Event 34 - $3,000 Limit Holdem

More Names

Amir Vahedi, Eric Seidel, Melissa Hayden, Kenna James, J.C. Alvarado and Shawn Keller (twin brother of Thomas "Thunder" Keller, have been spotted in the Player's Pavilion.

We'll be bringing you our first round of chip counts and action hands shortly.

Field Taking Shape

Here are some of the names we've seen thus far:

Annie Duke, Minh Ly, Marco Traniello, Dutch Boyd and Ted Forrest. There's a good chance we may get some late entries, as players bust out of the other events that are running simultaneously.

Bill Chen Ready to Defend his Title

Bill Chen won two WSOP bracelets in 2006 and one of them was in this very event (the other was for the $2,500 Short-handed No-Limit Hold'em event).

Chen has taken his seat in the Player's Pavilion, ready to try and win his second $3,000 Limit Hold'em tournament in as many years.

Tags: Bill Chen

Shuffle Up and Deal

Event #34, the $3,000 Limit Hold'em tournament, is officially underway. All tables are currently being played in the Player's Pavilion, as a majority of the tables in the Amazon Room are being used by the Pot-Limit Omaha, Seven Card Stud, and Heads-Up Championship events.

In just a few minutes, we'll let you know who's ponied up the $3,000 buy-in to take a shot at winning bracelet #34 of the 2007 WSOP.

Join Us at 5pm For Limit Holdem

The $3,000 Limit hold em tournament, the next on our schedule, will begin at 5pm tonight. Well bring you all the check raising action starting at 5pm Las Vegas time.