World Series of Poker Main Event prize pool and payouts
Friday, 9 July 2010
Well, who would have thought that in the year the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) was finally passed we would have a World Series of Poker Main Event to rival 2006? That’s right, the 2010 Main Event is officially the second largest poker tournament to ever be played with 7,319 players entering the tournament across four opening days.
This gives us a total prize pool – after rake – of over $68,000,000 and the winner of this event can laugh at Joe Cada; they’ll take home half a million more than he did last year by winning the first prize of $8,944,138. Plus all the accolades and sponsorship deals.
This year, the November Nine will be guaranteed at least $811,823 with the top four tables earning a quarter of a million dollars. In total, 747 of the remaining 5,000-odd players will be paid, making at least $19,263.
Incredibly, 72 players will earn six figures or more, with eight people becoming dollar millionaires when the final table plays out in November.
The full final table payouts are as follows:
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