The poker world is full of facts, figures, stats and records. With so many numbers being crunched day in and day out, sometimes it is tough to see what they all add up to. That is why BLUFF brings you some of the more interesting numbers related to the big tournaments, big stories, and big personalities in the poker world. Some are factual, some are fun, and some are both. In this edition of By The Numbers we take a look at the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris.
515,720 Amount of money won by Grand Prix de Paris champion Matt Salsberg. He now has $913,638 in career earnings thanks to the first major tournament victory of his career.
228 Number of entrants in the 2012 Grand Prix de Paris Main Event. There were 312 players in 2011, so the field decreased in size by 26.9 percent this year.
0 Number of French players that made the WPT televised final table at the Grand Prix de Paris. There were two U.S. players in Salsberg and Mohsin Charania, two Germans in Fabian Quoss and Philipp Gruissem, Theo Jorgensen from Denmark, and Timothy Adams from Canada.
8 Number of times that the World Poker Tour has put on an event hosted by the Aviation Club de France during the eleven seasons of the tour.
2,038,062 Career earnings for Mohsin Charania after he cashed in fifth place at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris final table for $121,644, it was the 36th live cash of his career.
806,491 Money won during the last three weeks by third-place finisher at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, Phillip Gruissem. In addition to the $218,649 he captured in Paris, Gruissem also won $587,842 by taking fifth place at the Macau High Stakes Challenge.
3,294,909 The career earnings for Theo Jorgensen, who finished as the runner up at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, which makes him the highest career live earner among the final-table contestants in Paris last week.
5,445 Number of miles between Paris and the widely-accepted poker capital of the world in Las Vegas.
104 Street address of the Aviation Cub de France (which hosted the Grand Prix de Paris) on the Champs-Elysees, one of the most famous boulevards in the world.
1.9 Kilometers between the Aviation Club de France and the Eiffel Tower. It is about a 20-minute walk.
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