World Standings Update

by , Jul 9, 2008 | 5:06 am

With 53 of 55 poker precincts reporting …

Unless something really funky happens in the main event, it looks like Nevada has the edge on California when it comes to home base for the best poker players in the world. Both states have the same number of final tables (76), interestingly enough, so the question becomes, are 316 cashes worth four bracelets? Seriously, which would you prefer?

New York has four bracelets, after all, and yet in the last couple tourneys, they were surpassed by Texas (zero bracelets) in overall money won.

Germany and Denmark have a similar debate at hand when it comes to who’s the best in Europe — even though they haven’t won as much money as the Brits, who have yet to win a bracelet.

New countries booking their first ITM (in the money) finishes:

49 1/2 countries overall have scored something this WSOP. (Official number depends on how you view the Faroe Islands/Puerto Rico.)

Full list of WSOP results by country, state, and in some cases protectorate here.

5 Comments to “World Standings Update”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    I’d assume the Faroe Islands as still part of Denmark, as Puerto Rico is part of the US.

    Did you decide to ignore the various players from parts unknown?

  2. DanM

    We’ll probably do a clean-up post series … I saw in the press release that there were more than 100 countries represented, but I couldn’t figure out where they got that number from. doesn’t jibe with the money finishers, at least. Have made a bunch of corrections along the way, however.

    So do you know of anything specifically (and/or major) that we are missing?

  3. Kevin Mathers

    I did make a comment when you were asking where they were from with several players listed, I don’t know if you added any of those players.

  4. DanM

    yes, i remember, and it has been noted, but no, those updates haven’t been included yet.

  5. BJ Nemeth

    I think the “more than 100 countries” counts everyone who registered, and not just people who cashed.