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WSOP Main Event Final Table: Numbers, Facts and Stats


For all you math people and stat freaks out there, PokerNews took time to crunch some numbers for the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table. There were a couple hands where the action was unknown, but other than those, these numbers should be fairly accurate and help you get a scope of how the final table played out from nine players to two. Two hundred and nineteen hands were played before heads-up play was reached.

Jason Senti11622.41%14.66%1.72%0.86%
Joseph Cheong21934.25%20.55%5.02%2.28%
John Dolan12914.73%11.63%2.33%0%
Jonathan Duhamel21930.14%20.55%6.85%0%
Michael Mizrachi18526.49%12.43%3.24%1.62%
Matthew Jarvis4327.91%13.95%11.63%0%
John Racener21923.29%13.7%4.11%0%
Filippo Candio18812.23%6.91%2.66%1.6%
Soi Nguyen2814.29%10.71%0%0%

Some other interesting facts and numbers about the final table are as follows:

  • Senti was all-in four times during the first 14 hands of play.
  • Senti was all-in a total of nine times before finally busting out on his tenth all in.
  • Mizrachi didn't play his first hand until the 16th hand of action.
  • The first walk was on the 58th hand.
  • The first limp was on the 72nd hand.
  • Racener's first three-bet wasn't until the 90th hand.

Heads-up play resumed on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. PST. Jonathan Duhamel entered with a chip lead greater than 6-to-1 and was able to use that to his advantage. He constantly applied pressure to John Racener, who couldn’t get much done without many chips. Just take a look at these figures from heads-up play.

PlayerWalks GivenButton RaisesButton LimpsRaises from BB3-bets
Jonathan Duhamel016640
John Racener421502

As you can see, Racener limped the button most of the time while Duhamel raised when having the button. Racener couldn’t get much going and didn’t raise his first button until Hand #249, or the 30th hand of heads-up play.

Heads-up action between Duhamel and Racener also only last 43 hands. That was a lot greater than what most people thought coming into Monday night given that Racener was at a huge disadvantage to start. Take a look at how that number compares to the other heads-up matches for the WSOP Main Event bracelet over the past few years.

YearHeads-Up Hands Played

Jonathan Duhamel walked away with the most coveted title in poker, the WSOP Main Event championship bracelet and $8,944,310! To put that number into perspective, just check out the table below.

WSOP Main EventJonathan Duhamel$8,944,310
Indianapolis 500Dario Franchitti$2,750,000
Daytona 500Jamie McMurray$1,514,649
U.S. Open (Tennis)Rafael Nadal$1,700,000
U.S. Open (Golf)Graeme McDowell$1,350,000

If you take the time add up those numbers for the prizes won by Franchitti, McMurrary, Nadal and McDowell, you'll come up with $7,314,649. That's $1,629,661 less than the prize for the 2010 WSOP Main Event champion. To help you get a bit of a grasp on how much money that is really is for the winner, check out Rich Ryan's article.

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