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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Players Return From Dinner Break

Players enjoy the Bike's buffet over the dinner break (click here for photos and videos from the festivities), and are now back to business here in the first flight of this Main Event. We have 220 players and counting, with registration still open today until about 10:30 PM.

Remember that a brand new flight starts tomorrow at 12 PM! For more updates on tonight's flight until play ends tonight, switch on over to the WSOP.com live updates page!

The Big Stacks Going to Dinner in the Main

Nine levels are in the books here in the Main Event, meaning it's time to go on dinner break. We have 217 players entered so far, with registration still open for four more hours. Below you will see some of the big stacks as we take this 60 minute dinner break.

We hope all the players enjoy the buffet! Action will resume again at 7:20 PM.

Craig Varnell - 158,000
Michael Nia - 100,000
Ian Steinman - 97,000
Jared Griener - 85,000
Tuan Le - 78,500
Viet Vo - 77,000
Scott Stewart - 66,000

Congratulations to Harry Arutyunyan, Winner of the $100,000 Guaranteed Event


Things just wrapped up over in the $100,000 Guaranteed Event, and it was a familiar face in the winners circle! Savenko Yevmenii busted in third place, and heads up play didn't last too long, as Peter Hengsakul bowed out in second place. That leaves the former Legends of Poker Main Event winner Harry Arutyunyan as the winner! He will take home over $36,000 for his efforts, and add another ring to his already stacked poker resume.

Congratulations to all of the final tablists, and to Harry Arutyunyan on another big victory!

Just Three Remain in the $100,000 Guaranteed Final Table

Over at the $100,000 Guaranteed final table, we lost Toko Zau in 5th place, and David Leese in 4th place, leaving us with just three players now. Former Legends of Poker winner Harry Arutyunyan still has the chip lead with 2,900,000, and he is up against Peter Hengsakul (2,100,000), and Savenko Yevmenii (640,000).

Stay tuned to find out who takes it down!

Nearly 200 Players on Second Break of the Main Today

Players are taking their second breather of the day in the first Main Event flight, and we have 195 players and rising there. Players will play three more levels before the famous shrimp tower is busted out for the dinner buffet tonight! Registration is open for six more hours, so you still have time to come join us!

Arutyunyan Holds Big Lead with Five Left in $100,000 Guaranteed

There were seven players remaining in today's $100,000 Guaranteed final table when we went over to grab chip counts, and in the time it took to get those counts, two more players were eliminated. First, Peter Hengsakul won a classic coin flip, when his pocket sevens held against the Ace-King of Leo Araneta.

On the very next hand, Victory Shalom was in great shape to double up with pocket aces against the pocket tens of Toko Zau, but a ten came right on the flop, and Shalom hit the rail in sixth. Here is now the final five stack up, with the blinds about to go to 20,000-40,000

Harry Arutyunyan - 2,450,000
Peter Hengsakul - 1,450,000
Savenko Yevmenii - 670,000
Toko Zau - 640,000
David Leese - 515,000

Cards in the Air: 4 PM Mega Satellite

Registration is still open for quite some time in the opening flight today, but fro those who are hoping to get in on the action for a discounted rate, the first of two WSOP Circuit Main Event satellites has just started up here in the tournament ballroom. Registration for this satellite will be open until 5:35 PM today, and we are guaranteeing at least five discounted tickets to tomorrow's big dance!

If you can't come out in time for that, the second satellite today starts at 8 PM!

Some Local Players Off to a Good Start Today

We are approaching the second break of the Main Event today, so we took a walk through the crowd to see which local players are off and running in this first flight. You can view those players below. Stay tuned for more updates from this flight, as we keep the action moving!

Blinds: 200-400

Tuan Le - 82,000
Michael Nia - 78,000
Michael Ung - 67,000
Nipun Java - 60,000
Massoud Eskandari - 52,000
Jared Griener - 50,000

More Snapshots From the Floor Today

Below you guys will see some of the players who are here for the opening flight of this Main Event. We spotted local regular Thomas Zanot who seemed to be in a festive mood given his jacket today. We also spotted a pair of ladies who know plenty about final tabling this event: Kelly Minkin, who finished in third in this event last December, and Kristy Arnett, who finished 5th in the March installment.

Thomas Zanot

Kelly Minkin

Kristy Arnett

Blaise Hom

Nipun Java

First Main Event Satellite Starts in an Hour

We wanted to make sure you guys knew about the two Main Event satellites that we have coming up today. The satellites are at 4 and 8 PM, with a buy-in of $230 on each of them. Each of them will be guaranteeing at least five seats to tomorrow's flight at 2 PM, so be sure you don't miss out on these chances if you want to turn a $230 into over $200,000!

Seating Chart and Counts for the $100,000 Guaranteed Final Table

Over in the $100,000 Guaranteed Event, we are down to the final 10 players, and you can see all of them below. We will post occasional updates on this final table, along with our continued coverage of the Main Event, which is now up to 170 entries! 

Good luck to the final 10, and stay tuned to find out who wins the final prelim ring event!

Seat 1: Harry Arutyunyan - 554,000

Seat 2: Ryan Buckholtz - 840,000

Seat 3: Victor Shalom - 975,000

Seat 4: David Leese - 300,000

Seat 5: Raphael Duval - 311,000

Seat 6: Toko Luu - 530,000

Seat 7: Savenko Yevmenii - 600,000

Seat 8: Peter Hengsakul - 548,000

Seat 9: Leo Araneta - 610,000

Seat 10: Lewis Moore - 770,000

First Break of the Main Event Flight

We are off to a nice start in this first of two starting flights for the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event, as we have 144 players registered on the first break of the day. Registration is open until nearly the end of the day today, so you still have tons of time to come down and join us. We have the NFL games up on the TVs in the room, so come join us for some Sunday action!

Some Recent Ring Winners In the Field Today

Event #1 Winner - Chris Demaci

Event #4 Winner - Shane Martin

Event #8 Winner - Sohale Khalili

Monster Stack Event Winner - Robert Natividad

The WSOP Circuit Main Event is Now Underway!

It's time to start up the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event! In March, David "The Dragon" Pham took down this event, beating a field of 705 players to take home a first place prize of $216,790. This is the first of two starting flights, with Flight B starting tomorrow at 12 PM.

Registration will be open until the start of Level 14 today. Click here for a full structure of the event, and good luck to everyone!

Full List of Day 2 Survivors in the $100,000 Guaranteed Event

Yesterday saw 17 players advance to the Day 2 finals of our latest massive guaranteed event this series. Lewis Moore bagged a big chip lead with 855,000, having the field covered by over 300,000. Click here for a full list of the Day 2 survivors, and remember the action picks up again at 1 PM today!