We're not going to lie: today is going to be a very long, very trying, very exhausting day for the players that go deepest in this event. Play is scheduled to start at 3pm local time with 23 players left in the field. We could easily be looking at 12 (or more!) levels of play to play down to a champion. When breaks are factored in and you consider that this is a split-pot game, it will probably be after 5am by the time we're done.
But we're confident that none of the 23 returning players will think too much about the length of the day if they're still standing at the end. Michael Chow is the player who starts atop the counts today. You might remember Chow from Event 4, $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo, an event he won after defeating Dan Heimiller after a 3-hour heads-up match. Can Chow pull off an impressive double-win here today?
He'll have to get past a formidable field of 22 other competitors. See if you can find a soft spot by looking at the names in our Chip Counts page. We sure can't. It's going to be a slug-fest all the way to the bitter end. If you don't believe me, consider that yesterday was Eugene Katchalov was down to 1,000 in chips and posting the small blind during the 4,000-8,000 level. Today he starts with considerably more than 1,000 chips.
Cards are in the air at 3pm local time. Red Bull and greenies for the long night ahead start hitting our systems... now.