It’s now around that time of night where we wrap things up here at the Rio – so without further ado, let’s get down to it!
580 players ponied up the dough for this year’s $2,500 Mixed Hold’em event, featuring some of poker’s crème de la crème – names like Michael Mizrachi, Jennifer Lee, Mike Sexton, Erick Lindgren, Antonio Esfandiari, David Williams, Jerry Bust, Hoyt Corkins, David Chiu, John Juanda and Daniel Negreanu.
Sadly, all of these players have gone the way of the dodo (figuratively speaking), but we can tell you those who will be returning – in particular, the chip leader, which is Nikolay Rosev with 114,100 in chips, followed by Joseph Cheong in second chip position with 98,600. Sergey Rybachenko (84,700), Chris Bell (81,300) and Daniel Weinman (79,500) round off our top five.
Out of the 135 players coming back to the Amazon Room, only 54 will be getting paid, and in two days’ time, there will be only one on top of the world with a gold bracelet around their wrist. It’s going to go off like a frog in a sock!
Who will become the 52nd champion of the 2011 WSOP? Find out when PokerNews brings you all the updates from the floor from 3pm tomorrow (GMT -7). Until then, it’s ciao for now!