With 89 events this summer, you could be forgiven for thinking that some of the big-name players you’d normally expect to see clamoring for every bracelet might ease themselves in. After all, the Player of the Year race is a marathon, not a sprint, and not everyone plays for seven weeks straight. Not a bit of it.


The 50th annual World Series of Poker is back, and it seems like everyone wants a piece of the action from the very first hand.

If Daniel Negreanu was getting excited about Dan Shak’s ability to gamble, then another legend, 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, was getting sentimental.

Seems like fans can’t get enough of the big names, with the rail three-deep to witness the last few tables in the $10k Super Turbo Bounty Event.


Meanwhile, it’s been a great start to the $25k Fantasy Draft for Team Negreanu, Team Noori and Team Poker Central, all of whom kick off the campaign with 12 points thanks to the strong performances of Darren Elias, Ben Yu, and Nick Schulman. You can keep an eye on how it all plays out right here.


Day 2 will see the first live final table of the World Series streamed via PokerGO and CBS All Access, as well as three other events being in action: Day 2 of the $500-entry Casino Employees Event (Event #1), and Day 1 of both the ‘Big 50’ and $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better (Event #4). The Big 50 event is sure to be a special one, if only for the incredible $5,000,000 guarantee placed on the event.

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