Justin Schwartz has 3 World Series of Poker (WSOP) cashes to his name this series, including a final table appearance in Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold-em where he finished in 9th spot for $22,168. Schwartz starts the day in the Silver Section at Table 21.
The hot Spaniard, Leo Margets, is also plying her trade in the Silver Section. She is seated at Table Twenty-Six and so far has 3 WSOP cashes on her record for this year. Margets first came to prominence when she finished 27th in the 2009 WSOP Main Event for a $352,832 payday.
The Germans had a great 2011 and one of their great players has started in the Silver Section. Mario Puccini has a string of impressive results that includes an eleventh place berth in Event #41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Puccini starts at Table Twenty-Five.
The mercurial talent of Andy Black has landed in the Bronze Section. Black has over $2 million in WSOP earnings, most notably his 5th place finish in the 2005 Main Event where he earned $1,750,000. Black is joined in that section by Clayton Mozdzen. Mozdzen is an online grinder who is having his greatest ever live tournament year with close to $300,000 in tournament earnings.
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?
|Nick Abou Risk||3,000|
|Debbie Pechac||Välja kukkunud|
The cards are in the air for the start of Day 1a.
Good afternoon and welcome to poker fans from around the world.
Today, this area of cyberspace is reserved for coverage of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #59A: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. It is the beginning of a 4-day event, which includes 2-starting days (59A & 59B). This is not to be confused with a re-entry or rebuy event. You either play Day 1A or Day 1B — not both!
This event is always a popular event as players start to flock into town for the Main Event itself. Last year it drew in 4,178 players and $611,185 went to the eventual winner.
Each player will begin with three-thousand in tournament chips. There will be eleven sixty-minute levels (or cessation after we have 15% of the field left) with a twenty-minute break after every two levels, and a ninety-minute dinner break at the end of level 6.
Play will begin in all three of our main playing areas at 12:00 PM and we will be bringing you the Day 1A story right here at PokerNews.