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Monday, October 14, 2019

What's Coming Up: Tuesday, October 15th

We have more Hold'em and Mixed Games for you guys tomorrow, as the final full week of Big Poker Oktober continues. We kick things off at 11:30 AM with a $350 buy-in $30,000 Guaranteed Deepstack Event. Players will be starting with 30,000 in chips, and registration will be available until 3:30 PM in that event.

After that, we will be adding two more cards to the player's hands, as the $250 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better Event will be starting up at 2 PM. Registration for that event will be open for three hours, closing at around 5 PM.

Of course, we wrap things up with our nightly $330 juice free satellite, and it will be the final time of the series that we run that at 8 PM. After that, it will be multi table satellite for the Main Event!

Some Chip Counts From Today's HORSE Event

Blinds: 1,000-2,000 Average: 28,000 Players Left: 37

Randy Holland - 48,000
Paul Lui - 45,000
Carlos Rodriguez - 39,000
Hermilo "Taxi" Vargas - 27,000
Alan Myerson - 27,000
Shirley Rosario - 16,000
Qinghai Pan - 12,000

First Break of the Survivor Event

Today's Survivor Event is two hours in, which means it's the for the 77 players registered to take their first break of the day. With just three more entries, the top eight would be taking home $2,000, but of course, that number will be going up until registration closes at 8 PM.

Be sure to come on down and join us for this big event, as another day of Big Poker October action rolls on.

Catch our Tournament Director Mo Fathipour on Live at the Bike Tonight!

Tonight at 6 PM, our tournament director Mo Fathipour will be on our popular in house online show, Live at the Bike! He will be sitting down for an interview, where you can learn all about Fathipour's life before came to the Bicycle Casino. He will also be talking about a few brand new tournament concepts that he will be unveiling here at the Bicycle Casino in the near future!

Be sure you don't miss out on it, as he will have a lot to say about the past, and the future of the Bicycle Casino!

Cards in the Air: Monday Afternoon Survivor Event

We are ready to get things going in today's Survivor Event. Yesterday's $565 buy-in Survivor Event saw a great turnout of 96 players, meaning that the final table of nine players all took home a nice payday of $5,000. 

Registration in this Survivor Event will be open until 8 PM tonight, and players can also re-enter in that time. 

By the Numbers: $20,000 Guaranteed HORSE Event

Today's HORSE Event saw a crowd of 69 players come out, creating a prizepool of $20,700. The final eight players will be finishing in the money today, with first place taking home $7,045. Scroll down for all of the payouts, and stay tuned for more updates from this Mixed Game Event!

1. $7,045
2. $4,355
3. $2,865
4. $2,005
5. $1,485
6. $1,165
7. $955
8. $825

The $230 Survivor Event Starts Shortly

The second event of the day is starting up at the top of the hour, and we have all the details of it here for you guys. This Survivor Event has a buy-in of $230, meaning that the top 10% of the field will all be taking home $2,000 in cash, regardless of their chip counts when we reach that point.

Registration will be available until 8 PM, so you have plenty of time to come down and try to 10x your buy-in!

Some Snapshots From Today's HORSE Event

Below you guys will see a few of the players who are here for the $20,000 Guaranteed HORSE Event. This list includes Qinghai Pan, who won three Mixed Game Events at the Legends of Poker this year. We also spotted David Brookshire, who won the $100,000 Guaranteed HORSE Event at that same series. 

Scroll down for those photos, and a few more!

Hermilo Vargas

Qinghai Pan 

Frankie O'Dell

Randy Holland 

David Brookshire 

Cards in the Air: $20,000 Guaranteed HORSE Event

We are ready to switch back to Mixed Games here at the Big Poker Oktober, as the HORSE specialists will be coming down to the Bike today. This $350 buy-in event has a guarantee of $20,000, and will have registration open until just before 2:30 PM.

Good luck everyone!

Schedule for Today: Monday, October 14th

11:30 AM - $20,000 Guaranteed HORSE Event. $350 buy-in. 15,000 starting stack.  Registration open until 2:25 PM.

4 PM - Survivor Event. $230 buy-in. 15,000 starting stack. Top 10% cash for $2,000 each. Registration open until 8 PM.

8 PM - $330 Juice Free Single Table Satellite. First Come First Serve. Top three players earn $1,100 seats.

Full List of Quantum Millions Day 3 Survivors

#Last FirstChips
1BannonWilliam D4,985,000
2ReevesThomas 4,275,000
3XuDong B3,815,000
4LeDinh Q3,705,000
8DoVuong H2,840,000
9KraemerMackenzie A2,475,000
12ArmstrongMilton R2,205,000
13PhoenixNick R2,170,000
16PinedaAnthony D 1,940,000
18RavichAlexander 1,825,000
19SherburnMichael A1,720,000
21DehghanAmir H1,620,000
23EmersonThomas W1,025,000
24GrippoNicholas P1,010,000
25LinRobert A715,000
28YarcheverJeff A645,000

Play Ends With William Bannon Just Under Five Million

It is just before midnight local time, and the final 28 players have been determined. The floor staff is currently in the process of collecting everyone's names and chip counts, bu we can pass along a few notable counts to you guys right now. William Bannon has bagged the chip lead, finishing with a big stack of 4,985,000. Table mate Thomas Reeves is the only other player over four million by our early estimations.

Some notables who will be joining us at Ocean's 11 Casino in two weeks include Samy Alirachedi (2,910,000), Nick Phoenix (2,170,000), Ophir Atar (1,975,000), and Nicholas Grippo (1,010,000).

We will post the full list of Day 3 survivors once we get it from the floor staff, so be sure to come back in the morning to see that. Congratulations to all 28 players for advancing to Day 3. Good luck in two weeks!

Will Bannon - 4,975,000 - Chip Leader

Thomas Reeves - 4,240,000 - Second in Chips