Saturday, October 28, 2017

$1M GTD @WPTDeepStacks Championship Event Comes Here


@TVPokerRoom and @Thunder_Valley host a $1,000,000 guarantee for the first time this December when the WPTDeepStacks Season IV Championships comes to town. Hear all about it from Director of Poker Operations @BenErwinPoker.


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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Birthday Championship for Haletky


What a way to celebrate a birthday.

Jaime Haletky - runner-up in the 2016 Ante Up World Championships here, took one step up the pay ladder and today claimed the 2017 Ante Up NorCal Classic title, deafeating Justin Mackey is a lengthy heads-up match.

Haletky joins two others with top-two finishes in Ante Up Main Events at TVPokerRoom.

  • Michael Loncar has won the NorCal Classic twice
  • Justo Avalos was first and second in back-to-back years in the Ante Up World Championships
  • Haletky now has a first in the NorCal Classic and his runner-up in the World Championships.

There's an entry in the 2018 Ante Up World Championships for Haletky as part of his $49,865 firs place winnings, so he'll be back looking to be the first to three-peat a top-two finish.

Now it is time for him to head off and celebrate the rest of this special day for him ... today is Jaime Haletky's birthday .... quite the celebration.

Here are the full results


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10/21-22/17
$1,100Main Event
204Entries
$197,880
26Places Paid
1st Includes2018 Ante UpWorlds Seat
1JaimeHaletkyPacific Grove, CA$49,865*
2JustinMackeyNewark, CA$33,496
3PaulRichardsonSan Ramon, CA$20,114
4HieuLe$12,245
5MosheGavrieliOakland, CA$9,458
6NickKolichn/a$7,830
7ThomasEmersonSacramento, CA$6,672
8RobertPaclebVallejo, CA$5,750
9GregoryPincombeRedwood City, CA$4,827
10DavidValdezVacaville, CA$4,199
11JimmyZeledonN. Highlands, CA$4,199
12WiltonAlejandroRoseville, CA$4,199
13RichardElsonTracy, CA$3,571
14DaveLarsonSan Jose, CA$3,571
15ChristinaPrescottStockton, CA$3,571
16TimonRooneySacramento, CA$2,943
17TomSpruitenbergPacifica, CA$2,943
18JoeNguyenSunnyvale, CA$2,943
19DavidBertlesenLos Altos HIlls, CA$2,355
20JustoAvalosElk Grove, CA$2,355
21CliftonHarrisReddick, FL$2,355
22AunashKoneruHerndon, VA$1,825
23CareenFosterEmeryville, CA$1,825
24KevinNguyenElk Grove, CA$1,825
25JeffreySpruitenbergPacifica, CA$1,472
26MichaelPeckRocklin, CA$1,472

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Justin Mackey - 2nd Place


All in with an open-ended straight draw, @JustinMackey73 is facing an overpair, the pocket Tens of Jaime Haletky, and Mackey is at risk for his tournament life.

Both the turn and river miss the draw, Haletky holds and Mackey is eliminated in second place, turning his birthday weekend in to his biggest-ever tournament cash, taking home $33,496.

Blinds - 75k/150k
Antes - 25k
Remaining - 1/204

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Hinchcliffe Bounties Up


Sunday night’s conclusion of the Ante Up #NorCalClassic wrapped up with Chris Hinchcliffe atop the $160 with $50 bounties field.

Here are the final results.

10/22/17
$160 w/$50 Bounties
Entries
$5,820Prize Pool
9Places Paid
1ChrisHinchcliffe$872
2M.D.$844
3ItudeSpencer$766
4KevinWeinmann$729
5RonaldMalonzo$693
6ArnoldAdicoff$689
7GregoryPincombe$644
8CharlesCiffin$429
9DylanKubochi$144


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Action8 Goes to @FlyinLyons


Event 9 in the Ante Up #NorCalClassic - $260 Action8 with a $10,000 guarantee – wraps up with WPT Champions Club member Pat Lyons taking home the top prize.

Here are the final results.


10/22/17
$260Action8
65Entries
$14,300Prize Pool
8Places Paid
1PatrickLyonsHillsborough, CA$3,754
2KirkRexfordFolsom, CA$3,258
3CarrieDiggs$2,286
4DermotLyons$1,998
5RobertLewSacramento, CA$1,037
6ClintonJonesRedding, CA$822
7EdwardMillerGranite Bay, CA$644
8EyyalAltarWalnut Creek, CA$501


Nosebleed Stakes


The blinds have jumped to 75,000/150,000 with 25,000 antes for @JustinMackey73 and Jaime Haletky as they match up for the Ante Up NorCal Classic $1100 Main Event title.

$49,865 - including an entry in the 2018 Ante Up Worlds - to the winner
$33,496 to the runner-up

Blinds - 75k/150k
Antes - 25k
Remaining - 2/204

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Bounty Hunting


Start of Level 5 in the $160 with $50 bounties - the final NorCalClassic tourney for the series. Among those is so far is Timon Rooney, Spartacus Pincombe, Lynda Hernandez, Chris Hinchcliffe, Elissa Norman, Joe Shufelberger, Arnold Adicoff and NorCal Classic Omaha8 winner Eric Green

Registration and a single re-entry per player is available until about 9:15pm, the start of Level 7.

Bounty Level - 5
Blinds - 200/400
Antes - 50
Entries - 67

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Second Verse, Same as the First


Remember about 20 minutes ago when we said Jaime Haletky and Justin Mackey were trading stacks, moving between 2.6 and 3.5 million each?

The blinds have gone up, yet the action remains the same. Neither player can manage to pull away from the other as this heads-up match nears the end of its first hour.

Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 20k
Remaining - 2/204

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Half the Action8 Field Cashes


16 remain in today's $260 Action 8 and 8 cash. Among those still looking to take down the $5k first prize is Pat Lyons, Dermot Lyons (no relation) Carrie Diggs, Ed Miller, Jimmy Zeledon, Jeff Srpuitenberg, Eyyal Altar and Ravider Sharma.

Action8 Level - 12
Blinds - 1200/2400
Antes - 400
Remaining - 16/65

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Flip, Flip, Flip


@JustinMackey73 moves to 3.5 million and Jaime Haletky to 2.6 milly, then the stacks flip, and back again, and back again ... the stacks are staying between these two points as heads-up play moves along for the ante Up NorCal Classic title.

30 minutes are gone, time to move the level up to

Blinds - 60k/120k
Antes - 20k
Remaining - 2/204

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Birthday Winnings


Jaime Haletky's birthday is today, yesterday's was Justin Mackey's ... the two are now heads-up for the Ante Up NorCal Classic $1100 Main Event title.

Now, if you want to know what to do in 2018 on your birthday, just check the TVPokerRoom tournament calendar and set aside a buy-in for your birthday #RunGood

$33,496 for one player's birthday weekend
$49,865 for the other...

Blinds - 50k/100k
Antes - 15k
Remaining - 2/204

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Heads Up for #NorCalClassic TItle


Justin Mackey has a 1.5-1 chiplead starting heads-up play against Jaime Haletky for the 2017 Ante Up NorCal Classic $1100 Main Event title. Winner receives $49,865 - including an entry in the 2018 Ante Up Worlds Championship Event here next July. Runner-up receives $33,496.


Blinds - 50k/100k
Antes - 15k
Remaining - 2/204

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Paul Richardson - 3rd Place


Paul Richardson held big chiplead for much of today. The stacks leveled as play ran on at the final table and the final three took turns as both short-stack and chipleader.

Jaime Haletky shoves from the SB for 1.4 million and Richardson calls off his 1.1 million from the BB.

Richardson has Ace_Ten and he's against Jack_Three of Haletky. The turn is a Jack and Richardson is out in 3rd place, a $20,114 cash.

Level - 29
Blinds - 50k/100k
Antes - 15k
Remaining - 2/204

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Leveling stacks


Paul Richardson flops open-ended and gets there on the river against Jaime Haletky and both players are at 1.1 million now, while Justin Mackey has 4 million - 3 remain in the Main Event.

Level - 28
Blinds - 40k/80k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 3/204

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Flipping For it


Paul Richardson and Justin Mackey get all their chips in the middle - about 4 million total - on the flop, with Richardson having Mackey covered by 3BB.

Kc Kc Kc is the flop

Mackey has Kc Kc for top pair
Richardson has Kc Kc for a flush draw and they are flipping

The board runs out Kc Kc, a pair for Richardson but that's two pair for Mackey and he takes a huge chiplead.

Richardson doubles on the next hand - through Mackey - to get back to 500,000

Level - 28
Blinds - 40k/80k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 3/204

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Moshe Gavrieli - 4th Place


Stacks started moving back-n-forth among the final four players for about 25 minutes, then Jaime Haletky and Moshe Gavrieli were all-in with Moshe at risk. Haletky's hand held and Gavrieli is out in 4th place, a $12,245 cash.

The final three players - Paul Richardson, Haletky and Justin Mackey - all have about 2 million chips each. There's not a single BB separating the three.

Level - 28
Blinds - 40k/80k
Antes -10k
Remaining - 3/204

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Action8 Through 8


30 left in #NorCalClassic Event 9 - $260 Action8 - and among those in the hunt for the $5k up top is  Jeff Spruitenberg, Rudy Robledo, Sharon Sanchez, Ed Miller, Carrie Diggs, Spartacus Pincombe, Jose Hernandez, Ravinder Sharma, Jimmy Zeledon (above), Al Sanchez, Dermot Lyons, Pat Lyons (no relation), Eyyal Altar, Zeev Malkin and Paul Brown.

Level - 9
Blinds - 800/1600
Antes - 200
Remaining - 30/65

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Bounty Time


The final @AnteUpMagazine #NorCalClassic series event - $160 with $50 bounties - starts at 7pm.

Begin with 12,000 chips, play 20-minute levels all tourney, with registration and a single re-entry per player available until 9:15pm, the start of Level 7.

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$5,075 to Action8 Champ


Today's Event 9 in the Ante Up #NorCalClassic - $260 Action8 - created a $14,300 prize pool with 65 entries. here's the full PayTable.


10/22/17
$260Action8
65Entries
$14,300Prize Pool
8Places Paid
1$5,075
2$3,003
3$1,895
4$1,323
5$1,037
6$822
7$644
8$501

Action8 Level - 8
Blinds - 600/1200
Antes - 200
Remaining - 37/65

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4-Handed chipcounts


The Final Four in Ante Up's NorCal Classic $1100 Main Event are facing a level up in a few minutes to 40k/80k. Here's where they stand now.


PaulRichardson2,450,000
JaimeHaletky2,000,000
MosheGavrieli1,100,000
JustinMackey520,000

Level - 27
Blinds - 30k/60k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 4/204

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Hieu Le - 5th Place


All in preflop with Queen_Jack, Hieu Le runs in to Jaime Haletky in the BB with Kings. Le flops a pair and a backdoor straight draw but does not improve enough to beat Haletky's pair and he's out in 5th place, cashing for $9,458.

Level - 27
Blinds - 30k/60k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 4/204

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Level Up


102 total BB in play as Level 27 begins and the stacks have started to even out for the final 5 players

Level - 27
Blinds - 30k/60k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 5/204

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Another One for Richardson


Paul Richardson opens with enough to put Nick Kolich or Hieu Le all in. Kolich calls off his stack snd Le folds.

Richardsown shows Kc Kc
Kolich shows Kc Kc

Ace in the window, turn is a blank, then Barry Greenstein and Richardson eliminates another player. Kolich finishes 6th today, earning $7,830.

Richardson tops 3,000,000 chips for the first time in the tournament.

Level - 26
Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 5/204

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Double and Back


@JustinMackey73 has Jaime Haletky all in and behind. Mackey has Ace_King, Haletky Ace_Ten, and there's a King on the flop .... a Queen on the turn ... Jack on the river and Haletky four-straights out.

Mackey is down to 300k, moves all in the next hand and Haletky calls with King_Eight in case Mackey is on tile.

Well, Mackey woke up with Kings .. he holds and most of the chips flip back.

Level - 26
Blinds - 25k/50k
Antes - 10k
Remaining - 6/204

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6-Handed Chipcounts


45 percent of the chips belong to Paul Richardson, here's how all 6 chipstacks look at thr final table of the Ante Up NorCal Classic Main Event.


PaulRichardson2,750,000
JustinMackey1,000,000
JaimeHaletky750,000
HieuLe650,000
MosheGavrieli500,000
NickKolich500,000

Level - 25
Blinds - 20k/40k
Antes - 5k
Remaining - 6/204

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Thomas Emerson - 7th Place


Down to his last 100,000, Thomas Emerson moves in, is called by Nick Kolich and is eliminated in 7th place today, cashing for $6,672 in the Ante Up NorCal Classic Main Event.

Kolich moves up to 500k with the knockout.

Level - 25
Blinds - 20k/40k
Antes - 5k
Remaining - 6/204

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