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Monday, October 28, 2019

Late Surge Sees Brandon Strickland Grab the Chip Lead


After that final hand that we just reported, Brandon Strickland has ended the day as the chip leader here on Quantum Millions Day 3. Strickland told us after the fact that he started Day 2 with 143,000, ended with the chip lead at 7,350,000, and he now has the lead again with 19,425,000. Vuong Do is second in chips at 17,775,000.

Below you will see how the final nine stack up. The blinds coming back tomorrow will be 100,000-200,000, and we will be here until a winner is decided, so be sure to come back at 1 PM for the conclusion of this massive event!


Brandon Strickland - 19,425,000
Vuong Do - 17,775,000
Kevin Kung - 17,750,000
Tigran Abgaryan - 14,900,000
Juanita Brown - 12,850,000
Tai Purpero - 12,175,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 5,850,000
Ophir Atar - 5,450,000
AJ Armstrong - 5,425,000


Michael Sherburn Eliminated in 10th Place ($12,300)


A roar came from the final table as we were putting in the pictures and seating chart, which usually means a bad beat was just dealt out. Sure enough, Michael Sherburn was on the wrong end of a runner runner situation that saw him hit the rail in 10th place.

According to the table, Sherburn got his final chips in the middle on a flop of [As][2c][8h] in great shape. Sherburn held Ace-Eight, and was well ahead of the Ace-King of Brandon Strickland. However, the turn and river were both tens, counterfeiting the two pair of Sherburn, and Strickland's king kicker played to send him a huge pot.

This gets us down to our final table of nine, which means we are done for the night. We will post chip counts for all nine players shortly.

Seating Chart and Counts for the Unofficial Final Table



Seat 1: Vuong Do - 19,600,000

Seat 2: Michael Sherburn - 8,700,000

Seat 3: Juanita Brown - 12,800,000

Seat 4: Marvin Rettenmaier - 6,000,000

Seat 5: Tai Purpero - 12,300,000

Seat 6: Tigran Abgaryan - 14,000,000

Seat 7: Kevin Kung - 17,500,000

Seat 8: Ophir Atar - 5,400,000

Seat 9: Brandon Strickland - 8,250,000

Seat 10: AJ Armstrong - 6,000,000

Fresh Counts From the Final 12 Players

We are quickly down to 12 now, as we lost Nick Phoenix in 15th, Daniel Song in 14th, and Mike Shariati in 13th. These three players each took home $9,150.

Below you will see how the final 12 players currently stack up, listed by their current seat.

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 Average: 9,000,000

Table 23

Seat 1: Marvin Rettenmaier - 7,500,000
Seat 2: Juanita Brown - 12,200,000
Seat 3: Richard Alati - 10,500,000
Seat 4: Brandon Strickland - 11,500,000
Seat 5: Kevin Kung - 11,100,000
Seat 6: AJ Armstrong - 6,000,000

Table 27

Seat 1: David Williams - 2,800,000
Seat 2: Tigran Abgaryan - 10,500,000
Seat 3: Ophir Atar - 6,500,000
Seat 4: Michal Sherburn - 8,500,000
Seat 5: Vuong Do - 19,200,000
Seat 6: Tai Purpero - 8,000,000


Down to 15 Players Now

We have recently lost Christiano Ferrari in 18th place, Abitboul Roee in 17th, and Dong Xu in 16th place. They all took home $7,940 for their efforts.

Bike regular Vuong Do has taken over the chip lead, after he picked off a massive river bluff from start of day chip leader Brandon Strickland. He has just over 15 million, while second at the moment is Tai Purpero with 12 million. We will post fresh counts for everyone left when we get down to the final 12 players.

Full Seating Chart and Counts for the Final 18

 Blinds: 60,000-120,000

Table 23

Seat 1: Abitboul Roee - 3,250,000
Seat 2: Mike Shariati - 2,600,000
Seat 3: Daniel Song - 1,950,000
Seat 4: Richard Alati - 5,450,000
Seat 5: Brandon Strickland - 9,500,000
Seat 6: Christiano Ferrari - 1,350,000
Seat 7: Kevin Kung - 9,100,000
Seat 8: Vuong Do - 10,300,000
Seat 9: AJ Armstrong - 5,200,000

Table 27

Seat 1: David Williams - 8,800,000
Seat 2: Nick Phoenix - 1,700,000
Seat 3: Tigran Abgaryan - 10,100,000
Seat 4:  Ophir Atar - 8,400,000
Seat 5: Michael Sherburn - 6,100,000
Seat 6: Marvin Rettenmaier - 4,200,000
Seat 7: Dong Xu - 4,100,000
Seat 8: Juanita Brown - 4,900,000
Seat 9:  Tai Purpero - 5,800,000

Latest Round of Eliminations: 19-27th Places

We are at the point of the tournament where there is a pay jump for every three eliminations. These players each won $6,930 tonight.

19. Thomas Reeves
20. Marian Abedian
21. Vladimir Medvinsky


These three each earned $6,050.

22. Amir Dehghan
23. Tony Orr
24. Deangela Nava

And lastly, these three won $5,180.

25. Aaron Valencia
26. Eugene Tito
27. Nicholas Grippo

Just 21 Players Remain on Second Break

We are down to just 21 players now in the Quantum Millions finals, meaning the big payouts are just around the corner. Once we get down to the final 18, we will post a fresh seating chart with counts for all 18 players.

Stay tuned for more updates, as we look to crown the latest Quantum Millions winner!

The Big Stacks with 25 Players Left

Blinds: 50,000-100,000

Tiguan Abgaryan - 11,000,000
Kevin Kung - 9,200,000
Brandon Strickland - 8,300,000
Tai Purpero - 8,000,000
Vuong Do - 7,300,000
Ophir Atar - 7,200,000

Some Fresh Counts From the Final 27

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 Average: 4,436,000

Tiguan Abgaryan - 10,800,000
Nick Phoenix - 6,700,000
Vuong Do - 4,100,000
Ophir Atar - 3,800,000
Nicholas Grippo - 3,300,000
Mike Shariati - 3,150,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 2,800,000
Eugene Tito - 610,000

Next Round of Bustouts: 28-36th Places

We are quickly down to the final three tables left in this Quantum Millions Event, and those players are doing a full three table redraw now. The following players each took home $4,285 tonight.

28. Garrett Gravener
29. William Bannon
30. Dinh Le
31. Samy Alirachedi
32. Huy Nguyen
33. Antony Pineda
34. Thu Nguyen
35. Dana Katzenmeier
36. Arno Shahrazarian

Tigran Abgaryan Takes Chip Lead on Wild Hand

We just saw the biggest pot of the tournament develop, and it's seen Bicycle Casino regular Tigran Abgaryan take the chip lead.

We caught up with the action on the turn, with the board reading [Qh][7c][5c][Ah]. According to the table, Abgaryan fired out 1 million, and William Bannon, who started the day second in chips, moved all in for about 4.8 million.

"If I win I'm the chip leader," Abgaryan said as he was tanking. Eventually, he called, and Bannon said "nice call," as he showed [Kh][9d] for king high. Amazingly, he was ahead, as Abgaryan had [9h][6h] for a straight and flush draw. The river brought the [8d], giving Abgaryan a straight, and the chip lead, as he now has ten million in chips.

Fresh Counts From the Final Four Tables

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 Average: 3,227,000 Players Left: 36

Tigran Abgaryan - 4,800,000
Ophir Atar - 3,600,000
Nick Phoenix - 2,700,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 2,500,000
Nicholas Grippo - 2,300,000
Mike Shariati - 1,500,000
Eugene Tito - 1,100,000
Thu Nguyen - 1,050,000
Samy Alirachedi - 900,000

Latest Round of Bustouts: 37-45th Places

We have hit our first pay jump of the day, as we are down to just 36 players now. The following players each took home $3,500. Everyone still remaining has locked up $4,285. Stay tuned for some fresh chip counts to be posted shortly after they return from break.

37. Mackenzie Kramer
38. Chahn Jung
39. Hunter Moss
40. Tongguang Sun
41. Mohsin Charania
42. Alexander Ravich
43. Kiran Raina
44. Shahin Edalatdju
45. Luis Pauyan

First Break of the Day Today

We are 90 minutes into play in today's Day 3 restart, meaning it's time to take the first break of the day. Only 38 of the 50 players who started still remain. When we get down to the final 36, we will post our first round of chip counts for the day, as well as the latest round of bustouts.

The Big Stacks to Starts the Day 3 Finals

Brandon Strickland - 7,335,000

William Bannon - 4,985,000

Thomas Reeves - 4,275,000

Abitoul Roee - 3,870,000

Dong Xu - 3,815,000

Five Eliminations to Start

It hasn't taken us long to hit the final five tables in this Quantum Millions restart, as we are quickly down to the final 45. Below you will see the first eliminations of the day. Each of these players earned $3,500 today.

46. Harutyun Gevorgyan
47. Jeff Yarchever
48. Lawrence Engerman
49. Thomas Emerson
50. Robert Lin

The Finals of the Quantum Millions Event Are Underway

We are coming to you guys live from the Ocean's 11 Casino for the Day 3 finals of the Quantum Millions event! After a huge day yesterday, Brandon Strickland comes into the day with a massive chip lead of 7,335,000. His next closest competitor, Bannon Willians, has just under five million.

The original plan was to play down to a final table today, and finish it out tomorrow, but all signs are pointing to us wrapping things up today. We will be here until the end to bring you all of the updates, so make sure you don't go anywhere, as we look to crown  the third Quantum Millions champion!

Day 3 Return List and Final Payouts for Quantum Millions Event