SBPT History You Probably Didnít Know
I started this page as a result of trying to answer chip contest questions given by Jim. The clues left the game wide open, so I was coming up with some off-the-wall stats and facts. It was suggested that I put them together for everyoneís enjoyment (or disgust). I have used both the Tour Ranking and Stats as a guide, and both good and bad findings are listed. Not everyone is represented and nobody was singled out
* Denotes updated stats from previous months. All others carry over.
** Denotes new stat added for the month
GENERAL SBPT STATS and FACTS
∑ *As of November 2009, there have been 63 SBPT tournaments played.
∑ Only 4 players have hit for the cycle in 5 calendar years.
∑ *6 players won their first tourney played (9.5%).
∑ No player has won 3 tournaments in a row.
∑ *Only one player has ever won 4 tournaments in any calendar year.
∑ *The least amount in buy-ins for any calendar year (10 or more tourneys) is $390.
∑ The most in buy-ins for any calendar year (10 or more tourneys) is $755.
∑ *The tournament winner has also been headhunter 29 times in 63 attempts (46%).
∑ The largest poker tournament was 17 players. The smallest was 6.
∑ **In 63 tourneys, there has been only 1 where no female showed (Nov 2009).
∑ The average number of players per tourney over the last 5 years is 11.
∑ **Since 1/07, the highest number of points in a calendar year is 106. The lowest number of points (minimum 10 played) is 58 and is shared by two players.
∑ *Since money statistics were tracked (1/2007) a total of $18,957 has been paid out over 35 tournaments. Thatís a pot average of $541 per tourney.
2007 - $6,860 2008 - $6,665 2009 - $5,432 (as of Nov)
∑ The highest hand ever played was a Jack High Diamond Straight Flush (2/09).
∑ *The 2 players that have played the most tournaments have gone heads-up 2 times.
El Guapo (61) and Slick (62). Result? They each won one.
∑ *Three people hold nearly half (46%) of the tournament wins - 29 out of 63
Slick (16) Turtle (7) Sponge (6)
SBPT VIP STATS and FACTS
∑ *Slick has missed only 1 Tourney in 63 (1.5%).
∑ Slick has attempted back-to-back runs 14 times and finally achieved it in August, 2009 with his 15th win.
∑ *Slick has the most earnings in any calendar year with $1527 (2009).
∑ Slick has the most wins in any 12 month period with 5.
∑ Slick wins 1 out of every four tournaments and has at least 2 times as many wins as any other player.
∑ Slick holds the record for most players beaten heads-up Ė 11 different people.
∑ Slick has, on 2 occasions, won a tournament and exited 1st in the next. Four other players have done it one time: The Saw, Turtle, Meaty, and Sandy.
∑ Slick has the second most first-outs with 5.
∑ Slick has finished the years in 1st place, tied for 2nd, 4th place, and 6th place.
∑ **Slick achieves 1st Ė 4th place an SBPT-leading 51% of the time (32 of 62).
∑ **Slick has won every month of December in SBPT history (5).
∑ **Slick is the only player to win 4 tourneys in 1 calendar year.
∑ Sponge Bob has not won a tourney since May, 2007. That is over 2 years. In the 2 years prior to that win, he banked 5 wins.
∑ Sponge is the closest to back-to-back-to-back wins with 3 wins in 4 months. No small feat since the smallest of the three tourneys was 14 players. He also has the most wins in any 8 month period with 4.
∑ Sponge won the largest poker tourney (17).
∑ **Sponge has the record for the most year-end points with 106.
∑ Sponge is not one to exit first. He hasnít done so since February of 2007, and has only done it 3 times overall.
∑ *El Guapo has been eliminated 1st in only one tournament. One time in 61 played.
∑ El Guapo needed 40 played tourneys to notch his first win, then proceeded to win 2 more within the next 9 played tourneys.
∑ El Guapo hasnít missed a tourney since November 2005. He has only missed 2 tourneys in over 5 years.
∑ El Guapo has twice been a victim of drop-offs for the tour championship, the only player to have this happen in over 5 years. He has led the year in overall points only to lose the trophy because of drop-offs points.
∑ El Guapo has twice as many 3rd place finishes than any other player.
∑ Turtle has gone back-to-back 2 times, and he achieved the 4 wins in less than 12 months. In his first series, he scored 26 points, second only to Sponge (31).
∑ Turtle holds the record for most kills two years running.22 in 2007 and 24 in 2008. (Needs work in 2009 to keep the record).
∑ Turtle wins 1 out of every 5 tournaments.
∑ **Turtle gets the Headhunter Award a SBPT-leading 24% of the time.
∑ **Turtle has earned the second most money ($2,389) despite playing about half of the total played tourneys to date.
∑ Marshal won the smallest poker tourney (6).
∑ **Marshal took 20 played tourneys to notch his first win and took another 8 to win his second.
∑ *Marshal has been eliminated 1st only one time in 29 tourneys (3.4%).
∑ **Marshal has the status of most improved player with:
11th place finish and no wins in 2007,
4th place finish and no wins in 2008,
2nd place finish in and 2 wins in 2009 (TBD)
∑ *Cha-Cha has the second longest winless streak with 34 tourneys. He has yet to get the first win, but has had his chances with 5 second places finishes.
∑ **Cha-Cha has the never taken out the current champion for a Headhunter Award. The only consistent player without the award.
∑ The Saw has the most first-outs with 6. Four of these happened in 2006.