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2018 CPPT Bike: 478 Entries Made So Far With Day 2 Entry Available Saturday

120 Players Have Moved On To Day 2, Avedis Chuldjian Emerges As Day 1C Leader

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Friday, Oct. 19 saw the third and final starting flight of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Big Poker Oktober $500,000 guaranteed, $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, California. Day 1C attracted a massive turnout of 263 entries, easily the largest of the starting flights. Day 1A had drawn 72 entries and Day 1B another 143, which means a total of 478 entries have no been made so far in this event.

The guarantee is very close to being met already and is likely to be easily surpassed with players able to buy into day 2 directly in this Quantum tournament. Players can take advantage of this chance by buying in for $4,300. Each day 2 entrant will receive an average stack of 120,000 with blinds set to resume at 1,000-2,000 and a 2,000 button ante. Day 2 direct entry and a single re-entry per player will be available through the first two levels of the day on Saturday, with action kicking off at 1:00 p.m. local time.

Chip Leader Avedis ChuldjianFrom the 263 entries on day 1C only 66 survived, joining the 54 combined day 1AB survivors to create a field of 120 heading into day. The overall chip leader is Avedis Chuldjian from day 1C, who bagged up 342,900. The Glendale native has $33,024 in live tournament earnings and is in good shape to add to that with a deep run in this event.

The other largest stacks at the end of today were John Misirian (328,500), David Thomas (264,100), Luke Nguyen (255,300), Al Connelly (244,600), Derek Kwan (240,000) and Kevin French (235,600).

Plenty of notables turned out on day 1C. Those that survived with chips included Tony Ma (209,900) and Sean Yu (195,000). Big names that hit the rail on day 1C included Phil Laak, 2015 CPPT Bike main event champion Oddie Dardon, the runner-up that year Lily Kiletto, 2017 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic main event champion Daniel Strelitz, Joe Serock, recent $500,000 prelim winner here at this series Thu Nguyen, Chris DeMaci and two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Nipun Java.

Day 2 will begin at 1:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, Oct. 20. Play is scheduled to continue for 12 hours or until a final table of nine players is determined, whichever comes first. Levels will increase to 50 minutes in length, with play resuming at level 13 with blinds of 1,000-2,000 with a button ante of 2,000.

Here is a look at the chip counts for the players returning for day 2:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Avedis Chuldjian 342,900
2 John Misirian 328,500
3 William Wolf 322,100
4 Said El Harrak 307,000
5 Beau Winn 284,500
6 David Thomas 264,100
7 Luke Nguyen 255,300
8 Al Connelly 244,600
9 Derek Kwan 240,000
10 Kevin French 235,600
11 Sam Weiss 229,300
12 Tony Ma 209,900
13 Amnon Filippi 197,200
14 Derek Gregory 197,000
15 Michael Wasserman 196,000
16 Rick Schwartz 195,700
17 Sean Yu 195,000
18 Jarod Einsohn 191,000
19 Robert Mather 188,700
20 Ishmael Torres 186,700
21 Julian Chung 177,500
22 Eric Jeffries 166,500
23 Troy Galbadon 166,200
24 Ali Darroudi 166,000
25 Duey Duong 165,400
26 Vadim Baranovsky 162,000
27 Lawrence Ma 160,500
28 Adam Miller 154,600
29 Wong Lee 153,200
30 Ramiro Moran 151,300
31 Larry Quang 149,600
32 Benjamin Gilbert 147,600
33 Xiao Yu 146,900
34 Andrei Moldovan 145,000
35 Rachel Dardon 144,600
36 David Brookshire 144,600
37 Haydar Ali Ettekhari 144,200
38 Emad Bastawros 142,000
39 Triet Nguyen 141,500
40 Brandon Zuidema 138,900
41 Jason Warner 137,600
42 Darrell Lane 135,100
43 Narek Pananyan 134,500
44 Cesar Torres 132,000
45 Adam Volen 130,900
46 Nguyet Dao 130,700
47 Ilya Shpiner 130,000
48 Qing Lu 128,300
49 Adrian Moreno 124,800
50 Michael Nia 124,000
51 Nissav Quarashi 123,500
52 Joseph Baghdadlian 122,300
53 Straton Wilhelm 121,000
54 Michael Knight 118,600
55 Ben Chung 118,400
56 Hamid Karimi 118,000
57 Timothy Acker 117,500
58 Martino Bakri 114,700
59 David Lilien 114,400
60 Marc Contreras 113,300
61 John Hulett 109,600
62 Steve Jun 107,700
63 Shawn Walker 105,700
64 Jared Griener 105,200
65 Harvey Alegado 100,000
66 Doug Lada 99,000
67 Jim Mangianele 98,500
68 Mike Shariati 98,300
69 Jiehao Zhu 98,300
70 Josh Siegel 97,600
71 Tony Ghaffari 95,600
72 Joldis Cosmin 94,900
73 Suang Saetum 94,800
74 Ernst Aschacher 91,700
75 Danny Geyser 89,600
76 Felipe Davila 87,100
77 Al Dargah 87,000
78 Rudy Cervantes 86,000
79 Francisco Lopez 85,000
80 Mel Weiner 83,000
81 Paul Lui 82,400
82 Goswin Siemsen 78,900
83 Ron Miller 78,700
84 John Rock 77,600
85 Alex Hua 74,700
86 Berkeley Yuan 74,400
87 Joe Hindry 71,500
88 Mirkohyar Gaskari 70,400
89 A Junh 67,400
90 Richard Abarca 66,800
91 Mikael Narveson 63,200
92 Kevin Chan 60,200
93 Paul Vacchio 59,500
94 Ruslan Evloev 59,300
95 Benjamin Moon 59,200
96 Alan Myerson 59,000
97 Anne Liu 58,700
98 Jose Prieto 56,900
99 John Pina 53,800
100 Alexandre Novaes 53,000
101 Peter Hengsakul 52,200
102 Enrique Rodriguez 50,800
103 Alex Massman 46,500
104 Bruce Buffer 45,700
105 Bruce Kramer 44,800
106 Jason Kim 43,800
107 Nancy Nguyen 42,900
108 Adam Regiaba 42,200
109 Travis Takashi 42,100
110 Sameer Aljanedi 40,800
111 Ray Etniel 38,500
112 Hector Ziperovich 37,000
113 Stan Hackett 35,200
114 Larisa Evloev 34,400
115 Fred Louie 33,100
116 Michael Merzian 32,700
117 Jonathan Ziegler 31,000
118 Sam Muradyan 28,600
119 Mark Bryan 24,400
120 Pogos Simityan 16,400