WSOP Main Event 2014 Final Table Preview

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Year after year, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event is the biggest live poker tournament on earth. With a huge field of thousands of poker players each paying $10,000 to enter the tournament – The prizes are staggering.

Let’s compare the prizepool of the WSOP Main Event with the US Open:

The winner of the US Tennis Open gets $3,000,000, with the runner up getting $1,450,000. Not bad. But look at the prizepool for this year’s main Event:
The winner of the 2014 WSOP Main Event gets $10,000,000, second place gets 5,145,968 (assuming no player deal is made)

The magic of the Main event of course is that anyone can win – as proven by 2003 WSOP main event winner, accountant Chris Moneymaker. who showed that all you need is some skill and a lot of luck to win. The WSOP is big business – with big corporate sponsors behind it year after year (eg. Betfair Poker sponsored the 2013 WSOPE, while Everest poker sponsored the 2013 Main Event.)

2014 WSOP Main Event Payouts

Place Prize (USD)
1 10,000,000
2 5,145,968
3 3,806,402
4 2,848,833
5 2,143,174
6 1,622,080
7 1,235,862
8 947,077
9 730,725

The  WSOP ‘November Nine

One of these lucky poker players could be walking away with $10,000,000!

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  • Seat 1: William Pappaconstantinou – USA- 17,500,000 chips – previous biggest live cash $15,341
  • Seat 2: Felix Stephensen – Norway – 32,775,000 chips – best result $16,989 for 52nd in EPT Barcelona main event
  • Seat 3: Jorryt van Hoof – Holland – 38,375,000 chips – Live earnings of over $1,000,000
  • Seat 4: Mark Newhouse – USA – 26,000,000 chips – one of the big stories of the 2014 WSOP – Mark Newhouse busted in 9th place in last year’s main-event, and is determined to go further this year.
  • Seat 5: Andoni Larrabe – Spain – 22,550,000 chips
  • Seat 6: William Tonking – USA – 15,050,000 chips – a A regular in the $10/$25 cash tables.
  • Seat 7: Dan Sindelar – USA – 21,200,000 – Guaranteed at least 9th place money of $730,725 in this event, a score that more than doubled his lifetime winnings.
  • Seat 8: Martin Jacobson – Sweden – 14,900,000 – he already had over $5,000,000 in live tournament cashes
  • Seat 9: Bruno Politano – Brazil – 12,125,000 chips

Some betting sites have already compiled betting odds for the November Nine so that you can have an extra ‘sweat’ when following the finale of the main event when it resumes on the 10th of November.

Live coverage of the final table will be streaming on ESPN.