Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bump it Up


Nine players just won their way in to today's #NorCalClassic in the Last Chance Turbo Satellite. They join the field here as Level 4 moves along and the field size jumps to 155 total entries.

Registration and a single re-entry per player is available through the 75-minute dinner break and until cards go in the air for the start of Level 10 at about 6:35pm.

Level - 4
Blinds - 150/300
Antes - 50
Entries - 156

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Relax


Players in #NorCalClassic $150,000 Guaranteed $1100 are on their first 10-minute break of the day. Play is scheuled for 19 levels or when the field reaches the money, whatever happens first.

There's a 75-minute dinner break scheduled to start at 5:20pm - the end of Level 9 - with registration closing at 6:35pm when cards go back in the air for the beginning of Level 10.

When play resumes, action is at

Level - 4
Blinds - 150/300
Antes - 50
Entries - 140

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Speaking of Champs


The newly-crowned WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Casino Champ - Brett Murray - joined #NorCalClassic $150,000 Guaranteed $1100 field late in Level 2.

Murray ran the best of all the players during the first-ever circuit event here at TVPokerRoom, earning an entry in the WSOP Global Championships $1,000,000 Freeroll.

Level - 3
Blinds - 100/200
Antes - 25
Entries - 136

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Late Arrivals


A whole host of @TVPokerRoom tournament regulars filled #NorCalClassic seats during Level 2. Among the later arrivals is Travis Fujisaka, Jimmy Zeledon, Anton Dimagiba, Josh Morrow, Beast Valdez, Jaime Haletky, Yotam Shmuelov, Toan Nguyen, Thomas Emerson, Harlan Karnofsky, Ed Lewis (above), Kenny Tran, Spartacus Pincombe, Wilton Alejandro, Justo Avalos, Cy Williams, Hieu Le, Victor Paredes, Chris Hinchcliffe, Donald Landwirth, Ken Jorgensen and Darrell Cain.

There's a LevelUp so action is now at

Level - 3
Blinds - 100/200
Antes - 25
Entries - 133

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Can You Fold Top Two?


All the noise from an outer table caught my attention so I wandered over to see Mike Harvey, Hong Zhang and Ed Miller involved in a monster pot and Ed standing up commenting aloud he doesn't know what to do.

The board ... Kc Kc Kc

Harvey is all in, Zhang has called off his stack ... and Ed is saying he thinks this is the weakest fold he's ever made ... as he tosses TopTwo in to the muck.

Zhang - Kc Kc
Harvey - Kc Kc
Miller - "I am so good, I am SO good."

The board runs out Kc Kc and Zhang is out, with Harvey moving to 50,000.

Level - 2
Blinds - 75/150
Antes - 25
Entries - 129

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Welcome Back, Champ


2-time #NorCalClassic Champ @MichaelLoncar - bathrobe and all - just arrived to join the $150,000 Guaranteed $1100 field midway through Level 2.

Bathrobe?

Hey, that's how he played Day 1 last year, and he won the whole tournament, so come on, superstitious poker players, you win a tourney you wear the very same items next time .. right?

Level - 2
Blinds - 75/150
Antes - 25
Entries - 123

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110 Through 1


Defending Arizona State Champ Rellie Segua, former HPT Champ Joe Nguyen, Jeff Spruitenberg and more joined the field as Level 1 drew to a close in today's single-starting -flight #NorCalClassic $150,000 Guarantee.

Level - 2
Blinds - 75/150
Antes - 25
Entries - 110

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Early Arrivals


Middle of Level 1 in today's #NorCalClassic $105,000 Guaranteed $1100 and among those with their chipstacks in play is Paul McCaffrey, Nabil Zumout, Kathy Stahl, Rick Colson, Mike Harvey, Hong Zhang, Barry Birdwell, Tracy Oto, Victor Par des, Darrel Dier, Paul,Brown, Sean Drake, Sharon and Al Sanchez, Jaroslaw Markowiak, Charles Allen, Mario Lopez, Eric Matulis, Lynda Hernandez, Walter Robertson, Rommel Santos ...... and Niv Decalo (above)

Level - 1
Blinds - 50/100
Entries - 100

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Let Get the #NorCalClassic Going


Today's $150,000 Guaranteed @AnteUpMagazine NorCal Classic Main Event is underway.

Begin with 30,000 chips and play 40-minute levels today. Registration and a single re-entry per player is available in this single-starting-flight tournament until the start of Level 10 at about 6:35pm

Play a full 19 levels today or when you get in the money - whatever comes first.

Come back Sunday at noon and play down to a winner.

Level - 1
Blinds - 50/100
Entries - 82

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$150,000 GTD Main Event Today


The #NorCalClassic $1,100 Main Event starts today at 11am and ends Sunday - one starting flight, a day 2 and a winner.

Begin today - in the tournament's only starting flight - with 30,000 chips and play 40-minute levels all tournament.

Registration and a single re-entry per player is available through the first 9 levels of play and the dinner break, closing at 6:35pm when cards go in the air to start Level 10.

Day 1 play is scheduled to run until players reach the money or the end of Level 19, whatever comes first. Day 2 begins at Noon on Sunday and plays down to a winner.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

20 Main Event Seat Guarantee Going Now


The #NorCalClassic has a 20-seat-guarantee for the $250 Main Event Satellite that is starting right now.

Begin with 15,000 chips and play 20-minute levels in this 1-in-5 satellite. Registration and unlimited re-entries is available until the start of Level 7 at about 8:15pm.

At LEAST 20 $1,100 Main Event seats are going to be awarded in to Saturday's $150,000 Guarantee. Remember, there's only one starting flight for the Main Event. Day 1 is Saturday, Day 2 is Sunday.

62 entries with cards in the air

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$150,000 GTD Main Event Tomorrow


The #NorCalClassic $1,100 Main Event starts tomorrow and ends Sunday - one starting flight, a day 2 and a winner.

Begin Saturday at 11am with 30,000 chips and play 40-minute levels all tournament.

Registration and a single re-entry per player is available through the first 9 levels of play and the dinner break, closing at 6:35pm when cards go in the air to start Level 10.

Day 1 play is scheduled to run until players reach the money or the end of Level 19, whatever comes first. Day 2 begins at Noon on Sunday and plays down to a winner.

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Stanley Stacks Field


Mike Stanley took top honors in last night's #NorCalClassic $20k Stacked - Event 7 in the Ante Up Series. Here are the full results.


10/19/17$235 w/$20k GTD
127Entries
$25,400Prize Pool
16Places Paid
1MikeStanleyOrangevale, CA$4,469
2CharlitoAseberosElk Grove, CA$4,409
3WiltonAlejandroRoseville, CA$3,950
4OsiasLacayangaDaly City, CA$3,785
5AnthonyLewisCitrus Hts., CA$1,702
6EyyalAltarWalnut Creek, CA$1,361
7JohnGrislerRancho Cord., CA$1,133
8RyanRielleyCarmichael, CA$907
9AllanLujanFresno, CA$681
10EricWhiteFairfield, CA$495
11DoyleJohnsonVavacille, CA$495
12ThomasEmersonSacramento, CA$495
13DanielGuevaraNapa CA$406
14ExequielFernandoElk Grove, CA$406
15TonyChangReno, NV$406
16MichaelMarcocciaAcampo, CA$300


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$130 Main Event Satellite Going Now


There's 3 #NorCalClassic Main Event seats guaranteed in today's $130 1-in-10 satellite. Cards are now in the air, begin with 10,000 chips and play 15-minute levels.

Registration and unlimited re-entries is available until the start of Level 7 at about 12:40pm.

1-in-10 entries earns an $1,100 seat in Saturday's $150,000 Guaranteed NorCal Classic Main Event. Remember, this Main Event has only one starting flight - Saturday only - with the tournament concluding on Sunday.

The full structure sheet is here.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

They're in the $$


The final 16 players voted unanimously to take $150 off the top and $150 off second place to pay the bubble $300 in tonight'd $20k Stacked.

Here is the revised PayTable. We'll check back in with everyone around 9am with full results.

1$6,658
2$4,618
3$3,066
4$2,271
5$1,702
6$1,361
7$1,133
8$907
9$681
10-12$495
13-15$406
16$300

Level - 13
Blinds - 3k/6k
Antes - 1k
Entries - 16/127

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Alejandro Has Quads, but ....


There's an all-in for 61,000 and a call, and action folds over to Wilton Alejandro who sure looks as though he wants to play this hand. His poker knowledge, however, kicks in and as he peels back two Eights, he sends them in to the muck.

The short-stacked all-in shows Aces and is up against Ace-Queen.

There's an eight in the window ... a folded set .. but wait

The turn is the case Eight .. quads for Alejandro

Quads in the muck ...

The aces hold, no elimination on the hand.

Someone asks about paying a double-bubble and being in the money now. There's a voiced objection so that idea goes away quickly and play continues on ...

Level - 13
Blinds - 3k/6k
Antes - 1k
Entries - 17/127


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Redraw


We've reached that point in the night where the remaining players all gather up their chips, put them in racks and shuffle around until they get new seats.

Down to the final three tables in the $20k Stacked, 27 remain and 15 cash tonight.

Among those still in the battle to take home the $6,808 top prize is Thomas Emerson, Ryan Reilley, Allan Fernando, Dean Tokanuga, Chris Hinchcliffe, Nabil Zumout, Jose Hernandez, Doyle JOhnson, Wilton Alejandro, Will Chao and Ravinder Sharma

Level - 12
Blinds - 2k/4k
Antes - 500
Entries - 27/127

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Breaktime Counts


#NorCalClassic $20k Stacked players are on a 15-minute break, returning to the levels taking a hike to 30-minutes long. Here are aome chipcounts from around the room.


RyanRielley170,000
WillChao120,000
DoyleJohnson105,000
EyyalAltar100,000
TracyOto80,000
DeanTokunaga68,000
AllanFernando60,000
DavidCaspillo60,000
ChrisHinchcliffe55,000
NabilZumout55,000
WiltonAlejandro55,000
MattBoddof42,000
WiltonAlejandro40,000
ThomasEmerson40,000
BabePrescott40,000
AlSanchez35,000
RavinderSharma35,000
JoseHernandez34,000
GaryPisarek20,000
NabilZumout20,000

When play resumes, action is at
Level - 11
Blinds - 1500/3k
Antes - 500
Entries - 46/127

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Rielley Rises


There's a new name atop the #NorCalClassic $20k Stacked leaderboard, as Ryan Rielley has steamrolled his way to a 160k stack with Level 10 just starting up.

Level - 10
Blinds - 1200/2400
Antes - 400
Entries - 47/127

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Level 9 Chipcounts


Former @HPTPoker @TVPokerRoom champ Allan Fernando leads #NorCalClassic $20k Stacked through 8 levels. Here's assorted chipcounts from around the room as Level 9 gets moving along.

AllanFernando95,000
TracyOto90,000
DoyleJohnson70,000
ChrisHinchcliffe65,000
DavidCaspillo60,000
NabilZumout55,000
WiltonAlejandro55,000
ThomasEmerson50,000
Lynda Hernandez45,000
BabePrescott45,000
EyyalAltar45,000
GaryTanko40,000
EdMiller28,000
AlSanchez25,000
GaryPisarek21,000
RavinderSharma21,000
JoseHernandez20,000
MattBoddof15,000

Level - 9
Blinds - 1k/2k
antes - 300
Entries - 58/127


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Stacked Table


@FlyinLyons is part of the Stacked Table 3 in tonight's $20k Stacked, with Jimmy Zeledon, Dean Tokunaga (below) Will Chao and Nabil Zumout also part of the table.


Level - 6
Blinds - 400/800
Antes - 100
Remaining - 90/127

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$6,808 for #NorCalClassic Event 7 Champ


Registration is closed on tonight's $20k Stacked and the board shows 127 entries for the $235 buy-in Event 7 in the Ante Up NorCal Classic. Here is the full PayTable.

10/19/17
$235 w/$20k GTD
127Entries
$25,400Prize Pool
15Places Paid
1$6,808
2$4,768
3$3,066
4$2,271
5$1,702
6$1,361
7$1,133
8$907
9$681
10-12$495
13-15$406

Level - 6
Blinds - 400/800
Antes - 100
Remaining - 100/127

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Family Poker Fun


David Caspillo and Cheri Svensen are in for #NorCalClassic Event 7- the $235 Stacked $20k Guarantee. The brother-and-sister duo were seated as adjacent tables, but David's table broke a few minutes ago.

Level - 5
Blinds - 300/600
Antes - 75
Entries - 120

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20 Main Event Seat Guarantee Tomorrow


The #NorCalClassic has a 20-seat-guarantee for its 6pm Friday $250 Main Event Satellite.

Start with 15,000 chips and play 20-minute levels in this 1-in-5 satellite. Registration and unlimited re-entries is available until the start of Level 7 at about 8:15pm.

At LEAST 20 $1,100 Main Event seats are going to be awarded in to Saturday's $150,000 Guarantee. Remember, there's only one starting flight for the Main Event. Day 1 is Saturday, Day 2 is Sunday.

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Doyle With a KO


All in preflop Ace-Queen against the pocket Fives of Arnold Adicoff, Doyle Johnson eliminates Adicoff with a Queen lands on the turn.

Level - 4
Blinds - 200/400
Antes - 50
Entries - 109

Registration and a single re-entry per player is available until the start of Level 6 at about 7:20pm.

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100 Through 3


#NorCalClassic $20,000 Guaranteed Stacked has 100 entries through the first three 25-minute registration-time levels.

There's still 65 minutes to get here and put a 20,000-chip stack in play.

Levels move to 30-minutes after 10 levels. Registration and a single re-entry per player time expires at the start of Level 6 at about 7:20pm.

Level - 4
Blinds - 200/400
Antes - 50
Entries - 100

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Event 6 Results


A late double-up in #NorCalClassic Event 6 gave Osias Lacayanga control of the chips and brought the tournament to its conclusion. 

Here are all the payouts.


10/19/17$125 NLHE$5k GTD
72Entries
$7,200Prize Pool
9Places Paid
PlaceNameCityPayout
1OsiasLacayangaDaly City, CA$1,341
1ElissaNormanSacramento, CA$1,341
1JosephPenaNapa, CA$1,341
1JosephEsparzaLodi, CA$1,341
5ZhaoleiXuThousand Oaks, CA$540
6AlbertSanchezPenryn, CA$432
7FaithfulZaragozaCitrus Hts, CA$360
8JasonMaatGrand Rapids, MI$288
9RobertFenleyStockton, CA$216

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