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World Series Of Poker Main Event By The Numbers

Here's A Look At Third Largest Field In History

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On Sunday, the 2017 World Series of Poker main event closed registration. When the dust settled, 7,221 players had registered, creating a prize pool of $67,877,400.

The top prize in the $10,000 buy-in tournament was announced as $8,150,000. A record 1,084 players will be paid, with a min-cash worth $15,000.

There’s 361,050,000 million worth of chips in play, which is also an all-time high for the tournament. Each player began the event with 50,000 in chips.

As for the quantity of chips, there are 245,514 individual chips in play, according to the WSOP. There were 920 dealers used, and they dealt a combined 1,626 decks of cards.

As for the demographics of the 7,221 players:

Eighty three countries were represented this year, though 5,218 (72 percent) came from the United States. Canada was second with 380 players.

California was the leading U.S. state with 922 players. Nevada was second with 554.

The average age in the main event was 40.59 years of age, up from 40.08 last year. The oldest player was William Wachter of Mahopac, New York. The 96-year-old has been the oldest in the event for five straight years.

The 26-35 age bracket accounted for 2,998 players (41 percent).

There were 272 female participants in the main event, up from 268 last year.

The champion will be crowned on July 22 or 23.

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2017 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

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