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Harrington on Hold'em, Volume 1: Strategic Play
by Dan Harrington
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Harrington on Hold 'em, Volume 1 is part of a two-book set on playing no-limit hold 'em tournaments written by one of the true masters of the game. If you've ever watched television coverage of the big poker tournaments, you've seen Dan Harrington. Dan, who's always a familiar face at the final table, won the 1995 World Series of Poker championship event and finished fourth in last year's record 2,500+ field.
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Dan Harrington Wins WPT Legends of Poker and $1.6 Million

Tuesday, September 04, 2007
BELL GARDENS, California -- The Bicycle Casino ended its month-long Legends of Poker series with the highly-anticipated World Poker Tour $10,000 no-limit hold'em tournament that wrapped after 1:00amDan Harrington smiles with piles of cash.
Dan Harrington smiles with piles of cash.
  on Friday, August 31st. Dan Harrington, world renowned poker champion and author, took the coveted title of 2007 WPT Legend of Poker, along with over $1.6 million.

The Legends main event began on Saturday, August 25th with enough players to justify two flights of Day 1 play, and when the players were counted, the final number was 485 to set a new record for entrants. In the sixth consecutive year of the tournament, there was also a record-setting prize pool of $4,607,500.

The tournament was packed with some of the biggest names in poker who came to the Bike for its "legendary" annual event, names like Doyle Brunson, Barry Greenstein, Scotty Nguyen, Jamie Gold, and Jerry Yang. In the end, the final table demonstrated what the World Poker Tour and the Bicycle Casino bring to poker - the opportunity for anyone with poker abilities to win hundreds of thousands of dollars and play with the pros. The final six players consisted of WSOP Player of the Year Tom Schneider, seasoned pros "Action" Dan Harrington and David "Dragon" Pham, Mike McClain, Thu Nguyen, and recent college graduate Jack Liu.

In the end, it was a battle of the pros when the heads-up match between Harrington and Pham lasted for nearly three hours. Finally, Dan Harrington emerged as the victor to claim the $1,600,365 first prize, a seat into the WPT $25,000 World Championship, a seat into the 2008 Legends of Poker $10,000 main event, and the priceless World Poker Tour title and undisputed ranking as a Legend of Poker. David Pham took second place with $800,185 and enough points to catapult him to the top of the Card Player Player of the Year standings.

The 2007 Legends of Poker was filmed by the World Poker Tour with an exuberant audience cheering on their favorite poker players and will be aired on GSN in early 2008.

The Bicycle Casino is the premiere place for poker in the Los Angeles area and is open for business 24-hours a day, every day of the year. There are numerous table games available at various limits, including blackjack, pai gow, and three-card poker, in addition to the wide range of poker games spread to accommodate all of the Bike's players.

The Bicycle Casino is located at 7301 Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201, just off the 710 freeway and only minutes from the LAX and downtown Los Angeles areas.

World Poker Tour (WPT)
5700 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-330-9900
Fax: 323-330-9901
Website: www.worldpokertour.com
The World Poker Tour (WPT) can be seen in more than 116 countries and territories throughout the world. WPT consists of 17 high stakes poker tournaments filmed at glamorous locations throughout the world, including Bellagio in Las Vegas, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, Aviation Club de France in Paris and the Borgata in Atlantic City. Each year the Tour culminates in the WPT World Championship in Las Vegas at Bellagio in April, drawing the leading pros and accomplished amateurs from around the world for an $8-12 million prize pool.
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