It was only last month that the players who made up the November Nine final table of the World Series of Poker 2010 Main Event battled it out in Vegas. It was here that the young player, Jonathan Duhamel took home the title (as well as $8.9 million in prize money), together with the coveted WSOP bracelet. Duhamel is still traveling the world, telling his story and inspiring millions of online poker players to follow their skills and their dreams and get as far as he has.
In the meantime, however, the World Series of Poker is wasting no time and has already announced the schedule for next year’s tournament, which has come to be considered one of the most prestigious tournaments in the poker world.
The forty second annual WSOP event will begin on Tuesday May 31st, 2011 and will run for fifty consecutive days until Tuesday July 19th, 2011.
As has been tradition since 2005, the event will be held at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with most tournaments running in the Convention Center of this luxury resort.
There will be four starting days of the WSOP 2011 Main Event, namely July 7, 8, 9 and 10th. The Main Event is also considered the final event of the entire tournament, which will come to a grand finale when the final nine players reach their position as November Nine. In November 2011, these skilled players will take to the final table until the winner of the main event is declared and a new bracelet winner goes home.
A significant change in the 2011 schedule is the fact that organizers have introduced hard stop times which will be enforced after 10 levels of play. Once a player has completed ten levels in a single day, all remaining players will have their chips bagged, and they will return the next day to continue the tournament.
WSOP has promised that a full list of schedules, buy ins and dates will be released early next year. In the meantime, poker players can continue visiting their favorite online gaming sites to hone those skills so that they can win entry to WSOP 2011 through hundreds of satellites that will run at these sites.