WSOP Stats: Players With Best ROI 2011-2012

Jesse Sylvia
Jesse Sylvia has killer ROI.

At its most basic level poker is about making money.

Perhaps the single best way to see who’s making money and who’s not is to look at their return on investment (ROI).

Below we’ve compiled a list of the top 50 players who have achieved the best ROI over the last two years at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

As you might expect there are some familiar faces in the list (the Main Event plays very heavily with its massive payouts) including Jesse Sylvia, Pius Heinz and Greg Merson all placing very high.

There are some surprises, however, including Aussie David Borg who recorded an astounding 27,267% ROI.

Borg finished second in one of the biggest $1,500 events ever played to score $410,517 and leapfrog his way to the top of the ROI charts.

For more WSOP stats you should also check out our Most Events PlayedMost Events Played Without a CashHow Countries Have Fared and Players Who Cashed the Most articles.

Special thanks to Arved Klöhn from PokerOlymp and the WSOP database for help on these numbers.

 

Player Entries BuyIns Cashes Wins Net ITM ROI
David Borg 1 1500 1 410517 409017 100.00% 27267.80%
Richard Harwood  2 2000 1 342407 340407 50.00% 17020.35%
Jesse Sylvia 17 33000 3 5331521 5298521 17.65% 16056.12%
Pius Heinz 23 59000 4 8815955 8756955 17.39% 14842.30%
Greg Merson 13 65500 5 9763989 9698489 38.46% 14806.85%
Jeffrey Lavelle 2 3000 1 321947 318947 50.00% 10631.57%
Alexander Anter 5 7500 1 777928 770428 20.00% 10272.37%
Matthew Carmody 2 3000 1 295635 292635 50.00% 9754.50%
Kirk Caldwell 4 7000 1 668276 661276 25.00% 9446.80%
William Thomson 1 1000 1 83332 82332 100.00% 8233.20%
Russell Thomas 7 35000 2 2892191 2857191 28.57% 8163.40%
Kevin Elia 1 1000 1 79464 78464 100.00% 7846.40%
Tomas Junek 6 8500 1 661022 652522 16.67% 7676.73%
Janet Howard 1 1000 1 66061 65061 100.00% 6506.10%
Donald Vogel 3 4500 1 289530 285030 33.33% 6334.00%
Andras Koroknai 5 26500 1 1640902 1614402 20.00% 6092.08%
Franklin Johnson 2 2000 1 120748 118748 50.00% 5937.40%
Michael Saltzburg 1 2500 1 150849 148349 100.00% 5933.96%
Anke Berner 1 1000 1 59478 58478 100.00% 5847.80%
Steven Loube 2 4500 1 267345 262845 50.00% 5841.00%
Michael Esposito 7 21500 2 1260417 1238917 28.57% 5762.40%
Jean Luc Marais 4 5000 1 282676 277676 25.00% 5553.52%
Joseph Marzicola 2 2000 1 101802 99802 50.00% 4990.10%
Martin Staszko 41 108000 8 5465340 5357340 19.51% 4960.50%
Bob Bounahra 8 26000 1 1314097 1288097 12.50% 4954.22%
Herbert Tapscott 4 5500 1 264400 258900 25.00% 4707.27%
Elisabeth Hille 4 13000 1 590442 577442 25.00% 4441.86%
Andrew Taylor 2 2500 1 113092 110592 50.00% 4423.68%
Gregory Alston 3 3000 1 134801 131801 33.33% 4393.37%
Gaelle Baumann 3 13500 3 603423 589923 100.00% 4369.80%
Patricia Baker 2 1000 1 43754 42754 50.00% 4275.40%
Corbin White 7 10000 1 414918 404918 14.29% 4049.18%
Ray Pulford 1 500 1 20663 20163 100.00% 4032.60%
Philip Hammerling 4 5000 1 199366 194366 25.00% 3887.32%
Kevin Detienne 1 1000 1 37672 36672 100.00% 3667.20%
David Balkin 1 10000 1 369026 359026 100.00% 3590.26%
Percy Mahatan 1 10000 1 369026 359026 100.00% 3590.26%
Robert Salaburu 7 26500 1 971360 944860 14.29% 3565.51%
Joe Ebanks 5 32500 3 1179031 1146531 60.00% 3527.79%
Debbie Pechac 3 3000 1 105586 102586 33.33% 3419.53%
Jeremy Quehen 2 12500 1 429535 417035 50.00% 3336.28%
Brett Tannenbaum 1 1000 1 34206 33206 100.00% 3320.60%
Kenneth Russell 1 1000 1 34206 33206 100.00% 3320.60%
Ren Heo Zhang 5 6500 2 219325 212825 40.00% 3274.23%
Yoav Tenenbaum 1 1000 1 32682 31682 100.00% 3168.20%
Jared Rosenbaum 1 1500 1 48614 47114 100.00% 3140.93%
Geffrey Klein 6 17000 2 547184 530184 33.33% 3118.73%
Kenneth Griffin 5 14500 1 455356 440856 20.00% 3040.39%
Matthew Graham 3 5500 1 171135 165635 33.33% 3011.55%

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