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2014 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Day 1c: Tyler Cornell Tops

Tyler Cornell

Day 1c of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker from The Bicycle Casino attracted another 222 entries, bringing the total field size up to 566. At the end of the final starting day, Tyler Cornell led the way with 258,300 in chips.

One of the pots that helped Cornell bag the chip lead came in the final level of the day — Level 10 with the blinds at 500/1,000/100.

According to the WPT Live Updates team, Cornell raised from the cutoff seat to 1,900, and Abe Aboukhalil called on the button. The player in the small blind called, and then the player in the big blind made it 6,100 to go. Cornell, Aboukhalil, and the player in the small blind all called to see the flop come down {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. The first player checked, the next player bet 12,300, and then Cornell called. The other two players folded. On the {5-Diamonds} turn, the first player fired 22,000 and Cornell popped it up to about 70,000. His opponent gave it up, and Cornell took the pot to cross the 200,000-chip mark.

Jared Hamby was another player to have success on Day 1c, bagging up 119,600. It wasn't all easy, though, as Hamby had to do some bobbing and weaving late in the night to avoid losing chunks of chips. In one pot, it was reported that he had top pair with a worse kicker against another player's top pair, but lost the minimum on the hand.

While Cornell and others had a very solid day on the felt, players such as Tony Dunst, Michael Rocco, Christina Lindley, and James Carroll were all eliminated. Richard Seymour of the NFL also got involved in the action, but he failed to make it through the day despite a double up during Level 6 through Don Zewin.

From all three starting days, there were 223 survivors, but others still have the option to enter for Day 2 for the price of $10,000. That will get a player 72,000 in chips and another shot at a WPT title.

Day 2 began at 1 p.m. local time on Tuesday, and you can find a recap of play right here on PokerNews.

*Data courtesy of the WPT.

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