Live Events 2
RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event, $200K GTD
Days:
1a1b1c2

Highlights

Highlights

RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event, $200K GTD
Day 1c Completed

Villaneuva Leads 35 Players Advancing in Day 1c of RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event

connorrichards • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Victor Villaeuva
Victor Villaeuva

Victor Villaneuva leads 35 players who advanced on Day 1c of the RGPS Thunder Valley Golden Ticket $575 Main Event, $200K GTD. Day 1c action lasted nearly nine hours and ended when Ken Loveless eliminated a player on the money bubble with nines against ace-five.

The 565 total entries in the tournament generated a prize pool of $282,500 that smashed the $200,000 guarantee. A total of 72 places will be paid and the top payouts include $53,525 for first, $37,305 for second and $24,165 for third.

The field on Day 1c was nearly the size of both previous flights with 279 entrants filling the tournament hall. Other players who survived the third starting flight include Steve Goodman, Ken Loveless, and Mai Xiong.

Bubble Bursts
Bubble Bursts

Memorable hands from Day 1c include when Johnny Namauleg went runner-runner to make a straight flush, as well as when Deryl Taylor scooped a big pot in a set-versus-set-versus-aces hand.

Day 2 will commence on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time and blinds levels will increase from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. The final table will begin when there are nine players remaining.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow bringing you Day 2 updates.

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Day 2 Table Draw

connorrichards • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Day 2 Players by Table

 TABLESEATFIRSTLASTCHIPS
 11KrisBurchfield183,000
 12FelipeLima310,500
 13MartinAbraham36,000
 14RandyGil375,000
 15WilliamBassett140,000
 16SergioVargas171,000
 17JerezMercado272,500
 18MaiXiong300,000
 19KeithHudson192,000
      
 21EdMiller352,000
 22OsiasLacayanga131,000
 23DustinEstrada78,000
 24ShshaSabbaghian257,500
 25DawsonDvorak366,000
 26LucasGrosso75,000
 27LaySaelee147,500
 28GregWagner43,500
 29AllanFernando146,500
      
 31KathyWhidden113,000
 32SamSrinivasan153,500
 33MichaelNeedle28,000
 34ElisabettaMartino122,000
 35KevinWeinmann243,500
 36KenLoveless321,000
 37RonaldMatsuura141,500
 38SokChean279,000
 39OPEN  
      
 41BongNguyen124,000
 42RobertYu293,000
 43RobertBugatto78,000
 44VinceCardinale61,500
 45TokoLuu108,000
 46ChrisWrabel161,000
 47SukhdipSingh311,000
 48AndresTamberg178,000
 49ArtMurillo98,500
      
 51HankLin23,000
 52LingLiu91,500
 53HuyVu108,500
 54AaronGriffin41,000
 55MarioSequeira116,000
 56LeonardBoltasiu203,500
 57AnubhavJolly120,000
 58MattBerto189,500
 59DennisCarlson205,000
      
 61VictorVillaneuva501,000
 62RobHernandez73,500
 63EddyVataru103,000
 64ScottLee37,000
 65ZihanMen226,500
 66JohnNewmerzhycky93,000
 67DhanasekarArumugan12,500
 68CherylSvenson79,500
 69SteveGoodman324,000
      
 71YekaterinaLukina80,500
 72ThoDang65,500
 73EyyalAltar179,500
 74JasthiKumar42,000
 75AndreaNava167,500
 76NaomWager95,000
 77PaulTaeza83,000
 78DavidOng185,000
 79YuanFan111,000
      
 81GaryMeek110,500
 82JoeNguyen563,000
 83DavidLay60,000
 84KevinNguyen203,000
 85ShahinShojaeyan92,000
 86SheldonMiller60,500
 87JamesDipippo40,500
 88TrevorWhite154,500
 89MichaelMcGhee48,500

Day 2 Players By Chips

 TABLESEATFIRSTLASTCHIPS
 82JoeNguyen563,000
 61VictorVillaneuva501,000
 14RandyGil375,000
 25DawsonDvorak366,000
 21EdMiller352,000
 69SteveGoodman324,000
 36KenLoveless321,000
 47SukhdipSingh311,000
 12FelipeLima310,500
 18MaiXiong300,000
 42RobertYu293,000
 38SokChean279,000
 17JerezMercado272,500
 24ShshaSabbaghian257,500
 35KevinWeinmann243,500
 65ZihanMen226,500
 59DennisCarlson205,000
 56LeonardBoltasiu203,500
 84KevinNguyen203,000
 19KeithHudson192,000
 58MattBerto189,500
 78DavidOng185,000
 11KrisBurchfield183,000
 73EyyalAltar179,500
 48AndresTamberg178,000
 16SergioVargas171,000
 75AndreaNava167,500
 46ChrisWrabel161,000
 88TrevorWhite154,500
 32SamSrinivasan153,500
 27LaySaelee147,500
 29AllanFernando146,500
 37RonaldMatsuura141,500
 15WilliamBassett140,000
 22OsiasLacayanga131,000
 41BongNguyen124,000
 34ElisabettaMartino122,000
 57AnubhavJolly120,000
 55MarioSequeira116,000
 31KathyWhidden113,000
 79YuanFan111,000
 81GaryMeek110,500
 53HuyVu108,500
 45TokoLuu108,000
 63EddyVataru103,000
 49ArtMurillo98,500
 76NaomWager95,000
 66JohnNewmerzhycky93,000
 85ShahinShojaeyan92,000
 52LingLiu91,500
 77PaulTaeza83,000
 71YekaterinaLukina80,500
 68CherylSvenson79,500
 43RobertBugatto78,000
 23DustinEstrada78,000
 26LucasGrosso75,000
 62RobHernandez73,500
 72ThoDang65,500
 44VinceCardinale61,500
 86SheldonMiller60,500
 83DavidLay60,000
 89MichaelMcGhee48,500
 28GregWagner43,500
 74JasthiKumar42,000
 54AaronGriffin41,000
 87JamesDipippo40,500
 64ScottLee37,000
 13MartinAbraham36,000
 33MichaelNeedle28,000
 51HankLin23,000
 67DhanasekarArumugan12,500

Day 2 Players By Name

 TABLESEATFIRSTLASTCHIPS
 13MartinAbraham36,000
 73EyyalAltar179,500
 67DhanasekarArumugan12,500
 15WilliamBassett140,000
 58MattBerto189,500
 56LeonardBoltasiu203,500
 43RobertBugatto78,000
 11KrisBurchfield183,000
 44VinceCardinale61,500
 59DennisCarlson205,000
 38SokChean279,000
 72ThoDang65,500
 87JamesDipippo40,500
 25DawsonDvorak366,000
 23DustinEstrada78,000
 79YuanFan111,000
 29AllanFernando146,500
 14RandyGil375,000
 69SteveGoodman324,000
 54AaronGriffin41,000
 26LucasGrosso75,000
 62RobHernandez73,500
 19KeithHudson192,000
 57AnubhavJolly120,000
 74JasthiKumar42,000
 22OsiasLacayanga131,000
 83DavidLay60,000
 64ScottLee37,000
 12FelipeLima310,500
 51HankLin23,000
 52LingLiu91,500
 36KenLoveless321,000
 71YekaterinaLukina80,500
 45TokoLuu108,000
 34ElisabettaMartino122,000
 37RonaldMatsuura141,500
 89MichaelMcGhee48,500
 81GaryMeek110,500
 65ZihanMen226,500
 17JerezMercado272,500
 21EdMiller352,000
 86SheldonMiller60,500
 49ArtMurillo98,500
 75AndreaNava167,500
 33MichaelNeedle28,000
 66JohnNewmerzhycky93,000
 82JoeNguyen563,000
 84KevinNguyen203,000
 41BongNguyen124,000
 78DavidOng185,000
 24ShshaSabbaghian257,500
 27LaySaelee147,500
 55MarioSequeira116,000
 85ShahinShojaeyan92,000
 47SukhdipSingh311,000
 32SamSrinivasan153,500
 68CherylSvenson79,500
 77PaulTaeza83,000
 48AndresTamberg178,000
 16SergioVargas171,000
 63EddyVataru103,000
 61VictorVillaneuva501,000
 53HuyVu108,500
 76NaomWager95,000
 28GregWagner43,500
 35KevinWeinmann243,500
 31KathyWhidden113,000
 88TrevorWhite154,500
 46ChrisWrabel161,000
 18MaiXiong300,000
 42RobertYu293,000

Full Chip Count At End of Day 1c (full)

connorrichards • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Victor Villaneuva US
Victor Villaneuva
US 501,000
Steve Goodman US
Steve Goodman
US 324,000
Ken Loveless us
Ken Loveless
us 321,000
Matheus Camila Lima BR
Matheus Camila Lima
BR 310,500
Mai Xiong US
Mai Xiong
US 300,000
Robert Yu us
Robert Yu
us 293,000 258,000
Sok Chean us
Sok Chean
us 279,000
Shsha Sabbaghian US
Shsha Sabbaghian
US 257,500
Dennis Carlson us
Dennis Carlson
us 205,000 35,000
Matt Berto US
Matt Berto
US 189,500
David Ong US
David Ong
US 185,000
Eyyal Altar us
Eyyal Altar
us 179,500 59,500
Andres Tamberg us
Andres Tamberg
us 178,000
Sergio Vargas US
Sergio Vargas
US 171,000 151,000
Andrea Nava us
Andrea Nava
us 167,500
William Bassett us
William Bassett
us 140,000 -20,000
Elisabetta Martino US
Elisabetta Martino
US 122,000
Mario Sequeira us
Mario Sequeira
us 116,000
Kathy Whidden US
Kathy Whidden
US 113,000
Yuan Fan US
Yuan Fan
US 111,000
Gary Meek US
Gary Meek
US 110,500
Toko Luu us
Toko Luu
us 108,000
Eddy Vataru US
Eddy Vataru
US 103,000 53,000
Naom Wager US
Naom Wager
US 95,000
John Newmerzhycky us
John Newmerzhycky
us 93,000

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Loveless Eliminates Player on Money Bubble

connorrichards • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Ken Loveless called an opponent's all-in on the money bubble.

Opponent: {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Ken Loveless: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Nines held after the board ran out and the opponent was eliminated on the money bubble. Players around the room cheered when they saw that they had reached the money.

Newmerzhychy Spikes Queen to Stay Alive

connorrichards • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
John Newmerzhychy
John Newmerzhychy

John Newmerzhychy was saved from elimination on the money bubble when he was all-in with ace-queen against ace-king and spiked a queen on the river.

John Newmerzhychy
John Newmerzhychy
60,000 60,000

Money Bubble Reached

connorrichards • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Hand-for-hand play began with 36 players left and 35 advancing to Day 2.

Cowboys for Carlson

connorrichards • Level 16: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Dennis Carlson
Dennis Carlson

Dennis Carlson was in a big pot against an all-in opponent.

Opponent: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Dennis Carlson: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out p4dksts9s8d] and Carlson eliminated his opponent in the cooler.

Dennis Carlson us
Dennis Carlson
us 170,000 110,000
Level:
16
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
6,000

Trip Aces for Lima

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

Matheus Camila Lima was against an all-in opponent in position on a board of {5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}.

Lima had trips with {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and the opponent was eliminated holding {7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}.

Matheus Camila Lima BR
Matheus Camila Lima
BR 270,000 140,000

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