The main event – WSOP tournament has begun
On Thursday 4.11.21, the main event tournament of the WSOP began. The tournament that is considered by many to be the world champion of poker, attracts a lot of attention from thousands of players all over the world.
The tournament, which will run till 17.11.21, is being held for the 52nd time, and was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Nevada.
This year there were 6,650 players who paid a $ 10,000 entry fee. The total prizes in this year's tournament crossed $ 62 million.
From the 6,650 registered players, the first 1,000 will win prizes. The first prize is $ 8,000,000 the second $ 4,300,000 the third $ 3,000,000. The player which will finish in the 1,000th place will win $ 15,000 an amount with which it will cover the buy in fee and even leave a small profit for the player.
Players from all over the world registered for the tournament, most of the players came from the USA, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Portugal, Argentina, Colombia and more.
Update after days 5 – of playing poker
5 days into the tournament (Updated to 13.11.21) 96 players has left to compete the first prize, Koray Aldemir from Austria (Koray Aldemir) is in first place with 14,325,000 chips followed by Ramon Colillas, from Spain (Ramon Colillas) with 12,000,000 chips and Gonatan Dwek, Canada (Jonathan Dwek) with 10,125,000 chips.
And in the top ten players list there are only four American players.
Top American poker players in the WSOP 2021
As in all the top poker tournaments around the world, American poker players try their luck to win the first prize and the prestigious WSOP bracelet.
After five days of poker, The American players leading the competition are:
- Zachary Mcdiarmid with 9,700,00 chips
- Jesse Lonis with 8,995,000 chips
- Roongsak Griffeth with 8,925,000 chips
- Stephen Gerber with 7,700,000 chips
How to participate in WSOP online tournaments?
Online poker players have the opportunity to qualify for WSOP tournaments and even to main event tournament (Remember for next year), by participating in preliminary online poker tournaments on the GGPoker platform.
Want to start playing poker online? Sign up for for GGPoker today.
This year 7 players qualified through the GGPoker or ClubGG tournaments Vasu Amarapu which is currently ranked 44th qualified through GGPoker.