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World Series of Poker National Championship Draws 126 Players

Tournament Will Award $352,800 and First Bracelet Of Summer

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The 2014 World Series of Poker National Championship at Bally’s in Atlantic City attracted 126 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,260,000. The tournament, which featured a guaranteed $1 million freeroll for the top 100 WSOP Circuit players of the season, also managed to get 26 additional entries who put up a $10,000 buy-in each. Two of the automatic qualifiers opted not to play in the tournament.

A total of 15 players will make the money sometime Friday evening, earning a minimum of $21,269. The winner will take home $352,800 and the first gold bracelet of the summer.

Here’s a complete look at the payouts.

1. $352,800
2. $218,056
3. $157,399
4. $115,655
5. $86,461
6. $65,734
7. $50,816
8. $39,917
9. $31,865
10-12. $25,830
13-15. $21,269

Last year, Jonathan Hilton topped a WSOP National Championship field of 127 to earn his first bracelet and the $355,599 first-place prize. The event was held at Harrah’s in New Orleans.

In 2012, the WSOP National Championship was held at the Rio in Las Vegas, drawing 147 players. Ryan Eriquezzo came out on top, picking up his first bracelet and the $416,051 first-place prize.

The tournament began in 2011 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, when Sam Barnhart defeated 100 players, pocketing $300,000. That year, only the top 100 qualifiers could play in the event.