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Monday, April 1, 2019

Tuan Mai Leads the Final Table of Mega Millions XX

David Yoon was down to just five big blinds when he moved all in preflop holding [Jc][4c]. He was up against the Ace-Queen of Cody Bell, and after the flop brought a queen, Yoon was drawing dead on the turn. 

This gets us down to the final table, and it's a stacked one. Leading the way is Tuan Mai, who saw a late surge to his stack get him up to 20,950,000. Mel Weiner is in second with 17 million. Scroll down for the rest of the final table stacks, and remember that the action picks up again tomorrow at 5 PM at the Live at the Bike table!

Seat 1: Mohsin Charania - 2,300,000

Seat 2: Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 13,500,000

Seat 3: Adam Weinraub - 3,950,000

Seat 4: Sean Jazayeri - 4,100,000

Seat 5: Tuan Mai - 20,950,000

Seat 6: Hung Le - 7,175,000

Seat 7: Mel Weiner - 17,000,000

Seat 8: Cody Bell - 9,825,000

Seat 9: Sanjay Mayekar - 1,900,000

Unofficial Final Table Seating Chart and Counts

Seat 1: Mohsin Charania - 3,100,000

Seat 2: Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 17,000,000

Seat 3: Adam Weinraub - 6,700,000

Seat 4: David Yoon - 1,300,000

Seat 5: Sean Jazayeri - 3,900,000

Seat 6: Tuan Mai - 17,300,000

Seat 7: Hung Le - 5,200,000

Seat 8: Mel Weiner - 16,000,000

Seat 9: Cody Bell - 6,500,000

Seat 10: Sanjay Mayekar - 2,300,000

Turbo Takes the Chip Lead with Kings

Phong "Turbo" Nguyen raised to 500,000 from under the gun, and Dave Banerjee moved all in for 2.2 million next to act. It folded back around to Nguyen, who snap called with pocket kings. Banerjee flipped over Ace-King, and he was looking to end up on the right side of this all in confrontation for a second time today.

He wasn't able to catch an ace though, and the kings sent Nguyen up the leaderboard to about 16 million.

Updated Counts From the Final 12

Two quick bustouts in a row got us down to the final 12. First, Tony Chu busted to Mel Weiner, and at nearly the same time, Phong "Turbo" Nguyen took out Bryan Harris at the other table. Here is how the final 12 currently stack up. Remember, we will be stopping for the night when we get down to the final nine players.

Table 1

Seat 1: Derek Kwan - 2,100,000
Seat 2: Tuan Mai - 14,500,000
Seat 3: Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 14,500,000
Seat 4: Dave Banerjee - 2,100,000
Seat 5: David Yoon - 2,800,000
Seat 6: Cody Bell - 5,300,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Hung Le - 4,100,000
Seat 2: Sanjay Mayekar - 1,000,000
Seat 3: Mohsin Charania - 2,800,000
Seat 4: Mel Weiner - 15,800,000
Seat 5: Adam Weinraub - 8,500,000
Seat 6: Sean Jazayeri - 4,100,000

Mai Takes Lead in Biggest Pot of Tournament

We just saw a massive all in confrontation at Table 1 that has seen Tuan Mai vault into the chip lead. Action started with David Carver shoving all in for about 2.5 million. Action folded to Derek Kwan in the small blind, and he called for roughly half his stack. In the big blind, Mai moved all in over the top, having Kwan covered.

"If anyone wants to take a bathroom break this might be the time," Kwan quickly joked. he thought for over about 90 seconds before folding pocket jacks. It was a great fold, as Mai showed pocket queens. They were better than the nines of Carver, and Mai made a full house by the turn to vault his stack to over 14 million.

Latest Bustouts: 16-18th Places

The following players just busted, taking home $9,905.

16. Umar Seifuddin
17. Juan Godinez
18. Sam Weiss

Fresh Counts From the Final 15

Table 1

Seat 1: Derek Kwan - 4,300,000
Seat 2: Tuan Mai - 9,400,000
Seat 3: Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 9,600,000
Seat 4: Dave Banerjee - 2,300,000
Seat 5: David Carver - 2,700,000
Seat 6: David Yoon - 1,500,000
Seat 7: Cody Bell - 7,800,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Hung Le - 6,200,000
Seat 2: Sanjay Mayekar - 1,100,000
Seat 3: Tony Chu - 5,300,000
Seat 4: Mohsin Charania - 2,700,000
Seat 5: Mel Weiner - 9,400,000
Seat 6: Adam Weinraub - 6,500,000
Seat 7: Sean Jazayeri - 5,300,000
Seat 8: Bryan Harris - 4,600,000

Latest Round of Bustouts: 19-27th Places

It's time to take a look at the latest bustouts here today. These players all won $8,710.

19. Edward Liu
20. Robert Mowers
21. Svetlana Baranovsky

These three all won $7,565.

22. Benjamin Moon
23. Ziao Guo
24. Harry Arabian

And lastly, these three won $6,475.

25. William Collins
26. Gun Clawvuthinan
27. Brandon Zuidema

Updated Counts For the Final Two Tables

Table 1

Seat 1: Derek Kwan - 1,200,000
Seat 2: Tuan Mai - 5,500,000
Seat 3: Umar Seifuddin - 3,300,000
Seat 4: Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 9,800,000
Seat 5: Dave Banerjee - 2,500,000
Seat 6: David Carver - 1,800,000
Seat 7: David Yoon - 1,300,000
Seat 8: Cody Bell - 4,200,000
Seat 9: Sam Weiss - 8,300,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Hung Le - 5,500,000
Seat 2: Sanjay Mayekar - 1,500,000
Seat 3: Tony Chu - 4,900,000
Seat 4: Mohsin Charania - 1,900,000
Seat 5: Mel Weiner - 8,800,000
Seat 6: Adam Weinraub - 3,300,000
Seat 7: Sean Jazayeri - 8,000,000
Seat 8: Juan Godinez - 3,300,000
Seat 9: Bryan Harris - 3,700,000

The Top Five Stacks at the Moment

We are quickly down to the final 22 players here in the Mega Millions XX Day 3, and some big stacks are starting to emerge. The chip leader is local regular Phong "Turbo" Nguyen, who has been scooping nearly every pot he's been in. He is up to nearly 9 million, and has a nice lead over the field.

Here are the rest of the big stacks below. Once we get down to the final 18, we will post a seating chart with updated counts for all of them. Stay tuned!

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 Average: 3,475,000

Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 8,800,000
Hung Le - 7,200,000
Mel Weiner - 6,500,000
Sean Jazayeri - 6,000,000
Sam Weiss - 4,800,000

Some Updated Counts From the Final Three Tables

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 Average: 2,831,000

Sean Jazayeri - 5,800,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 4,900,000
Adam Weinraub - 4,800,000
Mel Weiner - 3,800,000
Sam Weiss - 4,500,000
Dave Banerjee-  3,300,000
Brandon Zuidema - 2,450,000
Cody Bell - 2,400,000
Benjamin Moon - 1,900,000
Mohsin Charania - 1,050,000
Harry Arabian - 800,000
David Yoon - 750,000

First Round of Day 3 Eliminations

We are down to the final 27 players, and they are now doing a full three table redraw. Below you will see the players that we lost before this. It includes former Legends of Poker champion Art Papazyan, who started the day as one of the big stacks. Tablemate Sean Jazayeri informed us that Papazyan took a few brutal beats, including Aces losing to Ace-Jack, Queens losing to Ace-Queen, and Ace-King falling to Ace-six. A tough day for the former champion.

Stay tune for a fresh round of chip counts.

28. Art Papazyan
29. Kevin Song
30. Suman Chen
31. Sarkis Keshishian
32. Thomas Chambers

Former Champion Dave Banerjee Spikes an Early Double

Dave Banerjee came into the day as one of the shorter stacks, and he it didn't take him long to get those chips in preflop holding [As][Kc]. He was in rough shape against the pocket kings of Derek Kwan, but the [Ac] came on the flop, and Banerjee got a much needed double up to nearly three million.

Cards in the Air: Mega Millions XX Finals

The final 33 players are in their seats, and we are ready to get things going once again here at the Mega Millions! Sam Weiss leads the way with just over 5 million chips, but he has tons of talented players breathing down his neck. Click here for a full list of the returners today.

We will be here until the end today, which will be when we get down to the final nine players. Stay tuned for all of your updates!

Day 3 Return List for Mega Millions XX

Sam Weiss Leads the Final 33 Going to Mega Millions Day 3

Sam Weiss- Chip Leader

Hung Le - Second in Chips 

Eliminations came today at a blistering pace, as a starting field of 376 was whittled all the way down to just 32 survivors. Leading the way is Sam Weiss with 5,095,000, and right behind him was table mate Hung Le with 5,070,000

The two biggest stories tonight are the two former Mega Millions Champions still in the field: Dave Banerjee (1,370,000), and Sarkis Keshishian (1,235,000). If either of them are able to make the final table, they would become the first former champion to make a second Mega Millions final table.

Other notables still alive and well in this Mega Millions XX event are Sean Jazayeri (4,570,000) former Legends of Poker Main Event champion Art Papazyan (4,375,000), Phong "Turbo" Nguyen (3,105,000), and Mohsin Charania (2,510,000)

The action picks up again tomorrow at 5 PM, when we will play down to the final table of nine players. Those nine will return Tuesday afternoon to battle it out for the $233,000 first place prize.

We will be here until the end of this event bringing you all of the updates, so be sure to come back tomorrow for more. Good night everyone!

Two Former Mega Millions Champions Looking to Make History

We have had 19 Mega Millions winners so far here at the Bicycle Casino. In the existence of the event, no former champion has made another Mega Millions final table after winning their title, but we have two players still alive who are looking to become the first to do that: Mega Millions VIII winner Dave Banerjee, and IX winner Sarkis Keshishian.  At the moment, Keshishian has Banerjee out chipped 1.1 million to 800,000, but both are still very much alive and well in their quest to make history! Stay tuned to find out if these two find a bag tonight and move on to Day 3!