Just incase you have never been to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) before let us just take a few moments to describe your typical beginning of a $1k event. Firstly, we expect a huge field with a couple of thousand usually participating. This means we need a lot of room and we will have the use of the entire Brasilia Room and also tables in both Amazon and Pavilion.
The Brasilia Room is divided into four quarters called Gold, Silver, Bronze and Red. Here are some of the notable names who have just caught our eye bright and early.
With a smidgen under $2 million in live tournament earnings Todd Terry is a true live tournament grinder, with results stretching back as far as 2005. Todd's best performance to date is a 2nd place finish in a $2,000 World Series of Poker (WSOP) event where he cashed for $353,875, Terry resides over at Table 9.
It was only a few days ago that Nick Abou Risk was having visions of grandeur. He was deep in Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em when he eventually sunk in 22nd place for $14,321 and he is back on the horse over at Table Twelve.
The ladies were well represented in the Gold Section as well. Note the word WERE in that sentence. Debbie Pechac sat down at Table #5 and immediately asked everyone how their series had been going. One player replied that he had only just arrived and Pechac told him that she finished runner-up in the Ladies Event. Indeed Pechac earned $105,586 for her close brush with WSOP gold. But no sooner had she opened her mouth…she was gone! Pocket queens versus pocket aces and out she went.
Carla Solina is one of the most respected female players in Italian and European poker. She has a string of impressive results but has not yet cashed in a WSOP event. Maybe today will be the day for Ms Solina?