Monday, September 25, 2017

Nick Pupillo - Circuit Main Event Champion


The inaugural @WSOP Circuit @Thunder_Valley Main Event title goes to Nick Pupillo, who outlasted a field of 528 entries to earn $170,286, the Circuit Ring and an entry in the invitation-only WSOP Global Championship $1 million freeroll.

A relatively-fast final table saw Pupillo begin play 4/9 in chips with a little more than 1 million.

Jed Hoffman started the action going by eliminating the first two players - Roque Quiambao (9th, $15,800) and Steven Tabb (8th, $19,855). Casey McCarrel eliminated Glen nLarson in 7th ($25,304), then Dann Turner went on a tear, knocking out three players in half of a level.

Turner amassed a huge stack by eliminating Paul McCaffrey in 6th ($32,710), Hoffman in 5th ($42,879) and Paul Richardson in 4th ($57,016). Pupillo knocked McCarrel out in 3rd - a $76,911 cash - to get heads up with a little more than a 2-1 chip deficit to Turner.

It was Turner running the table early, moving up to a 5-1 lead before Pupillo found his first double, moving to a 7m to 3m deficit. That double seemed to give Pupillo new life and new energy. The cards and the big bets began quickly going Pupillo's way. Once he gained the chiplead, Turner never recovered and Pupillo earned the victory.

Here are all the payouts.

9/22-25/17
$1675 Main Event
528 Entries
$792,000 Prize Pool
54 Places Paid

1 Nick Pupillo Gilbert, AZ $170,286
2 Dann Turner Stateline, NV $105,281
3 Casey McCarrel Lafayette, CA $76,911
4 Paul Richardson Pleasanton, CA $57,016
5 Jed Hoffman Reno, NV $42,879
6 Paul McCaffrey San Ramon, CA $32,710
7 Glenn Larson Olympia, WA $25,304
8 Steven Tabb San Mateo, CA $19,855
9 Roque Quiambao Daly City, CA $15,800
10 Jeffrey Day Berkeley, CA $12,743
11 Charles Moore Las Vegas, NV $12,743
12 Joseph Alban Henderson, NV $12,743
13 Edmond Barna Antioch, CA $10,423
14 Eric Matulis Modesto, CA $10,423
15 Robert Mather Redding, CA $9,533
15 Tony Bracy W. Sacramento,CA $9,533
17 Peter Xiong Sacramento, CA $8,633
18 Abrahim Abboukhalil Hillsborough, CA $8,633
19 Garrett Gruener Berkeley, CA $7,247
20 Mike Jacob Hollister, CA $7,247
21 Apolinar Borja Pittsburg, CA $7,247
22 Amir Turkzadeh Walnut Crk, CA $6,162
23 Scott Young Sunnyvale, CA $6,162
24 Mario Lopez Cloverdale, CA $6,162
25 Cory Knoblauch Oakhurst, CA $5,306
26 David Rosenbloom N. Hollywood, CA $5,306
27 Daniel Barry SF, CA $5,306
28 Joe Nguyen Sunnyvale, CA $4,633
29 Deryl Taylor Auburn, CA $4,633
30 Hoang To Elk Grove, CA $4,633
31 Frank Schipono Stafford, TX $4,095
32 Anthony Benavidez Sacramento, CA $4,095
33 Andreas Kniep Lincoln, CA $4,095
34 Joseph Nguyen Fremont, CA $3,667
35 Joshua Prager Yuba City, CA $3,667
36 Yanki Koppel Sunnyvale, CA $3,667
37 Hong Zhang Moraga, CA $3,318
38 Ronald Segni Lakeside, CA $3,318
39 Darren Bortmas Rocklin, CA $3,318
40 Stan Jablonski Bullhead City, AZ $3,318
41 Rafael Gonzalez Modesto, CA $3,318
42 Exequiel Fernando Elk Grove, CA $3,318
43 Tri Huynh Milpitas, CA $3,318
44 Glenn Miller Mukilteo, WA $3,318
45 Wilton Alejandro Roseville, CA $3,318
46 Richard Thompson Elk Grove, CA $3,041
47 Sean Yu LA, CA $3,041
48 Michael Hubbard Windsor, CA $3,041
49 Ian Kalman SF, CA $3,041
50 Jose Fernandez Turlock, CA $3,041
51 Dan  Owen Napa, CA $3,041
52 Peter Park SF, CA $3,041
53 Joshua Kwan Berkeley, CA $3,041
54 Toko Luu San Jose, CA $3,041