Today we will see players gather for Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em at the 45th Annual World Series of Poker. The price of registration gets you a starting stack of 4,500 chips, 60-minute levels, and a chance to be smiling proudly with one of those enviable gold bracelets at the end of it all, not to mention the prize money that comes with it.
This is the third full-ring, $1,500 buy-in, no-limit hold’em event of the 2014 WSOP besides the Millionaire Maker. Both of the previous ones have had fields of over 2,000 players and we expect the same or better for this event.
Last year, Jason Duval won this event. Duval, from Quebec, Canada, earned $521,202 when he became the last player with chips in a field of 2,115 players. It’s quite possible that we will see Duval entering this tournament today to try to defend his title, as we’ve seen him playing several other events in the series already.
Action gets under way at 12 noon and players will have to survive 11 levels before they will bag up their chips for Day 2. Follow the PokerNews live update blog throughout the day to stay caught up on the action.