2019 WSOP Day 39: Main Event to Be Second-Largest in History

2019 WSOP Day 39: Main Event to Be Second-Largest in History

The big question from many poker fans is simple:  Why don’t we have a final number of entries, the prize pool and payouts from the WSOP Main Event yet?

The answer is simple as well. The WSOP offered late registration this year. Players could register up through the start of Day 2, and that late registration pertained to both Day 2 flights. The last of them is today, so the WSOP should be able to release its final numbers by the end of Sunday.

Until then, it’s all about the survivors of the long days of poker action.

On Saturday, July 6, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Event 73:  $10K NLHE Main Event – Day 2AB

Day 1A entries:  1,334

Day 1B entries:  1,914

Day 1C entries:  4,877

Day 2AB late entries:  100

Total entries thus far:  8,225

Prize pool:  at least $77 million

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1A players remaining:  966

Day 1B players remaining:  1,417

Day 1C players remaining:  3,664

Day 2AB players remaining:  approximately 1,100

Day 2AB chip leader:  Timothy Su (USA) – 791,000 chips

Day 2C starting time:  11am

Day 3 starting time:  Monday at 12noon

Event 75:  $1K Little One for One Drop NLHE – Day 1A of 5

Day 1A entries:  702

Prize pool:  TBD

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1A players remaining:  approximately 250

Day 1A chip leader:  Mark Eddleman (USA) – 464,600 chips

Day 1B starting time:  12noon

Day 1C starting time:  Monday at 11am

Day 2 starting time:  Tuesday at 1pm

Notable Information

On Sunday, look for the final prize pool and other details of the WSOP Main Event to be announced.

At this stage, with 8,225 players, it is the second-largest Main Event in the game’s history. The all-time high was when 8,773 players entered the tournament in 2006, when Jamie Gold won it for $12 million. Last year’s Main Event brought in 7,874 players, and John Cynn took it down for $8.8 million. This year’s tournament already surpassed those numbers and will come the closest of any year to nearing that 2006 high point.


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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