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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Congratulations to Erick But, Winner of the High Roller Event!

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Heads up play didn't last very long considering how deep they were to start things up, as Erick But has just defeated Ari Engel! On the final hand, But raised it up preflop and Engel called to see a flop of [6d][6h][4h] come down. Engel checked to But, who fired 75,000. Engel bumped it up to 225,000, and But made the call.

After the [2c] hit the turn, Engel moved all in, and But quickly made the call with [Ad][Ac]. Engel held [Ks][4s], and would need a two outer to win the hand, and stay in the tournament. The [10s] came on the river, and the final chips of the event were sent over to But.

Engel, who brought in today just before the Day 2 restart, will have to settle for the second place prize of $52,290. For Erick But, he will be taking home his first WSOP Circuit Ring, along with $84,595.

Congratulations to Erick on his incredible run. Thanks for playing everyone!

Heads Up in the High Roller Event

Back to the High Roller Event now, and we are heads up between Ari Engel and Erick But, after start of day chip leader Jason Harvell. At the moment, But holds a lead of 1.72 million to 1.1 million. Stay tuned to find out if Engel can add another major title here at the Bike to his resume, or if Erick But can close the deal.

Erick But - 1,720,000

Ari Engel - 1,100,000

Congratulations to Sean Yu, Winner of the Latest WSOPC Main Event!

Sean Yu started the final table with the chip lead, and though he lost it on a couple of occasions to Andrew Moreno, it seemed like destiny for the local regular to take home this title. This was encapsulated by the final hand, which was nothing short of a brutal cooler for Moreno. 

Action started with Yu raising the button, and Moreno defending the big blind. The flop came down [9d][6s][2d], and Moreno checked to Yu, who fired 350,000. Moreno raised it up to 850,000, Yu called, and the [3h] hit the turn. Moreno fired 2.1 million, and Yu thought for a bit before shoving all in. 

Moreno took a deep sigh, shook his head, and dropped in chips for the call. Yu tabled [6d][6c] for second set, and Moreno dejectedly showed [6h][2h] for two pair that was drawing dead.

Moreno will earn $130,295 for his efforts, but the night belongs to Sean Yu, who takes home $210,585, and the WSOP Circuit Ring. In addition, he earns a free seat to the Global Casino Championship later this year. 

Congratulations to Sean Yu on his big win, and thank you to everyone who came out to play the Main Event. We will see you guys again at the Quantum Millions and Mega Millions Events coming up these next two weeks. 

What's on Tap: Start of the Quantum Millions Event

The WSOPC portion of this tournaments series might be stopping today, but we still have two more massive events on the schedule coming up for you guys. The first of those two starts tomorrow, the Quantum Millions Event! The flights tomorrow will be at 11:30 AM and 4 PM, with a buy-in of $350. The top 12% will move on to Day 2, and take home $500 cash.

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

Three Handed in the High Roller Event

Over in the tournament area, things have evened out between the final three in the High Roller Event, as Erick But has taken over the chip lead with 940,000. He is dead even with Justin Harvell for the chip lead, while Ari Engel is right behind them with a stack of 820,000.

The blinds are only at 8,000-16,000 over there, so they could be three handed for quite some time.

Mateus Lessa Eliminated in 3rd Place ($95,570)

After a raise from Sean Yu, Mateus Lessa three bet shoved with [4c][4s]. Sean Yu made the call with [9d][9c], and Lessa was in need of some help. Pocket fours have been lethal at the final table so far, but no set would come for Lessa, as the board ran down [Qh][7h][7s][8h][Jd].

This gets us to heads up play with the two start of day big stacks! Sean Yu leads with 12.89 million to the 7.45 million of Andrew Moreno.

Benjamin Moon Eliminated in 4th Place ($71,070)

Benjamin Moon started the action by moving all in for 1.45 million, and Sean Yu called next to act. It folded to Andrew Moreno in the big blind, and he immediately let out a sigh when he saw his hand. He tanked for about a minute before announcing fold, and saying "I'm not sure what to do here," as he folded pocket twos.

Unfortunately for Moreno, a deuce popped right in the window on the flop of [Ks][6h][2h]. This gave Yu top pair, and left Moon drawing very thin. The [9d] turn gave him a sliver of hope, but the [3h] completed the board, giving Yu the win.

This pot puts Yu back in the chip lead with 9.5 million. Andrew Moreno is not too far behind him, while Mateus Lessa is riding the short stack right now.

Aaron Messmer Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,565)

Aaron Messmer was first to act, and he moved all in for 1.45 million. Sean Yu made the call in middle position, and Andrew Moreno also called in the big blind to create one of the biggest pots of the tournament before the flop even came out.

That flop would come [10d][7h][4d], and Moreno led right out 1.6 million. Yu reluctantly folded, but was relieved when the cards were tabled.

Moreno: [10s][10c]
Messmer: [9c][9s]

Moreno had flopped top set, and Messmer would need a runner runner miracle for the triple up. The [3d] on the turn would end things though, and a huge pot, and the chip lead, was sent over to Moreno, who is up to 8.5 million.

Fresh Counts From the Final Five in Main

Blinds: 50,000-100,000

Andrew Moreno - 7,520,000
Sean Yu - 6,400,000
Benjamin Moon - 2,310,000
Mateus Lessa - 2,160,000
Aaron Messmer - 1,920,000

Justin Harvell Continues to Lead With Five Left in High Roller

Switching back to the High Roller Event for a moment, they are down to just five over there. Justin Harvell continues to dominate, with nearly half of the chips in play five handed. Below you will see the updated chip counts over

Justin Harvell - 1,250,000
Brian Altman - 765,000
Ari Engel - 425,000
Josias Dos Santos - 260,000
Erick But - 184,000

Scott Vener Eliminated in 6th Place ($40,910)

Not long after Scott Vener was knocked down to just a few big blinds, he moved all in with [8s][6h] in the small. He was looked up by the [Ac][2h] of Benjamin Moon in the big blind. Moon flopped top and bottom pair, and while Verner picked up a gutshot straight draw on the turn, he wasn't able to complete it on the river.

This leaves us with just five players now!

Lessa Doubles Through Vener

Scott Vener raised to 205,000, and from late position, Mateus Lessa moved all in for 1.6 million total. This represented most of Vener's stack, and he thought for about two minutes before calling.

Vener: [Ad][Qc]
Lessa: [Ah][10h]

The flop came down [10s][6c][4s], and Vener could only shake his head at the site of the ten. The [10d] came on the turn to seal the hand, and Lessa looked almost guilty as he scooped in the chips from the bad beat.

He is up to nearly 3.5 million, while Vener is now the short stack with 700,000.

Just Seven Remain in the High Roller Event

We were planning to head back to the tournament area from the Live at the Bike studio when the High Roller was knocked down to nine players to get photos from those at the final table, but in a flash, they went from ten players to the final seven. They lost Straton Wilhelm in 10th place, Jeremy Joseph in 9th, and Jimmy Cavanaugh in 8th. Below you will see who is in the final seven, along with their updated chip counts. Stay tuned for more updates from this High Roller, as the two biggest final tables of the series run simultaneously.

Seat 1: Justin Harvell - 865,000

Seat 2: Brian Altman - 550,000

Seat 3: Ankush Mandavia - 185,000

Seat 4: Erick But - 395,000

Seat 5: Ari Engel - 254,000
Seat 6: Josias Dos Santos - 305,000

Seat 7: Jeremy Brown - 145,000

Jordan Meltzer Crippled, Eliminated in 7th Place ($31,655)

Jordan Meltzer went from middle of the pack to out in two hands, and we don't think he will want to see pocket fours again for quite some time. Most of the chips he lost came in a hand against Aaron Messmer, where the two got all of Messmer's chips in after a flop of [10d][5c][4s]. Meltzer had [Kh][Kd], but he was well behind the [4h][4d] of Messmer. The turn and river both came low cards, and Meltzer was down to under ten big blinds.

He would shove the next hand with [Ks][Jh], and would be called by chip leader Sean Yu, who held...[4h][4c]. Once again, Meltzer was victim to a flopped set, as it came down [10c][8h][4s]. Meltzer would need runner runner now, but another eight on the turn ended the hand.

This leaves us with just six players now.

Updated Counts From the Final Seven

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 Average: 2,900,000

Sean Yu - 7,000,000
Andrew Moreno - 4,100,000
Scott Vener - 2,500,000
Jordan Meltzer - 2,200,000
Mateus Lassa - 1,500,000
Benjamin Moon - 1,320,000
Aaron Messmer - 1,300,000

Ralph Wong Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,815)

Action folded to Andrew Moreno on the button, and he raised to 100,000. From the big blind, Ralph Wong moved all in, and Moreno quickly called to put him at risk.

Moreno: [Qc][Qs]
Wong: [Ad][9s]

The players didn't know it yet, but the board would provide plenty of action, as the flop came [9d][9h][6s]. This gave Wong trips and the lead, but it wouldn't last long, as the [Qh] came right on the turn. Wong was looking for a one outer now for quads, but it wouldn't come, and the pot went to Moreno, who maintains his place in second behind Sean Yu.

Zachary Greenberg Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,700)

Chip leader Sean Yu raised it to 100,000, and Zachary Greenberg moved all in next to act for 630,000. It folded back to Yu, who quickly called.

Yu: [Kd][Kh]
Greenberg: [As][10c]

Both players hit the flop, which was bad news for Greenberg, as it came [Ac][Ks][4s]. The [4h] on the turn meant that Greenberg could catch a miracle ace to win now, but a third four came instead, meaning that Yu's full house was good to take the pot, and get us down to eight.

By the Numbers: $3,250 High Roller Event

The High Roller Event drew a crowd of 94 players, meaning the top 12 will be getting paid out tonight. A min cash will be worth $5,890, and first place will be $84,595. Scroll down for all of the payouts, and good luck to everyone still in!

1. $84,595
2. $52,290
3. $37,230
4. $27,045
5. $20,035
6. $15,125
7. $11,635
8. $9,110
9. $7,265
10-12. $5,890

Final Table Seating Chart and Chip Counts

Seat 1: Aaron Messmer - 1,395,000
Seat 2: Scott Vener - 2,275,000

Seat 3: Ben Moon - 2,095,000
Seat 4: Sean Yu - 5,500,000
Seat 5: Zachary Greenberg - 438,000
Seat 6: Mateus Lessa - 1,775,000
Seat 7: Andrew Moreno - 4,260,000
Seat 8: Jordan Meltzer - 1,720,000
Seat 9: Ralph Wong - 875,000


The Final Table Has Been Reached in the Main Event

It took just 20 minutes for us to lose Mark Babekov in 12th, Nathan Arteaga in 11th, and Bobby Suer in 10th place. That leaves us with just nine players now, and they are taking a 20 minute break while the floor staff sets up the Live at the Bike stage. As soon as we are able to get updated chip counts from the final nine, we will post them, along with the seating chart. Stay tuned.

We have Reached the Morning Guarantee Already!

We have just crossed the 250 player marker in the morning event, which means we are officially over $50,000 in the middle! Registration is open for three more hours, so you still have plenty of time to come on down and join us for this latest one day ring event!

Cards in the Air: $50,000 Guaranteed One Day Event

We let the staff and players sleep in a bit today, as we waited until 12 PM to get things going! This event has a $250 buy-in, and it will be ending today, no matter how late it goes. Registration will be open today until 4:30 PM today. Good luck all!

Schedule for Today: Wednesday, March 13th

12 PM - $250 One Day Ring Event. Registration open until 4:30 PM

1 PM - $3,250 High Roller Event.  Day 2 registration closes at 1 PM.

 5 PM - $250 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Event. $50 bounties per knockout. Registration open until 8 PM

8 PM - $220 single table satellite. One $2,200 Day 2 seat guaranteed. Registration closes once table is full