"Millionaire Maker" Becomes Largest Single-Day Live Tournament EverPublished on June 2nd, 2013 12:26 pm EST
According to WSOP.com, 6,343 players ended up turning out for the $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" (Event #6), which ended up creating a total prize pool of $8,563,050.
Here is what Seth Palansky had to say about the turn-out:
"Today was the largest single-day live poker tournament ever with 6,343 players sat. Also, largest non-WSOP Main Event field ever. #wsop?"
3,713 players turned out for the first flight of the event (Day 1a), while 2,630 players turned out for the second flight. This 6,343 player turnout smashed the record for largest ever field size for a non-main event tournament at the World Series of Poker, easily eclipsing the previous record of 6,012.
This was the 8th largest World Series of Poker field of all time - only the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 main event fields were larger.
The eventual winner of the "Millionaire Maker" will actually take home more than a million dollars - here are the payouts for the nine players who make the final table:
1st - $1,198,780
2nd - $741,903
3rd - $534,506
4th - $400,408
5th - $302,104
6th - $229,575
7th - $175,714
8th - $135,467
9th - $105,154
The top 648 places in this event will play, with a mini-cash being worth $2,740.
There are currently 862 players left in the event heading into Day 2 on Sunday.
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