The 2019 Legends of Poker Mega Millions XXI no-limit hold’em tournament attracted 5,750 total entries to the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in beautiful Bell Gardens, California. The event has spanned 13 days in late August, with 30 starting flights. Players could buy-in for as little as $160, and also had the option to take advantage of the Quantum Tournament format and enter directly into day 2 for $3,700.In the end, a massive turnout built a prize pool of $1,647,125. The eventual champion is set to take home $268,395 for the win, and will also receive a $5,000 seat in the upcoming $2,000,000 guaranteed World Poker Tour Legends of Poker main event.

Phil Hellmuth playing the Mega Millions XXI at The BikeThe first cards were dealt on Aug. 16 in this event. Late on Aug. 27, the final table of nine was decided. Among the players still in with a shot at the title is none other than 15-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. The ‘Poker Brat’ will enter the final day in seventh chip position with 5,575,000.

Hellmuth had a larger stack as the final table bubble approached, but his AHeart SuitQClub Suit lost an all-in confrontation to Jesse Yaginuma’s ADiamond Suit10Spade Suit when the board ran out 8Spade Suit7Heart Suit5Club SuitJHeart Suit9Club Suit. Yaginuma made straight to double up, but ultimately ended up falling short of the final table.

The chip leader heading into the final day is Jose Mendoza with 15,300,000, with Triet Nguyen (14,860,000) and Eric Wu (13,825,000) hot on his heels.

The final table is set to be streamed on Live At The Bike! starting at 2:30 p.m. pacific time. You can find the live broadcast, with hole cards, on the Live At The Bike YouTube channel.

Here is a look at the seating chart and chip counts for the final nine:

Seat 1: Triet Nguyen – 14,860,000
Seat 2: Jose Mendoza – 15,300,000
Seat 3: Eric Wu – 13,825,000
Seat 4: Vuong Do – 7,200,000
Seat 5: Pogos Simityan – 3,000,000
Seat 6: Todd Kriesman – 10,745,000
Seat 7: Joo Park – 3,200,000
Seat 8: Andy Tran – 11,525,000
Seat 9: Phil Hellmuth – 5,575,000

This Mega Millions XXI tournament is just one of several tournaments that make up the 2019 Legends of Poker schedule. There are still several more exciting guaranteed events, including the $5,000 buy-in WPT Legends of Poker main event that starts Aug. 31 and the $100,000 guaranteed mixed games Quantum Tournament. Day two of that event begins on on Aug. 30, with $2,100 direct buy-in available.




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