Welcome to Day 1a of Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2011 World Series of Poker. With this being the first $1,000 event of the Series and having two starting days, you can expect a massive turnout of payers. Last year, this event attracted 4,345 players with Aadam Daya taking home over $625,000 for first place!
This year should be much of the same numbers wise. Most of the fields so far have been up in numbers, with the others still showing a lot of interest as well. We can expect to see another 1,500-2,000-player field today to kick off this event while the other half will be rolling in on Day 1b.
Things are set to kick off at 12:00 PM PT and you can bet that PokerNews will be on hand to bring you all of the live coverage from the tournament floor.