Day 1b of the 2010 WSOP Main Event kicked off on Tuesday. Another solid crowd of amateurs and pros turned out to take their shot at poker immortality and the ever elusive WSOP Main Event Championship bracelet.
After six weeks of preliminary events, the 2010 WSOP Main Event started today at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Day 1a was kicked off by 2004 Main Event Champion Greg Raymer who gave the customary "shuffle up and deal."
Event #56 of the 2010 WSOP was the $2,500 NL Holdem Event. 1,941 players turned out for the last preliminary tournament before the WSOP Main Event.
The 2010 WSOP Tournament of Champions kicked off on June 27 with 27 players taking their seats to battle in this "All-Star" event for a top prize of $500,000.
Event #55 at the 2010 WSOP was the $10,000 PL Omaha World Championship. 346 players turned to battle for the last PLO bracelet of this WSOP and $780,599 in prize money.
The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event kicks off toay and I figured I would take a few moments and make some predictions regarding the "Granddaddy of them all."
Event #52 at the 2010 World Series of Poker was the $25,000 Six-Handed NL Holdem Event. 191 of the world's finest turned out to take a shot at the largest buy-in event outside of the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship.
Event #51 of the 2010 WSOP was the $3,000 Triple Chance NL Holdem Event. 965 players turned out to take their shot at the event and $559,371 in prize money.
Event #50 of the 2010 WSOP was the $5,000 PL Omaha Event. This event drew out 460 players looking to take the bracelet and $508,090 in prize money.
Event #49 of the 2010 WSOP was another $1,500 NL Holdem Event. 2,543 players turned out for this event to rumble for a bracelet and $609,493.