After the Opening Ceremonies and parade of players, 15 regulars were joined by 3 subs (Keith M., Keith C. and Kevin A.) At the end of the night, Mike M. and Kevin A. went heads up for the title. But rather than battle it out, they agreed to chop the money and played the final hand face up. Mike won the hand but having agreed to give the odd chopped dollar to Kevin, he became the first winner to earn less money than second place. Jason Ta. took down third place for $165 and Season 8 Champion Mike T. limped in to 4th place and a $120 payday after losing some very big pots at the wire.
Event 1 will be a NLHE + rebuy tournament using the T100k blind schedule. Players chose to start with between T75k and T125k. If you are completely felted before the final table forms, you may rebuy at any stack.
For Event 1 of Season 9, you will be allowed to buyin for any of the following amounts: