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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

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