1. The World Poker Tour's California Swing series recently wrapped up at Commerce Casino, now players move on to San Jose's Bay 101 Casino for the $7,500 Shooting Star Classic. One of the unique features of the Bay 101 event is the 54 players with a $2,500 bounty on their heads. Those 54 players are:
    1. Aaron Massey
    2. Jeff Gross
    3. Carlos Mortensen
    4. James Calderaro
    5. Garrett Greer
    6. Pat Lyons
    7. Todd Brunson
    8. Kitty Kuo
    9. Chris Moorman
    10. Jason Koon
    11. Anthony Zinno
    12. Tyler Patterson
    13. Daniel Negreanu
    14. Liv Boeree
    15. Vince Van Patten
    16. David Tuchman
    17. Phil Hellmuth
    18. Ankush Mandavia
    19. Dan Shak
    20. Qui Nguyen
    21. Tom Schneider
    22. Igor Kurganov
    23. Loni Harwood
    24. Chance Kornuth
    25. Lon McEachern
    26. Ryan Riess
    27. Maria Ho
    28. Mike Leah
    29. Richard Seymour
    30. Scotty Nguyen
    31. Mike Sexton
    32. Cliff Josephy
    33. Max Pescatori
    34. Anna Khait (replaced by Dzmitry Urbanovich)
    35. Mohsin Charania
    36. Dan Smith
    37. Bruce Buffer
    38. Mike Matusow
    39. Dominik Nitsche
    40. JC Tran
    41. Matt Salsberg
    42. Christian Harder
    43. Ema Zajmovic
    44. Jared Jaffee
    45. Matt Glantz
    46. Noah Schwartz
    47. David Williams
    48. Marvin Rettenmaier
    49. Ari Engel
    50. Erik Seidel
    51. Tony Dunst
    52. Joe Hachem
    53. Joe McKeehen
    54. Antonio Esfandiari


    NOTE: Dunst and Zajmovic replaced Faraz Jaka and William Kassouf as Shooting Star bounties.

    Sunday features a $2,100 NL Hold'em tournament that has already sold out with 250 entries and 50 alternates. Wednesday at 3pm is a $2,100 Double Stack Turbo while an hour later kicks off the $25,000 High Roller. Full schedule and structure info can be found at http://www.bay101.com/Gaming/Shooting-Star

    Meanwhile at Thunder Valley Casino, just outside of Sacramento, their Rolling Thunder series kicks off on March 8th with an $1,100 $250,000 guaranteed event, with another $1,100 event on Friday - a one-day tournament with $100,000 guaranteed. The $3,500 WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event kicks off the first of two opening flights on Saturday, with registration and re-entry available until the first level of play on Monday, March 12. Their final table will be live streamed on Wednesday, March 15. Plenty of satellites available as well, with their schedule and structures found at https://thundervalleyresort.com/TVCR...hunder17_1.pdf.
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  2. Eddy Sabat finished Day 1A as the chip leader as 119 players (from 361 entries) advance to Day 2 on Wednesday:

    http://www.bay101news.com/2017/03/en...ip-counts.html

    Day 1B updates start at 11am PT at http://www.worldpokertour.com/event/...017/#eventTab2
    Edited By: Kevmath Mar 7th, 2017 at 05:20 PM
     
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  3. Stephen Graner knocked out two Shooting Stars and finished Day 1B as the chip leader, earning $15,000. A field of 445 entries packed Bay 101 on Day 2 as 145 players advanced to play, starting at 12pm.

    Here's the Day 2 table draw link.

    The schedule is to play down to the final 36 players, but things can be subject to change.
     
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  4. Day 2 finished just after 3:00am PT, featuring an extended money bubble as 44 players return at 1pm, playing down to the final table of 6. Paul Volpe leads the field, here's the Day 3 table draw.
     
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  5. Another long night for the players finished after 4am PT with Chino Rheem leading the final 6 players, he'll be going for a record 4th WPT title starting at 4pm PT:

    Seat 1: Paul Volpe – 3,005,000 (38 bb)
    Seat 2: Chino Rheem – 10,650,000 (133 bb)
    Seat 3: Sam Panzica – 3,200,000 (40 bb)
    Seat 4: Rainer Kempe – 3,700,000 (46 bb)
    Seat 5: Dennis Stevermer – 980,000 (12 bb)
    Seat 6: Anthony Spinella – 2,635,000 (33 bb)

    Updates of every hand at the final table can be found at http://www.worldpokertour.com/event/...017/#eventTab2
     
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  6. Sam Panzica wins his 2nd WPT title of the season, tightening up the WPT Player of the Race in the process, earning over $1.3M. Final table recap at http://www.pocketfives.com/articles/...-title-592909/
     
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  7. Day 1A of Rolling Thunder finished with 86 players from a starting field of 164 entries as Dhaval Joshi leads the field. Day 1B starts at noon.

    Updates from Rolling Thunder at http://www.worldpokertour.com/event/...017/#eventTab2
     
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  8. Michael Del Vecchio leads the final table of six, which features Connor Drinan, Sorel Mizzi and Olivier Busquet.

    Seat 1. John Hadley – 2,978,000 (124 bb)
    Seat 2. Sorel Mizzi – 2,283,000 (95 bb)
    Seat 3. Mike Del Vecchio – 4,270,000 (178 bb)
    Seat 4. Steven Tabb – 1,075,000 (45 bb)
    Seat 5. Olivier Busquet – 676,000 (28 bb)
    Seat 6. Connor Drinan – 1,349,000 (56 bb)

    Streaming with hole cards is underway at www.twitch.tv/worldpokertour or you can follow hand-by-hand updates at http://www.worldpokertour.com/event/...017/#eventTab2
    Edited By: Kevmath Mar 15th, 2017 at 08:35 PM
     
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  9. Mike Del Vecchio closed out the WPT California Swing series with a win at the Thunder Valley Rolling Thunder Main Event, winning over $284,000 and a WPT Tournament of Champions seat next month at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood Florida in April: http://www.pocketfives.com/articles/...-swing-592918/
    Edited By: Kevmath Mar 17th, 2017 at 05:11 AM
     
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  10. My man mike!
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