2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
$1,100 Thursday Thrilla
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $1,100
Prize Pool $82,720
Players 176

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 10,000 / 20,000
Ante 10,000
$1,100 Thursday Thrilla
Day 2 Completed

Adin Cota Collects a Dozen Bounties on Way to Winning RIU Reno VIII Thursday Thrilla

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 10,000 ante
Adin Cota
Adin Cota

The biggest buy-in tournament of the Run It Up Reno VIII – the $1,100 Thursday Thrilla – began with 178 entries each with a $500 bounty on their head.

After two days of play, Adin Cota finished as the last player standing at the Peppermill Casino. It was good for a $20,400 top prize and a dozen $500 bounties along the way for an additional $6,000.

PlacePlayerPrize
1stAdin Cota$20,400
2ndTimothy “VaderNader” Guilford$13,020
3rdKatie Lindsay$8,940
4thMax Brown$6,650
5thDerek Frye$5,250
6thFrank Lagodich$4,310
7thJeff Newman$3,580
8thFinton Hand$2,970
9thJerry White$2,400

The tournament offered $500 bounties on each player, meaning a regular prize pool of $82,720 was up for grabs. Among those to cash on Day 1 of the tournament were partypoker pro Patrick Tardif (10th - $2,400), Joel Danforth (13th - $1,500), Noel Rodriguez (16th - $1,500), and David Thomas (18th - $1,500).

When the final table began Katie Lindsay held a large chip lead with approximately a third of the chips in play. It didn’t take long for Derek Frye to collect the $500 bounty of Jerry White after queens held against Big Slick, and then Timothy “VaderNader” Guilford sent Fintan “Easy with Aces” Hand to the rail in eighth place.

Frye proceeded to collect the bounties of both Jeff Newman and Frank Lagodich before busting himself in fifth place. It happened when he jammed jack-ten suited and failed to get there against Max Brown’s ace-queen.

The very next hand, Brown busted with the same hand against Cota’s pocket queens. That gave Cota a huge chip lead that he used to collect the bounties of Lindsay and Guilford, who finished in third and second place for $8,940 and $13,020 (plus 11 and 12 bounties) respectively.

The Thursday Thrilla is in the books but our coverage of the RIU Reno is still ongoing. Click here to follow live updates from Day 1a of the $600 RIU Reno VIII Main Event.

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Timothy "VaderNader" Guilford Eliminated in 2nd Place ($13,020)

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 10,000 ante
Timothy Guilford - 2nd Place
Timothy Guilford - 2nd Place

In just the second hand of heads-up play, the short-stacked Timothy "VaderNader" Guilford got his stack of 270,000 all in and was primed to double through Adin Cota.

Cota: {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}
Guilford: {a-Spades}{2-Hearts}

The {4-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop gave Cota a gutshot straight draw, which he needed to hit when the {a-Diamonds} turn gave Guilford a pair of aces.

Much to the dismay of Guilford, the {5-Hearts} did spike on the river to give Cota the win and the final $500 bounty of the tournament (plus he got to keep his own).

Adin Cota CA
Adin Cota
CA 3,520,000 320,000
Timothy Guilford us
Timothy Guilford
us Busted

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Katie Lindsay Eliminated in 3rd Place ($8,940)

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 10,000 ante
Katie Lindsay - 3rd Place
Katie Lindsay - 3rd Place

Katie Lindsay was in the small blind with the {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and raised to 75,000. Adin Cota was in the big with the {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and three-bet it to 180,000, which Lindsay called.

When the flop fell {3-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}, Lindsay checked and Cota bet 100,000. Lindsay check-raised all in for 775,000 and Cota snap-called.

Lindsay was in a bad spot but the {7-Clubs} turn made things interesting by giving her a club flush draw.

The dealer burned one last time and put out the {5-Spades}. Lindsay missed and had to settle for third place and $8,940 in prize money, plus the 11 $500 bounties she collected along the way.

Adin Cota CA
Adin Cota
CA 3,200,000 1,000,000
Timothy Guilford us
Timothy Guilford
us 300,000 -210,000
Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
us Busted

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VaderNader Not Done Yet

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 10,000 ante

Timothy "VaderNader" Guilford got his stack of 240,000 all in preflop and was at risk against Adin Cota.

Cota: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Guilford: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The {4-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop made things interesting by giving Cota a flush draw, and he hit in on the {8-Clubs} turn. However, VaderNader's bounty escaped his hands as the {q-Spades} spiked on the river to give Guilford a full house and the double.

Adin Cota CA
Adin Cota
CA 2,200,000 -300,000
Timothy Guilford us
Timothy Guilford
us 510,000 270,000

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Lindsay Shoves the River

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 10,000 ante

Katie Lindsay raised to 45,000 on the button with the {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and Timothy Guilford called from the big blind holding {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

The latter check-called a bet of 50,000 on the {5-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop and then check-called one of 110,000 on the {7-Spades} turn.

When the {j-Spades} completed the board on the river, Guilford checked his jacks and eights and Lindsay, who had rivered a flush on the four-spade board, paused for a few beats before moving all in. Guilford let his hand go.

Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
us 850,000 150,000
Timothy Guilford us
Timothy Guilford
us 290,000 -305,000

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Upcoming Run It Up Reno VIII Tournament Schedule

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 10,000 ante

While the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be capturing the action from the five biggest events, there are a ton of side events taking place at RIU Reno VIII. Below is a look at the remaining schedule for the festival.

Click here for a look at the structures for all RIU Reno events.

DateTimeEvent
Saturday, April 2010 a.m.$100+$10 6-Max SNG Satellites (1 in 6 Win)
 Noon$540+$60 Main Event Day 1B ($250K GTD)
 2 p.m.$100+$20 Main Event Turbo Satellite
 5 p.m.$100+$25 2, 3, 4, 5 Mix ($5K GTD)
 7 p.m.$85+$15 Short Deck Hold’em Championship Satellite
   
Sunday, April 21NoonMain Event Day 2
 2 p.m.$300+$40 Short Deck Hold’em Championship ($20K GTD)
 6 p.m.$100+$25 5-Max Taiwanese Double Board ($10K GTD)
   
Monday, April 22NoonMain Event Day 3 (Final Table)
 1 p.m.$200+$35 NLH Progressive Bounty ($10K GTD)
 6 p.m.$100+$25 NLH Turbo Deepstack ($5K GTD)
Level:
21
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
10,000