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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!