Belgium is finally in the World Series of Poker history books after Davidi Kitai, from Brussels, rose to the top of a 605-person playing field to win the 2008 WSOP $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event on Sunday.
This makes Belgium the ninth nation to produce a gold bracelet winner at this year's Michael Binger, who just missed the final table in 11th place, plus Billy Baxter.
They will return to the Amazon Room at the Rio today at 2 p.m. to resume play. Check out the action in the Event 40 live updates.
The second event to get its start on Sunday, the $1,500 Mixed Hold'em event, drew in 731 players when it started at 5 p.m. That field is already down to just 98 players who will return today to battle for a piece of the $998,815 prize pool.
Some of the players in the running include David Plastik, David Levi, Lou Esposito, Nick Binger, Rolf Slotboom and others.
The top 72 players will get paid in this event, and today's action will bring the playing field down to the top nine players. The cards will be back in the air again at 3 p.m. with live coverage from PokerListings.com.
Only one event is scheduled to get started today at the 2008 WSOP and that the $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em World Championship.
For this event, players must be at least 50 years old. This special event tends to draw in a big field; last year 1,882 players showed up, and Ernest Bennett was the lucky winner of the $348,423 first-place prize.
The action gets started at noon and you won't want to miss any of the goodies being produced in the Live Tournaments section, such as daily videos, player interviews, live updates and more.