Event #5: €10,400 No-Limit Hold'em (Split Format)

An Apple a Day

• Nivå 2: 75-150, 0 ante

If you've been around a poker tournament any time in the last couple years, you're aware that Apple's iPad has become more essential equipment at the tables than, say, deodorant. A quick scan of the room sees at least a half-dozen players multi-touch gesturing their way through this Day 1.

Jason Mercier is rocking the white-iPad-against-black-rail look, and he's got a game of Chinese Poker up on his screen. Not coincidentally, Nenad Medic is also playing a little 13-card poker a couple tables away, and we think there's a fair chance that the two have some side-wagering going on between them.

Alex Kostritsyn appears to be catching up on the forums over in the corner of the room, and both Jon Aguiar and Dan Shak are doing a little Twittering from his iPad. It's normally finances for Shak, but today it's Randy Dorfman who's spending his time in between hands watching the NYSE ticker flash by.

Sam Stein has his iPad out, too, and he appears to be getting his soul crushed in a game of Hanging with Friends.

Our favorite iPad user in the room is Fabrice Soulier, though. The 2011 bracelet winner is fervently grinding through the updates on PokerNews as he plays. Hi, Fabrice!