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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Michael Copeland Holds Big Lead at Latest WPT500 Final Table

Thanks to a big surge late in the might, Michael Copeland has bagged a huge chip lead going into tomorrow's final table here at the WPT500. He has 19 million, which is nearly triple that of his next closest competitior, local regular Jorge Pineda.

Scroll down for photos and final counts for all nine still remaining, and don't forget that the final table starts up tomorrow at 1 PM. Good luck to the final nine!

Seat 1: Jorge Pineda - 7,200,000

Seat 2: Erik Nason - 5,375,000

Seat 3: Michael Copeland - 19,000,000

Seat 4: Luke Nguyen - 2,775,000

Seat 5: Jose Torres - 3,200,000

Seat 6: Aaron Messmer - 4,775,000

Seat 7: Travis Tachibana - 2,500,000

Seat 8: Alexander Beleson - 2,225,000

Seat 9: Sanjay Mayekar - 1,875,000

Fresh Counts From the Final 15

The last 15 players standing in this WPT500 Event just came back from a break, and the fine folks of the WPT Live Updates team grabbed updated chip counts for all left. You can view those below. Remember that we are playing down to the final table of nine players tonight. Stay tuned to find out who makes the final table!

Michael Copeland - 9,650,000
Erik Nason - 8,275,000
Alexander Beleson - 5,325,000
Minh Nguyen - 3,650,000
Michael Woo - 2,965,000
Mike Phu - 2,625,000
Jose Gallardo - 2,500,000
Sanjay Mayekar - 2,475,000
Travis Tachibana - 2,450,000
Jorge Pineda - 2,225,000
Aaron Messmar - 1,950,000
Marc Robinson - 1,900,000
Luke Nguyen - 1,550,000
Jose Torres - 1,475,000
Adrian Moreno - 1,175,000

Next Round of Eliminations 17-24th Places

We are down to the final two tables in this WPT500 event, and we will post the seating chart for those tables once we get it. Until then, the following players just missed out on the final two tables, taking home $7,705.

17. Thithi Tran
18. Aung Thu
19. Eli Loewenthal
20. Marcel Sabag

And these four each won $6,435.

21. Brandon Long
22. Arkadi Onikoul
23. Sinan Shathaya
24. Serj Markarian

Latest Knockouts 25-32nd Places

The following players just missed out on the three table redraw, each taking home $5,445 tonight.

25. Brian Bangunan
26. Layne Flack
27. Derek Lacock
28. Peter Hengsakul
29. Ilya Shpiner
30. Denny Kim
31. Marc Lone
32. Aaron Zumback

Full Three Table Redraw

We are down to the final 23 players after losing two players just before the three table redraw. Below you will see where the final players are sitting, thanks to the hard working folks over at the World Poker Tour Live Updates page.

Table 1

Seat 1 - Minh Nguyen
Seat 2 - Sinan Shathaya
Seat 3 - Jose Torres
Seat 4 - Marcel Sabag
Seat 5 - Luke Nguyen
Seat 6 - Brandon Long
Seat 7 - Jose Gallardo
Seat 8 - Michael Copeland

Table 2

Seat 1 - Aaron Messmer
Seat 2 - Travis Tachibana
Seat 3 - Charles Gonzales
Seat 4 - Marc Robinson
Seat 5 - Mike Phu
Seat 6 - Erik Nason
Seat 7 - Jorge Pineda
Seat 8 - Adrian Moreno

Table 3

Seat 1 - Aung Thu
Seat 2 - Thithi Tran
Seat 3 - Eli Loewenthal
Seat 4 - Empty
Seat 5 - Arkadi Onikoul
Seat 6 - Alexander Beleson
Seat 7 - Sanjay Mayekar
Seat 8 - Michael Woo

Latest Round of Bustouts: 33-40th Places

We are down to the final 30 players, and there will be a full three table redraw when we get down to the final 24. In the meantime, these are the players that just busted, taking home $4,660 for their efforts.

33. Ilan Brand
34. Yoonkyu Park
35. Eli Cotham
36. Dustin Gootstein
37. Andrew Khachatourians
38. Lawrence Engerman
39. Jeff Yarchever
40.  Kevin Moshayedi

First Round of WPT500 Bustouts

Normally we start listing off eliminations when we get down to 45 players, but since we are playing eight handed right now, we will up it to the top 48 for this one. The following players all took home $4,035 today.

41. Brian Snell
42. Larry Quang
43. Chad Harris
44. Beau Winn
45. Thomas Zanot
46. Douglas Claybrook
47. Chris DeMaci
48. Straton Wilhelm

By the Numbers: Opening Quantum Millions Flight

The first flight of the day and of the Bicycle Casino portion of the Quantum Millions drew a crowd of 178 players. The top 21 will bag up and advance to the Day 2 finals on Saturday afternoon. The second flight is just about to close for registration, but we have plenty more chances for you guys to come down and qualify this week, so don't miss them!

1-21. Advance to Day 2

A Few Local Counts From the Final Five Tables

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 Average: 1,200,000

Adrian Moreno - 2,100,000
Peter Hengsakul - 1,050,000
Jeffrey Yarchever - 600,000
Marcel Sabag - 450,000
Ilya Shpiner - 370,000

Some Fresh Local Counts From the Final 60

Blinds: 15,000-25,000 Average: 850,000

Adrian Moreno - 1,750,000
Peter Hengsakul - 1,230,000
Nikhil Gera - 880,000
Peter Neff - 840,000
Chris Demaci - 550,000
Marcel Sabag - 550,000
Rubin Chappell - 470,000
Thomas Zanot - 460,000
Ilya Shpiner - 350,000

Second Flight of the Day Underway

We are rolling on with the Quantum Millions Event here at the Bike with the start of another flight. The buy-in remains $350, and registration will be open until 7 PM tonight.

If you can't play today, your next chance to qualify will be tomorrow at 11:30 AM. Good luck everyone!

A Look At the Big Stacks Right Now

We are down to the final 10 tables here in the WPT500 event, and a few players have managed to inch themselves to the head of the counts. Here are those big stacks, courtesy of the WPT Live Updates team.

Denny Kim - 1,700,000
Alexander Beleson - 1,535,000
Dustin Gottstein - 1,400,000
Aung Thu - 1,305,000
Jose Torres - 1,160,000

The Action Clocks Are Now in Play

Players are taking a short five minute break while the floor stacks brings out the action clocks. From now on, all players will have 30 seconds to make a decision on their hands. We are down to the final ten tables, and they are all eight handed.

We will be playing to the final table today, so stay tuned for more updates!

Some Local Player Chippies From the Final 100

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 Average: 590,000

Peter Hengsakul - 970,000
Phil Laak - 930,000
Marcel Sabag - 760,000
Thomas Zanot - 750,000
Chris Demaci - 580,000
Adrian Moreno - 420,000
Gladys Landegger - 400,000
Rubin Chappell - 380,000
Nikhil Gera - 300,000
Raymond Ho - 250,000

Down to 100 Players in the WPT500 Finals

We have lost 24 players so far today, meaning we are at exactly 100 players left. The blinds are at 6,000-12,000, with an average stack of 520,000. We will post a list of local updated chip counts before the first break of the day.

Top Stacks to Start the Day 2 Finals


Dustin Gottstein - 1.334,000

Peter Hengsakul - 1,151,00

Alexander Beleson - 1,114,000

Thomas Zanot - 1,100,000

Jose Andres Gallardo - 975,000

First Break of the Opening Quantum Millions Flight

The WPT500 finals might be in full swing now, but don't that this is also Day 1 of the final event of the series, the Quantum Millions! The first flight today has 130 players registered so far on the first break of the day. Registration will be open until 2:30 PM, with the second flight today starting up at 4 PM.

Good luck all!

Cards in the Air: Starting Flight of the Quantum Millions

Before the WPT500 finals start at 1 PM, we have the start of another massive event here at the Bicycle Casino! This is the first flight of the Quantum Millions event, which is also having crossover flights with Ocean's 11 Casino. The buy-in today is $350, and registration will be open until 2:30 PM.

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

Final Day 2 Return List for WPT500 Event





Final Payouts For the WPT500 Main Event

Below you guys will see the official payouts for the WPT500 Main Event. The action picks back up at 1 PM today. Stay tuned for a final seating chart to be posted shortly!

1. $181,950
2. $120,610
3. $87,565
4. $65,330
5. $49,270
6. $37,565
7. $28,960
8. $22,570
9-10. $17,790
11-12. $14,185
13-14. $11,440
15-16. $9,335
17-20. $7,705
21-24. $6,435
25-32. $5,445
33-40. $4,660
41-48. $4,035
49-56. $3,540
57-64. $3,150
65-72. $2,835
73-80. $2,600
81-90. $2,400
91-99. $2,200
100-108. $2,000
109117. $1,800
118-125. $1,600