After Day 1, almost two-thirds of the starting field was eliminated. After Day 2, another two-thirds of the remaining players got knocked out and the numbers dwindled to 568 players. On Day 3, yet another two-thirds busted out and the total number of remaining contestants was 185.
Today (Day 4), the tournament will be played down to 100-120 players. One of them will be crowned the World Champion of Poker and will take home the $7,500,000 grand prize. Will Greg Raymer do the impossible and win back-to-back Main Events? That would truly be the greatest feat in poker history and we can only hope for that to happen. We know one thing, Greg Raymer can play a big stack devastatingly well and he is an even better player now than he was last year. But there are major obstacles in Greg's way; Phil Ivey (7th in chips), Howard Lederer, John Juanda, and Lee Watkinson to mention a few.
The average chip stack is $303,730.
Listed below is a breakdown of the prize pool for the remaining 185 players:1st $7,500,000