WSOP Event #2: Dinner break

I have been remiss as a blogger can be. All of this talk today of the thousands of people playing in the first open event, and not one--not one!--mention of Team PokerStars' Isabelle Mercier.

As it turns out, the lovely poker pro has been in a bit of a disguise today. She's been heard to lament, "Nobody recognizes me."

Isabelle Mercier

Consider my oversight rectified.

In other news, the official numbers are in and they are big. The total number of runners in Event #2 of the WSOP: 2776. The top 270 players will get paid.

Confirmed to still be alive in today's event: Isabelle "No Mercy" Mercier, Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, Micon, Jason "strassa2" Strasser, and a few others who have yet to give up their true identities.

A little more than 450 players remain. Players are currently on a dinner break and will resume play shortly after 8pm.

We'll be back then, too.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in World Series of Poker