World Series of Poker Dates Announced for 2011
If 2011 will finally be the year for you to travel to the mecca of live poker tournaments, you can officially mark your calendars: the 2011 edition of the World Series of Poker will be taking place a Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, starting on May 31st.
The World Series of Poker in 2011 will continue for 50 days, at which point the WSOP Main Event final table will be set. As with last year’s WSOP, the 9 finalists will wait until November before returning to the casino to finish the final hours of play.
As of right now, the Main Event is the only WSOP tournament that has been officially scheduled. It will run from July 7th until July 19th, when the final 9 will be decided. Due to the extreme popularity of the WSOP Main Event, Harrah’s will once again divide the initial player pool into four separate flights. Dates for preliminary events are set to be announced during January.
In order to quicken the pace of this year’s tournament, WSOP officials have announced that every tournament will end once 10 levels of play have been completed.
In other pro poker news, Annie Duke recently announced her engagement via Twitter. Duke, who is arguably one of the best female poker players in the world, is set to marry Joe Reitman.
Reitman, who is most notable for his appearances in movies such as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and American Pie 2, has earned some poker prestige of his own. He has entered the World Series of Poker twice, and he cashed $266,000 in 2006 when he placed first in a UB $1,000,000 Guarantee tournament.
Reitman is also known as the previous husband of another famous poker player, Shannon Elizabeth. A wedding date is still pending at this time.