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The WPT World Championship Is Breaking Records And How! Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 16 Dec, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 16 Dec, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 16 Dec, 2022

The WPT World Championship Is Breaking Records And How!

The ongoing World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship 2022 at the Wynn Las Vegas is turning out to be a crusher, thus ending the year on a high note. The series offered a record-breaking guarantee of a massive $15 million for a single tournament. 

During the Day 1C flight of the WPT World Championship 2022 event, the registration period ended with a total of 2,960 entries. With that entry-field, WPT generated a record-setting prize pool of a humongous $29,008,000, which surpassed the initial advertised guarantee by more that $10 Million. 

The final flight, Day 1C, started off with 1,280 players, out of which several players had already fired at least one bullet in this event. However, by the end of late registration, the number went up by more than double.

There has never been a tournament quite like the WPT World Championship 2022 in the history of poker, making the $10,400 buy-in event a huge success. It is the first non-WSOP $10K buy-in event hosted at Wynn Las Vegas to ever come close to hitting the $30 Million prize pool mark, which almost doubled its advertised guarantee. 

ALSO READ: Zarvan Tumboli Finishes 38th In WPT World Championship’s Bounty Turbo Event

Ever since the event was announced, the hype around it was pretty intense. And it looks like the tournament has not only lived up to the hype, but also exceeded it, thanks to the operations and marketing efforts by WPT the event has garnered massive footfalls at the Wynn Las Vegas.

WPT World Championship 2022 Records

The milestones achieved by this tournament will truly blow your mind. Have a look. 

  • Largest non-WSOP Main Event prize pool in history for a live tournament with a buy-in under $1 million.
  • Fourth largest non-WSOP Main Event prize pool ever irrespective of buy-in.
  • Most entrants in a WPT Main Tour event.
  • Largest WPT prize pool ever.
  • 21st largest live tournament prize pool ever (including WSOP Main Event).
  • Most entrants in a five-figure buy-in live tournament (excluding WSOP Main Event).
  • Apart from WSOP events, this is the largest prize pool in Las Vegas history.

Naturally, the event was destined to be graced by the top stars of the poker world. WPT ambassador Phil Ivey and 16-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth were among the poker pros who joined the field just before late registration ended. Sadly, Ivey was eliminated late in the day, and did not progress to Day 2. Apart from Ivey, names like Bryn Kenney, Dylan Linde, Ema Zajmovic, Liv Boeree, and Shaun Deeb, also couldn’t find a bag. Hellmuth managed to make it to Day 2 with 2,25,000 chips at his disposal. He isn’t among the top stacks, but has 45 big blinds to resume with. 

Spartan Poker pro Zarvan Tumboli and WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer are the only two Indians grinding at the event. Tumboli busted early on Day 1 and couldn’t progress further, however, he cashed at the turbo bounty event after finishing 38th. On the other hand, Iyer has made his way to Day 2.

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