Despite a slow start, registrations at the World Series of Poker increased dramatically on the tournament’s third day, with the final tally expected to easily eclipse last year’s field of 6,494 players.
On Day 1C (Wednesday), there were 2,314 main event entries, bringing the three-day total to 4,928. The final day to enter the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em championship is today (Thursday).
WSOP officials said about 1,800 seats were pre-sold for Day 1D, with an ultimate capacity of about 3,800 seats.
Therefore approximately 2,000 seats were left available for the 2010 WSOP Main Event. (Note that last year, more than 2,000 seats were sold in the 18 hours preceding the start of Day 1D.)
Even if no seats were sold today, the main event field would be over 6,700, easily surpassing last year’s field.
But with a nominal turnout of 1,000 to 1,500, the field would balloon to 7,500 to 8,000-plus, making this World Series second in size to only the 2006 WSOP, which attracted 8,773 players.
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