888poker Makes WSOP Main Event Win Worth $10M for Qualifiers

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Winning your way into the 2017 WSOP Main Event is a lot more lucrative now thanks to 888poker.

Over the last ten years, winning theWorld Series of Poker Main Event has been worth between $7.6 million and $10 million to the eventual champion. It’s life-changing money for sure, but now the folks over at 888poker want to make you even richer.

As part of their Supersize ME promotion, any player that qualifies for the 2017 WSOP Main Event through 888poker will be eligible to win $10,000,000 if they go on to win the Main Event. That’s because 888poker will make up the difference between the standard WSOP payout for first and $10,000,000.

“This makes an already exciting tournament even bigger and more incredible. Imagine getting to the final table of the WSOP Main Event with the possibility of winning a full 10 million dollars,” said Kara Scott, 888poker Ambassador. “The prize money for the champion is already huge but this takes it one step further and gives all the 888poker qualifiers an even bigger prize to shoot for.”

Martin Jacobson is the only WSOP Main Event winner to walk away with $10,000,000 in the last 10 years.

YEAR CHAMP WINNINGS ENTRANTS
2007 Jerry Yang $8,250,000 6,358
2008 Peter Eastgate $9,152,416 6,844
2009 Joe Cada $8,547,042 6,494
2010 Jonathan Duhamel $8,944,310 7,319
2011 Pius Heinz $8,715,638 6,865
2012 Greg Merson $8,531,853 6,598
2013 Ryan Riess $8,361,570 6,352
2014 Martin Jacobson $10,000,000 6,683
2015 Joe McKeehen $7,683,346 6,420
2016 Qui Nguyen $8,005,310 6,737

The promotion is open to anybody who wins their way to the WSOP Main Event through 888poker. The online poker operator ran a similar promotion in 2016, but it was only for a limited number of satellites and guaranteed an additional $5 million to the winner. Only 30 players were eligible, but Romanian Joldis Cosmin gave the company a real sweat by making it to Day 5 before busting out in 85th place.

There were two 888poker qualifiers who made it to the November Nine though. Former PocketFives #1-ranked Griffin Benger and amateur Fernando Pons both won their seats online and turned that into a seven-figure score.

Players who qualify for the WSOP Main Event through 888poker get a package worth $12,500 that includes the $10,000 Main Event buy-in, $1,200 travel and expenses allowance, five nights at the Vdara Hotel Las Vegas and an 888live poker kit.

Winning your way to the 2017 WSOP Main Event starts with satellites for just one cent. Work your way through six steps to get into the $1,050 WSOP satellite. To help, PocketFives has put together a comprehensive guide on how to play each step.

If you don’t have an 888poker account yet, sign up through this link and you’ll get a 100% bonus up to a maximum of $700. You’ll also get a free $10 on top of the first $10 you deposit available to you right away!