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Curtains fall on biggest, richest WSOP


While winning one bracelet is a dream many hope to accomplish at the series, three players locked up not one but two bracelets each

APPT Main Event final table. | photograph courtesy of APPT

The largest and most prized annual festival, the world series of Poker, concluded its 54th run with games taking place from 30 May to 18 July at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas.

Players from all sections of the globe competed for 95 gold bracelets plus 20 online. In the aftermath, it was the biggest and richest WSOP in history, multiple event records were broken, and over $397.8 million was paid out.

This year’s WSOP main event broke all bounds with a record 10,043 players taking on the greatest annual poker tournament. With a buy in of $10,000 each, it amassed a $93,399,900 prize pool, the largest main event pot in all of WSOP history. USA’s Daniel Weinman outlasted the enormous field to claim the record $12,100,000 first prize, the only eight-digit payout.

While winning one bracelet is a dream many hope to accomplish at the series, three players locked up not one but two bracelets each — Chad Eveslage, Chris Brewer, Josh Arieh. For Eveslage, these were his second and third career bracelets. For Arieh, they were his fifth and sixth bracelets. And for Chris Brewer, they were #1 and #2.

A long list of players walked away as millionaires at the series, however, only 14 of them were decorated as champions. Of course, WSOP Main Event champion Daniel Weinman emerged as the richest for his $12.1-million payout.

Asia came out very strong this year, especially the Chinese contingent with easily over 100 players making the trip to Sin City. Their presence was certainly felt with five players winning bracelets. Also winning one for their flag were Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and India.


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