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However, starting in 2008, the Main Event final table was delayed until November. The 2006 Main Event, won by Jamie Gold, is the largest single poker tournament by prize pool or by entrant numbers in history; Gold pocketed US$12 million for his victory.
Visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City can explore remains of King Herod’s palace, which may be where Roman governor Pontius Pilate tried and condemned Jesus of Nazareth to death.
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Jewish historian Josephus tells us that Herod’s Jerusalem palace complex, begun in the last quarter of the first century B. E., comprised a palace with two wings divided by pools and gardens and was protected by three large towers on the northwestern corner of the precinct.
Excavations undertaken by different archaeological teams since the 1960s uncovered various remains of the palace substructure, but almost none of the superstructure has survived. Evans (Hendrickson Publishers, 2011), archaeologist Shimon Gibson, Senior Associate Fellow at the Albright Institute, summarizes the archaeological evidence of Herod’s palace complex in Jerusalem.
The victor receives a multi-million dollar cash prize and a bracelet, which has become the most coveted award a poker player can win.
As of 2014, the WSOP consists of 65 events, with most major poker variants featured. Other events played in the past include Chinese poker, Five card stud, and many others.
If evidence of Herod’s Jerusalem palace has long been known, why is it in the news now?
Media attention, which has focused on Herod’s palace as the possible location of the trial of Jesus, has coincided with the Tower of David Museum’s opening of the site for tours.
However, in recent years, over half of the events have been variants of Texas hold 'em. Like most tournaments, the sponsoring casino takes an entry fee (a percentage between 6% and 10%, depending on the buy-in) and distributes the rest, hence the prize money increasing with more players.