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World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event Draws Record Field of 718 Entries

Eventual Champion To Earn $1,256,550

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Registration is closed in the 2014 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star main event, and the official numbers are in. A record field of 718 entries were made over the two starting days to build a $5,133,700 prize pool, the largest in the event’s eleven-year history.

The top 72 finishers will make the money, with a min-cash being worth $14,430. The eventual champion in this event is set to earn the largest payout the event has ever awarded: $1,256,550.

300 players returned at the start of day 2 on Wednesday, March 12th, with the final table scheduled to play down to a champion on Friday the 14th.

Here is a look at the Bay 101 Shooting Star since it first ran in 2004:

Year Buy-In Number of Entries Prize Pool First Prize Champion
2004 $5,000 243 $1,125,000 $360,000 Phil Gordon
2005 $10,000 438 $4,070,000 $1,025,000 Danny Nguyen
2006 $10,000 518 $4,702,800 $1,198,300 Nam Le
2007 $10,000 450 $4,490,000 $1,100,000 Ted Forrest
2008 $10,000 376 $3,336,000 $1,000,000 Brandon Cantu
2009 $10,000 391 $3 714 500 $1,025,500 Steve Brecher
2010 $10,000 333 $3,163,500 $878,500 McLean Karr
2011 $10,000 415 $3,942,500 $1,039,000 Alan Sternberg
2012 $10,000 364 $3,458,000 $960,900 Moon Kim
2013 $7,500 643 $4,597,450 $1,138,350 WeiKai Chang
2014 $7,500 718 $5,133,700 $1,256,550 TBD