Some new faces have popped up in the Gold Section of the Brasilia Room. Bryan Micon started the day in the Pavilion but now resides in the Gold Section at Table 1.
The French are in Las Vegas en force and we have just spotted Lucien Cohen sitting at Table 3 with only 975 chips in front of him. Cohen won $1,197,719 when he trumped a field of 891 players to win the European Poker Tour (EPT) event in Deauville in 2011. During that run he used a big plastic black rat as his mascot - no sign of the rat today!
So Cohen is one Frenchman taking his seat in the Gold Section and Remy Biechel is one player who has taken an early bow. Biechel inconspicuous by his absence over at Table 18.
Another great player to just take his seat in the Gold Section is Ruben Visser. Visser had his best year yet when in 2011 he earned $428,373 to take his total earnings in live tournaments over the $1 million mark. That excellent run of form included a forty-fourth place finish in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $196,174, his only WSOP cash to date. Visser begins life at Table Thirteen.