Doesn’t the WSOP come around quickly? The players are already hard at it for WSOP 2014 and they are in the middle of Event 8 right now (there are just the 65 events this year).
The aforementioned Event 8 has turned out to be extremely popular, in fact unbelievably popular with the punters this year. Called the “Millionaire Maker” and costing $1500 to enter, a mammoth 7977 players have stumped up their entry fee. OK, players are allowed to re-enter once so there is some double counting but this still makes it the second biggest tournament of all time. The biggest was the 2006 WSOP Main event won by Jamie Gold, which had 8773 entrants.
Since then there has been the 2006 UIGEA, a world wide financial crisis in 2008 and of course Black Friday in April 2011. All of these things will have hit the number of entries, but could the numbers for Event 8 be a sign that the Main event record will be broken this year?
This weeks’ question is: How many entries do you think will there be in the 2014 WSOP Main Event? Answer this week’s poll and leave a comment with your Twitter username to be in with a chance of winning a token for my Bounty competition. As a guide, the figures in rceent years have been 7319 (in 2010), 6865 (2011), 6598 (2012), 6352 (in 2013).
Congratulations to @BenBulben40 for winning last week’s poll.