With only 695 players now remaining in the 2011 WSOP Main Event, tournament director Jack Effel has instructed the players and the crowd as to how hand-for-hand play works. For those new to the game, here's a quick rundown:
- Each dealer will be given a countdown from three, then when the tournament says "Go", the dealers will each deal one hand at their table.
- At the completion of each hand, the dealers will stand up and once all the dealers are standing, another hand will be dealt, and so on in this fashion, until the bubble bursts.
- Should two or more players bust at the same table, the finishing positions will be determined by chip count.
- Should two or more players bust at the same, but on different tables, the players will tie for the relevant finishing position (and for any money, as the case may be).
- During hand-for-hand play, players may not move from their seats. Players out of their seats during hand-for-hand play will receive a penalty.
So with all that, let's get back to the action!