2009 PCA: BREAKING--$3 million first prize

This is one of those posts that doesn't require fancy prose, five-dollar words, and a picture of something pretty. The numbers speak for themselves and do it in a kick-your-face kind of way.

You ready?

Total prize pool for the 2009 PCA Main Event: $12,674,000

First prize for the 2009 PCA Main Event: $3 million.

That's right. Three million bucks for the winner.

We're collectively going to snort some smelling salts while you look at the whole list of payouts.

1. $3,000,000
2. $1,700,000
3. $1,100,000
4. $750,000
5. $550,000
6. $400,000
7. $300,000
8. $214,000
9. $175,000
10. $150,000
11. $135,000
12. $120,000
13. $105,000
14. $95,000
15. $85,000
16. $75,000
17-18. $65,000
19-20. $60,000
21-22. $55,000
23-24. $50,000
25-32. $40,000
33-40. $35,000
41-48. $30,000
49-56. $27,500
57-64 $25,000
65-72. $22,500
73-80. $20,000
81-99. $17,500
100-130. $15,000
131-199 $12,500