2011 WSOP

WSOPThe 2011 World Series of Poker will be the 42nd year of the most prestigious poker tournament series in the world. The series will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will feature fifty days of play with the series beginning on 31st May and running until 19th July.

Just to put into perspective how huge the WSOP is every year, in 2010 a total of 72,966 players representing 117 different countries participated in the WSOP series with $187 million paid out in prize money. The $10,000 buy-in Main Event attracted 7,319 players to create a prize pool of over $68 million, and the tournament was won by Jonathan Duhamel. For the victory Duhamel won $8,944,310 and the title of 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion, and he also landed a sponsorship deal with PokerStars – the worlds largest online poker site. Perhaps it will be you in 2011?!

2011 WSOP Schedule

The complete WSOP schedule for 2011 has been released. The series will begin on Tuesday 31st May and will run until Tuesday July 19th. That means there will be fifty action-packed days, but as always it will be the Main Event which receives the most attention as thousands of players will enter the $10,000 buy-in tournament hoping to make it to the November Nine and win pokers most prestigious tournament, as well as land themselves a sponsorship deal with a major online poker site. The Main Event will have four starting days, the first of which will be on July 7th, and as mentioned before they will play down until the final nine players on July 19th then they will return in November to play out the final table.

Best Sites For 2011 WSOP Satellites

UB (www.ub.com) is our number one site for 2011 WSOP Main Event satellites. The packages on offer at UB.com are worth $12,000 ($10,000 for your buy-in and $2,000 to cover travel expenses), and tournaments begin at just $0.10 with the most expensive satellites having a buy-in of $500+$30. UB are also paying players who qualify just to show up and participate in the Main Event, with cash bonuses beginning at $1,000 for playing Day 1 and rising to a one-year sponsorship deal if you make the final table, worth up to $1million.

All new players who join UB.com using the sign-up link below and UB.com referral code PBH1100 will receive a huge welcome bonus worth 111% up to $1,100 – which is one of the biggest poker bonuses!


Full Tilt Poker (www.FullTiltPoker.com) is the worlds second largest online poker site and as you would expect, they send lots of players to the WSOP Main Event every year. They always offer an excellent schedule of WSOP satellite tournaments and apart from PokerStars there is no better site to play at. The tournament schedule for WSOP satellites varies at Full Tilt Poker, with the satellites beginning from as little as $1 to buy-ins of hundreds of dollars.

All new players who join Full Tilt Poker using the sign-up link below will receive a 100% up to $600 welcome bonus which is very easy to clear. To ensure you receive your bonus you should use Full Tilt Poker referral code PDICAS in the required field during sign up.


PokerStars (www.PokerStars.com) offer players the most WSOP packages every year and therefore is the best poker site to play at. PokerStars have given sponsorship deals to the past five out of eight WSOP Main Event winners who are all now Team PokerStars Pro’s.

Those players are Chris Moneymaker (2003), Greg Raymer (2004), Joe Hachem (2005), Joe Cada (2009), Jonathan Duhamel (2010), and they also signed Peter Eastgate who announced his retirement in 2010.

If you don’t already have an account at PokerStars just click the sign-up link below and remember to enter PokerStars marketing code PSP11041 to ensure you receive a 100% up to $600 deposit bonus.


2011 WSOP Satellites

If you can’t afford to pay the $10,000 buy-in to the WSOP Main Event you will be happy to hear that all of the major online poker sites offer WSOP Main Event packages which you can win by playing in satellite tournaments (which are also known as qualifiers). Not only do the sites award packages giving you entry to the $10,000 Main Event but most of them cover your travel and accomodation expenses and even give you extra spending money making it a once in a lifetime experience. Some of the satellite events even begin from freeroll tournaments meaning you could win your package without even having to invest any money. Here are our pages detailing each poker sites WSOP satellites for 2011.

  • UB.com WSOP Satellites
  • PokerStars WSOP Satellites
  • Full Tilt Poker WSOP Satellites
  • Bodog Poker WSOP Satellites
  • PlayersOnly WSOP Satellites
  • PartyPoker WSOP Satellites
  • Bet365 Poker WSOP Satellites
  • PKR WSOP Satellites
  • PaddyPower Poker WSOP Satellites
  • Betfair Poker WSOP Satellites
  • William Hill Poker WSOP Satellites

Good luck in the satellites and we hope it will be you we are reporting on becoming the 2011 WSOP Main Event winner!

Best 2011 WSOP Satellite Poker Sites

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Full Tilt Poker
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