Shuffle up and deal!

Shuffle up and deal!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

So far with tables filling up fast we have spotted Erik Seidel, Allen “chainsaw” Kessler, Ross Boatman and a mop of shocking blonde hair that might well be Viktor Blom – we couldn’t see his face. The tables are filling and chips are being riffled as Jack Effel makes the usual speech.

After taking us through the structure and schedule of the six-day event, Jack Effel stressed the penalties that come from cheating or innocent mistakes such as pocketing chips to move tables. After this, he said that all three defending champions would be present today – both 2009 winner Barry Shulman and 2008 champion John Juanda will be in the house.

Missing someone? Yup, Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad is very much present; the inaugural WSOPE champion said the famous “shuffle up and deal” words and we are off. Blinds are 50/100 and each player has a starting stack of 30,000 chips so it may be a while before we see our first bust-out.

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