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2013 World Series Of Poker Main Event Draws 6,352 Players, To Award About $8.3 Million To First
Attendance Down From Last Year's 6,598 Runners
The final numbers are in after Monday’s day of action.
With more than 3,000 players on Day 1C, the official field size for this year’s $10,000 buy-in WSOP main event officially reached 6,352 players, creating a total prize pool of $59,708,800. The winner of this year’s tournament will go home with a $8,359,531.
A total 6,598 players entered the main event last year, so this year marks a decrease. In 2012, Greg Merson captured the first-place prize of about $8.5 million.
One of the chip leaders after Day 1C was three-time bracelet winner Michael Mizrachi. “The Grinder,” as he is sometimes called, finished fifth in the main event in 2010.
He finished Monday with a stack of about 200,000, which was good for a top-five stack.
Other notables who ended the day near the top of the counts included Freddy Deeb, Vanessa Selbst, Joseph Cheong, Vivek Rajkumar, Marvin Rettenmaier, Jason Koon and Phil Ivey.
Ivey has yet to make a final table this summer (actually his summer has been horrid since he plays essentially all the events yet cashed just once), but the main event could be his time to turn things around. He made the final table in 2009. finishing in seventh place.
Ivey has had other deep runs in the main event before, such as in 2003 and 2005.
Notable eliminations on Day 1C included Jeff Madsen, Jennifer Tilly, Shaun Deeb, Aaron Massey, Fabrice Soulier, Eric Buchman, Sam Farha, Huck Seed, Darryll Fish, Brandon Cantu, Emil Patel, Oleksii Kovalchuk, Phil Laak, Shawn Cunix, Jonathan Duhamel, Vanessa Rousso, Tom Schneider, Keith Lehr and Shane Schleger, who busted in the first level.
Duhamel won the main event in 2010.
Check out this video by CardPlayer TV on the prize pool announcement today.
The surviving players from Day 1A and Day 1B return Tuesday at noon local time for Day 2AB. The remaining group from Day 1C returns Wednesday for Day 2C.
For a full look at the schedule of the main event, chick here.
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