PCA: Day 1 Flight A Begins
Everything in this fine universe is made up of a couple of neat things: matter and energy. Inside the poker room here at Atlantis, we've been witness to the two great universal components in pure poker form. While no physicist has likely ever spent any serious academic time outlining the energy and matter in a poker room, there is no doubt some experimentation could be done. From a completely non-acamdemic and non-scientific perspective, it is evident that the room is full of energy. And we just learned that it is energy that matters.
Day 1, Flight A begins
Lee Jones, on the numbers-- mp3
With millions of dollars now on the line, only one thing remained to do. The dealers readied their hands and waited for the call. The words came from the mouth of Greg Raymer.
Greg Raymer, with a message to players-- mp3
And then, as it always does, the poker room fell to near silence. Ten thousand in chips sat in front of the players and dreams of a double-up rested on their brains. Here are a few shots from around the room.
Bernard Lee, 13th place finisher in the 2005 WSOP. Now, he's here in the Caribbean looking for another great finish
Dustin "Neverwin" Woolf
David Williams, in a hand with Jason Strasser
2005 PCA final table finisher Patrick Hocking (left), here on a FPP freeroll after winning a 10,000 FPP satellite to the PCA. Before the event, he was relaxed, but remembered what it was like to be here last year for his first major event. He decribes it in this mp3.
Costa Rican standout Alex Brenes
Now, as you might suspect, the players have settled into their familiar tournament game. With more than 700 players and a prize pool cresting five million, this is looking to be one heck of an event.
Back with more later.