2008 World Series: Long day behind us, long day ahead

News from the Brasilia room, where currently the last 38 battle hardened HORSE players – the elite cavalry you might say – are hard at work. Tournament officials have declared they will play until 3am before anyone gets back to a hotel room for rest before play resumes tomorrow. The original plan had read of a nine handed final being reached tonight. Not anymore.

Such has been the level of competition those plans have since been scrubbed. A long day today without doubt, and possibly another long one for players tomorrow.

The current state of the three Team PokerStars Pros involved remains stable, with each of them – Joe Hachem, Victor Ramdin and Chad Brown - each on around 50K.

One member of Team PokerStars who played today but exited before things got interesting was Luca Pagano. He spoke to the PokerStars video blog team with a little advice about gaming.

Watch WSOP 08: Luca Pagano On Vegas on PokerStars.tv