt1 went to dinner break as chipleader with 23 players left in the WPTDeepStacks Main Event. Play resumed a few minutes ago, down to 22 now and Greenblatt has an even-bigger chiplead.

He's the First-to-a-Milly as he turns a full house against David 'Beast,' Valdez and all the chips end up in the middle on the river.

Level - 24
Blinds - 10k/20k
Antes - 3k
Entries - 22/425

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Easter Dinner for 23, Please


Kao Saevang and Evelyn Iraheta have been eliminated since the redraw, leaving the field at 23 as the hour-long dinner break approaches. When play resumes, action is at

Level - 24
Blinds - 10k/20k
Antes - 3k
Entries - 23/425

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Lee Gets There Against Stahl


Kenny Lee has JJ, Kathy Stahl has QQ, there's a Jack on the flop and Lee doubles through Stahl in a 500,000 pot just a few minutes before dinner break.

Kenny Lee - 500,000
Kathy Stahl - 100,000

Level - 23
Blinds - 8k/16k
Antes - 2k
Entries - 24/425

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Payouts 28-36


Here are the players who cashed in 28-36th place in the April 2017 WPTDeepstacks $1100 Main Event.


28 Altar Eyyal Walnut Creek, CA $2,260
29 Edward Miller Granite Bay, CA $2,260
30 Khoa Tran Sacramento, CA $2,260
31 Yotam Shmuelov SF, CA $2,260
32 Loc Tran Fresno, CA $2,260
33 Bao Liu SF, CA $2,260
34 Amir Turkzadeh Walnut Creek, CA $2,260
35 Jeffrey DePaulo Mtn Ranch, CA $2,260
36 Eric Matulis Modesto, CA $2,260

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81 for $235 Stacked


Event 10 in the @WPTDeepStacks Series - $235 Stacked with $10,000 Guaranteed - drew an 81-entry field. here's the payouts for today's 1pm tourney.


4/16/17
$235 Stacked w/$10,000 Guaranteed
81 Entries
$16,200 Prize Pool
9 Places Paid

1 $4,860
2 $3,402
3 $2,187
4 $1,620
5 $1,215
6 $972
7 $810
8 $648
9 $486

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With 3 You Get Redraw


Down to 27 in today's @WPTDeepStacks Main Event. here are the final 27 by table, seat and chipcount.

Table 1
1 Kenny Lee 350,000
2 Josh Morrow 330,000
3 TJ Eisenman 650,000
4 Evelyn Iraheta 128,000
5 Jon Dull 120,000
6 Brandon Allison 372,000
7 James Maxey 531,000
8 Rickey Evans 434,000
9 Kathy Stahl 252,000
Table 2
1 Ben Heinrichs 290,000
2 OPEN
3 Alex Greenblatt 662,000
4 Wilson Tolon 348,000
5 Ben Bard 643,000
6 Mimi Luu 245,000
7 Niv DeCalo 423,000
8 David Valdez 695,000
9 Kao Saevang 48,000
Table 3
1 Lance Oliver 290,000
2 Kieng Lieng 460,000
3 Mario Sequiera 229,000
4 Kyle Kitagawa 687,000
5 Kelly Douglas 315,000
6 Ryan Bowen 273,000
7 Prasad Inamdar 897,000
8 Dann Turner 820,000
9 Jacob Copp 233,000

Level - 22
Blinds - 6k/12k
Antes - 2k
Entries - 27/425

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Next Batch O'Payouts


Here are the players who cashed in 37-45th place in the April 2017 WPTDeepStacks $1100 Main Event.

Players are on a 15-minute break, 31 remain, 4 away from a 3-table redraw, playing down to 9 tonight.

37 Kathryn Tran San Jose, CA $2,010
38 Adam  Montgomery Nevada City, CA $2,010
39 William Korn Carlsbad, CA $2,010
40 Mark Wolpert El Segundo, CA $2,010
41 Duke Lee SF, CA $2,010
42 Sjoeke Lazor Grass Valley, CA $2,010
43 Man Pham Elk Grove, CA $2,010
44 Rassoul Malboubi El Cerrito, CA $2,010
45 Leo Michael Sunnyvale, CA $2,010

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Barad to Half-Milly-Plus


There's an open to 27,000, a call from Alex Greenblatt, a flat from the player on his left, then Ben Barad makes it 82,000 from the SB. The original raiser calls, as does Greenblatt, with the fourth player reluctantly finding a fold.

The flop comes out Kc Kc Kc. After about 45 seconds, Barad slides out a 105,000 bet. About twice that amount of time goes by before his first challenger folds.

Barad has 275,000 behind and Greenblatt 475,000 behind ... Greenblatt debates for less than a minute .. then releases his hand.

Ben Barad - 525,000

Level - 21
Blinds - 5k/10k
Antes - 1k
Entries - 36/425

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