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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cards in the Air: 8 PM Mega Satellite

We have just kicked off the second satellite of the day here at the Bicycle Casino. The first satellite today saw 34 players come out, and a fresh crop of players are lining up to play this satellite now. Registration for this satellite will be open until 10:10 PM tonight, so you have plenty of time to make the drive down to the Bike, and try to lock up your Main Event seat tonight!

The Second Main Event Mega Starts Shortly

The first satellite of the day had a very small overlay, as 34 players total came out for it. The second satellite today will be starting up at 8 PM tonight. Just like this afternoon's Mega, the buy-in will be $350, and at least ten discounted seats will be given out for the $1,100 Cardplayer Tour Main Event, which starts up tomorrow.

Come on out and join us tonight to try and turn this $350 investment into a massive payday this weekend!

Some Updated Chip Counts From the $50k Guaranteed Event

Blinds: 1,000-2,500 Average: 114,000 Players Left: 88

Deepinder Singh - 315,000
Sohale Khalili - 260,000
Anthony Pitesa - 145,000
Mike Shariati - 130,000
Frank Lin - 120,000
Lee Gale - 95,000
Thu Nguyen - 85,000
Kevin French - 65,000
Dylan Herrmann - 65,000
Gladys Landegger - 60,000
Mark Hamilton - 55,000

What's Coming Up: Start of the Cardplayer Tour Main Event!

Tomorrow is the day that many of you have been waiting for, as the latest Cardplayer Tour stop will be starting up here at the Bicycle Casino. We will have three $1,100 flights over the next three days, all starting up at 11:30 AM.

For tomorrow, registration will be available until the end of the dinner break, which will be about 6:30 PM, and we will be playing until we are down to the final 25% of the field. We will also have $350 satellites starting at 12, 4, and 8 PM, with a total of 50 seats guaranteed total. It should be a fun day of poker, so make sure you don't miss out on it!

Possible Overlay in the Afternoon Mega Satellite

We are one hour into play in the first Main Event Mega Satellite of the day, and it looks like we might be handing out some free seats in this event! We need 36 players to reach the ten seat guarantee, and as of right now, we only have 14 players in the field. Registration will be open until about 6:35 PM today, so you still have time to brave the rush hour traffic, and come join us.

We have another $350 satellite starting up at 8 PM tonight, and there might be another overlay there, so come on down to the Bicycle Casino and take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

By the Numbers: $50,000 Guaranteed Event

We had an incredible turnout for the morning event today, as the final field closed at 201 players. This created a prize pool of $60,300, money that will be spread out amongst the final 21 players. A min cash will earn $615, and first place will take home $17,770. Scroll down for all of the payouts, and be sure to come back tomorrow to find out who takes this event down late tonight!

1. $17,770
2. $10,190
3. $6,240
4. $4,765
5. $3,590
6. $2,955
7. $2,330
8. $1,780
9. $1,335
10-12. $985
13-15. $815
16-18. $700
19-21. $615

Updated Big Poker Oktober Points Race Standings

Tongguang Sun has extended his lead at the top of the Big Poker Oktober points race, but it is the end of the top ten that we have our eye on. Cristian Ferrari is currently in 10th at 375 points, but Bike Regular Sean Yu is trying to catch him today, as he is in 11th at 332 points.

Click here for the full updated standings, and remember that the top 10 point getters will all earn seats to the $1,100 Main Event!

The First Main Event Satellite is Underway

We had a delay in the start of our first satellite today, but now we are ready to get things started in the tournament ballroom. This $350 satellite will be guaranteeing at least ten discounted seats to the $1,100 Cardplayer Tour Event, which will be starting up at 11:30 AM tomorrow here!

Registration will be open until about 6:30 PM, and if that is too early for you, don't worry! We have another satellite coming up at 8 PM that is also guaranteeing at least ten seats. Don't miss out.

Two Main Event Satellites Coming Up Today

We are switching things up with our afternoon 4 PM event today, as we will be running the first of our two Main Event satellites today. This satellite has a buy-in of $350, and at least ten discounted seats will be handed out for the $1,100 Cardplayer Tour Main Event, which starts tomorrow. There will be three different starting flights for this event, one each day until Saturday, and players can buy-in directly on Day 2 for $4,300.

Registration for the first satellite today will be available until 6:10 PM, and the second satellite will kick off two hours later at 8 PM. Come join us!

Photos From Today's $50k Guaranteed Event

Below you guys will see a few of the players who are here for today's $50,000 Guaranteed Event. This list includes Ophir Atar, who already has his seat secured for the Day 3 finals of the Quantum Millions event in a couple of weeks. We also spotted former Legends of Poker and Mega Millions champion Mike Shariati. 

Scroll down for those photos, and a few more, as this massive one day event rolls on!

Mike Shariati

Kathleen Solowitz

Kevin French

Rubin Chappell

Ophir Atar

We Have Reached the Guarantee!

No overlay alerts in this event, as we have over 170 players registered so far. That means that the prize pool is up to $51,000, and will continue to grow until registration closes, which will be about 4:15 PM.

Nice Turnout for Our $50k Guaranteed Event

We are easily in the triple digits already in today's $50,000 Guaranteed Event, as the clock says 130 players registered. We need just under 40 more players to reach the guarantee, but with registration open for another three hours, that shouldn't be a problem.

The winner of this event will be taking home over $10,000, and a seat to the $1,100 Cardplayer Tour Main Event that starts up tomorrow, so come on down and win some money here at the Bicycle Casino!

Cards in the Air: $50,000 Guaranteed Event

We are kicking off the final day of preliminary action here at the Big Poker October with a $50,000 Guaranteed Event. We made a change in the structure yesterday, as players will now be starting with 50,000 in chips, as opposed to 30,000.

Registration for this event will be open until 4 PM today, so come on down and try to hit a big score before the $1,100 Main Event starts tomorrow!

Schedule for Today: Wednesday, October 16th

11:30 AM - $50,000 Guaranteed Deepstack. $365 buy-in. 50,000 starting stack.  Registration open until 3:30 PM.

4 PM - Main Event Mega Satellite. $350 buy-in. Ten Seats Guaranteed. 12,000 starting stack. Registration open until 6:10 PM.

8 PM - Main Event Mega Satellite. $350 buy-in. Ten Seats Guaranteed. 12,000 starting stack. Registration open until 10:10 PM.