Record-breaking Main Event win expected at the 2019 WSOP
At the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the Main Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is well and truly underway. After a record-breaking 154,216 entries this year, the prize pool is expected to exceed $74 million, meaning we could witness the biggest Main Event payout ever.
Held annually since 1970, WSOP is the longest-running and most prestigious series of poker tournaments on the planet. It always ends with the Main Event, a $10,000 buy-in no-limit game of Texas Hold ‘Em. The winner walks away with a famous gold bracelet and millions of dollars in prize money.
Amongst some of history’s biggest Main Event winners is Peter Eastgate. In 2008, he won $9,152,416 aged just 22. Swedish player Martin Jacobson fared even better in 2014, when he left the table $10 million richer.
But it’s Jamie Gold who holds the title of biggest WSOP win to date. The American won a cool $12 million in 2006, at what was his first ever Main Event. No doubt poker fans across the globe are excited to see if the 2019 champion can smash Gold’s record.
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