Welcome to our coverage of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event! Today the remaining players from Day 1c will return to the felt to play five more levels of poker. This is the final day that the tournament field will be separated, as when these players bag and tag for the evening, they will be officially combined with the runners from Days 2a/b.
Randy Haddox is the player in the spotlight as he will be coming into play with the biggest stack in the room. Haddox will be starting play sitting on 188,225. Close behind Haddox is Erik Hellman (175,950) and Marco Bognanni (169,900).
As Day 1c was the largest ever single day field in Main Event history, it's no surprise that a slew of easily recognizable faces will be returning to the felt today. Brandon Adams is sitting on a stack of 153,100 and will be poised to make a strong run in Day 2c. Some players that will be joining Adams at the tables include Bradley Booth, Jake Cody, Ari Engel, Josh Arieh, Chris Moorman, Viktor Blom, Brett Richey, Matt Affleck, Joseph Cheong, Paul Wasicka, Gus Hansen, Randy Lew, Angel Guillen, and Shannon Shorr.
We also have a handful of previous year's Main Event champions returning for play today. Joe Cada (117,375), Johnny Chan (82,300) Jamie Gold (28,800), and Tom McEvoy (24,125) will all be looking to increase their chip stacks and add another Main Event title to their respective poker resumes.
Poker isn't just for the professional player, however. Two Hollywood stars turned up for Day 1c and were able to keep their chips at an upward trend, allowing them to return for Day 2c. While acting may be their primary profession, neither of these players are strangers to the felt. With both having numerous WSOP appearances and the latter having a WSOP bracelet, both Jason Alexander (49,550) and Jennifer Tilly (22,575) will be looking to trudge through the large field and move on to Day 3.
Cards will be in the air mere moments from now, so make sure to stay tuned to our live coverage here on PokerNews!