Event #24: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

More Notables!

2010 WSOP Bracelet
2010 WSOP Bracelet

There is a recent bracelet winner in the house today and his name is Jason Dewitt. He took down Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $818,959 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

He's not the only bracelet winner in the field today though. Joining him are Humberto Brenes (2), Blair Hinkle (1), Brandon Cantu (2), Vitaly Lunkin (2) and Josh Arieh (2).

Who knows, there may be a few other bracelets floating around as well!

Slipping and Sliding Shamseddin

We got to the action to see a flop of {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades} with Soheil Shamseddin calling a bet of 250 from the player in the small blind.

When the {2-Clubs} came on the turn the small blind bet 500 and Shamseddin raised to 1,225. At that point the small blind moved all in.

With 2,300 in the pot, Shamseddin folded, saying "Too early, I'll wait." He's now down to just 1,200 in chips, less than half his starting stack.

Tags: Soheil Shamseddin

Familiar Faces


As always there are some familiar faces in action today. We've already spotted Shaun Deeb (in men's clothing), Shawn Buchanan, Matt Graham, Maria Ho and New York Knicks center Earl Barron is splashing into another event here at the 2010 WSOP.

Shuffle Up and Deal!

Dealers have just been given the classic instruction to "shuffle up and deal."

Day 1b Almost Here!

The third $1,000 "stimulus special" of the series kicked off yesterday with 1,931 players taking a shot at what is likely to be close to a million dollar payday. Today we begin the second of the start days. If things go as they have the past few weeks we're likely to see a much smaller field come out today than yesterday.

Although the entry fee may be (relatively) small, that does not mean that we can't expect to catch some big names hitting the felt. Just last week we saw David Baker make the final table along with Jared Hamby. It'll be tough for any player, pro or not, to slog through what is likely to be a 3,000 person field, but it's certainly worth the effort.

Stay with us from kickoff at noon local time as we bring you every flop, turn and suckout on the river!