PNW Poker Leaderboard — 24 May 2022

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

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

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.