2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Payouts

2006 World Series of Poker Official Payouts


1 - $12,000,000
2 - $6,102,499
3 - $4,123,310
4 - $3,628,513
5 - $3,216,182
6 - $2,803,851
7 - $2,391,520
8 - $1,979,189
9 - $1,566,858

10-12 - $1,154,527
13-15 - $907,128
16-18 - $659,730
19-27 - $494,797
28-36 - $329,865
37-45 - $247,399
46-54 - $164,932
55-63 - $123,699
64-72 - $90,713
73-81 - $65,973

82-126 - $51,129
127-189 - $47,006
190-252 - $42,882
253-315 - $38,759
316-378 - $34,636
379-441 - $30,512
442-504 - $26,389
505-567 - $22,266
568-621 - $20,617
622-666 - $19,050
667-720 - $17,730
721-774 - $16,493
775-819 - $15,504
820-873 - $14,597

In advance of the payouts coming out, Team Blog's Howard Swains had this to say

Information at the World Series is everywhere, but still no one seems to know a thing. The army of reporters wait, pens poised, for the army of organisers in suits to hand over their factoids - sometimes they come, sometimes they don't.

Moments ago, the tournament director had something to say - and ears in media row collectively pricked. He began (the first) Day Two with the announcement that the winner of this thing will be walking out of the Rio $12 million richer, while the eleven players who precede him or her will also have a million or more to their name.

Twelve millionaires, twelve million to the winner. Suddenly the nine day's work that will be required to earn it seems short.

We are promised the full break-down of payouts within the hour and we will bring it to you as soon as we have it. There were 8,773 players who started, each parting with $10,000. That makes a prize pool of $87,730,000, with the top 800 finishers likely to be in the money.

How that chunk of change is split is currently occupying the various abacuses of the WSOP staff. We'll publish the results of their calculations as soon as they have untangled their beads.
Brad Willis
@BradWillis in World Series of Poker