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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Final Four Agree to a Deal

After some lengthy discussions, the final four finally agreed to a deal that sees everyone lock up a nice profit. Aneris Adomkevicius held a decent chip lead, while Kenneth Morrison was the short stack. Ryan Van Sanford and Patrick Eskandar were close in chips in the middle, so here is how the final four worked it out.

Aneris Adomkevicius - $48,500

Patrick Eskandar- $41,000

Ryan Van Sanford - $40,500

Kenneth Morrison - $20,000

The Survivor Event is Now on the Bubble

There were a few failed attempts to work out a deal of sorts when five handed, and then Sami Shurbaji busted to Ryan Van Sanford. Now, we have just four players left, and as of right now, they are planning to still play it out to the final three. Here is how the players stack up, as we are about to go to the 5,000-10,000 level.

Aneris Adomkevicius - 535,000
Patrick Eskandar - 476,000
Ryan Van Sanford - 290,000
Kenneth Morrison - 225,000

Gueorgui Gantchev Leads the Legends of Poker TV Table

Taylor Black moved his short stack all in preflop holding [Ks][9s], and Gueorgui Gantchev called in the big blind with [Jh][8d]. The board ran out [Qc][6h][6c][10d][9h], and Gantchev was able to make a straight on the river to send Black to the rail in seventh place.

Below you will see how the final six stack up heading into tomorrow's finals. Bike regulars Jared Griener and Antonios Roungeris will be hoping to keep the title in town, but it will be a tall task. The cards will be back in the air tomorrow at 2 PM, and the live stream will be starting on Live at the Bike at 2:30 PM. Good luck to the final six!

Seat 1: Jared Griener - 2,750,000

Seat 2: Aaron Van Blarcum - 2,050,000

Seat 3: Jisup Hwang - 4,380,000

Seat 4: Antonios Roungeris - 2,720,000

Seat 5: Gueorgui Gantchev - 5,560,000

Seat 6: Vahan Sudzhyan - 3,335,000

Just One More Elimination Left in the Main Event

Blinds: 25,000-50,000

We just had back-to-back eliminations over in the Main Event that leaves us with the final seven players. First, Jeremy Joseph went for a bluff on the river after the board was dealt out [9s][5s][7s][3s][8d]. Gueorgui Gantchecv fired out 200,000, and Joseph moved all in for 795,000. Gantchecv called with [Js][7c] for a flush, while Joseph could only muster up [Ac][Jh].

Right after that, Kitty Kuo would three bet shove with [Kd][Qd], and the original raiser, Jared Griener, called with [Ah][Kh]. Neither player would improve, meaning Griener would take the hand.

At the moment, Taylor Black is alone at the bottom with 945,000. No one else currently has less than 2.4 million.

Updated Counts From the Final Five in Survivor

We have just five players remaining now in the Survivor Event, but only three of them will be walking home with $50,000 each. A couple of players have suggested making some sort of a deal to lock everyone up some money, but so far it hasn't gained any traction. Here is how the final five stand right now.

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 Average: 300,000

Aneris Adomkevicius - 623,000
Ryan Van Sanford - 285,000
Patrick Eskandar - 177,000
Sami Shurbaji - 170,000
Kenneth Morrison - 132,000

Photos and Counts From the 2019 Legends of Poker Final Table

Seat 1: Jared Griener - 1,450,000

Seat 2: Jeremy Joseph - 1,565,000

Seat 3: Aaron Van Blarcum - 2,600,000

Seat 4: Jisup Hwang - 3,800,000

Seat 5: Antonios Roungeris - 2,325,000

Seat 6: Kitty Kuo - 890,000 

Seat 7: Gueorgui Gantchev - 3,950,000 

Seat 8: Vahan Sudzhyan - 2,900,000

Seat 9: Taylor Black - 840,000


Fresh Counts From the Survivor Event

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 Average: 214,000 Players Left: 7

Aneris Adomkevicius - 565,000
Patrick Eskander - 290,000
Ryan Van Sanford - 225,000
Sami Shurbaji - 220,000
Kenneth Morrison - 70,000
Timothy Stearns - 63,000
Ardavan Yazdi - 34,000

Just 12 Remain Now in the Main Event

Players are taking their fourth break of the day, and we are down to just 12 players left. Once we combine to one table, we will post updated counts and pictures for everyone still in. Until then, here are the most recent bustouts.

Arash Ghaneian and Peter Neff each took home $29,560, while start of day chip leader Kimbo Ung busted out in 15th place, earning $24,130.

Slow Going in Both Events Right Now

We haven't had a post in a while because, well, there hasn't been much to report. The average stack in both the Main Event and the $5,300 Survivor Event is about 45 big blinds each, so there haven't been a ton of meaningful pots in either event. We can report that Aaron Mermelstein busted in 16th in the Main Event, while Brock Wilson was the first to bust at the Survivor final table.

There are 15 players left in the Main Event, and eight remaining in the Survivor Event. Stay tuned for more updates from each tournament!

Final Table Photos and Counts From the Survivor Event

Seat 1: Ryan Van Sanford - 248,000

Seat 2; Patrick Eskandar - 52,000

Seat 3: Sami Shurbaji - 75,000

Seat 4: Aneris Adomkevicius - 523,000

Seat 5: Timothy Stearns - 57,000

Seat 6: Shawn Busse - 115,000

Seat 7: Kenneth Morrison - 118,000

Seat 8: Ardavan Yazdi - 123,000

Seat ): Brock Wilson - 125,000

Seating Chart for the Final Two Tables

The final 16 players just completed a full two table redraw, and you can view that seating chart below. The counts were assembled by the hard working folks of the WPT Live Updates page.

Over in the $5,300 Survivor Event, we are down to just 10 players. Once we get to the official final table of nine, we will post pictures and updated counts for everyone still in.

Blinds: 15,000-25,000 Average: 1,300,000

Table 1

Seat 1: Kitty Kuo - 710,000
Seat 2: Brian Altman - 3,000,000
Seat 3: Arash Ghaneian - 1,630,000
Seat 4: Jisup Hwang - 1,800,000
Seat 5: Kelly Kim - 930,000
Seat 6: Aaron Van Blarcum - 1,000,000
Seat 7: Gueorgui Gantchev - 970,000
Seat 8: Kimbo Ung - 1,430,000

Seat1: Aaron Mermelstein - 1,115,000
Seat 2: Jared Griener - 1,100,000
Seat 3: Bruce Kramer - 205,000
Seat 4: Antonios Roungeris - 540,000
Seat5: Taylor Black - 1,080,000
Seat 6: Vahan Sudzhyan - 1,550,000
Seat 7: Peter Neff - 440,000
Seat 8: Jeremy Joseph - 3,200,000

Down to 20 Players on Second Break of the Main

Brian Altman continues to lead the way in the Main Event with 2.9 million, as we are down to the final 20 players now. Fellow WPT Champions Club member Aaron Mermelstein is now in second place with 2.2 million. Below you will see the latest round of bustouts, after our last update came with 30 players left.

The following players each took home $16,665.

21. Franklin Fok
22. Jordan Cristos
23. Alex Condon
24. Micahel Itaev

And these three all earned $14,100 tonight.

25. Anthony An
26. Nissar Quraishi
27. Nipun Java
28. Steve Karp
29. Scott Eskenazi
30. Cord Garcia

Check out the WPT Live Updates page for more updates from the Main Event.

Adomkevicius Continues to Pace the Field in the Survivor

What started as a field of 19 players today is now down to just 13, and start of day chip leader Aneris Adomkevicius still leads the way. However, he is down on the day, sitting at around 280,000. Firmly in second place right now is Ryan Van Sanford, who has nearly 200,000. William Collins appears to be in third with about 160,000.

Once they get down to the final table over there, we will post photos and updated counts for every player still in.

Just 30 Remain on the First Break of the Main

We have lost seven players so far in the Main Event, leaving us with just 30 now. Former WPT Champion Brian Altman has taken the chip lead, and is the only players over two million at the moment. Below you will see the first few bustouts from today. Mohsin Charania and Stan Jablonski each took home $14,100 for their recent eliminations, and the following players each took home $12,080.

33. Phil Laak
34. Massoud Eskandari
35. Isaac Barron
36. Joe Serock
37. Robert Natividad

Seven Day 2 Entries in the Survivor Event

We needed seven players in order to get an even 30 in the $5,300 Survivor Event, and that is exactly what we got today. That means the final three players will all be taking home $50,000, and fourth place will walk home with $0.

We will post occasional updates on this event, as well as the $5,000 Main Event, which is down to 33 players now.

1-3rd. $50,000

Day 3 is Now Underway

We are ready to get things going with the third day of the Legends of Poker Main Event. Only 37 players are coming back today, and they all have over $12,000 locked up. Stay tuned for updates, as we try to get down to the latest Legends of Poker final table.

Good luck everyone!

Only 12 Players Coming Back Today for the Survivor Event

After a full day of play in the $5,300 Survivor Event, a field of 23 players is down to just 12 now. Aneris Adomkevicius comes into the day with a massive big stack of 358,500. The next closest competitor, Brock Wilson, has 180,000.

Click here for the full list of survivors so far, and remember that registration is open until the start of play today at 1 PM. The top two will be taking home $50,000, and with just seven more entries, that number will bump up to the top three.

Thank you to everyone who came out for one of the biggest buy-in events of the year for the Bike!

Day 3 Return List for the Main Event

As we told you guys last night, we had a rare tie for the chip lead after two days of the Legends of Poker, as Kimbo Ung and Jeremy Joseph both bagged up 1,110,000 in chips. Click here to view the full list of 37 survivors coming into today.

Remember the cards are back in the air at 12 PM today. We will be here for all of your updates, so come back then!

Jeremy Joseph and Kimbo Ung Share the Lead To End Day 2

The first two days of the 2019 Legends of Poker Main Event are in the books, and only 37 survivors will be moving on to Day 3. Jeremy Joseph and Kimbo Ung bagged the exact same amount of chips to share the lead, but they have plenty of big names and Bike regulars behind them. The top five stacks can be seen below, and you can head to the WPT Live Updates page for the full list of chip counts.

The action picks up again at 12 PM tomorrow, where the plan is to play down to the final table. Be sure to come back then for all of your updates!

1. Jeremy Joseph - 1,110,000
2. Kimbo Ung - 1,110,000
3. Brian Altman - 1,050,000
4. Gueorgui Gantchev - 970,000
5. Josias Santos - 970,000

Jeremy Joseph - Co-Chip Leader 

Kimbo Ung - Co-Chip Leader