Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Welcome to Day 1A of Event 59A: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

For many the last chance for WSOP gold

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.