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The Bicycle Casino recently wrapped its Mega Millions XX event, a tournament that offered a week and a half of Day 1 qualifiers. It also allowed players to buy-in on Day 2, and by the time registration closed the tournament drew 7,500 entries and created a $1,457,635 prize pool. It was a massive undertaking, and in the end, Tuan Mai was crowned champion and took home $199,000.
Prior to the win, Mai had $575,310 in lifetime earnings including a prior-career best $84,057 for winning the 2017 Planet Hollywood Goliath Warm-Up $1,500 Main Event. That same year he placed eighth in the Ante Up World Championship Main Event for $59,926 and also took 14th in the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star for $42,610.
Mai came on strong five-handed when he amassed more than half the chips in play, which was enough to take him all the way to the end, or at least put him in prime position to negotiate a heads-up deal with Cody Bell. Bell got $174,615 for his part.
'It feels amazing it feels great,' Mai said after the win. 'I fired the last bullet I wasn't even supposed to play the tournament. And I took it down.
'A few of my buddies played and I was on my way back to Vegas for the $1,700 Bally Main Event and I told my girlfriend this is probably a better prize pool so I played it. I only had $250 on me my buddy had to zelle me $300 to get in. And I didn't pack enough clothes I've been wearing this for three days!'
Official Final Table Results
|5||Phong “Turbo” Nguyen||$50,405|
*Denotes heads-up deal.
Others to cash the tournament was Sam Weiss (18th - $9,905), Harry Arabian (24th - $7,565), and Brandon Zuidema (27th - $6,475), just to name a few.
Final Table Action
According to updates from the event, Sanjay MayekarOnline roulette free sign up bonus no deposit. was the first player to bust the final table. It happened on the second hand when he got his extreme short stack all in with ace-eight and lost a flip against Bell’s pocket fives.
Hung Le lost a big pot early on and got the last of his chips all in preflop with king-ten. He was up against Mai’s pocket queens and failed to get there as the board ran out jack-high. From there, Adam Weinraub busted holding Big Slick after losing a race to Bell, who held pocket sevens.
Mohsin Charania took his leave in sixth place when his king-queen failed to get there against fellow World Poker Tour champ Sean Jazayeri’s ace-jack, and not long after, Phong “Turbo” Nguyen followed him out the door losing king-five against Jazayeri’s pocket eights.
Jazayeri was the next to go after jamming with king-jack into Mai’s pocket jacks. The fishhooks held and Jazayeri had to settle for fourth place and $66,190 in prize money.
With three players remaining, Mel Weiner got his short stack all in with ace-deuce only to run it smack dab into Bell’s ace-ten. The kicker made the difference and Weiner was sent to the rail in third place for $87,050.
Once it was down to the final two players they talked about a deal and worked one out that gave Mai the title and $199K in prize money.
'I never lost the lead — Turbo got close but I hung on the whole way,' Mai concluded. 'I'm a beast man. I beasted the whole final table!'
The Bicycle Casino will host its next big event, the Summer Series, in June.
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Bicycle Casino Mega Millions
The Bicycle Mega Millions series in Los Angeles gives the everyday poker player a chance to turn a small investment into a big payout, but one of poker's biggest superstars crashed the party in the Mega Millions XXI final table.
Phil Hellmuth advanced to the final table in the field of thousands of players, many of whom fired into one of many Day 1s and some of whom bought into Day 2 directly for $3,700. With five players remaining, the 15-time bracelet winner and his four competitors agreed to a deal that saw everyone lock up north of $90,000.
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After two more eliminations, one of which was Hellmuth, the last three players made another deal that saw Triet Nguyen named champion. He collected $167,549, which includes a $5,000 seat to the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event.
Official Final Table Results
*Reflects heads-up deal
^Reflects three-handed deal
#Includes $5,000 WPT seat
The numbers appear to have not been tallied yet, but enough entries were logged for the prize pool to clear $1.6 million, well past the $1 million guarantee.
Hellmuth was one of those who opted to buy directly into Day 2. According to the live updates, he advanced to Day 3 and then managed to make it to the final table and the final day despite running afoul of some beats courtesy of Jesse Yaginuma.
Hellmuth Hangs Around
Hellmuth had one of the shorter stacks while Nguyen and Jose Mendoza paced the field.
The final table began slowly, but eventually Alex Tran got things moving with a couple of knockouts. First, he busted Pogos Simityan in a flip, then he went runner-runner to make a flush and knock out Eric Wu, who couldn't find a fold with top pair.
Tran, however, got coolered by Nguyen when both flopped trip queens. Tran's ace kicker was best but Nguyen filled up when he paired his nine kicker on the turn. He checked the river and called a shove from Tran, rocketing into the chip lead with more than 50 big blinds.
After Tran busted, Hellmuth knocked out fellow short stack Todd Kriesman to inch up near 20 big blinds.
Two Different Deals Struck
At that point, the players made a deal that left $60,000 on the table along with the $5,000 WPT seat. Hellmuth would bust in short order running ace-queen into ace-king, and fellow short stack Vuong Do followed him in fourth. Each banked over $90,000.
The remaining three players then paused the clock again and made another deal. Nguyen, Mendoza and Joo Park each got his share of the $60,000 and Nguyen gave up an extra $1,000 to each of his opponents to factor in the WPT seat.
That left Nguyen onto the weekend's WPT action, while the others will have to buy their ways in. Each being around $140,000 richer, they'll certainly have that option should they choose to fire.
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