The 2010 WSOP is the biggest ever poker tournament

The 2010 WSOP is the biggest ever poker tournament

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Enough with this talk of poker dying out – figures reveal that the 41st World Series of Poker has seen more players than ever before signing up to at least one of the 57 events at the WSOP. By the $10,000 PLO championship the attendance record had already been smashed with over 63,000 players having competed.

The $2,500 NL event – the penultimate tournament of the series – saw just under 2,000 players meaning that now over 65,000 have registered for the WSOP; by the time the Main Event registration is complete we could be looking at over 70,000 players in total.

Oh, and the money? For the sixth year in a row the prize pool for the WSOP topped $100,000,000 meaning that it maintains its status as the richest competition in the world – ironically, though, the cheaper events (the six $1,000 NL tournaments) were the crowd drawers with three of the ten largest ever poker tournaments taking the shape of a 2010 WSOP $1,000 event.

Of the 56 bracelets that have been awarded, players from 13 different countries have been taking home bracelets with UK players nabbing five.

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