Day One Of Legends
August 25, 2021
Over the two starting days that comprised Day 1 of the World Poker Tour's Legends of Poker at the Bicycle Casino, 373 people decided to play (112 players less than last year). The 373 players together created a total prize pool of $3,545,738 and a first prize worth $1,116,428.

The pro to amateur ratio at this year's Legends of Poker seemed ridiculous, with most of the biggest names of the game showing up to play despite the slightly smaller field. Scattered throughout the Bike over the weekend, one could easily spot Daniel Negreanu, Freddie Deeb, Layne Flack, Brandon Cantu, John Hennigan, Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler, Kathy Liebert, and many others.

The weekend wasn't kind to many of the pros, as quite a few big names hit the rail including Jean-Robert Bellande, Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Tilly, Justin Bonomo, Joe Sebok, and "Life of Ivey" star Phil Ivey. However, given the deep starting stacks of the event (30,000 in starting chips), many newsworthy players were able to hang on to make it into Day 2, including Allen Cunningham, Mark Newhouse, Tuan Le, Kristy Gazes, Tony Ma, Daniel Negreanu, Michael Binger, Phil Laak, Tom Schneider, current chip leader Ali Eslami, and "Papa PokerRoad" Barry Greenstein.

The PokerRoad team is in full effect during the Legends, so make sure to stick with for blogs and PokerRoad Radio straight from the heart of the Bike.

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