Jonathan George wins Main Event of Ante Up World Championship

August 07, 2017, Scott Long  

Jonathan George is a converted craps player who took up poker just 10 years ago and doesn’t play many tournaments.

But he say that’s going to change now that he’s the Ante Up World Champion, outlasting 488 other players to take the title and $60,248 at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, Calif.

“I played in the World Series of Poker Main Event the year Jamie Gold won it,” said George, who is retired from the semiconductor industry and lives in Santa Cruz, Calif. “I made it Day 2. And I played an event here about five years ago, but that’s really about it. But I think I will play more events now that I have more time. I really like the facility here and they put on a great event.”

You can usually find George playing $10/$25 no-limit hold’em three days a week at Casino M8trix in San Jose, Calif.

“I’d like to mention my regular cash guys,” George said. “The beatings they’ve given me probably helped me today.”

Once the tournament got to the final table, the 10 remaining players quickly started talking chop, and with relative ease agreed to an ICM deal, leaving $10,000 and the cover of Ante Up Magazine to play for. George who was fourth in chips at the time, said the chipleader started getting more aggressive and lost a few pots, but he stuck with his original game plan and played tight, solid poker.

“I just wanted to play consistent and solid hands,” he said.

That was a formula that worked well for George, who fired only one bullet in the event and worked his way through the Day 1A field without getting into much trouble, and survived an all-in three-handed against eventual runner-up James Haytko when the board double-paired for a chopped pot.

“Most of my all-ins were solid pairs and stuff like that, “ he said. “And I was ahead on most.”

The 19-event series kicked off with a multi-flight $160 event called the Catapult, which attracted a staggering 1,588 entries, and the fields kept coming, right through the Main Event, which saw the largest single flight for a $1,650 event in Thunder Valley history when 342 entries were recorded on Day 1B, pushing the prize pool to $715,407.

“It was really amazing day after day to see the amount of players in these fields,” said Ben Erwin, director of poker for Thunder Valley Casino Resort. “We started out with 1,500 plus, and once we get to the Monolith, we see 855 there. It was really remarkable.

“And then we headed into a full field for the Head-to-Head Championship, which has been a staple of this championship and is always exciting, and that lead into the Main Event with record-breaking numbers. It’s great to see the big names in poker come out and amazing to see what we have grown this event into.”

Other events providing variety included HORSE, limit Omaha/8, pot-limit Omaha/8, heads-up and a seniors event, as well as some interesting takes on no-limit hold’em, including the debut of the Changeup, which switched to a shootout format when it got down to four tables, with the final four players playing a heads-up bracket.

As has become custom, players were pampered at Thunder Valley throughout the series, including food comps during the Main Event that gave players an option of multiple dining locations, from a free buffet to $20 off the resort’s AAA Four Diamond steakhouse, High Steaks. Friends and family were able to follow along with regular updates posted by Hold’em Radio’s Dan Ross to Thunder Valley’s poker blog at pokerroom.thundervalleyresort. com

Also, Ante Up Poker Tour champions from around the country were invited to High Steaks the night before the Main Event for a catered party that included steak, shrimp, wine and more, with World Poker Tour Executive Tour Director Matt Savage and ESPN commentator Lon McEachern in attendance.

Thunder Valley Casino Resort continues to be an unparallelled host for the Ante Up World Championship, with its proximity to San Francisco Bay Area players as well as those from Reno, and has become a strong draw from Oregon, Washington and Southern California as well because the AAA Four Diamond luxury throughout the resort makes it an attractive event to traveling players. Thunder Valley features a Las Vegas-style casino, 300 oversized and well-appointed guest rooms, a spa with complimentary steam room and sauna access for hotel guests, and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues to keep players entertained when away from the poker table.

The first World Series of Poker Circuit event to be held at Thunder Valley, running Sept. 14-25, is the next series on tap for the resort, to be followed by another Ante Up Poker Tour series, the Ante Up NorCal Classic, from Oct. 17-22 and then the WPT Deepstacks Championship to finish the year Nov. 24-Dec. 5.

“It’s just great to see the players come out for these events, and they are what has allowed us to be able to offer more tours and more events to see such growth of poker in the region,” Erwin said.

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
Main Event
Buy-in: $1,650
Entries: 489
Prize pool: $715,407
1 Jonathan George Soquel, CA $60,248
2 James Haytko Pleasanton, CA $54,528
3 Ian Kalman SF, CA $44,996
4 Khoa Tran Sacramento, CA $54,898
5 Dan Harmetz Sacramento, CA $48,166
6 Hong Zhang China $40,809
7 Rafael Gonzalez Modesto, CA $35,105
8 Tuan Mai San Jose, CA $59,926
9 Craig Buchmiller Lakeport, CA $40,709
10 Sulabh Choudhury San Jose, CA $36,104
11 Adam Duong San Jose, CA $11,633
12 Lavonne Joyce Vacaville, CA $11,633
13 Tyler Martin El Dor. Hills, CA $9,222
14 Steven To Castro Vly., CA $9,222
15 Jeffrey Farnes Salem, OR $9,222
16 Eugene Schwartz Richmond, CA $7,762
17 Jose Fernandez Turlock, CA $7,762
18 Sai Sirandas SF, CA $7,762
19 Paul Saso San Jose, CA $6,546
20 Rudy Robledo Sacramento, CA $6,546
21 Manh Tran Sacramento, CA $6,546
22 Richard Peterson Oakdale, CA $5,480
23 Mark Endo Fair Oaks, CA $5,480
24 Thomas Tran Modesto, CA $5,480
25 Adam Montgomery Grass Valley, CA $4,722
26 Bryne Wilson Tuscaloosa, AL $4,722
27 Arthur Flangas Ashland, OR $4,722
28 Anton Dimagiba Sacramento, CA $4,078
29 Ibrahim Mohamed Reno, NV $4,078
30 Anthony Winters Livermore, CA $4,078
31 Rickey Evans Vacaville, CA $4,078
32 Astuart Tuvey San Jose, CA $4,078
33 Sang Tran Rnch. Cord, CA $4,078
34 Shintaro Bourbonnais San Jose, CA $4,078
35 Justin Tran n/a $4,078
36 Felipe Leme Belmont, CA $4,078
37 Kao Vang Pleas. Grove, CA $3,505
38 Srinivasa Godavarthy Mtn. House, CA $3,505
39 Brigitte Burnaugh El Dor. Hills, CA $3,505
40 Arish Nat Elk Grove, CA $3,505
41 Jacob Lipton n/a $3,505
42 Daniel Kozakevich San Jose, CA $3,505
43 Sasha Sabbaghian El Dor. Hills, CA $3,505
44 Alan Snow Lynnwood, WA $3,505
45 Arutyun Arutyunyun Glendale, CA $3,505
46 Jeffrey DePaulo Mtn. Ranch, CA $2,969
47 Robert Allen Spokane, WA $2,969
48 Dan Barker Pouslbo, WA $2,969
49 Hafiz Khan Stockton, CA $2,969
50 Brett Murray Santa Rosa, CA $2,969
51 Eyyal Alter Walnut Crk, CA $2,969
52 Thomas Emerson Roseville, CA $2,969
53 Damian Underwood Turlock, CA $2,969
54 Larissa Bushman San Jose, CA $2,765
54 Christopher Bonita San Jose, CA $2,765
56 Richard Kirlin Ct. Hgts, CA $2,561
57 Jed Hoffman Reno, NV $2,561
58 Thomas West Mtn. View, CA $2,561
59 William Korn Carlsbad, CA $2,561
60 Josh Prager Yuba City, CA $2,561
61 Candace Collins Redding, CA $2,561
62 Mary Walker Carlsbad, CA $2,561

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
Event #1 - No-Limit Hold'em Catapult
Buy-in: $160
Entries: 1,588
Prize pool: $206,050 Prize Pool
Place Name City Payout Points
1 Christopher Stevens Modesto, CA $29,013 166
1 Vincent Amayun El Dor. Hills, CA $29,012 166
3 Sok Chean Sacramento, CA $15,400 135
4 Joshua Morrow Chico, CA $11,400 117
5 Perry Paraskevis Belmont, CA $8,600 106
6 Paul Sampson Fernley, NV $7,000 95
7 Tracy Oto Sacramento, CA $5,700 84
8 Fong Yang Fresno, CA $4,400 73
9 Paul Spano Sacramento, CA $3,200 62
10 Sam Cruz Vacaville, CA $2,500 53
11 David Brightman Mtn. View, CA $2,500 53
12 Matthew Stuber Auburn, CA $2,500 53
13 Robert Anderson Grass Valley, CA $1,900 45
14 Candice Alexander El Dor. Hills, CA $1,900 45
15 Travis Fujisaka Walnut Crk, CA $1,900 45
16 Brian Waller Lincoln, CA $1,500 39
17 Victor Paredes Modesto, CA $1,500 39
18 Gurpal Lally Sacramento, CA $1,500 39
19 Gary Pisarek Auburn, CA $1,250 33
20 Justin Brach Elk Grove, CA $1,250 33
21 Steven Miller Sacramento, CA $1,250 33
22 Mason Rosenberg Reno, NV $1,100 27
23 Thai Chareun Rch. Cord, CA $1,100 27
24 Oscar Gutierrez Tracy, CA $1,100 27
25 Roger Miller Roseville, CA $1,000 21
26 Jeffrey Newman Reno, NV $1,000 21
27 Jacob Lipton Rocklin, CA $1,000 21
28 Damon Tyler Vacaville, CA $900 15
29 John Jakiemiec San Rafael, CA $900 15
30 Duane Jarrett Poll. Pines, CA $900 15
31 Sesar Camacho Sacramento, CA $900 15
32 Derrick Loo Stockton, CA $900 15
33 Stephen Sims Modesto, CA $900 15
34 Sharon Sanchez Penryn, CA $900 15
35 Luis Morazan W. Sac, CA $900 15
36 Cristopher Willace N. Highlands, CA $900 15
37 Bohan Zhu Sacramento, CA $800 15
38 Ryan Reilley Orangevale, CA $800 15
39 Siavash Bahri Livingston, CA $800 15
40 Chet Sickle Stockton, CA $800 15
41 Michael St. Andrew Rnch. Cord., CA $800 15
42 Casey Costa San Jose, CA $800 15
43 Eric Roman Walnut Crk. CA $800 15
44 Rick Saelee Oakland, CA $800 15
45 David Valdez Vacaville, CA $800 15
46 Jeremiah Bartlett Grass Valley, CA $700 10
47 Andrew Sim Dublin, CA $700 10
48 James Rodda Loomis, CA $700 10
49 Roderick Serrato Elk Grove, CA $700 10
50 Francisco Loera Oakland, CA $700 10
51 Kao Vang Pleasant Grv. CA $700 10
52 Timothy Bradley Tracy, CA $700 10
53 Reginald Pears El Dor. Hills, CA $700 10
54 Michael Sievert Sonoma, CA $700 10
55 Jason Stoddard Sacramento, CA $625 10
56 Charles Aseberos Elk Grove, CA $625 10
57 Jorge Chavez San Jose, CA $625 10
58 Cliffor Paine Sacramento, CA $625 10
59 James Mitchell Sacramento, CA $625 10
60 Christopher Johnson Sparks, NV $625 10
61 Randall Blankenship Marysville, CA $625 10
62 Jose Hernandez Chico, CA $625 10
63 Phuc Dang n/a $625 10
64 Derek Harp Folsom, CA $550 10
65 David Olson Applegate, CA $550 10
66 Bruce Fling n/a $550 10
67 Russell Coffee Modesto, CA $550 10
68 Gregory Pincombe H. M. Bay, CA $550 10
69 Kham Vang Sacramento, CA $550 10
70 Wilton Alejandro Roseville, CA $550 10
71 Huan Cung Elk Grove, CA $550 10
72 Tim Yang Fresno, CA $550 10
73 Erwin Kerol Salinas, CA $475 8
74 Michael Vilarino Stockton, CA $475 8
75 Saad Aljoher Sacramento, CA $475 8
76 Craig Buchmiller Lakeport, CA $475 8
77 Juan Valadez Antioch, CA $475 8
78 Dennis Fox Antelope, CA $475 8
79 John Crossman Chico, CA $475 8
80 Richard Littlejohn Placerville, CA $475 8
81 Elissa Norman Sacramento, CA $475 8
82 Bienvenido Rosal Elk Grove, CA $475 8
83 Sean David Vacaville, CA $475 8
84 Toan Nguyen Sacramento, CA $475 8
85 Sou Saeturn Sacramento, CA $475 8
86 Mai Xiong Merced, CA $475 8
87 Caesar Perez Fair Oaks, CA $475 8
88 Jeffrey Spruitenberg Pacifica, CA $475 8
89 Cornell Bass Novato, CA $475 8
90 Paul Nelson Sacramento, CA $475 8
91 Angelo Kratsas SF, CA $400 8
92 David Rose Sonoma, CA $400 8
93 Raja Deal Livermore, CA $400 8
94 Jonathan Goldsmith Rocklin, CA $400 8
95 Len Christensen Ct. Heights, CA $400 8
96 Nicholas Colvin Vacaville, CA $400 8
97 Edmund Castles Stockton, CA $400 8
98 Steven Geralis Stockton, CA $400 8
99 Dayman Hickison Sacramento, CA $400 8
100 Jonathan Gonzalez Merced, CA $400 8
101 Brian Pritchard Sacramento, CA $400 8
102 Hoa Nguyen Antelope, CA $400 8
103 Florence Arguelles San Jose, CA $400 8
104 Train Kelly Roseville, CA $400 8
105 Anthony Thomas Colfax, CA $400 8
106 Thomas Lewis Chico, CA $400 8
107 Michael Walker Newcastle, CA $383 8
108 John Crosby Sutt. Creek, CA $383 8
109 Huy Vu Sacramento, CA $383 8
110 Quentin Lobaugh Sacramento, CA $350 8
111 Nathan Matsumoto Sacramento, CA $350 8
112 David Madrona Grass Valley, CA $350 8
113 John Skelly Walnut Crk, CA $350 8
114 Steven Weagal Atwater, CA $350 8
115 Thomas Keller Fremont, CA $350 8
116 Timothy Weimer Modesto, CA $350 8
117 David Lay Modesto, CA $350 8
118 Michael Ceasrio Carmichael, CA $350 8
119 Mark Lehnert Sonora, CA $350 8
120 Timon Rooney Sacramento, CA $350 8
121 Daniel Van Rocklin, CA $350 8
122 Tarinder Singh Merced, CA $350 8
123 Georgene Farmer Ashland, OR $350 8
124 Terrance Teo Elk Grove, CA $350 8
125 Justin Wall Benecia, CA $350 8
126 Andrew Garcia Manteca, CA $350 8
127 Marko Lukic $325 8
127 Ravinder Sharma $325 8
127 John Hoffman $325 8
127 James Prager $325 8
131 Dan McGee $300 8
131 Francisco Ramirez $300 8
131 Jose Garcia $300 8
131 David Madrona $300 8
131 John Simunich $300 8
131 Thien Nguyen $300 8
131 Roland Brizuela $300 8
131 Martin Gomez $300 8
131 Stewart Lampe $300 8
131 Ravinder Sharma $300 8
131 Chet Perrigo $300 8
131 Devon Wedum $300 8
131 Derek Powers $300 8
131 Jac Newan $300 8
131 Jerry Downs $300 8
131 James Prager $300 8
131 James Smith $300 8
131 Jeff Wakamiya $300 8
131 Travis Jobe $300 8
131 Russ Holmberg $300 8
131 Keo Hen $300 8
131 Daryl Cortez $300 8
131 Bruce Cheng $300 8
131 Manh Trinh $300 8
131 Ryan Mullins $300 8
131 Jerry Graybar $300 8
131 Roy Peters $300 8
158 Patrick Greeley $217 8
158 Gary Pisarek $217 8
158 Baron Johnson $217 8

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #2 - No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
Buy-in: $160
Entries: 150
Prize Pool: $12,000
Place Payout Points
1 Carrie Diggs Sacramento, CA $2,708 63
2 Daniel Van Sacramento, CA $1,900 63
3 Deborah Wall Gold River, CA $1,700 63
4 Brandon Garcia H.M.Bay, CA $1,400 63
5 Michael Fair Lodi, CA $804 57
6 Craig Tsuboi Yuba City, CA $643 51
7 Wilton Alejandro Roseville, CA $535 45
8 Paul Brown Auburn, CA $428 39
9 Franklin Curren Cit. Hghts, CA $322 34
10 Brian Limond Elverta, CA $234 29
11 Iris Mohamed Sparks, CA $234 29
12 Nabil Esho Modesto, CA $234 29
13 Thompson Phu Galt, CA $192 24
14 Charles Griffin Lincoln, CA $192 24
15 Henri Perez Lopez Cit. Hgts., CA $192 24
16 Charlito Aseberos Elk Grove, CA $192 20

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #3 - No-Limit Hold'em No Antes
Buy-in: $125
Entries: 104
Prize Pool: $10,400
Place Payout Points Bonus Pts.
1 Brian Waller Lincoln, CA $1,450 45 10
1 Matthew Boddorf Weimar, CA $1,238 45
1 Gary Tanko Lincoln, CA $1,238 45
1 Jeremiah Niccum Sacramento, CA $1,238 45
1 Jerry Downs Pacifica, CA $1,238 45 10
1 Martin Gomez Sacramento, CA $1,238 45 10
1 Gregory Kelly Rocklin, CA $1,238 45
8 Andy Pham Sacramento, CA $390 39
9 Bohao Zhu $293 34 10
10 Charlito Aseberos Elk Grove, CA $213 29 15
11 Jeffrey Alvarez Antelope, CA $213 29
12 Wilton Alejandro Roseville,CA $213 29 15
13 Rodney Herndon Vacaville, CA $200 24

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #4 - No-Limit Hold'em
Buy-in: $125
Entries: 141
Prize Pool: $14,100
Place Payout Points Bonus
1 Jason Stewart Roseville, CA $3,000 63
2 Fred Anthony Oroville, CA $2,542 63
3 Michael Kuppenbender Ct. Hgts. CA $1,636 63
4 Paul Brown Auburn, CA $1,211 63 10
5 Naomi Wager Truckee, CA $908 57
6 Michael Postle Ct. Hgts. CA $726 51
7 Sou Saelee Sacramento, CA $603 45
8 Ryan Long San Leandro, CA $484 39
9 Guadalupe Hernandez Manteca, CA $362 34
10 Mason Rosenberg Reno, NV $264 29 10
11 David Cook Carmichael, CA $264 29
12 Jose Hernandez Chico, CA $264 29 10
13 Sanjay Kochhar Roseville, CA $217 24
14 DNR $217 24
15 Jae Pak El Dor. Hills, CA $217 24
16 Leigh Le Blanc Peoria, AZ $185 20
17 Damian Lee Folsom, CA $185 20
18 David Reilly Palo Alto, CA $185 20 10

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #5 - No-Limit Hold'em Bankroll Builder
Buy-in: $140
Entries: 111
Prize Pool: $13,320
Place Payout Points Bonus
1 Charlito Aseberos Elk Grove, CA $1,000 52 15
1 Jae Pak El Dor. Hills, CA $1,000 52 10
1 Juan Camacho Patterson, CA $1,000 52
1 Christina Prescott Stockton, CA $1,000 52
1 Nicholas French Oakland, CA $1,000 52
1 Martin Gomez Sacramento, CA $1,000 52 15
1 Mason Rosenberg Reno, NV $1,000 52 15
1 Paul Wolter Rnch. Cord, CA $1,000 52
1 Ryan Glowniak Folsom, CA $1,000 52
1 Randall Smith Tracy, CA $1,000 52
1 Ibrahim Mohamed Temecula, CA $1,000 52
1 Hiram Epps Vacaville, CA $1,000 52
1 Robert Carter Roseville, CA $1,000 52
14 Evelyn Iraheta Walnut Crk. CA $320 24

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #6 - No-Limit Hold'em Changeup
Buy-in: $160
Entries: 115
Prize Pool: $14,950
Place Payout Points Bonus
1 Mike McGough Mather, CA $3,796 112
2 David Reilly Palo Alto, CA $3,296 90 10
3 Gary Tanko Lincoln, CA $1,237 68 10
3 Frederic Soria Lincoln, CA $1,237 68
5 Henry Quitoriano Stockton, CA $655 48
5 Jeffrey Resch Paradise, CA $655 48
5 James Kilgore Fairfield, CA $655 48
5 Mason Rosenberg Reno, NV $655 48 20
9 Marty Gorenc Reno, NV $400 31
9 Joga Sahota Yuba City, CA $400 31
9 Hiram Epps Vacaville, CA $400 31 10
9 Christopher Penfield Fairfield, CA $400 31
13 Jeff Sardella Auburn< CA $291 23
13 Daniel Garza San Antonio, TX $291 23
13 Denver Saunders Elk Grove, CA $291 23
13 Bohao Zhu Sacramento, CA $291 23 10

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #7 - No-Limit Hold'em Escalator
Buy-in: $160
Entries: 68
Prize Pool: $8,840
Place Name Payout Points
1 James Reyes N. Highlands, CA $1,739 45
2 Randall Blankenship Marysville, CA $1,354 45
3 Matthew Boddorf Weimar, CA $1,229 45
4 Jeremiah Niccum Sacramento, CA $1,198 45
5 Soufiane Semlali Monterey, CA $1,153 45
6 Anthony Summers Sacramento, CA $1,051 45
7 Martin Gorenc Reno, NV $442 40
8 Amado Veloria San Leandro, CA $354 35
9 Jeremy Chew Roseville, CA $160 30
10 Ravinder Sharma Yuba City, CA $160

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #8 - Limit Omaha/8
Buy-in: $160
Entries: 120
Prize Pool: $15,600
Place Name City Payout Points
1 Brandon Waddell Fairfield, CA $4,180 63
2 Kevin Miller Livermore, CA $2,069 63
3 Donald Talmage Rocklin, CA $2,069 63
4 Gerardo Gonzalez Olivehurst, CA $2,068 63
5 Ronald Spence Ct. Hgts., CA $1,045 57
6 Icha Ux Manteca, CA $836 51
7 Aelxis Aguilar Lincoln, CA $696 45
8 Gary Pisarek Auburn, CA $557 39
9 Richard Balistreri Auburn, CA $418 34
10 Russell Coffee Modesto, CA $304 29
11 Joan Wilkinson Gustine, CA $304 29
12 Darlene Asbury Winton, CA $304 29
13 Mark Martinez Turlock, CA $250 24
14 Clyde Hinkle Roseville, CA $250 24
15 Eric Tyler Sacramento, CA $250 24

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #9 - No-Limit Hold'em Monolith
Buy-in: $455
Entries: 855
Prize Pool: $342,000
Place Name City Cash Points
1 Patrick Ng San Jose, CA $41,254 76
1 Dalton Still Rocklin, CA $29,807 76
1 Hien Tran Sacramento, CA $29,070 76
1 Marcos Stokes Livermore, CA $27,620 76
1 Jason Beckstrom Sacramento, CA $24,004 76
1 Ronald Quinones Stockton, CA $23,820 76
7 William Zaiss Menifee, CA $10,050 68
8 Daniel Mendez Modesto, CA $7,950 60
9 Samedy Kuoch Sacramento, CA $5,950 52
10 Ai Tran Elk Grove, CA $4,850 44
11 Joseph Suhufelberger Chico, CA $4,850 44
12 Perry Paraskevas Belmont, CA $4,850 44
13 Joshua Hannah Jacksonville, FL $3,900 39
14 Mathieu Lum Stockton, CA $3,900 39
15 Reginald Pears ElDorHills, CA $3,900 39
16 Brett Murray Santa Rosa, CA $3,225 33
17 Lokesh Manohar Mtn. View, CA $3,225 33
18 Roger Miller Roseville CA $3,225 33
19 Jimmy Li SF, CA $2,650 27
20 John Sheehan Novato, CA $2,650 27
21 Alexander White Fairfield, CA $2,650 27
22 Chad Vitale Sacramento, CA $2,250 22
23 Matthew Gonzalez Alameda, CA $2,250 22
24 James Minghini S. Lake Tahoe, CA $2,250 22
25 Pedro Rodriguez Ukiah, CA $1,950 17
26 Walter Robertson San Jose, CA $1,950 17
27 Kevin Ho Elk Grove, CA $1,950 17
28 Rickey Saelee Oakland, CA $1,650 11
29 Nikolay Maslovtsov Sacramento, CA $1,650 11
30 Shintaro Bourbonnais n/a $1,650 11
31 Kao Vang Pleas. Grv, CA $1,650 11
32 Eliseu Cunha Hanford, CA $1,650 11
33 Chary Invathong Modesto, CA $1,650 11
34 Chet Sickle Oakland, CA $1,650 11
35 Jason de Cunha Roseville CA $1,650 11
36 Arthur Haroutiounian Napa, CA $1,650 11
37 Thomas Emerson Roseville, CA $1,450 11
38 Michael Ucovich Loomis, CA $1,450 11
39 Michael Postle Rnch. Cord., CA $1,450 11
40 Rafael Haro Elk Grove, CA $1,450 11
41 Richard Balistreri Auburn, CA $1,450 11
42 Shannon Kahahane Lincoln, CA $1,450 11
43 Randy Gil San Jose, CA $1,450 11
44 Bohao Zhu Sacramento, CA $1,450 11
45 Ryan Nishizaki San Mateo, CA $1,450 11
46 Justin Brach Elk Grove, CA $1,300 8
47 Toan Nguyen Sacramento, CA $1,300 8
48 Joga Sahota Yuba City, CA $1,300 8
49 Marko Corleun Lathrop, CA $1,300 8
50 Robert Benedict Folsom, CA $1,300 8
51 Denzel Suntay Newark, CA $1,300 8
52 Hangong Wu Sacramento, CA $1,300 8
53 William Phu Sacramento, CA $1,300 8
54 Tony Barrera San Leandro, CA $1,300 8
55 Daniel McGee Fair Oaks, CA $1,150 8
56 Christopher Penfield Roseville, CA $1,150 8
57 Steven Gibbs Las Vegas, NV $1,150 8
58 Vikram Bhatia Sunnyvale, CA $1,150 8
59 Peter Xiong Sacramento, CA $1,150 8
60 Donald Deeds Orland, CA $1,150 8
61 Gildo Tournour Roseville CA $1,150 8
62 Donna Delfin Rocklin, CA $1,150 8
63 Rickey Evans Vacaville, CA $1,150 8
64 Leo Mayo Mtn. House, CA $1,025 8
65 Patrick Murphy Marysville, CA $1,025 8
66 Wilson Chan Union City, CA $1,025 8
67 John Goyette San Jose, CA $1,025 8
68 Koua Vang Fresno, CA $1,025 8
69 Wayne Maki Rocklin, CA $1,025 8
70 Rafael Gonzalez Modesto, CA $1,025 8
71 Charlito Aseberos Elk Grove, CA $1,025 8
72 Michael Loncar Folsom, CA $1,025 8
73 Christopher Elkins Lincoln, CA $900 6
74 Paul Tran Sacramento, CA $900 6
75 Shane Welch Antelope, CA $900 6
76 Charles Davy Dmnd Sprg, CA $900 6
77 Ryan Paul Belcher San Bruno, CA $900 6
78 Kuy Vu Sacramento, CA $900 6
79 Brian Spiegel Antelope, CA $900 6
80 Alan Skriel Roseville CA $900 6
81 Casey Cornilsen Roseville, CA $900 6
82 Tourat Touran Roseville, CA $775 6
83 Nelson Chew Milpitas, CA $775 6
84 Brandon Steadman Rocklin, CA $775 6
85 Shaneal Singh Tracy, CA $775 6
86 Brad Court Roseville, CA $775 6
87 Mike Postle $775 6
88 Kaveeshwara Dirkala $713 6
88 Michael Hubbard $712 6
90 Jae Pak $650 6
90 Kevin Ho $650 6
90 Stephen Foutty $650 6
90 Christopher Penfield $650 6
90 Craig Gold $650 6
90 Michael Cooper $650 6
90 James Colson $650 6
90 Jaime Rones $650 6
90 Sam Chang $650 6
90 Rellie Sigua $650 6
90 Hock Lau $650 6
90 Isaac Leong $650 6
90 Lu Wang $650 6
90 Andreas Knniep $650 6
90 James Kilgore $650 6
90 Sergei Tolkachov $650 6
90 Dennis Morrison $650 6

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #10 - No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
Entries: 139
Buy-in: $160
Prize Pool: $11,120
Place Name Cash Points
1 James Minghihi $3,561 112
2 Dylan Kubochi $2,057 90
3 Mario Lopez $1,334 73
4 Adriano Wise $917 63
5 Thomas Lloyd $706 57
6 Gary Hansen $550 51
7 Sou Saeturn $434 45
8 Allan Kwong $322 39
9 Andrew Walker $222 34
10 Albert Sanchez $183 29
11 Jaime Reyes $183 29
12 Julio Cruz $183 29
13 Nathan Hoffman $156 24
14 Mason Rosenberg $156 24
15 James Van Brunt $156 24

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #11 - HORSE
Buy-in: $160
Entries: 68
Prize Pool: $8,970
Place Payout Points
1 Michael Postle Ct. Hgts, CA $2,729 100
2 William Chao Elk Grove, CA $1,911 80
3 William Watchman Sparks, NV $1,229 65
4 Matthew Boddorf Weimar, CA $910 55
5 Don Gresser Elverta, CA $683 50
6 Tyler Patterson Scottsdale, AZ $546 45
7 Matthew Short TO, CA $455 40
8 Ronald Talmage Rocklin, CA $364 35
9 Sheila Triggs Hillsboro, CA $273 30
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Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #12 - No-Limit Hold'em Action 8
Buy-in: $260
Entries: 576
Prize Pool: $126,720
Place Name Cash Points
1 Saad Aljoher Sacramento, CA $16,820* 59
1 Cam Outlaw Goldsboro, NC $9,500 59
1 Kham Saechao Antelope, CA $9,500 59
1 Jimmy Zeledon San jose, CA $9,500 59
1 Roger Bailey Modesto, CA $9,500 59
1 Kelsey Uy San Lorenzo, CA $9,500 59
1 Mike Cooper Reno, NV $9,500 59
8 Victor Paredes Modesto, CA $3,200 52
9 Tyler Rose Oroville, CA $2,500 41
10 Dylan Lask Ware, MA $2,500 41
11 Thomas Emerson Roseville, CA $2,000 33
12 Anton Dimagiba Sacramento, CA $2,000 33
13 Phia Xiong Sacramento, CA $1,550 28
14 Anthony Lewis Ct. Hgts, CA $1,550 28
15 Jennifer Pendergast Rio Linda, CA $1,550 28
16 Charley McLean Visalia, CA $1,550 28
17 Stanley Matsumoto Fremont, CA $1,200 23
18 Eyyal Altar Walnut Creek, CA $1,200 23
19 Amber Chatwin Kelseyville, CA $1,200 23
20 Jacob Blacklether Ct. Hgts, CA $1,200 23
21 Jieu Le Sacramento, CA $950 19
22 Mike Postle Ct. Hgts, CA $950 19
23 Cheng Xiong Sacramento, CA $950 19
24 Michael Harvey SF, CA $950 19
25 Jason Sewart Roseville, CA $800 15
26 Kenneth Clark Winterville, NC $800 15
27 Adam Labuga Turlock, CA $800 15
28 Steve Nevius Reno, NV $800 15
29 Lon McEachern Shingle Sprgs, CA $800 15
30 Ravinder Sharma Yuba City, CA $800 15
31 Devam Acharya Livermore, CA $800 15
32 Christopher Almoquera Sacramento, CA $800 15
33 Jaime Reyes Canada $650 9
34 Khoa Tran Sacramento, CA $650 9
35 Shannon Kahahane Lincoln, CA $650 9
36 Denver Saunders S. Sacramento, CA $650 9
37 Vincent Cardinale Lincoln, CA $650 9
38 Travis Fujisaka Walnut Creek, CA $650 9
39 Benjamin Leng W. Sacramento,CA $650 9
40 William Bassett San Ramon, CA $650 9
41 Hafiz Khan Stockton, CA $550 9
42 Thomas West Mtn. View, CA $550 9
43 Donald Todd Antelope, CA $550 9
44 Allen Litvak SF, CA $550 9
45 Larry Green Houston, TX $550 9
46 Albert Sanchez $450 6
46 Martin Abraham $450 6
46 Rafael Gonzalez $450 6
46 Randall Smith $450 6
46 Hein Tran $450 6
46 Valerie Brahler $450 6
46 Sharon Sanchez $450 6
46 Richard Drury $450 6
46 Tal Gubezskis $450 6
46 Dalton Still $450 6
46 Christina Prescott $450 6
46 David Reilly $450 6
58 Jae Pak $375 6
58 Quoc Nguyen $375 6
58 Ronald Cristian $375 6
58 Nathan Bolinger $375 6
58 Sean Lohman $375 6
58 Keith Hudson $375 6
58 Dermot Lyons $375 6
58 Daniel Evans $375 6
58 Travis Elias $375 6
58 Phia Xiong $375 6
58 Matthew Kramer $375 6
58 David Valdez $375 6

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #13 - Pot-Limit Omaha/8
Buy-in: $160
Entries: 61
Prize pool: $7,930
Place Name Cash Points
1 Mason Rosenberg $1,769 55
1 Keith Hudson $1,300 55
1 Kim Phan $1,300 55
1 Sylvia Day $1,300 55
5 John Cang $595 50
6 Howard Andrew $476 45
7 Ronald Talmage $397 40
8 Larry Wong $317 35
9 Brandon Waddle $238 30
10 Una Seo $238 x

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Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #14 - Head-to-Head Championship
Buy-in: $400
Entries: 64
Prize pool: $21,760
Place Name Cash Points
1 Ray Villaman Truckee, CA $6,528 100
2 Craig Buchmiller Lakeport, CA $4,352 100
3 Mason Rosenberg Reno, NV $2,720 75
3 Joseph Hinds Reno, NV $2,720 75
5 Charley McLean Visalia, CA $1,360 50
5 Mike Postle Ct. Hgts., CA $1,360 50
5 Scott Long Safety Hbr., FL $1,360 50
5 Eyyal Altar Walnut Crk, CA $1,360 50

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #16 - No-Limit Hold'em
Buy-in: $160
Entries: 145
Prize pool: $18,850
1 Patrick Lyons $4,000
2 Jeffrey Spruitenberg $1,523
2 Amie Shilly $1,523
2 Thomas Riggs $1,523
2 William Millhene $1,523
2 Kevin Ostenberg $1,523
2 Barry Birdwell $1,523
2 Steven Marion $1,523
2 Gary Pisarek $1,522
10 Kam Tam $352
11 Shane Miller $352
12 Clifford Huang $352
13 John Rogers $290
14 Casey Charlespeck $290
15 Yer Lee $290
16 Christopher Sailors $247
17 Gildo Tournour $247
18 Wesley Chong $247

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
EVENT #18 - No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
Buy-In: $160
Entries: 126
Prize pool: $10,080
1 Steven Tada $2,592
1 Jeffrey Brock $2,591
3 Nader Haddad $1,260
4 Stephen Jazdzewski $857
5 Dylan Kubochi $680
6 James Reyes $529
7 Efraim Romero $428
8 Barbara Kearney $328
9 Bavneet Grewal $227
10 Quan Chau $176
11 Max Kian $176
12 Kim Pham $176
13 Duy Ho $160