The four most famous words in poker, uttered by one of the most famous men in poker, kicked off the 2008 World Series of Poker just moments ago at the Amazon Room at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino.
“Shuffle up and deal,” announced 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Doyle Brunson
, after being introduced with a serenade from the University of Las Vegas-Nevada marching band.
Also in the field was another player with impressive World Series credentials. 1998 World Series MVP Orel Hershiser
found himself at a table with Phil Ivey
in the early stages of the tournament.