2007 World Series: Top pros seek championship bracelets

There's something pretty interesting going on at this year's World Series. While all the lower buy-in events have been slammed with massive and sometimes record-breaking fields, they aren't seeing as many of the top, well-known pros. That's because a lot of he well-rolled, name-players are stacking the bigger buy in championship events.

The $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship is no exception. Nearly every face in the Day 2 starting field today is one you'd recognize. Among them sit a few familiar faces from the PokerStars world. Humberto Brenes is looking to cash in his second big-buy-in event of the year after final-tabling the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha championship. Gavin Griffin, still basking the glow of winning the 2007 European Poker Tour Grand Final is running strong. And once again, poker pro and PokerStars German Blogger Jan Von Halle sits near the top of the leaderboard. If you were reading earlier in the week, you'll remember Jan has already made one final table this year in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em re-buy event. Also still alive at the start of Day 2, PokerStars player Alan Jaffray. He bought in with his W$ and stands to get a good return on his investment today.

Jan Von Halle takes a quiet moment before Day 2 begins

Humberto Brenes, smiling as he un-bags his chips for Day 2

Alan Jaffray

Fifty one players started Day 2 today. They'll be playing down to the final nine today in anticipation of the final table tomorrow.

There's little doubt, it will be another in a series of stacked final tables.

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