2010 PCA High Roller: Back among the millionaires
Yesterday, the prime order of business was to crown the latest members of poker's millionaires' club. The top four finishers from the Main Event would all be earning seven figures, and if you don't already know, it was Harrison Gimbel who came out on top earning himself a tidy $2.2 million.
As all that was going on, an established bunch of high rollers were convening in a far corner of the Imperial Ballroom. This is a regular thing they have going on. Travelling around the world, they stump up $25,000 to play against one another for four days. The winner usually takes something like half a million - and a good deal of bragging rights over the Don Perignon on the terrace.
Yesterday was day one and from a starting field of 84 players, 52 remain. Top of the pops is the man who has been high rolling pretty much since the womb. It's Dario Minieri, who bagged up the most, just ahead of his Team PokerStars Pro colleague Lex Veldhuis. Yep, it's that kind of game. (Full details are on the chip count page.)
Today the field will be trimmed back to the final 24, who will get the full EPT Live treatment tomorrow. They're all deep stacks still, and they've got some deep reputations to defend. Join us blow-by-blow all the way.
Play starts at noon, which isn't long from now.