Ville Wahlbeck has arrived and is walking around between the tables reuniting with fellow players. He's yet to register for the event but will be doing so shortly, thereby increasing the field by one more formidable mixed-game player. Wahlbeck won a bracelet in 2009 in the $10K 8-game event, the same year he final tabled $10K events in seven-card stud, 2-7 no-limit draw, and the $50K H.O.R.S.E. event.
He stopped by Erick Lindgren's table to congratulate him on winning his second WSOP bracelet in Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six-Handed) this summer.
"You're looking fresh," said Lindgren after thanking Wahlbeck, and the latter explained he had only just arrived yesterday. "That's the plan," added Wahlbeck, and both nodded as Wahlbeck continued his walk, obviously not in a big hurry to sit down. Indeed, with five days' worth of poker ahead for those making the final table in this one, the Poker Players' Championship is indeed more a marathon than a sprint.