WSOP Stats: Most Events Played 2011-2012

George Lind
George Lind

It's tough to make much sense of WSOP results if you take them out of context.

While it’s true that WSOP winners get a lot of cash for taking down tournaments, those numbers mean nothing if you don’t factor in what they paid in buy-ins.

In fact some of the biggest-name pros in the game are actually down hundreds of thousands from chasing bracelets at the WSOP.

Some are also up but the fact remains if you enter a lot of events, you've got to win big to offset the amount of buy-ins you pay (especially when you include the $1 million One Drop event, although most pros were backed for that).

With that in mind we’ve (with some help from Arved Klöhn from PokerOlymp and the WSOP database) compiled a list of the top 50 players who have entered the most events in the last two years at the WSOP. Big names Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier and Justin Bonomo have simply played a ton of events over the last couple years.

If you like this chart, be sure to check out our Most WSOP Events Without a Cash article.


Player Events BuyIns Cashes Wins Net ITM ROI
George Lind 89             
458000 3 589831 131831 3.37% 28.78%
Daniel Negreanu 79 1452500 8 200514 -1251986 10.13% -86.20%
Steven Kelly 79 270500 3 13132 -257368 3.80% -95.15%
Paul Volpe 78 288000 8 400844 112844 10.26% 39.18%
Shannon Shorr 76 250500 7 511004 260504 9.21% 103.99%
Jason Mercier 75 1427000 12 862307 -564693 16.00% -39.57%
Tommy Vedes 75 239000 11 192327 -46673 14.67% -19.53%
Daniel Kelly 74 374500 8 151617 -222883 10.81% -59.51%
James Collopy 73 194500 4 47848 -146652 5.48% -75.40%
Stephen Chidwick 71 281000 8 605049 324049 11.27% 115.32%
David Bakes Baker 71 394500 8 584621 190121 11.27% 48.19%
Mike Leah 70 156000 8 29904 -126096 11.43% -80.83%
Roland Israelashvili 69 273000 12 693736 420736 17.39% 154.12%
Bill Chen 69 346500 4 341067 -5433 5.80% -1.57%
David Williams 69 229500 3 58004 -171496 4.35% -74.73%
James Carroll 69 227000 3 17328 -209672 4.35% -92.37%
Sorel Mizzi 68 322000 8 210774 -111226 11.76% -34.54%
Scott Clements 68 360500 7 134429 -226071 10.29% -62.71%
David Benyamine 68 409000 5 154857 -254143 7.35% -62.14%
Michael Mizrachi 68 1377000 3 1521172 144172 4.41% 10.47%
Justin Bonomo 65 377500 8 160084 -217416 12.31% -57.59%
Eric Baldwin 65 171000 7 160339 -10661 10.77% -6.23%
Alexander Kuzmin 65 247500 7 101725 -145775 10.77% -58.90%
Jordan Smith 65 183000 5 53427 -129573 7.69% -70.80%
Joseph Cheong 64 206500 7 498714 292214 10.94% 141.51%
Jonathan Aguiar 64 151000 7 101809 -49191 10.94% -32.58%
Justin Young 64 183000 7 66636 -116364 10.94% -63.59%
Tony Cousineau 64 211000 7 50798 -160202 10.94% -75.93%
Chad Brown 64 329000 6 96012 -232988 9.38% -70.82%
Kevin MacPhee 64 180000 2 38664 -141336 3.13% -78.52%
Nicholas Verkaik 63 166500 10 108090 -58410 15.87% -35.08%
Gavin Smith 63 180500 10 185667 5167 15.87% 2.86%
John Racener 63 292500 9 281594 -10906 14.29% -3.73%
Amnon Filippi 63 180500 8 240480 59980 12.70% 33.23%
Mohsin Charania 63 195500 6 49012 -146488 9.52% -74.93%
Men Nguyen 63 199000 6 54513 -144487 9.52% -72.61%
Jesse Martin 62 293000 10 183862 -109138 16.13% -37.25%
Brandon Cantu 62 179500 5 169889 -9611 8.06% -5.35%
Matthew Smith 62 124000 5 40817 -83183 8.06% -67.08%
Frank Kassela 62 314500 4 47483 -267017 6.45% -84.90%
Konstantin Puchkov 61 198500 14 197398 -1102 22.95% -0.56%
Shaun Deeb 61 368000 10 246562 -121438 16.39% -33.00%
Barry Greenstein 60 357000 9 441806 84806 15.00% 23.76%
Kory Kilpatrick 60 165500 8 72449 -93051 13.33% -56.22%
Bertrand Grospellier 60 1373000 7 923795 -449205 11.67% -32.72%
Andrey Zaichenko 60 286000 6 344851 58851 10.00% 20.58%
Joshua Field 60 164500 5 68226 -96274 8.33% -58.53%
Dylan Linde 59 128500 8 44335 -84165 13.56% -65.50%
Mike Mcdonald 59 185500 7 194754 9254 11.86% 4.99%
Joe Kuether 59 159000 7 296825 137825 11.86% 86.68%
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