A Pot-Limit Omaha final table was set, with a chip leader who has the most dominating stack going into a final table seen so far this year.
The $2,000 Limit Hold'em final table was reached, and it's anybody's game.
We saw the start of a $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event, and (drumroll please) can Vanessa Selbst has the privilege of returning tomorrow to play at the final table of the $1,500 Pot-Limit with almost 50% of the chips in play waiting for her. The key hand for Selbst was when she took an enormous pot to knock out Tony Phillips. Selbst made a big call on the flop after putting in a ton of chips pre-flop.
Phillips practically told Selbst he had AA but she didn't care, and called his all-in bet with just a pair of eights. The river made Selbst two pair and won her the pot while knocking out a dazed Phillips. It appears that it's Selbst's tournament to lose as she will start with over three times the amount of chips as the next player.
The other final table reached tonight was in the $2,000 Limit Hold'em. These were the guys at fault for keeping PL.com up until 5 a.m. It would have been more efficient for the floor personnel to just give the short stacks a double-up every 15 minutes but, to keep up appearances, they played the hands out anyway.
It seemed as though every time a short stack was all-in, they couldn't lose. The clock was nearly halfway through the final hour of play when Daniel Makowsky clashed with Derek Lerner.
Lerner came out ahead by spiking a four-outer on the river to stay alive and send everyone to bed. David Baker and Daniel Negreanu are just a couple of the rounders who are going to be part of this min-betting madness tomorrow.
A $5,000 Hold'em Event began today. Out of the 731 players, 121 will be coming back for more tomorrow. Alex Melnikow sits at the top of the leaderboard, with Hasan Habib, The Grinder, and Adam Levy not too far behind. As usual, they will play down to a final table tomorrow and we'll make sure to bring you the freshest action when they reconvene tomorrow at 2 p.m.
The second event to start today was the $2,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. In perhaps the biggest story of the day, Shannon Elizabeth is still in it at the end of Day 1.
Not only is she still in, but she is listed as sixth in chips out of the 141 players who remain! Sure, she might have been sitting at the softest table in the room, but she's still got chips and will be back tomorrow to play.
Tomorrow will be just like any other day during the WSOP. Dreams will come true; spirits will be crushed; massive amounts of money will be won and lost. Make sure to put on those boots and spurs and come back at noon sharp to follow the action from the start!