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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Updated Standings for the LOP Player of the Series Race

Tomorrow is your last chance to add points to your total for the Legends of Poker Player of the Series race! Quoc Le still leads the way, and you can view the full list here.

Remember that the freeroll is Saturday at 11 AM. There, the top three finishers will all earn seats to the $5,000 WPT Main Event.

By the Numbers: Wednesday Afternoon Mega Millions Flight

The second starting session of the day here in Mega Millions XXI saw 131 players come out. The final 16 players will all be locking up at least $500 tonight, but only the top eight will be upping that cash to $800, along with earning a ticket to the Day 2 finals next week.

If you want to take your shot at this massive prizepool, your next chances are tomorrow at 11:30 AM and 4 PM. Don't miss them!

1-8th. Advance to Day 2 + $800
9-16th. $500

Some Chippies From the $100,000 Guaranteed Flight

Blinds: 600-1,200 Average: 30,000 Players Left: 53

Robert Turner - 65,000
Carol Fuchs - 42,000
Barbara Enright - 40,000
Javid Javani - 38,000
Gina Hecht - 36,500
Alexi Dimitrov - 35,000
Marie Lizette Acoba - 31,000
Sean Yu - 25,000
Larry Kantor - 15,000

The Morning Flight Has Hit the Money

Over in the 11:30 AM flight, we have reached the final 17 players, which means all of them are $500 richer! Still alive in this field are Greg Poehler, Harry Arutyunyan, former Mega Millions champion Phuoc Nugyen, and LOP Player of the Series points leader Quoc Le, who is one of the biggest stacks in the field at the moment with about 200,000 in chips.

Congratulations to all players in the money tonight. They will continue to play until there are just eight players remaining.

What's Coming Up: Thursday, August 22nd

Tomorrow we wrap up the Day 1 qualifying sessions for our $100,000 Guaranteed HORSE Event. At 2 PM, the games of choice will be Pot Limit Omaha and Big O. Registration for that flight will be open until 4:10 PM, and the buy-in is $350.

Of course, book ending that flight are our two Mega Millions XXI sessions. Those $160 flights will be starting up at 11:30 AM and 4 PM, with three hours of registration and re-entry available in those. The top 6% will be advancing to the finals, and taking home $800.

Don't miss out on the action, as the Legends of Poker rolls on here at the Bike!

The Prizepool is Now Over Half a Million Dollars

We checked with the floor staff to get an updated number on the overall prizepool for you guys. Taking into account the morning session today, we have officially cross over the half a million mark, as the prizepool is currently at $515,000 and growing!

We still Day 1 sessions going through until Monday, and of course, players will be buying in directly for $3,700 next Tuesday during the Day 2 finals, so we expect to once again soar past the $1 million mark in this fantastic tournament.

If you can't make it out for this afternoon's session, be sure to come out tomorrow for either the 11:30 AM or 4 PM session. You won't want to miss out on these Day 2 finals!

Time for a Break in the Afternoon Session

In the late day Mega Millions session, the 74 players who are currently entered are taking their first break of the evening. Registration for this flight will be open until 7 PM tonight, so you still have plenty of time to come on down and join us.

By the Numbers: Stud/Omaha 8 Flight

Today's $100,000 Guaranteed flight drew a crowd of 71 split pot players. The final nine will be taking home $600, and a ticket to next week's Day 2 finals. The last Day 1 session of the week will be played out tomorrow, where the games will be Pot Limit Omaha/Big O.

Good luck to all the mixed game players, and thanks for playing at the Bike!

1-9th. Advance to Day 2 + $600

Some Fresh Counts From the Final 45

Blinds: 600-1,200 Average: 40,000

Phuoc Nguyen - 72,000
Quoc Le - 69,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 62,000
Massoud Eskandari - 55,000
Paul Liu - 25,000
Greg Phoeler - 25,000
Sang Lee - 23,000

The Afternoon Session Has Started

We are ready to get things going with the second flight here today. The buy-in is just $160, with all players having an optional $100 add-on for 8,000 more chips!

Registration for this flight will be open tonight until 7 PM. Cone on down and join us.

Cards in the Air: Wednesday Afternoon Session

The second starting session of the day is now underway here at the Bicycle Casino. Just like this morning's flight, the buy-in is $160, with an optional $100 add-on. Registration will be open in this flight until 7 PM, and the final 6% of players will be advancing to the finals next week, where first place should be over $250,000!

Good luck everyone, and thank you for playing here at the Bike!

Now for Some Photos From the Stud/Omaha 8 Flight

Over in the Stud/Omaha 8 or Better flight today, we spotted even more Bike regulars who are hoping to take down another major title here. Sean Yu is fresh off of his 7th place showing in the $500,000 Guaranteed Event last week, while David Brookshire is looking to double qualify, after bagging up 449,000 in yesterday's Omaha 8 flight. 

Check out those photos below, and remember that registration is available until 4:10 PM today. 

By the Numbers: Wednesday Morning Flight

The first of two starting sessions here on this Mega Millions Wednesday morning saw a crowd of 141 players come out. The final 17 players will finish in the money tonight, with the top eight advancing to the finals next Tuesday.

Our second flight today starts up at 4 PM. Come on down and join us!

1-8th. Advance to Day 2 + $800
9-17th. $500

Two Former Big Champions in Today's Field

As the title indicates, we have a couple of familiar faces that you guys have seen on our banners in the tournament ballroom! Phuoc Nguyen is here hoping to become the first two time winner of this event, while former Legends of Poker champion Harry Arutyunyan is hoping to accomplish the dual victory that only Mike Shariati has: LOP Champion and Mega Millions champion.

Scroll down for those photos, and a few more!

Doug Smith

Hai Le 

Peter Hengsakul

Harry Arutyunyan 
Phuoc Nguyen

Cards in the Air: Stud/Omaha 8 or Better Flight

The $100,000 Guaranteed Event rolls on with another flight this afternoon. Today, the games to be played are Stud and Omaha 8 or Better. Registration for this flight will be open until 4:10 PM, and the top 12% of players will be earning $600, and moving on to the Day 2 finals.

Good luck everyone!

Over 100 Players on First Break Today

We are off to another flying start in this morning's Mega Millions flight, as we have 108 players and counting registered so far. Players have until 2:30 PM to come down and register, but if that is too early for you, don't worry! We have another $160 session kicking off at 4 PM today.

Cards in the Air: Wednesday Morning Flight

Happy hump day everyone! We are ready to get things going with the latest flight of the Mega Millions here at the Bike. You guys know the drill by now. This morning's flight has a buy-in of just $160, and all players will have an optional $100 add-on to be used before registration officially closes at 2:30 PM today.

The top 12% will be cashing tonight, but only the final 6% will be earning $800, and more importantly, take home a ticket to the finals next week, where the winner should be taking home over $250,000!

If you can't make it out for this flight, the second session today will be starting at 4 PM. Good luck all!

Day 2 Return List for Mega Millions XXI

We now have 127 players that have qualified for the Day 2 finals next week here in Mega Millions XXI. Trung Pham still holds the pole position with 697,000, and he has the field cleared by 100,000 at the moment.

Click here for a full list of the Day 2 survivors, and don't forget that we have two more chances to qualify today at 11:30 AM and 4 PM. Good luck everyone!

Schedule for Today: Wednesday, August 21st

11:30 AM - Mega Millions XXI Morning Flight. $160 buy-in with $100 optional add-on. Registration open until 2:30 PM. Top 12% cash. Top 6% win $800 and advance to Day 2

2 PM - $100,000 Guaranteed Mixed Game Event. $350 Buy-in. Playing Stud/Omaha 8-or-Better today. Registration open until 4:10 PM.

4 PM - Mega Millions XXI Evening Flight. $160 buy-in with $100 optional add-on. Registration open until 7 PM.  Top 12% cash. Top 6% win $800 and Advance to Day 2

7:30 PM - $500 Juice Free Satellite. First Come First Serve. Winner takes home $5,000 WPT Seat or $4,700 cash.