During the first half of Day 1 here at the Seniors Championship, we have been lucky to meet plenty of poker enthusiasts who are here at the WSOP not to play cards, but simply to enjoy the festivities. With summertime at the Rio serving as a once in a lifetime chance for many poker fans to rub elbows with their favorite players, railbirds are congregating in hopes of spotting a name player or two.
We ran into one couple who were here in Las Vegas specifically to "see T.J. Cloutier and all the other greats" play the game in the world's premiere tournament series. They were disappointed to learn that Cloutier had busted early in Day 1, saying "well now, I just can't believe T.J. would go broke just yet, he's the best there is."
While this reporter made his way to the Amazon Room, the poker fan couple followed and asked some questions about the WSOP and where they might find notable players to watch. Fortunately for both myself and the couple, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow was quickly spotted among the crowded hallways, and the couple pounced on the pro for a photo opportunity.