WSOP Prize Pool And Number of Entrants Released on Day 1D
The World Series of Poker had this year's tournament set up with four day 1's, and was prepared to accommodate up to 12,000 players. It fell short of that number, but still came out with 6,358 entrants.
The number of entrants is down from last years tourney, but still up from the 2005 numbers.
The prize pool is $59,784,954, which is still a tremendous amount of money to be divided up among the top 621 finishers. The players just making the money cut will receive $20,320, which more than doubles their entry fee.
First place will receive $8,250,000, down from last year's $12 million, but still a large prize. There will be the top five players in this year's tournament that will become millionaires. Positions 19-27 will receive $333,490 for making the final three tables, and spots 28-36 will make $285,678, meaning a player will make $47,812 for getting from four tables to three.
One player who will not be making an appearance at any of those final tables is the poker brat, Phil Hellmuth, who showed up late in his customary style, and then proceeded to get knocked out of the tournament on day 1D. He left the room to cheers from other players after it was announced that he was out of the tournament.
Now that all of the day 1's are over, it is time to get down to business as the players will be in action on Tuesday, on what is officially day 2 of the main event.
July 10, 2007
Posted By Tom Jones
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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