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2010 WSOP Main Event — Second Largest of All Time

Michael Mizrachi Headlines “November Nine” Main-Event Final Table

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 20, 2010


The bulk of the 2010 World Series of Poker saga is now behind us, but it will be months until a champion is crowned. After 56 preliminary events had been played, the poker world geared up for the prestigious $10,000 main event, and all of the spectacle and pageantry that comes with it. A Look at the Numbers Nine of the 17 largest events in history were played out at the Rio this summer, with the main event topping them all with 7,319 entrants. Those players created a total prize pool of $68,798,600, making this year’s tournament one of the biggest of all time, second only to the 2006 main event won by Jamie Gold. In a year that was marked by declining tournament attendance prior to the summer, the WSOP reversed the trend, with a record 72,966 entrants in 57 events, creating the largest total prize pool in WSOP ...

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