Photo Caption (Photo by Joe Giron for PokerNews/WSOP): For the second time this summer, the final table action had to be paused as the final tablists hit the hard stops. First, Joe Casidy and Scotty Nguyen duked it out in a fourth day of the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split Championship. Now, two days later, Stephen Chidwick, David Chiu, and Ylon Schwartz (L to R) will be the ones who need an extra day to play for the bracelet. To see more photos from the 2012 WSOP, please visit the official WSOP PHOTO BLOG.
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DAILY HEADLINES

 
4,128!  A Sea of Gray at the 2012 WSOP

2102 Seniors World Championship Smashes All-Time Record and Becomes Largest Single-Day Start in Poker History
 
Inaugural Four-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Event Live Streaming NOW
 
Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi is Earlier Leader in Deuce-to-Seven

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A SEA OF GRAY:  AN ASTOUNDING DAY IN POKER HISTORY

No poker event held anywhere, at any time in history, had more starters assembled in a single day than the 2012 Seniors World Championship, which began Friday.  A door-crushing 4,128 seniors flowed into the WSOP with the full force of a human tidal wave.  Amazingly, this was the biggest start day in poker history.  No previous tournament drew as big – not the 2006 WSOP Main Event, not the $1K Stimulus Special in 2009, not any of the monster-sized No-Limit Hold’em events spread during the height of the poker boom.  Indeed, it was a day to remember.  
 
For more on the massive event, see an excellent article on the record-busting SENIORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, posted HERE.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY


“Look at the bright side, Carlos.  Tonight, you’re going to bed broke, but at least you won’t go to bed curious.”

-- Gavin Smith to Carlos Mortensen (after watching the former World Champion call for his entire stack on the river, lose a big pot when his opponent had a huge hand -- and then hit the rail)

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THE WSOP TODAY – SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2012


9:00 AM
Today’s first tournament is a $75 buy-in TURBO MEGA-SATELLITE.

11:00 AM
EVENT #29, the $1,000 buy-in SENIORS WORLD POKER CHAMPIONSHIP (NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM) tournament, continues with the play of Day Two.  There are 462 players remaining from the record starting field of 4,128.  The current chip leader is Radwan Khuri.   Action takes place inside Amazon.  The Pavilion White and Black sections will be used for overflow.  This is a three-day event.  A full list of survivors and chip counts is available HERE.

12:00 NOON
EVENT #31 is a $1,500 buy-in NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM tournament that begins with the play of Day One.  Late registration will be available for this event up until about 4:40 pm.* Action takes place inside Brasilia.  The Pavilion White and Black sections will be used for overflow.  This is a three-day event.  

EVENT #31 UPDATES can be followed at WSOP.com.  Coverage includes chip counts as well as written updates supplied from the tournament floor by our friends at PokerNews.com.

The official Structure Sheet for EVENT #31 can be viewed HERE.
 
1:00 PM
EVENT #28, the $2,500 buy-in FOUR-HANDED NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM tournament continues with Day Three – including the final table.  There are 8 players remaining from the starting field of 750.  The current chip leader is Brendon Rubie.  Action will take place inside Amazon.  The full list of survivors and chip counts is availableHERE.

2:00 PM
EVENT #30, the $1,500 buy-in DEUCE-TO-SEVEN LOWBALL (NO-LIMIT) tournament continues with Day Two.  There are 66 players remaining from the starting field of 285.  The current chip leader is Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi.  Action will take place inside Amazon.  The list of survivors and chip counts is availableHERE

The first DAILY DEEP STACK NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM tournament begins.  The entry fee is $235.  Registration is open for four (30 minute) levels, plus one break – which means until about 4:20 pm.

2:20 PM
Phil Hellmuth's bracelet ceremony, which was originally scheduled for today, has been postponed. There will be no bracelet ceremony this afternoon.
 
4:00 PM
The first MEGA-SATELLITE begins.  The entry fee is $330
 
5:00 PM

EVENT #32 is a $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament that begins with the play of Day One.  Late registration will be available for this event up until about 9:40 pm.* Action takes place inside Amazon.  This is a three-day event.  

EVENT #32 UPDATES can be followed at WSOP.com.  Coverage includes chip counts as well as written updates supplied from the tournament floor by our friends at PokerNews.com.

The official Structure Sheet for EVENT #32 can be viewed HERE.

6:00 PM
The second DEEP STACK NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM tournament begins.  The entry fee is $185.  Registration is open for four (30 minute) levels, plus one break – which means until about 8:20 pm.

8:00 PM
The second MEGA-SATELLITE of the day begins.  The entry fee is $550.

10:00 PM
The third and final DEEP STACK NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM tournament begins at 10 pm.  The entry fee is $135.  Registration is open for four (30 minute) levels, plus one break – which means until about 12:20 am.

3:00 AM
All WSOP gold bracelet tournaments end for the night.

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* Please note that all listed times are estimates and subject to change
 
-- by Nolan Dalla