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Friday, January 2, 2015

Statistical Notes Following MPT 2014 Event #3

Observations following the MPT Main Event, the final event of the 2014 season, held at the Borgata Water Club in Atlantic City, NJ on December 28, 2014.

  • The 2014 MPT Main Event was only one player short of tying the record largest Main Event set in 2010
  • Sass became the sixth different Main Event champion and fourth consecutive woman to win the end of year event
  • Sass in the seventh player in MPT history to win more than one series event
  • Sass scored more points in this event than in any other in her MPT career and came within $5 of tying her all-time biggest single event cash
  • Skiteacher became the first Player of the Year with only a single cash during the season
  • Cushla and Sherlock returned to the MPT after missing seventeen events, the second longest gap between appearances in series history, trailing only Dave's 25 tournament gap
  • Betdponies also broke a long streak of missing nine straight tournaments, the fifth longest in series history, just shorter than Sionow (13) and Ging (10)
  • RowanB finished in eighth place for the first time in his MPT career
  • Cushla became the nineteenth different player in MPT history to finish an event in last place
  • For the first time in his career, Harv29 went through a full MPT season without a cash, also breaking a streak of six seasons with more than one cash
  • TSS777 failed to cash in a MPT event for only the second full season in series history


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Skiteacher Tops 2014 MPT Money List

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - One big cash was all it took to top the 2014 money list. Winning the event with the biggest field lifted Skiteacher past Amazon and Solotrombone, who each cashed twice during the season. Sass' single cash was also a win in a big event, but left her tied for second place with Amazon.

Here is the complete list of money leaders for the 2014 season.

1. Skiteacher ($145)
2. Amazon ($115)
2. Sass ($115)
4. Solotrombone ($90)
5. RowanB ($80)
6. Bigfus ($70)
7. Regi B ($60)
8. Sionow ($35)
9. TSS777 ($5)
9. JTinLV ($5)
9. Karen B ($5)

Skiteacher Wins 2014 Player of the Year Title

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Skiteacher completed a breakout sophomore season on the Mattress Poker Tour by becoming the sizth different MPT Player of the Year, joining TSS777, Harv29, Sass, Bigfus, and RowanB. His commanding victory in the Las Vegas Spectacular, the biggest event of the season, was enough to narrowly overcome two cashes by Amazon. Amazon entered the season having only once failed to win an event in which she cashed, but earned money from second and fourth place cashes this season. Ultimately, Skiteacher's margin of victory in the 2014 season proved to be a single point.


Here are the complete "Sealy Cup" point standings for the 2014 season.

1. Skiteacher (29)
2. Amazon (28)
3. Bigfus (23)
4. Sass (21)
5. RowanB (20)
6. Solotrombone (19)
7. Regi B (14)
8. Harv29 (12)
9. Sionow (11)
10. JTinLV (10)
11. Tss777 (4)
11. Karen B (4)
11. Betdponies (4)
14. Judykq (3)
15. Craig (2)
16. Sherlock (2)
17. Rover (1)
17. Cushla (1)

MPT 2014 Schedule

Mattress Poker Tour events were played on the following dates and locations during 2014.

  • May 3 - Golden Nugget Atlantic City
  • July 28 - Las Vegas Spectacular VII, The Mirage
  • December 28 - Main Event, Borgata Water Club

NOTE: This information is being posted now for archival purposes.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Statistical Notes Following MPT 2014 Event #2

Observations following the second event of the 2014 season,  held at the Mirage Las Vegas on July 28, 2014.


  • With twelve players, this tournament tied the 2011 Las Vegas Spectacular for the fifth largest field in MPT history
  • The Mirage became the eighth different venue, and first in Las Vegas, to host more than one MPT event
  • This marked the first tournament since last year's Las Vegas Spectacular to include a player new to the MPT. Regi B, Karen B, Craig, and Rover all made their MPT debuts.
  • Skiteacher became the 34th different player to participate in more than one MPT event
  • Skiteacher became the sixteenth different player to win at least one MPT event, and the sixth different winner in seven Las Vegas tournaments
  • Skiteacher tied Harv29's performance during last year's Las Vegas Spectacular for the fourth biggest single event cash in MPT history, though Harv29's cash was part of a chop of the first and second place prize money
  • Skiteacher earned the fourth highest single event point total in MPT history
  • JTinLV bubbled for the first time in his seven MPT appearances
  • For the first time in 44 MPT tournaments, no one in the top six in all-time earnings finished in the money
  • Amazon was the only player in top thirteen places in all-time winnings to earn money in this tournament
  • Sionow jumped into tenth place on the all-time points list, while also earning his third cash in six MPT events played
  • Harv29 finished in his lowest numerical position, finishing in eighth place, worsting four previous seventh place finishes
  • Rover became the ninth player to finish in last place in their first MPT event, joining Sass, "E", DJ Chuck Chillout, Dorianmac, Pixie, Hammah, Patsy, and New Norman


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Statistical Notes Following MPT 2014 Event #1

Observations following the first event of the 2014 season, held at Golden Nugget Atlantic City on May 3, 2014.



  • This was the first MPT event played without Bigfus, ending a streak of 42 consecutive tournaments
  • With only five players, this event equaled the smallest field in MPT history, last set in April, 2008 (RowanB also won that event)
  • The Golden Nugget Atlantic City was the sixteenth different venue to host a MPT event
  • TSS777 busted on the bubble for the second time in his 29 MPT appearances
  • RowanB leaped past Harv29 into third place on the all-time money list
  • By eliminating Harv29 in this event, TSS777 took the all-time lead in career "kills"
  • This was the first time since July 2009 that TSS777 recorded a single "kill" in an event, the only other time in his MPT career when he recorded a single elimination (in the meantime, he recorded multiple "kills" in eight other tournaments)
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    Harv29 Tops 2013 MPT Money List

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Harv29 swept the 2013 season honors by capturing his first career MPT money-leader title following his second cash on the season in the Main Event.  Following his win in the Las Vegas Spectacular, Harv29 found himself in second place on the money list, but passed RowanB with a third place cash in the last event of the season.  RowanB failed to cash for the first time this season in the Main Event, leaving the two-time defended money-list leader in second place for the second time in his career.


    Here is the complete list of money leaders for the 2013 season.

    1. Harv29 ($190)
    2. RowanB ($175)
    3. TSS777 ($110)
    3. Judykq ($110)
    5. Solotrombone ($65)
    5. Sass ($65)
    7. Bigfus ($35)