Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Official WSOP Entries and Payouts

Harrah’s has announced the official figures for the World Series of Poker main event:

8773 entries for a total prize pool of $82.5 million. First prize will be a record $12 million, with the top 12 players all guaranteed at least $1 million. That should make it the richest competition of any kind ever. It’s so big that if you just had a tournament with the players over and above last year’s players, it would be the third largest poker tournament ever held.