The Second Largest WSOP Main Event in 41 yearsWednesday, August 4, 2010 4:02 PM
It's no surprise that the WSOP attracts some of the best and the largest field of poker players in the business today, but 2010 marks the second largest attendance in poker players, since it's inception 41 years ago. July 5th 2010 marked the 41st annual WSOP Main Event at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, with a field of 7,319 players and grand prize pool of $68,798,600 ...with an impressive $8,944,138 going to the 1st place ranked player. (Only the 2006 WSOP Main Event drew more players with 8,773 players and with a massive prize pool of $82,512,162)
The WSOP Main Event can make any first time newbie amateurs feel like they're walking into the deep jungle of poker predators and masters. The $10,000 Buy-In for the WSOp Main Event does attract a jungle of players from around the world from countries like Brazil, Russia, France, Italy, Netherlands and so many more. Familiar poker faces are plenty here at the WSOP Main Event from Legends such as Doyle Brunson to seasoned & veteran pro's like Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Laak, and David Benyamine just to name a few.
For many poker players the WSOP $10,000 Main Event is still known as the mecca for poker and has yet to see any poker tournaments come anywhere close in size for player attendance and for total prize pool winnings. The lure of nearly double digits in the Millions of dollars for the top prize, will always attract the biggest poker players and the best in the field.
Make it high enough here in the WSOP Main Event final rankings and you will surely make some big time bucks ...but not only that, you also run a chance of even getting sponsored by some of the biggest poker websites in the world such as PokerStars.com, FullTiltPoker.com and UB.com. Surely a Top 1% finish ranking (ranked from 1st to 73rd) in the WSOP will get the attention of a lot of sponsors and backers for your bankroll, for future play in major poker tournaments.
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Don't forget to catch all the action for the WSOP Main Event final table (known as: the November Nine) upcoming for this November 6-9th, 2010 on ESPN.