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On Monday, officials from Caesars Entertainment released the schedule for the 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP). The 2011 WSOP schedule features 58 bracelet events including a brand new $25,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Championship. The festivities will once again take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The $50,000 Player’s Championship returns this year, but will instead find a home at the end of the WSOP. The tournament will be the 55th played and begins on July 2nd. Full Tilt Poker pro Michael Mizrachi took down the tournament last year and the contest features a spread of Limit Hold’em, Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better, Seven Card Razz , Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud High-Low Split Eight or Better, No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball.

A press release sent out on Monday afternoon explains the concept behind the all-new $25,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Championship: “Are you the best one-on-one player in the world? The winner of this event will be able to claim that title. Up to 256 players will compete in this first-time event, which will be the first open bracelet awarded at the 2011 WSOP. This is Event #2 on the schedule and begins on Tuesday, May 31st at 5:00pm in the famed Amazon Room.” The kickoff event is once again the $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em tournament.

Hard stop times will make their debut in 2011. For tournaments other than the Main Event that start at Noon local time, play will last a maximum of 10 levels each day. For events that begin at 5:00pm, a maximum of eight levels will be held. Noon events will restart at 2:30pm the next day, while 5:00pm events will restart at 3:00pm. This change is being billed as addressing “player comfort.”

The $10,000 Main Event is back and once again features four starting days. The cards will hit the air at Noon on each Day 1 and the tournament boasts two-hour blind levels. Look for the Main Event beginning on July 7th and playing through July 19th, when it will once again be paused until November. Pre-registration for the Main Event and other tournaments will open up on February 7th.

Here’s the 2011 WSOP schedule. All times are local:

Tuesday, May 31st at 12:00pm
Event #1: Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em
$500 buy-in

Tuesday, May 31st at 5:00pm
Event #2: Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Championship (256 Player Maximum)
$25,000 buy-in

Wednesday, June 1st at 12:00pm
Event #3: Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better
$1,500 buy-in

Thursday, June 2nd at 12:00pm
Event #4: No Limit Hold’em
$5,000 buy-in

Thursday, June 2nd at 5:00pm
Event #5: Seven Card Stud
$1,500 buy-in

Friday, June 3rd at 12:00pm
Event #6: Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Friday, June 3rd at 5:00pm
Event #7: Pot Limit Hold’em Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Saturday, June 4th at 12:00pm
Event #8: No Limit Hold’em (Two Starting Days)
$1,000 buy-in

Saturday, June 4th at 5:00pm
Event #9: No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
$1,500 buy-in

Monday, June 6th at 12:00pm
Event #10: No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed
$1,500 buy-in

Monday, June 6th at 5:00pm
Event #11: Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Tuesday, June 7th at 12:00pm
Event #12: Triple Chance No Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 8th at 12:00pm
Event #13: No Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 Player Maximum)
$1,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 8th at 5:00pm
Event #14: Limit Hold’em
$3,000 buy-in

Thursday, June 9th at 12:00pm
Event #15: Pot Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Thursday, June 9th at 5:00pm
Event #16: No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Friday, June 10th at 12:00pm
Event #17: HORSE
$1,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 11th at 12:00pm
Event #18: No Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 11th at 5:00pm
Event #19: Limit Hold’em Six-Handed
$2,500 buy-in

Sunday, June 12th at 12:00pm
Event #20: No Limit Hold’em
$1,000 buy-in

Sunday, June 12th at 5:00pm
Event #21: Seven Card Stud Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Monday, June 13th at 12:00pm
Event #22: Pot Limit Omaha
$1,500 buy-in

Monday, June 13th at 5:00pm
Event #23: Eight-Game Mix
$2,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 14th at 12:00pm
Event #24: No Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 Player Maximum)
$5,000 buy-in

Tuesday, June 14th at 5:00pm
Event #25: Seven Card Stud High-Low Eight or Better
$1,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 15th at 12:00pm
Event #26: No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed
$2,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 15th at 5:00pm
Event #27: Limit Hold’em Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Thursday, June 16th at 12:00pm
Event #28: No Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Thursday, June 16th at 5:00pm
Event #29: Ten-Game Mix Six-Handed
$2,500 buy-in

Friday, June 17th at 12:00pm
Event #30: Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship (50 or Older)
$1,000 buy-in

Friday, June 17th at 5:00pm
Event #31: Pot Limit Omaha
$3,000 buy-in

Saturday, June 18th at 12:00pm
Event #32: No Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 18th at 5:00pm
Event #33: Seven Card Stud High-Low Split Eight or Better Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Sunday, June 19th at 12:00pm
Event #34: No Limit Hold’em
$1,000 buy-in

Monday, June 20th at 12:00pm
Event #35: Pot Limit Omaha Six-Handed
$5,000 buy-in

Tuesday, June 21st at 12:00pm
Event #36: No Limit Hold’em
$2,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 21st at 5:00pm
Event #37: HORSE Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Wednesday, June 22nd at 12:00pm
Event #38: No Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 22nd at 5:00pm
Event #39: Pot Limit Hold’em/Omaha
$2,500 buy-in

Thursday, June 23rd at 12:00pm
Event #40: No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed
$5,000 buy-in

Friday, June 24th at 12:00pm
Event #41: Limit Hold’em Shootout
$1,500 buy-in

Friday, June 24th at 5:00pm
Event #42: Pot Limit Omaha Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Saturday, June 25th at 12:00pm
Event #43: No Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Saturday, June 25th at 5:00pm
Event #44: Seven Card Razz
$2,500 buy-in

Sunday, June 26th at 12:00pm
Event #45: No Limit Hold’em
$1,000 buy-in

Monday, June 27th at 12:00pm
Event #46: No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed Championship
$10,000 buy-in

Monday, June 27th at 5:00pm
Event #47: Omaha/Seven Card Stud High-Low Eight or Better
$2,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 28th at 12:00pm
Event #48: No Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Tuesday, June 28th at 5:00pm
Event #49: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
$2,500 buy-in

Wednesday, June 29th at 5:00pm
Event #50: Triple Chance No Limit Hold’em
$5,000 buy-in

Thursday, June 30th at 12:00pm
Event #51: Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better
$1,500 buy-in

Thursday, June 30th at 5:00pm
Event #52: Mixed Hold’em
$2,500 buy-in

Friday, July 1st at 12:00pm
Event #53: Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship
$1,000 buy-in

Saturday, July 2nd at 12:00pm
Event #54: No Limit Hold’em (Two Starting Days)
$1,000 buy-in

Saturday, July 2nd at 5:00pm
Event #55: Poker Player’s Championship
$50,000 buy-in

Tuesday, July 5th at 12:00pm
Event #56: No Limit Hold’em
$1,500 buy-in

Tuesday, July 5th at 5:00pm
Event #57: Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better
$5,000 buy-in

Thursday, July 7th at 12:00pm
Event #58: Main Event (Four Starting Days)
$10,000 buy-in

Visit WSOP.com for more details.

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