Shuffle up and deal! WSOPE Day 1b begins

Shuffle up and deal! WSOPE Day 1b begins

Friday, 24 September 2010

Barry Shulman, who put an end to Daniel Negreanu’s efforts at the final table of this event last year, said “shuffle up and deal” and we were off for Day 1b. At this point there were very few players in the room – some, including Nenad Medic, were facing their opponents heads-up before the rest of the motely crew filed in.

Currently it looks like we have 175 entrants although players can register at any point in the first two levels of play; until approximately 3.20pm. The star power of today, as predicted, surpasses yesterday – spotted thus far are Phil Ivey, Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott, Eli Elezra, Daniel Negreanu and Mike Matusow. And that’s just on a five minute stroll outside for a cigarette!

We are in need of 225 entrants today in order to match or surprass the 2007 and 2008 fields; last year’s tally of 334 is more easily met with just a few dozen more seats to fill in order to meet the total. With scarcely an hour of play gone we have had no eliminations yet but we’ll bring you those as they come.

If you didn’t catch our Day 1a reports yesterday then know that these are the people to beat: Nicolas Levy (153,800) leads the field with Adam Fletcher (136,025) and Bruno Fitoussi (120,250) hot on his heels.

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