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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Local Regular Kevin Song Bags the Lead

The first ten levels of the 2019 Legends of Poker Main Event are in the books, and it is a familiar face to the Bicycle Casino who is in the lead. Kevin Song bagged up 362,500, giving himself a nice boost over the rest of the field.

Other local regulars who advancing to Day 2 with a comfortable stack are Owais Ahmed (219,000), Sam Weiss (170,000), Jared Griener (157,500), Adam Weinraub (155,500), David Pham (151,000), Kyung Mun Lee (112,500), and former champion Harry Arutyunyan (93,000).

Click here for a full list of survivors, and don't forget that the second Day 1 flight will be starting tomorrow at 12 PM.

Owais Ahmed 

Harry Arutyunyan 

Final Break of the Night

Players are now taking their fourth and final break of the day here on the opening day of the Legends of Poker Main Event. When they return, they will play two more levels before bagging and tagging for the field.

Local regular Owais Ahmed is maintaining his chip lead over the 188 person field today. For more updates from this Main Event, check out the World Poker Tour live updates page, and be sure to come back in the morning for the return list of survivors from this flight.

What's Coming Up: Sunday, September 1st

Tomorrow is Day 1B of the Main Event, but it isn't the only poker being played. We kick things off at 11:30 AM with the $550 Survivor Event. This has a guarantee of $100,000, and will be capped at 200 players if it get there. The top 10% will all be taking home $5,000 cash for each. That money can be used to buy-in for the Main Event, or could be parlayed into the $5,300 Survivor Event Monday afternoon, where the winners will all be taking home $50,000!

The second day one of the Main Event will be starting up at 12 PM tomorrow, and just like today, registration will be open all day in that event. We wrap things up at 5 PM with a $570 satellite that will be guaranteeing at least three seats to the aforementioned $,300 Survivor Event on Monday.

It will be a fun day of poker action, so be sure you come join us!

Fresh Local Player Main Event Chip Counts

Now that players have returned from dinner in the Main Event, we took a walk around the floor to see how the local players are faring so far. We found that former champion of this event Harry Arutyunyan is building up another big stack, as he is one of the leaders right now. However, they are all trailing local WSOP bracelet winner Owais Ahmed, who is the overall leader at the moment. Scroll down for our list of local counts, and stay tuned for more updates from this Main Event Day 1!

Blinds: 300-600

Owais Ahmed - 215,000
Adam Weinraub - 160,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 152,000
Sam Weiss - 115,000
John Misirian - 81,000
Frank Lin - 81,000
Kyung Min Lee - 71,000
Kevin Song - 64,000
Jordan Cristos - 57,500
Jared Griener - 56,000
Anuj Agarwal - 54,000
Bruce Kramer - 46,000
Nipun Java - 44,000
Daniel Strelitz - 35,000

The FInal Three Agree to a Deal: David Brookshire is the Winner!

David Brookshire had opened up a nice lead in the three handed HORSE battle, and they all decided to take a look at the numbers. After some discussion, a deal was struck that saw Brookshire take home the lion's share of the prizepool, and the $5,000 WPT Main Event seat.

Congratulations to all three players on their impressive results, and thanks to everyone who played in our latest massive guaranteed Mixed Game Event!

1. David Brookshire - $25,427 + $5,000 WPT Main Event Seat
2. Max Pescatori - $20,090
3. Joel Tushnet - $16,107

Dinner Time in the Main Event

We are six levels into the Main Event 1A today, and at the moment, local player Owais Ahmed is leading the field that has over 170 entries so far. Players are taking their 60 minute dinner break right now, and they can enjoy the player's buffet by the Bike Brewery in the casino.

When they return from break, we will grab a few big stack updates for you guys, and also compile a list of updated chip counts for some of the locals in the big dance today!

Updated Counts On Break of the HORSE Event

We are down to the final five players in the $100,000 Guaranteed HORSE finals after George Rahme busted out in sixth place. The final five have $6,360 locked up, and while they are on their break, we grabbed fresh counts for all of them.

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 Limits: 80,000-160,000

1. David Brookshire - 4,650,000
2. Max Pescatori - 3,200,000
3. Lei Cui - 1,350,000
4. Joel Tushnet - 675,000
5. Danny Woolard - 360,000

Quickly Down to Six in the HORSE Finals

Shirley Rosario was on the severe short stack to start the HORSE final table, and she busted out on the first hand of nine handed play. She earned $1,925 for that showing, and she was followed out the door by Usmaan Mela, who earned $2,635 for his eighth place finish.

Just now, Qinghai Pan's quest to earn a third title at this year's LOP fell just short, as he busted in seventh place for $3,645. This leaves us with just six players, and they have all locked up at least $4,860. You can view how the final six stack up below.

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 Limits: 60,000-120,000

1. David Brookshire - 3,250,000
2. Max Pescatori - 3,150,000
3. Lei Cui - 1,900,000
4. Danny Woodlard - 990,000
5. Joel Tushnet -  420,000
6. George Rahme - 420,000

Photos and Updated Counts at the HORSE Final Table

After losing Robert Turner in 11th place, and David Levi in 10th place, we are at our unofficial final table of nine players. Former WSOP bracelet winner Max Pescatori has seen a great surge recently, and has the chip lead with 2.7 million. On the other side of the coin, local regular Shirley Rosario has an uphill battle, as she is sitting on just 45,000 in chips.

Seat 1: Joel Tushnet - 620,000 
Seat 2: David Brookshire - 2,200,000

Seat 3: Qinghai Pan - 480,000

Seat 4: George Rahme - 1,850,000

Seat 5: Usmaan Mela - 470,000

Seat 6: Max Pescatori - 2,700,000

Seat 7: Danny Woolard - 1,820,000

Seat 8: Lei Cui - 360,000

Seat 9: Shirley Roasrio - 45,000

Second Break of the Main Event

We are four levels into play in the first of two Day 1 starting flights for this Legends of Poker Main Event. So far, the field is at 156 players, but that number will be going up throughout the day, as registration will be open until all day and through to the start of Day 2 on Monday.

Players will play two more levels before a 60 minute dinner break, where Mo's famous shrimp tower will be available for all players!

The Second Satellite of the Day has Started

We had a great turnout in our morning $540 satellite, as 127 players came out. That meant that 12 discounted seats will be handed out there, while 13th will be well on their way with a payout of $3,500.

We are starting up another satellite now in the tournament ballroom, and it looks like we will once again be cruising past the guarantee of ten discounted seats. Registration for this satellite will be open until 5:30 PM. Come join us!

Some Former Big Winners in the Main Event Field Today

Below you will see a few of the former winners of the biggest events we have here at the Bike: The Legends of Poker Main Event, and the Mega Millions. Former Main Event champions in the field include Jordan Cristos and Harry Arutyunyan, while Daniel Strelitz and Phuoc Nguyen are representing the Mega Millions winners.

Scroll down for those photos, as the Main Event approaches it's second break.

Phuoc Nguyen

Daniel Strelitz

Jordan Cristos

Harry Arutyunyan 

Fresh Counts From the Final 11 HORSE Players

We wanted to grab some updated chip counts for you guys from the HORSE Event now that we are down to the final 11. We lost Alex Ferrari in 13th place, and Eric Prince in 12th place. Below you will see how the players currently stack up, based on their current seat.

Table 1

Seat 1: Qinghai Pan - 610,000
Seat 2: Joel Tushnet - 620,000
Seat 3: George Rahme - 1,450,000
Seat 4: Usmaan Mela - 720,000
Seat 5: David Brookshire - 1,800,000
Seat 6: Robert Turner - 150,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Shirley Rosario - 635,000
Seat 2: Max Pescatori - 650,000
Seat 3: David Levi - 400,000
Seat 4: Danny Woodland - 2,340,000
Seat 5: Lei Cui - 1,000,000

First Break of the Opening Flight

We are two hours into play in the opening flight of the 2019 Legends of Poker Main Event, and we have a crowd of 113 players entered so far. Registration is open all day long, so you have plenty of time to come down and join us here today.

The Day 3 Finals of the HORSE Have Started

The finals of the HORSE $100,000 Guaranteed Event are now underway here at the Bicycle Casino. We have already lost Richard Passalacqua in 15th place, and Joe Brandenburg in 14th. Below you will see the payouts for those remaining. Once we get down to the unoffiical final table, we will post photos and updated counts for each player.

1. $31,490
2. $19,245
3. $10,890
4. $8,255
5. $6,360
6. $4,860
7. $3,645
8. $2,635
9-10. $1,925
11-12. $1,590
13. $1,285

The 2019 Legends of Poker Main Event is Underway!

After taking a one year break last year, the $5,000 WPT Legends of Poker Main Event is back here at the Bicycle Casino! This event has a massive $2,000,000 Guarantee on it, and will have over 70 satellite winners in the field. Registration for this event will be open until the start of Day 2 on Monday, so you have all weekend to come on down and join us for this event.

Stay tuned for updates from this event, as we start the journey to find out who the next Legend of Poker is here at the Bike!

The First of Three Satellites Today Have Started

The poker action has started up here on the first day of the Legends of Poker Main Event. That event starts at the top of the hour, but we are starting the day off with a $540 Mega Satellite that will be guaranteeing at least ten seats to the Main Event.

Registration is open until 1 PM. If you can't come out for this satellite, we have two more today at 4 PM and 7:30 PM.

Schedule for Today: Saturday, August 31st

11:30 AM - $540 WPT Mega Satellite. Ten WPT Seats Guaranteed. Registration open until 1 PM.

12 PM - $5,000 WPT Main Event. $2 Million Guarantee. 40,000 in chips. Registration open all day

4 PM - $540 WPT Mega Satellite. Ten WPT Seats Guaranteed. Registration open until 5:30 PM.

7:30 PM - $540 WPT Mega Satellite. Five WPT Seats Guaranteed. Registration open until 9 PM.

Day 3 Return List for the HORSE Finals

After a full day of Mixed Game action, only 15 players remain in the HORSE Day 3 finals. Danny Woodlard leads the way with over 2.3 million, which is over a million more than the second place player George Rahme. Qinghai Pan is still alive looking for his third title this series. The Day 3 finals start at 1 PM today. Good luck all!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Time to Start The Second WPT Satellite

We are starting up the second WPT satellite tonight. Just like the first one, this $540 satellite will be guaranteeing at least 10 seats to the Legends of Poker Main Event, which will have their Day 1 starting sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

Registration for this satellite will be open until 9 PM tonight. Good luck everyone!

What's Coming Up: The 2019 Legends of Poker Main Event

Tomorrow is the day that many of you have been waiting for. The first of two starting sessions for the $5,000 WPT Main Event will be starting up at 12 PM. We have a guarantee of $2,000,000 on the prizepool, and registration will be available until the start of Day 2 on Monday.

Click here for a full structure of the Main Event, and check out our tournament schedule to see all of the $540 satellites we have coming for you this weekend!

Cards in the Air: $540 Main Event Satellite

We are ready to start up the first of two $540 buy-in satellites today here at the Bike! These satellites will all be guaranteeing at least ten discounted seats to the WPT Main Event this weekend. Registration for this satellite will be open until 5:30 PM, and we have another satellite starting up at 7:30 PM.

Time for Some More HORSE Finals Photos

We have five former WSOP bracelet winners featured in our latest round of photos. Those five are Robert Turner, Frankie O'Dell, Owais Ahmed, David Brookshire, and Sean Yu.

We also spotted Qinghai Pan, who has won two preliminary events this series, as well as former Legends of Poker Champion Harry Artuyunyan.

Robert Turner

David Brookshire

Owais Ahmed

Harry Arutyunyan

Qinghai Pan


Frankie O'Dell

We are Approaching the Guarantee in the Morning Event

We have a field of 145 players so far in the morning event today, meaning that we should be passing the guarantee sometime within the hour. Registration for this $50,000 Guaranteed Event is still open until 3:30 PM, so you have some time to beat the Friday afternoon traffic and join us!

First Round of Photos From the HORSE Restart

We have a star studded field of Day 2 finalists here in the $100,000 Guaranteed HORSE event. The field includes WSOP bracelet winners, WPT champions, and local legends. You can see the first round of those photos below, and we have more of them coming up later! 

Miami John Cernuto

Shirley Rosario

Carol Fuchs

Allen Kessler

Max Pescatori

David Levi 

The $100,000 Guaranteed HORSE Finals are Underway

We are ready to get things going with the biggest Mixed Game event of the series, the $100,000 Guaranteed finals. Only 32 players have advanced to the Day 2 finals, and you can come in today and buy-in directly until 4:50 PM today. The buy-in today is $2,100, and that will get you 180,000 in chips.

Come join us!

Cards in the Air: $50,000 Guaranteed Event

The weekend is here, and we are ready for you guys, as we have four tournaments here today! The first is a $50,000 Guaranteed event that has just started up here in the tournament ballroom. The buy-in this morning is $365, and registration will be open until 3:30 PM today.

Good luck everyone!

Schedule for Today: Friday, August 30th

11:30 AM - $50,000 Guaranteed Event. $365 buy-in. 50,000 starting chips. Registration Open Until 3:30 PM

12:30 PM - $100,000 Guaranteed HORSE Finals. $2,100 direct buy-in. 180,000 in chips. Registration open until 4:50 PM

4:30 PM - $540 Mega Satellite. Ten WPT Main Event Seats Guaranteed.  Registration open until 6 PM.

7:30 PM - $540 Mega Satellite. Ten WPT Main Event Seats Guaranteed.  Registration open until 9 PM.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Congratulations to Triet Nguyen, Winner of Mega Millions XXI!

Triet Nguyen had started to pull out to a nice lead in three handed play, so they agreed to make another deal of sorts. The three decided to chop up the remaining $60,000, and Nguyen would give each player an extra $1,000 so that he could take the $5,000 seat to the WPT Main Event this weekend. Below you will see a breakdown of the final payouts for all three  players. Congratulations to Triet Nguyen on winning the 21st Mega Millions, and thank you to everyone who came out to play this incredible event.

1. Triet Nguyen - $162,549 + $5,000 WPT Main Event Seat
2. Jose Mendoza - $145,266
3. Joo Park - $138,985

What's Coming Up: Friday, August 30th

Tomorrow is the day before the Main Event starts, and we have the last few preliminary events for you guys, starting at 11:30 AM with a $50,000 Guaranteed Event. This deepstack event will give players 50,000 in chips, and the buy-in is $365. Registration will be open until 3:30 PM in that event.

An hour later, the Day 2 finals of the HORSE Event will be kicking off. Players will be able to buy-in directly for $2,100 in that final until the end of the first break, which will be around 4:50 PM.

Following that, we will have two massive satellites for the Main Event at 4 and 7:30 PM. Those $540 buy-in satellites will each be guaranteeing at least ten discounted seats to this weekend's Main Event. Registration in each satellite will be available for 90 minutes.

Vuong Do Eliminated in 4th Place ( $92,825)

Blinds: 300,000-600,000

Action started with Vuong Do raising to 1,200,000. Triet Nguyen three bet it to 3,500,000, Do called, and the flop came down [9h][7d][3d]. Nguyen fired out 4,000,000, and Do moved all in for 8,500,000 total. Nguyen thought for a bit before calling with [10c][9s], and he was well out in front of the [Kc][10h] of Do.

The [Qh] on the turn gave Do a few more outs, but the [5h] river wasn't one of them. This gets us to three handed ,with Nguyen holding a monster chip lead over the other two players.

Triet Nguyen - 39,000,000
Joo Park - 24,500,000
Jose Mendoza - 19,700,000

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated in 5th Place ($95,693)

After a raise from Joo Park, Phil Hellmuth moved all in for about 10 million. Action folded back to Park, who quickly called with [Ah][Kd]. Hellmuth showed [Ac][Qc], and he would need some help to double up.

He would get that help on the flop of [Qh][Jc][6s], but the hope was short lived, as the [10h] came on the turn to give Park a broadway straight. Hellmuth could only chop with a river king, but the [3c] came instead.

Congratulations to Hellmuth on his impressive run, and the near $100,000 score!

The Final Five Agree to a Deal, But Will Play On

The final five players realized they were all over 10 million in chips, so they decided to take a look at the numbers. They all wanted to play for some more if they made a deal, so they each agreed to put in $12,000 each, and play for $60,000 and the $5,000 WPT Main Event seat. Here is how the deal is broken down, but we will continue on!

1. Triet Nguyen - $144,549
2. Jose Mendoza - $124,266
3. Joo Park - $117,985
4. Phil Hellmuth - $95,693
5. Vuong Do - $92,825.

Todd Kriesman Eliminated in 6th Place ($42,745)

Action folded around to Todd Kriesman, who shoved all in from the cutoff. In the small blind, Phil Hellmuth called to put him at risk.

Kriesman: [Kd][9c]
Hellmuth: [Ah][Jh]

The hand was all but over after the flop came down [Ac][7h][5d], and the [Jd] on the turn gave Hellmuth two pair, and left Kriesman drawing dead.

After that pot, Hellmuth is up to 11 million.

Alex Tran Eliminated in 7th Place ($33,670)

Alex Tran got his final four million chips in preflop holding [8h][8d], and he was flipping against the [Ac][Js] of Joo Park. The flop was pretty rough for Tran, coming down [As][5s][9s]. The [9c] on the turn meant that either remaining eight would do now for Tran, but the [Qs] came on the river instead.

This leaves us with just six players. As of yet, there haven't been any talks of a chop.

Exact Counts on Break

Blinds: 300,000-600,000 Average: 12,270,000

Triet Nguyen - 28,350,000
Jose Mendoza - 15,800,000
Joo Park - 13,350,000
Vuong Do - 8,250,000
Phil Hellmuth - 7,450,000
Todd Kriesman - 5,100,000
Alex Tran - 4,000,000

Nguyen Wins Biggest Pot of Tournament to Take Lead

Triet Nguyen and Alex Tran just tangled in a pot that might shape the rest of this final table. They went heads up to a flop of [Qc][Qd][5c]. Nguyen checked to Tran, who bet out 600,000. Nguyen check raised to 1,900,000, and Tran called to see the [9d] hit the turn.

Nguyen led out this time for 2.9 million, and Tran thought for about a minute before putting in a min raise to 5,800,000. Nguyen thought about a minute of his own before calling, leaving himself 5.5 million behind. Nguyen would check in the dark, and the river was a meaningless [3h].

Tran bet enough to put Nguyen all in, and it didn't take long for Nguyen to slide his stack into the middle. He showed [Qs][9c] for top full house, and Tran could only muster up [Ah][Qh] for trip queens.

Tran falls to 8 million after that hand, while Nguyen is now a huge chip leader with 27.5 million.

Eric Wu Eliminated in 8th Place ($26,390)

There was already a sea of chips in the middle when we walked up to see a completed board of [Qs][9s][7c][3c][5c]. Eric Wu fired out 1,500,000, and Alex Tran thought for a bit before shoving all in. Tran easily had Wu covered, and Wu tanked for a couple of minutes. At one point, he said "I don't think I can fold this one," as he looked up to the ceiling.

Eventually he called, and was shown the bad news, as Tran rolled over [Kc][10c] for a rivered flush. Wu could only muster up [Ad][Qd] for top pair, and Tran scored the knockout to get us down to seven.

Pogos Simityan Eliminated in 9th Place ($20,240)

Pogos Simityan got his final chips in the middle preflop holding [As][Ks], and he was racing against the [7c][7h] of Alex Tran. The flop came down [Kc][Qh][9c], shooing Simityan into the lead. The [Jc] on the turn though gave Tran some flush draw outs, and the [4c] on the river completed that flush.

Simityan could only shake his head as he wished the table luck, while Tran is now the chip leader with 16.5 million.

Fresh Counts From the Final Nine

We have still yet to lose a player in the first two hours of this final table, so we figured we would get a fresh round of chip counts up for you guys. Triet Nguyen was retaken the chip lead from Jose Mendoza, while Phil Hellmuth and Pogos Simityan are now on the short stacks.

Blinds: 150,000-300,000

Triet Nguyen - 16,200,000
Alex Tran - 13,000,000
Jose Mendoza - 11,400,000
Eric Wu - 9,200,000
Todd Kriesman - 9,100,000
Joo Park - 8,200,000
Vuong Do - 6,800,000
Phil Hellmuth - 4,200,000
Pogos Simityan - 3,300,000

Field Update in the $100,000 Guaranteed Event

Over in the tournament ballroom, the $100,000 Guaranteed Event has seen 90 players come out, meaning we are quickly approaching the guarantee in that event. You can come on down anytime before play ends today to come register, so come on down and join us!

Tran Wins Massive Pot Without Showdown

Blinds: 150,000-250,000

After a flop of [9c][8d][2d], Vuong Do bet out 600,000. Alex Tran reraised to 1.7 million, and Do was the only one to see the [2s] turn. Tran led out for a big bet of 3,350,000, and Do thought about it for about a minute before calling.

The river was the [4d], completing the flush draw on the flop, and Tran moved all in for 4,850,000. Do tanked for quite some time, about three to four minutes, all the while talking through the options Tran could have. Eventually, he folded what he claimed to be pocket tens, and said "I can't wait to see what that hand was on the stream.

Do dropped down to 5.8 million after that hand, while Tran is now one of the chip leaders with about 12 million.

Cards in the Air: $20,000 Guaranteed PLO8 Event

We are also kicking off our mid afternoon event today, the $355 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better Event. This has a guarantee of $20,000, and registration will be open until 5:50 PM today.

Good luck mixed game players!

Catching Up With Phil Hellmuth Before the Mega Millions Final Table

The 21st Mega Millions final table is upon us, and it should be one for the record books, as we have 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth here. The last time Hellmuth played a tournament at the Bike, he also final tabled it, finishing second to Art Papazyan at the 2017 Legends of Poker Main Event. We caught up with Phil before the tournament started today to see how he is feeling going into this huge final table. 

Q: Phil, you are just about to start the Mega Millions final table. How are you feeling today, and how has the tournament gone for you so far? 

“I feel good. I’ve been working out on every day 2 or 3 at the series, and I think I’m playing better now than I was then. I finished 6th in the last tournament, so back-to-back final tables but I think I was lucky there. I got my money in Jacks vs Queens. This event, I was all in once Ace-Queen vs Deuces, and after that, I was hardly all in. 

“I folded jacks twice yesterday and one of them is the most talked about Share my Pair hand in history because it was such a strange fold. I showed the kid next to me he almost fell out of his chair. I didn’t even think about it, and the world doesn’t quite get it. But I played with the guy for a while, and I knew what he looked like when he had the nuts, and he had it in that hand. Alarm bells just went off. Felt like aces to me and he had kings.”

Hellmuth on Day 2 

Q: You mentioned earlier about the two back-to-backs you are currently on. What do things like that mean to you at this point in your poker career? 

“It’s very memorable for me. It’s significant to me that the last Bike tournament I played I finished 2nd, and then to make the Mega Millions final table. I’ve won the Main Event here before too. It’s pretty cool when you have back-to-back tournaments WSOP and Mega Millions, and then WPT and Mega. Those are big names, and it’s a big deal in our world. 

Q: The winner of this event takes home nearly $270,000, and gets a banner up on our walls. What would winning this tournament in 2019 mean to you? 

“I won a World Series No-Limit Event in 2018, and was sixth in that this year. Everyone who’s paying attention knows I’m getting there in No-Limit Hold’em all the time. I might have cashed 10 times this summer in Hold’em, and I even left for two weeks! Whatever style they are playing, I just have to counter. In the old days they were playing tight so I played aggressive. Now, they are playing too aggressive, so I have to play tight. Whatever it takes to get there. I have one thing going for me and it’s my reading ability. If I win the big Ace-Queen hand I have 6 million more but no reason to cry over spilt milk. I’m ready for today.” 

Stay tuned to our coverage to find out if Phil Hellmuth can add yet another major title to his poker resume today!

Simityan Double Through Nguyen

Action started with Triet Nguyen raising to 550,000. Jose Mendoza called, and a few seat over, Pogos Simityan reraised to 1.2 million. It folded back to Nguyen, and he reraised to 3.5 million.

Mendoza tanked for about 90 seconds before folding, and Simityan quickly slid the rest of his chips in.

Nguyen: [4h][4d]
Simityan: [As][Ah]

The board ran down [Kc][5c][8d][7d][10d], and Simityan scored the double up. Mendoza wasn't too pleased, as he claimed to have folded a suited Ace hand that would have given him a winning flush.

As is, Simityan doubled up to over six million, while Nguyen falls to 11 million.

The Mega Millions Final Table is Now Underway!

We are ready to get things going here at the Mega Millions XXI final table. Below you guys will see how the final nine currently stack up. The final table will be airing on Live at the Bike. We will be posting live updates here, so if you don't want to get spoiled, go check out the stream!

Seat 1: Triet Nguyen - 14,860,000

Seat 2: Jose Mendoza - 15,300,000

Seat 3: Eric Wu - 13,825,000

Seat 4: Vuong Do - 7,200,000

Seat 5: Pogos Simityan - 3,000,000

Seat 6: Todd Kreisman - 10,745,000

Seat 7: Joo Park - 3,200,000

Seat 8: Alex Tran - 11,525,000

Seat 9: Phil Hellmuth - 5,575,000

Time for Another Main Event Satellite

It's time once again for a $540 buy-in Main Event satellite. There will be three seats guaranteed for the Main Event that is kicking off this weekend. Registration is open for this satellite until 2:30 PM today. Good luck all!

Cards in the Air: $100,000 Guaranteed Event

We have a busy day of poker action today, with four events starting up, along with the final table of the Mega Millions at 2 PM. We kick things off with a $1,100 buy-in $100,000 Guaranteed Event. Registration will be open until the end of the dinner break tonight, which will be at 6:40 PM.

This is a two day event, and the winner will take home the lion's share of the prizepool, as well as a $5,000 WPT Main Event seat. Good luck all!

Schedule for Today: Thursday, August 29th

11:30 AM - $100,000 Guaranteed Event. $1,100 buy-in. 50,000 starting chips. Winner also earns $5,000 WPT Main Event seat. Registration open all day.

1 PM - $540 Main Event Mega Satellite. Three $5,000 WPT Seats Guaranteed. Registration open until 2:30 PM

3 PM - $20,000 Guaranteed PLO8 Event. $355 buy-in. Registration open until 5:50 PM.

8 PM - $450 buy-in satellite. $2,100 seats to the HORSE Day 2 buy-in. Registration open until 9:30 PM.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Phil Hellmuth Headlines the Mega Millions Final Table

It only took a few hands for us to get to the final table of nine players tonight, and it was a pretty wild hand that did it. Action started with Triet Nguyen raising it up to 650,000. Jose Mendoza called, and a few seats over, John Marr moved all in for 4.8 million. Nguyen moved all in over the top, and Mendoza immediately went into the tank.

He sat back in his chair, put his hands on his head, and thought for about two minutes before folding.

Nguyen: [Ac][As]
Marr: [Kh][Jc]

The flop of [7c][2h][7s] left Marr drawing all but dead, and the [Qd] on the turn confirmed that. That card drew a huge sigh from Mendoza, who shot out of his chair and claimed he folded pocket queens. As it was, the aces held for Nguyen to get us down to the final nine.

Below you will see how the final nine stack up. They will come back tomorrow at 2 PM to play down to a winner. Good luck to them all!

Seat 1: Triet Nguyen - 14,860,000
Seat 2: Jose Mendoza - 15,300,000
Seat 3: Eric Wu - 13,825,000
Seat 4: Vuong Do - 7,200,000
Seat 5: Pogos Simityan - 3,000,000
Seat 6: Todd Kriesman - 10,745,000
Seat 7: Joo Park - 3,200,000
Seat 8: Alex Tran - 11,525,000
Seat 9: Phil Hellmuth - 5,575,000

Unofficial Final Table Seating Chart and Photos

Jesse Yaginuma just missed out on the unofficial final table, and it was due to a bad beat at the hands of Todd Kreisman. Yaginuma got his final chips in holding pocket kings, and he was well ahead of the pocket jacks of Kreisman. However, a jack came right on the flop, and Yaginuma wasn't able to spike a two outer of his own from there.

This get us down to just ten players now, and you can view how those ten stack up now. Once we lose one more player, we will be done for the night.

Seat 1: Triet Nguyen - 8,250,000

Seat 2: Jose Mendoza - 18,200,000

Seat 3: Eric Wu - 10,400,000

Seat 4: Vuong Do - 7,500,000

Seat 5: John Marr - 4,500,000

Seat 6: Pogos Simityan - 3,000,000

Seat 7: Todd Kreisman - 10,300,000

Seat 8: Joo Park - 3,900,000

Seat 9: Alex Tran - 10,800,000

Seat 10: Phil Hellmuth - 5,700,000