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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Final Four Agree to a Deal: Tai Purpero is the Quantum Millions Champion!


After Marvin Rettenmaier was eliminated, the final four players took a look at the numbers. After Kevin Kung got a few extra thousand, a deal was struck! Tai Purpero will take home the lion's share of the prizepool, just over $130,000, and all of them will take home over $95,000 each. Below you will see all of the details for the chop.

Congratulations to all four players on their incredible results, especially Strickland, who was down to just two big blinds near the start of the final table. Thank you to everyone who played in the Quantum Millions finals, and good night from Ocean's 11 Casino!

1. Tai Purpero - $132,208
2. Brandon Strickland - $129,608
3. Kevin Kung - $98,312
4. Juanita Brown - $95,447

Marvin Rettenmaier Eliminated in 5th Place ($46,417)


Following a raise from Brandon Strickland on the button, Marvin Rettenmaier moved all in from the big blind. Strickland quickly called with [Js][Jc], and he was flipping against the [Ac][Qs] of Rettenmaier.

The board ran down [6s][5h][3d][8d][7s], and the jacks held for Strickland to knock out the most experienced player at the table.

The final four are now looking at numbers for a potential chop.

Purpero Doubles Through Kung in Dramatic Fashion

We haven't had an all in and a call for quite some time, but we just had one, and it was one of the wildest hands of the day. Kevin Kung and Tai Purpero got all of the money in preflop in a massive coin flip, as Purpero had [Ah][Kh], while Kung had [9h][9s].

The flop of [9d][4s][3s] all but ended the hand, but as you can tell from the title, it wasn't the end. The [2s] came on the turn, and the [5d] came on the river to give Purpero a wheel. It drew a reaction from the table and rail alike.

As a result, Purpero doubled up to 39 million, while Kung is still in the game at 15.5 million.

Strickland Back in the Lead As Stacks Get Closer

The chips have started to even out at the table, as no one has less than 30 big blinds, while Brandon Strickland, the chip leader, has just over 50 big blinds. There was a failed chop attempt at six players, and so far, there have been no further talks five handed. Below you will see the updated chip counts.

Blinds: 300,000-500,000 Average: 21,200,000

Brandon Strickland - 26,000,000
Kevin Kung - 22,600,000
Tai Purpero - 21,000,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 19,800,000
Juanita Brown - 17,000,000

The 1 Million Chips Are In Play

They aren't quite the one million chip plaques that are used at the Bicycle Casino, but they have just now introduced a hot pink chip valued at a cool one million chips. The player who got the most of them is Tai Purpero, who remains the chip leader with just five left. He has about 27 million in chips, while Marvin Rettenmaier is back on his heels with 24 million.

Tigran Abgaryan Eliminated in 6th Place ($36,415)


Three players were in the hand on the turn of a board reading [3h][2h][3s][10s]. Chip leader Tai Purpero fired 1,250,000, and Tigran Abgaryan moved all in for 3.3 million. Brandon Strickland didn't take long to call that bet, and Purpero thought for a bit before folding.

Strickland: [10d][10h]
Abgaryan: [10c][5d]

Abgaryan thought he liked the turn, but he was ultimately drawing dead. With that, we are down to just five players.

Exact Counts for the Final Six

A deal wasn't able to be struck, so we are playing on six handed. Here is how the final six currently stack up exactly.

Blinds: 150,000-300,000 Average: 15,137,000

Tai Purpero - 31,050,000
Juanita Brown - 22,975,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - 20,000,000
Brandon Strickland - 14,725,000
Tigran Abgaryan - 12,850,000
Kevin Kung - 8,325,000

Vuong Do Eliminated in 7th Place ($28,555)


The comeback trail is fully on for Brandon Strickland. Down to just three big blinds earlier, Strickland is now back to one of the chip leaders, after back-to-back big hands against Vuong Do.
First, Strickland raised it preflop, and Vuong Do moved all in. Action folded back around to Strickland, who immediately called with [As][Ac]. Do held [Ah][Kh], and was in a world of hurt. The board ran down [10c][7h][2d][Ks][6c], and Strickland scored a big double up.

On the very next hand, Do moved all in for about 10 big blinds, and Strickland called to put him at risk with [9d][8d]. Do held [Ks][6s], and he held his lead through the [4h][3d][2c] flop, and [2d] turn. However, the [9c] on the river changed everything, as Strickland scored the knockout.

The final six are looking at the counts for a chip chop now. If they don't agree to a deal, we will at least post the fresh counts for all six left.

AJ Armstrong Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,355)


Blinds: 150,000-300,000

AJ Armstrong moved all in for a bit over four million, and it folded around to Tai Purpero in the big blind. He looked at his cards, and didn't take very long to call.

Purpero: [As][Kd]
Armstrong: [8c][8s]

The flop of [6s][4c][2s] was safe for Armstrong, as was the [Qc] turn. However, the [Ah] on the river flipped the script, giving Purpero the pot, and sending Armstrong to the rail in eighth.

Purpero, who had taken the chip lead earlier after winning a big pot off of Kevin Kung, adds to that lead now, as he has about 33 million.

Fresh Counts From the Final Eight

We were going to wait until we lost one more player to post a fresh round of chip counts, but since there have been so many double ups, we figured we would post everyone's updated count now.

Blinds: 150,000-250,000 Average: 13,245,000

Marvin Rettemanier - 23,000,000
Juanita Brown - 21,000,000
Tai Purpero - 20,500,000
Kevin Kung - 12,500,000
Tigran Abgaryan - 9,500,000
Vuong Do - 7,800,000
Brandon Strickland - 7,100,000
AJ Armstrong - 4,500,000

Strickland Doubles Again

Blinds: 150,000-250,000

We have yet another double up to report to you guys, and once again, it is short stack Brandon Strickland who secured it. He moved all in from early position for his final 3,325,000, and Juanita Brown called in the small blind

Strickland: [Ah][2s]
Brown: [9c][9h]

Strickland was in rough shape, but that would drastically change after the flop of [Ac][2c][4d]. Brown needed a two outer now, but it wouldn't come down, giving Strickland another double up to almost seven million.

Abgaryan's Turn To Double Up

Blinds: 150,000-250,000

Catching up with the action on the turn of a board showing [Kd][5h][Jh][3h], Tai Purpero checked to Tigran Abgaryan, who moved all in for 3.5 million. Purpero thought for about 90 seconds before tossing in a chip for the call.

Abgaryan: [Ks][Qd]
Purpero: [Jd][10d]

Abgaryan held the lead with his top pair, and the [5d] on the river changed nothing. It's been a tough day for Abgaryan, who doubles up to 11.8 million, which is still less than what he started the day with. Meanwhile, Purpero is still in good shape with 17 million.

Two Double Ups for Strickland

Blinds: 125,000-250,000

After that massive hand we just reported, Brandon Strickland moved all in for 800,000 in early position. It folded around to Tai Purpero in the big blind, and he made a rather reluctant call for just a couple of big blinds more.

Strickland: [Kc][8c]
Purpero: [3h][2d]

The flop of [9h][6s][3c] gave Purpero the lead, but the [7c] on the turn gave Strickland a world of outs. He would hit the [5d] on the river to double up to two million, and would move all in on the next hand as well. He was called by Tigran Abgaryan, who's Ace-Seven just had Strickland's Ace-Six out kicked. The flop of [Js][9s][2h] kept things interesting, but the [Jc] on the turn meant it would likely be a chop.

However, the [6s] came out of nowhere on the river to send another full double up to Strickland, who jumped from 800,000 to nearly five million in just two hands.

Brown Makes Massive River Call to Double Into the Lead

We walked up to the action on the river, but Juanita Brown was able to give us most of the details on this massive hand that has seen her take the chip lead.

According to Brown, she raised to 750,000 preflop, and was called by Brandon Strickland on the button. The flop of [9c][5s][2s] saw Brown bet a million, and Strickland called. The [Jd] came on the turn, and Brown said she bet "about 1.5 million." Again Strickland called, and the river brought the [3s], completing the flush draw on the flop.

This slowed Brown, as she checked, and Strickland took that as in invitation to move all in. The two players were virtually even in chips, and the bet was for more than the size of the pot, so it was a massive decision.

Eventually, Brown shrugged and said "call," and Strickland said "good call," showing [8c][7c]. Brown tabled [Qh][Js] for top pair, which was good enough to take the huge pot, and the chip lead with 24 million.

Armstrong Doubles Through Strickland

After a raise from Brandon Strickland, AJ Armstrong moved all in for just under four million. Strickland called with [Ah][8d], and Armstrong was in good shape with [Qh][Qc].

The hand was all but over after the flop came down [Qs][9c][8c], and the [5d] turn sealed that fate. Armstrong gets a double up to about eight million, while Strickland takes a small hit to his big stack.

Ophir Atar Eliminated in 9th Place ($16,180)


Action folded around to the short stack Ophir Atar on the button, and he moved all in. Big stack Brandon Strickland made the call from the small blind, and the card were tabled.

Atar: [Ac][2c]
Strickland: [As][5h]

The fop came down [Kh][9c][3h], which didn't change much, but the [5c] on the turn changed everything. Atar would now need a club or four to win the hand, but the river instead was the [2d], rubbing a bit of salt on Atar's wounds.

This gets us down to just eight players now.


Rettemaier Takes Over the Chip Lead


The most established name at the final table, Marvin Rettemaier, started the final table in seventh place out of nine. However, the German has absolutely dominated so far today, and suddenly, he is in the chip lead with nearly 18 million.

This boost included an incredible river call against Tigran Abgaryan, where the Bike regular fired a bet of 2.25 million on a ridiculously wet board of [8s][7d][6d][7s][6s]. Rettenmaier tanked for quite some time before calling with pocket queens, and Abgaryan could muster up just Jack-Nine off.

Rettenmaier Nearly Doubles Up Early

Blinds: 100,000-200,000

On the last hand of this level, Vuong Do and Marivn Rettenmaier were heads up on a board showing [As][5s][7d][10d]. Do checked to Rettenmaier, who bet 1,125,000. Do called, and the [9s] completed a scary looking board.

Do thought for about a minute before checking, and Rettenameir thought for about the same before he bet out 2,250,000, leaving himself only about one million behind. Do thought for over two minutes before sliding in the call, but he quickly mucked after Rettemaier tabled [Ks][Qs] for the nut flush.

After that hand, Rettenmaier is nearing 10 million, while Do takes a big hit, dropping down to about 13 million.

The Quantum Millions Final Table is Underway


We are ready to find out who the winner of the fourth Quantum Millions will be, as the final table has just started! Brandon Strickland, who start yesterday's Day 3 as the chip leader, won a massive pot on the last hand of the night to get him back up to the lead, with just under 20 million in chips. You can see the breakdown of the final table below.

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

We will be here until the end, so make sure you don't go anywhere!



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