What is the first prize for the 2024 WSOP Main Event?

What is the first prize for the 2024 WSOP Main Event?


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WSOP Main Event

With record attendance, the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event has cemented its place in history as the poker tournament with the largest prize pool ever.

After the final number of entrants was set at 10,112, breaking last year’s record of 10,043, the prize pool was announced at $94,041,600.

Only the top 1,517 finishers at Poker’s World Championship will see a share of that sum, with those who make the final table banking at least $1,000,000, while a min-cash is worth $15,000. With a new payout structure at the 2024 WSOP, most min-cashes during the series have been worth twice the buy-in, though an exception has been made in the Main Event for tax purposes.

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Another eight-figure first prize

Daniel Weinman
Daniel Weinman

So, what exactly will the winner take home from another record-breaking Main Event?

For the 60th time, the Main Event champion will take home an eight-figure payday, $10,000,000 to be exact. The runner-up will receive $6,000,000.

Daniel Weinman‘s $12,100,000 in 2023 remains the largest first-place payout, while Jamie Gold (2006 – $12,000,000), Aspen Jorstad (2022 – $10,000,000), Hossein Ensan (2019 – $10,000,000) and Martin Jacobson (2014 – $10,000,000) were the others who received a life-changing windfall after becoming world poker champions.

This year, there is less of a difference between first and second place. In 2023, the runner-up took home $6,500,000, a difference of $5,600,000 from the champion (Weinman). Poker News Covered in a Muck article last summer, some poker fans felt the payout structure needed to be changed, and the WSOP listened to its customers. There was no commotion in the Horseshoe event center when the tournament director announced the payouts on Monday.

When will the WSOP Main Event bubble burst?

As the WSOP Main Event unfolds, anticipation surrounding the money bubble grows. The question on everyone’s lips is, “When will the money bubble burst?”

Currently, players are competing on Day 2d. Once this day ends, the remaining contenders will join up with the survivors of Day 2abc to form the field for Day 3.

2023 WSOP Main Event Bubble
2023 WSOP Main Event Bubble

Day 3 begins on Tuesday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m. Players looking to claim the title in the world’s most prestigious poker tournament will have to progress through five more levels of play. The money bubble, which marks the point at which players begin earning payouts, is expected to burst early on Day 4.

Don’t forget you can follow all the Main Event action in the Poker News Live Updates. Our team has been on the ground since the first hand was dealt and will continue to cover the details until a champion is crowned. PokerNews will also be the first to let you know when players are in the money, keeping you updated every step of the way.

WSOP Main Event 2024 Full Payouts

Place Price Place Price
1 $10,000,000 81-125 $100,000
2 $6,000,000 126-134 $85,000
3 $4,000,000 135-162 $70,000
4 $3,000,000 163-224 $60,000
5 $2,500,000 225-287 $50,000
6 $2,000,000 288-311 $45,000
7 $1,500,000 312-350 $45,000
8 $1,250,000 351-413 $40,000
9 $1,000,000 414-476 $37,500
10-11 $800,000 477-539 $35,000
12-13 $600,000 540-602 $32,500
14-17 $450,400 603-665 $30,000
18-26 $350,000 666-764 $27,500
27-35 $300,000 765-863 $25,000
36-44 $250,000 864-950 $22,500
45-53 $200,000 951-1.008 $20,000
54-62 $160,000 1,009-1,250 $17,500
63-71 $140,000 1,251-1,517 $15,000
72-80 $120,000

Live updates from the WSOP main event

Remaining 2024 WSOP Main Event Schedule

Date Day Time
Monday, July 8, 2024 Day 2d Afternoon
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Day 3 Afternoon
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 Day 4 Afternoon
Thursday, July 11, 2024 Day 5 Afternoon
Friday, July 12, 2024 Day 6 Afternoon
Saturday, July 13, 2024 Day 7 Afternoon
Sunday, July 14, 2024 Day 8 (Play until 9) Afternoon
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Final Table Day 1 To be defined
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 Final Table Day 2 To be defined

Top Ten Biggest WSOP Main Event Prize Pools

Year Submissions Prize pool Champion Country Price
2024 10.112 $94,041,600 $10,000,000
2023 10,043 $93,399,900 Daniel Weinman United States $12,100,000
2006 8,773 $82,512,162 Jamie Gold United States $12,000,000
2022 8,663 $80,782,475 Aspen Jorstad Norway $10,000,000
2019 8,569 $80,548,600 Hossein Ensan Germany $10,000,000
2018 7,874 $74,015,600 John Cynn United States $8,800,000
2010 7,319 $68,799,059 Jonathan Duhamel Canada $8,944,310
2017 7,221 $67,877,400 Scott Blumstein United States $8,150,000
2011 6,865 $64,531,000 Pius Heinz Germany $8,715,638
2008 6,844 $64,333,600 Peter Oostpoort Denmark $9,119,517
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Calum Grant
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Calum joined the PokerNews team in September 2021 after working in the UK energy sector. He played his first game of poker in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the game. Calum has written for various poker outlets but has found his home at PokerNews, where he has contributed articles and live updates, provided insights and reported on major poker events including the World Series of Poker (WSOP).