The 2016 WSOP Main Event has been airing on Sunday nights on ESPN. Sure, we all know who is still alive and advanced to the November Nine, but the coverage lets us see the highlights of how each member got there and how Johnny Bax built up his massive stack. Plus, other hijinks along the way.
The November Nine is just around the corner. After all, its officially October. ESPN has been airing episodes of the $10,000 buy-in 2016 WSOP Main Event on Sunday nights (right up against Sunday Night Football on NBC).
This year's Main Event attracted 6,773 runners for a total prize pool worth $63.3 million. The top 1,011 places paid out with every member of the eventual November Nine locking up a min-cash of $1 million for ninth place. First place in the Main Event will pay out $8 million! And second place will walk away with $4.6M.
Episode 8 of the WSOP Main Event kicked off with 63 players remaining. It also specialized on “seat draws” and getting stuck next to the chatterbox, know-it-alls at the table. Yeah, it's one thing to be a table captain and it's another to show off for the cameras.
WSOP Main Event Champions
2016 ??? $8,000,000
2015 Joe McKeehen $7,683,346
2014 Martin Jacobson $10,000,000
2013 Rya Reiss $8,359,531
2012 Greg Merson $8,531,835
2011 Pius Heinz $8,715,835
2010 Jon Duhamel $8,944,138
2009 Joe Cada $8,574,649
2008 Peter Eastgate $9,152,420
2007 Jerry Yang $8,250,000
2006 Jamie Gold $12,000,000
2005 Joe Hachem $7,500,000
2004 Greg Raymer $5,000,000
2003 Chris Moneymaker $2,500,000
2002 Robert Varkonyi $2,000,000
2001 Carlos Mortensen $1,500,000
2000 Jesus Ferguson $1,500,000
1999 Neil Furlong $1,000,000
1998 Scotty Nguyen $1,000,000
1997 Stu Ungar $1,000,000
** WSOP Main Event Champions since 1997
Catch up with all of the WSOP Main Event episodes on ESPN starting with Episode 1 here…