The 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion’s Horseshoe. There were 839 entrants to the main event. Each paid $10,000 to enter what was the largest poker tournament ever played in a brick and mortar casino at the time. Many entrants, including the overall winner, won their seat in online poker tournaments.
Here is a recap of this year’s 2003 World Series of Poker:
Day One: 839 Players started. It was announced that 63 places would be in the money. Day Two: 389 Players returned. Day Three: 111 players started and 45 finished. Day Four: Down to 9 players.Chris MoneyMaker from Nashville, TN leads field. Day Five: Chris Moneymaker is the new World Series of Poker Champion.He will receive $2.5 million for his win. This was the largest and longest WSOP to date. It took five days to crown the new Champion. The most amazing part of this stroy is that this is the first live tournament that Moneymaker has played in. He won his entry playing in an online poker room.