Winner To Be Paid $8,527,982Published on July 9th, 2012 10:47 pm EST
According to World Series of Poker officials, 6,598 players turned out for this year's WSOP main event.
6,598 entrants means that there is a total prize pool of $62,021,200, which means that the eventual winner will walk away with $8,527,982.
3,418 players turned out for Day 1C today, which, according to Seth Palansky, created the largest single-day start in WSOP main event history.
The break-down of players by day:
Day 1A - 1,066
Day 1B - 2,114
Day 1C - 3,418
6,598 players means that this year's World Series of Poker main event will be the fifth largest of all-time, behind:
2006 - 8,773
2010 - 7,319
2011 - 6,865
2008 - 6,844
The final table payouts for this year's event will look like this:
1st - $8,527,982
2nd - $5,292,889
3rd - $3,797,558
4th - $2,850,494
5th - $2,154,616
6th - $1,640,461
7th - $1,257,790
8th - $971,252
9th - $754,798
The top 666 finishers are all guaranteed to walk away with a minimum of $19,227.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker