After the debacle that was yesterday's non-starter, we've returned today at the ungodly hour of (gulp) 11am to give it another crack of the whip. However, on first sight, you wouldn't think that in 30 minutes time 17 of the game's biggest attractions would be gathering to lock their bracelet-winning horns, as the feature table is still covered by a musky blanket whilst the audience is little more than a janitor taking a brief rest from his day job.
But Negreanu, Hellmuth, Matusow and co. are like human magnets, and I'm sure their presence will help form a rail quicker than a France World Cup exit and the room will once again be the hustle and bustle that we've become accustomed to from recent days. In fact, its the latter of that trio who boasts the chip lead heading into today's play, 'The Mouth' topping the star-studded pack with 85,500. But the road is long, and snapping on his heels like an alligator with toothache are a number of heavy hitters: Huck Seed (73,300), Johnny Chan (68,600), and Scotty Nguyen... baby (!) (64,700).
Play is unlikely to start on time given the cast and early kick-off time, but when it does, we should be in for a quite the slobber knocker as we search for our 2010 Tournament of Champions Champion. Make sure you follow all the action, right here, on PokerNews.com.