Day 1B at the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker $5,000 no-limit hold’em main event began at 1 p.m on Saturday, August 21. A total of 276 players joined the action on the second flight offered and at the end of the night 151 remained. Vinnie Vinh is the overnight chip leader with 180,000.The official number of entries in the tournament was 462 players this year and the total prize pool is $2,151,072. The top 45 spots will walk away with at least $10,200. Here is the break down:1st: $750,000 2nd: $370,000 3rd: $174,772 4th: $109,000 5th: $86,000 6th: $63,000 7th: $45,000 8th: $35,000 9th: $29,000 10th-12th: $24,000 13th-15th: $19,500 16th-18th: $15,500 19th-27th: $13,000 28th-36th: $11,500 37th-45th: $10,200Notable professionals that hit the rail during the day included Daniel Negreanu, Eric Baldwin, John Phan, Isaac Baron, Isaac Haxton, Daniel Alaei, Brandon Cantu, David Plastik, David Chiu, Scott Seiver, Lee Markholt, Matt Stout, defending champion Prahlad Friedman, and Kathy Liebert, who was honored today as the second player to participate in 100 WPT events.Many professionals have survived to day 2 which will take place on Sunday. They include J.C. Alvarado, Jeff Madsen, Ryan Young, Steve Gross, Ted Lawson, David Oppenheim, Jonathan Little, Jamie Rosen, Erica Schoenberg, Chad Batista, Tim West, Steve O’Dwyer, Joe Hachem, Erick Lindgren, Scott Clements, Amit Makhija, Adam Levy, David Sands, Frank Kassela, Shawn Buchanan, Jared Hamby, and Jennifer Tilly. Some of the familiar faces that advanced did so with big chip stacks. Shane Schleger (78,800), Allen Cunningham (76,500), Thomas Marchese (76,350), J.J. Liu (70,700), and Phil Hellmuth (66,850) finished very well, just missing the top 10 on the leader board.You can check out the big hands from the day on the live reporting page for the WPT Legends tournament on CardPlayer.com .Here are the top 10 chip counts at the end of the night:1. Vinnie Vinh — 180,000 2. Justin Young — 138,950 3. Micah Raskin — 135,000 4. Philip Stark — 132,575 5. Ari Goott — 129,000 6. Peter Kmbikian — 122,425 7. Joe Sebok — 109,650 8. Adam Schiffer — 109,500 9. Ronald Atwood — 109,475 10. Bart Hanson — 89,000Day 2 will begin at 1 p.m. tomorrow when 241 players will return to the Bicycle Casino. Stay tuned to Card Player for live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos from this WPT championship event.
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