No breakout stars in the vein of a Rebecca Sealfon, and nothing as perversely entertaining as the fainting kid last year. But this was the best competition I've seen in years. Samir Patel has "it" and is eligible for three more years. Bet the ranch on him to take it next year.
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/poker/news/story?id=6614429 Essentially, Ivey is sitting out the WSOP and is suing Tiltware, who handles the money for Full Tilt Poker, as US based players haven't been paid since Black Friday hit.