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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Down to 54, Blinds Get Extended

The eliminations keep coming here at Day 2 of the WSOP Main Event Satellite, and we are now down to our final six tables. According to the structure sheet, the next blind level will be 40 minutes, as will every blind level after that until we have reached our final 25 players. Paul Lee won't be going wire-to-wire here today, as he has fallen back to just above average with 1.3 million. The current leader is Stanley Buffet, who started the day third in chips. He currently sits on around 2.5 million.

Stanley Buffet- Chip Leader 2.5 million

Paul Lee Still Leads with 100 to Go

So far today at The Bicycle Casino, the theme of the day has been "The rich getting richer." In this case, we are talking about tournament chips as opposed to cold hard cash, but it could very well turn into just that next month in Las Vegas. Paul Lee and Reginald Austin started the day first and second in chips, and neither player has relinquished that title as we cross the century mark of players left. With 75 more eliminations, we will have our final 25 players!

1. Paul Lee- 1.7 million

2. Reginald Austin- 1.3 million

Final Payouts for WSOP Main Event Satellite


We have known for weeks now that the Top 25 players left today will win a $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat. What we didn't know, until now, is how much money would be up for grabs for the rest of the players today.  Well we can tell you that 70 players elected to take the direct buy-in of $2,100, making for a grand total of 243 players today, all of whom were guaranteed at least $400. Check out the full list of payouts below, and thank you to everyone who came out and contributed to the amazing prize pool of $469,092.

1st-25th: WSOP Main Event Seat + $500 for Travel Expenses
26th-27th: $6,071
28th-30th: $4,700
31st-33rd: $3,200
34th-36th: $2,300
37th-45th: $1,500
46th-54th: $1,000
55th-72nd: $800
73rd-99th: $700
100th-150th: $600
151st-200th: $500
201st-243rd: $400

Some Notables Who Made it to Day 2

While a majority of poker's biggest names are already busy at the WSOP, there are still a handful of local pros who stuck around in LA to play this satellite. We were able to grab some snap shots of these players, and you can check out our list below. We are down to our final 150 players right now, but play won't be stopping until we have our final 25!

Ly Tran
Cody Shedd

Adam Weinraub
Vadim Baranovsky

Christopher Tolone
Lila West


Pictures of Our Top 5 Stacks Going Into Day 2

One of the first things we did when we entered the floor today was go through and grab pictures of the top 5 big stacks coming into today. Paul Lee elected to show up about 30 minutes late, but we just grabbed a photo of the million chip man. Here are the rest below.

1. Paul Lee- 1.017 million
2. Reginald Austin- 846,000

3. Stanley Buffett- 768,000
4. Jack Fitchett- 642,000

5. Sarkis Arabian


Presenting the Seven Double Qualifiers in the WSOP Main Event Satellite

Over the past week, players have been pouring into The Bicycle Casino day after day to try and secure a crucial Day 2 ticket for this prestigious satellite. Well seven players showed enough skill, and had enough luck, to secure two seats to this Day 2! Check out photos of those seven players, all of whom have secured $750 in cash as well as a $450 satellite seat.

Alan Marks
Atanas Filipov

Bhagwan Tejwani
Chuck Khuu

Joe Schulman
Rhett Stafford

Steve Sims

Cards in the Air: 25 Seat WSOP Main Event Satellite Day 2!


The time has finally arrived! After more than ten days packed with qualifying sessions, nearly 200 players will be coming to The Bicycle Casino today trying to make their dream a reality. For some of these players, a mere $75 has given them a great chance to win a seat in Las Vegas next month, a seat that could be worth $11 million! We will be here all night to provide you photos, updates, and a full list of survivors when the final 25 are decided. Good luck to everyone, and thanks for tuning into The Bicycle Casino's coverage!

Final List of Day 2 Survivors for WSOP Main Event Satellite

After a week and a half of Day 1 qualifying sessions, 181 players have punched a ticket to tonight's Day 2, which will kick off at 6 PM. To no one's surprise, Paul Lee still leads the way as the only player who crossed the million chip mark in the first session.  Some of the other notables to qualify were Sarkis Arabian, Cody Shedd, Chris Tolone, and Joe Schulman, who was one of our double qualifiers. Players still have the option to come in tonight and buy-in directly to Day 2 for $2,100, so don't give up on the satellite seat just yet! Come back tonight, as we will be posting pictures and live updates, and we will be here when the lucky 25 players are determined! Good luck to everyone.


NameChipsTableSeat
Lee, Paul J1,017,000236
Austin II, Reginald S846,000177
Buffett, Stanley G768,00059
Fitchett, Jack D642,000216
Arabian, Sarkis609,000284
Nistler, Cory C554,000296
Gabrielyan, Hakob542,0001510
Vu, Chan Ngoc519,000810
Chalke, James G512,00056
Akhtar, Farzin501,000206
Sims, Steven483,000114
Vartanian, Edvard479,000123
Sinker, Roger B467,00073
Singh, Deepinder466,000186
Kennedy, Michael466,0003010
Hwang, Greg464,000171
Yoo, Lindsy M430,00094
Shedd, Cody M410,00099
Cruz, Guadalupe401,000251
Kaishar, Michael390,000291
Jones, Michael Ray387,000193
Motameni, Shawn386,000274
Kim, Allen I382,000256
Pham, Huy D381,000142
Yoon, Wonyoung381,000107
Scalise, Michael379,000164
Kracke, Nelson376,000211
Sinanian, Nerses365,000136
Mohammad, Affaneh357,00081
Pinto, Daniel H354,00046
Ajam, Davoud David350,000141
Tolone, Christopher M342,000207
Molique, Charlet340,0002410
Charchian, David M338,000249
Mandegari, Amir337,5002110
Hernandez, Mike G33100044
Djermakian, Arek331,0002710
Imperial, Elmo G329,0001910
Reed, David G324,00053
Salmone, Robert324,000510
Layevskiy, Yevgeniy V322,000166
Chong, Edward V319,00087
Aras, Alex318,000209
Banez, Christopher318,0002910
Perrotta, John R315,000191
Brunsmann, Frank E314,00047
Marks, Alan314,000109
Slack, Eddie313,000273
Peak, Kenneth Eugene312,000103
Amato, Tyler B308,000410
Schulman, Joe306,000229
Spunt, Howard S300,0001210
Birnie, Katy278,000161
Samaan, Zaher278,000151
Kuo, Chao C270,000106
Vaswani, Jay269,00071
Tran, Larry H267,000303
Sims, Steven26500093
Treu, Paulo264,00066
Alkema, Steven261,000153
Gharagyozyan, Jivan261,000183
Wolczanski, John J257,000304
Ohanian, Vazgen256,00077
Fischer, James M256,000289
Tejwani, Bhagwan D255,000254
Johnson, Jerry254,00051
Mccabe, Roy254,000213
Wang, Keyue251,000233
Grigorian, Barkev250,00097
Reyes, Eric C250,000139
Stafford, Rhett B248,000121
Filipov, Atanas247,000149
Filipov, Atanas246,000126
Doan, Huy Vu245,00079
Sanchez, Jesus A244,000307
Pattni, Rupesh V241,000144
Ohanyan, Hrachya240,000219
Assatoury, Abram239,000124
Gong, Chao239,000189
Cohn, Donald239,000239
Savas, Daniel S237,0001710
Stafford, Rhett B237,00083
Brand, Ilan237,000159
Sand, Christopher237,000297
Vitanza, James A234,000179
Iverson, Jonathan F233,000184
Liranza, Rodolfo233000134
Copple, Mark232,000223
Lu, YongJun232,00084
Alzona, Andy M231,000156
Hardy, Elizabeth227,000113
Tran, Denny226,000243
Spalliero, Michael223,000259
Benohod, Anas220,000264
Greene, Geoff217,000710
Frish, Edward213,000271
Jones, Neil211,00074
Schulman, Joe211,000111
Foster, Terry A210,000117
Lee, Christopher210,000204
Krupa, Mitchell205,0002210
Cannon, Mark A204,000244
Crespo, Eduardo203,000247
Do, Gary202,00091
McIntosh, Jason R199,0001810
Chow, Siu Y196,000101
Hur, Elia19500057
Lee, Brian192,000104
Jacks, Morrie1910001110
Emata, Paul190,000174
Galadzhyan, Ashot185,00064
Foster, Christian185,0002810
Jung, Jason183,000181
Kossonogi, Ori183,000231
Anghelcev, Daniel181,000199
Khuu, Chuck G181,000129
Muradyan, Chris178,0002310
Carlyle, Jeffery A177,000299
Cho, Sung Hyun176,500187
Zadoyan, Armen166,0001310
Delmindo, Audie B165,50041
Beck, Sarah A165,0001410
Hong, Sidney163000201
Heo, Won159,000143
Montero, Florentino158,000281
Iavriian, Karen K157,000197
Annuschat, Damien149,000263
Mack, Craig A149,000294
Pitesa, Anthony148,000227
Fiske, Joseph P147,000173
Neiman, R Christopher147,000279
Huynh, Elvis Vinh141,50049
Lane, Bruce R140,000119
Tejwani, Bhagwan D134,00061
Olson, Jason Jonathan132,0002610
Reynolds, Gregory R132,000257
Nicolai-Moon, Leigh126,000176
Wilson, Niago S125,000169
Mui , Danny124,000196
Mirel, Ronny121,500194
Stewart, Susan E121,000910
Mario, Efrem118,000610
Ngan, Thomas117000214
Pizza, Anthony115,000306
Norwood, Jessica C113,00043
Almquist, David L11200086
Bogseth, Sean112,000147
Anonymous110,000226
McIntyre, Robert109,000269
Moriarty, Dave108,000293
Hess, Robert D107,000203
Marks, Alan104,00069
Dorini, Ed103,00076
Varozian, Shant103,000154
Bhateja, Sandeep K101,50063
Clapper, Bradley100,000167
Pananyan, Narek100,0001610
Solorio, Jaime100,00054
Gill, Brad95,000277
Edwards, Martin S93,00067
Rodriguez, Loreto92,000116
Flores, Rudy91,00089
Tran, Doanh M89,000133
Barton, Douglas A87,000131
Khuu, Chuck G86,000217
Jeffra, Christopher85,00096
Igoe , Shane83,0001010
Macatangay, Roberto S82,000241
Torres, Raul S78,000146
Otsuka, Kory73,000163
Nunez, Adrian Aurelio72,000309
Yeghiazarian, Kaz63,000301
Hannani, Vahid D62,0002010
Anaya, Anarbol57,000221
Hosseini, Seyed M48,000234
Tepoyan, Tigran42,000237
Borland, James38,000253
Ohanian, Souren37,000246
Bassett, Stephen G35,0002510
Ali, Akram A34,000127
Cohen, Mark16,000137Af