2007 World Series: The Bubble Cometh

I've written so much about it that writers have actually started including me in their stories about the tournament bubble. I love it. You can have Day 1. Heck, you can have the final table. There is no more pure joy during the World Series than the moment the bubble bursts. After playing for two long and full days, today players will find at least the beginning of success. It's so much better than the excitement of starting. What's more, unlike the future stages of this tournament, there is no chance for disappointment. For one beautiful moment, there is no anticipation and no fear.

And then everybody gets back to playing poker.

Today there are more than 100 PokerStars players left in the field of 797 players. Their leaders, at least at the beginning are two men of weather, Hevad "RaiNKhaN" Khan (2nd place) and Jeff "mrrain" Banghart (third place). To my disappointment, these guys have not been seated together today. However, as the field goes insane today, who knows how soon the weather systems could collide.

Hevad "RaiNKhaN" Khan

Jeff "mrrain" Banghart

Also in action today are Team PokerStars' John Duthie, Humberto Brenes and more than 100 people who won their seats on PokerStars.

Today is going to be a fun one, folks.

Brad Willis
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