Just about everybody knows that the biggest winner of the 2014 WSOP was Daniel Colman with the One Drop win and Martin Jacobson taking down the $10,000 Main Event. But, in a world where numbers, odds, and percentages matter, there are a lot more interesting facts than simply who placed first in the main event. We’ve taken statistics direction from the World Series of Poker database and charted them for you to easily visualize the most important things that happened in last year’s event.
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1) Players with the Most Earnings in the 2014 WSOP
A look at the year by a simple “who made the most money” perspective. The clear winner of the 2014 WSOP by Earnings was Daniel Colman. Daniel led the year by a whopping $5,371,031, with Martin Jacobson coming in second place.
2) Most Cashes in the 2014 WSOP
Although at the end of the day, earnings and profit are what really matter, the number of cashes a player makes is a massive indicator of their strength in poker tournaments. Consistency is key, and these players all seem to have it. Humberto Brenes and Roland Israelashvili tied each other with a total of 10 cashes each, with seven other players trailing behind with 9 cashes each.
3) Most Profitable Players in the 2014 WSOP (Top $ per ITM (>1 ITMs))
Sometimes players like to think that the amount of cash won playing poker is what matters. We beg to differ. What really matters is profitability, so we’ve taken a look at the most profitable players of the 2014 WSOP based on the number of times they’re “In The Money” which we’ll now refer to as ITM.
The following chart is for players with one or more ITMs.
4) Most Profitable Players in the 2014 WSOP (Top $ per ITM (>3 ITMs))
The following chart is for players with three or more ITMs.
5) Most Profitable Players in the 2014 WSOP (Top $ per ITM (>5 ITMs))
The following chart is for players with five or more ITMs.
6) 2014 Millionaires Club – Cashes Between $1 Million to $2 Million
The World Series of Poker makes more than a handful of millionaires each year with the amazing size of its prizes. The people that have $1 million or more in cashes become part of what is known as the WSOP Millionaires Club. The following chart is for players that have cashed over $1 million, but less than $2 million.
7) 2014 Millionaires Who Cashed $2 Million to $5 Million
The following chart is for players that have cashed over $2 million, but less than $5 million.
8) 2014 Millionaires Who Cashed Over $5 Million+
The following chart is for players that have cashed over $5 million..
9) Top Earnings by Women in the 2014 WSOP
Women are in a league of their own when it comes to poker. Mainly, this is because very few women play poker when compared to men. Vanessa Selbst earned far more money than her counterparts, having cashed for over $876,665 and earning $596,215 more than Melissa Burr, who made a mere $280,450.
10) Most Cashes in the 2014 WSOP by Women
Maria Ho blew her counterparts away this year in terms of cashes. She cashed 8 different 2014 WSOP events, while three of her closest female competitors only cashed 5 times.
11) Most Profitable Women in the 2014 WSOP (Top $ per ITM (>1 ITM))
Like the overall profitability chart above, we developed this chart to focus on the overall profit that female poker players have had in the 2014 WSOP. These stats were developed based on the number of times each player was”In The Money” during the 2014 WSOP, which we’ll now refer to as ITM.
The following chart is for female poker players with one or more ITMs.
12) Most Profitable Women in the 2014 WSOP (Top $ per ITM (>3 ITM))
The following chart is for female poker players with three or more ITMs.
13) Most Profitable Women in the 2014 WSOP (Top $ per ITM (>5 ITM))
The following chart is for the one and only female poker player with five or more ITMs, Maria Ho.
14) Highest Earning 2014 WSOP Players (Young)
This chart breaks down the highest earning poker players during the 2014 into their age group of under 30 years old. Daniel Colman was the obvious winner, as his prizes amounted to nearly three times that of the 3rd place finished, Felix Stephensen.
15) Top 10 in 2014 WSOP Cashes (Young Players)
The competition is fierce in this category, with Ismael Bojang leading the way by only a single cash, even though he had a whopping 9 total cashes. Ben Yu, David Peters, and Taylor Paur were all runners up with 8 cashes in the 2014 WSOP.
16) Highest Earning 2014 WSOP Players (Middle Aged)
This chart breaks down the highest earning poker players during the 2014 into their age group of between 30 and 50 years old. Daniel Negreanu topped the charts having made nearly double the earnings that the runner up Christoph Vogelsang was able to.
17) Top 10 in 2014 WSOP Cashes (Senior Players)
Humberto Brenes and Roland Israelashvili tied it up for 1st place in the number of cashes during the 2014 WSOP, creating a gap of two cashes between themselves and third place finisher Pierre Neuville.
18) 2014 WSOP Bracelets Won (Seniors)
Only three bracelets were won by seniors this year, each being acquired by a different person.
19) Highest Earning 2014 WSOP Players (Seniors)
This chart breaks down the highest earning poker players during the 2014 into their age group of over 50 years old. Dan Helmiller tops the chart with winnings of $705,757, with his opponents close behind him.
20) Top Countries Representing 2014 WSOP Bracelet Wins
The United States represented a large majority of the WSOP bracelets won in 2014 having a total of 52 bracelets won. This landslide victory was seconded by Germany, who won a mere 4 WSOP bracelets.
21) Top Earning Countries Represented in the 2014 WSOP
Just as with the number of 2014 WSOP bracelets won, the United States again led the top earnings chart for the 2014 WSOP with $149,739,622 in earnings. Canada came in second with about 10% of the earnings that United States, earning $14,799,900.
22) Countries With the Most Cashes in the 2014 WSOP
Once again, the United States leads the charts, this time with the number of cashes by their country’s players. Over 6,623 total cashes were represented by the Americans, with Canada not even receiving 10% of that, amounting to only 519 total cashes.
23) Most Runner Up Finishes by a Player in the 2014 WSOP
These guys ALMOST made it. Unfortunately, they only placed 2nd in their 2014 WSOP events. The impressive stats are that of Daniel Negreanu and Brandon Shack-Harris, both being beat by their respective event Champion in two WSOP events.
24) Most Finishes Between 4th and 9th by a Player in the 2014 WSOP
These players made the final table in many events, but couldn’t quite pull it off. Melissa Burr is certainly notable for final tabling a whopping 4 World Series of Poker events in 2014.