ESPN focused on Mike Matusow for much of this episode and why not? He's probably got the best ME record this decade with four legitimate chances at becoming the world champion of poker.
Thanks to a little cooperation from the deck, something the Mouth isn't at all used to, he managed to make it through his Day 1 heat.
ESPN did a great job catching all the real action on Day 1b, but a ton of pros were eliminated without so much as a mention.
David "The Dragon" Pham, Ralph Perry, Vicky Coren, David Steicke and Pascal Perrault's exits were all logged in the PokerListings coverage of the day. Surf on over and relive the glory that was Day 1b in the live updates we wrote from the tournament floor.
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