The Tan Section of the Amazon Room is full as some of poker's biggest names have taken their seat. It's no surprise that the rail is jammed pack with railbirds, each looking to catch a glance of their favorite players.
The defending champ, Brian Rast, wasn't here at the start of the tournament, so Tournament Director Jack Effel allowed 2010 champ Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi to draw for the first game, which was Stud Eight or Better.
Effel then asked 2009 champ David Bach to give the traditional, "Shuffle up and deal!"
With that, the cards are in the air here in the 2012 WSOP Poker Player's Championship.