They call it the greatest poker tournament in the world and it lives up to this billing in every way imaginable. Held in Las Vegas over the early summer every year since 1970, the World Series of Poker not only brings together the greatest exponents of the game, it's also open for anyone to enter, either by winning any of the many qualifying tournaments held in the run-up or simply by buying thems[...] Read more » The Biggest WSOP Just Got Even Better
Joined: May '08
Age: 38 (M)
i am so glad to hear that the biggest wsop just got even better that i will drink a bottle of vodka just for that, now it would be a totally different scenario if the biggest wsop wouldn't get better at all- that would not give me a single reason to drink a bottle of vodka and that wouldn't make my day.
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 51 (M)
I like the november nine main event from the WSOP, because we can see new player every year not ever the same pros. And for the most pro´s it was not easy to reach the final table and this tourney was the worl Championship of poker.
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 48 (M)
. . . The Main Event was also one of the biggest ever with a total entry of 6,737 and this is why the first prize, which will be contested at the same venue in late October, is the highest ever at $8 million. . .
$8 million is a lot of money! Yet, if I am not mistaken, the largest first prize was $12,000,000, with a total prize pool of $82,512,162 (8,773 entrants) in 2006 main event when Jamie Gold won the championship. Did I misread something here?
Edited by Tony_MON7ANA (05 August 2016 @ 08:36 GMT)
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 45 (F)
Imagine being in it for the first time and winning the first prize. It can be a life changing for many of the entrants. Cause for the big pros it must be something typical in terms of money. Winning the bracelet must be more important for them
Posted by doubletop777: It really is staggering at just how massive this event actually is. For there to be over one hundred thousand entrants is quite phenomenal and i think that is only going to get bigger and bigger
I guess all of the USA's poker community participated in some ways to be quite honest.