In 2017, a whopping 7,221 individuals plopped down the $10,000 entry fee to participate in poker’s richest annual poker tournament, creating the third-largest field in the event’s 48-year history. Nearly $68 million was up for grabs and the winner, Scott Blumstein, walked away with $8,150,000 and the title of poker’s world champion.
In 2018, another huge field is expected. Our partners at ESPN and PokerGO have promised daily live video coverage of the Main Event, giving players not just a chance at fortunes, but fame as well.
The event will begin earlier this year. Starting flights will be held on Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3, with the very final day to enter the WSOP Main Event scheduled for Wednesday, July 4. These are officially flights A, B & C of Event #65. On Thursday, July 5, flights A&B return to play their Day 2, while Flight C players have the day off. Any Flight A or B players that survive Day 2, will have Friday, July 6 off, while Flight C players play out their Day 2 on this day. The fields combine for the first time on Saturday, July 7 and play every single day until we reach the final table on July 11 and crown the champion on Saturday, July 14.