Tyler Martin leads going into Day 2 of Ante Up World Championship

August 06, 2017, Scott Long  

Tyler Martin leads the pack when the Ante Up World Championship Main Event at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, Calif., finishes today.

Martin of El Dorado Hill, Calif., has 517,000 in chips, tops among the 86 players returning at noon today. Sixty-two players will cash, with the winner getting $140,599 as the prize pool smashed the $500,000 guarantee and ended at $$715,407.

Day 1A was the largest single-flight $1,650 buy-in field in Thunder Valley history, with 342 entries, making a total of 489 for the event.

Here are seat assignments/chip counts for the 86 returning players:

Table 1
1 Bob Mather Redding, CA 80,000
2 Amir Turkzadeh Walnut Crk, CA 160,000
3 OPEN
4 Dan Harmetz Sac, CA 335,000
5 Felipe Leme Belmont, CA 153,000
6 Jeff Farnes Salem, OR 45,000
7 Sasha Sabbaghrim EDH, CA 162,000
8 Shintaro Bourbonnais San Jose, CA 127,000
9 Srini Godavarthy Mtn. House, CA 187,000
Table 2
1 Thomas Emerson Roseville, CA 207,000
2 Craig Buchmiller Lakeport, CA 108,000
3 Damion Underwood Turlock, CA 141,000
4 OPEN
5 Mark Ordaz Gilroy, CA 48,000
6 Rickey Evans Vacaville, CA 218,000
7 Vincent Chung Turlock, CA 110,000
8 Eugene Schwarts Richmond, CA 260,000
9 William Korn Carlsbad, CA 88,000
Table 3
1 Brett Murray Santa Rosa, CA 101,000
2 Tuan Mai San Jose, CA 184,000
3 Hafiz Khan Stockton, CA 400,000
4 Mimi Luu San Jose, CA 262,000
5 Tyler Martin El Dorado Hills, CA 517,000
6 James Hayoko Pleasanton, CA 255,000
7 Jake Lipton n/a 301,000
8 Khoa Tran Sac, CA 264,000
9 Candace Collins Redding, CA 182,000
Table 4
1 Kelsey Ul San Lorenzo, CA 87,000
2 Bob Allen Spokane, WA 94,000
3 Loren Cloninger Salinas, CA 201,000
4 Ibrahim Mohane Reno, NV 171,000
5 Paul Saso San Jose, CA 108,000
6 Rafael Gonzalez Modesto, CA 249,000
7 Kao Vang Pleasant Gorve, CA 124,000
8 Lavonne Joyce Vacaville, CA 217,000
9 Jeffrey De Paulo Mtn. Ranch, CA 69,000
Table 5
1 Adam Duong San Jose, CA 246,000
2 OPEN
3 Jaime Haletky Pacific Grove, CA 200,000
4 Sai Sirandas SF, CA 118,000
5 Michael Capener San Mateo, CA 57,000
6 Alan Snow Lynwood, WA 46,000
7 Tom Drotleff Ct. Hgts, CA 55,000
8 Rudy Robledo Sac, CA 159,000
9 Eyyal Altar Walnut Crk, CA 205,000
Table 6
1 Rassoul Mal Bouni El Cerrito, CA 78,000
2 Larissa Bushman San Jose, CA 135,000
3 OPEN
4 Erick Matulis Modesto, CA 173,000
5 Rich Kirlon Ct. Hgts, CA 146,000
6 Dan Barker Poulsbo, WA 120,000
7 Joe Fernandez Turlock, CA 157,000
8 Tom West Mtv. View, CA 133,000
9 Neng Lee Eureka, CA 54,000
Table 7
1 Ian Kalman SF, CA 209,000
2 Rick Peterson Oakdale, CA 161,000
3 JC Tran n/a 364,000
4 Bryne Wilson Tuscaloosa, AL 183,000
5 Stuart Tuvey San Jose, CA 389,000
6 Anton Dimagiba Sac, CA 268,000
7 Christopher Bonita San Jose, CA 138,000
8 Prasad Lhamdar SF, CA 196,000
9 Anthony Winters Livermore, CA 117,000
Table 8
1 Sulabh Chowhoudry San Jose, CA 444,000
2 Jeff Spruitenberg Pacifica, CA 51,000
3 Jason Sewart Roseville, CA 114,000
4 Jonathan George Soquel, CA 145,000
5 Phil Rhodes Cottonwood, CA 126,000
6 Rob Anderson Grass Valley, CA 90,000
7 Bob Donahue n/a 76,000
8 Erick Lindgren Carlsbad, CA 43,000
9 Adam Montgomery Grass Valley, CA 183,000
Table 9
1 Hong Zhang China 263,000
2 Arish Nat Elk Grove, CA 198,000
3 Anne Jones Shingle Sprgs., CA 96,000
4 Brigitte Buthaugh El Dorado Hills, CA 99,000
5 Don Deeds Orland, CA 85,000
6 Arthur Flangas Ashland, OR 71,000
7 Jed Hoffman, Reno, NV 287,000
8 Thomas Tran Modesto, CA 339,000
9 Harry Arutyunyan Glendale, CA 221,000
Table 10
1 Josh Prager Yuba City, CA 253,000
2 Mark Endo Fair Oaks, CA 308,000
3 Manh Tran Sac, CA 132,000
4 Dan Kozakevich San Jose, CA 72,000
5 Sang Tran Rnch. Cord., CA 192,000
6 Cy Williams Davis, CA 210,000
7 Steven To Castro Valley, CA 66,000
8 Mary Walker Carlsbad, CA 77,000
9 Sergei Tolkachov Belmont, CA 136,000