World Poker Tour -- Legends of Poker Main Event Preview
A Look At The Upcoming WPT Main Event At The Bicycle Casino
The 2012 WPT Legends of Poker series of 37-events at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, CA will reach its climax this week, with the $3,700 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker main event finishing things off with a bang.
The main event begins at noon on Friday, August 24th and will continue until a new WPT champion is determined on Aug. 29th. This is a re-entry event, with players who are eliminated on day 1A able to buy-in again on day 1B.
Last year’s running of this event drew 757 total entries, creating a sizable $2,570,015 prize pool, the lion’s share of which went to eventual champion Will “The Thrill” Failla. For winning his first WPT title Failla was awarded the $758,085 first-place prize and 1,440 Card Player Player of the Year points.
Failla topped a tough final nine, outlasting Ken Aldridge (2nd – $365,800), Owais Ahmed (6th – $77,100) and Ray Henson (7th – $64,250) en route to the biggest payday of his career.
Other past champions of this prestigious title include Doyle Brunson, Dan Harrington, John Phan, Mel Judah, and Andy Frankenberger.
|1||Alex Jacob Falls Short On Latest Jeopardy|
|2||Judge Sides With High-Stakes Poker Player|
|3||Chinese Cops Raid PokerStars Live Tournament|
|4||Jon Stewart Rips Chris Christie Over Online Gaming|
|5||Grandmother Denied $41 Million Slot Jackpot|
|6||Jonathan Duhamel, PokerStars Part Ways|
|7||Poker Professional Throws Out First Pitch|
|8||Join Card Player Poker School, Get Free $15|
|9||Paul Leads WPT SHR Poker Showdown Final Table|
|10||Griffin Paul Wins 2015 WPT SHR Poker Showdown|
|1||Jeopardy Fans Irked By Alex Jacob's Playing Style|
|2||Watch What Happens After This Player Slowrolls|
|3||Poker Player's Unorthodox Strategy Crushes Jeopardy|
|4||Poker Legend Dave 'DevilFish' Ulliott Passes Away|
|5||Alex Jacob Challenged On Fourth Jeopardy Appearance|
|6||Oregon Woman Wins Three Straight Poker Tournaments|
|7||Woman Found Guilty In Poker Player's Murder|
|8||Online Poker: Jean-Robert Bellande Wins $121K|
|9||Alex Jacob Ups Jeopardy Win Streak To Five|
|10||Alex Jacob Falls Short On Latest Jeopardy|