WPT ROLLING THUNDER

March 14-18 | Thunder Valley Casino | Lincoln, California
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Ravee Mathi Sundar Wins WPT Rolling Thunder

09:23 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #145: Ravee "Om" Mathi Sundar Wins WPT Rolling Thunder! ($266,857)

08:16 PM, 03/18/15

Final Table Stats Thru 140 Hands

08:09 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #141: Taylor Paur Out in 3rd Place ($113,154)

08:05 PM, 03/18/15

The Twitternet: Former WPT Rolling Thunder Champ JC Tran at the Sacramento Kings Game

07:33 PM, 03/18/15

Final Table Stats Thru 120 Hands

07:22 PM, 03/18/15

Final Table Stats Thru 100 Hands

06:20 PM, 03/18/15

Hublot WPT Player of the Year Race Update

05:56 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #82: Jesse Rockowitz Doubles Thru Ravee Mathi Sundar

05:18 PM, 03/18/15

Final Table Stats Thru 80 Hands

05:13 PM, 03/18/15

Final Table Stats Thru 60 Hands

03:41 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #56: Taylor Paur Doubles Thru Ravee Mathi Sundar

03:21 PM, 03/18/15

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02:59 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #51: Jesse Rockowitz Doubles Thru Ravee Mathi Sundar

02:59 PM, 03/18/15

Final Table Stats Thru 40 Hands

02:51 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #43: Harrison Gimbel Out in 4th Place ($83,818)

02:36 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #37: Jesse Rockowitz Doubles Thru Taylor Paur

02:09 PM, 03/18/15

Skrill Last Longer Promotion at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

01:55 PM, 03/18/15

Final Table Stats Thru 20 Hands

01:15 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #13: Jeff Griffiths Out in 6th Place ($50,291)

12:47 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #11: Jeff Griffiths Doubles Thru Harrison Gimbel

12:42 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #10: Ravee Mathi Sundar Doubles Thru Jeff Griffiths

12:39 PM, 03/18/15

WPT Live Stream Sponsored by DraftKings

12:32 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #8: Rex Clinkscales Doubles Thru Ravee Mathi Sundar

12:31 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #7: Jeff Griffiths Doubles Thru Rex Clinkscales

12:29 PM, 03/18/15

WPT Flashback: Rolling Thunder Season XII FT

12:20 PM, 03/18/15

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12:12 PM, 03/18/15

Meet the WPT Rolling Thunder Final Table

06:20 PM, 03/17/15

Taylor Paur & Ravee Mathi Make Back-to-Back FTs

05:42 PM, 03/17/15

Hand #4: Jordan Cristos Out in 7th Place ($41,909)

05:31 PM, 03/17/15

Updated Chip Counts: Final Seven Players

05:19 PM, 03/17/15

Sam Panzica Out in 8th Place ($33,527)

05:15 PM, 03/17/15

Joe Kuether Out in Ninth Place ($25,145)

05:07 PM, 03/17/15

J.J. Liu Out in 10th Place ($18,320)

04:39 PM, 03/17/15

Coming Soon: WPT World Championship

04:39 PM, 03/17/15

Official Chip Counts: Final 10 Players

04:16 PM, 03/17/15

Phillip Hui Out in 12th Place ($18,320)

03:31 PM, 03/17/15

WPT Live Stream Sponsored by DraftKings

03:00 PM, 03/17/15

Official Seating & Chip Counts: Final 12 Players

02:10 PM, 03/17/15

Ari Engel Out in 13th Place ($14,968)

01:54 PM, 03/17/15

Coming Soon: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

01:00 PM, 03/17/15

Darren Elias out in 15th Place ($14,968)

12:47 PM, 03/17/15

Taylor Paur Wins the WPT California Swing!

12:22 PM, 03/17/15

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12:09 PM, 03/17/15

Taylor Paur Leads Final 18 Players with 1.4 Million

11:32 PM, 03/16/15

Day 3: Official Seating & Chip Counts

11:32 PM, 03/16/15

Candace Collins Out in 20th Place ($11,256)

10:59 PM, 03/16/15

Mukul Pahuja Out in 22nd Place ($10,058)

10:45 PM, 03/16/15

Roberto Coral (25th) and Raymond Chan (24th) Eliminated by Jesse Rockowitz

10:44 PM, 03/16/15

Sang Yi (36th) and Chuck Nguyen (35th) Both Eliminated by Rex Clinkscales

09:44 PM, 03/16/15

George Wolfe Wins WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville

09:38 PM, 03/16/15

Daniel Strelitz Out in 39th Place ($6,705)

09:22 PM, 03/16/15

Julie Le (43rd) and Exequiel Fernando (42nd) Both Eliminated by Joe Kuether

09:09 PM, 03/16/15

Sundar Doubles Thru Engel on the Bubble

08:40 PM, 03/16/15

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08:05 PM, 03/16/15

Consolation Prize for Eliminated Players: NBA Game

07:52 PM, 03/16/15

Battle Between Chipleaders: Phillip Hui vs. Ari Engel

05:03 PM, 03/16/15

Skrill Last Longer Promotion at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

04:43 PM, 03/16/15

WPT California Swing: Final Seven Contenders

04:41 PM, 03/16/15

Galen Hall Eliminated by Joe Kuether

04:17 PM, 03/16/15

Jeff Madsen Eliminated By Phillip Hui

04:16 PM, 03/16/15

#WPTRollingThunder FT Live Stream on TwitchPoker

03:42 PM, 03/16/15

Win a DraftKings Seminole Hard Rock Prize Package

02:50 PM, 03/16/15

The 15 Contenders for the WPT California Swing Title

12:25 PM, 03/16/15

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12:09 PM, 03/16/15

Day 2: Official Seating & Chip Counts

02:00 AM, 03/16/15

Ryan D'Angelo Eliminated By Ari Engel

11:56 PM, 03/15/15

Official Prizepool Released: $1,212,800

09:28 PM, 03/15/15

WPT Champions Club Dinner at High Steaks

09:22 PM, 03/15/15

J.C. Tran Eliminated by Quad Kings

09:07 PM, 03/15/15

Coming Soon: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

04:53 PM, 03/15/15

Check Out the WPT Photo Gallery on Flickr

03:35 PM, 03/15/15

Final Stop for the WPT California Swing (Leaderboard)

03:17 PM, 03/15/15

Aaron Mermelstein Suffers a Setback

03:07 PM, 03/15/15

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02:29 PM, 03/15/15

Candace Collins Rocking Monster Headphones

01:05 PM, 03/15/15

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12:25 PM, 03/15/15

Daniel Strelitz Leads 69 Survivors after Day 1A

12:30 AM, 03/15/15

Skrill Last Longer Promotion at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

09:35 PM, 03/14/15

The Top 50 Leaderboard for the WPT California Swing

09:07 PM, 03/14/15

Chane Kampanatsanyakorn Doubles Thru David Sands

06:17 PM, 03/14/15

Don't Miss WPT Cocktail Hour at Mingle Bar on Dinner

05:02 PM, 03/14/15

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04:25 PM, 03/14/15

Win a DraftKings Seminole Hard Rock Prize Package

03:11 PM, 03/14/15

WPT Flashback: Rolling Thunder Season XII

01:41 PM, 03/14/15

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01:34 PM, 03/14/15

Cocktail Hour Tonight at Mingle Bar

01:04 PM, 03/14/15

WPT Rolling Thunder About to Begin

11:47 AM, 03/14/15

Live Tournament Updates

Ravee Mathi Sundar Wins WPT Rolling Thunder

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Champion Ravee Mathi Sundar Ravee Mathi Sundar made two WPT final tables on the California Swing and won his first WPT title at the second one tonight at WPT Rolling Thunder.

By Ryan Lucchesi (@Luccrazy)

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Ravee Mathi Sundar took that phrase to heart tonight at the final table of the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder $3,500 Main Event. Just five days after he was eliminated from the final table at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event in sixth place, Ravee topped a field of 379 players to win his first tournament title and $266,857. He beat a tough final table that included recent Bay 101 Shooting Star champion and Season XIII California Swing champion Taylor Paur, and poker professional Harrison Gimbel. Mathi had a good run here in California and earned $435,117 - not bad for a week’s work.

Seat 1. Harrison Gimbel - 3,135,000 (156 bb)
Seat 2. Ravee Mathi Sundar - 2,373,000 (118 bb)
Seat 3. Jeff Griffiths - 1,318,000 (65 bb)
Seat 4. Jesse Rockowitz - 727,000 (36 bb)
Seat 5. Rex Clinkscales - 1,508,000 (75 bb)
Seat 6. Taylor Paur - 2,293,000 (114 bb)

Action was fast and furious at the start of the final table with four double ups taking place in the span of just five hands. Hand 13 then proved to be an unlucky one for Jeff Griffiths, who shoved with 7diamond7club. Taylor Paur had him covered with KheartJheart in the hole and the board was dealt Jdiamond5club4diamondJspadeAspade. Griffiths was eliminated in sixth place and took home $50,291 in prize money.

Just two hands later Rex Clinkscales was all in preflop with Aheart8spade in the hole. Paur was once again the adversary of the all-in player, and he took a dominant AspadeQclub into battle. The board fell 10heart9diamond2clubKspade9spade and Clinkscales fell in fifth place, good for $62,864.

The next major action came when Jesse Rockowitz doubled up on Hand 37, and then Harrison Gimbel was all in on the 43rd hand at the final table. He got the last of his chips in on a board reading Kclub4spade4heart6heart with 8heart5heart in the hole. Ravee tanked for seven minutes before he called holding QheartQdiamond. The river delivered the 9club and that was is for Gimbel, who cashed in fourth place for $83,818.

Rockowitz doubled up again a short time after that and Paur joined the fun as well when he doubled up on Hand 56. Sundar and Rockowitz both took turns with the chip lead during a long period of play without a bustout. Rockowitz doubled up again on Hand 82 and the three-handed battle became the predominant skirmish at the final table.

It wasn't until Hand 141 that we lost another player. Paur was all in with Adiamond10heart and Ravee had him covered holding AspadeQheart. The board was dealt Qclub5heart4club9spade6heart and Paur was eliminated in third place, good for $113,154. Paur had already won the title of WPT California Swing champion before tonight's final table, and his impressive run saw him fall two places shy of becoming the third back-to-back champion of Season XIII (He would have joined Anthony Zinno and Darren Elias).

Ravee had a big chip lead at the start of the final match with 9,305,000 against the 2,050,000 of Rockowitz. It didn't take long for the players to get all of their chips into the middle. On the fourth hand of heads-up play (Hand 145), Rockowitz limped for 100,000 to open the pot, Ravee raised to 260,000, Rockowitz moved all in for 1,920,000, and Sundar snap-called with JheartJdiamond.

Rockowitz turned over Kclub9spade, and he needed to improve to stay alive. The board came 10diamond3diamond3heart6spade6heart, and Sundar won the pot — and the WPT title — with two pair, jacks and sixes. Jesse Rockowitz finished as the runner-up, earning $176,018.

Ravee won WPT Rolling Thunder, earning $266,857. That amount includes his $15,400 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship this April at Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sundar also received a pair of Monster DNA Headphones and a WPT Champions Trophy. Sundar’s name will also be engraved on the one-and-only WPT Champions Cup, alongside all previous champions in WPT history. Congratulations to Ravee Mathi Sundar!

Final Table Results:

1: Ravee Mathi Sundar - $268,857
2: Jesse Rockowitz - $176,018
3: Taylor Paur - $113,154
4: Harrison Gimbel - $83,818
5: Rex Clinkscales - $62,864
6: Jeff Griffiths - $50,291

That concludes our coverage from the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event. Thanks to Thunder Valley Casino for hosting a great event. Thanks also to Joe Giron for tonight’s amazing photography. You can see more of his work on his website: pokerphotoarchive.com. The next stop on the World Poker Tour takes us to South Florida for the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. You can catch live coverage of the event from the WPT Live Updates team April 16-22. 

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Ravee Mathi Sundar, Jesse Rockowitz, Taylor Paur, Harrison Gimbel, Jeff Griffiths, Rex Clinkscales, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII, Season XI, Mazagan Casino, WPT Mazagan
09:23 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #145: Ravee "Om" Mathi Sundar Wins WPT Rolling Thunder! ($266,857)

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Champion Ravee Mathi Sundar Jesse Rockowitz limps for 100,000, Ravee Mathi Sundar raises to 260,000, Rockowitz moves all in for 1,920,000, and Sundar snap-calls with JheartJdiamond.

Rockowitz turns over Kclub9spade, and he needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 10diamond3diamond3heart6spade6heart, and Sundar wins the pot — and the WPT title — with two pair, jacks and sixes.

Jesse Rockowitz finishes as the runner-up, earning $176,018.

Ravee "Om" Mathi Sundar wins WPT Rolling Thunder, earning $266,857. That amount includes his $15,400 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship this April at Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sundar also receives a pair of Monster DNA Headphones and a WPT Champions Trophy. Sundar’s name will also be engraved on the one-and-only WPT Champions Cup, alongside all previous champions in WPT history.

Congratulations to Ravee "Om" Mathi Sundar!

1st:  Ravee "Om" Mathi Sundar  -  $266,857
2nd:  Jesse Rockowitz  -  $176,018
3rd:  Taylor Paur  -  $113,154
4th:  Harrison Gimbel  -  $83,818
5th:  Rex Clinkscales  -  $62,864
6th:  Jeff Griffiths  -  $50,291

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Ravee Mathi Sundar, Jesse Rockowitz, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
08:16 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #144: Ravee Mathi Sundar

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Ravee Mathi Sundar raises to 260,000, and Jesse Rockowitz calls.

Both players check to the turn on a board of AheartAclub7club3heart, Rockowitz checks, Sundar bets 400,000, and Rockowitz folds. Sundar takes the pot.

Ravee Mathi Sundar  -  9,415,000
Jesse Rockowitz  -  1,940,000

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
08:09 PM, 03/18/15

Final Table Stats Thru 140 Hands

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Three Handed Final Table Seat 2: Ravee Mathi
Opening Percentage: 43.33%
Pots Won: 59

Seat 4: Jesse Rockowitz
Opening Percentage: 17.14%
Pots Won: 27

Seat 6: Taylor Paur
Opening Percentage: 28.57%
Pots Won: 40

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
08:09 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #143: Ravee Mathi Sundar

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Jesse Rockowitz min-raises to 200,000, and Ravee Mathi Sundar calls.

Both players check to the turn on a board of Adiamond6diamond5club7heart, Sundar bets 400,000, and Rockowitz folds. Sundar takes the pot.

Ravee Mathi Sundar  -  9,305,000
Jesse Rockowitz  -  2,050,000

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
08:08 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #142: Ravee Mathi Sundar

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Ravee Mathi Sundar raises to 260,000, and Jesse Rockowitz folds.

Ravee Mathi Sundar  -  9,090,000
Jesse Rockowitz  -  2,265,000

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
08:08 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #141: Taylor Paur Out in 3rd Place ($113,154)

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Taylor Paur
Taylor Paur completes the small blind to 100,000, Ravee Mathi Sundar raises from the big blind to 260,000, and Paur reraises all in for 3,225,000.

Sundar calls with AspadeQheart, and Paur turns over Adiamond10heart. Paur needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Qclub5heart4club9spade6heart, and Sundar wins the pot with a pair of queens to eliminate Taylor Paur from the tournament in third place.

Seat 2.  Ravee Mathi Sundar  -   8,975,000
Seat 4.  Jesse Rockowitz  -   2,380,000
Seat 6.  Taylor Paur  -  Eliminated in 3rd Place ($113,154) Taylor Paur

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Ravee Mathi Sundar, Taylor Paur, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
08:05 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #140: Jesse Rockowitz

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Jesse Rockowitz completes the small blind to 100,000, and Taylor Paur checks his option in the big blind.

Both players check to the turn on a board of KheartQdiamond2heart8heart, Rockowitz bets 100,000, and Paur folds. Rockowitz takes the pot.

Seat 2.  Ravee Mathi Sundar  -  5,720,000
Seat 4.  Jesse Rockowitz  -  2,395,000
Seat 6.  Taylor Paur  -  3,240,000

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
08:02 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #139: Ravee Mathi Sundar

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Ravee Mathi Sundar min-raises from the small blind to 200,000, and Jesse Rockowitz calls from the big blind.

The flop comes AheartKclub6heart, Sundar bets 275,000, and Rockowitz folds. Sundar takes the pot.

Seat 2.  Ravee Mathi Sundar  -  5,735,000
Seat 4.  Jesse Rockowitz  -  2,265,000
Seat 6.  Taylor Paur  -  3,355,000

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
07:59 PM, 03/18/15

Hand #138: Ravee Mathi Sundar

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Jesse Rockowitz limps from the button for 100,000, and Ravee Mathi Sundar raises from the big blind to 360,000, and Rockowitz folds. Sundar takes the pot.

Seat 2.  Ravee Mathi Sundar  -  5,505,000
Seat 4.  Jesse Rockowitz  -  2,480,000
Seat 6.  Taylor Paur  -  3,370,000

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
07:57 PM, 03/18/15

 

RANKING

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $266,857
2 $176,018
3 $113,154
4 $83,818
5 $62,864
6 $50,291
7 $41,909
8 $33,527
9 $25,145
10 - 12 $18,320
13 - 15 $14,968
16 - 18 $12,812
19 - 21 $11,256
22 - 24 $10,058
25 - 27 $8,861
28 - 36 $7,783
37 - 45 $6,705

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 15,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 75,000-150,000 25,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
34 125,000-250,000 25,000
35 150,000-300,000 50,000
36 200,000-400,000 50,000
37 250,000-500,000 75,000
38 300,000-600,000 75,000
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