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Legends Classic Series to Run June 7-9

by | Published: Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Binion’s Gambling Hall in downtown Las Vegas will play host to the Legends Classic Series (LCS) from June 7-9. It’ll be the nation’s first televised senior poker tour.

The tour will admit players 45 years of age or older, down from the usual age bracket of “seniors”. There will also be a pro team consisting of the game’s most accomplished older players.

The Legends pro team will include four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Tom McEvoy, WSOP stud bracelet winner Cyndy Violette, the charming Kenna James, 2005 WSOP runner-up Steve Dannerman, 2006 World Poker Tour Legends Ladies Champion JJ Liu, two-time bracelet winner Hoyt Corkin, 2004 WSOP bracelet winner Kathy Liebart, and 2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer.

LCS’s CEO Tina Bergstrom spoke of the event: “the new mantra ‘45 is the new 50’ will give the senior in waiting the opportunity they have been waiting for. By opening up our age range, we make the prize pools larger, the playing fields more dynamic and the opportunities to play in a completely comfortable field of their peers. LCS players will have a wide variety of game options from no limit hold’em to H.O.R.S.E. and bounty events.”

Bergstrom continued: “I realize it’s a bit unconventional to have a senior poker tour allowing the 45-49 year olds and call them ‘seniors,’ but poker isn’t a conventional game, so we wanted to shake it up a bit and the response has been amazing. We are bringing back the fun and entertaining characters everyone grew up watching on poker television.”

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