WSOP Day 1B Begins

It was like a battle scene from a war movie. Hundreds of warriors, running through the smoke and to the battlefield. Here, the smoke come from the cigarettes in the corridor instead of bombs. Here the battlefield is green felt instead of jungle. Here the warriors are WSOP competitors, soldiers with chips.

For the poker media, it's like a rerun. We saw all this yesterday. For the players, it's fresh and new, like a childhood birthday morning. Their eager faces are what make it new for the rest of us.

Sorry for the delay in posting. Chip counts are hard (see the post below for yesterday's PokerStars results).

I've been out on the floor a bit this morning and spotted some familiar faces. I thought we could begin the day with a little photo gallery.




Erin Ness, Team PokerStars


Jarl "Virus1975" Lindholt


2003 WSOP champion, Chris Moneymaker of Team PokerStars


Veteran John Bonetti, already giving a dealer the business


Evelyn Ng, Team PokerStars


Steve Stolzman


Pete "The Beat" Giordano


Michael "anakinso" Goodman


Back in just a bit with a fresh audio blog from James Hartigan, some thoughts from Moneymaker, and a picture that fans of Evelyn Ng won't want to miss.