Just Three Weeks until WSOP Europe

Just Three Weeks until WSOP EuropeThe European leg of the World Series of Poker takes place at the Le Croisette Casino in Cannes from Friday October 7th and features seven bracelet events, one ladies non-bracelet event and the return of the Caesars Cup team event.

Most of the world´s top poker players are anticipated to jet across from the EPT London (which concludes on Thursday 6th) to the new venue for a two-week “pokerfest” which also includes an astonishing 50 additional side events

Is Cannes Better than London?

Inasmuch as it would have been so much easier to walk down Regent Street to The Empire after the EPT London was concluded, the Le Croisette Casino has a lot more to offer than the Empire.

Apart from the better weather and more exotic location, the Le Croisette has almost twice the capacity of the Empire – enabling larger fields to compete, more games to be played simultaneously and providing more comfort to those taking part.

It will also attract a larger field of French players and, as we have witnessed in the recent WPT Paris and Partouche Poker Tour, not many of them are any good!

The Cannes Schedule

The full dates for the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe bracelet events are Friday October 7th to Thursday October 20th with a full program of satellites, cash games and non-bracelet events taking place from Thursday October 6th. The schedule appears below in its entirety and, if you are thinking of competing at the event, the word from the organisers is that it is advisable to sort your accommodation out well in advance; such is the number of advanced bookings.

Event Time Description Buy-In (inc. fee)
Thursday 6 October
1 4.00pm NLHE R/A Satellite to Event 2 €55.00
2 6.00pm F/O Satellite to Event 5 (6 Max NLHE) €300.00
3 9.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €330.00
Friday 7 October
4 2.00pm Turbo Satellite to Event 5 (6 Max NLHE) €300.00
5 5.00pm NL Hold´em 6-Max Bracelet Event (Day 1 of 3) €2,680.00
6 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to any €1,090 Event (8/22/36/42) €150.00
7 10.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €220.00
Saturday 8 October
8A 12.00noon NL Hold´em Bracelet Event (Day 1A of 4) €1,090.00
9 2.00pm PLO R/A Satellite to any €550 Event €65.00
5 3.00pm NL Hold´em 6-Max Bracelet Event (Day 2 of 3)
10 4.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €330.00
11 6.00pm PLO Super Double Add-on Satellite to Event 18 €550.00
12 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to any €1,090 Event (8/22/36/42) €150.00
13 10.00pm Turbo NLHE Knockout (€50) and Random Bounty (€40) €440.00 inc
Sunday 9 October
8B 12.00noon NL Hold´em Bracelet Event (Day 1B of 4) €1,090.00
5 3.00pm NL Hold´em 6-Max Bracelet Event (Day 3 of 3)
14 4.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €220.00
15 6.00pm PLO Super Double Add-on Satellite to Event 18 €550.00
16 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to any €1,090 Event (22/36/42) €150.00
Monday 10 October
8 2.00pm NL Hold´em Bracelet Event (Day 2 of 4)
17 4.00pm NL Hold´em Satellite to Event 23 €550.00
18 5.00pm Pot Limit Omaha Bracelet Event (Day 1 of 3) €5,300.00
19 6.00pm NL Hold´em Double Add-on Satellite to Main Event €550.00
20 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to any €1,090 Event (22/36/42) €150.00
21 10.00pm Turbo NLHE Knockout (€50) and Random Bounty (€40) €440.00 inc
Tuesday 11 October
8 2.00pm NL Hold´em Bracelet Event (Day 3 of 4)
18 3.00pm Pot Limit Omaha Bracelet Event (Day 2 of 3)
22 4.00pm NL Hold´em Satellite to Event 27 €1,090.00
23 5.00pm NL Hold´em Shootout Bracelet Event (Day 1 of 3) €3,200.00
24 6.00pm NL Hold´em Double Add-on Satellite to Main Event €550.00
25 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to any €1,090 Event (36/42) €150.00
Wednesday 12 October
8 2.00pm NL Hold´em Bracelet Event (Day 4 of 4)
18 3.00pm Pot Limit Omaha Bracelet Event (Day 3 of 3)
23 3.00pm NL Hold´em Shootout Bracelet Event (Day 2 of 3)
26 4.00pm NL Hold´em Freezeout €440.00
27 5.00pm NLHE Split Format (9/6/2) Bracelet Event (Day 1 of 4) €10,400.00
28 6.00pm NL Hold´em Double Add-on Satellite to Main Event €550.00
29 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to any €1,090 Event (36/42) €150.00
30 10.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €220.00
Thursday 13 October
31 2.00pm Turbo NLHE Knockout (€50) and Random Bounty (€40) €440.00 inc
23 3.00pm NL Hold´em Shootout Bracelet Event (Day 3 of 3)
27 3.00pm NLHE Split Format (9/6/2) Bracelet Event (Day 2 of 4)
32 5.00pm PLO Double Add-on 6-Max Bracelet Event (Day 1 of 3) €1,620.00
33 6.00pm NL Hold´em Double Add-on Satellite to Main Event €550.00
34 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to any €1,090 Event (36/42) €150.00
35 10.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €220.00
Friday 14 October
36 2.00pm NL Hold´em Satellite to Main Event Day 1A €1,090.00
27 3.00pm NLHE Split Format (9/6/2) Bracelet Event (Day 3 of 4)
32 3.00pm PLO Double Add-on 6-Max Bracelet Event (Day 2 of 3)
37 6.00pm NL Hold´em Double Add-on Satellite to Main Event €550.00
38 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to Event 41 (Ladies Event) €65.00
39 10.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €330.00
Saturday 15 October
40A 12.00noon NL Hold´em Main Event (Day 1A of 5) €10,400.00
41 1.00pm NLHE Ladies Event (Day 1 of 2) €550.00
42 4.00pm NL Hold´em Satellite to Main Event Day 1B €1,090.00
32 4.00pm PLO Double Add-on 6-Max Bracelet Event (Day 3 of 3)
27 5.00pm NLHE Split Format (9/6/2) Bracelet Event (Day 4 of 4)
43 8.00pm NL Hold´em  Freezeout €550.00
Sunday 16 October
40B 12.00noon NL Hold´em Main Event (Day 1B of 5) €10,400.00
41 1.00pm NLHE Ladies Event (Day 2 of 2)
44 2.00pm NL Hold´em  Freezeout €660.00
45 6.00pm NL Hold´em  Freezeout €440.00
46 8.00pm 2R 1A Satellite to Event 53 €100.00
Monday 17 October
40 12.00noon NL Hold´em Main Event (Day 2 of 5)
47 2.00pm NLHE Freezeout Mega Deepstack (Day 1 of 2) €2,000.00
48 6.00pm NL Hold´em Freezeout Satellite to Event 50 €750.00
49 8.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €330.00
Tuesday 18 October
40 12.00noon NL Hold´em Main Event (Day 3 of 5)
47 2.00pm NLHE Freezeout Mega Deepstack (Day 2of 2)
50 4.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout 6-Max €5,300.00
51 6.00pm NL Hold´em Freezeout €440.00
52 8.00pm Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout €330.00
Wednesday 19 October
40 12.00noon NL Hold´em Main Event (Day 4 of 5)
53 2.00pm NLHE Freezeout Deepstack (Day 1 of 2) €880.00
54 4.00pm NL Hold´em Heads-Up (Day 1 of 2) €5,300.00
55 6.00pm Turbo NLHE Knockout (€50) and Random Bounty (€40) €440.00 inc
56 8.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €220.00
Thursday 20 October
40 12.00noon NL Hold´em Main Event (Day 5 of 5)
53 2.00pm NLHE Freezeout Deepstack (Day 2 of 2)
54 4.00pm NL Hold´em Heads-Up (Day 2 of 2)
57 4.00pm NL Hold´em Freezeout €550.00
58 6.00pm NL Hold´em Turbo Freezeout €330.00
Friday 21 October
59 12.00noon Caesars Cup Europe v USA Team Event

 

World Series of Poker Player of the Year

Events at the WSOP Europe also count towards the WSOP Player of the Year. Although there is no huge cash prize attached to the title, many professional poker players regarded the WSOP Player of the Year as the highest accolade a player can win at the series, as it demonstrates consistency throughout the long program of events. After the events of June and July in Las Vegas, it is no surprise to see Phil Hellmuth leading the way ahead of Ben Lamb, Brian Rast and Chris Moorman. Despite Phil´s three second places, he is catchable; and a good series of results at the WSOPE could see any player snatch the Player of the Year title.

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