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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

Coming Soon: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

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

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

ClubWPT Player of the Day - Matt Juttelstad

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, ClubWPT Player of the Day, Jessica Welman, Matt Juttelstad, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
01:46 AM, 02/12/12

Day 1B Ends With 64; Day 2 Begins With 112

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

There were an additional 170 entrants here on Day 1B of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open, and after 10 levels, there were 64 survivors.

They will join the 48 survivors from Day 1A to play Day 2 tomorrow (Sunday) at 12:00 noon ET.

The official chip counts have been released, and here is the leaderboard for the entire field (Days 1A & 1B) heading into Day 2:

1.  Matt Juttelstad  -  280,000
2.  Uri Kadosh  -  275,500
3.  Will Durkee  -  233,100
4.  Ely Levy  -  218,550
5.  Angelo Miele Jr  -  211,800
6.  Alex Ivanov  -  200,700
7.  Keith Ferrera  -  200,600
8.  Jason Mercier  -  176,400
9.  Hal Klein  -  172,900
10.  Omar Sider  -  170,600

Action resumes tomorrow at 12:00 pm ET.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
12:27 AM, 02/12/12

Kathy Liebert Takes a Hit In the Final Minutes

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

In one of the final hands of the night, after a flop of 7diamond6spade3club, a short-stacked player gets it all in with AheartJspade (ace high) against Kathy Liebert's QclubQheart.

Liebert was a big favorite, until the Aclub hit the turn to give her opponent a pair of aces. The river was the 3spade, and the short stack doubled up thru Liebert.

Kathy Liebert  -  18,000

Sorted In: Kathy Liebert, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
12:20 AM, 02/12/12

Day 1B Is Nearly Over

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The field is playing their final five hands of the night, and unofficial chip counts for the chipleaders and other notables will be posted soon.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:53 PM, 02/11/12

Lazaro Hernandez Joins the 200,000+ Club

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Kathy Liebert raises from early position to 2,500, Lazaro Hernandez reraises form middle position to 6,000, and another player moves all in from middle position for a little more than 30,000.

Liebert folds, and Hernandez calls with 10heart10spade. He's racing against the short-stack's AheartKspade.

The board comes QclubJdiamond3diamond7spadeQspade, and Hernandez wins the pot with his pocket tens to eliminate the other player and cross the 200,000 mark in chips to join the chipleaders.

Lazaro Hernandez  -  220,000

Sorted In: Lazaro Hernandez, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:36 PM, 02/11/12

Darryll Fish Busts a Player

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Darryll Fish gets it all-in preflop against a player down to 17,000 chips with Fish holding AclubQspade to the other player's Aspade10heart.  The board runs out AheartKclub4spade5heartQdiamond and Fish takes the pot and eliminates the player.

After spending the levels leading up to dinner break simply trying to get back to the starting stack, Fish is now picking up pot after pot in the waning stages of Day 1B action.  After that hand, he is up to 70,000 chips.

Sorted In: Darryll Fish, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:27 PM, 02/11/12

Rodriguez Can't Fire At the River

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Matt Juttlestad raises to 2,500 from middle position, Artie Rodriguez calls on the button, and Christian Harder calls out of the big blind.

All three players check the KdiamondQdiamond9diamond flop and both Juttlestad and Harder check again when the turn brings the 4spade.  Rodriguez bets 6,000, Harder calls, and Juttlestad folds.

The river is the 8spade and harder checks a third time.  Rodriguez pauses, then starts to reach for chips.  Before he bets, he puts the chips down and just tables his AspadeJspade for a busted straight draw instead.

Harder turns over 10diamond10heart for a pair of tens and takes the pot.

Christian Harder - 65,000
Artie Rodriguez - 52,000

Sorted In: Christian Harder, Artie Rodriguez, Matt Juttlestad, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:18 PM, 02/11/12

Amnon Filippi Eliminated; Wins the Tough One, Loses the Easy One

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Kathy Liebert raises from the cutoff to 2,500, Amnon Filippi moves all in from the big blind for 11,600, and Liebert quickly calls with KdiamondKspade. Filippi turns over 10club10heart, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Jclub3club2club3heart5club, and Filippi rivers a club flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Amnon Filippi  -  24,600
Kathy Liebert  -  31,000

The next hand, a middle position player raises to 3,000, two players call, and the button reraises to 20,000. Amnon Filippi moves all in from the small blind for 24,500, and the first three players fold.

The button calls the extra 4,500 with AclubQclub, but Filippi is a big favorite with QdiamondQheart.

The board comes Jclub4diamond4spadeAheart6heart, and his opponent pairs his ace on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Filippi from the tournament.

Amnon Filippi  -  Eliminated

Sorted In: Amnon Filippi, Kathy Liebert, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:04 PM, 02/11/12

Tony Dunst Eliminated By New Chip Leader Matt Juttelstad

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Tony Dunst raises to 1,700 from the hijack and big stack Matt Juttelstad reraises to 4,900 out of the small blind.  Dunst calls and the two see a flop of AheartKheart2diamond.

Juttelstad bets 5,100 and Dunst takes about 15 seconds before raising to 12,500.  Juttelstad then thinks for less than a minute before firing back, making it 19,100 to play.  Dunst calls, leaving around 40,000 behind.

The turn brings the 3spade and Juttelstad eyes Dunst's stack, then checks his hole cards  before grabbing a pile of 5,000 chips and effectively putting Dunst all-in.

Dunst then checks his own cards before shrugging and saying, "I call."  Dunst turns over AdiamondQheart for top pair.  Juttelstad turns over 4spade5spade for a turned five-high straight.

"Oh wow," Dunst says in genuine surprise.  Several other players at the table let out gasps at Juttelstad's holdings.  

The river brings the 4heart and Juttelstad rakes in the massive pot, eliminating Dunst in the process.  Dunst wishes the table well and heads for the door.

After Dunst is out of earshot, Juttelstad's friend and tablemate Christian Harder tells him, You know you made an illegal raise?"  

Juttelstad looks confused and Harder explains that technically Juttelstad should've raised to 19,900, not 19,100, but nobody caught it as the hand was playing out.

Legal or illegal raise aside, Juttelstad is way out front of the field now with an hour of play left in the day.

Matt Juttelstad - 294,000
Tony Dunst - eliminated

Sorted In: Matt Juttelstad, Tony Dunst, Featured Blog, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
10:57 PM, 02/11/12

Level 10 Begins

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

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

This will be the last level of the night.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
10:56 PM, 02/11/12

 

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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