2007 World Series: Featured HORSE

ESPN has been stalking the $50,000 HORSE tournament for the past few days, collecting b-roll footage and waiting for...well, today. With just a few more than 50 players left in the big one, ESPN has moved one of the tables to the main stage. In a Series where no event gets more than final table coverage, mid-tourney coverage of the HORSE event is just another indication how big this thing is.

Another big thing is the betting limits. Today will see the field start to fall apart under the pressure of high limits and levels. A couple bad hands could destroy even the most formidable stack.

Last night's Dream Final Table is still alive. The most vulnerable of the Dream Team is Team PokerStars' Isabelle Mercier. She started the day with barely enough bets to get through one hand. In early action, she managed to pick up a pair and run it through Freddy Deeb for a double up, but she is still in a touchy place.

In other news, Bill Chen has made Day 2 of the the $1,500 PLO8 event and Tom McEvoy has made Day 2 of the Seniors no-limit hold'em tournament.

After several days of battling in which no 12 hour period changed much of anything, I suspect we're on the verge of seeing some big changes on the Amazon room floor.

We're about to see, anyway.

Brad Willis
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