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Thursday, June 13, 2019

What's Coming Up: Start of the $500,000 Guaranteed Event

Tomorrow we are ready to get underway with one of our two $500,000 Guaranteed Events coming up in this series! The action kicks off with a flight at 11:30 AM. The buy-in is just $90, with all players having an optional $60 add-on.

If you want a bit of a bigger buy-in, the 2 PM flight will be worth $250, and the top 10% will be advancing from that flight. The final flight of the day starts up at 4 pM, and that one is back down to $150.

These flight will be going on for a week and a half, but make sure you get off to a nice head start tomorrow!

Cards in the Air: $180 Survivor Event

Just as one event is wrapping up, another is starting here at the 2019 Summer Series. We are ready to start up another Survivor Event here, where the buy-in is $180. That means that the top 10% will be taking home $1,500 each tonight.

Registration is open until 8:30 PM. Good luck everyone!

The Final Six Agree to a Chop: Tuan Tran is the Winner!


The final six players sat down at the end of the break, and they started to talk about looking at the numbers for a chop. The numbers were read off, and after some hesitation from a couple players, a deal was struck! Tuan Tran, who held the chip lead at the time of the chop, will take home $25,970, the lion's share of the prizepool.

Scroll down for a full breakdown for all six players, and congratulations to them on their big cashes!

Tuan Tran - $25,970
James Sander - $23,345
Dmitri Novek - $23,215
David Maroti - $18,700
Dana Kellstrom - $16,895
Luis Javier Pauyac - $16,035

Fresh Counts From the Final Six

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 Average: 6,966,000

Tuan Tran - 10,100,000
James Sander - 8,800,000
Dmitry Novek - 8,500,000
David Maroti - 6,900,000
Dana Kellstrom - 4,900,000
Luis Javier Pauyac - 4,100,000

John Hulett Eliminated in 7th Place ($6,720)

John Hulett didn't get many hands at this final table, as he folded down to the short stack before moving all in from the small blind with pocket threes. Dmitri Novek looked him up from the big blind holding [Js][10c], and he was able to hit a ten on the flop to send Hulett to the payout desk.

That leaves us with just six players now. Stay tuned for fresh chip counts coming any minute now!

Ky Nguyen Eliminated in 8th Place ($5,150)


Action started with Ky Nguyen shoving all in for 900,000 even, and James Sander called on the button to put him at risk. Nguyen held [Qh][9h], and he was in rough shape against the [Jc][Js] of Sander. The flop of [Ad][8s][5h] didn't bring Nguyen much help, and he asked for hearts.

He got a heart on the turn, the [Jh], which gave Sander a set, but gave Nguyen some life. The river was red, but it was the [Kd], and Nguyen went to the payout desk.

The final seven are just about to take a break. We will get updated chip counts then!

Gevork Burunsuzyan Eliminated in 9th Place ($3,740)


Action folded around to Gevork Burunsuzyan in the small blind, and he shoved for about 1.4 million total. The bet was for about half of Dana Kellstrom's stack, and he counted it out, thought for about 90 seconds, then called.

Burunsuzyan: [Qs][7s]
Kellstrom: [Ah][8s]

The flop of [As][Ad][2s] gave Kellstrom trip aces, but also gave Burunsuzyan a flush draw. It wouldn't come though, as the board finished out [Kh] and [Jh].

This leaves us with just eight players. They are going on break in 15 minutes. When that happens, we will grab updated counts for all eight players.

Kellstrom Doubles Through Tran

Action started with Dana Kellstrom raising to 400,000. Only Tuan Tran called, and he checked after the flop came down [Ad][Ks][5h]. Kellstrom fired 600,000, Tran called, and the [10d] hit the turn. Both players checked this time, and the [7c] completed the board.

Tran dropped in enough big chips to put Kellstrom all in, and the Bike regular thought about it for over a minute before calling. Tran tabled [Kc][Jd] for second pair, but it was no good, as Kellstrom had [Ah][6h] for top pair.

He doubled up to about 3.8 million, while Tran takes a small hit to his chip stack.

Huy Nguyen Eliminated in 10th Place ($2,460)


Huy Nguyen mounted quite a comeback from three big blinds earlier, but he wasn't able to make any payjumps, as he just busted out. Nguyen got his chips in preflop holding Ace-Queen, but he was in rough shape against the pocket kings of David Maroti. The board missed both players, keeping the kings in the lead the whole way.

By the Numbers: $20,000 Guaranteed Event

Over in the morning event, a crowd of 163 players registered, meaning that the Bike kicked in about $1,300 to cover the full guarantee. The final 18 players will finish in the money, all locking up at least $245. Scroll down for all of the payouts, and good luck to everyone!

1. $5,995
2. $3,460
3. $2,130
4. $1,630
5. $1,255
6. $1,015
7. $805
8. $615
9. $470
10-12. $345
13-15. $285
16-18. $245

Nguyen Finds Another Double

The coin flips have been kind to Huy Nguyen at this final table, as he just won another one to double his stack up to nearly two million. Nguyen was all in preflop with [8h][8d], and he was up against the [Kh][Qc] of Dmitri Novek.

The board ran down [7h][5s][2c][4c][Js], and the eights held for Nguyen.

Nguyen Crippled, Then Spikes River to Double

On the second hand of the final table, Huy Nguyen got his final chips in the middle holding [Jh][Jd], but he was dominated by the [Kd][Ks] of Gevork Burunsuzyan. The board ran out ten high, and Nguyen was left with just three big blinds.

He would get those chips in shortly after holding pocket fours, and he was racing against the [As][Ks] of James Sander. The flop of [Qs][10s][Qd] gave Sander too many outs to miss, and the [6s] on the turn gave him a flush. However, the [4h] came out of nowhere on the river to give Nguyen the double up to nearly a million in chips, keeping him short, but alive.

Unofficial Final Table Seating Chart and Counts






Seat 1: Ky Nguyen - 1,650,000

Seat 2: Tuan Tran - 7,200,000

Seat 3: Huy Nguyen - 1,400,000

Seat 4: James Sander - 9,600,000

Seat 5: Luis Javier Pauyac - 4,200,000

Seat 6: Gevork Burunsuzyan - 1,100,000

Seat 7: Dana Kellstrom - 1,410,000 


Seat 8: John Hulett - 3,000,000 (not pictured)



Seat 9: Dmitri Novek - 7,200,000

Seat 10: David Maroti - 4,700,000

The Final Table Is Almost Here

We are down to just 11 players now in the Day 3 restart, meaning we are just one elimination away from the final table of ten players. We lost Noam Kashanian in 12th place, and just now, Hector Lua busted out with Ace-King against the pocket queens of David Maroti.

When we lose one more player, we will post pictures and updated counts for the remaining ten players!

The Rich Get Richer

We are down to just 13 players now, after losing John Misirian in 14th place. His final chips went to our big chip leader, James Sander, who is now up to about 8.2 million in chips. His next closest competitor, Dimitri Novek, has less than six million.

Owen Crowe First Player to Fall

The action has been slow so far in today's $200,000 Guaranteed finals, as it took over 30 minutes to lose our first player. The action started with big stack Dmitri Novek raising on his button. From the big blind, Owen Crowe three bet it to 535,000. Novek four bet shoved, with Ace-King Crowe called with pocket tens, and they were off to the races.

The flop of [5d][4c][3d] gave Novek a gut shot straight draw, but he wouldn't need it, as the [Ad] hit the turn to send Crowe to the payout desk.

Numbers Update From the $20,000 Guaranteed

Over on the other side of the tournament room, we have 121 players and counting for the $20,000 Guaranteed Event.That means that at the moment, the Bike is kicking in $6,000 to cover the guarantee, so we might be looking at an overlay here!

Registration is open until 3 PM today. Good luck everyone!

Cards in the Air: $20,000 Guaranteed Event

We are ready to get another day of poker action going here at the 2019 Summer Series! We kick things off today with a $20,000 Guaranteed Event, with a buy-in of $150. Registration will be available until 3 PM today, and players will be starting with 20,000 in chips.

Good luck everyone!

Schedule for Today: Thursday, June 13th

11:30 AM - $20,000 Guaranteed Event. $150 buy-in. Registration open until 3 PM

5 PM - $180 Survivor Event. Registration open until 8:30 PM. Top 10% take home $1,500.

7:30 PM - $220 Juice Free Single Table Satellite. First come first serve. Two $1,100 Seats or $2,000 cash guaranteed

Plays Ends Tonight With James Sander Leading the Way


After 12 hours of play, a starting field of 209 players after the Day 2 buy-ins is now down to just 15 players. The player in the pole position is James Sander, who bagged up 7,390,000 chips, a nice lead over the next closest competitor, Dmitry Novek, with 4,400,000.  Sander scored a flurry of eliminations late in the night to propel his stack, including an impressive call with top pair against a player who overshoved the river on a bluff.

Some Bike regulars who are still alive and vying for the title are Owen Crowe, John Hulett, John Misirian, and Huy Nguyen. Below you will see a seating chart for the final two tables of players. Action will pick up again tomorrow at 1 PM, and we will play down to a winner then. Good luck everyone, and good night from the Bicycle Casino!

Table 1

Seat 1: Tuan Tran - 2,545,000
Seat 2: Hector Lua - 910,000
Seat 3: Dmitry Novek - 4,400,000
Seat 4: David Maroti - 3,600,000
Seat 5: Owen Crowe - 2,100,000
Seat 6: EMPTY
Seat 7: EMPTY
Seat 8: John Hulett - 4,060,000
Seat 9: Jerry Hatchitt - 1,000,000


Table 2

Seat 1: Huy Nugyen - 3,185,000
Seat 2: Luis Pauyac - 3,765,000
Seat 3: EMPTY
Seat 4: Noam Kashanian - 2,675,000
Seat 5: John Misirian - 1,175,000
Seat 6: James Sander - 7,390,000
Seat 7: Gevork Burunsuzyan - 1,470,000
Seat 8: Ky Nguyen - 1,650,000
Seat 9: Dana Kellstrom - 965,000

Next Round of Bustouts: 19-27th Places

We are down to just two tables now in this $200,000 Guaranteed Event, and the big payouts are just around the corner. Below you will see the latest round of boustouts. We have 30 minutes left in play tonight. When that runs out, we will grab the names and counts of every player still in.

These players busted for $1,625.

19. Carlos Ruiz
20. Guy Magar
21. Razmik Issakhani

These three all won $1,420.

22. Alex Hua
23. Dong Xu
24. Mehrdad Vahabi

And lastly, these three all took home $1,220 tonight.

25. Ronny Mirel
26. Milton Armstrong
27. James Chalke