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11 new tournament records at the 2011 WSOP

Tags: 2011 wsop, cash games, high stakes, record, rio. tom dwan.
Posted on 21 June 2011 by "T".

The 42nd annual World Series of Poker at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino reached the halfway point yesterday. Even though many thought Black Friday would affect this year's WSOP negative, the participation is up 11.7% so far with 33,173 entrants and 8.6% bigger prize pool than 2010 WSOP. Not less than 11 WSOP tournament records have been broken so far. They are:

Biggest Heads-Up tournament prize pool in history ($3,040,000) - Event #2
Largest live Omaha High-Low Split Tournament in history (925 entries) - Event #3
Largest live Six-Handed tournament in poker history (1,920 entries) - Event #10
Biggest Deuce-to-Seven tournament prize pool in history ($1,184,400) - Event #16
Largest live $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament in history with single day start (3,157 entries) - Event #18
Largest live $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament in history with single day start (3,175 entries) - Event #20
Largest consecutive-days starting field sizes in poker history (combined 6,332 entries) - Event #18 and Event #20
Largest live Pot-Limit Omaha tournament in poker history (1,071 entries) - Event #22
Largest Mixed-Game (Eight-Game Mix) in poker history (489 entries) - Event #23
Largest Seniors poker tournament in history (3,752 entries) - Event #30
Largest live $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em tournament in history with single day start - Event #30 (breaks record established in Event #20)

Apart from all the big tournaments, there are also a lot of cash games running non-stop at the RIO. Not less than 96 live poker tables have been filled to capacity. The cash games offered range from $1/$2 blinds to high stakes games with $1,000 / $2,000 blinds. But that's not all. According to Swedish poker pro William Thorson, there was a Pot Limit Omaha cash games with $4000 / $8000 blinds the other day that attracted many big names (Tom Dwan etc). One can just imagine how much money these guys gambled with.

 


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3 comments for "11 new tournament records at the 2011 WSOP"

 Fakiry21/06/2011 12:48:23 GMT
Someone once said that when the financial crisis increases, people tend to spend more money in games, beting more on the luck, and perhaps many of this records have their justification in this thought. If we have less money and need more, we try to find faster ways to get it, and it will be even better if it is in a fast way. Money games is all this together. Now, try not to think much on those who spend their money trying to get more money fast and lost. And perhaps many saved some just to be there, instead of a annual 2% deposit tax.

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Someone once said that when the financial crisis increases, people tend to spend more money in games, beting more on the luck, and perhaps many of this records have their justification in this thought. If we have less money and need more, we try to find faster ways to get it, and it will be even better if it is in a fast way. Money games is all this together. Now, try not to think much on those who spend their money trying to get more money fast and lost. And perhaps many saved some just to be there, instead of a annual 2% deposit tax.
 SuperNoob21/06/2011 13:49:09 GMT
wow 4000/8000 $ blinds that too at plo , gonna be some busted bankrolls surely on that tables. but nice to see increased participation in wsop, lets see how much will be the prize money in main event
 richardd7923/06/2011 06:01:58 GMT
you need a lot of luck to win with hat many people

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