Yesterday was a grueling session of poker. Let's call it a warm up for what is to come over the next two months. But despite all the hard work, the Brasilia, Amazon and Pavilion were bursting with fun, frolics and fantastic poker. When you look up at the clock and see 2,101 players you wonder how on earth the day will ever end. But end it did and with 239 players left we were so very close to breaching the money bubble as well.
Today we start all over again as we continue to find a worthy wrist for the bracelet hidden in a box entitled Event #2 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. Over the next ten levels of poker we are going to see this tournament really take shape. 216 players are going to proudly tell people they are 1/1 and perversely the 217th player will also be proudly telling everyone how they were oh so nearly 1/1.
Sadan Turker starts the day in pole position, with 158,100 chips, but he starts the day on a grid bursting with pace and power. He shares table space with WSOP bracelet winner John Juanda, and more interestingly WSOP bracelet winner Andrew Badecker who starts the day with positional advantage over our chip leader. Eli Elezra, who is lurking just over the shoulder of Turker, starts the day on a table riddled with 10-20BB stacks.
The team at Pokernews will be bringing you all of the action from the Amazon room starting at 13:00, so please make sure you get ready for a day of bruising poker action.