China Series of Poker kicks off
Today in Sanya, China on the beautiful island of Hainan, PokerStars made history with its first foray onto mainland China.
PokerStars is the lead sponsor of the China Series of Poker (CSOP) hosted by the Hainan Province Bureau of Culture and Sports and the Sanya municipal government.
Today players from all over mainland China and other nearby countries sat down for the first day of play.
The word from China is that Team PokerStars Pros Celina Lin and Raymond Wu have just arrived and are planning to play Day 1B tomorrow.
We'll keep you updated on the progress of the tournament as it goes along.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging