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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

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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

Coming Soon: WPTDeepStacks Mississippi

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

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Day 1A)

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI, Featured Blog
10:59 AM, 02/09/13

Day 1A ClubWPT Player of the Day - Mike Beasley

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Sorted In: Mike Beasley, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
12:50 AM, 02/09/13

Day 1A Ends with 63 Players and Two Over 200,000

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The action was brisk on Day 1A at the World Poker Tour Lucky Hearts Poker Open here at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida as the starting field of 153 players was sliced in half with only 63 remaining at the end of the night.

Your overnight chip leader is Raj Vohra with 262,700 and he is joined at the top by David To with 260,100. Other members of the six-figure chip club include Ben Zamani (154,000), Matt Giannetti (150,600), Jonathan Roy (141,500), Ray Qartomy (134,700), Sean Posner (131,300), Mike Beasley (117,100), Ravi Raghavan (103,200), and Tommy Vedes (102,100).

Some notables that didn’t make it through today, but should be back to try again tomorrow, include Adam Levy, Harrison Gimbel, Micah Raskin, Darryll Fish, Guillaume Darcourt, Victor Ramdin, John Spadavecchia, Marsha Wolak, Allen Kessler, and WPT Season X Player of the Year Joe Serock.

The remaining field from today has tomorrow off, and they will return for Day 2 action on Sunday, February 10. They will be joined by the survivors from tomorrow’s Day 1B field, which is expected to be a big one. The size of this year’s Lucky Hearts event will surely top 300 players.

Check back in on Saturday at noon ET for 10 more levels of poker action and a rush of new faces in South Florida, as players will be allowed to enter and re-enter through the end of Level 4 tomorrow. The WPT Live Updates team will be here to bring you all of the action. 

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
12:29 AM, 02/09/13

Three More Hands

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped and the field was informed that they will play three more hands. There are 72 players that have survived according to the tournament clock.

Stay tuned as we will be collecting chip count information from the bag and tag and catching the final hands of the night, which will be posted soon. 

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
11:43 PM, 02/08/13

Late Elimination

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Mukul Pahuja has been eliminated from the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open during the final level of play on Day 1B.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
11:32 PM, 02/08/13

The Twitternet: Rough Night Stretch for Musumeci

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
11:23 PM, 02/08/13

Justin Zaki Busts One

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The cutoff raises to 2,200 preflop and the small blind reraises all in for 21,900. Zaki calls in the big blind and then the cutoff goes into the tank. He eventually mucks and the two final players then flip over their cards:

Zaki: AspadeQheart
Small Blind: Adiamond10heart

Board: Aclub8diamond7diamond4spadeKspade 

The small blind is eliminated and Zaki is up to six-figure territory after the hand.

Justin Zaki - 100,000 (100 bb)

Sorted In: Justin Zaki, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
11:11 PM, 02/08/13

Level 10 Begins (78 Players Left)

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Level 9 comes to an end, and Level 10 begins with increased blinds of 500-1,000 and a 100 ante. Play continues without a break.

With 78 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 59,000. This will be the last level of the night.

Players who bust today have the option of re-entering tomorrow on Day 1B.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
10:51 PM, 02/08/13

Three-Way All-In

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Three players got involved in a pot where two short stacks were all in preflop against Brian Hawkins. Their cards:

Hawkins: AspadeAheart
Fortunate One: 4diamond4spade
Unfortunate One: Q-Q

Board: 8diamond4club2spade6club5heart

Three-of-a-kind fours wins the day and the player holding queens is busted from the tournament. Hawkins is still OK with 31,000 but he is just barely above where he started earlier today.

Brian Hawklins - 31,200 (39 bb)

Sorted In: Brian Hawkins, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
10:51 PM, 02/08/13

Giannetti: "This could be the weirdest hand I've ever played."

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

After two players limped for 800, a woman raises from late position, and Matt Giannetti reraises from the button. The two limpers fold, and the woman four-bets it to 8,000. Giannetti calls.

The flop comes Kheart7diamond3heart, the woman bets 5,000, and Giannetti calls. The turn is the 2club, the woman checks, Giannetti bets 8,000, and she calls.

The river is the 9spade, she checks, Giannetti bets 11,000, and she check-raises all in for 34,700. Giannetti goes into the tank, saying something like, "This could be the weirdest hand I've ever played." After a couple of minutes, Giannetti calls.

The woman shows 6club6heart for a pair of sixes, and several people at the table do a double-take, clearly expecting a stronger hand. Giannetti turns over Kdiamond10heart for a pair of kings, winning the pot and eliminating the woman from the tournament.

After the hand, Allen Kessler and Dana Kellstrom both say they were certain the woman had pocket kings and had flopped a set. (Kessler also provided the betting action for this hand.)

Matt Giannetti  -  126,000  (157 bb)

Sorted In: Matt Giannetti, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI
10:50 PM, 02/08/13

 

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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