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Saturday, August 18, 2018

By the Numbers: Saturday Turbo Flight

The second flight of the day drew 80 players, meaning the top 10 will be getting paid, with the final four moving on to the Day 2 finals next week. Your next chance to qualify will be tomorrow at 11:30 AM. Once again, the 5 PM flight tomorrow will have a turbo structure with 15 and 20 minute levels.

Good luck everyone!

1-4. Advance to Day 2
5-7. $1,200
8-10. $900

What's on Tap: Sunday, August 19th

The WPT500 rolls on tomorrow with two more starting flights. Just like today, the buy-in will be $570, and the flights will start at 11:30 AM and 5 PM. Remember that the second flight of everyday is a turbo one, with 15 and 20 minute blind levels.

This event has a guarantee of $1,000,000, but we fully expect to get more than that, so don't miss out on this one!

Some Player Photos From the Second Flight Today

It's still early on in the 5 PM turbo flight, but we already spotted a few familiar faces in the crowd. Former Mega Millions winner Andrew Miramontes is here, along with Nikhil Gera, who won a WSOP Circuit Main Event here in December of 2016 as well. 

Scroll down for those photos, and a couple other regulars in the field as well.
Peter Neff

Erich Karle

Andrew Miramontes

Nikhil Gera

Dinner Break in the Morning Flight

The 78 players still remaining in the opening flight of the day are taking a 40 minute dinner break right now. Jean Paul Nataf looks to be the current leader, with local regulars Anthony Marquez, Peter Hengsakul, and Phil Laak also wielding big stacks right now.

Remember that the top 13 players from this flight will be bagging up tonight, and will also secure their seat to the Day 2 finals next weekend!

By the Numbers: Opening WPT500 Flight

The first flight in this WPT500 event got off to a great start with 251 players total. The final 31 players will finish in the money tonight, with the top 13 moving on to the Day 2 finals next Sunday.

The 5 PM turbo flight has just kicked off, and you have until 7:30 PM to come join us!

1-13. Advance to Day 2
14-21. $1,200
22-31. $900

Cards in the Air: 5 PM Turbo Event

The first flight of the day drew a crowd of 251 players, and the second starting session has just started here in the tournament ballroom. Registration for this flight will be open 7:30 PM tonight, and if you can't come out for this flight, you will have another chance tomorrow at 11:30 AM!

Registration Nearly Closed in the Opening Flight

We have just 30 minutes left in registration right now in the opening flight of the WPT500. There are 234 players entered so far with registration officially closing at  4 PM. You can view more live updates from this event on the WPT Live Updates page.

Remember that the second flight today starts at 5 PM, and it will have Turbo structure. This is only the beginning of this massive event, so don't miss it!

Some Snapshots From the Opening Flight

Below you guys will see the first round of player photos from today's opening WPT500 flights. Dathan Kuppin is here fresh off final tabling the Mega Millions yesterday. We also spotted another recent big winner: Sean Yu. He chopped the opening $200,000 Guaranteed Event at the series, and also happened to win the very first WPT500 in Vegas in 2014. 

Scroll down for those photos and more as we continue our coverage of the latest WPT500 here at the Bike! 

Dathan Kuppin

Sean Yu

Chris Doan

Phuoc Nguyen

Jared Griener

Nearly 200 Players Entered on First Break

Players have just come back from their first break of the day, and we have 198 players registered so far. Remember that only the top 5% will be bagging up and moving on to the finals next weekend. Registration is open until 4 PM today, and the second flight starts up at 5 PM.

Good luck all!

The WPT500 is Underway At the Bike!

It's time to kick off the Main Event of the 2018 Legends of Poker, the WPT500! Over the next week, players will be coming out, putting down $570, and hoping they will be the next champion of this prestigious event. Local regular Sean Yu, who chopped the opening $200,000 Guaranteed Event, won the first installment of this event in 2014 for $260,000.

The first flight today will be open until 4 PM, and the top 5% will be advancing to the finals. Good luck everyone!