World Standings Update

by , Jun 29, 2008 | 6:40 am

We’re coming into the homestretch, and it will take some big finishes for any nation/state to make a big move. Looked like Cali might give Nevada a run for its money, but shortly after John Phan won his bracelet (and $151k) for the Golden State in Event #40, the Silver State more than caught up when Joe Commiso booked a $911k win in Event #46.

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Just for the record, we ganked some prize dollars from the LV cashout base. Shannon Shorr is now a full-blooded Alabaman an David Benyamine a Frenchie. So far have not heard any Las Vegans protest the transfers — but Mayor Oscar Goodman could persuade us to reconsider. Hoyt Corkins is still split — with two cashes going toward Las Vegas, and one to Alabama — torn on what to do with him … will try to track him down and ask him directly. As things stand with 9 events and 10s of millions in prize money remaining, only about $1 million separates the two real contenders for Poker Capital of the World — and while both have about the same number of final tables, California has four fewer bracelets but about 200 more cashes than its eastern neighbor.

Texas, meanwhile, sits strongly atop as the best of the second-best — banking the most money of all the places without a bracelet under its 2008 belt.

The Euros have made really strong showings over the past few days … and seemingly going deep in any event that rewards aggression (like 6-handed NLH). Either the events cater to their playing style, simply more are arriving, they’re coming in fresh off the bench, or some combination of all of that.

Likewise, a Canadian may have won event #44, but the Danes dominated it — I suppose it shouldn’t surprise us that the Scandis know quite a bit about rebuys.

New appearances in the standings:
Czech Republic
Cayman Islands
Newfoundland, Canada

Lebanon also posts its first 2008 cash — not in anything recent, but we just figured out that Naji Hajjar, who finished 73rd in Event #6 ($1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo), was from there.

By the way, speaking of … if anyone knows the hometown locations of any of the players below, please let us know so we can better classify these unknowns:

Ginikachukwu Izuogu
Anthony Young
Sadeed Daneshi
Daniel Fisher
Alex Moore
Derek Wakamiya
Paul Lee
Charles Morgenstern
Walter Schaffer
Robert Winchell
Kevin Mulvhill
William Davis
Joachim Holle
Thomas Hunt
James Hart
William McMahan
George Adams
Jon Danielsson
Ryan Young
Ian Frazer
Graham Wheldon
Clint Schafer
Jonathan Depa
Joshua Flamm
David Longmuir
Charles Ford
Elton Beebe
Andrew Scott
Ethan Werner
Adam Glassman
Greg DeBora
Jean-Philippe Matte
Larry Jafee
Alex Michaels
Olivia Boeree
Kyle Wilson
David Machowsky
Paul Quade
David Barter
Nicholas Venovski
Daniel Kraus
Stuart Fox
Thomas Nielson
Edgar Macias

NOTE: If I hear Alabama for Charles Morgenstern and France for Ginikachukwu Izuogu, I will be suspicious.

6 Comments to “World Standings Update”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Ian Frazer and Olivia Boeree are from England (Boeree is Absolute’s version of Serinda Swan here). I’m almost sure Brandon Adams is George Adams as I saw that name appear in his Hendon Mob stats.

  2. Kevin Mathers

    Basing all of these off of the Hendon Mob’s database:

    Kyle Wilson – Canada (British Columbia)
    Paul Quade – USA (Colorado)
    David Machowsky – USA (Ohio)
    Stuart Fox – England
    Daniel Kraus – USA (California)
    Alex Michaels – USA (New Jersey)

  3. Kevin Mathers

    More from the Hendon Mob:

    Derek Wakamiya – USA (California)
    Paul Lee – USA (California)
    James Hart – England
    Ryan Young – USA (California)
    Graham Wheldon – England
    Clint Schafer – USA (Louisiana)
    Jonathan Depa – Illinois
    Elton Beebe – Texas
    Ethan Werner – Canada (Quebec)
    Adam Glassman – USA (Illinois)
    Greg Debora – Canada (Ontario)

    I’m going to assume Walter Schaffer should be Walt Schafer – USA (California) (
    Also assuming Thomas Hunt is Tom Hunt – USA (California) (
    Assuming yet again William McMahan is Billy McMahan – USA (Tennessee) (
    More assuming: Jon Danielsson being Jonas Danielsson – Sweden (

  4. Michael

    If it’s the same Paul Lee that final tabled the WPT Championship in 2007, he is from Los Angeles, or at least was last year.

  5. Tuscaloosa Johnny

    I’m telling your Mr. Michalski, Hoyt is a Las Vegan.

  6. PAUL Quade

    Paul Quade
    Highlands Ranch, colorado