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WSOP Main Event Payouts

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by bribhoy, Jan 31, 2015.

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  1. bribhoy

    bribhoy Low-Roller

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    It's been announced that the first prize guarantee has dropped from 10 million to 8 million, but a bigger change is that they are guaranteeing that 1,000 players will cash. Last year, with nearly 7,000 entrants they paid just under 6,700 players, with a min cash of $18,000 so I guess if they're paying another 3,000 players, that min cash will be smaller unless they get a much bigger field. It looks like they want more entrants by offering a greater chance to at East get your money back.

    This increased opportunity to cash is not going to get me to risk $10,000 on my meagre poker skills, and I wondered what difference you all thought this change might make to the size of the field? Does the change tempt anyone to play who otherwise wouldn't have?
     
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    The change was made based on feedback from players that frequently play these kinds of events. Many found payouts to top heavy. I don't think the changes were made to entice more people to play the event, it was more meant as a structure improvement based on feedback (or that is at least how it is being positioned). In last years main event there were only 693 places paid (with 3 people splitting money for 693rd placing) with the min cash being $18,135. This year there is no guaranteed prize pool, the guarantee is that if at least 5000 people register to play then a minimum of 1000 people will make the money. There are a few different write ups out there (google it) that also include possible payouts based on a registration level similalr to last year where a min cash might be in the neighbourhood of $15000. Doesn't make me want to play but should make things more interesting for the regulars.
     
  3. kps

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    The size of the field will stay the same. It won't really entice many more to come out. Make the November 9 you're guaranteed $1 million based on the article on WSOP's website.

    The enticing one is the opening weekend called the Colossus with the $565 buy in.
     
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    The size of the field will stay the same. It won't really entice many more to come out. Make the November 9 you're guaranteed $1 million based on the article on WSOP's website.

    The enticing one is the opening weekend called the Colossus with the $565 buy in.
     
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    macwjp Low-Roller

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    Full schedule was released today. Based on the notes the field size must reach 6683 approx. to guarantee final table 9 get at least 1 million.
     
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