Record Turnout at WSOP 2011 - Largest World Series Ever

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2011. July 11.
Despite the early predictions, this year's <em>World Series of Poker</em> turned out to be the largest in history. The 42nd annual <em>WSOP</em>, with a record-breaking 75,672 entries and 58 events created the largest prize pool in the history of the Series: $191,999,010. 6865 players registered for the <em>Main Event</em>, which is currently underway.
According to WSOP.com's official press release, this year's World Series of Poker broke many records, and is the "largest in history". The 75,672 entries generated a whopping $191,999,010. This is 3,7% more than last year's 72,966 and $187,109,850 (2,6%).

WSOP 2011

Many predicted after the Black Friday, attendance of the WSOP will see a serious drop. This, however did not happen, many records were broken. Ty Stewart, World Series of Poker Executive Director was rather happy about this:

ty stewart

"This summer underscores the appeal of the game and the power of this event. We're so thankful for all those who came from around the world to demonstrate that poker continues to grow. All across the board at the 2011 WSOP, from our signature gold bracelet events to cash games to satellites and daily tournaments, records were made to be broken."

And quite a lot of records have been broken actually, just to mention a few:

  • Most million-dollar tournaments: Forty-six of 58 events in this year’s WSOP boasted a prize pool of $1 million or more, up from 44 events set last year.
  • Biggest single day attendance ever: 3,752 players in Event #30 ($1,000 buy-in).
  • Biggest single day attendance ever for $1,500 buy-in event: 3,389 players in Event #56
  • Most consecutive years with multiple event winner: Brian Rast’s two victories stretched the multi-event winner record to 12 consecutive years.
  • Most cashes at WSOP without a win: Tony Cousineau of Daytona Beach, Fla., extended his record as the player with the most cashes – 49 – without a win.
  • All-time Cashes and Final Tables: Phil Hellmuth added to his record as the individual all-time leader in cashes (84) and final table appearances (43).

The Main Event didn't broke any records so far, it is the third biggest int WSOP history, 6,865 participants generated a $64,531,000 prize pool, out of which the winner will take home $8,711,956.

All in all, this year's WSOP is an extraordinary one, regardless of the records, and we at Rakerace.com are eager to find out how the event will pan out. We will be back with up to date reports as the event progresses.

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