The richest prize in poker will not go to an old hand this year, and the winner will be a resident of Las Vegas.
World Series of Poker $8.4 million showdown Tuesday night
A 68-year-old Utah retiree is taking home more nearly $635,000 after winning the seniors’ championship at the World Series of Poker.
The opening event of the World Series of Poker has set a new record for a live buy-in tournament.
A 24-year-old Maryland poker professional has won the World Series of Poker main event, lasting roughly 12 hours in a marathon card session to push past his last opponents for the $8.53 million title.
Two poker professionals and a college student have topped nearly 6,600 competitors at the World Series of Poker and are one card session away from poker’s richest prize — an $8.53 million crown.
It’s now down to 27 contestants at the World Series of Poker.
Organizers say the 2012 World Series of Poker attracted almost 6,600 entries for the marquee Main Event tournament in Las Vegas. That means the winner of the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em World Championship will take home about $8.5 million.
The legends of Amarillo Slim, Benny Binion and Gentleman Jack Keller will be in the air, and several recent champions will be in the seats when play begins in the marquee Main Event of the 2012 World Series of Poker.
Competition continues for the richest payout in poker history. A total of 48 players each paid one-million dollars for the “Big One For One Drop” tournament.