The WPT Legends of Poker started this weekend at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles.  We sent over seven PartyPoker online qualifers to California for the $5000 buy-in tournament, read on to see how the guys got on.

Day 1A Update

A total of 186 players sat down for the start of day 1A with 25,000 worth of chips sitting in front of them.

Yann Dion our Gold level player from Quebec was our only online qualifier to choose to play day 1A. In a field of 186 players Yann was drawn to sit at table 13 which proved to be unlucky for him.

Early in the first level he had dropped 10K but recovered somewhat by 1st break to 20K in chips. At the end of level 2 he was struggling with 14k and a very lively table.

In Level 3 with the Blinds 100/200 and pocket K’s, Yann thought his luck might finally have changed. He re-raised with 2 callers pre-flop, board comes 10 4 5. His bet found a fold and raises so he shoved his final 10K – players calls. Turn is rag but the river is a 7, player shows pocket 7’s.

Day 1B Update

Six of our online package winners sat down to play day 1B of Legends of Poker. While the day was slow play wise for them all, we managed to hold on to all six until level five. Desire Van Oostveen from Netherlands was the first to bust in the opening hand of level 5. Then just before the level ended Nicolo Ghinassi our PartyPoker.it qualifier was busted by fellow PartyPoker qualifier Torbjon Duner from Sweden. At the end of day 1B we had four players remaining:

Name                        Chipcount
Torbjorn Duner           17375
John Feleja                  26200
Steven Smith               31050
Jeff Owen                    42500

Average chip Count : $48,068

Congratulations to those four and here’s hoping for continuing success in day two.

They are part of the 151 players who remain at the end of day 1B. They will join the 90 remaining from Day 1A giving us a total of 241 players for Day 2 fighting it out for the $750,000 first prize.

Prize Pool $2,151,072
1st – $750,000
2nd – $370,000
3rd – $174,772
4th – $109,000
5th – $86,000
6th $63,000
7th – $45,000
8th – $35,000
9th – $29,000
10th – 12th – $24,000
13th – 15th – $19,500
16th – 18th – $15,500
19th – 27th – $13,000
28th – 36th – $11,500
37th – 45th – $10,200.

You can keep up with the action as it happens over on the World Poker Tour site.

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