While having marquee names like Phil Hellmuth, Joe Hachem and Chris Moneymaker on the roster of the 2,500 or so starting the day would almost be reason enough, the all-male tournament reporting staff found this day quite attractive for several other reasons as well.
It just so happened that the second batch of Day 1s produced an extraordinarily large number of beautiful women with impressive ... chip stacks. Players fitting this description included Bodog's Evelyn Ng, PokerStars EPT hostess Kara Scott, Absolute Poker's Liv Boeree, Team PokerStars pro Isabelle Mercier, poker web-TV reporter Tiffany Michelle and PL.com blogger Lacey Jones just to name a few.
But while the PL.com staffers who began the day did show up all smiles just chomping at the bit to rail a few of these poker hotties, it was more than just the chance to take a few hot pictures of gorgeous women that had us all looking forward to the day.
It's what these women can do for the game that is their real appeal.
Already two years removed from the biggest Main Event in Jerry Yang can win the Main Event in 2007, there's no reason why he can't see fit to make us all winners by letting a hot babe do it this year.