WSOP Event #27: Another big $1,500

Leaving Vegas is usually tough. Getting here is always an adventure. I left a couple days ago to see my family. Getting home was easy and as sweet as I can express. Getting back involved a cramped plane, thunder clouds over Vegas, a diversion to Phoenix, and an overzealous pump man at the refueling station who apparently thought we were flying to Vanuatu instead of a few miles to Vegas. After he dutifully removed an unnecessary 7000 pounds of jet fuel from our plane, I made it to Vegas in the middle of this fine morning. Ahead of me and more than 90 PokerStars players today is what figures to be another huge $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. All the other events of this buy-in have pulled more than 2,000 people, and, based on what I heard in a walk through the poker room this morning, today is likely to be no different.

At 5am, people were still lining up for satellites. Late-night drinking types were still playing cash games and talking about winning a buy-in to the day's $1,500. I didn't have the heart to tell them that if they got in, they would be playing for 14 or 15 hours on no sleep. Still, I wish them well.

The people of import today, however, are the 94 PokerStars W$, FPP, and sponsored players playing in today's monster event. Here's a list of the folks we'll be watching as the day goes on. Good luck to everybody.

777toome
A PLUS
AaronLoew
acekingqq
Allways Look
Apathy123
B. Streak
BeL0WaB0Ve
billyjex
bingster
Blessed
Blinders
Brandon78
Brett Favre
Bushman
ChipMovr
ClaudioReyna
Dag31
dananddan
daniels25
david_abl
DirtyTowel
DuyTheMaster
ElkY
faithless
gaamblor
gaffel
gbmantis
goleafsgo41
gosox83
GreasyTony
Greta_1221
Hassan
Ian J
iMTHaDoCTA
JoeTheWorm
JohnnyBax
johnnysr
JohnSmiley1
kenny05
KFKYF
kiaser
liggy
LosersWin
LURPED
marty7
MattSuspect
maxxscam
meggo7
michael1123
micon
MissSlick999
MrRightOn
muck3
muzikguy
nikki2674
Onetrotter
pacesetter
pdavester
PeacePiper
PickyTooth
PokerMillion
pokertrip
Randers
Richfngr
Roothlus
SamENole
schaefer
shaniac
sheket
silly rabbit
SiVTEC
skittles_165
Smack13x
sprstoner
stacysmom
steveg12
stevesbets
stfu donny
strassa2
suckoutqueen
t soprano
The Liar
The Shrike
tobias fuke
tpreston
UH Big Tex
UHA GAMBLER
Unassigned
Vandiesel
weways
WhenPigsFly
xmrstyle
yellowhat

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in World Series of Poker