By the Numbers: WSOPC West Palm Beach Edition

The West Palm Beach stop was one of the most successful this season.

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’ll take a look at the latest WSOP Circuit stop that just wrapped up at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

20: Age of Sam Panzica, the stop’s Casino Champion, but he will turn 21 in time for the National Championship in May.

5: The number of WSOPC rings Ari Engel holds to put him in a four-way tie for 2nd place with Kyle Cartwright, Kurt Jewell and Mark “Pegasus” Smith.

24: The number of players that registered before the start of Day 2 of the Main Event, which is abnormally high.

16: Number of hours it took on Day 3 of the Main Event to play down to a winner.

$206,020: Amount Jonathan Tamayo won from his Main Event win; which put him over the $1 million mark in career earnings.

85: Number of points earned by Panzica in three cashes to win Casino Championship; including two final tables and a Main Event cash (21st).

2,539: Number of entrants in Event 1 with $1,000,000 guarantee.

$269,000: Amount generated over the guaranteed $1 million prize pool in Event 1.

9th: Place David Nicholson finished in Event 1 while chasing his 5th WSOPC ring.

26: Number of players already qualified for WSOP National Championship.

12th: Place 2007 WSOP Main Event Champions Jerry Yang finished in Event 9.

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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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