When viewers tuned into WPT Legends of Poker: Part 2 last night for FSN’s continuing coverage of WPT Season X, there were still five players remaining at the final table with poker pro Josh Pollock leading the way. By the time the episode ended, there were two fewer players and a brand new chip leader. Along with the poker action saw the first appearances of several behind-the-scenes and commentary segments during the broadcast, including the first ever WPT Champions Cup moment.
The first player to hit the rails during this episode was amateur poker player Adam Aronson, who went out in spectacular fashion. He pushed with pocket sixes and was snap called by Jeff Vertes, who woke up with pocket aces. Much to Vertes’ chagrin, a six spiked on the flop, putting Aronson well out in front. However, when a heart hit on the turn, it combined with the two hearts on the flop to give leave Vertes sweating an ace or a heart to take down the pot. Another heart hit on the river, giving the hand to Vertes with the nut flush and sending Aronson home in 5th place with $102,800.
See the clip above for the full hand and all of its ups and downs.
Second out during last night’s episode was poker pro Josh Pollock, who went from chip leader to 4th place in the span of just a few short hands. WSOP bracelet winner and retired teacher Ken Aldridge was responsible for sending Pollock home when he made a huge call with top pair over Pollock’s flush draw. Pollock failed to improve and went home in 4th with $128,500. During his bustout interview, Pollock said he regretted getting it all in with that hand but that he had a great final table experience and wants to run good again to get to another WPT final table.
The episode also saw an interview with WPT Champions Club member and for Player of the Year Jonathan Little, Will Failla’s definition of “Gangster Poker,” the first WPT Champions Cup Moment showing Doyle Brunson winning WPT Legends of Poker back in Season 3 and the first dose of Tony Dunst analysis on The Raw Deal segment.
In the last hand of the episode, Will Failla doubled up through Ken Aldridge to even out the stacks a bit as we head into three-way action.
Make sure to tune in next week for the conclusion of WPT Legends of Poker and to see who is the next player to get their name engraved on the WPT Champions Cup.