Season 17 – Event 13

Congratulations to Ranjit on his second win of the season and fifth overall in his illustrious Syndicate career! The runner up was Jonkey, who survived a harrowing run of bad cards, suck-outs, bad beats, Anthony’s haranguing, AND Matt Hopkins to earn his second 2nd of the season. In 3rd place was John “I’m an official Syndicate Closer Now” Borges with his fifth final table of the season. Rene took 4th place and Joy – in her final tournament with us (for now!) – took 5th.

Final Table

  1. Ranjit
  2. Jonkey
  3. John B
  4. Rene
  5. Joy
  6. Matt Hopkins
  7. Alan
  8. Tombie
  9. Kelly
  10. Jack

The Leaderboard – The top of the leaderboard is getting TIGHT!! Mark and Paul are still in the lead but Rene and Alan moved up this week and Keithy, Matt B, Anthony and Gary are all still completely within striking distance. Really, anyone down to 11th place could move into the overall lead with a win. It’s going to be a wild final three tourneys this season!!

Projections – John B, Joy and I will make reasonable projections and may revise the prize possibilities this week. Stay tuned on that.

Next Up – The next tournament is a rebuy event on Saturday, March 25 – we will be running a cash game again as players bust out of the event.

Schedule Change – The tournament scheduled for April 15th will be rescheduled. We will now run Event 15 on April 22nd and Event 16 on April 29th.

Link to the Season 17 Leaderboard, Results, Stake and Schedule

Season 17 – Event 12

Congratulation to Wendi for winning our third major of the season. This is Wendi’s first win since Season 15, Event 12 when she went on to win a Main Event seat and represent the Syndicate at the WSOP that season. In 2nd place was Lisa with her third Syndicate final table in a row. Steve came in 3rd, Joey 4th and Paul H came in 5th.

Final Table

  1. Wendi
  2. Lisa
  3. Steve
  4. Joey
  5. Paul H
  6. Anthony
  7. Mark S
  8. Jack]
  9. Dana
  10. Anthony

Season 17 – Event 11

Congratulation to Jim H for his victory in Event 11. This was Jim’s first win since Event 6 of Season 12, which was Jim’s third ever Syndicate event! In second place was Spork, followed by Mark S, Anthony and the return of Dave Bernatz!

Final Table

  1. Jim H
  2. Spork
  3. Mark S
  4. Anthony
  5. Dave Bernatz
  6. John B
  7. Bob C
  8. Bob W
  9. Lisa
  10. Anders

The Leaderboard

With his 3rd place finish this week Mark S has vaulted to the top of the leaderboard with a 10 point lead over Matt B and Paul H, who are now tied for 2nd place. Everybody else dropped down a spot with Keithy now in 4th; Gary in 5th; Alan and Rene tied for 6th; and Buck in 8th. Anthony’s 4th place finish this week moved him up into the bubble-boy spot.

Next Up

The next event is a MAJOR deep stack tourney on Saturday February 25th at 3pm.

Link to the Season 17 Leaderboard, Results, Stake and Schedule

Season 17 – Event 10

So it would seem that everyone’s favorite Raider fan has a strategy – win the 10th event of every season! So far Paul has six syndicate victories and the last three have been in the 10th event of the season! Congratulations P-Man! In 2nd place was Tombie with his first points of the season in five attempts. In 3rd place was Gary B, followed by Dave Readman, Lisa, and Alan to round out our money winners.

Final Table

  1. Paul H
  2. Tombie
  3. Gary B
  4. Dave Readman
  5. Lisa
  6. Alan
  7. Robb
  8. Keith
  9. MC
  10. Buck

The Leaderboard

Paul’s victory this week, which now makes six scores and five final table appearances, has vaulted him into a 1st place tie with Matt “What Happened” Burley. This dropped Keithy, who has nine scores this season, down to 3rd place. Gary and Alan’s high finishes this tourney moved them up to 4th and 5th place respectively. Rene, Buck and MarkS complete our current guaranteed seat holders. Anthony is still the bubble boy.

Next Up

The next event is a regular deep stack tourney on Saturday February 11th at 3pm. The evite will go out soon.

Link to the Season 17 Leaderboard, Results, Stake and Schedule

Season 17 – Event 9

Well, it took Anthony nine seasons to earn his first Syndicate victory, but only nine more events notch his second one!! And this tourney was a wild ride to the peak! On one hand Anthony admitted later that he made a bad call and needed a king to save him – he got the king! In another big hand his 2-pair got caught by a flush but he filled his boat on the river. Congratulations Anthony!!

In second place, after a 75 minute heads up duel, was Rene. Lena came in 3rd place, followed by Keith and Jimmy X in 4th and 5th.

Final Table

  1. Anthony
  2. Rene
  3. Lena
  4. Keithy
  5. Jimmy X
  6. Anders
  7. MC
  8. Kelly
  9. Joy
  10. Amy

The Leaderboard

Matt B still hold the number one spot but the pack is closing in even further with Keithy and Rene moving up into 2nd and 3rd place with their big finishes. The other significant move was Anthony who moved all the way from “where’s Anthony” up into 9th place!

Next Up

Event 10 is a re-entry event coming up on Saturday, January 21th.

Link to the Season 17 Leaderboard, Results, Stake and Schedule

Season 17 – Event 8

Congratulations to Mark for winning the second major of the season. This is Mark’s third Syndicate victory as he’s won one tournament per season for the last three seasons. In 2nd place, with his first Syndicate points is everyone’s favorite fishing commissioner, Jim Sleight. In 3rd place was Gary B, who is no stranger to the final table! We had 50 players for this event so the pay went down to 6th place: Scotty, Alan and MC took 4th, 5th and 6th.

Final Table:

  1. Mark S
  2. Jim S
  3. Gary B
  4. Scotty
  5. Alan
  6. MC
  7. Don B
  8. Matt B
  9. Bob W
  10. Lisa

The Leaderboard

With his win Mark shot from the middle of the pack in 13th place all the way up to 2nd. That dropped Buck down to 3rd place and then Keith inched ahead of Alan with the 10 points he earned. Gary B also made a strong move into the guaranteed seats with his 3rd place finish.

Next Up

Holiday Hold’em at Jonkey’s Keller William office in La Jolla. Dinner and cocktails will be from 5:30 to 6:30 with the tourney starting at 6:30. We should be done between 10:30 and 11:00.

Event #9 is a regular deepstack tourney on Saturday, January 7th.

Season 17 – Event 7

Congratulation to Chris “Buck” Buckel on his first Syndicate victory. This is just Buck’s sixth event with us and he already has three final table appearances, including two 4ths and now a win. In 2nd place was Patsy with her best finish since the final event of season 13. In 3rd place was new player Robert Dean who played in his fourth Syndicate event on this night. Chris Blake and Kelsi got 4th and 5th respectively to round out our money winners.

Final Table

  1. Buck
  2. Patsy
  3. Robert Dean
  4. Chris Blake
  5. Kelsi
  6. Anthony
  7. Mark S
  8. Dave Readman
  9. Anders
  10. Andi

The LeaderBoard

Matt Burley still sits at the top despite his third ZERO in a row. Next though is Buck who rocketed from 14th place into 2nd with his win. Keithy stayed in 3rd place and Paul dropped to 4th. The rest of the guaranteed seats stayed about the same with Wayne, Rene, Alan and Jon taking 5th through 8th. Mark Ross is the current bubble boy.

Next Up

Event 8 is a Major deep stack tournament with a 40k starting stack.

Season 17 – Event 6

Congratulations to Jon “Trouble” Towers for his victory in event 6. This is Jon’s third win in the last two seasons after (surprisingly) going his first 8 seasons without one! It must be all the extra nutrients he gets from his private pomegranate orchard! Jon also won our Final Table playoff tourney and Main Event seat at the end of Season 15.

In 2nd place was Jim H. for his best finish since he won Event 6 in season 12. In 3rd place was Rene, followed by Chris, Dr. Bob and Paul H. to round out our money winners.

Final Table

  1. Jon T
  2. Jim H
  3. Rene
  4. Chris Blake
  5. Bob W
  6. Paul H
  7. Wayne
  8. Sharon
  9. TJ
  10. Jonkey

The Leaderboard

The tope of the leaderboard tightened up some as Matt posted another goose egg. He still leads by a healthy 70 points over Paul H., who moved up from 5th to 2nd with his fifth score in a row (including 4 final tables). Keith dropped down to 3rd place and Wayne moved up two spots with his 7th place finish this week. After that, Alan dropped two spots to 5th place followed by Rene, Jon and Mark Ross to complete our guaranteed seats. John B is our current bubble-boy.

Next Up

Event 7 is a regular deep-stack tournament on Saturday Nov. 19th at 3pm

Season 17 – Event 5

And the winner of event 5 was Not Matt Burley – aka Gary Bousquet. Congratulations Gary on your fifth career syndicate victory. In the last three seasons Gary has won one tournament per season – so we should be safe from him until next season! In second place was Lena, playing in her first Syndicate event since season 12 in 2016. Mark Ross clearly likes dealing since he got 3rd place for the second time this season. Keithy and John Thursby got 4th and 5th to round out our money winners.

Final Table

  1. Gary B
  2. Lena
  3. Mark Ross
  4. Keithy
  5. John Thursby
  6. Matt Hopkins
  7. Rene
  8. Wendi
  9. Jon T
  10. Mark S

The Leaderboard

We decided to let Matt B play this tourney after all but made sure he didn’t get any points – but even with his first 0 since March of last season he is well ahead of the field. Keithy though is closing the gap – with five scores in as many events, including three final table appearances – he has moved into 2nd place. Alan got a min-score and dropped down to to 3rd place. Behind him is Mark “3rd place or nothing” Ross. After that there is a tie for 5th between John B and Paul H. Wayne is in 7th place and Gary’s win moved him up into guaranteed seat territory. Ranjit is our current bubble-boy.

Next Up: Event 6 will be a re-entry tournament on Saturday, November 5th at 3PM. The evite will be out soon. Matt B is still invited at this time.

Full results and the updated leaderboard will be ready soon.

Season 17 – Event 4

First – how about those Padres! What a great game and series – and against the Dodgers!

Next, we have an announcement to make. In the interest of fairness Matt Burley will only be able to play in every other tournament. He’ll be able to play next on Nov. 5th.

Seriously, congratulations Matt on your second win of the season and 11th overall (in 9 seasons)! Apparently even Matt needs a little luck on his side though: with 5 players remaining Matt shoved KJo and gets snapped by Keith with AA; a K on the flop and a J on the turn gave Matt a big stack and he never looked back!

Steve P took 2nd place and Keithy held on for 3rd. Mark S and Wendi got 4th and 5th respectively to round out our money winners.

Final Table:

  1. Matt B
  2. Steve P
  3. Keithy
  4. Mark S
  5. Wendi
  6. Dalton
  7. John B
  8. Wayne
  9. Paul H

The Leaderboard: After 4 events Matt B has 4 scores, 3 final tables and 2 wins. So he’s in the lead. 105 points below him is Alan with a win and three scores. John B and Paul H are in 3rd and 4th respectively, each with 3 final table appearances this season. Keith (4 scores), Wayne (3 FT’s) Ranjit, Buck and Scotty round out our players currently in the green section.

Next Up: Event 5 is a regular deep stack event this Saturday, October 22nd at 3pm.

Full results HERE and a Link to the Season 17 Leaderboard, Results, Stake and Schedule

And We’re Back!!!

Greetings Syndicators!! After losing access to our website for the entire Summer, we are finally back online!! We will get everything updated over the coming week after Season 17 – Event 3 tomorrow (Sunday, Oct 2).

Season 16 – Event 16

Check this out – after 123 events spread over 9 seasons, Anthony is now a Syndicate winner!! Head’s up against Mark Sawkar began with relatively even stacks but Anthony was not going to let this chance at victory slip away. And in the final hand he busted Mark’s KK with a straight. Congratulations to Anthony!!

After Mark came Jon Trouble in 3rd, Farid in 4th and Keithy in 5th.

Final Table:

  1. Anthony
  2. Mark S
  3. Jon T
  4. Farid
  5. Keithy
  6. Matt B
  7. John B
  8. Bob C
  9. Paul R
  10. Kelsi

The season’s results are now final and our playoff field is set. Check the results page.

Season 16 – Event 15

Congratulations to Keith “A-9” Morgan for his best finish of the season. This was Keith’s first victory since season 14 when he won two events . This is Keith’s eighth overall Syndicate win since joining us back in season 5. In second place was John Borges with his best finish of the season (he has nine scores!). In third place was Dave Readman, who now moves well up into the playoff picture. In 4th place was Scott D; and Jonkey took 5th for the second tourney in a row.

Final Table:

  1. Keith
  2. John B
  3. Dave R
  4. Scott D
  5. Jonkey
  6. Bob C
  7. Bob W
  8. Anthony
  9. Tom B
  10. Jon T

Season 16 – Event 14

Congratulations to Jon Towers for his second win in just three events! We definitely live in crazy times! In second place was Scotty Storrs followed by Matt B, John B and Jonkey.

Final Table:

  1. Jon
  2. Scotty
  3. Matt B
  4. John B
  5. Jonkey
  6. Mona
  7. Chris Blake
  8. Mark S
  9. Donnie
  10. Farid

Please note – unless something significant happens, the leader-board prize projections are now set. We’ll have one guaranteed main event seat. Then seven guaranteed $1,500 seats; then four $1,500 seats awarded in the playoffs. The top three playoff winners will join the seven guaranteed seat winners to play in our bonus final-table tournament to award our other main event seat.

In order to send this many players (2 extra) we agreed that all winners will forego their up-front expense money. In the event that a player cashes then she/he will be able to take double what their stipend was going to be before splitting their prize with the Syndicate.

Season 16 – Event 13

And your favorite Syndicate Commissioner somehow won Event 13! This was Jonkey’s first win since Event 6 back in Season 13 and his eleventh regular season win overall. In 2nd place was Dalton, with his best finish in six events. And in 3rd place was Paul R. Newcomer Devon got 4th and Mona got 5th place to round out our money winners.

Final Table:

  1. Jonkey
  2. Dalton
  3. Paul R
  4. Devon
  5. Mona
  6. Wayne
  7. Chris
  8. Bob W
  9. Anders
  10. Don C

Season 16 – Event 12

The winner of our third major of the season is Jon “Trouble” Towers with what is surprisingly his first regular season Syndicate victory! In second place is Tom “The Kid” Brown and in third place is the best player in Syndicate history – Ranjit!

Final Table

  1. Jon Towers
  2. Tom B
  3. Ranjit
  4. Joy
  5. Keithy
  6. Scott D
  7. Christopher
  8. John B
  9. Tom E
  10. Wayne

Season 16 – Event 10

Finally!! After a gap of 2,236 days, one of the most celebrated players in Syndicate history – Paul “Pman” Hopkins – has returned to The Winner’s Circle! Paul began his Syndicate career back in Season 4 and represented the Syndi at the WSOP in six of his first eight seasons, including a Main Event seat in Season 8. Paul’s last win was Event 10 of Season 10. In 2nd place was Kelsi “Tik Tok” Burley with Dr. Bob coming in 3rd.

Final Table:

  1. Paul H
  2. Kelsi
  3. Bob W
  4. John B
  5. Matt B
  6. Patsy
  7. Bob C
  8. Jonkey
  9. Keithy
  10. Chris

Season 16 – Event 9

It’s official – Mark Ross has the best winning percentage in the Syndicate this season! In second place was Amy and in third was John Borges – both with their best ever Syndicate finishes. In 4th place was newcomer Donny L and in 5th place was David Benjamin.

Final Table:

  1. Mark Ross
  2. Amy
  3. John B
  4. Donnie L
  5. David Benjamin
  6. Dr. Bob
  7. Anders
  8. Tom B
  9. Farid
  10. Devon