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Harrington is Champion of the Legends of Poker Tournament

On September 1st, 2007, Bicycle Casino's Legends of poker series came to a conclusion with Dan Harrington winning the championship. Harrington won $1.6 million. Aside from being a good poker player, he is also an author of numerous poker books.

The 2007 Legends of Poker made a lot of firsts in the history of the game. The participants at the 1st day of the event reached a record high of 485 players. This was the sixth year of the Legend of Poker series. The prize pool for the tournament is $4,607,500.

The Legends of Poker event this year was also attended by top poker stars like Doyle Brunson, Barry Greenstein, Scotty Nguyen, Jamie Gold and Jerry Yang. The final six players that reached the final table included Dan Harrington, David Pham, Mike McClain and Thu Nguyen.

World Series of Poker Player of the Year Tom Schneider also made it to the final table. Jack Liu made it to the final table, as well.

The heads-up showdown was between Dan Harrington and David Pham. The match between them lasted for three hours. Dan Harrington won the event. He won the first place cash prize of $1,600,365 and a slot at the World Poker Tour's $25,000 World Championship as well as a slot at the 2008 Legends of Poker event.

Harrington also won the World Poker Title and the Legend of Poker Title. David Pham won $800,185 and enough points to improve in the card player of the year standings.

The Bicycle Casino is open 24 hours a day. There are different variations of poker that anyone can enjoy like pai gow poker, three card poker and others. There are also blackjack games for any interested players.

 

09/26/2007, Wednesday
Matthew Dorst

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