Season XII of the World Poker Tour continued on Friday with Day 1b of the Legends of Poker. Leading the 81 survivors in the second flight was Chris Richter, who bagged 176,500 in chips. Right behind him was Parviz Sayyad, who finished the day with 175,400.
Richter, a California native, has roughly $47,000 in live career tournament earnings, while Sayyad has no results listed in the Hendon Mob database.
Day 1b Top 10 Chips
Kyle Julius, who is a member of the Season XII Ones to Watch, won a nice sized pot off of Taylor Paur during Level 6. With the blinds at 200/400/50, Julius opened to 900 from early position, Amnon Filippi called in the hijack seat, and Paur defended his big blind. Paur checked to Julius on a flop of , and he bet 1,300. Only Paur called. Paur check-called a bet of 3,300 when the turned, and a third bet of 10,800 when the completed the board, then mucked when Julius showed for a turned straight.
Fellow Ones to Watch member Ebony Kenney also bagged a big stack. During the last level of play, her aces held up against an opponent's pocket kings preflop, and Kenny finished the second flight with 79,000 chips.
Among the players who were unable to survive the day were David "Doc" Sands, Mimi Tran, Shane Schleger, Michael Katz, and November Niner Ryan Riess. Riess tweeted that he "leveled himself" into calling an all-in bet on the river against an opponent who flopped a set. Riess plans to fire one last bullet on Saturday.
Day 1b attracted 199 players, creating a total field size of 341. If you add the 84 survivors from the second flight with the 54 who survived the first, then you have at least 138 players moving on to Day 2 thus far.
Day 1c action will begin on Saturday at 1 p.m. PDT, and PokerNews will bring you a recap of the event the following day, just like we do for every other WPT event.
*Data courtesy of worldpokertour.com.