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2023 WSOP Main Event Biggest Of All Time

We officially have a new poker boom as the 2023 WSOP Main Event being the biggest of all time! Chip leader after the first three starting days is Yehuda Dayan from Israel and YouTube Poker legend Doug Polk is also in the Top 10.

Facts and Figures 2023 WSOP Main Event

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prize Pool: $52,170,000
  • Players: 5,217
  • Starting Days: 3 0f 4 (1D still left to play)
  • Average: 80,967

2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1A Recap

Day 1A of the 2023 WSOP Main Event was as always the smallest with 827 entires.

Many big names were in the field though and YouTube Poker legend Doug Polk managed to finish in the Top 5 with a strong 282,000 chips.

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The chip leader of Day 1A, Yehuda Dayan from Israel, is also still overall chipleader with a monstrous stack of 389,900 chips at an average of 77,480.

Top Ten Chip Counts after Day 1A:

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Yehuda DayanIsrael389,900487
2Shota NakanishiJapan360,100450
3Hai-Chi HoChina297,400372
4Doug PolkUnited States281,900352
5Neville CostaBrazil275,000344
6Samuel GagnonCanada271,000339
7Todd CollinsUnited States250,400313
8Rick MechammilUnited States247,600310
9Christine DoCanada237,300297
10Anirban DasItaly236,900296

Day 1B Recap

Leading the pack on Day 1B is online grinder Jean-Pierre van der Spuy with 287,000 chips.

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Once again a poker legend in form of Patrik Antonius made it to the Top 10 chip counts finishing the day with 263,500.

Top 10 Chip Counts after Day 1B:

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jean-Pierre van der SpuySouth Africa287,000359
2Julien MartiniFrance286,000358
3Yuze DingUnited States284,500356
4Gar CheungUnited States281,500352
5Andrew GrahamUnited States277,700347
6Scott NumotoUnited States268,200335
7Patrik AntoniusFinland263,500329
8Jevon LamUnited States243,000304
9Robert LofasoUnited States233,500292
10Anatoly FilatovRussia231,000289

Day 1C Recap

The masses came on Day 1C bringing the total number of entries up to 5,217 and with the strongest starting day still left, it is certain that the record from 2006 with 8,773 players will be smashed!

2023 WSOP Main Event Biggest Of All Time

UK pro Christopher Brammer managed to amass the biggest chip stack on Day 1C having a whopping 386,100, so the former Bracelet winner will be a force to be reckon with.

We will post the full chip counts of the first three starting days here as soon as they are available.