The World Series of Poker is one of the most exciting poker tournaments in the poker community. Today, we will share with you some interesting facts and figures about this year’s Main event. This year, the tournament turns 49 years gathering 7874 players from around the world. Now, let’s see what the numbers say.
This year’s Day One had three flights. The first two Day Ones attracted a large number of poker players with 925 players showing up on Day 1a, and another 2,378 on Day 1b. However, no one could’ve predicted the number of players that showed up at the third flight of the Day One. This year, the Day 1c saw 4571 players joining the WSOP Main event. The numbers show that the same flight saw 4262 players coming out last year.
Furthermore, in 2017 a total of 7221 players participated in the Main event. This year, the Main event attendance broke the record with a field of 7,874 players. The only time the WSOP Main event had more contestants was in 2006 with 8773 WSOP Main event entrants.
When it comes to countries with most players at the 2018 WSOP, the United States leads the pack with 5,758 players. The second on the list is Canada with 415 players, whereas the UK takes the third place by the number of players who showed up at the Main event with a total of 350 participants. As far as other countries go, the 2018 World Series of Poker saw candidates from Zambia, the Isle of Man, and Qatar, among other countries.
The oldest player at the Main event is 88-year-old John Olsen, whereas the youngest player is Nicholas Dashinau who’s 21.
Tomorrow, we’ll talk about the winner of the 2018 World Series of Poker – John Cynn. Stay tuned to find out the latest news from best poker sites.