Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

The Orange Section

These are some of the early notable players in the Orange Section of the Amazon Room. There is an eclectic mix of players, from the poker legend Billy Baxter to Hollywood star Ray Romano.

Ted Lawson us 30,000
Billy Baxter us 30,000
Matt Glantz us 30,000
Salman Behbehani 30,000
Ray Romano 30,000
Yann Dion ca 30,000
JJ Liu tw 30,000
Mike Sexton 30,000
Karina Jett us 30,000
David Williams 30,000
Hoyt Corkins 30,000
Mike Matusow 30,000
Brock Parker 30,000
Eric Froehlich us 30,000
Ivan Demidov ru 30,000

Welcome to the Tan Section

A walk around the tan section allowed us to see a few familiar faces.

Bjorn Li 30,000
Jay Rosenkrantz 30,000
Randal Flowers us 30,000
Kathy Liebert us 30,000
Kennii Nguyen 30,000
Barry Shulman 30,000

Shuffle Up and Deal!

• Tase 1: 50-100, 0 ante
Ellen "Gram" Deeb announcing "Shuffle Up and Deal !"
Ellen "Gram" Deeb announcing "Shuffle Up and Deal !"

Jack Effel has just handed the mic over to poker stateswoman Ellen "Gram" Deeb and the call to shuffle up and deal has been made!

Today will see five two-hour levels play out, before Day 1a is in the record books. Lets do this!


Welcome To the 2012 WSOP Main Event

2012 WSOP Main Event bracelet
2012 WSOP Main Event bracelet

Today is the day everyone in poker waits for; it's the start of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Whether a player, a fan or a working member within the industry, the WSOP Main Event is your Super Bowl. It is the greatest event in the world and it only comes once a year.

For the next several days, dreams will be made and shattered as we move towards crowning another WSOP champion. Last year, Pius Heinz fulfilled the ultimate poker dream to become the 42nd WSOP Main Event champion. He defeated a field of 6,865 runners to earn the $8,715,368 top prize and will forever be remembered in the poker history books.

Another 6,000-7,000 entrants are expected in attendance to create the most sought after prize pool in all of the land. Today's Day 1a is the first of three starting flights, which is one less than in recent previous years. Still, the expectations are set extremely high for the most prestigious tournament title in the world.

Play today is scheduled for five 120-minute levels. Each player will begin with 30,000 in starting chips and a 20-minute break will occur after every level. After the third level of the day, the players will be sent on a 90-minute dinner break. If everything runs according to schedule, play should end at approximately 12:30 AM tonight.

The festivities are upon us and the Main Event is scheduled to get underway shortly. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the live coverage straight to you from the tournament floor. You won't want to miss it!

2011 WSOP Main Event champion Pius Heinz

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Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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