2011 WSOPE Kicks Off

Published on October 7th, 2011 6:58 pm EST

World Series of Poker Europe - LogoFor the first time in its young history, the World Series of Poker Europe is being contested in Cannes, France.

At stake? Seven World Series of Poker bracelets.

The first bracelet event, the 2,680 Euro Six Handed No Limit Hold'em event, got underway earlier today. A total of 360 players have registered to play in the event so far - registration is open until 12 am local time.

Some of the notable names who turned out for the first event include:

Tom Dwan
David Benyamine
Phil Hellmuth
Bertrand Grospellier
Justin Bonomo
Daniel Negreanu

Tom Dwan has already been eliminated from the event.

Here is how the rest of this year's WSOPE schedule looks:

Oct 8th - 1,090 Euro NLHE
Oct 10th - 5,300 Euro PLO
Oct 11th - 3,200 Euro NLHE Shootout
Oct 12th - 10,400 Euro NLHE Split
Oct 13th - 1,620 Euro 6-Handed PLO
Oct 15th - 10,400 Euro WSOPE Main Event Championship
Oct 15th - 550 Euro NLHE Ladies Event

The main event is a five-day event that will wrap up on October 20th.


The players seem to be pretty happy with the setup at Cannes so far (the event was previously held in London, England).

Here is what some of the pros have had to say about the event so far:

Daniel Negreanu - "Internet works, made trip to grocery store, got IPAD working, room is great, facility is great. All set for another deep WSOPE run."

"Random WSOPE thoughts: Much better facility in Cannes with event on site. Plenty of room between tables. Day 1's at hotel day 2 at casino."

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier - "Just got to Cannes for my first time, like it very much so far!! Sharing @WSOPE table with @VanessaRousso again! Let's do it.! #onemoretime"

Jonathan Duhamel - "Very good job from the @WSOP organisation, new place in Cannes is such a nice place, lot of room for players, and lot more players... A++"


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