Posts Tagged ‘player database’

The Nguyens Have It!

by , Jul 21, 2012 | 3:53 am

Spoiler alert: If you’re into bar trivia with poker players and/or students of transcontinental nomenclature , you might wanna close your eyes and squint with your hand covering the bottom part of the screen … because this post, just a few lines down, will reveal the answer to a rather fascinating list type of question, if not officially establish who is truly the First Family (Extended) of Poker:

What’s the winningest surname in poker?

A kind lady or gent at the Hendon Mob pressed a few buttons to confirm some of our guesses (and maybe yours, too) while revealing perhaps a few surprise names … and creating a list that, frankly, shows why making the November/October Nine really does matter moreso than pretty much any other final table in poker — even if your last name isn’t Heinz, Yang, Eastgate, or Staszko.

Most Winningest Last Names in the Database

# Last Name Number of Players Total Winnings
1st Nguyen 724 $58,486,178
2nd Tran 351 $32,706,817
3rd Smith 838 $32,665,771
4th Esfandiari 1 $23,245,828
5th Lee 605 $21,622,437
6th Le 240 $21,112,311
7th Mizrachi 8 $18,624,760
8th Hansen 116 $18,241,708
9th Williams 394 $17,857,169
10th Seidel 9 $17,009,914
11th Kim 386 $16,961,577
12th Ivey 10 $16,773,558
13th Trickett 3 $16,474,737
14th Negreanu 1 $16,199,968
15th Hellmuth 2 $16,129,852
16th Pham 165 $15,546,374
17th Chan 161 $13,091,677
18th Phillips 156 $13,065,410
19th Gold 45 $13,028,974
20th Phan 100 $12,479,193
21st Juanda 1 $12,419,828
22nd Hachem 5 $12,405,442
23rd Brown 442 $12,310,085
24th Schwartz 102 $12,246,152
25th Johnson 480 $12,067,495
26th Cunningham 69 $11,907,403
27th Mortensen 17 $11,570,325
28th Eastgate 1 $11,127,554
29th Cloutier 8 $11,046,507
30th Duhamel 2 $11,033,291
31st Wong 228 $10,324,102
32nd Miller 400 $10,281,188
33rd Grospellier 1 $10,024,924
34th Brunson 6 $9,862,132
35th Deeb 6 $9,802,789
36th Cohen 200 $9,744,700
37th Cada 1 $9,312,211
38th Mercier 16 $9,185,378
39th Binger 2 $9,151,708
40th Jones 402 $9,116,285
41st Chen 170 $9,101,035
42nd Ferguson 54 $8,952,334
43rd Heinz 2 $8,895,549
44th Yang 76 $8,833,236
45th Martin 294 $8,778,894
46th Lindgren 13 $8,754,310
47th Young 213 $8,344,999
48th Brenes 7 $8,324,683
49th Shulman 9 $8,209,621
50th Matusow 4 $7,995,344
51st Wasicka 2 $7,848,665
52nd Liu 133 $7,839,421
53rd Greenstein 4 $7,824,081
54th Davis 317 $7,785,865
55th Hall 186 $7,744,133
56th Chiu 18 $7,624,502
57th Fox 101 $7,590,048
58th Moore 194 $7,471,896
59th Racener 1 $7,399,133
60th Harrington 39 $7,385,910
61st Baker 176 $7,272,881
62nd Seed 1 $7,271,232
63rd Katchalov 1 $7,162,776
64th Raymer 3 $7,018,909
65th Forrest 15 $6,971,049
66th Clark 199 $6,897,689
67th Kelly 137 $6,872,539
68th Lamb 33 $6,859,875
69th Demidov 3 $6,821,514
70th Baldwin 40 $6,789,092
71st Jensen 101 $6,657,411
72nd Lederer 5 $6,585,143
73rd Carter 114 $6,565,006
74th Griffin 52 $6,557,616
75th Lam 102 $6,552,448
76th Habib 13 $6,497,663
77th McDonald 106 $6,450,391
78th Perry 97 $6,437,309
79th Keller 46 $6,367,012
80th Sexton 28 $6,341,341
81st Wilson 283 $6,297,913
82nd Benyamine 2 $6,251,579
83rd Ma 50 $6,127,353
84th Levy 96 $6,100,933
85th Roberts 161 $6,086,072
86th Arieh 2 $6,066,192
87th Taylor 297 $6,056,132
88th Cheong 14 $6,049,682
89th Ulliott 1 $6,011,126
90th Gordon 95 $6,002,862
91st King 175 $5,867,201
92nd Schulman 11 $5,859,777
93rd Liebert 3 $5,849,630
94th Corkins 2 $5,820,670
95th Rheem 1 $5,819,766
96th Ly 79 $5,669,412
97th Khan 62 $5,650,851
98th Thomas 240 $5,649,017
99th Staszko 1 $5,589,365
100th Scott 150 $5,568,693

New Poll: November Nine Knowledge

Plus results for favorite player database source

by , Oct 6, 2009 | 7:02 am

Congratulations to the Hendon Mob, who were picked by Pokerati readers as the clear favorite when it comes to looking up a player’s stats.

The Mob got nearly half the votes. CardPlayer got roughly half the remaining half. And an interesting 3rd-place finisher: PokerPages … which as we recently learned is going out of business.

Word on the electronic street is that at least two entities that didn’t make a strong showing in Pokerati’s unscientific poll are beginning the process of trying to buy PP’s player database at a fire-sale price.

Meanwhile, be sure to check out our new poll — sidebar, toppish-right — wondering: How many November Niner names do you know?

RIP PokerPages

by , Oct 1, 2009 | 3:01 pm

What has been a well-respected staple and in the poker media for years is now among the outlets that have bitten the dust. PokerPages announced today that it will officially close up shop on October 31, 2009.

The Closing of
by PokerPages Managment

It is with sadness and regret that we must announce that Poker Pages and all of its related services will be closed on October 31, 2009.

For many years Poker Pages has enjoyed providing the best source of poker related content, arguably the Internet’s largest and most complete live poker tournament results and listings database, as well as a place to play poker for free. These services will certainly be missed, but we realize that the most appreciated benefit of our products and services has been the community created by our user base. We thank you for the many great years you allowed us to provide you with the best poker content on the Internet and wish you all the best in your future poker endeavors. It has been a pleasure and a privilege serving you over the years!
-Poker Pages Management

Rumblings over the past year that the site was in financial trouble, combined with complaints from readers that the content was in desperate need of some organization and updates, made this announcement somewhat predictable. However, it is still sad for many of us who got our starts in the poker media by working at PokerPages. (My first WSOP reporting in 2007 was done for PokerPages, and it was where I dipped my toes in the waters of the blogosphere.) And it is certainly a sign of the tough financial times for the poker industry, as a site with such history and assets could not survive.

Here’s to the good years at PokerPages, and best wishes to those now out of work due to the shutdown.

New Poll: Favorite Source of Player Info, Tourney Results

by , Sep 20, 2009 | 9:41 am

We’ve got a new highly unscientific poll up. I’m curious … where do you like to go for information on players — whether it’s to see how a well-known entity has done over the course of a career or to see just WhoTF some new-name is?

Cast your vote over yonder in the sidebar on your right.

Totally subjective criteria. And though there have long been accusatory murmurs about who steals data from whom, I’m looking at the thoroughness and accuracy of their records, ease of use, and any creative touches that make theirs different. Though I suspect others exist* sites I’ve visited for player stats and (live or online) tourney results include:

Hendon Mob

Trying to decide on one as my go-to source.

* and some I knowingly omitted, like and, because they include only their own tourneys, and what use is that to me beyond summing up totals?

NOTE: I also removed PocketFives from the list (they had no votes) … because they, similarly, only have profiles for their own members … though if you are looking for data and results from serious online screen names, they seem to have the best info, well-presented.

UPDATE: Just discovered (in the process of doing this post) PokerListings’ online-player database — complete with their cool MarketPulse thingy — and theirs may be better than P5’s.