Team PokerStars is well-represented in today's field. Their roster includes Chris Moneymaker, Nichoel Peppe, Carlos Lopez, Maria Mayrinck, Pierre Neuville and Jason Mercier.
Unfortunately for them, team member Arnaud Mattern was eliminated just minutes into Day 1B.
Teddy "Iceman" Monroe was just seen trying to take his seat. After he handed over his registration card, the dealer promptly asked, "Picture I.D. sir?"
"Picture I.D.?" the Monroe responded somewhat astonished. I guess not everyone knows who the Iceman is.
We've just spotted more familiar faces in the field:
- Jennifer Tilly
- Nichoel Peppe
- Arnaud Mattern
- Ylon Schwartz
- Raul Paez
- John Cernuto
- Chris Harder
- Ari Engel
- Jonathan Little
- Justin Young
- Tony Dunst
- Al Barberi
- Alex Jacob
- Tom Schneider
- Pierre Neuville
Even though the Tournament of Champions is going on in the Amazon Room, there are still a number of big names in today's field. Corwin Cole, Terrence Chan, David Chicotsky, Joe Sebok, Eric Baldwin, Faraz Jaka, Lee Markholt, Jimmy Fricke and Rep Porter are just a few of the pros who've been spotted.
Players are slowly making their way to their seats even though action is already underway. A few recognizable faces that've been spotted include Kathy Liebert, Beth Shak and Matt Hawrilenko.
The cards are in the air and Day 1B has officially begun.
Day 1B of Event #47 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em is set to begin in about a half hour. Yesterday, 1,759 players started the day, but only 257 players survived. They will be joined by those who make it through today on Monday for Day 2 of the tournament and a chance at a WSOP gold bracelet.
Chau Giang, Michael Mizrachi, Tom Dwan, Jerry Yang, Chris Ferguson, Billy Baxter, Dennis Phillips and Bernard Lee were among the notables eliminated yesterday. However, Antonio Esfandiari, Matt Glantz, Lars Bonding, André Akkari, and Scott Montgomery all managed to make it to Day 2. What pros will enter the event today? Even more importantly, who will rise to the top and become a serious contender for the win? Chernykh Moscow finished Day 1A as the chip leader with 75,150 and we're anxious to see if anyone from Day 1B will manage to surpass him.
A new field of players are set to begin Day 1B of the tournament. Join us in about 30 minutes as PokerNews brings you all the hands, chip counts, and action from Day 1B of Event #47.