674 entries for the GGPoker leg of the Main Event
A final table will form tonight where one player will eventually win $1,550,968 and the chance to play heads-up for a cool million in Vegas.
It is difficult to predict the field for the World Series of Poker Main Event when so many new variables are in play including a change of date, an online/live hybrid format, a community perception that this is a ‘do-over’ event and the small matter of a global pandemic and restricted travel.
The final numbers for the first leg, however, are in the books and they stand at a somewhat surprising 674. 257 runners on Day 1C, 171 on Day 1B and 252 on Day 1A.
Of those players 179 players have made it to Day 2 which will take place today and they will play down to a final table, which will be paused and played at King’s Casino in Rozvadov on December 15. The winner of which is then scheduled to play the winner of the US leg on December 30th for $1 million in added money.
Before then, that final table at King’s Casino will be a big money affair with $1,550,968 going to the eventual champion. This is how the International leg finale will pay out.
80 players will make the money tonight with $15,277 going to the first mincasher.
Most thought the International leg of this unique event would attract the most runners because it had access to the global poker market. However, 674 is probably lower than most experts expected and it is not impossible that the US-facing WSOP.com leg, which starts this Sunday, might get more. The prospect of travelling during a Pandemic clearly had an impact on the numbers.
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