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The day of reckoning has arrived. The 2011 WSOP schedule is now available! You have 58 chances to win a bracelet, and for pros like Durrrr and Phil Ivey, they have 58 chances to win millions in prop bets.
Event #1 of the WSOP kicks off on Tuesday, May 31st with the Casino Employees event and a newly added $25,000 Heads-Up NL fiesta.
The Main Event dates are July 7th through July 19th. Once again, Day 1 will be split into four flights (July 7, 8, 9, and 10).
The $50,000 Players' Championship (Mixed 8-Game) got pushed back to just before the Main Event.
For all of you budget players, there's at least 5 Donkulus ($1,000 NL) and 7 Donkaments ($1,500 NL). That's doesn't include the three other $1,500 NL events that are either 6-Handed, Shootout, and Triple Chance formats.
A few changes for 2011 that will include overall length of play each day and later registration times. According to Seth Palansky's press release:
Player comfort is also being addressed by new rules regulating the duration of daily play. Excluding the Main Event, gold bracelet tournaments will begin at 12 noon and 5 PM Pacific Time each day, with a maximum of 10-one hour levels being played for the noon starts; the 5 PM events will be comprised of a maximum of eight one-hour levels on Day 1. Day 1 play is expected to conclude at 12:45 AM for noon starts and 2:00 AM for the 5 PM starts. For those advancing past the first day, re-starts for noon bracelet events will be at 2:30 PM, and 5 PM tournaments will restart at 3 PM, with a maximum of 10 levels being played each day until a champion is crowned. The Main Event features two-hour levels, with play beginning at 12 noon each day.For more information on discount hotel bookings, pre-registration, and blind structures then visit the WSOP website.
Registration for all bracelet events will remain open through four levels of play – or until all available seats have been sold. This is twice as long as previous years. The only exception to this is the Main Event, which will remain open for it’s customary two levels (or four hours of play).
Click here for a complete 2011 WSOP Schedule.