Although it's not unusual to see big changes on the leaderboard from day to day, this afternoon we saw just how swingy the game of No-Limit Hold'em can be.
Francois Safieddine, who won his first bracelet at this year's World Series as well as taking down the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em preliminary event at the last Bellagio Cup, began the day atop the chip count but would be unable to make it last as he was sent to the rail partway through the evening, courtesy of the Robin Hood of Poker, David Pham, Peter Feldman, Young Phan, David Daneshgar, Steve Brecher and Joe Sebok are not far behind.
Finishing out the day with el stacko numero uno is the youngster Adam Geyer. Although a major win has so far escaped Geyer, he has had some substantial success in his career so far. Making it to heads-up play in the $1,000 S.H.O.E. event at this year's WSOP as well as finishing second in preliminary events at both the Bellagio Cup and the Aussie Millions, Geyer is in great shape to make a run at this main event.
Action is slated to get underway bright and early L.A. style at 2 p.m. today when we'll get a little bit closer to that most elusive of prey, the WPT final table. With so many familiar faces still in the mix it's looking more and more likely that we may be left with six players that can live up to the name Legends of Poker.