$5,000 Buy-In Event Attracts 5,802 Entries To Create Casino Prize Pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2020 World Series of Poker online $5,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event drew a field of 5802 entries across its 23 starting flights, easily exceeding the $25 million guarantee to make the biggest prize pool in online tournament poker history: $ 27,559,500 . The champion of this year’s main event will earn a championship bracelet and a first place prize of $3,904,686, which will be the largest ever awarded in an online poker event.

The previous record for the largest prize pool in an online tournament belonged to partypoker 2018 Online MILLIONS, a $5,300 buy-in event that created a $21.780,000 prize pool. The huge turnout for the tournament resulted in the top 728 winners making money, with a minimum cash income of $11,834. The top 17 winners will get cash for six figures, with the last four players set to all get seven-figure payouts halo69.

Day 2 started with 1,171 players remaining, meaning that around 400 players were knocked out of funds during the early action, including all-time WSOP bracelet leader Phil Hellmuth and high stakes superstar Fedor Holz.

Many big names cashed in on this event but were eliminated during the 2nd day of action. Among those who made money were two-time bracelet winner Kahle Burns (52nd – $39,214), Sam Greenwood (75th – $30,776), Conor Beresford (85th – $27,675), two-time bracelet winner Shankar Pillai (99 – $27,675), Isaac Haxton (121 – $24,886), and bracelet winner Mike Leah (128 – $24,886).

 

 

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