Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Second Time Bigger Than the First

• Taso 2: 25-50, 0 ante

The first $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event of the 2012 World Series of Poker was won by Brent Hanks and attracted 2,101 players. Hanks won over $500,000, but the winner here is going to get even more money.

We're just over halfway through the second level of the day and the field size is already larger than Event 2's was. The tournament board reads that 2,130 players have currently registered and that number will only be growing with another two and a half levels of late registration.