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2011 WSOPE Off to Blistering Start w/ Six-Max
The 2011 World Series of Poker Europe is only a few hours old and its already outpacing last year by a wide margin.
A total of 360 players registered today for Event 1, €2,680 6-Max No-Limit Holdem, obliterating the 244 total who entered the event last year.
Expectations coming in were high from both players and WSOP staff, but its already looking like the potential for massive prize pools in France may be even greater than anticipated.
Phil Laak won this event last year, taking home £170,802, but the prize pool is even larger this time around.
Just under €1 million went into the pool this year and the payout for the winner will be €215,999.
Already looking like strong candidates for the final table on Sunday with decent chip stacks from Day 1 are a few major names including Peter Jetten, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, John Racener, Vanessa Selbst and Tristan Wade.
Leading the field is Flavian Guenan, who bagged up 108,800 at the end of the night
Already eliminated and likely on to the €1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event starting tomorrow are Tom Dwan, Mike “Timex” McDonald, Erik Seidel, Maria Ho, Jason Mercier, Eugene Katchalov, James Bord, Sam Trickett, Matt Stout and Sorel Mizzi.
Just 80 players will return for Day 2 tomorrow at Le Criosette Casino Barriere starting at 3 pm. Check the full Day 1 chip counts here.
PokerListings.com will be on the scene starting tomorrow and posting live updates, news and blogs beginning with the €5k PLO event on Monday.
Check out the rest of the upcoming schedule at the 2011 WSOPE below:
Event #1: Six Handed No Limit Hold'em October 07-09, 2011
Event #2: No Limit Hold'em October 08-11, 2011
Event #3: Pot Limit Omaha October 10-12, 2011
Event #4: No Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT October 11-13, 2011
Event #5: No Limit Hold'em (Split Format) October 12-15, 2011
Event #6: Six-Handed Pot Limit Omaha October 13-15, 2011
Event #7: WSOPE Main Event Championship October 15-20, 2011
No-Limit Hold'Em Ladies Event (Non-Bracelet) October 15-16, 2011
Caesars Cup October 19, 2011