In 2003, Sam Farha took on Chris Moneymaker heads-up at the World Series of Poker Main Event. Farha fell short that day and poker was forever changed. While the fan favorite to win it all, the cards did not fall his way and he will be remembered forever as the man that lost »
The 2008 WSOP Main Event was the first Main Event in WSOP history to have a delayed final table. Known as the “November Nine”, the final nine players returned in November to play out the final table in an event to expand media prescience of the event.
Attendance for the 2008 event grew »
The 2007 WSOP Main Event was the first time since 1992 that the Main Event saw player shrinkage. Due primarily to the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Ace (UIGEA), many sites pulled out of the U.S. market and sites that did provide satellites no longer required players to play at the Main »
The 2006 WSOP Main Event was the first event to be held entirely at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Records were obliterated when an unlikely 8,773 players turned out to make a first place prize pool of $12,000,000. The top ten places all were Millionaires.
The 2005 WSOP Main Event marked the end of an era. The World Series of Poker was sold to Harrah’s Entertainment in 2004 and all events were moved to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in 2005. The sole exception was the final table of the WSOP Main Event. The final »
The attendance numbers for the 2004 WSOP Main Event exploded due to the win of Chris Moneymaker in 2003. 2,576 players, mostly online qualifiers, turned out to make the largest prize pool in the history of poker. $5 Million was to go to first place with the top five players finishing as Millionaires. »
If you are a poker fan, then you know all about the 2003 WSOP Main Event. A Tennessee accountant, Chris Moneymaker, turned an online satellite into $2.5 Million. The 2003 Main Event was the largest field in Main Event history to that point with 839 players.
The final table of the Main Event »
In the history of the WSOP Main Event, no champion was considered more of a fluke champion than the 2002 WSOP Main Event champion Robert Varkonyi. Entering the final table, everyone agreed that Varkonyi was on an incredible run of cards. After knocking former champion Phil Hellmuth out with Q-10, Hellmuth swore that he would »
The 2001 WSOP Main Event drew 613 players looking to take the $1.5 Million top prize. This year would also mark the first year a player other than the winner would receive over a Million as 2nd place received $1.098 Million.
The final nine boasted 5 big name players and one former Main Event winner in »
The 2000 WSOP Main Event was a year of first. For the first time in history, over 500 players took to the felts in search of the world title. Next, the 2000 Main Event would be the first time a player took more than $1 Million in prize money. The first place finisher received $1.5 »