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World Poker Tour -- Legends of Poker Day 1B

The Total Field Size is 462 Players and First Will Walk away with $750,000


Vinnie VinhDay 1B at the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker $5,000 no-limit hold’em main event began at 1 p.m on Saturday, August 21. A total of 276 players joined the action on the second flight offered and at the end of the night 151 remained. Vinnie Vinh is the overnight chip leader with 180,000.

The official number of entries in the tournament was 462 players this year and the total prize pool is $2,151,072. The top 45 spots will walk away with at least $10,200. Here is the break down:

1st: $750,000
2nd: $370,000
3rd: $174,772
4th: $109,000
5th: $86,000
6th: $63,000
7th: $45,000
8th: $35,000
9th: $29,000
10th-12th: $24,000
13th-15th: $19,500
16th-18th: $15,500
19th-27th: $13,000
28th-36th: $11,500
37th-45th: $10,200

Notable professionals that hit the rail during the day included Daniel Negreanu, Eric Baldwin, John Phan, Isaac Baron, Isaac Haxton, Daniel Alaei, Brandon Cantu, David Plastik, David Chiu, Scott Seiver, Lee Markholt, Matt Stout, defending champion Prahlad Friedman, and Kathy Liebert, who was honored today as the second player to participate in 100 WPT events.

Many professionals have survived to day 2 which will take place on Sunday. They include J.C. Alvarado, Jeff Madsen, Ryan Young, Steve Gross, Ted Lawson, David Oppenheim, Jonathan Little, Jamie Rosen, Erica Schoenberg, Chad Batista, Tim West, Steve O’Dwyer, Joe Hachem, Erick Lindgren, Scott Clements, Amit Makhija, Adam Levy, David Sands, Frank Kassela, Shawn Buchanan, Jared Hamby, and Jennifer Tilly. Some of the familiar faces that advanced did so with big chip stacks. Shane Schleger (78,800), Allen Cunningham (76,500), Thomas Marchese (76,350), J.J. Liu (70,700), and Phil Hellmuth (66,850) finished very well, just missing the top 10 on the leader board.

You can check out the big hands from the day on the live reporting page for the WPT Legends tournament on

Here are the top 10 chip counts at the end of the night:

1. Vinnie Vinh — 180,000
2. Justin Young — 138,950
3. Micah Raskin — 135,000
4. Philip Stark — 132,575
5. Ari Goott — 129,000
6. Peter Kmbikian — 122,425
7. Joe Sebok — 109,650
8. Adam Schiffer — 109,500
9. Ronald Atwood — 109,475
10. Bart Hanson — 89,000

Day 2 will begin at 1 p.m. tomorrow when 241 players will return to the Bicycle Casino. Stay tuned to Card Player for live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos from this WPT championship event.