Today is Day 2 of the World Championship Pot-Limit event, as well as the start of the first $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event.
Eli Elezra ended the day as the chip leader with a mountain of $302,900, well ahead of second-place Amit Makhija with $251,100. Among the top leaders are Patrik Antonius in fourth and Phil Laak in 13th. In about four hours, play will resume with the field being shaved down to a final table to play out tomorrow.
This highly anticipated event is a couple hours away from beginning with the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit event. Last year the event had just under 3,000 players show up to fight for a first-place prize of $727,012.
The winner was the newly appointed PaddyPowerPoker.com ambassador Ciaran O'Leary.This year expects to see a record number of players, forcing the WSOP organisers to schedule the event for four full days of play.
Stay tuned for the next update on the progress of both tournaments. For live reporting and real-time tournament coverage, head to our Live Tournaments section.