Before this year's World Series of Poker we claimed the next champion would live in Quincy, Illinois. By comparing all previous Main Event champions and where they were born we realized that Illinois is the geographical center-point of poker.
We even picked out Quincy poker player Ron Amos as the most probable champion.
To our surprise, Ron Amos didn't get to the final table and there's not even a single player in the November Nine from Illinois.
Now you might say that shows our pseudo science doesn't work; that it's insane to decide who the next winner will be from a geographical viewpoint.
But not so fast mister!
If we use the the same method to find the geographical centrepoint of the players in the 2010 November Nine live, where do we end up?
So what have we learned from this?
Well, there's always an element of randomness in poker. Sometimes you hit your two-outer and sometimes you get sucked out on.
Chance is always a part of the game.
But if there were no luck involved, Hellmuth wouldn't win every time.
Illinois residents would.
In the long run, it's obvious that Main Event titles gravitate towards Illinois. And if you're going to bet on the winner this year, choose Jason Senti. He's lives closest to the heart of poker.
Next year, our money is still on you Ron!