The 2009 WSOP on ESPN kicks off tonight at 8pm ET with the $40,000 NLH event won by Vitaly Lunkin.
At the time, we described it as a “ratings killer.” Not much has changed since, although there are a few storylines that could be interesting. Our guess is the main focus will be put on the three young gunsTM—Isaac Haxton, Justin Bonomo, and Dani “Ansky” Stern (two Ansky references in one day?)–while weaving in the Greg Raymer finishing third as a big story. And no, we’re not rocket scientists for figuring that out.