Today on The Final Table, we continued our coverage of the 2011 World Series Of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas as it approaches the beginning of the Main Event on Thursday. We discussed the tremendous turnout they’re continuing to get, as well as the guy who made the final table of the Ladies Event, and Doyle Brunson’s announcement that he won’t play this year’s Main Event.

In our guest segments, we gleaned some terrific advice from two tournament pros.

First, we talked with Tony Dunst, who does the Raw Deal segments on World Poker Tour telecasts (one of the reasons their ratings are up 35% this season) and has some good advice for anyone planning on playing the Main Event for the first time. He also explained why he only plays no-limit hold’em tournaments, and whether any poker pros have complained to him about his hand analysis on those WPT broadcasts.

Then, we brought in Dwyte Pilgrim, who has been on a remarkable run for the last two years, with big scores in WSOP Circuit and WPT tournaments, including an event he won earlier this year and “shocked the world.” Dwyte also offered some Main Event strategy and talked about the difficulties of being a pro on the tournament circuit.

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