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Monday, July 31, 2017

Andy Phan Bags Massive Lead in the Morning Flight

It took just over eight hours to whittle the starting number of 266 down to the final 40 players. The two big stacks at the end of the flight happened to be seated right next to each other in the later stages of the evening. Andy Phan has the most chips by far from this flight with 529,900. He is just short of the overall chip lead, as Chris Minori already bagged 546,700. The next closest stack is table mate Bobby Tryon, who has just over half of that stack with 274,300.  

Be sure to come back in the morning for a full list of Day 2 survivors, as the finals will be starting up at 1 PM! 

Andy Phan

Bobby Tryon

Mega Satellite for Tomorrow's Day 2 Underway

Normally at 7:30 PM in this series, we run a $150 satellite that guarantees at least three $1,100 tournament seats that can be used anytime in the series, but with the $200,000 Guaranteed Day 2 tomorrow, we are switching things up a bit tonight. Today, the buy-in is up to $170, and we are guaranteeing at least one $1,500 Day 2 seat to tomorrow's finals. That means at least one player will be earning an average stack of 130,000 tomorrow for just $170!

Registration is open until just after 9 PM tonight. Good luck players!

By the Numbers: Final $200,000 Guaranteed Flight

Thanks to a late surge of entries in the final break, the sixth and final starting session was the biggest in this event, with a total of 271 entries. That means that the final 41 players will be moving on to the finals tomorrow, joining the top 40 from the opening flight today.

The finals start at 1 PM, and players who don't already have a Day 2 seat will be able to buy-in for $1,500 until the start of the third level.

1-41st. Advance to Day 2

What's on Tap: $200,000 Guaranteed Day 2 Finals and Bounty Event

Tomorrow is one of the biggest days of the Legends of Poker this year, as the finals of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event will be played out at 1 PM. Players will have until about 2:40 PM to buy-in directly in that Day 2 for $1,500. You can view the full structure here.

At 4 PM, there will be a $240 buy-in Bounty Event, where every player will have a $100 bounty on their heads. Players will start with 15,000 in chips, and registration will be open until 7 PM. It should be a fantastic day of poker, and we will be here all day to provide you with all of the updates, so be sure to come back then for all the fun!

More Details on Tomorrow's Day 2 Buy-In

Tomorrow, the Day 2 finals of this $200,000 Guaranteed Event will play out, and if you weren't able to make the top 15% of any of our Day 1 flights, you still have a chance to get in! The finals start at 1 PM, and until the end of the first break, around 2:40 PM local time. The buy-in will be $1,500, and that will get players an average stack of chips, 130,000, with the blinds rolled back to 1,000-2,000.

All levels will be 45 minutes tomorrow, and play will wrap up around 1 AM tomorrow.

Some Player Photos in the Afternoon Session

Below you will see our next round of player photos, this time from today's 4 PM session. Former Legends of Poker runner up and CSPC final tablist Massoud Eskandari is here hoping for another final table run here at the Bike, while players like Thu Nguyen and Kevin French are looking to do the same. Check out those photos below, and stay tuned to find out if these players are able to make it to the Day 2 finals.

Gene O'Leary

Massoud Eskandari

Brent Hart

Thu Nguyen

Kevin French

Over 150 Entries on First Break of Final Flight

Three levels are now completed in the sixth and final flight of this massive $200,000 Guaranteed Event, and so far, 158 players have entered. Registration will remain open tonight until 7 PM, so you have nearly two hours to come and try to punch a last minute ticket to the Day 2 finals tomorrow, where one player will be taking home over $50,000!

Cards in the Air: Final $200,000 Guaranteed Starting Session

This is it folks! Your last chance to bag up chips and bring them with you to tomorrow's Day 2 finals has just started up here at the Bicycle Casino! Registration will be open today until 7 PM, and re-entry is also allowed in that time frame.

The finals tomorrow will be kicking off at 1 PM, and don't forget that you will be able to buy-in directly for $1,500 by the end of the first level if you are unable to qualify today. Good luck everyone!

By the Numbers: Fifth Flight of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

Today's opening flight saw a tournament high 266 total entries, pushing us past the $200,000 Guaranteed mark with one more flight and the Day 2 buy-ins still to add to it! The final 40 players will be moving on to the finals tomorrow, where the winner will be walking away with over $50,000.

Your final chance to qualify in a Day 1 session starts at 4 PM!

1-40th. Advance to Day 2

Some Snapshots From the Floor Today

Below you will see some of the players who are here today to try and get one of the last Day 2 tickets available in this event, which has already surpassed it's $200,000 posted guarantee. Chester Burnett is here hoping to keep momentum going after he won the $777,777 Guaranteed Event at Hustler just a few days ago, where he won $160,000!  That tournament implemented the very same Quantum  structure as this event.

We also spotted David "The Dragon" Pham fresh off another WSOP bracelet victory this summer. Scroll down for those photos, and a few more of our regulars here at the Bike!

Chester Burnett

Dana Kellstrom

Joe Schulman

Joshua Abady 
David Pham



Jeffrey Yarchever

Final $200,000 Guaranteed Day 1 Session Starts in an Hour

The final starting session of this first massive guaranteed event of the Legends of Poker is just about to start up at the top of the hour. Registration will be open until 7 PM, and the top 15% of players will be joining the survivors who have already advanced.

Don't forget that even if you don't qualify on Day 1, you can still get in for your shot at the over $50,000 first place prize. All you have to do is buy-in directly into Day 2 tomorrow for $1,500 starting at 1 PM, and through to the end of the first break.

First Break of the Fifth Flight

We are over an hour into the first flight of the day, and fifth overall in this event, and it looks like we might be on our way to a tournament high number of entries. Over 200 players have already entered, with registration still open until 2:30 PM today.

Remember that if this is too early for you, the final chance to qualify via a Day 1 session is coming up tonight at 4 PM. Good luck everyone!

Final Day of $200,000 Guaranteed Qualifying Underway

Today is the last chance for you to qualify in a Day 1 session for this first of many massive guaranteed events here at the 2017 Legends of Poker. The prizepool guarantee will be passed in this first flight today, and in addition to the second flight later today at 4 PM, more money will be added to the prize pool tomorrow when players who haven't already qualified will be able to buy-in directly for $1,500.

Today's flight will be open until 2:30 PM, and the top 15% of the field will be moving on to tomorrow's finals, where the winner will be taking home over $50,000!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ilya Sphiner Bags the Big Stack in Flight C

There was no need for hand-for-hand play in today's opening flight, as we had two eliminations before we could get there. The final 35 are set, with Bicycle Casino regular Ilya Shpiner leading the way with 319,000. In second place is Gina Bacon, who became poker twitter famous this past summer when she finished 6th place in the Senior's Event, crying during her bustout interview when she was told she had won nearly $120,000 for her efforts.

Be sure to come back in the morning to find out how these guys stack up with the rest of the survivors from yesterday.

Ilya Shpiner - 319,000

Gina Bacon - 299,500

Karlo Gharabegian - 249,400

The Bubble Looms in the Opening Flight

The clock says 39 players left in the opening flight of the day, meaning that they are just four eliminations from being done for the day. Still in contention are Ilya Shpiner, Karlo Gharabegian, Erika Weinstein, and Elmo Imperial.

Stay tuned to find out who bags the biggest stack from this flight!

By the Numbers: Fourth Flight of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

Registration has officially closed for the day in the $200,000 Guaranteed Event, as 185 players came out for the fourth of six flights. That means that the top 28 players will be joining the final 35 from this morning's flight to move on to the finals on Tuesday.

Tomorrow is the final day of qualifying, so don't miss it!

1-28th. Advance to Day 2

What's on Tap: Final Day of Qualifying in the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

The title says it all here! Tomorrow will be your last chance to qualify for this massive opening weekend event, where first place should be over $50,000! The buy-in will be just $240, and the flights are starting up tomorrow at 11:30 AM and 4 PM, with three hours of late registration available for both.

The big tournaments are just starting in this series. Next up, we have a $500,000 Guaranteed Event starting up on Friday!

Some Chip Counts in the Morning Flight

Players Left: 54 Blinds: 1,200-2,400 Average Stack: 90,000

Ilya Shpiner - 380,000
Karlo Gharabegian - 160,000
Erika Weinstein - 104,000
Ben Chung - 84,000
Elmo Imperial - 65,000
Nick Shkolnik - 36,000

A Few Photos From the Second Flight Today

Below you will see a few of the players who are here in this fourth flight of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event. Artak Babayan is here today, fresh off his victory in the $500,000 Guaranteed Summer Series Main Event just last month. Another former big winner here is Jared Kawalsky, along with Bicycle Casino regular Dana Kellstrom.

Artak Babayan

Dana Kellstrom

Jared Kawalsky

First Break of the Afternoon Flight

Players in our 4 PM flight are taking their first 15 minute break of the evening. So far, 110 players have come out and joined us so far in this fourth of six starting sessions. Registration is open until 7 PM tonight, and don't forget that the top 15% will be moving on to the finals on Tuesday.

If you can't make it out before 7 PM tonight, your final two chances to qualify will be tomorrow at 11:30 AM and 4 PM.

Cards in the Air: Fourth Flight of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

The second starting session of the day, and fourth of the tournament, has just kicked off here in the tournament room of the Bicycle Casino. This morning saw 233 total entries, meaning the prize pool is already nearing $140,000, with three more starting flights, and the Day 2 buy-ins still to come!

Registration will be open tonight until 7 PM, and if you can't make it out tonight, you will have two final chances tomorrow at 11:30 and 4 PM. Good luck everyone!

By the Numbers: Flight C of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

We are officially at the halfway point of qualifying for this $200,000 Guaranteed Event, as the third flight is now closed for registration. A grand total of 233 players came out, falling just short of the tournament high of 255 in the opening flight. That means that 35 more players will be moving on to the finals in a couple of days, where the winner will be walking home with over $50,000!

The next flight starts up at 4 PM, so be sure you don't miss it!

1-35. Advance to Day 2

Some Player Photos in Today's First Flight

We have our first round of player photos listed for you guys below. Former Mega Millions champion Dave Banerjee is here hoping to make another deep run in a big event here at the Bike. We also spotted Deepdinder Singh, who made a deep run in the 2016 CSPC, finishing in 26th place. Scroll down for those photos, as well as a few other regulars here at the Bike!

Dave Banerjee

Erika Weinstein

Deepinder Singh

Benjamin Nguyen

Ben Chung

Over 150 Entered on First Break

Three levels have passed in this opening flight of the day, and the 156 players entered so far are taking their first 15 minute break of the day. When they return, they will play three more levels before another break. After that break registration will officially be closed, so come on out and join us!

Cards in the Air: Third Flight of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

Yesterday saw 68 players move on to the finals on Tuesday, and a new batch of players are getting ready to take their shot here on this Sunday at the Bicycle Casino. The first of two starting flights has just kicked off, with registration and re-entry available until 2:30 PM. The top 15% of players will be bagging up their chips, and moving on to the finals.

The second flight of the day will be starting up at 4 PM. Good luck everyone!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Final Six Agree to a Deal, Michael Levin is the Champion!


The final six players took a look at the numbers, and after some figured were moved around, a deal was struck! Michael Levin will be taking home the lion's share of the prize pool, earning $17,937 for his efforts. Below you will see how the final numbers shape out for the top six, who are all taking home over $11,000. Congratulations to everyone, especially Michael Levin, for winning the opening event of this massive 2017 Legends of Poker Series!

1. Michael Levin - $17,937
2. Men Nguyen - $17,275
3. Gernardo Lizarraga - $16,000
4. Bruce Levitt - $13,820
5. Casey Jacobs - $13,650
6. Rob Salinger - $11,295

Greg Sanchez Eliminated in 7th Place ($4,165)


Greg Sanchez moved all in from the button, and Bruce Levitt snap called from the big blind.

Sanchez: [Kd][Qc]
Levitt: [As][Ks]

The board ran down [Jd][8c][3h][7d][Kc], and Sanchez bowed out in seventh.

The final six players are looking at a chip chop. Here are the exact counts at the moment.

Michael Levin - 5,265,000
Men Nguyen - 4,910,000
Gernardo Lizarraga - 4,630,000
Bruce Levitt - 3,530,000
Casey Jacobs - 3,460,000
Rob Salinger - 2,040,000

By the Numbers: Second Flight of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

The second flight of the day in the $200,000 Guaranteed Event drew 201 players, meaning that 30 more players will be advancing to the Day 2 finals on Tuesday. The next chance you will have to join the survivors from today will be tomorrow at 11:30 AM.

1-30th. Advance to Day 2

Lizarraga Doubles Through Nguyen

Action folded around to Men Nguyen in the small blind, and he moved all in, easily having Gernardo Lizzarraga covered in the big blind. Lizzarraga looked down at his hole cards, and immediately called.

Lizzarraga: [9c][9d]
Nguyen: [7d][2d]

Lizzarraga was in great shape to double, and the hand was all but over after the flop came [As][Qc][5h]. The [2s] on the turn gave Nguyen a sliver of hope, but the [4s] completed the board, sealing the win for Lizzarraga.

Lizzarraga  doubled up to 3.8 million after that hand, while Nguyen is now one of our shorter stacks with 2.4 million.

Levitt Doubles Through Nguyen

Action folded around to Bruce Levitt on the button, and he moved all in for just under 1.1 million. Men Nguyen spent a while in the tank in the big blind before be made the call.

Nguyen: [Qc][10c]
Levitt: [Ah][3c]

The flop hit both players, coming down [As][Kh][10d]. Levitt's hand got better with the [3h] turn, and Nugyen was looking for a jack or a ten now to win. The [4c] came instead, and Levitt doubled up to 2.5 million, while Nguyen is down to 4.2 million.

Amazingly, Levitt is here trying to defend his title in this event, and after that double up, he is getting closer to an average stack with just seven players left.

Rickey Gore Eliminated in 8th Place ($3,235)


Rickey Gore moved all in from early position, and Rob Salinger moved all in over the top a few seats later. Everyone else got out of the way, and the cards hit their backs.

Gore: [Ks][Jd]
Salinger: [Qd][Qc]

Salinger had already lost a big pot at this final table with a pair of queens, but the ladies worked for him this time, as the board came down [9h][8h][3s][8c][6c].

Salinger is back up to over two million after that pot, as we are now down to just seven players.

Sanchez Doubles Through Salinger

Greg Sanchez moved all in from under the gun for his final 1.29 million, and it folded all the way around to the big blind Rob Salinger, who snap called the shove.

Sanchez: [Ks][Kd]
Salinger: [Qh][Qs]

It was a preflop cooler for Salinger, who was looking for one of the two remaining queens in the deck. Instead, the board came out [Js][3s][6d][Ah][7d], knocking Salinger down to 1.25 million, while Sanchez is a threat again with 2.8 million.

Dan Pasko Eliminated in 9th Place ($2,430)


On the very next hand, Men Nguyen would raise it up in late position, only to see Dan Pasko move his short stack in from the blinds. Nguyen called, and Pasko saw he had a slight advantage.

Pasko: [Ah][2h]
Nguyen: [Ks][Qh]

The flop of [Ac][Js][9s] shot Pasko out into a big lead, as Nguyen was now looking for a ten to win. The [Qc] on the turn paired up Nguyen, and gave him a few more outs. Sure enough, another lady hit the river, the [Qd], and Nguyen's trip queens took the pot, upping his stack to over four million.

David Lilien Eliminated in 10th Place ($1,720)


David Lilien and Michael Levin went heads up to a flop of [Ac][Qs][9h]. Lilien led out for 300,000, and Levin raised it up to 800,000. Lilien thought for about 15 seconds before moving all in, and the chip leader snap called.

Levin: [Qd][Qh]
Lilien: [Ah][9s]

It was quite the cooler for Lilien, who could only win with an ace or running nines for quads. However, the board finished out [5c] and [7h], knocking Lilien out in 10th, and boosting Levin up to over 6 million in chips.

Final Table Photos and Chip Stacks, including Defending Champion Bruce Levitt

Seat 1: Rickey Gore - 2 million

Seat 2: Gernando Lizarraga - 1.07 million

Seat 3: David Lilien - 2.1 million

Seat 4: Dan Pasko - 925,000 (short stack)

Seat 5: Rob Salinger - 2.5 million

Seat 6: Greg Sanchez - 1.9 million

Seat 7: Michael Levin - 3.8 million (chip leader)

Seat 8: Bruce Levitt - 1.3 million

Seat 9: Casey Jacobs - 3.1 million

Seat 10: Men Nguyen - 2.1 million

Just Two Eliminations From the Final Table Now

We are down to the final 12 players in this event, meaning we are just two players away from reaching the unofficial final table of ten. Below you will see some of the players who just missed out on that mark.

13. Alex Faynshteyn
14. Natalya Novek
15. Qian Guo

These three players all took home $1,210 tonight.

16. Joseph Weinberger
17. Minh Ha
18. Loc Bao Nguyen

Next Batch of Bustouts: 19th-27th Places

These three players all took home $1,055 tonight.

19. Joshua Abady
20. Ngon Tran
21. Mark Alag

These three each won $930.

22. David Mann
23. Jamie Padilla
24. Ramzi Srour

And lastly, these three took home $820 for their efforts.

25. Ali Zayed
26. Steven Spunt
27. Jay Kaneshiro

A Few Counts From the Final Two Tables

We are down to two tables, and below you will see how some of the notables are faring at the moment. Once we are down to ten players, we will post up photos, names, and fresh counts for everyone still in.

Casey Jacobs - 2.05 million
Andrew Pham - 1.2 million
Men Nguyen - 750,000
Gregory Sanchez - 550,000

First Break of the Afternoon Session

The second starting session of the opening day in the $200,000 Guaranteed Event is on it's first break now, with over 130 total entries. Registration will remain open today until 7 PM, and if you can't make it out for this session, we have two more starting up tomorrow at 11:30 AM and 4 PM.

Second Flight of the Day Underway

Cards are in the air for the second $200,000 Guaranteed starting flight of the day. The first session saw a total of 255 entries, and the second flight should see a similar number. The buy-in today is $240, and the top 15% will be moving on to the finals on Tuesday.

Registration will be open today until 7 PM. Good luck everyone!

Next Round of Day 2 Bustouts

We are at the point in the tournament where there is a pay jump for every three eliminations. Each of these players just missed out on that, taking home $735 tonight.

28. Tuan Tien
29. Imran Mukati
30. Arpad Fabian
31. Allyson Livendale
32. Anonymous
33. Elmo Imperial
34. Steven Ford
35. George Kozel
36. Thai Nguyen

Updated Counts From the Final Three Tables

Players Left: 27 Blinds: 15,000-30,000 Average Stack: 883,000

Gregory Sanchez - 1.3 million
Andrew Pham - 1.25 million
Casey Jacobs-  1.25 million
Joshua Abady - 960,000
Men Nguyen - 860,000
Ramzi Srour - 750,000
Jay Kaneshiro - 250,000

By the Numbers: Opening Flight of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

The first of six flights in this opening weekend $200,000 Guaranteed event drew a total of 255 entries. That means that the final 38 will be punching the first Day 2 tickets of the event. Your second chance to qualify for this event will be starting up at 4 PM, with three hours of late registration available.

1-38. Advance to Day 2

Next Round of Day 2 Bustouts

The following players all took home $735 for their efforts here today.

37. Jeremy Yap
38. Joshua Galias
39. Vince Salvatore
40. Helaine Fox
41. Mark Hamilton
42. Anonymous
43. Robert Wilkinson
44. Dana Kellstrom
45. Matt Roxbury

Updated Chip Counts From the Final Four Tables

Players Left: 36 Blinds: 15,000-30,000 Average Stack: 675,000

Andrew Pham - 1.45 million
Casey Jacobs - 1.35 million
Joshua Abady - 1 million
Men Nguyen - 950,000
Gregory Sanchez - 880,000
Ramzi Srour - 500,000
George Kozel - 145,000

First Round of Day 2 Eliminations

The following players all took home $570 for their efforts tonight.

46. Joshua McDonald
47. Paul Lui
48. Greg Roberts
49. Frank Kramer
50. Christopher Banez
51. Gary Miles
52. Ricardo Gonzalez
53. Josh Chait
54. Chenyu Hung

Some Fresh Chippies in the Restart

Players Left: 45 Blinds: 12,000-24,000 Average Stack: 530,000

Andrew Pham - 1.1 million
Gregory Sanchez - 1.1 million
Joshua Abady - 905,000
Casey Jacobs - 810,000
Mark Hamilton - 570,000
Men Nguyen - 550,000
George Kozel - 410,000

Some of the Players in the Opening $200,000 Guaranteed Flight

Below you will see some of the locals who have joined us on this opening Saturday of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event. Former WPT finalist Jared Griener is here, along with Sean Yu, who has registered a few big scores here at the Bike in recent years. Check out their photos, and a few more, below.

Sam Goncuoglu

Kevin French

Jared Griener

Khang Nguyen

Sean Yu


The Bubble has Burst in Event #1

It took just over an hour to lose ten players in this Day 2 restart, and that means that the 54 remaining players have all locked up at least $570. However, all of them have their eyes set on the $36,807 first place prize. Stay tuned for more updates, including fresh chip counts, and player eliminations.

The Top Stacks in the Day 2 Restart

Casey Jacobs - 1,110,000
Andrew Pham - 912,000


Joshua Galias - 853,000

Elmo Imperial - 771,000

Joshua Abady - 714,000

Gregory Sanchez - 673,000