2011 World Series of Poker Begins Today

Jon Duhamel
Defending world champion Jon Duhamel.

The biggest poker tournament series in the world begins today at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and PokerListings.com is on location reporting.

The 2011 World Series of Poker kicks off with two very different events: The $500 Casino Employees event and the $25,000 Heads-Up world championship.

58 bracelet events in total will be played between today and July 19, concluding with the $10,000 Main Event beginning July 7.

Just like the previous three years the Main Event will follow the ‘November Nine’ format once it reaches the final nine players on July 19.

Those nine will take almost four months off before returning to Las Vegas in November to decide the 2011 world champion of poker.

Other highlights of the 2011 WSOP include the $50,000 Players Championship, the most exclusive and expensive event at the World Series, and nine additional $10,000 championship events covering the most popular poker variants.

At the other end of the buy-in spectrum are a host of affordable events, aimed at the “Weekend Warrior”. Every weekend will see a $1,000 and $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em events, geared towards the recreational player.

PokerListing.com will be live updating select bracelet events, as well as producing daily WSOP news and WSOP blog posts from the tournament floor.

Keep an eye on our WSOP 2011 Live Coverage section for all the action from the 2011 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

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