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The World Series of Poker is the largest, richest and most prestigious poker tournament schedule series in the world awarding millions of dollars in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelets, universally recognized as poker’s top prize. This summer the world’s biggest poker festival will begin on May 31st at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and will conclude with the main event running from July 7th until July 19, when only nine players will remain. The WSOP final table will be played Nov. 5th through Nov.7th and is expected to award millions of dollars to the winners. Last year Jonathan Duhamel won the main event for $8.9 million! WSOP 2010 attracted almost 73,000 entrants from 117 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and awarded over $187 million in prize money.
A total of 58 coveted gold bracelets will be up for grabs in 2011 – one more than last year. The WSOP will kick off on May 31st with a $25,000 buy-in heads-up no-limit Holdem championship. Another exciting event on the poker tournament schedule is the $50K Poker Players Championship which features an 8-game format – the true test of the game’s greatest all-around player. In addition, this year there are even more short-handed and non-holdem tournaments like the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha/Six-Handed Event.
"Something for everyone is the best way to describe the 2011 World Series of Poker schedule,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel, who will supervise the event for the sixth consecutive year. Just like last year, there are plenty of low buy-in tournaments which are expected to gather enormous fields and create huge prize pools. The opening weekend, June 4th-5th, features a $1,000 No-Limit Holdem tournament, which in the past has drawn more than 6,000 entrants!
The 2011 WSOP promises amazing structures and starting chips with all gold bracelet events having triple the buy-in in starting chips and deep structures, providing plenty of play. Furthermore, the maximum a playing day will last will be 10 levels each day, irrespective of the number of players remaining. This new policy includes re-starts and final table days which will ensure tournament play each day concludes at approximately 3:00 AM for re-starts and allow a 12-hour break before play resumes.
Pokerguru is confident that with each year passing, more Indian poker players will be storming the WSOP tables and winning bracelets. Hopefully, WSOP 2011 will be a success for Indian poker players as many are already set to go – Lawrence Sanjay and Rajesh Goyal have their seats in the Main Event, as well as our own Team Pokerguru Player Aditya Agarwal who will certainly be leading the pack. There are plenty of ways to go to the World Series of Poker – The Shark is planning to organize satellites to the WSOP, moreover, all online sites offer satellites with a wide range of buy-ins to the WSOP. For more information on the best online poker websites and special offers to Pokerguru members visit our Online Poker section.