$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Dempsey in the House

We saw a big stack over at Table 25 but no one sitting in the seat. We've been told it belongs to James Dempsey. We're not quite sure how we missed him for so long, but it appeared the World Poker Tour 2011 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic Champion is here. If you recall, Dempsey overcame a tough final table that included Antonio Esfandiari, Soi Nguyen, Vanessa Selbst, and Andrew Lichtenberger to win the $812,612 first-place prize.

Chip stacks