The final event of the World Series of Poker 2014 is the Main Event, also known as the World Championship of Poker. The event always attracts thousands of players, both professionals and amateurs, and the lucky and skilled winner always wins several millions as first prize.
As usual the buy-in for the main event was a mere $10,000, which apparently does not scare away that many players, as the main event saw its largest crowd in three years. This year's main event is also special, due to it being the 10th WSOP main event being hosted, which is why the first prize this year is guaranteed to be $10 million, no matter how many entries there are in the tournament.
But there is probably no reason for the organizers to sweat, as a massive 6,683 players registered for the main event, with more than half of those playing the final first day, Day 1C. It didn't look like the attendance was going to be that high based on Day 1A and Day 1B, but we ended up with more players than usual, showing that poker is still on its way to its former peak.
All the biggest and most famous pro's all compete in the main event this year, with guys like Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Daniel Colman and Phil Hellmuth still being in the tournament with a chance to win it, unlike Sam Trickett and Tom Dwan, who both busted on their respective first day of play.