Updated World Standings

by , Jun 18, 2009 | 8:09 pm

WSOP Top 10: now in colour!

They’ve been updated through 33 events … and whether or not it matters to you, are now presented by our good even better friends at Betfair. (They were kind enough to pay for the little flags you can now see in the sidebar — because who doesn’t like little flags?)

Click here to see the Pokerati World Standings in further detail.

Obviously it’s all about the bracelets (and associated spoils) … because with a second WSOP victory, Canada has asserted itself as more than just a suburb of the United States. Not quite a poker superpower yet –but capable of outplaying nuclear-armed countries and just about all other icy, hockey-loving socialist domains.

And speaking of … Sweden showed up in the Top 10 this week, letting us all know that there’s more than just Finland and Denmark (sooo 2008) to Scandiland. But the big arrival, in the eyes of this Nevada-based Texan, is Mexico. Hmm, wonder if a recent surge in Latino marketing by poker bizzers has had an effect … or vice versa.

As is the case with individual winners, one bracelet doesn’t mean much — I mean OK, I know it’s a huge accomplishment yadda yadda, but in the bigger scheme of things you kinda need at least two … though it does mean at least a few of us are keeping our eyes open for future results.

Other interesting occurrences (to me) in this recent update that may or may not be coincidental:

The $2,000 NLH final table (that Angel Guillen won for Mexico) had a distinctly non-American flavor — with only three players from the USA to make it that far.

Both Dakotas (North and South) — hardly very powerful poker states — both cashed in $1,500 HORSE.

California still has yet to miss the money in any event … but they are virtually dead even with their neighbors in Nevada in terms of bracelets and money won.

We’re doing much better this year, btw, in terms of accuracy. So far, through 33 events, official WSOP records have 42 cashes and $285k in regional limbo the Pokerati World Standings have only 5 of 3,339 ITM finishes unaccounted for — a total of $16,439 waiting to be claimed/taxed.

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