42nd Annual World Series of Poker Opening Weekend

May 26, 2011 by  

42nd Annual World Series of Poker Opening WeekendPlay begins at the world’s largest, richest and longest-running poker tournament, the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker. Viewing of the tournament is free and open to the public (21 years of age and older).

The action kicks off May 31 with the biggest names in the game competing for ultimate bragging rights in a highly exclusive $25,000 buy-in Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship. This tournament is a rare one-on-one battle between players in a bracket-style format.

On Saturday, June 4 thousands of poker players and fans will descend on the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for a $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament at 12 noon.

The World Series of Poker is the gaming industry’s premier event, each year drawing tens of thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe to Las Vegas. Competitors vie for millions in prize money and the game’s most coveted trophy – the World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet.

WHERE: The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Convention Center – Amazon and Pavilion Rooms. Upon arrival please check-in at the media center – Palma Ballroom H.

WHEN: Play begins at 12 noon daily and continues until 3:00 a.m.

Notable Events:

  • Tuesday May 31 at noon – Shuffle Up and Deal kick-off event
  • Tuesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. New Event – $25,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship begins
  • Saturday, June 4 at noon – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m. – $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
  • Friday, July 1 at noon – $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship
  • Saturday, July 2 at 5 p.m. – $50,000 Poker Players Championship
  • July 7-10 at 12 noon – $10,000 Main Event begins

The 58-event schedule runs May 31-July 19, 2011 Visit for a full schedule of events. WHO: Professional and amateur poker players from more than 100 countries around the world are expected to participate in the WSOP in Las Vegas.

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