The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardes, California, has opened its doors for day 1a of the season X World Poker Tour Legends of Poker event. With 322 players registering for day 1a of the $3,500 no limit hold’em event with optional re-entry, 148 will continue to day one with Matthew Berkley taking the chip lead with 248,500 in chips.
Soi Nguyen is right behind Matthew Berkey with 215,200 in chips and the third place by the chip count goes to Cody Slaubaugh with 188,200 in chips.
Out of the notable players who will accompany Matthew Berkley to day 2 were Allen Cunningham, Maria Ho, Greg Mueller, Jeff Madsen and Chris DeMaci. On the other side of the rail were Phil Hellmuth, Gavin Smith, Ali Eslami, Antonio Esfandiari, Kathy Liebert and Phil Laak.
The action will continue on day 1b when the final player count and total prize pool will be determined. It is yet to be seen how many of the players who have hit the rail on day 1a will re-entry on day 1b.
Top ten by the chip count after day 1:
1st – Matthew Berkey – 248,500c
2nd – Soi Nguyen – 215,200c
3rd – Cody Slaubaugh – 188,200c
4th – Tyler Cornell – 179,200c
5th – Ryan Welch – 157,500c
6th – Will Failla – 148,300c
7th – Keith Kozar – 138,800c
8th – Ken Aldridge – 138,700c
9th – Dan O’Brien – 136,000c
10th – Hafiz Khan – 130,100c