At the front of the Orange Section in the Amazon Room tables are set up for late entrants to this tournament. One of the tables we just saw had four big name players and will be one to watch.
John Monnette is coming fresh of a deep run in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better tournament where he finished in 12th place. He cashed for $10,051, which is peanuts compared to the huge score he had last year winning the $2,500 8-Game tournamen at the WSOP for $278,144. Monnette is a multi game phenom having WSOP cashes in 11 different variations of poker.
Rep Porter also had an amazing WSOP last year winning the $2,500 Seven Card Razz tournament banking $210,615. This wasn't his biggest result at the Rio as he won the 2008 $1,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em tournament for $372,843.
Amnon Filippi has a long list of live tournament cashes, his biggest result coming in fourth at the 2007 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Filippi took home $586,080 and notched up many more big cashes over the years. As of today his live tournament earnings are just over $2.8 million.
The final big gun at this table is no other than Brandon Cantu. Cantu already has a small cash at this year's WSOP finishing 102nd in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Cantu had two WSOP bracelets under his belt winning the 2006 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em tournament for $757,839 and the 2009 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha hi/lo split tournament for $228,867. Cantu's biggest result dates back to 2008 when he won the WPT Bay 101 Championship Event taking home a cool million.
Plenty of big names in this tournament and the list will only get longer. Late registration is open for the first four levels of play.