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World Series of Poker main event begins in Vegas

2010-07-06 15:40:06 GMT2010-07-06 23:40:06 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Norwegian cross country skier Petter Northug competes on the first day of the 41st annual World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada July 5, 2010. It is expected that 6,000 to 7,000 players will pay the $10,000 buy-in to enter the tournament, officials said. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Actor and comedian Ray Romano of the U.S. competes on the first day of the 41st annual World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada July 5, 2010. It is expected that 6,000 to 7,000 players will pay the $10,000 buy-in to enter the tournament, officials said.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

German poker professional Sandra Naujoks competes during the first day of the 41st annual World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada July 5, 2010. It is expected that 6,000 to 7,000 players will pay the $10,000 buy-in to enter the tournament, officials said.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Poker professional Mike "The Mouth" Matusow of the U.S. celebrates a winning hand during the first day of the 41st annual World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada July 5, 2010. It is expected that 6,000 to 7,000 players will pay the $10,000 buy-in to enter the tournament, officials said.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Poker players compete on the first day of the 41st annual World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada July 5, 2010. It is expected that 6,000 to 7,000 players will pay the $10,000 buy-in to enter the tournament, officials said.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Norwegian cross country skier Petter Northug competes on the first day of the 41st annual World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada July 5, 2010. It is expected that 6,000 to 7,000 players will pay the $10,000 buy-in to enter the tournament, officials said.

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