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Thursday, December 5, 2019

What's Coming Up: Friday, December 6th

We have a pair of big buy-in events coming for you guys tomorrow! The first is our $1,125 Ring Event, where players will be starting with 25,000 in chips. Registration and re-entry will be available for 12 levels, or until about 6:40 PM.

In the afternoon, we will have a $1,080 Survivor Event, where the top 10% of players will all be earning $10,000. Registration in that even will be available until 6:20 PM.

The buy-ins will be big, but so will the payouts, so make sure you come on down to join us!

Final Table Seating Chart for Event #8

Blinds: 1,500-3,000

Seat 1: Felipe Davila - 249,000
Seat 2: Ian Steinman - 116,000
Seat 3: Scott Stewart - 123,000
Seat 4: Tomas Pereyre - 218,500
Seat 5: Sohale Khalili - 87,000
Seat 6: Michael Sneideman - 142,000
Seat 7: Steve Koerner - 29,500
Seat 8: Robert Rothman - 71,000
Seat 9: Ron Neal - 61,000

First Break of the Omaha 8 Ring Event

We have 79 players registered on the first break of today's $400 Omaha 8 event, and that number will be steadily increasing until registration officially closes at 7:20 PM today. Remember this is a two day event, with the finals starting up at 1 PM tomorrow.

Come join us!

By the Numbers: Event #8 $400 Ring Event

This morning's ring event saw a crowd of 73 players come out to play, making for a prize pool of $24,090. The top 11 players will be finishing in the money tonight, with first place taking home $7,735. Yesterday's morning event wrapped up in one day, and it looks like that will happen again in this one, as they are already on the money bubble. Stay tuned to find out who makes the final table, and who takes home the hardware!

1. $7,735
2. $4,785
3. $3,115
4. $2,120
5. $1,520
6. $1,145
7. $910
8. $765
9. $685
10-11. $655

Congratulations to Javid Javani, Winner of the Monster Stack Event!



Heads up play lasted only a couple of hands, before Artashes Kartalyan got his chips in preflop with [Kd][Qd]. Javani put him at risk with [Ad][7s], and he jumped out to a big lead after the flop came down [Ac][10s][8c]. Kartalyan could only win with a queen or running pairs now, but the [7c] hit the turn, and the river brought the [8d].

For his efforts, Kartalayan will take home $38,200, but the WSOP Circuit ring, and the $61,795 first place prize, will be going home with Bike regular Javid Javani. Thank you to everyone who played in our Monster Stack event! Stay tuned for more updates from our other two ring events still going on.

Artashes Kartalsan - 2nd place 

Andrew Moreno Eliminated in 3rd Place ($28,195)


Catching up with the action on the turn of a board reading [Qc][7d][6d][Ks], Javid Javani checked to Andrew Moreno, who fired out 600,000. Javani check raised all in, easily having Moreno covered. He went into the tank for about two minutes before sliding in chips for the call, but was not happy to see Javani table [Qs][7c] for two pair. Moreno had [8d][8s], and needed a two outer to survive.

The river didn't brought a nine, giving Javani the win in the hand. He now has a massive chip lead heads up, with 23 million to the 5.2 million of Artashes Kartalyan.

Moreno Doubles Through Kartalyan

Blinds: 100,000-200,000

From the small blind, Andrew Moreno moved all in for his final 2.6 million. In the big blind, Artashes Kartalyan got the count, then after about a minute of thinking, he said "let's gamble," and slid in the call.

Moreno: [As][2s]
Kartalyan: [Ks][8c]

Moreno was only slightly ahead, but the flop of [Ad][9d][5c] shot him into a huge lead. Kartalyan did catch an eight on the turn to give him life, but the [10c] completed the board.

Moreno doubled up to 5.5 million after that pot, while Kartalyan is now down to 5.2 million. Javid Javani remains the big chip leader, as he has over 15 million in chips.

Dylan Wilkerson Eliminated in 4th Place ($21,095)


Blinds: 100,000-200,000

Action folded around to Dylan Wilkerson in the small blind, and he moved all in for his final 2.6 million. Javid Javani was in the big blind, and he thought for about 45 seconds before calling with [Qh][8h]. Wilkerson tabled [Kc][10s], and was ahead for now, but that changed when the flop came [Ad][8s][2h]. Wilkerson now needed to pair up to take back the lead, but the [3s] turn and [9h] river didn't bring him any help.

Javani is once again in a comfortable lead after that pot, as he now has about 13 million.

Cole Sudeck Eliminated in 5th Place ($15,985)


Blinds: 100,000-200,000

Cole Sudeck opened the action by shoving all in for his final 1.775 million, and from the small blind, Artashes Kartalyan made the call with [8c][8d]. He was well ahead of the [Ah][6d] of Sudeck, who was able to flop a pair on the [6h][5c][4d] flop. He still needed an ace or six though, and the turn and river provided neither of those.

Kartalsan scored the knockout to jump his stack to about 9 million, putting him firmly in second behind Javid Javani.

Fresh Counts From the Final Five on Break

Blinds: 100,000-200,000 Average: 5,840,000

Javid Javani - 10,500,000
Artashes Kartalsan - 6,600,000
Andrew Moreno - 6,300,000
Dylan Wilkerson - 4,400,000
Cole Sudeck - 1,800,000

Sudeck Doubles Up on Next Hand

Blinds: 80,000-160,000

On the very next hand, Cole Sudeck would open shove for his final 1.55 million from under the gun, and Andrew Moreno called to put him at risk with [Ad][Qc]. Sudeck help [5c][5d], and his small pair held true on a runout of [Ks][6h][4c][6s][4s].

Sudeck is back up to 3.3 million just like that, while Moreno takes a hit down to 3.7 million.

Javani Scores Massive Double Through Sudeck

Blinds: 80,000-160,000

Cole Sudeck and Javid Javani were heads up on the turn of a board showing [Ad][6c][8d][4d]. There was about 1.5 million in the middle, when Sudeck shoved all in for about four million effective. Javani made the call with [As][8h] for top two pair, and Sudeck showed [Kd][7s] for a flush and straight draw. The [2s] on the river didn't help Sudeck, and Javani scored a massive double up nearly 10 million, while Sudeck is suddenly the short stack with 1.5 million.

Cards in the Air: $400 Omaha 8 or Better Event

We are brining the Mixed Games back here at the Bike, as players will be getting dealt four cards in this event as opposed to two. This Omaha 8 Event has a buy-in of $400, and that money will get players a starting stack of 15,000. Registration will be open today until 7:20 PM, and you can click here for a full structure. Good luck everyone!

Moreno Doubles Through Javani

Blinds: 80,000-160,000

Action folded around to Javid Javani in the small blind, and he moved all in, easily having Andrew Moreno covered. Moreno quickly called all in for his final 1.6 million with [Ad][Qd], and he was well ahead of the [Ks][5s] of Javani. The flop of [Qh][4c][2d] left Javani with just three outs, and neither of those kings would come on the turn or over.

Moreno doubled up to 3.5 million, while Javani takes a hit down to about 5.2 million.

Robert Schmidt Eliminated in 6th Place ($12,260)


Action folded to Robert Schmidt, who moved all in from the button with Ace-King. Cole Sudeck made the call with pocket fours in the big blind, and the hand was all but over after the flop came down [10h][9c][4s]. Schmidt wasn't able to catch running cards for broadway, and Sudeck collected the pot to get us down to the final five players.

Kartalsan Takes the Chip Lead

There were no all in showdowns in that last level, but a big hand just now has seen Artashes Kartalyan take the chip lead away from Cole Sudeck. Those two and Andrew Moreno were in a pot on the turn, with the board reading [9c][5c][8s][Qc]. Moreno fired 620,000, and both of his opponents called.

The river was the [2d], changing nothing, and Moreno checked this time. Kartalyan moved all in, and Sudeck thought for only a few seconds before flashing [Jc][10s] to his neighbor Dylan Wilkerson. Moreno quickly folded as well, and Kartalyan remaining silent after Sudeck asked if his straight was good.

He is up to over eight million after that pot, while Sudeck is just below that number. The other big mover in that level was Javid Javani, who is now up to nearly six million.

Ronnie Tate Eliminated in 7th Place ($9,520), Fresh Counts for the Final Six


Ronnie Tate's comeback was short lived, as he was eliminated by Robert Schmidt a few hands after his triple up. Below you will see how the final six currently stack up, with the blinds at 50,000-100,000.

Cole Sudeck - 8,500,000
Artashes Kartalsan - 5,850,000
Javid Javani - 4,100,000
Andrew Moreno - 3,850,000
Robert Schmidt - 3,700,000
Dylan Wilkerson - 3,400,000

Tate Crippled by Moreno

Blinds: 50,000-100,000

Ronnie Tate came into the day second in chips, but he has just lost a massive pot to leave him with just a few big blinds.  After Cole Sudeck raised to 225,000, Andrew Moreno three bet to 580,000 from the cutoff. In the big blind, Tate moved all in, and after Sudeck folded, Moreno quickly called.

Moreno: [Ks][Kc]
Tate: [As][Kd]

The board ran down [Jd][6h][5d][7h][6d], and the kings held for Moreno to vault him up to 3.8 million. Tate was left with just three big blinds after that hand, though his final chips went in a few hands later, and he was able to secure a triple up to about 600,000.

First Break of the Morning Event

A few rows over, the eighth ring event is currently in full swing, as they have just come back from their first break of the day. A total of 57 players have entered so far, and registration will be available until 2:20 PM.

Come join us!

Moreno Doubles Through Kartalyan

Blinds: 40,000-80,000

Chip leader Cole Sudeck raised it up to 200,000 from the cutoff, and Andrew Moreno three bet shoved all in for his final 900,000 and change. Right behind him in the big blind, Artashes Kartalyan shoved over the top, and Sudeck flashed an ace before folding.

Moreno: [Ad][10s]
Kartalyan: [10c][10d]

Moreno was in rough shape, and the flop of [6s][4d][3s] provided no help. However, the [As] came down on the turn, vaulting Moreno into the lead. He faded the one outer on the river, doubling his stack up 1.9 million, while Kartalyan is still very comfortable with nearly six million.

Robert Schmier Eliminated in 8th Place ($7,485)


Blinds: 40,000-80,000

Robert Schmier got his short stack in the middle preflop holding [Kc][10h], but unfortunately for him, Artashes Kartalyan woke up with [As][Ac]. The flop of [3d][2h][2d] all but ended the hand, and a nine on the turn ended the hand.

This gets us down to our final seven players. They all have locked up at least $9,520.

Ryan Lenaghan Eliminated in 9th Place ($5,955)


Blinds: 40,000-80,000

On the first hand of the final table, Robert Schmier raised from under the gun, and Ryan Lenaghan three bet all in for his final 1.2 million. It folded back around to Schmier, who made the call, and they were off to the races.

Schmier: [9s][9c]
Lenaghan: [Kh][Qd]

The board ran down [As[7s][6d][7d][2h], and the pocket nines held up for Schmier to send one of the most experienced players at the final table to the rail.

Final Table Seating Chart and Updated Counts

It took just 15 minutes for Ping Liu to bust in 11th place, and for David Niedringhaus to bust in 10th place. That means we are officially at the final table of nine players. Below you will see a full breakdown of the seating chart, as well as pictures and updated chip counts for all nine players. Good luck to the final nine, and stay tuned for more updates from this final table.


Seat 1: Ronnie Tate - 2,600,000


Seat 2: Dylan Wilkerson - 3,230,000

Seat 3: Cole Sudeck - 7,900,000

Seat 4: Javid Javani - 3,400,000

Seat 5: Robert Schmier - 1,355,000

Seat 6: Andrew Moreno - 1,250,000

Seat 7: Artashes Kartalyan - 6,290,000

Seat 8: Robert Schmidt-  1,825,000

Seat 9: Ryan Lenaghan - 1,200,000

Cards in the Air: Event #8 $400 Ring Event

It's time to get another day of poker action going here at the Bicycle Casino. This event has a buy-in of $400, and registration will be available today until 2:20 PM. This is scheduled to be a two day event, but yesterday, we were able to wrap up an event with this same structure in just one day. 

Good luck everyone!

Schedule for Today: Thursday, December 5th

10 AM - $400 Ring Event. 15,000 in starting chips. Registration open until 2:20 PM. Day 2 finals tomorrow at 1 PM.

3 PM - $400 Omaha Hi/Lo Event. 15,000 starting stack. Registration open until 7:20 PM. Two Day Event. Finals Tomorrow at 1 PM

8 PM - 8 PM - Nightly Mega Satellite. $300 buy-in. At least three $1,700 Main Event Seats Guaranteed

Congratulations to Luis Yepez, Winner of the $400 Turbo Event

After the Monster Stack Event wrapped up last night, the one day Turbo Event was still going on. That tournament was eventually taken down by Luis Yepez, who took home over $10,000, as well as his first WSOP Circuit Ring. Below you will see the winner's photo, along with the full breakdown of the final table. Congratulations Luis!

Photo courtesy of Eric Lunch of WSOP.cm 

1. Luis Yepez - $10,475
2. Kenneth Morison - $6,475
3. Scotter Clark - $4,430
4. Andy Chang - $3,120
5. Glen Matthews - $2,260
6. Christopher Hyden - $1,695
7. Alex Maslansky - $1,305
8. TC Hemstreet - $1,045 
9. Mathew Martinez - $860 


Play Has Ended With Cole Sudeck Bagging a Massive Lead

After 14 levels of play, a starting field of 146 players is down to just 11 now. Cole Sudeck (pictured below) will come into tomorrow with a hefty chip lead, bagging up a behemoth stack of 8,800,000. The player in second place, Ron Tate, has "just" 3,175,000. There are still a few Bike regulars and well known pros in the field, and you can view the full seating chart of players below.

The action starts up again at 12 PM tomorrow, and we will be here to bring you guys all of the big hands from the final table. Good luck to the final 11, and see you guys tomorrow!



Table 1

Seat 1: Ron Tate - 3,175,000
Seat 2: David Niedringhaus - 1,110,000
Seat 3: Artashes Kartulyan - 2,635,000
Seat 4: Ryan Lenaghan - 2,925,000
Seat 5: Ross Schmier - 1,635,000


Table 2

Seat 1: Javid Javani - 2,950,000
Seat 2: Dylan Wilkerson - 1,980,000
Seat 3: Ping Liu - 810,000
Seat 4: Robert Schmidt - 1,940,000
Seat 5: Andrew Moreno - 1,335,000
Seat 6: Cole Sudeck - 8,800,000