Welcome to our coverage of Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em here at the 2013 World Series of Poker. This is the highest buy in limit-hold'em event offered this year and will serve as the unofficial championship of this variant. Benjamin Scholl was able to conquer the field in 2012 to acquire the gold bracelet and the $206,670 that accompanied a first-place finish.
Last year this event saw a grand total of 166 runners show up for play and 109 of them moved on from Day 1 to the second day of play. As always in the higher buy in events, the field was stacked with the likes of Jeff Shulman, Jesse Martin, Matt Glantz, and Matt Woodward all making the final table.
As is standard with WSOP events, players will being with three-times the buy in for starting stack which means players will have 15,000 in chips to start the day. Players will play eight full levels before bagging and tagging and hopefully heading into Day 2.
We're expecting an exciting field packed full of the biggest names in poker today, so be sure to stay tuned here on PokerNews as we present you with all of the latest from the tournament floor!
And if you haven't already, be sure to check out Kristy Arnett's update on the latest happenings from the 2013 WSOP!