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The 2013 World Series of Poker In Numbers

Written By: Kimberley | July 18, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

The World Series of Poker has come to end, until Monday 4th November that is when the final nine players return to battle it out for the final bracelet at this years championships, so today we thought we would take a look at this years event in numbers and here is what we have come up with.

The 61 events saw a total of 79,472 players take to the felt, with 8,455 of them walking away with a cash prize, and the 61 events produced a total prize pool of US$200,396,048. Not a bad sum of money seeing as though the world is supposed to be suffering from a global recession is it?

The largest field was of course the Main Event with 6,352 players, but Event 6 the $1,500 Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold’em Event was not far behind with 6,343 players taking part. The smallest field saw just 87 players take part in Event 43 which was the $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball No Limit Event, though those 87 players still produced a prize pool of $817,800.

The largest prize pool was of course found in the Main Event at $59,708,800, but Event 47 the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No Limit Hold’em Event also produced a massive prize pool of $17,891,148. The Main Event and Event 6 both paid out a cash prize to the top 648 players, with Event 43 paying just the top 14 players.

Of course the Main Event Champion will walk away with the biggest pay day of this years Championships, a figure that stands at $8,359,531, but four other players walked away with a winners first prize of more than $1million.

All in all this years event has been another huge success and at the time of writing there are just 109 days to wait until the November Nine reconvene to battle it out again in front of the TV cameras.

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