The WSOP Spring Circuit 2022 is coming to an end in a few days. What this means is that it’s almost the time for the $5M GTD $525 Main Event, which, coincidentally, is also the last of the 18 Ring Events. The WSOPC Main Event is highly anticipated due to its amazing guaranteed prize pools. 

In addition, if the winner of the Main Event turns out to be a Natural8 player, he or she will take home an additional $88,888 LiveX sponsorship.

Event #18: $525 Main Event, $5M GTD [Final Day]

  • Date: 17th April 2022 (Sunday)
  • Time: 8:30 pm (UTC-0)
  • GTD: $5,000,000

There are plenty of tournaments that players can participate in to earn their seats at the Main Event. For players who are on a tighter budget, there are still plenty of satellites to the Main Event. Take advantage of these satellites to join the Main Event at a fraction of the cost. There are even step-satellites with buy-ins that start from as low as $0.50! And for those who aren’t sure whether it’s worth the effort, let’s take a look at the numbers from last year. 

After all, numbers never lie, right? 

Last year, from 12th December to 12th January 2022, players all over the world competed online in the $100M WSOP Winter Circuit for a shot of glory and a chance to win the WSOP Circuit Rings. Similar to this year, there was a $525 Main Event with a $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

However, the total prize pool way exceeded the guaranteed amount. From a total of 14,235 entries, the prize pool grew all the way up to a whopping $7,117,500. Out of all the many Day 1s and satellites, 2,081 players made it to Day 2. With so much at stake, the tournament was intense, lasting almost 6 days. In the end, 1,500 players made it to the in-the-money stage, with the smallest amount awarded being $1,334.23. 

The 9 finalists each took a huge chunk out of the remaining $2,458,466.49. The first to be knocked out was “FatGarry”, who went home after his pocket Jacks were defeated by a set of triple As. But it was still a good day for the Russian who left the table with $66,472.24. 

The second player to get knocked out was a Natural8 player. Vietnamese “Taicu” had the shortest stack when the final table started, so it was quite an achievement for him when he managed to move up in rank. While it was undoubtedly disappointing for the sole Natural8 player in the final table, “Taicu” still managed to leave with $88,642.18.

The 7th place winner was China’s “NanaPS”, who received the first 6-figure prize at $118,206.32. Right after that was Japan’s “Giriri7”, who left with $157,630.62 in prize money. 

After this, the prizes for each and subsequent ranks jumped by leaps and bounds.

Austria’s “Hamzes”, who was the next to leave the table, had a prize jump at $210,203.91. Poland’s “Georgi Sandev” followed suit with $280,311.31. 

It was down to the final three players, who would share $1,536,999.91. Uruguay’s “SePico77” bowed out in third place with a nice $373,801.75. With “SePico77” out of the game, the last two players were now in a heads-up. 

With a $166,253 difference in prize money and a WSOP Circuit Ring, no one was willing to back down. After 143 hours since the beginning of the tournament, the Main Event came to a conclusion. Mexico-based and WSOP bracelet holder “D Miscikowski” had to settle for $498,472.45, losing to Hong Kong-based “Snakey”. The Main Event champion had an impressive $664,725.71 payday and the highly coveted WSOP Circuit Ring. 

The reception for the event this year is going just as well as last year’s, if not better. For players who are seeking to challenge themselves and win home a nice WSOP Circuit Ring this year, the $525 Main Event on the 17th of April is your last chance to do so.