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Monday, September 30, 2019

By the Numbers: Monday Afternoon Flight

The second flight of the day saw 81 players come out, which was four more than we got in the opening flight. The final 10 players will be taking home $400, and earning a ticket to the Day 2 finals on Friday.

Your next chance to qualify will be tomorrow at 11:30 AM. Don't miss out on it!

1-10th. Advance to Day 2 + $400

Nader Modabber and Phil Zangwill Lead the First Flight

The bubble lasted about an hour before Phil Zangwill scored the final knockout of the evening when his top pair busted his opponent's lesser pair and flush draw. That pot got Zangwill up to 226,500, and he is only trailing Nader Modabbber, who bagged up 236,500.

Scroll down for photos of those two players, and remember that your next chance to qualify is tomorrow at 11:30 AM!

Nader Modabber - 236,500

Phil Zangwill - 226,500 

Big Poker Oktober Points Race Standings



The updated Big Poker Oktober Points race standings can be viewed by clicking here.

What's Coming Up: Tuesday, October 1st

We welcome October with two more starting sessions for this $150,000 Guaranteed Event here at the Big Poker Oktober! The flights will be starting up at 11:30 AM and 4 PM, with registration in each flight open for the first four hours.

In addition we will have another first come, first serve juice free satellite at 8 PM, where three players will be earning discounted seats to our $1,100 Main Event!

Time for a Break in the Evening Session

We are two hours into play in the second flight today, and the clock says 58 players registered so far. Once they return from their break, they will play three more levels before taking another break.

Registration will officially close once that break is over, around 8 PM, so come on down and join us before then!

Down to Just Two Tables in the Morning Flight

The first flight of the day is now down to the final 18 players. Massoud Eskandari and Said El Harrak are the two biggest names left amongst the final 18.

They will play down to the final nine, at which point they will bag and tag for the night. Stay tuned to find out who makes it through, as the first day of $150,000 Guaranteed qualifying rolls on!

Shirley Rosario Wins the Latest Mixed Game Event Here at the Bike


Yesterday, LA mixed game regular Shirley Rosario added yet another title to her stacked poker resume, when she took down our $350 HORSE Event. Rosario took home $4,790 as a result of her impressive finish, beating out two WSOP Bracelet winners in the process: Frankie O'Dell and Sean Yu.

Check out the final five from this event below, and congregations again to Shirley on another impressive win!

1. Shirley Rosario - $4,790
2. Brent Boyd - $2,780
3. Lorri Broda - $1,790
4. Frankie O'Dell - $1,255
5. Sean Yu - $785

The Second Session is Now Underway

We are ready to get things rolling with the second starting session of the day here on this opening day of $150,000 Guaranteed qualifying! The final nine players from the morning flight will be punching their tickets to the finals, and several more players will be joining from this session.

Registration will remain open until 8 PM tonight. Good luck everyone!

By the Numbers: Opening $150,000 Guaranteed Flight

The first of eight starting sessions in this $150,000 Guaranteed Event drew a crowd of 77 players. That means that the final table of nine players will all be cashing for $400, and claiming the first tickets to the Day 2 finals on Friday.

Our next starting session kicks off at the top of the hour, so make sure you don't miss it!

1-9th. Advance to Day 2 + $400

A Few Pics From the Floor Today

Below you will see a few of the over 70 players who are here for the first of eight starting sessions here in this $150,000 Guaranteed Event. Aaron Messmer is hoping to add to his list of titles after he took down a WSOP Circuit High Roller Event here in 2018. We also spotted Massoud Eskandari, who is looking to make yet another deep run here at the Bike!

Massoud Eskandari 

Stefan Craciun

Aaron Messmer 

Joe Schulman 

First Break of the Opening Flight

We are two hours into play in this opening $150,000 Guaranteed flight, and the clock says 61 players in the field so far. Registration will be available until 3:30 PM today, so you have plenty of time to come join us!

Congratulations to David Johnson, Winner of the $50,000 Guaranteed Event

Yesterday saw David Johnson top a field of 115 players to take home the latest Big Poker Oktober title. Below you will see a full breakdown of the final table, and the winner's photo for Johnson. Congratulations to Johnson and the rest of the players who finished in the money!


1. David Johnson - $15,000
2. Andom Ghebre - $8,650
3. Robert Schiele - $5,325
4. Karen Markaryan - $4,070
5. Diana Yang - $3,140
6. Gregg Goldman - $2,540
7. Nissar Quraishi - $2,010
8. Thu Nguyen - $1,540
9. Imran Mukati - $1,170

The $150,000 Guaranteed Event is Now Underway

We are ready to get things going with the first massive guaranteed multi day event here at the 2019 Big Poker Oktober. This $250 buy-in tournament will have eight flights spread out over the next four days. The first of two flights today has just started up, with the second flight starting at 4 PM.

Registration in both of these flights will be open for four hours, and the top 12% will be cashing and moving on to the finals on Friday, where the winner should be taking home over $30,000! Good luck everyone!

Schedule for Today: Monday, September 30th

11:30 AM - $150,000 Guaranteed Event. $250 buy-in. Registration open until 3:30 PM. Top 12% cash for $400 and advance to Day 2 finals

4 PM - $150,000 Guaranteed Event. $250 buy-in. Registration open until 8 PM. Top 12% cash for $400 and advance to Day 2 finals

8 PM -  $330 Main Event Mega Satellite. Single table.  Juice Free. Three Seats Guaranteed