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Friday, March 22, 2019

Hero Call Leads to Big Double for Tamero

There is already a sea of pink 100,000 chips in the middle on a completed board showing [Js][7s][Qh][6s][10d] when Martin Tamero fires out 1.4 million. The bet is for about half the pot, but Ibrahim Naim wants to play for more, as he moves all in, having Tamero covered.

Tamero thinks for quite some time, first looking like he is going to call, then looking like he is going to fold. He counts out his chips a couple of times, and then says "ok good luck guys," as he tosses a few chips in the for call.

"Good call," Naim says, as he rolls over [Ah][3s] for ace high. Tamero shoots out of his chair and tables...[7d][3c], good for fourth pair on board, and enough to take down a huge pot.

Tamero doubles into second place with 15 million, while Naim drops down to 11,800,000.

Lu Spikes Turn to Double

Three players see a flop of [7d][5s][4c] come down. Ibrahim Naim bet one million, and Martin Tamero reraised to 2.5 million. It was on Qing Lu now, who went deep into the tank. She thought for about two minutes, counting her stack out a few times, before moving all in for about four million. Naim moved all in over the top, Tamero folded, and the cards were on their backs.

Lu: [10h][7c]
Naim: [Qs][Qd]

Lu had flopped top pair, but she was well behind the ladies of Naim. That all changed though when the [10s] hit the turn, drawing a celebration from Lu. The hand wasn't over yet, but an ace on the river did seal it.

Tamero shook his head, saying that he folded Ace-Seven, and would have won the hand had he stayed. As is though, Lu nearly triples up to over ten million, while Naim drops down to about 13 million.

Unofficial Final Table Seating Chart and Counts


Seat 1: Martin Tamero - 9,500,000

Seat 2: Samuel Muradyan - 6,900,000

Seat 3: Donald Forshey - 14,500,000

Seat 4: Giuseppe Catalano - 5,400,000

Seat 5: Vuong Do - 27,300,000

Seat 6: Alan Myerson - 6,300,000

Seat 7: Qing Lu - 4,000,000

Seat 8: John Simonian - 7,200,000

Seat 9: Ibrahim Naim - 18,200,000

Seat 10: Derek Kwan -11,500,000




Chip Counts From the Final 12

The knockouts keep coming here in the Quantum Millions Event, as we are now down to just 12 players. We lost Svyatoslav Fisher in 15th place, Ara Meghroyan in 14th place, and Han Chang in 13th. Below you will see how the final 12 stack up, listed in their seating order.

Table 1

Seat 1: Donald Forshey - 11,800,000
Seat 2: Yang Ruan - 7,000,000
Seat 3: Martin Tamero - 7,700,000
Seat 4: Larry Ross - 4,800,000
Seat 5: Ibrahim Naim - 7,300,000
Seat 6: Samuel Muradyan - 7,000,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Vuong Do - 22,500,000
Seat 2: Guiseppe Catalano - 4,000,000
Seat 3: Qing Lu - 9,200,000
Seat 4: Derek Kwan - 13,400,000
Seat 5: John Simonian - 11,300,000
Seat 6: Alan Myerson - 7,700,000

Three Eliminations From Table 2

All of the action has been over at the second table so far, as we lost Ron West in 18th, James Pu in 17th, and Shant Marashlian in 16th. Han Chang has since moved to that table from Table 1 to help balance.

Once we get down to the final 12 players, we will post another round of updated chip counts for everyone.

By the Numbers: $550 Afternoon Session

The second Mega Millions session of the day drew a crowd of 70 players, meaning the top eight players will be punching their ticket to the Day 2 finals.

If you want to play one of these higher buy-in sessions, we have another one tomorrow kicking off at 2 PM!

1-8th. Advance to Day 2 + $800

Seating Chart for the Final Two Quantum Millions Tables

Table 1

Seat 1: Donald Forshey - 11,700,000
Seat 2: Yang Ruan - 4,800,000
Seat 3: Martin Tamero - 7,500,000
Seat 4: Han Chang - 5,600,000
Seat 5: Larry Ross - 1,700,000
Seat 6: Ibrahim Naim - 15,400,000
Seat 7: Samuel Muradyan - 6,300,000
Seat 8: Qing Lu - 7,200,000
Seat 9: Alan Myerson - 2,500,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Vuong Do - 8,000,000
Seat 2: Guiseppe Catalano - 3,400,000
Seat 3: Ara Meghroyan - 7,900,000
Seat 4: Derek Kwan - 9,000,000
Seat 5: John Simonian - 11,500,000
Seat 6: Svyatoslav Fisher - 2,300,000
Seat 7: James Pu - 1,400,000
Seat 8: Ron West - 1,800,000
Seat 9: Shant Marashlian - 4,900,000

Next Round of Quantum Millions Bustouts

We are at the point in the event where there is a pay jump with every three eliminations. These three players just took home $7,570.

19. David Fernandez
20. Milos Skrbic
21. Jesse Yaginuma

These three won $6,610.

22. Ronald Swain
23. Shant Setrakian
24. Eli Cotham

And lastly, these three each won $5,660 each.

25. John Harth
26. Ira Friedman
27. Victor Kruglov

Next Round of Eliminations: 28-36th Places

The following players each took home $4,710.

28. Gal Yifrach
29. Adam Demersseman
30. Harry Arabian
31. Clint Monfort
32. Rich Sperberg
33. Amad Shalan
34. Kamaleddin Abdolrahimi
35. Nathan Ghodoushim
36. Brett Murray

Some Fresh Counts From the Final Three Tables

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 Average: 4,350,000

Ibrahim Naim - 9,200,000
Ara Meghroyan - 7,900,000
Larry Ross - 5,600,000
Alan Myerson - 4,000,000
Ron West - 3,100,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 2,300,000
Ira Friedman - 700,000

By the Numbers: Opening Mega Millions Flight Today

The first of three Mega Millions XX starting sessions here today drew a crowd of 114 players, meaning that the final seven will be  advancing to next weekend's Day 2 finals. Scroll down for the rest of the payouts, and remember that the late afternoon session is open until 7 PM today!

1-7. Advance to Day 2 + $800
8-10. $400
11-14. $300

Latest Round of Bustout: 37-45th Places

The following players all took home $3,760 for their efforts today.

37. Dean Yoon
38. John Misirian
39. Laurence Babahekian
40. David Lee
41. Benjamin Nguyen
42. Montgomery Markland
43. Michael Best
44. Dennis Chae
45. Cody Bell

Fresh Counts From the Final 36

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 Average: 3,150,000

Ibrahim Naim - 6,600,000
Harry Arabian - 3,500,000
Alan Myerson - 2,500,000
Victor Kruglov - 2,300,000
Ron West - 2,200,000
Gal Yifrach - 2,200,000
Ira Friedman - 1,900,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 1,300,000
Brett Murray - 900,000

Cards in the Air: Final Mega Millions Flight Today

We have just got things going in the third and final Mega Millions starting session here today. The buy-in is back down to $160 for this one, and the top 6% will be collecting $800, and advancing to the finals next Sunday.

If you can't come out before registration closes at 7 PM tonight, your next chance to qualify will be tomorrow at 11:30 AM.

First Round of Day 3 Payouts

The following players each took home $3,225 for their efforts today.

46. Sherwin Pilalia
47. Ed Alikhani
48. Bryan Harris
49. Jonathan Sanders
50. Ely Keysar
51. Arman Tyfekchyan
52. Alan Saks
53. David Charchian
54. Gyeyoon Joo

Updated Counts From the Final 45

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 Average: 1,910,000

Ibrahim Naim - 6,200,000
Victor Kruglov - 4,400,000
Ron West - 3,800,000
Gal Yifrach - 3,200,000
Ira Friedman - 2,800,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 2,200,000
Cody Bell - 1,550,000
Harry Arabian - 920,000

Cards in the Air: $550 Afternoon Session

We are ready to start up the first bigger buy-in starting session here at the latest Mega Millions Event! For this one, the buy-in is $550, and the top 12% will be advancing to the Day 2 finals, rather that the top 6% from the lower buy-in flights.

Registration is open today until 5 PM, with the final flight of the day starting at 4 PM today. Good luck all!


Over 100 Players in the Opening Flight Today

Most of our attention today will be on the Day 3 Quantum Millions finals, but we did want to let you know that we have 102 players and counting in the opening Mega Millions flight today. Registration is still open until 2:30 PM.

If you want a higher buy-in amount, we have the $550 flight starting up at the top of the hour!

Day 3 Return List for the Quantum Millions Event





Cards in the Air: Morning Mega Millions Flight

Hello everyone! Yesterday, we handed out the first 11 Day 2 seats to the 20th installment of the Mega Millions, and we will be handed out many more today. This is the first of three starting flights today, and this one has a buy-in of $160.

The top 12% will be cashing, and the final 6% will advance to the finals. Good luck everyone!

Schedule for Today: Friday, March 22nd

11:30 AM - $160 Mega Millions XX Morning Flight. Registration open until 2:30 PM.  Top 6% win $800 and advance to Day 2 finals

2 PM - $550 Mega Millions XX Afternoon Flight. Registration open until 5:00 PM. Top 12% win $800 and advance to Day 2 finals

4 PM - $160 Mega Millions XX Evening Flight. Registration open until 7:00 PM.  Top 6% win $800 and advance to Day 2 finals

8 PM - $370 Single Table Satellite. First come first serve. Winner receives $3,700 Day 2 ticket

Play Ends with Ibrahim Naim Leading the 43 Survivors

Ibrahim Naim - Chip Leader

Amad Shalan - second in chips 

It took 12 hours for us to get down from a field of 432 players to just 43 survivors, and leading the way is Ibrahim Naim with 5,500,000. He is followed by Amad Shalan (5,235,000), and Ron West (4,995,000).

Some of the notables moving on to tomorrow's finals include Jesse Yaginuma, Victor Kruglov, Brett Murray, and Alan Myerson. Be sure to come back in the morning to see the full seating chart, including the 12 players who moved on from the Ocean's 11 Casino.

The action picks up again tomorrow at 1 PM, and we will be playing down to a final table of nine players then, so come back for all your updates!

One More Round of Counts as the Night Nears It's End

We are down to the final 53 players, meaning we are just 10 knockouts away from being done for the night. Below you will see how some of the notables still in the field are faring at the moment. When we get down to the final 43 players, we will grab photos of a couple of the top stacks, so stay tuned for that!

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 Average: 1,660,000

Jesse Yaginuma - 4,200,000
Ron West - 3,500,000
Victor Kruglov - 2,100,000
Alan Myerson - 2,100,000
John Misirian - 1,900,000
Gal Yifrach - 1,900,000
Michael Ung - 1,350,000
Brett Murray - 980,000