BY THE NUMBERS: Rewriting the History Books at the 2015 WSOP

14: Phil Hellmuth distanced himself in the all-time bracelet race by winning the $10,000 Razz Championship. He’s now four ahead of Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey, who all sit tied at 10. This is only the second of Hellmuth’s 14 bracelet wins that have come in non-Hold’em events; his other such win also came in Razz.

1.16: Percentage of all WSOP bracelets ever awarded (1,204 and counting as of Friday morning) that have been won by Phil Hellmuth.

22,374: Total number of entries in the Colossus, the largest live tournament field in history by almost three times. There were 14,284 unique entrants, also shattering previous records, and the $11,187,000 prizepool is the largest ever outside the WSOP’s Main Event and massive buy-in One Drop events.

$82,512,162: The largest live tournament prizepool in history, a record held by the 2006 WSOP Main Event. That tournament was also the previous record-holder for largest live tournament field with 8,773 players.

71.4: Percentage of time that Daniel Alaei wins a bracelet after making a WSOP final table. Alaei won his fifth bracelet early Thursday morning in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship, and it was the fifth time in five tries he’s won after getting heads-up for a bracelet. (h/t Norman Chad)

1: Alaei is the only player to win multiple $10,000 Championship events on more than one occasion. He won the Omaha Hi-Lo Championship in 2009 and 2015, and the Pot Limit Omaha Championship in 2010 and 2013.

4: Consecutive years in which Bill Boyd won a Five Card Stud event at the WSOP. He won back-to-back $10,000 events in 1972 and 1973 and bookended those victories with a $1,000 title in 1971 and a $5,000 win in 1974.

20: Number of bracelet events it took to have multiple open final tables with more than one woman. Event 14 ($1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout) and Event 20 ($1,500 No Limit Hold’em) each featured two women playing for the title, with Natasha Barbour (2nd, Event 20) posting the best finish. The first instance at the 2014 WSOP came in Event 10, the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship, with that standing as the only open event final table with at least two women.

17th: Tuan Le won the $10,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Championship, the 17th instance in WSOP history of a player winning the same event at the same buy-in level in back-to-back years – and only the second time it’s happened in a $10,000 tournament outside the Main Event.

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Tim Fiorvanti

Tim Fiorvanti graduated from St. John's University with a B.S. in Journalism in 2008. After several years in the industry, he started working for BLUFF in the summer of 2010. He worked his way up at BLUFF and joined full time as a Senior Writer in April of 2012. Fiorvanti now serves as the Managing Editor of BLUFF. He's a tortured Mets and Jets fan, along with several other frustrating allegiances, but he's also a two-time defending BLUFF Fantasy Football Champion.
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