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Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Bubble is Close

We are down to just 23 players in our WSOP satellite, meaning the bubble is fast approaching. The top 18 players will receive $10,000, while the 19th player will take home just over half of that. Play has started to tighten up, so stay tuned to find out who earns their seats to the big dance tonight!

Some Photos From The Final Three Tables

We are down to just 27 players in the WSOP Main Event satellite, but a few people are still going to be walking home empty handed, as only 18 seats are available. Below you will see a few photos of those who are still in.

Be sure to stay tuned to find out who earns their WSOP Main Event seat here today. Good luck all!





By the Numbers: $1,100 Survivor Event

Today's $1,100 Survivor Event drew a crowd of 41 people, meaning that the top four players will take home $10,000 in cash, while the fifth place finisher will get most of their money back, taking home $1,000.

Over in the WSOP satellite, we are down to the final 36 players, meaning that half of them will go home empty handed, while the other half will be heading to Vegas next week to play in the WSOP Main Event at a huge discount.

Good luck all!

Some Chippies From the Final 50 of the Satellite

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 Average: 120,000

David Rich - 285,000
Andrew Wisdom - 110,000
Ilya Shpiner - 100,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 65,000
Sarkis Keshishian - 60,000
Andrew Miramontes - 50,000
Joel Kop - 35,000

Just Six Tables Remaining in the WSOP Satellite

We are eight hours into play today in the WSOP Main Event satellite, and we are down to the final 54 players. Only the top 18 will be locking up a seat to the big dance next week, so stay tuned to find out who claims the seats!

Cards in the Air: $1,100 Survivor Event

It's time to kick off our second WSOP Main Event satellite with a $1,100 Survivor Event. The top 10% will take home $10,000, enough to buy into the WSOP Main next month.

Registration will be open until 8 PM tonight. Good luck all!

Nearly 300 Players in Today's WSOP Satellite

We expected a big crowd for the WSOP Main Event Satellite, and you guys haven't disappointed, with a crowd of  270 players registered so far. Registration will be open until 3:30 PM, so you still have plenty of time to come and join us. Don't forget that at least 15 people will walk out of the casino today with a chance to win $8 Million next week in Las Vegas. Come join us!

Cards in the Air: WSOP Main Event Satellite

It's a day for the big dreamers here at the Bicycle Casino, as our $550 WSOP Main Event Satellite has just started up here in the tournament ballroom. Today, at least 15 people will be earning the experience of a lifetime, turning a mere $550 into a $10,000 golden ticket to the Main Event in Las Vegas next week, where first place will take home $8 million.

Registration will be open today until 3:30 PM. You can click here for a full structure of the event. Good luck all!

Friday, June 29, 2018

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What's on Tap: WSOP Main Event Satellite Day

Tomorrow is the last day of the Summer Series, and it is all about giving you guys opportunities to get into the $10,000 WSOP Main Event on the cheap. First at 12 PM, we have a $550 Mega Satellite guaranteeing at least 15 $10,000 cash packages. At 4 PM, we will have a $1,100 Survivor Event, where the top 10% will all be taking home a cool $10,000 cash.

It's going to be an action packed day, so don't miss it!

Time for the Final $75 Mega Satellite

The last event of the day is another $75 Mega Satellite guaranteeing five seats to tomorrow's WSOP Main Event Mega. Registration for this satellite will be open until 8:35 PM tonight.

Tomorrow's satellite will start up at 12 PM sharp. Don't miss it!

Guaranteed Already Met In the Afternoon Event

Players are returning from their first break of the day in the $20,000 Guaranteed Event, and so far, 146 players have entered. Registration will be open until 7:30 PM tonight, so you still have plenty of time to come join us for this event, which already has over $25,000 in the prizepool!

Cards in the Air: $20,000 Guaranteed Event

It's time to start up another $20,000 Guaranteed Event here at the Summer Series. Yesterday's $20,000 Guaranteed passed the guarantee, and the winner took home over $6,000. The buy-in today is just $200. Come join us!

By the Numbers: Opening $75 Satellite

The first satellite of the day drew a crowd of 52 players, meaning that the top five will earn seats to tomorrow's WSOP Main Event Satellite. Sixth place will also take home $370. The second satellite of the day will take place at 7 PM tonight. Good luck all!

1-5. $550 Seats
6. $370

Cards in the Air: First $75 Satellite of the Day

It's time to start up the first of two $75 satellites on this penultimate day of the 2018 Summer Series. These satellites are guaranteeing five seats to tomorrow's $550 WSOP Main Event Mega Satellite, meaning that you have the opportunity to turn $75 today into over $8 million in Las Vegas in two weeks!

Registration for this satellite is open until about 1:35 PM. Don't forget that we also have a $200 buy-in $20,000 Guaranteed Event at 4 PM, and our final $75 satellite at 7 PM tonight. Good luck all!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time for Another $75 Satellite

It's 7 PM, and that means we are ready to start up another $75 satellite to the WSOP Main Event Mega on Saturday. The earlier edition today drew a crowd of 50 people, ensuring the five seats along with $250 to 6th place.

Registration for this satellite will be open until 8:35 PM tonight. If you can't make it out tonight, we will have two more satellites just like this at 12 and 7 PM tomorrow. Good luck everyone!

What's on Tap: Friday, June 29th

We are running the same events tomorrow, but we are moving the schedule around just a bit. We start things off at 12 with our first Mega Satellite to the WSOP Main Event satellite on Saturday. The buy-in there is just $75, and we will run another installment at 7 PM tomorrow.

At 4 PM, it will be time for another $20,000 Guaranteed Event, but for this one, we are upping the buy-in to $200 even. Players will start with 20,000 in chips, and registration will be open until 7:30 PM.

This of course is all in lead up to Saturday, where we will have our $550 Satellite guaranteeing at least 15 $10,000 WSOP Main Event packages, as well as a $1,100 buy-in Survivor Event where the top 10% will also be taking home $10,000.

It will be an action packed ending, so make sure you are here to experience it!

By the Numbers: $20,000 Guaranteed Event

Today's $20,000 Guaranteed Event drew a crowd of 182 players, creating a prizepool of $21,184. The final 21 spots will finish in the money, with first place taking home $6,249.

Scroll down for all of the payouts, and good luck to the remaining players!

1. $6,249
2. $3,580
3. $2,195
4. $1,675
5. $1,260
6. $1,040
7. $820
8. $625
9. $470
10-12. 345
13-15. $285
16-18 $245
19-21. $215

Some Photos From the $20,000 Guaranteed Event

Andy Stracuzzi

Hermilo Vargas

Massoud Eskandari

Kevin French

Cards in the Air: First $75 Satellite Today

It's time to kick off the first of two mega satellites to our WSOP Main Event satellite on Saturday. The buy-in today is just $75, and there will be at least five $550 seats handed out. Those seats can be used in Saturday's satellite, where at least 15 package worth $10,000 each will be handed out for the WSOP Main Event, which starts in Las Vegas next week.

Good luck all!

Cards in the Air: $20,000 Guaranteed Event

The $500,000 Guaranteed Event might have wrapped up last night, but the action rolls on here at the 2018 Summer Series with today's $20,000 Guaranteed Event. The buy-in today is just $150, and registration will be open until 3:30 PM today.

Later today, we have a pair of $75 mega satellites, guaranteeing at least five seats to the WSOP Main Event Satellite on Saturday. That means that you have the chance to turn $75 into over $8 million in Vegas next week. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Final Eight Chop It Up, Linh Truong Takes Home the Title


The final eight took a look at the numbers, and after moving some money around, a deal was struck! Linh Truong was the chip leader at the time, so she will take home first place, as well as $57,932. Below you will see a full breakdown of the eight handed chop. Congratulations to all eight players, and thanks to everyone who made the Summer Series Main Event so huge!

Linh Truong - $57,932
Emil Mactal - $56,424
Rubin Chappell - $50,000
Frank Corrales - $48,700
Robert Waterman - $36,404
Gregg Manston - $31,889
Henry Fong - $27,829
Jeff Friedman - $23,096


Jesus Jimenez Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,225)


Action folded around to Frank Corrales, and he raised to 1.2 million. In the small blind, Jesus Jimenez moved all in for 1.5 million more, and Corrales made the call.

Corrales: [Ac][7c]
Jimenez: [Jh][Js]

Jimenez held the lead, but it wouldn't last long, as the flop came down [Ad][Qh][8h]. Jimenez now needed a two outer, but the board finished out [2d] and [Kh].

This leaves us with eight players, and those eight are taking their break now.

Official $500,000 Guaranteed Final Table Photo



Top Row (Left to Right) - Robert Waterman, Jesus Jimenez, Jeff Friedman, Henry Fong, Rubin Chappell, Frank Corrales

Bottom Row (Left to Right) - Emil Mactal, Gregg Manston, Linh Truong

Austin Yoo Eliminated in 10th Place ($6,665)


Austin Yoo lost over half his stack when he shipped a double up over to Gregg Manston, and not long after that, he was all in against Robert Waterman in a blind vs blind situation. Manston held [Qs][10d], and he was trailing against the [Ac][7s] of Yoo. The flop of [Jc][6h][2d] didn't bring Manston much help, but the [8s] on the turn did give him some extra outs. He wouldn't need them though, as the [10h] came on the river to give Manston the winning hand.

This gets us down to our final nine players.

Fong Hits Runner Runner to Double

Action folded to chip leader Robert Waterman, and he raised to 1.2 million on the button. Short stack Henry Fong was in the big blind, and after some thought, he moved all in for just a bit more. Waterman got the count, and made the call, though he didn't look thrilled about it.

Waterman: [4s][3s]
Fong: [Ad][7c]

Fong loved the window card, [7s], but he didn't love what came after it, [6d] and [5h]. That gave Waterman a flopped straight, and would leave Fong needing running cards to fill up. The [Ac] on the turn was one of those, and the [7h] on the river was another. The runout drew gasps from everyone at the table, as well as most of the rail birds, as Fong doubled up to nearly 5 million.

Unofficial Final Table Photos and Counts



Seat 1: Linh Troung - 9,600,000
Seat 2: Frank Corrales - 12,000,000 

Seat 3: Rubin Chappell - 5,650,000

Seat 4: Jesus Jimenez - 2,200,000

Seat 5: Jeff Friedman - 7,500,000

Seat 6: Robert Waterman - 16,200,000

Seat 7: Austin Yoo - 7,600,000

Seat 8: Henry Fong - 2,300,000

Seat 9: Emil Mactal - 13,500,000

Seat 10: Gregg Manston - 4,800,000

Just Two Bustouts From the Final Table

We are down to the final 12 players, meaning with two more eliminations, we will be down to our unofficial final table of ten players. The following three players each won $5,645 for their efforts.

13. Carlos Chu
14. Alexander Hoang
15. Alex Hua

And these three all won $4,985.

16. Dung Nguyen
17. Marshall Hall
18. Nelson Mediavilla

Latest Round of Eliminations: 19-27th Places

We are down to just two tables left in the Main Event. Here are the players who just missed out on it. The following players took home $4,380.

19. Thomas Kim
20. Patrick Chan
21. Saritza Stevens

These three all won $3,800.

22. Dong Le
23. Alvin Yue
24. Danny Geyser

And lastly, these three took home $3,250.

25. Humberto Martinez
26. Yuchen Chen
27. Robert Neuman

Some Counts From the Final Two Tables

We are down to the final 18 in this Summer Series Main Event, and the big payouts are around the corner. Once we get down to the final table, we will grab photos and chip counts for everyone still in. In the meantime, here is how a few of the remaining players are faring.

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 Average: 5,000,000

Robert Waterman - 10,200,000
Linh Troung - 9,000,000
Rubin Chappell - 5,400,000
Jesus Jimenez - 4,300,000
Carlos Chu - 3,300,000

Latest Round of Bustouts

The final 27 just completed a full three table redraw. Below you will see the players who just missed out on the redraw, taking home $2,700.

28. Armen Nazaryan
29. Edward Eng
30. George Adjamoglian
31. Quincy Weekley
32. Edward Pickens
33. Paul Emata
34. Anthony Marquez
35. Christopher Taylor
36. Steven Daly

Fresh Counts From the Final 27

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 Average: 3,270,000

Linh Troung - 9,700,000
Robert Waterman - 6,200,000
Jesus Jimenez - 5,250,000
Rubin Chappell - 4,300,000
Patrick Chan - 3,300,000
Dong Le - 2,800,000
Danny Geyser - 1,900,000
Alvin Yue - 1,900,000

Some Fresh Chippies From the Final 36

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 Average: 2,400,000

Jesus Jimenez - 5,450,000
Alvin Yue - 4,100,000
Dong Le - 3,900,000
Danny Geyser - 2,700,000
Patrick Chan - 2,400,000
Rubin Chappell - 2,250,000

First Round of Day 3 Bustouts

We are down to the final four tables now, meaning it's time to start listing off all of the eliminations. The following players each took home $2,185 tonight.

37. Adam Martel
38. Jonathan Dominguez
39. John Walker
40. Antonio Flores
41. Nestor Hernandez
42. John Sharou
43. Konstadinos Georgopulos
44. Larry Serebryany
45. Mehrdad Shelechi

Start of Day Chip Leader Out

John Walker came into the day in the poll position today as the only player over three million in chips, but he was stuck in reverse all day, and he has just been eliminated here on this Day 3.

The final 41 players are taking their second break of the day. We will start listing off the names of all players eliminated once we get down to the final four tables. Stay tuned!

Cards in the Air: $130 Survivor Event

The $500,000 Guaranteed Event might be getting it's way to a final table, but over on the other side of the room, there is plenty of other poker being played. The $130 Survivor Event just started up, where the top 10% will all be taking home $1,000 cash. Registration is open until 7 PM tonight. Good luck all!

Some Updated Counts From the Final 45

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 Average: 1,900,000

Danny Geyser - 4,500,000
Dong Le - 3,600,000
Jesus Jimenez - 3,300,000
John Walker - 2,600,000
Rubin Chappell - 2,600,000
Alvin Yue - 2,200,000
Patrick Chan - 1,900,000

Updated Counts From the Final Six Tables

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 Average: 1,570,000 Players Left: 54

Jesus Jimenez - 5,100,000
John Walker - 3,100,000
Rubin Chappell - 2,000,000
Alvin Yue - 1,800,000
Danny Geyser - 1,600,000
Patrick Chan - 1,050,000
Larry Serebryany - 910,000

Some Fresh Chippies From the Final 63

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 Average: 1,350,000

John Walker - 3,300,000
Jesus Jimenez - 2,500,000
Rubin Chappell - 2,200,000
Alvin Yue - 1,900,000
Patrick Chan - 1,200,000
Larry Serebryany - 1,100,000
Danny Geyser - 880,000

The Top Stacks to Start the Day 3 Finals

John Walker - 3,130,000

Jesus Jimenez - 2,900,000

Dong Le - 2,805,000

Anthony Marquez - 2,650,000

Robert Waterman -  2,300,000

Carlos Chu - 2,225,000

Ruslan Evloev - 2,150,000

Linh Truong - 1,945,000

Cards in the Air: Big O/Stud 8 or Better

We move back to the Mixed Games for our next event here at the 2018 Summer Series. This one is a mix of Big O and Stud 8 or Better. The buy-in is just $130, and registration will be open until 3 PM today. Good luck players!

Summer Poker Series Event #12 Return List


Play Ends With 82 Players and John Walker Leading the Way

After 11 levels of play, a starting field of 426 players has been whittled down to the final 82 players. There was a heated race for the top spot, with multiple players vying for the top spot, but when the dust settled, it was John Walker who bagged the most chips with 3,130,000. Other big stacks are Jesus Jimenez (2,900,000) and Dong Le (2,805,000).

The action resumes tomorrow at 1 PM, and the plan is to play down to the final table of nine players. We will be here for all of the updates, so make sure you come back and join us for all the fun!

John Walker - 3,130,000

Jesus Jimenez - 2,900,000

Dong Le - 2,805,000

Updated Counts In the Final Level

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 Average: 888,000 Players Left: 95

Larry Serebryany - 1,300,000
Michael Ung - 800,000
Rubin Chappell - 780,000
Patrick Chan - 600,000
Danny Geyser - 600,000
Erich Karle - 540,000
Brandon Zuidema - 300,000
Duey Duong - 260,000

Final Break of the Evening

The clock says 99 players left as they are taking their final ten minute break of the night. When they return, they will play one more level before bagging up for the night.

We will post a fresh round of notable chip counts shortly, and be sure to stay tuned to find out who bags the overnight chip lead!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Some Fresh Stacks In the Money

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 Average: 600,000 Players Left: 142

Michael Ung - 1,700,000
Erik Gamans - 890,000
Danny Geyser - 820,000
Mark Hamilton - 740,000
Rubin Chappell - 720,000
Patrick Chan - 670,000
Erich Karle - 520,000
Joey Deluca - 490,000
Brandon Zuidema - 420,000
Duey Duong - 410,000
Hermilo Vargas - 280,000
George Kozel - 260,000

The Money Bubble is Near Now

Players are taking their fourth break of the day as this is posted, and the bubble is just around the corner now. We have 150 players left according to the tournament clock, which means eight more people will walk home empty handed tonight.

Once we hit the money, we will post a fresh round of notable chip counts for you guys.

Chippies From the Final 200

Blind: 6,000-12,000 Average: 426,000

Michael Ung - 1,200,000
Mark Hamilton - 790,000
Erik Gamans - 675,000
Brandon Zuidema - 580,000
Joey Deluca - 480,000
George Kozel - 440,000
Patrick Chan - 430,000
Larry Serebryany - 320,000
Rubin Chappell - 310,000
Duey Duong - 300,000
Sarkis Keshishian - 200,000

Summer Poker Series Event #12 Payouts

Final Payouts For the Summer Series Main Event

Thanks to the 98 players who brought in today on Day 2, the prizepool for the Summer Series Main Event skyrocketed to over $760,000. The final 142 players will finish in the money tonight, all locking up at least $470. First place will take home $115,707. Scroll down for all of the payments, and good luck to all!

1. $115,707
2. $68,530
3. $43,365
4. $33,215
5. $25,200
6. $19,610
7. $15,395
8. $12,060
9. $9,225
10-12. $6,665
13-15. $5,645
16-18. $4,985
19-21. $4,380
22-24. $3,800
25-27. $3,250
28-36. $2,700
37-45. $2,185
46-54. $1,735
55-63. $1,335
64-72. $1,045
73-81. $850
82-90. $725
91-99. $620
100-108. $550
109-117. $520
118-126. $490
127-142. $470

Some Notable Chip Stacks On Day 2

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 Average: 315,000 Players Left: 270

Mark Hamilton - 695,000
Safiya Umerova - 480,000
Duey Duong - 320,000
George Kozel - 300,000
Joey Deluca - 300,000
Boris Goldstein - 280,000
Ryan Lenaghan - 260,000
Larry Serebryany - 255,000
Jordy Miller - 180,000
Rubin Chappell - 145,000
Hermilo Vargas - 130,000
Massoud Eskandari - 80,000
Brandon Zuidema - 80,000

Larry Serebryany Looking For Another Deep Run

We spotted an interesting outfit in the crowd and noticed that it was former Mega Millions final tablist and a character at the table, Larry Serebryany. Serebryany is going for the undercover look with the brim hat, glasses, and facemask, but he gives his identity away with his business card on the brim of his cap. 

Serebryany is still alive with a below average stack, so we will see if he can rally and make another major final table here at the Bike! 





Nearly 100 Day 2 Entires Today

Registration has officially closed in the Summer Series Main Event, and a total of 98 players came out to buy-in on Day 2. That means that the prizepool is over $750,000. We will post the official payouts when we get them shortly.

We have 340 players still alive here. Good luck to all of them!

Some of the Day 2 Buy-ins Halfway Through Registration

The first level of the day is in the books, meaning we are nearing the halfway point of Day 2 registration. So far, we have 86 players who have come in and brought in today for $1,800, pushing the prizepool over $700,000 and growing! Registration is open until about 5:55 PM tonight thanks to the slight delay in the restart, and below you will see just a few of the notables who have brought in today!

Joey Deluca

Gary Sewell

Brandon Zuidema

Shawn Martirosian

Massoud Eskandari

Top Stacks to Start the Day


John Sharou - 907,500

Satia Wang - 676,000

Jerome Mangum - 620,000

Matthew Szewczyk

Chih-Hao Chung - 554,000


Slight Delay in the Day 2 Restart

Players are still finding their seats in a packed tournament ballroom for Day 2 of the $500,000 Guaranteed Event. As of right now, there are 52 players who have brought in on Day 2, meaning that the prizepool is now nearly at $700,000!

Registration will now be open until about 5:50 PM, so make sure you come join us for this massive Day 2 finals!

Summer Poker Series Event #12 Return List

Monday, June 25, 2018

By the Numbers: Final Day 1 Session

We ended things with a bang, as 272 players came out for the final starting session of this Main Event, which is up to over $600,000 in the prizepool! The final 27 players will finish in the money, with the top 19 moving on to tomorrow's finals.

1-19. Advance to Day 2 + $400
20-27. $250

Over $600,000 In the Prizepool Now

With over 170 players registered in our final flight of the day, we have officially crossed the $600,000 marker here in this massive Summer Series Main Event. Of course, the prizepool will only grow tomorrow when players come in to buy-in directly for $1,800. First place in this event will be over $100,000, and with the WSOP Main Event just around the corner, this could be a great way to freeroll your way into the big dance.

Thank you to everyone who has come out to make our event so big, and good luck to the finalists tomorrow!

What's on Tap: Day 2 Finals of the $500,000 Guaranteed Event

Tomorrow is the biggest day of the 2018 Summer Series, as it's Day 2 of our $500,000 Guaranteed Main Event. The action there starts at 4 PM, but at 11 AM, we are running a $400 turbo satellite where at least one $1,800 Day 2 seat will be given out.

The main action starts up at 4 PM, where players will have over an hour an d a half to register for $1,800. The top 33% tomorrow will finish in the money, with first place taking home over $100,000.

We wrap things up at 7:30 PM with a $75 satellite guaranteeing at least five $550 seats. Those seats can be used in the WSOP Main Event satellite Saturday, where at least 15 discounted seats will be handed out.

It will be a hue day, so make sure you don't miss it!

By the Numbers: $240 Monday Session

The $240 session drew a total of 180 players even, meaning that 18 more Day 2 tickets will be punched from that flight. With those buy-ins included, the prizepool is now up over $575,000, and will only be growing more with the final flight today still open for registration, and of course the Day 2 buy-ins tomorrow!

1-18. Advance to Day 2 + $400

More Details on Tomorrow's Day 2 Buy-In

The finals of the $500,000 Guaranteed Event are playing out tomorrow, and we wanted to make sure that you guys knew about all the details for the direct buy-in. The total will be $1,800, and that will get players a starting stack of 200,000 in chips, with the blinds starting at just 1,500-3,000. Re-entry is also allowed until the end of the first break, which will be approximately 5:40 PM. All levels will be 45 minutes long tomorrow, and play will end for the day after Level 11.

You can click here for a full structure of play tomorrow.

Some Snapshots From Our $240 Session

Lang Lee

Massoud Eskandari

Ophir Atar

Anthony Pitesa

Benjamin Nguyen