The money bubble has officially burst at the 2018 WSOP Main Event. A total of 1,182 players are guaranteed to turn a profit as Day 4 action begins Sunday.

The 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event money bubble finally burst early Sunday morning local time, when Matthew Hopkins of England busted out of the tournament in 1,183rd Place. The longtime poker player will be awarded with a free entry into the 2019 WSOP ME for “bubbling” the Main Event.

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WSOP Main Event Money Bubble Excitement

Before the money bubble occurred, WSOP tournament director Jack Effel called a temporary halt to the action so chips could be “colored up” and preparations could be made to record the moment when all remaining players realized they would be cashing in the event.

Final table payouts for this year’s Main Event will be as follows:

1st Place: $8,800,000
2nd Place: $5,000,000
3rd Place: $3,750,000
4th Place: $2,825,000
5th Place: $2,150,000
6th Place: $1,800,000
7th Place: $1,500,000
8th Place: $1,250,000
9th Place: $1,000,000

All 1,182 players who have survived the first three days of the 2018 WSOP Main Event will return to the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino later today to compete for their chance to make the final table. The minimum guaranteed payout for those players is $15,000.

Current blind levels are 3,000/6,000/1,000 ante. The average chip stack is just above 333,000.

Reports of Players “In The Money” at 2018 WSOP Main Event

Many players still in the event took to social media to inform followers of their achievement immediately after the money bubble burst

Exactly 7,784 players registered for this year’s showcase $10,000 buy-in world championship — making it the second-largest player field in WSOP Main Event history.

More Twitter Reports from WSOP Main Event Money Bubble

* This section will be updated with more reports as they are posted early Sunday morning.

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