We heard an especially loud cheer erupt from the Brasilia Room's Red section, and headed that way in hopes of finding a memorable hand.
Instead, we found Mark Dunbar excitedly stacking his new chips, and during a dealer change we caught up with the Minnesota native to find out what had caused all the commotion.
Expecting to hear a story involving quads overcoming a set, or perhaps a one-outer on the river, instead we found out that Dunbar had simply won a small pot by forcing his opponent to fold.
"It was the first win of the day," said Dunbar. "I was just happy that I'm not going home without winning a pot."
Although his tablemates jokingly called for the floor to assess a penalty for excessive celebration, Dunbar's outburst was taken in stride by his fellow seniors, each of whom is just as excited to be playing here on poker's premier stage. With a victory in a 2010 Heartland Poker Tour event to his credit, to the tune of $182,100, we expect Dunbar to be dragging more pots his way as this Day 1 progresses.