The 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event will award a $10,000,000 first-place prize.


Announced Friday night after the close of registration, a field of 8,663 entries was tallied to create a prize pool of $80,782,475. The 8,663 entries in the field officially became the second-largest WSOP Main Event of all time, behind only the 2006 WSOP Main Event which drew 8,773 entries.


Of course, along with the top payday comes the most coveted prize in all of poker, the WSOP Main Event gold bracelet. This year's bracelet is truly one of a kind, with 500 grams of 10-karat white and yellow gold, plus rubies, black diamonds, and white diamonds. The bracelet also contains the greatest card protector in the world, a removable golden poker chip specially designed to be the game's most prestigious card protector.


2022 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payouts


Place Prize
1st $10,000,000
2nd $6,000,000
3rd $4,000,000
4th $3,000,000
5th $2,250,000
6th $1,750,000
7th $1,350,000
8th $1,075,000
9th $850,675


The top 1,300 places will reach the money in the 2022 WSOP Main Event, and a min-cash is worth $15,000. It will be the most players in history that the WSOP Main Event has paid out with the 2019 WSOP Main Event paying out 1,286 players.


In the history of the WSOP Main Event, an eight-digit first-place prize has been awarded only three times. In 2006, Jamie Gold won $12,000,000 when he topped an 8,773-player field. In 2014, Martin Jacobson won $10,000,000 for defeating a 6,683-player field, while in 2019, Hossein Ensan won $10,000,000 when he was the last player standing from the 8,569 entrants.


With $80,782,475 in the prize pool, the 2022 WSOP Main Event is officially the second-richest poker tournament of all time, behind only the 2006 WSOP Main Event. The WSOP Main Event accounts for nine of the top 10 largest prize pools in poker history.


Largest Prize Pools In Poker History


Year Event Prize Pool First Prize
2006 WSOP Main Event $82,512,162 $12,000,000
2022 WSOP Main Event $80,782,475 $10,000,000
2019 WSOP Main Event $80,548,600 $10,000,000
2018 WSOP Main Event $74,015,600 $8,800,000
2010 WSOP Main Event $68,799,059 $8,944,310
2017 WSOP Main Event $67,877,400 $8,150,000
2019 Triton Million $65,660,000 (£54,000,000) $16,775,820* (£13,779,491)
2011 WSOP Main Event $64,531,000 $8,711,956
2008 WSOP Main Event $64,333,600 $9,152,416
2016 WSOP Main Event $63,327,800 $8,005,310


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