Main Event Maynia: WSOP's all-in effort to break records

Mo Afdhal
Posted on: May 17, 2023 03:30 PDT

The 2022 Main Event at the World Series of Poker fell just 110 entrants short of breaking the record for attendance. As of now, the record set by 2006's Main Event still stands at 8,773 entrants. This time around, however, the WSOP has an ace up its sleeve to beat the record: Main Event Maynia.

Main Event Maynia Global Qualification Weekend offers players an unprecedented opportunity to earn a seat at the biggest tournament of the year.

On May 20th and 21st, live poker rooms on four different continents will join forces to host Guaranteed Seat Satellite "Step" tournaments. The $140 buy-in gives players a chance to win a Main Event seat, $1,175 in cash, and a travel stipend to Las Vegas.

If this year's Main Event sets a new attendance record, all players in the field will receive entry into a drawing that awards a non-transferable Main Event entry for the next thirty years.

"History is only a few months away and Main Event Maynia is a big part of making sure this is the biggest field in the history of the WSOP," said World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart. "The reigning Champion Espen Jorstad earned his Main Event seat by winning a satellite event, so there’s plenty of reason to believe this year’s champion might just be a regional player who wouldn’t otherwise be heading to Vegas.  Main Event Maynia is long overdue, and we thank our global network of satellite partners for giving players a chance to take their shot from their own backyard." 

For updates and the latest news on Main Event Maynia, follow the World Series of Poker on Instagram, Twitter, or check their website.

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