Good afternoon and welcome to the Hotel Majestic Barriere in Cannes, home of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). We have flown through six events, smashing all previous WSOPE attendance records while placing six gold bracelets on the wrists of Guillaume Humbert, Andrew Hinrichsen, Steve Billirakis and Tristan Wade. Who will be our seventh and final WSOPE bracelet winner of 2011? Well it's main event time so let's start working it all out!
Yesterday a staggering 310 players strolled through the sunshine to play in Day 1a. 173 players survived the 90-minute levels with Jamie Rosen finishing on top of that particular list. Day 1b is notoriously bigger than Day 1a but we doubt that will be the case this time around. That being said its 11.13 (CET) and 165 players have already registered making the 2011 WSOPE Main Event the biggest and baddest in its short history.
Players registered to fiddle with their chips and fling their cards are Andrew Hinrichsen, Shawn Buchanan, Matt Giannetti, Brian Hastings, McLean Karr, Benny Spindler, Victor Ramdin and Fabrice Soullier.
Action starts at 12:00 (CET) with or without you, so don't be late.