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.
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.
Now one off the money, @wsoptd announces a 20-minute break (and cooor up) and gets the loudest chorus of boos I have ever heard in this building.
— Lance Bradley (@Lance_Bradley) July 8, 2018
The vibe in the hallways on break… SO LOUD! One away from the money, everyone is THRILLED! After midnight, Saturday night and everyone buzzing. Amazing atmosphere, and that'https://t.co/6xWgBXhRdn understatement! 😃 #WSOPMainEvent pic.twitter.com/ofqFhHjx7I
— Robbie Strazynski (@cardplayerlife) July 8, 2018
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
Made it to day 2 with 55k. Made it to day 3 with 70k. Now in the money and through to day 4 of the WSOP Main. Average 330k and we’ve got 1,235,000. Let’s goooo! pic.twitter.com/8GbWB23KhT
— eric froehlich (@efropoker) July 8, 2018
— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) July 8, 2018
Bagging 989,000 heading to day 4. Just in the money avg is 330,000
— paul volpe (@paulgees81) July 8, 2018
In the fucking moneyyyyy!!! pic.twitter.com/Hix6Aihs79
— Ryan Laplante🏳️🌈 (@Protentialmn) July 8, 2018
— UpswingPoker (@UpswingPoker) July 8, 2018
— Jamie Kerstetter (@JamieKerstetter) July 8, 2018
In the money in the Main Event. Third tournament/third cash of the year (PCA, Montreal, WSOP Main). Bagged 128,000 for Day 4. Flat lined for 30 straight hours at the tables. Uptrend starts tomorrow!
— scott wilson (@scottwilson64) July 8, 2018
In $ #WSOPMainEvent. Bagging 908k. Average 333k. Play resumes 11 AM Vegas time Sunday.
— Shannon Shorr (@ShannonShorr) July 8, 2018
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.
— Kristen Bicknell (@krissyb24poker) July 8, 2018
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