Eyes lit up and fans started smiling as two tall gentleman made their way through the Amazon Room to their designated tables.
These tall gentlemen are none other than Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan who, unfortunately for the crowd, got seated at two tables far removed from where spectators can follow the action.
Hellmuth was the first to reach his table, and the player to his left immediately broke out in a full-throated, "Oh my god!"
"Did you just show up?" the player asked, and Hellmuth kindly smiled and nodded.
The players at the table were awestruck, but it won't take long for them to tangle with the 13-time bracelet winner as if he's just another player.
A very jovial Tom Dwan sat down at an adjacent table and he started chatting with his good friend Jon Aguiar right away. Aguiar got a hold of Dwan's chip bag and joked that it might be worth something on eBay if Dwan were to sign it. Dwan jokingly declined but it seems like the superstar's in a good mood with about three and a half hours of play left on Day 1c.