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Kevin Schaffel-Another Final Table, What's With The Legend's Payouts?

by Roy Winston |  Published: Aug 27, '09


I would like to congratulate Kevin Schaffel for his second place finish in the Legends main event, and he made this year’s November 9 last month. Not too bad a summer? Before I get to that, what’s with the payout at the Legend’s? Over 36% for first place, with less than half that amount to 2nd and less than half again to third, with sixth place getting 89k? With over 2.06 million to the final six players it seems off to me, am I the only one who finds this bad? Just because they wanted to have a first prize of over one million dollars, they robbed all the other places to overly top end weight first place.

Here are the final table payouts:
1: Prahlad Friedman — $1,009,000
2: Kevin Schaffel — $471,670
3: Todd Terry — $231,300
4: Toto Leonidas — $144,600
5: Sam Stein — $116,225
6: Mike Krescanko — $89,220

Kevin and I became friends while playing $10-20 no limit holdem at the Commerce over the past 3 years. He is a solid player and an exceptionally nice guy who I am thrilled to see going deep again. Over the past few years I have enjoyed seeing those I like and respect succeed. Kevin is one of those very even keeled players that stays calm no matter what the situation which should help him in perhaps, what is the highest pressure situation in poker; the WSOP main event final table.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: or send an email to: with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

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