2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event, $200K GTD
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RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event, $200K GTD
Day 1b Completed

Randy Gil Leads 19 Players in Day 1b of RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event

connorrichards • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Randy Gil
Randy Gil

Randy Gil ended Day 1b of the RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event, $200K GTD as chipleader with stack of 375,000 after a massive flip where his ace-king got there against the pocket queens of Wilson Tolon. Tolon busted out on the money bubble shortly after when he was up against queens and couldn't get ahead with his eight-seven.

Wilson Tolon Hand
Wilson Tolon Hand

Gil, of California, had a fantastic day that included busting two opponents when his rockets held against their smaller pocket pairs. He is trailed by Sukhdip Singh with a stack of 311,000 and Jerez Mercado, who tripled up in one of the most memorable hands of the day where he flopped a set of sevens, with a stack of 272,500.

Jerez Mercado
Jerez Mercado

Paul Taeza had a big chip lead early but his stack dwindled down throughout the day, including in the hand where Mercado flopped a set. Other players who made the money on Day 1b include Kris Burchfield, Zihan Men and Kevin Nguyen.

Poker commentator Joe Stapleton was in the field but busted when his sixes were no good against an opponent's nines.

Day 1c will commence on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time and the survivors of all three flights will combine on Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. for Day 2 action.

That wraps up coverage of Day 1b of RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event, $200K GTD. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back covering Day 1c tomorrow.

Tags: Joe StapletonRandy GilSukhdip Singh

Chip Count At End of Day 1b (full)

connorrichards • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Randy Gil us
Randy Gil
us 375,000 215,000
Sukhdip Singh US
Sukhdip Singh
US 311,000
Jerez Mercado US
Jerez Mercado
US 272,500
Kevin Weinmann US
Kevin Weinmann
US 243,500 3,500
Zihan Men US
Zihan Men
US 226,500
Kevin Nguyen us
Kevin Nguyen
us 203,000 -22,000
Keith Hudson us
Keith Hudson
us 192,000 127,000
Kris Burchfield us
Kris Burchfield
us 183,000 158,000
Trevor White US
Trevor White
US 154,500 99,500
Lay Saelee us
Lay Saelee
us 147,500 118,500
Allan Fernando US
Allan Fernando
US 146,500 132,000
Osias Lacayanga US
Osias Lacayanga
US 131,000 31,000
Shahin Shojaeyan us
Shahin Shojaeyan
us 92,000 30,500
Paul Taeza us
Paul Taeza
us 83,000 -77,000
Vince Cardinale us
Vince Cardinale
us 61,500 21,500
Michael McGhee
Michael McGhee
48,500
Jasthi Kumar us
Jasthi Kumar
us 42,000 -108,000
Aaron Griffin US
Aaron Griffin
US 41,000
Hank Lin us
Hank Lin
us 23,000 -32,000

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Wilson Tolon Eliminated on Money Bubble

connorrichards • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Wilson Tolon
Wilson Tolon

Wilson Tolon had just lost most his stack in a flip against Randy Gil in a hand where his queens couldn't hold against Gil's ace-king.

Shortly after, Tolon shoved his short stack and got a call from Zihan Men in late position.

Wilson Tolon: {8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Zihan Men: {q-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

This time Tolon was up against queens and couldn't get there as the board ran out {6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{q-Spades}

Zihan Men US
Zihan Men
US 226,500
Wilson Tolon US
Wilson Tolon
US Busted

Money Bubble

connorrichards • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Hand-for-hand play began on the money bubble with 20 players left and 19 moving on to Day 2.

Trips for Sangh

connorrichards • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Sukhdip Sangh was all-in in a heads-up pot.

Sukhdip Sangh: {k-Spades}{10-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Sangh took the pot down with trips as the board came out {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. The opponent was eliminated a few hands later.

Sukhdip Sangh
Sukhdip Sangh
340,000
Level:
15
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Set for Nguyen

connorrichards • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Kevin Nguyen re-shoved in early position after a short stack had moved all-in. Everyone else folded.

Opponent: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Kevin Nguyen: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{q-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Nguyen busted the opponent with a set of jacks.

Kevin Nguyen us
Kevin Nguyen
us 225,000
Level:
14
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000