It seems like everyone has started the World Series on good terms, with less beef on ‘Poker Twitter’ than there was at Daniel Negreanu and Amanda Leatherman’s wedding. Maybe that’ll change in seven weeks time, but it’s hard not to smile when you see others so happy, and Day #2 of the 50th annual WSOP has continued in that vein.


Everyone wants to get in on the action as soon as they fly into Vegas, and Randy Lew is no different, having played the $10k Super-Turbo Bounty Event. ‘Nanonoko’ is pretty excited about the whole Vegas journey overall:


While Maria Ho has a WPT final table at HyperX eSports Arena to be cheerful about:



With a lot of players in town early, the Gavin Smith Memorial Tournament was one such occasion where the goodness of poker players’ generosity was alighted upon, with 150time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth even providing ‘MC’ duties for the fundraiser for Gavin’s children.

Day #3 of the 50th annual World Series of Poker is sure to be a full one, with the final day of the $500 Casino Employees Event, Day 1a and 2a of the Big 50 – which could push us closer to a brand new worldwide tournament attendance record – and Day 2 of the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better to come, the Rio will be as full as ever before.

Tune into all of today’s coverage courtesy of PokerGO and CBS All Access, and you’ll have the best seat in the house for the WSOP all summer long!

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