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Friday, March 24, 2017

The First Session is in the Books: Inglar Robles is the Big Stack

After about nine hours of play, the first of three sessions here today has just reached it's end. Leading the final nine is Inglar Robles (pictured above), who bagged up 384,500 chips. Part-time pro Ron West was second in chips with 335,500. Stay tuned for an updated survivors list coming up late tonight, and don't forget that your next chance to qualify will start up at 11:30 AM tomorrow morning!

Some Chippies From the Final 50 of the $550 Session

Blinds: 800-1,600 Players Left: 50 Average: 62,000

Lawrence Ma - 115,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 96,000
Sean Yu - 86,000
Erika Weinstein - 75,000
Nika Futterman - 40,000
Sarkis Keshishian - 28,000

Final Payouts for the 4 PM Session

We had nearly identical turnouts in our $160 sessions today. The first one today drew 170 players, while the afternoon 4 PM one got one extra player, for a total of 171 players. The payouts will be the same, with the final 17 making the money, and the final table of nine moving on to the finals. Good luck everyone!

1-9. Advance to Day 2
10-13. $400
14-17. $300

Opening Flight in the Money

The bubble has just burst in the opening session of the day, meaning we are down to the final 17 players. We need to lose eight more players before we will reach the final table of nine. Those nine will move on to the finals on Tuesday to battle it out for this massive first place prize.

Twelve More Seats to be Handed Out in the $550 Session

This afternoon's $550 session drew a total of 121 players, meaning the top 12 will be making the finals on Tuesday. If you would like to play one of these $550 flights where the top 10% move on to the finals, your next shot will be tomorrow at 2 PM. Good luck players!

1-12. Advance to Day 2

Some Snapshots From the $550 Session

We have a few player photos for you guys below from our 2 PM session today. Former Legends of Poker runner-up Dan Heimiller is here looking to make another major final table here at the Bike, as is former Mega Millions winner Sarkis Keshishian. Check out those photos, and a few more, below.

Dan Heimiller

Phil Laak

Thu Nguyen

Deepinder Singh

Sarkis Keshishian

Final Session of the Day Now Underway

The third and final starting flight of the day has just started up here at the Bicycle Casino. We are back to the $160 buy-in for this one, where the top 5% will be moving on to the finals on Tuesday. Registration will remain open until 7 PM tonight.

Your time is running out to qualify for this massive Day 2 final. Be sure you don't miss your chance!

By the Numbers: Opening $160 Flight

This morning's $160 flight drew a total of 170 players, meaning that nine more Day 2 tickets will be punched. Just 80 of those players remain, and one of those is Boris Goldstein (above), who is hoping to become the first player to win two Mega Millions titles. Stay tuned to our coverage to see who makes it from this flight, and good luck to everyone!

1-9th. Advance to Day 2
10-13. $400
14-17. $300

First Break of the $550 Session

We are nearly 90 minutes into the afternoon $550 session, and the 80 players currently in are taking their first break. Registration will remain open in this flight until 5 PM today, and you can also re-enter in that time as well.

Stay tuned for a few player photos from this session!

Cards in the Air: Back to the $550 Sessions

After a four day break, we are back to the bigger buy-in sessions, as another $550 flight has just kicked off here at the Bike. Players will be starting with 25,000 in chips, and you can view the full structure of the flight here. Registration for this flight will remain open until 5 PM today. Good luck all!

Another Friday Fun Day at the Bicycle Casino

We have just started up the final weekend of qualifying flights in this massive Mega Millions here at the Bike. The prize pool should easily get over $1.5 million with a ton of big flights set to come up. Three of those flights are today, with the first one starting up just now.

The buy-in for this flight is $160, and everyone has an optional $100 add-on. Registration will remain open until 2:30 PM, and while the top 10% will be cashing, only the final 5% will be moving on to the finals to take on the rest of the survivors.

If you want a bit of a bigger buy-in, the next $550 session starts up at 2 PM today. The top 10% of that flight will be cashing AND advancing to the finals.