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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Weiner Doubles Through Mai

Tuan Mai put the pressure on Mel Weiner in the big blind when he moved all in from the small blind, and Weiner called with [Ad][2d]. He was ahead of the [Qd][8c] of Mai, and the ace high would hold true on the runout of [Kh][9s][4s][7c][2c].

Weiner scored the double up to 14.5 million, while Mai keeps his chip lead with 38.5 million.

Sean Jazayeri Eliminated in 4th Place ($66,190)

Following a raise from chip leader Tuan Mai, Sean Jazayeri moved all in from the big blind. Mai called with [Jc][Jd], and he was dominating the [Kd][Jh] of Jazayeri. The board came down [Ac][As][3c][4s][3d], and the jacks held for Mai to score him the knockout of Jazayeri.

This leaves us three handed, and Mai has once again opened up a nice lead on his two opponents.

Exact Counts on the Break

The final four are taking another 15 minute break right now, and the dealers broke down the stacks to give us the exact counts. We are about to go to the 400,000-800,000 level, and as of yet, there haven't been any talks of a chop.

Tuan Mai - 34,900,000
Cody Bell - 25,000,000
Mel Weiner - 11,200,000
Sean Jazayeri - 9,100,000

Bell Doubles Through Jazayeri

There is about five to six million in the middle on a completed board of [9c][7h][6h][9s][8d] when Cody Bell moved all in for just over nine million. His lone opponent in the hand, Sean Jazayeri, asked for a count, and called after about a minute of thought with [5s][5c] for a rivered straight. It was no good though, as Bell tabled [9d][7c] for a full house.

Bell doubled up to about 23 million, while Jazayeri is down to under 10 million.

Weiner Doubles Through Mai

In a battle of the blinds, chip leader Tuan Mai set the short stack Mel Weiner all in, and Weiner called with [8s][8d]. He was flipping against the [Ac][9s] of Mai, and the eights would hold up on a runout of [4d][4h][Ks][10h][Qs].

Weiner doubled up to over 10 million, while Mai is still a comfortable leader with 35 million.

Jazayeri Doubles Through Weiner

After a raise from Sean Jazayeri under the gun, Mel Weiner moved all in, having him covered. Jazayeri called with [Ad][Kd], and Weiner would need to get lucky with [As][Qc]. The board came down [Jc][6c][5h][5s][4s], and the king kicker played for Jazayeri, who scored a big double up to 25 million, while Weiner tumbled down to about nine million.

Jazayeri Doubles Through Mai

Sean Jazayeri shoved all in for his final six million, and Tuan Mai called to put him at risk.

Jazayeri: [Ks][9d]
Mai: [Ac][8h]

The flop of [Qc][4c][Qh] was safe for Mai, but the [Kc] came on the turn to put Jazayeri in the lead. The [2h] completed the board, and Jazayeri doubled up to 13 million, while Mai takes a small hit down to about 34 million.

Phong "Turbo" Nguyen Crippled, Eliminated in 5th Place ($50,405)

Action folded to Phong "Turbo" Nguyen in the small blind, and he moved all in. Sean Jazayeri was in the big blind, and he quickly called when he saw his cards.

Nguyen: [Kh][5h]
Jazayeri: [8d][8s]

Nguyen was in need of a king, but it would never come on the [Jd][9h][5s][Qs][8h] runout. The chips were counted down, and Nguyen had Jazayeri covered by 300,000. Those chips went all in on the button on the next hand, and he was eliminated, taking home over $50,000 for his fifth place finish.

Sean Jazayeri - 16,000,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - Eliminated

Mai Holds Over Half the Chips in Play

Tuan Mai just scooped a massive pot that included a bet of 7.3 million on the river that was called by Cody Bell, and as a result, Mai has taken a stranglehold of this five handed battle. He currently has over half the chips in play, as you will see in the counts below.

Blinds: 300,000-600,000

Tuan Mai - 41,500,000
Mel Weiner - 13,500,000
Cody Bell - 8,200,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 8,000,000
Sean Jazayeri - 7,250,000

Bell Doubles Through Nguyen

Cody Bell raised it up on the button, and Phong "Turbo" Nguyen moved all in over the top, having Bell covered. Bell thought for a few moments before calling it off with [Ac][Kh], and he was well ahead of the [Kc][Qc] of Nguyen. The board ran down [9d][8h][4s][4h][5c], and Bell scored a big double up to 23,500,000, while Nguyen dropped down to 7.5 million.

Updated Counts On Break

Play has slowed down five handed, as no one is particularly short at the moment. Tuan Mai has maintained his chip lead all day, but some players are closing the gap on him. Check out the chip counts below, as we get ready for the 250,000-500,000 level after the break.

Tuan Mai - 20,200,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 18,500,000
Mel Weiner - 15,100,000
Cody Bell - 13,500,000
Sean Jazayeri - 9,800,000

Mohsin Charania Eliminated in 6th Place ($39,245)

Mohsin Charania was first to act, and he moved all in with his short stack. Two seats over, Sean Jazayeri moved all in over the top.

Charania: [Kc][Qd]
Jazayeri: [Ac][Jd]

The flop of [Ah][6c][2s] meant that Charania would need running cards to win now. The [Ks] turn was a good start for him, but the river brought the [As], giving Jazayeri trip aces.

Jazayeri is up to about 9,500,000 after that hand, while Charania will have to settled for a bit under $40,000.

Fresh Counts From the Final Six

Blinds: 150,000-300,000

Tuan Mai - 22,400,000
Mel Weiner - 17,000,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 15,800,000
Cody Bell - 13,300,000
Sean Jazayeri - 5,800,000
Mohsin Charania - 3,800,000

Jazayeri Doubles Through Bell

Sean Jazayeri got his final three million in preflop holding [As][Kc], and he was in great shape against the [Ah][Js] of Cody Bell. The flop of [Jd][9s][6d] shot Bell into the lead, but that lead was short lived, as the [Kd] came on the turn. A third king came on the river to seal the double for Jazayeri, who's now up to 6.5 million.

Meanwhile, Bell drops down to about 12.5 million.

Charania Doubles Through Bell

Mohsin Charania has been patient at this final table, dropping down to under 10 big blinds a few times so far. He just got his short stack in preflop now holding [Ad][Ks], and he was racing the [6c][6s] of Cody Bell.

The flop of [Ah][4c][5c] gave Charania top pair, and Bell wasn't able to catch up from there. Charania doubled up to 3.7 million, while Bell is still doing just fine with about 14 million.

Adam Weinraub Eliminated in 7th Place ($30,865)

Adam Weinraub got his chips in the middle preflop holding [Ad][Kh], and he was flipping against the pocket sevens of Cody Bell. The board ran down [Qs][9s][3d][6d][2c], and the sevens held for Bell, who gets us down to just six players now.

Cody Bell - 14,400,000
Adam Weinraub - Eliminated

Fresh Counts From the Final 7

Blinds: 125,000-250,000

Tuan Mai - 26,000,000
Mel Weiner - 15,200,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 11,700,000
Cody Bell - 10,700,000
Sean Jazayeri - 7,600,000
Adam Weinraub - 3,700,000
Mohsin Charania - 2,700,000

Charania Doubles Through Bell

Action folded around to Cody Bell on the button, and he limped in for 250,000. Mohsin Charania then moved all in for 1.45 million, and after the big blind folded, Bell called with [Ad][7h]. Charania rolled over [Kd][10d], and he didn't hit on the [6c][5h][3s] flop. However, the [Kh] on the turn gave Charania top pair, and now Bell would need to hit an ace to win.

He wouldn't do that, and Charania doubled up to about 3 million, while Bell dropped to 10.5 million.

Hung Le Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,170)

Not long after losing that big pot to Sean Jazayeri, Hung Le would three bet shove all in preflop, only to be called by chip leader Tuan Mai with pocket queens. Le had [Kh][10c], and he would need some big help to survive. The board ran down [5d][2d][2s][7c][Jd], and the ladies held to send Le to the rail in 8th place.

Tuan Mai - 22,000,000
Hung Le - Eliminated

Ace-Ten>Ace-Ten for a Double Up

Sean Jazayeri shoved all in for his final 3.6 million, and Hung Le tanked in the big blind for about a minute before calling with [Ah][10h]. Jazayeri rolled over [As][10s], and it was looking to be a chop. However, the flop of [Qs][6s][Qc] gave Jazayeri a freeroll that he would hit right on the [2s] turn.

Jazayeri doubled up to over 7.5 million, while Le dropped down to 3.2 million.

Sanjay Mayekar Eliminated in 9th Place ($18,400)

Sanjay Mayekar came into the day as the short stack, and it didn't take him long to get his chips in the middle. On the second hand, he got his chips in preflop holding [Ad][8d], and was racing against the pocket fives of Cody Bell. The flop of [Js][7c][7h] gave him some more outs, as did the ten on the turn, but the river was a brick, and Bell's fives held up to get us to eight handed play.

Cody Bell - 11,200,000
Sanjay Mayekar- Eliminated

Cards in the Air: Mega Millions XX Final Table

It's time to get things going here at the Mega Millions final table. Tuan Mai leads the final nine, and you can view all of the chip counts here.

We will be posting updates live as they come here on the Bike's blog. If you would like to watch the live stream on a half hour delay, you can view that here.