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2011 WSOP Main Event Day 1d - 6,865!

11 July 2011, By: compncards
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The 2011 WSOP Main Event numbers are finally in. Today's field numbers 2,802 players to bring the final total for the Main Event to 6,865.

This is the third largest Main Event in the history of the WSOP.

A total of 693 players will receive a payday. Min-cashers will take home $19,359 and the winner of the 2011 WSOP Main Event will receive $8.71 million.

Eight out of nine final table members will go home millionaires.

What do these numbers mean? First, it means that many of us in poker suck at predicting numbers for the WSOP.

Many of us were predicting 1,500 fewer runners or even less.

Next, it proves the resiliency of the World Series of Poker. Poker players seem to turn out for the series regardless of what is going on in the rest of the world.

Economy in the crapper? No problem. Major online poker sites shutdown in the USA?  Third largest event in history.

Poker is tough and its players tougher.

Finally, part of the credit has to be given to the WSOP staff and planners. A large part of the record numbers this year is a direct result of the planning and organization of the staff.

Some of it was called creative scheduling, while some of it has to do with the hard push of satellites by organizers and staff.

Whatever the tactics used to help achieve these numbers, they worked and I congratulate them.

There are still eight days left of play in the 2011 WSOP Main Event. A lot of huge names will fall and many stories are left to be told.

Who will make the November Nine? We will know in a little over a week. Stay tuned!

For daily recaps of all the action at the 2011 World Series of Poker, check our WSOP  news section.

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  • Santosa 02/08/2012 4:36am (6 years ago)

    i think diaz just needs to worry about wrestling sklils if he were to fight gsp diaz has great striking but as you see he might get the shot 65 maybe 75 percent of the sometimes he never does either however gsp gets the shot at least (and im low balling it) 85 percent of the time its more like 95 percent. it would be a good fight don't forget diaz has great ground game

  • Patrick 31/07/2012 4:34pm (6 years ago)

    u never lived in compton.The place where pepole grew up from makes a huge influence to their attitude.Look at marines or soliders that went to war. They may get desensitized too, but I'm not saying Diaz brothers are desensitized. Let's put it this way, if you grew up in a bad neighbourhood, and you wanted to make friends, well, you got to make some changes to your style if you like it or not. Else, you may get shot.