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The River Poker Series Main Event Set to Start!


Welcome to PokerNews' coverage of the 2012 River Poker Series Main Event!

The WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma is the place to be for the next five days as the River Poker Series Main Event is set for kickoff. With a guaranteed prize pool of $2,500,000, you wont find a bigger guaranteed prize pool anywhere in the country. Last year, Bronson Tucker topped the 1,355-player field to collect a first-place prize of $640,400.

The $2,100 Main Event will consist of three Day 1 flights, followed by Day 2 on Sunday and Day 3 on Monday when a champion will emerge. The players are filling into the room as we speak and among those we have seen are Maria Ho, David "ODB" Baker, and TJ Cloutier. Others that will be participating either today or on one of the other Day 1 flights include Vanessa Selbst, David "Doc" Sands, Allen Kessler, and Greg Raymer. Plenty of the WSOP circuit grinders will be here, too, as Jacob Bazeley, Aaron Massey, and Kurt Jewell are also in town for the event.

This tournament is a re-entry tournament, so those who bust out today will be able to enter on either Day 1b, Day 1c, or both.

Play is expected to begin shortly and will last until either 10% of the field remains or until midnight, whichever arrives first. Be sure to keep it here at PokerNews throughout the day for updates on all of the exciting action!