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Pay the Over! Main Event Draws 6,865 Entrants

The gold rush is underway!

The worlds richest and most prestigious poker tournament is now going strong at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas.

The 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event Championship has completed the first step of the very long march toward the games ultimate achievement. At present, all four starting flights designated as Days 1-A, 1-B, 1-C, and 1-D have been completed. The final starting day ended late Sunday night.

The official number of entrants for this years Main Event Championship is 6,865 players. This is the third-largest live poker tournament in history. Read more