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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Congratulations to Aaron Messmer, Winner of the High Roller Event

Aaron Messmer - Photo Courtesy of WSOP.com 

Andrew Wisdom was hoping to make history by winning the same High Roller Event for the second year in a row, but local player Aaron Messmer denied him that opportunity, defeating him heads up to take home $57,600. Below you will see the full final table breakdown. Congratulations to Messmer on his fantastic victory, and to Wisdom on an impressive title defense!

1. Aaron Messmer - $57,600
2. Andrew Wisdom - $35,600
3. Alex Massman - $24,920
4. Adam Hendrix - $18,150
5. Todd Rebello - $13,335
6. Brandon Butler - $9,975
7. Timothy Telliard - $8,000
8. Erhart Edquist - $6,670
9. Beau Winn - $5,730

Congratulations to Steven Spunt, Winner of the WSOP Circuit Main Event!

Not long after that big double up, Steven Spunt would call an all in from David Lambard holding [As][9c]. Once again, he was behind Lambard, who had [Ks][Kh], but Spunt would once again flip the script. The flop of [9s][7s][6s] gave him a pair and the nut flush draw, and he would hit the [Js] on the turn to hit his flush.

David Lambard will take home $107,640 for his efforts, but the winner of the event is Steven Spunt, who will take home the Circuit Ring, $174,055, and a seat into the National Championship next year.

Thank you to everyone who came out for this latest WSOP Circuit stop. Remember that the $250,000 Guaranteed Event just started up today, and will conclude here on Monday. Happy Holidays everyone!

Spunt Doubles Through Lambard to Take a Big Lead

David Lambard jumped out to a nice lead in this heads up battle, but Steven Spunt was able to claw back a bit before winning the biggest pot of the tournament to take a massive lead.

Action started with a raise to 400,000 from Lambard, and Spunt called to see a flop of [Jc][8h][7h]. Spunt checked to Lambard, who bet out 800,000. Spunt check raised all in for 6,400,000, and Lambard thought for a bit before calling.

Lambard: [Js][3d]
Spunt: [10c][8c]

Spunt was well behind, but the [9c] on the turn completely flipped the script, giving Spunt the straight. Lambard could only chop now, but a three completed the board, and now Spunt holds a big lead.

Steven Spunt - 14,000,000
David Lambard - 2,450,000

Wisdom Eyeing a Second High Roller Title With Three Left

Switching back over to the High Roller for a minute, we are down to just three players over there, and Andrew Wisdom has reclaimed the chip lead in the same event that he won one year ago. You can view the updated three handed chip counts below, with the blinds at 10,000-20,000.

Andrew Wisdom - 1,070,000
Aaron Messmer - 800,000
Alex Massman - 750,000

Steven Forman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($78,710)

After getting lucky to double up a couple hands before, Steven Forman was on the other side of the coin in a hand that would bust him. After Forman raised to 350,000, David Lambard moved all in for over four million. Forman called with [10h][10d], and he was dominating the [Ac][10s] of Lambard. The flop of [As][6s][5h] gave Lambard the lead, and now Forman would need the case ten to win.

That card wouldn't come, and Lambard scored the knockout to get us to heads up play. Lambard and Steven Spunt are nearly dead even right now, with both players holding about 8.2 million in chips.

Forman Doubles Through Spunt

After a raise from Steven Spunt to 320,000, Steve Forman moved all in for his final two million. Spunt quickly called with [10h][10s], and he is well ahead of the [Ac][7c] of Forman. The flop of [7d][6d][6c] gave Forman a few more outs, and while the [2h] turn didn't do anything for him, the [7h] river did everything for him.

Forman doubled to 4.1 million while Spunt remains in the lead with 7.7 million.

Jason Bral Eliminated in 4th Place ($58,405)

After a raise from Steven Spunt, Jason Bral moved his short stack all in with [4d][4c]. Spunt called with [8d][7s], and was happy to see that he was flipping. The flop of [3d][2s][2c] was safe for Bral, as was the [6s] turn, but the river brought the [8h], giving Spunt the win, and the knockout.

That leaves us with just three players left. Below you will see how they currently stack up. Stay tuned to find out who wins!

Steven Spunt - 6,100,000
David Lambard - 5,650,000
Steven Forman - 4,050,000

Forman Doubles Through Bral

Steven Forman raised to 250,000 on the button, and Jason Bral moved all in from the big blind, having Forman covered by only a few hundred thousand. Forman snap call with [As][Ad], and he was in fantastic shape against the [Ac][Qd] of Bral.

Bral got some help on the [Qh][6h][4c], but a third queen didn't come on the turn and river, giving Forman the double up to over four million.

Alex Massman Leads the Final Five in the High Roller

Over in the High Roller Event, local regular Alex Massman has opened up a nice lead over the rest of the field, as five players remain. Below you will see the updated chip counts for the remaining five, as well as the finishing places for those who were knocked out at the final table already.

1. Alex Massman - 1,100,000
2. Andrew Wisdom - 695,000
3. Aaron Messmer - 350,000
4. Adam Hendrix - 350,000
5. Todd Rebello - 235,000

6th. Brandon Butler - $9,975
7th. Tim Telliard  - $8,000
8th. Erhart Edquist - $6,670
9th. Beau Winn - $5,730

Marcos Exterkotter Eliminated in 5th Place ($43,495)

After a raise from David Lambard, Marcos Exterkotter moved all in for over 2.8 million. It folded around to Lambard, who made the call with [Ah][Qs]. He was dominating the [As][Js] of Exterkotter, and he would keep that lead throughout the runout of [Ad][4d][2h][3h][4h].

Lambard is up to six million now, and is the neck and neck with Steve Spunt for the chip lead.

Bral Doubles Through Lambard

Jason Bral moved all in for over 1.1 million from under the gun, and David Lambard called next to act to put him at risk.

Bral: [6s][6h]
Lambard: [As][Kh]

The board ran down [Qd][9s][5h][Qc][Js], and the sixes held to send Bral north of 2.4 million, while Lambard dropped to 2.8 million.

Fresh Counts From the Final Five

Blinds: 40,000-80,000

Steve Spunt - 6,100,000
Steven Forman - 3,650,000
Marcos Exterkotter - 3,300,000
David Lambard - 2,750,000
Jason Bral - 1,250,000

Craig Varnell Eliminated in 6th Place ($33,520)

Craig Varnell moved all in under the gun for his final 1,250,000, and Marcos Exterkotter moved all in over the top. His [Ac][Qh] was dominating the [Ad][9h] of Varnell, and he would hold that lead on the runout of [4s][2s][2d][3h][7s].

That leaves us with just five players. We will post updated chip counts for those five shortly.

Vincent Moscati Eliminated in 7th Place ($25,920)

Vincent Moscati was severely short stacked when he moved all in with [6h][4s], and he was behind the [Ac][10h] of Steve Forman. The flop of [Qc][10c][5d] left Moscati drawing to runner runner, and a king on the turn sealed that fate.

That leaves us with just six players.

Seating Chart for the High Roller Final Table

Over at the High Roller Event, they have just reached the money and the final table, after Andrew Wisdom knocked out Bike regular Ben Chung in 10th place. Below you will see the seating chart with updated counts for all nine left. We will be focusing primarily on the Main Event, but will update on this High Roller occasionally. Good luck to the final nine!

1 - Alex Massman - 184,000
2 - Adam Hendrix - 577,000
3 - Beau Winn - 97,000
4 - Andrew Wisdom - 655,000
5 - Todd Rebello - 220,000
6 - Brandon Butler - 155,000
7 - Erhart Edquist - 95,000
8 - Tim Telliard - 75,000
9 - Aaron Messmer - 570,000

Ian Steinman Eliminated in 8th Place ($20,320)

Ian Steinman put up a valiant comeback effort, but it finally came to an end just now, as he has busted in 8th. Steinman was all in for nearly 300,000 preflop, and was called by Steven Forman and Steven Spunt. The flop of [Qd][8h][8c] was checked by both, and the [3s] came on the turn. Forman fired 300,000, Spunt folded, and the cards were tabled.

Forman: [Qs][Jd]
Steinman: [Kd][7h]

A six came on the river, changing nothing, and Steinman was sent to the rail in eighth.

Ian Steinman Crippled, But Mounting a Comeback

Marcos Exterkotter moved all in from the hijack, and Ian Steinman moved all in over the top for just 10,000 more.

Exterkotter: [Kc][10c]
Steinman: [Ah][Qs]

The flop of [10s][4s][2d] shot Exterkotter out to the lead, and a third ten on the turn would end the hand. This left Steinman with just one ante left, but he has somehow won a string of hands to spin it back up to over 300,000!

Jorge Leiva Eliminated in 9th Place ($16,145)

Jorge Leiva moved all in preflop for his final 850,000, and in the big blind, Jason Bral called with two black sevens. He was flipping against the [Qc][10c] of Leiva, but the hand was all but over after the flop came down [9h][9d][7h]. Leiva could only win with running full house cards, but he was dead after a deuce on the turn.

Leiva's bust gets us to the final eight players.

Moscati Doubles Through Varnell

Craig Varnell raised to 150,000, and Vincent Moscati moved all in for 370,000 total. Varnell called with [Ks][Jc], and he was behind the [Ac][8c] of Moscati. Both players hit the [Ad][Kd][6s] flop. but it kept Moscati out in front. He would hold that lead on the [9d] turn and [Qc] river, and Moscati scored a much needed double up to nearly 900,000.

Cards in the Air: Opening Flight of the $250,000 Guaranteed Event

The Ring Events might be ending today, but that doesn't mean the poker is stopping here at the Bike. We are ready to kick off the latest massive guaranteed Quantum Event, the $250,000 Guaranteed Event. The buy-in today is $350, and the top 10% will be moving on to the finals on Sunday.

Click here for a full structure of the event, and good luck everyone!

Lambard Doubles Through Bral

David Lambard was all in preflop holding [8c][8s], and he was racing agains the [As][Qs] of Jason Bral. The board would run down with low red cards, and Lambard was able to double up to 1.85 million, while Bral dropped down to 1,320,000.

By the Numbers: $2,200 High Roller Event

Over at the High Roller Event, the payouts have just been released by the floor staff. A field of 90 players came out for this event, meaning the final table of nine will be getting paid tonight. First place will take home $57,000, and the latest High Roller Circuit Ring. They are down to 14 players over at the High Roller. Good luck to them all!

1. $57,000
2. $35,600
3. $24,920
4. $18,150
5. $13,355
6. $9,975
7. $8,000
8. $6,670
9. $5,730

Bral Spikes River to Double

Steven Spunt and Jason Bral went heads up to a flop of [Js][8h][5d]. Bral led for 150,000, Spunt called, and the [3s] hit the turn. Bral moved all in for 865,000, and Spunt called to put him at risk.

Spunt: [Ks][Jd]
Bral: [Qc][Jc]

Bral was in horrible shape, but the miracle [Qd] came on the river to give Bral the win. Bral was silent at the table, but walked out of the room and let out a "yes" yell as he doubled up to 2.3 million.

Brett Apter Eliminated in 10th Place ($12,995)

After a raise from Craig Varnell, Brett Apter moved all in for about 800,000. Varnell made the call with [As][Jd], and he was slightly ahead of the [Kc][Qc] of Apter. Neither player would connect with the [6h][5d][4s][6s][5h] board, and the ace high would win for Varnell.

The final nine are now setting up at the Live at the Bike stage. Cards will be in the air again shortly!

Final Table Photos and Seating Chart

Seat 1 - Jorge Leiva - 2,310,000

Seat 2 - Steven Spunt - 3,050,000

Seat 3 - Craig Varnell - 1,450,000

Seat 4 - Jason Bral - 1,300,000

Seat 5: Brett Apter - 856,000

Seat 6 - David Lambard - 1,295,000

Seat 7 - Vincent Moscati - 1,475,000

Seat 8 - Marcos Exterkotter - 830,000

Seat 9 - Ian Steinman - 1,575,000

Seat 10 - Steven Forman - 1,700,000

Down to the Final Ten in the Main Event

In the Main Event restart, we lost Sandeep Pulusani in 13th place, Alex Furahi in 12th, and Viet Vo just busted in 11th place. That leaves us with just ten players, and those ten are combining at one table now. When we lose one more, we will move over to the Live at the Bike stage.

Action Underway Again in the High Roller and Main Event

The final day of Ring Event action here at the Bike has just hit it's apex, as the two massive finals are now underway. Below you will see the return list for both the High Roller and Main Event. The High Roller just closed registration, and we will post the payouts shortly. In the Main Event, we will be playing on the Live at the Bike stage once they get down to the final table. Good luck everyone!

High Roller Return List

Main Event Return List

Cards in the Air: $40,000 Guaranteed Ring Event

It's time to kick off the final Ring event of this huge series here at the Bicycle Casino! This event has a guarantee of $40,000, and a buy-in of just $250. Registration today is open until 2:30 PM today, so come on down and try to earn the last piece of hardware to be handed out at this series!

Also don't forget that we have the restarts of the Main Event and the High Roller at 1 PM, and we will have all of the action for you guys here!

Steve Forman Bags Big Chip Lead for Day 3

A fast paced Day 2 of the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event ended with just 13 players still alive vying for the title. Leading the way by a healthy margin is Steve Forman, who bagged up 2,655,000. He has nearly one million more than his closest competitor, Jorge Leiva, who has 1,785,000. You can view a list of the rest of the chip counts here.

The final day of the Main Event starts tomorrow at 1 PM, and the final table will be streamed on Live at the Bike. As always, we will be here to bring you all the updates you need, so be sure to come back here then for all of the action. Until then, good night from the Bike!

Steve Forman - 2,655,000

Jorge Leiva - 1,785,000

Brett Apter - 1,675,000