Baby! Baby! - Mimi Luu Wins WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley

Apr 17, 2017

Mimi Luu Wins WPTDS Thunder Valley!

Mimi Luu (pictured) topped a record field of 425 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley Main Event on Monday at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California. Luu was awarded $82,900 in prize money and a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package after winning a quick final table that clocked in at just under five hours of play. “Baby! Baby! I’m very blessed, I can’t believe I made it, this is just amazing. Baby, lately I’ve been running hot, and I’m very blessed,” said an excited Luu after the victory.

Cards got into the air at Noon between the final nine players, and the early stretch of play saw three quick eliminations. Prasad Inamdar (ninth place), Mario Sequeira (eighth place), and TJ Eisenmann (seventh place) fell in quick succession, but then a prolonged stretch of six-handed play took over as the remaining players blinded down to short stacks all around the table.

After the elimination of Dann Turner in sixth place, the field lost Kenny Lee (fifth place) and Niv Decalo (fourth place) on the same hand, and then Wilson Tolon followed them to the rail in third place.

James Maxey took 2.8 million into heads-up play against the 7.85 million of Mimi Luu, and the heads-up final was a short one. Their was only one all-in confrontation, and it started when Maxey moved all in preflop on the button with the Club KClub 5 in the hole. Luu called with the Club 9Spade 9, and the board was dealt Club QDiamond 10Spade 2Heart 4Club 8. Maxey was eliminated in second place after a deep run in the tournament.

Luu won the tournament and took home $82,900 in prize money along with the WPTDS trophy, and a $3,000 WPTDS Championship package for the WPTDS Championship event that will take place right here at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in December.

Congratulations to the newest WPTDS champion, Mimi Luu!

Final Table Results

1st: Mimi Luu – $82,900 + $3,000 Championship Package
2nd: James Maxey – $58,125
3rd: Wilson Tolon – $37,400
4th: Niv Decalo – $25,150
5th: Kenny Lee – $19,330
6th: Dann Turner – $16,040
7th: TJ Eisenmann – $13,640
8th: Mario Sequeira – $10,860
9th: Prasad Inamdar – $8,300

That concludes our coverage from WPTDeepStacks Thunder Valley. Thanks to Thunder Valley Casino Resort for hosting another great stop on the tour. The next stop takes us to Maryland Live! for the WPTDeepStacks Maryland Main Event that will run from April 21-24. The Main Event features a $1,500 buy-in and a $300,000 guarantee. The WPTDeepStacks live reporting team will have live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos for you from Maryland just a few days from now.

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