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A Look At The 2016 World Series of Poker Final Nine

Main Event Winner To Take Home $8 Million

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 17, 2016


The 47th annual World Series of Poker is over… at least for everyone but the nine fortunate individuals who make up this year’s November Nine. There were 107,833 total entrants in the 2016 summer series who were paid out more than $221 million in prize money, but the main event accounted for 29 percent of that prize pool with $63,327,800 up for grabs. The Field There were 6,737 entries in total, each putting up the $10,000 buy-in. It is the fifth-largest main event in history and the largest in the last five years. The WSOP opted for a flatter payout structure, giving the final 1,011 players a minimum payday of $15,000. The main event continued to be popular internationally, with 80 nations represented on the felt. The United States led the way with 4,985 entrants, but Canada (381) and the United Kingdom (343) also sent many players to Las Vegas. ...

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