While "the Big Show" is still ongoing, there's plenty of other poker action still happening at the Rio. Starting today is Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) where players will get 10,000 chips for their $1,000 buy in.
The two day event is sure to be action packed, with 30 minute levels increasing the price of poker faster than usual. Last year, a similar event ran for Event #65, with Shai Zurr capturing the gold bracelet and a decent payday of $223,241. The Israeli made his way through a field of 1,413 players to secure the title after winning a heads up battle with Serbian Ognjen Sekularac.
Day 1 is scheduled to play 20 levels before the end of play. Players will take a 20 minute break every four levels with a 75 minute dinner break after the completion of level 12. Action kicks off at 11 a.m. and late registration will be open for eight levels, closing at approximately 3:40 p.m.
Stay tuned to the blog as PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage until the last card comes off the deck and the WSOP's latest champion is crowned.
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