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Top 10 Countries in 2009 World Series of Poker

9 July 2009, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Despite all the talk of poker as a Global Phenomenon, the European Invasion of the WSOP or that The Russians are Coming, if we look at the cold numbers, the US dominance is overwhelming.

Despite all the talk of poker as a Global Phenomenon, the European Invasion of the WSOP or that The Russians are Coming, if we look at the cold numbers, the US dominance is overwhelming.

While the 2009 WSOP Main Event is raging at the Rio, let's take a step back and look at the statistics of this year's biggest poker fest.

Record number of entrants - 60,875

Despite hundreds of players being prevented from playing in the sold out 2009 WSOP Main Event (6,494 entrants), the total attendance this year actually set a new record!

Everything said and done, the total number of entries stopped at 60,875.

Mostly American WSOP crowd

First there's the US, then there's nothing

Even if it's true that hordes of European players have invaded the Series in the last five years or so, and the rest of the world is beginning to wake up, the US dominance is completely uncontested.

Regardless of what specific numbers you choose to look at - number of entrants, bracelets, cashes or total winnings, USA is in a very strong first place. Then there's nothing, nothing, nothing. Then comes Canada and then the rest of the world.

Top 10 Countries in WSOP 2009

Here are the top lists for the most interesting numbers* in the 2009 WSOP (courtesy of worldseriesofpoker.com).

Number of entrants

 

Country

Players

1.

USA

19,761

2.

Canada

1,028

3.

United Kingdom

432

4.

Germany

248

5.

France

198

6.

Netherlands

117

7.

Australia

87

8.

Italy

79

9.

Russia

75

10.

Sweden

74

Number of bracelets

 

Country

Players

1.

USA

34

2.

Canada

4

3.

Italy

3

4.

United Kingdom

2

5.

Germany

2

6.

Netherlands

1

7.

Russia

1

8.

Sweden

1

9.

Finland

1

10.

Hungary

1

Number of cashes

 

Country

Players

1.

USA

4,039

2.

Canada

271

3.

United Kingdom

129

4.

Germany

83

5.

Russia

49

6.

France

49

7.

Netherlands

46

8.

Sweden

30

9.

Finland

23

10.

Italy

22

Total winnings

 

Country

Players

1.

USA

$72,889,440

2.

Canada

$5,524,277

3.

Russia

$3,897,997

4.

United Kingdom

$3,590,447

5.

Germany

$2,587,135

6.

Finland

$1,765,920

7.

Sweden

$1,268,495

8.

Italy

$1,089,250

9.

Netherlands

$950,363

10.

France

$696,451

* Of course, number of cashes and total winnings will have to be updated after the WSOP Main Event. On the contrary, the number of bracelets will not change much.

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