WSOP 2023: The Main Event breaks all records, but there is no shortage of controversy over the payout

In recent weeks, the World Series in Las Vegas has broken record after record. And the Main Event is certainly no exception…

The previous record of 8,773 registrations was broken in this edition, and the registrations even reached the quota 10,043! Accordingly, the prize pool is also record-breaking: 93,399,900 Dollar.

Couldn’t there be an argument about how this huge sum will be distributed? Of course not, because the division of winnings often causes resentment among players from all over the world. And so on social media Network In the last few hours, the debate has flared up, with important personalities and sometimes quite heated tones…

Old concepts have resurfaced, such as vertical and horizontal payouts or the sustainability of live MTTs. The philosophy is certainly different when it comes to a target composed of amateurs or professionals.

Let’s go in order; Let’s reconstruct the case starting from the cold numbers. Recall that the American Main buy-in is $10,000. I am 1,507 winners thereof 2023; The minimum deposit is $15,000 and the first coin is worth a whopping $10012,100,000.

For reference, let’s first take the 2006 main that Jamie Gold won. Until recently, the 17-year-old edition was the richest and most crowded ever. On this occasion, Gold collected 12 million cartridges. In 2019 and 2022, on the other hand, 10 million rounds came for Ensan and Jorstdad, winners between 8,569 and 8,663 participants respectively.

Let’s start with a straight leg with tweets. Berkey defines payout simply “criminal“. David Lappin Use other big words: “Come on, these awards are amateurish. It makes no sense. Players sign up hoping that they will use a payout formula and not use our money for promotional purposes“.

Also very critical Isaac Haxton who claims: “If there’s one tournament where the cashes need flattening, it’s the WSOP Main. For most of the field A six-figure bounty can change lives. There is no need to pay 13% to the winner and 25% to the first four“.

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Really Chris Moneymaker called for an immediate payout review by the WSOP, adding: “There is no need to break the wall of the first 12 million coin only this summer“.

The same gold quickly intervened, writing: “I think the WSOP Main winner with the biggest prize pool in poker history should win more than anyone in the past.

In my dream scenario it would have to go back to the old school 30% for the winner; This was how it was rewarded until 2006, with only 10% of the field being paid out. And I’m not just saying that because they paid me 25 million“.

Someone is half happy, like that Doug Polk that says: “The only problem I see is the extended payout at 15% of the field, it should be closer to 12%. Otherwise the arguments make no sense. The first coin is very rich and that’s okay. Nothing bad. Your goal should be The goal is first place“.

Then there are some dissenters who don’t find anything wrong with the payout of the main. Like that from Chance Kornuth who writes on Twitter: “I personally think the prices in the Main are outstanding. Why is everyone upset?“. There are people who rightly point out to him that playing with 5.5 million in the last duel is not the best thing in life …

Kevin Martin he jokes about it and suggests giving 93 million for the first time and zero cents for everyone else. What do you think? Do you like these awards or not? Let us know and in the meantime we’ll be following the Las Vegas main over the coming days until the final table is reached, of course.

The full payout of the main

  • 1. $12,100,000
  • 2. $6,500,000
  • 3. $4,000,000
  • 4. $3,000,000
  • 5. $2,400,000
  • 6. $1,850,000
  • 7. $1,425,000
  • 8. $1,125,000
  • 9. $900,000
  • 10th-11th $700,000
  • 12-13 $535,000
  • 14-17 $430,200
  • 18-26 $345,000
  • 27-35 $280,100
  • 36th-44th $229,000
  • 45-53 $188,400
  • 54th-62nd $156,100
  • 63-71 $130,300
  • 72nd-80th $109,400
  • 81st-89th $92,600
  • 90-98 $78,900
  • 99-161 $67,700
  • 162–224 $58,500
  • 225–287 $50,900
  • 288-309 $44,700
  • 310-350 $44,700
  • 351.-413. $40,000
  • 414.-476. $37,500
  • 477-539 $35,000
  • 540-602 $32,500
  • 603.-665. $30,000
  • 666-758 $27,500
  • 759-764 $27,500
  • 765-863 $25,000
  • 864-962 $22,500
  • 963.-1004. $20,000
  • 1005.-1249. $17,500
  • 1250.-1507. $15,000

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