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Published: 28th January 2015 Written by Poker News, WSOP 2015
Updated: 9th January 2024

WSOP Main Event Payout Structure 2015There have been some changes to the WSOP Main Event Payout Structure 2015, instead of the previously advertised $10 million guaranteed first place prize the event will now payout the top 1,000 places.

After a survey conducted by the World Series of Poker results showed that more players were in favor of a flatter payout structure than a top heavy guaranteed prize.

There will be more players cashing in the Main Event than ever before in the history of WSOP. The top 15% of the playing field will now reach the money positions.

WSOP Main Event Payout Structure 2015

The World Series of Poker have listened to the players and have changed the WSOP Main Event Payout Structure 2015 accordingly. The prize pool will now be evenly distributed to more players in the 2015 WSOP Main Event. The final table players will all still become millionaires if the participation level remains as constant as it has over the last few years.

“The dream of life-changing money is core to the DNA of the WSOP Main Event and we also want to make it easier to experience playing in poker’s Big Show, Our players understand numbers, and 2015 now presents the best odds ever to leave the Main Event a winner.” WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.

2015 WSOP Main Event
Dates: July 5 – 14
Buy-in: $10,000
Prize Pool: Top 1,000 players paid

WSOP Dates 2015 announced for The Colossus, Millionaire Maker, Monster Stack, Seniors Championship, Ladies Championship, WSOP ONE DROP High Roller and Little One for ONE DROP.

2015 WSOP Main Event Payout Structure

These figures are based on the attendance of the 2014 WSOP Main Event which had 6,683 players participating, payouts will vary based on the amount of players registered for the 2015 WSOP Main Event.
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In 2014 the player that finished in 693rd place received $16,750 and was the last paid position. In 2015 its estimated that an extra 300 places will be paid approximately $15,000. At least 5,000 participants are required for the top 1,000 positions to be paid with the new WSOP Main Event Payout Structure 2015.

Daniel Negreanu’s Opinion

I’m a big believer in expanding the number of players who make the money from the standard 10% to 15%, while at the same time lowering the percentage of the prize pool that the min-casher’s get. That serves a few purposes:

A) When the bubble is smaller, players won’t stall as much and bring the game to a halt.
B) More people leave a winner.
C) It keeps the money flowing to a wider group of players so they can continue to play the next series of events.