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All Time Money List Adjusted for One Hit Wonders

23 September 2010, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Who's won the most in tournament poker if you exclude each player's single biggest win? All recent World Champs are goners, no surprise.
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Anyone can get lucky once. Several players in the top of poker's All Time Money List are there thanks to one enormous win. Jerry Yang and Joe cada being the most obvious examples.


You can't touch him

In some other sports the final results are adjusted for random flukes by excluding a few extreme results for each competitor.

One example is the Olympic sailing where sometimes the best and worst result for each boat are neglected, sometimes just the worst.

Excluding the biggest wins

If we carry this over to poker, the All Time Money List should give a truer picture of players' real achievements if you exclude the single biggest win from each player's records.

We tried it. The results are listed below.

It's no surprise that Jamie Gold and Joe Cada and Jerry Yang disappeared from the top list. None of them has more than $300K left when their one hit wonder has been discarded.

Devilfish best improver

The biggest improvement was performed by Dave Ulliott who went from position 37 to 20. Other improvers are David Pham, Erick Lindgren, Mike Matusow, and Barry Greenstein who all move up nine positions.

Maybe the most impressive improver is Men "The Master" Nguyen who now places 4th.

Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth are in the absolute top regardless of this little twist. It's fair to say that they are the most consistent performers in the top of poker.

All Time Money List Adjusted for One Hit Wonders

This is what poker's All Time Money List looks like if you take away every player's single biggest win:

Now

Before

Player

Old total

Biggest win

New total

1.

1.

Phil Ivey

13,545,958

1,596,100

11,949,858

2.

2.

Daniel Negreanu

12,751,699

1,117,400

11,634,299

3.

4.

Phil Hellmuth Jr

11,440,926

755,000

10,685,926

4.

11.

Men Nguyen

10,168,498

412,746

9,755,752

5.

10.

Erik Seidel

10,350,013

992,890

9,357,123

6.

5.

Scotty Nguyen

11,341,524

1,989,120

9,352,404

7.

13.

T.J. Cloutier

9,823,322

657,100

9,166,222

8.

8.

John Juanda

10,519,678

1,580,096

8,939,582

9.

14.

Michael Mizrachi

9,613,917

1,859,909

7,754,008

10.

16.

Johnny Chan

8,500,550

750,000

7,750,550

11.

18.

David Pham

8,208,258

600,000

7,608,258

12.

20.

Justin Cuong Van Tran

8,038,162

1,177,010

6,861,152

13.

9.

Allen Cunningham

10,430,147

3,628,513

6,801,634

14.

19.

Chris Ferguson

8,056,926

1,500,000

6,556,926

15.

24.

Erick Lindgren

7,494,526

1,000,000

6,494,526

16.

25.

Mike Matusow

7,422,170

1,000,000

6,422,170

17.

12.

Carlos Mortensen

9,849,192

3,970,415

5,878,777

18.

27.

Barry Greenstein

7,144,629

1,278,370

5,866,259

19.

23.

Gus Hansen

7,567,603

1,714,800

5,852,803

20.

37.

Dave Ulliott

5,904,843

674,500

5,230,343

 

End of the list

As expected, some of last years' world champs don't have much left once you take away there one hit wonder.

Player

Old total

Biggest win

New total

Jamie Gold

12,231,105

12,000,000

231,105

Jerry Yang

8,382,796

8,250,000

132,796

Joe Cada

8,626,099

8,546,435

79,664

 

 

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