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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Congratulations to Steve Jun, Winner of the Cardplayer Main Event!


On the final hand of the event, Duey Duong got his final chips in preflop holding [Ad][Jc], only to run into another monster hand held of Steve Jun, [Kc][Ks]. The board ran down [Js][8d][2h][Qd][2s], and the pair of jacks wasn't good enough for Duong, who took home $97,000 exactly after the two made a deal before heads up play began.

The night, however, belongs to Steve Jun, who will take home over $149,735, and will also be featured on the cover of the next Cardplayer magazine! Congratulations again to Jun, and thank you to everyone who came out for the Main Event here this week!

We will see you guys once again in December for the latest WSOP Circuit stop!

Brandon Zuidema Eliminated in 3rd Place ($52,080)


Duey Duong raised it up, and after losing a decent chunk of his stack to Steve Jun, Brandon Zuidema moved all in. Duong called with [As][Qh], and he was ahead of the King-Jack of Zuidema. The board ran down [Qd][Jh][5h][6d][10c], and top pair was good enough for Duong to take down the pot, and get us to heads up play.

Jun has a nice lead on Duong, holding about 14 million to the six million of Duong.

Said El Harrak Eliminated in 4th Place ($39,235)


Said El Harrak raised it up, and Steve Jun three bet it from the big blind. El Harrak moved all in, and Jun snap called with [Ah][As]. El Harrak shook his head as he tabled [Kc][Qc], and he would need a ton of help to survive. He would get some help on the [Qs][6h][4h] flop, and even more help on the [Kh] turn. Jun could still win with an ace, heart, six, or four, and the [Ac] came on the river to give Jun a winning set.

The final three players are now taking a look at the numbers.

Updated Counts From the Final Four

Blinds: 60,000-120,000

Steve Jun - 7,800,000
Duey Duong - 4,150,000
Said El Harrak - 3,950,000
Brandon Zuidema - 3,800,000

Duong Doubles Through El Harrak

We saw yet another big coin flip all in preflop, with Duey Duong holding [Ad][Ks] to the [6d][6c] of Said El Harrak. Duong shot out to the lead after the flop came [As][4d][5s], and he would keep the lead on the [5h] turn and [Jh] river.

Duong gets a much needed double up, while El Harrak takes a tumble back down to under four million.

Jim Collopy Eliminated in 5th Place ($29,640)


Jim Collopy raised to 250,000, and Steve Jun reraised to 950,000. Collopy made the call, and the flop came down [Ah][8s][6h]. Jun bet 675,000, Collopy called, and the [Ac] came on the turn. Both players checked that card, and the [4d] completed the board. Jun thought for about 15 seconds before moving all in, and Collopy rechecked his hole cards before slamming in a call with [Ad][Qd].

Unfortunately for him, Jun had him just outkicked with [As][Kh], and the king played, giving him a huge pot, and knocking out arguably the most dangerous player left in Collopy.

Fresh Counts From The Final Five

Blinds: 50,000-100,000

Said El Harrak - 5,000,000
Brandon Zuidema - 4,550,000
Steve Jun - 4,500,000
Jim Collopy - 3,600,000
Duey Duong - 1,460,000

Michael Wasserman Eliminated in 6th Place ($22,475)


Michael Wasserman raised from middle position, and in the big blind, Brandon Zuidema moved all in, having Wasserman covered. Wasserman thought for about a minute before making the call, and once again, we were off to the races.

Wasserman: [As][Qc]
Zuidema: [7d][7s]

The board came down [Js][9h][6h][5h][4h], and with neither playing holding a heart, the sevens were good enough to earn Zuidema the victory.

Wasserman Doubles Through Collopy

Michael Wasserman got his final one million in preflop holding [Kh][10h], and he was flipping against the pocket nines of Jim Collopy. Wasserman shot out to the lead on the window card of a flop of [Qc][10s][3s], and Wasserman would then catch running kings to improve to an unnecessary full house.

This doubles him up to over two million, while Collopy loses a decent chunk of his big stack on that play.

Beau Winn Eliminated in 7th Place ($17,530)


Beau Winn moved all in for about 800,000 total, and from the small blind, Brandon Zuidema called to put him at risk.

Winn: [6d][6s]
Zuidema: [Kh][Qc]

The flop of [4h][3s][2s] was clean for Winn, as was the [Ac] on the turn. However, the [Kd] on the river gave Zuidema a winning pair of kings, and sent a disappointed Winn to the rail in seventh place.

Fresh Counts on Break

Blinds: 40,000-80,000

Jim Collopy - 4,500,000
Brandon Zuidema - 3,800,000
Said El Harrak - 3,700,000
Duey Duong - 3,300,000
Steve Jun - 2,700,000
Michael Wasserman - 1,100,000
Beau Winn - 790,000

Collopy Scores Big Double on the River

Catching up with the action on the turn, with the board reading [9s][8d][2h][10s], Jim Collopy checked to Brandon Zuidema, who bet out 385,000. Collopy responded with a check raise all in for 1.44 million more, and Zuidema thought it over for a couple of minutes while talking to himself occasionally before he made the call.

Zuidema: [Jh][Jc]
Collopy: [Kh][10h]

It was a great call for Zuidema, but the deck didn't cooperate, as the [Ks] hit the river to give Collopy a winning two pair. Collopy jumps into the chip lead with that pot, while Zuidema takes a big hit to his stack.

Winn Doubles Through El Harrak

After losing most of his chips in the double up to Duey Duong, Bean Winn shoved all in preflop for around 300,000. Said El Harrak was the only caller with [Jh][10h], and he was dominated by the [Ks][10s] of Winn. The flop of [As][Ac][6]d changed nothing, but the [Jc] on the turn changed everything. Winn needed a king or queen to survive now, and he got just that with the [Qc] river.

Winn gets a much needed double up, while El Harrak takes the smallest of dents to his stack.

Eric Jeffries Eliminated in 8th Place ($13,680)



Steve Jun raised to 125,000, and next to act, Jim Collopy called. Right after him, Eric Jeffries moved all in for 835,000. It folded around to Jun, who thought for about 20 seconds before moving all in over the top. Collopy look frustrated as he folded his hand, but was happy once Jun tabled his. 

Jun: [As][Ac]
Jeffries: [8s][8d]

Jeffries would pick up a few more outs on the [6c][5d][4c] flop, but that was all the help he would get, as the board finished out [9s] and [2c].

This get us down to our final seven players. As of yet, there haven't been any talks of a deal.

Duong Doubles Through Winn

Duey Duong moved all in from early position for his final 840,000, and in the big blind, Beau Winn made the call with [As][Kh]. He was flipping against the [9c][9h], and the flop brought plenty of action, coming down [Qs][9s][5s]. This gave Duong a set, but also gave Winn the nut flush draw. The turn [4c] and river [10d] gave no more help to Win, who shipped a decent chunk of his stack over to Duong.

Derek Kwan Eliminated in 9th Place ($10,465)


Derek Kwan moved all in preflop, and next to act, Jim Collopy moved all in over the top. Everyone else folded, and we were off to the races, as Collopy held [4h][4d], while Kwan had [Ad][Jd]. The board ran down [6s][5h][3h][6d][3d], and Collopy's fours held up to get us down to the final eight.

Jeffries Doubles Through El Harrak

After a raise from Said El Harrak, Eric Jeffries moved all in for his final 810,000. El Harrak quickly called with [Jh][Js], and he was ahead of the [Ad][8d] of Jeffries. However, the lead flipped after the flop came [As][Qc][3h]. El Harrak was looking for a jack now, but the board finished out [10h] and [6h], sending the double to Jefries.

Final Table Seating Chart and Player Photos


Seat 1: Derek Kwan - 495,000

Seat 2: Jim Collopy - 1,905,000

Seat 3: Eric Jeffries - 860,000

Seat 4: Michael Wasserman - 1,355,000

Seat 5: Beau Winn - 1,070,000
 
Seat 6: Said El Harrak 5,020,000

Seat 7: Duey Duong - 955,000


Seat 8: Brandon Zuidema - 6,700,000

Seat 9: Steve Jun - 1,530,000

Adam Geyer Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,615)

Adam Geyer was on the sever short stack when he got his final chips in holding [Ks][10s], and he was dominated by the [Kh][Qd] of Steve Jun. The board came down [8d][5c][2c][Kc][Js], and the queen kicker played for Jun, who gets us down the final table of nine.

Players are now taking a short break while the final table live stream is set up. Stay tuned for photos from all nine remaining players coming shortly!

Updated Seating Chart for the Unofficial Final Table



Seat 1: Derek Kwan - 500,000
Seat 2: Jim Collopy - 2,000,000
Seat 3: Eric Jeffries - 940,000
Seat 4: Michael Wasserman - 1,200,000
Seat 5: Beau Winn - 980,000
Seat 6: Said El Harrak 5,100,000
Seat 7: Duey Duong 1,000,000
Seat 8: Brandon Zuidema - 6,700,000
Seat 9: Adam Geyer - 325,000
Seat 10: Steve Jun - 1,100,000

Massoud Eskandari Eliminated in 11th Place ($7,615)

Massoud Eskandari got his final chips in preflop holding [Ad][Qd], and he was flipping against the pocket eights of Said El Harrak. The board ran down seven high, and the eights held up for El Harrak.

The final ten players are now redrawing to one table. We will post an updated seating chart shortly.

Harvey Alegado Eliminated in 12th Place ($7,615)

Harvey Alegado lost a good chunk of his stack to Brandon Zuidema before he moved all in preflop holding pocket sixes. He was dominated by the pocket jacks of Michael Wasserman, and the board of [9h][7h][7s][8s][4c] was good for Wasserman, who gets us down to the final 11 players.

Once we get down to the final table, we will post photos and updated chip counts for all those left!

Joldis Cosmin Eliminated in 13th Place ($6,355)

Joldis Cosmin moved all in preflop holding [As][Kc], and he was in a classic coinflip against the [5h][5d] of Said El Harrak. The board ran down all low cards, coming [6c][2h][2d][3s][4h], and El Harrak made an unneeded straight on the river to add to his chip lead.

Jordan Cristos Eliminated in 14th Place ($6,355)

In a carbon copy of the hand just reported, Jordan Cristos was all in preflop holding Ace-Jack, and this time it was Brandon Zuidema who had the dominating queens. Unlike the last hand however, Zuidema ended the hand right away when the flop came [Qs][Qc][6c], giving Zuidema quads, and sending the former Legends of Poker champion to the rail.

Ruslan Evloev Eliminated in 15th Place ($6,355)

Ruslan Evloev got his short stack in preflop holding Ace-Jack, and he was in bad shape against the pocket queens of Jim Collopy. Evloev caught top pair with a jack on the flop, but wouldn't improve from there, and the ladies were good enough for Collopy to drag a nice pot.

Jarod Einsohn Eliminated in 16th Place ($5,395)

After a raise to 90,000 from Brandon Zuidema, Jarod Einsohn reraised all in for 400,000. In the small blind, Michael Wasserson made the call, and Zuidema called as well. The two players would check down until the river on a board of [Qs[7s][6h][Ah][4h], where Zuidema fired 380,000. Wasserson quickly folded, and Zuidema showed pocket fours for a rivered set.

Einsohn could only shake his head as he rolled over two eights, and he was sent to the rail first.

Day 3 Finals Now Underway

The final 16 players have taken their seats, and we are ready to get the action going once again! All players remaining have locked up at least $5,395, with a $1,000 pay jump coming at the next elimination.

Said El Harrak leads the way, but he has a stacked lineup of players trying to chase him down. Click here for a full list of chip counts for today, and stay tuned for updates throughout the day, until a winner is decided!


Said El Harrak - chip leader 

Cards in the Air: $100,000 Guaranteed Deepstack

We kick off the final day of the 2018 Big Poker Oktober with our one day $100,000 Guaranteed Event! Registration is open until just before 3:30 PM, and there is no re-entry allowed, so make your one bullet count!

If you can't join us for this event, we have a $365 Survivor Event at 5 PM today!

The $100,000 Guaranteed Deepstack Starts in an Hour

It's the final day of the 2018 Big Poker Oktober, and in addition to the final day of the Main Event, we also have two more events starting up today. The first is our $245 buy-in $100,000 Guaranteed one day event! There is no re-entry in this event.

At 5 PM, we have a $365 Survivor Event where the top 10% will all be taking home $3,000. Come join us!

Play Ends with Said El Harrak in the Lead

We are down to just 16 players left in the Cardplayer Main Event, and Said El Harrak leads the pack with 2,320,000. Right behind him is Brandon Zuidema, a good friend of Andrew Wisdom, who won this very event last year. Also still alive are Beau Winn, Massoud Eskandari, Jim Collopy, Adam Geyer, Jordan Cristos, and Jarod Einsohn.

The final day kicks off tomorrow at 2 PM, with the final table streaming on Live at the Bike. We will be back then to bring you all of the updates, so don't miss out on it!

RankPlayerChip Count
1Said El Harrak2,320,000
2Brandon Zuidema2,315,000
3Harvey Alegado1,900,000
4Eric Jeffries1,620,000
5Beau Winn1,610,000
6Michael Wasserman1,415,000
7Mike Eskandari1,365,000
8Derek Kwan1,360,000
9Steve Jun1,265,000
10Duey Duong1,130,000
11Jim Collopy940,000
12Adam Geyer870,000
13Joldis Cosmin790,000
14Ruslan Evloev765,000
15Jordan Cristos490,000
16Jarod Einsohn455,000

Said El Harrak - 2,320,000

Brandon Zuidema - 2,315,000

Harvey Alegado - 1,900,000

Two Eliminations Before Play Wraps Up

Players are bagging up their chips now, with just 16 players remaining. We have lost Andrei Moldovon in 18th place, and Wang Jae Lee in 17th place. We will post a full list of chip counts and photos of a couple of the big stacks shortly.

Full Seating Chart for the Final 18

Table 1

Seat 1: Massoud Eskandari - 1,120,000
Seat 2:  Jim Collopy - 1,100,000
Seat 3: Said El Harrak - 1,400,000
Seat 4: Andrei Moldovan - 220,000
Seat 5: Joldis Cosmin - 1,250,000
Seat 6: Adam Geyer - 860,000
Seat 7: Jarod Einsohn - 1,100,000
Seat 8: Brandon Zuidema - 1,300,000
Seat 9: Jordan Cristos - 660,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Eric Jeffries-  1,550,000
Seat 2: Beau Winn - 1,450,000
Seat 3: Ruslin Evloev - 700,000
Seat 4: Duey Duong - 1,450,000
Seat 5: Derek Kwan - 1,150,000
Seat 6: Michael Wasseron - 700,000
Seat 7: Harvey Alegado - 1,900,000
Seat 8: Steve Jun - 1,100,000
Seat 9: Jay Le - 350,000

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Next Group of Bustouts

We are at the point in the tournament where there is a pay jump after every three bustouts. We are down to the final 21 right now, meaning we have hit two jumps already. Once we get down to the final 18, we will post a seating chart with full counts for everyone still in.

These players each took home $4,125

22. Marc Contreras
23. Qing Lu
24.  Mark Bryan

These players each won $3,690.

25. Luke Nguyen
26. Ray Etniel
27. Jesse Yaginuma

Latest Bustouts From the Main

The final 27 players just completed a full three table redraw. Here are are the players who just missed out on making it to that marker. Each of these players took home $3,255 tonight.

28. Michael Knight
29. Mohsin Charania
30. John Misirian
31. Al Connelly
32. Anthony Spinella
33. Josh Siegel
34. Joseph Baghdadian
35. Fred Schwartz
36. Jim Mangiemele

Some Fresh Chips From the Top 27

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 Average: 766,0000

Said El Harrak - 1,500,000
Massoud Eskandari - 1,200,000
Jarod Einsohn - 1,200,000
Jim Collopy - 1,100,000
Duey Duong - 1,080,000
Harvey Alegado - 960,000
Jordan Cristos - 860,000
Brandon Zuidema - 735,000
Adam Geyer - 455,000

Next Round of Eliminations in the Main Event

The following players all took home $2,850 for their efforts tonight.

37. Martino Bakri
38. Paul Vacchio
39. Jiehao Zhu
40. William Wolf
41. Timothy Xu
42. Anne Liu
43. Ali Darroudi
44. Triet Nguyen
45. Goswin Siemsen

More Updated Counts From the Final Four Tables

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 Average: 585,000

Said El Harrak - 1,420,000
Jim Collopy - 1,150,000
Harvey Alegado - 940,000
Jordan Cristos - 800,000
Massoud Eskandari - 790,000
Jarod Einsohn - 660,000
Adam Geyer - 630,000
Duey Duong - 580,000
Brandon Zuidema - 570,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 360,000
Anthony Spinella - 195,000
Mohsin Charania - 160,000

First Round of Player Bustouts

As we usually do, we will start listing off eliminations now that we are down to the final five tables here in this Cardplayer Main Event. The following players all took home $2,500 tonight.

46. John Rock
47. Straton Wilhelm
48. Bruce Buffer
49. Shawn Walker
50. Tawab Hessam
51. Phong "Turbo" Nguyen
52. Christopher Bolek
53. Travis Takahashi
54. Jason Warner

Updated Counts In the Main Event

Blinds: 4,000-8,000 Average: 370,000 Players Left: 54

Said El Harrak - 1,200,000
Massoud Eskandari - 1,100,000
Jim Collopy - 1,000,000
Jordan Cristos - 680,000
Jarod Einsohn - 450,000
Duey Duong - 390,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 380,000
Brandon Zuidema - 280,000
Mohsin Charania - 210,000
Anthony Spinella - 132,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 105,000

Fresh Counts From the Final 63

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 Average: 316,000

Said El Harrak - 1,300,000
Jordan Cristos - 1,050,000
Massoud Eskandari - 980,000
Jim Collopy - 700,000
Duey Duong - 580,000
Brandon Zuidema - 350,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 222,000
Jarod Einsohn - 195,000
Tony Ma - 195,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 180,000
Anthony Spinella - 165,000
Benjamin Moon - 150,000
Joe Serock - 130,000

We are Now in the Money!

It has taken less than five hours for us to get down to the final nine players, which means we are officially in the money now! All of the remaining players have locked up at least $1,905, but they all have their eyes set on the first place prize of $156,350 to be handed out tomorrow!

At the moment, it looks like local Bicycle Casino regular Massoud Eskandari has the chip lead with over one million in chips. Stay tuned to find out if Eskandari can make yet another major final table here at the Bike!

Some Updated Counts During Break

Blinds: 2,500-5,000 Average: 234,000 Players Left: 85

Said El Harrak - 650,000
Brandon Zuidema - 475,000
Duey Duong - 450,000
Jordan Cristos - 425,000
Massoud Eskandari - 350,000
Tony Ma - 300,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 300,000
Kevin French - 260,000
Anthony Spinella - 255,000
Benjamin Moon - 180,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 155,000
Joe Serock - 130,000
Jarod Einsohn - 85,000
Danny Wong - 48,000

Final Payouts For the Cardplayer Main Event

After the 46 Day 2 entries today, the prizepool swelled up to $642,140. The final 72 players today will finish in the money, each locking up $1,905. Scroll down for the rest of the payouts, and good luck to the remaining 105 players!

1. $156,350
2. $90,385
3. $52,080
4. $39,235
5. $29,640
6. $22,475
7. $17,530
8. $13,680
9. $10,465
10-12. $7,615
13-15. $6,355
16-18. $5,395
19-21. $4,760
22-24. $4,185
25-27. $3,690
28-36. $3,255
37-45. $2,850
46-54. $2,500
55-63. $2,190
64-72. $1,905

Some Chippies From the Day 2 Restart

Blinds: 1,500-3,000 Average: 170,000 Players Left: 117

Said El Harrak - 700,000
Brandon Zuidema - 550,000
Kevin French - 450,000
Duey Duong - 320,000
Tony Ma - 320,000
Massoud Eskandari - 310,000
Joe Serock - 250,000
Benjamin Moon - 190,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 135,000
Danny Wong - 125,000
Anthony Spinella - 120,000
Jarod Einsohn - 120,000
Ron West - 110,000

Registration Closes With 46 Day 2 Entries

As the title indicates, we got just under 50 Day 2 buy-ins today, creating a final field of 166 players today. We will post the full payouts as soon as we get them from the floor staff, but we can confirm that the prizepool ended up at just under $650,000.

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Cardplayer Main Event. Stay tuned for more updates from this exciting Day 2!

Cards in the Air: $570 Survivor Event

The Main Event might have just closed it's registration doors at the top of the hour, but that doesn't mean the poker action is stopping here at the Bike Poker Oktober! We still have three post Main Event tournaments coming up: one today, and two tomorrow. Today's event has just kicked off, and it's a $570 Survivor Event. That means that the top 10% of players will all cash out for an even $5,000, a great way to boost the bankroll at the end of the series.

If you can't make it for the Survivor Event, we have a $100,000 Guaranteed Deepstack Event tomorrow at 11:30 AM, and one more Survivor Even, this time for $365, tomorrow at 5 PM.

Good luck everyone!

Nearly 40 Day 2 Buy-ins So Far

We have just passed the halfway point of the Day 2 buy-in period, and so far, we have 36 Day 2 entries. That means that the prizepool is now approaching $400,000!

Be sure to stay tuned for a round of notable chip counts once registration closes at 3 PM today!

Cards in the Air: Main Event Day 2 Finals

It is time to get going once again here in the Cardplayer Main Event! It's Day 2, and that means that players will be coming in today to buy-in directly for Day 2 to join the 120 players who have already advanced. Registration today will be open until the end of the first break, or until about 3 PM local time. The buy-in is $4,300, and we will be passing the posted guarantee shortly into play today.

Click here for a full list of chip counts, and good luck to everyone!

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Full List of Day 2 Chip Counts

After three days of play, 120 players will be coming back today for the day 2 finals of the Cardplayer Main Event! Of course, the list of Day 2 players will be growing as players come in to buy-in directly for $4,300. Registration for that will be open until just before 3 PM today.

Avedis Chuldjian leads the way with 342,900, but he has a number of tough players breathing down his neck, including John Misirian (328,500), William Wolf (322,100), Said El Harrak (307,000), Kevin French (235,600), and Tony Ma (209,900). 

We will be playing 12 hours today, or until we reach the final table, whichever comes first. The remaining survivors will come back tomorrow at 2 PM, where the final table will be streaming on Live at the Bike! 

Good luck all!


RankPlayerChip Count
1Avedis Chuldjian342,900
2John Misirian328,500
3William Wolf322,100
4Said El Harrak307,000
5Beau Winn284,500
6David Thomas264,100
7Luke Nguyen255,300
8Al Connelly244,600
9Derek Kwan240,000
10Kevin French235,600
11Sam Weiss229,300
12Tony Ma209,900
13Amnon Filippi197,200
14Derek Gregory197,000
15Michael Wasserman196,000
16Rick Schwartz195,700
17Sean Yu195,000
18Jarod Einsohn191,000
19Robert Mather188,700
20Ishmael Torres186,700
21Julian Chung177,500
22Eric Jeffries166,500
23Troy Galbadon166,200
24Ali Darroudi166,000
25Duey Duong165,400
26Vadim Baranovsky162,000
27Lawrence Ma160,500
28Adam Miller154,600
29Wong Lee153,200
30Ramiro Moran151,300
31Larry Quang149,600
32Benjamin Gilbert147,600
33Xiao Yu146,900
34Andrei Moldovan145,000
35Rachel Dardon144,600
36David Brookshire144,600
37Haydar Ali Ettekhari144,200
38Emad Bastawros142,000
39Triet Nguyen141,500
40Brandon Zuidema138,900
41Jason Warner137,600
42Darrell Lane135,100
43Narek Pananyan134,500
44Cesar Torres132,000
45Adam Volen130,900
46Nguyet Dao130,700
47Ilya Shpiner130,000
48Qing Lu128,300
49Adrian Moreno124,800
50Michael Nia124,000
51Nissav Quarashi123,500
52Joseph Baghdadlian122,300
53Straton Wilhelm121,000
54Michael Knight118,600
55Ben Chung118,400
56Hamid Karimi118,000
57Timothy Acker117,500
58Martino Bakri114,700
59David Lilien114,400
60Marc Contreras113,300
61John Hulett109,600
62Steve Jun107,700
63Shawn Walker105,700
64Jared Griener105,200
65Harvey Alegado100,000
66Doug Lada99,000
67Jim Mangianele98,500
68Mike Shariati98,300
69Jiehao Zhu98,300
70Josh Siegel97,600
71Tony Ghaffari95,600
72Joldis Cosmin94,900
73Suang Saetum94,800
74Ernst Aschacher91,700
75Danny Geyser89,600
76Felipe Davila87,100
77Al Dargah87,000
78Rudy Cervantes86,000
79Francisco Lopez85,000
80Mel Weiner83,000
81Paul Lui82,400
82Goswin Siemsen78,900
83Ron Miller78,700
84John Rock77,600
85Alex Hua74,700
86Berkeley Yuan74,400
87Joe Hindry71,500
88Mirkohyar Gaskari70,400
89A Junh67,400
90Richard Abarca66,800
91Mikael Narveson63,200
92Kevin Chan60,200
93Paul Vacchio59,500
94Ruslan Evloev59,300
95Benjamin Moon59,200
96Alan Myerson59,000
97Anne Liu58,700
98Jose Prieto56,900
99John Pina53,800
100Alexandre Novaes53,000
101Peter Hengsakul52,200
102Enrique Rodriguez50,800
103Alex Massman46,500
104Bruce Buffer45,700
105Bruce Kramer44,800
106Jason Kim43,800
107Nancy Nguyen42,900
108Adam Regiaba42,200
109Travis Takashi42,100
110Sameer Aljanedi40,800
111Ray Etniel38,500
112Hector Ziperovich37,000
113Stan Hackett35,200
114Larisa Evloev34,400
115Fred Louie33,100
116Michael Merzian32,700
117Jonathan Ziegler31,000
118Sam Muradyan28,600
119Mark Bryan24,400
120Pogos Simityan16,400

Friday, October 19, 2018

Just 100 Players Remain in the Main Event Flight

We are about to dip into the double digits of players remaining here in the final Main Event flight, as the clock says exactly 100 players left. We still have a ways to go before the end of the night, but with the top 66 advancing, the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to emerge.

Don't forget that the Day 2 finals are tomorrow, and you will still be able to get in on the action for $4,300 then, so don't miss out on your chance!

Final Satellite Underway

This is your last chance to get in on the action tomorrow without forking over the full $4,300 for the Day 2 buy-in, as our last $430 satellite is now underway! The 4 PM satellite drew 25 players, meeting the two seats guaranteed and giving third place $2,150, exactly half of the Day 2 buy-in.

Remember that if you can't come out tonight, you will have until just before 3 PM tomorrow to buy-in directly for $4,300. Good luck all!

Some Chippies After Dinner Break Today

Blinds: 500-1,000 Players Left: 145

Tony Ma - 150,000
Massoud Eskandari - 140,000
Rupesh Pattni - 98,000
Sean Yu - 88,000
Michael Ung - 80,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 68,000
Thu Nguyen - 65,000
Kevin French - 60,000
Dan Heimiller - 50,000

By the Numbers: Final Main Event Flight

The third and final flight of this Main Event was by far the biggest, with 263 players coming out. That means that we are very close to the posted guarantee, with the Day 2 buy-ins still to come tomorrow! The final 66 players will be advancing to the Day 2 finals, and don't forget that you can still get in for $430 tonight at 8 PM.

1-66th. Advance to Day 2

More Details on Tomorrow's Day 2 Buy-In

As per usual on the day before a big Day 2 final, we wanted to make sure we reminded you guys of some of the details for tomorrow' big buy-in. The total will be $4,300, though we are running a pair of $430 satellites today that could give you a discounted buy-in.

Players will start with 120,000 in chips, with the blinds starting up at just 1,000-2,000. All levels tomorrow will be 50 minutes long, with hour long levels for the final table. Registration for the Day 2 finals will be open until just before 3 PM tomorrow, and all players will have one re-entry in that time frame as well.

Click here for a full structure, and good luck all!

Dinner Time in the Main Event

Players are now taking their 30 minute dinner break, which marks the beginning of the end of registration. We have 250 players registered so far, and we also have our $430 buy-in satellite for the Day 2 finals tomorrow.

Come join us!

Second Group of Snapshots From the Floor

Phong "Turbo" Nguyen

Frank Lin

Hermilo Vargas

Adam Miller

Matt Schultz

Mega Satellite Time for the Day 2 Finals

Yesterday we ran a few $200 satellites for today's Day 1 buy-in, and today, we are running a pair of $430 satellites for the Day 2 tomorrow! At least two discounted seats will be given out, meaning players can turn just $430 into an avearage stack of around 60 big blinds tomorrow.

If you can't make it out for this satellite, we have another one starting at 8 PM tonight. Don't miss it!

Over 200 Players on Second Break

The players keep piling in today, as we are up to 214 entries in this third and final starting session. Registration is open for two more hours, so you still have plenty of time to come down and join us! Remember that players will also be allowed to buy-in directly for $4,300 tomorrow.

Good luck everyone!

Full List of Day 2 Chip Counts So Far

RankPlayerChip Count
1William Wolf322,100
2Said El Harrak307,000
3Beau Winn284,500
4Sam Weiss229,300
5Amnon Filippi197,200
6Michael Wasserman196,000
7Jarod Einsohn191,000
8Julian Chung177,500
9Duey Duong165,400
10Vadim Baranovsky162,000
11Lawrence Ma160,500
12Ramiro Moran151,300
13Larry Quang149,600
14Benjamin Gilbert147,600
15Xiao Yu146,900
16Andrei Moldovan145,000
17Brandon Zuidema138,900
18Jason Warner137,600
19Cesar Torres132,000
20Adam Volen130,900
21Qing Lu128,300
22Adrian Moreno124,800
23Michael Nia124,000
24Nissav Quarashi123,500
25Michael Knight118,600
26Hamid Karimi118,000
27Timothy Acker117,500
28David Lilien114,400
29Marc Contreras113,300
30John Hulett109,600
31Steve Jun107,700
32Shawn Walker105,700
33Jared Griener105,200
34Mike Shariati98,300
35Josh Siegel97,600
36Joldis Cosmin94,900
37Suang Saetum94,800
38Ernst Aschacher91,700
39Mel Weiner83,000
40Goswin Siemsen78,900
41Joe Hindry71,500
42Richard Abarca66,800
43Kevin Chan60,200
44Benjamin Moon59,200
45Peter Hengsakul52,200
46Alex Massman46,500
47Bruce Buffer45,700
48Sameer Aljanedi40,800
49Ray Etniel38,500
50Hector Ziperovich37,000
51Fred Louie33,100
52Michael Merzian32,700
53Sam Muradyan28,600
54Pogos Simityan16,400