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WSOP Main Event By The Numbers

Posted at 18:09 2009-07-23
Now that the 2009 WSOP Main Event has been run (and almost won), it’s an opportune time to reflect back on the Main Event and take a look at some of the stats. The numbers do not lie!
 
Total # of Entries:         6,494
Net Prize Pool:              $61,043,600
 
Entries by Day:             1a: 1,116
                                        1b: 873
                                        1c: 1,696
                                        1d: 2,809
                                        2a: 1,476
                                        2b: 2,924
 
Total Day 2 Players:      4,400
Total Day 3 Players:      2,044
Total Day 4 Players:      789
Total Day 5 Players:      407
Total Day 6 Players:      185
Total Day 7 Players:      64
Total Day 8 Players:      27
 
Players in the Money:    648
 
1st Place Prize:             $8,546,435
2nd Place Prize:            $5,182,601
3rd Place Prize:             $3,479,485
4th Place Prize:             $2,502,787
5th Place Prize:             $1,953,395
6th Place Prize:             $1,587,133
7th Place Prize:             $1,404,002
8th Place Prize:             $1,300,228
9th Place Prize:             $1,263,602
 
*Note: Final 9 players received 9th place prize money on July 16 and the rest of the money will be placed in an interest-bearing account to be added to the prize pool on a percentage basis for the final 8 finishers.
 
648th Place Prize:          $21,365
 
Last Year’s Key Stats
Defending Champion:    Peter Eastgate
2008 1st Place Prize:      $9,152,416
2008 Net Prize Pool:       $64,431,779
2008 No. of Entries:        6,844
 
Your November Nine:
 
Player Name
Age
Town
Chip Count
DARVIN MOON
45
OAKLAND, MARYLAND
58,930,000
ERIC BUCHMAN
29
HEWLETT, NEW YORK
34,800,000
STEVEN BEGLEITER
47
CHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK
29,885,000
JEFF SHULMAN
34
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
19,580,000
JOSEPH CADA
21
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN
13,215,000
KEVIN SCHAFFEL
51
CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA
12,390,000
PHIL IVEY
33
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
9,765,000
ANTOINE SAOUT
25
SAINT MARTIN DES CHAMPS, FRANCE
9,500,000
JAMES AKENHEAD
26
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
6,800,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Main Event will resume on Saturday, November 7th at the Penn & Teller Theatre at the Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, where the final nine will play down until heads-up play is reached. At which point play will cease and recommence on Monday, November 9 where a new champion will be crowned!
 
ESPN will air coverage of the final table on Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.
 
Over the next few weeks we’ll take a closer look at each of the November Nine in the build up to the exciting conclusion of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event!

 

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