The Poker Player's Championship
The Poker Player's Championship (until 2009: HORSE Championship ) is a poker tournament that is played once a year at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas . Along with the main event, it is one of the most prestigious events on the tournament schedule.
The H.ORSE variant was played from 2006 to 2009 . From 2010 to 2014, the event was held as an 8-game mix and, due to the all-around poker skills required and the buy-in amount of 50,000 US dollars, had smaller fields of participants, mainly made up of the world's best poker players were. In 2015, the tournament was held as a 10-game mix, which led to the lowest player participation of only 84 participants. 8-Game has been played again since the 2016 WSOP .
|year||variant||Attendees||winner||origin||Prize money (in $ )|
|2010||8 game||116||Michael Mizrachi||1,559,046|
|2015||10 game||84||Mike Gorodinsky||1,270,086|
|2016||8 game||91||Brian Rast||1,296,097|
|2020||because COVID-19 pandemic postponed|
- Tournament Results: Event # 44: The Poker Players Championship on the World Series of Poker website, accessed on February 19, 2016 (English)
- Tournaments on wsop.com, accessed on March 23, 2016 (English)