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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Congratulations to Martin Tamero, Winner of the Quantum Millions Event!

Martin Tamero dominated this final table from start to finish, ending the whole thing in just three hours. On the final hand, Ibrahim Naim got his short stack in preflop holding [Kd][9c], and he was up against the [Qh][3c] of Tamero. The flop of [10h][6s][4s] kept Naim in front, but the [Qc] on the turn flipped the script. Naim needed a king or jack to survive, but the [2c] came instead.

Naim will have to settle for $125,345 and second place, while Tamero will take home $211,005, and the title of Quantum Millions champion!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Quantum Millions Event. Remember that the Mega Millions XX will be running all week, so be sure you come out to join us for that!

Qing Lu Eliminated in 3rd Place ($84,190)

Martin Tamero is continuing to bulldoze this final table, as he just knocked Qing Lu out in 3rd place. The two got all of Lu's chips in on the turn of a board showing [10h][8h][10d][7h]. Lu had [9h][6d], but she was disappointed to see that she was drawing dead against the [10s][7d] of Tamero. A nine came on the river, and Lu wished both players luck before heading to the rail.

This leaves us heads up, with Tamero holding a massive lead: 85 million to the 17 million of Ibrahim Naim.

By the Numbers: Saturday Morning MMXX Flight

The morning flight of this Mega Millions Event drew a crowd of 198 players. The top 12 will be punching their tickets to the Day 2 finals. Remember that the late afternoon session is in full swing right now, with registration open until 7 PM tonight!

1-12. Advance to Day 2 + $800
13-18. $400
19-24. $300

Vuong Do Eliminated in 4th Place ($66,120)

Vuong Do and Ibrahim Naim went heads up to a flop of [Qh][4h][2h]. Do checked to Naim, who bet 800,000. Do check raised to 3.3 million, and Naim called. After the [3s] turn, Do shoved all in, and Naim called.

Do: [4d][2s]
Naim: [6h][3h]

Naim's flush was ahead of the two pair of Do, who needed to make a full house on the river to survive. A seven came instead, and Do parted in fourth, while Naim is back to to nearly 40 million.

Final Mega Millions Flight Today has Started

It's 4 PM, so we are ready to get another starting session going here in Mega Millions XX. The buy-in is back down to $160 for this one, with all players having an optional $100. Registration is open today until 7 PM, and we have another day of qualifying starting tomorrow at 11:30 AM!

Tamero Maintaining Big Lead Four Handed

Blinds: 300,000-600,000

Martin Tamero - 63,000,000
Ibrahim Naim - 23,00,000
Qing Lu - 16,000,000
Vuong Do - 13,500,000

Samuel Muradyan Eliminated in 5th Place ($52,415)

Martin Tamero has taken over in the last hour or so, as he now has a big chip lead over the final four. The first big pot from Tamero came after he picked off a big river bluff from Ibrahim Naim with just a pair of jacks on a queen high board.

A few hands later, Tamero would put Samuel Muradyan at risk holding [Ac][Kh]. Muradyan held [6h][6c], but he fell way behind after the flop came down [Ks][8s][9h]. Another king came on the turn, and no miracle six hit the river, sending Muradyan to the rail.

Tamero now has 58 million chips, over half of the chips in play four handed.

Alan Myerson Eliminated in 6th Place ($41,140)

Martin Tamero started the action with a raise to 1.3 million, and Vuong Do made the call. Alan Myerson then moved all in for 7.4 million, and Tamero thought for a bit before moving all in over the top. Do thought for about a minute before folding, and we were off to the races.

Tamero: 7c][7s]
Myerson: [Kh][Qc]

The board ran down [4c][2s][2d][5h][6s], and the pocket sevens held to get us down to the final five players.

Fresh Counts From the Final Six

Blinds: 250,000-500,000

Ibrahim Naim - 42,000,000
Vuong Do - 21,000,000
Qing Lu - 18,000,000
Martin Tamero - 15,000,000
Samuel Muradyan - 8,300,000
Alan Myerson - 6,500,000

Giuseppe Catalano Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,425), John Simonian Eliminated in 7th Place ($32,235)

Giuseppe Catalano - 8th Place 

Giuseppe Catalano started the action by moving all in from under the gun. A few seats over, Qing Lu moved all in over the top. Right next to her, John Simonian called all in for less than Lu, but more than Catalano. Everyone else folded, and the cards were on their backs.

Catalano: [6d][6c]
Simonian: [Qs][Qd]
Lu: [Ad][Ac]

Lu's aces were in great shape to score the double knockout, and just like that, we are down to just six players at this final table!

John Simonian - 7th Place 

Do Doubles Through Naim

Ibrahim Naim raised it up under the gun, and from late position, Vuong Do reraised to four million. Action folded back to Naim, and he moved all in, having Do easily covered.

Do made the call with [As][Js], and he was flipping against the [8s][8d] of Naim. Do took the lead right on the flop of [Jc][7c][3h], and no miracle eight came after that.

Do scores big double up to 21 million, while Naim is back down to the 35 million he started the day with.

Derek Kwan Eliminated in 9th Place ($17,850)

Derek Kwan got his short stack in preflop holding [As][7h], but he was dominated by the [10s][10h] of chip leader Ibrahim Naim. The board would run down [Ks][6s][4c][5d][4d], and the tens held for Naim.

Naim had already added to his chip lead before that hand, and he now has even a bigger lead on the field with eight left.

Cards in the Air: Quantum Millions Day 3 Finals

It's time to crown the next Quantum Millions champion here at the Bike! Just nine players remain in contention for this first place prize of over $210,000. Click here for the breakdown of the final table stacks and players, and stay tuned for all of your live updates from here!

Time for the Afternoon Mega Millions Flight

It's time to start up the second $550 starting session of Mega Millions XX. Yesterday's afternoon session drew a crowd of 70 players, with the top eight advancing to the finals.

Registration for this flight will be open until 5 PM today. Good luck all!

Another Day of Mega Millions Action is Underway

We are ready to get going with another day of qualifying here in this first weekend of Mega Millions XX! Registration will be open today until 2:30 PM, but if that is too early for you, we have more flights today starting at 2 and 4 PM.

Good luck all!

Schedule for Today: Saturday, March 23rd

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

Ibrahim Naim Takes Lead on Final Hand of the Night

After nearly two hours of 10 handed play, we finally lost Donald Forshey in 10th place. He moved all in or just under 10 million preflop holding Ace-King, and he was racing against the pocket jacks of Ibrahim Naim. The jacks would hold up, and the entire table had a tired celebration when the final card was play.

Below you will see how the final nine currently stack up. They will return at 2 PM tomorrow to play on the Live at the Bike stage. Be sure to come back then for all of the updates, as we will crown the next Quantum Millions Event winner!

Seat 1: Martin Tamero - 14,725,,000

Seat 2: Samuel Muradyan - 7,525,000

Seat 3: Giuseppe Catalano - 4,525,000

Seat 4: Vuong Do - 23,225,000

Seat 5: Alan Myerson - 10,000,000

Seat 6: Qing Lu - 13,225,000

Seat 7: John Simonian - 6,100,000

Seat 8: Ibrahim Naim - 35,000,000

Seat 9: Derek Kwan -7,825,000