ME WSOP at WSOP.com collected more entries than GGPoker
The first part of WSOP Main Event took place at GGPoker. The final table has already formed and nine finalists will play at the table of Royal Casino in Rozvadov to determine the winner.
ME WSOP second part was held at WSOP.com and the names of participants of final table became also known. Despite the fact that tournament was held in a closed reservation of Nevada and New Jersey, the event collected more entries than GGPoker.
705 participants paid $10 000 buy-in and the prize pool reached the mark of $6 768 000. As for GGPoker, this result was lower: 674 participants.
The total players’ pool of 1 379 participants became the smallest one over the past 17 years. However, it should be taken into account that Main Even was held for the second time this year. So, it didn’t cause such a stir as it was in the autumn (GGPoker entered the Guinness Book of Records). Nonetheless, WSOP CEO Ty Stewart considers this figure to be an excellent result.
It was a great opportunity for the US residents to play tournament with a multi-million dollar guarantee. This is seven times bigger than the largest tournament guarantee on the regulated market of America.
Final table participants will play at the poker table in Rozvadov on 15 December, and GGPoker finalists will play at Rio Casino on 28 December. On 30 December, the decisive heads-up will take place, in which the winner of American part at WSOP.com and the champion of European part at GGPoker will fight.