Day 2 is off and began with a blockbuster hand.
We spoke to the dealer afterward, and he couldn’t believe it (nor had seen such a quick exit). We don’t know if this is the first time a player has gone out ON HIS FIRST HAND OF THE MAIN EVENT, but we do know it’s the first time it’s happened while ESPN was rolling cameras. Watch for this one when Main Event TV coverage kicks off.
In Oliver Hudson’s spot at the featured table now is Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu and Farha should make some interesting TV. What a draw for ESPN.
Also playing today are Dutch Boyd, Phil Gordon, Vince Van Patten (or WPT fame), John Hennigan (about 5 feet away from us), Antonio Esfandiari, David Williams, Amir Vahidi, Men the Master, Young Phan, Chip Reese, Perry Friedman, Phil Hellmuth (supposedly, not here yet), Todd Brunson, Mimi Tran, Evelyn Ng, Katrina Jett, David Chiu, Peter Costa, Chris Moneymaker, and Blaire Rodman (sitting with 4th Streeter Dino at table 156, Von Sandman is conveniently located at 157). Dino has 6k, Sandman has 7,600.