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

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

Save 25% on Monster Headphones with "WPT25"

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

Coming Soon: WPTDeepStacks Mississippi

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

Win a DraftKings Seminole Hard Rock Prize Package

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

Save 25% on Monster Headphones with "WPT25"

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

WPT Final Table: Shuffle Up & Deal!

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Final Table Players There are a little more than 37 minutes left in Level 23, with blinds at 10,000-20,000 and a 3,000 ante.

The final six players have been introduced, and the players are seated and ready to go. It's time to shuffle up and deal!

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
12:03 PM, 03/18/15

Action Set to Begin Soon

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

The WPT stage is set and the players have arrived. The cards will be in the air soon.

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
11:57 AM, 03/18/15

Meet the WPT Rolling Thunder Final Table

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Here's the cast of characters for this WPT final table, including information from their bio sheets and stats from The Hendon Mob (Photos by Joe Giron).
Harrison Gimbel
Seat 1.  Harrison Gimbel - 3,135,000 (156 bb)
Age: 24
Hometown: Jupiter, FL
Occupation: Poker Player
Hobbies: Miami Sports Fan, UFC
Tournament Earnings: $3,088,636

Ravee Mathi Sundar_WPT Rolling Thunder_S13_Day 3_8JG8579
Seat 2.  Ravee Mathi Sundar - 2,373,000 (118 bb)
Age: 37
Hometown: Dublin, CA
Occupation: Software Engineer
Hobbies: Chess, Cricket, Swimming, Television
Tournament Earnings: $168,260

Jeff Griffiths
Seat 3.  Jeff Griffiths - 1,318,000 (65 bb)
Age: 42
Hometown: Alameda, CA
Occupation: Immigration Attorney
Hobbies: None Listed
Tournament Earnings: $96,579

Jesse Rockowitz
Seat 4.  Jesse Rockowitz - 727,000 (36 bb)
Age: 29
Hometown: Petaluma, CA
Occupation: Poker Player
Hobbies: Movies, Camping, Hiking
Tournament Earnings: $1,102,819

Rex Clinkscales
Seat 5.  Rex Clinkscales - 1,508,000 (75 bb)
Age: 32
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Occupation: Poker Player
Hobbies: None Listed
Tournament Earnings: $470,545

Taylor Paur
Seat 6.  Taylor Paur - 2,293,000 (114 bb)
Age: 26
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
Occupation: Poker Player
Hobbies: Golf, Basketball, Tennis
Tournament Earnings: $2,777,174

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Taylor Paur, Jesse Rockowitz, Jeff Griffiths, Ravee Mathi Sundar, Rex Clinkscales, Harrison Gimbel, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
06:20 PM, 03/17/15

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

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Taylor Paur It's a rare feat for a player to make back-to-back final tables on the World Poker Tour, but having two players make back-to-back final tables is unprecedented. Both Taylor Paur (WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star champion) and Ravee Mathi (6th place at WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star) have made the final table here at WPT Rolling Thunder from a field of 379 players. They will be joined by Harrison Gimbel, Rex Clinkscales, Jeff Griffiths, and Jesse Rockowitz.

Here is a look at the seating chart and chip counts for the final table.

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)

Here is a look at the prize money up for grabs tomorrow.

1: $268,857
2: $176,018
3: $113,154
4: $83,818
5: $62,864
6: $50,291

Notables that cashed during this short playdown day were WPT Champions Club member Darren Elias (15th), Ari Engel (13th), JJ Liu (10th), Joe Kuether (9th), Sam Panzica (8th), and WPT Champions Club member Jordan Cristos (7th). 

Tune back in tomorrow at noon PT to follow our hand-for-hand live updates, real-time chip counts, and photos from Joe Giron. You can also watch the WPT Live Stream sponsored by DraftKings that will air on TwitchPoker here.

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII, Season XI, Mazagan Casino, WPT Mazagan, Featured Blog
05:42 PM, 03/17/15

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

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Jordan Cristos
Hand #4  -  Taylor Paur min-raises from the cutoff to 40,000, Jordan Cristos (pictured) moves all in from the button for 526,000, and Paur calls with QspadeQheart.

Cristos turns over KdiamondQclub, and he needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 9heart8diamond3club8heart9diamond, and the pocket queens hold up for Paur to win the pot and eliminate Cristos from the tournament.

Taylor Paur  -  2,293,000  (114 bb)
Jordan Cristos  -  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($41,909)

The remaining six players are verifying their chip stacks and filling out their WPT bio sheets for tomorrow afternoon's WPT Final Table, which begins at 12:00 noon PT.

Stay turned for official chip counts and a recap of today's action.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jordan Cristos, Taylor Paur, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
05:31 PM, 03/17/15

Hands #1-3: Final Seven Players

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Hand #1  -  Jeff Griffiths raises from the cutoff to 55,000, Jesse Rockowitz moves all in from the button for 630,000, and Griffiths folds. Rockowitz takes the pot.

Hand #2  -  Ravee Mathi Sundar raises UTG+1 to 59,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #3  -  Everyone folds to Harrison Gimbel, giving him a walk in the big blind.

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
05:26 PM, 03/17/15

Updated Chip Counts: Final Seven Players

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Thunder Valley Chip Stacks
Here are the updated chip counts at the beginning of seven-handed play, which begins our hand-for-hand coverage.

Seat 1.  Harrison Gimbel  -  3,128,000  (156 bb)
Seat 2.  Ravee Mathi Sundar  -  2,260,000  (113 bb)
Seat 3.  Jeff Griffiths  -  1,370,000  (68 bb)
Seat 4.  Jesse Rockowitz  -  633,000  (31 bb)
Seat 5.  Rex Clinkscales  -  1,510,000  (75 bb)
Seat 6.  Taylor Paur  -  1,740,000  (87 bb)
Seat 7.  Jordan Cristos  -  570,000  (28 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
05:19 PM, 03/17/15

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

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Sam Panzica
Sam Panzica (pictured) min-raises from the small blind to 40,000, Harrison Gimbel min-reraises from the big blind to 60,000, and Panzica reraises to 540,000 -- leaving himself just 30,000 behind.

Gimbel tanks for a while before he moves all in, and Panzica calls with AdiamondQdiamond. Gimbel turns over Aclub3club, and Panzica needs his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board comes Qheart2spade2club4spade5diamond, and Gimbel comes from behind to win the pot with a five-high straight, eliminating Panzica from the tournament.

Harrison Gimbel  -  3,128,000  (156 bb)
Sam Panzica  -  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($33,527)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Harrison Gimbel, Sam Panzica, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
05:15 PM, 03/17/15

Taylor Paur Value Bets with King High?

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Taylor Paur raises from the small blind to 50,000, and Jesse Rockowitz calls from the big blind.

Both players check to the river on a board of 10spade7diamond6diamondAspadeAheart, Paur bets 93,000, and Rockowitz calls. Paur shows Kheart8diamond for king high, and Rockowitz mucks. Paur wins the pot.

Taylor Paur  -  1,690,000  (84 bb)
Jesse Rockowitz  -  655,000  (32 bb)

Sorted In: Taylor Paur, Jesse Rockowitz, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
05:12 PM, 03/17/15

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

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Joe Kuether Jeff Griffiths raises to 60,000 on the small blind and Joe Kuether reraises all in on the big blind. Griffiths calls and they flip over their cards.

Griffiths: Aclub7heart
Kuether: 3spade3club

Board: Qdiamond6heart4clubJdiamond7club

The stacks are counted down and Griffiths just has Kuether covered. Kuether is eliminated on the hand in ninth place, good for $25,145, and Griffiths essentially doubles up to 1,475,000.

Jeff Griffiths - 1,475,000 (73 bb)
Joe Kuether - Eliminated in 9th Place ($25,145)

Sorted In: Joe Kuether, Featured Blog, Jeff Griffiths, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
05:07 PM, 03/17/15

 

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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