While No-Limit Hold'em has become the trendy variant during the last decade, old timers can remember when world championships were decided in Limit Hold'em events. Today, the World Series of Poker will harken back to those bygone days, as Event #48 ($2,500 Limit Hold'em) will test the player's patience, hand reading ability, and other fundamental aspects of proper poker.
Last year, this event was won by Ronnie Bardah, who captured his first gold bracelet and $182,088 in prize money for besting a field of 302 runners.
Today we expect Bardah to defend his title, while dozens of dangerous pros try to knock him off. Last year saw notable names like Carlos Mortensen, Andy Bloch, Michael Mizrachi, Annie Duke, Matt Hawrilenko, J.C. Tran, Shaun Deeb, Barry Greenstein, Eli Elezra, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Ivey reach Day 2, and many of those familiar faces will be in attendance here today. In addition, hundreds of amateurs and recreational players will convene in the Rio's Brasilia Room to try their hand at the slower, yet systematic, game known as Limit Hold'em
Check out the PokerNews daily update video to whet your appetite for today's Limit Hold'em action, and then keep it right here throughout the day for continuous coverage live from the WSOP's famed tournament floor.