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, some are both. In this edition, we take a look at one of the original stops on the World Poker Tour, the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods by the numbers:
1 Number of $10,000 buy-in Main Events held by the WPT so far in Season X. What was once the benchmark buy-in for the tour is now a rare occurence, with most of the events ranging from $3,500-$7,000 buy-ins both in the States and in Europe.
3 Number of women who played in this year’s event. While the percentage of female players in any event is generally small, this event was particularly lacking. None of the three women made the money, though Kathy Liebert did come close, busting just three places shy of a payday.
5 Number of players who have final tabled this event previously that made the final 18 of this year’s event. Despite the large number of experienced players at the final two tables, none of them made it to the final six.
7 Number of top ten WPT finishes for Jonathan Little. While the Season VII Foxwoods champ missed out on the final table, his eighth place finish is yet another impressive finish for one of the tour’s most accomplished players.
23 Number of hands at the final table before play got down to three-handed. The bustouts came at a rapid rate early, with eliminations on Hands 3, 13, and 23, but three-handed and heads-up play took a combined 177 hands, 74 hands of three-handed action and 103 hands of heads-up play.
131 Number of players who have earned over $1 million on the WPT. Reigning WPT Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger is the 131st. His fifth place finish at Foxwoods pushed his earnings into seven-figure territory and marked his third WPT final table appearace.
783 Peak number of entrants for this event. In Season IV, Nick Schulman won over $2 million for his victory in the massive event. Every year since then, attendance has declined, dropping to 609 entrants in Season V, 575 in Season VI, 412 in Season VII, 353 in Season VIII, 242 last year, and just 189 this year.
5,783 Number of Twitter followers for World Poker Classic runner-up Christian Harder (@realcharder30). While Harder didn’t have the biggest live rail at the final table, his legion of fans on Twitter, which included Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Maria Ho, was overwhelming. Harder and friends could see several of the Twitter well wishes thanks to the large TV screens on the WPT set that show chip counts and tweets relevant to the final table.
449,910 Number of dollars Daniel Santoro earned for his Foxwoods victory. This is Santoro’s first major victory. His biggetst live score prior to this one was a runner-up finish in a $2,500 prelim event at Borgata in 2007 worth over $129,000.
4,700,000 Number of square feet that comprises the Foxwoods Resort and Casino property. One of the largest casinos in the world, it contains over 7,000 slot machines, more than 1,400 hotel rooms, and over 110 poker tables.
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