WSOP 2012: A house divided
They will be in the same building...playing in the same tournament...on the same day...at the same time. But they won't ever see each other. For the first time (that we know of) in WSOP history, the Day 1A and Day 1B flights will play on the same day butin completely different rooms. When the tables break, the floor people won't cross the streams. For at least one more day, the Day 1A and 1B flights are oil and water.
Saturday's Day 1A flight started 1,066 players. Of those starters, 657 will come back today to play in the Amazon Room for five two-hour levels. Day 1B's 2114 ended up with 1,387 survivors. Those folks will be spread between the Brasilia and Pavilion Rooms today. Those who make it through today will get another day off tomorrow before everybody comes back to play Day 3 on Thursday.
Here's how Team PokerStars Pro and Online's players will start the day.
Pius Heinz (Day 1A) 39,775
David Williams (Day 1A) 9,100
Vanessa Selbst (Day 1B) 168,350
Daniel Negreanu (Day 1B) 140,575
Eugene Katchalov (Day 1B) 96,275
Chad Brown (Day 1B) 90,950
Jan Heitmann (Day 1B) 84,750
George Danzer (Day 1B) 84,125
Toni Judet (Day 1B) 66,425
Richard Toth (Day 1B) 61,725
Barry Greenstein (Day 1B) 60,825
Vicky Coren (Day 1B) 52,925
Liv Boeree (Day 1B) 40,500
Salvatore Bonavena (Day 1B) 35,250
Marcin Horecki (Day 1B) 25,125
Matthias de Meulder (Day 1B) 21,500
Mikhail Shalamov (Day 1B) 10,900
We're off to watch Pius Heinz give the shuffle up and deal. Stick with us all day with full coverage of the PokerStars' teams quest to grab the championship bracelet. While we're getting started, check out Neil Stoddart's "Disco Dealers" pic.