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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Final Seven Chop it Up, Chris Grim is the Winner!

The final seven players took a look at the numbers during their latest break, and no one objected, so a deal was struck! Chris Grim was the chip leader at the time, so he was declared the winner, and will take home over $32,000. Scroll down for a breakdown of the chop, and congratulations to all seven players on their summer bankroll booster.

Chris Grim - $32,156
Kathleen Solowitz - $28,925
Alvin Yue - $25,320
Nicholas Dye - $17,010
Juan Jose Camacho - $15,720
Liu Chow - $15,255
Benjamin Jensen - $12,210

Chow Gets a Double, Fresh Counts for All Seven

Liu Chow hung around with the short stack for quite some time before he got it in with Ace-King against the Queen Jack of Chris Grim. Chow would flop top pair, turn trip kings, and river a full housr to score the double up.

The final seven are now on break. Here is how they stack up, with the blinds about to go to 250,000-500,000.

Chris Grim - 12,200,000
Kathleen Solowitz - 10,200,000
Alvin Yue - 9,200,000
Liu Chow - 4,200,000
Nicholas Dye-  3,600,000
Juan Jose Camacho - 3,200,000
Benjamin Jensen - 2,400,000

Erik Gamans Eliminated in 8th Place ($5,785)

Erik Gamans shoved all in for about two million with [As][7d], and he was in trouble against the [8s][8d] of Alvin Yue. The board ran down [10h][6h][4d][9c][6c], and the eights held for Yue, who sends Gamans packing in eighth.

Solowitz Spikes River to Double

We caught up with the action in a three way pot on the turn, with the board showing [As][Ad][6h][8h]. Alvin Yue fired 550,000, Erik Gamans called on the button, and Kathleen Solowitz called in the small blind. The [7s] completed the board, and Solowitz moved all in for over five million. Yue quickly folded, but Gamans quickly hit the tank.

He thought for about 90 seconds before calling with Ace-nine for trips, but it was no good, as Solowitz had rivered a straight with [9d][5h]. She doubles into the lead with over 14 million, while Gamans was left with just 400,000. A few hands later, he was able to more than quadruple up, giving him some momentary life.

What's on Tap: Start of the $500,000 Guaranteed Event

Tomorrow is the start of the Main Event of the 2018 Summer Series, the $500,000 Guaranteed Event. Over the course of a week and a half, flights will be played out everyday, ranging from $85 to $240. The action starts tomorrow with three different flights, at 11:30 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Registration for all flights will be open for three and a half hours.

Best of luck to everyone!


Gamans Doubles Through Grim

On one of the first hands back, Erik Gamans got his final few big blinds in holding pocket jacks, He was called by chip leader Chris Grim holding pocket deuces, and the jacks would hold up on a board that would run out all high cards.

Gamans doubles up to over three million, while Grim maintains his chip lead despite the hit.

Fahd Smires Eliminated in 9th Place ($4,270)

After a raise to 700,000 from Chris Grim, Fahd Smires moved all in for two million. It folded back to Grim, who thought for about 40 seconds before calling.

Grim: [Kd][Jc]
Smires: [Jd][Jh]

Grim had already come from way behind once at this final table, and he was able to do it again, as the board ran down [10c][8d][2c][Ks][9d], giving Grim a winning pair of kings on the turn.

This leaves us eight handed.

Grim Sucks Out for Massive Double Up

The biggest pot of the tournament just took place between Chris Grim and Fahd Smires. The two players got their hefty stacks in the middle after a flop of [Kh][7c][6h]. Grim held [Kd][Qs], but he was in a world of hurt against the [Ac][As] of Smires. The [6c] on the turn changed nothing, but the [Kc] on the river changed everything.

Grim doubles up into the chip lead with over 12 million, while Smires is left with just five big blinds.

Yue Scores Big Double Up

In a heads up pot between Alvin Yue and Juan Jose Camacho, the flop of [9h][8s][7d] would set off fireworks as the two players quickly got the chips in the middle. Camacho held [10s][10d] for an overpair and open ended straight draw, but Yue had him crushed with [Jh][10h].

The [4d] on the turn ended the hand, and Yue scored a monster double up to 7.5 million, while Camacho falls to 4.7 million.

Jensen Doubles Through Solowitz

After a raise from Benjamin Jensen, Kathleen Solowitz three bet it. Action folded around to Jensen, who four bet shoved for 2.6 million. Solowitz called, though she didn't look thrilled about it.

Jensen: [9c][9d]
Solowitz: [6c][6d]

The overpair would hold for Jensen on the [Kh][Kc][10c][Qh][5c] runout, and he doubled up to 5.6 million, while Solowitz falls down to six million.

Official $200,000 Guaranteed Final Table Photo

From left to right:

1st Row: Kathleen Solowitz, Alvin Yue, Nicholas Dye, and Chris Grim

2nd Row: Erik Gamans, Benjamin Jensen, Juan Jose Camacho, Siu Chow, and Fahd Smires

Early Overlay Alert in Our Survivor Event

We wanted to get the overlay alert out early in our afternoon WSOP Survivor Event. In order to reach our guarantee of ten WSOP $1,500 packages, we need to get 100 players, and so far, all we have is 20. That means you will have a great chance to come down and increase your odds at getting one of these coveted WSOP tickets. First place in a standard $1,500 Event is usually over $300,000, so you don't want to miss this one!

Cards in the Air: $150 Survivor WSOP Event

It's time to kick off our latest Survivor Event, but this one has a WSOP twist to it. The buy-in  is $180 here, and at least ten people will take home $1,500 in cash, or if they would prefer, a $1,500 WSOP seat!

Registration for this event will be open until 8 PM tonight. Good luck everyone!

Mark Roguel Eliminated in 10th Place ($2,915)

Mark Roguel got his short stack in preflop holding [Ad][4d], and he was dominated by the [Ah][10d] of Nicholas Dye . The board wouldn't improve either player, and an ace on the river confirmed that Dye would score the knockout to get us to our official final table of nine!

Jensen Doubles Through Solowitz

Benjamin Jensen got his final million chips in holding [Ad][Qc], and he was racing against the [3h][3s] of Kathleen Solowitz. The flop of [As][10c][7s] shot Jensen out into the lead, and he would hold that lead on the [Qd] and [8s] finish.

Jenson doubles to 2.2 million, while Solowitz takes a small dent to her stack.

$200,000 Guaranteed Final Table Photos and Counts

Seat 1: Nicholas Dye - 5,900,000

Seat 2: Chris Grim - 8,900,000

Seat 3: Juan Jose Camacho - 4,700,000
Seat 4: Siu Chow - 2,700,000
Seat 5: Fahd Smires - 4,300,000
Seat 6: Benjamin Jensen - 1,500,000

Seat 7: Erik Gamans - 3,200,000
Seat 8: Mark Roguel - 1,750,000
Seat 9: Kathleen Solowitz - 10,500,000

Seat 10: Alvin Yue - 5,800,000

Just Two Eliminations From the Final Table

The action hasn't slowed down just yet in this Day 3 finals, as we are quickly down to the final 12 players. Once we lose two more players, we will combine to a final table of ten.

The following players each won $2,540.

13. Fred Kurestian
14. Jay Scoratow
15. Aleksei Domnikov.

And these three all won $2,250.

16. David De Vito
17. Cesar Osnaya
18. Bhagwan Tejwani

Seating Chart and Counts For Final 18


Seat 1: Jay Scoratow - 850,000
Seat 2: Fred Kurestian - 630,000
Seat 3: Nicholas Dye - 2,300,000
Seat 4: Gabriel Habbaba - 3,000,000
Seat 5: Cesar Osnaya - 450,000
Seat 6:  David De Vito - 2,300,000
Seat 7: Mark Roguel - 600,000
Seat 8: Juan Jose Camacho - 2,900,000
Seat 9: Alvin Yue - 3,800,000


Seat 1: Kathleen Solowitz - 7,200,000
Seat 2: Bhagwan Tejwani - Eliminated
Seat 3: Erik Gamans - 3,800,000
Seat 4: Aleksei Domikov - 2,200,000
Seat 5: Chris Grim - 6,500,000
Seat 6: Siu Chow - 1,550,000
Seat 7: Benjamin Jensen - 1,400,000
Seat 8: Matthew Salnick - 2,900,000
Seat 9: Fahd Smires - 4,900,000

Next Round of Eliminations

We are down to the final two tables now, and the final 18 are taking their first break of the day. When they return, we will post an updated seating chart, with fresh counts for all remaining.

In the meantime, here are all the eliminations so far today. These players took home $1,975.

19. J Park
20. Dionysios Peridikoyiannis
21. Jeff Stein

And these three all won $1,700 today.

22. Eran Gold
23. Morgan Aceto
24. Mark Peckham

Scoratow Spikes One Outer to Double

Normally, we wait until the final table to post the big hands, but we felt compelled to post this one on one of the very first hands of the day. The action was between short stacks Mark Peckham and Jay Scoratow. The flop read [7h][4d][2h], and Scoratow got his money in with what he thought was a monster hand, pocket deuces. However, he was on the wrong end of the cooler, as Peckham had top set with pocket sevens.

The [3s] on the turn might have made Peckham's heart skip a beat, but the river confirmed his nightmare, as the case deuce came for Scoratow, who doubled with quads deuces.

"That's the second day in a row I've had quad deuces," an ecstatic Scortow said, while Peckham could only shake his head and snap a picture of the bad beat on his phone.

Peckham would be the first player eliminated today shortly after.

Day 3 Finals Now Underway

The final 24 players in our $200,000 Guaranteed Event have taken their seats, and we are ready to get going once again. Kathleen Solowitz comes into the day with a monster chip lead, holding just under 10 million. Alvin Yue is the closest to her, and he has less than half of that with 4.8 million.

We will be here until the end today to bring you all of the updates, so don't go anywhere!

Cards in the Air: $20,000 Guaranteed Event

We kick off the action today with a $150 buy-in event that has a $20,000 Guarantee on it. Registration for this flight will be open until 2:30 PM, and re-entry is also allowed in that time frame.

Good luck all, and don't forget that the $200,000 Guaranteed finals start up again at 1 PM!

Summer Poker Series Event #8 Return List

Kathleen Solowitz Bags Huge Lead Going Into Day 3

Thanks to a huge pot she won in a double knockout towards the end of the night, where her pocket aces held up against her opponent's pocket jacks and Ace-Jack, Kathleen Solowitz (pictured above) has bagged a monster stack in this $200,000 Guaranteed Event. She will be taking 9,830,000 into play tomorrow, nearly five million more than her closest competitor, Alvin Yue, who has 4,890,000.

Be sure to come back in the morning for a full list of chip counts for the Day 3 finals as we look to crown another huge champion here at the Bicycle Casino. The action picks up again at 1 PM. See you then!

xxx - Second in Chips 

Latest Round of $200k Bustouts

The following players all took home $1,200 tonight.

28. Pogos Simityan
29. Vahan Sudzhyan
30. Lee Lee
31. Ahahorkh Behdjov
32. Ahamd Hoosmand
33. Jason Tyra
34. Jeffrey Assas
35. Felipe Arevalo
36. Pat Nguyen