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August 23-29 | The Bicycle Casino | Bell Gardens, California
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Day 2 Ends with 67 Players and Chris Tolone Leading

02:13 AM, 08/27/14

Nick Grippo's Kings Cracked by Chris Tolone's Queens

01:53 AM, 08/27/14

Richard Munro Doubles Thru Jason Dewitt in Massive Pot

11:44 PM, 08/26/14

Defending Champ Jordan Cristos Eliminated by Keven Stammen

08:18 PM, 08/26/14

The No-Show Player Arrives, Then Leaves

04:39 PM, 08/26/14

Official Prizepool Released; First Prize is $576,369

04:36 PM, 08/26/14

Somebody Paid $10,000 and Hasn't Shown Up Yet

04:18 PM, 08/26/14

2 WPT Legends of Poker Champs, 1 WSOP Main Event Winner, and 1 Poker Hall of Famer

03:36 PM, 08/26/14

Phil Laak Eliminated by Greg Gliner

01:53 PM, 08/26/14

Day 1C Ends with 95 Players and Tyler Cornell Leading

12:44 AM, 08/26/14

Wear Monster Headphones For Chance to Win Monster Prizes

06:11 PM, 08/25/14

ClubWPT Qualifier "Diamond Mike" Golub

04:15 PM, 08/25/14

Simon Brooks Doubles as Shulman Lays Down Kings

03:57 PM, 08/25/14

Jared Hamby Misclicks Into Pocket Aces

03:01 PM, 08/25/14

ClubWPT Qualifier Alec Minnis

02:23 PM, 08/25/14

Day 1C Begins at 1:00 pm PT

12:23 PM, 08/25/14

Day 1 Chipleaders Will Win Free Monster Headphones

11:36 PM, 08/24/14

Shan Jing Wins the Drawing For the Monster Poker Survival Kit

09:45 PM, 08/24/14

Marco Johnson Goes Perfect Perfect

07:18 PM, 08/24/14

RFG Bounty Tournament is Underway on ClubWPT

06:52 PM, 08/24/14

Richard Seymour Makes His WPT Debut

05:52 PM, 08/24/14

RFG Bounty Tourney on ClubWPT Tonight at 9pm ET

02:35 PM, 08/24/14

Wear Monster Headphones For a Chance to Win Monster Gear

01:25 PM, 08/24/14

Day 1A Ends with 52 Players and Randy Bowie on Top

12:53 AM, 08/24/14

Day 1 Chipleaders Will Win Free Monster Headphones

11:43 PM, 08/23/14

Danny Geyser Wins the Monster Poker Survival Kit

09:43 PM, 08/23/14

Wear Monster Headphones For a Chance to Win a Poker Survival Kit

04:41 PM, 08/23/14

RFG Bounty Tournament on ClubWPT.com Tomorrow

02:50 PM, 08/23/14

WPT Legends of Poker Begins at 1:00 pm PT

12:40 PM, 08/23/14

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Day 2 Ends with 67 Players and Chris Tolone Leading

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

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Day 2 began with over 200 hopefuls from a field of 593 entries, but now only 68 remain after seven levels of action, just 67 remain.  Of those, 54 will make the money, but only one will take home the top prize of $576,369 and etch their name on the Champions Cup.

The player in the best position to do just that right now appears to be chip leader Chris Tolone (pictured above), who is the only player over a million chips, thanks to a massive pot late in the day when his pocket queens managed to best start of day chip leader Nick Grippo's pocket kings.

Tolone was just one of several big stacks at his table along with Grippo, Owen Crowe (605,000), and Jeremy Kottler (568,000).  The big stacks will be broken up when the field redraws for new seats tomorrow.

Other notables to make it through the day include Amit Makhija and Matt Salsberg, both of whom rallied from extremely short stacks to end the day with chips. Champions Club members Lee Markholt, David Chiu, Keven Stammen, Freddy Deeb, Andy Frankenberger, and David Williams all advanced as well, as did Ryan Riess, Layne Flack, Allyn Shulman and Tyler Kenney.

Several other players were less fortunate. The long list of Day 2 eliminations includes JC Tran, Barry Greenstein, Mohsin Charania, Barry Shulman, Joe Serock, Chris Moorman, Jesse Martin, Kathy Liebert, and Phil Laak.

Laak was one of 27 players to buy-in for the event this morning for $10,000, but he was also one of the first casualties of the day. Other quantum reload players who didn't advance include Greg Mueller, Richard Seymour, and Richard Sklar. Howeer, there are several players who did buy in late and fare just fine, including Eslami, Stammen, and Flack.

The players will be back in action on Tuesday at 1pm to play down to the final 18 players. Check back in for the money bubble action and play down to the final two tables tomorrow.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Chris Tolone, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
02:13 AM, 08/27/14

Nick Grippo's Kings Cracked by Chris Tolone's Queens

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Nick Grippo (cutoff) and Chris Tolone (button) get in a preflop raising war until they are both all in with big chip stacks -- Grippo has about 400,000, and Tolone has more than 500,000.

Grippo turns over KclubKspade, and Tolone winces and turns over his QclubQheart. Grippo needs his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board comes Qdiamond8diamond6diamondJdiamondQspade -- Tolone flops a set of queens, and rivers quads to win the pot.

Day 1 chipleader Nick Grippo is eliminated in one of the final few hands of the night as Chris Tolone catapults into the chip lead with about a million in chips.

Chris Tolone  -  982,500  (196 bb)
Nick Grippo  -  Eliminated

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Chris Tolone, Nick Grippo, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
01:53 AM, 08/27/14

Jason Dewitt Eliminated By Amit Makhija

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Amit Makhija is in the cutoff and Jason Dewitt is in the small blind when they get it all-in preflop for the last of Dewitt's chips. Dewitt holds Qdiamond8heart and is drawing slim against Makhija's Aspade8spade. Dewitt gets no help from the Kdiamond9spade3spade7club2diamond board and he is eliminated on one of the final hands of the night.

Amit Makhija - 610,000
Jason Dewitt - Eliminated 

Sorted In: Amit Makhija, Jason Dewitt, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
01:42 AM, 08/27/14

Bob Mather Doubles Thru Ali Eslami

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Ali Eslami raises to 12,500 in early position, Joshua Pollock calls from the cutoff and Bob Mather three-bets all in for 143,500 in the small blind. Eslami calls and Pollock folds.

Eslami: 9heart9club
Mather: KclubKspade

The board runs out Jspade8club2diamond4heart8spade, safe for Mather to double up.

Bob Mather - 310,000 (62 bb)
Ali Eslami - 210,000 (42 bb)

Sorted In: Bob Mather, Ali Eslami, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
01:38 AM, 08/27/14

Nipun Java's Just Glad He Didn't Bust

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Nipun Java raises to 11,500 from the hijack, the player in the small blind calls, and David Chiu calls from the big blind.

The flop comes QdiamondJclub10diamond and action checks to Java, who bets 20,000. The player in the small blind callls and Chiu folds.

The two players check it down as the turn pairs the board with the Jdiamond and the river pairs it again with the Qheart.

The player in the small blind turns over AheartKspade for a Broadway straight. Java shakes his head and shows that he has flopped a smaller straight with Kheart9spade.

"I don't know how I didn't bust there," Java tells the table.

Nipun Java - 65,000 

Sorted In: Nipun Java, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
01:27 AM, 08/27/14

Barry Greenstein Eliminated By David Chiu

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The player in the cutoff opens to 10,000 and Barry Greenstein three-bet shoves on the button for 124,000. David Chiu calls from the small blind and the player in the cutoff folds.

Greenstein: KspadeJspade
Chiu: 10heart10diamond

The board runs out 4spade4diamond2diamond2spadeAclub, no help to Greenstein, securing the elimination for Chiu.

David Chiu - 355,000 (71 bb)
Barry Greenstein - Eliminated

Sorted In: Barry Greenstein, David Chiu, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
01:14 AM, 08/27/14

Dan Matsuzuki vs. Tyler Cornell

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

With about 90,000 in the pot and the board reading Aspade6club4diamond4heart9diamond, Dan Matsuzuki checks to Tyler Cornell who bets 50,000.

Matsuzuki calls, but mucks when Cornell tables AclubQclub.

Tyler Cornell - 540,000 (108 bb)
Dan Matsuzuki - 110,000 (22 bb)

Sorted In: Dan Matsuzuki, Tyler Cornell, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
01:04 AM, 08/27/14

Bob Mather Knocks Out a Short Stack

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Three players see a flop of AdiamondAclub8club. The small blind checks, the UTG player bets 15,000, and Bob Mather min-raises to 30,000. The small blind folds, and the UTG player calls.

The turn card is the 2heart, and the UTG player moves all in for 40,000. Mather quickly calls with Aspade10spade for trip aces, and his opponent turns over 8heart7heart for two pair, aces and eights -- he's drawing dead.

The meaningless river card is the Kclub, and Mather wins the pot with his trip aces to eliminate the other player from the tournament.

Bob Mather  -  293,000  (58 bb)

Sorted In: Bob Mather, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
01:04 AM, 08/27/14

Nipun Java Doubles Up

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

A player raises in middle position and Nipun Java moves all-in for 24,500.  The initial raiser calls with AdiamondJspade and Java trails with Aclub4diamond.

The QheartQspade9spade flop changes nothing, but Java pairs his kicker with the 4spade on the turn.  The river brings the 8club and Java takes the pot and doubles up.

Nipun Java - 53,000 

Sorted In: Nipun Java, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
01:02 AM, 08/27/14

Matt Salsberg vs. Kristina Holst

Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

After a flop of 8diamond6club2diamond, the big blind checks, and Matt Salsberg bets 16,000. Kristina Holst calls from the button, and the big blind folds.

The turn card is the Jheart, Salsberg bets 23,000, and Holst calls. The river card is the 4club, and both players check.

Holst shows 9club9spade to win the pot, and Salsberg mucks.

Kristina Holst  -  380,000  (76 bb)
Matt Salsberg  -  175,000  (35 bb)

Sorted In: Matt Salsberg, Kristina Holst, Season XIII, The Bicycle Casino, Legends of Poker
12:59 AM, 08/27/14

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Chris Tolone 1,003,000 
2
Richard Munro 756,000 
3
Tyler Cornell 622,000 
4
Amit Makhija 607,000 
5
Owen Crowe 605,000 
6
Taylor McFarland 605,000 

Average Chip Count: 282,445
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Summary

Current Level:

17

Blinds:

2,500-5,000

Ante:

500

Players Remaining:

67 of 593

Time Remaining:

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $576,369
2 $330,110
3 $213,600
4 $145,640
5 $103,560
6 $83,075
7 $63,650
8 $45,310
9 $32,365
10 - 12 $24,815
13 - 15 $19,420
16 - 18 $16,180
19 - 27 $14,025
28 - 36 $11,865
37 - 45 $9,710
46 - 54 $8,630

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
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