$170 + $30 Big Stack NL (2 Re-Entry)
The environment of the $75,000 guarantee is electric. Bust outs, re-entries, long lines, tournament tables in the high-limit room, and these are the sane parts of the event.
In the far reaches of the poker room, which is a mere steps away from The Signature Room, the electricity sparked a simple discussion into a major debate. It call comes down to a side pot that one player thought was short.
Julian Miranda (Union City, NJ), the birthday boy, was all in with J♣ 10♣ against player's A♣ K♣ and Miranda spiked a 10 to win the pot. "I would give it to you bro, but I don't have it," says Miranda who more than tripled his 5,075 all-in bet.
The entire table, including pro Gordon Eng, are adamant that Miranda won his fair share, but the floor personnel was making sure everything is square. "I was just trying to go play craps," says Miranda, who has mixed feelings about all the drama.
In the end, the floor restores order, the players calm down and everyone is satisfied with the net results. So all the chaos was much to do about nothing.
The unofficial numbers have the total entries closing in on the 1,000 player mark, but it will be awhile until the cage confirms all the receipts.