As we walked up to Table 1 the flop was already out in a pot between Pascal Lefrancois and Frederic Steffens. Lefrancois checked on and Steffens bet 425. Lefrancois called before both of them checked the on the turn. The completed the board and Lefrancois checked again. Steffens bet 500 and Lefrancois check-raised to 3,000.
"You got me," Steffens said before he slid his cards into the muck.
Actor Aaron Paul, a well-known poker aficionado, has just taken his seat at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas. The Breaking Bad star is wearing sunglasses and has his face tucked away under a big hat, but he couldn't escape our attention.
Paul isn't the only known player to sit down. A league of others have joined him to battle it out on Day 1b today. Here's an early look:
Day 1b of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas is set to kick off at 11 a.m. on the dot! The field on Day 1a attracted 229 players, up from 210 at 2016’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Last year, Day 1b brought in 700 players, meaning if that number is also surpassed, the field could very well cross 1,000 players.
Defending champion Mike Watson, was eliminated early on in the day, opening up a spot for a new winner to claim the title. Other notable players to hit the rail included Friend of PokerStars and pro golfer, Sergio Garcia, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion, Joe McKeehen, and Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier.
While many familiar faces fell on Day 1a, some new ones will emerge today. This includes actor Aaron Paul, 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion and Team PokerStars Pro, Chris Moneymaker and 2016 EPT Prague High Roller Champion, William Kassouf, to name a few.
Play begins at 11 a.m. and players will complete a total of eight levels. Everyone will begin with a stack of 30,000 and will begin at 50/100 with no ante. Levels will be a total of 75 minutes long.
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