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2018 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Casino: Said El Harrak Leads Day 1B Field

Second Of Three Starting Flights Sees Nearly Double Turnout From Day 1A

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The $500,000 guaranteed Card Player Poker Tour Big Poker Oktober $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event saw it’s second day of action on Thursday, with 143 players making their way to the Bicycle Hotel & Casino ballroom for day 1B.

That represented nearly twice the turnout from day 1A, when 72 players entered. After more than 14 levels of play, the field played down to 25 percent, or 36 players to bag up for the evening.

Leading the way for the day 1B survivors is Said El Harrak (pictured above) who amassed a stack of 307,000. El Harrak got going early on when he rivered the nut flush against an opponent’s flopped two pair. From there, he continued to put pressure on his tablemates, and took out several players to finish the day with 307,000.

Amnon FilippiHis closest competitor on the day was Beau Winn, who surged late in the night for a stack of 284,600. Other big stacks at the end of play included Amnon Filippi and Michael Wasserman.

Other notables still in contention include Duey Duong, who has made the final table of this event twice in the last three years, finishing third in 2015 for $50,000 and fifth in 2017 for another $31,075.

Goswin Siemsen, who finished runner-up in this event last year for $93,705, also made it through the day, thanks to a lucky river card in a pot against Mike Nia. Mike Shariati, who won the 2015 WPT Legends of Poker main event at the Bike, also bagged up with slightly below average stack.

Players looking to get into the tournament still have time left to register. Players can enter day 1C on Friday, or even take advantage of the tournament’s Quantum structure which allows players to buy-in to day 2 directly on Saturday for $4,300 and receive an average stack of 120,000 to play with.

There are also two more ways to win your buy-in for this event at a discount, with a Quantum entry worth $4,300 in a $430+$20 mega satellite at 4 pm and 8 pm on Friday, Oct. 19.

In total, 54 players have so far advanced to day 2. Here’s a look at the overnight chip counts after day 1B.

Rank Player Chip Count
1 William Wolf 322,100
2 Said El Harrak 307,000
3 Beau Winn 284,500
4 Sam Weiss 229,300
5 Amnon Filippi 197,200
6 Michael Wasserman 196,000
7 Jarod Einsohn 191,000
8 Julian Chung 177,500
9 Duey Duong 165,400
10 Vadim Baranovsky 162,000
11 Lawrence Ma 160,500
12 Ramiro Moran 151,300
13 Larry Quang 149,600
14 Benjamin Gilbert 147,600
15 Xiao Yu 146,900
16 Andrei Moldovan 145,000
17 Brandon Zuidema 138,900
18 Jason Warner 137,600
19 Cesar Torres 132,000
20 Adam Volen 130,900
21 Qing Lu 128,300
22 Adrian Moreno 124,800
23 Michael Nia 124,000
24 Nissav Quarashi 123,500
25 Michael Knight 118,600
26 Hamid Karimi 118,000
27 Timothy Acker 117,500
28 David Lilien 114,400
29 Marc Contreras 113,300
30 John Hulett 109,600
31 Steve Jun 107,700
32 Shawn Walker 105,700
33 Jared Griener 105,200
34 Mike Shariati 98,300
35 Josh Siegel 97,600
36 Joldis Cosmin 94,900
37 Suang Saetum 94,800
38 Ernst Aschacher 91,700
39 Mel Weiner 83,000
40 Goswin Siemsen 78,900
41 Joe Hindry 71,500
42 Richard Abarca 66,800
43 Kevin Chan 60,200
44 Benjamin Moon 59,200
45 Peter Hengsakul 52,200
46 Alex Massman 46,500
47 Bruce Buffer 45,700
48 Sameer Aljanedi 40,800
49 Ray Etniel 38,500
50 Hector Ziperovich 37,000
51 Fred Louie 33,100
52 Michael Merzian 32,700
53 Sam Muradyan 28,600
54 Pogos Simityan 16,400