Rain brings the Main Event to a halt (again)

Not for the first time, severe weather caused a power cut and forced the WSOP Main Event to finish early for the night.

The very unexpected sight of rain in Las Vegas has caused the World Series of Poker Main event to come to a halt. 

Heavy rain in Nevada saw water coming in through the roof of the Rio directly onto the tables:

Which then led to major power cuts in a lot of the card rooms, though it didn't stop everyone from playing (some dealers and players opting to use their smartphones to light up their tables):

The players have now been sent home early in the Main Event, with 111 players remaining on Day 5. This means invariably that tomorrow will be a long day at the Rio in order for the event to stay on course for its projected finish on Saturday night. 

This is not the first time rain has stopped play at the World Series of Poker, the exact same thing happened in 2015 during Day 1B of the Main Event. 

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