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Legends of Poker Prelims Running Now at the Bicycle Casino

Play a $150,000-Guaranteed Event Saturday for $300


The 2008 Legends of Poker tournament series kicked off earlier this week at the Bicycle Casino. There are preliminary events running everyday until the $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour main event starts on Aug. 23.

Most prelims are no-limit hold’em, but a few variations are thrown in including Omaha eight-or-better, seven-card stud eight-or-better, and limit hold’em. This weekend, players can take part in the first preliminary event of only two that feature a guaranteed prize pool. The $335 Dan Harrington and David Phambuy-in no-limit hold’em event that runs tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. promises to award at least $150,000 to its players.

After 23 preliminary events and a $1,070 buy-in Mariana/Buss tournament, the WPT main event will begin. Last year, it was Dan Harrington who won the event and the $1.6 million that went along with it. He defeated 385 players and 2007 Card Player Player of the Year David Pham heads up.

To view the entire Legends of Poker tournament series schedule, find it under the Tournaments Tab on