Welcome to the second event at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe. Today's event should pack the tournament rooms here in Cannes from wall to wall on what is expected to be the largest tournament field in WSOP Europe history.
Back in 2009, the WSOP staff added a £1,000 buy-in event to the schedule. That event in 2009 was won by JP Kelly and he bested the largest-ever WSOP Europe field at 608 entrants. For his win back in 2009, Kelly took home £136,803. The smallest event previously was a £1,500 one in 2008.
As it stands right now, there's already around 275 players signed up for today's flight alone, meaning this should easily become the biggest. This year the buy-in is a little bit less because it's in Euros and not British Pounds and that's another reason this thing is going to explode.
Play is set to kick off here on Day 1a at noon local time and it's going to be a great one. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the coverage.