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Abraham Meyers Wins WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big-Blind Ante

Sacramento player Abraham Meyers scooped the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big-Blind Ante title in the ongoing WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley poker festival for his first cash in the series as well as his first gold ring. The brand-new WSOP Circuit champ collected $14,969 for his run in the tournament.

Meyers’ participation in the event was marked by great ups and downs and successful navigation through a stacked final table.

The Big-Blind Ante event drew 168 entries to create a prize pool of $55,440 and beat the $50,000 guarantee. There were payouts for the top 18 places and minimum cashes were worth $743. The tournament was played over a single day. It featured 30-minute levels and registration remained open until the start of the thirteenth level of play.

The unofficial ten-handed final table of the event was reached late into the night. Jordan Meltzer was leading the pack of ten survivors with 614,000 in chips. Bob Mather was trailing not far behind with 596,000. Bohao Zhu held the third largest stack at the time with 352,000. It should be noted that Meltzer maintained his chip lead throughout the final table and all the way down to the heads-up match.

Meyers’ Run in the Tournament

Meyers did not enjoy a good start to the final table. The player was among the short stacks and dropped even further down the chip counts chart over the course of play. Despite that, he managed to avoid elimination and to successfully navigate through a stacked final table. As mentioned earlier, it was Meltzer who dominated action during the final stage of the tournament.

And it was him who Meyers had to face for a final heads-up match. Even though he started at a great disadvantage, the eventual champion won a key pot to double up and take the lead shortly after. The player quickly extended his lead and finished off his opponent within the course of several hands. Meltzer collected $9,251 for running deep into the tournament.

In his post-victory interview, Meyers said that he got lucky. Luck was indeed involved, but it should also be noted that the brand-new WSOP Circuit champion was the only one to avoid elimination and to survive Meltzer’s aggressive approaches, which certainly requires a great amount of skill, as well.

Of his choice to enter the Big-Blind Ante tournament, Meyers said that he loved the format and that he was happy it had gained so much popularity in recent years.

The $400 Big-Blind Ante was marked as Event #6 on the schedule of the Thunder Valley Casino stop of the WSOP Circuit. There are seven more tournaments set to be played as part of the festival, including the $1,700 Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. The tournament is scheduled to take place from September 15 through September 17.

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