The World Poker Tour (WPT) resumed their Legends of Poker event at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino with Day 1c on Monday — the third and final starting day for the $3,700 poker tournament. After 10 levels of play, David McCaw had the most chips to return with on Tuesday’s Day 2.
The largest day of the event so far, Day 1c saw 336 players to bring the total up to 721 for the tournament, though players are still able to register before play begins on Day 2. By the end of the night, just 136 players still had chips and will join the 148 others who survived either Day 1a or Day 1b.
David McCaw led the field when play paused with 272,100 chips, which is the most anyone has accumulated on a Day 1 in this event. From Brooklyn, New York, McCaw has never cashed a tournament with this high of a buy-in, and just a min-cash here at The Bike could be the largest tournament cash of his career, but there is still plenty of play before these players are in the money.
Second in chips is Justin Schwartz who narrowly missed the World Series of Poker Main Event final table by finishing in 14th for more than $400,000 this summer. He’ll be back with 184,000 chips on Tuesday.
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Other notable players who bagged chips on Day 1c include Dan Shak (84,200), Scotty Nguyen (62,900), Mike Sexton (59,400), James Calderaro (58,000), Anthony Zinno (45,200), Mark Newhouse (44,800), and Dwyte Pilgrim (40,300).
There weren’t any familiar Canadian faces to survive Day 1c, but Matt Salsberg fired yet another bullet into this event, busting the third day in a row, and we will see whether or not he buys another entry before Day 2 begins.
Some others who were eliminated in Day 1c include Allen Kessler, Faraz Jaka, Melanie Weisner, Tristan Wade, and Vince Van Patten.
Day 2 begins at 1 p.m. local time with the 284 Day 1 players, as well as anyone who buys a late entry before play kicks off. Prize pool and payout information will all be available once final entries are tallied. Check back with PokerNews Canada for all the details again tomorrow.
Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Updates.