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.