Galen Hall has got off to a flying start and has already added to his stack by a third. He's sat two to the left of French pro Manuel Bevand so we expect a few battles between those two as the day goes on.
In the same section of the Amazon Room is a table where Joseph Cheong and Justin Smith are seated together. The latter was involved in a hand that saw the player under the gun raise to 300 and Smith called from three seats along. The flop came down , the initial raiser bet 350 and Smith called.
The turn was the and both players checked. The completed the board and both players checked again.
Smith's was stronger than the shown by his opponent and he rake in the pot.
We have also spotted British duo Mike Hill and Oliver Price in the Orange section of the room. Price recently finished fifth in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for a cool $158,064.