May 23, 2004, 12:30 pm PST, Las Vegas
Ok, the big event for MZ starts in 21 minutes...These monitors showing the round timing are all over the place...This is his starting seat...and his starting "stack" ($10,000) ...and the room his table is in...
|Our star arrives...Let the
|This is pretty much the
scene for the next 12 hours..
|MZ's game is
"on"...he pulled in a nice load of chips in the first few
|After 1 hour and 40 minutes
of play, Round 1 ends...time for a 15 minute break...looking good!
|And we're back from
break...Back to the grind...After another 1 hour and 40 minute round (the
blinds are now 50-100), MZ is still holding on quite well!
|At the end of Round 3
(100-200 blinds), lot's of folks had busted out, and tables were regularly
being consolidated. MZ's table was split up...too bad; it was a GOOD
table...the move could make things tough! (It certainly made photographing
|With people dropping like
flies, the new table did not last long...early into Round 4 (there was a
whole 70 minute dinner break between Rounds 3 and 4, by the way) his table
split again...he'd ride the new table through the night...
|btw.. i saw Tobbie Maguire..but couldn't get a picture! A number of other names of note that were around .... Rob and Amber from Survivor, Ben Afflack, Amarillo Slim, Dutch Boyd, Matt Damon, Phil Ivey|
|During this crueling 5 1/2 hours
between 8:00 pm and 1:30 am, MZ's table had camera's around it a few
times! Tune in June 8 on ESPN.
|With $19,000 entering Round
6, uncertianty was in the air.... BUT...MZ triumphed, ending with a
personal WSOP best at the end of 6 rounds of $48,125!!!!!!!!! Of over 1200
players starting today, there are less then 550 remaining. Only 33 from
yesterday's 1200 (down to 580) players ended up with more then
$48,000. Day 2 starts in less then 12 hours...