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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

First Round of Player Photos Today

Ben Chung

Rupesh Pattni

Chris Doan

Harry Arutyunyan

Aaron Kweskin

Huge Turnout On First Break of Flight 1C

We expected big numbers today, and you guys have given us just that. We have exactly 150 entries so far on the first break of this final flight. Registration is open until 5:40 PM today, so you still have plenty of time to brave the Friday afternoon traffic and come join us!

Stay tuned for some player photos and more updates coming throughout the day. You can also check out more live updates at the Cardplayer page here!

The Final Day 1 Flight is Underway

It's time to start up the third and final starting flight of this year's $500,000 Guaranteed Main Event! We have 54 players so far who have punched their tickets to the Day 2 finals, and we are expecting to put a ton more through today, as it should be the biggest starting flight of the three.

Registration will be open today until 5:40 PM. Remember that the buy-in today is $1,100, but you will still be able to buy-in directly tomorrow for $4,300. Good luck everyone!