Welcome back to The Rio for a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em tournament at the World Series of Poker. We’re expecting a huge field ready to take their shot at a big six-figure payday.
There will be plenty of amateur dreamers finding their way into this event, but we expect a large contingency of pros searching for a large score and the bracelet, as well.
Last year it was Athanasios Polychronopoulus who alphabetted his way through 2,104 other entrants to take home his second bracelet in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event and $518,755. Other $1,500 event winners from last year were Jonathan Taylor, Corey Harrison, Jason Duval, Jared Hamby, Barny Boatman, Brett Shaffer and Loni Harwood.
With a large field expected, we will also expect to play 11 levels today for the first day of this 3-day event.
Keep it here throughout the day to follow along with PokerNews' live coverage of Event #19, as cards will be in the air at 12 noon local time.