Among the recent entries is Rob Mizrachi, who has been one of the most successful players in the short history of dealer's choice events at the World Series of Poker. He won the inaugural $1,500 event in 2014, then finished in third place the following year.
Iraj Parvizi potted from under the gun in a big pot against the player on the button. The dealer announced it as 18,250, and the board read . The player on the button thought for a couple of minutes and folded, saying he had a big hand. Parvizi claimed afterwards that he had the nut flush and the nut low.
There was a stud pot with over 10,000 in the middle being contested by three players. Mikko Hirvonen bet on the end after a player with open tens checked and a third player folded. The player with tens called.