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Five Masseuses Are Better Than One

Professional masseuses are available to players during the WSOP at the rate of $2 per minute. During the last break of Event #51 ($3,000 Triple-Chance No-Limit Hold'em), Billy Kopp hired five masseuses to give his friend Ryan Welch a massage to loosen him up for his heads-up match. At $10 a minute, it would cost $200 for the entire 20-minute break. But if Welch can go on to win the WSOP bracelet, it'll seem like a bargain.