The Main Event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is renowned for paying out big. Last year’s winner, John Cynn, left the table with $8.8 million in prize money. With record-breaking entry levels pushing the WSOP 2019 prize pool to an all-time high, an even bigger win is expected at this year’s Main Event. In fact, we could see the biggest single payout in WSOP history.
Held in Las Vegas every year since 1970, WSOP is the longest-running and most respected series of poker tournaments on the globe. It always concludes with the Main Event, a $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament.
So far, 154,216 players have signed up to compete in WSOP 2019, generating a Main Event prize pool even bigger than last year’s $74 million. Poker fans are gearing up, therefore, for an even bigger win at the table. It could smash 2006 champion Jamie Gold’s record $12 million.
For details of the 5 biggest WSOP Main Event winners to date, check the below table put together by the guys from the online casino bgo.com.