Top prize in our European Main Event is now a cool us$ 2 million", said WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. "We have Betfair to thank for that."
Earlier this year the WSOP payout structure was flattened to ensure that more players who finish in the money receive a higher percent of the prize pool than ever before. That structure would have resulted in a top prize of us$ 1,9 million for this week’s us$ 20,321 buy-in No-Limit Hold’Em Championship - had Betfair not added nearly us$ 115,834 to the prize pool.
"Nearly all of the world’s top poker players entered the World Series of Poker Europe, making it one of the most competitive poker tournaments in European history," Pollack said. "Anyone who plays well enough to make it to the top 10 percent of the field deserves - and will get - an excellent return on their investment."
In addition to the us$ 2 million top prize, second place in the WSOP Europe Main Event is worth us$ 1,1 million, third us$ 1,5 million, fourth us$ 522,308, fifth us$ 792,327, sixth us$ 308,971, seventh us$ 231,728, eighth us$ 172,877 and ninth us$ 125,060.
The remaining 27 finishers will receive from us$ 84,599 to us$ 55,173, depending on their final position.