Poker Coverage: Poker Legislation Poker Business Poker Tournaments

CPPT II - Westside Poker Championship

$340 No-Limit Hold'em $100K Guarantee

Follow-the-action

Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...


World Poker Tour -- Legends of Poker Main Event Preview

A Look At The Upcoming WPT Main Event At The Bicycle Casino

Print-icon
 

The Bicycle CasinoThe 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.

Registration will be open for six hours on both starting days, and pre-registration is available on the World Poker Tour’s website. The structure can be downloaded here.

Will "The Thrill" FaillaLast 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.