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Brett Murray Wins WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event for $151,145


Over this past weekend, Brett Murray won the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event. The win, which was a sum of $151,145 was his biggest to date. The 2018/19 World Series of Poker Circuit finally stopped in Sacramento’s Thunder Valley Casino. The win allows Brett Murray to compete in the season-ending Global Casino Championship. 

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Brett Murray Wins Big

Last year’s Thunder Valley Casino Champ, turned it up a notch to defend his title-sealing this year’s competition. The 29-year-old was one of 464 entries of $1,700 generating a $702,960 prize pool. Among those to get a piece of the action were Dylan Wilkerson (12th – $11,311), Amir Lehavot (24th – $5,469), JC Tran (31st – $3,534), and Allen Kessler (50th – $2,669).

Murray defeated Viet Tran in a heads-up battle with a pair of kings. Tran had a straight draw but the river was not to be, granting Brett Murray his big win. Tran missed and had to settle for second place and a $93,444 consolation prize.

Here are a few words from Murray after his success:

“I just thought that they would all be wanting to get into the top nine and nobody would want to get tenth,”

“I’ve played with most of them before and I knew that they would all be playing pretty tight and kind of let me abuse them unless they have a good hand.”

Prior to the win, Murray’s best score was $135,980 for finishing runner-up in the 2018 California State Poker Championship Main Event. He also won $58,000 for winning a $385 NLH Deepstack event at the 2014 Heartland Poker Tour Lincoln, and $54,407 for winning the 2018 Ante Up World Championship Event #14: $460 NLH Monolith.

Brett Murray now sets his sights on the future and will be hoping to go all the way in the Global Casino Championship.

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