2011 WSOP Countdown: WSOP by the Numbers - Poker Junkie
The 2011 World Series of Poker is less than two weeks away and all eyes are beginning to turn towards the Rio in Las Vegas.
With that in mind, and since poker is all about stats and numbers, PokerJunkie takes a look at the WSOP by the numbers in anticipation.
1,228,375,121 Prize money awarded at the WSOP since 1970
370,000,000 The total prize money awarded for the first 36 years of the WSOP combined.
187,110,309 The amount of prize money awarded at the 2010 WSOP
1,871,103 The amount of money that could have been raised in 2010 if everyone donated 1% of winnings to Bad Beat on Cancer.
420,834 Number of players that have participated at the WSOP since 1970
72,966 Number of participants in the 2010 WSOP
14,054 Number of participants in the 2004 WSOP
893 Total number of WSOP Bracelet winners through 2010
117 Number of nations that played in the 2010 WSOP
80 Age of the oldest WSOP bracelet winner in history (Paul "Cigar" McKinney in 2005 Seniors Event)
78 Number of "celebrity" participants in the WSOP throughout history
66 The number of WSOP bracelets to be awarded in 2011 (WSOP-E and WSOP-C National Championship included)
26 Number of times a professional has won the WSOP Main Event
24 Number of mixed and non-Hold'em events at the 2011 WSOP
46 Most WSOP cashes by a player without winning a bracelet (Tony Cousineau)
2 Number of cashes Compncards has at the WSOP (Charlie River has 0)
3 Number of players with at least 10 bracelets (Brunson, Chan, Hellmuth)
1 Number of WSOP cashes by ESPN's Norman Chad