WSOP main event draws 6,650 entries

The $10,000 Main Event at this year’s World Series of Poker has ended up with 6,650 entries.

All Day 1 flights in the Main Event have concluded, as have all Day 2 flights, which allowed for the final late entries into the event. With the final number of entries coming in at 6,650 that means this year’s Main Event prize pool was $62,011,250.

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From that prize pool the top 1000 finishers will get paid and the overall winner will cash $8 million. All nine member of the final table will take home a seven-figure cash with ninth place receiving an even $1 million.

The field is down a bit when compared to the last in-person WSOP Main Event. The 2020 WSOP was cancelled due to the pandemic so that last in-person WSOP Main Event was held in 2019.In 2019 8,569 players took a shot at the Main Event with Hossein Ensan winning to claim $10,233,973.

Through two days at this year’s Main Event with 2,362 players remaining the chip leader is American Conrad De Armas with 744,000 chips. That put him just over 70,000 chips ahead of second place Adam Walton.

A few former Main Event winners that are still standing include 2003 winner Chris Moneymaker who is sitting 11th in chips after Day 2, 2005 winner Joe Hachem, 2016 winner Qui Nguyen, 2017 winner Scott Blumstein and 1989 winner, and WSOP bracelet record holder Phil Hellmuth.

Play resumes on Thursday with Day 3. There will be five levels played during Day 3 with the survivors moving on to Day 4 on Friday. The tournament will continue daily until Wednesday, November 17 when a winner will be crowned and the $8 million awarded.