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WSOP 2024 Main Event Sets A New Record With Massive Turnout Poker
Mrinal Gujare
Posted on 09 Jul, 2024
By Mrinal Gujare
On 09 Jul, 2024
By Mrinal Gujare
On 09 Jul, 2024

WSOP 2024 Main Event Sets A New Record With Massive Turnout

The 2024  World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event (ME) continues to rewrite poker history! Registration for the 2024 edition is still ongoing, but one thing’s for certain – it’s the biggest Main Event ever held. As of Monday afternoon, Day 2, a staggering 10,112 players have bought in, officially eclipsing the record set last year.

Breaking New Ground Year After Year

The 2024 ME incredible turnout surpasses the 10,043 players who battled it out in 2023, a feat that itself smashed the previous record of 8,773 set back in 2006. Just a year ago, Daniel Weinman emerged victorious from that massive field, taking home a life-changing $12.1 million payday.

The Rise Of Poker 

The 2022 Main Event hinted at a potential record, falling just 110 players short of breaking the 2006 record with 8,663 entries. Then came “Poker Boom 2.0,” a surge in interest that propelled the 2023 WSOP to unthinkable heights, culminating in the historic Main Event turnout.

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A Nail-Biting Race To The Record Books

Heading into this year’s Main Event, anticipation for another record-breaking year was high. While the initial numbers started slow, a steady climb kept everyone on edge. By Day 2ABC (Sunday, 7th June), it became clear the record was within reach, with 9,494 players already registered. With the third blind level of Day 2D approaching, the WSOP needed just 550 more entries to break the record.

The tension mounted as the clock ticked down. At around 2:30 PM, poker personality Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers tweeted the news everyone was waiting for: the Main Event had reached 10,000 entries, just 34 shy of tying the record. From that point, it became a matter of time, and soon after, the official confirmation arrived – a new record had been set!

From Humble Beginnings To A Global Phenomenon

This incredible milestone marks a remarkable journey for the WSOP Main Event. The inaugural event in 1970 saw a mere seven players vying for the coveted bracelet. Fast forward 54 years, and the tournament has exploded in popularity, exceeding 10,000 entrants for two consecutive years.

Adding another touch of history, WSOP founder Jack Binion himself unveiled the Main Event bracelet and delivered the iconic “shuffle up and deal” phrase before Day 2D began. This year’s exquisite bracelet, crafted from 445 grams of 10-karat yellow gold, features a unique removable golden faceplate that doubles as a card protector. It’s adorned with 2,253 precious gemstones, including an intricate design of diamonds, black onyx, and rubies representing each card suit.

With the record broken and the tournament in full swing, the WSOP Main Event 2024 promises to be another chapter etched in poker legend. The suspense is palpable – who will emerge victorious from this record-breaking field? Only time will tell!

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