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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Jim Collopy Holds Big Lead on Final Break of the Night

We are down to just 14 players in the Cardplayer Tour Main Event, and Jim Collopy has started to separate himself from the pack. He has about 4.2 million in chips, while his closest competitor, Chris Klodnicki, is second with about 2.5 million.

Both Collopy and Klodnicki are hoping to repeat recent success they have had here at the Bike. Klodnicki chopped the $500,000 Guaranteed Event heads up at the Legends of Poker this year, taking home just under $100,000, while Collopy chopped the Quantum Millions Event here last year, earning $166,000.

Stay tuned to find out if one of these bags the chip lead tonight, or if someone else makes a late surge.

Full Main Event Two Table Seating Chart

Below you will see how the final two tables stack up, thanks to the hard working folks of the Cardplayer Live Reporting team. We will be playing until the end of Level 12 tonight, or until we reach the final table, whichever comes first.


Table 1

Seat 1: Nicky Komphouvong - 860,000
Seat 2: Tarun Ravi - 550,000
Seat 3: Daniel Shea - 1,000,000
Seat 4: Marvin Rettenmaier - 865,000
Seat 5: Jim Collopy - 2,450,000
Seat 6: William Boortz - 670,000
Seat 7: Bruce Kramer - 315,000
Seat 8: Brendan Williams - 1,000,000
 Seat 9: Mike Eskandari - 1,915,000


Table 2

Seat 1: Anne Bui - 450,000
Seat 2: Chris Klodnicki - 2,325,000
Seat 3: Joe Serock - 625,000
Seat 4: Pete Hengsakul - 1,300,000
Seat 5: Joris Springael - 600,000
Seat 6: Michael Ung - 1,000,000
Seat 7: Vyacheslav Stoyanov - 400,000
Seat 8: Ira Friedman - 350,000
Seat 9: Zaher Samaan - 1,300,000

Most Recent Bustouts: 19-27th Places

We are at the point where there is a pay jump for every three eliminations. The following players each won $4,930.

19. Bill Margolis
20. Christopher Kirshak
21. Min Zhang

These three earned $4,335.

22. Justin Haines
23. Richard Lee
24. James Salmon


And lastly, these three players took home $3,685 each.

25. Ron West
26. Dylan Linde
27. William Collins

Fresh Chippies From the Final Three Tables

Blinds: 10,000-15,000 Average: 740,000 Players Left: 27

Jim Collopy - 2,400,000
Chris Klodnicki - 2,300,000
Massoud Eskandari - 1,900,000
Michael Ung - 955,000
Peter Hengsakul - 755,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 610,000
Joe Serock - 610,000
Ira Friedman - 285,000
Bruce Kramer - 230,000

Latest Round of Bustouts: 28-36th Places

The eliminations haven't slowed down yet, as we are already down to the final three tables. Here are the players who missed out on the three table redraw. They each took home $3,030 today.

28. Phong "Turbo" Nguyen
29. Jisup Hwang
30. Tom Tellard
31. Nathan Bjerno
32. Peter Neff
33. Andrew Chad
34. Michael Aparicio
35. Andrew Wisdom
36. Tigran Abgaryan

Some Fresh Chip Counts From the Final Four Tables

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 Average: 510,000 Players Left: 36

Chris Klodnicki - 1,550,000
Massoud Eskandari - 965,000
Joe Serock - 690,000
Peter Hengsakul - 675,000
Michael Ung - 640,000
William Collins - 630,000
Jisup Hwang - 550,000
Ron West - 370,000
Nathan Bjerno - 290,000
Bruce Kramer - 250,000
Peter Neff - 245,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 230,000

First Round of Main Event Bustouts

Now that we are down to the final four tables, we will begin listing off the eliminations as they come. Below you will see the first round of bustouts. These players each earned $2,435 tonight.

37. Vuong Do
38. Jeff Yarchever
39. William Wolf
40. Gary Hansen
41. Larisa Evleova
42. Sean Yu
43. Timothy Spears
44. Jose Luis Gutierrez
45. Phonghep Thistinnakon

By the Numbers: $50,000 Guaranteed Event

This morning's $50,000 Guaranteed Event saw 171 players come out, meaning we just made the guarantee on this one. The final 18 players will finish in the money, with first place taking home over $15,000.

Scroll down for all of the payouts, and good luck to all those still in!

1. $15,400
2. $8,875
3. $5,465
4. $4,175
5. $3,220
6. $2,605
7. $2,060
8. $1,580
9. $1,200
10-12. $885
13-15. $730
16-18.  $625

Some Chippies From the Final Five Tables

Blinds: 5,000-10,000 Average: 427,000 Players Left: 45

Chris Klodnicki - 980,000
Massoud Eskandari - 720,000
Michael Ung - 580,000
Tiguan Abgaryan - 500,000
William Collins - 460,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 450,000
Jisup Hwang - 420,000
Ron West - 420,000
Andrew Wisdom - 400,000
Nathan Bjerno - 170,000
Peter Neff - 150,000
Peter Hengsakul - 80,000

Some Fresh Counts in the Money At the Main

Blinds: 4,000-8,000 Average: 292,000 Players Left: 60

Chris Klodnicki - 850,000
Tigran Abgaryan - 760,000
Massoud Eskandari - 740,000
Jisup Hwang - 570,000
Nathan Bjerno - 510,000
Michael Ung - 490,000
William Collins - 480,000
Andrew Wisdom - 465,000
Ron West - 380,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 280,000
Jordan Cristos - 175,000
Sean Yu - 125,000
Peter Neff - 110,000
Peter Hengsakul - 65,000

In the Money in the Main Event

We are down to the final 63 players in the Main Event tonight, which means we have officially reached the money! Everyone still in has locked up at least $1,600, but they have their eyes on the first place prize of over $136,000.

We will post another round of updated chip counts for you near the top of the hour, so stay tuned for those!

Over 20 Players in the Survivor Event

We are officially giving out $10,000 to the top two finishers in the $1,070 Survivor Event, as we have 21 entries so far. Registration will remain open until 7 PM tonight, so you have plenty of time to come on down and join us.

Updated Counts in the Main Event

The money bubble is rapidly approaching in the Main Event restart, as we are now just one table away. Below you will see a new round of local notable updated chip counts.

Blinds: 3,000-5,000 Average: 246,000 Players Left: 72

William Collins - 630,000
Tigran Abgaryan - 530,000
Jisup Hwang - 480,000
Massoud Eskandari - 460,000
Michael Ung - 440,000
Ron West - 380,000
Andrew Wisdom - 320,000
Peter Neff - 260,000
Peter Hengsakul - 230,000
Benjamin Moon - 200,000
Jordan Cristos - 195,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 170,000

Final Payouts for the Cardplayer Tour Main Event

The final payouts have been determined in our Big Poker Oktober Main Event. The final 63 players will be getting paid out tonight, with first place taking home $136,230. Scroll down for all of the payouts, and stay tuned to find out who make it through to tomorrow's finals!

1. $136,230
2. $82,030
3. $51,085
4. $39,860
5. $32,195
6. $25,840
7. $20,315
8. $15,565
9. $11,285
10-12.  $7,720
13-15. $6,535
16-18. $5,645
19-21. $4,930
22-24. $4,335
25-27. $3,685
28-36. $3,030
37-45. $2,435
46-54. $1,960
55-63. $1,600

Cards in the Air: $1,070 Survivor Event

We are getting things started with the final open event of the 2019 Big Poker Oktober. We are back to the Survivor format with the biggest buy-in of the series outside of the Main Event, $1,070. That means that the top 10% will be earning a cool $10,000.

Registration in this Survivor will be open until 7 PM tonight. Good luck everyone!

First Round of Day 2 Chippies

Binds: 2,000-3,000 Average: 152,000 Players Left: 115

William Collins - 520,000
Massoud Eskandari - 480,000
Michael Ung - 330,000
Tigran Abgaryan - 300,000
Phong "Turbo" Nguyen - 230,000
Jordan Cristos - 230,000
Jisup Hwang - 210,000
Peter Neff - 170,000
Peter Hengsakul - 160,000
Jared Griener - 140,000

Registration Closes With 29 Day 2 Entries

We have just started the third level of play today, which means that registration has officially closed. A total of 29 players came out to buy-in directly, pushing the overall prize pool up to nearly $600,000.

Stay tuned for the full payouts, which we will post as soon as we get them from the floor staff.

Over 100 Players in the Morning Event Already

In the $50,000 Guaranteed Event, we are off to a good start, as the clock says 110 entries so far today. We need another fifth players and change to reach the guarantee, which we should easily be able to do before registration officially closes at 4 PM today.

Come join us!

The Biggest Stacks to Start the Day

Vuong Do - 270,000

Peter Chu - 269,500

Zaher Samaan - 250,500

Bruce Kramer - 250,000

Michael Ung - 227,000

Field Update After the First Hour

We wanted to pass along that we have had 21 Day 2 entires so far, meaning that the prize pool is now over $550,000 in the prize pool. Registration is still open until 2 PM today, so you have time to come on down and join us!

The Day 2 Finals of the Main Event Are Underway


We are ready to get things going with the Day 2 finals of the latest Cardplayer Tour Main Event stop here at the Bike. Players can come in today to buy-in for $4,300 until the end of the first break, roughly 2 PM. The starting stack will be 120,000, which is 60 big blinds to start.

Click here to see the full list of Day 2 returners so far, and good luck to everyone today!

Cards in the Air: $50,000 Guaranteed Event


We kick off the final day of Big Poker Oktober play with another one day $50,000 Guaranteed Event. Players are starting with a whopping 50,000 in chips today, and registration will be open until 4 PM today.

Remember that we also have our Main Event Day 2 finals coming up shortly, where players can buy-in directly for $4,300. Good luck everyone!

Schedule for Today: Sunday, October 20th

11:30 AM - $50,000 Guaranteed Event. $365 buy-in. 50,000 starting stack.  Registration open until 4 PM. One Day Event

12 PM - Cardplayer Tour Main Event Day 2.  $4,300 buy-in. 120,000 in chips. Registration Open Until 2 PM.

3 PM - Survivor Event.  $1,070 buy-in. Top 10% will take home $10,000 each. Registration Open Until 7 PM.





Full List of Day 2 Main Event Survivors

After three days of starting sessions, a total of 117 players have punched their tickets to the Day 2 finals today. You can click here to view that list.

The finals start at 12 PM, and remember that you can come down anytime before 2 PM today, and buy-in directly for $4,300. Good luck everyone!