2008 PCA: How many can you play?

As the players get their rear ends settled into their seat cushions for the day, there are a number of interesting tables taking shape. Team PokerStars Pro players Noah Boeken and Hevad Khan are seated immediately next to each other at Table 60, two young guns among a table of qualifiers and old guard poker players. Two seats away, PokerStars qualifier Hank Sitton sits far away from his home in Greenville, South Carolina. An aggressive player in his own right, he's got two of the game's most aggressive online players to his left.

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In the middle of the room, Team PokerStars Pro member Tom McEvoy serves as the chief of the old guard at the table. Within spittle distance is young wunderkind Justin Bonomo. The conversation there should be more than a little interesting.

At Table 2, the conversation may be the most interesting. The ever-talkative member of team PokerStars Pro, Daniel Negreanu, sits just two seats away from PokerStars Supernova Elite Spencer Cossette. As the coversation wound through the efforts of making it to Elite, Negreanu asked Cossette how he achieved it. The answer: SNGs. Negreanu seemed interested and asked how many Cossette played at a time. The answer: Only 12.

Negreanu was more than a little flabbergasted. "Only 12?"

While widely considered to be one of the best poker players in the world, Negreanu is still getting used to the idea of multi-tabling online.


Now in level 2, we have already lost a longtime PokerStars Blog favorite Benard Lee who went out in Level 1.

For a look at updated select chip counts from Level 1, visit the PCA Chip Counts page.