Chip Leader Chip Shmeader

by , Jul 1, 2008 | 7:24 am

Something interesting just came over the WSOP transom, with food for thought on when in a tournament you may or may not wanna get your chips:

• Eric Crain was the chip leader at the End of Day One in this event. He finished in 13th place. Through Event #48, the End of Day One chip leaders have gone on to cash 80 percent of the time — 36 of 45 occasions (the chip leader was not applicable on three events). Only twelve of these same 45 chip leaders (26 percent) made it to the final table. Only one chip leader went on to win the event. That lone wire-to-wire winner was Vanessa Selbst in Event #19.

• Marco Johnson was the chip leader at the start of this final table. He ended up as the runner-up. Through Event #48, eighteen of 43 chip leaders at the start of the final table (40 percent) went on to win the event. Twenty-six of 45 chip leaders (58 percent) went on to finish in the top three spots. Two events did not have a chip leader (Heads-Up and Shootout tournaments).

One Comment to “Chip Leader Chip Shmeader”

  1. Short-Stacked Shamus

    Not only did Selbst lead at the end of all three days of Event 19, she led for most of Day 1, all of Day 2, and all but a hand or perhaps two of Day 3. (Pickering briefly had the advantage during heads up.)