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Did WSOP Accidentally leak Plans for $10m Gtd. 2014 Main Event Prize?

Last year, WSOP officials had a lot of success by guaranteeing a $1 million top prize in their Millionaire Maker tournament. Over 6,300 players paid the $1,500 buy-in for this event, and Benny Chen ended up winning a $1.1 million payout.

It's possible that WSOP top brass are considering trying to recreate the same magic in the 2014 Main Event. The world's biggest poker tournament organization accidentally posted a hint that they're thinking about offering a $10 million guaranteed top prize to the 2014 Main Event winner.

This weekend, the 2014 schedule was posted on WSOP.com, and next to "Day 1A," "Day 1B," and "Day 1C," they listed the phrase "$10 million 1st Place Prize." Any attempts to access the schedule page have now been met with a "Forbidden" message at the time of this news. Caesars Interactive Entertainment Vice President Seth Palansky was pretty tight-lipped about the matter. "Nothing is finalized yet," he told iGaming this weekend. "We're still working through some things on the schedule and nothing should be taken as final."

If Palansky and WSOP officials do move forward with plans to offer a $10 million guaranteed prize, it would definitely interest more players. As discussed in the introduction, guaranteeing a $1 million payout for the Millionaire Maker worked last year. So there's a good chance that it could generate more interest in the 2014 Main Event.

The biggest prize ever won in the Main Event belongs to Jamie Gold. In 2006, Gold battled through a field of 8,773 players to win a $12 million payout. He didn't collect all of this prize because he was sued by Crispin Leyser for a prearranged deal made before the 2006 WSOP Main Event started. The two settled out of court, but Gold still kept the majority of his $12 million prize.

Assuming a $10 million payout is given to the 2014 champ, it would be the second largest prize offered in the Main Event.