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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)

    Harv29 Wins 2013 Player of the Year Title

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Harv29 earned his second cash of the 2013 MPT season during the Main Event, earning enough points to secure his second career Player of the Year title, joining Bigfus as the only players to win more than one Sealy Cup.

    After bubbling in the first event of the season, Harv29 won his second Las Vegas Spectacular in the past three years, leaving him on top of the point standings going into the final event.  With the chip lead early in the last tournament of the season, Harv29 was poised to finish as the Player of the year and made no mistake in the lategoing as he watched his rivals drop out of the tournament.

    Last year's Player of the Year, RowanB failed to cash for the first time this season in the Main Event, finishing as Sealy Cup runner-up for the second time in his career.  MPT all-time points leader, Bigfus, found herself in seventh place in the overall standings at the end of the season, her lowest career Sealy Cup finish.

    Here are the complete "Sealy Cup" point standings for the 2013 season.

    1. Harv29 (40)
    2. RowanB (31)
    3. Tss777 (28)
    4. Solotrombone (20)
    5. Sass (19)
    5. Judykq (19)
    7. Bigfus (17)
    8. Amazon (14)
    9. Skiteacher (8)
    10. I don't care (6)
    11. New Norman (5)
    12. Sionow (4)
    13. JTinLV (3)
    14. Noahcat (1)

    MPT 2013 Schedule

    Mattress Poker Tour events were played on the following dates and locations during 2013.
    • May 18 - Trump Taj Mahal
    • July 29 - Las Vegas Spectacular VI, Mirage Las Vegas
    • December 27 - Main Event , Caesars Atlantic City
    NOTE: This information is being posted now for archival purposes.