Two tables of late entrants just started off at the beginning of the second level and we found three known players. Dan Shak is sitting at table #352 while both Tyler Bonkowski and JC Tran took their seats at table #353.
Bonkowski is not a house hold name like JC Tran, but last year he broke onto the scene when he won the $3,000 Limit Hold'em event at the WSOP. The Canadian took home a $220,817 first place prize, which is his largest cash to date. Bonkowski also had a deep run in last year's Main Event finishing 60th for another $130,997.
Tran is someone we all know from having massive results in the post-Moneymaker years. In 2007 Tran had his best year winning a World Poker Tour in Reno for $683,473, and finishing runner-up to Eric Hershler in the Los Angeles Poker Classic Main Event for $1,177,010. In total Tran has over $8.2 in live tournament earnings.
Plenty of big names in today's event so far but we expect to see even more towards the end of registration.