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Thursday, December 7, 2017

What's on Tap: Friday, December 8th

The action rolls on tomorrow with one ring event, and not one, but two mega satellites to our weekend main event. The morning 11:30 event is another $365 No-Limit Hold'em, just like the one Ryan Van Sanford won earlier today.

At 4 and 8 PM, we will have $230 buy-in satellites that will be guaranteeing at least five seats to our $1,675 Main Event. You can click here for a full structure of those satellites.

Some Chippies From Our $1,125 Event

Players Left: 24  Average: 59,000

Peter Hengsakul - 85,000
Owen Crowe - 85,000
Lee Gale - 81,000
Rex Clinkscales - 63,000
Michael Katz - 35,000
Mike Leah - 20,000

Mike Leah Looking to Repeat History


Mike Leah will always be a leading contender in the "Who Loves it More Debate," and he is showing that again here today at the Bicycle Casino. Leah is currently live multi tabling, something he does often at the WSOP in the summer, playing the $1,125 and $365 Turbo ring events.

Leah has plenty of experience doing this, and much success as well. In March of 2014, Leah won two WSOP Circuit rings here at the Bike....on the same day. He started the day off by winning the $580 ring event on it's day 2. He then hopped right into the turbo event, and defeated a field of nearly 200 other players late that night to win his second one.

Stay tuned to find out if Leah is able to find some more magic tonight!

By the Numbers: $365 Turbo Event

Tonight's Turbo Ring event drew 150 players, making for a prizepool of $45,000. First place will take home $12,585 and the gold ring, and the top 15 will finish in the money.

This ring will be handed out tonight, so stay tuned to find out who wins!

1. $12,585
2. $7,790
3. $5,620
4. $4,130
5. $3,090
6. $2,350
7. $1,815
8. $1,425
9. $1,140
10-12. $925
13-15. $760

By the Numbers: Event #7 $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em

The biggest buy-in event of the series so far drew 94 players, creating a prizepool of $94,000. The final 12 spots will get paid out a minimum of $1,965. First place will take home the ring, as well as $28,195. Scroll down for a full breakdown of the payouts, and stay tuned to find out who wins!

1. $28,195
2. $17,430
3. $12,410
4. $9,015
5. $6,680
6. $5,040
7. $3,880
8. $3,035
9. $2,420
10-12. $1,965

Just 30 Minutes Left to Register the Turbo Event

The tournament clock says 135 players as we are in the last level of registration for this $365 Turbo Ring event. Registration will close at the end of the break that will follow this level. This is a one day event, so if you want to win a ring tonight, be sure to come join us!

Some Photos From the Turbo Ring Event

Below you will see some photos from the $365 Turbo Ring Event, which is an hour into play right now. We are highlighting some players who have enjoyed some final table success already this series. The biggest winner so far, Hermilo Vargas, is here fresh off of his victory in the Monster Stack Event two days ago. We also spotted the winner of the opening day $75,000 Guaranteed event, Danny Chen. Scroll down for those players, and a few more recent familiar faces.

Hermilo Vargas

William Wolf

Behzad Javadzadeh

Danny Chen

Lance Allred

Nearing the Century Mark in the $1,125 Event

Players are currently taking their second break of the day over in the $1,125 event, and the tournament clock says 97 entries so far. Registration will be closed after two more levels, so be sure to start heading over now if you want to get in. First place in this event should be around $20,000. Good luck players!

Cards in the Air: $365 Turbo Event

The afternoon event is now kicking off here in the tournament ballroom, and it is one of only two one day ring events this series. This is a $365 buy-in Turbo Event, with 20 minute levels throughout. Players start with 10,000 in chips, and registration will be open until 5:30 PM.

Good luck players!

Some Snapshots From the $1,125 Event

Below you will see a few of the players who are here for our biggest buy-in event of the series so far. Included on this list is Rex Clinkscales, fresh off of sealing the Player of the Year in the WPT Deepstacks. We also spotted Live at the Bike regular Barry Woods, among others in the crowd.

Rex Clinkscales

Barry Woods

Nikhil Gera

Jared Griener

Michael Katz

Congratulations to Ryan Van Sanford, Winner of Event #6 ($13,185)


On the final hand of the event, the flop read [Qh][2d][8s]. Behzad Javadzadeh got his final chips in with [8c][2h], and he was in good shape to double up against the [Qs][7d] for Van Sanford. However, the board would finish out with running fours, meaning that Van Sanford had the best hand now with queens up.

For his efforts, Javadzadeh will take home $8,110. Congratulations to Van Sanford, who is pictured above by his #1 railbird, his father Jeff.

First Break of the $1,125 Event

We are two hours into the $1,125 Ring Event, and so far, 61 players have entered. Registration for this event is open until about 5:30 PM today, so you have plenty of time to come and join us. This will be one of the biggest prizepools of the series, so make sure you don't miss out!

Tim Tang Eliminated in 3rd Place ($5,835)


After a raise to 25,000 from Ryan Van Sanford, and a call from Behzad Javadzadeh, Tim Tang moved all in for his final 210,000. Van Sanford thought for a bit before shoving to isolate, and Javadzadeh quickly folded.

Van Sanford: [Ks][Js]
Tang: [Ad][10d]

Van Sanford shot out to the lead on the [Jc][6c][8h] flop, and Tang wouldn't be able to catch up from there.

This gets us to heads up play, with Van Sanford holding a 1.2 million to 400,000 lead over his Javadzadeh.

Final Three Players From Event #6

Below you will see the three remaining players in the $365 Ring Event. Tim Tang started the day with a big chip lead, but Ryan Van Sanford has quickly taken from him after doubling up through him, and adding some more to his stack shortly after. He is now the heavy chip leader with three still remaining.

Stay tuned to find out who wins the ring! 

Seat 1: Ryan Van Sanford - 850,000

Seat 2: Behzad Javadzadeh - 420,000

Seat 3: Tim Tang - 260,000

Cards in the Air: Event #7 $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em

It's time to start up the biggest buy-in event of the series so far, the $1,125 buy-in event. Players will be starting with 15,000 in chips, and all levels today will be 40 minutes long. Registration will be open until the start of Level 9.

You can view a full structure of the event here. Good luck players!