Welcome to Day 1 of Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, the seventh of seven such events on the 2012 WSOP calendar.
Way back at the end of May, Brent Hanks took the first bracelet in a $1,500 NLHE full-ring event, topping a field of 2,101 players in Event 2 to earn a cool $517,725. Here's how the other six similarly structured $1,500 NLHE events have gone this year:
|Event||Winner (First Prize)||Entrants||Prize Pool|
|2||Brent Hanks ($517,725)||2,101||$2,836,350|
|19||Clifford Goldkind ($559,514)||2,302||$3,107,700|
|31||Carter Phillips ($664,130)||2,811||$3,794,850|
|38||Dung Nguyen ($607,200)||2,534||$3,420,900|
|43||Henry Lu ($654,380)||2,770||$3,739,500|
The still-in-progress Event 53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em comes back for Day 3 today, with 28 players left gunning for that nearly three-quarter million-dollar first prize.
The fields have been huge for these $1,500 NLHE events, and they keep getting bigger as the Series progresses. Thus do we expect another big turnout today for the last of the seven.
The first hands will be dealt at 12 noon local time. Come back then as our coverage of Event 56 begins here at PokerNews.