The WSOP tournament staff just announced the official numbers for the 2011 World Series of Poker. A total of 6,865 players registered for this event, making it the third largest Main Event in WSOP history. A prize pool of $64,531,000 million was created, that will be distributed among the top 693 finishers.
First place . . . $8,711,956. Not too shabby considering some skeptics thought the number at this year's Main Event wouldn't surpass 5,000. We'll be entering the numbers in our system soon, so be sure to check out the "Payouts" tab in a bit.