The Main Event – WSOP Tournament Has Begun

On Thursday, November 4th, 2021, the main event tournament of the WSOP began. The tournament, considered by many to be the world championship of poker, has attracted a lot of attention from thousands of players all over the world.

The 52nd edition of the tournament, which will run until November 17th, 2021, is being held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year, 6,650 players paid a $10,000 entry fee, making the total prizes in this year's tournament surpass $62 million.

Out of the 6,650 registered players, the top 1,000 will win prizes, with the first-place prize being $8,000,000, the second-place prize $4,300,000, and the third-place prize $3,000,000. Even the player finishing in the 1,000th place will win $15,000, an amount that covers the buy-in fee and leaves a small profit for the player.

Credit: WSOP.com

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Players from all over the world have registered for the tournament, with the majority coming from the USA, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Portugal, Argentina, Colombia, and more.

Update After 5 Days of Playing Poker

As of November 13th, 2021, 96 players are left to compete for the first prize. Koray Aldemir from Austria is currently in the lead with 14,325,000 chips, followed by Ramon Colillas from Spain with 12,000,000 chips and Jonathan Dwek from Canada with 10,125,000 chips.

In the top ten players list, there are only four American players.

Top American Poker Players in The WSOP 2021

As with all top poker tournaments around the world, American poker players are trying their luck to win the first prize and the prestigious WSOP bracelet.

After five days of poker, the American players leading the competition are:

  1. Zachary Mcdiarmid with 9,700,000 chips
  2. Jesse Lonis with 8,995,000 chips
  3. Roongsak Griffeth with 8,925,000 chips
  4. Stephen Gerber with 7,700,000 chips

Credit: WSOP.com

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How to Participate in WSOP Online Tournaments?

Online poker players have the opportunity to qualify for WSOP tournaments, including the main event (for next year), by participating in preliminary online poker tournaments on the GGPoker platform or 7XL poker.

This year, 7 players qualified through GGPoker or ClubGG tournaments. Vasu Amarapu, who is currently ranked 44th, qualified through GGPoker.

Credit: WSOP.com

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