Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

It’s Time for Another $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Event

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Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Day 1 of Event #48, $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, the sixth of seven events of this exact variety at this summer’s WSOP. In this event last year, Michael Linn worked his way through a field of 2,543 entrants to capture $609,493 and the gold bracelet.

The previous event like this, Event #43 hasn’t actually even finished yet as it has carried over to a fourth day that will resume at 3 p.m. today. Nachman Berlin holds nearly a 3-1 lead over Andre Akkari as they will come back to battle for the $675,117 first prize as a result of having navigated through a field of 2,857.

This year’s champions in $1,500 full ring No-Limit Hold’em events so far have been Foster Hays, Andy Frankenberger, Kirk Caldwell, and Arkadiy Tsinis.

Practically all of the Pavilion room along with around half of the Amazon room is set to be filled for this event as it will surely attract another enormous field. Play will get underway at 12 p.m. PST and ten levels will be played today. Stay tuned with us at PokerNews as we provide you with all of today’s coverage along with updates on the rest of this tournament and every other one throughout the 2011 World Series of Poker.