What started out with just six players in 1970 has turned into the game's grandest spectacle, with more than 70,000 entrants competing for more than $180,000,000 in prize money in front of ESPN cameras for poker's most prized possession - a WSOP bracelet. 2011 marks the 42nd annual World Series of Poker (WSOP), a collection of now 58 distinct tournaments in all variations of poker, with buy-ins ranging from $500 to $50,000 per event. An astounding 380 poker tables are set up in 100,000 square feet of ballroom space at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where poker players from more than 115 different nations converge in the annual "Woodstock for Poker."
Schedule (times in ET):
Friday, July 15, 3 p.m.-9 p.m., WSOP Day 4
Friday, July 15, 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m., WSOP Day 4