The 2012 World Series of Poker 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 each day BLUFF brings you some of the more interesting numbers related to the news of the day. Some are factual, some are fun, some are both. Here is the WSOP By The Numbers:
60 Number of preliminary events at the 2012 WSOP. This is the most events ever run before the start of the Main Event, up from 57 the previous year.
35 Number of preliminary events run at the 2003 WSOP, the year that Chris Moneymaker won the Main Event to help kick-start the poker boom.
44 Number of preliminary events run at the 2006 WSOP, this year was the height of the poker boom, and it was also the first year that the WSOP was fully hosted at the Rio Hotel and Casino.
160,013,992 Prize money awarded during the 60 preliminary events at the 2012 WSOP. The $1 million BIG ONE for ONE DROP event accounts for $42,666,672 of that figure, while the 59 other events account for $117,347,320.
45 Bracelets won by the United States during the 2012 WSOP preliminary events. This is far and away the most won by any one country this summer. Canada is the only other country to win multiple bracelets with 3, and 10 other countries have won a single gold bracelet.
9 Bracelets won by the state of Nevada during the 2012 WSOP preliminary events, the most of any state. New York is in second with 7 bracelets, and Texas (5), California (4), and Pennsylvania/Florida (3), round out the top five states to win bracelets.
42 Bracelets won by professionals during the 2012 WSOP preliminary events. The 2011 WSOP by comparison, saw 44 professional players win gold bracelets.
3 Bracelets won by females during the 2012 WSOP preliminary events. Vanessa Selbst won the only gold bracelet by a woman in an open buy-in event, while Yen Dang won the Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship, and Allyn Jaffrey Shulman won the Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship.
11 Number of cashes by Konstantin Puchkov during 2012 WSOP preliminary events, the most of any player. He won $173,382 this summer and appeared at two final tables. He now holds the all-time record for most cashes at a single WSOP.
539.70 Number of points for Phil Ivey in the BLUFF 2012 WSOP Player of the Year race through the conclusion of 2012 WSOP preliminary events. He is the current leader of the race. John Monnette is close behind with 524.25 points, and Phil Hellmuth is in third with 500.70 points.