Add that to the 150-odd poker superstars that half-filled the space Monday and the final tally is a respectable, if not spectacular, 368 players dropping $15k for a chance at the Festa al Lago crown.
Once registration wrapped, the Ryan Young is well on his way to being labeled one of poker's next superstars.
The ballsy Torrance, Calif. kid was at it again today here at Festa, running so good things never really got bad as he grabbed the chip lead midway through the day courtesy of catching aces, a couple of full houses and the ever-popular QWAAAAAADS!
But once day turned to night and play finished just before 9 p.m., everyone was looking up at 2008 WSOP $5k Omaha final tablist Brian Rast and 2007 WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Schreiber and their $200k stacks.
Of course, Rast, Schreiber and all the other survivors of this Day 1b will return tomorrow at noon for the start of Day 2, joining the 101 who made the cut a day before.
Should the PL.com crew survive another night of debauchery in Vegas sponsored by the nice folks who donked off their stacks to us in the 7 p.m. at the Sahara the other night, we will be looking up at The Magician as well.
We like that thing where he pulls the rabbit out of the hat and we're all still amazed when he saws the woman in half - how does he do it?