2015 WPT Legends of Poker Day 2: Michael Wang Leads Remaining 74
The World Poker Tour (WPT) was back in action for their Legends of Poker event at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino with Day 2 on Monday. The 284 players who survived a Day 1 returned, and an additional 65 late entrants bought a seat before play began on Tuesday, bringing the tournament total up to 786 entries.
With all of the numbers tallied, the prize pool was announced to be $2,630,349, and the eventual champion of this tournament will earn $675,942.
When seven levels of extended 90-minute play were complete, just 74 players still had chips in front of them. There will be 72 players earning a payout in this tournament, so the money bubble will burst very early on Wednesday’s Day 3, guaranteeing the remaining players a minimum payout of at least $7,583.
The largest stack at the end of the night belonged to Michael Wang who won his first World Series of Poker bracelet this summer. He bagged 832,000 chips.
Top 10 Stacks from WPT Legends of Poker Day 2
Outside of the top 10, some of the other notable players who bagged chips for Day 3 include Griffin Paul (490,000), James Calderaro (483,000), Freddy Deeb (414,000), Ray Qartomy (332,000), Aaron Mermelstein (300,000), Allen Kessler (136,000), and JJ Liu (39,000).
No Canadians that we recognized made it through the day. Matt Salsberg bought his fourth entry to this tournament and busted again, and Sheraz Nasir came in with Day 1b chips but was eliminated. Owen Crowe also lost all of his chips on Day 2.
Other noteworthy players who busted Day 2 include Anthony Zinno, Chris Moorman, Dan Shak, Faraz Jaka, Huck Seed, Jeff Madsen, John Hennigan, Justin Schwartz, Mark Newhouse, Marvin Rettenmaier, Mike Sexton, Phil Laak, Taylor Paur, Scotty Nguyen, Tristan Wade, and Will Failla.
Day 3 play begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday for another seven 90-minute levels with the money bubble expected to burst very early in the day. Check back with PokerNews Canada again tomorrow for details on the action.
Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Updates.