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Friday, August 4, 2017

The First Flight is in the Books with Javier Olivarez Holding the Lead

After a lighting quick pace to get from 36 to 26 players, the bubble followed suit, as it only took three hands to get us to the final 25. Leading the way is Javier Olivarez, who finished just short of the 400,000 mark with a stack of 398,500. Also bagging above 300,000 were John Sygiel (338,500) and Andrew Cohen (322,000). Former November Niner Patrick Chan also is moving on to Day 2 with just over 100,000.

Be sure to come back later for a full list of survivors, and don't forget that the second day of qualifying is tomorrow!

Javier Olivarez - 398,500 

John Sygiel - 338,500

Andrew Cohen - 322,000

Just 50 Players Remain in the Opening Flight

The opening starting session of the day is down to just 50 players, meaning that exactly half of the remaining field will be moving on to the finals in their first shot at it. Among the tables of players still alive are Peter Hengsakul, Patrick Chan, Jay Kaneshiro, and Michael Gonzalez.

Stay tuned to find out if these players are going to punch a Day 2 ticket!

What's on Tap: Saturday, August 5th

The $500,000 Guaranteed Event continues tomorrow with two more starting sessions at 11:30 AM and 4 PM.  Each flight will have three hours of registration, and players may also re-enter in that time period. The top 10% will be bagging up their chips, earning a Day 2 seat, and taking home $400 in cash.

Good luck everyone!

Some of the Players in Our Afternoon Session

Below you will see some of the notables who are grinding away at our second starting session here today. Fresh off a 7th place showing in the $200,000 Guaranteed Event, Massoud Eskandari is hoping that another big Day 2 here at the Bike is in his near future. We also spotted some more regulars at the Bike, and you can view all of them below!

Eugene Tito

Carlos Rodriguez

Kimya Williams

Massoud Eskandari

Ramzi Srour

Nearly 150 Entries in Second Flight in First Break

We are three levels into the second starting session of the day, meaning the 140 players currently registered are taking their first 15-minute break of the day. After three more levels, and one more break, registration will be closed for the day.

Cards in the Air: Second $500,000 Guaranteed Flight

It's time to kick off the afternoon flight here on this opening day of $500,000 Guaranteed qualifying! Registration for this flight will be open until 7 PM. The top 10% today will be taking home $400 in cash, as well as the all important Day 2 ticket to the finals next week.

If you can't come out today, don't worry! We have two more flights starting up tomorrow, same times as today: 11:30 AM and 4 PM. Good luck everyone!

By the Numbers: First Flight of the $500,000 Guaranteed Event

We got off to a fast start in this $500,000 Guaranteed event as 245 players came out for the opening flight. That means that the top 25 of players will be taking home $400, and moving on to the finals next week, where one player will be taking home a six figure payday!

The next flight for this event starts in one hour, so don't miss out on it!

1-25th. $400 + Advance to Day 2

Some of the Notables In Our Opening Flight

Below you will see the first of many rounds of player photos from this huge half a million guaranteed event at the Legends of Poker. Former Mega Millions winner Sarkis Keshishian is in the house today, as is former November Niner Patrick Chan. We also spotted Greg Sanchez, who is hoping to ride the momentum of a 7th place finish in the opening event of the series into today's play. 

Rubin Chappell

Men Nguyen

Sarkis Keshishian

Patrick Chan

Greg Sanchez

First Break of the First Flight

The first of 10 flights coming up in this massive $500,000 Guaranteed event is on it's first break, and we are off to a strong start with 165 entries so far. Registration will remain open today until 2:30 PM, with the second flight of the day starting up at 4 PM.

Final Results for LOP Event #10

The $500,000 Guaranteed Event Has Started!

It's time for another massive guaranteed tournament here at the Legends of Poker, as the $500,000 Guaranteed Event is now underway! Today we have the first two of ten total Day 1 flights. The buy-in is just $240, and registration will be open for three hours today.

The top 10% today will be earning $400, and will be coming back next Wednesday to battle it out for this massive first place prize. Good luck players!