The poker action is really starting to pick right back up now with this World Poker Tour Legends Of Poker event running at the same time as the EPT and Estrellas events over in Barcelona. This one brought in 142 players for the first of three opening day flights, yet just 56 of them will be looking forward to Day 2 on Sunday.
Top of the pile is Barry Hutter with 212,400 chips but he has a handful of very notable players chasing him down in the top ten. These players include Joe Serock, Joseph Cheong, Matt Stout and Christina Lindley, though we certainly expect the order to change by the time Day 2 comes along.
Bagged 214k in day1a of legends main. Probably chip lead. Excited for two days off. Day 2 Sunday
— Barry Hutter (@barry_hutter) August 30, 2013
Finished w 188k going to 600/1200. 2 days off
— Joseph Cheong (@subiime) August 30, 2013
— Christina Lindley (@lindleyloo) August 30, 2013
Out on Day 1a went Freddy Deeb, Will Failla, Kyle Julius and the always entertaining Phil Laak, though each of these players can still re-enter on one of the other flights if they so choose. The registrations are expected to improve day by day so it is looking like Day 1c on Saturday is doing to be the most frantic.
Just busted in unreal fashion, guess ill play again tomorrow #wpt
— Kyle Julius (@KJulius10) August 30, 2013
The Current Top Ten
1st) Barry Hutter – 212,400
2nd) Nick Phoenix – 207,700
3rd) Joseph Cheong – 188,100
4th) Edward Sabat – 150,900
5th) Joe Serock – 147,500
6th) Bart Hanson – 136,300
7th) Jesse Yaginuma – 130,100
8th) Matt Stout – 106,100
9th) Jamie Armstrong – 105,500
10th) Christina Lindley – 103,100
Check us out tomorrow as we update you on all of the action that goers down on Day 1b, with it starting up at 1pm local time today at the ever popular Bicycle Club Casino in Los Angeles.