Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Closer, and Closer!

We are only a few weeks from opening up the new poker room and the room is getting it's final touches.

The entrance is completed and awaiting the first players to walk through for the WPT Rolling Thunder Championship in March.

Players will be greeted with a large registration desk and TV's to keep up on the action!

All we are missing is a little clean-up and and a bunch of tables!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Don't miss your chance to win a brand new Camaro! Details: http://bit.ly/HHnCC

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hafiz Khan - @WSOP Circuit @Thunder_Valley Champ - $188,686

Hafiz Khan dominated most of Day 2 play in the #TVWSOPCircuit Main Event.

He began the day as chipleader, eliminated six players from his starting table, 3 in the first level of play, and early in the day had twice as many chips as second place with 100 players left.

Khan didn't lose the chiplead until there was 15 players remaining. He ran solid the rest of Day 2 and throughout today's final table, collecting $188,686 as the champion, moving his TVPokerRoom tournament earnings to more than $300k.

Khan had a competitive stack for most of final table play, but it was Roland Shen who took a dominant lead 3-handed. Shen took two massive pots from Greg Guth, then eliminated Guth in 3rd to start heads-up play with a 4-1 lead over Khan.

It took more than an hour for Khan to be all in and be called, doubling through Shen. Khan was behind 10-1 in chips just before that double. An orbit later, Shen tanked for more than 5 minutes before folding to a river shove from Khan, and the lead was down to close to 2-1 and play changed considerably.

Khan gained control heads-up after another 45 minutes and went to to earn the win in a match that lasted just a few minutes shy of four hours. Khan earned the $188,686 payday, a WSOP Circuit ring and an automatic entry in the 2018 WSOP Global Championship Million Dollar Freeroll.

Khan was 3rd last weekend in the 1,511-entry $300,000 Guaranteed $365 opening event of the series, 8th at the WPTDeepStacks Season Championship Million Dollar Guarantee here last month and also 5th at the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event here last March.

Shen earns $116,706 as runner-up. He flopped a pair, all-in preflop on the final hand, only to see Khan river Broadway for the victory.

Monster Stack ring winner Michael Scott was 5th ($47,647).

Other notable cashes included circuit cash number 101 for Charles 'Woody' Moore, 17th for WPT Champions Club member Lee Markholt, 27th for WSOP Colossus champ Ben Keeline (3rd in the WPTDeepStacks Season Championships here last month), 30th for 2017 WSOP Global Champion Sean Yu, 51st for former Ante Up World Champ Justo Avalos and 61st to last month's WPTDeepStacks Season Champ at TVPokerRoom, Jeff Fielder.

Here are the final results.

1/19-22/18$1,675 Main EventWSOP Circuit
599Entries$500,000 GTD
$898,500Prize Pool
63Places Paid
1HafizKhanStockton, CA$188,686
2RolandShenSF, CA$116,706
3GregGuthYuba City, CA$85,340
4ElisaNakagawaSan Jose, CA$63,326
5MichaelScottElk Grove, CA$47,647
6JohnChaseNapa, CA$36,344
7StevenMichaelisSan Jose, CA$28,105
9JoshuaPragerYuba City, CA$17,503
10WiltonAlejandroRoseville, CA$14,088
11GregWagnerRedding, CA$14,088
12SpartacusPincombeRedwood City, CA$14,088
13RyanLeungFremont, CA$11,483
14RobertHuntGilroy, CA$11,483
15ThomasZanotPhoenix, AZ$11,483
16DanielEvansChico, CA$9,479
17LeeMarkholtTacoma, WA$9,479
18TaylorTuElk Grove, CA$9,479
19CarloCastagnettoMilpitas, CA$7,925
20CaseyMcCarrelWalnut Creek, CA$7,925
21KhoaTranSacramento, CA$7,925
22CharlesMooreLas Vegas, NV$6,712
23JoshMorrowChico, CA$6,712
24NipunAjmaniEl Cerrito, CA$6,712
25SteveFirestoneSan Diego, CA$5,750
26RobertGibsonWalnut Creek, CA$5,750
27BenKeelineOswego, IL$5,750
28KathyStahlManteca, CA$4,987
29MartyWongNapa, CA$4,987
30SeanYuLA, CA$4,987
31KenJorgensenRancho Cord, CA$4,385
32BensonXuSF, CA$4,385
33TokoLuuSan Jose, CA$4,385
34KaoSaechaoPortland, OR$3,899
36GarrettGruenerBerkeley, CA$3,899
37JonathanCohenCampbell, CA$3,504
38RichardElsonTracy, CA$3,504
39TravisFujisakaWalnut Creek, CA$3,504
40BlakeBoris-SchacterSF, CA$3,504
41RaviUdayakumarSan Jose, CA$3,504
42NIcholasGetzenPortland, OR$3,504
43BradfordJensenFremont, CA$3,504
44GrantlandHillmanOakland, CA$3,504
46KindahSakkalSeattle, WA$3,190
47HarunBegicRocklin, CA$3,190
48BrandonButlerRedmond, OR$3,190
49MarcDanaiSan Jose, CA$3,190
50MichaelTurchinSeattle, WA$3,190
51JustoAvalosElk Grove, CA$3,190
52AlanBittikoferDublin, CA$3,190
53RandallChamberlainSan Jose, CA$3,190
54LyndaHernandezChico, CA$3,190
55TommyChenS. Lake Tahoe, CA$2,938
56SoumitraNagarSan Jose, CA$2,938
57TonyBracyW. Sac, CA$2,938
58AmirTurkzadehWalnut Creek, CA$2,938
59Did NotReport $2,938
60CraigGoldBelmont, CA$2,938
61JeffreyFielderDes Moines, IA$2,938
62JoeFernandezTurlock, CA$2,938
63DavidKnutsenSF, CA$2,938

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Roland Shen - 2nd Place - $116,706

Roland Shen moves all in preflop and Hafiz Khan makes the call to put Shen at risk for his Main Event life.

Khan shows Ace_Queen
Shen shows King_Eight

Shen flops an 8, but the board runs out giving Khan Broadway on the river, and Shen is eliminated in second place in the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event, collecting $116,706

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Warren Wins the Finale

Boat over Boat to bring it to a close, Warren Kashiwagi is off to one of his favorite restaurants, @HSSteakhouse, courtesy of his win in today's #TVWSOPCircuit $250 Finale.

Kashiwagi earns $3,511, a suite for one night at Thunder Valley and $25 credit at high steaks FTW.

Here's all the results.

1/21/18$250 FinaleWSOP Circuit
$12,800Prize Pool
7Places Paid
1WarrenKashiwagiSacramento, CA$3,511
2MasahiroMorinagaLincoln, CA$3,511
3GuadencioLuccaMtn View, CA$1,778
4MitchArreolaBuena Park, CA$1,259
5DenzelSuntayNewark, CA$948
6JamesWeeksLivermore, CA$756
7JamesVan BruntLincoln, CA$637
8ArnoldAdicoffGrass Valley, CA$200
9JenniferPendergastRio Linda, CA$200

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Tabb Conquers High Roller

Last March, Steven Tabb finished 3rd in the WPT Rolling Thunder, taking home $122,296. He followed that up by making the WSOP Circuit Main Event final table here last September for a $19,855 cash.

Today, Tabb wins his second WSOP Circuit ring, taking down the two-day $2,200 High Roller for a $42,000 payday.

Tabb defeated Todd Sladek - who started final table play as chipleader- heads-up for the win.

Here's all the results.

1/21-22/18$2,200WSOP Circuit
56EntriesHigh Roller
$112,000Prize Pool
6Places Paid
1StevenTabbNewton, MA$42,000
2ToddSladekChicago, IL$25,984
3ThomasZanotPhoenix, AZ$17,024
4AlanBittikoferDublin, CA$11,760
5BenjaminKeelineOswego, IL$8,624
6MichaelHuangSF, CA$6,608

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Khan Climbs Back

Hafiz Khan held the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event chiplead for 11 straight hours yesterday, from start of play with 114 players left, down to just 15 left.

He's regained the chiplead just now, by 3BB, for the first time since that mark at 11pm last night.

Khan now leads Roland Shen in their heads-up match and the body language of Shen has changed dramatically in the last 30 minutes.

Once laughing and joking with his friends on the rail - even laughing that they cost him 10BB because he doubled up a very short-stacked Khan at one point - Shen's smile has disappeared and his talking has stopped.


His demeanor has rarely changed the entire main event, it appears there's not a lot can that shake him up.

Level - 32
Antes - 20k
Blinds - 60k/120
Entries - 2/599

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Almost Even

Hafiz Khan has fought back to be within 2BB of Roland Shen in their heads-up match to determine the January 2018 @WSOP Circuit @Thunder_Valley Main Event champ.

Khan - down 10.8 million to 1.1 million at his lowest point, won a full double to get to 2.5 million, then fought back by winning a few huge pots without a call heads-up.

Khan doubled again about 20 minutes ago, Shen with 2 pair and Khan with rivered trips to get to a 2-1 deficit.

Khan just pushed Shen hard on the river on a 9-K-Q-J-8, three-club board and Shen folded, barely maintaining his chiplead.

Shen has 6.1 million to Khan's 5.8 million, closing in on two hours in to this heads-up match.

Level - 32
Antes - 20k
Blinds - 60k/120k
Entries - 2/599

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Zanot Chipping up at High Roller

15th in the Main Event, Thomas Zanot (above) picks up #TVWSOPCircuit cashes on back-to-back days as he's made the final 5 in today's $2,200 High Roller.

Here's what he has to say on break, in 280 or fewer characters.

Antes - 2k
Blinds - 8k/16k
Entries - 5/599

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