Not only was today the start of Day 1b of the Main Event, it was also the start of Event #12 $5,000 Chinese Poker. The game is popular among top poker players, as evidenced by that event's field. The game is played four handed, and by our count, there are 23 players currently seated including Barry Greenstein, Daniel Cates, Jason Gray, Jeffrey Lisandro, Sam Trickett, Eric Crain, Terrence Chan, Gary Benson, and Sebastian Ruthenberg.
Needless to say, that's some tough competition. We'll try to keep you updated on the Chinese Poker event as the day progresses.