Friday 6th July, 2018

2018 WSOP 2nd biggest in event history

By Mad Harper

This year’s WSOP is the second biggest in the event’s 49-year history – with 7,874 entries. Brits are the third largest contingent competing in the event with 350 players – including Main Event Travel CEO Fraser MacIntyre who will be back for Day 3 tomorrow with 134,700. There are also 45 players from Ireland.

Fraser, who has already cashed in three WSOP tournaments this summer, noted: “After a roller coaster of a day, I’m through to day 3 of the WSOP Main Event with 134,700 chips. Back on Saturday to try and keep the run going.”


There were 1,234 other players who also made it through Day 2ab yesterday and they will join the survivors of today’s Day 2c field. A first prize of $8,800,000 is going to the winner, with the final taking place on July 14. The $74,015,600 prize pool will be shared by the top 1,182 players.


888poker is the official online provider for this year’s WSOP with MainEventTravel their Official Travel Partner booking thousands of rooms for 888poker qualifiers and other players.


Along with MacIntyre, other Brits who are through include Daniel Merrilees (among the chip leaders), Hendon Mob founder Barny Boatman, Ollie Price and Matthew Ashton. Boatman and MacIntyre also made the money - together - in the WSOP $1k Tag Team event at the end of June.


The Main Event is Event #65. There are 78 events scheduled this year, with 13 events remaining. For the 65 events so far, there have been 109,463

entries and $213,425,143 awarded in prize money - both on track to be 49-year highs.

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