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WPT Stats and Trivia Questions

23 Aug 2009

Looks like they finally updated the numbers on the WPT site, so I just finished taking a look. Without looking, guess at the following questions:

1. Who has played the most WPT events in history?

A) Daniel Negreanu
B) Kathy Liebert
C) Erik Seidel
D) Barry Greenstien

2. Which player has the most WPT cashes?

A) Lee Markholt
B) David Pham
C) Daniel Negreanu
D) Barry Greenstien

3. How many players have won multiple WPT titles?

A) 6
B) 8
C) 9
D) 11

4. Which Player ranks in the top 10 in tournaments players, but has cashed for less than $10,000 per tournament? (Meaning, for example, 65 tournaments played, cashing for less than $650,000)

A) Mark Seif
B) Tony Cousineau
C) Allen Kessler
D) T.J. Cloutier

5. How many players record earning of over $2 million on the WPT?

A) 33
B) 17
C 25
D) 41

6. Which player boasts the following stat line: over $2 million in earnings, 1 total cash, and 18 tournaments played:

A) Yvgeny Timoshenko
B) Joe Bartoldi
C) Eric Hershler
D) Joe Hachem

7. Of the top 5 all-time money leaders on the WPT, how many are American-Born?

A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4

8. How many women rank in the top 100 in WPT earnings?

A) 0
B) 1
C) 2
D) 3

9. How many players have made at least 3 WPT final tables in their career?

A) 36
B) 41
C) 57
D) 64

10. Who has the most WPT cashes without a win?

A) Kathy Liebert
B) David Pham
C) John Juanda
D) Allen Cunningham

OK, here are the answers:

1. Who has played the most WPT events in history?

It's a right race between Barry Greenstien and Erik Seidel, but Greenstien played one more event and stands at 92. Liebert ranks third with 87 events played, and I rank 7th on the list with 80.

2. Which player has the most WPT cashes?

Not only has Barry played the most events, but he's also cashed the most with 19 cashes.

3. How many players have won multiple WPT titles?

A) 6
B) 8
C) 9
D) 11

The answer is 11:

Gus Hansen
Alan Goering
Barry Greenstien
Carlos Mortensen
Daniel Negreanu
Erik Lindgren
Freddie Deeb
Howard Lederer
Jonathan Little
Michael Mizrachi
Tuan Le


4. Which Player ranks in the top 10 in tournaments players, but has cashed for less than $10,000 per tournament? (Meaning, for example, 65 tournaments played, cashing for less than $650,000)

The answer is Tony Cousineau who's played 79 events, cashed 10 times for $224,637. This is a good barometer for gauging success on the WPT. If a player has $500,000 in earning, but played in over 50 events, you have to assume they are stuck a pretty penny when you factor in travel expenses.


5. How many players record earning of over $2 million on the WPT?

33. Mathew Davidson just misses the list with $1,999,009. There are over 100 players with earning exceeding $1 million.

6. 6. Which player boasts the following stat line: over $2 million in earnings, 1 total cash, and 18 tournaments played.

Joe Bartholdi won the WPT Championship and has not cashed in any other WPT event ever.

7. Of the top 5 all-time money leaders on the WPT, how many are American-Born?

Michael Mizrachi is the only American-born player in the top 5:

1. Daniel Negreanu
2. Carlos Mortensen
3. Tuan le
4. Michael Mizrachi
5. Gus Hansen

8. 8. How many women rank in the top 100 in WPT earnings?

The answer is 2. J.J. Liu sneaks in at exactly 100th place, and Kathy Liebert breaks the top 50 at #46.

9. 9. How many players have made at least 3 WPT final tables in their career?

The answer is 41. 99 players have made at least 2.

10. Who has the most WPT cashes without a win?

His name is John Juanda and don't think I don't remind him of that on a regular basis, lol. John has 16 cashes, tied for 5th on that list but no wins.

If you answered 0-3 correctly, then you aren't paying enough attention to what's happening in the poker world.

If you answered 4-7 correctly, you follow closely enough without being too obsessed.

If you answered 8-10 correctly, you are a biggest stats geek than I am and seriously need to get out more!

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OK, so my day one I think I ended up playing my hands well for the most part, but wasn't focused the whole day. I chatted a lot, nice people at the table, and just didn't feel all "there." Made some good plays, a few timely bluffs here and there, but overall I didn't pay enough attention to hands I was out of. Hopefully I'll wake up and be ready tomorrow. I ended day one with 36,125 in chips. You can follow my progress at twitter (RealKidPoker)


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