By The Numbers: WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble

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 recently completed World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble Main Event.

6,225,000 Number of chips that Noah Schwartz held when the final table began at the WPT Jacksonville Main Event on Tuesday. This was 43.8 percent of the total chips in play when cards got into the air.

1 Number of hands it took before Lee Markholt was eliminated in sixth place at the WPT Jacksonville final table. He got it all in with A-K one hand into play and Schwartz was waiting to make the call with pocket queens, which held up to win the pot.

7,995,000 Number of chips that Schwartz held before Hand 2 began at the WPT Jacksonville Main Event final table on Tuesday. This was 55.98 percent of the total chips in play at that point.

4 Number of times that Darryll Fish and Justin Zaki have each cashed at WPT Main Events held in Florida of the six total. Zaki busted out in ninth place on Day 3 on Monday, while Fish finished in 15th place the same day.

154 Number of big blinds Joe Elpayaa held at the start of Day 3 on Monday in Jacksonville. Despite holding the overnight chip lead with 924,000 he was the fourth player to fall on Day 3 in 25th place.

4 Number of final-table appearances for Schwartz in his World Poker Tour career. In addition to the WPT Jacksonville event win, he has also appeared at the final tables at the Borgata Poker Classic (Fourth Place – Season VI), Festa al Lago (Third Place – Season IX), and L.A. Poker Classic (Fourth Place – Season X).

2,718,258 Career earnings for Schwartz after his victory at the WPT Jacksonville final table, which gave him $402,970 in additional career earnings.

3,045,912 Career earnings for Markholt after his sixth-place finish at the WPT Jacksonville final table, which gave him $61,819 in additional career earnings. It was also his 23rd WPT career cash (102 WPT events played). This is the career record, Barry Greenstein is in second with 20 (111 WPT events played).

477 Number of players that participated in the WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble in 2012. This is well over the 393 that played in 2011. This represents a growth rate of 17.6 percent.

1,970 Number of miles separating Jacksonville, Florida from the poker capital of the world in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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