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Monday, June 30, 2014

Updated List of Day 2 Survivors for Event #14 $100,000 Guaranteed


Two days have come and gone in Event #14, No-Limit Hold'em $100,000 Guaranteed, and so far 52 players have claimed that coveted Day 2 ticket. Jason Thomas has bagged the chip lead so far with 338,500, but Michael Angrisani is hot on his heels with 336,500. Jose Reyes is the only other player over 250,000, as he will come back on Tuesday with 313,000 in front of him.

The work of Lance Carter should also be pointed out. Through the first four qualifying sessions, Carter has qualified in two of them, with 71,000 being the bigger of the two stacks. He will bring that stack into play Tuesday, but in addition, he has already won $750, as well as a $450 satellite seat. Today is the final day of qualifying, so don't miss your chance and come out to The Bicycle Casino!



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Winners Report for Summer Poker Series Event #13 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

While the early event was for the mixed game players, the 4:00 PM tournament brought back No-Limit Hold'em in the next Deepstack event of the Summer Poker Series. An even 200 players entered the field, making for a grand total of $23,280 in the prize pool. The players agreed to pay the final two bubble spots, and the final six players agreed to chop up the remaining prize pool. Congratulations to John Tingley, who finished at the top in the end, earning $4,240 for the result! The $100,000 Guaranteed event starts tomorrow, so make plans to spend your weekend at The Bicycle Casino!


Winners Report for Summer Poker Series Event #12 HORSE

The mixed game players came out in force today, as the HORSE Event kicked off at The Bicycle Casino! 95 players came out to The Bicycle Casino, and 87 of them used their optional add-on. This created a prize pool of $11,974 which was spread out amongst the final 11 players. Harry Danielyan eventually emerged victorious after the final five players agreed to a chip chop. Danielyan ended up walking home with $2,919. Read below to see the rest of the results, and thanks to everyone for choosing The Bicycle Casino!



Friday, June 27, 2014

Winners Report for Event #11 $150 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

The Summer Poker Series is full of $150 Deepstack tournaments, and Event #11 was the next installment of that variant. This time, 162 players came out to create a prize pool of $18,856. The group decided to pay the bubble, which meant that the top 19 players walked home with a profit. Eventually, the final five players chopped up the remaining prize pool, with the lion's share of it, $2,881, going to Marc Robinson.  Read below to see who else was a part of the deal, and be sure to come on out to The Bicycle Casino soon, as our next $100,000 Guaranteed event is kicking off this weekend!



Winners Report for Event #10 $75 No-Limit Hold'em

We hit double digits on our Summer Poker Series events yesterday, as Event #10 drew 75 players, and 46 add-ons. The prize pool of $8,000 was spread out amongst the final eight players, and after a five way deal, Adam Bush emerged victorious. Along with the title, Bush went home with $2,040 for his efforts. Congratulations to all the players who cashed, and thanks for choosing The Bicycle Casino!






Thursday, June 26, 2014

Final Results for Event #9 of Summer Poker Series

Event #9 was another $150 No-Limit Hold'em deepstack, and just like those before it, the posted guarantee of $15,000 was easily met. 176 players came out for the event, creating a prize pool of $20,486. In the end, Gary Omura, who is fresh off a deep run in the $100,000 Guaranteed, came out on top of a six way deal, taking home a 1st place prize of $3,641. Check out the rest of the results below, and thanks to everyone who came out to The Bicycle Casino!



Final Results for Event #8 of Summer Poker Series

The Bicycle Casino saw 86 players come in for Event #8, a $65 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em, and 67 players used their add-on. The prize pool of $8,000 was spread out amongst the final 11 players, and Ian Najac finished at the top of a 10-way deal, taking home $1,295. Check out the full list of results below, and congratulations to everyone who cashed in the event!




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Final Winner's Report for Event #5 $100,000 Guaranteed


Last night, 82 players came back to compete for the $144,724 prize pool in Event #5 of the Summer Poker Series! In the end, it was Los Angeles pros Paul Lee and Thu Nguyen who chopped it heads up.  For their efforts, both players took home just under $27,000! Check below for a full list of payouts from the event! Congratulations to Paul, Thu, and everyone else who cashed in the event, and be sure to come out to The Bicycle Casino for more events all summer long!




Final Results for Event #7 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

The next installment of the deepstack series of events here at the Summer Poker Series drew 224 players, making for a prize pool of $27,328.  The players agreed to pay the last two bubbles, meaning that 26 players ended up in the money. By the end, it was the top four who chopped up the remaining prize pool, with Edgar Garcia walking away with the most money, $3,403. Read below for the rest of the results, and thanks to everyone who came out to The Bicycle Casino!


Thu Nguyen and Paul Lee Chop Event #5 $100,000 Guaranteed Heads-Up

Thu Nguyen- Chopped Heads Up
Thu Nguyen and Paul Lee, who were both very close in chips, have agreed to an even chop heads up in Event #5! This means that each player will walk out of the casino with a payday of $26,590! The players also agreed to declare Paul Lee the winner, and you can see his winner's photo below. Be sure to come back tomorrow to read a full winner's report. Congratulations to Lee and Nguyen on a great tournament played, and good night from The Bicycle Casino!

Paul Lee- Winner of Event #5!



David Mallen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($10,290)


David Mallen got his short stack in with a great hand, [Qc][Qd], but he wasn't thrilled to see that he was in a coin flip with final table bulldozer Thu Nguyen, who held [Ad][Ks].  Mallen faded the flop of [9h][8h][2s], and the [9c] on the turn. However, the [Kh] came on the river, giving Nguyen a pair of kings, and knocking Mallen out in 3rd.

It was quite a run for Mallen, who told us that he's only been playing poker for three months! Perhaps even more impressive than that, Mallen also informed us that he was down to two big blinds in his Day 1 session, as well as earlier today! Congratulations to Mallen on the five-figure score!

Thu Nguyen and Paul Lee are currently discussing a heads up chop. We will let you know what they decide as soon as we hear!

Carlson Le Eliminated in 4th Place ($7,650)


Carlson Le raised it up to 200,000 first to act, and Paul Lee three bet to 500,000 next to him. Le tagged along, then open shoved when the flop came [10d][Kd][5c]. Lee instantly called with [Ad][As], and he would have to fade the straight draw of Le, who showed [Qd][Jc].

The board completed [6s] and [Jh], and Lee took down the pot to knock out the start of day chip leader.

Serge Levy Eliminated in 5th Place ($6,075)


Despite doubling up the hand before, Serge Levy had just 150,000, or 1.5 big blinds, when he made his stand on the button. Thu Nguyen called from the small blind, Carlson Le called from the big blind, and they checked down a board of [Qd][10h][8d][9c][5s].

Nguyen showed [5c][3c] for rivered bottom pair, and amazingly, it was good enough to beat the king high of Le, and the pocket deuces of Levy. Even though he fell short of winning, Levy was all smiles after the bustout, saying he was short all tournament and happy to have gotten this far.

And just like that, we have our final four!

Edison Shields Eliminated in 6th Place ($4,920)


Thu Nguyen raised it up from early position, and Edison Shields moved his last 500,000 in. When it folded around to Nguyen, he announced "call."

Nguyen: [Ks][Jd]
Shields: [Ah][7d]

The flop brought plenty of action, coming down [Jh][Ad][Kh]. Shields had flopped top pair, but it was trailing the two pair of Nguyen. The [5h] on the turn and the [3s] on the river changed nothing, and Nguyen took down the pot, much to the delight of his rail.

James Mitchell Eliminated in 7th Place ($3,760)


The action keeps coming at this final table, as we have lost another player just two hands later. James Mitchell open shoved from late position for 450,000, and Paul Lee shoved over the top on the button. The rest of the table folded, and Mitchell saw he was in big trouble.

Mitchell: [Kc][Jc]
Lee: [Qd][Qs]

Mitchell got little help on the [7c][4d][As] flop, but he did pick up some outs when the turn brought the [Ac]. However, the [3s] on the river missed him, and Mitchell was knocked out in seventh, while Lee vaults up to second behind Thu Nguyen.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ahmad Hooshmand Eliminated in 8th Place ($3,180)


Thu Nguyen started the action with a raise to 190,000, and a few spots over, Ahmad Hooshmand shoved his last 600,000 into the middle. When action got back around to Nguyen, he quickly announced call.

Nguyen: [Kc][Kh]
Hooshmand: [Ac][Jc]

The board ran down [10s][9s][9c][3h][Jh], and Nguyen's cowboys held to add some more to his stack, while Hooshmand will have to settle for a $3,200 payday.

Matt Witjas Eliminated in 9th Place ($2,600)


Action folded around to Matt Witjas in late position, and he moved all in for his final 500,000. Thu Nguyen made the call on the button, and the blinds ducked out of the way.

Witjas: [Qc][9h]
Nguyen: [Ad][Jh]

Witjas was happy to have two live cards, but he wasn't too happy with the flop of [3d][Jd][8h].  Witjas could still win with a queen or now a ten for a straight, but the board ran out [6d] and [Kc], strengthening Nguyen's chip lead, and knocking Witjas out in 9th place.

Gary Omura Eliminated in 10th Place ($2,170)


Gary Omura moved all in for his final 510,000 from under the gun, and Carlson Le flat called in middle position. Paul Lee quickly moved all in right behind Le for 800,000 total, and Le reluctantly made the pot-committed call.

Omura: [3s][3c]
Le: [Ac][10c]
Lee: [Ks][Kc]

Lee was in great shape to scoop the massive pot, and he was in even better shape after the [Kh][4s][2c] flop. The board completed [6h] and [8c], and Lee took the huge pot to up his stack to 2.2 million, while Gaey Omura was knocked out, getting us to our official final table!

Unofficial Final Table Seats, Pictures, and Counts for Event #5

As has been the theme all night, the eliminations are still coming lightning quick, and just like that, we are down to the final 10! Those players have just redrawn for the unofficial final table, and here's how the lineup looks!

Seat 1: Matt Witjas- 900,000
Seat 2: Serge Levy- 450,000

Seat 3: Thu Nguyen- 2.3 million (chip leader)
Seat 4: Gary Omura- 660,000

Seat 5: Edison Shields- 200,000 (short stack)
Seat 6: Ahmad Hooshmand- 550,000

Seat 7: James Mitchell
Seat 8: Carlson Le- 1.05 million

Seat 9: Paul Lee- 1.15 million 
Seat 10: David Mallen- 800.000





Seating Draw for Final Two Tables

We are down to just 18 players in Event #5, No-Limit Hold'em $100,000 Guaranteed! We just went around and got a seating chart together, along with updated chip counts for everyone. Check out that list below, and stay tuned for final table elimination updates starting shortly!

Table 1

1. Ahmad Hooshmand- 460,000
2. David Mallen- 240,000
3. Young Dal Choi- 100,000 (short stack)
4. Santosh Byali- 220,000
5. Gary Omura- 860,000
6. Svetlana Baranovsky- Eliminated
7. Mesrob Fartuchian- 850,000
8. Carlson Le- 1.2 million
9. Thu Nguyen- 1.35 million (Chip Leader)

Table 2

1. Serge Levy- 160,000
2. James Mitchell- 590,000
3. Erich Karle- 220,000
4. Matt Witjas- 435,000
5. Chris Jeffra- 240,000
6. Edison Shields- 530,000
7. Alex Hoang- 630,000
8. Mesha James- 320,000
9, Paul Lee- 240,000

Down to the Final Three Tables!


The action has been fast and furious so far here in Day 2 of Event #5 $100,000 Guaranteed. We started the day with 82 players, and just over two hours, we are already down to the final 27 players! Everyone who is still in has locked up $795, but they all have their eyes on the first place prize of nearly $35,000! Once we get down to the final 18 players, we will get names and updated chip stacks for every one of them!

Second Round of Day 2 Notables in Event #5 $100,000 Guaranteed

As promised, we have the second crop of notable names below for you.


Brian Gorman
Sam Goncuoglu

David Yoon
Jacky Lee

First Round of Notables in Today's Day 2

While most of Los Angele's most familiar faces in the poker world are grinding it out at the WSOP in Vegas, we still had a healthy list of notables who punched a Day 2 ticket in Event #5. Below, you will see the first half of players. Stay tuned for the second half to come in shortly.

Vadim Baranovsky
Joe Schulman

Thu Nguyen
John Hulett

Big Stack Photos at Start of Day 2

We took a quick walk through the room when play started, and snapped a few photos of the big stacks coming into the day. The following five people have put themselves in the pole position for a deep run here tonight, where the winner will be walking away with nearly $35,000!

1. Carlson Le- 272,500
2. Mesha James- 263,500
3. Barkev Grigorian- 261,500

4. Young Dal Shoi- 246,000

5. Deepinder Singh- 240,500

Cards in the Air: Summer Poker Series Event #5 $100,000 Guaranteed Day 2!

The qualifying sessions are complete. Now it's time to decide a winner! The 82 returning players are in their seats, the floor has made their announcements, and the dealers are sending the cards out! As a reminder, this event generated a prize pool of nearly $150,000, and the players who takes the tournament down will walk away with almost $35,000! Check out the full list of payouts below, and simply click here for a full list of Day 2 survivors! Be sure to stay tuned for updates all night, and good luck to everyone still in!


Final List of Day 2 Survivors for Event #5 $100,000 Guaranteed

After three full days of qualifying, 82 players have managed to punch a ticket to Day 2. Coming into tonight's play, Carlson Le will hold the chip lead, with 272,500.  Hot on his tail are Mesha James (263.500) and Barkev Grigorian (261,500). The performance of Chuck Khuu should also be highlighted. Khuu was the lone double qualifier, and for his efforts, he has secured $750 in cash, as well as a $450 satellite seat.

Be sure to come back tonight at 6 PM, when Day 2 will be kicking off! As always, we will be here to provide some photos, stack updates, and final results. Thanks to everyone who came out to play in Event #5, and good luck to all the players tonight!


NameChipsTableSeat
Le, Carlson272,50099
James, Mesha263,500113
Grigorian, Barkev261,50059
Choi, Young Dal246,000185
Singh, Deepinder240,50061
Neiman, R Christopher232,00078
Nguyen, Thu230,000115
Gabrielyan, Hakob229,500102
Lin, James P223,50069
Lee, Paul W213,000124
Catterson, Joseph213,00095
Shields, Edison A201,500112
Mitchell, James M201,000138
Liranza, Rodolfo184,00094
Nguyen, Di Le178,000127
Cassell, Prince A175,00096
Dejong, Arie159,50093
Hsu, Yih Ming13950091
Omura, Gary Y135,000119
Javadzadeh, Behzad130,00077
Karle, Erich127,500121
Ehrhsrdt, Matthew127,000118
Jeffra, Christopher124,000125
Baranovsky, Vadim123,500109
Pitesa, Anthony122,50058
Levy, Serge M122,000181
Morales, Jose L118,50062
Casarez, Jose L116,00092
Dighlawi, Samy a115,50088
Byali, Santosh C115,00081
Rockwell, John108,000108
Hulett, John105,000116
Goncuoglu, Sam S101,500135
Hooshmand, Ahmad99,00075
Wiley, Dennis98,000188
Yoon, David j97,500136
Campbell, David Frank96,00082
Khuu, Chuck G94,000139
Threet, John B93,50073
Khuu, Chuck G93,00064
Wilson, Scott91,000133
Perlmutar, Lorne A86,500186
Fartuchian, Mesrob81,500132
Gorman, Brian J81,50065
Torres, Raul S81,500105
Mendelzon, Jeremy Daniel80,00076
Baranovsky, Svetlana79,50067
Walker, Shawn79,00055
Vaswani, Jay78,000137
Kelm, Suzanne K75,50051
Legaspi, Felixberto74,000131
Kim, Dmitry73,000122
Schauer, Craig71,500123
Yudkin, Vitaliy71000134
Lane, Darrell G70,50072
Hoang, Alexander70,500104
Schulman, Joe68,50053
Witjas, Matthew J68,000184
Lui, Paul C67,00052
Turner, Elliott67,00086
Mittelman, Allen H64,000128
Casillas, Jose62,000189
Villanueva, Ross A62,00056
Kaishar, Michael57,500187
Borland, James54,50057
Sygiel, John A52,000111
Reszneky, Dezi51,50079
Stein, Jeff A48,00083
Vanderbyl, Lori48,00071
Steffin, William46,000126
Shanberg, Gregg E45,500182
Zakarian, Ani43,000107
Mallen, David A41,50085
Imperial, Elmo G39,500117
Duke, Antwaun Leroy39,500183
Stevenson, Bryan39,00097
Shishegar, Behrooz37,50068
San, Ilker37,000101
Ho, Raymond37,00089
Hovsepyan, Grisha36,00063
Garcia, Edgar G36,000106
Lee, Jacky H30,50084

By the Numbers: Event #5 No-Limit Hold'em $100,000 Guaranteed

The fifth event of the 2014 Summer Poker Series was the first big guarantee of the series, and thanks to over 800 entries, and nearly 700 add-ons, the guaranteed prize pool was smashed, totaling $144,742. Everyone coming back tonight has already locked up $410, and first prize is nearly $35,000! Check out the full list of payouts below, and be sure to come back tonight for updates on the big Day 2!



Monday, June 23, 2014

Updated List of Day 2 Survivors in Event #5 $100,000 Guaranteed

After another action packed day of qualifying here in Event #5 of the Summer Poker Series, 53 players have managed to secure a coveted Day 2 ticket! Yesterday saw a new leader emerge, as Mesha James bagged up 263,500.  Not far behind him is Barkev Grigorian (261,500). Players will have two more chances to qualify today, so come on out to The Bicycle Casino if you haven't already, and take your shot!


NameChipsTableSeat
James, Mesha263,500113
Grigorian, Barkev261,50059
Singh, Deepinder240,50061
Gabrielyan, Hakob229,500102
Lee, Paul W213,000124
Shields, Edison A201,500112
Liranza, Rodolfo184,00094
Nguyen, Di Le178,000127
Cassell, Prince A175,00096
Dejong, Arie159,50093
Hsu, Yih Ming13950091
Omura, Gary Y135,000119
Karle, Erich127,500121
Jeffra, Christopher124,000125
Baranovsky, Vadim123,500109
Pitesa, Anthony122,50058
Morales, Jose L118,50062
Casarez, Jose L116,00092
Dighlawi, Samy a115,50088
Byali, Santosh C115,00081
Goncuoglu, Sam S101,500135
Hooshmand, Ahmad99,00075
Wiley, Dennis98,000188
Campbell, David Frank96,00082
Threet, John B93,50073
Khuu, Chuck G93,00064
Wilson, Scott91,000133
Fartuchian, Mesrob81,500132
Gorman, Brian J81,50065
Torres, Raul S81,500105
Mendelzon, Jeremy Daniel80,00076
Vaswani, Jay78,000137
Kelm, Suzanne K75,50051
Legaspi, Felixberto74,000131
Schauer, Craig71,500123
Yudkin, Vitaliy71000134
Lane, Darrell G70,50072
Schulman, Joe68,50053
Lui, Paul C67,00052
Mittelman, Allen H64,000128
Casillas, Jose62,000189
Villanueva, Ross A62,00056
Sygiel, John A52,000111
Reszneky, Dezi51,50079
Stein, Jeff A48,00083
Vanderbyl, Lori48,00071
Mallen, David A41,50085
Imperial, Elmo G39,500117
Shishegar, Behrooz37,50068
San, Ilker37,000101
Ho, Raymond37,00089
Hovsepyan, Grisha36,00063
Lee, Jacky H30,50084