2019 WSOP Main Event second largest in WSOP historyJuly 8, 2019 2:43 pm
The 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event packed the Amazon Room at the Rio in Las Vegas again this year, with the second-largest field in WSOP history.
The $10,000 main event drew a massive 8,569-player field this year. That’s up from the 7,874 that played last year, but still short of the record field of 8,773 that played in 2006.
This year’s main event prize pool totaled $80,548,600, and whoever is the last man or woman standing will cash $10 million.
The entire final table in this year’s main event will become instant millionaires. The Top 9 places are all guaranteed $1 million. Ninth place will pocket a cool million bucks, while the runner-up will get $6 million. The bubble for money this year is 1286th place respectively.
The latest player count following Day 2C action in the main event saw 2,880 players remaining. Day 3 was scheduled to begin on Monday, July 8. That still leaves another week to play in the main event. The final table of nine is scheduled to get underway on Sunday, July 14 and play down to six.
Those six return on Monday, July 15 and will play down to three players. The cards will be in the air for the final three on Tuesday, July 16, and they’ll play until a winner is braceleted.
Last year’s main event champion John Cynn was still in the running for a repeat heading into Day 3 action. He held 248,900 in chips, which put him well behind the chip leader, Julian Milliard, who held 947,900 in chips.
A few other former main event winners that were still alive heading into Day 3 included 1993 champ Jim Bechtel, 1998 champ Scotty Nguyen and two-time WSOP main event winner Johnny Chan.