The 2017 World Series of Poker passed the halfway point and so far, 12 $10,000 Championship event bracelets were awarded across 11 events. These fields normally cater to some of best players in the world and specialists wait all year for their particular event to turn a profit.
The most popular variants of poker have a $10,000 Championship event and there are only four remaining the schedule: Pot Limit Omaha HiLo, Pot Limit Omaha, Seven Card Stud and No Limit Hold’em (Main Event).
To this point, the Six Max Championship was the most popular event by far with 332 entrants and Dmity Yurasov earned $775,923. The smallest Championship event was the Deuce to Seven Triple Draw event with 80 entrants that Ben Yu took down for $232,738.
The average field for a championship event so far is 135 entrants with the average first place prize of $346,074. Four of the events featured players winning their first bracelet: Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree, John Racener, James Obst and Dmitry Yurasov.
Three days of the Heads Up Championship, the final table of the HORSE Championship, the final table of the Six Max Championship are available to watch on PokerGO in the Event Replays section. Coming up on PokerGO are the Pot Limit Omaha final table and every day of the Main Event will air between PokerGO and ESPN.
Here’s a look at each of the Championship events:
Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree won the first Championship event of the Series. (Photo: PokerPhotoArchive.com
Event #2: $10,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em – Igor Kurganov & Live Boeree, $273,964
Entrants: 102, Prize pool: $958,800
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha HiLo – Abe Mosseri, $388,795
Entrants: 154, Prize pool: $1,447,600
Adrian Mateos is the youngest player to win three bracelets in history. (Photo: PokerPhotoArchive.com)
Event #15: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em – Adrian Mateos, $324,470
Entrants: 129, Prize pool: $1,203,200
Event #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice Six Max – John Racener, $273,962
Entrants: 102, Prize pool: $930,600
Event #22: $10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven – John Monnette, $256,610
Entrants: 92, Prize pool: $864,800
Event #26: $10,000 Razz – James Obst, $265,138
Entrants: 97, Prize pool: $911,800
David Bach picked up his second bracelet in HORSE. (Photo: PokerPhotoArchive.com)
Event #30: $10,000 HORSE – David Bach, $383,208
Entrants: 150, Prize pool: $1,410,000
Event #34: $10,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw – Ben Yu, $232,738
Entrants: 80, Prize pool: $752,000
Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold’em – Joe McKeehen, $311,817
Entrants: 120, Prize pool: $1,128,000
Event #42: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Six Max – Dmitry Yurasov, $775,923
Entrants: 332, Prize pool: $3,120,800
Event #48: $10,000 Seven Card Stud HiLo – Chris Vitch, $320,193
Entrants: 125, Prize pool: $1,175,000