Tuesday, March 6, 2018

David Larson - WPT Rolling Thunder Champ - $295,128

Short-stacked from late on Day 3 through most of the final table, David Larson comes back from 15th in chips with 15 remaining to claim the March 2018 @WPT Rolling Thunder $3,500 Main Event title.
Larson - from San Jose who is a tournament regular at TVPokerRoom - overcame nearly a 2-1 chip deficit as heads-up play began to defeat Ian Steinman for the victory. Larson eliminated former WSOP Main event champ Joe McKeehen in third place en route to the win.

McKeehen held a substantial chiplead during heads-up play but clearly was showing effects of flighting off the flu all weekend long. Ping Liu (4th) Andreas 'Rayo' Kniep and Dejuante Alexander (6th) rounded out the final table cashes.

The 440-entry field created a $1,408,000 prize pool and paid 55 places.

Among the Day 3 cashes was Pat Lyons (9th), Sam Panzica (10th), Chris Hinchcliffe (13th), Vince Moscati (17th), Amnon Filippi (19th), Ari Engel (21st), Jared Greiner (27th), Brett Murray (30th), Olivier Busquet (32nd), Rellie Sigua (33rd), Mike Ross (39th), Michael Loncar (41st), John Richards (45th), Derek Wolters (49th), Dylan Wilkerson (50th), Anthony Zinno (53rd) and Steven Tabb (55th).

The field also included defending champ Mike Del Vecchio, JC Tran, Tyler Patterson Jake Balsiger, Ben Keeline, Blair Hinkle, Rep Porter, Aaron Mermelstein, Loren Klein, Steve Gee, Allen Kessler, Taylor Paur, Lee Markholt, Brian Altman, Mimi Luu, Darren Elias, Darren Rabinowitz, Benjamin Zamani, Curt Kohlberg, Rex Clinkscales and Hafiz Khan.

Next up at Thunder Valley is the WPTDeepStacks series March 24-April 9 featuring a Celebrity Bounty tournament, poker room grand opening festivities and a $500,000 Guarantee $1,100 buy-in Main Event.

Here are the final results

3/2-6/18WPTRolling Thunder
$3,500Main Event
$1,408,000Prize Pool
55Places Paid
1st includes$15,000 WPTTOC Entry
1DavidLarsonSan Jose, CA$295,128
2IanSteinmanCarson City, NV$201,428
3JosephMcKeehenNorth Wales, PA$131,081
4PingLiuIrvine, CA$97,510
5AndreasKniepSF, CA$69,650
6DeJuanteAlexanderHouston, TX$56,417
7PaulMcCaffreySan Ramon, CA$43,322
8GlennLarsonOlympia, WA$43,322
9PatrickLyonsHillsborough, CA$30,228
10SamPanzicaFt. Lauderdale, FL$30,228
11ZiranXiaoSF, CA$22,706
12GeorgeSacaSacramento, CA$22,706
13ChrisHinchcliffeThunder Valley, CA$17,970
14ManPhamSan Jose, CA$17,970
15AnthonyHubernbergSacramento, CA$14,627
16UbaidHabibLA, CA$14,627
17VincentMoscatiVerplank, NY$11,980
18AndyPhamSacramento, CA$11,980
19AmnonFilippiNY, NY$10,030
20KennethJorgensenRancho Cord, CA$10,030
21AlanEngelDelray Bch, FL$10,030
22JasonYoungBerkeley, CA$10,030
23JohnSimunichAntelope, CA$10,030
24VijayRamaniRedwood City, CA$10,030
25KaoSaeturnPortland, OR$8,497
26SeanMarshallBurlingame, CA$8,497
27JaredGreinerHunt Beach, CA$8,497
29MarioLopezCloverdale, CA$8,497
30BrettMurraySanta Rosa, CA$8,497
31LanceOliverRoseville, CA$7,522
32OlivierBusquetNY, NY$7,522
33RellieSiguaDaly City, CA$7,522
34WilliamMigelyMill Valley, CA$7,522
35RafaelGonzalezModesto, CA$7,522
36SeymondPonOakland, CA$7,522
37DavidEldridgeGibsonia, PA$6,686
38OmerSavirLos Altos, CA$6,686
39MichaelRossChicago, IL$6,686
40AndresTambergSF, CA$6,686
41MichaelLoncarFolsom, CA$6,269
42ImadAllahhamRedwood City, CA$6,269
43JamesRannLondon, UK$6,269
44AdamDuongSan Jose, CA$6,269
45JohnRichardsRoxanna, IL$6,269
46LumniZhutaxx, CT$6,269
47AjayGnanambanthanPhoenix, AZ$6,269
48RonFetschxx, ND$6,269
49DerekWoltersTempe, AZ$5,990
50DylanWilkersonLas Vegas, NV$5,990
51Hock LoonLayn/a$5,990
52YankiKoppelSanta Clara, CA$5,990
54WilliamPowell-HaleyWasilla, AK$5,990
55StevenTabbSan Mateo, CA$5,990

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