World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Day 1b: Hilmar Solvason Leads Day 1b Field

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The World Poker Tour Legends of Poker resumed Saturday with Day 1b at the Bicycle Casino. The $3,500 buy-in Main Event drew 247 players on Friday’s Day 1a and combined with 375 more on Day 1b, the field of 622 generated a prize pool of $2,111,690. The top 63 will make the money with first place set at a cool $500,000. After both Day 1 sessions, about 310 players remain.

Day 1b offered the chance for those who busted on Day 1a to re-enter and many players took advantage of that. Jon Aguiar, Justin Young, Jason Dewitt, Andy Frankenberger, and Brian Hastings were a few whose second attempt went better than the first, and they will return on Sunday for Day 2.

David Williams also fired a second bullet on Saturday, but his Day 1b came to an early end. According to his twitter account, Williams called a raise in position with {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. The flop fell {10-}{9-}{7-} with two hearts and Williams’ opponent shipped it in for a massive overbet shove. Williams called all in, looking to score the early double up and saw that his massive draw was a slight favorite against his opponent’s {A-}{A-}. However, he caught blanks on the turn and river to hit the rail.

Others who went 0-for-2 at the Legends of Poker were Dan Kelly, John Monnette, JC Tran, and Vanessa Selbst.

Here’s a look at the top 5 unofficial chip counts at the end of Day 1b:

2012 WPT Legends of Poker Day 1b Top 5 Chip Counts

Place Player Chip Count
1 Hilmar Solvason 227,000
2 Bhagwan Tejwani 177,700
3 Thanh Van Tran 159,500
4 Behzad Teranie 158,000
5 Adrian Kuan 156,200

Combined with Day 1a, here is how the top ten appears to look heading into Day 2.

2012 WPT Legends of Poker Day 1a+1b Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Chip Count
1 Michael Lipman 257,100
2 Vadim Bulavchik 242,200
3 Hilmar Solvason 227,000
4 David Marshall 211,000
5 Bhagwan Tejwani 177,700
6 Joseph Hunter 173,700
7 David Randall 169,500
8 Thanh Van Tran 159,500
9 Behzad Teranie 158,000
10 Adrian Kuan 156,200

Day 2 begins Sunday at 12:00 PST (20:00 BST). We’ll have a recap of the action at the end of the day, so be sure to keep it locked in to PokerNews.com.

Data courtesy of WorldPokerTour.com.

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