WPT Legends of Poker Tournament Update
The $3,500 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event is now well underway. The tournament attracted strong attendance, but the field was quickly whittled down over the course of the weekend, and only 84 players remained standing at the end of Day 2.
Those players returned to the felt on Monday and played through the money bubble. By the end of the day, just 18 players survived, with the chip leader being Cyrus Farzad, who holds 2.6 million in chips.
The unlucky bubble boy was Elio Fox, who moved all-in preflop only to get called by Yevgeniy Timoshenko. Fox held a Jack and Ten of Hearts, while Timoshenko held two aces. The board offered no help to Fox, so he left empty handed.
All remaining players stood to gain at least $7,500, but with the top prize being $500,000 you can imagine where everyone wanted to be. Of course, there’s a finite number of seats at the final table, and along the way several noteable players were eliminated, including Timoshenko in 25th place, Dwte Pilgrmin in 36th, and erick Lindgren in 33rd.
Of the players still standing, Cyrus Farzad (2.6mil) and Greg Mueller (2.39mil) hold dominant chip leads. Stephen Graner is next up with 1.88mil in chips, with Jeff Madsen, Max Steinberg and Ali Eslami also holding more than 1 million in chips. The short stack is Antionios Roungeris, who holds just 337,000 in chips.
Play is set to resume on Tuesday at 21:00 BST, and will continue until six players remain. Those players will move on to the televised final table.