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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Final Numbers for the 4 PM Session

The doors for registration are closed on the third and final flight of the day, and here are the official numbers. This session drew 243 players, meaning that the top 24 will finish in the money. Twelve more Day 2 tickets will be punched in this session, one of the last ones of the entire tournament. Don't forget that you have one more day to qualify tomorrow, with flights starting up at 11:30, 2, and 4 PM.

1-12. Advance to Day 2
13-18. $400
19-24. $300

Some Notable Counts in the $550 Session

Blinds: 800-1,600 Players Left: 72 Average: 51,000

Chris Demaci - 125,000
Sarkis Keshishian - 109,000
Thu Nguyen - 98,000
Bobby Suer - 81,000
Duey Duong - 75,000
Sean Yu - 70,000
Matt Salsberg - 63,000
Tommy San - 40,000

The Bubble is Burst in the First Session

Right as the clock struck 7 PM here at the Bicycle Casino, we lost our 30th place player, meaning that the remaining 29 are all in the money. Play will continue in this flight until we are down to just 14 players. Be sure to come back in the morning for an updated list of Day 2 Survivors here in this 16th installment of the Mega Millions!

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

The afternoon session today drew one of the biggest crowds for a $550 buy-in, as 147 players entered. That means that, as the title indicates, 15 more Day 2 seats will be handed out in that flight. If you want to play one of these higher buy-in flights where the top 10% advance, your last chance to do so is tomorrow at 2 PM.

1-15. Advance to Day 2

Tonight's 8:30 Mega Your Last Chance for Qualifier Points

We wanted to remind you guys that tonight's $460 Mega Satellite at 8:30 is your last chance to earn points for our Mega Satellite Qualifiers rankings, listed below. The top 20 players on this list will earn a free seat to either tomorrow night's 8:30 PM satellite, or Tuesday morning's 10 AM satellite. Tomorrow, three $4,300 Day 2 buy-in seats will be guaranteed. Be sure you don't miss out on your shot!

By the Numbers: 11:30 AM Flight

The opening flight of the day drew another massive crowd of 287 players. This means that 14 more Day 2 seats will be handed out, with the final 29 locking up a pay day. Remember that the final flight of the day just kicked off, and you have three hours to come and enter.

Also, a quick update on the prize pool. We are at $1.16 million in the middle, and that number will only be rising over the next two days. Be sure you don't miss out on your chance to qualify!

1-14. Advance to Day 2
15-22. $400
23-29. $300

Some Snapshots From the $550 Session

We have a few player photos for you guys from the afternoon $550 session that you can view below. Former WPT Player of the Year Matt Salsberg is in the building today hoping to make a deep run in this event. We also spotted another former WPT Champion Eric Hershler, as well as a few other local notables. Check out those photos below, and stay tuned to find out if these players will make it to the finals on Tuesday!

Matt Salsberg

Khang Nguyen

Eric Hershler 

Thu Nguyen 

Mark Jun 

Final Session of the Day Has Started

Time is running out to qualify here at the Mega Millions. If you aren't able to make it out for the session that just started, tomorrow will be your last chance to qualify in one of these Day 1 sessions. Registration will remain open tonight until 7 PM, and while the top 10% will be cashing, only the final 5% will be making the finals on Tuesday. Good luck all!

Break Time in the Afternoon Session

The 93 players who have entered the $550 starting flight today are taking their first break of the day. Registration will be open until 5 PM for this flight, and remember that it is the top 10% who will be moving on to the finals in a couple of days to battle it out for a first place prize of around $250,000!

Cards in the Air: Afternoon $550 Session

Yesterday's $550 session drew a total of 144 players, more than any previous $550 flight in this tournament. We are expecting a similar turnout today, so make sure you come on down before 5 PM to get your seat in this flight. Players will be starting with 25,000 in chips, and re-entry is also allowed if you unfortunately get knocked out.

Good luck all!

The Penultimate Day of Qualifying Starts

There are only two days left for you to qualify for Day 2 of this massive Mega Millions tournament, and the first of three starting sessions today has just started. 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 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.