Facts and figures. They make the world go around and, more often than not, tell a story without letting opinions or biases get in the way. Which numbers from this week tell those stories and what quick opinions do we have?
8 – Through the first week of World Series of Poker Europe, there were few events that made headlines. That changed heading into the second week of that series and began with Niall Farrell winning his first WSOP bracelet and becoming just the 8th person in poker history to win the Triple Crown. Mohsin Charania and Harrison Gimbel completed their own Triple Crowns with WSOP wins earlier this year, meaning those 2017 inductees join the likes of Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Jake Cody, Davidi Kitai, Roland De Wolfe, and Gavin Griffin as the only players that have ever won WSOP, WPT, and EPT events.
€3,487,463 – Heading into WSOP Europe, Dominik Nitsche already had three WSOP bracelets to his name, but his career resume lacked a seven-figure score. Nitsche flew past that mark in the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop at WSOPE, claiming just over $4 million and his 4th career WSOP bracelet in the process.
23 – Chris “Jesus” Ferguson was another bracelet winner from Rozvadov, after he took home the €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better title for, this is not a typo, €39,000. The win more or less locked up the WSOP Player of the Year title for Ferguson, who cashed a mind-numbing 23 times in WSOP events across Las Vegas and Europe.
410 – Moving from the WSOP and Europe, to the World Poker Tour and South America. The WPT made their first official trip to South America last week and the Enjoy Conrad Resort & Casino was the host of WPT Uruguay. In total, 410 entries built up an over $500,000 prize pool and Argentina’s Juan Gonzalez Venzano took home the title and a $109,000 score. Next week, the WPT returns to North America and to PokerGO with one of their premier stops on the schedule, WPT Montreal.
262 – From events that are happening now, or have just happened, to some of the most classic poker programming in history. Over the last week, dozens of Poker After Dark episodes have hit PokerGO’s THE VAULT, including some episodes featuring some of the game’s biggest legends. In total, over 250 episodes are waiting to be streamed, which means there is over 250 hours of classic Poker After Dark action to either relive or catch up on. What are you waiting for? Start binging now before Poker After Dark returns later this month.