Abraham Meyers Takes Down WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley $400 NLH Big-Blind Ante

Sacramento player Abraham Meyers has won Event #6 $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big-Blind Ante title in the ongoing WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley poker festival. It was his first cash in the series as well as his first Circuit gold ring. The newest WSOP Circuit champion took home $14,969 for his win.

A 32-year-old government employee, Meyers did not have a good start at the final table. The player was among the short stacks and went down in chips even further over the course of play. Despite that, the player managed to avoid elimination and got his way through a stacked final table. It was Jordan Meltzer who led the 10-handed unofficial final table with 614,000. Robert Mather was trailing him with 596,000 and Bohao Zhu held the third largest stack with 352,000. Meyers ran well after losing some pots and reached heads-up with Jordan Meltzer who held the chip lead.

Even though Meyers began as the short stack, the eventual champion won a key pot to double up and took the lead shortly after that. The player then extended his lead and finished off his opponent within a course of few hands. Meltzer earned $9,251 for his runner-up finish in this tournament.

The Big-Blind Ante event of WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley poker series drew 168 entries to create a prize pool of $55,440 and beat the $50,000 guarantee. The top 18 places were paid out in this event with a minimum cash worth $743. The tournament was played over a single day and it featured 30-minute levels. The late registration remained open until the start of the 13th level of play.

Final Table Payouts (USD):

  1. Abraham Meyers – $14,969
  2. Jordan Meltzer – $9,251
  3. Robert Mather – $6,659
  4. David White – $4,880
  5. Bohao Zhu – $3,640
  6. Frank Lin – $2,763
  7. Alan Eng – $2,132
  8. Michael Nelson – $1,67
  9. Timon Rooney – $1,334
  10. Lynnore Goldfarb – $1,081