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2015 WSOP: Main Event's $10 Million First-Place Prize To Be Removed

Tags: 2015 WSOP
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by "T".
On Tuesday, it was announced on World Series of Poker's website that the Main Event's $10,000,000 guarantee, which was introduced in 2014, will be removed. The main reason for this change is that the steep payout structure of last year's Main Event received a lot of critisim from the poker community. Using the 2014 Main Event entry number - 6,683 entries - the 2015 Main Event payout would look li[...]   Read more » 2015 WSOP: Main Event's $10 Million First-Place Prize To Be Removed

  28-Jan-15, 12:14   #1
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8648
pochui approves this idea.

mainly because pochui is a very sh1tty poker player and if he ever finishes in the money, usually somewhere around the lowest paid places... so this change makes wsop main event a more likely tournament for pochui to enter and cash.

     
  28-Jan-15, 14:57   #2
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klash23 
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 38 (F)
Posts: 2243
I don't think whether the first prize of 10 million or 8 million is going to be the incentive to play but playing in this tournament and competing against the worlds best poker players is a dream for many players.Making the prize pool for the top 1000 players seems like a good idea.

     
  28-Jan-15, 21:33   #3
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pinotte 
Joined: Jun '13
Location: Canada
Age: 73 (M)
Posts: 3499
Its not a big change ok 2mil is a lot of money but if the lower prize are increased it does not make the tournament unattractive.

And i am sure that it wont change the number of entrance the good players will always love to enter this tournament not only for the noney but also to the pride of making ITM and of course winning the bracelet coming with the first place. Worship Worship Worship

     
  29-Jan-15, 10:48   #4
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5557
I think that this is a really good idea and they should be applauded for listening to the players. The players have to play for days before they even reach the bubble and deserve a bit more money for doing so

     
  29-Jan-15, 13:11   #5
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
I guess this reformulation can call even more players to go ahead and try this event too, besides going for the others. We know we are talking about big amounts of money, but also about people who are rich enough to buy an entry to this event, to loose, and to keep living as if nothing changed financially in theirs lives. The only thing that is really changing is the carisma the this event might already have. And that is only something the one's already played it before can really feel. So, in fact, it's no big change after all. Prizes will be big enough in the same.

     
  4-Feb-15, 01:05   #6
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
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Posts: 4685
Big toureys IMO should always have top heavy payout structures - and this game is not there to make a couple hundred people happy with 5k return of their initial 10k buyin, it's unnecessary and anybody who had 10k for his entry then felt the need to cry about which spot ITM should've started is just the worst kind of penny pincher I could ever think of.

     
  4-Feb-15, 10:46   #7
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StheP 

Joined: Oct '14
Location: Serbia
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Posts: 3127
Posted by bowie1984:
Big toureys IMO should always have top heavy payout structures - and this game is not there to make a couple hundred people happy with 5k return of their initial 10k buyin, it's unnecessary and anybody who had 10k for his entry then felt the need to cry about which spot ITM should've started is just the worst kind of penny pincher I could ever think of.

Totaly agree with you... I think they should left 10M for first place... Evryone who have 10k$ to play on this tournament wouldnt be happy with 5k$ more on his account Thumbs Up

     
  4-Feb-15, 12:03   #8
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Skpmorita 
Joined: Feb '14
Location: Tunisia
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 2076
no way
i had a plan that i am gonna win the wsop main event in 2020
now my dreams are crushed that i won't be getting 10 million
oh well
i just have to settle for that pathetic 8 million prize Disagree
i am gonna write them a complaint for sure

     
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