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Thursday, August 31, 2017

DJ Alexander Eliminated in 4th Place ($161,490)


Phil Hellmuth limped in on the button, and DJ Alexander completed the small blind. Art Papazyan moved all in for just over three million from the big blind, and Hellmuth folded.

Alexander: [Ad][2d]
Papazyan: [Ah][6h]

It looked like they might chop up the pot, but the window card ended that chance, with the flop coming [10d][8s][6c]. Alexander needed running diamonds or deuces now, but the [Jh] on the turn ended things.

Art Papazyan - 6,360,000
DJ Alexander - OUT

Updated Counts on the Break

Blinds: 120,000-240,000

JC Tran - 7,935,000
Art Papazyan - 6,840,000
Phil Hellmuth - 4,190,000
DJ Alexander - 3,885,000

Papazyan Doubles Through Tran

Art Papazyan shoved all in for his final 2.5 million, and JC Tran called to put him at risk.

Papazyan: [8s][8d]
Tran: [Ad][8c]

Papazyan is in great shape to score the double up, and he kept that lead on the [Qd][10h][5h] flop. Tran picked up some backdoor flush and straight outs, and he would pick up those flush outs on the [8h] turn. It also gave Papazyan a set, but any heart that wasn't the queen would work for Tran now. The river brought the [2s], and Papazyan was able to score the double up.

JC Tran - 7,800,000
Art Papazyan - 5,400,000

Some Chip Stacks From the $100,000 Guaranteed Event

We walked over to the cash game area to see how the $100,000 Guaranteed Event was going. They are down to the final 25 players right now, and the blinds are 12,000-24,000, with an average stack of 810,000. Below you will see a few of the notables who are still alive and vying for the final Legends of Poker title this series. Be sure to stay tuned to find out who is the victor!

Alan Myerson - 1.25 million
Artak Babayan - 1.1 million
Frank Lin - 1.01 million
Mark Hamilton - 910,000
Bobby Suer - 780,000
Prince Cassell - 400,000

Hellmuth Doubles Through Tran

Phil Hellmuth gets his short stack in the middle preflop holding [Ad][2d], and he is up against the [Qs][8s] of JC Tran. The board rand down [3c][Kd][9h][2s][6c], and Hellmuth's deuces were good enough to earn the double up.

Here is how the final four stack up right now.

JC Tran - 10,345,000
Art Papazyan - 6,205,000
DJ Alexander - 4,190,000
Phil Hellmuth - 2,110,000

Alexander Doubles Through Hellmuth

JC Tran raised to 225,00, and Phil Hellmuth called in the small blind. DJ Alexander moved all in for 2,275,000 from the big blind, and Tran folded. Hellmuth quickly called though, and was well out in front.

Alexander: [Ad][9h]
Hellmuth: [Jc][Jh]

The flop came down [9d][6h][2c], giving Alexander top pair, but keeping Hellmuth in the lead. However, the [As] on the turn completely flipped the script, and sent Hellmuth shooting up out of his chair. The [2d] completes board, and Alexander scored a big double up, knocking Hellmuth down to just ten big blinds.

DJ Alexander - 4,780,000
Phil Hellmuth - 1,415,000

Alexander Doubles Through Tran

JC Tran raised it up to 235,000, and DJ Alexander reraised to 550,000. Tran moved all in, and Alexander thought for a bit before calling.

Alexander: [6d][6h]
Tran: [Ad][Qs]

It was a classic coin flip, and Alexander took a nice lead when the flop came [10s][9c][7d]. Tran picked up a few more outs with the [Kc] turn, needing an ace, queen, or jack now. The river brought the [Kd], and Alexander scored the double up to over four million.

JC Tran - 7,105,000
DJ Alexander - 4,330,000

The Bubble Has Burst in the $100,000 Guaranteed Event

Over in the cash game area, the $100,000 Guaranteed Event has just hit the money after the hand-for-hand process. Everyone who is still alive has locked up at least $665. Be sure to come back later to find out who wins this final Legends of Poker event!

Alexander Doubles Through Hellmuth

DJ Alexander moved all in from under the gun, and it folded around to Phil Hellmuth in the big blind, who made the call.

Alexander: [Kd][9c]
Hellmuth: [Ah][7c]

The flop came down [9s][9d][2s], giving Alexander trip nines. Hellmuth would need running aces now to win, but the [5c] turn card ended things.  

Players are now taking their first break of the day. Here's how the stacks are at the moment.

JC Tran - 11,265,000
Art Papazyan - 4,930,000
Phil Hellmuth - 4,205,000
DJ Alexander - 2,470,000

Marvin Rettenmaier Eliminated in 5th Place ($120,775)


Marvin Rettenmaier shoved all in on the button for his final 900,000, and Art Papazyan called in the small blind. JC Tran also called in the big blind, and they went three ways to the flop.

Those cards came [8s][6s][3c], and Papazyan checked to Tran, who bet 650,000. Papazyan quickly folded, and the cards were face up.

Rettenmaier: [Qh][10c]
Tran: [8h][8d]

Rettenmaier could only win now with running nine and jack, and he caught the [Jd] on the turn. However, the [4h] completed the board, and Tran took down the pot, getting us to four handed play.

JC Tran - 11,245,000
Marvin Rettenmaier - OUT

Adam Swan Eliminated in 6th Place ($91,825)


After a raise from Phil Hellmuth, Adam Swan moved all in for his final 1.3 million. It folded back around to Hellmuth, who quickly called.

Swan: [Ad][Jh]
Hellmuth: [Qs][Qc]

This was dejavu all over again for Hellmuth, who was eliminated in dramatic fashion at his last WPT final table with the same hands in play. Hellmuth would survive the flop of [Kc][Js][3h], as well as the [6d] turn. The river was the [4h], and Hellmuth's queens held to score him the first knockout of the final table.

Phil Hellmuth - 4,665,000
Adam Swan - OUT

By the Numbers: $100,000 Guaranteed Finale

The final event of the Legends of Poker proved to be a massive one, as nearly 80 players came out to buy-in directly for Day 2. That means that the prize pool swelled up to over $238,000. Below you will the final payouts for this event, with first place taking home nearly $50,000!

1. $48,901
2. $26,250
3. $18,515
4. $14,540
5. $11,525
6. $9,105
7. $7,090
8. $5,370
9. $3,865
10-12. $2,520
13-15. $2,200
16-18. $1,910
19-21. $1,665
22-24. $1,455
25-27. $1,245
28-36. $1,030
37-45. $825
46-54. $665

Cards in the Air: Legends of Poker Main Event Final Table

It's time to find out who the next Legends of Poker champion is going to be! It's a stacked final table, with two former two-time WPT winners, chip leader JC Tran and Marvin Rettenmaier, as well as talented players DJ Alexander, Adam Swan, and Art Papazyon.

And then, there's Phil Hellmuth. The 14-time WSOP bracelet winner has done it all in poker, except for one blemish on his resume, a WPT title. Hellmuth is in the middle of the pack, but he certainly has more experience than anyone at the final table.

It should be an exciting final table, and we will be posting all the big hands and eliminations, so don't go anywhere!

Seat 1: DJ Alexander - 2,730,000

Seat 2: Adam Swan - 1,655,000

Seat 3: Marvin Rettenmaier - 1,225,000

Seat 4: Art Papazyan - 6,005,000

Seat 5: JC Tran - 8,295,000


Seat 6: Phil Hellmuth - 2,940,000

Cards in the Air: $100,000 Guaranteed Day 2

It's time to kick off the finals of the last event of the Legends of Poker this year! The prizepool is already up to $135,000, and that number will be sky rocketing as players will be coming in to buy-in directly for $1,400 on Day 2. Registration will be open until 2:30 PM, so be sure you don't miss out.

Click here for a full list of returning players. Good luck all!

LOP Event #26 Return List

LOP WPT Main Event Return List