By The Numbers: WSOP Main Event Final Table History

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 some historical trends for the WSOP Main Event Final Table.

335 Number of WSOP Main Event final-table participants from the United States since the event began in 1970.

40 Number of Non-U.S. WSOP Main Event final-table participants since the event began in 1970. The United Kingdom and Ireland are tied for the most international representatives with eight each.

19 Number of countries that have had at least one representative at the WSOP Main Event final table. They are Australia, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and USA.

182,629,116 Money won by players from the United States at the WSOP Main Event final table since 1970, this is by far the most of any country, and represents 67 percent of all money awarded at the Main Event final table. Canada is in second place with $20,994,059.

1983 Year that the first non-U.S. player competed at a WSOP Main Event final table, that player was Donnacha O’Dea, who cashed in sixth place for $43,200.

6 Highest number of WSOP Main Event final-table contestants to appear in the same year. This occurred in 2011, when Pius Heinz (Germany), Martin Staszko (Czech Republic), Eoghan O’Dea (Ireland – son of Donnacha), Bob Bounahra (Belize), Anton Makiievskyi (Ukraine), and Sam Holden (United Kingdom) all competed. Heinz became the first German WSOP world champion at the final table.

46,532,794 Money won by players from California of the $182,629,116 awarded to U.S. players at WSOP Main Event final tables (25.5 percent of all money won by U.S. players). Nevada is in second place with $27,354,023.

65 WSOP Main Event final-table appearances made by players from Nevada, which is the most for any state; California is in second with 50 appearances.

12 WSOP Main Event final tables won by players from Nevada, which is the most for any state; Texas is second with seven world champions.

17 Number of states to never have a representative at the WSOP Main Event final table. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

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