News and Views
Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:28:15 PM
The World Series of Poker started this year with 5,619 competitors, each putting up $10,000 entry fee. This is the biggest event by far in the world of sports or pseudo-sports. The top 9 finishers this year each get over a million dollars, with 1st place getting $7.5 million. If you finished in the top 560, you got paid. 80th place even paid out over $100K. The tourney has been going for days and is down to 27 players, starting today again at 3PM. One amazing thing is that Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, who won $5 million last year as the tournament champion, is still in it -- in 5th place in chips right now. Updated action here and main site here
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