Action began at 2 p.m. Greenwich time in the Casino at the Empire, located at Leicester Square in downtown London. Organizers divided the tournament into two sections: a feature section, played before the public and a bevy of showgirls clad mainly in peacock feathers and fishnet stockings; and a main section, played in what is apparently the larder of the casino basement, with very little space for spectators (to say nothing of befeathered showgirls) and very little fresh air for breathing.
Filling the tables both upstairs and down was a collection of some of the finest poker players to ever grace a Las Vegas cardroom, including but not limited to Max Pescatori.
Joining them at the tables will be PokerListings.com, purveyors of fine tournament updates, interviews, articles and topnotch photography, with everything as always seasoned with a healthy dollop of good, olde-fashion punfoolery. Tune in tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time for more from the flip side.