791 players bought into the L.A. Poker Classic on the latest stop on the WPT. By the end of the first day of play, 368 players remain in the hunt for the $2.4 million first place prize.
I wrote a Recap of Day 1 which has been posted over at Poker News. Take a peek.
Head over to Poker News for our Live Reporting updates of Day 2 at the L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino.
There's are also plenty of photos courtesy of Amy Calistri and don't forget to check out Poker News' video galleries with Tiffany Michelle interviewing various pros.
Here's a rare interview with Crispin Leyser:
Click here to view the video.
Joe Sebok ended Day 1 second in chips even though he was playing injured. Poker is a dangerous sport and it's refreshing to see the tough guys gut it out and play through the pain.
Daddy's two most favorite poker players, Chau Giang and Kathy Liebert, made it to Day 2. Stop by Poker News to see who made the cut and end of Day 1 chip counts. Tao of Poker's favorite pothead, Shaniac, ended Day 1 in the Top 10 in chips. Plenty of top pros are still alive such as Isabelle Mercier, Patrik Antonius, Barry Greenstien, CK Hua, Crispin Leyser, Paul Wasicka, Mike Matusow, Ted Forrest, My Main Man Freddy Deeb, Jason Strasser, Ed Moncada, Prahlad Friedman, The Grinder, Kristy Gazes, Erica Schoenberg, Phil Laak, and Gavin Smith.
Gavin Smith and Joe Sebok have a prop bet at the LAPC. The loser has to get the winner's initials tattooed on their ass. Gavin has a lot of work ahead of him on Day 2, otherwise, he's gonna have JS on his cheeks for the rest of eternity.
Jamie Gold was one of the first players to bust out. Daniel Negreanu got aces cracked twice within three hands by junk hands to get eliminated (and his latest protege is still alive). Jen Tilly took a wicked bad beat from Danny Alaei late last night and is still complaining about it.
Action resumes at 3:30pm local time, so don't forget to stop by Poker News and check out the Live Reporting of the LA Poker Classic.
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