This Week on PokerGO - 7/2 - 9 -- WSOP Main Event Action This Week on PokerGO - 7/2 - 9 -- WSOP Main Event Action
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The final weeks of the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) are now in progress at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casinos, meaning all attention now turns to the Main Event. The $10k buy-in marathon event is considered by many to be the pinnacle of poker, with past winners instantly catapulting themselves into the upper echelons of the poker world.

While the prize money is always impressive for the Main Event winner, the prestige the title brings to any poker player is worth at least as much. Last year’s field was the second-biggest of all time, barely missing the record from the iconic 2006 Series, and three of the top five fields have come in the last five years.

It is not all about the Main Event this week on PokerGO, though action from the “Big Show” will feature heavily for the rest of the series. The week kicks off with the endgame of the Ladies event and also includes coverage from the unique Hybrid Online Event, which plays as a regular online game until the final table, which is then played out on the live felt. Wednesday will feature the live portion of that event.

The end of the 2023 WSOP is on the horizon, and this week’s schedule on PokerGO reflects that, with nearly wall-to-wall coverage of the biggest, most prestigious game on the schedule, the Main Event.

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Record Main Event Field for 2023?

Since the return of live poker after the pandemic shutdowns, there has been a renaissance in the game, with increased interest leading to more extensive fields in tournament series across the globe. While 2006 still holds the record for the biggest live prize pool in history, the 2022 field was just inches away from meeting or beating 2006, coming within 110 entries of the record.

Since records are falling like crazy elsewhere in the series, this year may be the year that leaves 2006 in the dust. More than one previous event this year has smashed its previous record for field size, and fields are up noticeably from 2022, when the Main field just missed the record.

WSOP Main Event History: Biggest Fields/Prize Pools

Year Entrants Prizes
2006 8,773 $82,512,162
2022 8,663 $80,782,475
2019 8,569 $80,548,600
2018 7,874 $74,015,600
2010 7,319 $68,799,059

Select action from Day 1a of the Main Event will be streamed on PokerGO on Monday, and that kicks off a week chock full of early-day Main Event action. The Day 1 flights are featured from Monday through Thursday, with Day 2 action and beyond starting on Friday. Catch all the action from the biggest game in poker exclusively on PokerGO.

This Week on PokerGO – Jul 2 – 9

Date Event
Sunday, July 2 16:00 Event #67 $1K Ladies Championship [Horseshoe Table]
Monday, July 3 20:00 Main Event: Day 1A [Horseshoe Table]
Tuesday, July 4 20:00 Main Event: Day 1B [Horseshoe Table]
Wednesday, July 5 14:00 Hybrid Online Event #13: $5.3K No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Championship
Wednesday, July 5 20:00 Main Event: Day 1C [Horseshoe Table]
Thursday, July 6 20:00 Main Event: Day 1D [Horseshoe Table]
Friday, July 7 14:00 Main Event: Day 2A/B/C (Part 1)
Friday, July 7 18:30 Main Event: Day 2A/B/C (Part 2)
Friday, July 7 21:45 Main Event: Day 2A/B/C (Part 3)
Saturday, July 8 14:00 Main Event: Day 2D (Part 1)
Saturday, July 8 18:30 Main Event: Day 2D (Part 2)
Saturday, July 8 21:45 Main Event: Day 2D (Part 3)
Sunday, July 9 14:00 Main Event: Day 3 (Part 1)
Sunday, July 9 18:30 Main Event: Day 3 (Part 2)
Sunday, July 9 21:45 Main Event: Day 3 (Part 3)