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

Save 25% on Monster Headphones with "WPT25"

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

Level 4 Begins (142 Entries)

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

Level 4 begins with blinds of 100-200 and a 25 ante.

There are 142 entries so far here on Day 1A, though registration remains open until the end of the dinner break (about 7:45 pm). Players are allowed one entry and one re-entry per starting day -- a maximum of four entries.

Players who survive Day 1A with chips may play again on Day 1B, and if they survive again, only their largest chip stack will carry forward to Day 2.

There will be a 75-minute dinner break after Level 6 (shortly after 6:30 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10 (shortly after midnight).

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
03:30 PM, 03/14/15

Corrie Wunstel vs. Allen Kessler

Level 3: 75-150, 25 ante

Picking up the action after the turn of a KspadeJclub9club4club board, Allen Kessler checks from the big blind and Corrie Wunstel bets 2,800 from under the gun. Kessler calls, the 7heart river completes the board, and Kessler checks. Wunstel bets 6,000 and Kessler calls.

Wunstel shows Qclub10club for a king-high straight, Kessler mucks, and Wunstel collects the pot.

Corrie Wunstel - 53,000 (353 bb)
Allen Kessler - 12,500 (83 bb)

Sorted In: Corrie Wunstel, Allen Kessler, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
03:26 PM, 03/14/15

Win a DraftKings Seminole Hard Rock Prize Package

Level 3: 75-150, 25 ante

DraftKings is the Official Daily Fantasy Sports site of the World Poker Tour, and they'll be qualifying more than 40 players into WPT events over the course of this season.

The next WPT satellite on DraftKings will be awarding a seat in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, with the entire package valued at $6,300:

  • $3,500 tournament entry
  • Six-night stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida (April 17-23, 2015)
  • $1,000 for airfare and transfers
  • Exclusive DraftKings Swag Bag
  • Behind-the-scenes experience at the WPT Final Table and a front-row seat with the Royal Flush Girls
  • Dinner and strategy session with WPT players
For more details on the DraftKings satellites to the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, click here.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
03:11 PM, 03/14/15

The Twitternet: Defending Champ Giving Everyone a Head Start

Level 3: 75-150, 25 ante

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
02:57 PM, 03/14/15

Another Batch of Notables Arrive

Level 3: 75-150, 25 ante

The new notables additions to the field at WPT Rolling Thunder include Lily Kiletto, James Calderaro, Season XII WPT Player of the Year Mukul Pahuja, and Season XIII WPT POY points leader Anthony Zinno.

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
02:53 PM, 03/14/15

Level 3 Begins (122 Entries)

Level 2: 75-150, ante

The players return from break to begin Level 3, with blinds of 75-150 and a 25 ante.

There are 122 entries so far here on Day 1A, though registration remains open until the end of the dinner break (about 7:45 pm). Players are allowed one entry and one re-entry per starting day -- a maximum of four entries.

Players who survive Day 1A with chips may play again on Day 1B, and if they survive again, only their largest chip stack will carry forward to Day 2.

There will be a 75-minute dinner break after Level 6 (shortly after 6:30 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10 (shortly after midnight).

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
02:29 PM, 03/14/15

Matt Affleck Takes a Hit

Level 2: 75-150, ante

Four players see a flop dealt KheartJclub5club for a 500 price of admission and they check thru to the 4heart on the turn. Matt Affleck then opens the action with a bet of 500 under the gun and the hijack calls. Both the small blind and Michael Loncar on the blind fold their cards.

The 7diamond follows on the river and the hijack bets 1,500. Affleck tanks and eventuually calls. The hijack turns over Jdiamond10spade and Affleck mucks his hand. He is still crusing with a stack of 45,000.

Matt Affleck - 45,000 (300 bb)

Sorted In: Matt Affleck, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
02:07 PM, 03/14/15

A Few More Late Arrivals

Level 2: 75-150, ante

Recent notables to join the field at Thunder Valley Casino include Marvin Rettenmaier, Zo Karim, and Tim West. The field size is up to 117 and growing early on Day 1A at WPT Rolling Thunder.

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
02:01 PM, 03/14/15

Jesse Rockowitz vs. Galen Hall

Level 2: 75-150, ante

With the final board showing Qclub8heart4diamondQheart6heart on the river, Galen Hall checks the small blind, Jesse Rockowitz bets 3,100, and Hall calls.

Rockowitz shows 8spade8diamond to win the pot with a full house, eights full of queens, and Hall mucks.

Jesse Rockowitz  -  43,000  (286 bb)
Galen Hall  -  27,000  (180 bb)

Sorted In: Jesse Rockowitz, Galen Hall, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
01:57 PM, 03/14/15

The Twitternet: Mike Sexton Impressed by Thunder Valley

Level 2: 75-150, ante

Sorted In: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, WPT Thunder Valley, Season XIII
01:43 PM, 03/14/15

 

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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