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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Interview with Mega Millions XX Winner Tuan Mai


We caught up with Tuan Mai last night after his dominating victory at the Mega Millions XX final table. With a few of his friends by his side, Mai was all smiles, and seemed very appreciative of the moment.

"It feels amazing it feels great. I fired the last bullet I wasn't even supposed to play the tournament. And I took it down."

Indeed he wasn't supposed to play. In town for just a few days, he was planning to go to Vegas for a different event, but was convinced to stay by a friend who ended with a piece of the winning score.

"A few of my buddies played and I was on my way back to Vegas for the $1,700 Bally Main Event and I told my girlfriend this is probably a better prizepool so I played it. I only had $250 on me my buddy had to zelle me $300 to get in. And I didn't pack enough clothes I've been wearing this for three days!"

Mai came into the final table with the chip lead, and he went wire to wire with it, all the way up to heads up play, where he chopped with runner up Cody Bell.

"I never lost the lead Turbo got close but I hung on the whole way. I'm a beast man. I beasted the whole final table!"

Mai said that for him, this is life changing money, and it couldn't come at a better time, with that big series in Las Vegas coming up shortly.

I'll probably play alot more now. The WSOP is around the corner. Probably going to put some volume in for the next few months."

When asked if he would be coming back to defend his title at the Legends of Poker in August?

"Most definitely I'm coming back to defend my title. It was a great tournament you guys put on."

Congratulations again to Tuan Mai, and all of the final table players, on their impressive runs and results. See you guys again for the Summer Series which kicks off on June 1st!

Congratulations to Tuan Mai, Winner of Mega Millions XX


Tuan Mai and Cody Bell talked about working out a deal heads up, and eventually, they made an agreement. Mai will take home $199,000, while Bell will take home $174,615.

Congratulations to both players on their impressive showings here today, and thank you to everyone who came out to play Mega Millions XX. We will see you guys once again in June for the Summer Series!

Mel Weiner Eliminated in 3rd Place ($87,050)

Mel Weiner got his short stack in preflop holding [Ad][2c], and he was dominated by the [Ah][10h] of Cody Bell. The board ran down [As][7c][5c][6s][9s], and Bell took down the hand to get us to heads up play. 

Tuan Mai holds 51,500,000, while Cody Bell has 28,700,000. Heads up play will begin shortly. 


Tuan Mai - 51,500,000
Cody Bell - 28,700,000

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Weiner Doubles Through Mai

Tuan Mai put the pressure on Mel Weiner in the big blind when he moved all in from the small blind, and Weiner called with [Ad][2d]. He was ahead of the [Qd][8c] of Mai, and the ace high would hold true on the runout of [Kh][9s][4s][7c][2c].

Weiner scored the double up to 14.5 million, while Mai keeps his chip lead with 38.5 million.

Sean Jazayeri Eliminated in 4th Place ($66,190)


Following a raise from chip leader Tuan Mai, Sean Jazayeri moved all in from the big blind. Mai called with [Jc][Jd], and he was dominating the [Kd][Jh] of Jazayeri. The board came down [Ac][As][3c][4s][3d], and the jacks held for Mai to score him the knockout of Jazayeri.

This leaves us three handed, and Mai has once again opened up a nice lead on his two opponents.

Exact Counts on the Break

The final four are taking another 15 minute break right now, and the dealers broke down the stacks to give us the exact counts. We are about to go to the 400,000-800,000 level, and as of yet, there haven't been any talks of a chop.

Tuan Mai - 34,900,000
Cody Bell - 25,000,000
Mel Weiner - 11,200,000
Sean Jazayeri - 9,100,000