Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

First Six-Handed Tournament Set To Go

Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em begins shortly at 12 p.m. here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the first six-handed event of this year's WSOP.

Every event at the 45th annual World Series of Poker has attracted large fields so far this year. It wouldn’t be a great surprise to see this one attract a big field, too, and perhaps top the 1,069 entries from last year when John Beauprez won this event to take home $324,764 after beating Manig Loeser heads-up to win.

The six-max format of the game has become wildly popular online over the last few years, so expect some wizards to demonstrate their skills on the felt. There should be lots of juicy action as players open up their ranges and get involved in a lot more pots than in the full ring version of the game.

Players begin with 4,500 chips with blinds starting at 25/25. There are ten 60-minute levels of play scheduled for today which may increase to 11 if there are a large number of entrants. Players get a 20-minute break after every two levels and an hour dinner break after Level 6. You know the drill by now... so let’s get the cards in the air!

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be bringing you full coverage of Event #11 over the next three days, so keep it right here as the first week of the 2014 series draws to a close.