The final table of this event will be broadcast on ESPN on Aug. 3, but fans can watch the first two days streamed live on ESPN3.com starting at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday. The feature table on Day 1 will include Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, Bertrand Grospellier, Doyle Brunson, Howard Lederer, Joe Hachem, Antonio Esfandiari, T.J. Cloutier and Scotty Nguyen. Four levels will be played on Sunday, and the final table, which will be played out on July 4, will be reached on Monday.
Here are the two nonfeatured tables:
• Table 2: Joe Cada, Johnny Chan, Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel and online qualifier Andrew Barton
• Table 3: Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Greg Raymer, Barry Greenstein, Allen Cunningham, Sammy Farha, Dan Harrington, Mike Sexton and Barry Shulman.
You can watch the event here.
Phil Ivey's win
We know that you've wanted to see the key moments during Phil Ivey's run through the final table in the $3,000 HORSE Event 37. Well, we have a little something for you. Here's a look at Ivey's final-table victory, including commentary by one of Ivey's closest friends and competitors, Barry Greenstein.
The Tournament of Champions is the only event beginning Sunday at the Rio. Here's a look at the events that are currently in progress:
Event 45, $1,500 no-limit hold 'em: Sam Trickett hopes to continue the year of the Brit, as he takes the chip lead into the final day of play in Event 45. Only 35 players remain, and among the notables in contention, Dutch Boyd will go for his second bracelet of the series, Alex Outhred will try to produce another result for our year of redemption, and Thomas Bichon will try to take something down for Team PokerStars Pro. First place in this event is $721,373. John Juanda cashed in this event to take the lead in the player of the year race.
Event 46, $5,000 pot-limit Omaha split eight-or better: Maybe Erik Seidel wasn't happy with sharing fifth on the all-time bracelet list with Phil Ivey. Seidel finds himself as one of the 21 who remain in contention for the Event 46 bracelet, and a win here would be No. 9 for the quiet assassin. Sergey Altbregin leads the way, but there are quite a number of notables in the field. Perry Green, who hasn't won a bracelet since 1979, is in third and going for his fourth title. Leif Force and Andy Black are the year of redemption members for this event, while Barry Greenstein is the short stack and is looking for his first final table of the series. There are also significant player of the year implications form this event with Dan Heimiller and Allen Kessler still alive. Heimiller is going for his third final table of the series, while Kessler is making his seventh cash.
Event 47, $1,000 no-limit hold 'em: The fifth $1,000 stimulus event of the series had a small opening day with 1,759 players buying in. Only 310 of those players moved on, and notables include Antonio Esfandiari, Jeff Sarwer, last week's $1,000 champion Scott Montgomery and Matt Glantz. Day 1B begins Sunday, and it looks as though we'll see the first under-3,000-player field in the $1,000 events this time around.
Event 48, $2,500 mixed event: The second eight-game mix tournament of the WSOP featured a field of 453 players to create a prize pool of $1,041,900. Jared Jaffee leads the field of 192 that made it through to Day 2. Not one of those players: Tom Dwan. His bracelet bet doesn't look too good at the moment with only nine more events to be played in Las Vegas.