Next Up On The World Poker Tour: The WPT Legends Of Poker 2017

Martin Derbyshire August 10, 2017 183 Reads
How to Watch WPT Legends of Poker

With WPT Choctaw now behind it, the World Poker Tour is heading back to Los Angeles, California for one of the staple stops on the Main Tour that has been on the schedule since season one. 

The WPT Legends of Poker will run from August 25, 2017 to August 31, 2017. Once again, the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, CA, just a 15-minute drive from Downtown LA, will play host. 

Preliminary events featuring a number of six-figure guarantees are already underway at The Bike. The WPT Legends of Poker Main Event’s first of three starting flights will kick off in approximately two weeks. 

The Main Event features a $3,700 + $300 buy-in. The tournament also includes a re-entry format allowing players a single re-entry per starting flight. 

Legendary WPT Legends winners

WPT Legends of Poker has been a constant on tour since the WPT’s first season with some true poker legends having won the title, including Doyle Brunson (Season III) and Dan Harrington (Season VI). 

Last year, the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event drew 687 entries creating a $2,465,643 prize pool. The televised final table of six featured Benjamin Zamani, a World Series of Poker bracelet winner who was coming off a runner-up finish at the WPT Choctaw Championship Event. 

Plucky Pacific Palisades, CA senior William Vo and San Mateo, CA’s Pat Lyons also made the final six. 

Coming off a win in the 12th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship earlier in the month, Lyon’s went on to capture the WPT Legends of Poker title and a $615,346 first-place prize. Zamani finished runner-up again, securing enough points to take the lead in the WPT Player of the Year race. Zamani ultimately went on to win last season’s WPT Player of the Year title. 

How to follow and watch the WPT Legends of Poker

Live coverage of the WPT Legends of Poker will be featured on the WPT website throughout the event. Plus, the Bicycle Hotel & Casino runs its own poker blog featuring coverage of all major events at the facility. 

Television coverage of the final table will also air on Fox Sports Regional sometime in the near future. Coverage of the 2016 WPT Legends of Poker Main Event aired in April 2017. 

The Bicycle Hotel & Casino

The Bicycle Hotel & Casino was founded in 1984 and plays host to one of the country’s largest poker rooms with 175 cash-game tables. The WPT Legends of Poker takes place in the attached Event Center which features another 50 poker tables during major events. 

The facility underwent a major expansion in 2015 with the addition of a 99-room five-star hotel, further amenities, and an increased gaming footprint.

*Lead image courtesy of the World Poker Tour Flickr Page