Jeremy Kottler Leads Legends Of Poker Main Event
By Bob Garcia
The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California, welcomed back the World Poker Tour’s Legends of Poker tournament over the summer and the Main Event kicked off over the weekend to conclude the annual spectacle.
Owing to the number of entrants in the Main Event, Day #1 was split into two parts, 1A and 1B, with the first part taking place on Saturday and the second on Sunday. There were 631 players registered to play the Main Event and out of the all, spread between the two groups, local poker pro Reuben Huang came out on top, emerging from the weekend with 232,300 chips in front of him. Huang, who has more than $100,000 in tournament earnings was sitting pretty going into Day 2, which took place yesterday and dropped the field from the 271 that made it through the weekend down to the last 67.
Yesterday saw Huang drop out of the top 10 and saw Jeremy Kottler, another LA resident take charge of the chip count with 1,048,000. Kottler has 17 WSOP cashed under his belt and more than a million in live earnings. He’ll be adding to that amount this week for sure as the money bubble burst yesterday meaning that every player left going into Day 3 today will make a profit.
Today will see 67 players become 18 as the Main Event ramps up into its final day on Thursday.