Not too late to ride that Bicycle!
August 08, 2017 3:10 AM
by Patricia Chavira
The Legends of Poker is in full swing at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, Calif. Though the $4,000 Main Event doesn’t begin until Friday, Aug. 25, there are multiple chances to satellite into the big tournament.
On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. a $430 WPT Mega Satellite will guarantee two $4,000 seats into the Main Event. Also, on the weekend of the Main Event there are multiple chances to win your way into the Big One.
On Aug. 25-26 at 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., five $4,000 seats will be up for grabs each session if you pony up the $430 buy-in. Your last chance is the Mega Satellite on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Players in the Mega Satellites receive 8,000 chips and play 20 minute levels. Re-entry is allowed the first four levels.
The Legends schedule has some great mixed-game action including the $240 PLO Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and a $550 Pot Limit Mixed (Omaha high, Big O 8 or Better, and Triple Draw Badugi) on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m.
Featuring a $30,000 guarantee, this unique mixed event features $500 multi re-buys and 40 minute levels. Players start with 8,000 chips and re-buys receive an additional 8,000. Players may re-buy with 8,000 or less chips. Each optional add-on will get an additional 10,000 chips.
Day 2 will play on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. if necessary. Winner of this event will qualify for the WPT Point Leaders Freeroll on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. for three WPT Main Event seats plus three night’s hotel accommodations at the Bike.
The top 25 point leaders and the winner of each side event (excluding the Survivor tournament) qualify for the Freeroll.
Wednesday, Aug. 23 is the first flight of the $100,000 guarantee Big H.O.R.S.E. event. Flights run daily through Monday, Aug. 28 with all flights beginning at 2 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday will feature a $240 buy-in while Saturday through Monday the buy-in will increase to $350. For the $240 flights, players start with 10,000 chips, and 10% of the field in each session advances to Day 2 and receives $450 cash.
Qualify more than once and receive $2,000.
Patricia Chavira is a freelance writer and social media consultant specializing in gaming. She has played poker professionally for over 10 years. Email: PatriciaChavira@gamingtoday.com