|Howard "Tahoe" Andrew||30,000|
|Vincent van der Fluit||30,000|
Here are some notables that we've spotted in both the Purple and Blue Sections of the Amazon Room.
3Bet Poker Clothing (www.3BET.us, @3BetClothing) will be giving away 1% equity in their company to the player wearing their patch who lasts the longest in the Main Event. The contest is free to enter and the Grand Prize of 1% equity will "tip" at 500 participants - registration is now open at the 3Bet booth at the WSOP.
World class professionals Brian Rast, Jonathan Little, Scott Clements, and John Phan have joined the company as co-owners and wear 3Bet exclusively at the tables when they play. 3Bet was founded by 30-year veterans in the clothing industry and avid poker players themselves with a focus on comfortable and stylish hats, hoodies, tees, poker dry-fits, and more.
3Bet also is giving away $500 cash to one lucky winner who joins their mailing list during the WSOP and there is free shipping on all orders (International shipping coming soon) through the end of the Main Event at www.3BET.us.
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Welcome to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, where our largest field of the three starting days is about to compete!
Lead tournament director Jack Effel has just finished making his preliminary announcements and proceeded to make two special introductions.
Our first introduction for today is the player to play the most consecutive World Series of Poker Main Events in history. Today marks his 39th consecutive year of participation - and that man is Howard Tahoe Andrew. Our other guest was former Congressman and poker-rights activist Dean Heller.
Heller then proceeded to give us the four "most important words in poker,"
..."Shuffle up and deal!"
Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite and Hotel for continued coverage of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event. Today is going to be one of the biggest days of the whole summer, with a gigantic field of starry-eyed hopefuls trying their best to secure a spot on Day 2 of the big dance.
Two days ago, on Day 1a, 1,066 players took to the felt. That number increased to 2,114 for yesterday’s Day 1b. Today is set to eclipse those numbers as Day 1c will ensure that another enormous Main Event prize pool is created. Only time will tell how many pony up the $10,000 buy-in today, but early word is that it will be well over 3,000 players.
Regardless of how many entrants partake in today’s action, they will all have the same ambition and that is to survive the night and survive it with plenty of chips. All the players today will be aiming to catch William John at the top of the leader board, as his 266,700-chip stack from Day 1a is still the biggest from the first two starting days.
Some of the biggest names in poker, along with a few thousand fellow dreamers, are all expected to be at the tables by 12:00 PM PST. Who will make it through the night? You will have to tune in to PokerNews’ live coverage to find out! Until then, check out Sarah Grant bringing you all the highlights from the 2012 WSOP Main Event so far.
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