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Monday, July 31, 2017

Andy Phan Bags Massive Lead in the Morning Flight

It took just over eight hours to whittle the starting number of 266 down to the final 40 players. The two big stacks at the end of the flight happened to be seated right next to each other in the later stages of the evening. Andy Phan has the most chips by far from this flight with 529,900. He is just short of the overall chip lead, as Chris Minori already bagged 546,700. The next closest stack is table mate Bobby Tryon, who has just over half of that stack with 274,300.  

Be sure to come back in the morning for a full list of Day 2 survivors, as the finals will be starting up at 1 PM! 

Andy Phan

Bobby Tryon

Mega Satellite for Tomorrow's Day 2 Underway

Normally at 7:30 PM in this series, we run a $150 satellite that guarantees at least three $1,100 tournament seats that can be used anytime in the series, but with the $200,000 Guaranteed Day 2 tomorrow, we are switching things up a bit tonight. Today, the buy-in is up to $170, and we are guaranteeing at least one $1,500 Day 2 seat to tomorrow's finals. That means at least one player will be earning an average stack of 130,000 tomorrow for just $170!

Registration is open until just after 9 PM tonight. Good luck players!

By the Numbers: Final $200,000 Guaranteed Flight

Thanks to a late surge of entries in the final break, the sixth and final starting session was the biggest in this event, with a total of 271 entries. That means that the final 41 players will be moving on to the finals tomorrow, joining the top 40 from the opening flight today.

The finals start at 1 PM, and players who don't already have a Day 2 seat will be able to buy-in for $1,500 until the start of the third level.

1-41st. Advance to Day 2

What's on Tap: $200,000 Guaranteed Day 2 Finals and Bounty Event

Tomorrow is one of the biggest days of the Legends of Poker this year, as the finals of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event will be played out at 1 PM. Players will have until about 2:40 PM to buy-in directly in that Day 2 for $1,500. You can view the full structure here.

At 4 PM, there will be a $240 buy-in Bounty Event, where every player will have a $100 bounty on their heads. Players will start with 15,000 in chips, and registration will be open until 7 PM. It should be a fantastic day of poker, and we will be here all day to provide you with all of the updates, so be sure to come back then for all the fun!

More Details on Tomorrow's Day 2 Buy-In

Tomorrow, the Day 2 finals of this $200,000 Guaranteed Event will play out, and if you weren't able to make the top 15% of any of our Day 1 flights, you still have a chance to get in! The finals start at 1 PM, and until the end of the first break, around 2:40 PM local time. The buy-in will be $1,500, and that will get players an average stack of chips, 130,000, with the blinds rolled back to 1,000-2,000.

All levels will be 45 minutes tomorrow, and play will wrap up around 1 AM tomorrow.

Some Player Photos in the Afternoon Session

Below you will see our next round of player photos, this time from today's 4 PM session. Former Legends of Poker runner up and CSPC final tablist Massoud Eskandari is here hoping for another final table run here at the Bike, while players like Thu Nguyen and Kevin French are looking to do the same. Check out those photos below, and stay tuned to find out if these players are able to make it to the Day 2 finals.

Gene O'Leary

Massoud Eskandari

Brent Hart

Thu Nguyen

Kevin French

Over 150 Entries on First Break of Final Flight

Three levels are now completed in the sixth and final flight of this massive $200,000 Guaranteed Event, and so far, 158 players have entered. Registration will remain open tonight until 7 PM, so you have nearly two hours to come and try to punch a last minute ticket to the Day 2 finals tomorrow, where one player will be taking home over $50,000!

Cards in the Air: Final $200,000 Guaranteed Starting Session

This is it folks! Your last chance to bag up chips and bring them with you to tomorrow's Day 2 finals has just started up here at the Bicycle Casino! Registration will be open today until 7 PM, and re-entry is also allowed in that time frame.

The finals tomorrow will be kicking off at 1 PM, and don't forget that you will be able to buy-in directly for $1,500 by the end of the first level if you are unable to qualify today. Good luck everyone!

By the Numbers: Fifth Flight of the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

Today's opening flight saw a tournament high 266 total entries, pushing us past the $200,000 Guaranteed mark with one more flight and the Day 2 buy-ins still to add to it! The final 40 players will be moving on to the finals tomorrow, where the winner will be walking away with over $50,000.

Your final chance to qualify in a Day 1 session starts at 4 PM!

1-40th. Advance to Day 2

Some Snapshots From the Floor Today

Below you will see some of the players who are here today to try and get one of the last Day 2 tickets available in this event, which has already surpassed it's $200,000 posted guarantee. Chester Burnett is here hoping to keep momentum going after he won the $777,777 Guaranteed Event at Hustler just a few days ago, where he won $160,000!  That tournament implemented the very same Quantum  structure as this event.

We also spotted David "The Dragon" Pham fresh off another WSOP bracelet victory this summer. Scroll down for those photos, and a few more of our regulars here at the Bike!

Chester Burnett

Dana Kellstrom

Joe Schulman

Joshua Abady 
David Pham

Jeffrey Yarchever

Final $200,000 Guaranteed Day 1 Session Starts in an Hour

The final starting session of this first massive guaranteed event of the Legends of Poker is just about to start up at the top of the hour. Registration will be open until 7 PM, and the top 15% of players will be joining the survivors who have already advanced.

Don't forget that even if you don't qualify on Day 1, you can still get in for your shot at the over $50,000 first place prize. All you have to do is buy-in directly into Day 2 tomorrow for $1,500 starting at 1 PM, and through to the end of the first break.

First Break of the Fifth Flight

We are over an hour into the first flight of the day, and fifth overall in this event, and it looks like we might be on our way to a tournament high number of entries. Over 200 players have already entered, with registration still open until 2:30 PM today.

Remember that if this is too early for you, the final chance to qualify via a Day 1 session is coming up tonight at 4 PM. Good luck everyone!

Final Day of $200,000 Guaranteed Qualifying Underway

Today is the last chance for you to qualify in a Day 1 session for this first of many massive guaranteed events here at the 2017 Legends of Poker. The prizepool guarantee will be passed in this first flight today, and in addition to the second flight later today at 4 PM, more money will be added to the prize pool tomorrow when players who haven't already qualified will be able to buy-in directly for $1,500.

Today's flight will be open until 2:30 PM, and the top 15% of the field will be moving on to tomorrow's finals, where the winner will be taking home over $50,000!