The madness started just over a week ago with 6,358 players. By the end of play early Saturday morning at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the number was cut to 112. Needless to say, the atmosphere is electric at the Rio Hotel and Casino.
The live reporting log at Poker News described railbirds "backed up five and six rows deep, standing on chairs and peering over shoulders, trying to catch a glimpse of the heart-wrenching action taking place just a few feet beyond the ropes. Each announcement of, 'All in and call!' draws a flock of spectators, cameramen, and reporters alike."
To get us caught up on the action, Dave Curley, the media representative of the World Series of Poker, joined us on "Sports Overnight America." Dave had all the scoops, including the incredible story of Hal Ludarsky, who is legally blind and finished 197th in his first main event. You can listen to our 17-minute interview with Dave by clicking here.