In a tournament this size, with this buy in and with this variation of games it's hard to find any soft tables. A first look around the room, with many open seats still left to be filled at every table, we already spotted some very interesting matchups.
The 2011 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. champion Fabrice Soulier came to play today and he's facing some tough competition as David 'Bakes' Baker and Barry Greenstein are sitting on his immediate left. Also on this table we spotted Scott Abrams, Frankie O'Dell and Don Nguyen. The latter finished second in last year's $50,000 Players Championship.
Mister Phil Ivey came to play bright and early and he's facing Melissa Burr on his immediate left and John Monnette.
Rob Mizrachi took his seat right at the start and he's facing Miami John Cernuto, Jeremy Ausmus and Jared Jaffe.
Many players are still strolling into the tournament room and in a few hours we're sure to see some more very tough matchups develop.