By The Numbers: Epic Poker Mix Max

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. Today we take a look at the third event in the Epic Poker League’s premiere season, the $20,000 Mix Max event, by the numbers:

0 Number of “amatuers” who finished in the money in the Mix Max Hold’em Main Event.  While Pro/Am qualifiers managed to post top ten finishes in the first two Epic Poker Main Events, they came up empty-handed this time around.

1 Number of players with lifetime membership in the Epic Poker League.  Doyle Brunson became the first and only lifetime card holder during a ceremony just prior to the start of the Mix Max event.  Brunson previously qualified for a two year card, but Epic bestowed him with the honor in light of his continued success in the game over several decades.

2 Number of Epic Poker Main Event seats won by Epic League member Andy Bloch.  Bloch won the third $1,500 Pro/Am event and finished third in the first Pro/Am.  Bloch, Sean Getzwiller, and Brandon Meyers have all won two Main Event seats thanks to the Pro/Am tournaments.

3 Number of six figure scores for Chris Klodnicki in the month of December.  Every year for the past three years, Klodnicki has earned at least $200,000 in the final month of the year. In December of 2009, he won the WSOPC Main Event in Atlantic City for just over $215,000.  In December of 2010, Klodnicki finished runner-up to Chris Bell in the WSOPC $10,000 WSOPC Regional Championship in Atlantic City for $221,452. This year, he picked up the Epic win for $801,680. His December earnings comprise 44% of his total tournament earnings.

6 Total number of players in the $3,000 6-Max side event.  While the $2,000 Turbo side event drew a nice field of more than fifty players, the other two open side events only generated enough players to fill a single table each.

8 Number of players who have cashed in multiple Epic Events.  Erik Seidel, Jason Mercier, Adam Levy, Isaac Baron, Noah Schwartz, Matt Glantz, Hafiz Khan, and Amit Makhija have all cashed in two Epic Poker Main Events.   Only 34 individuals have made the money in Epic Events and 24% of those who have cashed in an Epic event have done so more than once.  Currently, all eight two-time cashers are in the top 27 Season 1 earners. After the fourth Epic event in February, the top 27 money earners will be invited to play in the $1 million end of season freeroll.

12 Percent of the time 24 will defeat both AA and QQ after getting it all-in preflop.  Joe Tehan managed to defy the odds and beat the two overpairs with his four-high to eliminate both Faraz Jaka and Vanessa Rousso on the money bubble of the Mix Max event.

454 Total number of hands played on the final day of the event.  It took 246 hands to play from five to the final two players.  The first heads-up match lasted for 142, but the second round took half as long, lasting just 67 hands.  Even with the best of three heads-up format, the final table still didn’t pass the record for longest final table, which is currently held by the 2008 WSOPE Main Event, which lasted 484 hands.

48,000 Number of dollars raised for Prevent Cancer during the third Epic Poker charity event.  So far, the three charity events hosted by Epic Poker have raised more than $125,000 for various philanthropic causes.

733,413 Dollars won by Andrew Lichtenberger over an eight day span in Las Vegas.  One week after finishing in fourth place in the WPT’s Five Diamond Main Event for $218,933, Lichtenberger picked up another $514,480 for his runner-up finish in the Epic Mix Max Main Event.  If you translate that number into a day rate, Lichtenberger’s would be $91,676.63.

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