Impressive Numbers for WSOP Main Event

Impressive Numbers for WSOP Main Event

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The decision to alter the payout structure of this year's WSOP Main Event and guarantee 1,000 players a return on their investment has proved to be a wise one in hindsight.

Despite some consternation from many factions of the poker community, the overall response to the recently released payout structure has been extremely positive.

After the conclusion of Day 1C earlier today, the WSOP published its final numbers; numbers which made positive reading. In total 6,420 players anted up the necessary $10,000 to take part in the most prestigious poker tournament of the year, which means the 5,000 runners still left in contention will be fighting for a share of $60,348,000.

Breaking this down into 1,000 pieces means that this year's winner will walk away with $7,680,021 which is more than many expected given the increased amount of payouts. Also striking a positive chord with players is the fact that a place in the 2015 WSOP Main Event finale will be worth at least $1 million; something that hasn't always been the case in recent years.

At the other end of the spectrum, any player that can make it through Day 2 and partway through Day 3 will likely be close to one of the 351 payout positions worth $15,000. This year, any player who finishes 649th to 1,000th will get a minimum payout, which is more players in a single Main Event than in previous years.

Although there is still a long way to go until the 2015 WSOP Main Event comes to a conclusion, the recent news suggests that this year's tournament has already been a huge success.

Tags: WSOP 2015, WSOP Main Event, World Series of Poker