Saturday, October 22, 2016

Championship Updates on Thunder Valley's Website

Follow along all weekend with Live Updates from our $500,000 Guaranteed, $2500 buyin Championship Event from Thunder Valley Resort in northern California. Our hosts have their Live Updates site that handles all tournaments, so we're sending y'all over there to check out all the action.

CLICK HERE for Championship Event Live Updates, brought to you as always by the Hold'em Radio Live Updates Team - ALSO the Updates team for Thunder Valley year-round.

Day 1A Final Chipcounts

The photo above is what Aaron @Asmoke21imallin Thomas looked like after winning HPT Blackhawk earlier this year. He just bagged the top stack in Day 1A of the Season XII HPT Championships Main Event at Thunder Valley Resort in northern California.

Here are the Day 1A Chipcounts.
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Aaron  Thomas Beaumont, TX 244,400
Alex Greenblatt SF, CA 216,000
Brian Johnson Grand Forks, ND 151,000
Stan Jablonski Bullhead City, AZ 132,400
Saurabh Patel San Jose, CA 129,000
Ray Villaman Truckee, CA 120,100
Quan Tran Monterey Park, CA 117,700
Cary Marshall Sun Valley, NV 110,000
Joshua Field Irvine, CA 103,800
Tom Santos Elk Grove, CA 103,300
Ian Kalman SF, CA 103,300
Eric Dilda SF, CA 103,000
Casey Carroll Grand Rapids, MI 95,600
Hoang To ELk Grove, CA 92,100
Todd Weirzbowski Mountain View, CA 88,000
Duke Lee SF, CA 83,300
Ashkun Lajevardo Fresno, CA 81,700
Frank Szuchupa Pleasant Hill, CA 81,400
Bryan Johnson Edwards, CO 81,100
Harley Wilmot Walker, CA 79,100
JC Tran Sacramento, CA 77,400
Nick Davidson Troy, MI 63,800
Nic Vu Marin, CA 56,100
Butch Hallford Palmer, AK 52,400
Larry Odegard San Jose, CA 51,600
Ron Larsen Redding, CA 50,500
Kathy Stahl Manteca, CA 48,100
Mike Riddle Elk Grove, CA 44,500
Srini Godavarthy Mountian House, CA 38,800
Lee Markholt Tacoma, WA 31,100
Henry Kim Lafayette, CA 21,600

Friday, October 21, 2016

a $20 Milly Table

@JCTran23 and @FossilMan side-by-side at HPT $2500 Championships Day 1A puts $20,045,404 in career earnings in the firs two seats over at Table 10.

There was some friendly Twitter-Banter between the two earlier in the week, and we'll let them tell their stories in 140 or fewer characters.

Time For Season Championships Main Event

Thunder Valley Resort in northern California is home to this year's HPT Season Championships Series, and the Main Event kicks off today at 2pm with Day 1A.

We're expecting big fields over all, as 58 seats have been won this week in satellites, and there's 30 more seats guaranteed in satellites the rest of the weekend.

Players get 30,000 chips for the main event and play hour-long levels throughout the $2500 buyin with a $500,000 guarantee.

Follow all the action at Thunder Valley's Poker Blog

-- Dan Ross -

Saturday, October 15, 2016

909 Entries to Kick off @HPTPoker @TVPokerRoom Series

The Season XII HPT Championship Series kicked off this weekend at Thunder Valley Resort in northern California with The Monolith, a $425 buyin with four starting flights and a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool.

There's a total of 909 entries for the tournament, generating a prize pool of $337,239 and a first place prize of $60,500 that includes a seat in next weekend's HPT Season Championship Main Event - a $2500 buyin with a $500,000 prize pool.

Check out the Season Championships schedule via the tabs above, and you can follow along with the Season Championship Series preliminary events Live Updates at

-- Dan Ross -