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A Statistical Look At The World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 14, 2011


Note: Scroll down for a quick look at the statistics. With names like Collins, Lamb, O’Dea and Heinz, you’d expect an aggressive final table, and that’s exactly what viewers got when they tuned into the unprecedented hand-for-hand coverage of the World Series of Poker main event final table. Here, we take a closer look how each of those hands played out and attempt to discover why some players were more successful than others. Those who camped out in front of their televisions for the over 14 hours of action were treated to a seemingly endless barrage of preflop aggression, but perhaps they’d be surprised to discover that not everyone at the final table was willing to put it all on the line with so much money at stake. In fact, the fates of the first two casualties at the final table were largely determined by their complete unwillingness to gamble. ...

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