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WSOP 2012 in Numbers
Another great poker festival is over, which means that 60 events of the World Series of Poker 2012 are left behind. In just three months nine players will sit at the most important and exciting final table of the year. Each of them is now guaranteed $ 754,798 in prize money, but it is definitely not their ultimate dream, as the WSOP Main Event winner achieves fame, fortune and immortality.
So, the game was suspended at the 34th level, blinds 150K/300K ante 40K. Average stack - 21,993,333.
This year’s WSOP Main Event finalists are as follows:
1. Jesse Sylvia - 26 years - United States - 43,875,000 in chips.
2. Andras Koroknai - 30 years - Hungary - 29,375,000 in chips.
3. Greg Merson - 24 years - United States - 28,725,000 in chips.
4. Russell Thomas - 24 years - United States – 24,800,000 in chips.
5. Steven Gee - 56 years - United States - 16,860,000 in chips.
6. Michael Esposito - 43 years - United States - 16,260,000 in chips.
7. Robert Salaburu - 27 years - United States - 15,155,000 in chips.
8. Jacob Balsiger - 21 years - United States - 13,115,000 in chips.
9. Jeremy Ausmus - 32 years - United States - 9,805,000 in chips.
Payouts are as follows:
Some More Statistics :
The chip leader entering the final table is Jesse Sylvia, who has about 14 mln. more than the second-place challenger. Chip leaders are 1 for 3 (wins) the last three years – with first, second and second-place finishes. Here’s a comparison with the previous chip leaders entering the finals :
2009 - Darvin Moon (58,930,000 in chips)
2010 - Jonathan Duhamel (65,975,000 in chips) – the World Champion
2011 - Martin Staszko (40,175,000 in chips)
The remaining players are ages: 21, 24, 24, 26, 27, 30, 32, 43 and 56. The average age of remaining players is 31.4 years. The oldest participant of the final table is a 56-year-old Steven Gee. The youngest finalist is Jake Balsiger (21). If talking about age, it is worth mentioning the oldest player in WSOP history – Jack Ury, who in 2010 played at age of 97! The all-time “youngest player” record was set last year by Logan Deen. He turned 21 on the day he took his seat in the 2011 Main Event, which means he holds a record that can be tied, but not broken.
WSOP Main Event includes ten separate playing days. Da1 1 began with three flights of 6,598 total players. Day 2 began with two flights of 4,344 combined players. Day 3 began with 1,685, Day 4 – with 720, Day 5 - with 282, Day 6 – with 97 and Day 7 – with 27 players. Day 8 will begin with 9 players (October 29) and Day 9 will begin with 3 players (October 30).
This tournament attracted 6, 598 entries, female players totaled 211 players – representing 3.2 percent of the field. The highest-finishing female was Gaelle Baumann, from France, who finished in tenth place, which paid $ 590,442 in prize money. The 11th-place finisher Elisabeth Hille, from Norway also received the same payout.
Main Event was the 61st World Series tournament which was played in Las Vegas this year. 7 more gold bracelet events will take place in Cannes in September. Presently – no player has won two gold bracelets in 2012. It should be noted that “October Niner” Greg Merson still has a shot at winning a second bracelet.
And now it's time to recall all WSOP 2012 champions.
United States: Chip Saechao, Brent Hanks, Leif Force, Cory Zeidman, Andy Bloch, Herbert Tapscott, John Monnette, Brian Hastings, David Arsht, Brandon Schaefer, Adam Friedman, Matt Matros, Andy Frankenberger, Phil Hellmuth, Cliff Goldkind, Ben Scholl, Randy Ohel, Joe Cassidy, Brian Meinders, Gabe Scott, Ylon Schwartz, Larry Wright, Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman, Carter Phillips, David "Bakes" Baker, Max Steinberg, Chris Tryba, David "ODB" Baker, Ronnie Bardah, Dung Nguyen, Greg Ostrander, Henry Lu, Joey Weismann, Michael Mizrachi, Steven Loube, Kenny Hsiung, Greg Hobson, Pete Vilandos, Yen Dang, Vanessa Selsbt, Jim Willerson, Will Jaffe, Antonio Esfandiari, Greg Merson and Nick Schulman.
Canada: Ashkan Razavi, Simon Charette, Timothy Adams
France: Aubin Cazals
Bulgaria: Nick Jivkov
Netherlands: Vincent van der Fluit
Belgium: Michael Gathy
Japan: Naoya Kihara
UK: Craig McCorkell
Germany: Jan-Peter Jachtmann
Ukraine: Oleksii Kovalchuk
Italy: Rocco Palumbo
Czech Republic: Tomas Junek
Russia: Viacheslav Zhukov
In the near future we promise to acquaint you with all the finalists. Stay tuned!
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