In the World Poker Tour Legends Main Event with a buy-in of $5,000 was registered 520 players and raising the prize pool to $2.4 million. The winner of this event was Aaron Van Blarcum, who received $474,390 for his efforts. Aaron had about $75,000 record in live tournaments and this is his first WPT event.
“It feels great,” he told WPT staff. “Normally I just play cash games and that’s it. I go to the tournaments, but never play the tournaments, so I just decided to give it a try. Winning this is going to make it where I play a lot more tournaments.”
Most of the star players like Kitty Kuo, Brian Altman and Taylor Black flew out in front of the official final table, they were knocked out between 7th and 10th places. In the heads-up, Aaron was confronted by Gueorgui Gantchev. Despite the fact that Aaron had an advantage in 4k1 chips, this victory was not easy for him. Gueorgui Gantchev has won $306,625 for the second place.
|1||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||$474,390*|
|2||Gueorgui Gantchev||United States||$306,625|
|3||Jared Griener||United States||$226,040|
|4||Vahan Sudzhyan||United States||$168,630|
|5||Jisup Hwang||United States||$127,165|