Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 2. Shuffle Up and Deal.

POKER KITCHEN, RIO CONVENTION CENTER -- Day 2 has started. The bags of chips were on the tables, and each player had to show ID and then open the bag and stack chips. (They weren't just ziplock bags -- they were specially designed for holding chips.) The dealer allowed me to do that for Larry. That's as close as I'll ever get to playing here.




Hope I don't get a text while I'm sitting here writing. Unless he's doubled up. Or everybody else busted out at his table.

According to the WSOP website, by 24 minutes in, at least 6 people have already busted out in the Pavilion Room. There's also the Brasilia Room and the Amazon Room (where L is).

That's all the action (or lack of it) for now.

Norman Chad on the right. Preparing for ESPN coverage. Don't know what they'll cover or when.
Larry's in the black hat, to the right of the guy in the green jacket. Just before play started.