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World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event Starts Thursday

The $3,500 Main Event Will Allow Re-Entry For Those Eliminated On Day 1A


On Thursday, the Bicycle Casino will kick off their annual World Poker Tour Legends of Poker main event. The 20-event series has been running since late July and has awarded millions in prize money.

The $3,500 main event is the first televised stop on season 10 of the WPT, and tournament officials are expecting an estimated prize pool of $3 million, thanks to the lowered buy in and two re-entry days. Players who are eliminated on day 1A may buy-in to day 1B.

In addition to it’s televised coverage on Fox Sports Net, the Bike will be webcasting the main event on

Last year’s champion Andy Frankenberger defeated Kyle Wilson and a field of 462 to earn a $750,000 payday. The win sparked a nice run for Frankenberger, who went on to become the season 9 WPT Player of the Year.

Last November, the Bike signed a five-year extension with the WPT that will see the series remain a tour stop through 2015. Card Player will be providing daily recaps from the event through the final table on Tuesday.