2011 World Series Of Poker
July 12, 2011 by staff
2011 World Series Of Poker, In the midst of a difficult economic and legal turmoil in online poker, there were questions about whether this year’s World Series of Poker 2011 would have a significant impact on participation. However, players must ante-ed up.
Main Event this year, the last and largest of 58 WSOP events, has attracted 6865 entries. That’s less than last year (7319), but the field remains the third time for 10,000 and buy-in event at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The winner will win one and 8.77 million. Total awards and is about 64.5.
In 58 events in general, reports a record 75,672 WSOP entries. That surpasses the previous record of 72,966 for 57 events a year ago. Total prize this year of about 192 million and also a record.
“We met our own expectations and crushed everybody else,” said Ty Stewart, executive director of the WSOP. “So I think it was an exhibition about how poker has become global. We are very proud that people have been labeled in poker or the World Series of Poker as a fashion … for most of a decade. And we year after year to set records and view the event bigger and bigger and represented by more countries around the world. ”
In April, federal authorities indicted 11 owners and founders of the three largest online poker companies doing business in the U.S. Many players have been unable so far to withdraw money they had on deposit in online poker accounts. That fueled speculation assistance may be by this summer’s World Series.
The main event began with four flights from Thursday to Sunday. With 897 entries and 978 on Day 1A Day 1B, the decline seemed at first as a possibility. However, the last two days, as are the largest general. This year will amplify this trend.
The main event on Saturday attracted 2181 entries. Sunday’s total entry of 2802 was the highest figure for an opening day of the WSOP.
The survivors from Days 1A and 1C will be combined for their second day of play today. Day 1B and 1D survivors play again on Tuesday.
In the 6865 entries, 4541 remain in the race.
Survivors are four of the last five champions: Joe Hachem (2005), Jamie Gold (2006), Cada (2009) and Jonathan Duhamel (2010),
The top 693 finishers will earn money, ranging from 8.77 million for the first and up to 19,359 for 622-693 places.
The field played down to nine finalists on July 19. Then, the tournament will recess until the final table in November.
Through 57 events of the WSOP this year, here’s the breakdown of the winners of nationality: United States (37), Canada (5), Ukraine (4), France (4), Britain (3), Russia (3), Brazil (1), Pakistan (1) and Sweden (1)
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