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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Few Chip Counts From the Final 27

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 Average: 1,100,000

Mark Jun - 2,600,000
Mohsin Charania - 1,400,000
Ari Engel - 1,300,000
Sean Yu - 1,300,000
Hermilo Vargas - 1,100,000
Ubaid Habib - 840,000
Sohale Khalili - 740,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 630,000
Massoud Eskandari - 450,000

Latest Round of Bustouts: 28-36th Places

Below you guys will see the latest round of bustouts who just missed out on the final three table redraw. The following players each took home $1,540.

28. Lonnie Kantomer
29. Ani Zakarian
30. Adam Regiaba
31. Gordon Vayo
32. Ryan Hemmel
33. Joseph Belofsky
34. Shawn Bender
35. Victor Crisostomo
36. Nicholas Ronyecz

Final Break of the Evening

We have just finished level 12 tonight, meaning we have reached the final 10 minute break of the night. When the final 30 players return, they will play two more levels before bagging up for the night. As of right now, it appears that local regular Mark Jun is in the lead with about 2.4 million.

Some Fresh Counts From the Final Four Tables

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 Average: 822,000 Players Left: 36

Mark Jun - 1,850,000
Ubaid Habib - 1,300,000
Sean Yu - 1,150,000
Peter Hengsakul - 1,050,000
Ari Engel - 950,000
Mohsin Charania - 765,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 750,000
Hermilo Vargas - 560,000
Massoud Eskandari - 550,000
Gordon Vayo - 360,000

First Round of Bustouts Today

We are down to just 36 players now in Event #3, which means it's time to start listing off the eliminations as they come. These players all took home $1,230.

37. Lawrence Ma
38. Sean Jazayeri
39. Andrew Miramontes
40. Linh Quoc Tong
41. Ken Norton
42. Livio Bastardi
43. Larry Ross
44. Jeff Schwimmer
45. Thomas Zanot

Fresh Counts From the Final 45

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 Average: 665,000

Ubaid Habib - 1,480,000
Mark Jun - 1,200,000
Sean Yu - 905,000
Ari Engel - 890,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 860,000
Hermilo Vargas - 820,000
Mohsin Charania - 650,000
Massoud Eskandari - 520,000
Lawrence Ma - 510,000
Andrew Miramontes - 490,000
Thomas Zanot - 380,000
Peter Hengsakul - 355,000
Gordon Vayo - 270,000

Updated Counts in the Money

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 Average: 443,000 Players Left: 64

Mark Jun - 1,200,000
Ubaid Habib - 920,000
Sean Yu - 920,000
Mohsin Charania - 665,000
Daniel Strelitz - 630,000
Ari Engel - 620,000
Peter Hengsakul - 595,000
Hermilo Vargas - 520,000
Thomas Zanot - 455,000
Lawrence Ma - 450,000
Frank Lin - 450,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 370,000
Massoud Eskandari -300,000

Officially on the Money Bubble

The clock says 65 players, meaning we are just one elimination from reaching the money here in this Day 2 finals. Once we lose one more player, every player still in will have locked up $745.

Once we reach the money, we will post another round of notable counts

Some Chippies From the Final Ten Tables

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 Average: 327,000 Players Left: 90

Ubaid Habib - 920,000
Sean Yu - 890,000
Frank Lin - 810,000
Mohsin Charania - 650,000
Ari Engel - 560,000
Lawrence Ma - 510,000
Hermilo Vargas - 490,000
Carol Fuchs - 410,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 390,000
Peter Hengsakul - 315,000
Thomas Zanot - 290,000
Massoud Eskandari - 265,000
Brian Gorman - 180,000
David "ODB" Baker - 135,000

Final Payouts For the $200,000 Guaranteed Event

We have the final payouts hot off the presses here in this first major event of the 2018 Legends of Poker. The final 64 players will finish in the money today, all locking up at least $745. Everyone at the official final table will lock up $5,690, and first place will take home a whopping $68,635!

Scroll down for a full breakdown of the payouts, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates from this event!


1. $68,635
2. $41,150
3. $26,175
4. $20,315
5. $16,215
6. $12,955
7. $10,225
8. $7,840
9. $5,690
10-12. $3,740
13-15. $3,265
16-18. $2,830
19-21. $2,475
22-24. $2,160
25-27. $1,845
28-36. $1,540
37-45. $1,230
46-54. $985
55-64. $745

Cards in the Air: $365 Survivor Event

It's time to start up the afternoon event, which today is a Survivor tournament. That means that when we reach the top 10% over there, the tournament will end, and all players will receive $3,000, regardless of how many chips they have at the time.

Registration for this event will be open until 7 PM tonight. Good luck all!

Some Updated Chip Counts From the Day 2 Finals

Blinds: 2,000-4,000 Average: 220,000 Players Left: 130

Ubaid Habib - 760,000
Thomas Zanot - 410,000
Sean Yu - 390,000
Ari Engel - 350,000
Frank Lin - 320,000
Peter Neff - 300,000
David Brookshire - 290,000
Brandon Zuidema - 280,000
Mohsin Charania - 200,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 170,000
Massoud Eskandari - 170,000
Brian Gorman - 140,000
David "ODB" Baker - 140,000

Day 2 Registration Closed

Players have returned from their first break of the day, meaning that registration has officially closed in this $200,000 Guaranteed Event. We had a total of 87 Day 2 entries, meaning that the prizepool is near $350,000. We will post the official numbers shortly when we get them from the floor staff.

Good luck to the 149 players who are currently still alive and vying for this title!

Some Of The Big Stacks To Start Our Day 2 Finals

Ubaid Habib - 513,400

Daniel Anderson - 484,200

Aroutiun Daglian - 402,000

Gang Xiong - 365,600

Sean Oneill - 346,100

Nearly 70 Players Brought So Far

The first level of the day is in the books, meaning we are halfway through the Day 2 registration period. So far, 69 players have elected to buy-in today, raising the prizepool up to over $300,000!

Registration today remains open until 2:45 PM, so you still have time to come down and join us!