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World Poker Tour Announces New Changes For Season 10 At Legends of Poker

First Starting Day Attracts 322 Players For $3,500 Main Event


The World Poker Tour kicked off its tenth season on Thursday at the Bicycle Casino with the announcement of some new tour enhancements.

In addition to two new Royal Flush Girls, the WPT unveiled plans to live stream all final tables online, with commentary and analysis provided by Card Player blogger Tony Dunst.

The tour has also decided to improve it’s final table set, adding larger monitors that will display chip counts, audience polls and player Tweets.

Of course, the final table of the $3,500 Legends of Poker main event isn’t scheduled to take place until next Tuesday. By all accounts, the first day of registration was a success, attracting 322 entrants.

The unique re-entry format will push that number higher on Friday, however, allowing players who were eliminated on day 1A to register again. Furthermore, players who are unsatisfied with their chip stack at the end of play can choose to forfeit their chips and start fresh on day 1B.

After nine levels of play, it was former online pro Matt Berkey who emerged with the chip lead, bagging up with 248,500. Former November Nine member Soi Nguyen finished the night in second place, with 215,200.

The action will resume at noon on Friday. Be sure to check back after play concludes for a recap and official prize pool information.



almost 11 years ago

so where will the final tables be streaming from? wpt website?