6/24/10 – Please note that beginning today we are running a 2011 WSOP early qualifier. Yes it says 2011. View all the info here. 

Wednesday afternoon saw the start of  competition for which 2,521 entrants signed up, many of them big names in international poker.
 
Seen in the throng were Faraz Jaka, Jonathan Little, Shane Schleger, Jeff Madsen, Gavin Smith, Joe Sebok, Dwyte Pilgrim, Tony Dunst, Andrew Lichtenberger, Shaun Deeb, Isaac Haxton, Bertrand Grospellier, Neil Channing and Jeff Sarwer.
 
On the glamorous distaff side were Jennifer Tilly, Shannon Elizabeth, Svetlana Gromenkova, Kara Scott and Tiffany Michelle.
 
Eight levels later, late Wednesday night the massive field was down to 470 – an average attrition rate of around 4 eliminations a minute!
 
Leading the field was Darren Spurlock on 105,000, pursued by Joe Ressler on 78,000.

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