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 . The flop fell 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 . 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
|3||Thanh Van Tran||159,500|
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
|8||Thanh Van Tran||159,500|
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.