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World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Day 1b: Hilmar Solvason Leads Day 1b Field

The World Poker Tour Legends of Poker resumed Saturday with Day 1b at the Bicycle Casino. The $3,500 buy-in Main Event drew 247 players on Friday's Day 1a and combined with 375 more on Day 1b, the field of 622 generated a prize pool of $2,111,690. The top 63 will make the money with first place set at a cool $500,000. After both Day 1 sessions, about 310 players remain.

Day 1b offered the chance for those who busted on Day 1a to re-enter and many players took advantage of that. Jon Aguiar, Justin Young, Jason Dewitt, Andy Frankenberger, and Brian Hastings were a few whose second attempt went better than the first, and they will return on Sunday for Day 2.

David Williams also fired a second bullet on Saturday, but his Day 1b came to an early end. According to his twitter account, Williams called a raise in position with {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. The flop fell {10-}{9-}{7-} with two hearts and Williams' opponent shipped it in for a massive overbet shove. Williams called all in, looking to score the early double up and saw that his massive draw was a slight favorite against his opponent's {A-}{A-}. However, he caught blanks on the turn and river to hit the rail.

Others who went 0-for-2 at the Legends of Poker were Dan Kelly, John Monnette, JC Tran, and Vanessa Selbst.

Here’s a look at the top 5 unofficial chip counts at the end of Day 1b:

2012 WPT Legends of Poker Day 1b Top 5 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChip Count
1Hilmar Solvason227,000
2Bhagwan Tejwani177,700
3Thanh Van Tran159,500
4Behzad Teranie158,000
5Adrian Kuan156,200

Combined with Day 1a, here is how the top ten appears to look heading into Day 2.

2012 WPT Legends of Poker Day 1a+1b Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChip Count
1Michael Lipman257,100
2Vadim Bulavchik242,200
3Hilmar Solvason227,000
4David Marshall211,000
5Bhagwan Tejwani177,700
6Joseph Hunter173,700
7David Randall169,500
8Thanh Van Tran159,500
9Behzad Teranie158,000
10Adrian Kuan156,200

Day 2 begins Sunday at 12:00 PST (20:00 BST). We'll have a recap of the action at the end of the day, so be sure to keep it locked in to PokerNews.com.

Data courtesy of WorldPokerTour.com.

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