The Cruelty Of Day 2 At The Legends
August 23, 2021
Sunday at the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker was a heartbreaker, especially for more than three-quarters of the Day 1 survivors that showed up to play on Day 2.  241 players started the day at LA’s Bicycle Casino but only a small group of about 60 were able to end it, thankfully including a still healthy contingent of well known and well liked pros.

Some of the top players now moving on to Day 3 include Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler, Amit Makhija, Erica Schoenberg, Jonathan Little, J.C. Alvarado, Phil Collins- the end of day chip leader- and PokerRoad’s own Joe Sebok, who ended Day 2 with an above average stack and in good position to make a deep run.  Sebok has in the past done quite well in this event here at the Bike, in 2007 even making it as far as the last table of play before finally busting on the TV table money bubble in seventh place.  That tournament, his second seventh place cash at a major WPT event, earned him nearly $120,000, but perhaps more historically fully cemented his now infamous “Seventhbok” moniker.

Players eliminated Sunday during this year's Legends included PokerRoad blogger Thuy Doan, Phil Hellmuth, Shane Schleger, Jeff Madsen, Frank Kassela, Kristy Gazes, Maria Ho, Chad Brown, Erick Lindgren, Jennifer Tilly, Jason Mercier, and Sebok’s pop Barry Greenstein, who was knocked out with top pair top kicker against inferior Queens, that improved to a set on the river.

Day 3 of the WPT Legends of Poker begins Monday at 1 p.m. PT, for more information from Day 2, or to virtually rail all the upcoming Legends action today visit
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