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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Some Big Stacks With Just Over 100 Left

The clock says 125 players left in Day 2 of the Mega Millions, and we will be playing down to the final 45 tonight. One player has quickly risen head and shoulders above the competition, as he has over a million more than his closest competitor. Right now, Ori Kossonogi, who started the day as one of our leaders, is currently sitting on over 3.2 million, a stack that would be formidable tomorrow, let alone today. You can see a few of the other big stacks below.

Ori Kossonogi- 3.2 million
Siu Chow- 2.2 million
Massoud Eskandari- 2.1 million
Lea Nehme- 1.9 million


Dana Kellstorm- 1.1 million after starting with 93,000



Last Round of Early Photos From Mega Millions Day 2

Below you will find the final round of group shots from earlier in the day. In a bit, we will post update photos of some of the big stacks, as well as the rest of the notables still in today, as we have just reached the final 160 players.

Jeff Oh
Orez Mokedi

Nick Shkolnik
Shaun Arkarian

Nipun Java
Matt Salsberg

Final Results: Event #24 $300,000 Guaranteed Session 1A

The first session of Event #24 300,000 Guaranteed is in the books! Only the top three made it through, and the big chip leader at the end of the night is WIlliam Wolf, who won the Six Man Ring Event just a couple of weeks ago. He bagged over half the chips in play: 401,000 to be exact. Here's how the other two are faring as well. 

William Wolf- 401,000
David Ritchie- 211,000
David Carl- 85,000

By the Numbers: Event #24 $300,000 Guaranteed 1B

While our focus is primarily on the Mega Millions Day 2 in the main tournament room, we are still keeping our eye on the Day 1's of the $300,000 guaranteed. The 1 PM session is in the money with five players currently left.  The final three of those will advance to Day 2. Here's how the payouts look in the second flight of the day.

We had 82 entrants (82 x $130) $10,660 in the evening flight, with an additional 75 add-ons (75 x $100) $7,500, to create a total prize pool of $18,160. The top eight spots will pay out, with the final four advancing. Here's how the numbers look.

1st-4th: Move on to Day 2
5th and 6th: $500
7th and 8th: $400

Next Round of Photos From Mega Millions Day 2

The 210 remaining players in today's Day 2 are taking their first 15 minute break of the day. While they take their time away from the room, here are a few more photos of some of the players still in today.


Bobby Suer
Cody Shedd

Barry Woods
Tim West

Edmund Liu
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen

Dana Kellstorm

By The Numbers: Final Payout Information for Mega Millions IX

We have just been given the official payout numbers for the ninth installment of The Mega Millions. This time around, we broke all the previous records of the Mega Millions, with an official prize pool of $1,740,907. The top 18 players will walk away with a five figure payday, and the winner will walk away over $275,000.  Check out the full list of payouts below.

1st: $275,322
2nd: $143,190
3rd: $78,200
4th: $60,575
5th: $51,765
6th: $45,160
7th: $39,100
8th: $33,040
9th: $29,535
10th-12th: $22,030
13th-15th: $16,520
16th-18th: $12,115
19th-21st: $9,915
22nd-24th: $8,260
25th-27th: $7,490
28th-36th: $6,890
37th-45th: $6,280
46th-63rd: $3,500
64th-81st: $2,500
82nd-108th: $2,000
109th-135th: $1,700
136th-180th: $1,400
181st-225th: $1,200
226th-270th: $1,000
271st+: $800

Announcing Nightly $65 Mega Satellite Turbo 8:30PM 3 ($550) Winnin' O' The Green Event #24 NLH $300K-GTD seats Guaranteed

There is the nightly $65 No Limit Hold'em Mega Satellite with THREE $550 Event #24 NLH $300K-GTD seats guaranteed starting at 8:30-PM with open Registration until 9:45-PM!
$65 Mega Satellite structure
Event #24 NLH $300K GTD structure:

First Few Photos From The Day

As we mentioned before, there are a sea of familiar faces in the field vying for the $250,000+ first place prize, and we will be showing you a few of those now, including reigning Legends of Poker Champion Jordan Cristos

Event #6 Winner Zeke Ramirez

Derek Gregory 
Matt Damadeo

Shawn Jazayeri
Steve Sung (right)

WPT Legends of Poker Champ Jordan Cristos

Still 50+minutes left to register for Winnin' O' The Green Event #24-1A $300K-GTD, 4/1/14 6:00pm session; 60+entries

Currently 60+entries with registration open for another ~50-minutes as registration closes at 8:15-PM for this 2nd heat of The Winnin' O' The Green Event #24 $300,000 No Limit Hold'em!

$300,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em *Non Ring Event
Tuesday, April 1st, to Friday, April 4th at 1:00pm & 6:00pm

$160 Buy-in ($130 Prize Pool + $30 Entry Fees) | 1 opt add-on / Re-entry First 4 Levels 
Players receive 5,000 in tournament chips, $100 optional add-on gets an additional 8,000 chips. 

Every session top 10% get in the money and top 5% advance to Day 2 
Day 2 on Sat April 5th at 2:00pm with $3,000 buy-in ($2,800+ $200) No Late Registration 
Players who register on day 2 will start with average chips 

$160 No Limit Hold'em $300K-GTD structure

A Few of the Day 2 Direct Entrants

As we mentioned before, players had the option to skip the Day 1's all together, and buy in directly today for $5,300. With this buy in, they would get 250,000 in chips. Here is a look at just a few of the players who elected this option.

David Malka
Matt Marafioti

Susie Zhao
Nam Le

Fouad Adli
Bryn Kenney

Jesse Yaginuma
Nathan Bjerno

Bryce Yockey
Allan Le


Cards in the Air: Mega Millions IX Day 2

The title says it all here. After a brief delay, we have gotten underway here in Day 2 of the Mega Millions! In a bit, we will be posting photos of the regulars who qualified through Day 1's, as well as those who chose to buy in directly for $5,300 today.

Announcing Winnin' O' The Green Event #24 $300,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold'em Day-1A 6:00-PM session

$300,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em *Non Ring Event
Tuesday, April 1st, to Friday, April 4th at 1:00pm & 6:00pm

$160 Buy-in ($130 Prize Pool + $30 Entry Fees) | 1 opt add-on / Re-entry First 4 Levels 
Players receive 5,000 in tournament chips, $100 optional add-on gets an additional 8,000 chips. 

Every session top 10% get in the money and top 5% advance to Day 2 
Day 2 on Sat April 5th at 2:00pm with $3,000 buy-in ($2,800+ $200) No Late Registration 
Players who register on day 2 will start with average chips 

$160 No Limit Hold'em $300K-GTD structure

By The Numbers: $160 Winnin' O' The Green Event #24, Tuesday-1A, 1:00-PM!

Today's field had 63 entries (63 x $130 = $8,190) come out to play the first day of Winnin' O' The Green Event #24 $300,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold'em. We also had 49 add-ons (49 x $100) $4,900, making today's total prize pool $13,090. The top 6 players will walk away with a profit, and 3 of them will move on to Day 2. Here are the full numbers.

1st-3rd: Move on to Saturday-2 (final day)
4th & 5th: $500
6th: $400

Cards are in the air 2014 Winnin' O' The Green Event #24-1A, with 60+minutes left to register; 55+entries!

Currently 55+ entries into the first flight of the $300,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em (*Non Ring Event)

Today, Tuesday, April 1st, at 1:00-PM with open registration until 3:15-PM!

$160 Buy-in ($130 Prize Pool + $30 Entry Fees) | 1 opt add-on / Re-entry First 4 Levels 
Players receive 5,000 in tournament chips, $100 optional add-on gets an additional 8,000 chips. 

Every session top 10% get in the money and top 5% advance to Day 2 
Day 2 on Sat April 5th at 2:00pm with $3,000 buy-in ($2,800+ $200) No Late Registration 
Players who register on day 2 will start with average chips 
$160 No Limit Hold'em $300K-GTD structure

Special shout-out & Invite from Mo The Bike TD regarding prior Mega Millions Day-2 participants!

Mo Fathipour, The Bicycle Casino tournament director
Mo Fathipour, The Bicycle Casino Tournament Director, would like to acknowledge and invite the prior Mega Millions Day 2 participants (in no particular order) to tonight's $5,300 Mega Millions IX Tuesday-2 at 6:00-PM with No Late Registration!

Fouad Adli
Steven Ayoub
Brian Brubaker
Chad Batista
Owen Crowe
Dash Dudley
Richard Geyer
Allen Hodjat
Dan Heimiller
Giang Hoang
John Hemme
John Hoang
Taylor Hemme
Ted Jivkov
Bruce Kramer
Allan Le
Nam Le
Phil Laak
Tong Le
Tom Lee
Andrew miramontes
Rob McVeigh
Ron Minnis
Shawn Motameni
Cuong Nguyen
Mike Nia
Andrei Oprea
Vazgen Ohanian
Allen Pock
Griffin Paul
Josh Pollock
Nick Phoenix
Bobby Suer
Eric Semel
Farhad Saadat
Kevin Song
Michael Schenk
Shane Schleger
Scott Verver
Ardavan Yazdi
Gal Yifach
Kamaleddin Abdolrahimi
Owais Ahmed
Varthn Adjemian
Jeff Borris
Brandon Crawford
David Chan
Jordan Cristos
Tyler Cornell
Brendan Driscoll
Chris DeMaci
Dan DaSilva
Domenico DeNotaristefani
Scott Dorin
Jorden Fox
Yosef Fox
Aston Griffin
Barry Greenstein
Greg Golberg
Gavin Griffin
Abraham Hepner
Bart Hanson
Randall Hooland
Brian Kim
Corey Kanoff
Edward Klein
Evan Krentzman
George Kozel
Micheal Katz
Matthew Kursar
Jesse Martin
John Monnette
Raouf Malek
Sorel Mizzi
Tom McLaughlin
Tyler Mervy
Warwick Mirzikinian
Jean Paul Nataf
Andy Phan
Farhad Saadat
Jamie Shaevel
Ravi Shanmugam
Joe Tushnet
Pho Van Tran
Amir Wahab
Jordan Warkol
Lee Wood
Michael Winnett
Tim West
Bryce Yockey
Jesse Yaginuma
& The Barry "BDub" Woods!
Mo Fathipour, Mega Millions originator


$5,300 Mega Millions Day 2 structure

What's on Tap: Tuesday-2, April 1st, Mega Millions IX & $300,000 GTD Day-1A

$300,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em *Non Ring Event
Tuesday, April 1st, to Friday, April 4th at 1:00pm & 6:00pm

$160 Buy-in ($130 Prize Pool + $30 Entry Fees) | 1 opt add-on / Re-entry First 4 Levels 
Players receive 5,000 in tournament chips, $100 optional add-on gets an additional 8,000 chips. 

Every session top 10% get in the money and top 5% advance to Day 2 
Day 2 on Sat April 5th at 2:00pm with $3,000 buy-in ($2,800+ $200) No Late Registration 
Players who register on day 2 will start with average chips 
$160 No Limit Hold'em $300K-GTD structure


Announcing THE LAST CHANCE $1,160 Mega Millions IX $5,300 Day-2 Turbo Mega Satellite today, Tuesday-2, 04/01/14 at 12:00-PM!

$1,160 Day 2 Turbo Mega Satellite structure

Final List of Mega Millions IX Day 2 Survivors

Yesterday was the final round of Day 1 Qualifying at the Mega Millions, and below you will find a full list of players who have qualified. Today, there will be a few more entries, as the winners of the $1125 Satellite, as well as those who buy-in directly for $5,300, will join the field with 250,000 in chips. We will bring you all the action from today's Day 2, starting at 6 PM!

NameChipsTableSeat
Demirchyan, Arutyun784,00074
Diep, Ha Tuan726,00043
Davis, Jeff722,00052
Klionsky, Gary710,000214
Kossonogi, Ori706000172
West, Timothy McCall688,000177
Tolone, Christopher M664,000261
Fisher, Brad661,000134
Dassopoulos, Andreas623,000138
Wachtel, Steve576,000108
Gregory, Derek564,000359
Curran, Steven J564,00092
Liem, Patrick L545000118
Damadeo, Matthew A541,000357
Daniel, Tomer539000411
Suer, Bobby532,000432
Tippmann, Mark D522,00051
Gabriel, Greg S519,000153
Ramirez, Exequiel509,000344
Nguyen, Nghiahiep D493,000232
Hirai, Takefumi481,000287
Patrick, Brian C478000228
Karle, Erich469,000179
Abkarian, Ara467,000387
Xu, Dong463,000109
Zhang, Xi456,000112
Potashnick, Steve454,000372
Limjoco, Alex H448,000152
Lee, Paul J448,000121
Brownstein, Adam C444,000169
Ruiz, Juan Carlos444,000143
Borovetz, H Michael442,000113
Nguyen, Xuan T441,000364
Burnett, Chester436,00066
Aquino, Lee Roy433000296
Miller, Ron430,000376
Garcia, Agustin426,000251
Lam, Kim T419,000439
Shalom, Victor G415,000199
Evans, Derrick415,00097
Abnous, Hamlet407,000355
Hong, Jay404,000122
Salsberg, Matthew J402,000204
Belgasmi, Stefan401000236
Saxe, Ron391,000373
Abkarian, Christopher389,000241
Marshall, David M388,000133
Nguyen, Phong Turbo386,000174
Anaya, Anarbol386,00099
De Francesco, Fabio386,000447
Zaiss, William G383,000233
Jazayeri, Sean F380,00093
Lee, Jeong Ho376,000407
Zerounian, Aram370,000223
Saragoso, Diogenes369,000276
Eskandari, Massoud367,0003710
Contreras, Edwin366,000101
Kramer, Bruce M355,000243
Yap, Jeremy353,00073
Miramontes, Andrew353,00062
Arjang, Payman347,000395
Ferrer, Fredy338,000107
Le, Linh337,000188
Williams, Blake A332,000282
Kim, Brian330,00082
Martirosian, Shahen327,000333
Vega, Julien A326,000201
Sabag, Marcel326,000196
Phan, L. Kinh326,000149
Rojas, Nick323,000191
Kabalo, Kfir D318,000334
Tazehkandi, Artour312,000297
Lofgren, William J311,00057
Eshraghi , Behzad311,00058
Sica, Thomas J309,00077
Rosenbloom, David309,000193
Davalos, Isidro308,000257
Pattni, Rupesh V307,000386
Mui , Danny307,000183
Wallace, Troy307,00083
Baranovsky, Svetlana304,000303
Avissar, Michael303,000192
Osadtchi, Oleg N300,000339
Lin, Robert A296,000178
Anonymous296,000217
Tolone, Christopher M295,000156
Pourat, Dani293,000324
Daglian, Hagop291,000194
Java, Nipun288,00053
Lim, Francis287,000336
Ruzick, Joseph284000345
Levin, Michael M282,000164
Kasabyan, Gevork281000141
Shamol, Mohammed280,000226
Montero, Florentino280,00094
Vener, Scott M278,000397
Zentner, John277,000435
Eskandari, Massoud273,000146
Ayoub, Steven270,00046
Hernandez, Cruz J269000161
Zybul, Edward268,000127
Nehme, Lea266,000283
Chalke, James264,000114
Fox, Kyle264,000405
Simjee, Cassim262,000252
Wheeler, Collin260,00049
Shedd, Cody259,000142
Cain Sr, Albert D259,000238
Sewell, Gary M259000341
Kramer, Bruce M257,000248
Kanning, Kelly G256,000385
Hong, Jay255,00068
Kono, Jon M255,000158
Le, Tong Thanh25500064
Simonian, John P254,000103
Huynh, Van Tu248,000406
Setaghian, Edvin248,0004010
Chow, Siu Y247,000274
Singh, Deepinder246,00088
Holt, David244,000154
Neal, Jerry239,000234
Javadzadeh, Behzad239,000379
Cannon, Mark Andrew238,000157
Schneider, Robert J237,000369
Ramirez, Exequiel236,000321
Floyd, Kyle236,000289
Malik, Nadir234,000393
Wigington, Leland234,000162
Marcal, Joe M234,0003910
Edwards, Martin S232,00086
Martin, Jason A230,000323
Le, Tong V230,000304
Ohanian, Vazgen223,000398
Pike, Jody222,00063
Tsan, Rich V222,000301
Glasberg, Burton222,000124
Mokedi, Derrick221,000338
Huynh, Liet Ky221,000159
Biancone, Patrick220,000262
Eurton, Peter A220,000272
Wu, Eric220000281
Robles, Ingar D218,000129
Deutsch, Yaacov216000348
Lada, Doug D215,000309
Tran, Denny212000378
Negrete, Deena R212000413
Shkolnik, Nick207,000184
Gabrielyan, Hakob207,000337
Hooper, William206,000284
Dobrilovic, Dustin204,000254
Tran, Phillip Pho203,000294
Godinez, Juan203,000389
Granados, Angel G202,000306
Vargas, Steve202,000298
Yoon, David201,000151
Wang, Thomas201000246
Yarchever, Jeff A198,000331
Wholey, Gregory J197,000123
Firestone, Steven197,000367
Benavides, Eric L195,000288
Black, Christopher194,000346
Alessandro, Eugene194,000327
Chong, Edward V192,000173
Gruener, Garrett192,00096
Glendenning, David192,0003610
Goldshide, Emanuel190,000263
Rocco, Michael190,000211
Ohanian, Souren189,000347
Fenzke, Eric187,000302
Sitra, Raymond183,0003510
Teranie, Behzad181,00087
Savvides, Marios181,000273
Nguyen, Xuan T181000434
Bekmezian, Ara180,000365
Hoang, Giang180,000444
Mazhari, Mike179,000354
Lam, Kim Thu179,00041
Vongvone, Inhpounh179,000438
Doan, Chris178,000356
LeMahieu, Wesley D177,000111
Mira, Steven176,000139
Tesser, Ross L176,000307
Hom, Blaise Pui176,000229
Norton, Leon173,000366
Silver, Corey N173,000218
Turney, Thomas E172,000353
Fauceglia, Mario172,000299
Tadevosyan, Vachagan168,000267
Kaufman, Virginia M168000343
Long, Richard L167,000239
Quach, Huy167,000441
Frischman, Dan166,000361
Lilien, David M166,000384
Mantuano, Ramon166,000394
Tejwani, Bhagwan D165,000292
Abkarian, Shaun163,000227
Djermakian, Arek163,000308
Superfon, Betsy163000433
Phung, David H162,00076
Chan, Calvin160,000242
Shanmugam, Ravi160,000212
Le, Julie160,000186
Wambaugh, Robert L160,00047
Minkin, Kelly J156,000132
Yu, Sean Hee154,000271
Lebowitz, Eugene B154,000128
Leary, Michael153,000182
Schnetter, Ulrich152,000136
Pilot, Shawn P151,000168
Vaca, Candelaria151000216
Dellibovi, Patrick M151,000377
Berres, Phillip150,000131
Marcal, Joe M150,000189
Lee, Bruce150000278
Singh, Deepinder150,000419
Flores, Gustavo148,000126
DeGuzman, Arsenio C148,000264
Sanchez, Luis A145,00061
Lee, Leo144,000247
Cunningham, Julieann144000197
Evans, Derrick L143,00056
Khaffaji, Mesbah143,000206
Boghossian, Agop142,000383
Hautala, Dale A.142,00044
Reyes, Michael G142,000147
Liu, Qing141,000119
Garza, Benjamin A139,00089
Hayashi, Sheldon B139,000382
Kursar, Matthew138,000352
Hovsipian, Varosh138,000163
Salvatore, Vince J138,000208
Atrek, Erdal138,000266
Larson, Mark D137,00042
Soualian, Raffi137,000374
Ji, Davis137,000231
Tep, Spencer136,000381
Torres, Raul S132,000224
Tito, Eugene R132,000371
Ghaplanyan, Hambardzum128,00072
Tran, Long128,000268
Kwon, Jonathan128,000328
Regan, Tim126,000399
Lin, Frank C126,000203
Kats, Stephen P126000445
Atrek, Erdal122,00059
Fiske, Joseph P121,000256
Simityan, Pogos120,000408
Nia, Michael M119,00071
Biancone, Patrick L118,000258
Le, Julie117,000209
Mendelsohn, Heath S116,000116
Evans , Andrew S.115,000202
Belgasmi, Stefan115,000388
Huynh, Van Tu114,000181
Mashore, Lloyd D113,000291
Kruglov, Victor113,00098
Ball, Alexander W112,000329
George, Vellucci111,000356
Pilpa, James111,000363
Castaneda, Antonio110,000286
Johnson, Steve E109,00079
Dawson, William109,000166
Patatanyan, Aldon109,000106
Lin, Frank C104,000219
Shabou, Nadim102,000368
Quach, Troung101,000213
Yoo, Edward100,000362
Martin, John J99,000102
Lorion, Christopher98,00084
Yasui, Qing98,000431
DeGrazia, Adam97,0003810
Ebuen, Rafael96,000351
Kreychman, Igor96000222
Futterman, Nika95,000244
Vongvone, Inhpounh94,000144
Spunt, Howard S94,00069
Garcia, Alexxandro94,000221
Kellstrom, Dana M93,000171
Siordia, Manuel92,000342
Shabou, Nadim91,00054
Kellstrom, Dana M90,000418
Montero, Florentino89,00091
Lilien, David M89000117
Goverman, Aviad88000391
Davis, Shaun M87,000249
Zayas, Saul86,00078
Liu, Edmund84,000176
Oh, Jeffrey S83,000269
Nguyen, Phong Turbo83,000429
Huynh, Thung V83000332
Yi, Solomon S80,000237
Estrella, John79,000167
Malkin, Daniel75,000148
Warren, Stefani69,000293
Tejwani, Bhagwan D68,000198
Herrera, Jerry67000396
Shishegar, Behrooz65,00081
Yang, Sungho61000443
Le, Tien H47,000402
Man, Peter K35,000322
Richard, Robin D35,000187
Crisp, Andrew D34,000207
Dunlop, Kenneth26,0004
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