WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event Draws Record Field

World Poker Tour's $10,400 buy-in Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event managed somehow to break the event’s previous record for field size and generated a whopping prize pool of nearly $7,7 million.

The last record of 664 entries was set nearly a decade ago, in 2007, when the poker boom really kicked off. However, that record was shattered this year after a total 791 entries were made in the tournament.

The Main Event is expected to play down to the winner on Saturday, Dec. 10 and the first place is worth $1,938 million. Previous champions include the likes of Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu, who revealed to WPT.com why the event is so popular every year:

“This event on the WPT is the one that’s maintained its prestige above all else. It’s at the perfect time of the year, you get a lot of big stars, and a lot of cool people have won it, including myself back in the day (laughs),” Negreanu said.

At the time of writing, just over 100 players remained in the 2016 WPT Five Diamond Main Event, including Negreanu. You can follow coverage on WPT.com.


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