WSOP By The Numbers: Scheduling Stats & Frankenberger Figures

The 2011 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:

5 Number of events with delayed start times this weekend.  The huge turnouts for the Seniors Event and the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event on Saturday resulted in some scheduling difficulties.  The event most affected by the delays is the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha event.  With two day’s worth of delayed starts, the tournament has run until past 4am on both days of play thus far.

2 Number of $1,500 No Limit Hold’em events running in the Rio on Saturday.  For the first time this WSOP, events with identical buy-ins and games have run concurrently.

5 Number of cashes for Shaun Deeb so far at this year’s WSOP.  That brings his career total of WSOP cashes to fifteen.  More importantly, his fourth place showing in the $2,500 10-Game event marks his first-ever WSOP final table appearance.

3 Number of New Yorkers who have won bracelets this year.  Andy Frankenberger is the latest player from the Empire State to pick up a WSOP victory.  The win ties New York with Nevada and California as the state with the most bracelet winners so far this year.  Nevada has a chance to pull back in the lead though, as Las Vegan Travis Pearson is one of three players still alive in the 10-Game event.

1 Lucky person who is going to win a free pair of headphones from Daniel Negreanu.  Negreanu smashed his headphones in anger the other day and decided to poke a little fun at himself by offering a pair of headphones to a randomly selected Twitter follower if he didn’t cash in the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo event.  Negreanu was one of 41 players eliminated on Day 1 of the tournament, so someone is getting some Beats by Dre.

0 Number of players to have earned seven-figures at this year’s WSOP.  Allen Bari still has the most winnings of anyone with a trio of cashes worth $883,469.

2,748 Cashes for American players so far this WSOP.  That includes 18 bracelets and over $38 million in earnings.

2,714 Average field size of WSOP events Owen Crowe has final tabled in.  The Canadian poker pro has four final tables to his credit, each of which came in a smaller buy-in, large field No Limit Hold’em event.  His best finish to date is  second place showing in a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event in 2010.

1,783,256 Dollars earned by Andy Frankenberger in the past year.  His impressive streak of scores kicked off almost exactly one year ago with a win worth $162,110 in a Venetian Deep Stack event.  Now, 365 days later, Frankenberger is a WPT title holder, WPT Player of the Year, and a WSOP bracelet winner.

1 Number of amateurs who have won WPT Player of the Year.  While the WSOP considers Frankenberger a professional poker player, his reputation on the circuit is that of an avid and skilled  amateur.  That perceived amateur status only makes his Player of the Year honor all the more impressive, as the title had previously been reserved exclusively for seasoned vets.

As we noted yesterday, Frankenberger is also the only WPT Player of the Year to do something else: win a WSOP bracelet.  Not only is Frankenberger the only amateur on an impressive list of WPT POY winners, he is also the only one that managed to win a bracelet in the summer following his Player of the Year-winning season.

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