It's that time of year again. You know, the time where poker players from all over the world converge on the gambling capital of the world - Las Vegas. They're all coming over for one thing - to get a shiny piece of hardware to add to their wrists. Wish you could be there? You can! You have until July 1 to compete in the PokerStars Main Event Passport promo and choose the World Series of Poker as your event.
Members of Team PokerStars Pro have been trickling in to Las Vegas, to get set up for the WSOP.
Earlier this week, Team Pro Vanessa Rousso helped fellow Team Pro Vanessa Selbst move into their Vegas home.
"Helped one of my new WSOP roomies @vanessaselbst move in today then she showed off her mad kitchen skills! #impressed, pic.twitter.com/SaLol3Ld" tweeted Rousso. It's not just Vanessa-squared, Team Pro Liv Boeree, (who recently test drove an AMG SLS in Cannes), will be joining them, as well as Maria Ho. They're calling it the "PowerHouse of Dreams."
It's not just the ladies who are getting ready for the long summer, Bertrand Grospellier has also landed in Las Vegas, tweeting, "Boarding final flight from Miami to Las Vegas right now. Couldn't be more excited to be back ! @WSOP here I come ! #Actiontime #ready."
The pros who are already in Las Vegas, found other ways to bide their time. Daniel Negreanu added a little golf to his schedule, and gives us a sneak peek at what his workout regimen will be during the summer. "No idea how but in my 9th golf rd this year I shot an 89. Previous best was 96! I'm going to golf some during the insanity which is the WSOP."
Negreanu was in action at the Rio later in the week, "Just attended the WSOP orientation and spoke to the dealers. Exciting just to walk in the Rio #DNegsGrind2012" (Don't forget to use that hashtag this summer.)
Speaking of hashtags, Jason Mericer will be #bracelethunting this year at the Rio, according to his Twitter account.
Even though a good chunk of the Team Pro roster is in Las Vegas, the PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour just finished up in Punta del Este, Uruguay and one Team PokerStars Pro has a lot more money to pack for the WSOP now. Angel Guillen finished runner-up in the main event.
As for the rest of the Team Pros, you'll be able to catch a glimpse of your favorite this summer, and if you can't make it, you should check out the live blog to stay updated on how your favorite pro is doing.