WSOP Fun Facts

by , Jun 19, 2008 | 2:46 pm

According an official WSOP updates e-mail to mark the halfway point of the 2008 WSOP, here are some interesting statistics:

Players on the verge of pure exhaustion who entered the most events:

Thomas McCormick (23)
Sirous Jamshidi (22)
Amnon Filippi (21)
Justin Bonomo (21)
Phil Ivey (21)

Players who might my new best friends with the most cashes:

Nikolay Evdakov (6)
Rolf Slotboom (5)
Tom Schneider (5)
Kathy Liebert (5)
Alex Jacob (5)
Roland Isra (5)

Players who have lives outside of the WSOP with the highest cash percentages:

Kathy Liebert (5 out of 8 events)
Sarah Bilney (4 out of 8 events)
Tom Lee (3 out of 6 events)
Peter Debest (3 out of 6 events)
Calen McNeil (3 out of 6 events)

Players who won’t give me their phone numbers earning the most money:

Grant Hinkle – $831,462 (1 cash)
Phil Galfond – $817,781 (1 cash)
Nenad Medic – $810,608 (2 cashes)
Scott Seiver – $781,866 (3 cashes)
Duncan Bell – $666,697 (1 cash)

Finally, 12 players are tied for reaching the most final tables (2) this year:

David Singer, Chris Bjorin, Andy Bloch, Alex Bolotin, Scott Clements, Jacobo Fernandez, Fu Wong, Minh Ly, Daniel Negreanu, J.C. Tran, Theo Tran, Erick Lindgren (WSOP claims 11, but I found 12 – revision may be in the works)

UPDATE: David Benyamine and Barry Greenstein should also be listed as reaching 2 final tables this year. (Thanks to the peanut gallery commenters!) If there are any more missing from the list, I give up!

8 Comments to “WSOP Fun Facts”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Someone needs to update the WSOP, Galfond has 2 cashes, he’s at about 832k.

    JC Tran just has 1 final table.

  2. Kevin Mathers

    Er, Hendon Mob has his first FT as JJ Tran, grrrr

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Also, JC’s second FT was in event 30 (wishing I had a merge function here).

  4. Poker on TV

    Barry Greenstein definitely has two final tables: a win and a 3rd. He’s also tied for the POY lead as I write this. If Chris Ferguson won today he could make it a three-way tie.

  5. DanM

    Benjo tells me DAvid Benyamine has two final tables, too. I think we got some bad info on that little factoid throughout.

  6. mike g

    Phil Ivey is top five in most events entered? With no cashes? Wow. Along with the supposed big bet he placed on the Lakers to win the NBA title, this guy is having a bad year of epic proportions. Ouch.

  7. Kevin Mathers

    He has 2 cashes for 45k according to the Hendon

  8. RO

    with tonights bracelet win, pretty sure DB is at the top of the highest earnings list. pretty sure he past 900k today.