WSOP Starts May 31

by | Published: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

The 42nd annual World Series of Poker begins on May 31 and will attract around 70,000 players and feature $180 million in prize money.

It’s not too late to qualify. 888poker 888poker still have WSOP prize packages up for grabs.

WSOP tournament director Jack Effel said he couldn’t be more excited ahead of what is tipped to be one of the biggest and best World Series’ yet.

“This is the year people are going to see how big poker has become around the world and what a juggernaut the modern World Series of Poker has become,” said Effel.

Fans of the WSOP will get greater access to all the WSOP action thanks to a new broadcast deal between the WSOP and ESPN.

“ESPN will be showing two episodes a week in prime time every Tuesday from July 26 through November 8. There will also be same day coverage of the Main Event from July 14-19,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.

There will be 58 events at the WSOP in 2011, with buy-ins ranging from $75 to $25,000.

We have compiled a list of the most notable events coming up at this year’s WSOP.

Date Event Buy-In
May 31st Event 2 – Heads Up NL Holdem Championship (256 Max) $25,000
June 3rd Event 7 – Pot Limit Holdem Championship $10,000
June 6th Event 11 – Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better Championship $10,000
June 9th Event 16 – 2-7 Lowball Championship $10,000
June 12th Event 21 – Seven Card Stud Championship $10,000
June 15th Event 27 – Limit Holdem Championship $10,000
June 18th Event 33 – Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better Championship $10,000
June 21st Event 37 – H.O.R.S.E Championship $10,000
June 24th Event 42 – Pot Limit Omaha Championship $10,000
June 27th Event 46 – No Limit Holdem (6 Handed Championship) $10,000
July 2nd Event 55 – The Poker Players Championship $50,000
July 7th Event 58 – WSOP Main Event – No Limit Holdem Championship $10,000

 

Players are reminded that it is not too late to qualify for the 2011 WSOP 888poker 888poker still has a number of packages up for grabs.

 

 

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