We're just about ready to begin here in Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed). It just so happens that outside of Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em, and Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, this event represents the largest buy-in tournament for players looking test their skills.
Every year's the high buy-in six handed events bring in the best of the internet wizards and old school pros. This year should be no different. Last year Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed took place just before the Main Event and it was none other than Greg Merson who took it down for $1,136,197. Immediately following his win in that, he proceeded to take down the biggest prize in poker, the Main Event where he locked up another $8,531,853. We'll be keeping a close eye on the field tonight to see if Merson does in fact come to defend his first title.
Could this year have a similar story? Will the person who takes down this event take down the Main Event once again? While unlikely, only time will tell. If you want to find out, make sure you stay with us here at PokerNews.com where we'll be bringing you updates from all throughout the day, here on Day 1 of Event #52.
Play begins in just under an hour with the players starting with 75,000 in tournament chips and we'll be here for the whole day, so make sure to stay tuned.