6/25/10 – Please note that beginning today we are running a 2011 WSOP early qualifier. Yes it says 2011. View all the info here. 

Last year’s field of 527 in event 44, the $2 500 buy-in Mixed Hold'em competition was not beaten this year, with registrations at 507 when cards hit the air Thursday afternoon.
 
In this event, players have to move back and forth between no-limit and fixed-limit hold'em every half hour, with 60 minute levels.
 
The 2010 field may be smaller, but there was no shortage of star-power, with the following seen taking their seats as Day 1 kicked off Justin Bonomo, Issac Haxton, Kevin Saul, Terrence Chan, Erica Schoenberg, Dwyte Pilgrim, Alexander Gomes, Andy Black, Ylon Schwartz, Antonio Esfandiari, Bertrand Grospellier, Sorel Mizzi, Joe Sebok and Phil Ivey.
 
By late night Thursday Day 1 has been declared complete at level 10, with 70 players still battling for position and Eli Elezra in the lead on 181,000, chased by Jim Collopy (113,000).
 
Early casualties included Allen Cunningham, Antonio Esfandiari, David Williams, Joe Sebok, Michael Mizrachi, Sorel Mizzi, Tom Dwan and David Benyamine, 

Also See :

2010 WSOP News : Now Live. All events covered. Live news listings for the 2010 World Series of Poker, Direct from the Rio in Las Vegas. 2010 World Series of Poker updates. See only WSOP news.

2010 World Series of poker schedule. Find out what events are taking place. Schedule includes dates and times for the 57 events in the 2010 world series of poker

2010 World Series of Poker Satellites – Listing of online poker sites that are currently running 2010 World series of Poker qualifiers, freerolls and satellites