PNW Poker Leaderboard — 27 September 2022

Another round of poker returning to semi-normal took place last week, with two of the last three venues running tournament series in the Pacific Northwest scheduling them during the same week, naturally.

The South Sound Championship at Little Creek Casino west of Olympia ran from 21–25 September, with four events, featuring a $750 Main Event. The final table for the field of 95 included 3-time WSOP bracelet-winner Rep Porter (currently #12 on the Pacific Northwest Poker Leaderboard),

Photo from Tracie Osborn via NW Poker Facebook Community

Meanwhile, down on the Oregon Coast, the Chinook Winds Fall Coast Poker Classic ran from 17-25 September, with 19 events. I was only able to make it down a couple days, and busted two 6-Max bullets, min-cashed the freezeout that night, then got knocked out of the HORSE tournament halfway through. (congrats to John Gribben for chopping that one). The 6-Max had kind of a big overlay, but I think most of the other events did reasonably well. Some of the early results are already on Hendon Mob, thanks to Kevin Mathers, who was pulling them from the leaderboards posed by Chinook Winds, though those only have the top 20 results, so they won’t be complete until all the information is submitted.

Photo from Forrest Auel via NW Poker Facebook Community

Then, of course, there was Allen Kessler making a big deal out of the $10 dealer appreciation that doesn’t appear on the chart but is on each structure sheet. I’m just glad he didn’t notice the Main Event had a $25 dealer appreciation.

Key to the Leaderboard

  • Name and home town (according to the player’s Hendon Mob profile).
  • The player’s most recent ranking in the PNW Poker Leaderboard in italics. If this is their first time on the Leaderboard, an em dash ()
  • Their new standing in bold, preceded by the pound sign (#).
  • Their change in status on the Leaderboard (with an arrow indicating up or down), or a black club (♣) if this is their first appearance.
  • For each of the tournaments that are being recognized in this Leaderboard:
    • The name and link to the Hendon Mob listing for that tournament.
    • The player’s finishing position in the tournament and thge number of entries.
    • The tournament prize pool in US dollars.
Julius Roque (Lethbridge, Alberta)
#264
#249
+15
2nd of 251 entries, $55.1K prize pool
Eric Resnick (Bend, Oregon)
#636
#581
+55
2nd of 80 entries, $50K prize pool

Great tournament, there was a 20% overlay on the guarantee, a game so nice I played it twice (and did not cash).

Eric Davis (Calgary, Alberta)
#1126
#969
+157
1st of 251 entries, $55.1K prize pool

Davis and Roque (above) made a deal in this tournament.

Zachary Powers (Marysville, Washington)
#1191
#1018
+173
3rd of 450 entries, $130.4K prize pool
Wallace Yuen (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#3483
#2262
+1221
3rd of 138 entries, $99.8K prize pool
Andy Truong (Edmonton, Alberta)
#155
#148
+7
1st of 150 entries, $54.6K prize pool
Lee Van-Voorhis (Washington)
#2816
#1913
+903
9th of 759 entries, $740K prize pool
Mikael Andersen (Federal Way, Washington)
#4432
#2328
+2104
2nd of 73 entries, $109.5K prize pool

Andersen outlasted 3rd-place finished Ryan Laplante to get heads-up with Michael Wang, who made three of the Stairway to Millions event final tables, winning two of them. Players who cash in a Stairway to Millions event win their prize as well as a ticket to the next level of the tournament series “stairway,” with players finishing in the top 3 places earning the ability to skip up two levels. Unless, of course, the venue decides to renege on the guarantee and cancel the final levels.

Michael Allis (Post Falls, Idaho)
#982
#824
+158
8th of 759 entries, $740K prize pool
Christopher Hull (Vancouver, Washington)
#1320
#1020
+300
4th of 382 entries, $150K prize pool

There appears to have been some sort of eal among the top four players.

Patrick Ronan (Girdwood, Alaska)
#894
#723
+171
1st of 84 entries, $42.8K prize pool

This is Ronan’s 2nd-largest cash, and it’s followed closely by another win in a Seniors event four days later that was just under the reporting limit.

Lawrence Hoy (Salem, Oregon)
#5867
#2017
+3850
1st of 450 entries, $130.4K prize pool
Kao Saechao (Renton, Washington)
#266
#239
+27
3rd of 92 entries, $230K prize pool
Graeme Frank (Calgary, Alberta)
#403
#332
+71
2nd of 150 entries, $54.6K prize pool
1st of 138 entries, $99.8K prize pool
Nicholas Peterson (Courtenay, British Columbia)
#1009
1st of 1040 entries, $343.2K prize pool
Adam Hendrix (Anchorage, Alaska)
#17
#13
+4
6th of 642 entries, $3.1M prize pool
Clemen Deng via shortpoker.com
Clemen Deng (Portland, Oregon)
#1497
#257
+1240
2nd of 145 entries, $217.5K prize pool
5th of 204 entries, $408K prize pool
1st of 62 entries, $595.2K prize pool

This great run in Tampa won Deng the WPT Player of the Festival.

Seth Davies (Bend, Oregon)
#1
#1
0
6th of 131 entries, $3.2M prize pool
3rd of 88 entries, $6.6M prize pool
8th of 115 entries, $23M prize pool
10th of 99 entries, $9.9M prize pool
2nd of 30 entries, $1.5M prize pool

I wouldn’t normally have included the 10th-place finish here because it was below my guideline for ROI, despite that min-cash being twice my lifetime earnings on Hendon Mob, but considering how Davies just keeps putting more and more space between the #1 and #2 spots on the Leaderboard, I think it’s a worthy exception.

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 6 September 2022: The Max and Angela Edition

I’ve been doing the Pacific Northwest Poker Leaderboard in one form or another now for over seven years, since well before I “retired” from regularly playing live tournaments. As people have noted, I still show up at some special events (or when I just get the urge) but I’ve gone from an average of 20 live tournaments per month before I retired to about 4 per month in the first year and just a couple a month since I started playing live again last fall.

That’s a fair number of official Leaderboard posts. But I think this week is the first time that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing two people I’ve played with on the top end of the Leaderboard (technically on the bottom of the list since I build up to the bigger earners each edition).

Max Young, of course, played regularly in Portland before heading out onto the circuit and becoming the winner of multiple World Series of Poker Circuit Rings. I still remember one particularly brutal beat where he got it in bad against me at Aces Players Club and caught a card to double up, then went on to win the tournament (I did at least still make the final table). It still burns, but ah, the reflected glory!

And Angela Jordison, while I’ve played against her far less, has been a delight to watch move up the Leaderboard ranks. The rapport she has with Jacki Burkhart has rightly attracted international attention, and I think there are a lot of poker players out there envious for that combination of success (soooo close to the bracelet and ring!) and friendship. I’m still looking for the opportunity to play some Omaha against her, but I’m not challenging her to a heads-up match.

So this one’s for Max and Angela, keep the table warm, my time is coming.

Key to the Leaderboard

  • Name and home town (according to the player’s Hendon Mob profile).
  • The player’s most recent ranking in the PNW Poker Leaderboard in italics. If this is their first time on the Leaderboard, an em dash ()
  • Their new standing in bold, preceded by the pound sign (#).
  • Their change in status on the Leaderboard (with an arrow indicating up or down), or a black club (♣) if this is their first appearance.
  • For each of the tournaments that are being recognized in this Leaderboard:
    • The name and link to the Hendon Mob listing for that tournament.
    • The player’s finishing position in the tournament and thge number of entries.
    • The tournament prize pool in US dollars.
Logan Miller (Spokane, Washington)
#4193
6th of 1055 entries, $548.6K prize pool
Nikki Young (Vale, Oregon)
#4070
3rd of 394 entries, $115.2K prize pool
Leonel Curiel (Pasco, Washington)
#3264
4th of 341 entries, $133.5K prize pool
Michael Jutte (Spokane, Washington)
#693
#615
+78
2nd of 394 entries, $115.2K prize pool
Shane Brotherwood (Calgary, Alberta)
#224
#212
+12
6th of 334 entries, $335.5K prize pool
Mark Willis (Longview, Washington)
#3126
3rd of 341 entries, $133.5K prize pool
Minh Thai (Calgary, Alberta)
#1343
#1048
+295
1st of 47 entries, $46.9K prize pool
Aamir Khan (Calgary, Alberta)
#379
#242
+137
1st of 497 entries, $109.9K prize pool
Steve Zhang (Calgary, Alberta)
#988
#815
+173
2nd of 324 entries, $119.4K prize pool
Shannon Lazorko (Calgary, Alberta)
#1861
#1329
+532
3rd of 497 entries, $109.9K prize pool

Lazorko also had another, smaller cash in the Summer Super Stack Main Event.

Jimmy Lee (Edmonton, Alberta)
#69
#67
+2
1st of 73 entries, $48.8K prize pool
Abdul Majid (Calgary, Alberta)
#4753
#2188
+2565
5th of 334 entries, $335.5K prize pool
Jason Elrod (Pendleton, Oregon)
#3755
#1934
+1821
1st of 394 entries, $115.2K prize pool

An actual winner of an event in Pendleton who’s from Pendleton!

Mark Bonsack (Maple Valley, Washington)
#157
#145
+12
2nd of 341 entries, $133.5K prize pool
Dan Close (Yakima, Washington)
#4157
#1774
+2383
1st of 341 entries, $133.5K prize pool

It looks like there was at least a 2-way (possibly 4-way) deal made in this event. All four of the players whose cashes made the Leaderboard were from Washington State. Step it up, Oregon!

Jaspal Brar (Edmonton, Alberta)
#52
#48
+4
60th of 2294 entries, $11.1M prize pool
Weston Pring (Calgary, Alberta)
#247
#225
+22
1st of 324 entries, $119.4K prize pool
Westoon Pring / albertapokerindex.com
Aaron Thivyanathan (Renton, Washington)
#102
#98
+4
2nd of 76 entries, $73.7K prize pool
3rd of 119 entries, $115.4K prize pool
Darren Rabinowitz (Mercer Island, Washington)
#20
#20
0
5th of 542 entries, $629.8K prize pool
Graeme Frank (Calgary, Alberta)
#634
#403
+231
2nd of 334 entries, $335.5K prize pool
Nohad Tellani (Edmonton, Alberta)
#511
#325
+186
2nd of 754 entries, $363.4K prize pool
Angela Jordison (Redmond, Oregon)
#88
#75
+13
6th of 205 entries, $410K prize pool
1st of 532 entries, $518.7K prize pool
Maxwell Young (Oregon)
#25
#24
+1
1st of 205 entries, $410K prize pool
Max Young / wsop.com

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 23 August 2022 — The Jacki and Angela Edition

Though only one of them is on the Leaderboard this time (that’s Angela Jordison, twice) the duo of Jordison and Jacki Burkhart has been making the media rounds this past couple of weeks, with appearances on the Thinking Poker Podcast with Andrew Brokos and Carlos Welch, as well as an interview with Jennifer Newell at Tight Poker. Plus, there’s this:

https://twitter.com/thechiprace/status/1561782112365281280?s=20&t=Hg_IJkQk5GrObrsJL5yq3A

Haven’t had a chance to listen to The Chip Race yet, but the Thinking Poker interview is long and funny and makes me wish I had the chance to hang out with people more.

I did get the chance this past weekend to see Jeremy Harkin for the first time in forever, eating some tasty BBQ cooked by Dan Butcher, who was one of the first folks I met on the Portland poker scene, back in my early days at the Chadd Baker-era Portland Players Club.

I haven’t played much live (or really, online) lately, though I did donate in both the $20K and $40K guarantees at the grand re-opening of Final Table after their move to SE 82nd & Division. More about that at another time.

We’re less than four weeks from the start of the Chinook Winds Fall Coast Classic Poker Tournament, here’s a link to the PDF for the schedule and structures.

Until next Leaderboard (or that “another time” article I mentioned)!

Pacific Northwest Poker Leaderboard

David Froyalde (Federal Way, Washington)
#838
#749
+89
5th of 435 entries, $208K prize pool

The Hendon Mob page for this event says it was a $1M guarantee, but I think my entry here is correct.

Matt McLeish (Calgary, Alberta)
#2148
#1676
+472
4th of 169 entries, $124.8K prize pool
William Reddick (Lethbridge, Alberta)
#4532
#2795
+1737
2nd of 192 entries, $63.3K prize pool
Jarrod Leppard (Red Deer, Alberta)
#1153
#979
+174
2nd of 243 entries, $81.4K prize pool
Jonathan Woof (Edmonton, Alberta)
#3082
#2080
+1002
10th of 470 entries, $1M prize pool
Kang Lee (Edmonton, Alberta)
#931
#803
+128
38th of 2968 entries, $3.9M prize pool
Aaron Thivyanathan (Renton, Washington)
#105
#102
+3
6th of 314 entries, $304.5K prize pool
Jimmy Lee (Edmonton, Alberta)
#69
#69
0
5th of 293 entries, $149.4K prize pool
Pawan Braich (Edmonton, Alberta)
#267
#255
+12
3rd of 169 entries, $124.8K prize pool
Dominick French (Victoria, British Columbia)
#156
#148
+8
37th of 2968 entries, $3.9M prize pool
Dien Le (Bellevue, Washington)
#117
#114
+3
1st of 413 entries, $99.6K prize pool
Rhonda Shepek (Victoria, British Columbia)
#1885
#1259
+626
21st of 2968 entries, $3.9M prize pool
Weston Pring (Calgary, Alberta)
#275
#247
+28
2nd of 169 entries, $124.8K prize pool
Wesley Remmer (Kenai, Alaska)
#2262
6th of 708 entries, $1M prize pool
Taylor Hart (Newberg, Oregon)
#288
#251
+37
43rd of 2968 entries, $3.9M prize pool

Hart’s performance in this Leaderboard-qualifying event is smaller than that of some of the other players in this tournament, but Hart also had a number of other, smaller cashes that didn’t qualify for the Leaderboard but dd boost his overall position.

Sandra Neal (Aldergrove, British Columbia)
#2426
#1210
+1216
2nd of 925 entries, $305.2K prize pool

The WSOP site lists Neal as a resident of Tennessee and most of their Hendon Mob cashes are at Cherokee and other Southeast US venues, but the listing at the Mob says BC.

Haochen Shi (Calgary, Alberta)
#1796
1st of 408 entries, $68K prize pool
Vanessa Kade (Kelowna, British Columbia)
#50
#48
+2
10th of 573 entries, $2.6M prize pool
Vincent Lam (Edmonton, Alberta)
#209
#178
+31
10th of 2968 entries, $3.9M prize pool
Calvin Lee (Mercer Island, Washington)
#144
#130
+14
13th of 1178 entries, $5.4M prize pool
Matt Affleck (Seattle, Washington)
#15
#15
0
14th of 1110 entries, $5.3M prize pool
Esther Taylor-Brady (Portland, Oregon)
#27
#26
+1
1st of 115 entries, $230K prize pool
Angela Jordison (Redmond, Oregon)
#97
#88
+9
5th of 979 entries, $948.1K prize pool
3rd of 415 entries, $404.6K prize pool
Angela Jordison at the MSPT Iowa Main Event / PokerNews
Kyle Ho (Burnaby, British Columbia)
#136
#96
+40
5th of 2765 entries, $6.1M prize pool
Jaspal Brar (Edmonton, Alberta)
#61
#52
+9
1st of 1282 entries, $1.1M prize pool

Brar won the final live event of the 2022 WSOP, picking up bracelet number one, then headed to Barcelona.

Jaspal Brar and crew / WSOP
Christopher Brewer (Eugene, Oregon)
#5
#4
+1
5th of 1110 entries, $5.3M prize pool

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 17 July 2022 — Do You Even Meditate?

I’d like to sincerely (but probably pointlessly) apologize to Aaron Duczak for not noticing he was from the Pacific Northwest (specifically, Kamloops, British Columbia) until he was on the final table of the WSOP Main Event. There is nobody who would have liked to make more of the fact that this year’s Main Event had two players from the PNW in contention for the $10M top prize than myself.

The combined population of the states and provinces I track in the PNW Poker Leaderboard—Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alkaska, British Columbia, and Alberta—is about twenty-three and a half million, smaller than the population of California (38 million) or Texas (28 million), and just a bit more than that of Florida (21 million) but here we had two players who weren’t long-established pros at the final table of the biggest event of any poker year. Pretty cool.On top of that, both Angela Jordison and Stuart Young* were on the Day 4 feature table on PokerGO for a long period with the man everyone was talking about at the time, Zilong Zheng, Five players from the PNW cracked the spots between 100 and 200 in the Main Event.
* And Vancouver, Washington’s Ali Imsirovic.

So a pretty cool Main Event for the PNW.

Well-Aged Final Tables

If you’ve got a few extra minutes, check out my updated interactive chart of the ages of the players who’ve made the Main Event final table since 2005!

PNW Poker Leaderboard

Key to the Leaderboard

  • Name and home town (according to the player’s Hendon Mob profile).
  • The player’s most recent ranking in the PNW Poker Leaderboard in italics. If this is their first time on the Leaderboard, an em dash ()
  • Their new standing in bold, preceded by the pound sign (#).
  • Their change in status on the Leaderboard (with an arrow indicating up or down), or a black club (♣) if this is their first appearance.
  • For each of the tournaments that are being recognized in this Leaderboard:
    • The name and link to the Hendon Mob listing for that tournament.
    • The player’s finishing position in the tournament and thge number of entries.
    • The tournament prize pool in US dollars.
Omar Stefanini (Coquitlam, British Columbia)
#1140
#995
+145
44th of 2441 entries, $2.3M prize pool
Adam Todd (Rogers, Alaska)
#800
#724
+76
76th of 2854 entries, $3.7M prize pool
Peter Cowles (Seattle, Washington)
#2325
#1820
+505
56th of 5833 entries, $5.1M prize pool
Joel Micka (Seattle, Washington)
#31
#33
-2
51st of 1359 entries, $3.6M prize pool
Laurie Gore (Port Hadlock, Washington)
#2071
#1588
+483
2nd of 410 entries, $135.3K prize pool

Looks like a 7-way deal in this one.

Mark Aylward-Nally (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#7233
#3179
+4054
3rd of 308 entries, $101.6K prize pool
Kennon Buckmaster (Grants Pass, Oregon)
#3149
#2109
+1040
55th of 5833 entries, $5.1M prize pool
Joshua Biedak (Victoria, British Columbia)
#641
#581
+60
2nd of 161 entries, $83.2K prize pool
Waheed Feda (Washington)
#1064
#897
+167
79th of 2854 entries, $3.7M prize pool
Edward House (Soldotna, Alaska)
#3033
#1991
+1042
62nd of 14112 entries, $8.3M prize pool
Vanessa Ames (Mill Creek, Washington)
#3136
#2032
+1104
51st of 5702 entries, $5.7M prize pool
Matthew Jewett (Shoreline, Washington)
#108
#111
-3
2nd of 262 entries, $86.4K prize pool
Nicholas Sena-Hopkins (Seattle, Washington)
#820
#689
+131
50th of 5702 entries, $5.7M prize pool
Jason James (Seattle, Washington)
#605
#532
+73
16th of 833 entries, $1.2M prize pool
Chris Gallagher (Portland, Oregon)
#1181
#915
+266
28th of 6903 entries, $3.5M prize pool

Though they now list online WSOP bracelet events, Hendon Mob doesn’t factor them into the rankings, so Gallagher’s 5th place finish last month in the WSOP ONLINE 2022 PLO 6-Max—a $1K buy-in with 470 entries—doesn’t affect the standing.

Venkata Muramalla (Sammamish, Washington)
#2615
#1900
+715
3rd of 434 entries, $303.8K prize pool
Tyler Patterson (Everett, Washington)
#19
#19
0
27th of 5833 entries, $5.1M prize pool
Frederick Parsons (Kamloops, British Columbia)
#606
#501
+105
19th of 5833 entries, $5.1M prize pool
Clemen Deng (Portland, Oregon)
#2733
#1486
+1247
18th of 967 entries, $2.1M prize pool
Jesse Kertland (Ellensburg, Washington)
#342
#298
+44
41st of 2854 entries, $3.7M prize pool
39th of 6903 entries, $3.5M prize pool
Lynh Nguyen (Seattle, Washington)
#7505
#1963
+5542
6th of 1074 entries, $955.8K prize pool

This is just Nguyen’s second recorded cash.

Matthew Kelly (Hillsboro, Oregon)
#2004
20th of 14112 entries, $8.3M prize pool
David Katzov (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#2882
#1278
+1604
5th of 170 entries, $467.5K prize pool
Doug Lee (Calgary, Alberta)
#26
#26
0
9th of 2441 entries, $2.3M prize pool
Tesfaldet Tekle (Tukwila, Washington)
#450
#359
+91
22nd of 683 entries, $6.3M prize pool
Kevin Theodore (Seattle, Washington)
#554
#409
+145
14th of 6903 entries, $3.5M prize pool
Jacqueline Burkhart (Boring, Oregon)
#252
#222
+30
327th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Dean Sanderson (Salem, Oregon)
#1441
230th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Tony Phu Le (Surrey, British Columbia)
#1812
#817
+995
221st of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Noah Bronstein (Bellevue, Washington)
#34
#35
-1
6th of 1234 entries, $1.5M prize pool
Angela Jordison (Redmond, Oregon)
#109
#97
+12
175th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Aaron Thivyanathan (Renton, Washington)
#128
#105
+23
169th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Steve Chanthabouasy (Clackamas, Oregon)
#92
#83
+9
158th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Luke Travis (Blaine, Washington)
#1872
#761
+1111
154th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Stuart Young (Portland, Oregon)
#803
#461
+342
102nd of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Charles Coultas (Mill Creek, Washington)
#71
#66
+5
8th of 284 entries, $2.6M prize pool
Richard Mercier (Anchorage, Alaska)
#4625
#928
+3697
1st of 473 entries, $458.8K prize pool
Vincent Lam (Edmonton, Alberta)
#314
#209
+105
4th of 1234 entries, $1.5M prize pool
Carl Marvin III (Juneau, Alaska)
#4271
#635
+3636
6th of 2574 entries, $3.7M prize pool
Carl Oman (Vancouver, Washington)
#192
#126
+66
2nd of 1076 entries, $1M prize pool

Carl’s so hot right now.

Juan Riedinger (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#357
2nd of 5608 entries, $2M prize pool
Pei Li (Calgary, Alberta)
#1022
#253
+769
1st of 1390 entries, $1.8M prize pool
Pei Li, winner of the 2022 WSOP bracelet for the $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty tournament.
Esther Taylor-Brady* (Portland, Oregon)
#28
#27
+1
2nd of 1234 entries, $1.5M prize pool

Yeah, I put an asterisk on Taylor-Brady for reasons of residence.

Joshua Morrow (Juneau, Alaska)
#329
1st of 1438 entries, $575.2K prize pool
Edmund Chan (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#315
95th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool

This is Chan’s deepest-ever run in the Main Event; in 2017, Chan placed 116th. Chan has two other better-than-min-cashes in the Main Event.

David Timmons (Ketchum, Idaho)
#184
3rd of 14112 entries, $8.3M prize pool

This is Timmons’s first recorded tournament cash, as well as a first appearance on the Leaderboard.

David Timmons
Adam Hendrix (Anchorage, Alaska)
#18
#17
+1
1st of 1446 entries, $2M prize pool
4th of 756 entries, $3.4M prize pool

The Wynn tournament was an even chop with Wojciech Barzanteny.

Aaron Duczak (Kamloops, British Columbia)
#138
#30
+108
7th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Jeffrey Farnes (Dallas, Oregon)
#629
#29
+600
6th of 8663 entries, $80.7M prize pool
Aaron Duczak
Jeffrey Farnes

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 5 July 2022

What could be more WSOP than Kevmath?

Tomorrow’s the last entry day for this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event and as I’m still in Portland for a variety of reasons, it looks like another year that I’m not playing it. Good luck to everybody luck enough to be playing today (Steve Roselius) and tomorrow, and to the folks that have already made it through to Day 2 (Angela Jordison and Jackie Burkhart, among others)! Wish I was there to at least rail.

Key to the Leaderboard

  • Name and home town (according to the player’s Hendon Mob profile).
  • The player’s most recent ranking in the PNW Poker Leaderboard in italics. If this is their first time on the Leaderboard, an em dash ()
  • Their new standing in bold, preceded by the pound sign (#).
  • Their change in status on the Leaderboard (with an arrow indicating up or down), or a black club (♣) if this is their first appearance.
  • For each of the tournaments that are being recognized in this Leaderboard:
    • The name and link to the Hendon Mob listing for that tournament.
    • The player’s finishing position in the tournament and thge number of entries.
    • The tournament prize pool in US dollars.
Michael Kinney (Big Lake, Alaska)
#1096
#955
+141
69th of 7188 entries, $6.3M prize pool
Daniel Gates (Sammamish, Washington)
#4592
#2839
+1753
3rd of 637 entries, $127.4K prize pool
Garett Maybery (Edmonton, Alberta)
#1006
#878
+128
87th of 7961 entries, $10.6M prize pool
Matt Affleck (Seattle, Washington)
#15
#15
0
75th of 7961 entries, $10.6M prize pool
Adam Barker (Bonney Lake, Washington)
#1086
#920
+166
3rd of 333 entries, $109.8K prize pool
Russell Harp (Keizer, Oregon)
#2758
#1919
+839
39th of 13595 entries, $4.4M prize pool
T Jerrold Jackson (Calgary, Alberta)
#603
#542
+61
24th of 2669 entries, $2.3M prize pool
Marc Desantis (Portland, Oregon)
#3595
44th of 13595 entries, $4.4M prize pool

Due to the fact that you can cash in multiple flights on the entry days, Desantis also placed 156th in the Colossus.

Stanislav Kriventsov (British Columbia)
#1027
#859
+168
2nd of 637 entries, $127.4K prize pool
John Hartmann (Seattle, Washington)
#756
#650
+106
49th of 7188 entries, $6.3M prize pool
Jason Adams (Salmon Creek, Washington)
#640
#563
+77
12th of 1303 entries, $1.7M prize pool
Tommy Kivela (Olympia, Washington)
#763
#651
+112
34th of 1977 entries, $3.5M prize pool
Ryan Stoker (Spokane, Washington)
#170
#161
+9
68th of 7961 entries, $10.6M prize pool
Richard Lewis (West Richland, Washington)
#4718
#2245
+2473
41st of 7188 entries, $6.3M prize pool
Brian McKay (Fort McMurray, Alberta)
#5868
#2463
+3405
38th of 7188 entries, $6.3M prize pool
Reginald Caymol (Seattle, Washington)
#315
#282
+33
4th of 246 entries, $241K prize pool
Adam Todd (Rogers, Alaska)
#1008
#800
+208
36th of 1428 entries, $4.6M prize pool
Andy Truong (Edmonton, Alberta)
#165
#151
+14
71st of 7961 entries, $10.6M prize pool
Idris Gencoglu (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#600
#490
+110
2nd of 178 entries, $125.1K prize pool
Mohammad Mufti (Bellevue, Washington)
#2086
#1310
+776
2nd of 569 entries, $113.8K prize pool

This cash wasn’t as large as some of the others this far down the list (which is roughly ordered by the total amount of winnings reported in this period) but Mufti racked up four other smaller cashes over the last couple weeks of June, and two more on the first two days of July.

Jimmy Lee (Edmonton, Alberta)
#71
#67
+4
13th of 2154 entries, $2M prize pool
Thomas Hassell (Portland, Oregon)
#2375
1st of 637 entries, $127.4K prize pool

If you’ve got a sharp eye, you might be wondering: “Hey, there are three WSOP Deep Stack results shown, with the same number of entries, and players in the top three positions, were they all from the same day?” If so, you’d be correct, because Hassell, Kriventsov, and Gates were the PNW trifecta on 20 June.

Andy Su (Portland, Oregon)
#351
#318
+33
25th of 13595 entries, $4.4M prize pool
David Johnson (Grande Prairie, Alberta)
#3157
#1608
+1549
3rd of 247 entries, $0 prize pool

Hendon Mob has the prize pool for this event at $49K, but the top prize was $35K, so I’m fairly ceretain that’s wrong. The WSOP site just says tbd.

Joseph Leung (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#230
#216
+14
5th of 362 entries, $354K prize pool
Dominick French (Victoria, British Columbia)
#167
#157
+10
15th of 13595 entries, $4.4M prize pool
Kao Saechao (Renton, Washington)
#334
#291
+43
10th of 1437 entries, $1.9M prize pool
Jeffrey Sims (Kent, Washington)
#3188
#1520
+1668
24th of 7188 entries, $6.3M prize pool
Jamey Hendrickson (Auburn, Washington)
#366
#319
+47
8th of 719 entries, $1.9M prize pool
Kyle Ho (Burnaby, British Columbia)
#157
#141
+16
21st of 719 entries, $1.9M prize pool
Kyle Ho (Burnaby, British Columbia)
#157
#141
+16
22nd of 2569 entries, $3.4M prize pool

Between the WSOP, the Venetian, and the Wynn, Ho had a total of 8 cashes in the last half of June.

Jonas Mackoff (North Vancouver, British Columbia)
#40
#40
0
42nd of 1977 entries, $3.5M prize pool

This individual result was just over the threshold to get on the Leaderboard, but Mackoff is another of the serial cashers appearing here, with twelve WSOP cashes (both live and online) in June, as well as a cash at the Venetian.

Brandon Cantu (Vancouver, Washington)
#8
#8
0
21st of 788 entries, $3.6M prize pool
Rafael Lebron (Puyallup, Washington)
#94
#91
+3
6th of 2569 entries, $3.4M prize pool
Harsukhpaul Sangha (Surrey, British Columbia)
#113
#104
+9
28th of 7961 entries, $10.6M prize pool
Adam Crockett (North Vancouver, British Columbia)
#2287
#1101
+1186
1st of 766 entries, $153.2K prize pool
Adam Crockett (North Vancouver, British Columbia)
#2287
#1101
+1186
2nd of 246 entries, $81.1K prize pool
Kristy Means (Portland, Oregon)
#1338
#759
+579
1st of 517 entries, $263.6K prize pool

Nice.

Nicholas Sena-Hopkins (Seattle, Washington)
#1763
#820
+943
6th of 3209 entries, $1.4M prize pool
Matthew Jewett (Shoreline, Washington)
#134
#108
+26
1st of 299 entries, $291.5K prize pool
Charles Coultas (Mill Creek, Washington)
#86
#71
+15
4th of 1437 entries, $1.9M prize pool
James Romero (Portland, Oregon)
#7
#6
+1
6th of 1428 entries, $4.6M prize pool

Romero recovers the #6 spot from Dylan Linde after getting leap-frogged in the last Leaderboard.

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 21 June 2022 —Keeping Up With the Cashers

No commentary this episode except to point out that there’s a rather significant first cash at the end. There are some recent events from places like the Venetian that weren’t posted when I ran the stats.

Key to the Leaderboard

  • Name and home town (according to the player’s Hendon Mob profile).
  • The player’s most recent ranking in the PNW Poker Leaderboard in italics. If this is their first time on the Leaderboard, an em dash ()
  • Their new standing in bold, preceded by the pound sign (#).
  • Their change in status on the Leaderboard (with an arrow indicating up or down), or a black club (♣) if this is their first appearance.
  • For each of the tournaments that are being recognized in this Leaderboard:
    • The name and link to the Hendon Mob listing for that tournament.
    • The player’s finishing position in the tournament and thge number of entries.
    • The tournament prize pool in US dollars.
Matt Affleck (Seattle, Washington)
#15
#15
0
89th of 6501 entries, $8.6M prize pool
Jaspal Brar (Edmonton, Alberta)
#64
#63
+1
81st of 6501 entries, $8.6M prize pool
Jeremy Janes (Red Deer, Alberta)
#6745
#3371
+3374
6th of 746 entries, $510.6K prize pool
Garett Maybery (Edmonton, Alberta)
#1171
#1006
+165
2nd of 227 entries, $74.9K prize pool
Tshering Sherpa (Portland, Oregon)
#927
#826
+101
3rd of 695 entries, $139K prize pool
David Heyden (Ashland, Oregon)
#336
#321
+15
22nd of 1827 entries, $1.7M prize pool
Faramarz Ghorbani (Port Moody, British Columbia)
#3811
#2465
+1346
2nd of 231 entries, $760 prize pool
David Froyalde (Federal Way, Washington)
#967
#845
+122
74th of 6501 entries, $8.6M prize pool
Geran Sanders (Ellensburg, Washington)
#959
#838
+121
77th of 6501 entries, $8.6M prize pool
David Arganian (Seattle, Washington)
#2068
#1554
+514
8th of 471 entries, $628.7K prize pool
Dale Harris (Barrhead, Alberta)
#5022
#2688
+2334
24th of 1774 entries, $2.3M prize pool
Kao Saechao (Renton, Washington)
#352
#334
+18
1st of 177 entries, $90.2K prize pool
Nathan Burnett (Hollis, Alaska)
#6545
#2884
+3661
22nd of 4062 entries, $2.8M prize pool
Matthew Staples (Lethbridge, Alberta)
#3854
#1760
+2094
10th of 450 entries, $1.4M prize pool
Jason Mann (Burnaby, British Columbia)
#73
#68
+5
1st of 164 entries, $84.8K prize pool
Vanessa Kade (Kelowna, British Columbia)
#50
#48
+2
21st of 1348 entries, $3.5M prize pool
Mike Lancaster (Penticton, British Columbia)
#309
#262
+47
5th of 213 entries, $568.7K prize pool
Adam Hendrix (Anchorage, Alaska)
#18
#18
0
35th of 6501 entries, $8.6M prize pool
Mike Lacer (Nampa, Idaho)
#6648
#1740
+4908
45th of 6501 entries, $8.6M prize pool
Mike Lacer (Nampa, Idaho)
#6648
#1740
+4908
1st of 108 entries, $55.8K prize pool
Adam Todd (Rogers, Alaska)
#1914
#1008
+906
7th of 1827 entries, $1.7M prize pool
Scott Lake (Bremerton, Washington)
#1942
#946
+996
4th of 471 entries, $628.7K prize pool

Lake has five recorded cashes since 2009, all of them at the WSOP, in HORSE (three cashes), Stud, and now Stud Hi-Lo. This is Lake’s first recorded cash in ten years, and it’s the largest by far.

Dylan Linde (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#7
#6
+1
8th of 1348 entries, $3.5M prize pool

Linde moves up into the #6 spot on the Leaderboard, past James Romero (see the post Strata from the other day).

Thomas Taylor (Medicine Hat, Alberta)
#39
#37
+2
5th of 471 entries, $628.7K prize pool

Taylor finished below Scott Lake (above) in this event but had some other, smaller cashes that increased the cumulative total for the Leaderboard reporting period.

Tyler Willse (Hillsboro, Oregon)
#2286
#620
+1666
3rd of 1329 entries, $1.1M prize pool
Jamey Hendrickson (Auburn, Washington)
#2250
#366
+1884
2nd of 1891 entries, $1.6M prize pool
Robert Crow (Bothell, Washington)
#309
2nd of 4062 entries, $2.8M prize pool

This is Crow’s first and only recorded cash to date.

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 16 June 2022

So soon? Well, there’s a lot of stuff to cover here. We got the new format. We’ve got huge showing from Angela Jordison and some guy whose third recorded cash almost won him a bracelet in a 20,000+ entry tournament (name of Jared Kingery). Almost everything in this edition is from the World Series of Poker or from the WSOP Circuit Calgary, though there are a couple of results from outside the country.

Congrats to everyone (but especially Angela, thanks putting off winning a bracelet until I can be there to see it happen!)

Key to the Leaderboard

  • Name and home town (according to the player’s Hendon Mob profile).
  • The player’s most recent ranking in the PNW Poker Leaderboard in italics. If this is their first time on the Leaderboard, an em dash ()
  • Their new standing in bold, preceded by the pound sign (#).
  • Their change in status on the Leaderboard (with an arrow indicating up or down), or a black club (♣) if this is their first appearance.
  • For each of the tournaments that are being recognized in this Leaderboard:
    • The name and link to the Hendon Mob listing for that tournament.
    • The player’s finishing position in the tournament and thge number of entries.
    • The tournament prize pool in US dollars.
Travis Pine (Steliacoom, Washington)
#5174
#3050
+2124
16th of 1086 entries, $1.4M prize pool
Jesse Kertland (Ellensburg, Washington)
#361
#348
+13
22nd of 752 entries, $1.6M prize pool
Lee Markholt (Eatonville, Washington)
#8
#9
-1
9th of 522 entries, $696.8K prize pool
Bryce Cox (Maple Valley, Washington)
#2242
#1747
+495
3rd of 298 entries, $87.2K prize pool
Harold Peter Hinds (Calgary, Alberta)
#4941
#2886
+2055
2nd of 315 entries, $82.3K prize pool
Barry Nelson (Las Vegas, Washington)
#2305
#1763
+542
2nd of 933 entries, $250K prize pool
Alejandro Madrigal (Umatilla, Oregon)
#4560
#2721
+1839
4th of 119 entries, $104.7K prize pool
Merwan Corront (Azalea, Oregon)
#3739
2nd of 268 entries, $88.4K prize pool
Dylan Payne (Calgary, Alberta)
#4600
#2255
+2345
4th of 247 entries, $49K prize pool
Ali Rabah (Alberta)
#332
#317
+15
7th of 259 entries, $344.3K prize pool
Kevin Peterson (Everett, Washington)
#6486
#3094
+3392
5th of 238 entries, $2.3M prize pool
Cornelius Nelson (Hillsboro, Oregon)
#2998
#2068
+930
36th of 2392 entries, $3.1M prize pool
Lucas Ogilvie (Redmond, Washington)
#3685
24th of 247 entries, $49K prize pool

This was Ogilvie’s first Hendon Mob cash.

Ian Modder (North Vancouver, British Columbia)
#145
#143
+2
18th of 2663 entries, $2.3M prize pool
Matt Affleck (Seattle, Washington)
#15
#15
0
59th of 20080 entries, $8.4M prize pool
Nohad Tellani (Edmonton, Alberta)
#606
#553
+53
14th of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Jarrod Leppard (Red Deer, Alberta)
#1382
#1126
+256
1st of 128 entries, $51.4K prize pool
Allen Nielson (Mercer Island, Washington)
#657
#591
+66
1st of 200 entries, $66K prize pool
Jeffory Saunders (Tofino, British Columbia)
#3264
4th of 805 entries, $162.8K prize pool
Anirudh Mudimela (Seattle, Washington)
#3188
18th of 5715 entries, $2.9M prize pool
Frank Shi (Calgary, Alberta)
#3048
1st of 408 entries, $68K prize pool
Tammy Tibbs (Spokane, Washington)
#723
#615
+108
3rd of 118 entries, $150K prize pool
Matthew Hall (Whistler, British Columbia)
#4474
#2283
+2191
11th of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Cliff Green (Eckville, Alberta)
#208
#199
+9
10th of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Dylan Linde (Coeur D’Alene, Idaho)
#7
#7
0
13th of 752 entries, $1.6M prize pool
Catherine Langlois (Calgary, Alberta)
#1842
#1343
+499
3rd of 231 entries, $157.4K prize pool
Maner Al Mouselly (Calgary, Alberta)
#3019
1st of 129 entries, $73.8K prize pool

Al Mouselly’s first recorded cash.

Wayne Harmon (Portland, Oregon)
#190
#174
+16
6th of 1093 entries, $565.2K prize pool
Regan Duong (Calgary, Alberta)
#1911
#1312
+599
2nd of 138 entries, $94.2K prize pool
Malcolm Bolger (Edmonton, Alberta)
#129
#125
+4
9th of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Tomislav Glamuzina (Vancouver, British Columbia)
#2692
12th of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Alemu Makonen (Edmonton, Alberta)
#55
#55
0
1st of 214 entries, $60.8K prize pool
Tazebe Beyene (Lynnwood, Washington)
#2458
3rd of 671 entries, $194.5K prize pool
Haowei Pan (Winnipeg, Alberta)
#2427
#1416
+1011
8th of 905 entries, $1M prize pool

Yes, his Hendon Mob profile says Alberta.

Mike Kim (Surrey, British Columbia)
#316
#282
+34
2nd of 805 entries, $162.8K prize pool
Derek Bugg (Silverdale, Washington)
#3702
#1650
+2052
4th of 246 entries, $172.9K prize pool
Maxwell Young (Seaside, Oregon)
#25
#25
0
1st of 119 entries, $104.7K prize pool

Nothing on Max’s profile says “Oregon” any more (residence is listed in Florida) but he’s still collated on the Oregon leaderboard.

Tyson Rampersad (Vancouver, Alberta)
#2658
#1357
+1301
2nd of 231 entries, $157.4K prize pool

Yes, his Hendon Mob profile also says Alberta.

Duane Wong (Calgary, Alberta)
#612
#468
+144
7th of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Woody Christy (Renton, Washington)
#1806
#995
+811
3rd of 134 entries, $279K prize pool
Brandon Cantu (Vancouver, Washington)
#9
#8
+1
13th of 20080 entries, $8.4M prize pool

Cantu slips past Lee Markholt into the slot behind Dylan Linde.

Thomas Taylor (Medicine Hat, Alberta)
#43
#39
+4
3rd of 329 entries, $439.2K prize pool
Dustin Centanni (Coquitlam, British Columbia)
#822
#434
+388
4th of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Jaswinder Lally (Surrey, British Columbia)
#685
#376
+309
2nd of 430 entries, $574K prize pool

Lally almost closes out a second bracelet in as many years, with just four Hendon Mob cashes on record.

Jody Lewchuk (Calgary, Alberta)
#506
#301
+205
3rd of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Cuong Lieu (Calgary, Alberta)
#859
#340
+519
2nd of 905 entries, $1M prize pool
Angela Jordison (Redmond, Oregon)
#186
#109
+77
3rd of 2663 entries, $2.3M prize pool
Jared Kingery (University Place, Washington)
#6596
#131
+6465
2nd of 20080 entries, $8.4M prize pool

This has got to be one of the largest jumps in the time I’ve been keeping the Leaderboard. This is just Kingery’s third recorded cash. The first was in January of this year.

Chris Brewer (Eugene, Oregon)
#6
#5
+1
4th of 251 entries, $5.9M prize pool

It’s the second straight week of gains for Brewer, moving up another notch. This week, he’s passing James Romero.

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 12 June 2022 — Clearing the Decks

I had to make a decision about the Pacific Northwest Poker Leaderboard going into this year’s World Series of Poker. It’s a lot of work. There are only so many of you reading it. And with all of the people from the Northwest doing so well out there in the wide world of poker, each edition gets pretty repetitive. I’ve run completely out of ways to describe peoples’ advances up the Leaderboard. Maybe I’m just lazy.

So rather than further tighten the requirements I use to decide who gets reported on, I’m changing up the format a little bit (the other option in my decision was to just stop doing the Leaderboard). So what you see below is what we’ve got for now.

All your favorite info is still here, organized, loosely in the order of the amount of money won in the reporting period. (which varies according to when I can get things together), You’ll find the bigger cashes at the bottom.

  • Name and home town (according to the player’s Hendon Mob profile).
  • The player’s most recent ranking in the PNW Poker Leaderboard in italics. If this is their first time on the Leaderboard, an em dash ()
  • Their new standing in bold, preceded by the pound sign (#).
  • Their change in status on the Leaderboard (with an arrow indicating up or down), or a black club (♣) if this is their first appearance.
  • For each of the tournaments that are being recognized in this Leaderboard:
    • The name and link to the Hendon Mob listing for that tournament.
    • The player’s finishing position in the tournament and thge number of entries.
    • The tournament prize pool in US dollars.

As always, this info is gleaned from the Hendon Mob state and province lists for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Alberta and British Columbia. The Leaderboard tries to recognize players who’ve had a significant cash: the gross amount must be more than $10,000 and four times the buy-in. Mistakes will be made and I apologize for any that creep in. I just do this for the fun of it!

Bob Petty (Richland, Washington)
#2543
#1920
+623
3rd of 459 entries, $89.2K prize pool
Neil Michael (Albany, Oregon)
#6325
#3262
+3063
1st of 227 entries, $45.1K prize pool
John Veenhouwer (Spokane, Washington)
#3912
2nd of 342 entries, $66.9K prize pool
Ghulam Mirza (Kennewick, Washington)
#2475
#1835
+640
4th of 465 entries, $137.5K prize pool
Mohammed Ghulam Mirza (Kennewick, Washington)
#1961
#1480
+481
5th of 427 entries, $212.8K prize pool

I’m pretty sure this player is the same person as the previous player, just reported on two different Hendon Mob profiles. If they were properly combined, their Leaderboard rank would be #872.

Michael Bernstein (Edmonton, Alberta)
#808
#713
+95
1st of 90 entries, $32.6K prize pool
Gregory Allen Jackson (John Day, Oregon)
#1718
#1358
+360
2nd of 405 entries, $78.9K prize pool
Bryce Clark (Powell Butte, Oregon)
#846
#742
+104
3rd of 356 entries, $106.4K prize pool
Angel Iniquez (Richland, Washington)
#807
#700
+107
2nd of 354 entries, $69.2K prize pool
Hilda Solorio (Grandview, Washington)
#3404
2nd of 459 entries, $89.2K prize pool

This is Solorio’s first Hendon Mob cash.

David Villemeyer (Corvallis, Oregon)
#2931
#1912
+1019
1st of 342 entries, $66.9K prize pool
Matthew Little (Seattle, Washington)
#2452
#1679
+773
1st of 354 entries, $69.2K prize pool
Michael Curtis (Rainier, Oregon)
#1428
#1132
+296
3rd of 465 entries, $137.5K prize pool
Jaspal Brar (Edmonton, Alberta)
#65
#64
+1
1st of 142 entries, $52K prize pool
Tyler Warken (Calgary, Alberta)
#433
#394
+39
3rd of 202 entries, $150.1K prize pool
Jeffrey Lindsey (Auburn, Washington)
#1368
#1048
+320
2nd of 356 entries, $106.4K prize pool
Eli Katzman (Boise, Idaho)
#2923
1st of 405 entries, $78.9K prize pool
Brian Barker (Portland, Oregon)
#1418
#1085
+333
4th of 427 entries, $213K prize pool
John Goertzen (Walla Walla, Washington)
#2814
1st of 459 entries, $89.2K prize pool
George Kenny (Allyn, Washington)
#2439
1st of 356 entries, $106.4K prize pool
Binh Nguyen (Beaverton, Oregon)
#140
#132
+8
9th of 5608 entries, $2M prize pool
Kyle Ho (Burnaby, British Columbia)
#184
#160
+24
2nd of 202 entries, $150.1K prize pool
Vic Hipp (Napavine, Washington)
#2165
3rd of 427 entries, $213K prize pool
Paul Barnett (Condon, Oregon)
#2104
1st of 465 entries, $137.5K prize pool
Brandon Sullivan (Auburn, Washington)
#1788
2nd of 427 entries, $213K prize pool
Glenn Miller (Mukilteo, Washington)
#257
#222
+35
1st of 427 entries, $213K prize pool
Jaime Cervantes Alvarez (Vancouver, Washington)
#148
#78
+70
4th of 747 entries, $5.4M prize pool

It was great to see someone else from the Portland area make it to the world poker stage. It was just February of last year that Alvarez first appeared on the Leaderboard, with a cash at a Venetian event that was just a little too small to meet the guidelines, but which I put in because there wasn’t a lot of poker going on. His first ranking was #4354; now he’s in the Top 100.

Christopher Brewer (Eugene, Oregon)
#7
#6
+1
1st of 36 entries, $1.2M prize pool

Brewer continues a relentless march up the Leaderboard, passing Dylan Linde.

Seth Davies (Bend, Oregon)
#1
#1
0
1st of 40 entries, $1M prize pool
Seth Davies (Bend, Oregon)
#1
#1
0
3rd of 40 entries, $4.9M prize pool

Davies continues to put space between himself and everyone else.

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 24 May 2022

Carl Oman, winner of the WPTDeepstacks Thunder Valley Main Event. via worldpokertour.com

Nothing much to say upfront, I’ve regrettably had to cancel my plans to play the WSOP $1,500 Seven-Card Stud tournament in just over a week and may not make it down to Vegas this summer at all, so let’s just get into it.

No reports from Wildhorse in this Leaderboard, but thanks to Kevmath, they are now available at Hendon Mob. so they’ll be in the next one. Plenty here from Thunder Valley and elsewhere.

WPTDeepstacks Thunder Valley #10 $1M GTD NLHE Main Event

This was the end of the Deepstacks brand, so this is the last WPTDeepstacks series (the WPT will now have a “Main” tour and a “Prime” tour). Bellevue’s David Goodkin was 22nd in the field of 1,414, rising one-hundred and sixty-five places to #1013. Kao Saechao of Damascus came in 20th and moves up one place to #35. Tom Mahon of Dairy was 16th, going from #1213 to #975. Mukilteo, Washington’s Catherine Miller scored a best-ever cash in 3rd (as part of a 5-way deal) that propelled her from #3020 to #349 on the Leaderboard. At the top of the chop was Carl Oman, from Vancouver, Washington (pictured above) who jumps to #192 from $460.

Catherine Miller via worldpokertour.com

Moving from #6854 to #3056 is Lee Van-Voorhis from Washington state with 1st place in a 38-player tournament, the MGM National Harbor $30K GTD NLH High Roller in Maryland.

James Weatherman was in some prestigious territory at the Aria Resort & Casino in the PokerGo Tour Stairway #1 NLHE. Among the 60 entries were Andrew Lichtenberger, Dylan Linde, and PNW crusher Jaime Cervantes Alvarez—who didn’t quite make it into this Leaderboard but I hear he’s done some stuff since I ran the numbers. Weatherman picks up four hundred spots , ending at #914.

Aaron Thivyanathan picks up ten (now #122) with 2nd out of 518 entries at St. Petersburg, Florida’s Derby Lane Spring Open $75K GTD NLHE. It looks like there might have been a 3-way deal.

Matt Affleck took 3rd in a 767-entry tournament in las Vegas, the Wynn Signature Series $500K GTD NLHE. It’s enough to move Affleck up one place to #15 past Greg Mueller.

It was 2nd place for Dylan Linde in the PokerGo Tour/Venetian #5 NLHE High Roller that took him from #6 to…#6. Movement’s tough at the top. Still, Linde came out ahead of 32 other players.

Christopher Brewer took 2nd and 1st in PGT/Aria High Roller Series #5 NLHE and PGT/Aria High Roller Series #6 NLHE, with 32 and 23 entries respectively. Brewer is currently #7.

And there’s one result from Monte Carlo to report (there will be more next time). Seth Davies took 2nd in the 34-entry European Poker Tour Monte Carlo € 50,000 NLHE. Davies and champion Pascal Lefrancois agreed to a deal when they got heads-up. Davies is, as always #1 on the PNW Poker Leaderboard.

PNW Poker Leaderboard — 6 May 2022

It’s kind of scary to think that we’re less than a month away from this year’s World Series of Poker. Yeah! You forgot didn’t you? It’s been nearly three years since the last summer-time WSOP, and even if you did remember, you probably were wondering why rooms at the Rio All-Suite Casino & Hotel were so damn cheap compared to last time. That’s because the WSOP isn’t there any more, stupid! This time around, the whole thing’s happening on the Strip, at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, and, as Firesign Theater used to say: Everything You Know Is Wrong. It’s not just that you’re not going to know where anything is any more (really, did you ever figure out which room was Brasilia and which one was Amazon?) but the people running things are going to be confused, too, so this has the potential to be a right shitshow, as they say. Anyway, here’s some maps, just in case they might help. In both cases the ballroom areas at the top of the map are on the east side of the buildings, away from the Strip.

Bally’s
Paris

One. Million. Dollars.

Forrest Auel posted on the NW Poker Facebook group that a cash at the Wildhorse Spring Poker Round-Up will put Joe Brandenburg over the $1,000,000 lifetime earnings mark (he was just over $999,000 after cashes at Chinook Winds in March) but the results haven’t been posted to Hendon Mob as of this evening!

Big Move

Not too long before “press time”, The Final Table Poker Club posted a notice on Facebook that they’re going to be moving from their long-time location at SE 122nd & Division to SE 82nd & Powell. No specifics as to the location yet. One change that’s already made is that the club is now open to 18 and over, as it was when it started out back on NE Glisan.

WSOP Team Event

There are going to be some determined teams out in the field this year.

https://twitter.com/jackiburkhart81/status/1521904670435725313

PNW Poker Leaderboard

No results from Wildhorse yet, but plenty more Canadians moving up. I ran the numbers before the WPTDeepstacks at Thunder Valley the other day, so those results aren’t here yet, either.

Lacombe, Alberta’s Malcolm Buller was runner-up in the Deerfoot Inn Spring Super Stack #5 NLHE Deepstack on 12 April. Buller goes from #2827 to #2096. Regan Duong was the winner (out of Calgary) and picked up a biggest prize ever in the 293-entry tournament, gaining more than a thousand points, to #1902.

Himmophoom Bounthinh continues to grind away in Vegas, coming in 2nd at the Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza #9 $20K GTD NLHE Monster Stack, a 137-entry event. Nu goes from #293 to ##279.

Johnny Dai from Surrey, British Columbia was the winner in a field of 63 at the Coyote Creek Golf Club Die Hard Poker League Season 16 #11 NLHE. It was a C$670 buyin, with a total prize pool of nearly C$41K. Dai moves eighty places, to #639.

Deerfoot Inn Spring Super Stack #8 NLHE Superstack

I love that tournament directors can use the same combination of words in an event title in different combinations, don’ you? Anyway. David Howat of Calgary came in 7th in this tournament, enough to propel Howat fifty places up the Leaderboard to #556. Takuma Bergeron from Coquitlam, British Columbia took 4th (surprisingly, coming in just ahead of a British pro Jack Hardcastle, a name I did not expect to run across in a Calgary event). Bergeron goes from #758 to #584. Douglas James of Vancouver picked up 3rd for their biggest-ever cash, jumping nearly four-hundred and fifty spaces to #824. Edmonton’s Jaspal Brar was 2nd, moving up four places to #65. And—also from Edmonton—Colton Yamagishi won the biggest pot of ther career, in a field of 307 entries, where the prize pool was nearly C$400K.

Deerfoot Inn Spring Super Stack #2 NLHE MegaStack

This event had 263 entries and a C$125K prize pool. Calgary’s Aidan Klingbell had their biggest-ever cash in 4th, with a jump of two thousand places to #2893. In 3rd was Jordan Banfield, also of Calgary, who vlimbs five hundred spots, to #1559. Another Calgarian, Kim Pham, came in 2nd, also for a career high cash, and bumps up from #4420 to #2347. Event winner Gurdeep Parhar completed Calgary’s sweep of the top 4 places. Parhar combines the win (and biggest cash) with 6th in Event #8 (above) to climb from #998 to #683.

Maxwell Young holds at #25 on the Leaderboard after winning the Prime Social Texas Poker Championship #22 NLHE Big Bounty Turbo at the end of March, in what looks like a 3-way deal out of the 37 entries.

Samuel Scheidecker from Marysville, Washington came in 20th out of 1,213 in the WSOPC North Carolina #12 $1M GTD NLHE Main Event. Scheidecker moves more than three hundred spots, to #1164.

Sebastian Crema out of North Vancouver gains almost seventy spots (#474) with a 5th place finish in the Wynn Signature Series $400K GTD NLHE Mystery Bounty (reminder for this and Max Young’s standings, Hendon Mob stats do not include bounties earned by players). This event got 1,247 entries.

Vancouver’s Wei Min Hou took 1st in a 3-way deal at the Deerfoot Spring Super Stack #6 PLO Superstack. There were 55 entries, and Hou’s success takes them exactly nine-hundred and ninety-nine places up the Leaderboard, to #1820.

Dylan Linde took 4th out of 86 in the WSOPC Bally’s #12 NLHE High Roller, but since Linde’s already #6, there’s no move. Anchorage’s Andrew Rodgers got the Circuit Ring with the win, and also gains two-hundred-and fifty places on the Leaderboard (#424).

Woody Christy went from Renton to Amsterdam to cash big at WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam #4 NLHE Main Event. Christy took 8th in a field of 757, and leaps from #3352 to #1892.

Another out-of-country experience took Edmonton’s Pawan Braich to St. Maarten, where they competed in WSOPC Caribbean #10 $200K GTD NLHE Main Event against 255 other entries, to come in 6th. Braich moves up twenty-three places, to #258.

George Wolff was among the 232 entries in the WPT/Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown # 49 $5000K GTD NLHE Deep Stack. Wolff placed 10th and holds at #17 on the Leaderboard.

Also down in Florida, Scott Eskenazi moves up four places to #102, with a 6th-place finish in the 345-entry WPT/Seminole #34 NLHE Deep Stack.

Tacoma’s Peter Lynn came in 6th of 643 in the Prime Social #9 $500K GTD NLHE The Big Texas. Lynne is at #664 after moving two-hundred and forty spots.

Edmonton’s Nohad Teliani had a couple of good weeks. Teliani won the WPT/Seminole #10 $50K NLHE Big Stack 6-Max — a field of 151 — then popped across to Dublin for the record-setting 2,040-entry Irish Poker Open #13 NLHE Main Event, there they came in 21st. That was good for two-hundred and twenty places on the Leaderboard; Teliani is now #579.

James Romero was the runner-up at the Prime Social #21 NLHE 6-Max out of 49 entries. The winner of the event is listed as “Unknown Player”, with a Ukrainian flag. Romero holds at #5.

Adam Hendrix is another of the top-of-the-Leaderboard players who cashed but didn’t move (#18) with a 17th-place finish in the WPT/Seminole #36 $2M GTD NLHE Championship. There were 2,010 entries, and the prize pool went over $6.4M, with a 6-way even chop at the final table.

And in 2nd out of 19 places at the Super High Roller Series #9 NLHE Short Deck, it’s Seth Davies, our perennial #1 on the Leaderboard!