Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s One Day $100K Series features the $460 buy-in $100K guarantee Jan. 4.
Also, the WSOPC makes its second stop of the season at TVPokerRoom Jan. 6-20, featuring a $500K guarantee $1,700 main event.
TURLOCK POKER ROOM: David Covarrubias became the first person to repeat as Player of the Series, earning the title in November’s 15th anniversary Semi-Annual Championship Series.
Covarrubias won by just one point over Ken Kajioka to earn entry into every Turlock tournament until May 31.
Brent Parise held off Rick Peterson to win the $550 main event for $24,831. Other winners included Pradip Singh ($1,851, Event 1; $1,123 Event 7); Lucas Hinde ($3K, Event 2); Cris Dingle ($2,006, Event 3); Charles Schlinger ($2,631, Veterans Day), and Frank Coehlo ($651, Event 5).
Covarrubias won two tournaments in the same day: $125 Omaha/8 ($1,065, Event 8) and $125 Mexican Poker ($480).
LUCKY CHANCES CASINO: The Colma property paid more than $1M in the Lucky Chances Gold Rush series. Alex Greenblatt ($64,310) won the 612-entry $250K guarantee opener ($610 buy-in). Kulwant Singh ($29,760) held off a 468-entry field in winning Event 2 ($355), which had a $100K guarantee.
Jan. 26 is a $150K guarantee for $630 and 15K starting stacks.
LIMELIGHT CARDROOM: Every Sunday at 3, players can win their way into a quarterly tournament via the Sunday cash qualifier. Winners of each qualifier earn a $175 entry into the quarterly event. The qualifier has an $85 buy-in with 12K starting stacks.
— Dan Ross, the northern California Ante Up Ambassador, is owner of Hold’em Media, including Hold’em Radio Podcast Network and the Hold’em Live Updates tournament reporting team.