Moments before the cards hit the air for the first of 55 events planned for the next 46 days in Sin City, Andy Black, Phil Laak and Erik Seidel were just a few more massive names that joined in on the action as well. The list was long and plentiful, representing the best and brightest minds in poker. From big-time veteran pros to young online phenoms, this is what a World Championship and a World Series should showcase.
They say you never get a second chance to make a good first impression and the 2008 WSOP did just that today. Here's hoping days two through 46 begin and end just as spectacularly!