Maybe it’s because of more tournament options overseas, or maybe it’s The EconomyTM, or maybe…it’s both…but there’s a pretty big drop in the field size at the WPT Legends of Poker this year. The 279 field size is down by almost a hundred from last year’s 373. Among those events likely siphoning off players are the EPT Kyiv (follow final table here), and the APT Macau, where WPT regular the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran (above) finished third (results here).
Anyway, around 185 made it to Day 2 of Legends. November NinerTM Steven Begleiter took a commanding chip lead, finishing Day 1 stacked at 235,000.
Begleiter is followed by Toto Leonidas (93,000) and Bryan Devonshire (87,000).
Fellow November Niner Joe Cada didn’t do as well as Begleiter, hitting the rail early in play.