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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Some Fresh Chip Counts From the Final 36

Kathleen Solowitz won a huge pot near the money bubble when her pocket tens cracked the kings of Frank Lin, and she hasn't looked back since, as she has soared into the chip lead here with just four tables remaining. Scroll down for her count, and a few others, and stay tuned to find out if she closes out the night as the leader!

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 Average: 1,500,000

Kathleen Solowitz - 5,500,000
Matthew Salnick - 2,200,000
Mark Peckham - 1,300,000
Shakrokh Behdjou - 480,000

First Round of Eliminations Today

It's time to start listing off the eliminations as they come here in this Day 2 finals. The following players all took home $960 tonight.

37. Joe Nadeau
38. Grant Drake
39. Kenneth Kim
40. Steve Silverstein
41. Bahram Mesri
42. Thomas Cabral
43. Artak Babayan
44. Aram Bedrosian
45. Peter Hanna

Final Break of the Evening

We are down to the final 40 players, and those players are taking their final break of the night. When they come back, they will play two more levels before bagging up for the night. Once they get down to the final 36, we will post a fresh round of chip counts, as well as the latest nine eliminations.

Some Fresh Counts From the Final 60

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 Average: 840,000

Kathleen Solowitz - 2,500,000
Matthew Salnick - 1,600,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 1,200,000
Andy Stracuzzi - 950,000
Jon Peck - 750,000
Hermilo Vargas - 380,000

Some Updated Counts on the Money Bubble

We are down to just 84 players, meaning we are two bustouts away from reaching the money! Below you guys will see how some of the notables who will likely finish in the money are faring at the moment. Stay tuned for more updates as we inch closer to the latest massive Bicycle Casino final table!

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 Average: 580,000

Harry Arutyunyan - 1,330,000
Andy Stracuzzi - 1,250,000
Hermilo Vargas - 1,100,000
Kathleen Solowitz - 940,000
Phuoc Nguyen - 830,000
Jon Peck - 750,000
Frank Lin - 355,000
Duey Duong - 315,000
Matt Kursar - 300,000

Just 100 Players Remain in the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

The clock has just been moved down to 99 players, which means we are nearing the money bubble at 82 players. Once we reach that point, we will post a fresh round of chip counts for you guys. And as we did last week, we will be posting all elimination names once we get down to the final five tables.

Stay tuned!

What's on Tap: Thursday, June 14th

In addition to the Day 3 finals of our $200,000 Guaranteed Event tomorrow, we will have two more events kicking off at 11:30 AM and 5 PM tomorrow. First, we have a $20,000 Guaranteed No-Limit event with a buy-in of just $150. At 5 PM, we have a WSOP Survivor Event, where at least ten $1,500 WSOP seats or $1,500 cash prizes will be handed out.

This is all in preparation for our Main Event, the $500,000 Guaranteed, which starts on Friday!

Fresh Chippies From the Day 2 Finals

Blinds: 4,000-8,000 Players Left: 140 Average: 350,000

Jon Peck - 1,050,000
Eric Worrell - 840,000
Ilya Shpiner - 800,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 700,000
Mark Hamilton - 610,000
Duey Duong - 380,000
Matt Kursar - 380,000
Boris Goldstein - 350,000
Joey Deluca - 320,000
Hermilo Vargas - 310,000
Deepinder Singh - 290,000
Greg Gibson - 260,000
Frank Lin - 240,000
Chris Grigorian - 115,000

Cards in the Air: 4 PM Survivor Event

It's time to start up another Survivor tournament here at the 2018 Summer Series. Last week's installment saw eight players take home $2,000, with the ninth place finish taking home some extra cash as well.

Registration for this Survivor Event will be open until 7 PM tonight. Good luck all!

Final Payouts For the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

Event #8 was the biggest of the series so far as expected, with a total prizepool of $291,756. The final 82 players today will all finish in the money, locking up $410. First place will take home $52,131, a great bankroll booster for the second half of the WSOP in Las Vegas! Scroll down for all of the payouts today, and good luck to those still in!

1. $52,131
2. $30,360
3. $20,160
4. $15,090
5. $12,110
6. $9,245
7. $7,500
8. $5,785
9. $4,270
10-12. $2,915
13-15. $2,540
16-18. $2,250
19-21. $1,975
22-24. $1,700
25-27. $1,450
28-36. $1,200
37-45. $960
46-54. $770
55-63. $580
64-72. $475
73-82. $410

Some Notable Chip Counts From Our Day 2

Blinds: 2,500-5,000 Average: 250,000 Players Left: 197

Harry Arutyunyan - 900,000
Eric Worrell - 860,000
Phuoc Nguyen - 430,000
Mark Hamilton - 410,000
Ilya Shpiner - 350,000
Frank Lin - 320,000
Jon Peck - 315,000
Victor Kruglov - 260,000
Deepinder Singh - 230,000
Maxwell Lineberger - 200,000
Mario Martinez - 165,000
Joey Deluca - 140,000
Nika Futterman - 120,000
Chris Grigorian - 100,000

80 Total Day 2 Entires

Registration has officially closed for this Day 2 of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event, and according to the clock, 78 players came in and brought in directly for $1,100. That means that the final prizepool is over $280,000! Be sure to stay tuned for the full numbers to be posted shortly, as well as the first round of notable chip counts!

Some Photos of Our Day 2 Buy-ins

Joey Deluca

Mario Martinez

Greg Gibson

Frank Lin

Barry Woods

First Level in the Books

We are approaching the halfway point of Day 2 registration in this $200,000 Guaranteed Event, and so far, we have 63 Day 2 entries. That means that the prizepool is now up to over $270,000.

Registration is still available until 2:40 PM today, so it's likely we will pass the $300,000 mark when the dust settles. Don't miss out on it!

The Big Stacks to Start our Day 2 Finals

Scott Shone

Edward Frish - 526,500

Eric Worrell - 504,000

Hermilo Vargas - 495,500

Bahram Mesri - 482,500 

Deepinder Singh - 475,500

Day 2 Finals Now Underway

Play has started up again in the biggest day of the 2018 Summer Series so far. It's the Day 2 finals of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event! Registration for this Day 2 is open until 2:40 PM, and so far, we already have over 40 players who have exercised that option.

Stay tuned for photos of some of those players, as well as the big stacks to start the day!

Summer Series Event #8 Return List