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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cards in the Air: 8 PM Mega Satellite

The second satellite for the day has just kicked off here in the tournament ballroom. The buy-in tonight is just $75, and at least five people will take home a ticket for a $550 event. Those tickets can be used Saturday for our WSOP Main Event satellite, so come on down and join us for the action!

What's Coming Up: Friday, June 27th

The Summer Series rolls on tomorrow with a $40,000 Guaranteed Event in the morning, and a Survivor Event in the afternoon. The action starts at 11:30 AM, where the buy-in will be $250. Players will start with 50,000 in chips, and you can click here for a full structure.

At 5 PM, we are switching to a Survivor Event, where the top 10% will be turning the $230 buy-in into $2,000 each. Registration for this event will be open until 7:30 PM, and we end the night at 8 PM with another $75 satellite where at least five players will be taking home a $550 seat.

Good luck everyone!

The First Mega Satellite Today Has Started

Imagine if you were given the opportunity to turn $75 into $7.5 million.

Well you don't have to imagine that, as the Bicycle Casino is giving you that very chance today. The first of two $75 satellites today is now underway, where at least five players will earn $550 seats. Those seats can be used on Saturday in our massive WSOP Main Event satellite, where at least 15 discounted Main Event seats will be given out as well!

Registration for this mega satellite is open until 5:10 PM today, and our second satellite of the day kicks off at 8 PM tonight. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Cards in the Air: $20,000 Guaranteed Event

Play is now underway here at the latest day of Summer Series poker action! This $150 buy-in event has a guarantee of $20,000, and registration is open until 3 PM.

Click here for a full structure of the event, and good luck to everyone.

Schedule for Today: Thursday, June 27th

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

4 PM - $75 Mega Satellite.  Registration open until 5:10 PM. Five $550 seats guaranteed.

8 PM - $75 Mega Satellite.  Registration open until 9:10 PM. Five $550 seats guaranteed.

The Final Three Agree to a Deal, Victor Kruglov Is The Champion

With Victor Kruglov holding over 75% of the chips in play, the final three players started to work out making a deal. After the chips were counted, and Kruglov gave some extra cash to the other two, a deal was struck. Kruglov will take home nearly first place money, $90,300, for his impressive victory tonight. Scroll down for a breakdown of the chip chop, and congratulations to all three players on their big scores!

1. Victor Kruglov $90,300
2. Milton "AJ" Armstrong - $54,405
3. Arash Sarrah - $44,880

Sean O'Neill Eliminated in 4th Place ($26,225)

Victor Kruglov raised to 1.25 million on the button, and Sean O'Neill moved all in for just under ten million. Kruglov quickly called with [Ac][8h], and he would need some help against the [Jh][Jc] of O'Neill.

The flop of [10d][9d][8c] gave Kruglov bottom pair, and that would improve to two pair on the [Ad] turn. A six completed the board, and Kruglov scored the knockout to give him an overwhelming chip lead three handed.

Tri Nguyen Eliminated in 5th Place ($21,035)

Action folded to Tri Nguyen in the small blind, and he raised to 1.25 million. Victor Kruglov was in the big blind, and he moved all in, having Nguyen covered by quite a bit. Nguyen thought for about 20 seconds before saying "ok let's do it I call."

Nguyen: [Ks][6c]
Kruglov: [9h][9d]

Nguyen got some help on the [7h][6d][5d] flop, but he would get no further assistance, as the board finished out [3h] and [8d].

Nguyen, who did his best to liven up the table in the wee hours of the morning tonight, will take home $21,035 for his efforts, while Krugalov is in a great position, holding half of the chips in play four handed.

Sarrah Doubles Through Nguyen

Action folded around to the small blind Arash Sarrah, and he moved all in. Tri Nguyen snap called from the big blind, and confidently turned over [As][Jc]. However, he found himself dominated by the [Ah][Kh] of Sarrah. The flop of [Kd][7d][2h] virtually ended the hand, but of course it's never that easy, as the [Qs] hit the turn to give Nguyen a shot at a miracle runner runner broadway straight.

Instead, a third king came on the river, and Sarrah doubled up to nearly seven million while Nguyen dropped down to about 14 million.

Chip Counts From the Final Five

Blinds: 200,000-400,000 Average: 13,500,000

Sean O'Neill - 20,100,000
Tri Nguyen - 18,000,000
Milton Armstrong - 16,500,000
Victor Kruglov - 13,100,000
Arash Sarrah - 5,200,000

Peter Pellicer Eliminated in 6th Place ($16,120)

Action started with Tri Nguyen raising it up in early position. Peter Pellicer moved all in from the small blind, and Nguyen made the call for nearly all of his stack.

Pellicer: [Kd][Qs]
Nguyen: [Ah][4h]

Nguyen's ace high was in the lead, and he would keep that lead throughout the runout of [10d][10h][6d][6c][8h].

Krugalov Scores Big Double Through Nguyen

Action started with Arash Sarrah raising to 1.1 million in the cutoff. Chip leader Tri Nguyen called on the button, and Victor Kruglov responded with a three bet to 3.2 million. Sarrah tank folded, but Nguyen quickly called to see a flop of [9c][7d][5s].

Kruglov wasted little time in moving all in, and Nguyen let out a big sigh before lifting his cards up, and saying "ok let's go I call."

Kruglov: [As][Ac]
Nguyen: [9s][8s]

Kruglov's overpair was in the lead, but he still had plenty of outs to dodge from Nguyen. The [Qh] turn killed any backdoor out potential, and the [3h] on the river kept the aces in the lead for the win. Kruglov doubled up in to the chip lead with over 20 million, while Nguyen is down to about eight million.

Sarrah Doubles Through Pellicar

We had a second all in and call in as many hands right after Wayne Perry busted, but this time, the short stack was able to double up. That short stack was Arash Sarrah, and he was all in holding [Ac][Qc]. He was racing against the [10h][10d] of Pellicar, and the flop brought plenty of action, coming down [Kc][9c][5h]. This gave Sarrah the nut flush draw, but he wouldn't need it, as the [As] on the turn gave him top pair.

No miracles on the river meant that Sarrah doubled up to nearly 10 million while Pellicar dropped to 8.3 million.

Wayne Perry Eliminated in 7th Place ($11,780)

Wayne Perry took a few hits to his stack after the break, and his final chips went over to Tri Nguyen, who is now up to 14 million after scoring that knockout.

This leaves us with just six players. As of yet, there haven't been any talks of a chop.

Fresh Counts From the Final Seven

Blinds: 150,000-300,000 Average: 9,650,000

Sean O'Neill - 16,100,000
Tri Nguyen - 11,700,000
Pedro Pellicar - 12,000,000
Victor Kruglov - 11,500,000
Wayne Perry - 7,000,000
Milton "AJ" Armstrong - 6,900,000
Arash Sarrah - 5,300,000

Ahmad Hooshmand Eliminated in 8th Place ($9,065)

On the very next hand, Ahmad Hooshmand moved all in holding [4h][4s], and Wayne Perry looked him up with [Ah][6h]. Perry shot out to the lead on a flop of [8h][7c][6d], and Hooshmand wasn't able to make a straight or a set from there, knocking him out in eighth place.

The final seven players are taking a break now. We will post updated chip stacks shortly.

Pellicar Doubles Through Hooshmand

Ahmad Hooshmand and Pedro Pellicar got into a raising war preflop that saw all of Pellicar's chips get into the middle. It was the classic preflop cooler, as Hooshmand held [Kc][Kh], while Pellicar had [Ad][Ah]. The board came down [Qh][9d][2s][10d][8d], and the aces held for Pellicar to score him a big double up to over 12 million, while Hooshmand is now down to about ten big blinds.