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This Week’s Big Winner: Aaron Van Blarcum Wins $474,390 at WPT Legends Of Poker Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Oct 23, 2019


A total of 520 entries were made in the 2019 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker $5,000 no-limit hold’em main event at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino, to create a final prize pool of $2,392,000. After two starting flights and three more days of top-notch poker action, it was Aaron Van Blarcum who emerged victorious with the title and the top prize of $474,390. This was the 43-year-old from Dallas, Texas’ first major live tournament win. Prior to securing this massive score of nearly half of a million dollars, Van Blarcum’s best cash was for his deep run in this year’s World Series of Poker main event for $50,855. “Normally I just play cash games and that’s it. I go to the tournaments, but never play the tournaments, so I just decided to give it a try,” Van Blarcum told WPT reporters. “At the World Series [main event] I got 212th, so I decided to go ahead and do six of these. ...

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