This season’s WSOP players won $266,889,193 as prize money in addition to $187.4 million, which American players won this year. This shows an increase of 15.5 percent in comparison with the event held last year. There has been an immense growth in this game on the whole. Around 28 players won $1 million or more as prize money with an average 1st prize which came up to $655,337 with 1,588 players claiming it. There were 78 bracelets given for every event and the majority of it had gone to the Americans. It was indeed a benchmark season for participation as well. There were 123,856 people who participated in the festivities. That shows an increase of 2.4 percent from last year.
The 49th Main Event presented an excellent show and people were overjoyed with a grand finale. The show went on perfectly, which gave no room for any concerns. John Cynn managed to outlast Tony Miles post a great marathon of heads-up showdown. The victory achieved by Cynn was incredible and at the same time said it was bittersweet. He wanted to avoid celebrating in front of the adversary. He said there came a time when players were discussing to make a deal. However, every break felt like he had some good players around him who kept playing strategy. As a result, he did not get an opportunity to do anything much.
Cynn won the pot which is the 3rd largest compared to prizes earned by Jamie Gold in 2006 and Martin Jacobson in 2014. In every game of bigger competition, there must be a winner and a loser. Sadly, Roland Israelashvili could not win, although he has been a champion in a poker game. Although he finished 14 times at the WSOP, but was short of reaching his dream goal. He is one of the players with the majority of cashes and nil bracelet.