Play got underway right on time. This is the poker world though, and such, is filled with poker players who are never on time. There are a lot of stacks being blinded away as they wait for their owners to turn up. Still there are some interesting tabled emerging already:
- Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Nengreau and Jason Mercier have each other for company in the far corner.
- Christian Harder, Shannon Shorr, and Mathew Frankland are situated at the table right in front of our desk.
- Chris Moorman will need headphones to block out the ever chatty Rob Perelman.
- Olivier Busquet, Stephen Chidwick and David "Doc" Sands make their table formidable.
- Matt Wood and Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein face-off.
- McLean Karr will know all about European heavyweights Annette Obrestad and Davidi Kitai after spending a lot of time touring the European tournament circuit.
- Two two Jasons, Koon and Sommerville, will surely lock horns at some point.