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Saturday, March 25, 2017

The First Session Ends with David Carl Bagging the Chip Lead

It was a tight race for the big stack at the end of this session, as five players were all between 300,000 and 500,000 by the end. However, it is David Carl (pictured above), who bagged the most chips with 536,500. The second biggest stack belongs to Mehrzad Sadeghi, who amazingly already bagged the overall chip lead earlier in the tournament with 799,000. He has locked up $3,000 more for his double qualification. Fourteen more Day 2 tickers were punched in this flight. If you don't have your Day 2 ticket yet, your next chance will be tomorrow at 11:30 AM!

Payouts for the 4 PM Session

The late afternoon session topped the morning one with 292 players. That means that the final 29 players will finish in the money, with the top 15 collecting $1,000, and moving on to the finals on Tuesday. Be sure to come back in the morning for a full updated list of qualifiers for this massive Day 2. Good luck all!

1-15. Advance to Day 2
16-22. $400
23-29. $300

No Hand-for-Hand Needed in the 11:30 Session

Sometimes in these flights, we have lengthy money bubbles that can last up to if not over a hour. Other times, we don't have any money bubble play. That just happened in the 11:30 AM flight, as we quickly lost two players to get down to the final 28. All of these players have locked up some cash tonight, but only half of them will be taking $1,000, and a Day 2 seat, home with them.

Tonight and Tomorrow's Mega Satellites Still Part of the Points Standings

We wanted to clear up some confusion regarding the Mega Satellite Qualifiers list we posted earlier this morning. Players will be able to accumulate nine points in both tonight's 8:30 Mega Satellite, as well as tomorrow's satellite, starting at the same time. The promotion will be running through tomorrow night as printed on our schedule sheets.

Good luck players!

By the Numbers: Afternoon $550 Session

The second flight of the day drew 144 players, meaning that 14 more Day 2 tickets will be punched. There are two more $550 sessions tomorrow and Monday, the last two of this kind. If you want to take your shot at one of them, 2 PM is your time! Good luck players.

1-14. Advance to Day 2

Some Player Photos in the $550 Session

Take a look at some of the players who are here in the $550 session below. We spotted poker Hall of Famer Billy Baxter in the house. Also here is Jamie Gold, who won the WSOP Main Event in 2007, and finished runner-up to Antonion Esfandiari in the WSOPC Main Event here last March. Check out those photos below, along with a few other familiar faces!

Billy Baxter

Ross Tesser

Dave Banerjee

Safiya Umerova

Jamie Gold

By the Numbers: Opening Flight on This Saturday

The first flight of the day was one of the biggest we've seen so far, as 281 players came out for it. That means that the final 14 players will be advancing to the finals in a few days, while places 15-28 will be earning some extra money. The final flight of the day has just kicked off, so come on down if you haven't locked up a Day 2 ticket yet!

1-14. Advance to Day 2
15-21. $400
22-28. $300

Cards in the Air: Final Session of the Day

We are off to the third and final session of the day here at the Bicycle Casino. The buy-in for this flight is $160, with everyone allowed one optional add-on for $100. Re-entry and registration will be allowed until 7 PM tonight.

Remember that after today, there are only two more days of qualifying for this massive event, so come on down and join us before it is too late!

Just Under 100 Players on First Break of $550

The afternoon session is going strong with 98 players on the first break. Registration will remain open until 5 PM today, so you have plenty of time to join this flight, which will be pushing 10% through to the finals on Tuesday.

Time To Get Another $550 Session Going

It's time for another $550 flight here in the 16th installment of the Mega Millions tournament franchise. Players will be starting with 25,000 in chips, with registration and re-entry open until 5 PM today. Stay tuned for live updates from this flight, including numbers and player photos.

Good luck all!

Another Day of Mega Millions Day 1 Action Starts

We are kicking off this Saturday afternoon of action with another $160 qualifying session.  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.

Don't forget that we have two more sessions later today, a $550 session at 2 PM, and another $160 flight at 4 PM.