The World Poker Tour’s World Legends tournament was held over the weekend marking a monumental occasion for professional poker player Kathy Liebert. Liebert has cashed in more WPT events than any other woman. She’s made more final tables than any other woman poker player. As of the beginning of this event, her 100th ever WPT event, she’d never won a bracelet.
The event was held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles California, where nearly 500 poker players bellied up to the tables, pitting their skills against one another, vying for a share in the $750,000.00 prize pool.
Each player paid $5000.00 for entry into the game, which is exactly half of what players paid the year before. As a result of the lower buyin, the crowd doubled, but the prize pool dipped a bit.
Of the nearly 500 players to attend the event, as opposed to last years 279, the top 45 finishers will make the money.
Kathy Liebert Knocked Out During Day 1 of her 100th Ever WPT Event
There was no 100th event lucky charm for Liebert who was eliminated during the first day of play. Other notables taken out during day one included “All In At 420”, Matt Stout who lost in a coin flip hand against Shawn Buchanan.
Before the end of days 1a and 1b, Daniel Negreanu ran into the wrong side of a royal flush crippling before later losing when his A-J ran into a monster 8-2. Helmuth made time for a three hour lunch, and some catching up, yet still finished in the top fifty players during day 1a.
Step Father and Son Barry Green and Joe Sebok Both Finish Day 1 in the Top 20
Barry Greenstein and stepson Joe Sebok both finished day 1 among the tournaments top 20 chipleaders. Allen Cunningham also began day 2 looking pretty healthy. He held a very grim looking pair of cowboys against pocket aces. After his Kings boated on the flop Cunningham posted in excitement about the hand on Twitter.
“Holy Macintosh, I just flopped a full house vs AA and KK to triple from 30K to 90K.”
Manuel Reyes lead the pack with more 205k in tournament chips going into Day 2 of the World Legends Tournament
The second day of the event began at 1:00pm Sunday afternoon (that’s like 6:00am poker time!). 241 players remained in contention. In the lead was Manuel Reyes, holding a massive chipstack.
By the end of the night, the players were just 15 players away from the money. Phil Collins who started out the day with just $13k in Poker Chips finished out the day with a massive 898,000 in chips, leaving him the chip leader going into day 3.
Collins, who reportedly stayed up most of the night before battling food poisoning knocked out both Eric Blair and Justin Young, scooping both of their stacks.
Blair and Young were in good company, several other notable players made their way to the rail during the day including:
Phil Hellmuth Barry Greenstein Jason Mercier Jennifer Tilly Erick Lindgren Justin Young Shawn Buchanan Ray Henson Maria Ho Kristy Gazes Matt Keikoan Steve Brecher Chad Batista Steve Brecher Adam Levy
Plenty of big names still remained in the game however, including the likes of Joe Hachem, Joe Sebok, Tim Phan and 2010 WSOP final tablist Soi Nguyen.
The top five chipstacks going into day 3 of the WPT World Legends Tournament are:
- Phil Collins — 898,000
- Andrew Frankenberger — 589,000
- J.C. Alvarado — 430,000
- Kyle McCammond — 410,000
- Tom Braband — 374,000
Day 3 kicks off at 1 p.m. today by tomorrow, we should be well into the money, and down to the events final 3 tables of 9 players each. you can also get updates from the vest Poker News site- PokerNewsBoy.com!