The Bicycle Casino Legends of Poker

Dates

Season Six – 25 – 30 August 2007

Buy-in

$10 000

Prize Pool

$4 572 500

Entrants

485

Venue

The Bicycle Casino has been host to the Legends of Poker since it was established in 1995, and it has a fascinating bit of history attached. It was taken over by the government during the 1990’s due to tax evasion and for several years the government was rewarded with millions of dollars in tax revenue. It has since reverted back to private ownership. It was also the very first casino to broadcast live poker games over the internet.

The ‘Bike’, as it is fondly called by regulars, is only 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is one of the largest Card Casinos in the world. It has over 130 tables and offers all the traditional table games as well as Pai Gow, Panguingue and Californian Black Jack.

Getting there

From Los Angeles International Airport take the 405 South to the 105 east. Then take the 710 north and exit at Florence East. Estimated travel time is in the region of 25 minutes.

Contact Details

Bicycle Casino, 7301 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, California 90201-4591

Telephone – (562) 806 4646

Fax – (562) 806 6623

Results

It was a marathon Final Table showdown with the WSOP World Champion, ‘Action’ Dan Harrington taking over 8 hours to slay David “The Dragon’ Pham to claim a first prize of $1.6 million and the coveted Legends of Poker title.

The final hand saw Pham call and Harrington check before the ten and five of spades and 4 of hearts flop. Harrington bet $400 000 and was called by Pham to see the Ace of Diamonds turn. Harrington went for the big time and bet a further $1million and it wasn’t long before Pham threw caution to the wind and was all-in with a 7 of Clubs and a 5 of Hearts. Harrington, who was holding the Ten of Hearts and the 5 of Clubs, called and the board gave him two pair – tens and fives. This left Pham stone dead and only able to claim the runners-up prize of $800 185.

‘Action’ Dan Harrington’s WPT Statistics

  • 2005 – LA Poker Classic – 17th – $36 165
  • 2005 – World Poker Challenge – 22nd – $10 352
  • 2005 – Bellagio Festa al Lago IV – 2nd – $620 730
  • 2006 – Bay 101 Shooting Stars – 22ns – $50 000
  • 2006 – Festa Al Lago V Poker Tournament – 45th – $16 700
  • 2006 – Fifth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic – 80th – $25 370
  • 2007 – WPT Poker by the Book – 3rd
  • 2007 – Legends of Poker – 1st – $1 635 365

Final Table

  1. Dan Harrington
  2. David Pham
  3. Thu Nguyen
  4. Tom Schneider
  5. Michael McClain
  6. Jack Liv