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World Poker Tour -- Legends of Poker Preview

The Bicycle Casino Plays Host to Final WPT Stop in L.A. for 2009


Bicycle CasinoThe 2009 Legends of Poker stop on the World Poker Tour begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. The $10,000 no-limit hold’em championship event will take place at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California. The event will last five days, and it will crown a champion on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Players will begin with 30,000 in tournament chips, and blinds will begin at 25-50. Levels will be 90 minutes long, and there will be a 15-minute break following each level. will bring you full live coverage from this event, including live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos from Card Player TV.

The Legends of Poker began on July 29 and includes 27 events. The tournament series will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 30. Be sure to check out all of the tournament results on the Legends of Poker page in Card Player’s tournament poker section.

Here is a look at the full schedule for the $10,000 championship event:

Saturday, Aug. 22: Day 1 (play five levels)
Sunday, Aug. 23: Day 2 (play five levels)
Monday, Aug. 24: Day 3 (play to the money)
Tuesday, Aug. 25: Day 4 (play to the final six)
Wednesday, Aug. 26: Final table

John Phan Wins 2008 WPT Legends of Poker2008 Legends of Poker:

Buy-in: $10,000
Number of Entries: 373
Total Prize Pool: $3,520,738
First-Place Prize: $1,091,428
Places Paid: 36

Final Table Results:

1: John Phan — $1,091,428
2: Amit Makhija — $563,320
3: Zachary Clark — $281,645
4: Paul Smith — $246,450
5: Mike Nguyen — $211,245
6: Kyle Wilson — $176,035

Past Champions:

Season I: Chris Karagulleyan
Season II: Mel Judah
Season III: Doyle Brunson
Season IV: Alex Kahaner
Season V: Joe Pelton
Season VI: Dan Harrington
Season VII: John Phan