Main Event Prize Pool — $217,810 + $10,000 Seat to First

The $1MM guarantee Chicago Poker Classic Main Event drew 745 entries — almost twice that of last year’s field — generating a $990,031 prize pool. Per the structure sheet, the event’s 3 percent staffing fee and promotional monies counted toward the guarantee, and thus, the property met its number handily.

The top 72 players earn prize money with a min-cash awarding $2,812. Payouts escalate from there and culminate in a $217,810 first prize. In addition to the six-figure score the winner heads home with a $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat and a shot at its $10,000,000 guaranteed first prize this summer.

Day 1A of the CPC finale drew 364 entries with 59 punching their ticket to Day 2. Day 1B drew a fresh batch of 381 entries and the tournament clock reads 260 remaining with 23 minutes left in Level 8. Play wraps following Level 16 and the Day 2 field will be finalized at that time. Meanwhile, Day 1A chip counts are available a few posts below.

Complete prize structure:

Finish Prize
1st $217,810
2nd $135,040
3rd $88,469
4th $61,610
5th $45,324
6th $35,116
7th $28,582
8th $24,384
9th $21,761
10th-12th $14,910
13th-15th $10,801
16th-18th $8,158
19th-27th $6,287
28th-36th $5,138
37th-45th $4,346
46th-54th $3,742
55th-63rd $3,267
64th-72nd $2,812

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